Friday, December 31, 2010

Nigeria’s Best Kept Beauty Secret

A Nigerian beauty Adaeze. Photo Credit: Nigerian Entertainment Today.

Do you know Nigeria’s best kept beauty secret?
I found it on the BEST YOU blog and you can find out the details from the following article.

Nigeria’s Best Kept Beauty Secret

Shea nuts. Photo Credit: My Bath House

When Moabong Oku left Nigeria 16 years ago, one beauty aid she brought with her was shea butter. It’s made from the nut of Africa’s karite tree, indigenous to some 20 countries in the dry savannah belt, called the Sahel, which stretches from West Senegal to Sudan.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Elyse Taylor in O'Neill Girls Spring 2011 Collections

Elyse Taylor in O'Neill Girls Spring 2011 Collections

O'Neill Girls Launches Spring 2011 Collections Featuring International Supermodel Elyse Taylor

Taylor to Appear in Creative Campaigns and Co-Design Limited Edition Swimwear

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IRVINE, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Neill (, the original California surf, snow and youth lifestyle brand, today announced international supermodel Elyse Taylor as its brand ambassador to be featured in the marketing and consumer advertising efforts for O'Neill Girls through 2011. As part of the collaboration, O'Neill Girls will also be unveiling an exclusive swimwear collection, Elyse Taylor for O'Neill, later next year.

Born in Vaucluse, Sydney, Taylor is one of today's most coveted young models. Since her career began, the Australian beauty has worked with high fashion brands including Victoria's Secret, and appeared on runways for Marc Jacobs, Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana, and Roberto Cavalli. For O'Neill Girls, she will be included in retail and online videos, digital and print advertising, product hangtags, and other promotional content. Imagery from O'Neill's Spring 2011 photo shoot, shot on location in the Virgin Islands by Kyle Alexander, will debut at the Miami Swim Tradeshow this weekend.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with someone as talented, creative and down to earth as Elyse," said Cedar Carter, Marketing Director for O'Neill Girls. "She's a laid back beach girl who also has a lot of energy and style. She not only embodies the O'Neill Girls lifestyle, but also loves fashion and design, and has walked the runways for many of our girls' favorite brands. She is a wonderful addition to our team."

"I've always been a huge fan of O'Neill and am excited to be working with the company on various projects for 2011," added Taylor. "Growing up along the coast, the water and the beach were always part of my life, so it's great to work with a brand that represents so many of my passions. I'm really looking forward to collaborating with the design teams, drawing inspiration from O'Neill's California roots and my own experiences travelling around the world."

Scheduled for release in 2011 at specialty retailers and boutiques, Elyse Taylor for O'Neill will complement the brand's 2011 lifestyle collections that merge 1970's retro surf styling with indie culture and ethnic influences.

For a sneak peek into the O'Neill Girls Spring 2011 photo shoot, visit

O'Neill Girls is dedicated to and inspired by the adventurous and free-spirited young female. Driven by O'Neill's heritage as the original California surf brand since 1952, O'Neill Girls stays true to its roots, while offering a unique fashion perspective that is modern and fresh.

Featuring a range of styles for all seasons both on and off the beach, O'Neill Girls includes a blend of effortlessly cool prints, dresses, tees, denim, fleece, jackets, accessories, swimwear and wetsuits.

Featured in hundreds of magazines and available in more than 85 countries around the world, O'Neill Girls reflects its personality through innovative collections, signature events, and exceptional athletes. With talented team riders including surfers Malia Manuel and Sage Erikson, the brand continues to push the envelope of performance and is committed to providing today's most advanced and authentic youth lifestyle products. Connecting fashion, surf and youth culture, O'Neill Girls introduced "Generation Next" in 2008 with Teen Vogue, an annual high school design program to foster tomorrow's fashion talents and create inspiration for future product lines.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

C is for Chineye, the Nigerian Girl

Chineye is an African beauty in Lagos.
She is Nigerian Igbo and loves rock music and movies.

She is interested in modeling and acting.
Her English name is Jennifer.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Topless African Beauty

My present research involves the comprehensive study of body painting and the beauty of the African woman in her nudity. So, if you visit my website and you see topless African maidens, please do not mistake it for a porn site. There is no single act of sex in my first feature film where the actress playing the lead role must be nude for the body painting scenes.

Click here to appreciate the African beauty in the state of nature

Friday, June 11, 2010

Surma Body Painting

The Surma, a pastoral people, originate from the remote plateaus of southwestern Ethiopia, near the border of Sudan. On festive occasions, Surmas decorate their bodies using chalk and earth pigments to create patterns. Youngsters begin learning the art of body painting at an early age by imitating their parents. Possessing little in the way of material things, the Surma's bodyart is their prime means of artistic expression. Close friends often paint their faces with identical designs to reveal their bond with one another, as you see with these children.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

You can see Her Smiles from Miles

The ever beautiful Queen Inih Ebong is radiant whenever she smiles and you can see the flashing glints of her white teeth from miles.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Taylor Swift Signs Her First Beauty Contract With COVERGIRL

The phenomenal multi-platinum and multi-award winning American country music and pop singer and actress Taylor Swift has become the American sweetheart of many entertainment and life style photographers who have fallen in love with her. The popular magazines have been competing to put her on the cover, making her the most sought after cover girl in 2010. The latest is COVERGIRL and on this occasion, she signed her first ever beauty contract.

~ Orikinla Osinachi

Taylor Swift strikes a pose on the set of her very first COVERGIRL print advertisement. (PRNewsFoto/Procter & Gamble) HUNT VALLEY, MD UNITED STATES

1 May 2010 04:41 Africa/Lagos

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Taylor Swift Becomes Newest COVERGIRL

Platinum-Selling Artist Signs First Beauty Contract

HUNT VALLEY, Md., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Taylor Swift can now add COVERGIRL to her list of accomplishments. The 20-year-old, GRAMMY award-winning star has just finished shooting her first advertisements for the beauty giant, and will represent a new line of luxury products for the brand. The ads are scheduled to debut in January 2011.

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With millions of fans worldwide, Swift has achieved remarkable success since first entering the country music scene in 2006. To date she has sold more than thirteen million albums and is the top-selling digital artist in music history. Her second album, Fearless, has spent more weeks in the top spot on Billboard's all-genre Top 20 chart than any other album this decade. The GRAMMY Awards, the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music, and the American Music Awards all named Fearless the 2009 Country Album of the Year and, this year, the album won the all-genre GRAMMY Award for Album of the year. Last year, Swift earned the American Music Award for Artist of the Year and was the youngest artist ever to win the prestigious CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year.

"With her fresh beauty and authentic style, Taylor is a wonderful addition to the COVERGIRL family," said Vince Hudson, General Manager, COVERGIRL Cosmetics. "Through all her success, Taylor remains a grounded and sincere woman who connects with fans everywhere just by being true to who she is. She personifies the iconic image of the brand while representing the next generation of both inner and outer beauty."

"I am so excited to become the next COVERGIRL," said Swift. "I have admired many of the COVERGIRLs since I was a little girl . . . great artists and actresses who are confident and still themselves. It's like a dream come true to be a part of the future of COVERGIRL."

Since its introduction in 1961, the COVERGIRL brand has been a pioneer in celebrating women's inner and outer beauty, and their drive to look and be their best selves. The long list of famous COVERGIRLs has included Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Rachel Hunter, Tyra Banks, Niki Taylor and Molly Sims, and its current roster of COVERGIRLs includes the dynamic Queen Latifah, Ellen DeGeneres, Rihanna, and Drew Barrymore.

Visit for more information on COVERGIRL's family of spokeswomen and its extensive lineup of products for women of all ages.

About P&G Beauty & Grooming (NYSE:PG)

P&G Beauty & Grooming products help make beauty dreams real for women worldwide and help men look, feel and be their best everyday. With more than 100 brands available in nearly 130 countries, P&G's beauty and grooming products delivered sales of nearly $28 billion in fiscal year 2007/08 , making it one of the world's largest beauty and grooming companies. P&G Beauty & Grooming offers trusted brands with leading technology to meet the full complement of beauty and grooming needs, including Pantene®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Max Factor®, Cover Girl®, DDF®, Frederic Fekkai®, Wellaflex®, Rejoice®, Sebastian Professional®, Herbal Essences®, Koleston®, Clairol Professional®, Nice 'n Easy®, Venus®, Gillette®, SK-II®, Wella Professionals®, Braun® and a leading Prestige Fragrance division that spans from point of market entry consumers to high end luxury with global brands such as Hugo Boss®, Lacoste®, and Christina Aguilera®. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G (NYSE:PG) and its brands.
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Source: Procter & Gamble

CONTACT: Danae Danta, Marina Maher Communications, +1-212-485-6886

Web Site: Cover Girl

Monday, April 26, 2010

ESSENCE Announces the Five Finalists of the 'ESSENCE It Girl' Contes

26 Apr 2010 13:00 Africa/Lagos

ESSENCE Announces the Five Finalists of the 'ESSENCE It Girl' Contest: Log On to Today to Vote for Your Favorite Model to Win


NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The judges have spoken! Today, ESSENCE and Elite Model Management proudly announce the five finalists for its national "ESSENCE It Girl" model search contest. In February, ESSENCE and Elite Model Management kicked off its nationwide search for the new African-American "It" model in an effort to address the lack of diversity on the runways. An expert panel of judges--comprised of ESSENCE editors, Elite managers and fashion industry VIPs--evaluated entrants from three live model castings held in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York, as well as from online submissions to Now, five model hopefuls have been selected and are in the running for the ultimate grand prize: the chance to be featured in the September 2010 Fall Fashion issue of ESSENCE magazine, and to receive a one-year contract with Elite Model Management. The winner will be announced in May.

The five finalists are below (photos available upon request):
-- Ashley, 19, Atlanta
-- Amanda, 15, Utah
-- Britt, 15, New York
-- Brittiany, 16, Texas
-- Nataya, 20, Connecticut

"ESSENCE is excited to announce the five finalists of the 'ESSENCE It Girl' contest," said Emil Wilbekin, managing editor, "Each of these finalists had a certain special quality that stood out from the rest of the model hopefuls. We want viewers to log on to to watch each of the finalists compete for the grand prize during our various modeling boot camp challenges. With your help, we will move closer to finding our 'It Girl!'"

Each of the five finalists will be flown to New York City for a special modeling boot camp, which will be documented for the Making of an It Girl web series that will debut exclusively on beginning on May 5. During the modeling boot camp, each finalist will be asked to participate in a variety of tasks--including wardrobe challenges; runway coaching sessions; yoga workouts and more. The finalists will also participate in "fireside chats" with industry insiders such as: celebrity fashion stylist June Ambrose; celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephens; fashion stylist Wouri Vice; make-up artist Oslyn Holder; model Damaris Lewis and others. viewers can also go online to vote for their favorite model, and to see highlights from each of the live model castings where entrants were evaluated by judges including managing editor Emil Wilbekin; beauty editor Tia Williams; legendary model agent Bethann Hardison; Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes; actress Malinda Williams; agents Attienette Azille and Calvin Wilson of Elite Model Management and more.

For more information and to vote for your favorite model, visit ESSENCE It Girl promotional partners include The Gershwin Hotel and Professional Services Firm Travel, LLC (in association with Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.).

About Essence Communications Inc.:
Essence Communications Inc. (ECI) is the leading media and communications company dedicated to African-American women. With a multi-platform presence in publishing, live events, and online, the Essence brand is "Where Black Women Come First". The company's flagship publication, ESSENCE magazine, is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women; generating brand extensions such as the Essence Music Festival, the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, Window on Our Women (WOW I & II) and Smart Beauty I, II & III consumer insights, the Essence Book Club,, and ventures in digital media (mobile, television and VOD). For 40 years, ESSENCE, which has a brand reach of over 8 million, has been the leading source of cutting-edge information relating to every area of African-American women's lives. Additional information about ECI and ESSENCE is available at
Source: ESSENCE Magazine

CONTACT: Dana Baxter, +1-212-522-1634,, or Sheila
Harris, +1-212-522-1089,, both of ESSENCE
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LG Teams Up with Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria Parker to Promote Personal Style and Latest Handsets - LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch

LG Teams Up with Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria Parker to Promote Personal Style and Latest Handsets - LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch

Victoria Beckham

LG Mobile Phones launches multi-faceted campaign inviting consumers to ‘flaunt their fashion touch’ through two uniquely stylish touchscreen devices

Eva Longoria Parke

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) has forged an alliance with fashionable stars Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria Parker to promote the company’s latest touchscreen mobile phones, the stylish LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch. The integrated campaign, called LG Fashion Touch, promotes personal style and the idea that mobile phones have become the latest in fashion communication. The partnership includes a print and online campaign, series of MTV vignettes, consumer promotion and an event in Los Angeles to celebrate the integration of fashion and technology.

The LG Fashion Touch campaign pairs two of the most fashionable phones with two of the world’s most well-known fashion enthusiasts. LG partnered with the famous friends because their unique personal styles complement the design aesthetic of the handsets and their friendship aligned perfectly with the dual product launch. LG Lotus Elite is bold and edgy, which is a reflection of Victoria’s style. LG Rumor Touch is a sleek and more classically designed handset, which is a reflection of Eva’s style.

“We don’t believe you should have to compromise your personal style or productivity, when it comes to your choice of mobile phone,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president of marketing and innovation for LG Mobile Phones. “With new touchscreen technology, LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch deliver the best in functionality and fashion. We are thrilled to be working with Victoria and Eva; their involvement in the campaign highlights the relevancy of our design credo and reinforces the LG style heritage.”

The series of MTV vignettes, produced and directed by documentarist Doug Keeve, depict Eva and Victoria and two very talented up and coming fashion designers -Yotam Solomon and Oday Shakar - as they collaborate together in preparation for the big fashion event in Los Angeles May 24. Tasked to create groundbreaking pieces influenced by the idea of being fashionable in a technological and socially-connected world, Yotam and Oday use their LG phones to gather inspiration for their designs. Their creations will be revealed at the event.

The print ads launch the week of May 3 nationally and will run side-by-side, allowing readers to clearly visualize the duality of the campaign. The ads were shot by fashion photographer, Ellen Von Unwerth and feature Eva and Victoria posing with their respective phones. Both women wear fashions that reflect their personal style and the design aesthetic of their handsets. The ads are featured in weekly magazines as well as fashion-driven monthlies. Banner ads also feature the images.

To engage consumers, LG created the Fashion Touch Style Quiz on the LG Fashion Touch Facebook page By taking the quiz, fashionistas can find out what phone and style best suits them and participants will be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to the LG Fashion Touch event in May.

To celebrate the partnership and the culmination of the campaign, Victoria and Eva will host an LG exclusive party that will reflect the intersection of fashion and technology. Guests of the party will include celebrities, stylists and fashion insiders who are known for flaunting their unique ‘fashion touch.’

The stylish LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch are successors to the popular LG Lotus and LG Rumor. LG and Sprint are proud to offer consumers LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch in an expanded variety of stylish colors. These sleek and fashionable messaging devices offer users a more advanced handset with the additions of touchscreen technology and new exclusive features. Available in new colors on April 19 in all Sprint retail channels including, LG Lotus Elite will come in red and black for $99.99 with a new two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate and LG Rumor Touch (currently available in black) will now be available in Red and Purple for $79.99 with a new two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in-rebate.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2009 global sales of USD43.4 billion, LG is comprised of five business units –- Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is the world’s leading producer of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula One™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:
LG Electronics Inc.
LG MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.
Demetra Kavadeles
(707) 328-5307
Erica Samadani
(310) 210-4071

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bukola, An African Beauty with Swagger

Bukky is a natural African beauty from Epe in Lagos state, Nigeria.

She comes with a swagger of the African maiden and smiles you can see from miles in the African sunlight.
She is a science graduate of the Lagos State University (LASU).
She is very confident and wants to be a leader of the new generation.

Friday, March 19, 2010


The new CARRERA eyewear marketing campaign
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PADOVA, Italy, March 18 /PRNewswire/ — CARRERA, international iconic fashion eyewear brand, presents its new worldwide marketing campaign: striking images, amid bright reflections and vibrant colours, which will surely attract the attention of the public all over the world.

Devised and created by MRM Worldwide Italia, the Digital Thinking Agency of McCann Worldgroup, the campaign's message is direct and effective, thanks to a clear and engaging headline: "SHINE ON", an encouragement to let our inner light show through, to live life to the max and with enthusiasm, wearing CARRERA frames and sunglasses.

Featuring original photography, the campaign portrays young men and women in an urban location lit up by warm light which encompasses everything it meets, underlining the dynamic and timeless spirit of the CARRERA brand. A spirit which took root in 1956, the year the brand was born and since then has successfully grown and developed in the eyewear and sport sectors, while still maintaining its "on the road" soul, decisive and constantly orientated at seeking a winning performance. This is why today CARRERA is the brand of choice for anyone who wants to be authentic and fashionable, without compromising.

The urban location provides the ideal setting for the campaign to unfold. The campaign’s super-trendy hipsters, brimming with the same youthful appeal of the frames and sunglasses they are wearing, are self-assured and exude a powerful vital energy that seems to be part of their very being.

The roll out for the "SHINE ON" campaign is expected in mid March 2010 and will take place through a broad and complete mixture of media both in Europe and the United States.

In particular, besides an important press and outdoor campaign in the most trendy international locations, from Miami to New York, from Barcelona to Paris to Milan, substantial implementation is also planned for digital media channels, with the launch of the new website and an expressive social media platform which will allow the brand to bond with its public. To round off the project, there are plans for ongoing high-profile special events, public relations and music product placement activities.

The campaign depicts the world of "Fast-Laners", young men and women who live fast lives and always to the fullest, who prefer an individual style which goes beyond fleeting trends. The new images transmit the spirit of the CARRERA brand, the brand for those who are not afraid to live their life to the max, in the fast lane, constantly revving the passion accelerator.

Roberto Vedovotto, Chief Executive Officer of Safilo Group, stated: "We are enthusiastic about the success that Carrera is experiencing all over the world. It is a strategic brand for Safilo, in which we are investing a lot and which we believe still has great growth potential. Wearing a pair of Carrera glasses means expressing your personality, without compromises, while feeling part of a large community. Being oneself but not being alone. This is why our marketing campaign also has its foot on the accelerator in social network channels."

CARRERA presents original and stylish creations for the coming season with a collection that has a winning blend of unmistakable style and premium materials. The new eyewear designs are guaranteed to turn heads.

The CARRERA collection of optical frames and sunglasses is designed by Enzo Sopracolle, and produced and distributed by the Safilo Group.

Press Contacts
Safilo Group Press Office
Tel: +39-049-698 5459
Fax : +39-049-698 7075