Monday, 31 March 2014
On the last day of March and after all the healthy eating I have been doing in honor of National Nutrition Month, I wanted to leave you with some healthy tips that you don’t have to swallow beauties. We all know that certain superfoods help us feel and look super good, but did you know some of those superfoods are now found on the beauty aisle? Well now you do. Read this and learn about seven superfood inspired beauty products that must hit your medicine cabinet ASAP.
There is a saying in Ghana, “little by little, the chicken will drink water” meaning that every bit, no matter how small, will have an impact on your overall goal, especially when it is a financial one. When those “bits” are tiny deposits into an account, you will eventually have a hefty reserve if you keep at it.
Admit it, the latest official portrait of Prince George is your new screensaver.
We can't blame you for thinking that the picture released Saturday of Kate Middleton and Prince William and the now 8-month-old royal baby is the cutest pic of the family yet, not least of which because the kid is gazing lovingly at the family dog, Lupo, instead of looking at the camera being wielded by photographer Jason Bell.
And not surprisingly, the provenance of the personalized powder blue jumper (or sweater, to us Yanks) that the little prince was wearing was an instant hot topic.
Nicki Minaj just made one brave little girl's day!
Cancer patient Miyah dreamed of meeting her idol and wearing one of her infamous pink wigs, and so the superstar rapper graciously made it a reality.
The 31-year-old performer posted a series of heartwarming photos with the adorable 5-year-old child on her Instagram, as her young fan rocked bright hair similar to her hero. In one pic, the pair embrace and smile big for the camera. "She gave me the colorful bracelet I'm wearing. I rlly love it," the "Super Bass" singer captioned the shot.
Miyah was diagnosed with Stage 3B Burkitt's lymphoma last year and has already undergone 7 chemotherapy treatments for the disease, but you could never tell from her happy, carefree demeanor!
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta's Benzino Speaks Out After Being Shot by Nephew: "Blood Doesn't Mean It's Love".
Benzino is no stranger to drama but this is on an entirely different level.
The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star (real name Raymond Scott) was shot in the shoulder by his nephew, Gai Scott, during a funeral procession for the reality star's mom on Saturday.
The 36-year-old family member pleaded not guilty in Plymouth District Court to armed assault with intent to murder earlier today, claiming that he acted out of self-defense. He was ordered held without bail pending a hearing Wednesday to determine whether he's a danger to society, according to reports.
Meanwhile, the rapper has spoken out about the situation for the first time since it happened.
"My mother was good, my mother wasn't about this," Benzino told Boston's FOX 25 News during an interview from his South Shore Hospital bed. "Once I started getting to the beginning of the procession, gun shots, boom, boom, boom.
Tyler Perry’s latest movie The Single Moms Club marks the Hollywood writer/director/producer powerhouse’s 17th film in 10 years. It also marks his final film under his partnership with Lionsgate. And it marks the end of an era as a filmmaker for them under this agreement. One of Hollywood’s most bankable talents plans to take a break from making movies for now.
He’s now devoted to making his television series for Oprah Winfrey’s Network.
Perry said he wanted to mark his anniversary in filmmaking by saluting one of the most overlooked people in our country—single moms. The movie is about the strength of the single mom, whom Perry calls his heroes.
The Single Moms Club, starring Nia Long and Amy Smart, is about five struggling single moms who form a support group. The film opened March 14th with $8.3 million at No. 5. It reportedly fell short about $10 million of studio expectations. It was Perry’s second lowest opening ever as a director, debuting weaker than 2007’s Daddy’s Little Girls, which opened at $11.2 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Mr.Perry will make continue to make films in the future, but for now he is focusing on a wealth of other projects.
Read the rest here about his new business endeavors.
Beverly Brignoni traveled to the Dominican Republic to get a tummy tuck and liposuction. Her actions were not out of the ordinary. Many young people seeking a less expensive way to enhance her their physical appearance go under the knife overseas. However, the unexpected happened for the 28-year-old New Yorker – she suffered a massive pulmonary embolism and died.
Khloe Kardashian recently took to Instagram showcasing a newly svelte figure. #SomeoneSangGymTime. She flaunted her curves in a $101 Stampd One Piece Bathing Suit. A ravishing red lipstick, gold hoops and an embellished sailor’s hat added a striking touch to her ensemble. Her chic bathing suit features an alluring high cut detail. I’m here for it! If you’re feeling the look, get yours here.
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Have you all checked out Noah yet? I saw the film on Friday and it’s definitely a must-see! One of the film’s stars, Jennifer Connelly couldn’t be missed at the movie’s London Premiere in an Alexander McQueen Fall 2014 Floral and Fur Gown. The brunette beauty’s sleek chignon and flawless makeup gave a glamorous spin to the number, in opposition to the runway’s haunting makeup. This was seriously amazing. I loved the on-trend touch of her Jessica McCormack Wing of Desire Earring.
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Sarah Jakes shares that she wasn’t the one to tell her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, about her pregnancy at 13 years old. Watch video below:
According to reports, Danny Young, lost control of his sports car and collided with a 2011 Toyota Tacoma truck on Lagos-Ibadan express road near rainbow FM Drive in the late afternoon.
Danny young the Omo Lepa crooner was said to have missed his performance as the coppers where waiting to see him at the NYSC camp Shagamu last friday night due to an accident that occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan express way.
The accident was due to the collision of his vehicle with another thereby resulting into fire. Danny and crew managed to escape through the windows and doors as other vehicle owners stopped by, bringing out fire extinguisher from various angles and assisted in putting out the fire. We can’t actually say the present condition of Danny young or his team members that were present in the car but news reaching us says they are being hospitalized in an undisclosed private hospital in Lagos.
This morning news reached us that Danny Young might be flown abroad this week for more professional medical attention because of his present condition. All efforts to reach Danny Young and his management for details were futile.
Yea.. you heard right! There's a new Michael Jackson album...five years after his death. Sony and Epic Records today announced a plan to release a posthumous Michael Jackson album titled Xscape.
Epic CEO L.A. Reid handpicked eight previously unreleased tracks by Michael Jackson, which have been 'contemporized for modern ears' and added new production by Timbaland and Rodney Jerkins.
The album drops May 13th. Can't wait!
• Newly single Miranda Kerr opens up to GQ about her dating life, which, according to her, is going pretty well “I’m loving it,” she told GQ. “Two happy parents are better than two unhappy parents. This is my time to explore and have some fun. I’m not looking to fall in love again quickly… I still get chatted up a lot. I’ve had some crazy, ridiculous proposals – stuff that you wouldn’t even see in the movies. No blind dates, however, and I never google a man’s name before I meet him.” (Vogue UK)
• Today, BaubleBar will be opening up a series of 35 pop-up shops in Nordstrom stores, which will sell about 60 different styles of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. Prices range from $24 to $68, and BaubleBar will launch an extra 15 pieces that will only be available online. You can find the BaubleBar pop-ups at Nordstrom locations in New York, Los Angeles, Tampa, San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Seattle, Chicago, and San Diego. (WWD)
• Bag Snob‘s Kelly Cook and Tina Craig have inked a deal with HSN for a collection of bags, which will launch May 15th. The line will at first be sold exclusively through HSN, but come fall, you’ll be able to find the collection at other retailers like Luisa Via Roma. Cook and Craig said they wanted to create an offering of tasteful carryalls that are actually affordable. “With this line we’re not trying to compete with Givenchy or Chanel or even Rebecca Minkoff,” Craig told WWD. “We want to be a great value to the 99.99 percent of women who shop at Zara or Forever 21, but those bags are now $150 dollars. We want to offer something to women for a great price.” The line will include a range of styles from crossbodies with custom hardware to vegan leather croco-embossed backpacks, with prices starting at $68 and peaking at $128. (WWD)
Happy Monday everyone!
April is right around the corner which means warmer temperatures are on their way!
This weekend, celebrities ran the gamut of trends while out and about at fashionable parties, appearances, and stylish galas in prim and proper dresses, edgy stud embellishment, and showstopping gowns.
Let’s get into this weekend’s ensembles: Rashida Jones was the lady of the hour at a fête hosted by Cindi Leive and Jane Buckingham, celebrating her new Glamour column. For the occasion, she wore a demure Adeam Fall 2014 dress with a sheer fan print bodice, offset by metallic Jimmy Choo pumps. Simply stunning.
In her latest Tumblr post, Beyoncé posed in a $50 Gifted Apparel Love Thy Hater Hoodie. The sold-out cream hoodie features a contrast “Love Thy Hater” graphic.
I loved this: no pun intended.
You can buy the t-shirt version of the piece here.
What do you think? Check it out below:
Claire Sulmerss' Kenzo Tiger Embroidered Cotton Sweatshirt Dress, Melody Ehsani x Reebok Pumps Sneakers, and Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals.
Claire sulmers which you all know as one of my faves is in LA working at the moment, she popped by a juice bar and kept her look casual in a Kenzo Tiger Embroidered Sweater, hoops, and Melody Ehsani x Reebok sneakers. After lunching, she hit up the Melody Ehsani and Joyrich stores, then switched into Stuart Weitzman nudist sandals and Sisoo Jewelry Claire Necklace for an early dinner.
Check them out below and which combination do you prefer :
Khloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner sure look like they're having a lot of fun in the sun!
The sisters Instagrammed pictures of their sexy swimwear Monday, with Kendall rocking a tiny string bikini and Khloé looking like a total bombshell in a plunging black one-piece.
Khloe had some fun with accessories, too—pairing her va va boom beach ensemble with bright red lips, huge hoop earrings and a sequined and bejeweled sailors' cap—complete with a gold chain, of course! The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared a selfie of her nautical pinup self blowing a kiss for the camera followed up by a photo of her on a very comfy-looking boat.
On Friday 28th March 2014, Nigerian-American singer Zara Gretti lost her battle to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She passed on at the age of 28.
In memory of the singer, Batta Box has released what is believed to be her last interview. Zara spoke on her ailment and more.It is so sad that her young life was cut short.
Rest in Peace Zara. Watch video below:
Happy Monday all! A number of celebs came out to show face on the weekend. And while the weather may still be frigid in some regions, that didn’t stop a few of them from flashing their pearly whites and dressing to the nines and tens. While some found perfect selfie lighting (and outfits), others probably should’ve left their smartphones on their nightstand.
Let’s take a look at who made the cut! Adrienne Bailon gave her best “Tyra Bootie Tooch” while off camera while filming an episode of VH1′s Morning Buzz. Isn’t she the picture of perfection in this Zara top, Alexander McQueen pencil skirt and Christian Louboutin pumps?
Rita Ora’s I Will Never Let You Down Launch Moschino Fall 2014 Spongebob Dress and Yellow Spotted Pumps.
Team Ora cannot be stopped!
Rita celebrated the release of her new single I Will Never Let You Down in a Spongebob Inspired Dress and Spotted Pumps from Jeremy Scott’s Fall 2014 collection for Moschino. Copious balloons, red lips, and a winning smile finished her look with flourish. Her dress just debuted on the runway. The collection’s theme centered on fast fashion, which would explain why everyone is wearing pieces weeks after they bowed. Rita looks really cute here! It works because we know it’s recent runway…though in a few seasons, it could be confused for a chic Halloween costume.
At any rate, what do you think? And will you be picking up Rita’s latest tune?
Check it out below:
The girls have been rocking denim ‘fits all weekend!
Jourdan Dunn joined the crowd, slipping on a $3,110 Balmain Denim Mini Dress for dinner with model mentor Naomi Campbell. The mini features the brand’s signature sharp shoulders, along with gold buttons down the front. Up for the splurge? Get yours at Net a Porter.
Yes to Mother Naomi teaching the children!
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Lady Gaga Celebrates 28th Birthday With Boyfriend Taylor Kinney, Couple Pose With James Franco at His Broadway Show.
Lady Gaga got a very sweet birthday surprise, courtesy of her longtime boyfriend Taylor Kinney.
The pop superstar, who turned 28 on Friday and performed at the famed Roseland Ballroom in New York City, celebrated the end of her very special day with her beau and hinted that his presence was unexpected.
"Another amazing birthday moment. I love surprises!" the G.U.Y. crooner captioned a sweet black and white snapshot of the lovebirds.
The Chicago Fire actor is leaning in to give his ladylove a sweet kiss, while the songstress is smiling as she gazes at the camera.
While the singing sensation didn't share a photograph of any presents from Kinney, Gaga posted a glimpse of a very special gift from Donatella Versace.
Frozen Is No. 1! Disney Flick Becomes the Highest Grossing Animated Film of All Time at the Box Office.
Frozen is in the history books at No.1!
The heartwarming Disney film became the highest grossing animated feature this weekend, Walt Disney Studios announced in a press release. The fun-loving flick earned an estimated $398.4 million domestically and raked in an additional $674 million internationally, making a grand total of $1.072 billion worldwide. Frozen is also the first billion-dollar film for Walt Disney Animation Studios.
This highly impressive feat surpasses the mark Toy Story 3 set in 2010.
Kate O'Mara, known to many for her role as Caress Morell on the 1980s soap opera Dynasty, has passed away.
The British actress died Sunday in a nursing home in Sussex, England, at age 74, her agent Phil Belfield confirmed, telling the BBC, "A shining star has gone out and Kate will be dearly missed by all who knew and have worked with her."
O'Mara often played scheming characters, as she did on Dynasty and on the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She also had roles on British TV shows including The Brothers, Triangle and Howard's Way. In the 1980s, she played a villain called Time Lord The Rani on Doctor Who, and just last year, she told Digital Spy, "I would love to come back."
"I have white hair now, but a lot of it, and I'm still very glamorous and so I won't disappoint, I hope!" she said. "I'll still be wearing the tight leather trousers and high-heel boots, regardless of what age!"
She is survived by her sister, actress Belinda Carroll. Her son Dickon passed away last year.
My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones.
Rapper and reality star Benzino was shot during a funeral procession for his mother on a Massachusetts highway Saturday.
According to reports, the “Love & Hip Hip” star was hit in the arm and another bullet grazed his back. The alleged shooter was Benzino’s own nephew, 36-year-old Gai Scott. He reportedly pulled up in a car beside his uncle and shot his firearm.
Sunday, 30 March 2014
This kid's got style.
Beyoncé gave fans a glimpse at Blue Ivy's adorable outfit in a snap she shared on her Tumblr Sunday, which showed the songstress looking fab as she exited a hotel, with her 2-year-old daughter looking back at her.
In the black and white snap, Blue rocks a top hat, coat and checkered dress, while her mom struts towards her toting a furry purse.
The "Drunk in Love" crooner also posted shots of one of Blue Ivy's mini cars, as well as a shot of the duo looking at giraffes and another of herself holding Blue in a street as rain pours around them.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan is having a blast on their family vacation.
After jokingly lamenting over the time it took to get there , Kylie Jenner soaked up the sun in a black bikini as she lounged on a beach, sharing the snap on Instagram Saturday.
Prior to that, she posed for a photo shoot in the high-waist bikini, which revealed part of her bum. "Secret project," she wrote alongside the pic.
Transformational Life Coach, Lisa Nichols Says In Order To Reach Greatness, Set That Champion Inside Of You Free [VIDEO]
Within each and everyone once of us, there’s a champion inside, dying to be released to show you exactly how much you can do if you just let it out. Transformational life coach, Lisa Nichols wasn’t always on top of her game, “When you set your champion free, it’s scary. I got a fail in English and D minus is speech. I never knew I’d be an international best-selling author and an internationally recognized speaker and run a multi-million dollar business. Who would have thunk!? I was willing to see who I could become.”
Watch video below:
The estranged wife of Raphael Brown, a member of the popular 90s group Next, is accused of getting “Too Close” — and not in a good way.
According to TMZ, Juliette Gil-Brown filed a restraining order against the “Wifey” singer, claiming he kicked her while she was pregnant and brutalized their young daughter.
Kids are just the cutest.
Every now and then – thanks to Youtube, a video of a young child becomes a trending topic on the video sharing platform.
Jason and Tiffany Mertlich decided to reveal the gender of their fourth child to their 3 children – a boy and 2 girls.
They called the children on the dinning table to guess the sex and cut a cake to see what it will be.
The boy’s reaction is priceless. Just watch below:
While NYC was being doused with rain showers, stars in LA were reveling in sunshine and warmth at Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. Our favorite actresses, songstresses, and musicians hit the orange carpet in high-fashion designs that were flirty and loads of fun.
Let’s get into the ensembles shall we? Zendaya Coleman uplifted a pair of $68 Free People Shark Bite Cutoffs with an$1,890 Oscar De La Renta Embellished Boucle Knit Top and Chanel sock pumps. Hot!
Kelly told PEOPLE, “I think we just really want it to be us and our pastor. That’s it. I mean, we are the only two that’s going to be in the marriage…” Team beautiful caught up with the 32-year-old beauty at an NYC Caress event, where she announced her partnership with the brand and she gushed over her wedding plans with Tim. “I just want it to be a nice peaceful day and it’s just me, him and…” Kelly said. Guess who else made the guest list? Check out the video below:
Both Lily Collins and Rihanna are super fans of Givenchy, so it comes as no surprise that they’ve both been spotted wearing the brand’s $1,450 Long Ruffle Denim Skirt.
While Rihanna paired her skirt with $1,275 Manolo Blahnik Margolotta ankle boots and an Isabel Marant hoodie, Lily went for simple in a black tank, blazer, and flats.
The stretch denim long skirt features layered ruffles, contrast stitching, and a wrap-around silver-tone zip closure. Hmm..I’m tempted to say neither. Not a huge fan of the skirt…or maybe noone has truly done it justice.
What do you think? Check them out below:
So, Monica Brown took to Instagram to showcase her “Mommy Mode gear”. The mother of three opted for a heather grey and black long sleeve tee with crewneck detail, black jeans, a Céline bag, and a pair of $1,050 Giuseppe Zanotti Men’s Satin and Metallic Chain High-Top Sneaker in Blue and Silver. The high top satin sneakers feature blue and metallic leather uppers with green-metal large chain buckle while the lace-up front boasts the Giuseppe Zanotti logo patch on tongue. Exposed zippers detail at sides and back add bonus detail. Can’t go wrong there! Love it all! If you’re up for the stylish splurge, snag a pair here. Thoughts?
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Katy Perry’s MOCA 35th Anniversary Gala Celebration Versace Black and Lime Turtleneck Dress With Slit Detail.
Katy Perry sizzled at MOCA’s 35th Anniversary Gala Celebration in a Versace black and lime turtleneck dress accessorized by an Edie Parker Lara Acrylic Textured Box clutch. The side slits of her dress allowed for maximum showcasing of envy worthy gams. The ‘Teenage Dream’ singer rocked a fab shoulder length blunt bob with on trend fringe bangs. She finished off her look with Christian Louboutin pumps in complementary hues of black and orange. I think she looks absolutely stunning here. What do you think?
Kanye West was held in police custody for less an hour this week. According to TMZ, the rapper was booked in connection with his misdemeanor battery case on Thursday at the Hollywood LAPD station, where he was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken. The process was completed and he was released within 49 minutes.
Karrueche posed on Instagram in Giuseppe Zanotti boots, jeans, and a $300 Nasty Gal Collection Vicious Love Leather Buckle Sleeve Jacket. The cropped leather motorcycle jacket has custom metal hardware.
If you like, get yours at NastyGal.com. Check it out below:
Nicki Minaj hit LAX with Scaff Beezy in jeans, a black top, boots, and a $1,950 Gold Tone Python Bomber Jacket by Stella McCartney. The jacket boasts tones of gold and green and has a black ribbed trim.
Get yours at Ssense.com.
It seems Nicki is wearing her natural hair! Love it..
Check it out below:
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Guys, it's time: Let's talk about Beyoncé's obsession with Topshop.
It's been going on for quite a while now but it really became a full-fledged love affair after she and hubby Jay Z welcome daughter Blue Ivy into the world. In fact, i'd call the label her go-to mommy style.
On stage she rocks Tom Ford, Versace and Givenchy. But her real life wardrobe is filled with budget-friendly buys from the British brand.
She wears the label so much she's basically Topshop's unofficially spokesperson. And by basically, i mean totally. Just scroll through her Tumblr. It's like a glossy Topshop magazine spread—but better. Sure, there are plenty of stars like Olivia Palermo , Kate Moss and Rihanna who adore the brand but Queen B clearly loves it the most.
Her favorite ensembles? Crop top combos. She's worn at least six in the last year. She also is very fond of the swimsuits, shorts, and graphic tees as you can clearly see.
So what lesson can be learned from this? You may not be able to sing or dance like Beyoncé but you can easily dress like her.
Angela Bassett’s 2014 Paleyfest American Horror Story: Coven Panel La Petite Robe by Chiara Boni Cap Sleeve Fan Print Dress.
Angela Bassett showed off her new bangs at the 2014 Paleyfest panel honoring her hit TV show American Horror Story: Coven in an $895 La Petite Robe by Chiara Boni Cap Sleeve Fan Print Dress. Her black and white print dress features an oversized fan print, cap sleeves, and a slim fit. I’m literally speechless. Angela is flawless!
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In case you ever doubted: white is hot for Spring 2014!
Cassie offered her take on the trend at a’Young & Reckless Clothing’ Spring Break Takeover in Vegas in a $395 white zip dress by Nicholas. Long locks and nude makeup completed her ensemble. Her sold out flared dress has a silver tone zipper closure at the front and center. This is a bit tame for Cassie, but she looks flawless nonetheless.
What do you think?
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One of my new obsessions is really cool phone cases! Seanings has some poignant designs — all inspired by pop culture and music: