Black Beauty


On the cover of Elle USA November issue, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett are part of the eleven honorees of 2018 as the magazine marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Women in Hollywood.

These black women all played important roles in the hit movie, Black Panther.

Danai Gurira displayed strength in her character in the movie and as Clover Hope Of Elle interviews the trio, Danai speaks on their role in the blockbuster.


Read excerpts from the interview below.

Angela on black female representation in Black Panther:

The women were integral to the storytelling and the wisdom that the main character possessed. It was really important in terms of the representation of black feminine strength.

Danai on her wig-snatching scene:

I loved doing that, from the minute she’s wearing that wig and complaining about it, to the minute she gets rid of it very pragmatically. That spoke to so many things about feminine aesthetics.

Lupita on relating to her character:

Nakia was a departure from the character you see in the comic books. She is an independent woman and a bit of a rebel but also a loyalist to her country. I am also someone who depends on my family and friends and feels a connection to my people, and maybe has a sense of responsibility to make them proud. So I really related to that balancing act within oneself.

Photo Credit: Elle

Hello, ladies! We bring to you 7 makeup hacks and tricks that you really need to know. The hacks will save you time and money. Leggo!


For Fuller lashes:

Dust some transculent powder on your lashes between coats. It will make your lashes fuller.


Remoisturize your mascara

Don’t throw away your dried up mascara. Instead, add a few drops of saline solution to it. It will make it moist. If you don’t have saline solution, pour few drops of hot water.


How to avoid lipstick smudge on your teeth

After applying lipstick on your lips, put your finger in your mouth, close your lips around your finger and then pull it out. The excess lipstick will get on your finger, and not on your teeth.


Make your own lipgloss

Don’t throw away your broken eye shadows. Crush the eye shadow into powder, then mix with petroleum jelly to make your own lip gloss.

How to make your lipstick last longer

Put on a coat of lipstick, then lay a tissue across your lips. Dust transculent powder on, to make the color set so it stays on longer.


How to make your eyes appear bigger

Sweep your mascara towards your nose, instead of upward. It will make the lashes look fuller and makes your eyes look bigger.


Use a spoon to achieve a perfect winged eyeliner

Press the rounded side of the spoon against your eyelids, and move the spoon outwards to create the winged effect as you draw.



Photo credit: google

Kenyan songstress Victoria Kimani has signed her first ever endorsement deal and it’s with Maybelline. She revealed that she’s the new face of American beauty line, Maybelline.

She made the announcement on Instagram:

“My first Endorsement deal guys! I’m so glad to finally announce that You are looking at The new face, brand Ambassador for MAYBELINE NY – from Kenya 🇰🇪 Indeed… AFRICA to the World! This is such an honor and a beautiful crowning for me because well…. if you know me, you know that I LOVE MAKE UP and a good face beat !! And When it comes to my dreams …. I am known to MAKE IT HAPPEN! Regardless of language, location, time, Rules, obstacles and hurdles that I face… nothing can stand in the way of A girl on a Mission! #Maybeline Thank you to my namesake in Kenya for fighting for me!!!”

Model/TV presenter is taking 2017 by storm, and she wants the world to know it!

On Zen Magazine’s February 2017 cover, she channels her inner warrior princess.

Here’s a sneak peek into what’s coming in the soon-to-be released mag:

On Zen Magazine’s cover for the month of February is Nigerian-Cameroonian model and TV host, Idia Aisien, who has made an indelible mark in the fashion industry.

From doing commercials for LAN Airlines and campaigns for Black Opal, BMW Nigeria, Nivea and Sway Hair, to gracing the catwalks for the likes of Maki Oh, Ituen Basi, Deola Sagoe, Lanre Da Silva, Danny Nguyen and so many others, she is one model who always brings something new to the table.

Styled in tribal queen attire, the cover model, Idia Aisien, is absolutely glowing on our Feb/Mar cover. Adorned in jewelry from Le Reve Pieces, Idia makes a positively radiant statement with her lightly bronzed, natural face and embolden feminine warrior princess look.

Currently a talk show host on “Style 101” and “You Got Issues”, Idia sits with the editor this month to discuss how she got into modeling and opens up about the life of a Talk show host.

Photo Credits :

Photographer: Emmanuel Oyeleke

Styling: I-the-stylist

Makeup: Anita Brows

ewelry: Le Reve Pieces