Year: 2014

Event- My Makeup in Nigeria Conference Adventure

The morning of MINC began for me as an adventure. This was the first ever unique Pro-Makeup artist Conference in Nigeria -250 Years of Combined Experience & Expertise! 11 International Renowned Makeup Experts! 500 Fast Rising makeup artists! 1 Event! I couldn’t wait to experience it! Makeup artistry is certainly a field that has blossomed in Nigeria over the years, and on the 30th of April 2014, over 700 makeup entrepreneurs and beauty influencers were present under one roof at the Oriental Hotel to be part of the Makeup in Nigeria Conference. I got to the venue a little over 9am and I walked into a hall bubbling with activity. It was going to be a good day, and I could feel it already. I snagged myself a ticket and hurried through the attractive exhibition stands and into the hall which was already filled to capacity, wow. Apparently, some people woke up that morning feeling the need to be present at the event and came to make late registrations. (Well done! Lol!) Thankfully, the hall was large enough to accommodate squatters (lol), and what you couldn’t see …

Event: FOREO Launches in Nigeria at the Cosmex Trade Fair

Hello Beauty Lovers! The Cosmex Trade Fair  is on! It’s an international event/exhibition, with countries like the United Kingdom, United States of America, Dubai, Paris, Germany, etc, being represented. And… FOREO, got its first official introduction to Nigeria! The response we got from the attendees have been AMAZING! FOREOS’ stand remained busy, providing attendees with free facial massage treatment, allowing them experience first hand, the deep and gentle cleansing effect of this silicone facial brush. I could see them smile as they relaxed to its pampering effect! As official Partners/Distributors for Nigeria, Sacred made sure those visiting fell in love with the FOREO LUNA™ range and were aware of the opportunities to distribute and stock the brand at their salons & spas or retail outlets. I promise you, you can’t go wrong using LUNA. Check out our review of Luna here. Many international cosmetic brands came into Nigeria for the first time to advertise their products and hopefully, get Nigerian based distributors. If you think this is something you’d be interested in (or you know someone who might be interested in being representatives of these …

Event: The Holistic Beautyprenure Ibadan -Review

Hello Gods & Goddesses! It’s one more day to TGIF! Yay! I hope the week has been productive for you! Yesterday, I got the chance to listen to Lola share her 22 years worth of experience and knowledge with very passionate makeup and beauty lovers, at the Holistic Beautyprenuer Event which took place in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State. Now, something pretty interesting happened on our way there, perhaps you heard about it already, but I’m itching to share it with you, lol! I received quite a number of calls informing me and of a BBM broadcast message which had gone viral. Supposedly, boko haram was attacking on Lagos-Ibadan express road. It was a hoax! In fact, we experienced the most hitch-free road trip to Ibadan and (wait for it…) coming into Lagos! Yes! No traffic coming into Lagos! It was awesome. Thank God *gratitude*! I digress! Back to my post! At the Holistic event, we arrived as Love Olaleye (winner of the Makeup Show Chicago 2013) was teaching and demonstrating on how to achieve …

EVENT: Come and redefine your brand at THE HOLISTIC BEAUTYPRENEUR 2!!

Hi Gods and Goddess! Another event round the corner and I am one of the facilitators! The Holistic Beautypreneur 2! This is its second edition organised by two beautypreneurs, Olubunmi Fajuyigbe of Bee’s Signatures Academy and Temitayo Aderibigbe of Nsoleke.  The event will host a series of training workshops for beauty entrepreneurs. The workshops will feature: Skincare and Eyelash Training Class Social Media Networking and e-Business Class The Business Side of Beauty Basic Photography Skills for Beautypreneur As a beauty entrepreneur, you are not just a makeup artist, but also a health advocate, a photographer, a business manager and most importantly, a brand. Come and join us and transform your brand from “that makeup artist down the road” to “THE MAKEUP ARTIST”, a complete, holistic brand! It’s taking place in Ibadan! So, Ibadan Gods and Goddess, I will be seeing you soon!

Monday Moodlift: Foreo Luna Launches in Africa

Hellooooooooo Everyone!! I can’t believe it’s April already.  What’s even more amazing, is that it’s the month of Transformation and Regneration.  There’s so much to be thankful for this Easter period and we at Sacred have fully embraced the mood of the season and bring to you our Easter Bonanza!! So who’s heard of Foreo?  Hmmm anyone?  If you haven’t .. where have you been?!?!  It’s literally the biggest thing that’s happened to the beauty industry since they invented soap. And that was a very very long time ago. Lol. Ok so basically it’s taken the world by storm.  Don’t take my word for it. Vogue and Marie Claire have had nothing but great things to say about it. It’s sold in Harrods & Harvey Nichols in the UK and the Middle East amongst other luxury retailers and our favourite Beauty Boutique Sephora was quick to snap it up in the US.  And now.. it’s available here.. YUP.. I said it.. Here.. literally.. at Sacred .. Woo Hooo!!  We’re the first Salon / Boutique to …

Monday Moodlift: Easter Bonanza – Foreo Luna Launches in Africa

Hellooooooooo Everyone!! I can’t believe it’s April already.  What’s even more amazing, is that it’s the month of Transformation and Regneration.  There’s so much to be thankful for this Easter period and we at Sacred have fully embraced the mood of the season and bring to you our Easter Bonanza!! So who’s heard of Foreo?  Hmmm anyone?  If you haven’t .. where have you been?!?!  It’s literally the biggest thing that’s happened to the beauty industry since they invented soap. And that was a very very long time ago. Lol. Ok so basically it’s taken the world by storm.  Don’t take my word for it. Vogue and Marie Claire have had nothing but great things to say about it. It’s sold in Harrods & Harvey Nichols in the UK and the Middle East amongst other luxury retailers and our favourite Beauty Boutique Sephora was quick to snap it up in the US.  And now.. it’s available here.. YUP.. I said it.. Here.. literally.. at Sacred .. Woo Hooo!!  We’re the first Salon / Boutique to …

Event: Let the countdown begin! The Makeup in Nigeria Conference 30th April 2014

Hello Gods & Goddess! The countdown has started! The first ever gathering of titans in Nigeria- MINC! MINC is Makeup In Nigeria conference; the first event in NIGERIA exclusively dedicated to the Makeup Industry. It is designed for MUAs, beauty companies and makeup brands, venture capitalists, financial service providers and investors, makeup school tutors and beauty students. This is going to be the biggest gathering of titans in the beauty industry, makeup artists and beauty lovers.  There will be FREE masterclasses, inspiring key-note speakers, freebies, loads of beauty products available to buy and networking opportunities.

Video Tutorial: The Go-To-Everyday Makeup Look in less than 5 minutes!

Hi gods & goddesses! How’s the day going? Remember-you are STRONG, you are BEAUTIFUL, you are FEARLESS, you are WISE and you are NOT A QUITTER! Believe in yourself and believe that you can. Here’s a quote to encourage you on today- “Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown   Anyways! Back to the beauty post of today. I saw this makeup video tutorial for everyday look and I thought I’d share with you. When you have no idea what colour makeup to do or you really haven’t decided what you want to wear or you have makeup block(lol!), this tutorial by Nitraa B, shows you how to do the go-to-makeup look. And guess what? The process is less than 5 minutes! Enjoy it! Please share and tell us how easy it is when you try it out! check out NitraaB’s YouTube Channel for more interesting tutorials.

Beauty Advice: You don’t have to put a hole in your purse to take care of your skin!

Hey Gods & Goddesses! It’s day 2 of a new fabulous week. Maybe the last week didn’t go well for you or you didn’t achieve the goals you set out to accomplish. But, irrespective of that, decide that this week you would pick yourself up and try again. Set new goals, pay attention to details- the opportunity you have been waiting for might just be in that little detail. Be determined that you will go on, no matter the road blocks you come across, but most importantly-BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!  “You have a clean slate every day you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today’s the day. Say it; THIS IS GOING to BE MY DAY”.   So, back to our beauty post for today: Skin Care!

Beauty Advice: 3 Skin Care Tips For Hot Lagos Weather!

Hi Gods & Goddesses! This Lagos weather- Hot, Hazy and Humid- makes your skin feel sticky and blah! The sweat just hangs around on your skin, instead of evaporating into the air! Not to add insult to injury, this sweat then mixes with your body’s natural oils and bacteria, forming a layer of slippery biofilm! Urgh!  According to experts, all that extra moisture on the surface can act like a magnifying glass, attracting the harsh sun and amplifying the damaging effects it has on your skin. Not pretty at all! My Sacred Beauty to the rescue! With tips that will guide you to take care of your skin, to avoid all that blah! 1. Exfoliate Look for formulas with fruit enzymes and smooth microbeads for a dual-action exfoliation. The hot season can bring on increased breakouts and can leave the skin with some residual dead skin cell build-up. There is increased oil flow as the temperature heats up more, which can get trapped underneath cellular build-up, resulting in clogged pores. The solution is to increase your exfoliation.