Social Media has always had it’s fair share of dare I say viral trends and tags but, the latest trend engulfing the Youtube Beauty network, has really gotten blogs talking, taking the palettes and brushes from your favorite beauty guru’s hands such as MakeupByLeina, and putting the cosmetics into the hands (and control) of their boyfriend. One of my favorite uploads was from SunKissAlba with her boyfriend Manny. SunKissAlba takes the role of a client while Manny plays up the role of a Make-up artist (hilariously!…..”shes like you know, don’t be mad cause you didn’t put a ring on it”) Watch the full video below and see the results, don’t forget to subscribe to SunKissBeauty who is actually a very talented and beautiful beauty buff, and in case you’re wondering Manny’s services are ‘booked for the rest of the year’.
Although Beyonce has been steadily working to make her next album debut in June, she also made way to the studio to re-record her classic B’Day hit ‘Get Me Bodied’ all for a good cause. Joining First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce have teamed up with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation in the fight against childhood obesity and promote the Let’s Move initiative. Check out a behind the scenes look featuring Beyonce talking about the youth and health, then check out how you can move your body along with Beyonce’s reworking of her hit.
Middle schools across the nation will learn dance moves and be part of a nation-wide flashmob event in May.
Baiyu’s EP, as previously stated, offers a double-dose of giving. Baiyu’s EP is a gift to her fans but also is an act of giving. Baiyu is offering her EP free to all her fans on her official site. Fans can download the album completely free of charge, but have the option to name their price. The price you name for good music, will be donated to Japanese aid relief organizations. Baiyu explains “There is a heartfelt reason why although Fan Fair is meant to be a free download, you also have the option to donate any amount that you’d like towards the project with no minimum. No, this donation is not for me – it’s for a much bigger cause. The tsunami and earthquake tragedy in Japan has, and continues to impact so many people that I couldn’t just stand by without at least trying to make a difference. With that said, 100% of the proceeds from Fan Fair will go towards Japanese aid relief organizations. This way, not only do I get to share my music with you, we get to share a little bit of love and support to the people of Japan.”
‘Take A Number (feat. Fred the Godson)’: This track is a Baiyu club classic featuring heavy up-tempo beats that features an almost a militant/band chorus.
‘Secret Lover’: One of Baiyu’s sexier tracks which combines a mix of haunting yet inviting lyrics with Baiyu’s vocal abilities. It’s one of those tracks you add to the end of your playlist while you’re getting your makeup on before you go out to help amp up that Jessica Rabbit feel, a bit of mystery with lots of sex appeal.
‘Together’: This track is definitely for those in love, or just love to love. From the lyrics to Baiyu’s soulful voice, this track is one of my favorites in my entire Itunes collection. It’s the type of song where maybe you had a little argument with your significant other and they go off to work, and then you listen to this song midday while you’re cleaning or painting your nails, and next thing you know you’re all giddy waiting for your honey to come home.
‘Gone’: This track is opposite from ‘Together’ emotionally, but on par vocally, this is the type of song you listen to when you and your Boo have an argument in the morning, and then you listen to this song midday while you’re cleaning or crying, and next thing you know you’re packing whosever belongings whose name is not on the lease. It’s like a Big Sister song, when you need an extra push to just say ‘this relationship is just too complicated’. It’s a beautiful ballad which perfectly incorporates and highlights Baiyu’s vocal range.
‘Alter Ego’: Morning Song!! For those who know me a little more personally, I love morning songs. A morning song to me, helps put me in a mood for how I want to start my day. Although it definitely has a clear message in regards to interpersonal relationships. If you broaden that scope a bit, it does celebrate the Alter Ego, meaning ‘when the suit comes on’ or when you’re out with your girls, you have a different side with no apologies. Love it!
Overall: Baiyu’s latest EP Fan Fair is an excellent collection of work featuring great vocals, amazing beats, and intoxicating lyrics. Additionally, the EP not only showcases Baiyu’s range but her heart as well, from her dedication to her fans to her commitment to humanity. Baiyu is an amazing artist and individual and please check out her EP on her official site to download for free with a great option to donate any amount of your choosing to help those in Japan. You may also choose to purchase the EP through Itunes .
Carol’s Daughter already has the creme of brand ambassadors which include singer Mary J. Blige and actress Jada Pinkett Smith. But, the latest class of spokeswomen are taking on a representation of the clientele Carol’s Daughter has; which is multi-racial. The brand itself caters to a variety of backgrounds which is why the choice of singers’ Cassie and Solange Knowles, as well as, model Selita Ebanks, make a perfect combination for the next phase in growth of Carol’s Daughter and celebrating the beauty of blending.“They will serve as cultural ambassadors in bringing forth this acceptance that the definition of beauty is now colorless,” said Steve Stoute. “There are no longer boxes of white, black, Latina, Asian. More and more women are checking the other box.” Cassie, who is of black and Filipina descent, or Ebanks, who has Jamaican, Irish, Indian and African heritage and grew up in the Cayman Islands. Knowles is of African-American and French Creole descent.
The first campaign features the Monai Repairing Collection (a nourishing three-step hair system) which launches on carolsdaughter.com and in Sephora stores May 1. “Carol’s Daughter doesn’t have just one direct demographic,” said Ebanks. “Solange’s hair is a different texture than mine; so is Cassie’s. Our skin and body types are different. Today, people are blended, and I think the three of us are a prime example. Women in my family range from vanilla to the deepest chocolate.”
Miss Jamaica, Yendi Phillipps is a global beauty who is not only a history-making trendsetter and proud Jamaican, she is also positive role model who represents true beauty and real character. Phillipps recently debuted her cropped and natural hair, showcasing her beautiful curls and bone structure.
Phillipps detailed in a less-cryptic and more-poetic message of beauty and details of her cut.
“To be free of what society tells you to be,
as you were created,
Rid of the face mask painted,
no chemicals to strip my mane,
returned to the kinks & curls of my DNA,
…This is me…as I was made to be… a beauty
B.E.A.U.T.Y.- Being exceptional and unique through you
(for those asking:my hair will be donated to locks for love)”
Just when you thought the dance was over, Kate Upton pulls a Beyonce and does the ‘Dougie’, courtside by fellow Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Damaris Lewis. Upton has a strong following of her candid twitter-pic updates as well as an appreciation with her work in Sports Illustrated, Beach Bunny Swimwear, and Victoria’s Secret. At only 18-years-old, the model has made a viral video of a dance that has gone viral in many ways than one. Check out Upton teaching you how to ‘Dougie’ below.
Rima Fakih joins a round of wrestling hopefuls to compete for a contract with WWE. Fakih has previously appeared on Monday Night Raw but is now joining the reality television circuit by competing amongst other contestants to become the next WWE Superstar. Famed wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin hosts WWE Tough Enough, which premieres tonight following Monday Night Raw featuring Duane “The Rock” Johnson at 11:05/10:05C. Check out a promo snippet of the reigning Miss USA as she takes off her crown to step into the ring.
Joining Fakih in the ring is a woman who is no stranger to reality television or wrestling. Michelle Deighton, 25, has been confirmed as a contestant on Tough Enough. She was once an aspiring model appearing alongside Tyra Banks on America’s Next Top Model in 2005 and is the wife of Survivor contestant Jonny Fairplay. Deighton has experience in the ring, making an appearance on the November 11, 2005 episode of SmackDown!.