Hey Dolls

The Beauty Industry in Nigeria is growing day by day. International names which once told me that “Nigeria wasn’t on their radar” have over the years realized that THIS IS WHERE BEAUTY LIVES!

Ooh yeah baby!

The Nail Studio in VI  was one of the first beauty centres that I heard of when I moved back a few years ago. But I honestly hadn’t gone in a while until one day on my way home last year I just decided to pop in for a quick refill. I was really surprised that I’d forgotten about them. Their location is really convenient and they open late. I ran into Mrs Awogoro the owner and she was AMAZING. She’s so beautiful and down to earth and really when you think about her accomplishments, she’s an icon in the beauty industry.

When I was invited a few months ago for the Launch of Estee Lauder and Clinique and I was really impressed. It’s not easy to get not just one but two brands to launch in Nigeria. Now once again brought us an amazing highly sought after international cosmetics brand. And i’m not talking about just a few items placed on a back shelf in the corner of a store. We’re talking about fully branded with all the bells and whistles.   I heard they had to break the wall to get the units into the building!! Lol.. now that’s commitment!

The Beauty Hall is really a very beautiful hall full, when ever I walk inside I feel like I could be anywhere in the world. Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Macys, Sephora.. anywhere.  It’s taken us a long time to get here but now it seems like things are speeding up dramatically. New brands are popping up all the time, international and home grown.

I can’t wait to see what happens in the next few years.

But for now.. enjoy the pics! They stock an amazing selection of makeup, skincare and fragrance brands including Estee Lauder, Clinique, Tom Ford and others.  I’ve heard some whispers through my beauty inside sources that tell me there are a few more very high profile brands launching very soon.

Stay Tuned.


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