Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc in the U.S

Though no longer a hurricane, "post-tropical" superstorm Sandy packed a hurricane-sized punch as it slammed into the Jersey Shore on Monday, killing at least 11 people from West Virginia to North Carolina and Connecticut.

Sandy whipped torrents of water over the streets of Atlantic City, stretching for blocks inland and ripping up part of the vacation spot's fabled boardwalk. The storm surge set records in Lower Manhattan, where flooded substations caused a widespread power outage. It swamped beachfronts on both sides of Long Island Sound and delivered hurricane-force winds from Virginia to Cape Cod as it came ashore.

Sandy's wrath also prompted the evacuation of about 200 patients at NYU Langone Medical Center.

"We are having intermittent telephone access issues, and for this reason the receiving hospital will notify the families of their arrival," spokeswoman Lisa Greiner said.

In addition, the basement of New York's Bellevue Hospital Center flooded, and the hospital was running off of emergency backup power. Ian Michaels of the Office of Emergency Management said the main priority is to help secure additional power and obtain additional fuel and pumps for the hospital.

The storm hit near Atlantic City about 8 p.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center reported. It packed 80-mph winds at landfall, down from the 90 mph clocked earlier Monday.

I pray everyone stays safe and away from harms way. I have lots of family members in the US especially the affected parts, I pray every one is ok and hope the flood and storm calms down asap. Like they av all said, aim for high grounds and away from the water, cuz you don't know if there are high tension wires underneath. Also check to make sure your homes are secure. And I guess we will leave the rest to God.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/29/us/tropical-weather-sandy/index.html

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Skills Everyone Can Learn For a Dramatic Eye Makeup

So When you think of a dramatic eye makeup what comes to your mind? Is it:
  • Special occasion eyes for a night out. 
  • Want to make a statement look or 
  • Over the top drama look
Regardless of which look you are after you need to start your eye makeup application with some basic steps.
  • Prepare the surface of the eye with an eye primer to create a smooth surface. In order for your makeup to adhere and make the color pop, it is absolutely necessary you do not skip this step. 
  • Apply necessary concealer to the under eye area of the eye. If the corner of your eyes is very dark also apply concealer in this area with a brush. 
  • Groom your brows. If you want drama in your eye makeup, your brow plays a major role in the overall look. Drama has to extend to the brow with the correct shape and filled in to act as the frame for your eyes.
When choosing color everything will depend on how dramatic you want to go. The technique will be the same. For over the top choose wild colors that meet your fancy.

For the softest dramatic look choose a darker version of what you are currently doing. And for basic dramatic eye makeup you will most likely be working with charcoal grays, dark browns and purples or any dark color.

You will notice in all of these pictures the application is basically the same. There is lots of color over the entire eye especially in the crease and on the brow bone.Notice how nicely the area under the brow is highlighted with a very light shimmer eye shadow.What makes this look so dramatic is making sure you blend, blend, and blend some more. Don't be afraid to use and mix colors. Experiment on the back of your hand before applying to the eye.

Let's Create......Just Follow Step by Step....

source: carolthompsonbeautysecrets

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

View Fun Photos from Chidinma’s New Photo Shoot

MTN Project Fame Winner, Chidinma in new photo shoot, showing us the fun side of life with her Afrocentric style.....

Photography: Obi Somto
Stylist: Jane Michael Ekanem
Culled from: bellanaija

The Scariest/Ugliest Shoes of All Time

I have never seen anything like this. Imagine wearing shoes like these ones, it must be the most uncomfortable shoe ever......to think she even tried walking with it...

The shoes are a collaboration between artist Leanie van der Vyver and Dutch shoe designer René van den Berg.

Iris Schieferstein hoof heels-

This German artist uses dead animals in her work...if taxidermied, wearable hooves are your style, these have your name on them!

culled from yahoo

view more weird shoes after the cut

Monday, October 8, 2012

Introducing Colours and Aesthetics by Oladimeji Funmilayo

Introducing to you the CEO of Colours and Aesthetics the ever pretty Oladimeji Funmi. 

Colours and Aesthetics caters for all your bridal makeup looks, fashion looks and photography. They also specialize in Semi permanent eyelash application and also design fashion accessories for all your occasions.

Contact details:
Bb- 29d21d96
Tel- 08034146171

 view more after the cut

Makeup Tips For That Oily Face

I get alot of ladies asking me what tips I have for oily face. So this is based on popular requests from ladies out there.

We apply makeup in the morning or before an outing, and after a few minutes to an hour, we realize the makeup just does not stay on due to our oily face. This can get quite frustrating. And for most people with oily face, they are also prone to breakouts, acne etc....Getting rid of an oily face and shiny T-zone is not an easy thing to do. Anyone who has it, knows what i'm talking about.

But there are actually some positive sides to having an oily face. One of the great thing about this type of skin is that it tends to age at a slower rate than other skin types. That oil, that we hate so much, actually protects our skin and lubricates it and the result is less fine lines and wrinkles in the future.

Here are some few tips that can help you to cover up that oily face look and leave your face looking fresh most of the day.
  • Cleanse your face daily. Not more than twice a day, with a gentle cleanser, suitable for oily skin.Avoid alcohol based cleansers as this can make your face oilier by drying your skin out so much that it compensates by producing even more oil. A toner can be helpful after washing your face to decrease shine and make your pores look smaller. It also can be a fast way to get excess oil off your face especially when you don't have the time to wash it.
  • A good facial scrub must be done at least twice a week.
  • Use a sun block cream with SPF 15 to moisturize your face. This helps especially if you are going out in the sun. 
  • Let the sun block cream dry up on the face, maybe wait for a second or two. 
  • Start with a mattifying makeup primer, which will help your makeup last, absorb oil, and prevent it from melting, especially in hot weather.
  • Now apply foundation and a concealer to your face to cover up all the blemishes that hides your beautiful features. Use an oil-free foundation and if possible, just use a concealer to cover the spots if they are few. Just make sure to use makeup that doesn't clog the pores and is oil-free. There are some really good foundations for oily skin that control the shine and keep the skin matte. Or you can try pressed powders.
These simple tips should help you to decrease the amount of oil on your face and keep it looking great. I hope this helps. Please let me know if it does.

Charly Boy confirmed as judge on Nigerian Idol - to return as Linda

Charly Boy will be returning as a judge on Nigerian Idol. But for this third season, he won't be returning as Charly Boy, but as his alter ego, Linda.

Linda is the woman in the area fada and that's who you all will be meeting on the music talent show soon to premier

Am so feeling his makeup...lol...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nigerian Rap Star, Sasha P presents Eclectic By Sasha’s “Inception” Lookbook

Sasha exclusively releases her label’s lookbook to BN, which sees media personality Oreka Godismodelling the collection.

“Inception”- Eclectic by Sasha Lookbook

Friday, October 5, 2012

Nigerian Music Star-Terry G Re-brands Image

The zany Nigerian artiste Terry G has shown us that there are different sides to him and he is willing to step out of the box. Tiannah Styling worked on the image re-branding of Terry G as part of the promotion drive for his new hit singles.

The idea was to change his fashion style, giving him a subtle blend of fierce and sophisticated.

What do you think about Terry G’s new look?

Pics of the Day

Jackie Appiah In Complete Fashion Magazine Cover.

Hmmm...pencil necklace, I wonder how they got that on, am beginning to take interests in this whole jewelry thingi. Does anyone know where I can go train?

Men Who Get Finer With Age......

Richard Mofe Damijo(RMD)
RMD has over the years aged gracefully with his grey hairs making him look cooler.....

George Clooney
 Now this is someone I have always admired for quite a long time. He has always looked good.

 Am sure alot of us girls out there had a crush on Denzel at some point in our lives....*winks*

Idris Elba

Do you have any other men in mind, please feel free to share.