Milani Cosmetics® Launches the #Milani Makers Campaign

In honor of 20 years of creativity, individuality and attainability, Milani Cosmetics® is proud to announce the Milani Makers™ Campaign, celebrating the community that has inspired the brand since its inception. The campaign illustrates the spirit of Milani through its brand advocates, the Milani Makers, who are innovators, creators, culture shakers, risk takers, equality seekers and boundary breakers. They strive to bring beauty into the world and leave it better than they found it.

Milani Cosmetics is a market leader in the color cosmetics industry, creating prestige quality makeup at an affordable price. Milani was founded in 2001 by an art teacher in Los Angeles who fell in love with the culture and creativity of the community but was frustrated by a lack of diversity in the drugstore makeup aisles. Today, Milani is known for their iconic Baked Blush™, Make it Last™ Setting Sprays, and Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer™.

Our Milani Makers inspire us each day to continue to create products that make luxury accessible for all,” stated Mary van Praag, CEO of Milani Cosmetics. “On our 20th anniversary, it was important for us to recognize and support those who have always supported us. We are excited to elevate this dynamic group of innovative and passionate individuals.”

To kick off the campaign, the brand will make donations to seven non-profit organizations. Each organization was chosen by a Milani Maker and represents the brand’s mission to support causes that are changing the world. Milani Makers will continue to raise awareness of these causes via content on Instagram.

“I’m proud to be named a Milani Maker and to partner with a brand that has always been devoted to individuality and creating quality, cruelty-free makeup at an affordable price. Thanks to Milani, I am able to give back to The Blue Mountain Humane Society who is doing amazing things for the animals in my community,” said Rocio Soria (@rocioxsoria).

Throughout the year, Milani will continue to celebrate and highlight its many Milani Makers with social content and giveaways. To learn more or participate, simply use #MilaniMakers for a chance to be featured on the brand’s social channels. Visit www.milanicosmetics.com or @milanicosmetics on Instagram and TikTok.

About Milani Cosmetics 

Inspired by art, diversity and attainability, Los Angeles-based Milani Cosmetics® is a market leader within the color cosmetics industry, creating prestige quality makeup at an affordable price. The brand is dedicated to providing luxe for all – luxury that is inclusive, not exclusive. Milani® has amassed a devoted, multicultural following of artists, change-makers and forward-thinking creators, also known as Milani Makers™, and for over 20 years has been devoted their absolute individuality and freedom to express their authentic selves. All products are proudly cruelty-free and do not contain parabens, phthalates or formaldehyde.

We Are Milani, Luxe for All ™.

JUNE AMBROSE & KIM KIMBLE JOIN TODAY’S #BETHOUSEPARTY IG LIVE

BET is engaging and supporting fans during the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of its daily curated content series, #BETHouseParty, designed to inspire, entertain, inform and empower our community. The BET Digital live series features programming ranging from musical performances and DJ sets to master classes, lifestyle hacks and more. #BETHouseParty joins ViacomCBS’ social distancing campaign #AloneTogether in partnership with the Ad Council and the U.S. government to support fans during the global pandemic. The series kicked off on IG Live, yesterday March 29, with the Grammy-award winning, Kirk Franklin, who presented an unforgettable praise party with special guests award-winning producer and best-selling author, DeVon Franklin, and award-winning gospel singer Erica Campbell. For the daily #BETHouseParty schedule, updates, and to join the conversation follow @BET.

Today, March 30, #BETHouseParty will feature ‘Real Talk,’ a conversation, with legendary stylist June Ambrose (@juneAmbrose) at 3 PM ET, and celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble (@KimbleHaircare) at 3:35 PM ET who will both share some of their go-to tips and lessons they both have learned over their expansive career.

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This week the series will feature a COVID-related health and wellness Q & A with Dr. Arabia Mollette, which will be followed by a dance/fitness class and more!

 

February Fab Finds Checklist: Pastel Suits, Asymmetrical Shawl, Plaid Dress, and Leather Pants

Real fashion starts on the streets.  To better explain, there’s something about a woman that can mix pieces in her closet and create a magazine-worthy look.

Having a great sense of style doesn’t require an endless bank account.  It’s merely training the eye to select quality clothing and accessories.

Die-hard fashionista’s share endless wardrobe inspiration on both Instagram and Pinterest.

Take a look at the pictures below to create your own street-style look!

Pastel Suit
Asymmetrical Shawl
Snakeskin Booties
Plaid Dress
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Leather Pants
Logo Totebag
Glitter Leggings
Pink Suit

Most Shopped Influencer Products of 2018 #LIKEtoKNOWit

LIKEtoKNOWit – today’s leading shopping app to search real products, styled by real people – took a look back and is excited to announce the “most shopped influencer products of 2018” as part of their 2018 LIKEtoKNOWit Awards!

Featured Photo from CREEPERS & CUPCAKES 

As many of you may know, LIKEtoKNOWit features fashion, fitness, home, family and beauty content.

See below for 2018’s most popular products!

SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande

Global superstar and recording artist, Ariana Grande reveals a new seductively irresistible scent, SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande. The newest pillar of her top selling fragrance collection in creation with LUXE Brands launches exclusively at UTLA in July 2016.

As a force to be reckoned with, Grande shows no sign of slowing down. In the past year, the beloved artist has more than doubled her loyal Instagram following to over 79 million globally, making her one of TIME’s Most Influential People of 2016. Her critically acclaimed third studio album, Dangerous Woman, reached number one on iTunes in over 70 countries and was the number 1 selling album in the world for the week of its release. Grande’s growing list of successes includes a double-platinum album, two Grammy nominations, and following her latest album, she is the first artist in Billboard Hot 100 history to have the lead single of each of her first three albums debut in the top 10.

For her next beauty venture, Grande shares a delightful daydream sure to consume her growing family of fans around the world.  SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande is a tempting twist on the original debut fragrance that captures a new sexy wink of the popstar’s ever evolving confidence and style. An extension of her personal expression, every element of the decadent scent carries Grande’s seductively flirtatious character with hints of sugary playfulness throughout the fragrance story. With the launch of SWEET LIKE CANDY by Ariana Grande, the starlet could not be more excited to treat fans to her newest fragrance passion.

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THE FRAGRANCE

A luscious burst of sugar-frosted blackberry and juicy Italian bergamot sparkles with sweet addiction, while creamy cashmere woods whipped with a delicate touch of pink floralcy will keep you coming back for more. The final wink is sure to delight with velvety layers of crème de cassis, fluffy marshmallow and sexy vanilla blended together to leave a head turning, alluring trail.

Sweet Addiction (TOP)

Blackberry

Italian Bergamot

Pear

 

Delightfully Dangerous (HEART)

Jasmine Sambac

Plummeria

Dewy honeysuckle

 

Sexy Wink (DRY DOWN)

Crème de cassis

Marshmallow

Cashmere woods

Sexy Vanilla

 

THE DESIGN
The striking bottle is delectably dipped in a ballet pink, matte candy coating. Adorned with a fluffy almost whipped cotton candy pom pom, the jewel like bottle transforms into a feminine confectionary delight for the senses.

The carton alludes to the unique finish of the bottle with vibrant art-deco lettering collaged around an alluringly sweet and sexy portrait of Ariana. The sultry image paired with the fresh, bright letters capture the essence of both Ariana and SWEET LIKE CANDY’s sexy yet playful nature. For a personal touch, each carton is sealed with Ariana’s lip print and signature.

THE PRODUCTS
Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 fl. oz./100ml $59.00
Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 fl. oz./50 ml $49.00
Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.0 fl. oz./30ml $39.00
Eau de Parfum Rollerball, .34 fl. oz./10 ml $20.00
Hair Mist with Pom Pom Hair Tie 5.0 fl. oz./150 ml (ULTA exclusive) $20.00

All prices are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices in US dollars.

Available at UTLA.com starting July 20, 2016.

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ABOUT ARIANA GRANDE

Within less than a year, ARIANA GRANDE captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice—first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.

Yours Truly yielded the game-changing pop smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, which went triple-platinum, landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and seized #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. Meanwhile, the platinum-selling My Everything garnered a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and spawned the six times-platinum hit “Problem.” Upon the single’s release, ARIANA became “the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week,” while the song ranked as the 5th “highest digital song debut for a female artist” and 9th highest ever. Moreover, it debuted at #1 in 85 countries, topping the iTunes Overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks. During release week, My Everything was #1 on Spotify as ARIANA personally rose to #1 on Billboard‘s Artists 100 chart. She also became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs—”Problem,” “Break Free” featuring Zedd, and “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J—in the Top 6 of the Digital Songs Chart. “Bang Bang” went platinum and was Grammy-nominated for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” By the end of the year, she landed four songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the most of any artist in 2014 ARIANA has enjoyed five Hot 100 Top 10 smashes.

In 2013, she was named “Best New Artist” at the American Music Awards. Other accolades followed with ARIANA winning “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards 2014, the “Young Influencer Award” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the “Radio Disney Chart Topper Award,” “Choice Female Artist” and “Choice Single” “Problem” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and more. At the 2014 MTV VMAS, “Problem” was named “Best Pop Video” as well. In November, ARIANA took home the award for “Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock” at the 2015 American Music Awards.

2016 sees her release her mega-anticipated third full-length album, Dangerous Woman, driven by the title track which captured #1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release.  “Dangerous Woman” also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums.

 

ABOUT LUXE BRANDS

LUXE Brands is a prestige beauty company with a portfolio of brands distributed in over 70 countries. The company launched the JOY FOREVER fragrance in North America in 2014, reinvigorating the renowned JEAN PATOU fragrance brand, which includes the extraordinary classic scents, JOY, 1000, and Sublime. The company’s growing beauty portfolio includes, top dermatologic skincare brand DDF, and a newly signed licensing agreement to develop a fragrance portfolio under renowned sun care brand Hawaiian Tropic. In May 2015, LUXE Brands also acquired Frederic Fekkai in a joint venture with Designer Parfums, forming Fekkai Brands, LLC, and in September 2015 it will launch the highly anticipated Ariana Grande fragrance.

 

Culinary Trends For Healthy Food

It’s not only in the fashion world that we see trends but also in the culinary world too. If you are not up to date on the latest fashions in food, then read on for a simple breakdown and some advice on how they could help you be healthier.

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5:2 Diet Plan

5:2 is the most recent trend in food that people are raving about at the moment. It a fasting diet, where you consume under 500 calories for two days of the week and eat as normal for the rest of the time. This way of fasting is said to kick the body out of fat storage mode while allowing you to eat regular meals.

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Some people do two full days of eating only 500 calories. While only eating 500 calories in a day might seem pretty grim, you are not completely starving yourself. There are some tasty and filling soups, salads and frittatas that you can still enjoy, even on a fast day. Just make sure that you count your calories.

Some People choose to spread their fast out through the whole week. This process is known as intermittent fasting and comprises of regular ‘eating windows’. Basically, you have a window in each day that you can eat in, but you are not to consume anything outside of that time. It usually last about 6 hours so many people skip breakfast and use the time when they are asleep to make up the rest of their 18-hour fast time. This is a lot easier because when you are asleep, you are not going to feel hungry.

Clean eating

Clean eating is also popular with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Silverstone, and Jessica Alba. In fact, Paltrow is so committed to the cause that she has written several cook books on the subject including “It’s all good” and “It’s all easy,” which you can purchase here.

Clean eating focuses on cutting out any processed food. This is because processed food often contains lots of sugar, fat, and additives that make it taste nice, but doesn’t need to be there. That means if you are eating a lot of processed food you are taking a significant amount of bad stuff into your body when you don’t  need to. By switching to clean eating, your body gets more of the proper nutrients it needs and less of the bad stuff that is harmful to it.

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For the most part cleaning eating requires you to prepare and cook the food yourself to avoid these ‘dirty’ additives. However, you can, of course, eat healthy whole snacks like popcorn, and raw fruit and veg. Some companies are now also selling prepared products that follow the clean eating ideal. One such company is Hampton Creek, who are trying to change the food industry from the ground up. You can check them out on YouTube where you can discover what goes into their products. There are also some nice recipe ideas for clean dinners that you have to try.

Paleo

The paleo diet has been all over social media in the last few months and has been trending hard on both Pinterest and Instagram. If you are still in the dark about this food trend, the basic premise is that you can only eat food that would have been available to a caveman. So that means sugar, cereals, dairy and beans and pulses are out. This leaves meat, vegetables, fats, nuts and fruits on the menu.

It’s based on the idea that as the world became industrialized, we humans, started to eat a lot of stuff that we are not meant to. Stuff like refined sugar, cow’s milk and the like. Our bodies were never designed to eat or digest this stuff properly so going back to a caveman diet will reset our bodies to optimum health.

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While it sounds pretty strict, some of the more clever cooks have been adapting everyday recipes to the paleo diet so it’s not as hard to stick to as its sounds. You can actually have brownies, cheese cakes, cupcakes and cookies on this diet. The only thing you need to do is replace the flour and sugar with honey, white beans and avocados.

Carb free

Another trend in food that has been popular is to cut out carbs altogether. This one you have probably already heard of as it has been around a while and was popularized with the famous Atkins diet.

Atkins got some quite controversial press as it seemed that people were losing weight while still eating fat. But doctors did point out that a pure protein diet it’s pretty harsh on the liver, not to mention the problem of subcutaneous fat. So it’s had a bit of an overhaul, and now there are four stages, which gradually reintroduce a reduced amount of carb into your diet. Atkins recommend that you judge for yourself and see how much carbohydrate your body is comfortable with to keep you at your optimum weight.

Despite The controversy, many people use a low carb diet it to control their weight, especially people with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Up to 5 million women in the US may have POCOS, many of them undiagnosed. In this syndrome, the insulin levels are often higher that then need to be and the body reacts badly to sugar and refined carbs. This can cause a sugar addiction. This is where the person will crave sugar. What happens is when they consume that sugar it won’t be processed right be the body. So the sugar levels will fall quickly into the bloodstream, and then they end up feeling like they want some more. By taking themselves out of the sugar cycle, people with PCOS can stabilise their insulin levels. This allows them to maintain healthy weight much more easily and can help prevent the onset of diabetes.

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Some people don’t go as far as following the Atkins all the way,  but compromise with only eating carbs at lunch or breakfast. In this way, your body has a greater chance at processing them as you are active through the day. Instead of instantly converting them to fat, during the sedentary evening period.  

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House of CB Los Angeles Opening – Private Launch Party

The cool kids attended House of CB private launch party last night.  House of CB is an international brand, dedicated to creating apparel for women with killer curves.  Celebrities are seen wearing several of their dresses and graced various style magazines.

With the launch of their new location in Los Angeles, fashion girls can now partake in their hot designs!

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Photos are from Instagram

Beyonce Halftime Performance Look

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Beyonce put on a flawless performance tonight!  Her outfit was amazing; wearing a studded leather jacket, bodysuit, and fishnet stockings.

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Beyonce continuously reminds us (in every way)…SHE RUNS THE WORLD!  The performer also announced her new upcoming Formation Tour.