Month: June 2011

Through the Ages – Making up my Mind about my Makeup

Hey guys, you’re going to have to bear with me for a while. I’ll probably babble on for a while but then i’ll get to the point in the end, eventually, I hope! As strange as it sounds, I hate wearing makeup!!!  Hmm  ok, maybe that’s a little bit too strong perhaps I should say, I HATE seeing colour on my face. You can laugh all you like or scratch your head, but as the old saying goes, a mechanic’s car is always run down and a builders home is always like a construction site.   You’ll find that sometimes, alot of makeup artists or hairdressers actually can’t be bothered with themselves half the time. But, when I first discovered makeup, it was a beautiful treasure trove, calling out to me, it wanted to caress my face, embrace me, it demanded my attention and wanted me to give myself without reservation to our relationship.

Spa Pedicures – Are they really worth it?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Spa Pedicure or a normal Pedicure? I’ll tell you what, it’s a lot more than just  a professional toenail job. A Spa Pedicure is a procedure which cleans and removes the dead skin cells from the feet and toenails. It helps prevent nail diseases. The pedicure is also accompanied by a foot massage that rejuvenates the skin as well as relaxing the muscles. But what really sets it apart is the fact that it’ll be a longer service, with more steps — an aromatic exfoliating scrub, hydrating mask, hot towel wrap, jelly pedicures and paraffin dips are also on the menu at alot of places and this are the things that’ll make the spa pedicure last longer and feel more luxurious. If you’re more adventurous, you can invest in a fish pedicures (where you dip your feet into a tank full of tiny fish which nibble away at the hard skin on your feet!  But in general, they will help to remove excess dead hard …

Sacred Creative Artistry Results (June 2011)

Soo without any delay, we’re pleased to announce the results of our first ever Sacred Creative Artistry Competition. . . 1st Place Winner Omagbemi Rukevwe Blessing with 3,469 votes . . . . 2nd Place Winner Monisola Adejo with 2,494 votes  . . . . 3rd Place Winner Omegie Etamesor Nsofor with 197 votes  . . . Due to the tremendous response we’ve received we’ve decided to give a prize to each of the top three entrants. Our 1st place winner will receive a selection of MAC Products worth N15k (£60) & Sacred Lashes worth N3k each Our 2nd place winner will receive 2 sets of Sacred Lashes Our 3rd place winner will receive 1 set of Sacred Lashes They will also all be featured on our website with interviews about themselves & samples of their work. Just to confirm, the figures above exclude the “comment box” votes received but the votes cast in that section were not enough to swing votes in any direction due to the large gap between top 3. The results above are verified …

Looking into the Book

The most important thing for a makeup artist, aside from their talent and their makeup kit is their portfolio.  It’s your CV and it’s your body of work. It’s your number one means of selling yourself to potential clients.  The same applies to fashion designers.  From the budding new start up entreprenures to the couture fashion houses, their Lookbooks are a vital tool in promoting new collections. For many new designers, their “Lookbook” is a way of selling their work to buyers at large department stores and can help clinch that vital contract. They are printed to the highest quality and sent out to various places or given out at organised collection viewings. This was the case when new designer Bunmi Koko set about creating their first edition.    Even though the name speaks volumes about her heritage her designs are universal and her couture creations have thrust her into the limelight. She has won several awards and has showcased her work around the world all within a year and a half.  Not many designers …

Mascara – A Girls Best Friend? By Adeola O

When I did a survey asking which one beauty item a lady would never do without, the top answer I got seemed a little far fetched –  the mascara. First, I wondered of its importance, mascara?  Isn’t  it just a thick mass of ink that coats the lashes?  The mascara reveals the best or worst of a woman’s face – it says calm, cool, wild, bold, weird, fierce and even at times carries the whole look. As I’ve discovered finding the perfect mascara is a more complex task than one might think; having tried various formulas which didn’t quite reveal the basics of a perfect mascara.

Banish those Lumps & Clumps – Mascara Tips by June S

Picking the right mascara can be a confusing task.  All kinds of thoughts run through your mind as you stare at the vast selection of brands and wonderful claims by each brand.  You wonder if your lashes would look better if you picked the thickening mascara.  The truth is, lashes differ from person to person so you will have to decide what you want to achieve.  Well, here’s what you need to know about mascaras in general. You can tell a lot about a mascara by the shape of the wand. Fat brushes create voluptuous lashes, while skinny brushes will coat each lash perfectly without clumping. Curved wands will help curl lashes.

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition (NOW CLOSED)

Hello all my Gorgeous Artistes out there We’re so pleased to announce the launch of our monthly makeup artistry competition. The rules are very simple. Each month we’ll set a different theme. All you have to do is interpret the theme however you like. It’s a creative competition so have fun with it! You can use adornments and costumes (if you’re brave).. heheh.. and of course.. Lashes! The makeup can either be done on yourself or on a model. We don’t mind. But they should be photographs you’ve taken yourself. We don’t allow any professionally photoshopped or airbrushed images. The competition is open to makeup artists based within the US, UK, Europe and Nigeria!! Photographs were initially submitted either through email to us or posted onto our group wall The competition was open for 2 weeks with all images being submitted by midnight tonight.  Public voting will be open for over this weekend. The winner will be announced on Monday 13th June. Up for grabs this month are a gorgeous set of lashes from …

Hmmm it’s been a bit quiet around here…

Hey Gods & Goddesses We really apologise for the little quiet spell we’ve had around here.  Thank you for not forgetting about us though.  We can see from the hits per day that people are still regularly coming along and actively browsing the site.  Thank you for all your emails as well.  Business has been so busy that it’s been difficult for us to regularly update the site but never fear, we haven’t gone anywhere, we were just doing a little behind the scenes shuffle around and we’re now back to stay. Right so without further ado.. we continue on our quest for the very best in beauty articles, hair care tips and makeup techniques. Make sure you check in this weekend, voting starts on our first ever creative artistry competition. This month’s theme was of course.. “Goddess”. Much love, as always.. The Sacred Team