Thursday, March 6, 2014

INDUSTRY LEADERS GATHER AT THE FIRST EVER MAKEUP IN NIGERIA CONFERENCE – APRIL 2014

Hey Pretties,

Now here is something exciting i know you all won't want to miss out on, its the MAKEUP IN NIGERIA CONFERENCE (MINC)



For the first time ever across Sub-Saharan Africa, there will be a mighty gathering of the makeup industry’s most creative, dynamic, talented and passionate makeup enthusiasts/professionals under one roof. This event will hold for the first time in Nigeria on the 30th of April 2014 at the prestigious ballroom of the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki.


Nigeria’s leading make-up and beauty company, House of Tara is excited to be at the forefront of this first edition of the Makeup in Nigeria Conference (MINC), a learning experience to build and equip the nation’s next set of pioneers, leaders and innovators in the beauty sector.


“ Makeup in Nigeria Conference is designed to create a strategic support base for every pro-artist in Nigeria to grow and evolve together, with the intention of building our industry into enviable heights,” says Teniolami Adejuwon, CEO of Beauty By Nature. 

“MINC promises to offer every attendee a platform to learn new skill sets, exchange ideas and ultimately network with industry veterans. It is a must experience event.”

 
 The Makeup in Nigeria Conference is an intellectual gathering of key players in the world of makeup artistry, which will serve as the authority platform offering practical business knowledge and professional skill-set demonstrations. The event designed for makeup professionals around Nigeria; will also provide all entrepreneurs and makeup brands need to know to become an industry insider, learn proven strategies to build a profitable and sustainable business model in record time.


“House of Tara is not just a business focused on its customers, it is also an industry enabler, We are focused on opening up the space for expansion and for growth, and are also passionate about connecting entrepreneurs with opportunities. We are excited to host this conference,” said Temi Akingbe, who is Marketing Manager with House of Tara.




For Beauty By Nature, our dream through this event is to see a bigger, better and more profitable industry in Nigeria. The objective of MINC therefore, is to create that needed platform where every player in the industry can connect and share towards building a more sustainable industry in Nigeria. We preach more Collaboration and less Competition. 


Registration has already begun.Please visit www.makeupinnigeria.com 


For more information on Sponsorship and Participation, or to book an Experience booth for your brand, call 08091770582, or email: info@makeupinnigeria.com

Hugs & Lipstick Stains
Pretty K

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Press Bag From Sleek Studios

Hey Pretties,

at the recently concluded SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK that hosted lots of experts in their field, i recieved a Press Bag from Sleek Studios Nigeria.


In the press bag were a few new products Sleek wants to introduce into the Nigerian Market:

A). Flash ‘a’ Pout Lip stain: A Long lasting ultra matte finish lip stain with LED light and mirror for perfect application even in the dark  



It comes in 6 vibrant colors :



1.       Naivety

2.       Duke

3.       Siren

4.       Forbidden

5.       Coined

6.       Revolution.


Others in the press bag were


B). Sleek Studio Skin Care Products namely :



1. Lightening in a jar

2. New Skin Reveal

3. New Skin Reveal More

4. Gentle Cleansing foam with green tea.

5. Scrub away my troubles.


C). Signature Kit in Medium

D). Blotting Paper

E). Glisten Illuminator

F). Fixx Nail File

G). Glowshine Lipgloss

H). Loose Eyeshadow

Thanks to Sleek Nigeria for the wonderful goodies , reviews coming soon!!

Hugs & Lipstick Stains
Pretty K

Monday, February 17, 2014

GIVEAWAY (Coming Soon)!!

Hey Pretties,

it's always been a dream to do a giveaway and i never really knew how to go about it. Yes,almost every one did a valentine giveaway & i knew i didn't want to do one for the fact that everyone was doing one.




In the spirit of the Love Of God shed abroad in my heart :-D ,i want to do a give away for 3 lucky winners. Will announce the requirements very very soon. Please check subsequent posts.

Hugs & Lipstick Stains
Pretty K

Chin Chinny Chin Chin

Hey Pretties,

have i ever told you how i love being a makeup artist & how i love showing women how wonderful their features are?? And then when paid to do one of the things i enjoy doing,SHEER BLISS!




Chinny is one client i've come to love & respect. She found my contact over the internet 2years ago,went through this blog,called me and that was it. Chinny loves to look FAB when she has special events & she allows me go all out.

For this event, she wanted smokey eyes (she always wants smokey eyes *rolls eyes*) and her lips were a shocking pin that bounced off her beautiful creamy complexion.

How i achieved the look:

- I applied some Embryollise moisturizer, followed by some Oil mattifier (No 7) and a little silicon primer (FM)

- Then i went in with some liquid foundation (MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC44) to even out her complexion a little bit and then concealed her dark spots & undereyes with Milani's secret cover concealer in

- I set her face with MAC's MSF Natural Powder (in MEDIUM DEEP) & IMAN's Oil Blotting Powder in CLAY Medium

- For her cheeks,i warmed up her face with the Sleek Contour Powder in Medium & went over that with Sleek's Blush in PINK PARFAIT & PINK ICE

- For her brows, i used HOT's brow pencil in BROWN & went over that with a bit of Zaron's Brow Powder

- For her eyes, i used PRESTIGE's eye primer and went over that with Sugarpill's Purple eyeshadow (Poison Plum) and Carbon (matte black in the crease). On her browbone,i placed some of her face powder atop the concealer i used on her undereye. Then i finished up the look with Wet n Wild's Black Cream Eyeliner & Red Cherry's '600' lashes (available here)

- For her lips,i used HOT's lip pencil in OSOMOTE(a purple color) & went over that with a mix of HOT's high-shine lipstain in CLEOPATRA (a Hot Pink) and Jioney's Longlasting Lipgloss in LLG18 (available here)

And there you have it,something easy peasy to replicate


Hugs & Lipstick Stains
PrettyK





Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Skin Care Addition + Review : Embryollise Lait-Cream Concentre & Lait-Cream Fluide

Hey Pretties,

it's amazing how unimportant a lot of ladies take moisturizing,as i have found it to be very important in how your skin looks and how your makeup turns out. 

See it as you watering a pot of flowers, the more time you deprive that flower pot of good moisture, the more the flower leaves will wilt.

Sad gist is that i don't have the smoothest of faces and I was able to track down 2 major culprits in my diet : Peanuts & Chocolates. What is Garri on the Rocks ,without 'groundnuts' ehn??

Sadly,iv had to forgo them for better looking skin (i'm not there yet, but how i admire those who can eat anything and get away with it ).




But if there is anything i don't joke with, it's how i cleanse & maintain healthy - looking skin despite the not-so-smooth face i have. Moisturizers are one thing i would splurge on & so i had a dear friend get me both products. One for my clients & the other for my Personal use.


Lait Creme Concentre


Lait Creme Fluide


The Lait-Cream Concentre is a much thicker consistency that the Lait-Cream Fluide and while the former is meant solely for the face, the latter is for both face & body.

So not only does my face get some pampering, so does my body. The Pros of both products outweigh the con :-)

What I Love About Them

- They do exactly what you require (Moisturize , Nourish , Brighten )
- They allow makeup glide better on skin that's dry and patchy
- They double as makeup removers when applied with a cotton pad after washing your makeup off
- They can sheer out foundation that's too thick

Con

- For those who don't like the obvious signs / feel of moisturizer, you might dislike the emollient feel, but believe me when i say its not such a displeasing feeling

- A bit pricey if you're on a budget, but a little drop goes a long way

So that's one recommendation i hope you won't pass off. 

Hugs & Lipstick Stains
PrettyK




Monday, January 6, 2014

Picking the Right Aso-oke For Your Special Day!!

Hey Pretties,
It won't make any sense if i make excuses for not posting as regularly as i should. Instagram has 'kobad' me, it's easy to put all the pictures and words into one post.

But because i'm one for staying true,i'm on a mission to make it up to you. No procastination, no poor delivery, all i can promise is FRESHLY SERVED as best as my life would allow.



We'll start with ASO-OKE and how to pick the best combos. I worked on brides who used the most amazing aso-oke combos in 2013. 

The Winner was Bimbo's WHITE ON WHITE COMBO (which she actually made herself), She's the CEO of Traditions By Bimms and she made her aso-oke & beads, SuperShe Right?? She made 2 beads, but we all preferred the Red & that's what she eventually rocked to her event, simply because it popped against the white.

Bimbo Of Traditions by Bimms 08028369943 ; 08178784445 ( Beads & Aso-oke made by her)

If memory serves me well,i fell in love with the color white when i saw pictures of Erelu Dosunmu in the papers back in the 90s and i wondered how she never got bored or dirty *hides face* , considering my mum always spanked me for getting my school socks extremely dirty,lol. Eventually,i realised its a color for the bold & self-confident man / woman.

Tiwa savage also rocked this combo for her wedding & you'll definitely agree its a color combo not for the faint-hearted!

A Slight Variation, but you get my point :-D. Her accessories and makeup were definitely on point!


Femi of Munchmoda (Fashion & Food Blogger)

Tobs the Minimalist Bride
Tobi is a bride who is very simple in everything she does. Her choice of outfits were also very simple, most especially her wedding dress & choice of hairstyle (the classic bun). Rather than go for the handcut buba, she opted for a Lace Buba & Iro & a fuscia pink aso-oke Ipele & Gele ,which popped against the grey lace. Her beads were soft victorian pink glass beads. Great Chocies if you ask me.

Bukky The Diva ( beads also by Bimms above)
 
When you meet a bride like Bukky who is a great fan of beyonce(the singer & songwriter,lol), she went with 'Popping Shades'. Her Grey & Hot Pink combo complemented with the coral beads gave me life. I had to ensure her makeup was bold as she loves to be.

I bet you're asking, 'what of we that are dark-skinned'? . Trust me, you can rock all the above combos and the ones below: 

Ope the Cutey!

ADeola

ZeeF
Madam Busybee
 


So if for some reason you have been a little confused as to how certain combos look, i hope this post has been helpful.

You can also check the following Instagram handles for more imspiration : 

@bellanaijaweddings ; @nigerianwedding ; @weddingfeferity ; @yorubawedding ; @weddingdigestnaija ; @welovenigerianweddings ; @ gistusweddings ; @brides_of_nigeria

Hugs & Lipstick Stains
PrettyK

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thank You!!!

Any makeup artist who has carved a niche in the Wedding Industry knows that having brides on a regular basis is the key to the growth of that business


So,i'm using this medium to thank our brides of 2013 for the vote of confidence, for the referrals & for choosing SitPretty. To our brides of 2014,we look forward to meeting you

xoxo
Pretty K

SEASON'S GREETINGS!

Happy New Year!!!


This is wishing all followers of my Blog a Happy New Year, May the Glory of God make ways available unto you, May your homes be filled with Love,Laughter & Breakthroughs in Jesus' Name

I pray you find favor in God's sight & enjoy his grace made available to you. Thank you all for going on this journey with me. Love You Lots

xoxo
PrettyK

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Get The Look : Ireoluwa

Hey Pretties,

i promised to share how i got Ireoluwa's look,i'm sorry this took forever. It was a pretty easy look,So here goes:



EYES

MAC Browpencil in Spiked
MAC Eyeshadows in Ricepaper ; Goldmine ; Coppering ; Brownscript ; Carbon  & Embark (for her crease)
Wet and Wild Gel_Liner in Black
Brandless Lashes in 213

FACE

Marykay Foundations in 607 & 808
Iman Oil Blotting Powder in Earth Dark
MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Powder in Dark Deep
Black Radiance Blush in Plum Sorbet

LIPS

Jordana Lippencil in Deep Purple
MAC Lipstick in Girl About Town
MAC Clear Lipgloss

Like i said,it was a pretty easy look to achieve that's easy to replicate. Enjoy creating your own version & remember to tell someone about this blog.


xoxo
Pretty K

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bridal Feature : IreOluwa

Hey Pretties,




a few months back.i had the pleasure of being Ireoluwa's makeup artist for her big day. Ire,who isn't based here had corresponded with me for many months via blackberry & whatsapp & was very helpful to me when i needed to get a few makeup goodies.

Ireoluwa is a dark-skinned beauty & is someone with a very lovable personality. She's also very respectful (Too much so,if i might add). I have to do something to make people stop calling me Ma (laughs hard)











She had no airs about her & totally,completely & without any fears whatsoever trusted me with her makeup. It happened to be a sad day for me as i had to be at a dear friend's funeral,which i was still in shock about, but she was soo understanding & allowed me leave immediately i was done with her as she still had an outfit change scheduled later that day.


Thanks Ireoluwa for trusting me to hook you up nicely. Learn how i got the look in my next post

xoxo
Pretty K