By Efua O.
This past weekend, I attended the Luxury Beauty Brunch, held by Tayo Afolabi. The edition was themed “The Modern You – Timeless Living”.
Here are some of my comments concerning the event:
- This event was great, as I got to hear from women and men that are interested in impacting the Nigerian beauty scene in terms of lifestyle.
- Tolu Eros, the CEO of the Cookie Jar, spoke on how to live a healthier life through healthier eating options, and gave details on his spin on how to make healthy eating more interesting.
- Tewa Onasanya, the editor of Exquisite Magazine (and the brains behind the ELOY Awards) gave some very interesting tips on how to enrich our lives, called “ Tips for Timeless Living”.
- One of my favourite speakers was Buchi Akpati, who gave a demonstration on one of my favourite topics – the “five-minute makeup” face. This time around, however, she made it even more interesting – she made the model up in around three minutes, and only using five products.
- There were some other speakers as well, such as Kehinde Smith of MyExtensions.com, who detailed her story and the motivation behind her decision to establish an eyelash brand.
- The event was at the Rhapsody’s restaurant In Victoria Island. I often look forward to all of the fun ways that people are able to use that space and make it more interesting.
- The food, drink, and décor were all nice. In keeping with the theme of the event – “Timeless Living”, we were treated to some delicious cosmopolitans.
- There were some nice gifts, such as some lovely candles from Insignia.
One of the other cool parts of this event was Georgina Abezin, of LaChae cosmetics. She gave all of the attendees free makeup consolations, offering advice on the correct shades and ways to wear her brand of products.
We also heard from Moni Ore, the brains behind the QM Lounge. As a gift, she offered a free manicure and pedicure as a treat to a competition that was held at the event, which I thought was quite nice. It’s a pity that I didn’t win it – but I am glad that I tried. Nowadays, I’m really into my nails looking nice, so it’s cool to see nail salon owners supporting my habits.
About the Luxury Beauty Brunch (LBB)
Another aspect of the event I enjoyed was having a quick chat with Tayo Afolabi , the founder of the LBB. We had a nice conversation, where I got some insight behind her decision to start the LBB and make this event something exciting for the beauty industry.
What is the Luxury Beauty Brunch (LBB), and what is it all about?
- The LBB is a hub to profile trends and stakeholders in the beauty industry, both in Nigeria and outside.
Who is behind it? What is the motivation for the LBB, and what are your goals for subsequent events?
- As an entrepreneur, and a multi-sector content developer, it is important to note the trends in the beauty industry, since the rise of social media – that is, the rise in people spending on beauty since social media became a truly relevant communication platform.
- It is also important to ensure that we give proper exposure to more international and indigenous brands that are doing well, and look at some of the ways in which they have been able to impact the beauty landscape in Nigeria.
How can our readers get involved in the next event?
- Readers can look at becoming a “joining partner”, or look at speaking at events, or becoming a part of the LBB’s database.
I’m really looking forward to the next LBB! Enjoy the pictures!