Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sculpt Like A Pro : 4 Days To Go !!!


Hey Pretties,

Its 4 days to the much anticipated edition of Sculpt Like A Pro in Ghana. We've started packing & can't wait to meet all the attendees .


Registration is still going on, so what are you waiting for? Sign up, Tell a friend, Be There !!!!

For enquiries, please send a mail to : sculptlikeapro@gmail.com


xoxo
Pretty K

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Get the Look - Damzy Arox !!

Hey Pretties,



Sequel to my last post, here's how i got Damilola's Look. She is naturally beautiful & all i did was enhance her striking features - Her eyes, cheekbones, her brows & lips. 



FACE

- Boots No7 Mattifier

- MaryKay Liquid Foundation in 507

- Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW45

- Mac Studio Fix Powder in NW45

- Milani Mineral Powder in Medium

- Black Radiance Blush in Plum Sorbet(to add warmth to her cheeks)


BROWS 

- Mac brow Pencil in Spiked

- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Chocolate

EYES

- Mac Eyeshadows in 'Expensive Pink , Coppering, Embark & Carbon'

- Ease Cosmetics Eyeshadows in Tangerine & Purple (for her crease)

- Maybelline Colossal Kajal in Black (for her lower lashline)

- Maybelline Colossal Mascara in Black (to darken her natural lashes)

- Red Cherry Lashes in 99 (to give length & volume to her already long lashes)


LIPS

- Zaron Lip pencil in Red Vine ( to fill, line and reshapen her lipline)


- Zaron Lipstick in Blunt 

- Zaron Lipstick in Barefaced (applied in the centre of her lips)

- Mac Clear Lipglass (to add sheen to the lips)


xoxo
Pretty K

DAMZY AROX!!

Hey Pretties,

it's been a while i shared bridal pictures with you. Forgive me! Soo many excuses, but not to worry i will be sharing products used , never to interrupt the flow again. 
To follow my daily posts, look me up on Instagram - @sitprettymakeupmaverick or on Facebook : Sit Pretty Beautifiers


So this wonderful lady, Damilola got married 2 weeks ago. Apparently, a year prior to that, i had attended to 2 brides that were friends of her younger sister and so she ensured i was the makeup artist of choice.


I met Dami in person on the day of her wedding & it was very hard to not fall in love with her. She has this personality that envelopes a room,bringing light & laughter to everyone in her path.


Beads by GeeBalo


Oyinda, the bride's younger sister (who everyone says looked equally like a bride). Beads by Bimms - 08028369943 ; 08178784445

The Very Beautiful Odunubi Babes
She completely trusted me to make her look her ever so fabulous self and i made sure i didn't go overboard with anything *wide grin*

I need not say much as the pictures do enough justice to how she felt.

She has since then made me her sister(amazing if you ask me). I Love You Dami, thank you for choosing SitPretty Beauty

xoxo
Pretty K

SCULPT LIKE A PRO GHANA

Hello Pretties,

i have exciting news for my Ghanian Readers. Sculpt Like A Pro is coming to Accra 19th & 20th of July, 2014


For enquiries, please send us a mail at : sculptlikeapro@gmail.com

We look forward to meeting all attendees

xoxo
Pretty K

More About Sculpt Like A Pro!

Hello Fabulous Readers,

So you just might be wondering what the noise is all about. What is Sculpt Like A Pro? Why That Name? What Inspired the Movement?



As you all know by now Adekunbi Fashakin & Love Olaleye are 2 women with two things in common, Makeup Artistry & A passion for teaching.

Love, An Authority On Brow Sculpting

'Kunbi, teaching Lash Application
We happen to have met a short while ago in the course of running our individual businesses, we struck a friendship & the rest they say is history.

Sculpt Like A Pro is an inspired move for us to leverage on our friendship & partner up doing what we both love. After rummaging through for names, we looked at characteristics of both our Signatures and concluded we both leave our clients : Pretty, Flawless & Sculpted(a term we use for work done with precision & tailor made to suit each person )

So we will be in major cities of the world teaching like minded individuals who have a passion for thorough, insightful & exhaustive education in the art of makeup.

We sooo look forward to meeting you all in the course of our travels.

xoxo
Pretty K

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Useful Info on Cameras!!

Hey Pretties,

i just thought to share where you can get a professional camera in Lagos and what you should get when you go shopping.



ITEMS YOU NEED :

- A Good DSLR

- A FlashGun

- Rechargeable Batteries

- A Charger for your batteries

- A Reflector (  to remove shadows cast by your flash gun )

- A Camera Bag ( to store away all your gear when you're done )

- A lens filter ( to shield your lens from dust and protect it from the sun )


TRIED & TRUSTED CAMERA DEALERS

LAGOS :

1). NEW CREATION WORLDWIDE LINK NIGERIA LTD. ( A Nikon Authorised Distributor )

22, Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos

 Tel - 0805 379 9252 , 0708 888 8808

Website - www.newcreation-intl.com

Please share this blogpost with someone via facebook , twitter , instagram

2). Okey Japan Audio Visual Limited

75A, Aroloya Street, Lagos Island, Lagos

Tel - 0703 384 2292 ; 08023159184


In ABUJA :

1).  Okey Japan Audio Visual Limited


1st Floor, Mr Biggs, Area 8, Abuja Municipal, Abuja, Nigeria.

Please share this with someone on facebook, twitter , instagram etc
You just may have blessed someone.

xoxo
Pretty K

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Lagos Makeup Fair ( LMUF) Edition 3

Hey Pretties,

Have i got good news for you.

Its the 3rd Lagos MakeUp Fair (LMUF3) proudly sponsored by Maybelline New York. 
 


The event which for the first time would be held for two days Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd June 2014 ( Today & Tomorrow ), promises to be thrilling as the buzz and excitement is already on.

The 3rd Lagos MakeUp Fair is the 12th edition in The MakeUp Fair series. The MakeUp Fair Series is Nigeria’s leading makeup and beauty trade fair. It is a cross national industry event that is held annually in major cities in Nigeria.


The popular platform was created by Omolola Faleye with the vision to revolutionizing the makeup business in Nigeria by providing the industry’s professionals and aficionados with a credible and vibrant platform to: Showcase their brands, services, and products to an interested and engaged audience; Provide opportunities for networking and learning.

The MakeUp fair series is the ultimate as it creates a conducive atmosphere for all beauty savvy professionals, fashion and beauty conscious individuals and prospective buyers.


The highlights of the event includes amongst others: 
- Meeting makeup & beauty Experts
- Launching of makeup brands and products
- Demos
- Networking
- Shopping
- Learning makeup skills
- Special Offers
- Treats
- Direct access
- Food…Drinks
- Loads of freebies for grabs 
and lots of entertainment .  


StanduptoCancer Naija supports The 3rd Lagos makeup fair and will be providing FREE clinical breast cancer screening for all ladies at the fair on Sunday 22nd June.

Visit the Maybelline New York Nigeria Stand at The 3rd Lagos MakeUp Fair (LMUF3) and enjoy the following:

Find your Smooth Shade  :
1). Buy N5000 worth of products and get a FREE makeover 
2). Buy N10000 worth of Products & qualify for a Professional Makeup tutorial session with Celebrity MakeUp Artist / Maybelline MakeUp Artistic Director Bimpe Onakoya on Sunday 22nd June

See you there
xoxo
Pretty K

On the Camera Matter Again!

Hey Pretties,

how are y'all doing? Getting ready for the beautiful weekend?

So i get asked this question over & over again : What camera do you use? While i think this is a very good question, i don't believe that this is the first question any makeup artist should ask. We sometimes miss the point.

Photography is something i've loved before i got the Sony Cybershot pocket camera. We are talking about some 9years ago,but one thing i know is that i just had an eye for detail. Even when it comes to what i wear / accessories i use, i believe in checking that nothing is clashing.

 


So i got my DSLR ( Professional Camera ) when i decided Presentation was crucial to the growth of my business. I initially took horrible pictures & had to take expensive classes to get a hang of it ( Not that it helped soo much, but at least i became familiar with the camera ). 

I did a lot of online reading, but half of what i tried didn't come out right, but i kept practising. Then i saw pictures of other makeup artists i admired & felt my camera was 'just there'. 

I went as far as getting 35mm & 50mm lenses, but i still took awful pictures. Then,it hit me : What was i doing with what i initially had? Had i tried to the very best of my ability? So i went back to the zoom lens that came with my camera ( 18 - 105mm )
I have made a mental note to always wear pants to work, so that i can assume this position :-P

What should first of all be important to any makeup artist is :

- Am i trying my best to ensure my work looks good on a phone? I have spoken about this before but i feel the need to stress this again.

Also, when taking pictures, you need to know what you want to capture :

- The Gele
- Her Hair
- Her Sideview
- Her Lashes ( From Above or beneath )
- Her Face in Full Frame
- Her Portrait from the bust upwards
- Her Portrait from her tummy upwards
- Her Full outfit ( only if you want to blog about it / You made the aso-oke,lol )


Picture taken with my Sony phone

I said this because i want to paint a scenario : Imagine you have just worked on a bride & she looks so stunning & while the pictures you took with your camera look out of this world, the bbm version on all her friend's phones show your work as horrendous ( uhn hmm, i said so because it has happened to me before ). 

Camera version of the same model ( Beads by Bimmms Alaso-Oke - 08178784445 )
So i decided to first, concentrate on the work i was doing and then take a picture with my bb or android phone. 




In conclusion, if it looks good on your phone, you can bet that it will look beautiful with a DSLR.




By the way : I use a Nikon D90 & the kit lens that came with it ( Yes, i'm team Nikon :-D )


xoxo 
Pretty K

Friday, June 13, 2014

SCULPT LIKE A PRO ABUJA

Hey Pretties,

29th of May was a much-anticipated day as it was the day our 1st edition of Sculpt Like A Pro| held in the city of Abuja.

It was a special day as it happened to be Democracy Day(a public holiday in Nigeria), the weather was beautiful & the city of Abuja experienced no calamity to God's Glory.

In attendance were already practicing makeup artists & people looking to pursue a career in makeup artistry. We had attendees from Abuja, Jos, Benin & Kano, which i find intriguing

Here are pictures from the Abuja Edition :

My Humble Self ( Adekunbi Fashakin of SitPretty Beauty)

Love Olaleye of Flawless Touch Makeovers
 Some of the attendees:






Our Model for the event


Time to Beat the Face

The Almighty Brows



 Attendees trying to replicate :




Teaching Strip Eyelash Application

The Finished work on our beautiful Model. Now that's how you Sculpt Like a Pro
Teaching the elements of Gele Tying


Lunch Time







Signing Certificates
 And Presentation of Certificates:



 

Please check back for more Sculpt Like A Pro Updates or log on to : www.sculptlikeapro.com for more pictures and keep tabs on us

xoxo
Pretty K

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Collaborations & Projects

Hey Pretties,

As a resolve i made last year, collaborating with key players in the beauty industry became a must for me as that's the best way i know to stay relevant in a fast-evolving field of business.

So, for the very first edition of the MAKEUP IN NIGERIA CONFERENCE (MINC), which took place on the 30th of April, 2014, i was made a part of the planning committee & though my input may have been a trickle, i was glad to see that decisions agreed upon were actualised. 

You can bet it was a well attended event hosted by the one & only Tara Fela-Durotoye of House of Tara International. Makeup Artists & people in the beauty industry in & out of Nigeria were all in attendance.


1 day to Go & the Media team was in full swing
Seats dressed & ready to go


Attendees during registration

Registration & photo stand
The Massively Packaged BallRoom of Oriental Hotel which sat over 500attendees

Myself & Shalom, A Proud ex-student of SitPretty. I Love Her!
Myself & the Ever Bubbly Lola Maja

We definitely all look forward to #MINC2015. You never know, i might be called to the podium to teach someday :-)

In Other news, *cough cough*, i'm now a travelling teacher of the art, Yay!!!



4months ago, I & Love Olaleye of Flawless Touch Makeovers partnered to form a movement called SCULPT LIKE A PRO.


It has amassed a large number of followers who we hope to all meet as much as our travelling & business allows us.

Please check back for updates on Sculpt Like A Pro as we grow along

xoxo
Pretty K