Saturday, November 29, 2014

8 Tips To Look Beautiful Without Makeup

Photo Credit: Telegraph of UK.

The widespread use of makeup cosmetics for women has made billions of dollars for the manufacturers of beauty products and beauty parlors all over the world. Makeup has become a must do for majority of girls and women and in fact many of them cannot step out of the house without makeup, because they believe they don't look attractive without makeup.  

Both younger and older women make up to attract and impress younger or older men; their boyfriends and husbands or those they want to hook and hitch. In fact, many men have fallen in lust with the attractive makeup of girls and women, but were disappointed when they later found the same girlfriends unattractive without their makeup. 
You see a hot chick with long hair and starry eyes and you go wow! It is lust at first and you go after her to ask her out and she gives in to your advances. But later, you are shocked to see her without the hair extension and makeup and you feel conned. Yes, many guys have been conned by the makeup of hot chicks on the street, runway and red carpet. 

Many of the supermodels and actresses we see as sex symbols look scary without makeup, including Kate Moss and highest paid supermodel Gisele Bündchen. In fact I am handsomer than both of them without makeup. Naomi Campbell without makeup can turn off many guys. But women can still look beautiful without makeup and it would be more beneficial to them to develop their self confidence and self esteem without makeup. 

The following are 8 tips to be beautiful without makeup.
8 TIPS TO BE BEAUTIFUL WITHOUT MAKEUP








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Katy Perry's Craziest Costumes of All Time!



Katy Perry's Craziest Costumes of All Time!


Katy Perry is hitting the small screen to perform during the 2015 Super Bowl! Katy is joining the ranks of legends like Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, and Prince, to name a few. To celebrate, ...








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Are You The Other Woman?



When three women (Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton) learn they're involved with the same man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), they team up to teach him a lesson - or three!


Starring:
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann
Runtime:
1 hour 50 minutes

Available to watch on supported devices.

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Nick Cassavetes
Starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann
Supporting actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Don Johnson, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Minaj, Kenneth Maharaj, Alyshia Ochse, Victor Cruz, Madison McKinley, David Thornton, Olivia Culpo, John 'B.J.' Bryant, Chelsea Turnbo, Brooke Stacy Mills, Raushanah Simmons, Cheryl Horne, Virginia Cassavetes, Nancy De Mayo
Studio Fox
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details.
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details.
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details.
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Friday, November 28, 2014

My Tom Ford Model of the Year is Betty Adewole


One of the awesome things that made headlines in the fashion world in 2014 is British Nigerian supermodel Betty Adewole becoming the new face of Tom Ford Beauty for Tom Ford’s Cosmetics collection for the Spring/Summer 2014 Ad Campaign. The Telegraph of UK called her the newest Naomi Campbell. But Betty said she is different!
"She's an amazing model but I'm very different. I'm Betty Adewole." Wow! Go girl!
She has got the grits and guts to be herself no matter the comparison and competition.

Born in London 22 years ago to poor Nigerian parents who were evicted from their East London flat when she was only 11, Betty had to live in a hostel for two years. Then God gave her the life changing breakthrough at 15 and she has never looked back.


"I'm a born again Christian," she testified on her Twiter profile.
Betty's grass to grace story should be a great inspiration and motivation for all girls in the world that your poor family background should not discourage you, but should challenge you to break socioeconomic barriers and break new grounds to excel and succeed in life.
Read the following by Betty Adewole in her own words and discover the power in her African beauty.
I felt like the sexiest woman alive! It was an honour to walk for Tom Ford as he's a genius and the world's most talented, sexiest man. Women request to have clothes made by him, so to be picked to walk for him made me feel extra special. I don't think I've ever felt so sexy and womanly as when I wore that dress, I walked out onto the runway feeling and looking like a million dollars, it was the best feeling ever. The catwalk was my stage and I stepped out onto it for the first time feeling like a star about to perform for her audience. After the show I realized that there is power in beauty.
~ Click here to read the full interview by Neill Seeto.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2014: The Golden Anniversary Edition



Chanel Iman Celebrating 50 Years of Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2014 model Chanel Iman photographed by Derek Kettela for Sports Illustrated in Madagascar.

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2014: THE BIGGEST PRODUCTION IN FRANCHISE HISTORY IN HONOR OF ITS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

A Tribute to the Swimsuit Legends, More Models than Ever, Kate Upton Defying Gravity, the Great Jersey Shore and more!

SI Swimsuit Also Announces a Partnership with Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund

NEW YORK, NY (February 18, 2014) / PRNewswire / — To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit @SI_Swimsuit has created its boldest production ever. With a cover featuring Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen, this year’s Swimsuit honors the Legends, delivers the most models ever including a record number of rookies, takes Kate Upton to space (wink wink), heads to the Jersey Shore and much, much more. The Golden Anniversary #SISwim50 production is now live across the Web, mobile, tablet and newsstands, featuring the largest Swimsuit Issue since 1989, more than four hours of video and thousands of photos. You can also follow Swimsuit during launch week on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus.

Said Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editor MJ Day: “This is by far the most exciting production we have created. For our fans that have followed Swimsuit’s evolution, I know they will love this as much as I do. We had the incredible opportunity to feature models that have created the legacy of this franchise and models that will continue to enhance it. The 50th Anniversary production had to be special; it had to transcend anything we’ve done before and everyone’s imagination, and I think we did just that.”

The Legends: Twenty two of the most renowned cover model Legends came together for an extraordinary gathering of beauty and glamour, shot by Walter Iooss Jr. and captured by SI Productions. Carol Alt, Tyra Banks, Elsa Benitez, Christie Brinkley, Brooklyn Decker, Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum, Babette March, Marisa Miller, Carolyn Murphy, Petra Nemcova, Daniela Pestova, Paulina Porizkova, Bar Refaeli, Rebecca Romijn, Irina Shayk, Cheryl Tiegs, Kate Upton, Vendela and Veronica Varekova are all featured in a once-in-a-lifetime editorial package. Swimsuit is also pleased to announce a partnership with Legend, Petra Nemcova, to support Happy Hearts Fund. SI will be announcing several events and opportunities to support the Fund, the first of which includes the opportunity to win an exclusive trip to a 2015 Photo Shoot; see link here.

How do you top Antarctica? Defy gravity. Last year, SI and Upton made history with a photo shoot in Antarctica. This year’s adventure tops that as Swimsuit presents Upton floating in a weightless environment. The journey saw she and a group of SI Swimsuit editors, photographers and videographers take off in a specially modified Boeing-727, known as G-FORCE ONE®. The plane performed a series of 17 parabolas – 13 zero gravity and four replicating lunar gravity – creating a weightless atmosphere in which photographer James Macari and SI productions captured unprecedented images and video.

New Jersey and You, Perfect Together: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit took a drive to the New Jersey Shore for a special production that shines a light on the beauty of the area previously devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Shoot locations included the beaches, boardwalks and attractions of Cape May, Seaside Heights, and Point Pleasant.

The big names are back. Fan favorites, Natasha Barnard, Kate Bock (Rookie of the Year 2013), Hannah Davis, Emily Didonato, Jessica Gomes, Ariel Meredith, Genevieve Morton, and Anne V all play starring roles this year.

The Rookies: Swimsuit welcomes its largest rookie class ever, including cover model, Lily Aldridge. The twelve new models posed in locations from the scintillating beaches of St. Lucia (bodypainting) and Brazil, to the Jersey Shore. Hannah Ferguson, Samantha Hoopes, Lauren Mellor, Emily Ratajkowski, and Cris Urena are also featured in recreations of classic Swimsuit covers in the famous body paint section.

Athletes and more. Swimsuit continues the tradition of featuring world class athletes, as pro surfer Anastasia Ashley, WNBA player Skylar Diggins and returning for her second appearance American soccer player and Olympic gold medalist, Alex Morgan are all featured.

The locations and models for Swimsuit 2014 included:
  • Brazil – Natasha Barnard, Anne V, Bregje Heinen*, Valerie van der Graaf* 
  • Cook Islands – Kate Upton, Nina Agdal, Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge*
  • Guana Island, BVI – Anastasia Ashley, Skylar Diggins, Alex Morgan
  • Los Angeles- Heidi Klum
  • Madagascar – Chanel Iman*, Irina Shayk, Jessica Gomes, Marloes Horst*
  • New Jersey – Hannah Davis, Gigi Hadid*, Sara Sampaio*
  • New York City—SI Swimsuit Legends
  • St. Lucia – Emily Ratajkowski*, Hannah Ferguson*, Cris Urena*, Samantha Hoopes*, Lauren Mellor*
  • Switzerland – Kate Bock, Emily Didonato, Ariel Meredith, Genevieve Morton 
  • Zero-G (Florida) – Kate Upton
*denotes Rookies

ABOUT SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (SI.com/Swimsuit) franchise reaches more than 62 million people annually, and more men 18 to 34 than the Super Bowl. The iconic franchise now spans more than 20 product extensions in digital social, broadcast, publishing, mobile and consumer products, along with supporting a vibrant experiential marketing business. Since debuting in 1964 Swimsuit has become a pop-culture phenomenon and an established launching pad for successful careers in TV, fashion, business and film including those of Kathy Ireland, Cheryl Tiegs, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum. All of Swimsuit’s product extensions are built upon a heritage of amazing photography and footage of gorgeous models and athletes from the most exotic locations in the world.

Media Contact(s)
Scott Novak (212) 522-2687 Scott_Novak@timeinc.com
Victoria Belinsky (212) 522-7812 Victoria_Belinsky@timeinc.com










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Groundbreaking Documentary It's Not Over Debuts on Netflix and SnagFilms



It's Not Over by Andrew Jenks (Actor, Director) Format: DVD
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LONDON, November 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Feature-length film takes viewers inside the lives of young people living with or impacted by HIV and marks a new approach for engaging a younger audience around a global epidemic

In honour of World AIDS Day, It's Not Over, a feature length documentary film made possible by the M.A.C AIDS Fund, the charitable arm of M.A.C Cosmetics, will be available worldwide on Netflix and SnagFilms on the 1st December, offering a global audience an inspiring look at how young people today are facing the challenges of HIV. Viewed from the perspective of renowned filmmaker Andrew Jenks, It's Not Over tells the story of three young people from different parts of the world who are living with or affected by HIV in vastly different, yet astonishingly inter-connected ways. Jenks visits India, South Africa and the United States to experience the epidemic first hand. The result is a deeply personal and uplifting story that is rarely represented in popular culture.

"Young people can end this epidemic, but to engage and motivate them toward this goal, we need to recognise that the era of PSAs and finger-wagging messages is gone. We've got to make them part of the solution, which we set out to do with this film," said Nancy Mahon, Global Executive Director, the M.A.C AIDS Fund. "It's Not Over represents the latest bold, creative strategy from the M.A.C AIDS Fund as we look to engage young people in impactful, meaningful, action-oriented ways to end the AIDS epidemic."

Netflix, the world's largest global streaming platform, is hosting the film for viewers worldwide, and SnagFilms, a leader in high-quality free film content, is making it available through its applications on Roku®, Xbox™, Sony® and more.

Viewers will be taken on a journey, traveling all over the world with Andrew Jenks, to put a face on the AIDS epidemic. Partnering with three courageous young people, Andrew works to humanise the issue as they show us an inside look at how their lives are affected by HIV as well as the lives of those around them. In America, Jenks meets Paige Rawl, a college freshman in Indiana who has been living with HIV her entire life. After years of battling the harsh stigma and depression she turned everything around to become a powerful advocate for fighting the disease from dance marathons at her university to supporting other children impacted by the disease. In India, Jenks meets Sarang Bhakre, a Mumbai playwright who is openly gay in a country that outlaws homosexuality. Sarang's current play addresses gay marriage, and filmmaker Jenks is along for the ride, from rehearsal to debut, witnessing the courage and bravery it takes Sarang to face these issues. In South Africa, Jenks meets Lucky Mfundisi, a Soccer Coach and educator with Grassroot Soccer, an AIDS organisation that teaches youth prevention through soccer. Lucky acts as a tour guide around Khayelitsha, the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa, with some of the highest rates of HIV in the world. Lucky shows Jenks how he is working to transcend the poverty with a message of hope and perseverance.

UNAIDS welcomes the film and calls upon young people around the world to mobilize around its vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Globally, an estimated 5 million adolescents and young people (ages 10-24) were living with HIV in 2013. Millions of young people living with HIV do not know they have the virus. Every day approximately 1,800 adolescents and young people become infected with HIV, accounting for nearly 31 percent of all new HIV infections.

"Young people will lead us to an AIDS-free generation. By ensuring adolescents and young people are aware of and have access to HIV services, we are not only saving lives, but also investing in a healthier future for generations to come," said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. "We are proud of the strong partnership we have with the M.A.C AIDS Fund to advance global efforts toward ending the AIDS epidemic."

The subjects in the film are active with M.A.C AIDS Fund grantees including Humsafar, Grassroot Soccer and Camp Kindle. These partners have received grants to help fight HIV/AIDS through the M.A.C AIDS Fund, which raises funds exclusively through the sale of M.A.C's VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass. In the UK, the full R.R.P Less V.A.T from the sale of VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass goes towards helping women, men and children everywhere affected by HIV/AIDS. To date, MAF has raised more than $340 million (U.S)

For more information on the film, including cast biographies, grantee overviews, exclusive clips and ways to get involved, please visit http://www.itsnotoverfilm.com.

ABOUT THE M.A.C AIDS FUND

The M.A.C AIDS Fund, the heart and soul of M.A.C Cosmetics, was established in 1994 to support men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. MAF is a pioneer in HIV/AIDS funding, providing financial support to organisations working with underserved regions and populations. Recently recognised by Funders Concerned About AIDS as the top corporate giver in the arena, MAF is committed to addressing the link between poverty and HIV/AIDS by supporting diverse organisations around the world that provide a wide range of services to people living with HIV/AIDS. To date, MAF has raised more than $340 million (U.S.). In the UK, the full R.R.P Less V.A.T from the sale of VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass goes towards helping women, men and children everywhere affected by HIV/AIDS.

SOURCE M·A·C Cosmetics


CONTACT: Charlotte Bush, +44(0)870-034-6775, cbush@mac-cosmetics.co.uk; Kayleigh Kniveton +44(0)870-034-6858, E: kkniveton@mac-cosmetics.co.uk; Jordana Cohen, +44(0)870-034-6554, jcohen@mac-cosmetics.co.uk; Harriet Lee, +44(0)870-034-6515, hlee@mac-cosmetics.co.uk

Editorial Review:
It's Not Over tells the inspiring story of three courageous millennials who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Award winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks takes viewers on a journey to India, South Africa and the United States to experience the epidemic first hand. The result is a deeply personal and uplifting story that is rarely represented in popular culture. In America, Jenks meets Paige, a college freshman who has been living with HIV her entire life. After years of battling stigma she has come full circle, becoming a young advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and using her experience to challenge assumptions and prejudice. Andrew first meets Paige at a dance marathon at her college in Indiana before taking off with Paige and her two roommates for an impromptu road-trip. In India, Jenks meets Sarang is openly gay playwright in a country where homosexuality is outlawed. Come along for the ride as Sarang s new play, addressing gay marriage, makes its way from rehearsal to public debut. While in India, Andrew also meets Sarang s boyfriend, witnesses the personal stories of HIV+ orphans, and experiences the staggering poverty of the infamous Falkland Road. In South Africa, Jenks meets Lucky, a teacher and mentor working to keep young South Africans out of the type of trouble that he ran into at an early age. Lucky acts as a tour guide around Khayelitsha, the largest and fastest growing township in South Africa, with some of the highest rates of HIV in the country. As Andrew follows him to work and around his hometown, Lucky emanates an exuberance and zeal for life that is an inspiring celebration of the efforts of a single, committed individual. Globally, an estimated 5.4 million adolescents and young people are living with HIV, and approximately 2,100 adolescents and young people account for nearly 39 percent of all new HIV infections. Stories like those of Paige, Sarang, and Lucky remind us that the fight is not over. We really can make a difference and we have the tools to end this epidemic. It s Not Over was made possible by the M A C AIDS Fund and is being released with support from UNAIDS.








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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

LeJolie.Com Brings You Access to Excess This Holiday Season


LeJolie.com brings you Access to Excess this holiday season with an extended blowout sale lasting until Christmas Day!


LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeJolie.com is bringing a new meaning to the word "sale". The already discounted online store is taking Black Friday and Cyber Monday to the next level with their site wide clearance sale, starting this Friday, the 28th and continuing on until Christmas Day!

LeJolie.com's merchandise is already up to 70% off the original retail price, with the added bonus of Flexible Payments as an option. Le Jolie wants to make your holiday season as easy, affordable, and as excessive as they can. Starting on Friday, November 28th, the website's already low prices will drop 25% lower until Monday, December 1st. Then for Cyber Monday Le Jolie will drop an additional 15% making the entire website 40% off on top of the already decreased prices.

With designer brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, and Hermes discounted even more than before, Le Jolie is giving everyone the ability to buy designer brands at affordable prices. Giving and receiving luxurious gifts is a dream for most Americans, and Le Jolie is the first fashion company to make this dream become a reality. Le Jolie has an added guarantee that your purchase will be delivered by Christmas as long as the order is placed before December 15th with standard shipping! LeJolie.com is the only shopping destination that gives you the access to excess.

About Le Jolie: Le Jolie is an online boutique with accompanying designer event sales offering top fashion trends for men, women and kids as well as accessories and home goods up to 50% off retail price. They offer a variety of must-have brands and products, from luxury designer lines, vintage, introductory labels by new young designers and our own Le Jolie Boutique. Their rotating sales events run for 7 days, offering new selections every Monday.

About Flex Pay: Flex Pay is a payment option offered solely by Le Jolie. They give you the option to break up your balance into 2, 3, 4, or 5 different payments, with absolutely no interest or fees on your payments. Your item will be shipped out after your very 1st small payment is made, giving you months to pay off the rest of your balance.

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Writing A Book is Like Having A Baby: Notes from My Diary


Sunday March 16, 2008.
Novotel Accor Hotel, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Room 335.

I am alone in this cosy room watching a Nigerian movie on the Africa Magic Channel of Mnet's DSTv. It is a very good room. I am glancing at the faces of the top Nollywood actors, Olu Jacobs and Bob Manuel-Odogwu as I am writing, but my mind is far away from Port Harcourt. The ride on the Aero Contractors' helicopter was fine and the aerial view of Bonny Island was good for my reflections on life as we flew over the Bonny Channel from Bonny Island to the Nigerian Airforce Base airport in the Garden City of Port Harcourt.

Monday March 17, 2008.
9.30 pm.

We left the Novotel Accor Hotel for Enugu and returned safely, but we could not leave for Bonny Island, because we came back hours later than the expected time for the last helicopter for Bonny Island. We returned to the Novotel, but there were no more rooms reserved for us. The reservation and travel manager of the Nigeria LNG Limited told me that we should go to the Protea Hotel nearby. We took a taxi cab to 1C, Eva Crescent, G.R.A, Phase 1, Port Harcourt. The lobby of Protea Garden City looked like a business centre as both the guests and visitors milled around the reception and some were busy on their laptops. As we waited for a long time before we could check into our rooms, my thoughts on the importance of peace in Nigeria filled my mind. I thanked God that Port Harcourt is now peaceful after the Niger Delta militants clashed with themselves and the Nigerian Armed Forces, four months ago. We saw Peace Anyiam-Fiberisima of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)at the reception. She was escorted to the elevator with her luggage.

We checked into our rooms on the fifth floor and I loved my room.
Room 511 was larger than the Room 335 of the Novotel. There was a twin-size bed with six pillows and a chocolate bon bon was placed on a questionaire card on one of the pillows. I picked up the card and read the question written in capital letters.
"ARE WE HOT OR NOT?" I rated them warm and put the bon bon away. I called for room service and I was served in my room. I had French salad, fish and potato chips.
It was delicious. After eating, I turned to the television to see the latest news on the CNN before I decided to sleep.

I woke up early and said my usual prayers. I did not order for breakfast, because I was not hungry. I checked out and waited for the others in the lobby. They joined me and we left for the Nigerian Airforce Base airport where we took the Aero Contractors' helicopter to Bonny Island.

Sunday March 23, 2008.

I received a mail from Amaka, the marketing executive of Protea Garden City, thanking me for spending a night at their hotel.

I have been concentrating on the editing on my first book of short stories since last month. I found Pamela Guerrieri worthy to edit the American edition of the book and Josephine Dee is already editing the Nigerian edition. I e-mailed Pamela Guerrieri's sample edit of the first chapter to Josephine Dee. I want the first major work of my prose to be accepted and appreciated by the literary communities and readers everywhere. The book means so much to me.

I have three other books I am going to complete before autumn. I am on the last chapter of my thoughts and commentaries on Senator Barack Obama and the American Presidential Campaign. I am on page 220 and some more pages will be added after the Democratic primaries in June. Two books are on these interesting times in Nigeria, from the consequences of corruption to the evils of religious hypocrisy.

My younger sister's health also needs constant attention.

These are the present priorities until my sister is fully recovered and my next book is in my fair hands.

Writing a book is like having a baby.
Getting pregnant is easy, but the labour of the long months of pregnancy is challenging and only the woman in travail knows the sacrifice of childbirth.
Only God knows and understands the burden of my labour of love for humanity.

Let your priorities be determined by your realities and not your anxieties.
By your anxieties, I mean fears and worries.

Success without happiness is not better than failure.

Books by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, aka "Orikinla Osinachi".









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Laughter, the Best Medicine for You

Laughing women. Photo Credit: 24/7 ATTRACTIVE MAN.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Laughter, the Best Medicine

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."1

I read about one lady who, when she turned fifty, wore a button at her work place that said, "Fifty is nifty." All day she got lots of compliments with people saying things like, "Anita, you don't look 50," "Why, Anita, you can't be 50," and "We all know you're not 50."

She knew they were kidding but she loved it. However, the more she heard the lies, the more she believed them. On her way home she got to thinking, I think I need a new husband. At 51 he's much too old for a young looking gal like me.

As she arrived home from work, a young girl from the florist shop was delivering a beautiful floral arrangement with a note that said, "Birthday flowers from a friend."

Seeing the "Fifty is Nifty" button on Anita's dress, the girl said, "Oh, 50, eh?"

"Yes," Anita said as she waited for one more compliment about looking so young when the delivery girl said, "Fifty. That's great! Birthday or anniversary?"

I heard about another lady who, when she was 50, liked to tell people she was 60. "Why do you do this? Someone who knew her real age asked. "Well for 50 I look terrible, but for 60 I look fantastic," she replied.

Kidding and joking in the right spirit when you make yourself the target of the laughter (and not others) is fun and healthy. We probably all remember the axiom that says, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." This would probably be better said: "A laugh a day keeps the doctor and the blues away."

Laughter is indeed one of the best medicines. As the Bible taught 3,000 years ago, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."1

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you for the gift of laughter, humor and fun. Help me to take life seriously, serving you seriously, but not myself too seriously. Help me to learn to laugh at myself even when I make mistakes, and to laugh a little with my friends—every day. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus's name, amen."

1. Solomon (Proverbs 17:22, NIV).

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rihanna Launches Her Newest Fragrance For Women ROGUE LOVE


NEW YORK, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rihanna announces the debut of ROGUE LOVE BY RIHANNA in time for holiday 2014 expanding her presence in the world of fragrance and giving her fans new fragrances for men and for women this holiday season. Just last month over 3,500 fans celebrated with Rihanna at Macy's Lenox Square in Atlanta the debut of ROGUE MAN, her first fragrance for men. ROGUE LOVE BY RIHANNA complements ROGUE MAN, and is a delicious floral fragrance dedicated to her female fans.


ROGUE LOVE BY RIHANNA captures that moment when love first hits you with a wild rush that goes through your whole body. Delicious fruits tempt your senses with notes of fresh citrus and succulent peach mingling with the temptation of juicy berries. Just as the facets of love take multiple twists and turns, the core of ROGUE LOVE BY RIHANNA is built with layers upon layers of lush, rich florals. A bit uncontrollable like the fluttering of the love-struck heartbeat, the petals are a radiant texture with vibrant colors of honeysuckle, jasmine and orchid splashed with the simply irresistible seduction of coconut.

In the background lies the pure beauty of the sophisticated sweetness of vanilla and golden amber. A mysterious femininity emerges as powerful, lingering notes of rich creamy woods are drizzled with an addictive hint of caramel.

THE NOTES: Top: Mandarin, Berry & Peach; Middle: Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Honeysuckle, Coconut, and Orchid; Base: Creamy woods, Amber, Caramel, and Vanilla

THE PACKAGING: ROGUE LOVE BY RIHANNA is housed in a sleek white-on-white stingray patterned carton trimmed with sensuous rose gold accents and features the ROGUE LOVE BY RIHANNA ad image on back. The bottle design is a heavy glass with inverted spikes kissed in rose gold. A matte white cap complements the carton.

THE AD: Fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti captures Rihanna's sensual side.

DETAILS:

125mL / 4.2oz EDP / $69.00 US MSRP
75mL / 2.5oz EDP / $49.00 US MSRP
30mL/1.0oz EDP / $39.00 US MSRP

ABOUT RIHANNA

Rihanna has taken the music, entertainment and fashion industry by storm. As an accomplished performer, she has sold 50 million albums and 180 million digital tracks worldwide making her the top-selling digital artist of all time. She's put out 7 albums in 7 years, achieved 12 number-one singles and won 7 Grammy Awards. With over 4 billion views and 16 Vevo certified videos she is the most viewed artist on Vevo/YouTube and the biggest artist on Facebook with over 80 million friends. In addition, she's successfully launched four fragrances, two capsule collections with Armani, as well as four River Island collections and is currently the spokesperson for Viva Glam.

ABOUT PARLUX LTD., INC.

Parlux Fragrances LTD, a leading global beauty company designs, manufactures, markets and distributes prestige fragrances and related products since 1987. It holds the licenses for notable fragrance brands including Rihanna, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Kenneth Cole, JAY Z and Tommy Bahama among others.

Parlux Fragrances, LTD is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perfumania Holdings Inc., an independent, national, vertically integrated wholesale distributor and specialty retailer of fragrances and related products. It is traded on the NASDAQ exchange (PERF).

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Awe-inspiring Show Put up by 7th Global Film Festival Noida 2014

Mohit Marwah is the eldest son of the founder of Noida Film City Sandeep Marwah and Reena Marwah. His debut feature film "Fugly" was released in 2014.

DELHI, November 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Seven years since its inception, Global Film Festival Noida 2014 (GFFN) held at Marwah Studios has grown by leaps and bounds. The star studded event featured Bollywood biggies like Randhir Kapoor, Fugly star Mohit Marwah, Neetu Chandra, Anil Sharma, Jatin Pandit, Aruna Vasudev, Vivek Agnihotri, Pallavi Joshi, Rahul Mittra, Kinley Pelden (Bhutan), Ramesh Meer, Neeraj Pathak, Mahesh Aney, Bhairavi Goswami, Shilpi Sharma, Uttar Kumar and Ashok Tyagi. The gracious presence of H.E. Szilveszter Bus, Ambassador of Hungary, H.E. Darja Bavda Kuret, Ambassador of Slovenia and H.E. Mohd. Abdul Aziz Loum, Charge'd Affairs from Senegal added more gravity to the show.

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The Film Festival has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to contribute towards the progression of cinema and celebrating unity through cinema. The three-day affair saw screenings of 500 films from various continents like Asia, Africa, North America and Europe and an array of 52 events including photography and painting exhibitions, global awards, workshops, new releases, and master classes, technical classes by Panasonic, Philips and Nikon and poster releases. Live performances by Shibani Kashyap, Tikku Hans and Salman of Astitv Band with the students of cinema and fashion set the stage on fire. The event was hosted by the Asian Academy of Film & Television.

"The festival continues on the road to success with some 15,000 footfalls this year from all over the world. The 7th GFFN has been announced as the most happening film festival on this side of the world," said Sandeep Marwah, President of the festival.

For more information visit www.gffn.org

Media Contact: Sanjeev Kumar, +91 120 4831100, info@asiannewsagency.com

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Photos from the 5th Eko Interational Film Festival in Lagos


Photographs from the 2014 annual Eko International Film Festival from November 20-23, at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos.

Hope Obioma Opara, President of the annual Eko International Film Festival, Bola Saliu, Nicole Polsterer of makido Film, Amaka Anioji, Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Nella Hengstler, Commercial Counsellor of the Austrian Embassy in Nigeria who represented the ambassador and a guest at the closing day of the event, Sunday evening of November 23, 2014.

Polsterer of makido Film of Vienna and Omiko Awa of The Guardian newspaper.

Top Nigerian filmmakers Francis Onwochei (board member of the Audio-Visual Rights of Nigeria, AVRS)and Ralph Nwadike with Hope Obioma Opara.

Victor Okhai, multilingual filmmaker and scholar who has sat on several international film festival juries, including FESPACO, Abuja International Film Festival, Schnitt, Cairo International Film Festival and Founder/Director of the International Film and Broadcast Academy, Lagos. The academy is acclaimed Nigeria's first private film school. He is also the organizer of In-Short International Film Festival in Lagos.

Hope Obioma Opara with famous award winning filmmaker and photographer Femi Odugbemi and Co-Founder of iRepresent International Documentary Forum and CEO of DVWORX Studios, Lagos.

Francis Onwochei, award winning filmmaker Chike Ibekwe and Victor Okhai.


Grace Edwin-Okon, Chinenye and associates.













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