Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How I Created Lola Omotayo Okoye's Wedding Look - Banke Meshida Video Tutorial

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Lola Omotayo looked gorgeous and amazing for her wedding to Paul Okoye of PSquare. Her make-up was done by one of the foremost MUA in Nigeria, Banke Meshida Lawal. Now Banke of BM Pro has decided to share how she got the bridal look perfectly done for Lola.

I met Lola Omotayo Okoye a few days before her wedding, after a trial had been scheduled by her planners. It went very well and fast forward to the day. Lola looked so happy and demure and her wedding portrait has gone on to be one of my most loved images by people hence the idea to create this video. I have been getting so many requests and questions on how to recreate the look as well as the products used. I hope you enjoy watching and can also pick up a few tips! 

See the video tutorial below.

Beyonce Changes Song Lyrics And Sparks Further Cheating Rumors During On The Run Tour

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Beyonce seems to be playing off the rumors that Jay Z cheated on her during their Bonnie and Clyde "On the Run" tour. She has picked one of her songs that reference a man cheating on a woman he has been with for a long time.

The song is "Resentment," a track off of her 2006 B'Day album, and she replaced 6 years as was in the original lyrics with 12 as she sang the song to fans who immediately started to put 2 and 2 together.

Beyonce and Jay Z have been together for 12 years, though married since 2008. The new lyrics go;

Maternity Style - Kelly Rowland Shows Off Baby Bump at the Beach

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Kelly Rowland is definitely enjoying her pregnancy for first child with her husband, Tim Witherspoon. She was in St. Kitts over the weekend where she performed as one of the featured acts during the final night of the St. Kitts Music Festival.

In addition to the picture with her husband [here], Kelly also posted this photo to her Instagram, showing that all work and no play, makes Kelly a dull pregnant lady. Kelly took time off to go the beach, and she was flauting her bump in a black bikini top and cover up.

See another picture below.

Kendra Wilkinson Out Without Wedding Ring After Reports Her Husband Cheated With Transexual

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Just weeks after giving birth to daughter Alijah, reports surfaced that Kendra Wilkinson and her husband Hank Baskett were having marriage issues, and she had sent him out of the house. The reason supplied was that he had cheated with a transgender YouTube model named Ava Sabrina London.

And now, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett has been photographed in a very somber mood as she ran errands and she was not wearing her wedding ring.

They have such a beautiful family, an I still remember how he watched her on Dancing with the Stars a couple of seasons ago.

If these reports are true, I can't imagine the pain she's going through. Why do men do these things?

Celeb Insta Fashion - Amber Rose Does it in Denim

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I just love the look of this mixed-denim shirt dress on Amber Rose. Of course with her great curves, Amber can pull off most looks, but the thing that draws me to this is the loose silhouette which tells you that it will be a comfortable fit. She notches up the look wiht fancy footwear and handbag.

What do you think?

Girl in Confused Face Meme, Keisha Johnson, Sues Instagram For $500M

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Memes are mostly used as jokes or to express feelings. However, one popular meme turned out not so funny when the girl featured in Meme’s finally decided to sue the photo sharing app, Instagram.

16 Year Old Kiesha Johnson, of Birmingham Alabama, was just hanging with friends that took a bad picture of her and uploaded it to Instagram. 

Immediately, that photo went viral and was shared on Millions of profiles including celebrities. Everyone started mocking her now famous pose.

The Natural Hair Movement - Only For Black Women or Should We Include Other Races?

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One of those forums for natural-haired girls to discuss about everything from hair tips, LOCs, Big Chops, CoWashs to personal natural hair journeys is CurlyNikki.com.

Yesterday, a young white woman by the name of Sarah (or Vlogger Waterlily716 on Youtube) shared her natural hair journey, and there was some sort of outcry, as most of the site's readers felt the site should just be for black women and nut just any curly woman, especially when they are not at all black.

The comments section now has almost 550 comments most of them insisting that other races should not be involved in "the natural hair movement."

4 Things You Can Do When You Are In The Friend Zone by Atala

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Recently, someone I know was wondering what was going on in the head of this girl he was interested in. They were friends, he said, but he wanted more than just friendship, and he had let her know this.

However, she was non-commital; not quite agreeing that they should take their friendship to the next level, yet not wanting to end the friendship.

An overwhelming number of responses to the thread started gave an instant diagnosis – she had locked him and sealed him tight into that cage from which there was no escape - the Friend Zone.

This meant that there was no point in trying to get her to see him as more than a friend, because that all he would ever be to her. And from the tone of those responses, the Friend Zone was absolutely not a place that anyone should be happy to be in.

How Paul Walker Bought A $9,000 Engagement Ring For A Military Couple Before His Death

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Paul Walker might have been most famous for his Fast and Furious movies, but what most people don't know is that he was actually a very generous man. When he bumped into a military couple shopping for an engagement ring in 2004, he bought the ring for them. After his death, the couple decided to testify of his generosity.

Kyle Upham and his fianceé were browsing a jewelry store in Santa Barbara in 2004 — just before Kyle was deployed to Iraq for a second tour of duty — when a fellow shopper began to help them with their engagement ring purchase.

“I noticed there was someone else in there, but didn’t give it much thought, and we started looking at rings and whatnot, and he kept saying, ‘Go bigger’ and I kept saying, ‘No, look at the prices,’” Kristen Upham, who is now married to Kyle, says.

Kyle began talking with the stranger and realized it was Paul Walker.

Pregnant Kelly Rowland Gets Criticized For Aggressive Gym Routine With Personal Trainer

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As we all know, this is the first baby for Kelly Rowland and her husband Tim Witherspoon who made the happy announcement earlier this month with a cute photo of daddy and baby sneakers.

Since that outing, Kelly has posted continued to show off her growing bump including in pictures of her working out. She said of her pregnancy exercise routine,

I'm in love with boxing and yoga right now. It just feels good, it's really empowering. I just feel like I'm getting my little strength back and getting my little jabs in.

People think the yoga is OK, but recent pictures where Kelly goes all out with a personal trainer in what looks like an aggressive workout regimen have attracted some criticism.

Black Women at Greater Risk of Becoming Victims of Homicidal Domestic Violence

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Funeral of Deanna Cook, daughter of lady in Blue, who was killed by her ex-husband in her home as she called 911

Domestic violence is a crime that cuts a painful swath across all races, socioeconomic levels and cultures.
But experts in the field say that one set of victims — black women — is at a far greater risk to experience the grimmest of all domestic violence statistics:

They are about three times more likely to die at the hands of a partner or ex-partner than members of other racial groups. Intimate-partner homicide is also among the leading causes of death for black women ages 15 to 35.

And, the experts add, their plight may not change anytime soon because of complex underlying causes that in some cases stretch back generations: unemployment, poverty, lack of education, incarceration and violent environments.

Magazine Covers - Michelle Obama Talks Higher Education With Essence

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First Lady Michelle Obama has always been vocal about her passion for higher learning, and she expounds on that in her candid conversation with ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush. 

A big part of the recipe for success has to do with nurturing reslience in our children, she says.

"I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn't shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at which you are really growing. It's not just about grades or test scores. Today our kids may shy away from applying to college if they think they don't have the right grade or test score. But the truth is that the kids who succeed and go on to be successful professionals are the ones who know how to work hard."

Beyonce Tops List of Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrities, Earned $115 Million Last Year Alone

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Beyoncé Knowles (No. 1) topped Forbes’ 15th annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the world’s most powerful celebrities for the first time since she debuted on the list in 2004. 

Beyonce raked in a reported $115 million in 2014 alone. Wow! Five of the celebs on the top ten were women and the other half men. And it's not just about money, but also influence and star power.

This is the top 10 on the list and how much they earned from June 2013 to June 2014.

1. Beyonce: $115million
2. LeBron James - $72million,
3. Dr. Dre - $620million
4.Oprah Winfrey-  $82million
5. Ellen DeGeneres  - $70million
6 .Jay Z - $60million
7. Floyd Mayweather- $105million
8. Rihanna -  $48million
9. Katy Perry- $40million
10. Robert Downey Jnr - $75million.

Adaeze Yobo Defends Husband Joseph Yobo Against Criticism For Own Goal

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Joseph Yobo has been criticised on various social media platforms for scoring an own goal [see here] during Nigeria’s match against France yesterday and his wife has come to his defense.

But really, it was not his fault, Enyeama had not thrown out the ball completely when it came from the corner kick by France. Joseph Yobo barely touched the ball before it moved further into the net. Seriously, any one can score an own goal, and it wasn't as if we were winning the match before then.

Anyway Adaeze Yobo did not take kindly to those yabbing her husband, especially on her own Instagram page. She slammed them while defending her husband Joseph Yobo and the Super Eagles.