H&M Releases Official Statement Apologizing For Their Racist Advert Campaign

H&M release official statement apologizing for their racist advert campaign featuring a black boy

International retail giant H&M has apologized for an ad featuring a black child model wearing a hoodie emblazoned with the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle.”

“We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top,” H&M said in a statement. “The image has been removed from all online channels and the product will not be for sale in the United States.We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues.”

Annie Idibia Receives Humanitarian Award In Grand Style

Nollywood actress and wife of Nigerian music artiste icon, Tuface Idibia, Annie Idibia just bagged an humanitarian award over the weekend.

Annie bagged the award for her launched foundation called “Annie Idibia Care Foundation”

She wrote on her instagram:

Thank you lord For this Award… This one is actually very special and dear to me… (i dedicate this 1 to all the Nigerian youth,God bless u ) Please lord keep using me till i go.. @aicarefoundation is here to stay.. Getting ready for this year Training … last year was 1000 beneficiaries from Lagos and akwa ibom .. this year ..it might just be your city.. Thank you @rcaw2.

Here are the lovely photos:

How To Keep Your Makeup Tools Clean With Household

We all know that it’s bad for us to use dirty makeup brushes on our skin – come on, you wash your face twice a day, but how often do you actually give your tools the same kind of love? If you’ve been skipping because you’re worried about hurting your brushes, we’ve got an easy DIY way to clean them all up safely. And don’t forget to find the makeup brush that’s right for you too!

Photo from: Khoobsurati.com

Ingredients:

Olive oil
Antibacterial soap

Steps:

Step 1: Mix two parts antibacterial dish soap to one part of the extra-virgin olive oil on a clean plate (don’t use paper plate, as the oil will seep through).

Step 2: Grab your first brush and wet it slightly with lukewarm water. Make sure the brush stays bristle-side down throughout the entire process. If water gets into the ferrule (the middle tube part that holds everything together) of the brush, it can loosen the glue, causing the bristles to fall out.

Step 3: Dip the damp brush into the soap mixture and coat it thoroughly. Next, work the mixture into the bristles using the palm of your hand and fingers. Continue until the soapy residue is makeup free.

Step 4: Rinse the brushes under lukewarm water until no soap runs from the bristles.

Step 5: Roll a dish towel like you would a yoga mat, and drape a paper towel over it so that most of the paper towel hangs off. (The paper towel should look like a slide coming down from the dish towel). Next, arrange the brush so the top of the handle sits on top of the towel, pitching the rest of the brush down onto the paper towel. This will allow your brushes to dry on a slant, while keeping moisture away from the ferrule.

Repeat with remaining brushes. Some make take two washings to get completely clean, depending on the amount of residue left behind. Allow them to dry overnight, and repeat about once a month.

Source: Yahoo

Rihanna Dazzles In Paris Shoot For New Manolo Blahnik Gladiators

‘Work’ singer, Rihanna, was promoting her new designs for Manolo Blahnik. She was wearing the bejeweled gladiator heels called Poison Ivy. The collection is priced between $1,265 to $2,325.

She was wearing the bejeweled gladiator heels called Poison Ivy. The collection is priced between $1,265 to $2,325. Pricey ypu might say but those shoes on Rihanna’s legs changes the narrative for the ladies out there.

The line is called ‘So Stoned’ because of the stones used in the design.

The ones she is wearing look to be loaded with green and pink gems that line up her leg.

The songbird’s caption reads: ‘JULY 6… the “SO STONED” collection is dropping! My hands down favorite collaboration with @manoloblahnikhq. Pictured above: “Poison Ivy”.’

Source: DailyMail

Beverly Naya And Beverly Osu Look Radiant In Matching Danshiki Attires

Nollywood actresses, Beverly Osu and Beverly Naya twin beautifully in their danshiki attires for this photo shoot with celebrity photographer Sunmisola Olorunnisola which is themed ‘Ivory’.

The photographer shared the lovely photos on Instagram and wrote:

IVORY by Sunmisola Olorunnisola Featuring Beverly Osu and Beverly Naya

We glow in coated bodies, unbothered by murmurs of coloured opinions, basking in the decorated strides of gentle happy endings. The unapologetic symbol of our bodies fumes the unbreakable aura of Neverland, laying the perfection of paradise and grown into the emblem of magnificence.
We embody smiling sanities of good feels, ignoring possibilities of soreness which may attempt to interrupt the harmony of our rosy souls. Made not of mediocrity but sculptured from a universe of Ivory, craved from its purest and redefined into its finest.

Beverly Naya is a British-born Nigerian actress. She won the Most Promising Talent category at the 2010 Best Of Nollywood Awards. She also won the award for Fast Rising Actress at the 2011 City People Entertainment Awards.

Big Brother Africa star, Beverly Osu is among the famous fashion models in Nigeria who has featured in many runways in the region working with top clothing lines.

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Kim Kardashian To Sell Out Her New Makeup Line In Five Minutes

Kim Kardashian is taking the makeup business to another level as she taken a step to launch her contour and highlighting kit which will start selling on Wednesday.

Industry sources also said they expect that KKW will sell out all the 300,000 units that were produced of her $48 Creme Contour & Highlight Kit in less than five minutes. That works out at $14.4million.

Kylie has found herself a competitor in her sister. The pictures from the promotion is already getting buzz on the internet.

Photos: Toke Makinwa Customizes Her Range Rover Plate Number

The media personality sure knows how to live a good life and she does reward herself with bags, shoes and now a Range Rover car, ‘the car of her dreams’.

Toke who just got back from her London trip revealed a day ago that she has purchased the car but she didn’t reveal that she also customised her vehicle plate number. The photos confirming this was shared by her friend on Snapchat.

Photos: Tiwa Savage Goes Sporty In New Shoot

It’s Queen Tiwa shining in this new shoot for Nations of Billions, Tiwa goes for comfort and sporty fun in this new shoot.

Tiwa was recently in a glam shoot for Parallel magazine, this time she settled for a simple sky blue sweatshirt with hoodie over harem styled bottoms.

Photos below…

Do These 5 Things Everyday To Be Productive

There are a lot of things to do everyday and there’s so little time to get them done, the challenge is not just getting things done but getting them done effectively. If you truly want to be productive, try these steps out;

1. They Make Lists

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the requirements of a dream-like project. Creating a daily list of “action items” that need to be accomplished keeps successful people honest, motivated, and constantly progressing. Start small, and gradually build. (Trick: do this first thing in the morning. Make a brief list of all the things you need to accomplish to make the day a triumph.)

2. They Limit Technological Distractions

We live in a world that is constantly stimulated by electronic communication. Text messaging, the virtual worlds of social media, and mobile email capability can become serious time drains if handled inappropriately. (Trick: limit yourself to checking your social media accounts and emails once a day to limit distractions. There’s an app to keep you honest with that.

3. They Reflect on Mistakes & Grow

Carol Dweck concentrates on the fixed vs. growth oriented pathways of the brain in her New York Times best selling book Mindsets. When faced with a challenge, overcoming fear, or coming back from a “failure,” successful people are focused on growth more than they fixate on the outcome of failure. (Trick: when feeling letdown, reflect by writing 3 things that went wrong in the process and how you plan to fix them next time.)

4. They Forget About Perfection

Eric Thomas sums it perfectly with his statement, “There will never be the perfect time to do a great thing.” Successful people understand this, and don’t use their perfectionism substitute for procrastination. No matter how inexperienced, uneducated, or unprepared you might feel, right now is the best time to jump into action. (Trick: think of an endeavor you undertook and performed perfectly. No mistakes at all. Difficult? That’s what I thought.

5. They Maximize Down Time

There’s always something to learn, or things that need to get done. Successful people embrace this. Having a time surplus is a good indicator that your challenge is either too small or you’re not thinking big enough. (Trick: concentrate on segregating your free time – i.e. one hour video editing practice, half hour reading video editing book, half hour watching beautifully edited films of others, repeat.)

22 Fun Food Facts You Never Knew About

Below are fun facts about food that you probably never knew about;

1.Ortharexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where the sufferer is obsessed with eating healthy food.

2. Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine to treat diarrhea, among other things.

3. Dry swallowing one teaspoon of sugar can commonly cure hiccups.

4. The tall chef’s hat is called a toque.

5. The softening agent L-cysteine — used in some bread — is made from human hair and duck feathers.

6. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

7. In South Africa, termites and ants are often roasted and eaten by the handful, like popcorn.

9. Coconut water can be used as blood plasma.

10. The most popular carrots used to be purple.

11. Chocolate was once used as currency

12. There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world.’

13. A cluster of bananas is formerly called a ‘hand’. Along with that theme, a single banana is called a ‘finger’.

14. Pearls melt in vinegar.

15. Eating bananas can help fight depression.

16. The tea bag was created by accident, as tea bags were originally sent as samples.

17. Humans are born craving sugar.

18. One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.

19. McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second of every day.

20. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

21. Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit.

22. The Popsicle was invented by an 11-year-old in 1905.