Showing posts with label BEAUTY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BEAUTY. Show all posts

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Persistent Bad breath could lead to gum disease if unchecked – Dentist

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A Dentist, Dr. Innocent Osazuwa, on Wednesday, said persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum disease.

He told NAN: “gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on the teeth caused by bacteria.

“Bacteria causes the formation of toxins which irritates the gum and if gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gum and the jawbone.”

The dentist said that bad breath, also called ‘halitosis’, could be embarrassing and in some cases might even cause anxiety.

He added that “bad breath is often caused by a buildup of bacteria in your mouth that causes inflammation and gives off a noxious odor.

“Cleaning between teeth daily once a day is very important.

“This helps to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line too.

“Tooth decay-causing bacteria still linger between teeth, where toothbrush bristles cannot reach.”

He explained that brushing the teeth twice a day with a soft-bristle brush and replacing the toothbrush every three or four months would help to eliminate bad breath.

He noted that the symptoms of bad breath vary, depending on the source or the underlying cause.

According to him, some people worry too much about their breath even though they have little or no mouth odor, while others have bad breath and do not know it.

He said the causes of bad breath include food, poor dental hygiene, use of tobacco products, the lack of balanced diet, wrong medications, dry mouth and the lack of drinking water.

He advised anyone with such a problem to see a dentist for treatment.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Reason Why You Should Not Use Towels On Your Hair

Why you should not dry your hair with a towel
You probably don’t know this but drying your hair with a towel is doing your strands more harm than good and we’ll explain why.

We know we’re saying something that no doubt surprises you because you’ve been doing it your whole life.

But the truth is the fibre that regular towels are made from is too coarse for the strands of your hair which are quite delicate. Rubbing towels against your hair will damage your cuticles, make your hair more prone to split ends and cause hair breakage. And that is why you should not use towels on your hair.

So what should you use instead?

Microfiber towels. Microfiber towels are made from very smooth and dense fibres that are very gentle on our hair strands. They are extremely absorbent but the amazing thing about them is that they absorb just the right moisture from your hair. Unlike regular towels which completely strip your hair of moisture and make it frizzy.

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You can get microfiber towels here from N1,500.

Know what else you can use that works pretty good? A cotton T-shirt. Yes, that T-shirt you’ve been wearing around town with your favourite jeans will make a lot of difference in the health of your hair over time. This is because T-shirts will adequately absorb the moisture from your hair without roughening up your hair cuticles.

So swap your towels with T-shirts and see how much difference it makes.

So, it seems like towels are pretty much becoming useless nowadays. Before you go, find out why you shouldn’t use them on your face also.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Hair Accessories Are Making A Comeback This Year

Hair Accessories  Are Making A Comeback This Year specifically fashion and beauty trends, it seems as if the saying "what's old is new again" is always relevant at one point or another. This season, such is the case with hair accessories.

It looks like all of the clips and headbands we all loved from the late '90s and early '00s are resurfacing, but this time, with a slightly cooler, grown-up edge to them. That's right, the winter hair accessory trends spotted on and off the runways this year feature a slew of styles from our youth that have been revived with a touch of glitz and glamour.

From zigzag headbands and scrunchies to jaw clips and bobby pins, I've rounded up the winter hair accessory trends that will have you convinced you should bling out your entire head with the hair accessories from your childhood


The good ol' snap clips that you used to wear in the fourth grade to hold your overgrown bangs back have made a very chic, sparkly comeback and are now available in all sorts of shapes, as seen in AW18 shows like Simone Rocha.

If you want to hop on this trend, like stat, you may wanna cop a hair clip like this Nadine Crystal Hair Clip from Baublebar, embellished with different rhinestones and gems and can be worn to hold back flyaways or added to any up-do as a shiny accent.

Hair Accessories

Hair Accessories

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Apart from keeping your hair in place, these hair accessories will make your natural hair more beautiful. They will also make it appear like you put in more work than you actually did.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Kris Jenner Transform Her Signature Hairstyle To Looks Completely Different

Kris Jenner isn't a regular mom, she's a cool mom. So of course, after her offspring Kylie and Khloe kicked off the new year with fresh new 'dos, the KarJenner matriarch was apparently struck with the "new year, new me" bug as well, and underwent a transformation of her own.

Over the weekend, celebrity (and frequent KarJenner) hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons posted a selfie of the hair transformation he performed on Kris Jenner: a topknot with messy fringe bangs and soft brown highlights peppered throughout. "Something new 💕 A little 60’s vibe on the beautiful @KrisJenner today," he captioned the photo.

"She wanted to try something new and showed me a few reference photos of a similar style," Fitzsimons told Allure of the transformation. "Her hair is longer now than it has been in a while, so I was able to create this style without a wig. I prepped her hair with a strong-hold mousse, backcombed the hair on top, and formed it into a French twist. I did add just a couple of extensions in the back to give the topknot some additional volume. I secured everything with diamond bobby pins and sprayed all over with a high hold hair spray."

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While Kris' new look is a departure from her signature black pixie cut, what really shocked fans was how similar she looked to her daughter, Kim Kardashian. And the dramatic brown smokey eye look, which has become Kim K's go-to, seals the deal. Fans even dug up old pictures of Kim with bangs to make the comparison.


Wednesday, 9 January 2019

How Often Should You Replace Your Underwear?

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As women, we regularly shop for fashion items and cosmetics. We think about buying a beautiful dress almost immediately we see it. And thanks to social media apps like Instagram, these things are always in our faces. So we’re always just a DM away from owning the latest fashion item. But when it comes to underwear, it’s an entirely different situation.
First off, bras and pants aren’t as aggressively advertised as clothes and accessories. Secondly, probably because we’re mostly the only ones who see our underwear, replacing them doesn’t seem so important, unlike our clothes and accessories that other people can see and admire.

But how often should you replace your underwear?
Bras and pants don’t necessarily have a shelf life or expiry date. And while you can wear your bras for as long as you want if there are no physical issues,  it might be better to replace them every six months to get the best out of them in terms of fit and lift.

While with pants, for hygienic reasons it’s safe to replace them every year.

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How often should you replace your underwear

This is because washing your pants isn’t enough to get rid of all the bacteria on it. There are certain bacteria that can survive being washed. Even if you’re washing with hot water and hanging in the sun to dry. So to reduce the risk of getting infections, you might want to rethink how long you keep them.

How long your pants last will also depend on its fabric and quality. Cotton generally will last longer than lace and other fabrics. For obvious signs that it’s time to replace your underwear, look at the stretch, fit and aesthetic. If it begins to sag, not sit on your waist as well as it used to, or have holes in it, then it’s time to replace it. Also, if you’ll be ashamed to *coughs* let anyone see you naked in it, toss it!

Speaking of bras though, we know they can be uncomfortable sometimes. These tips will help you go braless with no issues.

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Thursday, 3 January 2019

Did you know Baking Soda Shampoo Can Make Your Hair Grow Like It Is Magic ?

This common ingredient can be used for numerous purposes: cleaning, cooking, and so on. Also, baking soda has many therapeutic effects and health benefits.
In fact, it can prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth. It acts as a natural shampoo since it can clean the hair, and as a conditioner because it makes the hair soft.
Since baking soda has many health benefits for the hair, you should use it as a regular shampoo. Here are reasons why to do that:

1. Improves Hair Growth

Baking soda serves as a natural cleaner of your hair. It makes your hair healthy and soft, and as we already said, it prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth.

2. Enhances Hair Growth

Toxins and chemicals may suppress your hair growth. Anyway, baking soda can be a better cleaner for your hair than any other shampoo. And, it will cleanse the dirt from your hair, so it will grow strong and long.

3. Remove Chlorine

Chlorine can be damaging to your hair and it can even change its color. But, baking soda can remove chlorine from your scalp and hair, and it will prevent the damage.

4. Removes Hair Product Residue

In your hair, there may be leftovers from your usual hair products, but baking soda can remove them. Shampoos, conditioners, and hairsprays can make your hair greasy.
Nonetheless, baking soda can help you clean your hair in a natural way. It eliminates residues of hair products and improves your hair quality, so your hair will get a long-lasting shine.

Friday, 28 December 2018

3 Oils That Give You Longer Lashes In 3 Weeks

Longer lashes? For real? Is that even possible? You would be answering that yourself in a couple of weeks if you make good use of these Oils.

Coconut oil

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Of course, you saw that coming. Coconut oil being a staple in health and beauty is no longer news. From the hair on our head to our skin and our lips we have learnt over time, the many benefits that come from using coconut oil. Well, we are thrilled that these benefits extend to our eyelashes too! Studies have shown that coconut oil contains fatty acids, mainly Lauric acid which is advantageous because of the easy absorption by the hair shaft. It protects the hair from protein loss and damage and visibly increases eyelash growth.

Olive oil

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Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, K, chlorophyll and carotenoids. It is very good for eyelash growth. Continuous application over a period of time will help your eyelashes double in thickness and length. Results are even more visible when slices of lemon are soaked in the olive oil before application.

Castor oil

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This oil contains acids and antioxidants which boost blood circulation and nourish the hair follicles promoting healthy and full eyelash growth. It even moisturizes the skin around your eyes and helps prevent the development of crow’s feet or wrinkles. So you not only get longer lashes but healthier eyes.

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How To Use:
It is best to apply oils on your eyelashes at bedtime. To apply, find a clean roller ball or mascara wand. This reduces the risk of contamination that could be caused by touching and applying the oil with your fingers.

Next, apply any of the oils mentioned above to your lashes in upward strokes. Blot out excess oil with a clean cloth or wipes. Apply enough oil to make your lashes feel moisturized but ensure that oil does not drip into your eyes.

Again, do this right before going to bed.

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Five Instagram Accounts You Should Follow For Bridal Makeup Inspiration

Bridal makeup inspiration

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Every bride needs to be picture perfect for her big day, and while the dress is important, her make-up matters too. Bridal makeup inspiration can come in different shades and styles and it can get confusing. If you need some bridal makeup inspiration, we’ve got you.

These Instagram accounts will give you all the bridal make-up inspiration you will ever need.

Jide of St.Ola

Known for his signature nude bridal makeup looks, Jide of St.Ola knows how to minimally beat a face. So, if you need the perfect nude inspiration, you know where to look.

Oshewa beauty

Oshewa’s makeup skills speak for her both in the bridal world and beyond. There’s a variety of looks for your inspiration.

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bridal makeup inspiration

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Andrea Joan

Meet the glam squad that is Andrea Joan. Also a lash artist, she perfectly enhances the natural features of her client. If you want makeup that is still you, this is where to look.

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bridal makeup inspiration
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Katibi signature

From natural to dramatic to downright smoky, Katibi does it all. As the head of the make-up team for the Tinsel series, Katibi’s face beat inspires the bride who wants different looks for different moments of her big day.

Joy Adenuga

The UK based makeup artist has mastered the skill of dealing with different types of faces and skin shades, so you can be sure to find a look that suits yours.

Did you find these handles helpful? For more nude makeup wedding looks, here’s some inspiration.
Featured image: @joyadenuga via Instagram

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Did you know you can use your own blood for a facial? its called Vampire Facials

Vampire facials are all the rage and though it may look disgusting, using your own blood can have massive benefits for your skin. Take a look!
Did you know you can use your own blood for a facial? While some may agree that beauty is pain, others would argue that injecting your own blood back into your face in the name of beauty might be a step too far. Here's all you need to know about the crazy beauty trend inspired by Kim Kardashian.

First it was semen facials and now we have the vampire facial, otherwise known as a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facial, was first brought into the spotlight by Kim Kardashian West who underwent the procedure during an episode of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians spin-off, Kim and Kourtney Take Miami.
 A "blood facial" or "vampire facial" is a cosmetic procedure during which a doctor draws a couple vials of blood from your arm, centrifuges the blood to separate out the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells. They add the platelet-rich plasma back into your face. So that it properly soaks in, the doctor pokes your face all over with a bunch of micro-needles before applying the plasma.

There's no evidence at all that this procedure works and there is an element of danger with plasma injections because they deal with the patient's own body fluids. The idea behind blood facials is that they infuse the skin with platelets, which contain growth factors, which in turn are known to be helpful in wound healing.

Needling the skin always has the risk of infection so be sure to receive the procedure from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
The procedure works best for those with premature wrinkles, high levels of solar damage, or anyone who wants an even tone and fresher appearance to their skin, however if you have a history of blood diseases, including clotting or bleeding disorders, you should not seek PRP treatment.

As far as risks go, there aren't as many as you might think. There is a chance of slight bruising at the time of the venipuncture. And aside from the discomfort of a blood draw and bruising from injection or microneedling, the vampire facial is relatively safe, as it is your body's own blood being recycled. Cost typically ranges, but in the dermatologist's office a treatment will set you back around the equivalent of N365,000.

Would you try a vampire facial? Vote below!!

Safely Ways to lose weight in as little as 3 days!

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.
and sometimes we want to shift a few extra pounds and fast.
Here's three ways on how to lose weight in safety ways

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Maintaining a healthy weight is an ongoing struggle for most. Sometimes you want to shed a few pounds quickly, whether it's to meet a weight goal, feel confident in a bikini or fit into dream dress. Here's 3 ways to lose weight in only 3 days.

There's only so much one can safely do in 3 days to drop a few pounds, but you can take off a little bit of extra weight, even if it's water weight and reducing bloating. In as little as 3 days, you can feel slimmer, healthier and much happier for making the lifestyle change.

However, just know that it's an ongoing journey and if you want to lose calories, burn fat, build muscle, and achieve longer lasting results, you have some much bigger lifestyle and dietary changes to make.

The '3-Day Diet'

The 3-Day Diet, sometimes referred to as The Military Diet, is a three day diet plan with a strict breakfast, lunch, and dinner regimen. Proponents of this method recommend following the meal plans as closely as possible, and then returning to a more regular 1,500 calorie diet for the remainder of the week.

Breakfast for day 1 consists of:

1 cup (.25 litres) of unsweetened black coffee or tea
1 slice of toast, preferably whole wheat
2 tablespoons (30 ml) of peanut butter
1/2 grapefruit

Lunch for day 1 consists of:

1 cup (.25 litres) of unsweetened black coffee or tea
1 slice of toast, preferably whole wheat
1/2 can of tuna

Dinner for day 1 consists of:

3 ounces (85 grams – about the size of a deck of playing cards) of any meat
1 cup (340 grams) green beans, steamed or raw
1/2 banana
1 small apple
1 cup (.25 litres) of vanilla ice cream

Breakfast for day 2 consists of:

1 egg, cooked however you prefer
1 slice of toast, preferably whole wheat
1/2 banana
Lunch for day 2 consists of:
1 hardboiled egg
1 cup (.25 litres) of cottage cheese
.7 ounces (20 grams) of baked sweet potato chips

Dinner for day 2 consists of:

2 hotdogs (without any hotdog buns)
1 cup (340 grams) of broccoli
1/2 cup (170 grams) of carrots
1/2 banana
1/2 cup (.12 litres) of vanilla ice cream

Breakfast for day 3 consists of:

1 small apple
1 slice of cheddar cheese
.7 ounces (20 grams) of baked sweet potato chips

Lunch for day 3 consists of:

1 egg, cooked however you prefer
1 slice of toast, preferably whole wheat
Dinner for day 3 consists of:
1 cup (340 grams) of tuna
1/2 banana
1 cup (.25 litres) of vanilla ice cream
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3 ways to lose weight in only 3 days (Aimilyn Journal)

A 3-day fast
Some research has shown that drinking only water and limiting yourself to less than 200 calories per day for only 3 days can help you reboot your immune system in addition to dropping some quick pounds.

This form of 'forced starvation' depletes your energy reserves (in the form of glycogen), which triggers your body to recycle and then create new immune cells once you finish the fast.
Warning! Fasting can be harmful, especially for young or old people, or for those with other health problems. If you’re seriously thinking of trying a 3-day fast, you should consult your doctor first.

Diet Swaps
Changing what and when you eat can help you banish the bloat.

Avoid beans, the notoriously gassy musical fruit.
Eat smaller meals, slowly, and more frequently throughout the day to avoid bloating up when you eat.
Go for protein smoothies, yogurt, and low sodium soups instead of solid food. Liquids are easier to digest and don't pouch out your stomach as much as solid meals. Throw some fiber-rich fruit into your smoothies and yogurt to help move things along in (and out of) your intestines.
Avoid carbonated beverages and chewing gum. The bubbles in these drinks can bloat you up, and you ingest a lot of extra air when you chew gum.

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Thursday, 1 November 2018


 What does self-care look like in the age of environment Certainly not buying a $26 lip oil! But if buying that lip oil helps me feel like I'm doing a satisfactory job masking the outrage and anger roiling just beneath the surface, then I will gladly rejigger my weekly budget to accommodate it.

As the days grow  "looking' cute for the 'gram" and "maintaining a human appearance" can start to feel like especially foreign brand.

Though it's marketed as an oil, it goes on like a gloss and gives your lips a luminous sheen that's subtle and doesn't feel too Wet n Wild circa 2001. 

Since it's technically an oil, it also has the added benefit of actually moisturizing your lips with a plant-based formula of mirabelle plum, jojoba, and hazelnut oil. It only comes in seven colors—including a teal, which I don't entirely understand?—but it's subtle enough that almost any shade is likely to look good on any skin color (except, maybe, the mint).

At $26 a pop, Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil doesn't come cheap for a lip gloss, but it's a small price to pay for temporary satisfaction with your appearance at the end of the world.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Photo : Goddess Locs Braids Hairstyle

Goddess Local hair braids style always Helps Bring out the goddess in you , you can also rocks this and it will bring out natural beauty .
Hair @pearlthestylist_

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Honey for Weight Loss : 4 Super Benefit for Healthy Weight Loss

 Using Honey For Weight Loss:

 Honey has been known to be a great substitute for sugar, for Healthy lifestyle, you have to make a few changes ,especially when it comes to the food you eat. But it’s important to know all there is about it. How can you use honey for weight loss? Is it as healthy for real?

Here are few Super Benefit for Healthy Weight Loss.

1.  Sugar Free
Honey is sweetener that has no calories. A tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories. It does have a high sugar content so if you’re diabetic and have been told to watch your sugar intake, you should take less honey as well. Basically, this natural sweetener is still sugary and you should only take it in small amounts.

2. It’s better than sugar
Honey contains protein, vitamins, and minerals. So unlike the usual powdered sugar, honey offers you much more than just empty sweetness.You can use honey for weight loss because it contains other nutrients that can be beneficial to you, not just sugar.

3. Honey for weight loss is a good idea
If you want to keep your weight under control, yes, you should replace sugar with honey. It can also be helpful if you have high cholesterol as this is something many overweight people deal with. Honey has been shown to help reduce the density of harmful cholesterol in the system.

4. Honey can suppress your appetite
Research has found that when honey is taken instead of sugar, it can help to curb your sugar cravings. This means you’re less likely to snack on junk food when you use honey for weight loss.

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Thursday, 11 October 2018


The Natural Virgin hair as now been Trending lately, people now styles their natural virgin hair on their wedding day.

If your wedding day is fast approaching and you seems to be confused on what styles you should rock, why don’t you try one of these 10 stunning bridal hairstyles for natural brides?

Moreover,  so many people say that natural hair is ugly, dirty.. But i finally conclude that people who think natural hair is ugly and dirty are the ones who is not keeping there's well. 

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