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Tuesday, 30 December 2014



It's the 364th day of 2014 and I just can't help but feel incredibly blessed! I always get reflective around this time every single year and I thought, why not incorporate that somehow on the blog. So I decided to do a countdown of my favourite finds all around Lagos in 2014.

So, here's part 1 in descending order....


The fact that an Inglot store was opening up in Lagos really got me excited and I really do believe that we will see a lot more international brands setting up shop around these parts next year!

The Palms Mall, Oniru


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I still believe that most people are no aware that there is a fully-stocked YSL counter in Essenza stores. The YSL stand in the Essenza store at the Palms, Lekki has got everything from Touche Éclat to their variety of lipsticks. This was very much an exciting discovery for me this year.

The Palms Mall, Oniru


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Let's be honest, luxury designer items have been sold in Lagos for years. BUT, there were always two main concerns: 1.) The exorbitant price points and 2.) The authenticity of the merchandise. With Polo Avenue, all those concerns can be left behind because they are official retailers of a few luxury brands like Gucci, Balenciaga, Jimmy Choo & Feragammo (I may have missed out a couple) in Nigeria. I have purchased a couple items from them this year and honestly the price difference when I checked a certain item I got against that of it's counterpart in the actual store online, it was just $5, no word of a lie. I need more of such stores to open up though ;)

166 Ozumba Mbadiwe, Street VI


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This is sort of like a hidden event space in Lagos. One thing I do NOT understand is why it is still 'hidden', although I feel they have gained a lot of momentum this year with quite a few high-profile events being held there, including the launch of Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji's clothing line on Jumia. I particularly love their bridal shower packages, which start from from NGN 7,500 per person. And with that, you get the venue, buffet style food, decor, cupcakes and games. They have a lovely outdoor garden which can be hired for an event and also fully-airconditioned indoor spaces. I have known about Social Place a couple years, but only made use of their bridal shower package this year and was thoroughly impressed. Not everyone's got a huge budget to hire out an event space, and it's really nice to see that there is someone in the market that offers a budget friendly service without scrimping on the quality

33 Sinari Darinjo, Victoria Island, Lagos


Remember this post where I mentioned I had to send my hair extensions to Amsterdam to get them dyed. A few months after that I was chatting with Dabs and she mentioned this hair stylist she discovered on instagram. After going through her pictures, I decided to send her an email. One thing led to another and soon enough I was dropping off my hair extensions to be dyed. She did an awesome job, and I will be reviewing her services on the blog in the new year! Her weave installation is honestly the best I have had. The last weave I had installed by her lasted 4weeks and even at that it was still flawless, I just needed to take it down to pamper my own hair. Look out for my full review post in the new year!

Opral Benson Beauty Training Institute
9, Thornborn Avenue,
Off Otunba Tos Benson Avenue,
Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.

So that brings me to the end of Part 1 of this countdown. If you've read my blog or followed me on my social media platforms all through the year, some of these aren't news to you. But it is nice to have them all in one post which you can bookmark or save via bloglovin'

Part 2 tomorrow...


Ez xxX

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  1. The dyed hair luks lovely.nd inid a ysl lipstick in my makeup bag.nice one.cant wait for the full review post for the weave

  2. I love your curls and inglot is everything! I just discovered their pot eyeliner last year!



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