Author: Ibilola Tiwo

Beauty Insider: Busy Girl’s Guide to Skincare

I know the feeling when you hangout with friends and everyone is saying a thing or two about their skincare routine but you have none cause you are too busy to care. I used to work in a crazy environment where you get to work before the day dawns and you leave work at odd hours of the night and all I could think of was sleeping, skin? nah just sleep, sleep and sleep….But the truth is if you don’t take good care of that skin, you lose it and don’t you just want a flawless skin that radiates with so much glow and gets you the million dollar job…Yes we do!!! A quick help on how to get that flawless skin even with your busy schedule…. ALL OVER THE PLACE The first thing is to clean out your skincare closet and get organised. Too many skincare products can be overwhelming, you just kept on buying and you have ended up using none of them. Rather let me advise that you put all skincare products …

Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference 2015!!!

The Beauty Africa Exhibition and Conferences is the continent’s largest event dedicated to beauty, medical aesthetics and wellness. With a mix of business networking and trade opportunities, along with high quality workshops to showcase the latest techniques in the field of makeup, hair and skin, the show provides a strategic platform to build on your industry knowledge and establish successful partnerships within Nigeria and beyond. This year’s edition will be holding at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria from the 7th – 9th of October, 2015. The speakers are experts from The Makeup Industry, Skincare and Hair. I t will also include trainings on Social Media Marketing. Can you believe that you get to listen to these amazing people for free!!! hurry now to www.beautyafricaexhibition.com and register….

Sales! Sales!! Sales!!!

Hey Guys!!! Dont miss out on The Sacred beauty Store massive clearance sales going on from now till the end of October, 2015. Check below for products that are on sales….. DUO EYELASH ADHESIVE GARY COCKERILL LASHES SACRED LIPSTAINS ALLURA PRODUCTS INGLOT PRODUCTS EVE TAYLOR SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOREO SKINCARE TOOL BEAUTIFUL BROWS EYEBROW KIT So guys what are you waiting for??? rush to your mobile devices now, dial 014539193 and make your orders now or visit 2A Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Lagos.  

Catch up on Bestfriends, HM Travel & Tours and Madam Sarah on Ebonylive…

This year has been amazing for the Sacred Team as we have been on a long list of movies and Tv series working as their official makeup artist. We worked on three main mini series for Ebonylive TV and they are all up and running….. BESTFRIENDS HM TRAVEL & TOURS MADAM SARAH Visit Ebonylivetv.com for more details… Photocredit – @ebonylivetv

Catch up on MTV Shuga!!!

Did you guys know that the Sacred Team led by Lola Maja were the official makeup artist on the set of your favourite Tv show MTV SHUGA which started airing on the 13th September, 2015.   We had crazy fun with the cast and other crew members and hope that you enjoy this series as much as we enjoyed dolling up the cast. Visit any of the below channels to catch up; Africa: Pan Africa BET International – Sundays – 10:30pm GMT Wananchi (Zuku Africa) – Sundays (starting Sep 20th) – 10pm EAT   Africa: Ghana GH ONE – Mondays – 8:30pm   Africa: Kenya Buni TV – On Demand KBC – Thursdays – 10pm Wananchi (Zuku Africa) – Sundays (starting Sep 20th) – 10pm   Africa: Malawi Luntha – Fridays – 10pm   Africa: Namibia One Africa TV – Tuesdays – 10:00pm   Africa: Nigeria AIT – Tuesdays (starting Sep 22nd) – 9:30pm EbonyLifeTV – Mondays – 8:30pm iROKO TV – On Demand My TV Africa – Fridays – 11:30pm NTA – Saturdays (starting …

Beauty Insider: Lupita Nyongo on Vogue October Issue…….Awesome!!!

I have seen these images all over social media and I’m like oh! these people are at it again…. but my curious self couldn’t but google all the pictures involved and I was so stunned by how perfect these images of Lupita were. Lupita Killed it again, I can’t even decide which one i prefer the old cover or the new one……uhmmmm I think the new one is absolutely on fire for me. See the below pictures and confirm if you feel the same way, am sure you will….. Photo Credit –  Vogue

Haircare: My Natural Hair Routine by Lola Maja for We Love Style Network

Shout out to all the Naturals in the House!! Whether it’s a fashion trend or a life choice for you, the natural hair community in Nigeria is growing rapidly and thankfully, it’s become alot easier to maintain your hair using the right products thanks to dedicated vendors like The Kinky Apothecary who not only sell products but also arrange shows. Bringing top stylists and hair experts from around the world to our little part of paradise to help us understand and really love our hair. I don’t know about you but when I was young I HATED my hair. I had a total disrespect for it, I treated it with contempt and didn’t care if it all fell out because who cared, i’d just wear a wig on top if it did… *fast forward to a few years ago* I then realized that my hair wasn’t the problem. It was my lack of knowledge of how to properly take care of it. And as you get older the more you realize how hard it is …

Beauty Insider: Lash Game Strong? – Don’t Miss Out On Our Strip Lash Week!

Lash Extentions have always been my special addiction when it comes to makeup, they just make a whole lot of difference by enhancing our eyes….. Even if it’s just for my day to day I have to wear my lashes some lip gloss, eyeliner and i’m dope. So we’ve decided to celebrate our lash love by having a crazy sale on selected lines in store! GARY COCKERILL These Gary Cockerill Daytime to Playtime 2 in 1 sets have one natural and one dramatic version of the same style. Ideal for switching up your look from the office to the club or for the church to the reception. From flirty to sexy or demure to sassy. Two different styles available. The recommended retail price in the UK is N4500 but you can get them for only N1500 😆😆😆😆😆 it’s lash madness. DUO LASHES  DUO Professional Eyelashes are to die for! They feature sterilised, 100% European human hair for a soft, natural look. You’ll struggle to find a more striking pair of lashes out there – these thin and …

Beauty Insider: Old School Beauty Tricks That Still Work

Everyday beauty companies come up with different products (making huge money from us) that have been derived from a need in our beauty routine. Take for example, pencil eye liners; they usually get dry and when applied on the eye, you don’t really get the full impact. So the smart people at the beauty companies took this opportunity and came up with cream pencils, we have plenty of those around now. The truth is we still like the texture of the normal eye pencils that are not cream based, so we still buy them. I’m not saying our beauty companies are not doing a fantastic job, I’m just here to emphasize the point that when these new products weren’t available, the Audrey Hepburns of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s used simple beauty tricks to get their game on………lol. Lets get our moove (makeup + groove…..) back with these simple tips I’m about to share. There are so many old beauty tricks to share now and maybe if I’m nice, i’ll will let you in on others…..lol …

Monday Moodlift: CONSAT Digital Wonderland Giveaway

Heyyyyyyyyy Guys!!! Ok! So we at Sacred Beauty are sooo excited to be part of this amazing offer from the CONSAT Network which aims at empowering 100,000 Nigerians with Digital TV for free!!! The TV World in Nigeria is making a transition from Analogue viewing to Digital viewing and it seems we as a country have missed out on worldwide targets as to when we’re supposed to transition over fully, so owners of  TVC News and TVC Entertainment have decided to help the process  in order to ensure that we are not left without television at the time of switch off. So guess who has 10 free complete CONSAT Decoder & Dish Sets to give away to our lucky readers…Yippee! before I let you in on how to be on of our lucky decoder winners, a little 411 on CONSAT Decoder; About Consat Continental Satellite Limited (CONSAT), established in 2012, is a privately owned digital satellite television company head quartered in Lagos, Nigeria. CONSAT the brand is the direct to home (DTH) broadcasting system offering home entertainment …

Product of The Week: Makeup Academy (MUA) Matte Lipsticks

Hey Guys, I know we are all so crazy about Matte Lipsticks now and I’m cool with it, I actually love them. Every Makeup Store I’ve been to has at least 4 forms of Matte lip colours, we have the Lip Stains, the Lipsticks, the Liptars and so on (so much to choose from, cant stop buying). Am always excited when I find good products that are also affordable, thats when you hear me say that product is marvelous……lol. I get the perfect combo; quality and affordability oooooops dancing begins around my apartment. ok ok ok!!! now I introduce my product of the week, Its the Makeup Academy Matte Lipsticks, they are aaaaaaaamazing!!! I will share my favourite colours…. I start with the FAWN FANCY If you are looking for a sheer nude colour, this is perfect for you and if you like it opaque like me, you need at least 3 wipes to have that smooth opaque effect. If you are a fan of MAC Velvet Teddy, then  this is a cheaper substitute. Next …

Video: How to Get That Perfect Pout by Lola Maja on We Love Style

These Instagram Makeup Artist are really starting to get on my nerves.. everywhere I look all i see are perfectly pouting lips. Whenever I see those beautiful pics, I head to the nearest makeup store and get that same colour but unfortunately.. it doesn’t quite turn out like theirs!!  Sigh.. i’m pretty upset now with all my Lip colours considering my application knowledge is zero. Instead of getting all frustrated about it, our Creative Director Lola Maja decided to help us out on the “We Love Style” network with a really simple to follow tutorial.  Check it out!! Products used are: NSFW (Not Safe For Work) OCC Liptar M.U.A Red Lip Liner EOS Lip Balm Sacred Pro Concealers All products are available at The Sacred Beauty Store located at No 2 Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate, Maryland or call 014539193 or 08076767676

Video: Nail Art in Black and White Monochrome Nails

Hey Guys, So it’s our manicure mondays and yass!!! I found this amazing Monochrome nail art tutorial that I soooo want to share, so lets have fun watching and trying out this funtastic designs in different contrast colours. To watch this tutorial click here Stay tuned for more DIYs………………………………………xox     Suggested product : Allura Nail Art Brushes (available in store, call 014539196 or whatsapp 08076767676).     

Video: “Cheekbones of Life” – Easy Steps to Sculpting your Face with Lola Maja on We Love Style!

The art of Highlighting and Contouring has been a major buzz for a while, its not totally new in Nigeria but most people are still just getting on board. Some say it takes a lot of time, some say it doesn’t…I say I need a TUTOR!!! And if you’re like me needing an expert to really explain what this craze is about and how you can make your cheeks tell stories, don’t worry!!  You’re not alone.  And another fantastic thing is that this art instantly slims down your face in less than 2 minutes! Yippee!!! Our Creative Director; Lola Maja has done another informative video on the ”We Love Style” Network on Youtube for Jumia Fashion, check out the previous videos here For this week’s video on Highlighting and Contouring click here  and let us know what you think!  Tag us on Instagram @mysacredbeauty in your pics so we can see your new cheeks! Don’t forget you can always pick up all the essential items you need to create your perfect looks from our beauty store To browse the …

Natural Hair Care & Maintenance: 7 Reason why your Natural Hair has Stopped Growing by Kiianah M. Johnson

Have you ever felt like your hair wasn’t growing? I have… For a whole year I didn’t think my hair was growing. Thankfully, I found 10 Ways To Retain Length. Sometimes it only seems like your natural hair has completely stopped growing. But the truth is kinky, coily and Afro-textured hair is the most fragile hair type of all, which also makes it the most easily susceptible to damage and breakage. Although individual hair strands are constantly continually in a growth cycle, there are some reasons why it may appear that your hair growth has been stunted or has completely ceased from growing, period. Poor Hair Habits When your hair is damaged, your hair becomes weak and fragile. There are several poor hair care habits that can lead to breakage of the hair such as excessive heat styling, over-manipulation from styling, chemical hair coloring, and bleaching. These types of practices can add a lot of stress to hair that is already fragile, weaken your hair’s elasticity and can lead to breakage, thinning of the hair and …

Fashion Police: Best Dressed from the ESPYS, Where Sport meets the Red Carpet!!!

I love award ceremonies  because it is just another opportunity for me to see fabulous dresses, great shoes and so on, last night the stars and athletes came out on the red carpet of  the ESPYS and I was wowed again and decided to share with the world best looks…just a little 411 on what the ESPY Awards are all  about’ “An ESPY Award is an accolade presented by the American cable television network ESPN to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the calendar year preceding a given annual ceremony” Wikipedia. Top on my list is Ciara in Elie Saab Kylie Jenner in Shady Zeineldine Rachel McAdams in Christiano Burani Danica Patricks Britney Spears in Davidson Zanine Amy Purdy Halle Berry Hannah Davis in MikaelD Sidney Leroux Destinee Hooker Hope Solo Julia Mancuso Janet Mock So this are my best dressed from the ESPYS but if you feel I missed out someone, kindly let me know……waiting for the next red carpet. xoxo!!    

Celebrity Runway Spotlight: Kendall Jenner in Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2015

Each fashion season, Karl Lagerfeld hand-picks a ‘bride’ to close his couture show; someone he deems to be the star of his runway. Calling on the 19-year-old to open and close his spectacular, Kendall wore a modern reinterpretation of the classic Chanel suit complete with a train to close proceedings. HAIR & MAKEUP Kendall Jenner channeled a porcelain doll at the Chanel Fashion Show in Paris, France on July She wore bright pink cheeks, a bold red lip and a black, blunt bob on the runway representing the strong and independent  look modern woman. Kendall’s brows were defined with a nearly black brow filler without an arch, which took away some of the softness of her face. Her eyes were free of mascara and eyeliner aside from a white pencil used on her bottom lid to create a wide-eye appearance. To add even more intensity to her look, Kendall’s hair was styled bone straight in a middle part, leaving all of the focus on her beautiful skin. More Pictures of the beautiful look from Paris Haute …

Beauty in my Skin!!! World Vitiligo Day

Just a few weeks ago, the world celebrated a set of wonderful people. The vitiligo community celebrated their skin with the world and one of my best representative is the stunning Chantelle ‘Winnie Harlow’ Brown-Young. World Vitiligo Day is an annual event specially dedicated to people with Vitiligo on June 25th. The global event is to create awareness about the skin condition.Vitiligo is a continual skin problem that produces white depigmentation patches that develop and enlarge only in certain sections of the skin.The white patches appear because the person has little or no skin cells. Though, it is impossible to predict how much of the skin can be affected by Vitiligo and it is not life threatening. In Nigeria, OLORI SUPERGAL created an online campaign  to create  awareness on Vitiligo and also to educate people about the skin  condition using Social media.  The model for the campaign – TEMILOLA OMOOBAJESU shared her message to  encourage other people with Vitiligo to come out. In her words, she said  ”Don’t let anybody’s opinion of beauty be your idea of …

New Product Alert!!! M.A.C Wash & Dry Collection

M.A.C WASH & DRY We’re always excited when MAC Releases a new collection. And this time (just like all their other collections) they haven’t let us down!  With the whole internet going crazy for “strobing” this range is a definite must for anyone who wants to add some glamour and highlight into their life. The official press release for the collection states that: “The M·A·C Wash & Dry Laundromat is open for business! The suds are rising with this breezy bronzing collection inspired by bright, fresh hues perfect for a full spin or just a quick tumble. All in super-sleek packaging to set your cycle to chic! Wash & Dry is inspired by bright, fresh hues perfect for a full spin or just a quick tumble.” But what do the products look like? The Collection comprises of Lipsticks, Lipglass, TechnaKohl Liner, False Lashes (Waterproof), Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadown Trio, Powder Blush, Highlight Powder, Nail Lacquer and more! The new “Wash and Dry” collection hits all stores in and around Nigeria this week just in time for summer. …

Beauty Services: Your One-Stop Hair & Beauty Boutique right at your Doorstep!!!

Hello Guys!!! Its been a bit of a whirlwind around here. so many amazing things going on er can’t wait to share them all with you. But just a quick update to let all our Sacred Goddesses know that yes, we’re no longer at L’espace on Olosa Street in VI.. they’ve closed for relocation. But never fear, The Sacred Beauty Boutique in Maryland is now fully open for all your Hair and Beauty adventures.  We do offer home service for Makeup and selected beauty treatments for our clients in Ikoyi, VI and Lekki so no need to panic, we’ll be back on the Island very soon. Come let us pamper you. We offer beauty services throughout the week from Monday to Saturday and Sundays by Appointment! You can pop in or book online for the following fabulous services MAKEUP SERVICES Bridal Makeup Personal Makeup for events Fashion/ Creative Makeup Movie/Media and Editorial Makeup BEAUTY SERVICES Lash Extensions (Semi Permanent & Flare) Threading Waxing (Face or Specialist Body) Lash and Brow Tinting Facials (Full Range Available) …