Saturday, 14 May 2016

Nicole Murphy for Bombshell Magazine

Nicole Murphy Sexy Photos

Beauty entrepreneur, fitness enthusiast and ex-wife to actor and comedian Eddie Murphy – Nicole Murphy is all abs and sexiness for Bombshell by Blue Magazine.

With her skincare line, Soft Beauty Skin Care by Nicole Murphy, a fitness tape in the works and keeping up with 5 kids, Nicole shares how she juggles all these hats in a training-themed photoshoot with the mag, complete with hot male models. She tackles questions on being a mom of 5 and still keeping the sexy, dating again after her engagement to former NFL star Michael Strahan, dating younger men, advice for women struggling with their marriages and more.

See excerpts of their interview below;

On keeping fit with 5 children and a non-stop career

No doubt, yes I’m a mom and my number one priority is my children, but I also have to take time for me, so I have to love me just as much as I love my babies. I make sure that I take the time out, (an hour a day) to hit the gym, stay fit and also eat healthy. I do have my moments where I do eat badly but the majority of the time I do eat healthy. I have it set up where Eddy, my ex husband, has my kids for a week and I have them for a week. So when he has them, I have time to work on my career and me. I only have two left in the house the rest are grown and out the house.

Is she dating right now?

No I’m currently single, focusing on me. I get asked out a lot but I think when the right one comes along it will be different. I’ve been in relationships for quite along time so it’s nice to be single and do whatever I want.

Would she date a younger man?

I don’t see not one thing wrong with. I really look at it and I think it’s messed up that we have this stereotype that it is wrong for an older woman to date a young man. Why are older men dating younger woman but no one says anything about it? Why can’t we get our freak on just like them? It’s time for people to stop making it like a bad thing. If they have a connection let them be happy and do them. When I see it I’m like good for you.

But we heard she was dating Nick Cannon…

We’re just friends. He’s a good guy but we’re just good friends. I see him we say hi, we hang out. We grab something to eat, but that’s about it.

Advise she would give to her 20-year-old self

Don’t trust everybody, you gotta focus and believe in yourself. Don’t be fearful, stay strong, live your life. I think life is a whole big learning lesson. Each couple years you look back and you thought you knew everything, but you knew nothing.

Nicole was married to Eddie for 14 years before their split in 2006. Here’s her advice for women struggling with their marriage

I always look at It like this. If you can fix your marriage, go get counseling and you guys can get that spark back, one hundred percent go do that. If you can’t and you guys are sitting there, being miserable because the kids are there then that’s a different situation. You got to look at yourself and think about what will make you happy. The older you get it feels like time goes by so fast so why sit there and be miserable and waste your time if you don’t have to. I know it’s a fear to walk through that door and start over but life has a way of working itself out. You gotta be happy, if your kids see you’re happy they will be happy. If it didn’t work then you have to move on.

What’s next for Nicole

I plan on doing a fitness video because women of all age ranges have asked me about how I stay fit, so I’m in the talks with my trainer so we can make it happen. I also have a destiny Moscato called the jewel collection. Most Moscatos out there are five to ten percent alcohol volume, but mine is eleven and a half premium. It pops just like champagne. One is called diamond the other is called ruby. I’m traveling all over doing bottle signings, so that’s keeping me busy. I’m also writing two books one about me and one about my oldest daughter.

Literally Just 10 Pictures Of Blake Lively Looking Flawless In A Jumpsuit

1. It’s the opening day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in France and Blake Lively showed up looking like the perfect human goddess she is.

Blake Lively

2. Like, hi, yes, hello, Blake? Do you have any idea how stunning you look???

Like, hi, yes, hello, Blake? Do you have any idea how stunning you look???
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3. Blake is at the festival to promote her new film with Woody Allen, Café Society.

Blake is at the festival to promote her new film with Woody Allen, Café Society.
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4. And while the rest of the cast looked nice too (I see you Kristen Stewart), Blake just glowed in that red jumpsuit of hers.

And while the rest of the cast looked nice too (I see you Kristen Stewart), Blake just glowed in that red jumpsuit of hers.
Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

5. Just a beautiful color on a beautiful human.

Just a beautiful color on a beautiful human.
Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

6. And is this not the most perfect messy ponytail you’ve ever seen?

And is this not the most perfect messy ponytail you've ever seen?
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7. Sure, Blake slays whatever red carpet she’s on, but honestly, appreciating her beauty never gets old.

Sure, Blake slays whatever red carpet she's on, but honestly, appreciating her beauty never gets old.
Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images


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9. Just, how???

Just, how???
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😍 😍 😍
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30 Things You Should Know About Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?
Martini with olives.
What’s the one word you are guilty of using too often?
The f-bomb.
What is the last thing you searched for on Google?
Mirrors for my son’s bathroom (we just moved into our house).
Who is the last person that called or texted you?
My husband.
What’s the wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?
A photo of my son and hubby skiing.
What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?
Every time I run into someone I know but cannot remember the name of I say, “Sooooo good to see you!!!”
What is your TV guilty pleasure?
I love HGTV and anything house-related.
What’s the first CD you bought?
Salt N’ Pepa.
Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed
And what music are you currently listening to?
I love to listen to the international charts on Spotify.
What is the one food you cannot resist?
Pizza. I love carbs.
What movie makes you laugh the most?
Step Brothers.
What toppings do you like on your pizza?
Truffles and ricotta cheese.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
I take Zyrtec! I have really bad allergies, so I take one pill each morning and it gives me 24-hour relief from my allergy symptoms.
What drives you absolutely crazy?
Slow talkers.
What was your first online screen name?
What’s the last thing you copied & pasted on your phone?
These questions.
What’s your favorite curse word?
The f-bomb.
Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed
What’s your favorite emoji?
The face with the wink. ;)
Pick one: Kittens or puppies?
New York or Los Angeles?
Twitter or Instagram?
Bacon or Nutella?
Britney or Christina?
Coffee or tea?
2am or 2pm?
Beyoncé or Rihanna?
Netflix and chill or just Netflix?
Just Netflix.
Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?
And finally: tell us a secret.
This secret actually came from one of my favorite makeup artists, Jamie Greenberg. To combat my #AllergyFace, Jamie taught me to use waterproof mascara and liner on my watery eyes, and to contour and use bronzer on my face to mask the appearance of puffiness.
Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

Amal Clooney’s Dress At Cannes Proves Why She Should Be Your Style Icon


Amal Clooney is no stranger to destroying red carpets with her perfectly curated sartorial choices.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that she showed up at Cannes in this dress of magical perfection…

…OK sorry, I didn’t think you were ready. Gather yourself. HERE IT IS:

...OK sorry, I didn't think you were ready. Gather yourself. HERE IT IS:
Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Did you faint? No? Good. Because here’s another photo:

Did you faint? No? Good. Because here's another photo:
Clemens Bilan / Getty Images

Oh, don’t mind me, I’m just gasping for air.

Oh, don't mind me, I'm just gasping for air.
Clemens Bilan / Getty Images

*bows down to Amal*

*bows down to Amal*
Clemens Bilan / Getty Images

Amal, please never stop blessing us with your impeccable style.

Amal, please never stop blessing us with your impeccable style.
Clemens Bilan / Getty Images

Interview With Hijarbie Creator Haneefah Adam

Below is author Umm Zakiyyah's interview with Haneefah Adam, creator of Hijarbie.

  1. Please tell us a little about yourself: your ethnicity and nationality, family background, where you grew up, and where you live now.

My name is Haneefah Adam, I'm a Nigerian. I am a Masters degree holder in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery from Coventry University, UK. I come from a Muslim family of 6. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria but grew up in Ilorin. I currently live in Ilorin, Nigeria now.
  1. What were your hobbies as a child? Did you play with the traditional Barbie? In your view, how important is it for children to see themselves reflected in books, toys, and television/movies? Please explain.

As a child, I usually scribbled more. I was also into reading (with lots of pictures), drawing, painting and sculpture. And I had parents who recognised and acknowledged that talent and were quiet supportive. I actually did not play with Barbie. It is important to provide a sense of normalcy for children while they grow up, in their inquisitive years, they might wonder why they don't look like some certain people, they need to understand why they look or dress different than others and appreciate diversity while still identifying and acknowledging their own roots.
Instagram @hijarbie
Instagram screenshot @hijarbie
  1. When did the idea of Hijarbie first come about? What was the inspiration behind it? Is creating a “Muslim Barbie” something that you dreamed of since childhood? Or is this something that developed over time? Please explain.

The idea occurred to me when I realised that I haven't really seen a barbie doll dressed up in hijab before. I was still studying then and I decided to think and pray about it for a while before deciding to start documenting my own hijabi dressed up doll. I never really dreamed about it since childhood or developed it over time because I was a different kind of artist. I started developing interest for sewing when I was 13 and only made paper dresses before then.
  1. How has hijab shaped your own life? How did your experience with hijab shape your visions for Hijarbie? What role did your own faith play in creating a Barbie that Muslim girls can relate to?

I grew up wearing the hijab and have been since I was a little girl, I understood it was part of my faith and keeps me in check most of the time while also providing a unique Identity for me. With hijarbie, I'm trying to create a personality for her on the social media pages in her outfits, where she would hopefully inspire her followers positively. Because my faith is an integral part of my lifestyle, it has to reflect in most things I do, which in turn is manifesting in Hijarbie. In so doing, choosing to cover up is an integral part of faith and it being reflected in toys will provide a sense of belonging.
  1. For Hijarbie, how did you come up with the styles of clothing? Are you a fashion designer? If so, please tell us a little more about your work in fashion and clothes design.

I'm a self taught designer, I love making dresses and started showing interest in them over 10 years ago. Hijarbie's outfit are inspired by normal everyday looks of a Muslim girl which are all hand made by me. A lot of themes will crop up in the nearest future in sha Allah. I currently own and run a modest lifestyle brand, Hanie, where we will be selling modest outfits, accessories and expand to home accessories as well.
Instagram @hijarbie
Instagram screenshot @hijarbie
  1. What have been the greatest challenges in creating Hijarbie? How did you overcome them? In your view, what challenges remain?

I didn't have access to premium dolls to work with when I wanted to create her and couldn't find more diversified skin tones. Islam cuts across different races and it would be reflected on the page. That problem is being currently worked on. I think my location is a big issue, because I can't readily purchase accessories or other vital items online.
  1. Your Twitter profile mentions that you are a blogger and medical scientist. Can you tell us a little more about your blogging and medical science background? Do you see the creation of Hijarbie as related to your love for blogging and medical science? If so, how?

I blog at and it was an outlet I created during my gap year after my first degree. My works documented there reflect my various interests in food, fashion, faith and arts and crafts. I'm also academically trained as a medical scientist having studied Physiology and then Pharmacology and Drug discovery. As a person, I love to create and especially read which is closely related to research, so I think everything I do and love are a reflection of that.
  1. In your view, is Hijarbie for non-Muslim children too? Do you believe dolls like Hijarbie can help non-Muslim children (and adults) relate better to Muslims? Do you believe dolls like Hijarbie can help build religious understanding worldwide and counter Islamophobia? If so, how? If not, why not?

I feel hijarbie is for everyone that is willing to accept other people's unique identity. It is about understanding muslims and seeing us for what we truly are and not what a lot of wrong misconceptions are breeding. Islam does not support terrorism or most form of negativity but always encourages good character ultimately. I hope by continuing to run the page, hijarbie might be able to correct a few misconceptions while also being 'herself'.
  1. How have people's reactions been to Hijarbie? Do you find them to be overwhelmingly positive? How so?

There has been a lot of positive feedback to hijarbie. Its a hit with a lot of parents who wants it for their kids and older people who wish they had an hijab wearing one while growing up.
  1. How and where can we learn more about your work, and where can we buy Hijarbie (or Hijarbie clothing for Barbie dolls)? Is the doll available worldwide?

There is a website we are currently working on which will go up soon, in sha Allah, but the bulk of the updates will be in the instagram page. The doll will be available for shipping worldwide once we start selling in sha Allah. And we hope to bring in stockists along the way as well.