Author: The Beauty Insider

Video: Ask an Expert – Beauty Q&A with Lola Maja on We Love Style!

Hey Guys So we’re starting a monthly segment as part of our Jumia Beauty tutorials called .. yup.. you guessed it.. “Ask an Expert” !! So feel free to drop us a line either in the comments section below, via our instagram page @mysacredbeauty or by email to info@mysacredbeauty.com with any questions you’d like to ask.  It can be about literally anything at all, from skincare to makeup tips and tricks. You ask and we’ll try to answer! So get those questions lined up and post them in! You can shop for all the recommended products in the Beauty Chat and have them delivered straight to your door and if there are any products you’re thinking of buying but not quite sure, why not just.. Ask an Expert. Product List: Khuraira Cosmetics MAC Cosmetics House of Tara  Nyke Cosmetics So what are you waiting for.. but remember..

Video: “Liner on Point” – Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Cat Eye Flick with Lola Maja on We Love Style!

Hey Guys So we recently partnered with Jumia Fashion’s “We Love Style’” to bring you weekly tips and tips for their Beauty Haven segment!!  Woo Hooooooo.. The weekly videos will be available to watch either on their blog site or on their youtube channel.  (Click the links to take you directly there). We’d love to get some feedback, so please do join in on the conversation, let us know what you think and if you have any suggestions or requests  for certain makeup / beauty tutorials or reviews just drop Lola a comment either on the video or by email lola@mysacredbeauty.com You can of course shop all the products or those very similar to the ones featured either directly on Jumia or by popping into our store 2 Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate, Maryland or by calling +234 (0) 1 453 9193 But to celebrate we’re giving away Five Sacred Jet Black Pen Liquid Liners as featured in our video.  (You know we like a good giveaway lol).   To be entered into the draw all you have to …

Video: 4 Tips for Perfect Lips by Heather Deyoo

Hey Guys! We’re super excited to welcome the youngest member of our team to Sacred.  She’s funny, smart and ever so gorgeous. We can’t wait for her to start posting regular videos and reviews for us. So, if you have any questions or suggestions about products/looks you’d love to see, please drop her a line on heather@mysacredbeauty.com In the meantime.. we thought we’d post up one of our favourite tutorials for you to enjoy! Mwwah

Makeup Review: Best Budget vs Luxury Mascaras of 2015 – 7 Mascaras 1 Eye Lengthening and Volume Test

Now.. if you know me.. you’ll know i’m obsessed with Lashes.. I mean.. seriously.. why else would I launch my own range of lashes years ago before owning your own lash brand was the in thing to do.. lol.. *meow* anyhoo!!!!!  As I was saying.  I’m obsessed and i’ll freely admit it but have you ever wondered why? Simple I HAVE NO LASHES! Hahhahahhah.. I’m not exaggerating. Without falsies I have itsy bitsy lashes. I used to buy Mascaras like they were going out of stock. Every month every new version that was launched i’d be there in the queue picking it up in the vain hope that i’d find that one special product that’d give me length, volume and va va voom (without the clumps!) Over the last few years my love story with Mascara ended. I’d literally wear strips and individuals or nothing at all.  But recently I was sent an Inglot Mascara .. and I fell in love all over again. So I went off on a hunt for some new babies …

Diary of a Makeup Artist – Tiwa Savage New Video “My Darlin” : Behind the Scenes

There are times in your career which truly define you.  Times where you feel so proud to have been part of a project and you can’t wait for the world to share your joy.  I’ve been bursting at the seams waiting for this new video to drop and it’s finally here!!!!! If you haven’t seen it yet.. where have you been?! Most probably living under a rock somewhere lol.. but just in case you haven’t, let me recap for you.  Tiwa Savage released a beautiful song entitled #mydarlin’ a few weeks ago and we’ve been eagerly anticipating and holding our breath for the awesomeness that is Kemi Adetiba to finish editing our masterpiece. I was so excited to be part of such a fantastic team. My girl Kemi and I go waaay back.. Omawumi “Today na Today”, WizKid “Holla at your Boy” &  “Tease Me” along with Banky W “Lagos Party” and “Follow You Go” for example meant that I knew we were going to have a blast! Ola was on the hair, Dave Sucre …

Chronicles of a Nigerian Beauty Addict : The Truth about Micro Needling & My Dermaroller Experience in Lagos

My sister once told me that she has no intention of getting old gracefully, she has every intention of going down kicking and screaming. This ethos I must admit has rubbed off on me and when it comes to using all the arsenal one can afford I am all for it.  I don’t judge. Whatever a girl needs to do, as long as it is not going to endanger your health (benefits must always ALWAYS out weight the risks) I encourage whole heartedly. When it comes to beauty treatments, I do all my daily home treatments as I should but some clogged pores and pollution fighting needs the help of a good spa in your life….some treatments my darlings need a health professional in your life. Dr Akhere Aire graduated as a Dentist from the Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA) in Pretoria, South Africa.  He had a practise in South Africa and spent several years practising in England.  Over the years he found his interests moving towards cosmetic dentistry, Skin Aesthetics and injectables (training …

Eloy Awards 2014: Sacred Lashes Nominated Best Beauty Brand of the Year

Hey guys! Yup you read it right, and we’re so excited.  Sacred has been nominated for “Best Beauty Brand of the Year” at this years Eloy Awards 2014. Our Creative Director Lola Maja-Okojevoh won “Best Makeup Artist of the Year 2012” so we’re super excited to now be nominated in the brand category.   We’re up against some truly awesome names, so we’d love if you’d click the link and vote for us!!! The full list of nominations has been released and so many of our friends are on the list, it’s inspiring and uplifting to have so many talented blessed women around us. Please support the awards and give a few minutes of your time to vote vote vote for all your favourites. Vote: Text “ELOY” followed by “Nominee” to 35070 or simply send an email with the name of the nominee to eloy@exquisitemag.com. You can also vote online atwww.exquisitemag.com Tewa Onasanya of Exquisite magazine states; “The criteria for the ELOY Awards focuses on the character of the individual, her ability and achievements and …

Event: The Kinky Apothecary Hosts Natural Hair Bootcamp in Lagos

MAINLAND NATURALS, WHERE YOU AT?? Join us as Kinky officially celebrates the launch of their Mainland concessions with two bootcamps on the weekend of October 25-26th, 2014. Meet and greet with Nibi Lawson, creator of The Kinky Apothecary at the following locations: SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER, 1-5pm: INVIVO, 77/79 Eric Moore Road, off Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos. SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER, 1-5pm: SACRED BEAUTY, 2 Abiola Close, Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Lagos. The events see the return of The Kinky Apothecary’s much loved bootcamps, and include: Talk & demo on creating the right regimen for you Product consultations Questions and answers Complimentary glass of champers on arrival All registered attendees automatically qualify for a free prize draw. Entry is free, but registration is mandatory! We look forward to meeting you then. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-kinky-apothecary-mainland-bootcamps-tickets-13699640995 The Kinky Apothecary Nigeria’s first one-stop natural hair shop. Established in May 2010 by Nibi Lawson, naturalista and general kinky-hair enthusiast, our main aim was to ensure superior hair products and education were within the reach of people in Nigeria who had made the decision for …

Event: October 1 Movie Premiere : Red Carpet Photos & Review

It’s finally here, the widely anticipated movie of the year will finally hit the screens on.. yes you guessed it.. October 1st! Many expected the film to be released last year but Kunle Afolayan’s work of art wasn’t going to be rushed and it’s well worth the wait.  A poignant story set against the backdrop of colonial Nigeria makes a beautiful masterpiece.  You don’t realize how long the film is, it takes you along a roller coaster of emotions. Laugher, Love, Anger and finally a sense of Victory and Pride. Kunle’s first triumph was in selecting an amazing line up of fresh new young actors and coupling them with some of the most respected veteran in the industry.   His second was working with Uncle Pat Nebo.  This man is a legend.  He was the Art Director on Araromire (The Figurine) as well as on Half of a Yellow Sun to name a few.  If you have a project that needs the best, then you have to hire the best!   The details that went …

New Campaign – #Destination L’Espace – Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

Hey hey my lovelies! If you don’t know by now then you’d better get to know pretty quickly that L’espace is THE DESTINATION in Lagos.   If you don’t know what we’re talking about well let me break it down to you.. lol.. So.. two lovely hard working young ladies came up with the idea of starting up a monthly pop up shop 5 years ago.  It was called LPM (Le Petite Marche) and it grew from strength to strength.   But they weren’t content with that, they worked really hard and opened up their boutique store “L’Espace”.   It’s a Mecca for fashion, food and beauty lovers.   Not only do they stock a wide variety of Nigerian Designers aka #DestinationFashion – Homewares and the delectable Cam Cam Sweets, but they’ve also now opened a Cafe called Tash Bistro which serves the best salad i’ve eaten in Lagos and delicious healthy food through the day.  There’s also Elles Ice Box serving the most amazing frozen cocktails as well.  We call it #DestinationDecadence –  Now …

Purchase Your Favourite Sacred Beauty Products Online: Visit Our Webstore on Jumia & Stand a Chance to Win!

If you didn’t know.. now you know.. But then how would you know.. We just launched!!   So yup that’s right.. you can shop from a selection of some of our best selling items on Jumia!!!   (Well it’s been about 2 weeks and we’ve been selling really fast but we forgot to put the post up sooner.. didn’t realize it would be so popular!! looool)  – More Products to be loaded up in the next week woo hoo!! We have a fabulous selection of products including Red Cherry Lashes, Duo Glue, Sacred HD Translucent Powder and of course… our babies.. Sacred Lashes!! We’d love to celebrate this awesomeness with you.. so it’s really simple.. we’ll offer the first 5 customers a Special Goodie Bag!! Order any products you like from www.jumia.com.ng/sacred-beauty Tag us in your picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram We’ll send you a gift of the same value as you spent!!! Don’t say that we don’t love you my darlings. Happy Shopping!!

Foreo Luna Range: Now Available Online at Sacred Beauty – Wholesale / Distribution Opportunities Available

So it’s official!!  You can now buy the Foreo Luna Range online at our Sacred Beauty Boutique.  You can click the link above to visit our Foreo Online Store. Delivery is free within Lagos and a National Flat Rate of N1,500 for anywhere else in Nigeria.  If you’re based anywhere else in Africa, call us on +234 (1) 4539193 so that we can arrange a courier at the best rates possible. Payment can either be made via Bank Transfer, GT Mobile Money, Payment upon Collection or via Paypal.  If you opt to pay using our Paypal service, you can pay online using your Nigerian bank cards without incurring any extra charges! Please note that if this is your first time using Paypal to pay for any goods in Nigeria, their systems automatically convert the total into dollars. Don’t panic, you’ll be charged the Naira Equivalent to your account.  Paypal are the worlds most trusted online payment platform and most reliable! We’re also offering a Free Foreo Signature Deep Cleansing Facial (worth N10,000) with the purchase of …

Inglot Cosmetics Launching Soon in Nigeria – Now Hiring: Makeup Artists & Store Managers

Hey Guys! We’re bubbling with excitement over at Sacred HQ, if you didn’t know Inglot (one of our most favourite makeup companies ever!) is launching in Nigeria very very soon. If you’ve been following Lola online you’ve probably already seen her post pics about the products over the last few years.  We love love love their Freedom System which does exactly what it says, it gives makeup artists and beauty lovers the chance to free themselves from carrying around a gazillion items of makeup and compress their kits into easy to carry palettes which can be customised into a personalised kit.  The combinations are endless and they’re a really affordable brand too.  They deliver great quality products at a realistic price which is another reason why we love them. BUT.. If you don’t know who Inglot is then you’re missing out on one of the most colourful brands in the world. Originating from Poland over 30 years ago, this exciting and fast rising Brand has soared to international status with over 450 stores and presence …

Sacred Creative Artistry Competition – World Cup Edition Final Results!!

Welcome welcome one and all.  We’re so excited, we’ve had some wonderful entries into this month’s Creative Artistry Competition and we’re pleased to be able to announce the winners!! Entries were asked to create a look based upon the Flags of any of the countries who participated in this years World Cup.  All they had to do was incorporate the colours of the flags into their looks. The voting took place in two parts.  50% is decided by the public.  We know that each entrant would have encouraged their friends and family to vote, which we truly appreciate, so for those of you who aren’t related to anyone in this competition we appreciate if you took the time out to vote for your favourite look. The remaining 50% will be down to the Sacred Judging Panel.  Professional Makeup Artists will look at the way the concept was interpreted as well as the actual quality of the work produced. The top 5 looks will receive percentages as follows 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 points  from the public …

Beauty Police: – BET Awards 2014: Best (and Worst) of The Red Carpet Looks

Hey Guys There’s nothing more exciting than a good old fashioned Red Carpet Event, Hollywood Style.  The eyes of the world are focused on who’s wearing what and who came together.  But our eyes are focused solely on how they did what and in which colour! Lol The BET Awards help place yesterday and there were definately alot of hits (and misses).  Some beauty traps such as the scorching sun made quite a few of our regular favourites struggle to maintain their glow and melted faces unforgiving! White was a big trend on the red carpet this year, and while we don’t really focus on fashion and what they wore, you have to take your outfit into consideration when planning your entire look.  If you’re entire ensemble is monotone then you’re going to need a little something extra to make sure you don’t look drained.  White is such a fresh clean colour, you’ve got to make sure you’re makeup is on point! Blonde hair was another big trend. However, again, depending on your skin tone, …

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition – World Cup Edition (Deadline Update)

Hello Gods & Goddess.. Just a quick update.  The deadline for entry has been extended until Midnight Sunday 6th July! Alot of people mailed us asking if they could email over their pictures as they didn’t have Instagram Accounts.   It was totally our fault as we didn’t make this clear in our original post.  Yes Yes Yes of course you can!   You can either mail us on info@mysacredbeauty.com or you can tag us in your pictures on Instagram and Facebook which ever is easiest for you.  You can even tweet it to us if you’d prefer.  However you want to get the pic over that’s fine.  The images will appear on our website as well as our Instagram for voting. The full details of the competition can be found here https://thebeautyinsiderng.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/sacred-artistry-creative-competition-world-cup-edition/ But just as a re-cap: Theme As usual, the rules are very simple. All you have to do is interpret the theme however you like. It’s a creative competition so have fun with it! You can use adornments and costumes (if you’re …

Video: Sacred Beauty TV – Introduction to the Foreo Luna Mini

It’s the weekend Oh Yeah! Hope you’re all geared up and ready to have a blast.  We surely are.  The weekends are our busiest time around here dolling up clients and pampering them in our beauty rooms. Everyone else’s days off are our working hours! Lol We’re super excited to also announce that we’re going to be posting regularly on our Beauty Channel Hosted on YouTube but we’ll be launching the full site soon on http://www.sacredbeauty.tv in the meantime sign up and follow us on http://www.youtube.com/sacredbeautytv So so sorry to everyone who’s been bugging us about the “Ask an Expert” programme.  It’s now here!  So please do send in all your questions and requests to us here at info@mysacredbeauty.com Our first video was recently launched on Bella Naija discussing Foreo launching in Africa.  Yaay! http://www.bellanaija.com/2014/06/23/the-skincare-system-vogue-called-revolutionary-has-landed-in-nigeria-foreo-luna/ Let us know what you think of our first video and we look forward to all your makeup and beauty questions!! Have a great weekend Goddesses! xx  

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition – World Cup Edition

Hello Gods & Goddess.. are you ready.. this is it!!  Our first competition of the year and we have a whole load of Goodies to give away whoop whoop!!! If you hadn’t noticed, it’s the World Cup! I mean seriously, I don’t think there’s anyone on this planet who doesn’t know that the World Cup is happening. Especially here in Nigeria.  The Super Eagles played tonight and although we didnt’ win the match we’re still through to the next round which is FANTASTIC.. So let’s show our support and bring the creativity on!  We’re also celebrating the fact that our Creative Makeup Artistry and Beauty Therapy Academy will officially open it’s doors next month.. WOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!! Theme As usual, the rules are very simple. All you have to do is interpret the theme however you like. It’s a creative competition so have fun with it! You can use adornments and costumes (if you’re brave).. heheh.. and of course.. Lashes!  The theme is The World Cup of course. Now it’s up to you. Of course we …

Promo: Clarins Special Sale Preview – Register Now!

Hello all my lovelies!! Who doesn’t love a good sale?! So we’re excited to let you guys in on Clarins Special Sneak Preview which will be coming soon. All you have to do is click on the link below and register. It’s as simple as that! Woo Hoo They’re also having a live makeup chat session on the 26th June at 6 pm where two of their makeup experts will be on hand to answer lots of questions and give advice. You can submit your questions and save the date by clicking the link below for more info. Pretty cool huh! 😀 http://www.clarins.co.uk/make-up-video-chat/chat-video-make-up/ And don’t forget to sign up to their “Beauty Society” which is an online forum where anyone can join in and give tips, tricks and discuss their skincare issues and advice. Click the picture below to join their community. Thank us later! Lol