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Like many of its peers, Woolworths has invested heavily in its beauty business by partnering luxury international brands such as House of Chanel, Estée Lauder and Jo Malone.

Woolworths Holdings has launched a limited edition makeup line in collaboration with Beyonce’s makeup artist Sir John on Thursday, seeking to strengthen its private label brand in its first international collaboration.

The South African department chain has invested heavily, like its peers, in its beauty business by partnering luxury international brands such as House of Chanel, Estée Lauder and Jo Malone, while strengthening its private label business.

Titled Volume 1, the makeup line is branded as cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, a way to tap into the growing demand for more naturally-sourced products that is upending industries.

Head of Beauty at Woolworths, Vivienne Joseph said the partnership with Sir John advances the group’s vision of bringing its customer's locally produced products that can live alongside the Chanels of the beauty industry.

“We were very clear that this little piece of red carpet global luxury can show that we can live alongside Chanel, alongside Tom Ford, alongside Jo Malone and still have exactly the same quality of innovation,” Joseph told Reuters.

The partnership with Sir John, known for beautifying the faces of Beyonce, Priyanka Chopra, and Kim Kardashian-West, started in 2017 when together they delivered a series of makeup masterclasses across the country.

The makeup range, which includes an eye-shadow palette, highlighter, and lipstick, will hit the shelves on Saturday.


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If you are a fervent follower of  The Shadowhunters you would be as much excited as the couples who just announced their first baby.

Harry Shum Jr. and Shelby Rabara are the proud parents of an adorable baby girl!

The Shadowhunters star and the Goliath actress announced the exciting news on Instagram on Thursday, sharing a heartwarming snapshot of the adorable feet of their newborn daughter.

The baby pic also features a written line from the iconic Elton John tune, "Your Song," reading,

"How wonderful life is now you're in the world."

The Crazy Rich Asians star, Shum, captioned the photo simply with his daughter's name, "Baby XIA," along with a pair of prayer hands emojis.

Rabara reposted her husband's Instagram post, and gleefully wrote in the caption,

"My everythings" along with a heart emoji.

The happy couple first announced the news to Instagram in November, posting a heartwarming captionless pic with his hands on his wife's burgeoning baby bump.

The announcement came just days after Shum and Rabara celebrated the 12th anniversary of being a couple. The pair began dating in 2007, before getting engaged in October 2013 and tying the knot in November 2015 at a ceremony in Costa Rica.

Congratulations to the happy couple!


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On Thursday’s episode of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne, 66, told her co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba, Sheryl Underwood, Eve and Sara Gilbert that she previously turned down the role on the Masked Singer because she was already contracted to do another show — or so she thought.

“I’ve turned down to do the judge on the Masked Singer,” Osbourne explained. “I was signed on to do another show at the time. I was signed to go to England, and then Simon Cowell changed his mind and thought I was too old,” Osbourne claimed.

“Simon goes, ‘She’s old. We need somebody young.” However, Osbourne did not say how she had learned of the alleged remark.

Still upset over the alleged incident, Osbourne said, “So if you want young, fire yourself and get rid of those man t—.” “Call me tomorrow, we’ll discuss it,” Osbourne added, directing her comment to Cowell, 59.

When Osbourne announced several months back that she was leaving the show, she revealed only that it was time for others to take it forward, reported People's magazine.

She was a judge from 2004 to 2007, before returning in 2013, 2016 and 2017.

On Thursday, she said her exit from the show dented her earning power.

She rejected an offer to be a judge on the reality show The Masked Singer because she thought that she would still be on The X Factor UK.

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Stunning Nollywood superstar Adesua Etomi, has been receiving commendations from fans and several other persons, including her husband Banky W for sharing the cover of the prestigious Vogue Magazine with global superstars like Scarlett Johansson, Eiza Gonzalez, Doona Bae, Hera Hilmar, and Vanessa Kirby. 

A Nigerian blogger, vlogger and web designer has interpreted the #vogue cover as a racist-picture. According to him, he is so happy about the star's accomplishments but she is not in any way satisfied with the way she looks in the picture.

Oluwatosin Silverdam asserts that Adesua looked more like a slave than a star. He argues that Adesua is very pretty but the same cannot be said about the picture used for the cover of the magazine.