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Toke Makinwa’s Fashion Style is To Die For

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Glam icon, Toke Makinwa has a unique fashion style that wows every single day. Fashion wise, Toke never has a bad day because every single day is just as awesome.

Toke is a bestselling author and an award winning multi-media personality. She is also one of Nigeria’s style icons.

We collected a few of her very fashionable outfits on Instagram to inspire you.

All The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2018 Dresses We Loved

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The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in televisionn and film, voted on by the general public.

The 2018 edition which was hosted IK and Minnie Dlamini was held at the Eko Hotel and Suites.

Cobhams, Falz, Adekunle Gold also dazzled the audience at AMVCA 2018 Stage.

Here are a few dresses we loved at the AMVCAs 2018.

 

Bisola Aiyeola

Nancy Isime

Ngozi Nwosu

Toyin Abraham

Fathia Williams

Stephanie Coker

Here is a list of nominees and winners.

Best Sound Editor

Tatu – Kolade Morakinyo and Pius Fatoke WINNER

Idahaso Trails – Stanlee Ohikhuare

Alter Ego – Zezom Gnawni

Ojukokoro – Dayo Thompson

Hakkunde – James Coon Falcon

Best Picture Editor

Idemuza – Aloaye Omoake

18 Hours – Mark Maina WINNER

Alter Ego – Moses Inwang/Tunde Bakare

Hakkune – Asurf Oluseyi

Hidden – Jibril Mailafia

Best Lighting Designer Movie/TV Series

Tatu – Akpe Ododoru, Tunde Akinniyi WINNER

Kada River – Godwin Gata

Hidden – Agbo Kelly

Lotanna – McBaror

Children of Mud – Sunday Olalekan

Best Cinematography Movies/TV series

Tatu – Akpe Ododoru

Idemuza – Dickson Godwin

T-Junction – Lester Millado

The Torture – Rwamusigazi Kyakunzire

Okafor’s Law – Yinka Edward WINNER

Alter Ego – Bishop Blunt/Adeoye Adeniyi

Best Costume/Designer Movie or TV Series

Tatu – Yolanda Okereke

Isoken – Jade Osiberu

Potato Potahto – Christie Brown

Hakkunde – Joan Gbefwi

The Bridge – Ngozi Obasi and James Bessinone WINNER

Best Short Film/Online Video

The Housewife – Jay Franklin Jituboh

Tolu – Nadine Ibrahim

Penance – Micheal Ama Psalmist’ Akinrogunde WINNER

Lodgers – Ken Ogunlola

Tanwa, The Child We Wanted – Adenike Adebayo

Best Documentary

The Flesh Business – Dennis Wanjohi WINNER

Nightfall in Lagos – James Amuta

God’s Wives – Bolanle Olukanni

Omidan, Styles Defunct by Ayaworanho3d – Aderemi Davies

Calabar Carnival: What the People Think – Oghenefego Ofili

Best Make-Up Artist Movie/TV Series

Tatu – Thelma Ozy Smith, Hakeem Effect Onilogbo WINNER

Ojukokoro – Sandra Oyiana

What Lies Within – Cynthia Ububa

Disguise – Hakeem Effect

Lotanna – Nnenna Emekalam

Best Art Director

Isoken – Jade Osiberu

Tatu – Don Omope, Yolanda Okereke, Segun Arinze, Tolu Awobiyi

Children of Mud – Imoh Umoren

Lotanna – Tunji Afolayan WINNER

Idahaso Trails – Stanlee Ohikhuare

Hidden – Jibril Mailafia

Best Soundtrack Movies/TV Series

M0 – Tom Koroluk

Banana Island Ghost – Enyi Omeruah and Funbi Ogunbanwo

Bella – Andrew Ahuura

Tatu – Evelle WINNER

Idahosa Trails – Oriri Osayamore

18 Hours – Jacktone Okore

Dry, Oily or Combination? Know your Skin Type by taking this simple test

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There are three different types of skin and one person can have more than one skin type.

Dry Skin

Dry Skin is just as described, dry. It may feel flaky throughout the day and it is usally caused by several factors which include genetics and the environment. How much water you consume can also contribute to your skin type. Dry skin can also be caused by dehydration so drink up!

Normal/Combination Skin

Combination Skin means having dry skin in some areas of your face and oily skin in others. typically, there’s a mix of oily and dry areas on different parts of your face, with the t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) being slightly to very oily.

Oily Skin

Oily Skin usally looks younger because it is less prone to wrinkles. Although his skin type is also prone to PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) which can leave dark spots after breakouts.

Now that you know about the three different skin types, here is how to test your skin type thanks to Tatcha

The Bare-Faced Method

Cleanse your face thoroughly and gently pat dry. Leave your skin bare. After 30 minutes, examine your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead for any shine. After another 30 minutes, evaluate whether your skin feels parched, especially if you smile or make any other facial expressions. If your skin feels tight, your skin is likely dry. If there is noticeable shine on your nose and forehead, your skin is mostly likely normal/combination. If there is shine on your cheeks in addition to your forehead and nose, you most likely have oily skin.

 

How to apply perfume to make it last all day

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Smelling good all day has been scientifically proven to increase our mood and overall performance throughout the day. You don’t need to carry your perfume to make it last all day, you can achieve that by properly applying your perfume in pulse points where it will last.

Here are the optimum body areas and pulse points you should apply your perfume.

Hair

Mist your perfume into a comb and run it through your hair. Don’t apply directly because the alchohol content in the perfume will dry your hair.

Ears

Spray the perfume behind your hair lobes. The body is warmer here and it will enhance the frangrance.

Collarbone, Neck, Shoulders and Back

You can maximise the power of your perfume by allpying it to your collarbone, neck, shoulders and back.

Wrists

Apply frgrance to your wrists, they also serve as a pulse point.

Inside Elbows

The inside elbows also serve as a pulse point.

Behind Knees

The back of your knees are also a pulse point.

Feet

Your feet is constantly in motion so keep it moisturised.

Belly Button

If you heat up, the fragrance in your belly button doesnt dry out.

Clothing

Clothes have a way of retaining fragnances.

 

 

Why every woman should always use a Deodorant

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You cannot underestimate the importance of using deodorants. Every hour we spend awake is dependent on our wellbeing and deodorants play a vital role in our wellbeing as women. While deodorants can seem like a way to get rid of body odour and smell nice all day, there are other vital benefits you should be aware of.

Prevention of bacterial growth in the armpit

When you wear deodorant, the sterilising ingredients in the deodorant kills any bacteria found in the armpit. It also prevents the formation of any bacteria that will have a negative impact on the health of your skin.

Removes bad smell

Sweating can make you uncomfortable especially due to its bad smell. Once you start sweating, the next thing to consider is having your bath, however with a deodorant, you can get through all the stress of the day without necessarily worrying about how you smell.

Refreshing

Deodorants keep you refreshed all day, no matter how exhausted you are, deodorants will help improve your mood and ready to face the day.

Quick Fact: The first commercial deodorant, Mum, was introduced and patented in the late nineteenth century by an inventor in United States, Edna Murphey.

Adesua Etomi stikes an alluring pose for Genevieve Magazine July Cover

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July

Adesua Etomi Wellington graced the cover of Genevieve Magazine July Edition and she was absolutely stunning.

I really loved the cover of the digital edition.

In an Instagram post, the magazine wrote The life of an actor is very unpredictable. One moment you are riding high on the frequency of acting jobs that you are booking, the next you’re two full months into a drought – no auditions, no booked roles. It lifts you up and can very quickly humble you. But what if you’re just consistently booking increasingly significant roles?
In this issue our Cover Girl @adesuaetomi, shares her thoughts on married life, space
travel and so much more!

Adesua Etomi is a Nihgerian actress. She starred in her first feature film Knocking On Heaven’s Door.

She also won the Best Actress in A Drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in the 2015 romantic drama film Falling.

She is married to popular singer Bankole Wellington.

Kim Kardashian reveals the real reason why she wears Fulani braids

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Popular reality television star, Kim Kardashian has revealed the real reason why she loves wearing fulani braids.

In an interview with Bustle, she explained that she wears Fulani braids because of her daughter North West who also loves braiding her hair.

When asked what she thought of the backlash, she said “I actually didn’t see backlash. I actually did that look because North said she wanted braids and asked if I would do them with her. So we braided her hair and then we braided my hair.”

Fulani Braids originated from the Fula, or Fulani Tribe, the largest normadic pastorial community in the world.

The Fulani braids which was also popularised by Kim Kardashian is passed on from generation to generation among the Fulanis.

 

 

3 Reasons why you shouldn’t join the natural hair gang

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Natural hair is the thing at the moment. Not just the hair, people have also extended the natural lifestyle to beauty products and every other thing. On Instagram, you will find a ton of natural/herbal/organic professional and amateur cream mixers.

The natural hair gang has existed for centuries, our grandmothers and great grand mothers had natural hair. However sometimes in the 80s and 90s, people started relaxing their hair and relaxed hair became a thing. People who carried natural hair were either regarded as too religious or too poor to afford relaxers for their hair.

Then in 2016, natural hair started gaining ground everywhere, people started chopping off their relaxed hair to grow their natural hair. Fast forward to 2018, wigs are the order of the day because beneath the wig lies a natural hair.

Yes, everyone is going natural but here are three reasons why you should not join the natural hair gang.

It’s expensive

It’s super expensive, the last time I attempted to visit a natural hair salon to wash my natural hair, I was not only asked to book an appointment, I was also going to pay 3k for the service. The natural hair products I use cost nothing less than 10k and that is not all of it. The range of Cantu products I have is just the tip of the iceberg. The big chop is the eaisest part of converting to natural hair, no one will tell you about the products you have to buy to prepoo, condition, shampoo and maintain your hair. You have to have enough money to spare before you can properly maintain natural hair. Be sure you are ready for it.

People will think your hair is short

Depending on your hair type, natural hair usually curls and lay back so when weaved, most people will think your hair is short and believe me that is embarassing. I took off my wig the other day and my cousin started laughing because she thought my hair was really short. I quickly cleared the air and explained to her that my hair is quite long. It just looks short because natural hair shrinks.

It requires patience

You have to be patient, like extremely patient if you want to go natural. No one will tell you that but you need a whole lot of patience if you intend to achieve a good result for your natural hair. It definitely won’t grow overnight,a;; your hair needs is lots of love and patience.

Black Woman crowned Miss Universe Great Britain for the first time in 66 years

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Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers is the first black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Great Britain in its 66 year history.

The 25 year old former commonwealth games winner is a law graduate, who is originally from the Caribbean island of Anguilla, will now take part in the Miss Universe 2018 competition.

She represented Anguilla twice in the Commonwealth Games, and was named Miss Anguilla 2017.

She reportedly said: ‘I have always wanted to use my life to make an impact and to contribute and I will be using the title of Miss Universe Great Britain to encourage women to believe in themselves and to forge ahead with their dreams. “

Different types of Skirts you should know about

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A skirt is  a tube shaped garment hanging down from the waist.

It is a very versatile tube which has a way of making the wearer sophisticated, feminine, flirty, warm, stylish, prim & proper, daring – depending on its make and mode.

Here are different types of skirts you should know about.

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