Year: 2013

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Day 11 – Zaron Hair & Beauty Day)

Hey Gods & Goddesses So it’s ten down and two more to go but don’t worry.. there are still lots of goodies up for grabs every day until the 24th December 2013!! We’d just like to apologise for missing the last day.  The post didn’t quite go live automatically, but never fear, we’ll make it up to you and we’re excited because that now means that our final giveaway will now have 2 winners!!!  Wooo Hoooo.. now that we’ve gotten that out of the way.. On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Day 9 – Lise Beauty Day)

Hey Gods & Goddesses So it’s eight down and four more to go but dont worry.. there are still lots of goodies up for grabs every day until the 24th December 2013!! Just a quick reminder, the winners will be chosen daily at random.  We’ll pick a winner every night and Bob’s your uncle, someone has won themselves a luscious goodie courtesy of a variety of very kind friends of ours who have willingly donated products for this very merry occasion. Soooo…*Drumroll* *Singing* On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Day 8 – BM Pro Day)

Hey Gods & Goddesses So it’s seven down and five more to go! Can you imagine.. there are still lots of goodies up for grabs every day until the 24th December 2013!! Just a quick reminder, the winners will be chosen daily at random.  We’ll pick a winner every night and Bob’s your uncle, someone has won themselves a luscious goodie courtesy of a variety of very kind friends of ours who have willingly donated products for this very merry occasion. Soooo…*Drumroll* *Singing* On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Event: Lagos Makeup Fair & Beauty Connect Series

Did you miss The first and second editions of The Lagos MakeUp and Beauty Connect Series (A makeup and beauty networking event) ?? Well, here’s another one. Don’t miss the 3rd edition tagged ” A Christmas Beauty Mingle” scheduled to hold next week sunday 22nd December 2013 RSVP /More enquries email: makeupandbeautyconnect@gmail.com Let Great Minds Connect!!! Dont Miss Out

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Day 6- Sacred Lashes Giveaway)

Hey Gods & Goddesses So it’s five down and seven more to go! We’re half way through so we’re doing a mid giveaway special!!! But remember, there are still lots of goodies up for grabs every day until the 24th December 2013. A winner will be picked every night and Bob’s your uncle, someone has won themselves a luscious goodie courtesy of a variety of very kind friends of ours who have willingly donated products for this very merry occasion. Soooo…*Drumroll* *Singing* On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Day 5)

Hey Gods & Goddesses So it’s eight down and four more to go! If you don’t know what we’re talking about.. where have you been?  But never fear, there are still lots of goodies up for grabs every day until the 24th December 2013. Just a quick reminder, the winners will be chosen daily at random.  We’ll pick a winner every night at 8pm and Bob’s your uncle, someone has won themselves a luscious goodie courtesy of a variety of very kind friends of ours who have willingly donated products for this very merry occasion. Soooo…*Drumroll* *Singing* On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me..

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Day 4)

Hey Gods & Goddesses So it’s three down and nine more to go! If you don’t know what we’re talking about.. where have you been?  But never fear, there are still lots of goodies up for grabs every day until the 24th December 2013. Just a quick reminder, the winners will be chosen daily at random.  We’ll pick a winner every night at 8pm and Bob’s your uncle, someone has won themselves a luscious goodie courtesy of a variety of very kind friends of ours who have willingly donated products for this very merry occasion. Soooo…*Drumroll* *Singing* On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Day 3)

Hey Gods & Goddesses So it’s two down and ten more to go! If you don’t know what we’re talking about.. where have you been?  But never fear, there are still lots of goodies up for grabs every day until the 24th December 2013. The concept is pretty simple. Every day for the next 10 days we’ll be giving away an early Christmas present to one lucky reader.  The winners will be chosen daily at random.  We’ll pick a winner every night at 8pm and Bob’s your uncle, someone has won themselves a luscious goodie courtesy of a variety of very kind friends of ours who have willingly donated products for this very merry occasion. *Drumroll* *Singing* On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Day 2)

Hey Gods & Goddesses So it’s one down and eleven more to go! If you don’t know what we’re talking about.. where have you been?  But never fear, there are still lots of goodies up for grabs every day until the 24th December 2013. The concept is pretty simple. Every day for the next 11 days we’ll be giving away an early Christmas present to one lucky reader.  The winners will be chosen daily at random.  We’ll pick a winner every night at 8pm and Bob’s your uncle, someone has won themselves a luscious goodie courtesy of a variety of very kind friends of ours who have willingly donated products for this very merry occasion. *Drumroll* *Singing* On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Trend Alert : Ombre Hair.

Hey Lovelies, Its another Thursday, and as promised I have another hot trend ruling the beauty scene. Yes, its Ombre hair. I’m sure a lot of people don’t know this, but Ombre is actually a french word gotten from the verb Ombrer, to shade (please bear with me, I’m a french language graduate).  Ombre hair refers to hair fading from dark to light or from light to dark, so instead of one color from the roots to the tip, we have a sort of gradation of color from dark to light or from dark to light from the roots to the tip.

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway (Day 1)

Hey Gods & Goddesses It’s finally here!! I really wished that we could have started the giveaway yesterday on 11/12/13 to make it an even more memorable event but then that would have been 13 days of Christmas.. which doesn’t quite sound right.. lol.. So, we’ll stick to our 12 Days on the 12th of the 12th.. How’s that for special eh! The concept is pretty simple. Every day for the next 12 days we’ll be giving away an early Christmas present to one lucky reader.  The winners will be chosen daily at random.  We’ll pick a winner every night at 8pm and Bob’s your uncle, someone has won themselves a luscious goodie courtesy of a variety of very kind friends of ours who have willingly donated products for this very merry occasion. *Drumroll* *Singing* On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

Bad Nail Day? : Dealing with Fungal Nail Infections.

Hey Guys, Today we are going to be discussing a problem many women (and men) shy away from and are ashamed to own up to dealing with at one point or the other. We generally take pride in our appearance, and our nails, which are very important in judging a woman’s level of class, style and also, hygiene. So we tend to avoid admitting infections and try to cover up with nail polish or artificial nails which could contribute to the spread of the infection and pose as a bigger problem in the long run. A fungal infection is an inflammatory condition and is estimated to occur in about 1 billion people each year. So, a nail fungal infection is an inflammatory condition of the nails caused by a fungus that can manifest in many ways, beginning with  a white or yellow spot under the tip of the fingernail/toenail, and may spread and cause the nail to  discolor, thicken,develop crumbling edges, and in extreme conditions even separate from the nail bed (and fall off!!!  This …

Bad Nail Day? : Dealing with Fungal Nail Infections.

Hey Guys, Today we are going to be discussing a problem many women (and men) shy away from and are ashamed to own up to dealing with at one point or the other. We generally take pride in our appearance, and our nails, which are very important in judging a woman’s level of class, style and also, hygiene. So we tend to avoid admitting infections and try to cover up with nail polish or artificial nails which could contribute to the spread of the infection and pose as a bigger problem in the long run. A fungal infection is an inflammatory condition and is estimated to occur in about 1 billion people each year. So, a nail fungal infection is an inflammatory condition of the nails caused by a fungus that can manifest in many ways, beginning with  a white or yellow spot under the tip of the fingernail/toenail, and may spread and cause the nail to  discolor, thicken,develop crumbling edges, and in extreme conditions even separate from the nail bed (and fall off!!!  This …

Bad Nail Day? : Dealing with Fungal Nail Infections.

Hey Guys, Today we are going to be discussing a problem many women (and men) shy away from and are ashamed to own up to dealing with at one point or the other. We generally take pride in our appearance, and our nails, which are very important in judging a woman’s level of class, style and also, hygiene. So we tend to avoid admitting infections and try to cover up with nail polish or artificial nails which could contribute to the spread of the infection and pose as a bigger problem in the long run. A fungal infection is an inflammatory condition and is estimated to occur in about 1 billion people each year. So, a nail fungal infection is an inflammatory condition of the nails caused by a fungus that can manifest in many ways, beginning with  a white or yellow spot under the tip of the fingernail/toenail, and may spread and cause the nail to  discolor, thicken,develop crumbling edges, and in extreme conditions even separate from the nail bed (and fall off!!!  This …

Spa Special: Priority One Jets Presents: International Destinations for Rejuvenation

Hey Gods & Goddesses, We’ve had a guest post by the lovely folks over at Priority One Jets who are a luxury private jet hire company. We love all things Spa and I can’t think of a better way to spend the day relaxing and being pampered.  As a Spa Consultant I’ve worked with the best Spas in Nigeria but for those of you who’d like to go a bit further afield and make a holiday out of it, check out their suggestions below and start planning your next holiday! International Destinations for Rejuvenation For some, the pursuit for the elusive fountain of youth doesn’t end with a trip to the local drugstore. Whether it’s a sprinkle of diamond dust or a slather of caviar, there is no limit on the lengths that some are willing to go to maintain that youthful glow. From exclusive treatments to luxurious locations, here are a few places to visit where the spas are as breathtaking as the local scenery.

Celebrity Style Spotlight: Why We Love Temi Dollface – Beauty Style Crush

I remember the night I first heard the name “Temi Dollface”.. I was at home in London just after giving birth.. up late with nothing to do, my husband mentioned “I just saw a video by a new artist, I think you’d like her, she has the kind of style you like.”  He also went on to proclaim that she had the best video he’d seen in a long time from a Nigerian artist.   Now this really intrigued me. My husband, bless his socks..is VERY critical.  He can dissect a video from beginning to end. So coming from him this was high praise indeed. Anyway, after the conversation I figured I’d just browse through youtube to see what i’d find.  I mean, as I said, I’d heard of her but i’d never seen any of her videos or heard any of her songs that I could recall.  Let’s just say, I didn’t go to bed till about 5 am..  I fell in Love with her!

Sacred Christmas Extravaganza – 12 Days of Christmas Makeup & Beauty Giveaway

I can’t believe there’s only 17 days left till Christmas.  Where did the year go, time has flown by so quickly! But here we are again.  Tis the season to be jolly.. and that can only mean one thing. Yup, that’s right.. Christmas Giveaways!! So this month we’re doing things a little differently.  There won’t be any “Monday Moodlifts”  *sob* but never fear, we’re giving you something bigger and better.  Our amazing 12 Days of Christmas. 12 Lucky readers will have the chance to win amazing goodies courtesy of some of the biggest names in the hair and makeup industry in Nigeria.   Sadly this competition is only open to those within Nigeria during December. So stay tuned, the 1st giveaway starts on the 12th December 2013 and ends with a big finale on Christmas Eve.  The competition is totally free, you’ll just have to answer one simple question to stand a chance of winning. Remember, you have to be “in it to win it”.. Good Luck Goddesses!!

Diary of a Makeup Artist: Memories of MTV Shuga Season 3 (& Full Episode Video)

Hey Guys So this post is way over due.  I meant to write about my experiences live and direct while filming but that was easier said than done.  Ever since then, i’ve been trying to find the perfect moment to sit down and put pen to paper.. or well.. fingers to keypad.. Lol. Anyway, the series has now officially been release and so, I guess, now is as good a time as any to relive the experience with you. You can watch the first episode here and read all about our adventures on the next page!

Trend Alert : Defined Brows – Love it or Loathe it [Readers Poll]

Hello my lovelies, I’m so excited! I’m Owumi and this is my first post here at Sacred and hopefully every week I’ll bring you a new trend I come across in my adventures on the worldwide web (big smile). So to start with i’m serving up a trend that seems to be getting more and more popular among women, not only in Nigeria but all around the beauty world. It’s on runways, red carpets, magazine covers and yes, even on the busy streets of Lagos. I’m talking about the sharp..defined, full brows (aka the Naija Brow). The first time I noticed this major trend was on the beautiful actress Lily Collins. I fell in love instantly, and being the eager bunny that I am, I went around looking for videos to learn how to get the look.   Alot of people have been inspired to re-create these brows as all the big celebrities seem to be embracing them along with the extreme Highlight and Contour look as seen on Kim K, Beyonce, Rhianna, Miley Cyrus …

Awards Nominations: City People Fashion & Style Awards

It’s that time of the Year again.. it’s Awards Season!  Woo hooo We’re super excited and very very honoured to find out that Lola Maja-Okojevoh along with fellow Makeup Artists Tara Fela Durotoye and Banke Meshida Lawal, will receive a Special Recognition Award at the 8th Annual City People Fashion & Style Awards taking place on Sunday 1st December. We’d like to Thank them in advance and also encourage everyone to vote for their favourite designers/makeup artists/stylists and other personalities in this year’s Awards.  The full list of catagories and nominations are listed below.  Make sure to vote and support the industry!