Tuesday, November 12, 2013

House Of Tara Beauty Bruncheon

On Wednesday 6th February 2013, House of Tara hosted Make-Up Artists, Bloggers, Lifestyle Entrepreneurs and the Media to the First Edition of the Beauty Bruncheon.

Created to foster engagement amongst key stakeholders in the Nigerian Beauty & Lifestyle Industry, the Beauty Bruncheon is a networking event that will be held once a year.

I was really excited to attend, the opportunity to meet and network with so many beauty gurus in one place was a definite draw. Sadly it fell on a weekday and I had to do one of my infamous Lunchbreak Dashes in order to attend, spent only an hour there before I had to go back to work but it was an hour well spent.

Guests at the Bruncheon included Leading MUA’s Lola Maja, Banke Meshida-Lawal, Bolanle Okusanya-Feyita, Bimpe Onakoya ; Pioneering MUA, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Representatives from International brands L’Oreal, Mac Cosmetics and; the Brand Manager Maybelline New York (L’Oreal Central West Africa) , Bukola Balogun.

The bruncheon was also well attended by a talented group of new generation MUA’s , including Funmi Abeke, Lolade Ogunjim of Dainty Affairs, Joyce Jacobs, Theodora Mogo of Doranne Beauty, Debola Falana, Omontese Akhetuamn of BeautyCookStudio & Stella’s Addiction; 

Media personalities; Kemi Ogunleye, Noble Igwe of 360nobs, Wana Udobang, Adaure Achumba, Onah Nwachukwu, Michelle Dede, Kaylah Oniwo & a host of bloggers and beauty enthusiasts gathered to network over a delicious brunch!

Bimpe Onakoya was honored for her contribution to make-up artistry and for her recent appointment as the Artistic Director for Maybelline New York in Nigeria. 

In addition, Love Olaleye, Winner of the Face to Face Makeup Competition at The Makeup Show in Orlando Florida & a House of Tara Make-Up school alumnus was recognized.

The highlight of the event was the speed mentoring session were guests were given the opportunity to ask questions and be given valuable advise by Lola Maja, Tara-Fela Durotoye, Bimpe Onakoya, Banke Meshida-Lawal and Bolanle Okusanya-Feyita.

Germany’s ARD TV crew was around to capture all the fun and exciting moments at the brunch!

It was a very positive and inspiring environment and I already can’t wait for the second edition of the beauty bruncheon. 



  1. Daks dear, Wednesday 6th of February? A mistake? I guess...cos there's no way you're giving us almost a year old gist. You make the event seem exciting!

  2. Nice read! I like the suggestions.


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