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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 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 …

Beauty Insider: How to choose the best nail shape for you

I have always wondered what nail shape worked best for me and I came across this informative article, I had to share…If you are just like me then this article is meant  for you. Do you know the ideal nail shape for your manicure? Discover five different nail shapes and how to file them. Oval The tapered side walls of the oval create an elegant shape for women. Oval shapes flatter both wide and narrow nail beds, and add length with a graceful tip. To achieve the perfect oval shape, file side walls straight to make sure they’re even. Then, shape the side walls into a rounded oval, making sure the angles are even on each side. Square With strong side walls and sharp or rounded tips, this shape is classic French. The square is ideal for a bigger nail bed (it tends to make smaller nail beds look shorter and wider). To create this timeless shape, file the side walls straight and make sure they’re perpendicular to the free edge of the nail. Once …

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 …

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 …

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

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  

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.

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.

New Section Alert: Homeopathy – Natural Remedies for Everyday Problems

Hello everyone, My name is Liome. I am a Homeopathic Practitioner specialising in treating Women… *silence*.. I can almost you scratching your head wondering.. What IS Homeopathy? Many people have heard of the name but are unsure of what it exactly entails. Well.. Homeopathy is an alternative medical practice in which extremely dilute amounts of certain natural substances are used to treat various ailments. Women face unique health challenges. Their bodies are regulated by rhythmical monthly cycles, which occur with computerised regularity — naturally. It’s, however, not uncommon for subtle deviations of hormones, stress, environmental and dietary factors to upset this rhythmical balance. This is where natural homeopathic remedies help restore balance, safely and gently.

SKIN CARE SERIES: SENSITIVE SKIN

Hey everyone, A continuation on our skin care series: We discussed oily, dry and combination skin already. Today, we’ll be talking about “sensitive skin.” Sensitive skin is quite a common skin type, as it’s also known as a problematic skin. Sensitive skin is typically a thin or a fine-textured skin. It usually reacts quickly to temperature changes from heat, cold or wind, the sun or pollution. Sometimes aging increases the skins sensitivity. However, most people who think hey have sensitive skin are probably allergic to the ingredients in their skin care products. Only a dermatologist or a qualified therapist can determine if you have a sensitive skin. Sensitive skin usually gets easily irritated, red, rashy, blotchy or prone to allergic reactions. It requires extra gentle care. It’s important to use mild products formulated to help calm and soothe the skin.

SKIN CARE SERIES: COMBINATION SKIN

Hey everyone, This is a continuation on our skin care series we have been on for the past few weeks, today we’re talking about a common skin type…. the “combination skin”. How do you identify a combination skin: .One of the main characteristics of a combination skin is that it is oily on the “T-ZONE” (that is the fore head, nose and chin ). . Mostly dry around the cheek area. . As the name implies, it’s a combination of 2 different skin types (oily and dry). . People with combination skin are prone to breakout and blackheads especially around the cheek area. Alot of the time, combination skin can be genetical.

WAYNE GOSS BARES IT ALL: HIS OPINION ON LASER TREATMENT!

Hey everyone, I’ve never done a post like this before, I hope it’s useful to you…..:) So I saw this video by wayne goss sharing his experience about the laser treatment he got, and he titled it: IS THIS THE FACE OF BEAUTY? After watching the video, I just don’t think or (let me say) i’m not sure if I would want to have one done. I had always said when I’m done with childbirth, I would do some laser treatment on my tummy to get rid of the stretchmarks I got from my the pregnancy with my first child. With my second I had none at all because I really took care of my skin as I had better knowledge than with my first pregnancy. These days people tend to jump easily at laser treatments to look more beautiful as it gives a very fast and beautiful result. But the pains of going through the entire process, most times people do not know about it. As with surgery in general it has it’s pros …

Sacred Skin Care Series: Dry Skin

Hey everyone, A continuation on the series I started 2 weeks ago on different skin types and how to care for the skin… Last week we talked about oily skin, how to identify and care for it. (click on the link if you missed it: https://thebeautyinsiderng.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/skin-care-series-oily-skin/) Today, we’ll be talking about “dry skin”! How do you recognize a dry skin? What are the features of a dry skin and how do you care for it?

Sacred Skin Care Series: Oily Skin

Hey everyone, It’s been quite a busy week for me, hence my inability to write for some days now. My apologies please bear with me……:) You know what they say about pregnancy, “NOBODY’S A CUSTOMER TO PREGNANCY” *phew*. So I just had to write today, on the skin care series…… Lets talk about oily skin. How do you recognize it? How you care for it? What are the things you need to know about oily skin. Most of us are conversant with oily skin as it is very easy to identify due to the production of excess oil (technical term is sebum) that causes shine on the face. You know you have an oily skin if: .Your face is shiny, due to the overactive oil glands .You are prone to acne (pimples) and black heads .When touched, an oily skin sometimes feels coarse .Oily skin is characterized with large pores

Sacred Skin Care Series: Which Skin Type Are You?

Hi everyone, First of all I want to say thank you to everyone for sending in their inputs and encouragement, and also for taking out time to read my posts. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but right now I have to say I am enjoying it…..:) So today I decided to start a new series on care of the skin. It’s a topic practically everyone tries to tackle every once in a while. Having a beautiful skin is every woman’s dream…. actually not just women, men as well. So it is actually everyone’s wish to have a beautiful flawless skin. The first step to having a flawless skin is knowing your skin type. When you do know and understand your skin type, then the next step is knowing what you should and shouldn’t do, what products to be used and should be avoided. I am going to give a detailed explanation on the different skin types and how to care for them… I would be focusing more on the face …