Month: December 2011

Event: Champagne, Cupcakes & Curltalk – Sunday 18th December

Kinky Apothecary (who just happen to be our favourite natural hair company in the entire world) is celebrating their 2nd birthday!! Join us in celebrating with them, and celebrate the beauty of that which we were born with naturally. There will be advice on hand regarding natural hair care, free samples and lots of shopping to be done.  The event which is hosted at Bogobiri House in Ikoyi is sure to be lots of fun so don’t miss out!

That Thin Colourful Line.

Nicki Minaj and Rihanna are two ladies I love when it comes to colourful bold eyeshadows. I love bold eyeshadows….when done properly it adds life and interest to a simple makeup look and speaks volumes without you actually speaking. But then someone who refuses to be caught with vibrant shadow but still wants that colour and vibrancy will ask….“how do I take part in the fun without going all the way? “ The answer is simple; Colour eyeliners. A colourful eyeliner ranging from blue to violet can give a very neutral look an edge without committing to a full eyelid of colour. Everyone from Kelly Rowland to Leona Lewis have been rocking this trend and you too can be a part of it. Achieving this look is very easy, using any coloured eyeliner pencil, apply to the upper and lower lash line or waterline and smudge slightly with a smudge brush for more drama.

Video: The Importance of Colour

Ever since I was a child I’ve had a deep love of colours. I always loved painting and Art was one of my favourite subjects at school. I can honestly say that for me, the transition between working on canvas to painting beautiful makeup on a face was just the most logical natural step to take.  But understanding the relationships between colours is something that anyone can learn and is one of the most fundamental basics that any makeup artist should know. Colour Theroy is a must in all aspects of our lives not just makeup. It can be applied to our clothes and home decor as well. May interior design and fashion courses start with education about colour. It’s all around us. Colour is everywhere and once you harness their power, you can transform your world!! You can pick up wheels from any good beauty retailer or an arts and crafts store. But don’t worry if you’re in Lagos and can’t find any, Colour Wheels will be on sale at the Sacred Artistry Academy …

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition – Ice Queen – Winter Wonderland (End of Year Edition)

Hello all my Gorgeous Artistes out there It’s finally here!! The seventh and final instalment of our Monthly Make-up Artistry Competition for 2011!!! The theme as you can see is “Ice Queen – Winter Wonderland” – Now you may be scratching your head and thinking.. you’re all based in Nigeria, but makeup isn’t about boundaries, it’s not restricted to your location. Even if you’re sweltering in the heat, we want you to convince us that you’re in a magical “cold” fairytale!! Feel free to use accessories and props and of course.. lashes!! 😀 All photos must be raw unedited images and as always you can perform the makeup either on yourself or on a model. Entries must be submitted by 27th December (we’re giving you a few days extra because of xmas). Results will be announced on Friday 30th December 2012 (what a way to end the year!!). 🙂

Walk on the Black side….If you dare.

So winter is upon us, well harmattan in Nigeria but its all winter as we have shorter days and longer nights. Speaking of Nights I have always wanted to try one of those black vampire type smokey eyes. I am not afraid of crazy colours but that is theone look that scares me. I recently worked on a client who wanted the look and I remembered also working on a model for a shoot that required the same look (picture below) and it inspired me to try it on myself. Hey, if she clould pull it off so well so can I. (its only make up right?)