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 ...

7 Nigerian Party Essentials

There is simply no doubt that Nigerians love to party. If you’ve ever had to plan a Nigerian party, you understand how stressful it can be. Nigerians have extremely high expectations. An average Nigerian has been to several parties that keep raising the bar of what defines a great party. This places so much pressure on party planners. Then, imagine when you’ve gone through so much stress planning, and people still don’t show up for your party. Or the ultimate horror when people actually come but the food isn’t enough. These are some of the things you must consider in your party planning process in order to avoid disaster. Whether you’re planning an “owambe” party or a house party, we’ve created a short list to save you from party planning mistakes.   Hype

10 Relaxing Spa Treatments for Men

As a man, a spa day is probably the last thing on your agenda. It gets really confusing when you see the different spa treatments offered. Knowing how a hydro massage differs from aromatherapy might seem hard. Services like massages, facials, and body treatments are examples of spa treatments. In Nigeria today, there is a shortage of spas offering spa services exclusively for men. Spa treatments range from as low as N2,999 to over N300,000 depending on where the service is offered. A spa treatment is a way to relax and uplift your mood. Here are 10 spa treatments for men: 1. Deep Tissue/Sport Massage This type of massage focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissues and tendons. It is mostly beneficial for muscle pulls. A sports massage is great to treat repeated ...

5 bad laundry habits and 5 secrets to help you

I had the chance to spend some time with Olumide Salvador of First Choice Cleaning Services last month. We spent some time talking about his laundry business and how they plan to make dry cleaning easier and cheaper for customers. During our conversation, he mentioned how he wants to create a community around dry cleaning where people can share useful information about dry cleaning and also how he likes to help out customers with tips that can help them get the best out of their clothes. So I asked him what tips he has for someone like me that knows next to nothing about dry cleaning. Since I am not one to hoard information, here are some of Olumide’s tips to help you do better laundry: Habit 1: Rubbing clothes too hard