Month: September 2011

Blush Beauty – Birds of Paradise Lookbook

Helloo all you makeup junkies out there Ok so last month we told you about Blush Beauty’s new collection “Birds of Paradise”.   We’re excited to let you know that the collection is now available at their store 1388 Tiamiyu Savage, VI ( Sacred Lashes collaborated with Blush for their latest collection, releasing limited edition lashes to compliment the range and our Creative Director Lola Maja-Okojevoh was on hand with one of our most favourite makeup artists in the world – Imelda Ladebo.  We also had surprise guest appearances to help out with styling & shoot direction from the Owner of Blush Beauty Bola Fadina as well as the Editor in Chief of Sideview Magazine herself Dumebi. Considering both Lola MO and Dumebi AI were both heavily pregnant at the time it was a fun filled day with creative juices flowing (and everyone praying that no waters broke on set!!!)

Death in a Jar: Seperating Fact from Fiction – Haircare by Debola

Hello my Sacred Gods & Goddesses Now that we’ve covered a bit of the basics on Black/African hair, I want to get into some of the nitty gritty of some hair care errors that we’ve been programmed to believe, basically from birth, to ritualize. In my short time here in Lagos, this has been one of the most challenging topics I’ve encountered in trying to convince my clients that its just plain wrong! I mean I just get fought left, right and center. So lets get down and dirty… Hair Care Error #1: SAY NO TO GREASE aka POMADE aka “DEATH IN A JAR” I have yet to visit a salon or household in Lagos that does not house a plethora of hair grease/cream options. And every time I see it being used on someone’s scalp/hair, it literally pains me! (We’ll talk about other things that pain me in the weeks to come). I mean, globs of grease /cream are slabbed onto the scalps and hair strands of endless amounts of black women and we think …

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition – Red Carpet Glamour (Now Closed)

Hello all my Gorgeous Artistes out there Welcome to the fourth instalment of our Monthly Make-up Artistry Competition. Theme As usual, 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! This month is a very special month. I know usually the theme’s are “creative” and out of the norm, but this month, we’re celebrating. Our Artistic Director Lola Maja-Okojevoh has been nominated as Makeup Artist of the Year for three awards! So to tie in with this, the theme this month is: “Red Carpet Glamour”