February 17, 2017

Dawn-Lyen Gardner dazzles in Swarovski

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner arrives at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner arrives at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Queen Sugar star Rutina Wesley was photographed carrying Tyler Ellis’ Lee Clutch in White with Swarovski Crystal (price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com) at the NAACP Awards yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles.

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www.swarovski.com

The ‘Gallery’ necklace is $299

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February 17, 2017

Hynt Beauty presents another great recipe from Abby Phon

Chocolate Covered Organic Raw Matcha Macaroons

Gluten-free & Vegan

Ingredients

1 cup organic raw walnuts
2 cups organic unsweetened finely shredded coconut
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup organic coconut nectar
1 ½ tbsp organic matcha green tea powder
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
1 pinch sea salt

Directions

Using a small ice cream scoop or melon baller, put balls onto a Silpat sheet or parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Optional: run the mixture through the food processor again to ensure everything is well mixed, and green.

Mix all the ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl.

In a food processor pulse nuts until chopped very fine. Don’t over-blend, or you’ll get walnut butter!

Enjoy as is (they’re delicious moist!) or dry them out in the oven.

To oven dry them out: Put them in the oven on the lowest setting for a few minutes just to remove some of the moisture. For these to be “raw” you need an oven that can go down to 115 degrees F for 1 to 2 hours. You don’t want to actually cook them.

Cook’s note: My oven only went down to 170F, so I baked them at 170F for about 5 minutes, turned off the oven with the tray still inside, and let everything cool back to room temperature. They were fantastic!

Homemade Ganache – optional
Gluten Free & Vegan
Ingredients

¼ cup organic coconut oil, melted
¼ cup cacao powder
2-4 tbsp organic coconut nectar or maple syrup

Directions

On stove top over low heat, whisk all ingredients together.

Continue mixing until smooth and well-combined.

Dip macaroons, and transfer to wire rack to cool.

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February 15, 2017

Under $75: Kate Upton Wears 21HM on Cover of Sports Illustrated!

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LOS ANGELES – February 15, 2017 – Supermodel Kate Upton was revealed as the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition‘s cover girl today wearing 21HM. The model looked stunning adorned in 21HM‘s Mariah Necklace while gracing the cover for a third time ($60; www.21hmboutique.com).

Photo Credit: www.si.com/swimsuit

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February 15, 2017

Get The Look: Paris Jackson at the 2017 Grammy’s

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Who: Paris Jackson at the 2017 Grammy Awards

The Look: Cool girl glam

The Inspiration:  Rimmel London Make-up Artist Jo Baker wanted to create a careful balance between Paris Jackson’s outfit and makeup. Paris wore a dazzling disco inspired Balmain jumpsuit in an array of pastel hues, with thigh high slits up each leg and a plunging neckline – so Jo opted to keep her makeup smooth and natural with subtle details.

How to Get the Look:

Skin

Jo wanted Paris’ skin to look flawless and healthy. After dotting Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer around her eyes, nose and mouth, Jo then applied a sheer coat of Rimmel London InstaFlawless Skin Tint to add a natural looking glow with smooth creamy finish. The result is a balanced, soft and radiant glow. InstaFlawless Skin Tint is perfect for this kind of event – it acts as a primer, smoothing the texture of the skin so that it sits pretty while also providing a much needed SPF15 for that mid-day LA heat!

Cheeks

Paris and Jo both love face sculpting! Jo used a contour that has a soft de-focusing finish so that when the camera light hits, it looks like beautiful skin and not a harsh stripy line. To create a subtle and undetectable sculpted look, Jo used a medium sized blush brush to apply Rimmel London Insta Flawless Matte Setting Powder to help apply an even contour and sculpt effect. Then, using her favorite Rimmel London Kate Sculpting & Highlighting Kit in Golden Sands, she applied smooth strokes of the contour shade from the sides of her mouth all the way up towards the top of her ears.

Eyes Jo loves Paris’ intense ice-blue eyes. So without hesitation, they opted for a natural and clean eyelid and concentrated on Paris’ lashes. She applied a generous amount of Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara for a long lasting mega volume effect. This mascara and applicator brush gives lashes a curl by pushing them up with each stroke.

Brows

Jo combed through her brows and added several strokes of Rimmel LondonProfessional Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown to fill in any gaps and give her strong, yet natural brows with a sharp angular look. Using the nifty brow comb, Jo repeated the process until her brows were the desired shape and fullness. The key to Paris’ brows are the razor tight line creating the arch, so Jo used her concealer brush with the leftover concealer on it to refine and define the edges to make sure it looked clean and dramatic.

Lips

To finish off the look, Jo lined her lips using Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Innocent which is a soft nude beige tone which even has a soft sheen to it. She kept it simple with her new favorite Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte in Trendsetter which is the perfect blend of warm and cool tones. For that perfect graceless nude that glides on creamy and feels super comfortable on the lip as well.

Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Virtual Makeup Tool.

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February 15, 2017

My Skin & Co. Exfoliating Scrub is a definite “must add” product for your skin

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If you’re heading out on Spring Break in the next few weeks, the My Skin & Co. Exfoliating Scrub is a definite must add product for your skin and shaving prep routine. The scrub comes out as a white, shave- cream like formula infused with fine, granular exfoliating beads so that it is gentle enough to use on your face or sensitive skin, but can also be used on legs and other areas as well. The formula is not as coarse as most typical salt scrub exfoliators, but it’s one of the most effective exfoliators I’ve used.

The application is effortless, clean, and a little can go a long way. Infused with organic tea tree oil and white and black willow bark extract, the scrub invigorates the skin as it deep cleans pores, polishes away dullness, and helps eradicate ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and inflammation. This is a great all- around product for both girls and guys, and can be used on the face or body (bikini, under arms, legs, etc).

The results are amazingly smooth and fresh feeling, and it preps skin for an incredibly close shave. The first time I used the Exfoliating Scrub before shaving, I could not believe how smooth my legs were- they almost felt like they had been waxed (minus the pain, price, and effort)!

 

The Exfoliating Scrub is $18.95 and available online via www.gomyskin.com.

 

Guest post by Antonia Rutter

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February 14, 2017

Clyde Haygood styles Demi Lovato for the 2017 Grammys

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At Sunday night’s 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Demi Lovato’s hair made a sultry statement.
Inspiration: Clyde was inspired by Demi’s sexy crocheted Julien McDonald gown to create long, loose mermaid waves

Step-by-step tips on how to recreate her look:

  • To start, apply a golf ball sized amount of John Frieda Frizz Ease  Dream Curls Air-Dry Waves Styling Foam section to section, from root to tip, throughout wet hair
  • For longer hair like Demi’s, apply product liberally to ensure hair is completely saturated with the foam
  • Allow hair to air dry–in this case, during the duration of makeup application–gently scrunching pieces during the drying process
  • Once dry, take a 3/4 inch curling iron and bend strategic pieces throughout the hair, enhancing and defining the waves but pulling them loose as they cool for an elongated finish
  • To add sheen and the appearance of a “wet” finish, pump two palm-fulls of John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Six Effects + Serum and work it through hair, leaving hair with a beautiful shiny finish to glisten under the lights on the red carpet and the stage
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February 14, 2017

Marcia Hamilton styles Tinashe for the 2017 Grammys

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At Sunday night’s Grammys red carpet, Tinashe’s hair says she is bold and unapologetic.
Inspiration: As Tinashe usually wears her hair down to perform, Marcia wanted something off her face and her shoulders for the red carpet–but edgier than the usual braid.

Step-by-step tips on how to recreate her look:

  • To prep below blowing dry, apply a cocktail of  John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Six Effects +  Serum  and John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Styling Creme to wet hair
  • Blow dry hair straight almost entirely with a paddle brush, but concentrate on lifting hair at the roots but blowdrying with a round boar-bristly brush
  • If necessary, use a flatiron to give hair an even sleeker look, with exception of any face framing pieces
  • Pin two curls on either side of the head and let them set
  • Take a triangular piece of hair in the center of the back of the head, separate into two pieces and knot
  • Continue to pull pieces of hair from the sides of the head and knot in the back, creating a series of knots from the center of the head down the neck
  • After all hair as been gathered and knotted, twirl the bottom of the hair, twist it up and pin in the back
  • Release the pinned curls in the front of the head, brush them out, and finish by applying a light amount of John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Styling Creme
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February 13, 2017

Queen Sugar Stars Carry Tyler Ellis at NAACP AWARDS

LOS ANGELES –  February 12, 2017 – Rutina Wesley and Dawn Lyen Gardner carried Tyler Ellis clutches this weekend (www.tylerellis.com).
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Rutina Wesley arrives at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 11: Actress Rutina Wesley arrives at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Queen Sugar star Rutina Wesley was photographed carrying Tyler Ellis’ Lee Clutch in White with Swarovski Crystal (price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com) at the NAACP Awards yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles.
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner arrives at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 11: Actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner arrives at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Queen Sugar star Dawn Lyen Gardner accented her navy gown with her Tyler Ellis Lee Clutch in Silver Stingray (price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com) at the NAACP Awards yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles.
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February 13, 2017

Celebrities shine carrying Tyler Ellis Clutches

LOS ANGELES –  February 12, 2017 – Viola Davis, Kimberly Faichild and Uzo Aduba,  carried Tyler Ellis clutches this weekend (www.tylerellis.com).
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Fences star Viola Davis carried Tyler Ellis’Lee Clutch with Swarovski Crystal (price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com) to the BAFTA Awards earlier today in London.
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Little Big Town’s Kimberly Fairchild accented her purple gown with Tyler Ellis’ Lee Clutch ($1,495, www.tylerellis.com) at the Grammy Awards earlier today in Los Angeles..
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 11:  Uzo Aduba arrives at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

PASADENA, CA – FEBRUARY 11: Uzo Aduba arrives at the 48th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 11, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Orange Is The New Black star Uzo Aduba went for a monochromatic look accenting her black gown with Tyler Ellis’ Lee Clutch in Black ($1,495, www.tylerellis.com) at theNAACP Awards yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles.
 images: www.gettyimages.com.
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February 13, 2017

Macadamia Professional…Ultra Rich and ultra Fantastic

Shampoo-ConditionerMacadamia Professional Collection is a Haircare line I can’t live without.  I have been using Macadamia Professional for quite some time now with excellent results

There are three types available in the collection: Weightless Moisture, Nourishing Moisture and Ultra Rich Moisture and all 3 come in a Shampoo, Conditioner and Masque. Right now, I am using Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. I love how my hair feels after using this product. I love the softness, shine and volume. Ultra Rich Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner is perfect for my hair type which is  thick and wavy.

Formulated with “exclusive Pro Oil Complex of Macadamia and Argan Oils’ ” this amazing shampoo and conditioner hydrates, strengthens and controls frizz which is a plus!!!  If I let my hair air dry, I have soft bouncy curls everytime.

  • Ultra Rich Moisture Shampoo contains:

    • Macadamia Oil — rich in nourishing Omega 7, 5 and 3 fatty acids that promote healthy hair
    • Argan Oil — rich in Omega 9 fatty acid that helps to repair and strengthen hair
    • Mongongo Oil — rich in linoleic acid which provides superior hydration

    I always use conditioner and Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Contitioner is the perfect compliment to the shampoo. The conditioner  contains Silk Amino Acids plus a blend of Vitamins A, C and E  which strengthens and improves elasticity.

    Ultra Rich Moisture Conditioner contains:

    • Macadamia Oil — rich in nourishing Omega 7, 5 and 3 fatty acids that promote healthy hair
    • Argan Oil — rich in Omega 9 fatty acid that helps to repair and strengthen hair
    • Mongongo Oil — rich in linoleic acid which provides superior hydration
    • Silk Amino Acids and Vitamins A, C and E — promotes tensile strength and improves elasticity

    Still feel you hair needs added moisture? Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Masque will solve that problem. Use one or two times a week to add additional moisture to your scalp and hair. Simply apply after shampooing and leave on for 5 to 10 mins. Rinse, style and see how gorgeous your hair will look and feel after using this hair care product.

    You can find Macadamia Professional Hair care at Ulta Beauty and at  MacadamiaHair.com

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