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In 52 days we will find out who the next Miss USA will be. The 51 contestants of the 2013 edition of Miss USA have been selected. One state title-holder will win the Miss USA crown and opportunity to compete in Miss Universe. If you want to see your state representative and scope out the competition, click here.
Miss USA 2012, Nana Meriwether will give up her crown on June 16th at 9PM ET on NBC for the 2013 MISS USA® Competition LIVE from PH Live in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Random Fact: This year’s batch is composed of 23 blondes, 27 brunettes and one redhead.
Random Wish: I hope they continue with the special guest performance for the Final Look versus the Evening Gown competition. I like to see the final-five have fun with the performer. Last year’s performance with Akon, I enjoyed Miss Maryland and Miss Rhode Island having a ball while an unnamed contestant not sure if she was trying to appear demure but it translated on camera as cold and frigid.
Random Youtube Request: I would like them to make longer editing footage of the makeup, hair and swimsuit sponsorship. I appreciate the talk of the product and that could take a minute, but I also enjoy really good quotes about the philosophy of beauty the contestants have.
I’m most excited for the glamour shots. Last year’s Grecian Goddess theme was amazing. Take a look at the video below for a Throwback Thursday clip.
Beyonce has unveiled a video to her H&M debut featuring the singer/actress/pop-icon being gone-with-the-wind-fabulous on the beach. She looks beautiful and the “Standing on the Sun” music is one I hope isn’t just background music but rather a certified track because as perfect as she looks on the beach, it’s a perfect track for summer. Check out the video below.
I’m excited to see Selena Gomez perform at the MTV Movie Awards. The SpringBreakers starlet tweeted “MTV Movie Awards tonight I am so excited and nervous for the performance tonight”. I’m even more excited for her video of her latest single “Come and Get It.” The single off her upcoming album seems to draw some inspiration from India, so I’m more interested in the beauty shots to come with. Gomez released a teaser of her video which can be viewed below.
…You find out you’re allergic to the latex in Band-Aids. I’ve been using Band-Aids to aid in me not losing my navel rings when I go hiking. Which is actually a good tip but only if you are either not allergic to the product you are using- or- if you use a latex-free version. Apparently, this allergy is not uncommon but generally shows up when the band-aid is wet (I was sweating). Oh well, I hope it heals up quick.
Candice Glover did an amazing job last night performing “Lovesong” on American Idol. So amazing that I don’t need to recap Mariah throwing glitter onto Glover, or the endless bowing by the handsome Keith Urban, or the very long but deserved standing ovation. However, did anyone else notice the demonic voice on the subsequent videos of Glover’s performance. It didn’t bother me enough to stop replaying it because Glover’s performance was just that good. But when I heard it on Idol’s official Youtube, I was like “oh this isn’t some random person adding his/hers–or satan’s– own little diddy to the performance” this is–and apparently really is– an audio f*ck-up.
My theory is one of the sound guys wants to be a heavy metal singer and added his own ad-libs unknowingly to the performance because he didn’t realize the mic on him was own.
Remember when Christina Aguilera was X-Tina. I loved my overly processed hair to bits with my “chocolate” lowlights. I’m pretty sure my favorite eyeshadow in my “Dirrty” phase was Urban Decay’s Black Dog (literally the blackest matte eyeshadow I’ve ever owned). Sigh… I think my turning point was when I was heading out of the house and I had this conversation with my roommate.
LiLo: Where are you going?
Lilo: You look like a stripper.
Me: Going to work? or going for a run? (I quickly asssesed my outfit to make sure I didn’t forget to put on my yoga pants and tank… I didn’t)
Lilo: No, like a stripper going to exercise.
Me: (Being ever-so-optimistic) Well, at least I don’t look like I’m going to the pole. That would be bad.
P.S. I still think this is one of my favorite looks. Because I always had so much fun getting ready. I don’t drink or care to “party like a rockstar” so my favorite part of going out has always been playing music and getting ready.
I have been eating it all wrong.
How do YOU eat xiao long bao? We got together with Kristie and Clarissa from 626 Foodettes to make a fun video on the different ways they eat XLB. Learn how to eat XLB the “proper” way, or get inspired to try the more “fun” ways to eat those delicious soup dumplings.
The mystery behind the #BeyHereNow is over and the “BeyHive” can feast on Beyonce past and now. Also included in Beyonce’s first single off her yet to be titled album “Grown Woman” which was produced by Timberland and will be released Monday, April 8th. Watch Beyoncé create a fresh, never-before-seen dance routine as she Lives For Now.
In any business that involves at team, especially in fashion, entertainment, but even in corporate offices, you are only as strong as your “weakest link”. Supermodel Jourdan Dunn, shared her experience with racism in the modeling world with one particular makeup artist and when asked to offer more information about her interaction, Dunn responded with logic. “Here’s my thing, if you’re a makeup artist you should be able to do any type. And if you’re a hairstylist you should be able to do any type of hair. It’s just hair, it’s just skin. You need to know your stuff.”
This means, if you are a photographer, hair stylist, or makeup artist. You don’t ever want to lose a job or rebooking because you limit who your client can hire as a model.
You love Jada Pinkett Smith just a little more. I love the mother, actress, singer for a multitude of reasons but, her response about “blended” families, made me love her just a little bit more. “When I married Will, I knew Trey was part of the package…Period! If I didn’t want that…I needed to marry someone else. Then I learned if I am going to love Trey…I had to learn to love the most important person in the world to him…his mother. And the two of us may not have always LIKED each other… but we have learned to LOVE each other.”
Jada has been known to speak her mind and soul through her social network. This is how information technology truly becomes a blessing.
Lauren Conrad is no stranger to dip-dyed color hues in her hair. But while in India for the Hindu Festival the blonde, was covered in pigment that left the starlet saying “So apparently it doesn’t wash out… Looks like I’m sporting pink locks for the rest of this trip.”
Honey Hint: I’m usually sporting highlights and blonde. If you’re ever doing The Color Run and you have blonde or even a lighter shade of brown that you don’t want being stained by the pigments thrown at you, prep your hair prior before going on the run by saturating it with Coconut Oil. Not only is it a great conditioner but it aids in loosening pigment but also acts as a barrier that prevents the color from staining post-shampoo.
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You may have noticed the flurry of red equal signs taking over Facebook and Twitter. The Human Rights Campaign, which advocates equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, has been promoting an image of a pink equal sign over a red background instead of its traditional blue-and-yellow logo to mobilize supporters online since the Supreme Court began its hearings on gay marriage in Washington. But did you also notice some of your favorite brands and television shows also throwing their support to the consumers, employees and fans of their products? Brands like, Budweiser, Smirnoff, Rain Cosmetics, and shows like True Blood threw their support in the ring over the past week with photos on their social media outlets.
For me, I can appreciate companies that give back to causes that are inclusive whether it be for the environment, education, LGBT causes, etc. Reason being, because whether the company is new or have been around for decades, it’s nice to feel that you are consuming something that shares your ethics or at the very least isn’t something that conflicts against your feelings. While some companies have increased the loyalty of their fan-base by being divisive, they have lost fans and alienated those who may have thought to one day be employed by them, consume or otherwise use their brand.
I don’t drink, but since Bud Light showed their support, I might actually smile playing the DD role when driving a Bud Light drinker while I’m wearing my Rain Cosmetics eyeliner, waiting to go home to watch True Blood while I figure out which signature Smirnoff creation I want at my wedding.
So while perusing the web. I noticed InStyle magazine was having a twitter party with Disney darling Bella Thorne. Now, I sort of live my life being “hater”-free by not spewing hate and so I can ignore any hate around me (because what is in you always comes out and the let’s just say it’s always better if sh-t comes bottom out). That said, I do have certain topics of conversation that annoy me with certain people. Sort of like, I would be very confused if Oprah were to ask Sasquatch about shaving and hygiene. Sometimes I notice a group of 35+ flock to a cover of let’s say Nina Dobrev featuring that she is going to share her biggest “skin secret”… oooh drama… I hope you realize this beautiful actress is 24… oooh burn… No, not really burn but, I hope what you are gathering from me is to always put things in perspective. For the record, Bella Thorne is 15 years old so maybe asking her about wrinkles won’t be something I suggest. However, maybe ask questions about makeup, body image, what/how she is doing, dyslexia, and just a few other topics that–keyword– she reasonably could share her knowledge on. Maybe a few body image quotes to share with your sister or daughter and maybe gather what she knows about makeup and photography and apply it to your own routine (I think Thorne would have a lot of good behind-the-scenes knowledge and tips about makeup and hair because of her experience in the industry). So ask away on twitter with the details below and armed with the preface above.
Ariana Grande is an actress and a singer. While I haven’t really watched much Nickelodeon since “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, I have much respect to give to gals to look like they would handover their spare tampon to a girl in emergency rather than eat a tampon and look like an emergency. Anyway without getting too sidetrack, Grande’s single “The Way” is a cute song that has a slight 90s R&B sound with a pop twist, and I like it that way. (This will be on of my cool down songs) Watch the video for “They Way” below.
Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, Miss USA, Nana Meriwether, and Miss Teen USA, Logan West, put their crowns aside and talk about real life in a webisode entitled “Crown Aside”. I guess it’s where the beauty queens become girls… you know “Hey Girl! It’s Olivia, Nana, and Lo-Wizzy!”–cue coffee mugs, sweaters, and ponytails. I’m not throwing shade, I actually love their relaxed care-free fresh faced looks. In this episode, they talk about texting and “poop”. It’s cute and funny. Check out the video below.
…you fall on your ass. But I binged on 16 croissants today because someone decided to bring me a tray full, so mud was not going to stop me from getting my sweat on.
Conditions at Koko Head today are cloudy, muddy and wet with a high chance of falling on your ass. But that is when you turn up a throwback: Christina Aguilera feat Redman “Dirty”… “If you ain’t dirty/You ain’t here to party”
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou