Nigeria Welcomes LilPumpkinPie05 (Jackie Aina) for Social Media Week Lagos 2014

I’m going to Nigeria! *does happy dance*, in less than one month!

I was recently contacted about being a panelist for the Beauty UnMasked panel during Social Media Week Lagos in February. I think it’s awesome that we’re highlighting the impact of social media on our culture and society in Africa, mainly in Nigeria because if many if you don’t already know my father is from Nigeria and I haven’t been since my childhood years. This literally is a dream come true for me! The event is free ladies and I hope to see you there so hurry up and register on the website!

beauty unmasked

an excerpt taken from the Beauty UnMasked page

“The goal of this discussion is to empower Nigerian women by discussing how we can connect our current and future beauty ideals to our heritage as African women. We will also highlight current misconceptions around “beauty” in Nigeria and the Diaspora. Lastly, we will explore how we as content curators can determine trends on social media while incorporating tradition and culture.

At the end of the event, an audience member will be chosen to share their beauty story. Their story will also be on the Social Media Week Lagos blog and they will receive N10,000 worth of beauty products from My Makeup & Cosmetics.”


WHAT. Did they say FREE MAKEUP?! Girl now you HAVE to go!


I knew my job would eventually bring me to some pretty awesome places but this moment is full circle for me because I feel like I will be coming HOME finally. I am very excited to meet and connect with many of you ladies and if you’re in Nigeria I hope to see you not only at the panel BUT also I will be having a makeup workshop while I am there!


beauty unmasked tour


This makes me seriously giddy with excitement as for the first time in a long time I get to combine my two passions: makeup and traveling. I knew great things were to come but I had no idea how rapidly and I truly look forward to meeting you ladies and I hope you register for this class ladies!


I will be having two makeup lessons in one day, both sessions will cover the same topic, choose which session best fits your needs. Some things I will be covering during the workshop:

A full face makeup routine (I haven’t decided if I want to do glam, a daytime look or a nighttime look, I suppose I will choose the one based on which one my audience favors)
Shade matching foundation
Eyebrow shaping
Applying false lashes
Applying eyeshadow
Contouring and highlighting like a pro
Choosing lip colors to match your eyes

I will also be giving tips and discussing how to maximize your social media and internet presence.

Just know that there will be a lot of love, passion and most of all education poured into this makeup workshop so I truly hope you ladies can register and make it! A huge special thank you to My Makeup & Company for inviting me to the Beauty Unmasked Panel as well as sponsoring the workshop, hopefully this is only the beginning of future opportunities to do makeup in Nigeria. Be sure to follow MyMakeupNG on Twitter for more updates about the makeup workshop.

I am possibly thinking of doing a meetup while I am there, it seems only right. What do you guys think? Please let me know and leave recommendations for a meetup place in the comments section down below, I’d love to hear some input since I’m not really familiar with Nigeria just yet.

Did I mention how excited I am to meet you all?! Get ready ladies February is going to be one hell of a month for us!!

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  • Ladybaker

    hey jackie i cnt wait for this event and yess meet up pls i leave ireland for nigeria that week too nd am into the whole makeup n beauty industry it wud b tots amazing to see u der too,,,,,going to register straight away :)

    • Jackie

      excited to meet you! xx