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Monday, July 28, 2014

WHY MUNACHI ABII HAS BEEN ABSENT FROM THE MUSIC SCENE


Followers of the happenings in the Nigerian entertainment scene would agree that female rapper and songwriter, Munachi Abii, has been absent from the music scene for a while. This became even moree obvious given the fact that the ex-Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria has not released any new work in recent times.
However, the rapper has given reason why she has not been very active on the music scene.
According to her, "I just decided to take a break. Its not every time you have to release songs; you have to take time out in-between. If you continue doing songs all the time, before you know it, you will crash and its happening to a lot of people right now, without them even knowing it.
"So I had to take some time away to study people, the environment and the music industry, so as to know those who love and hate me. I took a step back and it wasn't too long. I also used the time to work on my tracks and work on myself as well. So that is why I decided to keep quiet."

HOUSE OF TARA ADOPTS BANKY W'S JASI FOR CAMPAIGN


Beauty outfit, House of Tara has teamed up with R& B star, Banky W, to launch a new campaign tagged 'Colour Burst' in time for the summer. According to information, the singer will be deploying his song, Jasi, to create a fun and colourful video.
The management of the brand said Colour Burst would foreground the wonders that colours can do for the African woman.
It is a visual campaign that celebrates the variety and versatility of the Tara product line. Made up of four stunning looks, each one represent a different personality and style of makeup. Using vibrant hues and modern techniques, Colour Burst demonstrates that every shade makes a statement.


CLARION CHUKWURA AGING GRACEFULLY


She’s 50? No way!  Nollywood veteran actress Clarion Chukwurah clocked the big 5.0 on  July 24, 2014. One remarkable thing about the stunning actress is that she looks so younger than her age, that she could be rated among ageless actresses in the industry.
Clarion has also garnered fulfilled career in movie making, as she remains one of the few veterans, who are still making waves in Nollywood. She's been rated as one of the best actresses in Africa.
The actress/producer celebrated her golden jubilee in Lithonia, Georgia.

Friday, July 25, 2014

DO YOU SUFFER FROM AN UNEVEN SKIN TONE?




Millions upon millions of people have an uneven skin tone, which can be rather embarrassing and cause confidence and insecurity issues. So what causes an uneven skin tone?  Why do you have this? First of all everyone has pigment in their skin, it is called Melanin, which I am sure you are aware of. For example, a darker skinned person has more melanin in their
skin than a fairer skinned person.  Melanin is produced by cells in the upper layer of your skin called the epidermis.  Melanin, a chemical is responsible for changing the color of your skin, which is determined genetically.


Genes tell your cells how much Melanin to release, and UV rays also tell your cells to release more Melanin to areas exposed to the sun. This is why wearing sun screen is crucial for the long term.

MOST COMMON CAUSES OF UNEVEN SKIN TONE

MELASA: Melasma is a condition that is a result of hyper-pigmentation and results in brownish to tan splotches on your skin. In women who are pregnant this is known as the "mask of pregnancy", and is due to hormonal changes.

VITILIGO: Vitiligo is an outcome of Hypo-pigmentation. The result is having white patches on your skin, and it is believed to be due to your immune system attacking your melanin producing cells.

AGE SPOTS: Although names age spots, can appear at any age, and these are primarily
caused by sun exposure, and can appear years after excessive exposure. Melanocytes, which are skin cells usually appear years after the sun exposure. Age spots are areas where pigment has collected, therefore leaving your skin with blotchy dark patches. Age spots can also occur due to bruising, due to blood pool sitting in one spot for a period of time.

POST INFLAMMATORY HYPER-PIGMENTATION: This is darkening of certain areas of your skin, and is primarily caused by scarring. This scarring is usually from acne damage,
and skin lesions.

8 WAYS TO HIDE A FEW EXTRA POUNDS




It’s easy to look 10 or 15 pounds lighter by following this "clothes diet". So why choose liposuction when you can hide a few extra pounds with easy fashion tricks? You can still wear the latest trends and look great. Just follow our easy, flattering tips

LAY OFF THE LOOSE
The biggest misconception is that looser clothes make you look smaller. Instead, dress in a way that's tailored but not tight. In fact, a good tailor can be your best ally. Cut is even more important than dark colors when it comes to having a slimming effect.

BODY SLIP
A must under today's body-conscious looks, a body slip offers loads of smoothing.

 Choose a style -- from half-slips (great for pencil skirts) to full-body slips (perfect for fitted dresses) -- that works with your outfit.

SOFT LAYERS
Keep your layering pieces lightweight whether you choose two tank tops, an open blouse over a tank top or other combo.

BISECT WITH A BELT
It may sound illogical, but if you have a tummy or a beer belly, your best tactic is to have a belt cut across it. Not higher (looks old), not lower (looks sloppy), but smack through the middle. 
It creates a shorter torso and a longer leg line, explains London,which makes you look taller and leaner. The same logic applies to shirts. Instead of letting them hang around your thighs, keep them at the top of your hips (or higher) to preserve a slimming leg line.

ACCESSORIZE TO YOUR ASSETS
If you're not happy with your bottom half, don't wear bold bracelets that call attention to it when your arms are down. Instead, wear a bold necklace or earrings that draw the focus upward.

STILETTOS
High heels with pants give you amazing length and sleekness in your legs. Sandals and pumps with 2 1/2 to more than 3 inch heels will do the trick.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

HOW TO MAKEUP LIKE A PRO



Makeup can work wonders -- especially if you know how to apply it like a pro. Most women just throw on make-up. It is very important to spend some time doing your daily make-up routine. Blending is the key to beautiful results. In this article, bebeakinboade.com presents to you makeup techniques that will help you in your routine.

START WITH SKINCARE TO CREATE A BASE
Before any makeup is applied, a professional makeup artist will cleanse the model’s face – even if the model already did.When you’re learning how to put on makeup you absolutely must do this step. Skincare really is the starting point to smoother skin.

APPLY MAKEUP PRIMER
This is one of those secret makeup ingredients that will result in a professional makeup look. It’s like placing a smooth layer over your skin. No makeup artist is without one and you won’t be either once you try it. The best makeup advice is this – try several different primers. There’s a big difference in these products and you need to find the best makeup primer that works for you.


LIQUID FOUNDATION
Apply a small amount of liquid foundation onto the a cosmetic wedge. Begin on the middle of your cheek, using downward and diagonal strokes. Blend into the side of your nose, into the upper part of your lip (right below your nose) and into your chin. Blend into the hairline in your forehead, in your cheeks (above and below your ear).
Blend a small amount on your earlobe. Make sure to apply foundation down your neck and jaw bones.
Check for any uneven blotches around your face area. If there are, blend them in so that your face looks even.
Repeat process on both sides of your face.

POWDER FOUNDATION
Apply a small amount of powder foundation onto a different wedge, and blend lightly onto face using downward and diagonal strokes. Apply more if needed or desired.
Blend into hairline as well.

EYEBROW
Take the eyebrow pencil, and from the front start making upward motions, and continue throughout your entire eyebrow. Blend lightly. Use the eyelash/eyebrow comb and comb your eyebrows upward through your eyebrow, once you have achieved the color you are looking for.

EYESHADOW
Take an extremely neutral colored base colored (this should match your skin tone exactly) eyeshadow and apply generously onto cosmetic brush. Apply all over eye, from lash to brow line. Be careful not to get any powder on your colored eyebrows.
Use a brush with 2 or 3 darker shades being careful not to make them too dark, because they are going to be all the way up to your eyebrows, (it would look unnatural and goofy), and brush from the outer portion of your eye up to your eyebrow, (sort of like a line) this will serve as a guideline.
Make your way towards the inner part of your eye, brushing from the eyebrow to the bottom of your lid, using downward motions'.
Blend with your finger or another wedge; lightly run or pat over your eye and if more needs to be applied, you may do so. Blending is important!

Monday, July 21, 2014

DJ CUPPY GRADUATES FROM UK UNIVERSITY WITH SECOND CLASS UPPER HONORS


21 year old daughter of Billionaire Femi Otedola is currently one of the raving DJ's in Nigeria.
The popular DJ Cuppy whose real name is Florence Odetola, graduated from King’s College London with second class upper honors and has been admitted to New York University for her Masters program.

Check out pictures from her graduation ceremony.







BEAUTY AND BRAIN!!! MEET IHEOMA NNADI, THE NEW MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN NIGERIA


19-year-old Iheoma Nnadi is the new Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. Iheoma, a model signed to Boss Models in South Africa, beat 29 other contestants at a spectacular grand finale held last Friday in Bayelsa State and won N3million cash prize, a brand new KIA car and a shot to represent Nigeria at the Miss World pageant later this year.


She is indeed a combination of beauty and brain. Congrats girlie!!!






BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!!! A GLAMOROUS TRADITIONAL WEDDING BETWEEN JUDE OKOYE AND FORMER MBGN TOURISM, IFEOMA


The traditional wedding between Jude Okoye, the brother and manager of the music duo, P-Square, and the MBGN Tourism 2012 bride, Ifeoma Umeokeke, took place in Anambra on Thursday 17, July 2014.
Though Peter Okoye, Jude's younger brother was absent, dignitaries and friends such as Julius Agwu, Flavour amongst others were present to make the traditional marriage a glamorous one.
I love the yellow and royal blue colours. Fab!
We wish the couple a happy married life.







KANYE WEST REVEALS HIS STYLE SECRET IN THE LATEST EDITION OF GQ. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LOOK?



 Kanye West may not be a model, but he definitely showed off some serious posing skills for the latest issue of GQ magazine; the 37-year-old rapper covers the August issue of the magazine.
Everyone knows Kanye West is on the cutting edge of fashion. (After all, he invented leather jogging pants — a staple in every wardrobe!) The rap mogul promised to share his style secrets in the latest issue of GQ, helping us mere mortals “dress like a god”. And he comes through in the magazine’s chic and surprisingly practical fashion shoot.



Shot by Patrick Demarchelier, the spread finds Kanye rocking a variety of sharp ensembles that range from super casual to semi-formal. And yes, his trademark leather pants make an appearance. He also shares handy hints like: ”military green is classic, masculine, not too trendy — all the stuff men’s clothes are supposed to be.” If you want to learn how to dress like a deity, peruse Kanye’s GQ pics up top.

What’s your favorite look? 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

HOW TO BOOST YOUR SKIN LIGHTENING RESULTS




Do you want to speed up your skin lightening process dramatically? Then this article is for you! You may or may not currently be practicing this in your skin lightening regime. What I am talking about here is exfoliating your skin!! Regular exfoliation will rejuvenate, and improve the overall look and feel of your skin. Every single day your body has skin cells that die, and under those dead cells is a new, fresh layer waiting to be exposed, waiting to GLOW.

However, the skin cells that die off daily still have a bond to the fresh layer below,
therefore creating a dull, much less vibrant appearance. This is where exfoliation comes in. By exfoliating your skin you are breaking the bond between the dead skin cells
and the fresh layer, resulting in the removal of the dead cells that keep your skin looking dull and dried out. Not only will this remove old cells and repair dry flaky skin, but exfoliating will also unclog pores, as well as increase the blood flow to your skin, which will help in the removal of toxins.

Regular exfoliation allows your skin lightening mixtures to penetrate and be absorbed deeper intoyour skin, allowing them to be more effective. You should be exfoliating your skin 2-3 times a week to achieve maximum results.

 Here is a nice natural exfoliating recipe for you to try:

RISING STAR: BETTY NJOKU



Betty Njoku started acting when she gained admission to study creative arts at the University of Lagos. She desire to study the course was borne out of my love for the screen and acting because she grew up watching great actors like Wynona Ryder, Julia Roberts and Joke Silver. Her best movie of all time is 'For Colored Girls'.

Born in Port Harcourt, and raised in Lagos, Nigeria.  The last child in the family of six. Betty started acting professionally, when she featured in a Cyril Jackson's drama flick titled, 'Red Devil'.




PRODUCT OF THE DAY: CHANTERELLE SMOOTHNING & BRIGHTENING CREAM WITH KOJIC ACID



This cream has antioxidant properties and packed with moisturizing oils and vitamins. Lightweight with non greasy feel and easily absorbed through the skin.
This is not your ordinary cream, it has been tested and proven to lighten skin, see & feel visible results in days. Continued use will help lighten skin pigmentation, improve over all skin texture for fairer, even out skin tone.
Our Kojic cream does not contain hydroquinone. Therefore, its 100% safe and natural.

Note: Store in a cool dry place. Close cap tightly after every use to prevent oxidation (kojic acid tends to oxidize overtime). If oxidation occurs, don't panic, it's just the color that will change (yellow/cream), potency and effectiveness is not affected by this.

Monday, July 14, 2014

5 FRUITS FOR RADIANT SKIN

 Fruits are one of the best medicines. Increased intakes of fruit and vegetables may decrease markers of inflammation linked to a range of chronic diseases. We also know that a cup of fruit juice a day is sure to guarantee a clear complexion. How about a massage with a fruit pulp or a fruit facial? With people getting more wary of effect of chemicals on the skin, a majority of them are now resorting to using something from their own kitchen. What better way to pamper your skin than with pure stuff which is free of toxins and not harmful to your skin?
 Besides the fact that they hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, the very smell of a fruit on your face is quite de-stressing. Unlike the chemical beauty treatments, fruits are cost-effective, natural and also bring a visible difference. Here are a few fruits and their properties, choose what suits you best!

BANANA
This is one fruit that's available in Nigeria. We know it's a good source of iron, magnesium and potassium and helps reduce menstrual cramps. 

Banana
The effect of banana on skin too is not something that can be ignored. Bananas are rich in vitamin A, B and E and hence works as an anti-aging agent. A fresh mashed banana facial can do wonders for your skin.

LEMON
Is a fruit of all seasons and almost always finds place on your kitchen shelf or refrigerator. With its vitamin C content, its juice will keep your skin beautiful. A glass of warm water with a teaspoon of honey and a dash of lemon juice on an empty stomach every morning is a great skin cleanser. With its astringent properties, it can be used to lighten the skin tone and also diminish acne scars. 

Lemon
Rub the inside of a lemon peel on your elbow remove dark spots. Mix lemon and honey and use it as a natural bleach on your skin.Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away is cliched, but its health benefits are undisputable. Apple's antioxidant property prevents cell and tissue damage. Studies by nutritionists have shown that apples contain abundant amounts of elastin and collagen that help keep the skin young. Applying a mixture of mashed apple, honey, rose water and oatmeal can act as a great exfoliating mask on your skin.

ORANGE
Rich in vitamin C that improves skin texture. Like apple, orange too contains collagen that slows skin aging process. Rub the insides of orange on your skin to tighten the skin.

Orange
Oranges can be dried and powdered and used as a natural scrub. Like lemon, oranges too help clear skin blemishes.

DJ CUPPY SET TO DROP HOUSE OF CUPPY


Fast rising DJ and producer, Cuppy is again literally preparing a delicious music menu for her teeming fans, as she has now teamed up with notable Nigerian artistes on her new compilation titled ‘House of Cuppy’, which is scheduled to be released on Friday, July 25, 2014.
This is coming on the heels of her debut single “I Love My Country” and her electrifying “Forever Summer” as well as “Cuppy Love” mix-tapes last year.
DJ Cuppy started last year with a bang after being featured in the UK’s Tatler Magazine as one to watch in 2014.
She has since played as a resident DJ for the MTV Africa Music Awards in South Africa, the Financial Times Luxury Summit in Mexico and supported acts such as Mary J Blige.