Chokers are one of the things you can make with the ever versatile Ankara fabrics
Neck chokers (also known as neck rope, choker necklace) is popular fashion accessory around the world, and it’s also common amongst celebrities. The choker necklace was very popular back in days and it’s not a new fashion accessory has many would think. As we know, it’s hard to name an item you can’t make with the Ankara fabric. Making Ankara chokers necklace is not as hard as you think, just like making other traditional wedding necklaces.
We have curated some beautiful handmade Ankara chokers to inspire you to can make yourself and how you can actually make them.
Here are 15 Ankara chokers you can make by yourself:
Photo: Jackie Aina
Photo: Menogu designs
Photo: Menogu Designs
Photo: Aso dara
Photo: Menogu designs
Photo: Aso dara
Photo: Aso dara
Photo: Aso dara
Photo: Menogu designs
Hoe to make Ankara fabric Choker necklace
As Ankara fabric chokers are becoming more popular, you don’t have to spend a lot, you can make one yourself. Find out how in the choker necklace tutorial below:
Here are the things you need to make your own Ankara choker
- Tape measure
- Ankara fabric
Medina Dugger is Celebrating The Art Of Nigerian Hair in Her Chroma Photo Series
Photographer Medina Dugger’s project ”Chroma”; An Ode to J.D. Okhai Ojeikere is an on-going series which celebrates women’s hair style in Nigeria through a contemporary lens.
7 Reasons Why You Should Rock Your Natural Hair.
Your natural hair is more beautiful than you thing
For many years now, Expensive human hair has been trending in Nigeria and this has made wearing your natural hair some sort of a ‘taboo’. People see ladies in their natural hair as local, poor and lacking fashion sense. Gone are the days when ladies are seen in traditional Nigerian hairstyles like didi, patewo, and shuku, etc.
This is not surprising because many Nigerians have a knack for anything trending, expensive and foreign. If you’re wearing Brazilian hair, Peruvian and Afghanistan hair, then you will be classed as rich and fashionable. You see ladies with long hair that is almost sweeping the floor, all fake. For those struggling to embrace their natural hair, we have summarized six (7) reasons to inspired you so you can slay and still save money as the same time.
Here are 7 reasons why you natural hair is better
With your natural hair, you don’t need to spend any money on buying human hair which may cost as much as N70,000. In fact, with this recession, the cost of the hair may have risen significantly. At least have mercy on your partner and plait your natural hair. Even if you are paying it from your pocket, it is wise that you save by plaiting your hair.
#2. Time saving
Imagine this scenario…You have a function later in the day and you’ve not had your hair done because your stylist is not around. You eventually found a hair salon, you spend hours having your hair done, you are groggy and tire already. Except you drive at 220 kph, you might have already missed the event you plan to attend. Why not just plait your natural hair in minutes and save time!
#3. It’s so Beautiful
The biggest accusation against wearing natural or kinky hair is that it doesn’t make you appear beautiful. This is entirely false. You don’t have to plait your natural hair the way it is done in the pass. You can add swag and you will be shocked by the compliments you will receive from your admirers. Don’t forget to thank us!
#4. No risk of hair loss or injury
Women use all sorts of chemicals and materials on their hair in the name of plaiting their hairs. Flat-iron, hair dryers, and other countless equipment you use for your hair. Unfortunately for them, what they aren’t aware of is that they will slowly lose their natural hair. Although you can wear your hair anyhow you deem it fit, you should try wearing your natural hair. You will notice the difference.
#5. It is Water friendly
When it’s about to rain, you find women desperately looking for their shower cap in their handbag. If you can’t find it, you either buy one or use a nylon (which can be crude) in a bid to cover their hair. All this baggage doesn’t come with wearing your natural hair.
#6. You’re Preserving the lost Natural hair tradition
Like earlier said, if the dependence on anything foreign continues, everything Nigerian will soon evaporate. You may want to wear your natural hair to save it from extinction. Perhaps, a Nigerian day for natural hair should be declared. A day for no attachment. Just plait your natural hair. You will really feel good about doing something different!
#7. You can become a natural hair Influencer
A lot of ”naturalistas” are gaining more popularity and making money with their natural hair. As an influencer, you will be sharing tips and contents (articles and video) on a blog and social media platforms to inspire other ladies to slay in their natural hair. By doing so, vendors selling beauty products for natural can use you platform to advertise their product. Many influencers are making a lot of money by loving their natural.
How to Stop Makeup From Creasing in Smile Lines And Undereye
Beauty Vlogger and makeup artist Ronke Raji, shares how to stop makeup creasing in her new tutorial
If you have ever been through makeup creasing, you know exactly how it feels when your makeup wears out and then you start having smile lines and under eyes lines problems. It can be a nightmare especially when you’re already out in public. Ronke shared her experience with this issue which inspired her new tutorial.
Watch tutorial on how to stop makeup creasing below:
Product used in the tutorial
mac liquid last liner
Mac feline liner
Black magic lashes in nirvana
ABH brow wiz in dark brown
NC 45 & NC 50 prolongwear nourishing waterproof foundation
mac nc45 studio finish concealer
Sacha buttercup powder
black radiance rose gold highlight in beautiful
Juvias place saharan blush pallette (neo)
Mac nightmoth liner and taos cosmetics tunis baby
Iheoma Nnadi Amanda
Stunning Makeups from Celebrities The Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) took place on Saturday 4th March 2017 at Eko Hotel and Suites. We are so thrilled by the loving makeup by this celebrities! Check out some stunning makeup from celebrities and pick your favorite by leaving a comment in the section below:
Natural Hair Goal Inspiration from Beverly Naya!!
Natural hair requires a lot of attention and love, understanding which product works for you is key, nevertheless, it is achievable….. so make sure you’re ready! Nollywood actress Beverly Naya a popular Nigerian Actress and also a naturalist she has been giving us serious natural hair goals, we recently came across some amazing hair goals inspiration for our dear readers. We discovered some of the tips that have helped Beverly natural hair which are:
Profile: Linda Omeni’s The Midget Giraffe Brand
I particularly love the style of this jumper! So pretty and classy! Linda Omeni is a Nigerian lady based in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the founder of the brand MidgetGiraffe, along with Corey Harris (an American). MidgetGiraffe is a global online destination for fashion-forward, bold African print lovers (Ankara lovers). It was founded in 2014 and it started by the founders creating custom pieces from their homes in East Orange, New Jersey. The name is inspired by the union of two opposite perspectives, to create something entirely unique and different – African print clothing cut in highly curated western styles. The shop continues to grow as an international style source offering both new and vintage clothing. Linda continually looks lovely showcasing the brand styles.
The Real’ Style Breakdown?
Check out what Tamera, Jeannie, Loni and Adrienne are rocking this Tuesday!
Tamera is working this BCBG dress and Sam Edelman heels.
Northern Bride Mariam Wushishi looks effortlessly beautiful and radiant in her bridal makeup, hijab and gele. Northern brides have a reputation for making very beautiful brides and she is no exception to this norm. We believe that beauty should be fun, easy, and personal.
Don’t you agree with us that Northern Bride Mariam exemplifies this? You already know my stand on modest brides especially Muslim brides who wear hijabs. They are modest and chic at the same time. Mariam looks beautiful in both her hijab and gele.
We love the pearl and gem detail on the gele. If we must say so, the choice of colour on the palette brings the whole look together. Northern Bride Mariam Wushishi Bridal Makeup, Hijab & Gele Credit:
Makeup: A Twelve year old transformed her Mother’s Face!Thoughts?
Hey, Makeup Geeks get in here! It is a known fact that makeup can give you the desired look you at any time or any day. From the video below Nya Breslin shows us easy and simple ways to have a beautiful face beat, she has been makeup since age 7 and has been trained by different professionals! She did the makeup on her mom’s face and we can conclude that she did well watch the magical transformation below and leave a comment too: