The Ultimate Checklist For Your Next Party in Lagos

There is definitely no party like a Lagos party. Come rain, come shine, there’s always a party to attend in Lagos. Parties are a way to ease yourself from the stress of Lagos traffic and work. Or just an opportunity to catch up with friends and family. However, attending a party and planning a party are two different things entirely. You probably know that party planning takes a lot of time and energy. You need to cover all your bases and make sure you have everything to guarantee that your guests have fun. There are several types of parties; owambes, house parties, dinner parties etc. The essentials for your party depends on what type of party it is. House parties are possibly the easiest to plan and don’t need ...

6 Design Ideas for Lagos Apartments

Everybody loves Lagos (well, almost everybody). It’s a beautiful and exciting city. We also know that living in Lagos tends to get stressful. The high energy and chaos of everyday Lagos life can be demanding. After a long day, you will need time to relax and recharge in your own cosy place. However, getting an apartment itself can be a hassle. We even wrote an article about the hidden cost of an apartment in Lagos. When you do get an apartment, it needs to be a safe haven. It is only right that it is perfectly designed to suit your taste. Here are some design ideas perfect for your Lagos apartment. Find Reliable Real Estate Agents near you 1. Space One of the challenges with living in a city like Lagos is ...

The real cost of getting an apartment in Lagos

My friend Gbolahan moved to Lagos last year, needing a place to stay. He set about looking for an apartment. His experience while searching for a new place inspired this post that looks at all the hidden costs and struggles of getting an apartment in Lagos. 1. Agents can be expensive Depending on the kind of real estate agent you use, you will sometimes pay a one-time fee or you would have to pay a fee every time you go over to check a place. Bigger real estate firms charge a one-time fee and are usually more committed to finding you a place. However, the downside with them is that they will sometimes have to split the agency fee with other agents and this often causes an increased agency fee. So, ask if the consultancy fee you are ...

How To Make Your Makeup To Last All Day

As a Nigerian woman, you probably understand the struggle to balance your career or school with looking good. The struggle is very real. It takes a lot of bravery to take your time to apply makeup and face the Nigerian weather. So it is very annoying when just a few hours into your day, your makeup has melted off. We’ve compiled a list of things to help you beat this and keep your makeup on longer. Enjoy! Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliate! Exfoliation is important. It’s even more important if you're an everyday makeup person. If you apply makeup quite often, there is a great chance that there will be product build-up on your skin.  Product build-up clogs your pores, promotes acne and rough skin. In the bid to cover up acne bumps or scars, you’re more likely to apply ...

How To Do Your Makeup Like a Professional

We are in an era where there seems to be a lot of Nigerian makeup artists. So many women walk around with flawless faces. This creates the temptation to get your makeup done professionally almost everyday. However, professional makeup is not cheap. Professionally done makeup might look like magic. You may have tried to draw your brows several times but they still don’t look right. If you constantly wonder how makeup artists do it, this is for you. We have compiled a list of tips and tricks that will have you looking flawless. Here you go: Invest in products and tools Makeup artists use almost twenty different products and tools to get a flawless looking face. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. However, they actually use several tools and products. Building a makeup kit ...

5 Trendy Hairstyles for Natural Hair

So many women are making the decision to stop chemically processing their hair. However, you get to a point where you seem to have run out of hairstyle ideas. Depending on the texture and length of your natural hair, it may initially seem like relaxed hair is more versatile. That is actually not true. Okay, you’ve co-washed your hair, what next? If you have natural hair, you know the struggle of shrinkage. Your hair looks like it’s finally growing, then you wash it and it becomes half of its length or even shorter. If you're a naturalista, the problem isn't that your hair can't be styled. It’s just that you don't know the different ways to style it. Well, look no further because we have picked five ...