Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fashion and Style Icon of the week: OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE







She would give Kim Kardashian a run for her money.....

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Koko Diaries: PND

PND here refers to postnatal depression....

You have just given birth to a wonderful baby, and everyone's ecstatic. Everyone, that is, except you. If this is supposed to be such a happy time, why do you feel so low?

You're not alone. Some degree of emotional vulnerability is natural and expected after childbirth. Up to 80 percent of new mothers experience the baby blues, an emotional reaction that begins a few days to a week after delivery and generally lasts no longer than two weeks. If you have the blues, you may be weepy, anxious, and unable to sleep. You may also be irritable or moody.

Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression

Unlike the baby blues, postpartum depression is a more serious problem—one that you shouldn’t ignore. However, it’s not always easy to distinguish between the two.
In the beginning, postpartum depression can look like the normal baby blues. In fact, postpartum depression and the baby blues share many symptoms, including mood swings, crying jags, sadness, insomnia, and irritability. The difference is that with postpartum depression, the symptoms are more severe (such as suicidal thoughts or an inability to care for your newborn) and longer lasting.

Signs and Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

  • Lack of interest in your baby
  • Negative feelings towards your baby
  • Worrying about hurting your baby
  • Lack of concern for yourself
  • Loss of pleasure
  • Lack of energy and motivation
  • Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
Postpartum depression usually sets in soon after childbirth and develops gradually over a period of several months. But it can also come on suddenly, and in some women, the first signs don’t appear until months after they’ve given birth.
New and Old mums lets talk about this

TODAY's BEAUTY TIP: NATURES BEAUTY PRODUCTS




Everyone understands the health benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. However, few people think about using those very same items to make healthy, all natural beauty products. However, the truth is that both fruits and vegetables are chock full of antioxidants and valuable vitamins, minerals, and nutrients like vitamin A, B, C, D and E, co enzyme Q 10, potassium, selenium, and zinc to name a few.





Combined with other ingredients, fruits and vegetables are extremely useful in making some of the best facial masques, skin creams, bath treatments, and skin ointments that can be found anywhere.

Fruits such as bananas, berries, cantaloupe, grapes, lemons, oranges, peaches, and pineapple can be used to make facial masks, luxurious skin creams, cosmetics and anti-aging products. Vegetables like avocados, carrots, cucumbers, greens, peppers, potatoes, and tomatoes have similar valuable uses. Below are some examples:
* Avocado is packed with properties that naturally help the skin in its own collagen production.
* Banana has natural oils that work perfectly as skin softeners while the fruit’s rich vitamins and nutrients are wonderful for improving hair’s elasticity.
* Beans of differing varieties can be useful in fighting off the first signs of aging.
* Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are packed with antioxidants as well as their own natural anti-inflammatory properties. Used in skin cream, they can help soothe skin while repairing surface cells.
* Cantaloupe makes a soothing skin cream that ensures a radiant and glowing complexion.
* Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which can help smooth rough skin patches.
* Cucumbers have long been known to help in the reduction of dark circles underneath the eyes.
* Garlic can help stave off signs of aging by jump starting new tissue regeneration.
* Grapes contain help to hydrate both the hair and skin.
* Greens are rich in antioxidants that reduce skin inflammation and prevent cell damage.
* Lemons act as a natural skin bleach and softener. Used on rough elbows, knees, or foot calluses lemon can help even out skin color and make skin softer and more supple.
* Peaches are chock full of antioxidants and nutrients that work to protect skin from damaging UV rays.
* Peppers help increase circulation and work well in cosmetics to plump up the lips.
* Pineapple contains a powerful enzyme that helps eliminate dead skin while protecting it from free radicals.
* Potato helps to alleviate dark circles underneath the eyes.
* Strawberries are a natural tooth whitener.
* Sweet potatoes are great for helping to stop the signs of aging.
* Tomato is rich in lycopene which helps to fight free radicals, and its vitamin C boosts collagen production.
* Watermelon helps to soothe sunburn and makes minor skin repairs by encouraging tissue regeneration.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

If you think bananas are just for monkeys, think again..

You'll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. They can cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a great shine on your shoes:
  1. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  3. Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and nighttime leg cramps by eating a banana.
  4. Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  5. Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  6. Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  7. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  8. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke. 

    Eating Bananas Aids Digestion

  9. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  10. Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  11. Constipated? High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
  12. Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhoea.
  13. Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.
  14. Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids. 

    Natural Cures From A Simple Banana

  15. Eating bananas will help prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  16. Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  17. Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing free radicals and protection from chronic disease.
  18. Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  19. Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  20. Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana.
  21. Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  22. The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  23. Quitting smoking? Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium to speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
  24. Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart and taping it in place.
  25. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Hit or Miss? Rihanna's see through dress



18+ (Parental guidance is advised)




I think its a HIT cum madness.....lol

So TRUE/ So FALSE : Kanye West Wedding Gift To Kim





SO TRUE / SO FALSE!






The gist round town is that Kanye and Kim are disavowing any knowledge of a partially nude painting of Kim ... allegedly commissioned for their wedding.

A report from across the pond this week said Kanye had contacted a street artist named Bambi to do a thong-baring painting of Kim entitled "Perfect Bitch" -- which, by the way, looks nothing like her in the face. Bambi nailed the ass though.

But sources close to the couple say ... neither of them know ANYTHING about this -- no painting was ever ordered, nor does Kim want one



Superfoods for Healthy Hair