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Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Kano officially coronates Sanusi as Emir of Kano

The Kano State Government has crowned Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as the 14th Emir of Kano.

Sanusi was turbaned at the Africa Hall of the Kano State Government House amidst tight security.

Kano State governor Rabiu Kwankwaso said the appointment of the emir was not a political issue as suggested in some sections. Kwankwaso said Sanusi topped the list of people recommended by the kingmakers for appointment as emir.

Sanusi’s coronation sparked protests in around Kano.

The Emir of Kano is one of the most influential monarchs among Northern Nigerian muslims.

 

How To’s: Wearing Skater Skirts

Skater skirts are fitted at the waist and flared out into an A-line silhouette, they are versatile and can be worn by people with different body shapes because they are not body hugging and they basically hide flaws. They can be transformed into dressy or casual. This skirt comes in different types of fabrics, colours and patterns so everyone can have their pick. Just because they are versatile doesn’t mean they are easy to wear or everybody knows how to style them to perfection. You have to know to dress them up for every occasion;

 

Casual look: Skater skirts can be worn in various ways casually, so we’ll just give you some ideas. You can pair your skirt with a loose tank top, a crop top or a crop top and a cardigan, a simple white tee with a long necklace basically, most things go, and you just have to be creative enough to make it work.

Dealing with Sunburn

Sunburns can occur in all skin types. Although, our skin colour (black) provides us a certain level of protection from the sun we are still very much prone to getting burned.

Sunburn occurs when we expose our skin to the sun and considering our climate, it’s almost inevitable. It usually results into redness and pain to touch.

The cumulative effects of continued sun exposure include, early wrinkling and ageing, cellular damage and melanoma (the most serious type of skin cancer).

The effect on our skin can be minimized by the application of a sunscreen with spf 30 or more before we leave the house in the morning or every hour during the day.

If you do have a sun burn, not to worry, there are some home remedies that can be used to deal with sunburn;

Aloe vera: This is a readily available plant that benefits the skin a lot, and what’s more, it can be grown indoors. You can slice the leaf gently to gain access to the juice. Aloe vera will soothe the skin, relieve the pain of burn and speed up the healing process of the skin. You can also add some vitamin E oil to the aloe vera to speed up the healing process.

Tea tree oil: Use tea tree oil diluted with olive or virgin coconut oil to treat a sunburn and prevent peeling. It not only helps with sunburn but helps with your overall skin tone and texture.

Keep hydrated: Sun burn dehydrates the skin, so we should try drinking the minimum of 8 glasses of water a day to keep our skin hydrated.

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Rules for Dressing Your Plus-Size Body

If you are plus-size,then dressing your best everyday to compliment your figure would entail that you opt for clothes that are simple, subtle, structured and still sexy. Fuller figured women now have more options in the fashion world thanks to curvy beautiful celebrities, such as Amber Riley and Beyonce.

It’s time to stop hiding your body, let these rules guide you to looking great and feeling confident in your body

1.Semi-fitted styles that softly follow your curves and show off your waistline.

2. Feminine Cloths that  enhance your curvy body shape are always flattering.

3. Show some skin!. Be careful not to over this. Opt for a dress with a side slit. This creates a slimming effect while at the same time makes you look sexy. -other sexy looks are shirts that highlight your shoulders or back. -show some cleavage only if you cover up everyother body part.

4. Don’t be afraid of bright colours. Choose solid colours and their shades such as red, pink etc. These will serve you well.

-Make monochrome your best friend. Combining black and white is beautiful and also gives off a slimming effect.

-Vertical details are a YES.

5. Work wear; choose clothes that are both feminine and formal.

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Corporate Drapes: Blue Work Wardrobe

Trendy colours such as green, blue and yellow are so hot right now, not only for casual outings but for work too. Cobalt is also known as royal blue and is such a versatile colour. You don’t necessarily have to go all blue, just a little can work too, it’s such a hard colour to miss.

You know what they say about blue, it’s associated with true loyalty, something every employer can appreciate, so let’s get our work outfits in blue. Some things to know about wearing this colour to work are;

  1. Cobalt is a very strong colour so make sure your colouring can stand up to it.
  2. It doesn’t take much of cobalt to make a statement, a touch of it will do… this can work by accessorizing with it.
  3. This colour can be mixed with other colours, we like it best with yellow, coral or turquoise, so let’s get mixing!

 

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Corporate Drapes: Wearing Plaid to Work

We all know that plaid has been around but its just getting more attention of late. Most of us avoid plaid because it was mostly worn by farmers and is a common staple for school uniforms but it has become a chic outfit if you know how to put it together.

1. When wearing plaid to work, try to be careful when combining it to avoid looking like you are wearing pajamas to work. When pulling this look to work, put your look together by tucking in or adding a blazer to your ensemble.

2. Find a balance between keeping it simple and dressing it up excessively. Pair it with a classy pencil skirt or well-tailored trouser pants.

3. Make sure that your hair and makeup are in check! Avoid hairstyles such as ponytail, braids etc. Every other styles is relatively acceptable.

4. Accessorize with gold, silver or other pops of colour to help blend the fabric into a more cohesive look.

Let’s look at how some kamdolls have pulled this look to work:

 

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What to Do About those Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are scars that appear when the skin is overstretched and the fiber in the middle layer of the skin are broken. They are mainly seen during pregnancy, body-building, extreme weight gain, and sometimes during puberty. They occur in areas such as buttocks, breasts, arms, legs and so on. They can be outright annoying because most times they limit the kind of clothes you can put on. We will all love to wear bikinis, crop tops, sleeveless and so on, but the presence of these annoying marks won’t let us. Let us look at how we can limit the appearance of these marks naturally.

1.  Rub egg white on them:

This sounds disgusting yeah? Well, we just have to do it. The protein in egg white is said to be good for the skin, most especially stretch marks. Rub on the marks three times a day for best results.

2. Use potatoes

The juices in potatoes are rich in vitamins and mineral that help restore skin cells. Cut your potatoes into thick slices and rub on the marks, making sure your slice is juicy. Leave to dry for a while, and then wash off.

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Beauty Benefits Of Dongoyaro (Neem)

The dongoyaro (as it is called in Nigerian) is know significantly for its very bitter taste when eaten as a vegetable and the many useful health benefits such as; antimalarial, anti pain relief, strong and healthy bones etc that it offers. In addition to this, the dongoyaro (neem) leaves and its juice also provides us with very amazing beauty benefits that so many people tend to ignore or are unaware of.  Without a doubt, the neem is very bitter when tasted but on the up side, most of its beauty benefits dont not require us to drink it…..yaay!. The individual methods of applying the neem are stated below together with the benefit it provides.

Beauty Benefits Of Dongoyaro (Neem) & Its Juice

Hair

Dongoyaro is antiseptic, anti bacterial and antiviral. It will kill the bacteria which cause Dandruff.  It improves the quailty, texture and shine of your hair. It also promotes hair growth for those struggling with hair fall. To-Do: Boil Neem leaves in water, cool and strain it. Use this  dongoyaro juice to rinse your hair after shampooing.

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7 Ways to Reduce the Appearance of Scars

Scars can be caused by injuries, acne and some other things and most scars just refuse to go and they remain as a constant reminder. We always look for ways to cover them up and sometimes that’s just a fruitless effort but there’s light at the end of tunnel; if you follow these steps you just might be able to reduce their appearance;

Exercise patience: Scars caused by injuries require some time before they can be treated. The body has natural ways of healing scars which includes the production of collagen so we need to allow some time to allow the body’s natural healing process take place before we interfere. It is advisable to wait for few weeks before treating scars.

Use SPF: SPF or Sun protection factor is a measure of the sunscreens ability to prevent ultraviolet rays from damaging the skin. Sun exposure not only damages your skin, but it can also worsen the appearance of scars. Using sunscreen containing SPF 30 helps protect scars from blackening when exposed to sun, naturally, the cells which are responsible for producing pigment in the skin become overactive during the healing process and that’s the reason why scars are dark initially but sun exposure tans the scars and makes it remain dark for a longer period.

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Getting Rid of Blackheads

A blackhead, or open comedo, is a wide opening on the skin with a blackened mass of skin debris covering the opening and despite the name, some of them are yellow. Blackheads have prevented some of us from having that flawless skin we have always wanted.

Getting rid of blackheads requires patience and dedication. Basically blackheads are caused by an increase in the hormone level which stimulates the sebaceous glands, which cause oil to form in the glands and excess skin cells to get stuck in the pores and they can also be caused by lack of ex-foliation, use of beauty products that contain occlusive ingredients that is, ingredients that slow down the rate of evaporation of water from the skin and clogs the pores.

Here some easy ways you can use in getting rid of blackheads:

  1. Keep your face clean: Whenever you feel it’s getting oily you should have it washed.
  2. Wash your face with an appropriate cleanser: When purchasing a cleanser look for one that contains glycolic acid, salicylic acid and retinol as they help the skin shed dead cells that can clog the pores and benzoyl peroxide which acts against acne causing bacteria on the skin.
  3. Exfoliate regularly: Exfoliation also helps removes dead cells from the skin hence, prevents blackheads.
  4. Ask your dermatologist: Ask about vitamin supplements for healthy skin. Vitamin A will keep the oil flowing uniformly and won’t clog your pores. Tretinoin and Adapalene are common retinoids for skin treatments.
  5. Use appropriate makeup: Not every makeup is good for all skin types so you should consult your dermatologist about the type of makeup you should be using. Don’t pick on them: If you have blackheads already, you should avoid picking on them as this could lead to scarring.

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Contact lens: What You Need to Know

Over time, the use of the contact lens has been a great source of argument. Judging from the fact that the eyes are among the five main senses in the human body, a lot of people believe that contact lens; especially for aesthetic purposes, is an unnecessary risk.

Contact lens is just a thin lens covering the eyes. Formerly, it was for the correction of poor sight. But of recent, its more of a fashion accessory with its wide range of colours and accessibility.

They are like a proper eye jewellery that accentuates the eyes and them sparkle. Admittedly, the contact lens might cause a bit of itching. It is a foreign object being introduced into the eyes. But, this is easily solved.

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