Category Archives: Health and Beauty

Time of Our Lives- Dirty Dancing Themed Eyeshadow Palette To Be Released

Dirty Dancing is inarguably a classic we won’t be forgetting anytime soon and the possibility of a dirty-dancing themed eyeshadow palette has got all fashion-lovers excited.

Sola Look, the Boston-based Indie beauty brand that released the successful Flash Dance palette in September revealed  on its instagram page it will be releasing a shadow set inspired by this classic movie.

Though the palette isn’t scheduled for release until next year, (which coincidentally marks 30 years since the release of the movie), the brand is accepting suggestions for color picks on Instagram. Among those being considered are peach and brown-based neutrals, plus a few bolder hues, like purple and aquamarine.
Suggestions for shade names are also pouring in.

 Instagram user @Hairbymigs said, “will there be a color called baby??? And will it be in the corner???? You gotta name one ‘Time of your life’ and one ‘She’s Like the wind’.” 

The brand confirmed that there will be a color called “Baby” and it’ll be taking center stage in the palette: “It will be more so in the middle. We’re trying to get her out of that corner that she’s been stuck in for the last 30 years.”  

This announcement sure gives us something to look forward to in 2017, and we’ll be counting down the days to its release!


Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know About

For days when you get so busy or just don’t have the time and energy to put into making up, here are some Fast and easy shortcuts to look amazing and have a flawless model-like look. These tips also come in handy when you run out of products or are on a budget or you just want the perfect look.

Looking good doesn’t come easy, but these hacks sure make it look like child’s play…

Make Your Own Bronzer


To make your bronzer, Combine 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of cornstarch/powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder until evenly mixed. Use a large makeup brush to lightly dust the mixture everywhere you want to glow.

Get A Fuller Pout

Make your lips look fuller by applying shimmery eye shadow in the center of your lower lip after applying your lip colour. The reflection of light at the center of the lips creates an illusion of a fuller pout. The powder alsohelps set your lip color.

Try Apple Cider Vinegar As Toner


Don’t skip on moisturizer just because you have oily skin. This will dry your skin out and make it produce more oil. Instead, try an apple cider vinegar and water mixture, or green tea as a toner (both balance your skin’s pH levels) before applying your moisturizer.

Turn Your Pencil Eyeliner Into A Gel Eyeliner

heat your pencil eyeliner over a lighter or matchstick for a 1 second, let it cool for about 15 seconds and voila! You have a gel eyeliner

Eliminate Permanent Sweat Stains

Squeeze lemon juice on sweat stains, leave for some minutes and wash to remove the stains completely.

Save your old mascara brush and use to apply eyebrow color

Line Your Eyes The Right Way To Prevent Smaller-Looking Eyes


Don’t apply black eyeliner all around your eye. This will make your eyes appear much smaller than they are. Line the top with black liner, the bottom with brown liner, and the waterline with nude liner to really open your eyes.

Stuck On How To Get The Perfect Cat Eye?

Beauty Point of View

Use a credit card to create a fool-proof line

How To Apply Under-Eye Concealer

 The most flattering way to apply concealer is to draw a triangle with the base under your eye and the point toward your cheek.

This shape not only conceals dark circles, but it also instantly creates the illusion that your face is lifted. Think of it as holding a flashlight against your cheek, shining the light right underneath your eye, and drawing the focus upward.

Use Mascara as Eye Liner

If you have run out of eye liner and you are in a hurry, you can use your mascara instead. Just rub an eye liner brush over the mascara brush and then line your eyes. This works well if your mascara is the same color as the eye liner that you typically use and even if it’s not, it will help you to get your eyes lined in a pinch. The mascara will wash off your eye lids just like it does off your lashes.

Test Foundation On Your Neck Not Your Face

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The skin on your face, due to increased sun exposure or breakouts, isn’t the same color as the rest of your body. So, if you match your foundation to your cheek, you might end up with a shade that doesn’t match your neck and chest and doesn’t look natural. Instead, swipe three shades of foundation right below your jawline, blend them in, and whichever shade disappears is the one you should choose.

Use Baby Powder For Longer And Fuller Eyelashes


For fuller and longer eyelashes, dab on some baby powder in-between the first and second coat of mascara. Repeat this two to three times.

Get a Cupid’s Bow Shape with Lip Liner


To get fuller and more luscious lips, you simply have to learn how to properly apply lip liner. In order to get the Cupid’s Bow shape, you just need to mark an “X” in the center of your top lip, line the corners and then join everything together. Once you apply your lipstick, your lips will look much fuller.

To Close Up Your Pores and Make Your Makeup Last Longer


Rub an ice cube all over your face before you apply makeup.
Apply Vaseline on Your Pulse Points Before Spraying Your Perfume To Make The Scent Last Longer.


Since the ointment is occlusive, it will hold the fragrance on your skin longer than if you were to spray the perfume just onto your skin.

White Eye Shadow Makes Eyes Stand Out

White eye shadow is a great choice if you really want your eyes to stand out. You just have to layer your lid with white eye shadow and then add the colors that you want. The white will also keep those other colors from rubbing off before the end of the day and you can even add white to the top of the lid by the brow to really make your eyes pop.

Set Lipstick to Last


A sheet of tissue and some translucent powder is all you need to mattify and set your lipstick. After you have applied your chosen lip color, hold a tissue over your lips and dust just a bit of translucent powder over the tissue. This helps to set the lipstick so that it lasts longer.

Get Makeup Off Shirt Collars Easily

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Sometimes when you are in a rush to get ready, you may accidentally get makeup on your shirt collar. Foundation can be particularly difficult to remove. Just add a bit of shaving cream and wipe that makeup away with a damp cloth. The shaving cream works perfectly, won’t harm your clothing and best of all, you won’t have to take the time to change before you leave.

Olive Oil To Remove Matte Lipstick And Smudge-Proof Eyeliner


Want to remove matte lipstick and smudge-proof eyeliner? Just massage olive oil over your lips and lids!

Curl Your Lashes and Line Your Lids At The Same Time

Draw some eyeliner on your eyelash curler and dress your eyes at the same time as you curl your lashes!

Coconut Oil To Remove Makeup

Wipe makeup off by putting some coconut oil on a cotton swab and wiping it on the makeup

E.L.F. Lipsticks Super-Genius Secret Compartment

E.L.F lipsticks are a favourite for cheap”  girls like me who want to own a wide range of high quality lipsticks at the lowest possible cost; But did you know that each moisturizing lipstick comes with a small clear compartment at the bottom which isn’t only for colour-matching but actually contains more lipstick?

Achelle Richards,creative director of E.L.F. cosmetics, told Refinery 29, “we designed our moisturizing lipsticks to hold the lipstick formula in the base of the componentry. This feature makes it easier to color match.”

So, if you ever run out of your favourite E.L.F lipstick, you know where to get some until you’re able to replace it.

Products Similar to the E.L.F moisturizing lipstick are:

  • Ofra Cosmetics Lipstick

  • Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick

  • Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Colour

  • MUA Professional colour-drenched lip butter

Natural Hair Salons in Nigeria

Growing healthy, natural hair requires a lot of care, but most hair stylists do not take into account the fragility of kinky hair, they just want to be done with it in the fastest time possible so they can move on to the next “customer”, leading to a lot of damage to hair and scalp. This has led most naturalistas into making their hair themselves.
There are however times when you want that special hairdo for that special occasion, and that’s where a professional could help out. While there aren’t too many salons that specialize in natural hair care in Nigeria, below is a list of some of them. To book an appointment, simply call the telephone number attached to the salon.

 Hopefully, with time, new ones will spring up.


  • Lumo Naturals

Suite G8, Mbouty Plaza, Marcus Garvey Street, behind Emirates Hotel, 5th Avenue, Gwarinpa.

Tel: 08094823173

  • Snow’s Purely Naturelle Salon

35, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Opening hours: 

Monday-Sunday: 9am to 6pm

Tel: 08180006464

  • Natural Nation Hair Studio

Suite A8, Sysak Plaza, 5213 Road, off 1st Avenue, opposite the Redeemed Church, Gwarinpa.

Tel: 09-2914841, 08166126390, 07054362534


  • Femme Fatale Salon

Shop B9, Frances Plaza behind Mobil filling station, Oby Okoli Avenue, UNIZIK temporary site, Awka.

General Opening Hours

Mondays-Saturdays: 10am to 9pm

For natural hair consultations and treatments: Fridays and Saturdays: 10am-6pm


  • Bisi Natural Hair Salon

Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9am-7pm

Tel: 08023161126

  • Kl’s Natural Beauty Bar

29c, Ikorodu Crescent, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tel: 08063650977

  • Good Hair Limited

Lush Mall, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Tel: 07013355555

  • Pride&Joy Salon

1, Niyi Okunubi, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

  • Apples&Oranges Spa

10, Balarabe Musa Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday: 9am-8pm

Sunday: 1pm-8pm

Tel: 08171099966, 08171099967, 08171099968

  • Bollywood Hair Salon

23, Allen Avenue, next to Oshopey Plaza, Ikeja, Lagos.

Tel: 08125782009

  • MyHair Limited

10a, Victoria Arobieke Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Tel: 08099453599

  • Savvy Chic Hair and Beauty Hub

30, Norman Williams Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Opening Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Tel: 08090613325

  • Mods Salon and Beauty Supply

Samit Mall, Plot 4B, Block 69, Admiralty Road, Kelly Phase 1, Lagos.

Tel: 08077077771

  • Tunmise Natural Hair Salon

147B, Ogunlana Drive, Alhaji Masha Roundabout, Surulere, Lagos.

Tel: 08039138342


  • IBIOJU Hair Salon

3/5 Harbour Road, 1st floor, Rachael Hotel, Port Harcourt.

  • Fro Nation Natural Hair Hangout

No 45, Evo Road, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt

Opening Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 8:30am-6pm

Sunday: 1pm-6pm

Tel: 09099050450

  • Yellow Sisi Natural Hair lounge

House 7, Close B, off Second Avenue, Federal housing, Agip, Port Harcourt.

Tel: 08090111157

  • Havilah Salon and Spa

Suite B6, 1st floor, Okah Daniels Plaza, No 36, Old Aba Road, Port Harcourt

Tel: 07065047601

Help update this list by suggesting other natural hair salons in Nigeria I might have missed out.

13 occasions when you shouldn’t wear thongs

Jill Rabin, MD, ob-gyn professor, points, that a tiny strap of fabric on the back of the thongs can rub sore your anus and vulva, when you walk. It can result in infection. So, if you buy thongs, make sure that they fit perfectly.

Here are 13 occasions, when thongs shouldn’t be worn at all.

1. When you are going to wear tight fitting clothers all day long

We mean most sportswear, like spandex leggings. It is made of unbreathable fabrics, which means more sweat and heat, a perfect environment for germs. Don’t wear thongs on a workout!

2. Thongs made of man-made fibres

Cotton is breathable. It gives access to oxygen for healthy acidity in female genitals, while man-made fibers don’t.

3. When you are wearing a mini skirt

Think twice, or even thrice, before putting on thongs and a mini skirt when you are going to use public transport or go to a café. Your skirt will always slide up, leaving the skin in your most private parts exposed to bacteria.

4. When you are prone to infections

We mean yeast infection and others.

5. When you are pregnant

Pregnancy challenges your immune system, so you risk catching vaginal infection. It can harm the fetus!

6. When you skip a shower

If you don’t take a shower at least once a day, you risk catching a vaginal infection. Thus, thongs are no good for you.

7. When you change tampons rarely
You’d better wear slips to avoid leaks. Thongs will surely fail you.

8. When you use pads
Again, it’s better to wear slips to avoid any discomfort.

9. When you use intimate deodorants

Doctors strongly recommend not to use them. They threaten your immune system. So, if you want to get rid of any undesired smells, wear slips.

10. When you have leaks

It can be not only menstruations, but also vaginal discharge and drops of urine in case of a bladder disease, that causes leaks. It’s obvious that wearing thongs with these conditions is a totally bad idea.

11. When you don’t use condoms (and have a lot of partners)
But where is the connection? Lack of condom means unsafe sex, which makes you exposed to infection, while thongs irritate the skin and makes it more vulnerable.

12. When you are sick
Your immune system has already been attacked by bacteria and viruses. So, why should you risk your health even more? Thongs enable new bacteria to penetrate into your body and aggravate your condition.

13. When you are going to choose a swimming suit
So you go swimming suit shopping? Great! And now imagine how many women have tried on that swimming suit before you. You can easily catch the bacteria, that might stay on the cloth, when your private parts are scantily covered with thongs.

So small panties and so many risks. Be careful, dear ladies.

Ombre Versus Reverse Ombre Lips: Which Would You Rock

So you’ve probably heard about ombre hair, nails and lips. The word ombre simply means fade, it means having two different colours that are monochromatic blended so that they fade into one another.

Ombre lips are traditionally done with the darker shade on the outer edges of the lips and lighter shade on the inside. Reverse ombre lips is simply a reversal of this with the darker shade inside and blends with the natural lip on the edges.

Ombre lips if done right produces astonishing results, otherwise you just end up looking tacky.


How To Get The Perfect Ombre Lips

Materials Needed:

  • Lip balm
  • Lip liner
  • Light shade of lipstick
  • Highlighter
  • Lip gloss (optional: Needed only if you want a glossy look)


  • Exfoliate your lips with a mixture of sugar and lip balm to have smooth lips.
  • Create a line around the edge of your lips with a dark lip liner. Add more of the lip liner to the corner of your lips and towards the middle of your lips.
  • Apply the lighter lipstick shade to the middle of your lips where you didn’t apply the lip liner.
  1. Pat your lips together. You can use your lip brush or cotton bud to blend the edges of your colours together.
  • Highlight cupid’s bow with a highlighter.
  • For a glossy finish, you can apply clear lip gloss.

Reverse Ombre Lips: How To


To get the reverse ombre lips, simply use the darker colour in the middle and the lighter colour on the outer edges of your lips.


Just a tip, you’ll want to keep your eye makeup and accessories subtle, since you want the attention to be on your lips.

Hair Meets Fashion: A Social Gathering For Natural Hair Enthusiasts

EVENT DETAILSBack! Bigger! Better!

The second natural hair meet up is here!

Are you a natural hair person? Or thinking about becoming one?

Do you have questions you need answers to regarding natural hair?

Are you confused about this hair thing?

Are you in need of natural hair products?

Would you like to learn from two longterm hair bloggers in Nigeria?

Would you like to know how to maintain a natural hair lifestyle while still a student?

Or starting a business from natural hair? Or you need an avenue to make and style your hair at discounted rates?

Are you the fashion type of person and would love to see awesome fashion designs? Hair meets fashion! promises to be the best meet up yet.

Come learn from Ekene of The Kink , Braids by Q, Dr Hunnay and Demi Balogun. Products stands will be available! Come learn! Socialise! Have fun!



Saturday,0 15th October, 2016: 12:00 pm


UI Hotels Mini Hall, University of Ibadan


The House Of Naturals, University Of Ibadan.

Email: 08160786558