Year: 2012

Love it or Loath it: Trend Review – Reverse French Manicure

By Odun Ogunbiyi Ok my lovelies, I’m so excited.. I’ve been set free out of HQ and let loose upon foreign shores! But as promised to the girls back home, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled on behalf of our Sacred Angels and reporting on any trends that may crop up. While scrolling through the August 2012 edition of my InStyle Magazine I kept bumping into articles about the reverse French Manicure. Being a huge fan of expressing myself through my fingertips I was very keen to try this look out.

Monday Mood Lift – Venus Glam Skincare Giveaway

Woo hooo.. It’s Monday again so you know what that means.. We’re BACK with our “Monday Moodlift”!! Our lucky winners over the last month have all be so excited to receive their jam packed goodie bags and who can blame them.  We’ve been tempted to keep all the prezzies for ourselves.. but that wouldn’t be half as much fun as meeting our prize winners every week. So let’s get the ball rolling and let’s see what we have in store for you this time around… drumroll…. Well…… what can we say.. it keeps getting better!  This week we have an AMAZING gift set courtsey of Venus Beauty and their new range of  Products.  *hold your breath*

The Perfect Pout – A Guide to Applying Red Lipstick

By Odun Ogunbiyi When it comes to make-up I can’t think of anything more glamorous, sophisticated and timeless than luscious sexy red lips. There really is a shade out there for everyone and the real way to find it is by trial and error.  You can either buy 100 lipsticks and glosses or get yourself to a makeup store and try them out until you find the shade that works for you and ask a professional to help. Red lipstick works equally well from day to night.  At the moment I’m really loving my Mac Ruby Woo (yes it’s Nigeria’s favourite Lipshade and I think it actually suits EVERY skin tone on the planet, even though Lola has tried to explain to me that it dosen’t! What does she know anyway..) and also my Mary Kay Red.

Beauty Buyers Guide – Love it or Loath it: Bomb Cosmetics Review

Every day around the world.. millions of women are buying products and either squealing in delight or screaming in frustration at yet another item condemned to the back of the draw or better yet.. the bottom of the bin! We at Sacred would love to help you out where we can with those niggling questions.. such as “Should I spend my money on this” ?? We’d love your own personal reviews on products you either Love or Loathe!  Video reviews or written form, send them in and we’ll load them up. It’s all about real people giving us their own real opinions. So without further ado.. let’s start the reviews!

Video: “Ask an Expert” launches on the FAB Magazine Blog

Hey guys, we’re super excited to announce that we’re partnering up with FAB Magazine to create a section especially for all our readers entitled “Ask an Expert”. We’re always getting emails and responding to people individually and we get quite alot of the same concerns and queries so we figured that hey, if one person’s asking perhaps there were alot of others out there that could benefit from the same answer but were just too shy to ask or didn’t know where to look for help.  So we’re here to do just that.

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition – June 2012 – Rainbows after the Storm

Hello all my Gorgeous Artistes out there It’s that time of the month again!  It’s the 2nd instalment of our Monthly Make-up Artistry Competition for 2012!!! The last few days.. or weeks.. have been filled with rain rain and more rain. But here in the wonderful world of Sacred we like to make the most beautiful things out of all that is around us.  Just like nature, who give us a Rainbow after a Storm.  

Red Carpet Beauty Police – 65th Cannes Film Festival

By Tolu Orekoya With the trend towards colour when it came to dresses on the 65th Cannes Film festival, the make up swung towards a much softer look. Neutral lips and softly smudged eyes, which supermodel extraordinaire Naomi Campbell pulled off with grace. Naomi also went with the current trend for eyebrows, which was definitely fuller and while neat are not necessarily sharply defined.

Monday Mood Lift – Blush Beauty Giveaway & WOW Nails Offer

We all know that Monday’s can be a bit of a drag but here in the Wonderful World of Sacred, every day is beautiful! So that’s why we’ve decided to launch the “Monday Moodlift”. We’re so excited!! So everyone jump and shout with us.. Yippee.. yaaay.. woo hooo.. 😀 We have some really lovely goodies lined up over the next few weeks (and if they keep on coming in then hopefully forever more! heheh) We just lurrve to spread the Love.

Doing it the Natural Way – Cucumber to the Rescue

By Tolu Orekoya So.. picture this.. you’re about to have an indulgent night in  pampering yourself with a relaxing beauty treatment. I’m curious. Does that image include a face mask complete with the obligatory cucumber slices covering your eyes?  It’s a classic image that has been used for years in films and adverts. But does it actually work…YES.. it does! And it’s not just for your eyes but for your skin too.

Sacred Creative Artistry Competition – Seasons of The Year (Results)

Welcome back to the results of this month’s compitition. We’re pleased to announce that the winner is Nikki Kane who based her entry on “An English Spring” We’d like to thank everyone who submitted their entries and also those who have been following the compeitition and supporting us since we started last year. Nikki is now the proud owner of a gorgeous set of Red Cherry Lashes as well as a fantastic 10 shade lip palette. We look forward to seeing the “Art” she creates with them. We chose Nikki’s look as we loved the use of a subtle variety of colour and her interpretation of spring.  The flowers that she used in the foreground helped to tie in the total look and complemented the shades of shadow she worked with. It wasn’t too heavily applied but you got a definite warm feeling.  In our opinion the look needed some lashes to make the eyes stand out more. We like the fact that she’s blended in the eyebrows so they’re not too defined but we would have liked to …

Red Carpet Beauty Police – AMAAs 2012

by Tolu Orekoya There’s nothing more glamorous than the red carpet.  From the days of old world hollywood right up to present times, around the world, we all hold our breathes in anticipation waiting to see the biggest names in film, tv and music float down what seems an almost magical carpet.  The fact that you’re even standing on the carpet in the first place announces to us mere mortals that you truly are a celebrity.  Millions of people are glued to their tv screens or pouring through the magazines after the event eager to see who wore what.. who looked amazing and most of all.. who did not! It’s human nature, there’s nothing more satisfying than screaming at the screen “what on earth are you wearing!?”.. But we at Sacred have a higher calling than that.. we’re not interested simply in what they wore.. what we want to know is did their makeup and hair compliment their outfit?  Did she really think that shade of lipstick suited her? OMG who did her hair? (We’re far more civilized don’t …

The Hair Whisperer – How to choose the Right Conditioner

Hey guys.  My name’s Aislynn but you can call me “The Hair Whisperer” First things first, I have to start off by saying: Conditioning your hair is Important Your choice of conditioner depends on your hair type unlike your choice of shampoo which depends on your scalp type.  Choosing the right conditioner can help avoid greasy, limp locks or a dry frizzy head of hair. Oh how we neglect our hair!!  Alot of us act as though our hair magically takes care of itself. And, instead of taking care of your natural hair we stick on “band-aids” to mask our problems (weaves, braids and etc).  We forget once we remove the “cover” we’re back to square one or even worse. Huge amounts of money is spent on taking care of our body and face but not our natural hair.  It’s very important that we use proper conditioners to create that beautiful head of healthy hair.  Conditioning the hair helps to add shine to your hair along with clipping the dead ends.

Side View Magazine’s Spring Edition – “The Colour Issue”

Psssst… Make sure to grab Sideview Magazine’s latest edition featuring their Style-Me Up Guide.  The cover features a collaboration between Lola Maja-Okojevoh and Imelda Ladebo (beauty editor for SMU).  You may recognise it from the “Birds of Paradise” shoot we did in conjunction with Blush Beauty.  If you missed the original post you can catch up here If you don’t have your copy yet.. what are you waiting for?  

While we’ve been away.. Africa Magic Ad Campaign

Gosh so many things to update you all on. So, have you seen the new Africa Magic Campaign to celebrate the launch of their new channels? We’ll in case you’ve missed the television commericals and huge posters around Nigeria (or any where else you may be located).. we’ve added a few images from the amazing shoot we worked on with an immensely talented crew of actors/actresses/singers and personalities. Hair was provided by the amazing Ola for all artists except for Tiwa & Eku who were looked after by the fantastic Deborah Falana Styling can only have been Bolaji Animashaun Photography .. well.. who else by Kelechi Amadi-Obi Make-up.. yeah.. you know this part.. The Sacred Team! (except for Tiwa) Thank you to Monisola & Phunke for assisting on this huge project. You girls were amazing as always.