Monday, October 28, 2013

Celebrating Kemi Kings, BEFFTA UK Honorary Beauty Icon 2013

Hey Pretties,

It's my duty to bring to your knowledge happenings in the beauty industry as i learn about them & this is a week late *hides face*

Kemi Imevbore Uwaga (popularly known as Kemi Kings) recently was announced as an awardee &  received the Honorary Beauty Icon Award by BEFFTA UK (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Award) & it felt as if i won the award too :-D

Kemi has been in the business of fashion & beauty for over 10 years with an impressive list of clients. She created her makeup brand KemiKings Makeup in 2002 under which she has a makeup line, teaches free classes for the less privileged and upcoming artists and supports the breast cancer foundation through the Path To Possibilities charity of the Look Good Feel Better organisation.

Hard At Work!

Kemi  is a makeup artist whose expertise is seen on editorial, red carpet events, beauty, runway, and weddings. Her client's roster includes celebrities, publications, the everyday woman and glam brides. 

In addition to artistry, Kemi is a makeup educator and regularly holds the coveted 2days Makeup and Headgear Masterclasses in the UK and Nigeria.

At one of her Masterclasses

Teaching the art of threading

Tools that took many years to collect

More Tools,Ha!

Kemi has numerous A-list clients, one of which is Omotola Jalade Ekeinde - Actress, Singer, Reality Star & Philanthropist

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Like i told her, Noone else i know deserves the award as she's done some amazing transformations on women with varying ethnic backgrounds & all you'll keep saying is 'WOW'

Congratulations Kemi Once Again On This Award, More Await you *winks*


LOVE OLALEYE's Celebration (in Pictures)

Hey Pretties,

If you're a makeup artist and haven't heard of Love's Recent Accomplishment, Pele!!! You should try to know more about people in the industry.

Love recently took part in the FACE TO FACE MAKEUP COMPETITION at The Makeup Show,Orlando Florida, USA. It was pleasing news as Love & I have grown closer than sisters & she kept me up to speed on every step she took.

Her experience would move you to tears as she faced certain challenges, but never for once did she get discouraged, but she edged on believing she could do it. And do it she did, SHE WON!!!!!!!

This is why she deserves to be celebrated because she has proved anything is possible if you believe & work towards it.

The Beautiful Cake

The Celebration took place at the Coral Hall, Idowu Martins street ,Victoria Island & the red carpet kicked off at 4:30pm (which i was  late for because of the Connect series which also took place earlier that day :-( )

The Special Guests Of Honor were Mrs. Tara Fela-Durotoye ( CEO & Creative Director of HOUSE OF TARA ) & Mrs. Unyime Ivy Kings ( Author of the best-selling inspirational novel 'Burning Hurt' )

Here are more pictures of those who graced the occasion :

Yemisi Of NSure Beauty, Yewande of Beyond Faces & Omolola of POPS Concepts

Teju Of Brushstrokes Ltd. & Love


Love, Mrs. Fela-Durotoye & Mr Olaleye

Love & Her Colleagues In The Industry

Barbara Onianwah of Barbara & 1923
Chichi Of FaceVille

Tara of Taries World & I

Love & Teju Of Brushstrokes Ltd.

Love & Chichi Of Faceville

Giving Her Vote Of Thanks

It was well attended & i'm so happy to have such an achiever for a friend. Love You Lots Iya!


Sunday, October 27, 2013


Hey Pretties,

Sunday the 20th of October was the date. Venue was OUR PLACE on Funmi Okikiolu street, off Toyin street ,Ikeja.

Organized by Omolola Faleye of POPS Concepts, it was a well attended networking event with great minds and artists, makeup enthusiasts & intending makeup artists in Attendance. I left the event encouraged & passionate about seeing the beauty profession regarded highly by members of our society & not a profession for drop-outs(who are people by the way) or a profession for people who can't put their brains to work.

Omolola Faleye, The Brains behind the Makeup Fairs & Beauty Connect Series

My Humble Self

Moji Somolu of MO Makeovers was invited to address attendees on the need to constantly seek knowledge through Trainings, Masterclasses and every tool available. Moji recently held a color theory workshop, you might want to contact her on that subject.

Moji Somolu of MO' MAKEOVERS

I was humbled to have been called to sit as a part of the 3-man panel  that was to address the attendees and answer questions on the needs of make up artists & how we can work towards a more unified industry . Others on the panel were Lolade Ogunjimi of DAINTY AFFAIRS & Yewande Peregrino of BEYOND FACES).huge honor Omolola.Thank You

What was i saying?

Lamide of Tints 'N' Ties

Mr Seko of Loreal Cosmetics

Lolade on arrival

The Men in Attendance

Moji of MO Makeovers speaking on the importance of Retraining in the industry

Yewande of BEYOND FACES & I


I must commend Omolola & other members of her team - Yemisi Seriki of NSure Beauty & Nifemi Fagbohun of Niffy Signatures for putting together such an important event. Hopefully,i'll be lending my support to such events in the future

Pretty K

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Celebrating Artistry,Determination,Faith & Hardwork - LOVE OLALEYE

Hey Pretties,

I want to tell you a little story about an amazing woman who has become very dear to my heart.

Will Share how i achieved the look later

She's a talented makeup artist who recently took part in the FACE to FACE Makeup Competition at the Makeup Show(a networking, educational , inspirational makeup event and exhibition which occurs in several locations in the United States) which took place in Orlando, Florida and emerged WINNER,Yay! Big Deal If You Ask Me!

With One Of The Models She Worked On As a Team

Love Olaleye is a Nigerian -born chemical engineer whose quest into the world of makeup art started as a hobby; doing makeup for brides and friends. Her facial experiments soon grew into a passion when she enrolled as a Mary Kay Consultant in 2007 while she was still at the prestigious University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.  Exploring the passion further, meant taking up a professional makeup course at Brushstrokes Makeover Limited, where she was awarded an ‘A Grade” Certificate in Makeup Art.  This inevitable earned her a place to work as an instructor in the organization for the next one year. This move proved to be strategic as it grew her natural instincts for makeup brand enterprise. 

Flawless Beauty, her flagship business which  began in December 2009 has since grown to accommodate a rich bouquet of clientele which includes some of Nigeria’s biggest celebrities. Olaleye’s certifications among many others include an Advanced Professional Certificate in Makeup artistry from Epro Image Institute in Madrid, Spain and a business certificate from African Business Academy, Lagos where she serves as a volunteer facilitator. She also had the honor of being chosen amongst the pioneer IBM Enterprise 100 Challenge Graduates in Nigeria.
At Work On A Bride
Her quest for excellence in makeup  art has seen her continuously strive to take her trade across the border of the world’s most populous black nation. In 2010 she featured in Destiny Magazine, South Africa’s first high-end women’s magazine. She has also visited and facilitated in makeup workshops in select African countries like Ghana and Togo. Back home,  Olaleye has featured in fashion shows such as Nigerian Television fashion show (NTSF) and has appeared on several TV programmes as special guest. She actively participated in The makeup show (TMS) held in Newyork.
One Of Her Creations At the Makeup Show Competition (I Love The Neatness Of the Body Art)
Love Olaleye is currently the Chief Creative Officer at her own thriving makeup enterprise, - Flawles Beauty, a business she runs alongside her makeup school - the Flawless Academy of Makeup Art. She lives and works in Nigeria, a country that is home to over 70,000,000 black women. Her dream which is not too far from the present, is to fuse her knowledge in Chemical Engineering with her passion for Makeup art to create lasting partnership with global brands.
There will be a reception in her honor later today, will keep you updated

Hugs & Kisses