Category : Fashion & Beauty

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 1 week ago

Here are 5 effective ways to naturally boost your libido

Here are 5 effective ways to naturally boost your libido Libido, or sex drive, naturally varies between individuals. If a person wishes to boost their libido, they can try a range of effective natural methods. It’s common to lose interest in sex from time to time, and libido levels vary through life. It’s also normal for your interest not to match your partner’s at times. However, low libido for a long period of time may cause concern and can sometimes be an indicator of an underlying health condition. Low libido is a term used to describe a reduced sex drive that can interfere with sexual activity and it can affect both men and women equally. While low libido can cause tension in a relationship, fostering doubt and guilt in both partners, it can often be treated if the underlying cause is identified, restoring the relationship. Low libido and erectile dysfun...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 1 week ago

Emerging designer Doo by Iyanu talks inspiration and the essence of her brand with Pulse

Doo By Iyanu was founded by Iyanu Akinremi. Beating all odds to realise her dreams, Iyanu studied at the University of the Arts London, with a foundation in creative design. Iyanu’s love for fashion emerged during her career in visual merchandising and she discovered she had an excellent eye for detail and a creative flair that had all passers-by captured by her window displays. Her dream was to bring a Western and eclectic twist to the Nigerian fashion landscape, and she headed back to Nigeria to throw herself head-first into the industry and gain some much-needed hands-on experience. Doo By Iyanu, led Iyanu once again down the path of education as she learnt to sew, sketch and pattern cut, perfecting her craft. Since then, she has developed her knowledge base and skill set and works hard to build the same capacity in her team. We sat down with the emerging designers to find out what inspires her and get a glimpse into her design process...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

Veronica Odeka, the Nigerian super-stylist with a penchant for homegrown talent

When we think of the foremost stylists in Nigeria, Veronica Odeka’s name has to be among that list. Veronica’s impeccable work precedes her, as she has dressed some of the most high-powered women in Nigeria including Ebonylife Owner and style icon, Mo Abudu, Genevieve Nnaji, and Tiwa Savage to name but a few. Veronica, whose styling outfit is called VaneStyle, is one of the greatest supporters of the luxury African clothing movement often styling her clients in some of Nigeria’s design talents. Speaking to Leadership about why styling is her passion, Veronica says, ‘’Styling is something that gives me life. It is what I truly enjoy. Looking at the way the collections are made, how to pair the pieces together, how to make people feel beautiful and actually look immaculate as well. In a nutshell, styling is my passion.’’ Veronica Odeka is one of those stylists that pays it forward, always engaging with her followers and giving valuable styling advice. She of...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

Here are 5 shocking ways your body changes during pregnancy

Here are 5 shocking ways your body changes during pregnancy Pregnancy is one of the most traumatic experiences a woman's body can go through and if you thought you knew everything that happens to a woman's body during pregnancy, think again. Pregnancy and becoming a mother is such an important, unique and ultimately, life-changing experience that the majority of women wouldn’t change for the world but that doesn't mean it's not without its issues. As miraculous and joyous as motherhood might be, there’s certainly nothing particularly glamorous about some of the body problems that women experience alongside it. A woman's body undergoes many transformations during the nine long months of pregnancy. Some of these physical changes are visible, such as a growing stomach and putting on weight, while others are expected, like an enlarged uterus, morning sickness and backaches. However, a few bodily changes may be unexpected and catch some women by surprise. ...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

Meet Sharon Chuter, the powerhouse behind new afro-centric beauty brand, UOMA Beauty

The name Sharon Chuter has been well-known in the beauty circles as the charismatic founder of UOMA Beauty has worked with L’Oreal and Benefit Cosmetics to name but a few but now, Sharon and her brand are on the lips of the masses. UOMA Beauty burst onto the scene a couple of months ago with an electrifying campaign which was the very definition of diversity. Their campaign video, shot in Lagos Nigeria, featured a variety of models and captured the essence of African culture. Women of all shades were represented as the brand set the tone for their message of inclusion and innovation. Founder, Sharon Chuter, knows all too well the struggle of growing up black and struggling to find the right makeup. Whether the shades were too light or the undertones too ashy, purchasing makeup was a game of risk. Sharon speaks emphatically about her early experiences with makeup. “I grew up in Nigeria, so I was influenced by that standard of beauty. At the time we would use Talc powder or cakey looking powder for face products. These were the only base products available, so it’s interesting that you don’t...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 2 weeks ago

All about postpartum diastasis recti and how to get rid of it

If your stomach still looks pregnant months after giving birth, you might have a diastasis recti. Diastasis recti occurs when the 'rectus abdominis' muscles in your abdomen separate during pregnancy which leaves a gap that allows your belly to protrude outwards. Your six-pack muscles are a pair of long, flat muscles that run vertically down each side of your abdomen. These muscles hold in your internal organs and stabilise the core. As your stomach grows during pregnancy, the connective tissue gets stretched out, allowing the rectus abdominis to pull apart and separate vertically down the middle. Sometimes the tissue heals, and the muscles come back together on their own after delivery when your hormone levels return to normal. However, if this doesn't happen in 3 to 6 months, you can end up with a gap that won't close without special treatment. After pregnancy, a diastasis recti looks like a ridge protruding from your midline. The ridge becomes more promine...

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 3 weeks ago

Here are the 10 superfoods that are great for a diabetic diet

The best foods for diabetes are most often whole foods that are not processed, like fruits, legumes and vegetables. This list of superfoods will help you meet your nutritional needs as well as lower your risk of diabetes complications such as heart disease. Incorporating even a few of these foods will ensure that your diet improves as well as your overall health. 1. Oats You may not think of oatmeal as a superfood, but it can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Oatmeal contains high amounts of magnesium, which helps the body use glucose and secrete insulin properly. 2. Fish  Fish is rich in protein, and will keep you fuller for longer; furthermore, fish contains a special type of fat that helps treat inflammation. A fish-rich diet can also reduce your risk of developing health problems, especially stroke, as a result of your diabetes....

Living / Fashion & Beauty - 3 weeks ago

Here are 3 independent Nigerian designers you must have on your radar

We are enjoying a surge of fashion designers in the Nigerian landscape as a host of young talents are on the rise with their disruptive and exciting approach to fashion. They are using their designs to challenge everything we have come to understand about style, design and even the way we view gender identity. Fashion is being used as a vehicle to spark conversations and the more we tell our own stories, the more the rest of the world will be forced to sit up and listen. Whilst we have nothing but respect for the veterans that have come before and paved the way for there to even be a functioning industry, we have to make way for the new wave of creatives that are catapulting Nigeria into a new era of creating. These three designers are definitely ones to watch are having a significant impact on the face of fashion as we know it. These are the 3 that you definitely need on your style radar!...

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