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His glowing dark skin will make you love him. Kermit Oduro’s amazing dark skin and luscious pink lips will make you wonder what his skin care routine is.

Kermit Oduro is a Ghanaian born model. He has modeled in South Africa and has worked with brands like Oswald Boateng, Atto Tetteh, Woodin and Glitz Africa. He’s currently signed with 20 models management.

He won editorial/commercial model at the Models Union Ghana Awards 2020 and had a nomination for male model of the year for Glitz Style Awards 2019 and also the Global  Style Icons Awards 2020.

“In the quest to find out the secret to his enviable flawless skin, Kermit said 
“Hi Titus, I’m doing well To be honest, I don’t do much to my skin. I don’t remember when last I bought a lotion for my body or face. What I mostly do on a regular is washing my face with cold or warm water. Depends on where I find myself at the time , just to clear the dirt and dust particles off my face and to remove excess oil on my skin. Most of the blemishes or acnes we keep seeing are either stress related or as a result of excessive oil on our faces which allows dirt to settle on and hence producing more pimples, blemishes or acnes in general.”

Shockingly is nothing difficult. As simple as that, all you have got to do is clean your skin frequently according to him.
Take time and crush on his photos below, do leave a comment for him.

When going for casting it’s just appropriate to be in your natural form. Most casting fliers will tell you no make-up, no wigs and so on.

One thing you should take note of is not all castings that you must go without makeup especially if your skin is not that amazing. But also you should not turn up all made up like you’re going on the red carpet.

Los Angelos based model with super amazing dark skin Alencia J Lewis is here with a video on how to get a natural glow make-up when going for castings or doing a digital casting

.Click on the link below to watch it.

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We all love natural hair, but it can sometimes be overwhelming and tricky. For those who had transitioned or had a big chop, the journey usually starts off with a buzz, but as time passes, being a naturalista becomes the norm, the excitement reduces and so does the enthusiasm to continuously maintain and style your kinks. However, some women’s spark with their kinks never die in fact, they always seem to come up with fresher ways of reviving or to sophisticate their kinks. We’ve come up with 5 natural hair tips to help you with your natural hair journey.

 

Trim and shape your hair

Sometimes the only thing holding your hair back from being as healthy as possible is getting a professional trim or by cutting off what is damaged. Keeping your hair shaped is important too if you wear your hair out often. Split ends will happen to the best of us which is why trimming your hair 4-6 times a year is recommended for healthy hair. You want to get your hair trimmed by a professional for two reasons, their shears, and attention to detail. If you trim your hair with scissors, you are already setting your hair up to split because scissors are not sharp enough for a clean cut and if it isn’t a clean cut it will split right after the cut.

 

Protective Styling

Having your edges tucked away in weaves, wigs or braids guarantees less breakage. But that doesn’t omit the fact that you may still need to sleep with a satin head scarf or wear a satin wrap beneath  wigs to protect your edges.

Product selection

Choose products that do the Job for YOU. Please don’t expect products to work miracles on your hair as it did for your friend, relative, or colleague.

 

Maintain moisture and hydration.

A moisturizer will have water as the first ingredient. If you look at the definition of moisture, water is present; water opens up the cuticle to allow the other ingredients to penetrate and work on a deeper level. Using oils and butter as moisturizers are not going to be as effective. Oils will nourish, seal and even soften the hair temporarily and so will butter. If you use a water-based, creamy moisturizer daily or as needed this will be more effective.

Protect your hair for bed.

Your satin scarf and bonnet should be cherished.

 

 

When it comes to bridal makeup, nothing works as a better inspiration than real brides. And while you would ultimately opt for styles and shades to match your outfit, you sure can take ideas from our selection of gorgeous brides.

We are giving you the most fabulous makeup looks for your wedding day. Check out these 10 stunning makeup ideas that are sure to make you look like a bombshell.

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Whenever we jump-start our mornings with a warm bowl of oatmeal topped with fresh figs, sesame seeds or chocolate, we feel more energetic and ready to take on the day. But did you know this breakfast super food also boasts beauty benefits?

Colloidal oatmeal, a natural product produced from finely ground oat grains that are boiled to produce an extract, is full of vitamins, minerals and lipids that add moisture to benefit the condition of one’s skin. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart told said, “Oatmeal contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and as such is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat a variety of skin disorders (i.e sunburns, eczema and poison ivy).”

Here are five ways to reap the beauty benefits of oatmeal:

1. Bath Soak: For a truly relaxing bath, pour a cup of plain oatmeal into your tub as it fills up with warm water. Then add a few drops of lavender oil or a pinch of dried lavender. Soak in this aromatherapy solution for 15 to 30 minutes. The oatmeal will cleanse your skin and lock in moisture , while the lavender produces a calming, soothing scent.

2. Itchy Skin Remedy: According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “itchy, dry skin often has a high pH level, but oatmeal can help normalize your skin’s pH , which can relieve itchy, uncomfortable skin. Oatmeal baths also soften and moisturize your skin, which helps lock in moisture and protect skin from exterior irritants.

3. Face Wash: Oatmeal contains chemicals known as saponins that are characterized by their intense cleansing properties. Saponins are commonly added to shampoos and detergents for its emulsifying and foaming abilities that create a rich lather. It’s believed that this makes oatmeal ideal to use as a face mask, cleanser or soap for every skin type, especially sensitive skin. For a simple homemade recipe, mix whole oatmeal with warm water into a paste and add a teaspoon of honey. Rub the cleanser onto your skin in circular motions to cleanse face. The antibacterial action of honey will also help to relieve inflamed skin and alleviate dryness.

4. Exfoliator Treatment: If over-the-counter scrubs tend to leave your skin raw and red, try exfoliating with a do-it-yourself treatment with blended colloidal oatmeal, coconut oil, brown sugar and lukewarm water. You’ll get the same cleansing and buffering properties without all the unnecessary harshness. Plus, the coconut oil will give your skin a healthy-looking glow.

5. Dry Shampoo: Just as oatmeal works wonders at removing excess dirt and debris from the body, it can also help to reduce the appearance of dirty hair. Blondes can brush through a light dusting of finely ground oats throughout their strands to soak up excess oils. Your homemade oatmeal dry shampoo will also help to relieve an itchy scalp.

Do you already use oatmeal in your beauty routine? Share your secrets with us!

Don’t have time for intensive skin care? You can still pamper yourself by acing the basics. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay natural aging and prevent various skin problems. Get started with these five basic tips. 

1. Protect yourself from the sun
One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer. For the most complete sun protection:
Use sunscreen: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if you’re swimming or perspiring.
Seek shade: Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m, when the sun’s rays are strongest.

2. Don’t smoke
Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow and makes skin paler. This also depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.
Smoking also damages collagen and elastin — the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity. In addition, the repetitive facial expressions you make when smoking — such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep out smoke — can contribute to wrinkles. If you smoke, the best way to protect your skin is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips or treatments to help you stop smoking.

3. Treat your skin gently
Daily cleansing and shaving can take a toll on your skin. To keep it gentle:
Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin. Limit your bath or shower time, and use warm rather than hot water.
Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers.
Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it.
Endeavor to always pat dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.

4. Eat a healthy diet
A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. The association between diet and acne isn’t clear  but some research suggests that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger looking skin. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated.

5. Managing stress
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress. Get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.
Always remember to take care of your skin!

AUTHOR: Princess Ladi

Weddings in Northern Nigeria are a celebration of love, culture, and the establishment of new relationships and families. The wedding of the daughter of Africa’s richest man, Fatima Dangote and Jamil Abubakar was colourful, festive, and spanned over a couple of days. The 8-day ceremony saw the bride look regal and stunning for all events, for beauty lovers, this is big.

The Bridal Shower

Fatima Dangote

For the Bridal Shower, Fatima looked Grecian as she rocked a glittery smokey eye with a matching fuschia lip and no-makeup makeup for the base by Monavee Beauty lounge.

The Mother’s dinner in Kaduna

Fatima Dangote

For the pre-wedding dinner in Kaduna, Fatima wore a Komole mould Iro and Buba with funnel sleeves designed by Deola Sagoe. The exquisite outfit was topped up with a minimal yet glowy nude look by Bimpe Onakoya.

The Kamu Amarya

Fatima Dangote

Fatima Dangote

For Fatima’s Kamu Amarya (which means “catching the bride”) ceremony held in Kano state, she donned a stunningly clean, toned matte look made up of warm tones with glossy lips by Banke Meshida of BM Pro and let the bling do the talking with a multicolored Komole mould iro and buba by Deola Sagoe.

The Fatiha

Fatima Dangote

Fatima looked beautiful for her wedding fathia in an all-white Trumpet Silhouette dress with embellished creeping flower elements custom made by Deola Sagoe. She looked radiant in a glittery makeup look with glossy pink lips by Banke Meshida of BM Pro. The look was finished with a haute turban by John 3v3 Turban for a truly regal look.

The Father’s Lunch

Fatima Dangote

Fatima stunned in a champagne A-line dress with tulle embellished corsage with a feather detail veil designed by Deola Sagoe and finished this truly victorian look with a nude makeup look with a bright red lip by BM Pro and a turban.

The Budan Kai (Conveyance of The Bride)

Fatima Dangote

Fatima looked elegant for her Budan Kai – which is a northern ceremony whereby the new bride is taken to her new home and revealed to her new family. Her makeup look was kept nude with a pop of colour done by Fati Mamza of Mamza Beauty.

Dinner Reception hosted by The Groom’s Family

Fatima dangote

Fatima opted for natural yet glam look by BM Pro for the dinner reception hosted by the groom’s family in Abuja. She wore a detailed all-pink number designed by Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) and accessorised with Swarovski crystals and a sleek turban.

Dinner Reception hosted by The Bride’s Family

The ceremony ended in Lagos state as the Bride’s father hosted a dinner reception. For this, Fatima wore a beautiful Elie Saab floral applique wedding dress with a matching turban by John 3v3 Turban. Her makeup, which was done by BM Pro brought a fresh but nude base topped up with a glossy finish.

Photography Courtesy:

BM Pro|Monavee Beauty Lounge|Bimpe Onakoya|Mamza Beauty

 

 

Originally Appeared in: Schick Magazine

WHILE THERE MAY NOT BE AN EASY CURE FOR PREVENTING YOUR SKIN FROM PRODUCING TOO MUCH OIL, THERE ARE WAYS TO CONTROL THIS SKIN CONDITION. OILY SKIN OCCURS WHEN THE SEBACEOUS GLAND PRODUCES MORE OIL THAN USUAL LEADING TO AN IMBALANCE IN THE SYSTEM. READ ON TO LEARN WHAT OPTIONS WE SUGGEST FOR MANAGING YOUR OILY SKIN.

CLEANSING YOUR FACE: WASH THE FACE USING A GENTLE CLEANSER TO AVOID IRRITATING THE SKIN. USING HARSH CLEANSERS ON THE FACE CAN ACTUALLY CAUSE IT TO PRODUCE MORE OIL TO COMPENSATE FOR ALL THE NATURAL OILS THAT WERE REMOVED BUT IF USING A GENTLE CLEANSER ISN’T WORKING FOR THE SKIN THEN TRY A CLEANSER THAT CONTAINS BENZOYL PEROXIDE, SALICYLIC ACID, GLYCOLIC ACID OR BETA-HYDROXY ACID.

ASTRINGENT PADS: THESE CAN BE USEFUL TO REMOVE EXCESS OIL WHEN ONE CAN’T WASH THE FACE. KEEP SOME IN THE PURSE OR AT THE OFFICE.

CLAY MASK: THIS DRYS OUT THE SKIN AND REMOVE MOST OILS ON THE FACE, SO IT IS BEST TO USE THE MASK SPARINGLY. SAVE THE MASK FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WHEN ONE NEEDS SKIN TO BE OIL-FREE FOR A LONG TIME.

MOISTURIZING: MOISTURIZERS THAT CONTAINS OILS LIKE SHEA-BUTTER AND PETROLEUM SHOULD BE AVOIDED, THESE INGREDIENTS RATHER ADDS EXCESS OIL TO THE SKIN AND CAN EVEN CAUSE BREAKOUT. CHOOSE MOISTURIZERS THAT CONTAINS DIMETHICONE AND LABELED OIL-FREE.

MATTE PRIMER: USE THIS AFTER ONE HAS CLEANSED AND MOISTURIZED THE SKIN BEFORE APPLYING MAKEUP FOUNDATION. MATTE PRIMERS HELP ABSORB EXCESS OIL THROUGHOUT THE DAY. GO FOR OIL-FREE AND NON-COMEDOGENIC MAKEUP PRODUCTS.
FOODS: EAT FOODS THAT ARE HIGH IN FIBER SUCH AS LEGUMES, FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND GRAINS. VEGETABLES SHOULDN’T HAVE EXCESS OIL OR BE OVERBOILED

WATER: DRINK PLENTY OF WATER, IT HELPS KEEP THE SKIN HYDRATED AND ALSO FLUSHES TOXINS FROM THE BODY. GETTING ENOUGH WATER IS ESSENTIAL IN KEEPING THE OILY SKIN IN CHECK.
DERMATOLOGIST: TALK TO A DERMATOLOGIST IF ONE CONTINUES TO HAVE PROBLEMS. ASK ABOUT ACCUTANE/REACCUTANE TREATMENTS, IT’S HIGHLY EFFECTIVE FOR OILY SKIN CONTROL. PREGNANT WOMEN OR WOMEN WHO MAY BECOME PREGNANT CANNOT USE ACCUTANE BECAUSE IT MAY CAUSE BIRTH EFFECTS.

TIPS: KEEP BLOTTING PAPERS IN THE PURSE TO DAB AWAY EXCESS OIL DURING THE DAY
LOOK FOR PRODUCTS THAT COMBINES MOISTURIZERS, SUNSCREEN AND FOUNDATIONS SO THAT ONE MAY NOT HAVE TO PUT ON MANY LEVELS

ENJOY YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE!

If it seems that Serena Williams is on a winning streak, by all accounts, that would be correct. Just 6 months after giving birth, Serena Williams is in the midst of a major comeback. With news of a possible beauty line, it appears that Williams is expanding her off court empire, as well.

According to TMZ, Williams is getting into the beauty game, too: She filed documents to trademark “Aneres” (yep, that’s Serena spelled backwards) in a range of beauty categories, including skin care, makeup-removing products, colognes, perfumes, makeup kits, bath soaps, lipstick, lipgloss, eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara. She had also previously secured the trademark rights for the brand name in the clothing category.

As the latest celebrity to transition into the beauty space, Williams is amongst the ever-expanding new field of celebrity beauty lines that’s currently being dominated by Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty, Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics, and Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty. But as she’s Forbes’ current highest-paid female athlete, earning an incredible $84 million in 2017, there’s good reason to think that Williams knows what she’s doing with the business.

Shani Crowe is an interdisciplinary artist from Chicago’s south side. She received her BFA in film production from Howard University’s John H. Johnson School of Communications in 2011. Her work is centered on cultural coiffure and beauty ritual, as they relate to the diasporic African, and how these practices function as tools to foster connectivity.

Braiding is universal — but it strikes a particularly intimate chord with African-American women, and this is what Chicago-based artist Shani Crowe dedicates to and looking to change the perception of braids. The collection of images highlights insanely detailed and intricate braided ‘dos, which Crowe created after years and years of practice. Crowe enlisted the help of friends to model her creations. She also photographed, edited, and braided each and every look herself. 

According to her,

“BRAIDS  is a series of photographic portraits celebrating the beauty and nuanced artistry of hair braiding. Influenced by an Afro-centric, non-linear time sense where past, present, and future are intertwined and concurrent, BRAIDS draws from a variety of eras. It is an amalgamation of inspiration from ancient artifacts, traditional African braid styles, popular culture, and Afro-futurism, filtered through my perspective. Each portrait can be appreciated at face value, but the imagery conjures a specific nostalgia for African American women who remember both having their hair braided and braiding someone else’s. The opportunity for deeper understanding among Black Women allows a paradigm shift, where a group seen as a double minority has an inherent advantage. By referencing an intergenerational collective memory, seated in the crest of the Black feminine experience, I create an instance of privilege.”