Lemélange Styling

Nothing makes me happier than seeing people do creative things, seeing people create things and seeing people do things they are passionate about. Do you know why? It shows in the quality of work that they put out.

Lemélange Styling (LMG Styling) is an emerging styling brand with two creative heads behind it whose main aim is to promote African print in every possible way.

I love their work and I’m going to share with you guys 2 of their shoots so you can see why.

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Where I Went: Rele

Hey guys,

No Instapicks today. Boohoo!

However, this post is long overdue!
Remember when I went for NITC 12?

After leaving NITC, I went to Rele with Dorothy, Kanyinsola and Desola.

Rele is an art gallery on Lagos Island that I’d been seeing on blogs and Instagram so when Desola suggested we go, I was all for it.

When we first got there, we recognized it straight away. This is because of the blackish wood-panel wall that we had come to associate with it thanks to people’s pictures on blogs and Instagram.

So first things first, we spent like half an hour taking our own ‘Rele wall” pictures.

Dee

Dorothy

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Blogger Feature: Dee Mako

Hi guys, 

I had the opportunity of meeting fashion blogger extraordinaire Desola “Dee” Mako last week and I have to say that she is so fun and she is such a sweetheart! I was able to squeeze a question session with her. Enjoy!    

 Please introduce yourself:

Hi Jennifer, my name is Desola Mako but everyone calls me Dee these days. I’m a very funny person; I find it really hard to describe myself because I’m a bit weird. I’m a fun loving person and I don’t like people

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I was going to start an 8-5 job in another field and I was working in fashion at that point; I needed a way to stay connected to fashion so I found blogging. It wasn’t my first experience in blogging but that was what made me keep up with my blog.   

What do you love about fashion?
It helps me create. It’s like there are people that can draw and paint and I can do a bit of that but fashion helps me express myself. That’s the kind of artist I am. I’m a fashion artist. 

What inspires you?

What inspires me is my love for what I do, my love for fashion, my love for art, my love for life and my goal to be happy.  

Why did you go natural?
I was following trends. And I’ve always liked a certain look and it just fits into it perfectly. I was actually natural till I was 11. After I started experimenting I realized that my hair grew longer than my relaxed hair ever grew.  

What’s your hair regimen like? 
I’m a lazy naturalista. So I’m one of those people that believe that unkempt hair is the best hair. My regimen is basically wash when I can, condition when I can. The lazy way.

Any favourite products? 
The bottle of Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner that I’ve used for over a year.

What do you love about your hair?
The volume.  

What do you not love/wish you could change about your hair?
I wish my hair would shrink less

Is having natural hair a plus or a minus when it comes to your fashion?
Since my style borders on Afrocentric I think it’s a plus but I don’t think it makes any great difference.

 

What fashion mistake do people make that you’d like the readers to avoid?

Wearing things that are not appropriate for your body. You always have to dress for your body.

You buy a lot of really cool stuff from local markets and indigenous stores; any tips for the fashionista on a budget?

Avoid impulse buys, if it’s above your budget and you bargain and they don’t agree then it’s not yours. Realize that buying new things is a luxury; it’s not compulsory.

 

Who are your style icons?

Lisa Folawiyo, it might be cliché but Solange and I like Rihanna sometimes.

Any favourite fashion brands/labels?

The Heartdictions HQ store, Eve and Tribe, Grey, Bibire.

If you had to travel abruptly and you could only take 6 items (2 fashion items, 1 hair product/tool/accessory and 3 other items) what would they be? 

  • Fashion items: a white shirt and some nice shorts. 
  • Hair:  A hat.
  • Others: My professional camera, my phone, money.

  
If you were stuck in an elevator for 12 hours with anybody in the world, who would you pick and why?

Chris Brown! You can tell he is extremely playful and he’d make the best elevator partner. We can gist, make out ,fight, dance, he can sing to me and I can just touch his body when I’m bored. There’s just so much you can do with him.

Anything else you’d like to say?
I’d like to say thank you to you Jen and I’m extremely jealous of your hair. We should do this again! And this is the most fun interview I’ve had.

These are actually 9 pictures! She has the coolest Instagram page

*All pictures are from The ‘Dee’ Mako blog and @dee_mako on Instagram*

Jumia Haul

Hi guys!
 
I’m only using the word ‘haul’ because, you know, that’s what people do on other blogs. #BloggerLingo
 
So I was on my own jejely browsing through Jumia when I saw Aunt Jackie’s products.
I had read reviews of some of the products previously and planned that one day when I was feeling rich I would try them out.
I had seen them at Casa Bella and knew they generally retailed at around N2,500 upwards.
So imagine my surprise when I saw them on Jumia all below N2,000! I had to have them, whether or not I already had enough products! (Does someone need to sign up for Product Junkies Anonymous?)
I also bought some Aloe Vera gel because… ummm… product junkism.
 
 
 
DEETS:

Where to buy- Jumia

Prices-
1) Aunt Jackie’s Knot on my watch- N1,895 (Currently out of stock)
2) Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean– N1,795
3) Aunt Jackie’s In Control– N1,795
4) Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel– N1,475

Also available on Jumia is Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La for N1,895.

Jumia also sells some Cantu, Namaste Organics, Tropical Isle, Eco styler, Elasta Qp, Shea Moisture, Beautiful Textures and African Naturalistas products, essential and carrier oils, shea butter and even Hairfinity.
Note that not all of them are as cheap in comparison.

Delivery info-
-Nationwide delivery (note that you might have to prepay either through your master/visa/verve card or a bank deposit/transfer for some states as not all states qualify for cash on delivery).
-You can opt to have it delivered to you or pick it up at the closest pickup station to you(which attracts little or no shipping charge)
-Free shipping within Lagos for orders above N10,000
 
Aunt Jackie’s Product Reviews-
1) Knot On My Watch by Igbo Curls
2) Curl La La by The Kink and I
3) In Control by The Kink and I
4) Curl La La by Sizzelle
5) Oh So Clean and Knot On My Watch by 1 Blessed Natural
6) In Control and Oh So Clean by Nappy Headed Black Girl


Have you ever shopped on Jumia? How was your experience? Have you ever tried any of these products? How did you feel about them? What do you have planned for the weekend? You know I wanna hear!

Tresses And Body Organics

Hey guys,

It’s always a delight to learn about a new Nigerian store or brand that caters to natural/healthy hair and well being. So that when you’re feeling a little rich or you’re in need of some good products, you have places to splurge in and products to splurge on!

Today I’d like to introduce to you Tresses and Body Organics.

What do they do?

“We specialize in everything organic, 100% herbal with no harsh chemicals or additives. Our products nourish, heal, hydrate, tone and keep the skin and hair healthy. We deal with popular brands like Shea Moisture, Cantu, Jessie Curls, Ambro Styl, Softee, Infermo, Silk, Twist n Lock, Vaadi Herbals, Beautiful Textures, African Pride, Forest Essentials etc.

We sell at wholesale and retail, products include:

-Vaadi Herbals

-Shea Moisture range

-Essential/ carrier oils e.g Palmarosa, Argan, Indian Rose, Pimento berry, Clove, Clary sage, Peppermint, Neroli, Tangerine, avocado etc.

-Natural hair products like Jessie Curls, Cantu, Beautiful Textures, Carson’s, Shea Miracle etc.

-Ayuverdic powders from the Middle-East and India e.g Morroccan Rhassoul clay, Neem powder, Amla powder etc.

-Sulfate free shampoos

-Sulfate free conditioners

-Heat protectant serums

-Hair Moisture butters

-Hair Growth oil

-Revitalizing Scrubs

-Facial wash

-Body scrubs

-Home spa kits
Etc.”

Where do they deliver to?

“We deliver nationwide and carry out door to door delivery”

Contact Details:

Phone number- 08075542049 or 08183412877
BB pin- 2B6CAC09
Facebook page- Tresses & Body Organics Ent.
Blog- Tresses and Body Organics
Address- 33, fatai irawo street, Ajao estate, off Int’l airport road, Lagos Nigeria

So that’s it folks; feel free to contact them and buy to your heart’s(and hair’s) content. I haven’t bought from them yet but hopefully I will soon.

If you sell/make natural hair products or offer natural hair related services, feel free to send me an email.

Take care beautiful people,
Have a fun-tastic weekend!