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Monday, 4 June 2018

YOGA : WOULD I EVER TRY IT AGAIN?


Few weeks ago, I got a message from an e-friend asking about my interest in yoga. My eyes went wider on seeing those four words.WOW! I had always wanted to have a yoga experience, but I have also heard quite a number of fallacious statements about the exercise. Heard about how it transmits one to another realm and all,but I really wanted to experience it and more so I did not think twice to jump at the offer. On another note, I wanted to experience the feeling as a plus size. Honestly, a lot just kept crossing my mind so I took a leap of faith, accepted the invite and made sure I honored it.

The experience was overwhelming, from the calmness of the atmosphere with music, incense and just a relaxed state of mind among other people. Trust me, YOGA is deceptive. It looks simple but its not for the faint hearted. The trainer was amazing and she made it look so burden-less and easy. Oh lord, it was an hour of "can we get done already" because I was brave enough not to relent, but the bits and pieces of pains I felt was more than jogging round a football field.

I felt good, I felt strong, I felt peace, I also felt pain. I did not let my weight hinder me as I always thought slimmer people did it better. For over a week, I felt my body ache but I smiled at every memory because I did it and will do it again. 








At the Yoga center with trainer and friend

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Friday, 23 March 2018

BLACK OPAL (BLK OPL) TRANSITIONS TO A SLEEKER, MORE SOPHISTICATED LOOK WITH RE-BRANDING







All Shades of beauty as BLK OPL Nigeria hosted Lagos' finest Makeup enthusiasts in celebration of the "BLK OPL Launch Party" on March 7, 2018 at the Lagos Continental Hotel V.I. 

The event was put together to celebrate the brand's transition to a sleeker, more sophisticated look to reach out to the next generation of beauties, featuring bold square compacts, bottles and tubes that are emblazoned with the BLK/OPL logo. The brand also used the opportunity to introduce the all new TRUE COLOR ULTRA MATTE FOUNDATION POWDER. This versatile formulation foundation powder can be applied wet or dry and is suitable, for all skin types and its versatile formulation allows for buildable coverage with matte finish. 


Mr. Dheshan Naidu a representative of BLK OPL, took us through the transition of the BLK OPL brand through the years and did the honors of introducing the new TRUE COLOR ULTRA MATTE FOUNDATION POWDER with Tolani Artistry, one of the brand ambassadors of BLK OPL in Nigeria on hand to go through a quick demo of how the products work.
10 models with different makeup looks put on an amazing display of creativity as they gave a show stopping catwalk to up tempo music with Kennis Music's DJ Butterr on the music deck. The looks were created by the Blk Opl Nigeria's official brand ambassadors, Lillian Paul and Tolani Artistry.



On inspiration behind the looks, Tolani Artistry had this to say, I wanted to showcase the versatility and coverage of the foundation, concealer and powder range. I also paired some of the looks with bold lip colors on the models to illustrate the vibrant colors within the color splurge lip line. Additionally, I wanted to represent how fantastic the finish of each skin product and powder was especially in the Nigerian climate.


Friday, 16 March 2018

SWEET KIWI HOSTS BLOGGERS FOR A TASTERS' SESSION





Sweet Kiwi indulged a couple of highly esteemed Lagos based bloggers by giving them a treat with new variety of yogurt flavours on the 28th of February, 2018 at the Lekki store. 



Sweet Kiwi, the premier one stop shop for delicious premium healthy frozen yogurt indulged bloggers at their Lekki store with new variety of flavours such as New original tart, T’challa, Black Panther, Agbalumo and so many others. Every blogger enjoyed the Tasters session as they got to try out newly introduced flavours of freshly made, rich and creamy yogurt. They also got to learn more about the recipes used and processes involved in the making of yoghurts from Ehime Eigbe Akindele, the Founder of Sweet Kiwi. 

The most tried out yogurt flavour was T’challa and Black Panther. This flavours contain activated charcoal, a potent natural treatment used to trap and flush out toxins and chemicals in the body. The yellow of Lagos also created her own mix that has a 20% discount code. 'Healthy Never Tasted Better indeed, all bloggers present confessed!' 




Platforms that supported Sweet Kiwi at this event were: Kamdora, Genevieve, Pulse, Exquisite magazine, Ynaija, Lost in Lagos, Yellow of Lagos, Living in Lekki, Blogger point, Her network online, TW Magazine and Schick. 


















RANT HQ: Rant Comedy Charity Event set to hold this weekend






RantHQ is a Non-profit organisation, which started in 2017 and has become one of the fastest growing groups on Facebook with over 5,000 members a day. Their goal is to make a difference while having fun.



This has been successful through a couple of activities which includes humanitarian services and charity events such as the "RantHQ goes to Mende" in Dec, 2017; a collaboration with Amazing Amazon Foundation, Diamond Foundation to cater for 5,000 children with food,provisions, school items amongst others.



Join RANT HQ for another wonderful time out as they give back to the society in Lagos on the 17th of March 2018. All proceeds from the event goes to the training of teenage and single mothers on skill acquisition. To be a part of this, kindly contact any of the organizers
SUZAN ADE COKER - suzanadecoker@ranthq.org 
MR BIODUN DOROSEMI-ETTI- 08156555555 or send a mail to info@ranthq.org ; events@ranthq.org

 

















Thursday, 15 March 2018

#PRESS FOR PROGRESS- EXQUISITE MAGAZINE'S IWD BRUNCH






The Exquisite magazine team had its annual brunch to celebrate the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY on the 9th of March, 2018. The brunch which started by noon had a man and women from different professional , entrepreneurship backgrounds as well as individuals who just wanted to build their personal life to #pressforprogress in attendance.

Mrs Tewa Onasanya, Founder/Editor-In-Chief of the Exquisite Magazine and the ELOY awards hosted the event with two mind blowing interactive sessions from the speakers and guests. The topic, “HOW TO PRESS FOR PROGRESS DOING WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT was coined from the global theme #PRESS FOR PROGRESS and with the sequence of conversation, tips shared and lessons learnt from both sessions, it is evident that the 21st century women are passionate about what they do, with the willingness to press further for progress. In her keynote speech, she urged women to be “the best version of themselves”. 

LATASHA NGWUBE and TEWA ONASANYA


She also stated a key point about rejection. She said “while following your passion, you will be told no, but do not dwell on it. The reason for a ‘no’ is simply because one is speaking to the wrong person or asking the wrong question or the idea needs to be reviewed. Keep your focus and do not stop.”

The speakers at the event were: JANE EGERTON-IHEREN -A communication executive, Founder, women & career www.womenincareer.com ; CHINENYE JEANNE NNOLI- Founder of Metrowoman Ltd; TAYO AFOLABI –CEO/FOUNDER, WORLD PR MEDIA & BEAUTY REPORTS; Uwa Ohiku – Business Lawyer & Partner at JACKSON,ETTI&EDU  and SHADE LADIPO – Country Director, WEConnect Nigeria.



DAMIE SHOTE,EDITORIAL ASS,EXQUISITE MAGAZINE and CHYLEONA NWAKANMA, ACTRESS



L-R
MRS TAYO AFOLABI and HOST, MRS TEWA ONASANYA








THE ONLY MAN STANDING



TWO OF THE SPEAKER (L-R)
MRS JEANNE NNOLI and MRS TAYO AFOLABI

LATASHA and DAMIE



SHADE LADIPO





SPEAKER MOTIVATING THE CROSS SECTION OF GUESTS





EXQUISITE MAGAZINE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BRUNCH was proudly sponsored by the EXQUISITE LADIES OF THE YEAR (ELOY) awards and SUPPORTED BY- DOMINOS PIZZA, WILSON LEMONADE, AWENI ORGANICS and SEMSEY skin solutions.