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Look Fabulous In Your Faux “Locs”

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The beauty of “locs” without the commitment!

Many naturalistas and hair gurus alike know it is so hard to maintain your hair in its natural state all of the time. That is where “protective styles” come in. These haistyles are meant to protect your natural hair from heat and chemical damage by covering it. There are so many women who love the beauty of “locs”, but dont have the patience to grow their hair out or commit to locking their hair for years and cutting it all off to try something new. Thats where faux “locs” come in, yes you can enjoy the beauty of “locs” without the commitment. This hairstyle has been a big trend since last year and now the Zendaya-Guiliana Rancic controversy has brought a great amount of attention to the gorgeous hairstyle. Take a look at the tutorial below to learn how to get these amazing locs or visit your nearest African braiding shop.

There you have it! A great hairstyle with a very easy process!

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How To: Make An Ankara Skirt And/Or Dress

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Express your own style with a custom made skirt or dress

One thing about being a lover of African fashion is depending on what’s hot in RTW (ready to wear) it is very hard to find a clothing piece made of African fabric. We can not go to any store and easily pick up a gown made of Ankara or Kente cloth. So to a tailor and/or fashion designer we go, but this method can be very costly and sometimes the quality of the clothing isn’t what you expected. They say when you want something done right, you should do it yourself. Well Tribe Appeal has gathered some information from Fashioncadet.com and BritxBrat2Fashion to guide you into creating your own custom African fashion piece! Grab those materials and get to work!

Materials:

1) A piece of fabric of your choice

2) Your choice of skirt for pattern

3) A zipper

4) Sewing pins

5) Scissors

6) Chalk/pencil

7)Sewing machine or thread & needle

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Directions:


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  1. Place the fabric on a table or flat surface.
  2. Fold the fabric in half
  3. Place the skirt on top of the folded fabric to get the skirt pattern
  4. Mark the pattern using a piece of chalk or pencil
  5. Cut out the fabric according to the pattern and start sewing
  6. Pin the zipper to the back of the skirt (If you want the zipper to show, place it on the outside of the skirt)

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Now if you would like to make a dress, you may apply the same technique used above and also watch the video below.

Great DIY Valentine’s Gift Ideas!

Gifts from the heart matter the most!

So there is just one more day until the big Valentine’s day holiday! Now many people say the holiday is totally for women, but there is no reason to leave your better half out. Your lover will appreciate a gift from your heart and what better gifts are from the heart than a do-it-yourself.In this video, there are 5 really amazing ideas that are easy to make, affordable and get the message across to your sweetheart.

The Color You Should Wear More Of In 2015

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Pantone has always been the solid force in shaping RTW and Couture line’s color choices within the fashion industry. the company’s color matching system is referenced throughout the whole year in order to create beautiful clothing that will appeal to the eye’s and heart’s of buyers. As tradition holds Pantone has released the color of the year: Marsala. This color is a sleek maroon shade that has a hint of bright burgundy mixed with it. Last year’s color “Radiant Orchid” was splashed all over the runways and streets of the fashion world.

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Marsala will be the popular color in fashion wear, beauty, hair and home decor. If you call yourself a fashionista you must showcase this beautful hue in your own special way. Expect to be known as a fashion forward individual when striding in something Marsala toned this year. Here are some great ideas on how to rock this electric color and rock it with confidence whether it is on your face, in your home or on your body.

Some beautiful dresses

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Beauty products

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Home Decor

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Celebrity Stylist Jason Boateng Debuts Resort 2015 Collection!

We see you Jason!

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Ghanaian celebrity stylist Jason Boateng has ventured into creating his own collection. The UK based stylist has styled names like Will I Am, Nicki Minaj, Iyanya, Yvonne Nelson & more.. His Resort 2015 collection named “Power Of a Woman”  is inspired by red carpet looks throughout the ages. A place that he is no stranger to!

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It pays homage to beauty and the power of sex appeal and simplicity. Using fabrics like brocades, silk, Russian lace and stretched mesh, he incorporated soft, feminine allure that slip onto the female form with the pieces.

The shades of nudes and whites signify purity, while the cobalt blues, gold and black show off strength and resilience. The structured masculine cuts on the long lined blazers evoke a sense of power as the jackets are lined inside with yellow piping that is signature Jason Boateng.

This collection is for the strong willed and confident woman. A woman who is not afraid of taking risks will absolutely love this colection. The silhouettes are absolutely gorgeous and speak to his classic sense of style.

Check out the collection below:

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More information can be found at Jason’s site!

Great Habits to Begin Your Morning With!

Your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day

There are some people who wake up and have the brightest smiles on their faces and others who wake up with a solid frown. That frown normally leads into a crappy day and has the person asking everyone but themselves why they can’t catch a break.

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Well abide by these 11 morning rituals every morning and you are sure to have a wonderful day filled with positive experiences.

1. Drink a Glass of Warm Lemon Water

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Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon first thing in the morning is an excellent way to get your body going. It’s like oil for the Tinman as it goes to work lubricating all of your different internal systems.

You want the water to be warm so that it’s not a shock to your system first thing in the morning. The lemon will help get your digestive system ready for the coming meals, and makes the water tastier. You can add a bit of honey to it as well if you want to cut down on some of the tartness.

The Rehydration Process

When you wake up in the morning you’ve just gone without water for about 8 hours, so it’s important to turn things around and start up the flow of water again. What you don’t want to do is leave out the water and go along with your day, having breakfast and other beverages before addressing your need for water.

2. Wake Up Earlier

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If you’ve turned into a night owl because of the peace and quiet it affords, you’ll be equally satisfied by the same peace and quiet an early morning provides, and it’s simply a matter of shifting your personal time to the wee hours of the morning rather than late at night. The difference to your body is noticeable.

The Ideal Time to Wake Up

Wake up in conjunction with circadian rhythms if possible. Civil twilight is a great time to wake up because there will be enough light to see, the birds are chirping, and you still have time to catch the sunrise if you’re keen. Since this time varies by the time of year, it may be more feasible during some seasons than others. Give yourself an hour and a half before you have to be out the door.

3. Scrape Your Tongue

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Taking time to scrape your tongue is one morning routine you won’t want to give up once you start it. It helps get rid of morning breath, and also is in line with the rejuvenation process you need to do to make the transition from sleep to wakefulness each day.

As a bonus you’ll be able to taste your food better without the film that’s on your tongue even after brushing your teeth.

The Right Scraper

Some toothbrushes come with a built-in scraper on the back of the head. If yours doesn’t have one you’ll want to invest in one. You can find some that are literally just a plastic triangle-shaped scraper, and others that feature special bristles that are designed to get into the grooves of your tongue. You can also go with the type that is stainless steel and U-shaped to get the job done.

4. Do a Stretching Routine

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Here’s a great 5 minute stretch that you can do in the morning to wake your muscles up and get them ready for the day ahead. You should always modify any workout to your own abilities, and search until you find one that resonates with you.

You can also use this time to do a yoga routine, or an exercise routine, if you feel so inclined or are trying to lose weight. However, if you currently aren’t exercising regularly we recommend starting off with just some morning stretches until that becomes a habit, and then transitioning into yoga and other exercises when you organically start to feel like you could do more than just stretch.

How Long Do I Have to Stretch?

When first starting out it doesn’t matter how long you stretch, just as long as you do it. If you only have a few minutes for it, just do a few minutes. You’ll find that as you develop the habit, you’ll end up stretching for longer periods of time, and it will naturally expand on its own without the need to force yourself to do it for a set time.

5. Rebound 100 Times

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Rebounding on a mini-trampoline is the perfect morning exercise. It’s zero impact, and perfect for any physical fitness level. You don’t even have to get any air on it for it to be effective. Just lightly bouncing on it is effective for stimulating lymph movement and drainage as well as helping your thyroid.

You can repeat this process a few times per day, whenever you feel like you need a pick-me-up. It helps keep you energized without the use of energy drinks or other sugary or caffeinated beverages.

Firms Up Your Whole Body

You’ll notice that when you first start bouncing you’re kind of going with the flow, but by the time you hit your 100th bounce your body has tightened up considerably, in a good way. This is working each muscle in your body, your leg muscles, core, and upper body. A great way to start the day, get your juices flowing, and just plain feel good!

6. Dry Brush Your Body

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Dry brushing the body is an Ayurvedic practice that helps improve your circulation and slough off dead skin cells.

Brushing towards your heart is essential, and you’ll want to start at your extremities and work your way in, covering all of your parts before hopping in the shower.

Dry brushing will help leave your skin feeling smoother, and you’ll notice the difference after you’ve dried off. Apply a moisturizer afterward to retain that suppleness.

Which Brush to Use?

Choose a brush that is good at exfoliating, but not one that is so rough you don’t look forward to using it. A dry loofah or other brush designed to scrub the skin works best. You don’t want it to be too soft on your skin or it won’t do the job, but if you opt for a softer brush you can apply more pressure so that it works.

7. Listen to Uplifting Music or Audiobook
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Starting your morning with music you find beautiful, or a book you find inspirational or motivational, is the perfect way to set yourself up for success. It can give you something to look forward to in the morning, and sets you up with the right mindset to greet the day.

You can adjust your music for the type of day you want to have, whether you need something that gets you pumped for an action-packed day, or something more soothing so you can handle a stressful day.

The mind is hungry for new tidbits of information it can go to work on, and you should feed it every day, the same way you feed your body.

Choosing the Right Audio

Whether you pick a group of songs, or an audiobook that inspires you, is up to you. Choose your songs carefully though, as they can get stuck in your head, and if this sort of thing drives you crazy you might be better off listening to a book.

8. Green Smoothie Time

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Now that we’ve woken up with the sun, brushed our teeth and scraped our tongue, rehydrated, stretched, rebounded, dry brushed the skin, showered while listening to pleasing music, it’s time to nourish the body with a refreshing green smoothie.

The green part of the smoothie is what’s really going to help boost your energy levels this morning. That’s because it will likely be spinach, kale, or some other leafy green providing phytonutrients, fiber, and minerals. Set a timer for 30 minutes after you drink it and notice how much better you feel.

Finding A Great Green Smoothie Recipe

Check out our list of amazing healthy smoothie recipes and pick the one that sounds most appealing to your morning palate. Just about any non-green smoothie can be made green with the addition of spinach or kale.

9. Meditate for a Few Minutes

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Right now you should be in a really happy place, a green smoothie coursing through your digestive system, and all of the helpful things you’ve done should all be having a cumulative effect. There’s no better time to sit and clear your mind for a few minutes.

There’s also no right way to meditate, so if you’ve tried specific methods and didn’t really like it, it’s time to develop your own personal style. Choose a position that you find comfortable, and decide if you’d like music or not. Just sitting and listening to the silence can be enough for most.

Why Just a Few Minutes?

You don’t need to go into a trance or spend an hour in the lotus position to meditate. You can get the benefits from just a few minutes and you’ll see a marked improvement in the upward trend your days start to take. We’re being intentionally vague here because “a few” can mean whatever it means to you, and however you feel in the moment (or what the clock allows in the morning).

10. Smile at Yourself in the Mirror for 30 Seconds

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This is a can’t-miss way to boost your self esteem, and once you get into the habit you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it. It’s basically just a matter of designating some time as true “me time” and seeing a happy you reflected back in the mirror.

This works on a number of different levels, but at the core is the ability it gives you to talk right to the bigger part of yourself, the part that is running in the background and getting the important things done.

Make sure you’re smiling, it doesn’t have to be a big goofy grin, just the hint of a smile works, like you’ve got some tricks up your sleeve and you’re ready to show the world what you can do. You’ll be surprised at the positive thoughts this exercise inspires.

Morning Validation

What you’re doing here is basically checking in with yourself, giving yourself that look of determination that you’ll need to make it through the day and accomplish all of your goals. No matter what happens the rest of the day, you’ve at least said hello to that deeper part of yourself and given words of encouragement.

11. Write Out Your Top 3 for the Day

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If you lead a busy life chances are things fall through the cracks on a daily basis. To help stop this from happening you should list the three things you really want to get done today, and above all else, make sure they get done.

Once you establish the habit of getting the most important three things of the day done, you’ll be able to build up confidence and go for bigger and bigger things. A funny thing also happens, all of the smaller stuff that you thought needed to get done either does get done without being on your list of three, or fades away because it wasn’t that important to begin with.

Just 3, No More No Less

If you start getting carried away and adding more than three, you’ll find you won’t get to the fourth and fifth and so on, and then you’ll get discouraged. Force yourself to come up with three good ones, even if your day is largely unstructured. You’ll feel better at the end of the day knowing you at least got 3 important things done.

This is priority one because in order to fit in a fantastic morning you’re going to need some extra time compared to your current routine.

high-fashion-1Now go out and have a great day!!

Kim Kardashian & Paper Magazine Attempt to #BreakTheInternet

Paper Magazine is really on a quest to #BreakTheInternet

Kim Kardashian recently shot with legendary photographer Jean-Paul Goude for the Winter 2014 cover and editorial for Paper Magazine. 2 covers were shot, one with Kim recreating a champagne balancing act the photographer shot years ago and another with Kim showing us why she is nicknamed “Kimmy Cakes”.

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Kim tweeted the pictures to her fans and her husband also gave his seal of approval. She also had this to say after posting the pictures:

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As promised, the rest of Kim’s editorial for Paper Magazine has been released and the TV reality star, fashionista, mom of 16-month-old baby North West and wife to Kanye West is seen completely nude.

We not only get to see a few candid shots of the star, but get an inside scoop of what makes Kim tick and stand out in her interview with Paper mag.

The interview, named “No Filter: An Afternoon with Kim Kardashian“, was done by Amanda Fortini who describes Kim’s skin as “the golden color of whiskey, is free of wrinkles, crow’s feet, laugh lines, blemishes, freckles, moles, under-eye circles, scars, errant eyebrow hairs or human flaws of any kind. It’s like she comes with a built-in filter of her own.

She also talked with Amanda on;

On her new book Selfish and how she organizes her Selfies
The book company edited them, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute! There are like 300 here that you’re not adding!’” she says. I remark that I am surprised she can remember and differentiate among a bunch of near-identical photos of her face. She can, she says; she is organizing them chronologically, dating them by what she wore to specific events. “I know what I wore, what accessories I wore, where I was, who I was with,” she tells me. “I remember everything.” Her mind, it seems, traps the minutiae most of us forget. For her, though, it’s not minutiae; it’s her life, and her life is her career.

On if Kim Kardshain would exist without Social Media
“I don’t think so…” she says, slowly, then reconsiders. “I don’t think social media was that heavy when we started our show, but I think we really evolved with social media.”

Read the rest of her interview on PaperMagazine.com. See her editorial below

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***Bonus*** Many artists have created memes poking fun at Kim’s spread, but one artist decided to make a Simpson’s version of the Armenian beauty! Check out the fun pics

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Great to see some people celebrate Kim’s decision to pose nude, but it’s also very interesting to see people’s judgmental reactions also.This is my personal opinion on the reality’s star decision to bare it all for her fashion spread.:

This whole Kim K ‪#‎BreakTheInternet‬ has shown me that there are many people with super closed minds in the world. First off why do we make it seem as though women should be ASHAMED of their bodies or ASHAMED of their sexuality? You were born naked. Jean Paul Goude is a world renowned fashion photographer the man was halfway responsible for Grace Jones success (Who among MANY models posed COMPLETELY NUDE). If you look at the famous works of ARTISTS I’m talking Da Vinci, Picasso, Raphael and the list could go on and on women were frequently painted NAKED. Jean Paul Goude is an artist with film, Kim K is a model and there you have it the man created art. I feel as though women who aren’t a size 0 or 2 are told to cover up, but there are many size 0 and size 2 models who are mothers that pose naked every day and you hear nothing! As soon as Kim K a whole grown woman decides to show her size 8 body all the rage begins to form within people. Give the girl a break and live your lives they way you want to because Kim is surely doing that.

***Just in case anyone needs receipts Paper Magazine’s website lists this Winter issue as its “Collector’s Edition Art Issue” ***