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THE EVENT SHOW 2015; PINK MATTER

Hey Guys!

Yeeaah… Where do I start from¿

Yes, i’m alive. No, i did not travel to a remote location devoid of the internet. Yes, i’ll put in more effort to be consistent. *drinks a cup of water* I’m sorry I was away for so long.

Now, what started out as a passion to create an entrepreneurial platform to promote local vendors and encourage professionalism in the event industry with just about 30 booths at Civic centre Port Harcourt, circa 2011, is back for it’s 5th edition which promises to be different from the previous ones, thanks to the Tres Bien Events Team.

  

Product exhibition, mentoring sessions, seminars /workshops, a runway show; this year, The Event Show with the theme ‘Pink Matter’ will be going on tour to 2 other Cities, Calabar and Benin.

This year’s theme explained by the organizers;

Pink Matter

The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord and consist of two major tissues known as the grey and white matter. These tissues are mostly responsible for how we learn, think and process information.

Women over the years have transcended their customary roles as home builders and have grown to be powerful forces to reckon with. They have turned into excellent CEOs, Directors, founders of successful business empires and influential public figures while maintaining the home front.

These attributes in the woman has prompted our interest in the topic and for this reason we aim to explore, different aspects of the Pink Matter at the Event Show 2015. The areas in view will be; womanhood , the woman entrepreneur, work place challenges and the woman as a public figure.

As visual beings, women have a strong attachment to fashion and it plays a key role in interpreting how they think. For the fashion show, pink matter elements will be infused; giving designers a chance to interpret it on the runway

We look forward to celebrating the iconic female enterpreneur, mother, public figure and the African woman in general. Pink Matter(s) to us and this we intend to show at the 2015 edition of The Event Show.

Here ye, here ye! Established and upcoming event planners, Entrepreneurs, visitors looking for a platform like this that is sure to showcase a wide range of products and services, sponsors, investors alike; come one, come all and bring a friend.
Have an amazing week ahead!

Xx, Ib.

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NEW FINDS: ECLOTHES.COM.NG

Hey Guys!!! Happy New Year! I know  i haven’t put up anything in a while (and no, i didn’t loose my blogging mojo 😉  ), school and a lot of other things had me for what was left of last year and all through to January this year. eclothes   eclothes  is a New online store based in Nigeria, officially launched in 2014. There is so much glee in my pretty little heart as i write this because i have watched and prayed and waited for the opening of a Nigerian e-clothing store with its main warehouse in Port Harcourt; even considered opening one of mine. Eclothes’ aim is to provide Nigerians an outlet for most/all of their fashion needs. The store promises to offer shoppers with items and pieces for both male and female alike, from popular international high street brands and also local designers from Nigeria and across Africa. Payment can be made online, by bank transfer and then for shoppers who would rather receive their items before they make payments, there is the option of Pay on Delivery so they can be fully satisfied with their merchandise before they make any final commitments. More details about Payment, shipping and delivery are on their site. A lot of things are still in the works and i hope that with time, they’ll have most of e-shopping figured out. Happy Shopping and do remember to check out the site the chance you get, i’m pretty sure you’ll see something that appeals to you and if you don’t, give it time, life is in stages. 😉

Visit Site: http://www.eclothes.com.ng

Have a blessed week ahead! XOXO, Ib.

BLACK FRIDAY//CYBER MONDAY AWOOF!

Hey hey!

The biggest shopping season of the year is here again.

BLK FRDY AWOOF!

Ecommerce is growing pretty fast in Nigeria, that’s a really good thing. Also, we (Nigerians and Africans alike) are quickly adopting a lot of holidays celebrated by a lot of countries around the world, especially holidays from the USA and UK.

Last Month, i watched Nigerians dress up and throw parties to celebrate Halloween (a good number of people do not know the significance of these holidays). Don’t get me wrong, i’ve always liked to dress up since i could walk; as i write this, i can’t help but wonder how many Nigerians, here in Nigeria celebrated Thanksgiving with the rest of the world.

Oh well! Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving and it is so called because of the traffic caused by shoppers and the violence that would take place, sometimes. Cyber Monday is basically the Monday that follows Black Friday.  Black Friday sales can last the whole weekend up until Cyber Monday depending on the retailer.

Here are my favorite sales, as well as my favorite pieces at retailers that ship within and to Nigeria. Enjoy!

ASOS  asos skater skirt  in metallic floral  asos river island bag

*Enter CYBERWKND20 at checkout to receive 20% off order. Ends 08:00 GMT on Tuesday 2nd December.

 

 

KONGA

Fresh Air and other Stories by Reward Nsirim   aerobic dumbell 

JUMIA

 

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CAVEN ETOMI

 

SHUKU PINK STRIPE  Nsibidi GOLD - Root Short Sleeves tee

CODE: BLKFCE

HESEY DESIGNS

Hesey

Purple Flowery signature bag
SWISH IDEAS
handheld sweing machine    waterproof
SPAR
 sharp tv  sharp phone
Visit the closest SPAR outlet to you to get these deals.
ANDREA IYAMAH
I trust that you’ll find deals to your taste!
If you guys know of any other stores that i missed out, kindly let us know about it in the comment section. We would love to hear from you! 😀
Have a great weekend!
Xx, Ib.

ASOS Delivers To Nigeria

Hey Beautiful People!

This is coming later than ‘usual’ but, Happy New Year!!! 😀

I’m sorry i’ve been away for a while (and NO, i didn’t loose my blogging/writing mojo rolleyes 🙄 ), i had professional exams and i didn’t want any distractions. The sacrifice was worth it, God crowned my hard work with success and i am now in my fourth year in Med school.

And more importantly, i’m back!!! 😉 Oh, how i’ve missed writing for y’all.

asos Logo

I’ve received a number of mails concerning how i place my order(s) on ASOS  so I’ll just run through it in this post. There’s no need to fret, it’s pretty easy.

Shopping                                                                                                        Shopping on asos, whether it’s their mobile site or the full web site, is simple. There’s easy navigation and a variety of brands and designers to pick from. You can filter and streamline your search to a range that suits you, checking off color, size, length, etc. You will also need an internationally accepted Master or VISA card; i have used UBA and GTBank Matser Cards and they’ve worked just fine. At checkout, you’ll need to enter the name on the card, the card number, the card expiry date and the card cvv code which is the last three numbers found on the back of card.
Delivery                                                                                                                ASOS delivers to Nigeria and they currently offer two types of delivery options; the standard delivery which is absolutely free and takes up to about 9 working days (if you live in Lagos) or 10-12 working days (if you live in Port Harcourt) and then there is the express delivery which costs about £20 and takes up to 4 working days (for Lagos Residents) and 5 working days (for Port Harcourt Residents).

The first time i placed an order below £100, it took me about a Month+ to find it, i had to pick it up my self from NIPOST and they explained that the reason it wasn’t delivered directly to my house was because there was no phone number for communication. Anyways, after that one time, it never happened again. They always deliver to my house (oh, i had to write down my phone no so they call before delivering the package), except when i decide to pick it up myself. Basically, orders below £100 do not get a tracking number so do well to locate a branch of NIPOST with your zip code as one of their areas of jurisdiction before placing any such orders.

I’ve not yet tried their express delivery but i have placed orders above £100 and they deliver via a different postal agency, SKYNET. You get a tracking number too and you get to pay ‘small change’ for customs, on delivery (depending on the size of your package). I haven’t paid anything higher than N2000 for customs though.

–  I think there’s an exception to this ‘£100 delivery thingy’. There was this one time i got a few pairs of shoes and some other things and it was about £77 in total but SKYNET delivered it to me in about 4/5 days. I was surprised but also super elated with the prompt delivery. (who knows, ASOS might have noticed this ‘faithful customer from Nigeria’ and decided to be nice OR there is an exception to their rule)

Here are some items i’ve gotten from the store

crepe   newlook flat      anchor braceletvintage drop earrings*rimmer londonSeedbead tube asos mini satchel

*NB
Not everything appears the way it does on the site, although i’ve loved everything i’ve gotten from them and not had any cause to return anything.                                         Also, it’s not just female items they have; there’s a male division of the store.
I hope this was helpful, kindly share your asos experience in the comments section below and let us know if you’ll be shopping from asos soon.

Have a lovely week!

XOXO, Ibimina.