Kemi Ajiboye of Crystal Shine Skin Clinic’s mission to fix Nigeria’s bleaching menace

The name Crystal Shine struck a nice note with me. It reminded me of porcelain clear skin, or in my case, more like ebony wood or onyx. What I am saying is the name inspired thoughts of naturally beautiful skin. So when I got to the Opebi office of Crystal shine beauty care I knew I was going to learn more about skin than I had ever known. I mean, you don’t give your outfit that kind of name without knowing what you are doing, do you? My conversation with Mrs. Oluwakemi Ajiboye, who is the Founder and CEO of Crystal Shine was quite the eye-opener. The mother of three daughters has extensive experience in skin care therapy. Armed with a first degree in Biochemistry and post graduate degrees in Aesthetic Medicine, Cosmetic Chemistry, ...

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 ...

5 Tips to Make Your Human Weave Last Longer

If you’re a Nigerian lady between the ages of 18 and 35 (or even older), you likely own or want a human hair weave. Since it hit the market, human hair has captivated hearts and of course, the money of a lot of Nigerian women. They come in several lengths, textures, and colours, and don’t come cheap. When you spend money on human hair, you earn the right to call it your hair. It is your hair. After all, you bought it. It then gets pretty frustrating when your hair (weave) is a shadow of itself after just two months. How can your investment just go down the drain? Yes. Human hair is an investment. You, however, have to do certain things to enjoy your investment. One sure way for you to reap ...

2017’s 5 Most Creative People in Business

 Fast Company have come up with yet another list for 2017, after publishing a list of 2017’s World Changing Ideas and awards,( we talked about what Nigerian businesses can learn from the World Changing Ideas) they are back this time with a list of 2017’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. We are going to look at 5 of the 100, feel free to take ideas you can from these business people who are changing the world through their work in tech, fashion, food, entertainment more and see what you can adapt to your Nigerian business. Here are our 7 favourites from the list. Amaka Osakwe Even though I have heard of the designer label Maki Oh, I had no idea ...