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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Event : Cacao-ing at the Maybelline New York ‘Find Your Shade’ Launch

Hello!!! It’s a new week again. Time is just flying so fast! It’s already the 3rd week in May! Just being aware of that makes me a bit nervous, you know what I mean? Thoughts randomly going through my brain, wondering if I have achieved a lot already this year. Whew! Ok! Will go back to my drawing board and access after this post. Back to the post! Maybelline New York officially launched in Lagos last week! One of the biggest makeup companies in the world! They put together an event- “Find Your Shade” which was hosted by Ebony Life TV’s “The Spot” cohost, Zainab Balogun. At the event, the guests were introduced to a new method of contouring makeup called cacao-ing by Bimpe Onakoya, the Creative Director, Maybelline Central West Africa, with a new product called the Maybelline Clear Smooth Powder. The guests also had-one-on-one with experts who guided them in finding their perfect shade of makeup. It was a superb event with guests coming out looking AMAZING! This was one red carpet that was truly top-notch!  After all, …

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!

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: OCC MODERNCRAFT LIP TAR

Hey everyone, So obviously, the famous youtube “queen of blending” is the face of this product (chei she have hammer looool (translation.. she’s hit it big time!!) lool) anyway, so she is the the face of the product, and I would later find out about their “lip tars”. She did a couple of demos on the product and from the video, it does look really good, I’m interested in buying them already lol! See for yourselves….:) OCC Lip Tar Demos!!!!!!!!!!!

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK OCC GLITTER

Hey everyone, Check out the product of the week “Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glitter” and seeing our famous “QUEEN OF BLENDING” (I’m sure she needs no introduction) as the face of the product. The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Glitter is a selection of micronized metallic glitters for face and body. It is available in 13 shades and feels slightly grainy on the skin. Delight in the smoother, more even finish yielded by micronized particles. This ultrasmall particle glitter comes in a wide array of fashion-forward colors that photograph beautifully. For added longevity, apply over OCC Skin Primer for glitter shimmer that outlasts the rest.Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.

PRODUCT REVIEW: SANTHILEA MAGNETIC LASH 1-2-1 LASH EXTENSION SYSTEM

Hey everyone, TGIF woo hooo…….ready to rock the weeekend? looool When it comes to lashes, I am so present……! I’m not one of the lucky ones to have “them sexy laches” LOOOOOOL. So today, I am going to show you this awesome mascara especially with the review done by “wayne goss.” Y’all know him and his reviews looool. If he doesn’t like it, he doesn’t. If it’s bad, oh sweet LORD he lets you know it’s bad, and why he says it’s BAD!!!!! But thank goooodnesss this product he gave a 100% percent pass mark, so I’m definitely getting this LMAO….. So!!!! our product for today, is “Santhilea Magnetic Lash 1-2-1 Lash Extension System” On doing more research on the product, the company promises “it is an alternative to false lashes and extensions. And it’s designed to give you full impact, glamorous and long lashes, it won’t let down the rest of your makeup by smudging or clumping. The company have confidently banned digital enhancement of the lashes in their advertising, it is a product …

MAKEUP TUTORIAL: CRYSTAL EYELINER

Hey everyone, Sure you had a fantastic weekend……:) I am very excited because, it’s a new week. I love it when a new week starts makes me feel good especially since my birthday is approaching *grin* So today’s tutorial is “how to: crystal eyeliner” by PIXIWOO. I love bold liners so much, I can go without an eyeshadow (which I consider stress especially when I am not in the mood for makeup, I just don’t have the patience for the whole application and blending process *phew*). So my liquid liner is a sure way for me to go looooool. Today’s eyeliner tutorial involves the use of glitters….. Well I won’t say it’s an everyday look, as it requires more time to do. It is actually wearable for me, maybe not on a daily basis. For parties maybe, or events, weddings, I can rock this to most occasions. But I would like you to watch the video and let me know what “YOU” think.

PRODUCT REVIEW: HIGH END FOUNDATIONS

Hey everyone, It’s Friday again, a day for product reviews……:) So I saw this video by WAYNE GOSS, and he titled the video “FAIL! WORST HIGH END FOUNDATIONS!” loooooool!!!! This guy is just hilarious!!!!! He’s so blunt in his reviews, sometimes I feel for the makers of the product. He would analyze it so well you would completely loose interest in even giving it a try lmao….. I guess that’s why I love his videos. I won’t have to go through the process of buying a not so good product and getting upset later.Lol Here’s the video guys, see for yourself and let me know what you think…..:)

LOVE IT OR LOATHE IT- EYELINER TATOO: VIDEO BY KANDEE JOHNSON.

Hey guys, I watched this youtube video a while back by Kandee Johnson, It’s about a temporary eyeliner tattoo. Has anyone heard about it or used this before? Michelle phan also has a video on it……. It’s a fun way of expressing yourself and also for those who have difficulties in getting their liners right, it’s an easy way out for you. Basically all you need to do is cut it out, stick it on and you’re ready to go. And guess what? They’re totally affordable *grin*. You can get pack of 16 stickers for $2 or $3. It lasts up to 16 hours, and they come in different styles and colors. There’s a lip tattoo as well, I would be doing a post on it soon, so watch out for it…….:) But until then, here’s a video on how to use the eyeliner tattoo……. What do you think guys? Would you love it, or loathe it?

DIY: LIPSTICK PALLETE

Hey everyone, It’s DIY Wednesday again, whoo hoo……… “Lipstick pallete a space saver”. Who relates with me on this? Many a time I get tired of carrying so many different lipsticks or lip gloss in one purse. It gets so tiring, apart from the fact that most times the purse gets heavy due to the different products meant for different purposes in the purse. That’s one, two Imagine (makeup artists would relate more with this) having a bag full of high end lipsticks or that favorite lip color you love and then you loose the bag or some of your products…..It is really painful trust. Makeup artists suffer this a lot especially when they have to work in a crowded place it gets all crazy and if you are not careful or observant, your products get missing. Palletes come in very handy anyday, anytime. Sometimes your favorite lipgloss falls and breaks obviously it’s already useless but don’t toss the content with the bottle just yet, you can empty it into a storage can. There are …

FEATURED MAEKUP ARTIST: TALKING ABOUT MICHELLE PHAN

Hey everyone, It’s Monday again……:) Today, our featured makeup artiste is michelle phan. Michelle Phan who I'm sure some of you already know, is a Vietnamese-American 25 year old makeup artist whose a notable youtube makeup celebrity. She's a self-styled Internet celebrity, filming herself doing her own makeup, giving beauty and fashion tips. With about 266 videos and 230,000 people subscribed to her YouTube channel including me *grin*. About 40,343,062 people have clicked on a single video where she demonstrates the eye makeup of pop star Lady Gaga. She has a sweet lullaby voice that is so attractive, you watch one video, and you want to click on the next. She does all kinds of tutorial videos from beauty makeup Creative makeup Fashion tips and tutorials In the video below, she teaches how to accessorize with scarfs DIY facials and how to take care of your skin And of course she also tells the best food for both a healthy you and a healthy skin The beauty is also the first video makeup artist for …

MAKEUP TUTORIAL: PAYNE GREY SMOKEY EYES

Hello my beautiful gods and goddesses, It’s Sunday again, another beautiful day for a makeup tutorial….:) Today’s tutorial by michelle phan is all about doing a grey smokey eye. I’m sure most of us are used to the black smokey eyes which is the most popular color used. But smokey eyes can be done with different colors, it’s fun and sexy to wear. Has anyone ever rocked a red smokey eye? oh my that’s one of my favorites. I would post a tutorial video on that for those who need to learn to do it. The grey smokey eye is also a fun way to rock a smokey eye… it’s beautiful and sexy, you should try it on. Here’s a video on how to do a grey smokey eye try it out and let me know if you would totally rock it……:) TILL MY NEXT POST, STAY BEAUTIFUL…….muah

Featured Makeup Artist – Talking About The “Queen Of Blending”

Hello everyone? How are y’all doing? I’ve chosen to talk about a really interesting personality today, it’s all about “THE QUEEN OF BLENDING” “GRIN” Well..She’s very very interesting to me lol……. Some of us might know about her, but for those who don’t know or have never heard of her, she’s a cult classic, who found fame just like the Pixie Woo sisters on you tube and facebook. She’s most known for her beautiful use of colours, and of course blending technique.

Makeup Tutorial Video – Disney: Snow White vs. The Evil Queen

Hey everyone? How was your weekend? So I finally sorted out my internet issues *phew* and I AM BACK yaaaaaaay!!!!! No more delays and set backs lol…I know you’ve missed me! Anyway, I’ve been thinking……why don’t I post some makeup tutorial videos for you my beautiful friends, so we can learn together as one big happy family? It could be a natural makeup tutorial, smokey eyes, creative makeup… Until we decide on that, let’s do something fun today *grin*. My post for today is for all you creative makeup lovers out there *whoop whoop*…those who love to do thingzzzzz with colorzzzzzz……… 🙂