So yesterday was a busy day, I spent half my day in traffic(one more reason I’d like to move out of Lagos lol)….. I went out for a meeting and the person I was to meet with suggested Hans and Rene as a good place to discuss. The meeting was productive and we ordered some Gelato (ice cream to me) and pastry.

I wasn’t going to review this because it wasn’t remunerated neither did they reach out to me (not yet though LOL) but I’m a sucker for good service. The staff was so pleasant and patient. I took forever to decide which flavour I wanted but she just stood there smiling.

She(the attendant) even suggested the flavours that I would like and was right. I ended up buying two flavours. I wish I took photos of the interior to show you how tastefully minimalist it was decorated. I forgot I had my camera  in my trunk till I was about to leave.


Outdoor view

The ice cream was uber sweet and two scoops were just adequate. I had a “Cruffin and croissant” also, which were nicely moist and fresh. The only thing not so exciting about this place is the price.

To be fair it’s rather pricy. A scoop is like N750 if I remember correctly. And the two pastries cost N1,250. But if you factor in location, quality overhead charges running a business in Nigeria e.t.c.. it makes sense.


Gelato, Cruffin & Croissant (shot taken with my phone)

I’m someone who doesn’t mind paying for quality and excellent service. It’s located in V.I inside Radisson blu on Ozumba Mbadiwe.

I spent about three hours there and the ambience was so warm and welcoming. Someone ordered for a coffee and the smell was just perfect.

I wore this dress I’ve had since forever. It’s from Miss selfridges, I matched it with my white purse and favorite mules from Top shop.

I was a bit bloated after eating so it was a struggle taking these photos LOL. Happy they came out decent.


Do tell me what you think, have you ever been to Hans and Rene? How was your experience …..

I’d love to hear from you, do drop a comment about anything on your mind.




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Hello all,

How was your weekend? hope it was great! This weekend I went out and rocked this new Lippie I’ve been loving. Its by Beyond beauty and it’s a matte lip lacquer. I posted this photo below on Instagram and got messages about the look…. I had filmed a video just before I stepped out so I just went ahead to edit and upload.


A photo posted by Tosin Alabi (@lynnjaphet) on

Do watch, like, share and drop a comment. I’d love to hear from you.





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So today I went to see my friend Toun and we decided to do this shoot, it was literally an unplanned-impromptu one. She was wearing black as well so I was like ‘hmmm, this would be nice on photo‘. I quickly asked her to grab her heels instead of flats. I always carry a pair of heels in my car  so I grabbed mine too.

I called my friend Wura (she also took these photos HERE) to help with the photos and they came out great!

Toun’s inner model came out lol, she was rocking it!

Shoes (Tosin: Office| Toun: Lipsy)


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Hope your day went well……..

Have a great week ahead.

do drop a comment as always, I’d like to hear from you.



P.s Do you like my new blog logo? See it at the top of the home page……

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Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 13.30.58Hello Everyone!

In this video I talk about the challenges I’ve faced as a young entrepreneur. I discussed issues on

  • Start-up capital
  • Record Keeping
  • Saving and ploughing back profit
  • Treating family/friends away from business.
  • Running a business anonymously
  • advertisement and branding
  • Taxation

In the video I share my experiences, struggles and how I combated them. Do watch, subscribe to my channel, share and like!

Apologies  that I’ve been doing a lot of videos for those who prefer text-based post. I’m working on my YouTube channel engagement hence the frequency. I’d soon be back to writing here (before the week runs out).

Hope your day is going great……..

I just got back from the gym and my waist hurts LOL.

Have a swell day ahead.




How was your weekend? Mine was fantastic! I would be sharing details about it in my next post…But before then, here’s a lovely video I made for you. You all know I love tags, and this was fun to make too. Make sure you watch, drop a comment and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE!

Here are the questions!
1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels?
3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
4. Have you stolen a street sign before?
5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
8. Do you have freckles?
9. Do you always smile for pictures?
10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
12. Have you peed in the woods?
13. Have you ever pooped in the woods?
14. Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
16. How many people have you slept with this week?
17. What size is your bed?
18. What is your song of the week?
19. Is it OK for guys to wear pink?
20. Do you still watch cartoons?
21. What is your least favorite movie?
22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
23. What do you drink with dinner?
24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
25. What is your favorite food?
26. What movies could you watch over and over again and still love?
27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
31. Can you change the oil on a car?
32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
33. Ever ran out of gas?
34. What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
36. What is your usual bedtime?
37. Are you lazy?
38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
40. How many languages can you speak?
41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
42. Which are better: legos or lincoln logs?
43. Are you stubborn?
44. Who is better: Leno or Letterman?
45. Ever watch soap operas?
46. Are you afraid of heights?
47. Do you sing in the car?
48. Do you sing in the shower?
49. Do you dance in the car?
50. Ever used a gun?
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
53. Is Christmas stressful?
54. Ever eat a pierogi?
55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
57. Do you believe in ghosts?
58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
59. Do you take a vitamin daily?
60. Do you wear slippers?
61. Do you wear a bath robe?
62. What do you wear to bed?
63. What was your first concert?
64. Walmart, Target, or Kmart?
65. Nike or Adidas?
66. Cheetos or Fritos?
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
69. Ever take dance lessons?
70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
71. Can you curl your tongue?
72. Ever won a spelling bee?
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
74. Own any record albums?
75. Own a record player?
76. Do you regularly burn incense?
77. Ever been in love?
78. Who would you like to see in concert?
79. What was the last concert you saw?
80. Hot tea or cold tea?
81. Tea or coffee?
82. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?
83. Can you swim well?
84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
85. Are you patient?
86. DJ or band at a wedding?
87. Ever won a contest?
88. Have you ever had plastic surgery?
89. Which are better: black or green olives?
90. Can you knit or crochet?
91. Best room for a fireplace?
92. Do you want to get married?
93. If married, how long have you been married?
94. Who was your high school crush?
95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
96. Do you have kids?
97. Do you want kids?
98. What is your favorite color?
99. Do you miss anyone right now?
100. Who are you going to tag to do this video next?

I tag @sisyemmieTV @Esther150 @layefa @amylozy @beautyandbrushes !!





Here’s the second video I made with Sisi Yemmie! On blogging in Nigeria. Watch the fist one HERE. We answered lots of questions and shared tips for bloggers. It was so much fun and we got lots of positive feedback on YouTube ! It’s a long video but I promise you it’s absolutely worth it!.

Kindly watch in HD, Share and Drop a comment! I’d love to hear from you.

Connect with me on Twitter @LLynn_J and on Instagram @Lynnjaphet  .

We Tag All Nigerian bloggers to do this either as a video or a blog post. Here are the questions (We formulated them so make sure you tag us when you do yours, winks):

1. Name of your blog.
2. Why did you start blogging
3. Are you a full time blogger.
4. What you know now that you wish you knew then.
5.  Challenges of blogging in Nigeria
6. How much was your first paid ad/ anything.
7. How is the Nigerian blogosphere.
8.  What’s your family’s response to you blogging knowing the Nigerian culture with staple jobs.
9. Message to Nigerian brands.
10. Plans for your blog.
11. Perks of blogging in Nigeria.
12. Do you think blogging should be a career path?
13. What do you hope for the future of blogging in Nigeria…
14. Have you ever been copy righted/stolen from someone
15. Do you feel fulfilled blogging.





This collaboration was long overdue, as soon as I had free time I went to see my lovely Sisi Yemmie! If you don’t know her then you’re probably not really into the Nigerian Blogosphere, I had an uber swell time at hers. Her baby Tito was absolutely in love with me lol  *winks*.

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I’ve mentioned Sisi many times on my blog, In fact I met her through people dropping messages on my blog saying that I had a  twin so I went to snoop! so now we are best friends lol Just joking. We had a swell time. Filmed two videos, chatted plenty and made periscope videos together.

Today I’d be sharing one of the videos with you and the other (Blogging in Nigeria)  in a subsequent one.

Make sure you check out sisi at! she’s awesome

This video is the 5minute makeup challenge where we had to do our makeup from start to finish in 5 minutes. It was a real struggle! LOL, Do watch and tell me what you think. I went for a natural look while sisi went for a glam one. It was so much fun!

Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel here, and drop a comment below! I’d love to hear from you.





From L-R Ruby Woo, Heroine, Flat out fabulous, Relentlessly Red.

I’m a Lipstick Lover and M.A.C is a brand that doesn’t fail me. The only thing I’m not too keen about is the price. They go for £15.50 each/N5,500 at their outlet in Nigeria.

I absolutely love their Matte and Retro-Matte collection. My Friend Tosin travelled so I asked her to buy me my three favourite shades (Ruby Woo, Heroine, Flat out fabulous) plus a new one(Relentlessly Red), which she did. My previous containers of lipsticks were screaming for help. I’ve used them to the barest minimum……..thanks to this mini haul they are free so yay!

The finish is matte and could be drying, but I always apply a balm before I use them.

It’s hard to choose a favourite from these four, but If I were to live with one forever it would be flat-out fabulous. Just stunning!

The best part is that these are perfect for women of colour. They all make my teeth appear way brighter, which is great ^.^

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Do let me know which M.A.C lipsticks you love and the ones you’d like to try. I’d love to read your comments.



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Skin care is something I’ve always loved but now I’m a full-blown enthusiast. Nowadays I find my self spending time on skin care pages and aisles on weekends. I feel the older one gets the more time we should spend on our health & body. Lines would begin to show and elasticity would reduce.

To stay looking ’20’ there’s the dermatologist advised regimen of Fruits, healthy meals, Lots of water, rest, moisturising, cleansing and SPF. Exfoliating comes under cleansing. It helps to unclog pores and prevent black head formation. Exfoliation is basically the removal of dead skin cells that are ready to be sloughed. On the long run it keeps the skin radiant and fresh.

I learnt how to exfoliate from my mum, growing up she always used tea tree scrubs and exfoliators from the body shop, so when puberty hit I joined in.

Today, it’s a staple in my beauty routines. I exfoliate about 3-4times a week depending on how my skin feels. But it’s important to note that there is such a thing as over exfoliation, This is when you  pull away cells that are not ready to be shed, this can trigger irritation and inflammation, and even worsen acne/breakouts. So be sure to do it moderately.

I have used a variety of products but these are my top 4. They range from type to texture. From this you should be able to know more about non-invasive methods of exfoliating  and hopefully find one that works for you.

Starting from Mild to strong.

1. Clarins Gentle brightening exfoliator: I just got this recently and I absolutely love and would recommend it. I have this aunt that her skin is like a baby’s and swears by Clarins products. I decided to give it a try and it was love at first trial. When they say gentle they mean ultra gentle. The beads are super micro and doesn’t feel like you’re scrubbing anything. It has a lotion-soap like consistency and is ideal for people with sensitive skin. When you’re done your skin feels softer and almost appears brighter. Been using it for a month plus, so far so good! It smells great and costs about $30.DSC_1142

2. Queen Helene Mint Julep facial scrub: I’ve been using queen Helene products since my uni days, precisely their Mint Julep mask. I recently got this Mint scrub and it gives the same gratifying effect as the Clarins exfoliator i.e. Softer and radiant skin. It’s deep cleansing and is great for unclogging pores. However this is for the people who would like to feel the rubbing effect of a scrub. The granules are medium-sized but you’d definitely feel it as you scrub along. It also has a cooling effect caused by the mint, which is nice with Cold water. I love this as it helps to reduce oil…… great for acne prone skin. I use this product on weekends.


3. Eden’s Apricot Face and body scrub: I’ve raved about this product on my twitter before. I love the size and the fact that a tub lasts me for a long time. I use this on my face and neck sometimes. on days when I feel I’ve had a sun beaten-oily face, I reach out for this. I scrub in circular motions for about 15-30seconds and rinse off with warm water. The results are instant, baby face suppleness. It doesn’t dry out my skin, instead It hydrates and moisturises. The beads are quite large and some may find it harsh, but my face and neck are used to it. It’s also very affordable, costs between  N900-N1200 at most stores.DSC_1134

4. Champneys Facial cleansing system: I have talked about this before HERE, It’s battery operated so I use it on weekends. it’s a cheaper alternative to the Clarisonic. The brushes don’t spin but the handle vibrates, so you simply use in a circular motion. It comes with three different brushes( Soft, body, & exfoliating). I use the softer one more often because the exfoliating one is really hard. When I find white heads the exfoliating brush comes to my rescue. I use my regular face soap first then I go in with the brush. When I’m done, my skins feels really clean. Not necessarily softer but squeaky clean. You can find this at boots UK.DSC_1137

These are my top four exfoliating products presently, tell me which one you’ve used before or hoping to try. If you currently exfoliate do share your top products and tips below. I’d love to hear from you.




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Hello Beautiful People!

“You are the salt of the earth. But remember that salt is useful in association, but useless in isolation.”- Israelmore Ayivor

Been a minute on here! How are y’all doing? The last 3 months was all shades of beautiful against all odds and I am grateful. I don’t know if you are familiar with the ‘end of the year syndrome’, where everyone get to be more aggressive with goals set up at the beginning of the year, well I am having that already *covers face*. In the midst of this, God keeps reminding me of how he has answered some of my unremembered prayers (made for myself and others), how he has been busy attending to my very urgent needs that I have no idea of.

My point, stay grateful! refuse to be overwhelmed by the unaccomplished goals.

Every reader on this platform is celebrated; your comments are appreciated (tho’ I ask for more….lol). In view of the motive behind this platform- to help others excel in their academic endeavours, I hope that this segment of ‘Academics with Wunmi’ has been helpful.

In today’s post, I would Read More


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