Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Five It Girl Finds You Can Actually Afford

teewhy-hive.blogspot.co.ukThese it girls are always on point with their beauty and fashion finds, and although we love to take tips from these trendsetting divas, it’s not every day that we can afford their couture cravings. Lucky for us, it girls are just as interested in a deal as we are!
I gathered up five fashionable – and affordable – pieces that these fashionistas are currently sporting. Buy one, buy all; It’s your turn to rock it like it’s hot!

Seasonal Style

It’s here. The season between summer and fall when temperatures are unpredictable but your desire to stay warm and cute is not. Before you can say pumpkin spice anything, you’re going to need a coat. The biggest trends? Trench with a twist, oversized blazer bravado, colorful leather moto, cropped denim, and athleisure inspired bomber. Transitions like these can be seemless. Or cropped. Or oversized…it’s up to you.
But get on it, because shivering is silly with options like these.

Nicki Minaj to Launch M.A.C Cosmetics Collection This Fall

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is back with M.A.C.
After teaming up with Yo Gotti in the video for “Rake It Up,” the rap superstar has announced her second M.A.C Cosmetics collection, which is set to debut this fall.
According to Billboard, the new collection will feature two custom-designed creamy lipstick shades: The Pinkprint and Nicki’s Nude. Both are being promoted as #NickisNudes and each will cost $18.

Beyoncé Taps Laverne Cox for Mystery Project

Beyoncé and Laverne Cox
Beyoncé and Laverne Cox are joining forces on a mysterious new project, which is set to be revealed next month.
During her appearance on “Access Hollywood Live” on Tuesday (Aug. 22), the Emmy-nominated “Orange Is the New Black” actress announced the exciting news.

Jasmine Tookes by Terry Tsiolis for ELLE September 2017


Emily Ratajkowski’s Los Angeles $165 Again Ophilia Top and $2,400 Prada Black Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag

Emily Ratajkowski flaunted her toned abs in L.A., clad in a $165 Again Ophilia Top and $2,400 Prada Black Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag:

Benedetta Bruzziches Hand Clutch

Feast your eyes on Benedetta Bruzziches Hand Clutch!

The Weeknd, Joan Smalls, Travis Scott, and More by Brigitte Lacombe for Harper’s Bazaar US & International September 2017


Beyoncé’s Instagram $179 House of CB Fifi Wine Red Stretch Tulle Dress and $795 Saint Laurent Amber Velvet Sandals

Beyoncé flaunted her curves on her site and the ‘gram, clad in a $179 House of CB Fifi Wine Red Stretch Tulle Dress and $795 Saint Laurent Amber Velvet Sandals:

Larenz Tate

To be a male actor with many talents is one thing, but to be a legend in the acting game is another milestone of respect as an entertainer. Coming out of the suburbs of West Side, Chicago, as a young boy, Larenz Tate knew he had what it took to become a star. But little did he know he would charm the hearts of many ladies and build a bond with male fans too. He has it all going on, and to top it all off he has such killer swag and style. That is why he is crowned our Man Crush Today.

Bella Hadid and Chu Wong by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue China September 2017

Monday, 21 August 2017

‘Power’ Recap: Ghost Will Never Have Peace After This Death That’s Tariq’s Fault!

Angela and Ghost
Source: Starz / Starz
Tonight’s episode of Power is heavy. No, like, for real. For those of you who haven’t ruined the rest of the season for yourselves, get ready. The episode picks back up with Tariq’s interest in attending boarding school in Connecticut. He’s interviewing with the place and things look promising.

JAY-Z Returns to the Stage, Honors Chester Bennington at V Festival

Hovi’s home.
Nearly three years since the “On the Run Tour,” JAY-Z made a triumphant return to the stage during one of two headlining sets at this year’s V Festival in England on Saturday (Aug. 19), his only European show of 2017.
Performing at Staffordshire’s Weston Park, the Roc Nation mogul performed tracks off his critically-acclaimed 13th studio album 4:44 for the first time, including “Kill Jay Z” and “The Story of O.J.”

JAY-Z Opens Up About Kanye West, Beyoncé, & Solange in Rare Interview

On the heels of the emotional “MaNyfaCedGod” video, JAY-Z opens up about Beyoncé, Kanye West, Solange, and himself in a rare but candid interview with TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast.
During the one-hour conversation with Elliott Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller, which took place at Soho House in Malibu, Hova spoke openly about his reaction to his wife’s LEMONADE, which seemed to address infidelity in their home.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday Find: Kylie Jenner’s Stunning Shades

teewhy-hive.blogspot.co.ukWhat do you get when you combine Kylie Jenner’s chic sensibility with the one of the sleekest sunglass designer, Quay Australia? Only the most head-turning pair of paparazzi-worthy sunglasses under the summer sun! Check out my fresh Friday Find…

Lindiwe Dim by Justin Dingwall for ELLE South Africa August 2017

Look of the Week: Ciara in Escada, Tracee Ellis Ross in Chanel, Nicole Scherzinger in Stella McCartney, and More!

It’s Friday, and I’m here to bring you this weeks’ Look of the Week; where you give us the pulse on the looks you liked the most on Instagram. The majority of contenders were BeautyCon attendee’s, so clearly this year was a fashion show down at the well acclaimed beauty conference. I’ve also got a lovely treat for you at the end. Here’s what your likes pooled in:

Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson by Dennis Leupold for Ebony September 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Flatform Sneakers

We’ve seen them on the feet of some of our favorite fashionistas, from Rihanna to Beyonce. Flatform sneakers are the perfect chill day-vibes shoe for fall (not to mention a great transitional item to take you from summer to autumn). The comfort and ease of a sneaker with the height of a platform, what is there not to like? This versatile staple can be paired with literally anything in your closet, from a mini skirt to a maxi dress, denim cut-offs to paperbag pants.

Pat McGrath To Launch Her First Permanent Makeup Line

teewhy-hive.blogspot.co.ukPat McGrath is noted as the most influential makeup artist in the industry. Fittingly, she will launch her first “unlimited” core makeup collection under PAT McGrath LABS.
Pat McGrath has issued limited edition colors, and received lots of positive feedback. It’s only right to make her line permanent.

Nia Sioux’s 2017 Industry Dance Awards $545 Self Portrait White Bellis Lace Fit & Flare Dress

Dance Moms star Nia Sioux was a vision at the 2017 Industry Dance Awards, slipping on a $545 Self Portrait White Bellis Lace Fit & Flare Dress:

Shop Now: Beyoncé’s The Collector’s Edition How to Make Lemonade Box Set

While we’ve been hanging on Beyoncé’s every style-centric Instagram post, the Peabody Award winner has been waiting for the perfect moment to give us a behind-the-scenes look at Lemonade. And that time has arrived, as Mrs. Knowles-Carter has just released The Collector’s Edition How to Make Lemonade Box Set:

19 Items You Need Now Before Target Discontinues Your Favorite Lines

ESC: Victoria Beckham
Say goodbye to Mossimo and Merona, and hello to 12 new clothing, accessories and home decor lines.
From highly-coveted designer collabs (like Victoria Beckham's recent collection) to amazing only-at-Target brands, the retailer has always got you covered. But they've heard you want more options and to give you more, they'll have to take some away.
Soon enough their staple lines (like Mossimo and Merona) will be non-existent making room for those shiny and new additions to the company. Exciting, no?

Temporary Wallpaper Ideas for Commitment-Phobes

Branded: Temporary Wallpaper
Wallpaper seems cool in theory, until you have to remove it that is.
How many times have you been watching your favorite HGTV show and been inspired to plaster your walls in a fun print? We've all been there, but it's the labor-intensive application (and subsequent removal process) that always deters us from bringing our home décor vison to life.

Ciara's Shirt Dress Is Larger Than Life—and Now an Essential

ESC: Ciara
It doesn't get more perfect than this, people.
Ciara's oversized Maison Margiela shirt dress has it all figured out. No matter the weather, the occasion or the after-meal bloat, it's a wardrobe staple you can wear confidently (and most importantly) comfortably.

Five Fab Makeup Trends

With fall just around the corner, now is the perfect time to give those makeup bags a good spring (or autumn, rather!) clean. Summer is all about light and shimmery products built to withstand the heat. Once the weather gets a bit cooler, however, deeper, more polished textures and colors come into play.
The fall beauty trends coming off the runways didn’t disappoint: makeup this season is playful, colorful, and made to have fun with.
Here, five fall beauty trends you should be excited about.

Make a Hair Statement With These Effortless Vacay Waves—No Heat Required

Branded: Tresemme
Save those polished, red carpet updos for a more formal occasion, would ya?
But just because your summer plans include hanging at the beach and working on your tan with your squad, doesn't mean you shouldn't sport a celeb-inspired hair statement while you're at it. The goal: Relaxed vacay waves you can take from day to night.

3 DIY Toners

If you've jumped on the green beauty bandwagon, this is right up your alley.
With an all-natural routine, you've probably spent ample time reading through ingredients lists, trying to decipher twelve-letter science words. If you're exhausted, i don't blame you. The solution: Make your own products. And, if you're not 100 percent committed to being a beauty chef, making one or two of the products in your daily routine greatly reduces your skin's exposure to chemicals and animal-based formulas. Plus, it's cost efficient!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

She Get It From Her Mama! Blue Ivy Gives Sasha Fierce Realness At Recital

💙💙💙 #beyonce #blueivy #queenbey #beyhive
Source: C Flanigan / Getty
Blue Ivy pulled some inspiration from her mama’s alter ego before she slayed her latest dance recital.
New shots of Beyoncé‘s first-born getting ready to slay her dance recital have popped up on Instagram. In the pictures, Blue is the flyest little ballerina you’ve ever seen as she was caught doing her best Sasha Fierce pose in her sparkly pink costume.

The Lyons Are Back: FOX Drops Empire Season 4 Sneak Peek [VIDEO]

Source: FOX / Getty
Lucious is going to put his entire family out of the house and Cookie will do battle with Mrs. DuBois when Empire returns next month.
Season 4 of Empire is going to keep us on the edge of our seats when it debuts on September 27 at 8 p.m. on FOX. A promo for the upcoming round shows Lyons going through thick and thin (as they usually do) while battling two different enemies.

Under $100: Camouflage

As you gear up for fall, shopping for on-trend transitional pieces is the name of the game. This fall, you can rest assured that the wild world of camo will be weaving its way through fresh fall looks. But gone are the days of the solely sporty version, this season’s military greens run the gamut of fiercely feminine pieces, such as sequined minis and crush-worthy cardigans.

Six-Pack Mom Sarah Stage Demonstrates Workout Routine as She Nears Due Date

Sarah Stage, Instagram

Sarah Stage isn't compromising her fitness regimen, even at 8-months-pregnant.
The Los Angeles-based model, known on social media as the "Six-Pack Mom," is closer than ever to welcoming her second child. Sarah's shared much of pregnancy journey with her more than 2 million Instagram followers, and much like her first pregnancy, has defended her lifestyle time and time again from body shamers and trolls.

Vanessa Hudgens Was Looking Extra Groovy at the Teen Choice Awards

ESC: Vanessa Hudgens
No matter the outcome, it's always refreshing to see stars take risks on the red carpet (a.k.a. show up in something other than a dress). And Vanessa Hudgens did just that.

Kiersey Clemons by Daria Kobayashi Ritch for Allure September 2017

Chrissy Teigen’s Beautycon LA 2017 Day 2 $275 Jonathan Simkhai Black Released Ribbed Bell Sleeve Top and $218 Cult Gaia Natural Gaia’s Luna Bag

Chrissy Teigen made an appearance at Beautycon LA 2017 Day 2, sporting a $275 Jonathan Simkhai Black Released Ribbed Bell Sleeve Top and $218 Cult Gaia Natural Luna Bag:

How to Multimask Like a Pro

ESC: Rihanna
Scars, blemishes, enlarged pores and premature aging can easily keep you from achieving Rihanna-like skin.
Although great skin-care is the foundation of any standout beauty look, all too often, we find ourselves using concealer and foundation as a crutch. Once the day is over and the makeup comes off, we find the product that will solve the most visible problem, leaving the others to another day—sound like your routine?

The Last Line Jewelry

I’ve got a chic jewelry line for you to check out! Behold, The Last Line, a range of adorably nimble pieces, issued in limited collections.

Joan Smalls and Trai Byers by Steven Klein for Vogue September 2017

Designer Dialogue: Mianik’s Accesories Shine Bright

If you haven’t heard of Mianik accessories, there’s no way you haven’t seen them. The accessory company, run by two beautifully breathtaking sisters, has caught fire with trendsetters like Winnie Harlow and Amanda Harvey. Known for their refreshing take on trending accessories such as sparkled fishnets, a head-spinning array of enviably charming chokers, and urban and African-inspired pieces, the young design duo seems to be landing in a Queendom of their own.

Short Hair Inspiration

ESC: Janelle Monae
The short hair lifestyle can easily evoke envy.
The right haircut looks chic yet never appears overdone. It brings to attention facial features, making any bold makeup stand out, and it's relatively low maintenance. Rather than waking up to a head full of wild hair in need of products, tools and potentially heat, most with above-ear cuts simply take off their hair scarf, spritz a little holding spray and oil for sheen and start their good hair day—must be nice!

Can't Travel ? 7 Exotic Beauty Products That'll Change Everything

ESC: Travel Beauty
Have beauty products, will travel (in spirit).
Whether you're sitting in a freezing office, snoozing in class or just wasting the day away, you'll eventually end up scrolling through the endless celeb vacation photos on social media. Let's just say jelly isn't just a sandwich ingredient.

#WCW: Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato may have a vocal range from here to the top of a skyscraper, but there’s more to her than the catchy hit songs that blaze radio stations. She’s resilient, outspoken, stylish, and her glam is always on point, thanks to makeup artist Jill Powell and hairstylist César Ramirez. Behold, today’s Beauty Crush:

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bella Hadid by Ben Morris for ELLE Russia September 2017

Joan Smalls Proves Denim Liner Will Be a Major Trend

When Sir John and Joan Smalls get together, beautiful makeup is almost guaranteed.
The supermodel's face made for the perfect canvas for the makeup artist and L'Oréal spokesperson, who also works with Beyoncé, Karlie Kloss, Gabrielle Union and Ashley Graham. Recently, the American Beauty Star mentor painted blue liner on Joan's top and bottom lids, titling his work, "Denim Liner." As we're prepping our denim wardrobe for fall, this makeup trend came at the perfect time.

GET THE LOOK: Kelly Rowland Goes Graphic In A Jaunty Jumpsuit

5th Annual Beautycon Festival Los Angeles - Arrivals
Source: Allen Berezovsky / Getty
The $498.00 jumpsuit is by Tracy Reese and available on her website. It’s a perfect transitional piece, working well in the warm weather months, then placing a light leather jacket when the weather cools down.

Chris Brown Gives Detailed Account Of Rihanna Assault: ‘I Punched Her’

HOT 97 Summer Jam 2017
Source: Manny Carabel / Getty
Chris Brown is opening up, in detail, about the domestic violence incident with Rihanna in his new documentary Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life.

5 Millennial It-Girls You Must Know About

Age ain’t nothin’ but a number and the young up-and-coming millennial it girls know that rule like no other. Sure, some of them just graduated high school, but they’re precocious it girl attitude has them moving swiftly up the ladder, finding footing in the most elite glamour circles of our times.
I gathered up the most inspiring bunch of young fashionistas carving out there it girl status with the vibrant vigor of a lady that knows she can and will rule the world.

Office Supplies: Five Best Pieces To Incorporate Into Your Work Wardrobe

Thomas Edison said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” And though overalls are adorable, we think you can do better. This fall, refresh your office ensembles with these five fresh trends. Think glitter bomb shoes, showstopping belts, discrete blouses, charming pants, and mid-calf skirts. It’s vintage-inspired luxury with a touch of modern whimsy. So whether you have an assistant or are one, take note.
Opportunity is everywhere, ladies. Let’s dress for it.

Ashley Tisdale's Chic Backpack & Other Options

ESC: Ashley Tisdale
Just because you're no longer a student doesn't mean you shouldn't take part in favorite pastime, back-to-school trends.
Ashley Tisdale's mini $1,790 Gucci backpack is giving us all the nostalgia feels—with a side of oh-that's-actually-really-chic. How badly is this making you reconsider carrying the studious accessory this fall?
If you're like me, and willing to give the look a shot, there are so many amazing options available to adults these days. (And don't worry, they won't all break the bank.)
So grab your credit cards and get to shopping!

You're Doing It Wrong: Leg Contouring

ESC: Jennifer Lopez, Leg Contour
Thigh dimples enhance any side profile.
Everyone wants to look like they can hike up Mount Everest on the red carpet, even if they can barely make it to the Hollywood sign. Thanks to makeup, they can. You don't need to spend hours in the gym squatting or working your quads to get Jennifer Lopez-level thighs (for a few hours). You just need some bronzer, a beauty blender and a few minutes.
Ready to look fit? Follow the steps below!

Jennifer Aniston Has Used This $3 Cleanser Since High School

ESC: Jennifer Aniston
When it comes to skin care, go with what you know.
It's fun to experiment, but when you find a product that's truly effective for your skin, buy it in bulk. For instance, Jennifer Aniston discovered a $3 drugstore gem over 20 years ago and has yet to let it go. And, if the cleanser has stayed on the shelves for that long, she can't be the only one.

Cute Shirtdresses That Will Never Go Out of Style

Branded: Shirtdress
We're all for pinching pennies where we can, but investing in the right wardrobe staples is not one those instances.
More specifically we're talking about shirtdresses, a cross between an ultra-fancy meeting dress and your weekend mumu. Seriously shirtdresses are worth every penny (and no, not all of the options below are super expensive.)

Celebs Like Nicole Murphy, Lala Anthony, and Tammy Rivera Love…Fashion Nova

While our favorite celebs are known to splurge, they all also love to save with comfortable, affordable pieces from Fashion Nova! The e-store carries jeans, sweats, cute crop tops, shorts, and more. Take a look at how some of our favorite stars slayed in Fashion Nova: