All posts tagged: nigerian beauty blogger

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 …

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..

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 …

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 …

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition – Carnival Queen

Hello Gods & Goddess.. are you ready.. this is it!!  It’s our first competition of the year and we have amazing Goodies to give away whoop whoop!!! Ok so the Lagos Carnival took place last week and as always carnivals are full of creativity, outrageous costumes and just pure art.  So let’s bring the creativity on!  Yippee!!! aren’t you excited already… 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).. hehehe.. and of course.. Lashes!  The theme is ”The Carnival Queen”. Now it’s up to you. The makeup should be glamorous, sassy and very creative. Please only submit one image of your work and also a short narrative on your inspiration.   Rules The makeup can either be done on yourself or on a model. We don’t mind. But they should be photographs you’ve taken yourself. We don’t allow any professionally photoshopped or airbrushed images. The competition is open to …

Fashion Police: First Ladies of Style – Part 1 (The Middle East)

I’ve always admired First Ladies across different continents. They stand strongly besides their husbands, they’re role models for their nations and are constantly put under media scrutiny, they are A-list celebrities and whether rightly or wrongly, they have a lot to live up to. There’s a certain elegance you expect from them and every outfit they wear is analyses. Right now I’m in a political state of mind. The world is watching as Nigeria votes for it’s next President. But aside from that, the results will also decide which First Lady we’ll have for the next four years! So we’ve gone on a hunt for the most glamorous, elegant and beautiful Political Beauties around the world. Past and present.. And we start by sharing four of the beautiful First Ladies of the Middle East. Queen Rania First on my list but in no particular order, is Queen Rania of Jordan. To think that this intelligent and pretty mother of four is 44 totally blows our minds. Over the years, Queen Rania has represented the Middle …

Event: FOREO Launches in Nigeria at the Cosmex Trade Fair

Hello Beauty Lovers! The Cosmex Trade Fair  is on! It’s an international event/exhibition, with countries like the United Kingdom, United States of America, Dubai, Paris, Germany, etc, being represented. And… FOREO, got its first official introduction to Nigeria! The response we got from the attendees have been AMAZING! FOREOS’ stand remained busy, providing attendees with free facial massage treatment, allowing them experience first hand, the deep and gentle cleansing effect of this silicone facial brush. I could see them smile as they relaxed to its pampering effect! As official Partners/Distributors for Nigeria, Sacred made sure those visiting fell in love with the FOREO LUNA™ range and were aware of the opportunities to distribute and stock the brand at their salons & spas or retail outlets. I promise you, you can’t go wrong using LUNA. Check out our review of Luna here. Many international cosmetic brands came into Nigeria for the first time to advertise their products and hopefully, get Nigerian based distributors. If you think this is something you’d be interested in (or you know someone who might be interested in being representatives of these …

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.

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?

Hair Care Tips: Kinky Hair 101 – How to Look After Natural Hair

By Nibi Lawson The impression most people have about going natural is that it is a lot of work, and that you constantly have to play around with your hair. On the contrary it’s actually very simple. The trick is just to get out of the mindset of dealing with your hair when it was relaxed, and work with your kinks in a way that won’t make them rebel. You cannot treat natural hair the same way as you treated relaxed hair. I can’t stress this enough. But once you figure out the basic rules, you’ll have come up with a routine that works for you in no time and will actually start really looking forward to wash day so you can play with your hair (or maybe I just need to get a life).Of course, everything has to be tweaked to each individual, and what works for one person will not necessarily work in the exact same way for the next. You have to experiment. But if you are at a loss about where …

Those Pesky Little White Spots – Tackling Milia

Hey guys, when I originally wrote this article in 2011 I didn’t realise how popular it would become!  On average we have 500+ views a day, just on this post alone.  Thanks to those who have shared their experiences. They say that a problem shared is a problem solved.  So please do share any advice or any secrets to how you battled (and hopefully won) your fight with Milia.   The funniest thing is that in 2013 my daughter was born with Milia.  I’d never personally experienced it only treated clients.  I had to fight hard not to panic. It must have been baby brain or something because I forgot everything I knew.  I actually had to come back to the site and re-read what I’d written myself just to calm myself down.  People kept commenting on the “small spots on her face” which became really irritating very quickly. As a new parent you become very defensive over your baby and any criticism.  So I found myself having to educate alot of strangers and all …

Hammam – Scrubbing Away the Moroccan Way

A Hammam (which in Arabic means “spreader of warmth”) is a traditional cleansing ritual that many Moroccans take part of once a week. Think of a hammam as urrmm….an oversized sauna. First you enter a warm steam room to let your pores open, followed by a coating of olive oil soap. Then (the part that foreigners find freaky)….the “gommage”…..this is where all the dead layers of skin are rubbed off with a glove that feels like it is made of super rough sand paper. You’re then covered in a full body clay mask, which is washed off with ice-cold water to close your pores (eek!!). The ritual ends with a soothing massage.