All posts tagged: nigerian makeup artist

Haircare: My Natural Hair Routine by Lola Maja for We Love Style Network

Shout out to all the Naturals in the House!! Whether it’s a fashion trend or a life choice for you, the natural hair community in Nigeria is growing rapidly and thankfully, it’s become alot easier to maintain your hair using the right products thanks to dedicated vendors like The Kinky Apothecary who not only sell products but also arrange shows. Bringing top stylists and hair experts from around the world to our little part of paradise to help us understand and really love our hair. I don’t know about you but when I was young I HATED my hair. I had a total disrespect for it, I treated it with contempt and didn’t care if it all fell out because who cared, i’d just wear a wig on top if it did… *fast forward to a few years ago* I then realized that my hair wasn’t the problem. It was my lack of knowledge of how to properly take care of it. And as you get older the more you realize how hard it is …

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..

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

Beauty Services: Your One-Stop Hair & Beauty Boutique right at your Doorstep!!!

Hello Guys!!! Its been a bit of a whirlwind around here. so many amazing things going on er can’t wait to share them all with you. But just a quick update to let all our Sacred Goddesses know that yes, we’re no longer at L’espace on Olosa Street in VI.. they’ve closed for relocation. But never fear, The Sacred Beauty Boutique in Maryland is now fully open for all your Hair and Beauty adventures.  We do offer home service for Makeup and selected beauty treatments for our clients in Ikoyi, VI and Lekki so no need to panic, we’ll be back on the Island very soon. Come let us pamper you. We offer beauty services throughout the week from Monday to Saturday and Sundays by Appointment! You can pop in or book online for the following fabulous services MAKEUP SERVICES Bridal Makeup Personal Makeup for events Fashion/ Creative Makeup Movie/Media and Editorial Makeup BEAUTY SERVICES Lash Extensions (Semi Permanent & Flare) Threading Waxing (Face or Specialist Body) Lash and Brow Tinting Facials (Full Range Available) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Event- My Makeup in Nigeria Conference Adventure

The morning of MINC began for me as an adventure. This was the first ever unique Pro-Makeup artist Conference in Nigeria -250 Years of Combined Experience & Expertise! 11 International Renowned Makeup Experts! 500 Fast Rising makeup artists! 1 Event! I couldn’t wait to experience it! Makeup artistry is certainly a field that has blossomed in Nigeria over the years, and on the 30th of April 2014, over 700 makeup entrepreneurs and beauty influencers were present under one roof at the Oriental Hotel to be part of the Makeup in Nigeria Conference. I got to the venue a little over 9am and I walked into a hall bubbling with activity. It was going to be a good day, and I could feel it already. I snagged myself a ticket and hurried through the attractive exhibition stands and into the hall which was already filled to capacity, wow. Apparently, some people woke up that morning feeling the need to be present at the event and came to make late registrations. (Well done! Lol!) Thankfully, the hall was large enough to accommodate squatters (lol), and what you couldn’t see …

Event: The Holistic Beautyprenure Ibadan -Review

Hello Gods & Goddesses! It’s one more day to TGIF! Yay! I hope the week has been productive for you! Yesterday, I got the chance to listen to Lola share her 22 years worth of experience and knowledge with very passionate makeup and beauty lovers, at the Holistic Beautyprenuer Event which took place in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State. Now, something pretty interesting happened on our way there, perhaps you heard about it already, but I’m itching to share it with you, lol! I received quite a number of calls informing me and of a BBM broadcast message which had gone viral. Supposedly, boko haram was attacking on Lagos-Ibadan express road. It was a hoax! In fact, we experienced the most hitch-free road trip to Ibadan and (wait for it…) coming into Lagos! Yes! No traffic coming into Lagos! It was awesome. Thank God *gratitude*! I digress! Back to my post! At the Holistic event, we arrived as Love Olaleye (winner of the Makeup Show Chicago 2013) was teaching and demonstrating on how to achieve …

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…