Tuesday, 31 January 2012

How I Started!

beautiful Sola Ogundipe

I started my business way back in school. I used to be a nail technician then. During my industrial attachment, i started doing home service pedicure and manicure for brides, until a day a bride threw me the challenge of doing her makeup, when her makeup artist didn't show up. I did my best but i knew there was something missing, so i understudied a makeup artist, did a lot of online training and practise too….like i tell my students, 'learning never stops'

it wasn't a smooth ride at all...i was faced with so many challenges like every other person starting a new business face.. choosing an appropriate name, getting your business registered, sourcing for clients and all  that. i bet, not too many people knew i had a "ADEN" registered as a business name before i came up with "EWAR" which was borne out of a serious brain storming session with a very good friend of mine Leke Adenuga of Quart Fotography

I said i wanted something indigenous, something that will encompass beauty in its totality. i thought of 'Arewa" (a yoruba name for a beautiful lady), then i also thought that it might be mistaken for a religious faction in the north!  Leke said why not just 'Ewa" and that was it! ithrew in 'r' just to cause confusion (still can't figure out why i did so that's how the name "EWAR" was born. Its  a yoruba word for "beauty" and thats all that i'm about.

just like the picture of Sola i have up, you will notice how much i've grown and sharpen my skills 

Lets Begin!

Bisola Okuwobi
hi everyone,

Let me start by giving you and overview of what i would be sharing on my blog.

For every woman out there who has ever held a mirror in one hand and a lipstick in the other, this is for you. (*now where is my favourite bb smiley*)
i will be sharing my look books, how to achieve different looks (get the look of your favorite celebrities), makeup tools, we will be reviewing popular makeup brands together, skin care basics, healthy living and lifestyle, step by step on how to tie the 'dreaded' headgear, and so much more......hmmmm, I'm so excited!!!!

incase you are wondering who this beautiful bride is, her name is Bisola Okuwobi, did her makeup last month, i will tell you all about how i achieved her look. This is just a glimpse! lol

please invite your friends to stay connected to my blog, sure you will learn one or two tips.

Monday, 30 January 2012


Adenike Ogungbe
After months of contemplating on whether to get a new website, or a blog...I finally realized, a blog is what I really need to share my thoughts, experiences, work, my lifestyle and all about me. 
Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Adenike Ogungbe, I'm a freelance makeup artist and I have been in the field for 8years now. I've got passion for bridal makeup, photography, and training. I'm Married (sorry guys). And I live in Lagos. Will tell you more about myself as we start this blogging journey together.

I'm just glad I finally have a platform to express myself, i tell you, we are in for a fun ride together, if you are a makeup artist, an aspiring makeup artist, if you love makeup and beauty in its entirety. welcome on board......