Nigerian celebrity and professional Make-up artist, Banke Meshida-Lawal is known not only for her clean signature looks but also for her creation of exceptional looking brows.

Here, she shares her top 4 tips for creating the perfect brows.

1. USE A TWEEZER OVER A RAZOR BLADE. Soften skin before tweezing by dabbing with a cotton ball soaked in warm water or cream. Always tweeze in the direction the hair grows.

2. LESS IS MORE: Don’t change the place where your brows peak and never pencil the whole brow. Instead, only fill in holes.

3. BLUNT IS BETTER: Use only the side of a sharpened brow pencil—not the pointed tip—so as not to draw a hard line.

4. UNRULY DUTY: For unruly brows, apply hairspray to an old toothbrush,and then brush brows upward and outward.

Invest in an eyebrow stenciling kit if you prefer a more natural look to brows. Shop Brow Kit in Nigeria Here





The GTB Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2014 is on and as fashion lovers, we cannot be left out of one of Lagos’ biggest fashion event!

It’s Day 2 and we’ve put together a fab denim on denim ensemble which is all the rave this season.

This faded denim shirt fits perfectly with this distressed faded denim boyfriend jeans. Don’t forget to pair it up with some banging block heels .

Top it up with a cute box clutch , gold chain necklace and bracelet and a fancy watch to go.

Pamper your lips with this Black opal rouge lipstick and tingle their noses with the delicate scent of this Gucci perfume and you’re red carpet ready.

It’s sunny outside so a fashionable pair of sunglasses is a must have!

What’s more, rock a smile and have fun!

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Top sellers on Nigeria’s leading online marketplace Kaymu.com.ng are increasing buyers satisfaction by rewarding customers with free delivery within Lagos from October 28th 2014.

The products which attracts free delivery from sellers ranges from fashion to beauty and electronic products. View the products here

According to Kaymu MD Evangeline Wiles, “as an online marketplace we have a hub of sellers on our platforms and naturally some are more outstanding than others. As a way to increase customer satisfaction, a select number of sellers have decided to offer free shipping in Lagos through the end of October.

“This is a great opportunity for our buyers in Lagos to get great products at a lower cost”, Wiles added.

The online marketplace provides a platform for buyers and sellers to conduct secure business transaction. This comes a week after it successfully held its SME Saturday, an initiative driven to boost small scale businesses who do not have the capacity to market themselves independently, by exposing them to both online and offline buyers.


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Very recently I was feeling very self importance so I decided to take a look at my blog and you know, just generally read through my posts. Soon enough, I got to the “Friend Zone” post and I thought I should revisit it here with some fresh thoughts.

We all know what the friend zone is, for those who don’t; friend zone refers to a platonic relationship wherein one person, most commonly a man, wishes to enter into a romantic or sexual relationship, while the other does not. It is generally considered to be an undesirable and/or dreaded situation by the lovelorn person.

According to psychologists, the man in a cross-gender friendship is more likely to be attracted to his woman friend than she is to him, and he is more likely to overestimate her sexual interest in a romantic relationship.(Culled from Wikipedia)


To put in simple terms, you’ve become friend zoned when the subject of your affection has decided you’re just a friend and no longer a dating option. You become this complete non sexual entity in their eyes, like a sibling or a lamp.

For those who read my posts, you’ll know I approached the whole concept from a completely different angle. How you know, at some point everybody is in every other person’s friend zone. And wait for it…being in the friend zone might not be such a bad thing.

Interestingly, I came across a few prominent feminist bloggers who have characterised the “friend zone” concept as misogynistic; saying that the friend zone concept implies that if a woman and a man have a platonic friendship and the man becomes romantically attracted to the woman, then the woman has a duty to return his affection. A woman who does not return her “nice guy” male friend’s affection is viewed negatively or seen to be at fault.


Here I firmly disagree. Why? Because I have PLENTY guy friends who have “friend zoned” ladies. It’s not a concept that “afflicts” only guys. Boys “friend-zone girls” just as much as girls do (in my opinion). In fact, some of the times you ladies characterize the guy as being “afraid of relationships”, “afraid of commitment”, or “emotionally distant”; he’s only interested in being friends, he’s probably just NOT-THAT INTO-YOU. You’ve been friend-ed. Plus, you should never feel obligated to reciprocate romantic feelings to a friend for whom you have none.

Expert Advice

If you truly care about that friend you are about to place so firmly in the friend zone, the least you could do is not ignore them, talk about it. Get the elephant in the room out of the room. Period!


I will probably going to get into trouble with the feminist types for what I’m about to say but I’m going to say it anyway because I’ve just about had it.

I have a problem with women driving!!!

There, I said it! Now before you unleash the claws, please hear me out. Maybe it’s just been my particularly bad luck, but I’ve been scared to within an inch of my life on the road while driving more times by women than men. Related Article: Women Are Terrible Drivers

Are there good women drivers? Oh yes there are, but the majority I’ve been unfortunate to come across seem to have street racer+danfo aka bus driver mentalities. And when they’ve just hit me or run me off the road or just generally scared the wits out of me, they give me this look like don’t I know they’re women? Or they go ahead and call their husbands, like the man is going to leave work to come beat me up.

In lagos I literally saw bus drivers avoid cars they knew where driven by women. ( A strange sight because these bus drivers are the roughest of the lot.)

That being said, I’ve never believed women are the “weaker sex”, more like the “craftier sex” in my opinion.
And please ladies, you have got nothing to prove. Just drive. Sanely.

Ariel Ugorji

Ariel Ugorji identifies himself as a mild insomniac, geek, nerd, an audiophile, an avid music lover, Liverpool Fan and an unashamed Christian; with more often than not a completely different point of view on the world and a love for sensible arguments. He Resides in Warri, Nigeria; the land of the sharp and the brave.

To view more of his write ups, please visit his BLOG. You can also share your views with him on twitter @arielugorji.

Do you agree with the writer’s views on this topic? Please leave a comment



Crochet braiding is not a hair style that is as new as one might think, as some women have been getting crochet braids for years with human hair or with tracks of hair that look like there are individual braids attached.

Crotchet braids were and are still preferred by individuals who didn’t want to sit too long and get individual braids in their hair. It was fast and convenient.



Crotchet braids are usually applied to the hair by literally crocheting hair extensions with a latch hook tool, in between your own corn rowed hair. Some women use the braiding technique as an alternative to the traditional sew-in hair weave. Purchase Latch Hooks in Nigeria

With the increase in the desire for safer and healthier hairstyles, the natural hair community has evolved this familiar hair style into something versatile and beautiful. Women are becoming more creative with their styling techniques and the crochet braids look very realistic.


Below, you’ll find one of the best crochet braiding tutorials on YouTube from The Chic Natural


The crotchet braid hairstyling technique is a great option for someone who is transitioning or just needs a break from styling their own hair every day. You get the natural hair look, without having to manipulate your own hair (To be honest, one might not be able to tell crochet braids from natural growing hair.) You can also even wash and treat your scalp, which is something that is difficult to do with a sew-in.


Would you be trying the crotchet braids hairstyle technique anytime soon? Please leave your comment below.

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High quality shopping sites such as Konga.com often ensure that a customer’s transaction process is safe and your personal information is kept secure. However, here are some tips that we would like to share to protect you from scammers.

1. False emails
Disregard emails asking you for personal information, directing you to a site other than Konga.com or asking you to make payments outside the stipulated Konga payment methods.

2. Sharing of Personal Information
Konga will never request for you to disclose your Konga password, credit card number, or any other personal information. If you’re contacted by anyone for this information either via email or phone call, disregard the request and report the incident to Konga.com for investigation.

3. Payments outside the Konga website
Do not pay for items outside of the Konga site. If a seller contacts you, requesting payment via another method, send an email to us for investigation.

4. Password Protection
It is important to keep your passwords private. Change your password periodically and avoid using the same password for multiple online accounts. Always log out of your account after a complete transaction.

Online Payment Methods Available
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• Pay on Delivery (which includes Cash payment and Point of Service (POS) Payment)
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Get your fashion, beauty, gadgets and much more for the cheapest prices at the maiden edition of the Kaymu SME Saturdays!

It promises to be fun with rib cracking jokes from your favourite comedians and lots of food and drinks!

There will also be exciting freebies to be won!

Date: October 25th 2014

Venue: LCCI Conference & Exhibition Centre; 10a, Nurudeen Olowopopo Drive, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Time: 12 noon.

For more information on this event:
EMAIL: smesaturdays@kaymu.com.ng
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Attendance to this event is absolutely free!!!!

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