The Great Beauty Secret: African Shea Butter

African Shea Butter is a great multi purpose beauty product

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Everyone knows shea butter is the perfect skin and hair product to retain moisture.  You’ll never hear this:

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Using African Shea Butter. You can easily find this product on the streets and open marketplaces in large cities being sold by Africans or in your local beauty supply store, no not Sally’s, but your urban neighborhood beauty supply. This natural product has great uses on hair, skin and nails, but I’m sure you didn’t know about these interesting facts about it.

 

1) It’s said to help reduce or heal wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, poison ivy, insect bites, psoriasis and age spots.

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2) It’s believed to heal skin allergies and outbreaks

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3) In Nigeria, it’s rubbed around the nostrils to alleviate congestion and sinus issues.

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4) Whipped shea butter helps for scalp issues

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5) It offers a measure of sun protection, and helps to seal in moisture for natural hair.

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If you dont have natural shea butter in your arsenal of beauty products I would advise you to change that ASAP

 

 

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Beat Of the Week: 2Face Idibia “Diaspora Woman”

2Face Idibi brings us diaspora women a new song!

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This blog is focused on the women of the  African diaspora and it is only right that we feature the new single from Mr. African Queen himself 2Face Idibia, “Diaspora Woman”. Just sit back and listen to him sing about his dream woman as Liberian Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim plays his love interest. Ladies and gentleman we present our Beat of The Week!

7 Ways To Tell If He Really Loves You!

If you’re unsure about that certain guy this will help you figure it out

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1. He Treats You Well
A guy who loves you is considerate of your feelings, needs and desires. He makes them as important as his desires and needs. He is concerned with your well-being and will do things to make your life better, sometimes going out of his way to do so. Not only does he treat you well, he is also good to your family and friends.

2. He Is Generous With His Time
He doesn’t let too much time go by without seeing you. When he is available, he wants to be with you and chooses to spend his time with you. If you’re in a long distance relationship, he is spending time with you whenever your schedules allow. And you are together during major holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

3. He Makes You A Priority
You are at the forefront of his mind and he maintains contact in between the times you see each other. He considers you when making decisions and is considerate about doing things you want to do. When speaking, he uses “we” instead of “I”, and includes you in his future plans.

4. He Cares For You
A guy who loves you is genuinely happy for you when good things happen to you. He is compassionate when you’re going through challenges. This guy is there for you in the good and not so good times. He thinks about you and surprises you with tokens of affection outside of your birthday, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. He will also challenge you by calling you out on stuff to help you become a better person.

5. He Wants People To Know About You
He is affectionate with you in public by holding your hand, putting his arm around you and/or hugging you. He is proud to be with you and has introduced you to his family and friends. He brings you to family functions and get-togethers with friends, and takes you to company events.

6. He Treats Your Relationship With Integrity
He is trustworthy and loyal to you and your relationship. He is upfront with you about his past girlfriends and skeletons in his closet. He does what he says and will let you know if he’s not able to. When issues come up, he is willing to work through them. Although he isn’t perfect, he tries to be a better man.

7. He Wants The Best For You
A guy who loves you encourages you to do things you love, even if it means doing these things without him. He wants you to spend time with family and friends. He encourages you to find and live your passions, knowing that if you are happy and engaged with life, you’ll be happy and engaged in your relationship with him.

Place less weight on his words and more weight on his behaviors and actions. A man’s behaviors and actions are more revealing and show if he loves you or not. It’s easier for a man to say, “I love you” because that’s what you want to hear. The true test of whether he loves you is if he exhibits the signs described earlier. When a man loves you, you won’t need to hear the words because you will just know.

25 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming around the corner 

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With Halloween  so near there are so many ladies with absolutely no idea what to wear to that costume party. Divas out there have a budget and also want to look fabulous, so Tribe Appeal comes to the rescue with do it yourself costumes that wont  take a lot of time or have you breaking the bank.

1) The easiest costumes are made with headbands. You may find bunny ears, cats, mouse, witch hats etc applied on headbands. All you need to do is put the headband on and boom there goes your costume.

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2) a maxi skirt, bra-let, colorful makeup  and under the sea inspired gold jewelry can create an easy DIY mermaid costume.

 

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3)Lover of Audrey Hepburn?, well grab your little black dress, long black gloves and other accessories to create this Breakfast At Tiffany’s look.

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4) Helga from Hey Arnold is a super easy and fun costume, grab a blonde wig, eyeline, a white tee, pink  dress and hair bow and create a Arnold necklace with a printable picture and string and there you have it costume complete.

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5) Black Swan Costume only requires a black tank and tutu or dress, ribbon and a great hand with makeup.

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6) The Lashed beauty bar owner Blac Chyna has been making headlines as of recent. Dress up as her with a blonde wig with bangs, formfitting outfit, a big rock on your finger, long eyelashes,  stick back rhinestones (for the dimple piercings, and some cushions or cotton balls to recreate her insane body.

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6) Become an instagram selfie with a posterboard, print offs, glue, scissors and box cutter.

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7) Fashionistas can create a costume with a spare fashion label bad and a magazine (Harper’s Bazaaar and Vogue are best.

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8) Candy Crush Saga is a big craze in or day and time and you can become it . Check out the tutorial below

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9) Become a greek god or goddess with a simple flat white bedsheet and accessories to give it some flavor.

 

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10) Sexy burgular only requires a black hat, mask and a money bag

 

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11) Katy Perry costumes requires a blue wig, 2 cone party hats, cotton balls and 2 red felt balls along with glitter sprinkles and blue shorts

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12) Miley Cyrus costume

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13) Pixel Naked lady costume requires posterdoard, cut out colored squares and velcro

 

 

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14) Playboy bunny costume only requires a set of bunny ears, cotton ball tail and a black one piece

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15) Bring out your inner Tyra Banks and become a Victoria’s Secret Angel with your best lingerie, victorias secret bag and angel wings.

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16) Gumball machine costume only requires assorted color felt balls and fabric glue. grab red bottoms to complete the look.

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17) Candy corn queen costume may be created by just glueing candy corn to your  chosen outfit and pairing it with a tutu.

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18) Country western girl with a plaid shirt, denim shorts and a cowboy hat YEE-HAW!

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19) Jack Daniel’s girls with a Jack Daniel’s box and attached straps.

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20) Poison Ivy costume with green plant garland and green paint

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21) Ying and Yang Costume with cutouts and craft store jewels

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22) Minnie Mouse Costume created with minnie mouse ears, white felt and a hair bow.

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23) Party animals costume can be created with your stylish outfit and face paint in animal prints

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24) Become a paper doll with a quick stop to Kinkos/ Fed Ex, a posterboard, glue, scissors and velcro

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25) Become Princess Leia with the purchase of two hair buns and a chic white dress.
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New Trend: Bling Out Your Luxury Car!

Imagine pulling up in one of these sparkling numbers

Recently a young woman Daria Radionova, blinged out her Mercedes CLS 350 in over 1 million Swarovski crystals. The beauty paid almost $85,000 in order to create a sparkly car. Since the premiere of her vehicle to the world there has been great interest in replicating the look.

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Many custom auto shops are offering this service to clients as there has been a rise in its popularity. People are blinging out emblems, steering wheels and the whole body of the car. There are numerous cars being showcased at auto shows with the “Swarovski crystal” bling out and they have been getting a lot of positive  feedback.

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1053594995_ab9017858eYou dont have to drive a luxury car in order to follow the trend, check out this person’s car

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Will you be following the swarovski crystal bling trend?

 

Act Like A Lady Think Like A Woman

Act like a Lady
Think Like a Woman

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In this day and age many women and young girls feel as though the “good girls” are losing and as the new slogan is :

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Yes folks there is merchandise out there with this slogan, no joke. With this mentality growing the number of ladies and I mean CLASSY & SOPHISTICATED ladies has dropped to an all time low. Everywhere you turn there’s a woman who thinks the string they are wearing is called a dress or their social media account is a place to showcase their assets and by that I mean their ASS.

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You may read this and agree or you may be reading this like hey whats wrong with twerking. Nothing is wrong with twerking, but if thats all you have to offer to people in order for them to think your interesting well yeah I am

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Now you may call me old fashioned, I don’t mind that because women in the past were sophisticated, elegant, poised, beautiful and most importantly vastly cultured, hey I’ll take that all day! Women are complaining about chivalry being dead, but I’m here to tell you it isnt. See when a gentleman recognizes a LADY, not a ratchet, girl, or self proclaimed bad bitch…but a  LADY he will treat her with the utmost respect and care. Once you learn and take on the role of a lady and grown woman  you will only attract prince charming.

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There are certain “old” traditions that balance the male and female roles. Things like opening car doors, pulling out chairs and standing while a woman takes her seat are things men sometimes do as a way of showing respect to a woman.

Today’s women aren’t used to these traditions, in fact many wouldn’t even know how to demand or accept them. But what happened to these “old-folk” traditions of chivalry?

Why are you stuck opening your own car doors, pulling out your own chair and carrying your bags down the street? I have an answer. In his book “Good Men Do Cheat,” Carl Roberts says “Chivalry is dead—and women killed it.” (Don’t be shocked by the title. It’s sometimes true. But that’s a whole dif- ferent subject. You’ll have to get his book to explore that one.)

If you want to be treated like a lady, your actions should be ladylike. For example, if the gentleman you’re with doesn’t open doors for you it’s perfectly okay. Instead of getting mad, irritated or giving him an attitude — stand there with a giant smile and wait gracefully until he opens it for you. Trust me, he will get the point.

A man will want to go above and beyond for you, when he can see that you’re not just being a “de- manding bitch” but that you’re a deserving woman of class. There’s a difference between the two and any good man will quickly catch on.

Here are other ways to increase your presence
as a lady:

Don’t argue or be overbearing in conversations.
• Don’t expose all of your goodies; leave some skin to the imagination.
• Don’t promote all of your assets. A man doesn’t need to know you can cook, clean, change a tire, that you have a degree and can blow his mind in the bedroom the first time you meet him.
• Carry yourself gracefully and with poise. 
• Master table etiquette, dining, and socializing skills.
• Keep a positive, lady-like attitude.
• Speak with a soft sensual voice.
• Have a set of rules and standards that you abide by and don’t bend them for anyone.

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To be treated like a lady you must first act like a lady. If you don’t make a habit of walking in your power as a lady then you’ll be treated with far less respect than you truly deserve. Even if you have a good man or good people in your life you are limit- ing the potential experiences you could be having.

You’re not reading this to be an ordinary woman who makes outrageous demands, nor are you reading this to pass as an average woman who wants the world and has nothing to offer.

You are a woman who takes pride in improving herself. You are willing to go above and beyond for the man in your life. You are willing to scrub floors until their spotless, cook 5 star meals, turn your house into a home and make him feel like a King. Having doors opened for you after you take such good care of him, is not that big of a deal.