Trevor Jackson Takes To The Ocean In New Video ‘Puddles’

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Trevor Jackson is back with a new video, surfing and crooning about love in the new video for “Puddles.” Directed by Jackson himself, the video for “Puddles” is a water-filled, wavy surf experience. The actor-singer also gives viewers a quick guitar moment and, in a nod to R&B videos of the past, sings in the […]

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Bella Hadid Dyed Her Hair Dirty Blonde and Looks So Much Like Gigi: Photos

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Bella Hadid just debuted a new, dirty blonde hair color, getting back to her natural blonde roots and looking even more like her sister Gigi Hadid. She shared the photo of her new blonde shade on Instagram.

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The Wait Is Over’: Keri Hilson Announces New Music For Summer 2019

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Keri Hilson is ready for her big comeback to the music scene! The “Knock You Down” singer took to her Instagram on Monday to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her successful first album In A Perfect World, while also surprising fans with the news that she plans on releasing new music this summer. “Today […]

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Family Demands Questions After Maine Community Says 22-Year-Old Black Muslim’s Death Could Be A Hate Crime

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The Muslim community in Portland, Maine, is looking to the police to provide answers in the shooting death of a 22-year-old Black Muslim man who was killed on the evening of March 16. Right now, faith leaders and family members say they are frustrated and disappointed by the lack of answers. According to The Portland […]

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The Wellness Essentials for Your Next Getaway

The Wellness Essentials for Your Next Getaway

Call it spring break or whatever you like, nothing says “winter is over!” quite like hitting the road (or sky or sea or rail) with these must-haves for some much-needed travel.

Whether you’re hitting the music festival circuit, mapping out a road trip or throwing all your bathing suits into a bag for a beach adventure, there are a few things no trip would be complete without. So while you’re packing that suitcase (or backpack or tote or plastic shopping bag), don’t forget to leave room for these go-anywhere self-care lifesavers.

For when you have better things to do on vacation than shower…

Dry shampoo should be a close, personal friend of yours even if you’re not hitting the festival circuit this summer. Whether you’ve overslept, are roughing it, or simply haven’t been bothered to wash your hair because of all the fun you’re having, keeping a bottle of the stuff in your travel bag will work wonders in a matter of seconds. The genius of dry shampoo is that it soaks up all the excess oil and grease in your hair, keeping it cleanish between washes without stripping away the necessary oils, with just a few spritzes and flicks of your wrist. I’m partial to R+Co’s Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist because not only does it have killer packaging, it leaves my hair feeling cleaner than regular shampoo does sometimes; it creates insane, sexy volume; it smells like you’ve just rolled around in a forest flowerbed; and it’s vegan.

For when you’re not into being eaten alive by winged insects…

If your travels include the great outdoors, it’d be wise to have bug spray at the ready. Yes, insects are a natural part of leaving the confines of four walls and a roof, but you don’t want to spend your entire trip maniacally scratching at itchy, red welts on your arms and legs (or trying to stop yourself from picking at the scabs that inevitably form after you’ve scratched). Luckily, Shen Beauty’s all-natural Bug Off is travel-friendly and keeps biters at bay thanks to a blend of plant extracts and essential oils. What’s more, not only may it deter the standard mosquitos and flies, but also bees and ticks.

For keeping it fresh while you frolic by the sea…

True, vacations are a time for relaxing, unwinding and throwing away your standard daily schedule, but maybe let’s keep using deodorant on holiday, yeah? Especially if you’re headed somewhere warm, at least for the sake of your travel companions. Whether you’re sitting on a beach or in the backseat of a hot car during a road trip, consider an aluminum- and paraben-free deodorant like this one from Humble to keep you dry and odorless.

For when you’re rocking at the musical festival but also need to stay healthy…

Hours of music across multiple stages in cute outfits? Yes, please. But as much as you’re enjoying the festival circuit, you also want to make sure you’re staying relatively healthy so you don’t, you know, pass out in a mosh pit and wake up in the medical tent. During the day, make sure you’re getting plenty of water to stay hydrated in the heat (and to replace what you’re likely sweating out with those dance moves). Glacce’s Crystal Elixir Water Bottles make for the perfect energizing accessory. Bonus: They help reduce the waste of single-use cups at the water station. And come nighttime when you’re finally ready to wind down and get at least a few hours of rest in your tent, let the Moonbeam Sleeping Beauty Kit from Andrea Garland be your ally. Spritz the chamomile mist around your head, pop in the earplugs to drown out the night owls, and then get some much-needed rest so you can be ready for the next day of music and dancing.

For when it’s all over and you need to at least look like you’re a real human…

Alas, all good things must come to an end, including spring vacations. When it’s time to reenter to real world, you don’t necessarily have to be mentally there but looking the part will go a long way. Fake a good night’s rest with the one-two punch of Baja Zen’s Eye Soother — throw the aromatherapy eye pillow in the fridge overnight so you can use it to relieve and cool puffy, tired eyes — and PYT Beauty’s Primed + Ready Mascara to open up and brighten your peepers. No one will have any idea you’re just coming off the best week of your life.

 

 

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Helped The Louvre Reach A Record Number Of Visitors Last Year

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After it smashed cultural archetypes, and yanked edges out of scalps, The Carters’ “Apesh*t” music video contributed to an increase in visitors for The Louvre. The Parisian museum saw an uptick in foreign visitors following the release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s music video, The Louvre said in a statement.  Although the museum has been a […]

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Moon Juice’s Guide to Los Angeles

Moon Juice’s Guide to Los Angeles

What to eat, see and do in and around L.A., according to Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon.

As the founder of Moon Juice in Los Angeles, Amanda Chantal Bacon has shops and studios all over town — Venice, Melrose Place, Silverlake and Culver City (where the brand has its headquarters). But “home” is Santa Monica Canyon, where Bacon starts each day. “I love the sun, the trees and the sea that I get to take in every day when I leave my house and head off to work,” she says.

Work, of course, is where Bacon dreams up her wildly successful line of health and beauty supplement “dusts,” potions and cosmic elixirs, made with ancient adaptogens and herbs that aim to keep the body nimble, balanced and stress-free. Such tinctures helped paved the way for the mainstream wellness revolution, and now with a thriving empire to run, Bacon doesn’t have much idle time. “We have so much exciting stuff coming out this year,” she says. “Next up, a second book out this fall…and a baby this summer!”

Despite (or because of) her busy schedule, Bacon truly lives that wellness life 24/7. “I definitely live in a bubble,” she says. “My world is very much work and family, and health is at the heart of both of those things.” Here, she stops for a moment to share her favorite spots to unwind, recharge and replenish.

EAT:

Gjusta: “It’s a cozy little bakery and cafe in Venice that’s open pretty much any hour that I’m awake and I’ve actually had breakfast, lunch and dinner there, all in one day. It’s a very neighborhood-friendly outdoor eating space and I run into at least five people I know anytime I drop in. Go for the nut milk lattes, sprouted rye loaf, veggies of the day, housemade pickles and avocado chocolate pudding!”

Shima: “It’s a gem of peace and perfection on the otherwise busy Abbott Kinney. I love it not just for the exquisite sushi, but the menu of beautifully prepared clean veggie dishes and salads. There is a clear mushroom broth there that I am obsessed with.”

Moon Juice: “Still my favorite place to snack, nourish, and restock supplements and skin care, I cannot lie! The green juice, Moon Dust lattes (I go for the Sex and Spirit latte with CBD), cloud shakes, and strawberry rose germanium bars are on my daily rotation.”

DO:

Eames House in Pacific Palisades: “It’s a great way to see not only iconic architecture, but a lush little canyon enclave right near the beach.”

Getty: “It’s a great place to spend the day wandering around. And it’s definitely not an indoor day — some of my favorite times spent there have been outside in the gardens.” 

SHOP:

Tortoise General Store: “My favorite store on the west side. It’s like the best curated trip to Japan in a shop!”

Farmshop: “It’s one of my favorite stops to restock my larder and pick up farmer’s market produce.”

 

Want to learn more about Amanda Chantal Bacon’s Moon Juice? Click here to explore and shop the wellness goods.

 

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Face Forward: Nonprofit Gives Free Plastic Surgery to Domestic Violence Survivors

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Face Forward, a nonprofit in Los Angeles, works with plastic surgeons who donate their time and skill to help survivors of violent attacks, including domestic violence. The organization works with about 12 board-certified physicians who donate their time and skill to the most devastating cases — acid attacks, severe beatings, and even bombing victims from Syria.

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Black Travel Moment of the Day: These Photos Will Make You Book A Last-Minute Getaway To Cape Town

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Spring weather is cool and all, but if we’re really honest with ourselves, spring is nothing but a tease keeping us from what we really want – summer! We don’t know about you, but this in-between weather has us longing for the days where we can let the toes out, buy swimsuits with the buns out, […]

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We See You Sis: ‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin Refuses To Let Others Define Her

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Don’t be misled by her upbeat first name: Sunny Hostin is not a woman to underestimate. As a co-host on The View, the former federal prosecutor and mother of two let’s viewers in on her life with her beloved chickens — yes, she raises chickens on her Purchase, New York estate — her optimistic views on […]

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