Author: The Beauty Insider

Video: Ndani TV Stripped ft Lola Maja-Okojevoh

Hey Gods & Goddesses We can’t believe we forgot to load this up sooner! Our Creative Director Lola Maja-Okojevoh .. or more commonly known round here as “SHE”.. the one who must be obeyed..  (sorry if you’ve never watched the film lol).. Anyway, Her Royal Highness was featured on Ndani TV’s Stripped.  It’s a very quick tutorial on her very basic skincare regime. CLEANSE TONE MOISTURISE.  It’s as simple as that. Good Skin Dosen’t need to be expensive, but repairing the damage can be! Check out the video and let us know what you think! Enjoy xxx  

News: Join The Team: Internship Programme & Job Openings

So who wants to join us? We’re really excited to announce the launch of our Internship Programme.   After the Makeup In Nigeria Conference we’ve been inundated with requests to join our team. For help and mentoring. It’s something that has been a long time coming, we’ve always planned on it but it seems now is the time.  We’re also expanding our team and we have several job openings which need hard working, dedicated passionate people to fill. So here’s how it works.

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 …

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…

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…

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!

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!