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All That’s New And Bubbly In TV Land

Okay so hi guys! A new TV season is coming soon, a season that will be full of superheroes and lawyers and PRISON BREEAKS! Okay, I’m a little excited but why won’t I be when all this glorious deliciousness is about to appear on screens once again.

What’s new in TV-land

Suits

Suits kicked of their 6th season this July and have already aired 2 episodes. Episode one showed The Pearson-Specter-Litt family handling the realities of Mike Ross leaving to jail. Virtually all of their staff was gone (except that one cool IT guy with the glasses) and they just got served a law suit for every case Mike ever touched (can they even count how many cases he’s touched?). Yikes!

  • According to hofmag.com, Mike Ross can expect to find many troubles in prison during the course of this season. In episode one, he meets Paul Schulze, an inmate who presents himself as an ally but was secretly out to get Harvey, and doesn’t mind using Mike as pawn to get to him.
  • Details are not clear yet on how Harvey, Jessica and Louis are going to pull through their respective ordeals but, trust them to put up one hell of a fight.

The Flash

         Season 2 ended on the biggest of all cliffhangers, when Barry went back in time. So what can we expect in season 3 when it returns March 2017? Here’s what we know

  • The first episode of season 3 will be called ‘Flashpoint’ and is already shooting.
  • There are going to be new speedsters. Yup! Get ready to meet Kid Flash, as Wally West. There will also be a new evil speedster.
  • New characters! If you’ve missed Tom Felton’s gorgeous blonde hair, get ready to see it again! The former Harry Potter actor will be introduced to the show as detective

The Vampire Diaries

Finally! Finally! The Vampire Diaries is ending. After 8 years and 7 seasons of the series that brought you witchcraft, romance, blood-sucking and so much Vampire drama,  its final season will start October 21st 2016. I feel so emotional.  This was the series that made me start watching series. It’s the end of an era you guys. #TVDForever.

What to expect in the 8th and final season

  • “This season, get ready to meet evil herself.” Were the words we were teased with from the Season 7 finale.  Julie Plec hinted that the ‘Evil’ who we can only assume is a woman because of the ‘herself’ part, is rooted back to ancient times.
  • Our two favorite bad boys, Damon and Enzo will be, and I quote “doing some gnarly s—t”
  • Bonnie is still magic-less and trying to find herself,  Stephan is sulking and missing his big brother and Caroline is busy helping them both find Damon and Enzo.

The Originals

It’s been confirmed! Like I suspected, there’s going to be a time jump. Specifically 5 years. This was strategically arranged so that Hope could grow. We can now, expect Hope to be a larger part of the show instead of just being a giggling baby.  So what might we hope for in Season 4?

  • According tvline.com Hope is made very aware of her family’s suffering and misses her dad very much.
  • Hayley is still on the journey to save everyone and has to locate the seven werewolf pack.
  • We can expect to learn more about the powerful Vincent
  • Still no word on where Marcel stands in season 4.
  • Last and certainly the saddest, Hayley and Elijah grow apart. After all the relationship goal vibes they were giving us, it seems 5 years in a coffin was enough to separate these two love birds.

Prison Break

My, my. It gives me so much pleasure to be writing about this. I can’t even explain how happy I am this series is coming back!! For those of us that followed this legendary series we know that at the end of season 4 Michael Scofield lost his life to a brain tumor and even though it was a sad, tragic death, we all made our peace with it. But, it turns Mr. Scofield is alive and well and wait for this major plot twist *drum roll*… he’s in jail, again! Here’s all we know about the upcoming season 5:

  • Michael is locked in a prison cell in Yemen and his older brother is determined to come to his rescue
  • Almost all our favorite characters are coming back! You can expect to see Sarah, C-note, T-bag and others when the show resumes 2017
  • Michael is coming back with new tattoos as well as Lincoln
  • This new season will deal with ISIS and what’s going in the world of terrorism today.

 

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8 Natural Beauty Tips To Revitalize Your Hair And Skin

It's 2016, and the world is finally embracing Mother Nature and all the wonderful gifts she has to bring. If you’re tired of using the usual chemical beauty products that leave your skin and hair in poor condition, here are some natural beauty tips you can do at home that’ll keep you glowing always.

 

Face Care

Simple Honey Face Mask

Throw away your chemical face mask and get a jar of raw honey. That’s right; all you need is raw unprocessed honey.  Take a tablespoon of honey and spread it on your face, rubbing it in gently. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Do this about once a week. This is a great, easy way to get soft, beautiful skin.

Natural black head removal

For clear, black-head free skin all you need is a lemon and some honey. Cut the lemon in to half or preferably into a wedge.  Then place some honey on it. Rub the honey-covered-lemon on your face, emphasize on the areas of concern. Leave on your face for 5 minutes then rinse with cold water.  It’s preferable to this before bed as the lemon makes your skin sensitive to sunlight, so you really don’t want to go out in the sun after you’ve done this.

Apple-honey face mask

The high anti-oxidant present in apples and honey help minimize wrinkles and aging. All you have to do for this anti-aging beauty mask is apply a mix of apple juice and natural honey on your face. Let it dry, and then rinse it off.

Cucumber face mask

This green fruit is not only useful when having facials but can also be used as cure to dry skin. Simply, apply its juice on your face, let it dry then wash it off.

 

Hair Care

Aloe Vera hair treatment

Most people know Aloe Vera for its medicinal or skin use, but Aloe Vera is very good for the skin also.  It’s a fantastic way to treat dry and damaged hair as it adds volume and shine to it. During your usual hair wash apply a small amount of Aloe Vera gel into your hair conditioner, leave it in for a few minutes then rinse.

Castor Oil & Coconut Oil

For thicker, longer hair coconut and castor oil is the way to go. All you have to do is mix the coconut and castor oil together and heat it mildly, apply it on your scalp and massage it repeatedly in circular motion. Leave it on for space of 2 hours then wash it off. Do this at least once a week, and you’re certain to have luscious and thick hair.

 

Skin Care

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a great treatment for acne, irritated or inflamed skin and also contains properties that can heal scars. Apart from this Aloe Vera moisturizes and stimulates new skin cell growth. Simply extract the gel from an Aloe Vera leaf and apply it on your face or area of concern. Let it stay on for about half an hour then rinse. Aloe Vera can also be used as a moisturizer or an aftershave treatment because, of its healing characteristics.

Milk for rough hands

Rough hands tend to be embarrassing, especially when people give you a handshake. But here’s a simple solution to an annoying problem; soak your hands in milk. Milk has hydrating and nourishing properties which will leave your hands softer and smoother. The key is to warm the milk, and leave your hands soaked in it for about ten minutes. Do this repeatedly, day to day and, voila! Baby-soft hands!

 

And lastly, the 3 most important natural beauty tips to always remember;

  1. SLEEP
  2. DRINK WATER
  3. EAT HEALTHY

What we put in our bodies is just as important as what we apply on the outside. Drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet with Vitamin A enriched vegetables, doesn’t only improve your health but you’ll also get glowing skin to go with it. Getting the necessary hours of sleep will also get your skin glowing; give you smooth, luscious lips and awesome hair.

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Do's and Don'ts of getting the girl

Ever meet a girl you really liked but didn’t know how to ask her out on or even if you managed to ask her out didn’t know what to do or say on this date? Say no more, we’ve got you covered!

Going on dates or asking a girl out is sometimes well, usually awkward.  But here are some tips to help you get that date and give her a reason to want a second one.

Asking Her Out

Confidence is key

When asking a girl out on a date, it is important to ooze confidence. Being confident is really a way of letting her know you know what you want, and that’s her. It gives her the perception that you are assertive and women like assertive men.

  • Being confident in such situations can prove to be difficult at times. Confidence can sometimes boost with a different look or appearance. So if you need to throw on some nice looking shoes to put a little kick in your step, then what are you waiting for? But solid confidence comes from believing in your inner awesomeness (yes, we all have an inner awesomeness. Don’t doubt for a second that you are anything short of amazing).
  • Also, remember you want to ooze confidence not cockiness. Smooth and efficient like Christian Grey not lousy and a douche like Kanye West. That cocky attitude Kanye has may have worked on Kim but for the average girl it’s a major turn-off (also, don’t whip her, Christian Grey is not exactly a great role model when it comes to dating and relationships. You’ll thank me later.)

First Impression Counts

If you’re working on asking a girl out the impression she makes of you will most likely determine if she’s interested in you or not. You might be a beautiful clean-cut diamond deep inside but she’s not going to notice that if you’re covered in dirt, metaphorically speaking of course. Forming an impression involves a number of things but generally has to do with appearance. Dress sense, hygiene(smell), manner of approach, the way you carry yourself (confidence)are also factors that determine if she’ll look at you as her prince charming or a swamp frog.

 

Dress Sense

If you’re one of those guys who wear a pink blazer, orange trousers and green shoes and thinks he’s colour-blocking or somehow has a fantastic fashion sense, this is some tough love but please stop it. No girl wants to date a guy who looks like a character from “Dora the Explorer”. You don’t necessarily have to kill it in the fashion department all the time, but she wants to know that if you two are out on a date and mistakenly bump into one of her friends, her boyfriend being you won’t be the laughing stock of Saturday afternoon gossip with girls. Looking good is good business or in this case looking good is good for getting the girl.

  • A lot of guys usually slack off in the dressing department. Don’t do this. If the girl is putting effort in what she looks like then you need to do the same as well.
  • Your pants should be one place and one place only, your waist.
  • Always wear a belt guys. MAJOR KEY.

 

Hygiene

Though she may not mention it what you smell like is actually very important. Every girl wants to snuggle a guy who smells nice all the time. Smelling nice is combination of good hygiene and nice cologne. So bathe regularly, brush your teeth, wear deodorant and put on some nice smelling cologne. No girl wants to date a guy who smells like sweat half of the time.

  • Invest in nice cologne. When you smell good you’ve done half of the work of convincing her to date you already.
  • Mouth hygiene is just as important as important as smelling nice. Your 50 grand cologne won’t cover up the fish smell from what you had for lunch. Say no to bad breath and yes to tic-tacs!
  • And never forget, deodorant is your friend!

 

On The Date

You’ve finally gotten a date with her. So what do you say or do? This is your first date with her so you’ve got to knock it out the park. This stage is the stage where all females decide if they are going to have to break things off or if they are ready to go the distance. This should be the stage where you do the same too.

Money

Money is sometimes an awkward issue on dates. Society has made the guy out to be the ‘Maga’ and because of that some females tend to over-do things. They go out with the opposite sex and buy the most expensive things awaiting the supposed ‘Mugu’ to pay.  For that reason, don’t take her to anywhere you can’t afford in the unreasonable attempt to impress (unless you will wash plates tire. LMAO), but also avoid taking her to somewhere cheap.  There’s nothing wrong with impressing your date, but don’t go extreme trying to show off, if she really likes you, she’ll like you for you.  As a gentleman since you invited her out, you should offer to pay.  Don’t be stingy.  No girl wants to be affiliated with a guy who can’t spoil her at least every once in a while, if she wants something and it’s not crazy expensive, buy it for her silly. I ran a poll on twitter asking who pays on the first date. With 56 votes, 2% said the girl, 16% said both of them should while 43% said the guy. The remaining 39% clicked to see the results.

  • Even if you’re stinking rich don’t try too hard to impress her with money because you potentially run the risk of seeming proud or cocky. Just show her you can at least afford basic things, and let her know that their potential significant other can handle the bills.
  • Every relationship should start on the basis of communication, if you don’t have a lot instead of taking her out and creating an awkward scene at a restaurant, tell her before the date and come to an agreement to either split the bill or go to somewhere considerably cheaper. Whatever agreement you come to make sure it’s something that doesn’t end in you and your date sweeping the floors of KFC.

 

 

Be The Perfect Gentleman

Guys, listen up! If there’s anything you should hold with all seriousness from this article is that ladies like to be treated like Queens; nothing less. The more you show her some respect the more she falls for you. Open her doors, pull her chairs for her etcetera etcetera. Also don’t try too much too fast. If you guys end up somewhere like the cinema on your first date, don’t go trying to grope her boobs in the darkness or trying to kiss her if she doesn’t look interested. Intimacy comes with trust, and trust comes with time. Instead of being pervy, put your hormones on some ice and chill. If you keep trying to touch her inappropriately you’ll be sending all the wrong signals and sending her straight out the door.

 

Pay Attention

Listening to your date is so important. The first date is the stage where the both of you are exchanging large chunks of information about one another. And paying attention here is paramount. Remember that old bible verse from Matthew; out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh? Well it’s not just an old memory verse. There’s actually a lot of wisdom in it. If you’re attentive she’s probably dropping hints that she’s a psycho and if you’re wise you’ll get the hell out of there before she axes your head off.  On the other hand, you guys might be vibing and you are probably realizing how amazing this girl is.

  • You see how listening to your date can be beneficial? Don’t ruin your chance of being with a terrific girl by ignoring her. Your emails will still be in your mailbox after the date!
  • Don’t be obnoxious and spend the entire time talking about yourself, otherwise you’ll be kissing yourself goodnight.
  • Be actively engaged in the conversation.
  • Eye contact is also important.

I asked a couple girls the following questions:

  • When a guy asks you out what’s one thing that would make you say yes?
  • Let’s say you say you eventually say yes what’s one really important thing he has to do on the date that seals the deal?

Here were their responses

            “When a guy asks you out what’s one thing that would make you say yes?”

  1. I need to like him as much as he likes me.
  2. He needs to be well dressed.
  3. I have to have been talking to him for a long time and feel comfortable with him.
  4.  

 

           “Let’s say you say you eventually say yes what’s one really important thing he has to do on the date that seals the deal?”

  1. He has to make me laugh and get my jokes
  2. From what he says on the date I can tell if he’s ambitious or not and if he isn’t showing signs of future goals then we can’t be an item.
  3. He has to respect me.

 

The truth is there’s no wrong or right way to get the girl of your dreams.  Something very important to remember is that every girl is different and wants different things. Some girls like an extravagant dresser some don’t.  Some want a funny guy, while some don’t but, always make it a priority to find a girl who likes you for you. Never change your unique version of awesome for anyone!

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Falz and Simi? Simi and Adekunle Gold? -- A Love Triangle We Can't Seem To Understand

What’s going on with Simi and Falz? And where does Adekunle Gold fall in this equation?

Brethren, like it or not as Nigerians we all have been racking our brains for a while now trying to find the answer to this imperative ‘jamb question’-- ‘Are Simi and Falz an item? No doubt we’ve all noticed the ‘chemistry’ between these two and recently the pair debuted a couple of wedding themed photos which had the entire nation even more excited about their supposed love. The pictures spent no time in causing social media uproar.

Some unauthentic sources claimed the pictures were from their pre wedding shoot. Days later however, the duo announced that the pictures were actually promo for their upcoming EP ‘Chemistry’. Even after their announcement twitter was still not letting go of the false buzz. Instead they had as much fun with it as they could. Memes upon memes were tweeted and some of them are admittedly hilarious.

          

The pair was even tagged as the official sweethearts of the Nigerian music industry. However, according to many sources, Simi and Adekunle Gold are currently in a solid 5 year relationship. So what’s the dealio? Are Falz and Simi pulling a ‘Jhene Aiko and Big Sean’? Does this mean there's trouble in paradise for Simi and Adekunle Gold? And if not, how is Adekunle Gold comfortable with all this? There are so many questions we need answers to!

 

Folarin Falana who goes by his popular stage name ‘Falz the Bahd Guy’ quickly rose to fame after his popular ‘ello bae’ skits on Instagram. Eventually we got to know him better as a rapper and he blew our minds with many hits like ‘Karashika’ and ‘Marry Me’. He later collaborated with Simi for the hit ‘Jamb Question’ and then did it again with ‘Soldier’, now they have an EP called ‘Chemistry’. Jhene Aiko and Big Sean also have an EP… hmm is this a sign? Nevertheless these two undoubtedly make crazily beautiful music.

All of their songs amazing in their own rights have caused the media to ask a lot of questions. Are they dating? One might argue that the reason these two are always seen around each other is because of their multiple musical collaborations however, it can only explain their ‘chemistry’—yes I did it again, sue me. Lol—to an extent. These two seem to genuinely love each other’s company. They are constantly filmed and photographed together laughing and having fun. You would most likely see the pair headlining events together rather than separately. So, are they friends with benefits or is it all strictly business between the two songbirds? This question begs for an answer most especially because Simi is rumored to be YBNL-signed Adekunle Gold’s bae. You just read that last word in Falz’s voice didn’t you? LOL.

Well, according to thenet.ng, Adekunle Gold and Simi have been dating for a quite a while. Multiple sources report that their relationship started way before either of them were in the public eye.  If you’ve listened to Adekunle’s GOLD Album—if you haven’t you should, it’s fantastic!—you probably heard Simi’s vocals as backup for most of the songs and you’ll notice that she was the only feature on his entire album. Their song ‘No Forget’ is just as electric as any Simi & Falz song there is. Simi, who is a master of mixing tracks, also mixed every song on his album apart from one. But this is not enough proof that the pair are an item, yet alone 5 years deep in a relationship.  There is really no solid evidence that Adekunle and Simi are dating or even ever dated.  They’ve been photographed here and there but, it’s all still a little sketchy. If they are really together then these two are about the two sneakiest pair in the entertainment industry. Lowkey is definitely an understatement.

    When addressing dating rumours, Simi is never direct; rather, she prefers to have a little fun with it. A fan asked her earlier this year if she was one of Adekunle Gold’s ‘former ex-girlfriends’ and this was her response;

Present ex-wife?....hmm, well she didn’t say they were never together right? Uhh! Still so confused. Simi we need answers!

Dear Simi,

Please shed some light on your ever-so-secret love life so that all of us Nigerians can finally get a good night’s rest.  Forever your loving fan, Adeyinka.

Adekunle and Simi are almost never seen in public together unlike Simi and Falz who are in the spotlight at almost every opportunity. There are  photos of the two before major fame, but none now that they’re both huge stars. Falz is a frequent guest star on Simi’s snapchat likewise, Simi is usually on his. Recently it was Falz’s birthday and Simi took to Instagram to congratulate her friend and fellow artiste by posting a picture of their performance together at ‘Industry Nite’

Yet another ‘close’ picture of the pair together.

Thenet.ng reports that Simi and Adekunle are tighter than a knot despite all of the speculations.  A source for thenet.ng said “Even now that Adekunle is on tour in US, his car is with Simi and she still goes to his house. She’s just good friends with Falz nothing more. Just so you know, Simi mixed and mastered Adekunle Gold’s album, if they aren’t cool together will she do that?”

Whatever the situation may be, it appears Adekunle strongly supports his boo despite the social media ruckus, tweeting the cover of the duo’s EP.

The cover features a topless Simi and also a shirtless Falz. One might say that for ‘just friends’ Simi and Falz are dangerously close in this picture. Ello, Mr. Falana why har yew so clozz to harnoder man’s bae? Please endeavor to shift back. The measure of closeness between you two could fuel an atomic bomb!—you get it? Cause their EP is called Chemistry? No ? I get, I get it. I’m Boron…..LOL. Okay I’m done.

Might this ‘love triangle’ just be a parallel line we’ve all misjudged? Who knows? Maybe Simi isn’t even dating either of them.  All we can say is, we hope whomever any of the three ends up with gives them a lot of joy and makes them happy.

 

Scenes in a not-ever-going-to-happen-reality

Adekunle to Simi: orente, iyawo mi. (orente by Adekunle Gold)

Falz to Simi: Ello bae. (ello bae by Falz)

Adekunle to Falz: Ello what? There’s a man for every woman and a woman for every man, na so dey talk. Go find your own. (Ready by Adekunle Gold)

Simi to Adekunle:  Adekunle. Falz and I can’t explain it but, we have chemistry. I’m sorry but you know this love thing. Love don’t care, who you be, where you dey from. Love don’t care at all. (Love Don’t Care by Simi)

Adekunle to Simi: but Simi, I love you die, I need you die, baby mi jo, please come be my wife. (Sade by Adekunle Gold)

Falz to Simi: can’t wait for the first child when we do christening .  (Enough by Falz & Simi).

Adekunle: ahh, my heart can’t take this anymore. Mo ti gbiyanju, mi o mu m’ora mo oh. E ba mi pe Nurse Alabere. (Nurse Alabere by Adekunle Gold)

 

 

 

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7 Things You Can Learn From Toke Makinwa's Book

Toke Makinwa. OAP. Tv Host. Vlogger. Event planner. All around beauty. Now an author...?

Last year news broke out that Toke's Husband, Maje Ayida had not only been having extra marital affairs with Anita Solomon but also put her in family way. The gossip swirled and the story soon became the trending topic; how a relationship expert became the butt of her own joke. People judged and called her out for spending too much time working instead of taking care of her man, while people were also sympathetic towards the celebrity and gave her their support.

Now Toke has released a tell all book, giving us all the juicy details of everything that went on behind closed doors. From her parents’ tragic death to how she managed to survive after Maje got another woman pregnant. I really have to say; this book is a must read! I was a bit reluctant to read it at first, but once I had the book in my hand, it was difficult to let go (I finished reading it in one night! Who had any idea she was such a terrific writer!) ghost writer? Maybe.

Here are 7 things you can learn from reading 'On Becoming' by Toke Makinwa

1. That Toke Makinwa is human just like you and I; Toke suffered a great loss at the tender age of 8. She lost both her parents to a fire caused by a leaking gas. She faced tragedy again when her husband impregnated his long-time mistress--Anita Solomon. Say what you will about the OAP but, she's a tough cookie to have made it this far, when many people would have crumbled under so much pressure.

2. That anyone can be a fool for love. In the book, Toke writes in detail about how Maje Ayida was in total hold of her mumu button and every time she convinced herself he wasn't for her, all he had to do was say a few words and she was back at his feet. It was truly sad to read how easy he manipulated her.

3. That through great pain anyone can emerge a victor; Like I said, miss Makinwa is one tough cookie. She not only rose from the ashes of what had seemed to be her defeat but she turned it around and reshaped it into something lucrative.

4. A man who lies and cheats before marriage will likely, lie and cheat after marriage; people seem to be under the false illusion that marriage fixes a broken relationship. Not at all. But don't take my word for it, ask Toke.

5. Sometimes, listen to your friends and family. They want the best for you. Toke's cousin constantly warned her about Maje but she refused to listen. Even Maje's sister warned her!

6. Never close your eyes to the warning signs. If you suspect something is up with your man or your woman there's a chance you are right. Instincts are very powerful. Don't brush them off.

7. Always keep God first. You'll see that in the book Toke talked a lot about God and her encounters with him, and how much God helped her get through all the hard times with Maje. Who knows where she would have been without the Almighty.

I recommend this one for anyone going through heartbreak, a bad divorce or break up (or for those of us that just want to get the gist of what happened). The pain will only last for a while, for there is hope for the future. Here are some wise words from the OAP herself:

'In the beginning, you'll be mad, you'll feel disrespected. Hatred is your fuel and Revenge becomes the mission. But as time progresses so will your numbness and then you'll realize the Hurt you feel has blessed you tremendously' - Toke 

 

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