Thursday, March 14, 2019

Entering Neverland

Yesterday, Hibbeler Productions presented one of the most interesting documentaries "Entering Neverland" a very moving rebuttal to the famous documentaries "Finding Neverland" and "Leaving Neverland" by Dan Reed which are dedicated to exposing the King of Pop for alleged abuse of Wade Robson and James "Jimmy" Safechuck. 

I've watched both documentaries fully and could immediately see the deception of the alleged victims, as well as, others who are supporting their allegations. There were many red flags throughout the documentary, which I will discuss at a later date. As a victim of abuse, I definitely can spot those who are clearly lying about it. 

I believe Michael Jackson is innocent. You can read my reasons why here. I use to think it was possible he was a pedophile; however, after doing independent research, I discovered that Jackson is clearly an innocent man and a victim of very evident one-dimensional propaganda.  

Entering Neverland is a great documentary which you can watch here. The documentary is an intense reaction to "Leaving Neverland" and really proves the deception of Wade Robson and James "Jimmy" Safechuck. This is also a documentary that I truly believe many don't want you to see. I would not be surprised if this video was hit with an array of copyright strikes from Robson and Safechuck or anyone who believes them.

You have every right to an opinion regarding this, but I ask that you please do your research fully before believing something one-dimensional.  


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

First look at Disney Aladdin collection by MAC Cosmetics

The MAC Aladdin Eyes palette.
In case you haven't read about the official launch of the new Disney Aladdin collection from MAC Cosmetics, you need to. Just click here right now. And in case you are unaware, Disney has teamed up with the internationally known makeup brand to launch an Aladdin themed makeup collection which features an unique fusion of precious metal tones and jeweled tones inspired by Princess Jasmine herself. 

The collection features MAC Aladdin Eyes X9 which includes nine stunning shades that are inspired by the popular Disney classic. Featuring a lot of jeweled and precious metal tones, this palette is perfect for those of you looking to embrace your inner Princess Jasmine. 
The MAC lipstick in
A Whole New World.


In addition to this eye shadow palette, MAC Cosmetics will also release one lipstick called "A Whole New World" which is a very bright and fun cool fuchsia pink with a semi-matte finish. 

And to complete the collection, MAC Cosmetics will include the Aladdin Powder, which is great for the face and the cheeks. Definitely a staple in this collection. 

The Disney Aladdin makeup collection will be available online at MAC Cosmetics, as well as, in selection MAC locations on May 16, 2019. This is on a Thursday, so mark your calendars. Don't miss Disney's Aladdin in theaters on May 24, 2019. #MACCosmetics #DisneyAladdin


The MAC Powder.

MAC Cosmetics introduces Disney Aladdin collection

A look at the new Disney Aladdin
collection from MAC Cosmetics.
Step into Spring with the Disney Aladdin collection from MAC Cosmetics. The world-renowned makeup brand has officially teamed up with Disney to create one of the most anticipated collections of the year. 

Filled with a fusion of precious metals and Princess Jasmine jewel tones, this is one collection will not limit you to three wishes only. The Disney Aladdin collection unleashes a whole new world into a dazzling place you never knew on a magical makeup ride. With unbelievable sights and an indescribable feeling, this is a collection that embraces a new world of opulently packaged, limited-edition color. 

Products vary upon Aladdin eye shadow palettes to Aladdin lipsticks to Aladdin powders and more. 

Amazing right?

This collection will be available online and in select MAC locations on Thursday, May 16, 2019. For more information visit MAC Cosmetics today. Don't miss Disney's Aladdin in theaters on Friday, May 24, 2019. #DisneyAladdin #MACCosmetics 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Buffalo Style Macaroni Cheese

Some people seem to think that when you are a vegetarian, you have very few options to choose from. This, of course, is false. As a vegetarian, I can tell that you have many options to choose from. Some of which, I have shared on this blog.

Today, I found myself wanting macaroni and cheese; however, I had a craving for bleu cheese and hot sauce also. Don't ask me why, I just wanted those two together. 

Then, it hit me. Why not incorporate those into this American classic dish to make a buffalo style? I basically boiled water, added some salt and pepper before adding the pasta. 

In another pan, I melted American cheese, Cheddar cheese and butter with a hint of cream. Then, I added some crumbled bleu cheese followed by some Frank's RedHot Sauce. I cooked this on medium heat before draining the pasta and adding it to it.

Finally, I plated the dish accordingly. I also added more hot sauce followed by crumbled bleu cheese for good measure. 

This is ultimately amazing. Although I know I won't be able to finish it all, I am pretty certain I will eat most of it. 

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum

Carolina Herrera
Good Girl Légère
Eau de Parfum
Carolina Herrera has decided to celebrate women's empowerment with a breakthrough in perfumery. Inaugurating a new concept in the world of fragrance, the Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum is as promising and intoxicating as the women who wear it. With a milestone that Herrera is destined to repeat, this fragrance forces female glamour through the communicating with the power of the sense of smell.

In fact, the scent is very seductive and possesses an array of notes which work together to create a sensual yet seductive scent. With a hint of sugar and spice and all things nice, the top notes are: Ylang-Ylang, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot and Lemon. The middle notes are: Jasmin, Tuberose, Bulgarian Rose and Orange Blossom. The base notes are: Tonka Bean, Sandalwood, Praline, Cinnamon, Dulce de Leche, Cedar, Cashmirwood, Patchouli, Amber and Musk.

When I smell this fragrance, I definitely detect the Dulce de Leche first shortly before I notice the Tonka Bean, Ylang-Ylang, Praline, Jasmin and Tuberose. The Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum doesn't smell like anything that I have smelled before, but does kind of remind me of the Osmond de Noir by Kelsey Berwin for women fragrance.

What I love about this decadent perfume is the fact that it is made of a black lacquered bottle and features a ribbed gold stiletto and a relatively unique internal pressure system which allows the fragrance to be diffused from the actual release itself.

"We wanted an object, not a bottle, and what more power is there but being in a heel? The system took four years and 600 tests to perfect, for this new flacon, we have needed a hundred more," Carolina Herrera de Baez, creative director of Carolina Herrera Fragrances shared. "A girl has never enough shoes. If they tell you you have too many, stop talking to them," Carolina Herrera continued.
Happy International Women's Day! For more information about the Good Girl Légère Eau de Parfum by Carolina Herrera, simply click here right now.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Indian Cheese Paratha

Today I decided to make a cheese paratha. Utilizing flour, water, butter, ghee, milk and cheese, I am modestly satisfied with the result. And as flavorful as they are, I added a little garnish to them which consists of homemade pickled onions and sweet dill pickles. I also added two bay leafs for photographic purposes. 

Parathas are commonly made flatbreads in virtually every Indian house. Derived from Sanskrit, this delicious cult-classic staple are quite possibly one of the most popular flatbreads in India next to the famous Chapati (Roti) and Dosa. The first paratha I have ever tried was an "Aloo paratha" which consists of parathas stuffed with potato and spices. 

Tonight I decided to create my own style of paratha using paneer cheese, chhena cheese and buffalo mozzarella cheese. When preparing the dough, I used flour and water. I did not add any butter or ghee. 


I rolled the dough out using a small rolling pin. I added the ingredients in the middle before rolling it back. Then, I covered the entire dough with ghee. I used a lot of butter by placing some on the flat cast iron pan. I cooked both sides generously. I made only a few parathas, as one is quite filling. 

Finally, I placed them onto a plate. Garnished them with ghee and butter before adding the pickled onions and the pickle followed by the bay leafs. 

Needless to say they turned out great. The flavor is wonderful and the texture reminds me of why some of the greatest food on the planet comes from India. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato

The new Iced Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato.
Only at Starbucks.
(Photo by Armstrong Studios)
It is official, Starbucks has introduced the new Iced Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato. Inspired by the Spanish Summer classic Leche Merengada, this spectacular Starbucks addition combines the essence of cinnamon and lemon zest for a very acquired yet flavorful, decadent drink.

This new addition to the Starbucks family includes a hallmark of layers. It starts with the whipped cloud cold foam (made with egg white powder) infused with a hint of cinnamon and a touch of lemon syrup and is topped with the internationally known coffee house's espresso. Then, the drink is garnished with caramel drizzle crosshatch and a pinch of cinnamon.

And like the Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato, this drink is available hot. The drink features an array of alternatives, as you can get this drink with almond milk and coconut milk. If you were to order a venti size of this drink with 2% dairy milk, the drink would be a total of 240 calories with 45 grams being from fat. With 42 grams of carbohydrates alone, this drink features 225 mg of caffeine, 36 grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein.

This drink is also offered in the blonde version, which is a less robust espresso and great for those who are looking for a lighter fare of the classic coffee drink. For more information about the new Iced Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato, simply visit Starbucks today.

Starbucks Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato

The new Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato.
Only at Starbucks.
(Photo by Armstrong Studios)
Today, Starbucks introduced the Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato. This superb Starbucks addition starts with an unique blend of whipped cloud cold foam (made from egg white powder) and vanilla syrup and features the world-renowned coffee house's bold espresso. Then, the new drink is topped caramel drizzle in a decadent crosshatch design.


This drink is also available in hot and offers an array of milk alternatives too. So, you can order this drink with almond milk and coconut milk instead of traditional dairy milk. You will be on cloud 9 if you are a fan of this incredibly delicious Starbucks espresso fusion.

A venti size delivers 240 calories with only 40 grams of fat. This is in a dairy milk drink. With 40 grams of carbohydrates and 34 grams of sugars, this drink possesses 7 grams of protein and 225 mg of caffeine.

This drink is offered in a blonde version, for those of you looking for a lighter espresso drink. From past to present, Starbucks has been serving you only the best since the late 80s. This drink is definitely destined to feed your fix from start until finish. For more information about this new drink, simply visit Starbucks official website today.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Rest in Peace Luke Perry

Today, I heard about the sad news of Luke Perry today while at work. Then, I went on Twitter to check and see what others were saying in regards to his death. As you may or may not be already aware, Luke Perry died today at the age of 52. After suffering from a stroke, many thought he would have recovered. Sadly, he lost his battle today.

Luke Perry was a part of my childhood, as I grew up watching him on Beverly Hills 90210. He played the role as Dylan McKay, a mysterious rebel who was introverted yet had a kind spirit to befriend virtually everyone he knew. He had more of a "bad boy image" which was portrayed amazingly by Luke Perry.

I was about 9 years old when Beverly Hills 90210 first aired. I watched it from the beginning in late 1990 until the end in 2000, when I was 19. And although I was busy during college, I always had the opportunity to watch the show as someone I knew would also watch it and would record it.

When you think of someone or something that is part of your childhood, you are reminded of it when it is brought up. And as much as you think you can forget, it would take an entire lifetime to do so. Today, I was reminded of mine when I heard about the passing of Luke Perry. Although I don't watch much television anymore, I remember Beverly Hills 90210 like yesterday and being a little girl and looking forward to every single episode that would air that week.

My prayers go out to his family. Gone, but never forgotten. Rest in Peace.

Happy Shivaratri 2019

Lord Shiva temple
near Haridwar, India.
Today is officially Shivaratri. As some of you may or may not already be aware, this is a Hindu holiday which falls on the 4th night of a new moon. Krishna Paksha, which means the period of a waning moon or the dark fortnight, Shivaratri is celebrated on what is often referred to as a moonless night. Today is March 4, 2019.

Shivaratri is a holiday that celebrates the love between Lord Shiva and Goddress Parvati, primarily the anniversary of their marriage. Hindu believers (not all, but most) also believe the anniversary of their wedding day was the first time Lord Shiva performed the Tandava Nritya, a dance which holds major significance in the creation of life, as well as, preservation.

It is tradition for devotees of Lord Shiva to attend the nearest Hindu temple (primarily one of Lord Shiva) and give a ritual bath to the Lingam. The ritual bath consists of several things such as milk and ghee, which is part of the actual panchagavya.

Although I have always identified as Christian, what you may or may not know about me is that I have been a Hindu also for almost a year now hence why I am mentioning this celebration on my blog. As a woman who is in a relationship with a Hindu man, this festival holds significant value to me, as I will spend my day embracing Parvati and praying for a long and prosperous love life.

If you do not believe in Hinduism, at least consider this religion as a form of sub-faith. If you are an enthusiast of spiritualism, you will enjoy Hinduism for its richness and seniority in the theological world of tradition, as I know I do.

With that said, Happy Shivaratri.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Michael Jackson is innocent

Michael Jackson with Alan Light
and James "Jimmy" Safechuck.
(Photo by Alan Light)
Recently, Michael Jackson has been the headline of the news lately. In a recent documentary titled 'Leaving Neverland' directed and produced by Dan Reed, several allegations surfaced about the King of Pop including allegations of child abuse. The documentary features Wade Robson and James (or Jimmy) Safechuck who both claim to have been sexually abused by Jackson. The documentary also features archived footage of Michael himself. The Dan Reed documentary aired tonight on HBO.

To be honest, I am extremely baffled by the allegations of abuse, but find it very odd how these two were given a platform to spread such obvious lies. Both Robson and Safechuck previously swore under oath that their relationship with the pop sensation was never inappropriate nor sexual. They maintained this via cross examination for years yet when asked about it recently, they come up with stories to justify their very obvious libel against Jackson.

Wade Robson has always praised Michael Jackson. However, this all stopped when he was rejected as the lead choreographer in a Michael Jackson themed tribute show in Las Vegas. You see, in 2011, Robson approached John Branca about choreographing the Michael Jackson/Cirque du Soleil production of "One" only to be denied the job. This leads me to ask - if you were abused by someone, why would you want anything to do with them let alone a show dedicated to them?

Another reason I truly believe Michael Jackson is innocent is because shortly after, Robson mentions in 2012 that he suffered a nervous breakdown stating he had an obsessive quest and need for success. What I found awkward was after he was rejected, he mysteriously came up with these abuse allegations, claiming to have "memories" of the abuse he endured by the king of pop. This was shortly after he was refused the job as the lead choreographer for "One". And with these allegations, Robson tried wholeheartedly to publish a book detailing the alleged abuse. That ship completely sailed after the book deal failed.

In 2013 and 2014, both Wade Robson and Jimmy Safechuck hired the same attorney to go after Michael Jackson. Filing a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the king of pop's estate, the lawsuit was automatically thrown out in court. In addition they attempted to file a $1.5 billion civil suit and creditor's claim. Fast forward to 2016, Robson referred to himself as the "master of deception" in a deposition that same year. And in the course of those particular proceedings, both stories changed several times. The courts were not fooled by their scam hence why the lawsuit was completely dismissed in 2017.

In addition to the libelous allegations made against Michael Jackson, Dan Reed has made it clearly many times he had no desire nor interest to hear any "pro" commentary regarding Jackson, going supremely with the "con" angle and abuse narrative. He didn't want to talk to anyone who supported the pop star nor anyone who would defend him. The documentary aired tonight, March 3, 2019.

And after an FBI investigation, Michael Jackson was found not guilty, as no evidence was found at the ranch. With over 70 police alone raiding the Neverland Ranch, they found nothing to convict Jackson. This excludes the testimonies of those who hated Jackson or found his actions questionable, but includes the evidence which was thrown out and the evidence from prior cases.

When Michael Jackson was alive, he still maintained the fact that he didn't have a childhood and that he slept with children after because he thought of himself as a child. A real predator, a pedophile would be quick to deny this and not even mention children again. If Jackson were a sexual predator, he would not even put himself in the situation repeatedly.

If Wade Robson was really abused, why would he want to have anything to do with Michael Jackson or his tribute show? A real victim of abuse would never want anything to do with the person who abused them no matter how obsessed they were with that person. No matter what kind of friendship they had with that person. He was also asking for tickets to MJ's memorial. A real victim would not ask for anything nor entertain that person as someone they would want to be around let alone support.

When it comes to proof, I believe a lie detector test and/or polygraph would determine the true deception of Robson and Safechuck as well as their claims against the king of pop. I don't believe they are genuine, as real victims of abuse would not want anything to do with their abuser after. Robson tried to get memorial tickets and even tried to work as lead choreographer for Jackson's show.

I believe Michael Jackson paid off Jordyn Chandler simply because record executives told him to do so. I think they told him not to fight it, as he had too much to lose and it would consume a lot of time fighting it in a court of law. I think Michael Jackson had horrible anxiety, depression and mental illness as a result of being falsely accused hence why he died in 2009 of a drug related problem, due to lack of sleep.

Michael may have come across as unorthodox. Maybe even a little eccentric and bizarre, but I don't believe he was a pedophile. He didn't have a childhood and was a kid at heart. He was also a musical genius who genuinely wanted to help people. Unlike R.Kelly, who I believe is guilty of the allegations against him, I believe that Michael Jackson is innocent.

Friday, March 1, 2019

PUBG Mobile: Angra Mainyu Clan

Do you play PUBG Mobile? Are you looking for an incredible clan to join filled with teamwork and a memory breeding mobile game experience? If so, definitely join our clan the Angra Mainyu Clan. Created by Billy Housh (who is the primary leader of the clan), I am co-leader of the clan.
 
 
 
Recently, he created a video for the clan on his official YouTube channel. You can watch the video above. If you cannot see it, simply click here right now. The video shows live stream footage of us playing on the map Sanhok. The music is "Warriors" by me (originally by Imagine Dragons) which was chosen by Billy personally for this video montage he created.
 
If you are playing PUBG at the present time and looking for a team to join, definitely check out the Angra Mainyu Clan.

Dior presents Cara Delevingne the face of Dior Addict Stellar Shine

The new Dior Addict Stellar Shine consists of 28 unique lipstick shades designed to feed your makeup obsession. Infused with aloe, jojoba oil and natural beeswax, these lipsticks are destined to hydrate your lips, while giving you the color your lips highly yearn for.
 
Perfect accessory for a perfect pout, this collection features four wonderful iconic staples. These include: Bee Dior, Lucky, DiorCharm, and DiorCelestial.
 
Watch the video below to see Cara Delevingne as the force and the face behind this wonderful new Dior Beauty addition.
 
 
If you cannot see the video, just click here to watch it now. For $37 each, you can find these today at Dior counters nationwide and Sephora.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Get the makeup look: Jennifer Lawrence at Dior Autumn Winter 2019/2020 'Ready-to-Wear' Show

Jennifer Lawrence at the
Dior Autumn-Winter
2019/2020
'Ready to Wear' show.
(Photo by Stephanie Cardindale-Corbis/
Corbis via Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence is not only iconic for being an incredible actress. She is also fashionably stylish and proves that talent and beauty go hand in hand. In Paris, France today
Dior held their annual Autumn Winter 2019 'Ready-to-Wear' show. The beautiful starlet shined on the red carpet earlier today completely in Dior. She wore a Dior dress, a belt, shoes and sunglasses by the world-renowned fashion brand. She also wore Dior beauty products including makeup and nails. In fact, Lawrence was glammed by celebrity makeup artist Christophe Danchaud who created a luminous yet fresh makeup look for the actress.

"Today, for the Dior show in Paris, I wanted Jennifer very fresh and sexy, so we went with a cool, luminous makeup look," Danchaud shared.

So, is it possible to create this makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the world-renowned makeup artist prepped the stunning starlet's skin using the Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced. Then, he primed Lawrence's face with the Dior Forever Skin Glow in the shade 1CR. He continued by applying the Dior Rouge Blush in the shade 459 Charnelle directly to the apples of her cheeks.

As Danchaud continued, he applied the Dior Diorshow On Stage Liner in 091 Matte Black. Lawrence requested eyeliner, so the Danchaud decided to deliver this by applying it accordingly to her top lash line. Next, he started adding some brown contour to her lid using the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in 002 Cool Neutrals. To finish the eyes, the makeup artist and choreographer applied several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in the shade 090 Pro Black to Lawrence's lashes.

To complete the entire makeup look, the global MUA applied the Dior Addict Stellar Shine in the shade 535 CD-Dream directly to Lawrence's lips to create a fresh yet shiny look.

Lawrence's nails were courtesy of internationally known manicurist Anatole Rainey who used the Dior Vernis in 155 Tra-La-La followed by the Dior Top Coat in Apricot.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Jennifer Lawrence's makeup look at the 2019/2020 Autumn-Winter 'Ready to Wear' show.

Get the makeup look: Olivia Culpo at the Dior Addict Stellar Shine dinner

Oliva Culpo yesterday at the
Dior Addict Stellar Shine
dinner.
Olivia Culpo looked amazing at the Dior Addict Stellar Shine dinner on Monday. Glammed from head-to-toe wearing Dior, the former Miss Universe dress, bag and shoes are all Dior along with her makeup. Courtesy of Dior makeup artist Daniel Martin, Culpo was treated to an incredible makeup look.

So, is it possible to re-create this makeup look at-home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the Dior makeup artist prepped the former Miss Universe's face using the Dior Capture Youth New Skin Effect Enzyme Solution Age-Delay Resurfacing Water followed by the Dior Capture Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum.

Then, he applied the Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation in the shade 2.5N followed by the Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in the shade 031 Sand. He applied the concealer to all of the areas that needed a little extra coverage. As Martin continued, he started contouring the pageant beauty's face using the Dior Backstage Contour Palette in the shade 001 Universal. Next, he highlighted Culpo's features using the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in the shade 001 Universal.

For the eyes, Martin filled in the former Miss Universe's eyebrows using the Dior Diorshow Universal Brow Styler in the shade 002 Universal Dark Brown. As he continued, he applied the Dior Fusion Mono Eye shadow in the shade 661 Meteore. Next, he lined Culpo's eyes using the Dior Diorshow On Stage Liner in the shade 091 Matte Black. Finishing up the eyes, the Dior makeup artist applied several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in 090 Pro Black.

Finally, the Dior MUA completed the look by applying the new Dior Stellar Lip Shine in the shade 260 Mirage directly to Olivia's lips.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Olivia Culpo's makeup look at the Dior Addict Stellar Shine dinner.

Johnny Cash died 15 years ago

Johnny Cash was one of the greatest songwriters that ever lived. He was also a guitarist, a singer, a performer, an actor and even an author. In 1932 on this day, Johnny Cash was born in the heart of Kingsland, Arkansas. In between 1957 and 2014, Johnny Cash has created and has been featured in a total of 70 studio albums. He has sold over 100 million of them total.

And as one of the best-selling artists of all time, I want to honor him by singing a song he actually covered. The song is called Ain't No Grave (Can Hold My Body Down). Written by Ely Claude, this song is featured on Cash's American VI: Ain't No Gave album which was released in February of 2010. The song is about strength and really embraces the empowerment concept.

I have recorded this song three times on Smule. One solo back in late 2017 and the other in a duet with Smule User: StevenM716. You can listen to these renditions by clicking here and here.
 

 
To hear my most recent rendition of the song, simply watch the video above. If you cannot hear it, simply click here right now. Listen with headphones.

Gone, but never forgotten. Rest in Peace, Johnny Cash. 1932-2003

Cara Delevingne is the new face of Dior Addict Stellar Shine

The beautiful Cara Delevingne with
the creative and image director of Dior
Makeup, Peter Phillips.
It is official, internationally known supermodel Cara Delevingne is the new face of Dior Addict Stellar Shine. Yesterday, Dior held a dinner at the Roxie restaurant located in the heart of Paris making the big announcement. As you may or may not be aware, this iconic lip product was created by Dior Makeup's very own creative and image director Peter Philips. The concept of this incredible Dior essential celebrates the changing colors of life and embraces femininity based on those colors.

A party flashing with colors and a lot of excitement, including a performance by the talented Mabel, it was great to hear of the wonderful news. And it is no surprise that Delevingne is the new face behind this product, as she possesses an unique beauty that I find incredibly appealing. She is also a wonderful person too.

For more information, visit Dior today. Check out the new Dior Addict Stellar Shine here.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Get the hair: Lucy Boynton at 91st Academy Awards

Lucy Boynton at the 91st
annual Academy Awards.
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Lucy Boynton looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet earlier this evening. Wearing a pretty purple gown courtesy of Rodarte, the Bohemian Rhapsody beauty shined at the 2019 Oscars tonight. And although her makeup looked great, her hair looked even more amazing. Courtesy of Jenny Cho, Boynton was treated to a style inspired by the late and great Grace Kelly.

"For tonight's look, I wanted Lucy’s hair to have a modern nod to the classic style of Grace Kelly," Cho shared.

So, is it possible to re-create this hair look at-home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity stylist shampooed and conditioned the stunning starlet's hair using Suave Professionals Coconut + Vanilla Repairing Shampoo and the Suave Professionals Coconut + Vanilla Repairing Conditioner.

As she continued, she towel dried Boynton's hair. Then, she applied the Unite Boosta Voluminizing Spray followed by the Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth and Shine Cream. She used just a layer of this product. Next, she took a small round brush and a set of 1-inch Velcro rollers before blow drying the Bohemian Rhapsody star's hair using the Gamma+ Italia Aria Hair Dryer.

"The Gamma+ Italia Aria Hair Dryer is a favorite of mine. It is very light, super quiet and dries the hair at fast lightening speed," Cho added.

The celebrity stylist set each individual section of Boynton's hair with the 1-inch Velcro rollers. As soon as Jenny got to the top of Lucy's head, she created a deep, side part. Then, she followed the rollers directly parallel to the part, all of the way down toward the ears.

Taking the Living Proof Flex Hair Spray, the celebrity stylist began to mist the Boynton's hair all over, as she let her hair set for 15 minutes. Then, she took the rollers out one-by-one. As she continued, Cho sculpted Boynton's hairline with a "S" shape, flat curl to frame the actress's face. She tucked the right side behind the ear.

To finish the hair look, Jenny Cho sprayed the Suave Professionals Firm Control Finishing Hairspray on Lucy Boynton's hair.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Lucy Boynton's hair look for the 91st annual Academy Awards.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Get the makeup look: Priyanka Chopra at 91st Academy Awards

The beautiful Priyanka Chopra.
The 91st annual Academy Awards were held a few hours ago a the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles. As the show did not have a host this year, it kicked off with an epic performance by Adam Lambert + Queen. Many actors and actresses shined the red carpet, including the beautiful Priyanka Chopra wearing a beautiful black halter gown courtesy of Elie Saab. And as glamorous as she looked, the Indian beauty's makeup really complemented the style and brought it to life. Compliments of celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who took inspiration from Chopra's dress, the Bollywood actress shined on the record carpet this year during both the Oscars and Vanity Fair After Party.

"Tonight Priyanka is wearing a dramatic black gown by Elie Saab with beadwork which I decided to mimic on the eyes. The makeup is all about a dramatic eye, blackened corners and lids with shine and texture. I kept the rest of the face in neutral tones, blush very natural to Priyanka’s skin tone and lips that are similar to her natural lip tone," the celebrity makeup artist shared with me.
Priyanka Chopra's
makeup look for February
24, 2019.


"Typically we work with Priyanka’s natural lid shape, round, but this time we wanted an elongated eye for a more dramatic look," Dubroff continued with me about the inspiration behind the look.

So, is it possible to re-create this makeup at-home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped Chopra's skin. Taking the True Botanicals Nutrient Mist, she applied the product directly to a beautyblender and foundation brush to moisten them. As she continued, she used the Decorte Soft Crème Foundation in the shade 304.

Next, Dubroff filled in the starlet's eyebrows using the Jill Stuart Beauty Airy Stay Brow Liner in 03. She continued with the look by applying the Jill Stuart Beauty Iconic Look Eyeshadow in C204. Then, taking the Jill Stuart Beauty Twinkle Glow Multi Stick, the celebrity makeup artist applied it generously to Chopra's lid to give her more of a "wet" look.

"This was an essential part to her eyes as this creamy, bronzy copper color, allowed the shade of the dark eye to harmonize with her skin tone. Black can sometimes make those with darker skin tones look a bit grey and this helped the lid have a nice base wash to build on," Dubroff shared.
Priyanka Chopra at the
91st annual Academy Awards.
(Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

Then, she taking a black thick eye pencil, Dubroff created a corner shape to the starlet's eyes. As the world-renowned MUA continued, she used the Jill Stuart Beauty Kittenish Look Liner where she added more depth to the lash corners. To finish the eyes, the Pati Dubroff applied several coats of Jill Stuart Beauty Lasting Curl Blossom Waterproof Mascara to Chopra's lashes. 

For the lips, the celebrity makeup artist used a combination of the Jill Stuart Beauty Dressed Rouge in 04, which she applied as a base on Chopra's lips and on top. Then, to finish the look she applied the Jill Stuart Beauty Lip Blossom in 46.
 
Congratulations! You have just recreated Priyanka Chopra's Oscar makeup for this year. #Oscars

Skincare Prep: Glenn Close at 91st Academy Awards

Glenn Close at the 2019 Oscars.
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This Academy Awards have officially started and there is no denying how excited many are, for perhaps the most anticipated awards event of the year which recognizes and honors only the best in film. There is no denying that Glenn Close is one of the best actresses there is. As much as I loved her in Fatal Attraction, she did an excellent job playing Cruella de Vil. She's just one of the most accessible actresses to exist, which is why I am not surprised she's nominated for her role in the movie "The Wife" as Joan Castleman.

As the beautiful starlet shined on the red carpet in a gorgeous gold gown covered in four million hand-sewn Swarovski crystals and weighing over 40 pounds alone, courtesy of Carolina Herrera, Close's face glowed just as much courtesy of the Kai Pritchard. 

For this particular look, the celebrity makeup artist prepped the Academy Award nominee's face with the Retrouvé Dynamic Nourishing Face Cream.

"Her skin is dry and it was like a moisture surge to her skin. It also has a little grab to it that helps the makeup adhere to the skin—perfect for tonight," Pritchard shared.

Then, he applied the Retrouvé Nutrient Face Serum all over the eye and t-zone area, which works to smooth any textural issues and create a flawless finish.

"For hair and makeup, Close let her hair and makeup team have free reign today. Glenn was totally relaxed. We listened to classical music. It was a peaceful, lovely experience for everyone. She looked great and felt great when she left to walk the red carpet," Pritchard added.