A couple of weeks ago, Ester Dean shared that one of the driving forces behind her success in her belief in the Law of Attraction. The songwriter was exposed to this principle after reading Rhonda Byrnes’ The Secret.
“I get obsessed with what I want. When I read ‘The Secret’ on the law of attraction, I got obsessed,” she revealed during an episode of Madame Noire’s “In This Room.” “I didn’t understand why it was working. And then I’d pass it on to my family and friends and it didn’t work for them. I didn’t understand why not so I started doing more research.”
As it turns out, the “Drop It Low’ singer is an avid reader and she offered us a sneak peek into her life-changing book list.
“This is going to be crazy because I have a lot of books,” shared Dean. “Right now, I’m reading ‘Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.’
Instead of leafing through traditional paperbound texts, the 37-year-old swipes her way to self-improvement using the Audible app.
“Anytime I pick up my phone, I’ll be going straight back to my books. I have a library,” she explained before going on to list some of her favorites. “‘Your Most Valuable Asset’ by Brian Tracy, ‘Ten Percent Happier,’ by Brian Tracy. Everything about me is Brian Tracy,” she went on. ‘Flight Plan’ by Brian Tracy. You know, when you’re in a place and you don’t know how to get out. It’s the fight or flight. It helps you to strategize on how to get out of the bad part.”
Previously, Dean shared with us that her obsession with knowledge is the key to her success.
“I get obsessed with knowledge. I get obsessed with thoughts of how I can get something that everyone thinks I shouldn’t have,” she confessed.
Check out her full book list below.
Your Most Valuable Asset – Brian Tracy
Ten Percent Happier – Dan Harris
Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life – Brian Tracy
Flight Plan: The Real Secrets of Success – Brian Tracy
The Luck Factor – Richard Wiseman
Come to Win – Venus Williams
Business Secrets from the Bible: Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance – Rabbi Daniel Lapin
Earn What You’re Really Worth – Brian Tracy
The Game of Life and How to Play It – Florence Scovel Shinn
Full Engagement! Brian Tracy
The Master Key System – Charles F. Haanel
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
Awaken the Giant Within – Anthony Robbins
The Five Second Rule – Mel Robbins
The Four Disciplines of Execution – Chris McChesney
Visualization: Directing the Movies of Your Mind – Adelaide Bry
If you haven’t considered it before, it might be time for you to take a trip to Scotland. The world is your oyster here, especially when there’s such a gorgeous landscape for you to explore. Sure, the weather might be a little questionable at the best of times, but that doesn’t take away from the country’s amazing views. They will leave you speechless, especially if you venture along the right hiking trails. They’re sure to show you the best that Scotland has to offer while also giving you a great workout.
The Cateran Trail
If you thought 40 odd miles was a lot, that’s nothing compared to the Cateran Trail which spans an impressive 64 miles. The route covers such a large distance that you’ll have to be very picky about which part of it you explore on any one day. There’s so much to see on this historic trail which has you venture through farms, forests, and moors to reach the end. It’s referred to as one of the Great Trails in Scotland for a reason, and that’s because it never disappoints. Come rain or shine, this route is quite something, and you’ll be glad you walked it.
The Affric Kintail Way
Given there are more than 40 miles of path here for you to explore, you probably wouldn’t be able to do the whole of the Affric Kintail Way in one day. You’d undoubtedly wear yourself out if you did, making it harder to enjoy the incredible views around you. As the trail covers so much ground, it shouldn’t be surprising that it takes you through various landscapes, from pinewood forests to the country’s famous lochs. Your camera will be working as hard as your feet when you explore this route, if not more so. Every few steps offer something new and exciting to photograph.
The Great Trossachs Path
The only downside of hiking trails is how much exercise is involved. Not everyone is actively inclined, but that shouldn’t stand in the way of seeing the gorgeous views. Thankfully, the Great Trossachs Path is a trail that offers option, so you can pick where to walk depending on how taxing you want the route to be. For people who don’t really do exercise, you can stay on the lower ground and explore the forests. Anyone who’s up for a bit of a challenge can head upwards and explore the hilltops in the area. Both trails offer plenty of incredible sights.
West Highland Way
There’s so much to see in Scotland, from the Devil’s Staircase to Glen Nevis. You might not think you have time to visit everything during your trip, but that’s why the West Highland Way is so handy. This trail encounters many of the country’s iconic sights, allowing you to get a peek at them as you’re walking by. Make sure you have your camera at the ready all the time because you never know when another landmark will pop up on the route. Is there any part of Scotland that this path doesn’t cover?
The best way to see Scotland is on one of its incredible hiking trails. They take you to so many places that would be otherwise inaccessible and offer you a glimpse of the country at its finest. The next time you’re in the area, give one of them a go and see for yourself just how amazing the views are.
Rihanna is the wealthiest female musician in the world according to Forbes’ annual rich list. With an estimated $ 600 million fortune, she is ahead of superstars likes Madonna ($ 570 million), Céline Dion ($ 450 million) and Beyoncé ($ 400 million). Famous first as a singer, the pop music diva has since evolved into a style icon and makeup entrepreneur. Most of her wealth comes not from music but RTT – Entertainment Top Story
There are so many amazing places to visit around the world, but seeing them all in your lifetime can be tricky. Money and free time are a luxury we can’t always afford, so sometimes you have to make sacrifices. However, when it comes to taking things off your bucket list, one place you shouldn’t touch is the Galápagos Islands. This is somewhere you absolutely must see while you still can, and there are so many reasons why.
Chilling on the beach
When it comes to summer vacations, a lot of people prioritize traveling somewhere on the coast. They want to spend their days chilling on the beach and topping up their tan. If you’re that kind of person, then the Galápagos Islands will probably speak to you. Miles of white sand form the tropical coastline where they meet the crystal waters of the equator. It truly is a paradise there. What’s more, a lot of the local wildlife like to spend their time on these beaches too, giving you plenty of opportunities to make new friends. Speaking of which…
With the water of the Galápagos Islands being so clear, the coast here is an ideal place to go diving. You can see pretty far under the surface, meaning there’s a good chance you’ll spot some of the vibrant wildlife local to the area. Due to the tropical climate of the region, you can expect to encounter creatures like sea lions, orcas, and whale sharks, among many species of fish. There are so many animals here for you to marvel at, and most of them are friendly. Of course, it’s always best to keep your distance from them in case they become aggressive.
Visit the Wall of Tears
While the Galápagos Islands is known for its animal inhabitants, plenty of people live there too. Humans have left their mark on the area, and that’s never clearer than at the Wall of Tears. It’s probably one of the most unsettling landmarks that you’ll ever see, but that’s what makes it worth visiting. It was built by convicts in the ‘40s and ‘50s and was supposedly responsible for loss of life on a grand scale. It’s believed their souls now haunt the wall, with locals suggesting that they’ve heard unsettling cries coming from it.
Contribute to Post Office Bay
Perhaps one of the most fascinating places in the Galápagos Islands is Post Office Bay. Here, you can write postcards or letters to your loved ones and then leave them for other people to deliver. In return, you can sift through the mail that’s there and find something that you can deliver yourself by hand. It’s essentially a free postal system that’s been relying on the kindness of strangers for centuries now. It was first used by whalers and sailors who were out at sea for a long time, and it’s since become beloved by tourists visiting the area.
The Galápagos Islands is so much more than just another tropical destination. While the beaches are definitely worth visiting, they’re not the only place of interest in the area. There’s so much for you to see and do here that you can’t possibly get bored during your vacation, even if you were here for several weeks. So, isn’t it about time to you visit the Galápagos Islands and cross it off your list?
Joe Jonas’ love life past and present just collided! The Jonas Brothers member’s ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift and his new wife, Sophie Turner, looked friendly as could be during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
The pop star, 29, and the Game of Thrones actress, 23, filmed the U.K. talk show alongside the latter’s Dark Phoenix costars Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy on Thursday, May 23. The women were all smiles during the sit-down and even rocked matching hairstyles: blonde locks with bangs. The episode will air on Friday, May 24.
Swift dated Jonas, 29, in 2008. The DNCE frontman infamously ended their relationship with a 27-second phone call in October of that year. “That’s got to be a record,” the songstress told Ellen DeGeneres at the time. “When I find the person who’s right for me, he’ll be wonderful. I’m not even going to remember the boy who broke up with me over the phone.” The Grammy winner immortalized their romance in her 2010 song “The Story of Us.”
Following behind stellar sales growth in the first-quarter of this year, LVMH has once again claimed the number one spot on Deloitte’s annual list of the world’s largest luxury companies, entitled “Global Powers of Luxury Goods 2019.” The report, which factors in data from the 2017 fiscal year, details that despite an overarching economic slowdown in key global regions — including China, the eurozone and the U.S. — the luxury sector has experienced growth as brands continue to “keep an eye on the new consumer classes of the future.”
According to the figures, the top 100 luxury goods companies accrued $ 247 billion USD in 2017, increasing $ 30 billion USD from the previous year’s $ 217 billion USD. The growth represents a hefty 10.8 percent lift, significantly outpacing the prior year’s gain of just one percent. Within the top ten alone, 48.2 percent of the total luxury sales were produced, marking a one percent increase over the previous year.
American cosmetics company Estée Lauder came in second, while Swiss jewelry label Richemont landed third. Gucci and Balenciaga parent Kering moved up one position to fourth place, knocking Italian eyewear brand Luxottica to fifth. See the top 10 companies below and view the full report on Deloitte’s website.
Now, I’m not saying this is good, or even entirely competent. But, while Peyton has cleaved to her obsession with tops that show a speck of midriff, at least it’s a very SMALL speck, and her pants aren’t transparent, and her chunky-heeled animal print shoes are both fun and semi-practical. Do I wish this did… Go Fug Yourself
Chinese Cryptocurrency mining chip firm Bitmain’s co-founders Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan are included in this year’s Forbes’ Billionaires List.
While both are placed lower in ranking, Wu has the distinction of being among the world’s youngest billionaires. The 33-year-old cryptocurrency big shot is one among 71 billionaires under the age of 40.
A candid Anthony Davis touched on a number of topics at All-Star Game media day, including the possibility of playing for the Celtics, why he would be interested in joining the Knicks and why he asked for a trade out of New Orleans in the first place. www.espn.com – TOP
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Music’s biggest night is going down Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles — but you’ll only see a small portion of the winners when the Grammy Awards 2019 telecast airs at 8 p.m. on CBS. The bulk of the 61st annual golden gramophones are being awarded right now. Early pre-broadcast winners include Hugh… Entertainment | New York Post
Dubai-based luxury fashion mobile platform THE LIST is partnering crypto payment processor BitBay Pay to facilitate payment using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. This will also help customers to conveniently shop without having to enter any card information for online payments. Customers of THE LIST App can shop for luxury products and pay directly with Bitcoins only initially. RTT – Top Story
Far too many of us have a suit, or suits, that don’t get used much. It’s probably because something was on sale and we thought we’d wear it more often than we actually do. The solution? Prioritize. Here’s what to buy first, and what to hold off on until later when assembling a suit collection. Not everyone needs all of these. Heck, not everyone “needs” more than one or two of these (if that, in our increasingly casual culture). But if you want to buy a suit, or two, or three, here’s the order to buy them in, starting from the ground up.
Plenty would favor a navy suit as your first suit, but the argument here is that charcoal looks more appropriate at a funeral. It’s also more sober/conservative for job interviews. Make it a two button, notch lapel. If your job requires you to wear a suit daily, you’ll want more than one of these.
Again, many would opt for a navy suit over charcoal for their FIRST suit, and that’s fine if that’s what you choose. But we’re putting it second due to the funeral factor (and let’s hope that doesn’t become a factor).
You’re looking for something you can wear to a summer wedding, but the fabric makes it noticeably more dressed up than seersucker or linen. Also, you can wear these in fall and winter to add a bit of brightness to an otherwise cold and dark wardrobe. Look for lighter weight, not just lighter in color. Also look for less lining. Still favor a notch lapel and two button jacket.
Slow your roll Sparky. We’re not talking fat chalk stripes or massively contrasting plaids here. Something subtle. Say, a blue on navy plaid. Or a fine pin stripe. A dark charcoal base with a white pinstripe could make you look like you stepped out of a Dick Tracy comic. Less can be more. Especially when it comes to suit patterns.
For when it’s unbearably hot. Don’t worry about the wrinkles. Fabric that’s super light and breezy is supposed to wrinkle. It’s expected, and part of the charm. Favor linen and seersucker suits over chino. Some chino suits can lean a little dense, and thus, won’t breathe nearly as well.
There are very few places to rent a good looking, decent fitting tux. (Here’s one.) This is pretty far down the list because most guys these days don’t have black tie events to go to until later in life… if at all. Ever. But if you’re getting married or attending a big event and want to look your absolute best? Buy a tux. Have it tailored. It’ll be a great investment. Even if it’s an inexpensive tux, a little tailoring can go a long way. Peak lapel is timeless. Shawl is a bit more dashing. And finding a tux for cheap can be a tough ask. Retailers assume you’ve got cash, being that you’re shopping for a black tie event.
The thick, wintry stuff, for when it’s unbearably cold. Some people live in climates that’ll never necessitate a suit like this. Those who do live in climates with a real winter can usually get by with their normal suits, good layering, and solid outerwear. But hey, there is just something about a flannel suit on a super cold day.
This post originally ran in 2017, but has since been updated with current product suggestions.
Warriors superstar Stephen Curry moved past Jason Terry on Friday night for sole possession of third place on the NBA’s 3-pointer list, with only Ray Allen and Reggie Miller ahead of him. www.espn.com – TOP
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Earlier this year, I asked authors to share the book that changed their life, and their responses were incredibly moving. Since then, when time permits, I began ending our chats with the same question: What’s your favorite book that you’ve read lately?
The key word in that question is “lately.” It’s extremely difficult for some people to choose one ultimate favorite book of all time, especially when they’re put on the spot. But everybody has a book (or two, or three) that they can’t get off their mind right now. And, just as I suspected, those are the books authors loved talking about. Most of them had a difficult time choosing just one, which I relate to on a spiritual level.
If you’re looking for a new read, pick up one of these author-approved books:
“Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. I just loved that. It was the first time in a while that I had read something about a horrific crime, but there was still so much compassion in how she wrote. I found that to be such a refreshing combination. It really made me think, as a writer, about the kind of writer that I want to be. I love books that simultaneously entertain me and inspire me to be better.”
“A collection of stories by Curtis Sittenfeld, You Think It, I’ll Say It. She’s crazy. The book is so good. I love everything by her. I went back and read Prep recently, and she’s an incredible writer. Her characters are so…I don’t know how to describe them other than alive. They’re just people I know, and I’m sure you know. That’s probably my favorite book that I’ve read lately.”
“Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. It’s a re-telling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, and it’s really good. Any time something’s a re-telling, I’m here for it. It’s really, really good, and it’s really well-written. She created nice complex characters. There’s a Hunger Games-esque quality to the writing. It feels austere, almost. It has that tone of writing that’s sparse and raw. Support women authors!”
“I’m still sort of deciding what my final review of it is, but I really liked reading the short novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter, because it’s such a different way of using language than I know how to use language, and it made me want to figure out how to work in that lane a little bit.”
“I love Gail Collins. She’s a New York Times journalist. She wrote a book called America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines. It’s the feminist history book you never had. It’s a book you cannot put down. It’s so jam packed with information, and you just can’t believe you don’t know this stuff. She has a whole thing about how pioneer women basically built San Francisco. Because when the gold rush happened, there was no one to cook for the men. So women would come out, set up shop, and make tons of money. They were business owners and had autonomy and control of their finances for the first time. Stuff like that. I mean, Bear Grylls would look like Tom Brokaw compared to these pioneer women. That’s not even a good analogy. But these women would like, crawl up mountains while giving birth. Their skirts would catch on fire all the time. The shit that they went through was insane. So you’re reading this, and [Collins is] just giving you all of it. It’s the most fascinating book I’ve ever read.”
“I just read In Her Words, the Eleanor Roosevelt book. That was uplifting, and also so sad to see this woman with this knowledge and access to power whom, if she had been given the chance…god, the things she could have done.”
“I also like this book called White Trash. It’s about America’s history of poverty and how it explains a lot of what’s happening today. But because it’s written by a woman — it’s written by Nancy Isenberg — it has a feminist slant to it. It’s fantastic.”
“Oh, and Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu. It’s a graphic novel of incredible women. It’s gorgeous and informative and great. And it’s a great book for a teen, or an adult who likes graphic novels like me.”
“Also, Samantha Irby. Her books…I don’t know what to say about her books. I have a really loud laugh, and when something tickles me and gets me really hard, I laugh really loudly. And I do it like, every other page with her.”
“Can I tell you one more book? It’s called The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville. She was Britain’s first special agent in World War II. And because they couldn’t acknowledge that she was a special agent, they couldn’t rescue her. The shit that you learn about female spies during World War II is insane. And that’s another thing. Women participated in war, and their stories are absolutely eradicated. There are very few books about how women participated in so many ways.”
“I did finally get around to reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and I’m so glad I did. It’s so beautiful and, whilst so far off from my own world, there were passages that made me gasp in terms of how real they felt to me—the feeling of dissociation, love, passion, and jealousy. Would 100% recommend.”
“Yumi Sakugawa came out with a book called The Little Book of Life Hacks, and it’s just so adorable. She’s such a gem. That kind of artwork and that kind of lightness and that kind of spiritually is helpful, especially during stressful times.”
Britain has recognized its sporting stars in the Queen’s New Year’s honors list with a knighthood for cricketer Alastair Cook, and awards for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer boss Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane. Reuters: People News
When it comes to picking baby names, there are so many things to think about. Do you go for one of these almost-extinct monikers? Do you use the royals as name-spiration? Or do you attempt to predict the trends in advance and give your baby something from the list of popular 2028 names?
It can be tough to decide on the perfect one – but now there’s something else to think about when it comes to picking.
Linda Rosenkrantz at Nameberry.com told Pretty 52 which names make an individual more likely to become a millionaire, because apparently there’s correlation between the two.
Don’t believe us? Take a look at the names that Rosenkrantz has selected below – does yours make the list?
If buying for those last few people on your Christmas list is proving tricky, you’re sure to be inspired by one of the sleek, smart gift ideas from HONOR. Whether they’re into keeping fit, are always listening to carefully crafted playlists or are a keen photographer or blogger, HONOR has a present that they’ll love to unwrap.
A smartphone for budding photographers
Selfies, lush landscape shots and more have been made even easier to snap and share thanks to the super sleek HONOR 8X smartphone. It has a large screen to body ratio, high definition display and a dual 20 megapixel AI camera that has multi-scene recognition for breathtaking photos no matter where you are. You can get a blurry bokeh effects for selfies, plus it eliminates blur on night-time pics, and features super slo-mo for awesome action shots.
The HONOR 8X also has a reduced shutter speed and motion detection for capturing better action shots and creating backlit portrait selfies.
For the fitness fan
A fitness tracker is the perfect way to get more active, so we’ve found one that’s packed with useful functions as well as being ultra-stylish. HONOR Band 4 isn’t just for gym bunnies – it’ll also recognise swimming strokes, is pool-proof to 50 metres, and records your swimming speed, distance and calories. You can take it outside with confidence as well – it’ll track outdoor and indoor running, walking and cycling.
Beyond fitness, the HONOR Band 4 gives accurate heart rate monitoring with high rate alerts and infrared technology so you can wear it at night. Plus, if you suffer from insomnia, light or irregular sleep, it’ll track this and provide advice. Another reason to love it? The band can locate your phone if you’ve lost it and works as a remote to take selfies!
For the music lover
Clever headphones mean the music fan in your life can take their tunes wherever they go, and few come as clever as the HONOR Sport Bluetooth Earphones. Not only are they water and sweat-proof , they provide 11 hours playback (around 220 tracks) and last up to 10 days on standby so they won’t let you down during your favourite song. Wireless, comfy to wear and secure, each earbud is magnetic too, so when they’re not in, they snap together neatly around your neck. There’s no compromise on sound quality either as they feature a penetrating bass and high definition audio.
So what are you waiting for? Consider your Christmas shopping complete.
Michael Jordan moved up to No. 4 on Forbes’ list of richest celebrities, with a net worth estimated at $ 1.7 billion. Tiger Woods was also in the top 10, with a net worth of $ 800 million. www.espn.com – GOLF
With 2019 only a few days away, Forbes has just shared its list of the wealthiest celebrities in America for 2018.
Making her first ever appearance on the list is 21-year-old Kylie Jenner, who tied with JAY-Z at fifth spot with $ 900 million USD each, respectively. Her fortune is largely due to her reality TV show and her Kylie Cosmetics line, which she is the sole owner. Kylie, who is predicted to become “the youngest self-made billionaire,” told Forbes that platforms like Instagram play a large role in her company’s success.
Also sharing the No. 5 spot is mogul JAY-Z, seeing his endorsements with Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac, along with his Roc Nation and Tidal stakes growing his net worth to over $ 90 million USD this past year alone.
Coming in on top is film director and Star Wars mastermind George Lucas with $ 5.4 billion USD, who sold his Lucasfilm production company to Disney for $ 4.1 billion USD back in 2012. Director Steven Spielberg takes the No. 2 position with $ 3.7 billion USD; Oprah Winfrey comes in at No. 3 with $ 2.8 billion USD; and Michael Jordan rounds out the top four with $ 1.7 billion USD.
According to Forbes, the 10 wealthiest American celebrities in 2018 have a combined worth of $ 18.7 billion USD, which is more than the GDP of Iceland to put things in perspective. See the top ten below.
America’s Wealthiest Celebrities 2018 (Net Worth)
1. George Lucas – $ 5.4 billion USD
2. Steven Spielberg – $ 3.7 billion USD
3. Oprah Winfrey – $ 2.8 billion USD
4. Michael Jordan – $ 1.7 billion USD
=5. Kylie Jenner – $ 900 million USD
=5. JAY-Z – $ 900 million USD
7. David Copperfield – $ 875 million USD
8. Diddy – $ 825 million USD
=9. Tiger Woods – $ 800 million USD
=9. James Patterson – $ 800 million USD
50 glorious stocking stuffers to give the beauty enthusiast on your list
Every year, the holidays sneaks up on us like the Grinch trying to steal our gifts. Except, unlike the Grinch, most of us enjoy the community and generosity displayed during the holiday season. Let’s be honest, regardless of religion or tradition, giving and receiving gifts is a universally loved activity. If you’re excited about the parties and quality time with loved ones but feel anxious about crossing all the Ts on your gift list, you’ve come to the right place. We are deeply familiar with how overwhelming holiday shopping can be, which is why we’ve gathered some of our favorite stocking stuffer options for the beauty lovers on your list.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to limit your gifting to holiday-themed cosmetics. Especially when the summer-loving friend on your list might be longing for these four mermaid-inspired shades.
This affordable mask set will cover all your loved one’s winter skin care needs. There’s a mask for purifying, moisture, pore-refining, and radiance-boosting, complete with two under-eye brightening hydrogel patches.
There are few stocking stuffers both as cute and practical as a macaron-shaped lip balm. This Crème Shop one draws inspiration from Hello Kitty. Every time your loved one moisturizes their lips, they’ll be filled with happiness.
In a perfect world, beauty sponges would last forever, (aka through all of our makeup looks and furious washings). But the reality is that most of us need to replace them. So why not give your friend the gift of a clean, new makeup sponge?
This adorably packaged balm duo can be used on everything from your lips to your cuticles, and it’s especially helpful for dry, wintry patches.
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We fully believe the Holy Trinity refers to this trio of the Kiehl’s original lip balm, cranberry lip balm, and mint lip balm.
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Celebrate the holidays with this luxe Baylis & Harding bath set.
We’d be hard-pressed to imagine a friend who wouldn’t squeal upon receiving this Sunday Riley set, which includes the Luna Sleeping Night Oil, the Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, and the C.E.O. Moisturizer.
Detangling your luscious hair is a year-long activity, which is why gifting a loved one with a cute and practical detangling brush is a gift that will keep on giving.
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The fragrance lover in your life will feel completely pampered by all 10 perfumes in this gift set. Whether they fancy a rollerball or a scented hand cream, this sampler is an ideal way for them to find their signature scent.
If you have a loved one who is currently obsessed with the wide-ranging benefits of CBD, then introducing them to Emera’s hair care offerings might be a perfect match. This sampler includes a CBD-infused shampoo, conditioner, serum, and scalp treatment.
This travel-sized lactic acid cleanser is great for anyone looking to stay on top of their skin care routine.
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There are few brands that consistently put out formulas as deeply moisturizing and delicious-smelling as SheaMoisture. This will be a real treat!
As an international corporate lawyer and mother of two, Adiya Dixon-Wiggins understood the value of beauty-on-the-go, but she couldn’t buy a product that would allow her to apply makeup on the fly. Traditional makeup brushes, which are shaped like paint brushes, became a pain for her to travel with or use when applying makeup in the car. Meanwhile, she found that using her fingertips was messy and unsanitary. To solve this issue, she created Yubi Beauty, a cosmetic tool brand that allows women to quickly and effectively apply makeup. The brand was featured on TIME’s “50 Best Inventions of 2018” list.
“I’m humbled by this tremendous honor and I hope my example will encourage more women of color to pursue their passions in technology, beauty, and entrepreneurship,” Dixon-Wiggins told BLACK ENTERPRISE about receiving the prestigious recognition.
The Yubi Buff and Blend set (Photo courtesy of Yubi Beauty, LLC)
Dixon-Wiggins says she invented the brushes out of the necessity to make beauty less of a burden for busy women. The patent-pending cosmetic brushes have a unique design and compact size that makes it easy to apply multiple products, from sunscreen to foundation, blush to highlight, and everything in between. The multipurpose applicator heads are also easy to clean and promises to provide maximum control, ease, and comfort. Plus, all of Yubi’s products are vegan and cruelty-free. “What you put on your face is as important as how you put it on,” Dixon-Wiggins said
The Yubi Buff and Blend set, which currently retails for $ 39, is set to debut on the Home Shopping Network in January 2019.
Watch Adiya Dixon-Wiggins’ interview and tutorial about the Yubi brushes at the Black Enterprise headquarters below.
From a Buenos Aires spot where greens rule to a ‘house of pig’ in São Paulo, our writer offers a personal selection of affordable restaurants on Latin America’s 50 best list
Elaborate tasting menus and fine dining dominate the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants list but it’s a different story with the Latin American edition of the awards. The top spot for 2018 did go to Lima’s Maido for the second year running (15-course menu £103), but further down the list there are plenty of restaurants offering great cooking at much more affordable prices. Here are 10 of the tastiest bargains around.
With so many commenters mentioning that they’re doing NaNoWriMo right now (you go, ladies!), I thought a fun discussion for today might be this: What hobbies do you have on your bucket list? As in, “Right now I don’t have time — but ONE day I’d really like to ____ for fun.”
For me, writing a novel is definitely one of my top bucket list hobbies. I kind of have already, if the one I wrote in 6th grade and “finished” with a super-short summary chapter wrapping everything up counts. But I’d love to write a novel as an adult. Nothing too literary, just fun — reach goals for me would be brain candy books like Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (a rewriting of Pride & Prejudice) or The Hating Game or any of Sophie Kinsella’s novels. (Pro tip for those of you trying to edit a novel: The software Scrivener is amazing for trying to deal with a huge quantity of text, particularly moving chunks of it around. I also like to believe it’s how all James Patterson novels get written.)
Other bucket list hobbies of mine that may seem a bit bizarre: growing olives, doing Pilates reformer classes really regularly, learning photography really well, learning another language, writing a movie script, and I don’t know if it counts as a “hobby” or not, but to get really involved at a small level of local government or with a charity (here’s our older advice on how to get on a nonprofit board, as well as our roundup of resources for women running for office).
How about you guys: What’s on your bucket list as far as hobbies are concerned? What’s your TOP bucket list hobby?
Amy Schumer announced Monday night that she is pregnant with her first baby.
The comedian teased the news by posting an image of her and her husband’s Chris Fisher faces photoshopped onto the bodies of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who just announced their own pregnancy last week.
In the caption, Schumer linked to the profile of political reporter Jessica Yellin, and promised “exciting news” ahead. In a video about the upcoming midterm elections in November, Yellin posted a list of Schumer’s 20 recommendations for candidates. The list ended with the words: “I’m pregnant – Amy Schumer”.