Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference ’15. The Scoop.

Hi everyone! Did you see my StyleVitae Instagram takeover where I hijacked their page and took pictures at the conference? You should have a look on Instagram under the hashtags #SVBeauty #NicoleForSVBeauty and #thenicolecode for pictures of me being a nuisance etc, and watch out for a post by me on giving you all the gist about what happened there coming soon 🙂



In the meantime, here’s the inside scoop on the products and brands I saw which I am the MOST EXCITED about- because thats what we are all here for!



Olori Cosmetics

Olori is a Nigerian beauty brand that develops cosmetics with locally sourced ingredients (Sold! You guys know I am the Chairman of Team #BuyNigerian). Their best selling ‘Damage Be Gone’ deep conditioning treatment looks incredible- it is made with palm kernel nut butter, and is said to restore and replenish even the most dry, damaged and chemically over processed hair. Yes please! Can’t wait to try this, Expect a review on this shortly.





Luxe Beauty

A brand after my own heart.

  • It is #BuyNigerian compliant
  • The owner is absolutely lovely
  • Their product range consists of handmade organic ingredients
  • Everything is beautifully packaged and presented


The products look and smell so good you could eat them (Please don’t). I’m particularly interested in their Chocolate Cravings soap (made with cocoa.Yum!) and their Pure Goats Milk Lotion.







Biologique Recherche

I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the FULL BR range is and has been available at the Dermacare Spa right here in Lagos for the last two years. Biologique Recherché is a French cosmetics brand that is best known for their P50 toner- which is an absolutely legendary product in beauty circles.

The P50 is available in different strengths,  and when I bought it from America a few months ago I went with the strongest of the lot (the P50 1970 formula). It did not work out. But I’m excited to try a different strength of this formula because it is meant to be life changing and I WILL NOT BE LEFT OUT.





Image Skincare

Another well known brand I have been meaning to investigate. Here are some cool products I came across.

Salicylic Gel Cleanser -Salicylic is a no brainer for acne prone, oily skin like mine so yes.


Vitamin C serum– a hydrating, anti-aging serum that evens out the complexion with one application (allegedly). Yes again!


Salicylic Clarifying Tonic (not pictured. Sorry I was hungry and got confused) –  I’m excited for this because I haven’t come across a toner that has both salicylic AND glycolic acid, which are both potent for blemishes.



So thats it!  It was a great event, so pleased I had to opportunity to attend and I can’t wait to try all these babies.


Have you tried any of these products? Should I be afraid?

Let me know,



  • Unoma
    Posted at 14:40h, 09 October Reply

    Hi! I want to try the P50 toner do you mind telling me why you didn’t get along with the one you purchased? I’m off to do some research on image skincare the serum and toner have grabbed my attention!

    • Nicole
      Posted at 15:10h, 09 October Reply

      Hi Unoma! I’m not sure why actually.It just broke me out severely. I thought my skin was ‘purging’ at first. But it went on for ages. I took a break for about 2 weeks, then tried again but this time I diluted it. Same thing. I think maybe my skin does not like the Phenol in the formula. Either ways I will DEFINITELY give it another try- I will probably try the P50W this time (supposed to be for sensitive skin) as opposed to the P50 1970 which is the strongest. The 1970 is unavailable in Nigeria anyways I think.
      Hope this was helpful! xx

  • bless
    Posted at 21:17h, 11 October Reply

    More of these Nicole, very enlightening,thanks for sharing.

  • margaret
    Posted at 19:47h, 03 November Reply

    Hi Nicole,

    Amazing job! Thank you so much for all the useful tips. Please where can I buy the Image Vitamin C serum and the Image Salicylic clarifying tonic. Thanks.

    • Nicole
      Posted at 10:14h, 04 November Reply

      Hi Margaret! I’m putting up a post in a few hours on the Image toner. All the info will be there. Thanks so much hun xx

  • Nanya
    Posted at 16:21h, 09 July Reply

    Hello Nicole,
    I understand this old post, but hopefully you get to read this. Any idea where I can get the Image skincare clarifying Tonic in Lagos please. Ones face needs serious help.

    • Nicole
      Posted at 16:20h, 12 July Reply

      Hi Nanya! It is available at Laserderm Clinic-240c Kofo Abayomi Street, VI, Lagos. Thats where I get mine xx

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