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Makeup Transforms 89-Year-Old Grandmother Into A Beauty 

Makeup Transforms 89-Year-Old Grandmother Into A Beauty
Makeup Transforms 89-Year-Old Grandmother Into A Beauty

The power of makeup can not be over-emphasized. These photos of mind-blowing makeup transformation of an 89-year-old woman have been trending online due to obvious reasons. 

See below how the old woman was turned into “goddess” with powder and other related items. 

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Rihanna Covers British ‘Vogue,’ Shows Off New Collaboration with Manolo Blahnik

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Rihanna is on her second British Vogue cover, which showcases her new collaboration with famous footwear designer Manolo Blahnik. The 28-year-old fashion icon sports stunning pieces from the denim-driven collection including a pair of thigh-high crystal-embellished boots, which she doesn’t recommend wearing on a date.

“Guuurrrl! Those boots are dangerous!” RiRi tells the magazine. “If you’re trying to get back home to your bed, don’t wear them boots! You will get kidnapped in those boots, those boots are trouble.”

The singer, who also dons a white diamond-studded cowboy hat on the cover, credits her mother for inspiring her style. “Oh my goodness, my mother — she is a woman’s woman,” she says. “I was obsessed with everything she did then, everything she wore, her scent, her shoes and her scarves… That was the glamour I wanted to be part of.”

According to WWD, Rihanna x Manolo Blahnik will debut May 5. The limited-edition capsule collection, inspired by Rihanna’s hand tattoos, includes a selection of sandals, pumps, and boots. Prices range from $767 to $3,483.

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For those who can’t afford the pricey footwear, the cover girl also recently launched a more affordable workout sneaker for PUMA called “The Trainer.”

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Ciara Covers ‘Shape’ Magazine, Talks Losing 60 Pounds in 4 Months

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Say what you will about Ciara, but one thing’s for sure, her body is ON POINT!

Regardless of how anyone may feel about the singer/entertainer nowadays, one thing that will always be said is that her body looks incredible. Covering the September issue of Shape Magazine, the mommy of one took some time to chat with the famed publication about her journey of dropping 60 pounds after she had her son.

Ciara states that right after she had baby Future, she still was in the era of post-pregnancy where working out wasn’t an option. So, what did she do? Eat. A lot. And as a result, the slim and trim songstress gained an incredible 60 pounds! “When I was pregnant with Future, one thing I learned quickly was, don’t ever let a pregnant lady be hungry, because when I was, I was like the Tasmanian Devil! I indulged in all the good food the world has to offer. After he was born—when I couldn’t exercise yet—I kept eating, and I gained 60 pounds. But as soon as the doctor said I could start training again, I was on the treadmill the very next day. Once I got back into it, I worked out two or three times daily. I would go to Gunnar [Peterson] first for my one-hour training session, then I’d have two more cardio sessions later in the day. That, along with a really clean eating plan, was how I lost 60 pounds in four months. It was a very intense program, and I was extremely focused on it,” she said.

How did she stay focused on not eating all of the wrong things? Well according to her, it was all in the mind. CiCi told Shape, “The food isn’t going anywhere.’ You know those days when you think you have to have a plate of pasta right now? When I’m trying to be good, I take a minute to ask myself, Do you really need to eat all this crazy stuff? It will still be around if you want it later.’”

Ciara also discussed her love for boxing, achieving success and much more.

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Iconic Musician Majek Fashek Reveals Why Youths Should Abstain From Drugs (READ)

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Majek Fashek held a press conference in Abuja yesterday August 10, 2015.

The iconic musician opened up on his addiction to drugs and why Nigerian youths should stay away from drugs.

Charly Boy and Majek’s backup singer, Monica Omorodion Swaida were present at the conference.

Majek said:

“People should stop the use of alcohol and drugs because being drunk will end up destroying your career and your plans for the future. Coming to the rehab is not a bad idea because I realised that I am addicted to alcohol and it was beginning to affect my output and what I enjoy doing and decided to seek for help.

I am not the first singer or person that will go to the rehab; most renowned celebrities we know today go to rehabilitation centres to cool their
memory”

“I publicly admitted to addiction to alcohol because so many things are being said about me on the social media and nobody forced me to the rehab.

Propaganda of scandal was being monotonous to my generation. I want to run from the stress of Babylon of Africa and I need to be credited for the works I have done” he concluded.

On the singer’s rehabilitation, his doctor, Dr Vincent Udenze said

“Rehabilitation is a long term journey,
even if he leaves the centre and goes home, he is still on that journey and that is how we conceptualise rehabilitation”

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10 practical tips and foods for healthy eyes

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Our eyesight is vital to our daily lives, and yet many often neglect taking care of it. Everyone should have regular optician reviews, regardless of whether you are experiencing symptoms or not. In Nigeria, millions of people complain of suffering from dry eyes, deteriorating eyesight and other discomforts yet only 22.4% have regular check-ups.

Missing your eye tests means many eye conditions go unnoticed outside of the examination room. There are several small ways you can alter your lifestyle to help maintain bright healthy eyes:

Know your family history

Being aware of any hereditary conditions is crucial in understanding the long-term health of your eyes. Knowing that a specific condition runs in your family can help you take the necessary steps early on to prevent the ailment from deteriorating badly in the future.

Did you know that almost a third of people are unaware that Glaucoma runs in their family? Knowing if you have genetic conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Astigmatism or Myopia, can protect the future health of your eye health. A more critical hereditary disease is Macular Degeneration, which is the major cause of blindness.

Keep an eye on your waistline

Being overweight can also impact the health of your eyes even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms or discomfort. The eyes are the only body part where bare nerves and arteries can be seen without cutting the skin. Your eyes can expose tell-tale symptoms of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or diabetic retinopathy, all of which can be caused by being overweight. Other conditions that have been linked to obesity are Cataracts, Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) and Exophthalmos.

Eat well

Healthy eating is essential for healthy eyes. For example foods rich in lutein, a vitamin found in leafy greens such as kale, are thought to help delay the onset of AMD and Cataracts. Omega-3 is believed to help reduce your tendency of getting dry eyes and maintain healthier eyes into old age. Oily fish like mackerel, tuna and salmon are the best food sources for high levels of Omega-3. Zinc can help promote better vision and can be found in foods such as cheese, milk and poultry.

Be active

Frequent exercise is essential in maintaining a healthy BMI, which helps fight against cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but it is also important for keeping your eyes healthy. Studies have shown a link between a sedentary lifestyle and an increased risk of Glaucoma. Research at the University of Wisconsin paper revealed people who exercise regularly are 70% less likely to develop a degenerative eye disease such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Quit smoking

Studies show that only 15% of smokers are concerned about the impact of smoking on their eye health, and yet smoking can have serious implications. Studies have shown a strong link between smoking and the development of both AMD and Cataracts. In fact smokers are four times more likely to develop AMD and smoking even impairs the effectiveness of AMD treatment. In addition to this a smoker’s risk of developing cataracts goes hand in hand with the number of cigarettes smoked – those who smoke heavily are likely to develop more severe cataracts.

Watch your alcohol units

Drinking in moderation is strongly advised to maintain good overall health. The three factors of poor diet, smoking and alcohol abuse can lead to a toxic, progressive optic neuropathy (optic atrophy) which can cause visual impairment and damage to the optic nerve cells. This damage leaves colours appearing washed in the affected eye, or in severe cases, a loss of vision. It is advised that men drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than 4 units in one day. The recommended alcohol intake for women is no more than 14 units per week and 3 units in one day.

Be careful of harmful sun rays

Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light for prolonged periods can seriously damage your eyes and in some cases is responsible for causing retinal burning and even blindness. UV light is known to increase risk of AMD and Cataracts. It is imperative that on bright days sunglasses are worn. If you are feeling discomfort from sun’s rays this may be a sign that your eyes are being damaged. UV levels are at their highest between 10am-2pm so plan accordingly. When buying sunglasses it is advised that you look for sunglasses with the CE standard mark, which is the European standard for safe levels of UV protection, and the British standard mark (BSEN 1836:1997). But this doesn’t just apply to warm weather; UV rays can be just as harmful in cold climates with heavy snowfall. Snow reflects up to 80% of the sun’s natural UV light, which can cause snow blindness. Therefore remember your sunglasses in hot and cold weather.

Eye care in the workplace

We spend the majority of our time at work and yet this is when we most neglect our eyes. If you work in front of a computer, the 2002 Health and Safety Act requires your employer to provide free eye tests. If you need glasses for reading a computer screen your employer is also obliged to supply these. Your screen should be positioned 20 to 24 inches from your eyes with the centre of the screen 10-15 degrees below line of sight. Remember to take breaks away from the screen with the 20/20/20 rule: look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes to reduce eye strain.

Entertainment at home

If video games and watching TV are your ways of relaxing relax, take breaks and remember the 20/20/20 rule. If you are experiencing blurred vision, double vision, eye irritation, headaches, or neck/back pain, you should rest your eyes. These symptoms are not serious and should recover after a break from the screen.

Your age & your eyesight

As we age it’s natural for our eyes to begin to struggle to make out words on the page of a book, screen, or newspaper. This is caused by presbyopia, a common condition in over 40s, which simply requires non-prescription reading glasses to correct vision. Both the colleges of Ophthalmology and Optometry recommend an eye check every two years after the age of 40. This is not only to check for presbyopia but to also exclude more severe conditions that are commonly caused by aging, such as cataracts, AMD and Glaucoma, all of which could require surgery. These surgical procedures are routine, carry minimal risk and are particularly common in the over 70s.

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BEYONCÉ LAUNCHES FLASH TATTOOS COLLECTION

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The Beyoncé machine continues to push out new ways for fans to feel personally connected to the superstar.

For her latest venture the singer has collaborated with Flash Tattoos, the company behind the metallic tattoo craze, on a series of temporary tattoos (via CR Fashion Book). The jewelry-inspired tats, co-designed by Queen Bey herself, include a mix of lyrical, honeycomb, and signature beehive-inspired designs in black and gold colors.

The collaboration also features lyrics from Bey’s popular hits including “Naughty Girl,” “Crazy in Love,” “Flawless,” and “Diva,” spelled out in a tattoo script.

The five-sheet, 57-piece pack sells for $28 and can be worn individually or layered with others. Get yours today at flashtat.com.

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Waist training enhanced my butt – Moesha Boduong

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She goes unnoticed due to her curvaceous body but actress Moesha Boduong has revealed in an interview with livefmghana.com that the use of waist trainers or waist training has a role to play in attaining the kind of butt she flaunts.

Waist training is a gradual process of waist reduction using a waist-cinching corset.
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“Yes I have been waist training and I have been doing this for more than three years and I can boldly say that, I have not regretted. It is actually the best thing that has ever happened to me or the best decision I have ever taken.

“I have always had a well endowed ‘behind’ but waist training has helped in enhancing it, now my butt is really out, my stomach is smaller and my waist is more thinly,” she said.
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Is she aware that, there could be some health implications, she answered; “there is likely to be health implications if the one wearing it is suffocating because the trainer is very tight. It should be worn in a way that breathing freely is possible.”

She quickly came to the defense that she waist trains to look sexy in other to attract men; “I do not do it for men, no, I do it because it brings out my curves and makes me sexy. I feel good in it. It also helps me in controlling my diet,” she noted.
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“I love to wear tight clothes, I love to wear crop tops that will show my stomach, I love my body and I love to flaunt it so that is it, not because I want the attention of men,” she added.

For the Blood Line actress, waist training is something she has no intention of putting an end to due to the benefits that comes with it.

To those who are against it she said; “I want to tell them to try it. Some of the people who talk and condemn this act are those who have not tried using it and so they do not have any idea how wonderful the end results are.”

According to Boduong, she has always wanted to act but she took it seriously as a career two years ago. She is a graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon where she studied Theatre Arts.

She described herself as principled, God fearing, fun to be with and is guided by the principle that, “whatever you find yourself doing, do it diligently because you may never know who is watching.

Some of the movies she has featured in include; A Sting in a Tail, Die With Me, Blood line, Vi times, Yvonne’s Tears, Hostage, Vultures of Horror, The Last Part and Mysterious Girls.

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Ladies, Does bleaching your skin add value to you?

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The psychological impact for many people of color to lighten one’s skin in order to fit within the larger society’s definition of beauty is now more widespread than ever. Skin bleaching also symbolizes more complex psychological issues such as self-perception and self-esteem that have plagued people of color since the advent of international slavery, especially in the Americas. For instance, African-Americans are often coerced through the mass media to believe that lightening one’s skin through bleaching or lightening products brings greater acceptance into the larger North American society. But I believe coercion can be most effective unconsciously through culturally assimilative brainwashing, which may have a deeper impact on one’s consciousness to choose collective acceptance by the general society rather than individuality based upon positive views of self and one’s own ethnic origins.

One of the most recent examples of coercive means to brainwash Africans throughout the West African Diaspora is most visible in the phenomenon of bleaching one’s skin in order for it to be lighter. This phenomenon has been described as medically risky and psychologically dangerous. Recent news reports throughout West and South Africa’s media have reported about black women who buy skin whitening products in order bleach their skin tone to look whiter and, in their opinion, more beautiful. Although many African women may not view their actions as medically dangerous, numerous medical studies have already indicated that excessive usage of these skin whitening products can have an adverse effect that may cause skin cancer. Some African nations have even considered limiting the sale of skin whitening products due to the mass and, sometimes, excessive usage of these products by black women.

As a lady, does bleaching/lightening your skin add more value to your overall being?

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9 reasons why a man should never go down on a woman

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why a man must avoid cunnilingus at all costs

1. HPV in Women Causes Throat Cancer in Men

A new study has linked throat cancer in males to certain strains of HPV present in a large percentage of woman. How does the HPV get into the throat to cause the malignancy? Cunnilingus. In fact, actor Michael Douglas is on record as saying oral sex is the reason why he developed throat cancer. If he would have taken this advice to avoid oral sex, he wouldn’t be at death’s door.

2. Other Sexual Diseases in Women Can Spread to Men

Most every sexual disease that lives in a woman’s vagina can travel to a man’s mouth — including everything from HIV to herpes and from gonorrhea to syphilis

3. Non-Sexual Diseases in Women Can Spread to Men

Even vaginal diseases that aren’t sexually transmitted — such as a common yeast infection — can transfer to a man’s oral region. A yeast infection, for example, can turn into a deadly case of oral candidiasis.

4. Diseases From Fecal Matter in Females Can Spread to Men

A human’s vagina is only an inch away from the anus. If fecal matter travels that short distance across the perineum to the vaginal region and then enters a man’s mouth, a laundry list of fatal diseases can be transmitted including cholera, typhoid fever, hepatitis and giardiasis.

5. Other Men’s Matter Remains in the Vagina Indefinitely

When a man has sex with a woman, his biological material stays within a woman’s vagina — even if a condom is used. While the vagina is self-cleaning, the process to completely cleanse can take months. Do you really want another man’s biological material in your mouth? And even if you think you’re in a committed relationship, by the time you find out your woman is cheating on you, it’ll be too late.

6. The Vagina is Desensitized to Penis Centric Sex

Even if you’re a master swordsman, your penis can’t compete with your tongue in terms of creating clitoral stimulation. Why? The amount of stimulation cunnilingus provides is unnatural. Think about it: If the clitoris was meant to receive that much direct stimulation, Mother Nature would have placed it within the vaginal walls instead of on the periphery.

7. Women Will Fall in Love for a Fleeting Reason

A recent study points to the fact that men feel the need to perform oral sex on a woman in an attempt to keep the woman from straying. And while this strategy may be successful in the short-term, it will ultimately end up being a failure. If a woman falls in love with your tongue, it’s only a matter of time before she falls out of love with you. Thus, it’s better to find a female who loves you for a sustainable reason — such as your mind or your penis.

8. Dominance in the Relationship Will Be Lost

A successful relationship between a man and a woman features the man in the dominant role. That dominance is lost the moment a male gets on his knees to bow before his female and perform oral sex.

9. Cunnilingus is a Gateway Drug to Lesbianism

Even if a male reaches the peak of his ability at the art of cunnilingus, he can’t compete with the intimate knowledge a female mind provides when engaging in this activity. Thus, if a woman truly loves oral sex, she will eventually find herself in the arms of a lesbian. Think of cunnilingus as being comparable to marijuana and lesbianism being comparable to hardcore drugs such as heroin and crack. This gateway is best to be avoided.

I hope you men join me in abstaining from cunnilingus. Together we can make a difference and put an end to this unhygienic, emasculating practice.

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Signs you’ve fallen out of love

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You won’t get into a relationship without knowing that it will last, will you?

The sad news though, is that you can fall out of love and for reasons that might not be within your grasp. These are a few.

Change: We all go through different phases of life. And through it all, there is one constant and that is change. You and your partner will individually go through transitions and as a couple as well. Some might make you stronger, while some are likely to make you want to break out and run free.

Miscommunication: In order to grow as a couple, you need to keep all lines of communication open and should also be able to express yourself freely. “If you stop expressing yourself to your partner, there is likely to be a lot of internal conflict that could be very harmful in the long run,” says psychiatrist Anita Peters.

Different goals and ambitions: You don’t need to be in the same profession to understand each other’s career goals. However, it may get a little difficult if you are not even remotely on the same wavelength. For example, it may get difficult for a career-oriented person to be with someone who wants to settle down and have a family.

Life changes: This could be the biggest reason for a love falling out. You were two really good people who fell in love but found different paths in life. You’ll realise in the long run that letting go of a relationship when it is dwindling at the right time will probably save you a lot of heartache later.