Here’s the thing – This post was meant to start differently. I had my solid intro pat down, complete with the jokes and a quick story to go. It was brilliant. But midway into writing this, I realized that I was jumbling way too many posts into this one post, and decided to break it into two instead.
This meant having to decide between a weekend bits post and sharing all the dope pictures I took at the New Afrika Shrine. Weekend bits won.
I haven’t done a weekend bits post in a while, and it isn’t for lack of content. It just somehow got pushed to the back bench of my “content file”. But one of the things I planned to do more this year “blog-wise” was definitely to reintroduce some of my old categories – reader spotlight, style conversations, weekend bits, candid talk
Today’s post really is more a mix of weekend bits and Lagos living. It’s a bit of a long read too but I hope you guys enjoy it and sound off in the comments after reading.
The Youtopia Beauty Brunch.
On Saturday, I got to attend a Beauty Brunch put together by Youtopia (an online beauty retail store) to launch their new/first product – The YouSkin Vit C face serum. I almost didn’t make it but I’m glad I did as I learned a few skincare lessons.
The brunch was held at the dainty restaurant in V.I – La brioche, in a super intimate setup with a few other influencers and entrepreneurs.
La brioche really is such a beautiful place and the event was quite refreshing. The food was good, the conversation flowed (although if I’m being honest – I was more of an observer than a partaker) and skincare routines/tips were shared. Founder of Youtopia Beauty, Nnenna Okoye also spoke about launching her own product line – the face serum and an Acne kit dropping next week, and the benefits of having a skincare routine.
At the event, I learned that:
- Black soap isn’t good for the face. Actually, soaps (bar form) in general as they contain a high level of sulfur used to help them lather well. Cleansers are the best for the face.
- Lemon juice isn’t good for the skin either because if it’s high acidic nature.
- Vit C serums and sunscreen should definitely be a key part of your skincare routine.
Did you know any of this and what do you think?
I left with my own YouSkin Vitamin C serum and will definitely share my thoughts on it after I’ve used it for a while.
Are Vit C face serums a part of your skincare routine? If yes, which one do you use and do you think it has made any difference to your skin?
On Sunday, I made my way to the legendary New Afrika Shrine – home to Felabration and the Kalakuta Museum with blogger boo, Alex. Although, I’ve decided to leave this for another post entirely so look out for my full post on this experience.
Afterwards, we decided to check out the House restaurant because the “FOMO” spirit was active in us and we just had to check out what all the hype around The House Lagos was about.
The House Restaurant V.I – A Home Away From Home.
Our last stop for the day was the House restaurant in V.I, Lagos – a new spot I’ve been seeing all over my Instagram. It’s an alternative/super creative restaurant and chill spot. It looks like a proper house, complete with a living room, study – the whole works.
We got a quick tour when we got in and I was super impressed! It really is such a great idea and whoever owns that place needs to lend me his brain because dope stuff! And even doper execution.
The only downside is that the service is a bit slow and the menu a bit pricey (although this is relative because we all have different pocket sizes and budgets for eating out).
We settled for what looked like the most filling option on the menu – The ofada rice bowl and I LOVED it! The food was so good. I had zero complaints. The House restaurant in V.I is truly a home away from home. Good food, good vibes, and aesthetics, It’s definitely worth a visit.
Located at: 4 A.J. Marinho Drive Victoria Island, Lagos
Have you been to the house restaurant? What did you have and what did you think of the place?
Looking back now, I think I should have broken down this post even further because these two can make solid separates. What was I thinking trying to cram three posts into one? What manner of content wasting is this?.
Oh well, I hope you at least enjoyed reading this and will share your thoughts in the comment.
What was your weekend like? What did you get up to?
I hope you have a wonderful new week!