All posts tagged: Nigerian Beauty Blog

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 …

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

Trend Alert: Ombre & Block Coloured Braids!!!

Hey guys, So, it’s been five weeks since I took my braids out and I’m wondering what next to do. Now before I go on you should know that am a braid freak, but I’m always wearing the same colours; black and brown and it’s kind of gotten a bit boring recently. But I’ve recently seen alot of new colours appearing on the radar, it seems like everywhere I turn someone else I know has taken the plunge and jumped on the coloured braids gang.  I personally blame Lola Maja-Okojevoh.  She was always dying her hair one colour or another, pink .. purple.. blue.. red.. blonde. The list never ends. Then she decided to give her hair a rest but noooo she couldn’t be normal like the rest of us, she just had to find a way to be different. There have been quite a few other braid rebels over the last few months including Stephanie Coker, Toyin Lawani and Kristabel Asimonye rocking bright pink, blue and even green braids!   Even on Instagram there …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …