Ciara teases possibility of ‘thoughtful’ beauty line

Ciara has set her sights on launching her own beauty collection.The Goodies hitmaker made an appearance at the Beautycon event in Los Angeles over the weekend, and during a conversation with WWD reporters, noted it was “inevitable” that she would follo…

Ciara has set her sights on launching her own beauty collection.

The Goodies hitmaker made an appearance at the Beautycon event in Los Angeles over the weekend, and during a conversation with WWD reporters, noted it was “inevitable” that she would follow in the footsteps of fellow singer Rihanna, who debuted her hugely successful Fenty Beauty line back in 2017.

“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to do something in the beauty space, and there are lots of cool things that I’ve been cooking up and working on, and I can’t wait until the time is here to share it with the world,” she shared.

The mother-of-two, a former Revlon brand ambassador, went on to explain that any future ventures would contain a mixture of make-up products and skincare formulas.

“More than anything, I just want it to be thoughtful,” the 33-year-old added.

Ciara also discussed inclusivity in the beauty industry and touched upon Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty foundation being offered in 40 shades, and Pat McGrath Labs’ Sublime Perfection Foundation, which is available in 36 hues.

“It’s been a long time coming,” she explained. “Inclusivity is always better. When people make those changes to their approach to the beauty landscape and business, it benefits the world. It’s the right way.”

If she were to launch her own beauty collection, the Level Up hitmaker will join the likes of Jessica Alba, who co-founded The Honest Company, Drew Barrymore, who owns cruelty-free make-up brand Flower Beauty; and Australian model Miranda Kerr, who created skincare line Kora Organics back in 2009.

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Ciara ‘so proud’ of her healthy natural hair

Ciara is “so proud” of how her hair has grown back following a disastrous chemical treatment.The Goodies singer is always one to watch on the red carpet, and since launching her career in 2003, has built up a reputation for her glamorous ensembles and …

Ciara is “so proud” of how her hair has grown back following a disastrous chemical treatment.

The Goodies singer is always one to watch on the red carpet, and since launching her career in 2003, has built up a reputation for her glamorous ensembles and eye-catching hairstyles.

Recently, Ciara has ditched her long extensions for her natural tresses, and on Sunday (28Apr19), she uploaded a video to Instagram showing how she can now tie her hair up into a ponytail.

“The first time I got a relaxer when I was young, it took out my hair. I was devastated. I never thought my hair would grow back. So proud,” she captioned the video.

A relaxer is a type of cream or lotion typically used by people with natural curls which makes hair easier to straighten by chemically “relaxing” the strands.

In the video, Ciara teased fans that she would divulge all of her hair “secrets” at a later date.

The clip has quickly racked up over 1.8 million views, with fans praising the star’s decision to embrace her own hair instead of experimenting with wigs or hairpieces.

“Long hair don’t care,” one user wrote in the comments, while a second stated, “Because we’re not meant to get relaxers Queen our hair texture is meant to stay in its natural hair state #teamnatural.”

Another follower suggested that Ciara’s new look is all down to her settled home life, with the 33-year-old having been blissfully happy since marrying Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in 2016.

Together they have daughter Sienna, who turned two on Sunday, and she also is mum to four-year-old son Future from her on again, off again relationship with rapper Future.

“Her hair is long because she got rid of all the negative stuff,” they insisted.

As part of the promotion of her Beauty Marks album, which is set to be unveiled in May, Ciara also posted a make-up-free selfie to Instagram last week, and encouraged her followers to do the same for a project celebrating the new record – her seventh studio offering.

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Ciara works hard to reduce gap in ab muscles

R&B star Ciara has to push herself “extra hard” at the gym because the mother-of-two suffers from separated abdominal muscles. The Goodies singer welcomed her second child, daughter Sienna, last spring (17), and she has been documenting her exercise r…

R&B star Ciara has to push herself “extra hard” at the gym because the mother-of-two suffers from separated abdominal muscles.

The Goodies singer welcomed her second child, daughter Sienna, last spring (17), and she has been documenting her exercise regimen via social media ever since.

Fans have been sharing their praise for the impressive results of her dedication ever since, and on Saturday (07Apr18), Ciara revealed part of the reason why she has been putting in the hours to get her six-pack back, explaining she was previously diagnosed with diastasis recti, which can cause the appearance of a post-baby belly pooch.

“I have Diastastis Recti (sic) from both of my pregnancies, so I have to work extra hard to regain my core strength,” she captioned a photo of herself in her sports bra and leggings, displaying part of her abdomen. “Determined. Let’s Go Mammas!”

Ciara shares Sienna with her husband Russell Wilson, while she is also mum to three-year-old son Future Zahir, from her previous relationship with rapper Future.

Luckily, the 32-year-old, who frequently incorporates dance routines into her workouts, can turn to Russell whenever she needs a little extra motivation to keep her fitness levels up. The American football star, who plays as quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, has to stay in shape during the NFL’s off season, and he joined Ciara for a sweat session over the weekend.

“Partner 4 Life,” she wrote next to a sweet picture of the smiling pair during an exercise break.

The couple wed in 2016.

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Ciara celebrates ‘deeper meaning’ of womanhood in historic new Pandora campaign

Singer Ciara has made history with her new female-forward jewellery campaign for Pandora.The mum-of-two is in awe of her role as the face of the company’s new spring 2018 range, the first-ever collection of 18-karat gold-plated sterling silver jeweller…

Singer Ciara has made history with her new female-forward jewellery campaign for Pandora.

The mum-of-two is in awe of her role as the face of the company’s new spring 2018 range, the first-ever collection of 18-karat gold-plated sterling silver jewellery the brand has created since its inception in 1982.

“I feel like I am a part of history right now because it is the first time Pandora has done this type of collection,” she gushes to People.

The Goodies hitmaker insists there’s no better time to introduce the collection in light of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements with their emphasis on female empowerment.

“We’re in a time where, as women, we’re coming together stronger than ever and discovering our voices and collectively encouraging each other to be more bold, confident, fearless, and to really be who you are,” she tells Elle. “That’s what Pandora celebrates and encourages, and I’m honoured to be a part of that.”

Ciara, who also filmed a special music video for the campaign, literally shimmered as she channelled her inner goddess for the shoot.

“We were shooting a campaign for golden jewellery, but the energy that was radiating in the air felt like gold,” she smiles. “(In the campaign images I’m) literally shining with all the gold, but there’s a deeper meaning in terms of believing in yourself and the journey of a woman. It really is about inspiring women to feel good about who they are.”

Ciara, 32, insists she’ll be wearing the beautiful pieces from the Pandora range all the time – even when she sleeps: “I did wear my Pandora honeycomb choker to sleep the other day because it’s cute, and I wanted to be cute when I was going to sleep,” she laughs. “When I get obsessed with things that’s all I want to wear. Once I lock onto it, I try to be consistent because it becomes part of your personality, your signature style.”

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