This Essential Lightweight Denim Jacket Comes in So Many Colors

Denim jackets are a classic piece and we can’t ever imagine not having at least one ready to go at all times, hanging on our coat rack or in our closet. Perfect for spring, summer and fall, it’s an essential, and that’s both style-wise and comfort-wise. So how could it possibly get any better?

With colors! The Free People Rumors Denim Jacket does come in classic colors like blue and black, but it also steps way out of the box, and the risk pays off immensely! Don’t even get Us started with all of the other details. Okay, okay, please do get Us started! We’re dying to talk more about this (master)piece!

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Reviewers are calling this jacket a “timeless piece,” finding themselves “wanting to wear it every day!” Denim can often be rigid, but one shopper called the cotton material “super soft,” while another raved about how the silhouette is “super flattering!” There are some secrets to this flattering silhouette, and we’re about to reveal them.

Check down at the hem, which hits at the hip, to find two adjustable waist tabs, one on each side, to actually help customize the fit of this jacket! Whether we’re looking for something more relaxed or structured, this jacket can do it all, and it’s all up to us!

Another unique detail is the seamed sleeves, which create almost a horizontal color-blocking effect around the elbow of the left arm. On the Navy version of the jacket, there actually is color-blocking, as the elbow section dips into a deeper shade of blue than the rest of material!

This unlined, lightweight jacket has a traditional front-button closure, as well as two flap button pockets at the chest. Don’t worry, there are open pockets at the sides, too! We’ll find two more buttons down at the cuffs of the long sleeves, which we can fold up if we’re feeling it. Up top we’ll find the expected point collar — an essential addition to any denim jacket!

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We already mentioned the Navy version of this jacket, which almost takes on a geometric feel, but there’s also the Denim shade if we want something with a lighter wash. Of course, there’s also Black, which features a little fade for a vintage vibe.

The more unique color selection includes the attention-grabbing Red, the gentle Light Yellow, the floral-inspired Lilac and the desert-chic Sand. There’s also Ivory for a classy neutral! Yes, denim jackets are classy now!

We would wear this jacket with, well, anything! Denim jackets are the perfect companion for spring and summer dresses, and they go equally well with jeans. Denim on denim? Oh yes. Especially when we have so many color options, denim on denim is a serious look — and a comfy one!

Slip this jacket on over a turtleneck in the fall, or drape it over shoulders with just a tank top on a breezy summer night. Layer up with hoodies or flannel shirts, and don’t forget jumpsuits! Casual sophistication at its finest.

Free People gets it right yet again with this Rumors jacket, and rumor has it that it’s our favorite piece right now. We can confirm — the rumor is true!

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This Failed Trump Golf Course Is Now a Dilapidated New York State Park

When Donald Trump bought 436 acres in upstate New York two decades ago, he envisioned adding two new championship golf courses to his collection.He bought the wet, overgrown, tree-tangled parcels that sit miles off a state parkway beginning in 1998 for less than the current price of a two-bedroom condo in Trump Tower.

But local leaders nixed the golf-course plans and his subsequent efforts to sell it to a homebuilding company faltered. So he gave it away.

“This is my way of trying to give back,” he said at the time.

Like most deals involving Trump, there was more to it than goodwill. He was unloading what experts say was useless land, but not before working local officials to see if they could reappraise it at more than five times the assessed value, according to documents seen by Bloomberg and interviews with people involved — and using a grossly inflated figure on later presidential campaign documents to show, falsely, the depth of his philanthropy.

Despite the purchase price of $ 2.75 million, and a county assessment of $ 5.5 million at the time of the donation, Trump’s 2016 campaign said in a list of charitable donations published by The Washington Post that the land was worth $ 26.1 million.

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It’s impossible to tell if Trump did anything improper, since he has never released his tax returns. And there’s no law against inflating the value of property on campaign press releases. But the law does require taxpayers to accurately report the value of all charitable donations for deduction purposes and Trump could face a penalty or fine from the IRS if he exaggerated the value of the land on his tax returns. The IRS routinely audits all modern U.S presidents and vice presidents annually, including Trump.

The donation took shape around the same time that Trump was struggling, ultimately in vain, to turn around his three struggling casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In March 2006, one month before his gift was announced, his casino empire — Trump Entertainment Resorts — lost $ 22.1 million in its fourth quarter.

An hour’s drive north of Manhattan, Donald J. Trump State Park is what New York euphemistically calls a “passive park,” meaning it has no trails, picnic tables or other amenities. The state stopped maintaining it in 2010, and the land lies covered in brambles, mud and rocks. A bill pending before the state legislature would change the name of the park to honor the folk singer Pete Seeger instead of the current president.

County Rejects Golf Courses

Trump bought the first parcel, 282 acres known as Indian Hill that straddle Westchester and Putnam counties, from an estate sale for $ 1.75 million in 1998. He also bought 154 acres in Westchester County known as French Hill, also part of an estate sale, for $ 750,000. In 2000, he bought 58 acres of a nearby “surplus” stretch of the Taconic State Parkway from the New York State Department of Transportation for $ 250,000.

But by 2002, local authorities had rejected his plans for two 18-hole championship golf courses on Indian Hill and French Hill on the grounds that the courses would drain the area’s water supply as well as affect the water supply of New York City downstream.

So in 2003, Trump tried to sell U.S. Home Corp. an option to build houses on the tracts. But the giant home-builder got cold feet about the costs of environmental and engineering challenges, according to a person familiar with the deal. The option agreement was terminated in April 2005, according to a memorandum filed in Putnam County.

Aaron Curtiss, a spokesman for Lennar Corp., which bought U.S. Home Corp. in 2000, declined to comment on the company’s dealing with Trump.

Tim Miller, an environmental consultant who worked on the plans, said Trump made no improvements to the land, so the value likely stayed the same. “What he paid was its value, that’s what I would expect,” he said.

Miller added that he billed the Trump Organization a seven-figure sum for his work on the land as well as his work on Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Trump’s company paid him all but $ 140,000, and after fighting for several months to get the balance, Miller said he finally accepted Trump’s personal offer of a discounted membership at the Briarcliff Manor club in lieu of payment.

“It was either accept it or go to court,” Miller said.

The Trump Organization didn’t respond to emails and phone calls seeking comments about any aspect of the park deal.

Maximizing Value

Once Trump decided to donate the lands, his aides worked hard to maximize their value. Apparently, Trump wanted a bigger write-off than what the county said the land was worth.

Henry DeCotis, then the assistant state attorney general, said Trump fixer Michael Cohen called him in 2005 to inquire about donating lands to the state. DeCotis said the official fair market value of $ 5.5 million “might be in the ballpark.”

A spokeswoman for Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis declined to comment, and declined to arrange an interview with Cohen, who is serving time in Otisville prison in New York for lying to Congress about Trump’s business and campaign dealings.

By early 2006, Hal Goldman, who until 2011 was a Trump Organization vice president for development, said that he was in talks with the New York state Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation about donating the land — and branding it Trump.

‘Opinion’ Sought

The person familiar with the donation said he received a call from a Trump Organization employee — whose name he couldn’t remember — asking for a “zoning opinion” that would justify a $ 27.5 million value for the land. The person said he told the Trump Organization that that figure could not be justified.

Trump’s donation nevertheless was finalized and in April 2006, Republican Governor George Pataki held a ceremony at the park to announce the gift and naming, with Trump saying in an official statement issued by the governor’s office that “this is my way of trying to give back” and that he hoped the lands “will turn into one of the most beautiful parks anywhere in the world.”

The Internal Revenue Service requires filers claiming a charitable deduction worth more than $ 5,000 to attach to their returns a “qualified appraisal” of the contribution.

Goldman said he was “unaware” of Trump having conducted any independent appraisal of the parcels of land.

“Let me put it this way,” Goldman said. “Would you go out and get an appraisal, or would you declare what you wanted it to be worth” and then have someone justify it. “I think that’s your answer,” he said.

Michael Grace, a former town attorney for Yorktown, New York, where some of the land sits, said the tracts might not have been worth even the $ 2.75 million Trump paid for it.

“There’s a reason they remained undeveloped,” Grace said, noting the land’s hills, mud and rocks.

In 2016, the Trump campaign released to The Associated Press and the Post a 93-page list of his charitable contributions, listing “Land Donated to NY Office of Parks – Yorktown, N.Y. – 436 acres” at “$ 26,100,000.00.”

Appraisal Process

The only way to know if Trump actually claimed a deduction of $ 26.1 million would be if congressional committees get his federal tax returns they have subpoenaed from the Treasury Department.

Bernadette Castro, the former Parks commissioner who oversaw the donation and attended the ceremony, said through a spokesman, John Rice, that she “does not recall the exact appraisal process.” Castro appeared on Trump’s television show “The Apprentice” in 2005 and was “fired” by the future president.

Dan Keefe, a spokesman for the state Parks department, said the donation “happened a long time ago” and declined to state whether the agency had done its own appraisal. Former Putnam County clerk Dennis Sant referred Bloomberg to the documents involved in the sale and subsequent donation. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley declined repeated requests for comment.

Fred Koelsch, the director of realty investments at Camarda Realty Investments, said that if Trump took a $ 26.1 million deduction for the donation, “that’s an awfully large number.” Koelsch, who did some work for the Trump Organization while at his former law firm, Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw PC, explained that because both Trump and U.S. Home had failed to develop the lands, they had neither increased in value nor held much extra value on top of their purchase price. “This is back-of-the-napkin math, but the deduction should have been low.”

Still, Koelsch said it’s very difficult to put value on undeveloped land. As such, said, “we have the seller tell us what they think it’s worth.”

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In order to be heard over the din of the crowd in Oracle Arena on Thursday, Magloire cut out the bottom of a paper Gatorade cup so he could yell at his players through it. Of course, as soon as fans caught sight of his innovative coaching technique, it was instantly turned into a meme.

As a photo of Magloire holding up his cup-turned-megaphone spread across Twitter, people began adding hilarious captions imagining what the Toronto coach may have been screaming about. The topics ranged from NBA-related shade — “Seth [Curry] shot a higher percentage of threes than Steph [Curry] did this season!” — to passionate food opinions — “BONELESS CHICKEN WINGS AREN’T CHICKEN WINGS.”

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‘It Feels Very Possible.’ How This Transgender Racing Driver Is Hoping to Make Sports History

Charlie Martin hurtles around the racetrack, her gloved hands gripping the steering wheel with only blond hair visible from the top of the driver’s seat. She zooms underneath banners emblazoned with the logo of the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorsport race, her focus unbroken. Eventually slowing to a halt after a 30-minute run, Martin unbuckles her seatbelt. It’s not a helmet that she takes off, but a VR headset; not a racing car that she lifts herself out of, but a state-of-the art simulator at Cranfield Simulation, an aerospace facility about two hours north of London.

The simulator is just one of the many ways Martin, 37, is preparing for the biggest race of her career so far — and the chance to make history. She plans to be the first transgender driver to ever compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France — one of the world’s most prestigious motorsport races. Her journey begins June 15, where she will compete in the Road to Le Mans race as part of the Michelin Le Mans Cup, marking the start of a three-year program setting her on the road toward the 24 Hours race, and towards making LGBT history. Her story is a rare one in a sport not known for its diversity, and comes at a time when many transgender people are facing a rising backlash for their participation in different sports.

In recent months, several high-profile athletes including tennis champion Martina Navratilova, Olympic medallist Kelly Holmes and long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe have questioned the “fairness” of transgender women competing in elite sport. In 2017, researchers at Loughborough University found that a majority of international sporting policies including the International Olympic Committee and the Rugby Football Union were unfairly discriminating against transgender people, particularly transgender women. And in the U.S., transgender student athletes have faced vitriol and even legal attempts to prevent them from competing in sport.

“There’s no argument about the positive effects of sport, like belonging to a team, and the health benefits,” says Martin, who first fell in love with motorsport when she was eight years old. “To deny that to people is incredibly damaging. I don’t think some of the people who are pushing this argument really understand the impact of what they are doing.”

Racing driver Charlie Martin at her first race of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard, France, in April 2019

Growing up in Leicestershire in the English Midlands, Martin first wanted to be a fighter pilot, before shifting her attention to focus on cars and racing. “It’s been the biggest passion in my life,” she tells TIME, sitting among several car models after her first training session of the day at Cranfield. Since buying her own racing car at the age of 23 (“a Peugeot 205,” she recalls), Martin has spent the majority of her life being in and around cars and motorsport.

Now she’s setting her sights on one of the sport’s most legendary races: the 24 hours of Le Mans. Called the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency,” the race runs over the course of 24 hours around a punishing 8.5 mile long track in the northern French town of Le Mans. For many drivers, competing at the 96-year-old annual event is the pinnacle of their racing career.

“If someone had told me 10 years ago that I was going to attempt to race the 24 hours of Le Mans, I’d say forget it. If someone had told me 10 years ago I was going to transition and be my true self and race, I’d say what planet are you living on?” Martin says. “But now, it feels very real. It feels very possible.”

Martin remains determined to pursue her goal, to compete in the main Le Mans event in 2022. But first, she will compete in this year’s support race, the Road to Le Mans as part of the Michelin Le Mans Cup, which takes place on the same track as the main race in front of an international audience from June 13 to June 15.

There are several challenges when it comes to endurance racing. Martin’s upcoming race consists of two one-hour long races, with a driver change in the middle. Training the mind to concentrate on keeping up pace and consistency for one solid hour is difficult, as is dealing with difficulties like slower cars, blind spots and traffic.

“It’s a lot harder than it looks,” she says. Coming to train each week in the simulator for a couple of hours at a time is the closest thing she can get to practicing in the real car, which is based in Luxembourg. Currently, Martin is part of a family racing team with two brothers, David and Gary Hauser, based in eastern Luxembourg. The team also has a 50/50 gender split, with men and women making up the drivers, engineers and mechanics all contributing to the race. And although her training is largely solitary, the draw of the sport for Martin is the teamwork. “Here, the whole team has to work together in endurance. It’s an incredible feeling to be working hard for the same goal.”

As well as the physical and mental test of training for the race, Martin has come up against financial obstacles too. Because of delays in negotiations with backers, Martin has been forced to crowdfund before heading to Le Mans — a source of stress no driver wants to face in the weeks leading up to the race of their life. (She is hoping to raise $ 63,000).

Racing driver Charlie Martin at her first race of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard, France, in April 2019
Paola DepalmasRacing driver Charlie Martin at her first race of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard, France, in April 2019

But the biggest challenge she’s overcome so far is the decision to transition, she says. Having known she was trans since childhood, Martin experienced severe depression and was suicidal by the end of 2011, after racing for around six years. “I would look at myself in the mirror each day, and I just didn’t know who I was any more. I had lost all sense of connection with my identity.”

Following the experiences of YouTube vloggers who were documenting their own transitions online, Martin was inspired to begin her own transition and decided to put her motorsport career on hold during 2012. She considered leaving the sport entirely, fearing that people might make fun of her and that the activity she loved the most might become the thing she hated.

“For me, transition was the hardest thing I could ever attempt. I had no idea if it was going to go well or badly,” she says. Yet when the British racing community welcomed her back upon her return that September, and when she made a full return to the sport by racing in France in 2015, she felt overwhelmed by the support. “Coming out the other side and feeling that I’m alive, I’m happy, I found what I needed. That’s an incredibly empowering feeling and it made me feel like: What next?” Boosted by this new sense of confidence, she began pushing herself further in the car, improving her performance and earning spots on the podium at races.

However, Martin knows that her experience of being a trans woman with the support of her sporting community is not universal. “The discrimination towards the trans community right now is really tragic, and really damaging,” Martin says. “I think it creates a toxic environment for people; this isn’t just about trans professional athletes. This is about anyone who likes sport, whether they’re a fan, someone who plays football with a local team, someone who wants to go to their local pool or gym.”

The current atmosphere has fueled Martin’s ambition to increase trans visibility in sport and society to empower others. “We should be free to be who we want to be in our life, and do what we want to do. Nobody should limit their vision of what’s possible in life just because of how they were born.”

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Maxi dresses are this season’s go-to dress length for parties, weekends and work. Shop our favourite styles…

Not one for mini or midi dresses this summer? You’ll be pleased to hear maxi dresses are still on the agenda for the 2019 summer trends. But make no mistake, there’s nothing classic about this season’s take on the wardrobe essential. With luxurious textures clashes, 70s bohemian and minimal 90s styles hitting the rails, there’s never been a better time to update your dress collection.

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Are you feeling this season’s minimalist mood? Then references the 90s with silk and velvet slip dresses, strapless column dresses and everyday-ready jumper dresses. H&M maxi dresses are suitably paired back and the perfect holiday essential.

Alternatively, are you into all things boho and feminine? We’ve got a feeling you’ll love a floaty printed floor-sweeper. Complete your throwback look with an oh-so-chic fringed bag and denim jacket. There are some amazing Ganni dresses in the sale right now.

If you like a pop of colour, then you’re in luck. We’ve got everything from bright florals to bright checks, with a splash of neon. See Tory Burch maxi dresses and Max Mara dresses for some serious colour blocking. Wallflowers, abstain.

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If the invites are racking up for this summer’s weddings, bag yourself a versatile floor-skimmer that can be reworked throughout the season. Maxi dresses are a great choice for formal occasions when complemented with a statement clutch and strappy heels – Zimmermann, Kitri and Rixo are among our go-to brands when it comes to choosing something special.

If you want to try your hand at one of this season’s more daring trends, consider shopping for maxi dresses with a lace insert or cut-out detail. Team with statement sandals for a striking new season look. We love high street brands Zara, & Other Stories and Mango for trendier pieces.

From cosy weekend knitted staples to workwear-appropriate long shirts, or even a summer-holiday ready off-the-shoulder chambray number, there’s a dress for all shapes, styles and budgets right here.

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This Female Soldier’s Fellow Troops Were Her Closest Threat

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The first line of Army veteran Ryan Leigh Dostie’s military memoir Formation: A Woman’s Memoir of Stepping Out of Line is, “A few hours before I am raped, two officers in a bar try to corner me and steal my panties.” Dostie’s jarring cold open sets her apart from the warrior-poet sentimentality of her male war-writer peers.

Male war veterans—myself, for example—can write about blackout drinking as youthful sowing-our-oats. Maleness affords the privilege to present wartime vices as high character. In a man’s war story, the worst commanders are merely bumbling nuisances, and dirtbag comrades just clowns to be ignored.

War earns those stories for women too; but Dostie reminds her readers that a woman soldier’s fellow troops and leaders often become the closest threat—mentally, physically, sexually, or in cover-their-ass apathy toward a woman’s worries.

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New trailers you need to watch from this week: Ad Astra, Shaft, The Lion King, and more

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Another week flew by, which is good news for movie fans who go to the cinema regularly, because we’ve got a couple of exciting films coming out this week. Dark Phoenix, the last X-Men movie under Fox, is out this weekend, and it’ll battle The Secret Life of Pets 2 for the top spot at the box office. Late Night, a comedy starring Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling is also something to consider, or at least make not of when it hits streaming services.

When it comes to trailers, we’ve got a few interesting clips after the break, including a trailer for a new Brad Pitt movie.

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This is every beauty product I’m currently obsessed with for the summer

This is every beauty product I’m currently obsessed with for the summer


This is every beauty product I’m currently obsessed with for the summer

One of the best things about being a beauty editor is that packages upon packages of products arrive at my desk so much, it feels like a never-ending, Groundhog’s Day version of Christmas morning. Some things I’ll try and won’t be into (though they might be better for a friend or co-worker who will reap the benefits), while others manage to land in the extremely coveted position of “Marie’s Faves.” For Unboxed and Obsessed, my final story as Senior Beauty Editor of HelloGiggles (I KNOW!!!), I want to leave you with my current roster of beauty obsessions, in case you need some recs for your next trip to Sephora or whichever beauty retailer you spend your hard-earned scrilla.

1. Tatcha Mist

Tatcha Satin Mist
Tatcha
Tatcha | $ 48

I’m serious about skin care, and even though I have a few brands I bounce back and forth between, Tatcha is the one I instantaneously recommend to friends, family, strangers, practically anyone who asks me for skin care tips. As a fan of the Dewy Mist (and face mists in general), I was excited about the new Satin Mist. It’s great for combination to oily skin like mine, and I know it’s going to be a lifesaver for me this summer.

2. Touché Eclat High Cover Radiant Concealer/listheader]

Touche Eclat
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YSL | $ 35


Dark circles and bags are kind of my Achilles heel. I feel slightly self-conscious about mine, so I will try almost every concealer under the sun. One of my first obsessions was the legendary YSL Touché Eclat, and I am now in love with this new formulation. It immediately makes my eyes look brighter, which is much needed after those late nights spent writing.

[listheader nr=3]Deck of Scarlet Matte Velvet Lipsticks

Deck of Scarlet
Deck of Scarlet
Deck of Scarlet | $ 23


When they rebranded earlier this year, Deck of Scarlet came out with a liquid lipstick, and I’ve been wearing this shade, Siren, nonstop ever since. The pigment is gorgeous and the formula is SO nice. I get compliments on it every time.

4. Cle Cosmetics Multi Cream

Cle Cosmetics
Cle Cosmetics
Cle Cosmetics | $ 32

Cle Cosmetics is a super clean Korean beauty brand that launched a Palo Salo-scented multi cream straight from HEAVEN. You know momma appreciates a multi-use product! I also love Palo Santo and use it in my mystical practice but haven’t found many beauty brands that capture how special it is while also being mindful of the current problem of over-harvesting. Thankfully, Cle gets their Palo Santo oil only from tree branches that have fallen naturally to the ground.

5. Shiseido Waso Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask

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Shiseido
Shiseido | $ 40

Sleeping masks are a new pleasure of mine, and this Hydrating Gel Beauty Sleeping Mask from Shiseido’s Waso line is a dream. It contains yuzu citrus, an antioxidant ingredient that’s great for brightening and stimulating collagen. Just call me Sleeping Beauty.

6. T3 Singlepass 1” Curler

T3
T3
T3 | $ 160

Straight up, T3 is my all-time favorite hot hair tool brand, so I feel that the release of this 1-inch curler, just in time for my recent short haircut, was a personal gift from the brand, lol.

7. Too Faced Damn Girl 24-Hour Mascara

Too Faced
Too Faced
Too Faced | $ 25


Many years ago, I had a beauty and style advice column on Rookiemag.com called Damn Girl, so Too Faced already got me with THIS mascara! But it’s also a really impressive product—it makes my short-ass lashes longer and appear fuller. I’ve been carrying this in my purse since I got it.

8. Sephora Collection Glow Peel Pads

Sephora
Sephora
Sephora | $ 15


My skin has been feeling rough lately, and I’m loving Sephora Collection just launched a new clean skin care line, and these pads are a must-have. I’m not a fan of physical exfoliants and love me a peel pad, and these are great for cleaning out pores and dead skin cells so your skin feels so much more smooth.

9. Lord Jones Royal Oil

Royal Oil
Lord Jones
Lord Jones | $ 100


I’ve been a fan of Lord Jones, it’s one of the OG CBD brands with high-quality ingredients. I’ve been using the new 1000mg Royal Oil not only on my face but it’s been great for moisturizing cuticles, which tend to get easily irritated.

11. Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Sol Oil SPF 30

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Sol De Janiero
Sol De Janiero | $ 38


Now that summer is here, I’m going to fully indulge in the greatness of Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Sol Oil. It’s non-greasy, smells incredible and has an SPF of 30. Oil me up, baby.

12. Joico Defy Damage Shampoo and Conditioner

Joico defy Damage
Joico
Joico | $ 18.50

Since I processed the shit out of my hair last year, I’ve been trying to undo the damage by using good quality hair care brands. I’ve been loving Joico’s Defy Damage line, which has been bringing my wig back to life, thank goddess!

13. Root of It All Tincture

The Root of It All
The Root of It All
The Root of It All | $ 35 to $ 70

If you’re into Ayurvedic-inspired wellness, essential oils, cannabis/CBD, and live in a legalized state (of course), check out Root Of It All. These tinctures can help with stress relief, stress, and more.

14. Sunday Riley Globetrotter

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Sunday Riley
Sunday Riley | $ 15

This isn’t a product (though I’ve been all about C.E.O. Glow lately), but I LOVE Sunday Riley’s Globetrotter, a limited-edition handbook focused on travel. Now, all I need to do is book a vacation!

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This 4-Year-Old Was Not Feeling A Passengers Bare Feet On Flight [VIDEO]

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There are certain unspoken rules when traveling–the person with the window seat controls the shade, the middle person gets the both armrest, and don’t put your feet on the person’s armrest in front of you. Well this one passenger violated the foot rule and this 4-year-old was not having it.

After a trip to Walt Disney World, 4-year-old Rodney Small and his father were on a flight heading back to Texas when Rodney noticed something interesting. The passenger behind him had taken off their shoes and rested their feet on his arm rest.

Rodney was not feeling it and had something to say. Check out his hilarious response:

Well Rodney, kudos to you for standing up for yourself on that flight!

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Check out this week’s top DVD picks from Rosamund Pike’s biopic A Private War to horror mystery Escape Room

ROSAMUND PIKE’S fearsome performance as war reporter Marie Colvin makes A Private War the pick of a clutch of prestige biopics.

But horror mystery Escape Room struggles to emerge from the shadow of the Saw franchise it apes.

DVD Of The Week: A Private War

(15) 110mins, out now

Rosamund Pike stars as fearless war reporter Marie Colvin in A Private War

ROSAMUND PIKE holds together this taut biopic about Sunday Times war reporter Marie Colvin with a compelling central turn.

A darker, more disturbing tale than Tina Fey’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, there are nevertheless moments of frazzled comedy amid the horror, as Colvin and her journalist cohorts fall back on gallows humour among the shallow graves.

Scenes of carnage in Sri Lanka, Libya and Syria are convincingly kinetic, with some haunting, disturbing images, while Tom Holland, Stanley Tucci, Greg Wise and even Jamie Dornan provide good support as the less remarkable men drawn in different ways to Colvin’s ferocious combination of saintliness and narcissism.

Never subtle, with a couple of chunks of speechifying that don’t entirely convince, Pike’s committed performance elevates this above the ordinary as it builds to the inevitable but devastating climax.

★★★★

All is True

(12A) 100mins, out June 10

Kenneth Branagh stars as the retired William Shakespeare in period drama All Is True

CURIOUSLY underwhelming period drama with Kenneth Branagh as the retired William Shakespeare in the timid, tired twilight of life, consumed with grief for his long-dead son.

“To us, you’re a guest,” he is told by Judi Dench, a caustic presence as the Bard’s wife Anne Hathaway, long neglected by her literary-superstar husband. And that is partly the problem.

The family bonds never convince and the drama feels insubstantial, manufactured. All might be true but it rarely seems it.

Branagh, doubling up on directorial duties, delivers some sumptuous images. But he struggles to find a consistent tone.

Is this an elegiac meditation on guilt and lost love, a crafty analysis of evolving sexual politics or a twisty melodrama about adultery and the scrap for a family inheritance?

Despite the pedigree of the thesps and director, the result is less than the sum of its parts. Branagh’s prosthetic nose is a distraction throughout.

★★★

Stan & Ollie

(PG) 95mins, out now

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly star as comedy legends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Stan & Ollie

PAINSTAKING, occasionally poignant biopic with Steve Coogan and John C Reilly as comedy legends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy sliding towards obscurity on a UK tour at the fag end of their performing careers.

The makers’ affection for their subject is evident in every shot and there are moments of tenderness in what otherwise feels less like a heartwarming tale of platonic love than a rather sad exploration of bitterness and codependency.

But too often the script points out what the fine performances have already made clear.

Some of the best moments come from the sparky chemistry between Shirley Henderson and Nina Arianda as their pushy but put-upon partners, while Rufus Jones brings unexpected nuance to his role as an oily promoter who isn’t quite the rotter he initially seems.

★★★

Green Book

(12A) 127mins, out Monday

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in Best Picture winner Green Book

MAHERSHALA ALI and Viggo Mortensen share an easy chemistry in this moderately charming, distinctly soft-focus take on racism in Sixties America, which somehow nabbed the Best Picture Oscar ahead of more challenging, more deserving fare.

Ali plays ace pianist “Doctor” Don Shirley on a tour of the Deep South.

Mortensen is the Italian-American heavy who comes on board as his driver for some hugging, some learning and a lot of tepid banter about fried chicken.

Of the two, Ali does a better job of disappearing into his role, while Mortensen labours under an “Eye-talian” accent that would grate in a frozen-pizza ad.

Green Book is worthy and well-meaning, with a few well-crafted comic moments, but it fails to leave a lasting impression.

Compared to the likes of Get Out, BlacKkKlansman and Detroit — all edgier, the first two much funnier too — this feels very pedestrian indeed.

★★★


 

Escape Room

(15) 99mins, out Monday

Horror mystery Escape Room suffers from being a not-as-good Saw knockoff

HIGH-INTENSITY set-pieces and stylish cinematography aren’t enough to make this Saw knock-off anything more than bog-standard horror fare.

Six strangers are anonymously invited to an escape room with a 10,000-dollar prize.

But soon the stakes become deadly and their attention turns to escaping with their lives, as they learn they are more closely connected than we first thought.

For a while, Escape Room keeps you guessing. The performances are believable, for the most part, and the characters fleshed out just enough to make you care about their fate.

But after an enjoyably self-aware start, featuring explicit references to The Human Centipede and Panic Room, this loses its way and descends into generic sequel-bait.

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★★★

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This Is the Most Anticipated Women’s World Cup Ever. But Corruption and Abuse Still Block Women From Soccer

The biggest women’s sports tournament of 2019 will begin in Paris on Friday. The top 24 teams in the world will be descending on France to compete for the title of World Champions at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The next six weeks will be ripe with anticipation and and we can prepare ourselves for the joy and heartbreak that comes with the beautiful game. The media hype and marketing around this event reaffirms that this might be the most popular and widely watched iteration of the World Cup since the tournament began (unofficially) in 1970. But the road here hasn’t been easy.

Fans of women’s sport have invested emotionally and financially in these great women athletes. We have witnessed their struggles against systemic sexism (Argentina), their fight for equal pay (U.S.), and their continued commitment to improving society (Canada). The most celebrated women’s player of the year, UEFA Champion and Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg of Norway is not attending the World Cup because of what she considers inequality in her country. She will forgo the tournament and stepped away from the national team in 2017, after a poor result at the Euros. Despite the fact that Norway was the first football federation in the world to offer pay parity for men’s and women’s teams, Hegerberg maintains that it is not only about money. There are federations, there are clubs, there are men in high positions who have that responsibility to put the women in the right place and that’s where I think, I feel, and I know, we have a long way to go,” she has explained.

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Kevin C. Cox—Getty ImagesAbby Wambach #20 and Christie Rampone #3 of the United States celebrates after winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 5-2 against Japan at BC Place Stadium on July 5, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.

In May 2019, UEFA Champions League launched a women’s soccer development and strategy initiative that seeks to double the amount of women and girl players in Europe by 2024. The initiative recognizes the need for support, financial backing or programs, but also the involvement and positions of women in soccer — perhaps a recognition of the sheer inaction thus far. The fact that teams in Europe struggle with sexism at the core of their experiences is a reminder that misogyny is not reserved for the Global South.

But if the most successful and popular women’s teams in the world are fighting for their dues, imagine the obstacles of those who don’t have the platforms, who don’t have the safety and who are simply trying to keep their teams afloat. The ones whose federations are marred with corruption and abuse. The ones whose freedom and identity is tightly connected to soccer, but whose chances of ever developing and realizing a World Cup dream lies in a dark abyss. The ones whose futures and possibilities are not valued by the men who control the sport and reign from thrones of privilege and impunity.

Eight of the 10 top-ranked women’s teams are in North America and Europe. Japan is 7th and Brazil is 10th. There are three African nations attending (Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa) this year but there are no Arab or Middle Eastern, Central Asian or South Asian teams in the tournament. As we watch, cheer and embrace the fandom that the women’s game truly deserves, it is equally important to remember the girls and women who did not make it to the world’s stage. We must think more about how to include those players in this experience of the World Cup.

In late 2018, players from the Afghanistan women’s national team disclosed horrific sexual abuse by the head of the Afghanistan Football Federation — the same body that is charged with advocating and supporting their development. The investigations and any response in this case by FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are ongoing (read: pathetically slow and unencouraging).

Several Middle Eastern countries are rife with civil unrest, suffer the destruction of facilities, and like the example of Palestine, suffer constant pressure under occupation. In some regions, there seems to be little time for soccer except for places like refugee camps where sport is used as a tool of development and rehabilitation for survivors of displacement and war.

Freedom Fields is a film by Naziha Arebi about the Libyan women’s soccer program in Tripoli. For five years, Arebi has chronicled their struggles, their journey and their joys on and off the pitch. We see them fight with administrators, fight clerics, and empower themselves as a team in order to play in a tournament in Lebanon.

We see their bravery and their drive. It is unmistakably familiar.

Aref Karimi—AFP/Getty ImagesAfghan female football players from Afghan team celebrate with the trophy after their women’s football tournament final match against Isteghlal in Kabul on December 6, 2013.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan women’s national team has been stagnant for over five years due to complete mismanagement and disinterest in the women’s team from federation executives. In 2017 The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) was suspended by FIFA for “third-party interference” — tantamount to improper financial practices. The women’s team have not competed in any regional tournaments, or held training camps since 2014. “Some teams worry about winning,” team captain Hajra Khan said in February. “We just want a chance to play.” The president of PFF, Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, has ties to Senior Vice President of FIFA, Sheikh Salman who is head of Bahrain’s Football federation, another country with little development of a women’s program. Hayat has been in power in Pakistan since 2003 and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

Meanwhile, last week, news spread that there were allegations of rape of Gabon’s Under 20 players. The story was barely touched by mainstream sports media outlets. According to the Women’s Media Centre, the TIDES (The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport) 2018 report gave American sports media a grade of D+ for gender and racial hiring practices. If the people reporting on sport are largely white men, it’s unsurprising that their stories regularly fail to represent women, particularly women of colour.

The player’s objections and concerns fall on deaf ears when FIFA and AFC continue tosupport the political players at these shady federations, who refuse to prioritize the women’s teams. The majority of federations are controlled by men, and men are in charge of the allocation of finances. Shaima Mohamed is head of women’s soccer development at the Somali Football Federation and is desperately trying to amplify the women’s sport. She told The Guardian: “I have no idea where the money goes.”

Perhaps it is a lack of community support, or cultural pressure to suppress the advancement of women in society. It could be a lack of sincere commitment to women’s sport. Or it could be a complete failure on the part of men to advocate and bolster women athletes. All of the above are parts of systems of sexism and misogyny that exist in soccer, all over the world.

Many might not be aware that France, the host of this World Cup, is the only country in the world in which the governing body of soccer still refuses to allow women to play, coach or actively participate in the game if they choose to wear a hijab. FIFA struck down this ban in 2014 but the Fédération Française de Football (FFF) continues to hold it in place. This blatant injustice should not be tolerated or forgiven just because they are hosting a grand tournament that selectively supports women soccer players.

There are rays of hope. The Jordanian Football Federation (JFF) with leadership from Prince Ali bin Hussein began to invest in training and development programs, and created a non-profit organization Association Football Development Programme Global (AFDP) dedicated to the growth of the sport and advocacy for women in soccer. In 2016, the JFF hosted the first FIFA-sanctioned tournament in the Middle East. And although Iranian women continue to lobby FIFA for basic access to sports, Saudi Arabia began to let women into stadiums in 2018 and there are murmurings and tries to support a women’s team.

As FIFA celebrates a wonderful tournament, it is important that they remain accountable to all players. And we must remember those on the frontlines, and those brutally excluded from the pitches. We must make sure that their stories are heard, and their struggles are not in vain. We must demand equal pay and safety for all players.

It is imperative to find a balance between supporting women’s soccer and still speaking up about the injustices against women in soccer. Uncritical celebrations render this tournament shallow at a time when disruption is required. The sport deserves better — and so do the millions of women and girls who love it. Soccer is for all of us.

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Today may very well be the last day you ever buy light bulbs. Seriously, this is it. Amazon has wildly popular Sylvania Home Lighting 74765 A19 Soft White LED Light Bulbs on sale right now for just $ 1 a piece when you buy a 24-pack. That matches their all-time lowest price, and since they last for as long as 10 years or even more depending on how often you use them, you really might never have to buy light bulbs again!

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General Motors Gives the Iconic Chevy Blazer a Reboot with Help from This Young, Black Aerodynamics Engineer

What do you think of when you think of who typically drives a Chevy Blazer; a white dude—maybe in the Midwest or South? Someone who lives for off-roading their vehicle through dirt trails? Well, the Chevy Blazer has gotten a reboot in 2019. General Motors is targeting its new lineup of crossover Blazers to a younger, more diverse consumer market. And helping to lead that effort is someone who fits that demographic: Charles Muse—a 28-year-old aerodynamics engineer at General Motors.

“I’ve been a car guy since I was little,” says the Ohio State University grad who hails from Chicago. “I helped my dad restore his vehicle. I tore apart my car, broke it, fixed it, and broke it again,” says Muse.

He’s not just a ‘car guy’ though. Muse received both academic and sports scholarships to attend Ohio State where he played basketball. He also participated in a number of technical programs before attending college which he says fostered his love for aircrafts and flying. He ended up studying aerospace engineering.

It was at a career fair that Muse was introduced to the idea of working with General Motors. “I always thought ‘Oh, I’m an aerospace engineer major, I’ll go to Boeing, I’m going to go to Lockheed Martin – I’m going to work on aircrafts,” he recollects.

“And then I went to a career fair at General Motors and they said, ‘No, we have aerodynamicists. We work a lot with stringent fuel economy requirements that are coming out. We have a need for aero performance engineers.’”

A New Era in Crossover Vehicles

Muse spoke about his passion for the new Chevy Blazer and what it took to make the car come to life. His enthusiasm as he shows the vehicle and talks about what his role was in creating it is palpable.

“Overall, you can tell this vehicle has a very striking stance,” says Muse. “And that’s because when it was framed up we knew that we wanted to penetrate the crossover market and we wanted to do something dramatic. So we started out with the Chevrolet Camaro which is the born and bred American muscle car, and we took those proportions and we threw it into a crossover. That ideology just bloomed and grew into something that we could make functional.”

Chevy Blazer

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The new Chevy Blazer lineup is available in three models. The Blazer RS—is the sportiest iteration. The RS features a honeycombed grill and from the front, resembles the iconic Camaro design.

The Blazer Premier model has a bit more of a sophisticated look with more chrome detailing and a slightly sleeker design. The third version, the Blazer, has the same athletic design but not as much content packaging according to GM reps.

The demand for crossovers—vehicles that combine the features of a car with an SUV or truck— is growing. According to a report from Quartz, crossovers could make up 50% of US car sales by 2020.

That demand means it’s an ideal time for black STEM grads to land prestigious positions at car manufacturers, even if their academic majors may not seem a fit in the industry as Muse found out. He also spoke about how his aerodynamic knowledge led to implementing specific features in the new Chevy Blazer.

Aerodynamics Infused With Cars

Muse says he and his team “worked hand-in-hand with the design team” on engineering functions.

“If you [said] to me, ‘hey we got this fuel economy target,’ I know exactly what, from an aero perspective, I need to do for this vehicle to meet that target,” explains the engineer who also has a pilot’s license.

“But it’s also not going to look as pretty as I want. So I have to work with the designers and say ‘OK well, we have to maintain this feature line and this wheel base and this stance, to make it work.”

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Crouching down alongside the vehicle, Muse points out various features. “Underneath the vehicle we have different panels and shielding; we have different features on the front, how we shape it – like this may just look like a little insert piece, but it’s there for function,” he says.

“We reduced the overall pressure on the vehicle. If you’ve even been on the highway and you put your hand out the window and it’s all nice and smooth – and then you turn your hand this way and it’s trying to push [it] up – [it’s] the same thing with a car and that determines your fuel economy.”

“I’ve changed things from wheels to the hood line,” he says. While the goal is to give the Blazer the athletic look, there are other considerations for engineers to work out.

“[The hood’s] height differential is purely driven by aero[dynamics] because if you have air that is flowing up –you might have seen, if you’ve driven in the rain, how the water creeps us and goes up your windshield—that determines at what point the air hits – and that’s a big enabler for aero performance,” he says.

“[We] can’t bring the hood up too much because there’s vision requirements – there’s pedestrian protection requirements – you don’t want to hit someone and then it puts that person directly into your windshield.”

From Ideation to Actualization

Muse says it can take over four years for a vehicle to go from concept to an actual production model.

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“We have this design that starts as a sketch and we go to a clay model; figure out what we need to do what concepts we need to add to the vehicle; how do we need to shape it so that we can meet a certain drag number, or aero requirement that automatically translates to fuel economy,” he says.

“There’s so much you have to think about and boxes you have to stay within, but still we have an aero requirement that we need to meet. So you really exhaust all angles. It’s my job to figure out: Can I reduce the pressure of the car, get better fuel economy, and make it quiet while also maintaining the design? And the designer will come in and say, ‘yep, and we are going to make it black because that looks sexy.’”

 

 

 

 

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This Is The Best Way To Experience ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’

This Is The Best Way To Experience 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'

"Bright suns!"

"Rising moons!"

Depending on what time of day you enter Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in California's Disneyland (Galaxy's Edge will open in Orlando's Disney World in late August), you will no doubt hear one of those two phrases within minutes of stepping foot on the planet Batuu at the edge of the galaxy. If it's daylight, you'll hear "Bright suns!," which is the equivalent of saying, "Good morning." "Rising…

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It’s going to be an interesting battle at the box office this week, as Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Rocketman will both premiere. The former certainly looks like the favorite to win the weekend, and possibly challenge Aladdin’s spot, as Rocketman has hardly received the same pre-release hype as Bohemian Rhapsody did last year.

On top of that, there’s quite a collection of new films still playing, including the Disney’s Aladdin remake and Avengers: Endgame. Also, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is still a great film to consider seeing in theaters, as is Pokemon Detective Pikachu. When it comes to new trailers this week, we have the first clip for the (last??) Rambo film, as well as the first trailer for Pixar’s brand new animated adventure.

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This Disney’s The Lion King makeup collab is so good, you’ll want to sing “Hakuna Matata”

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This <em>Disney’s The Lion King</em> makeup collab is so good, you’ll want to sing “Hakuna Matata”

If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the release of the all-new Disney’s The Lion King, we have exciting news to tide you over with until its July 19th premiere. Sir John Barnett, who is often the mastermind behind Beyoncé’s impeccable face beat, teamed up with cosmetics brand Luminess on a collection inspired by the film.

The collection, which includes eyeshadow and sculpting palettes, lipsticks, and highlighter, was an important collaboration for Barnett for several reasons.

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Beyoncé voices the character of Nala in the film, so the collaboration with Barnett already made sense. However, Barnett partnered with Luminess because he knew the quality would be on point. “For me, as a makeup artist, it has to be good. It’s the pay-off, it’s impactful. It has to really be dense in colors,” Barnett tells HelloGiggles. He also wanted the packaging to be good enough to be cherished as a collector’s item. “I want it to be memorable 10 years from now,” he says. “Even if you’re hitting pan, you still have the package, you’re still holding on to it.”

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There are two palettes in the collection—there’s the Kingdom Sculpting Palette, which includes six shades, while the
Can’t Wait To Be Queen Eyeshadow Palette features 12 shades, with some named after the movie characters.

While designing the collection, Barnett frequently traveled to South Africa where he found shade inspiration from the landscape. He described the landscape as having “supernatural neutrals,” which sounds magical for an eyeshadow palette.

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Barnett is also proud of the versatility of the collab. “You look at this collection and it speaks to all different complexions,” he says. “I work with all kinds of women, from Harlem to Hong Kong, and so I had to make sure that this was something that was universally flattering. I can’t build to any one demographic or else I’m going to alienate all my other girls.”

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The Disney’s The Lion King Limited Edition Collection by Sir John x Luminess will be available starting June 15th on LuminessCosmetics.com. It will also be sold on Ulta.com the following day on June 16th, as well as Ulta stores on July 1st.

Can you feel the love tonight? Take a closer look at the collection below.

Kingdom Sculpting Palette

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According to Barnett, sculpting is the 2.0 of contouring—a softer version of the trend.

Can’t Wait to be Queen Eyeshadow Palette

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Luminess | $ 42

Don’t be intimidated by that bold, ’70s-esque green shade. Barnett says to have fun with it: “Bring a little disco into the daytime.”

Be Brave Matte Lipstick

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Luminess | $ 24

This orangey, fifties red is one of Barnett’s favorites.

Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick

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We get what he means about wanting to keep the packaging for 10 years.

Circle of Life Highlighter

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Luminess | $ 40

Barnett loves that this highlighter gives a little bit of a luminous property to the skin without being too glittery. He suggests applying it lower on the cheekbone if you have a lighter complexion, and aim higher if you have a deeper skin tone.

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This is what inspired Rihanna’s Fenty fashion collection

Rihanna made history as her Fenty clothing line finally dropped this week, as she is the first woman of colour to ever head a luxury fashion brand.

Her clothing line was launched in partnership with LVMH, the behemoth behind the likes of Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Loewe, Celine and Christian Dior amongst many others.

The designs, most of which are already sold out on the Fenty website, are a reflection of Rihanna’s sharp yet edgy style. Think perfectly tailored pieces with unexpected twists such as corset detailing and bold colours, and a hi-lo mix of sparkling jewels, bum bags, denim skirts and neon heels.

This first drop is called 5-19, and in a conversation with Vogue, the singer explained that her collection was actually inspired by the Black is Beautiful movement in the 1950s and 60s, which was pioneered by Brooklyn-based photographer Kwame Brathwaite’s work showcasing the African-American community in Harlem.

He was also the first to create a pageant solely featuring black models, which led to the phrase ‘black is beautiful’. The singer got in touch Kwame, who granted her permission to use his photographs in her campaign.

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She said, ‘When I was coming up with the concept for this release, we were just digging and digging and we came up with these images. They made me feel they were relevant to what we are doing right now.’

Rihanna was also praised for using a diverse cast of models, including 68-year-old JoAni Johnson.

But that’s not all of it, the entrepreneur wants to revolutionise the world of luxury fashion by regularly providing new pieces that her customers can shop directly online, proving she knows how to keep up with millennial demands.

If her beauty and lingerie successes are anything to go by, we think she’ll do just fine.

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The Woman Behind this $117.5M Venture Backed Co-Working Space is a Black CFO

The Wing is one of the most sought-after co-working spaces in the female business community. Not long after opening their doors and rolling out to multiple locations across the country did the unicorn track company raise over $ 117.5 million bringing on investors that included Kerry Washington, Valerie Jarrett, and Serena Williams. The woman behind the finances, Diedra Nelson, is a black chief financial officer.

In an interview with Black Enterprise Nelson speaks about her journey into finance, why she chose The Wing, and what advice she would give black women looking to secure a similar career path.

Black Enterprise: How did you start your career in finance?

Diedra Nelson: Growing up, many of my family members worked in medicine, so it was something I always envisioned as my part of my career path. I started out at Syracuse as a biology major, but knew immediately after my very first chemistry class that it wasn’t for me. I remember calling my mom to tell her and I changed my focus to marketing and finance the next day.

Following my gut instinct was the best decision I made. I was interested in how businesses communicate with their consumers and how they operated from a financial perspective. Understanding both has been invaluable as I have moved from more established companies to building and scaling newer companies with deeply loyal customers.

I was lucky enough to land a paid internship at General Electric (GE) for two summers while in college and worked extremely hard. I treated my time there like I was a full-time employee, which paid off because I ended up landing there after graduation.  Four years later, I was recruited to Goldman Sachs to support their Securities Division. Spending the first decade of my career in more traditional corporate environments taught me process, structure, how a P&L (profit & loss statement) works, and how to run a business efficiently and ensure the business can scale in a financially responsible way. These are all critical elements for startups — and I would not be where I am today if I hadn’t had such a solid foundation.

I became increasingly aware of the lack of women who looked like me in my industry, and so that impacted the degree in which I pursued being as successful as possible, and one day a CFO. It became part of my drive.

What have been some of your struggles as a minority woman of color in your space?

Many of the people I meet — including other business leaders and investors — can’t believe that I’m the chief financial officer of a scaling, successful, unicorn-track company. When they hear me introduce myself as CFO of The Wing,  there is almost always a visible moment of disbelief followed by a realization that their reaction was a result of the implicit bias they are harboring. It happens far too often, and as a black woman at the executive level, I know there is so much work to do in making sure more women of color are able to rise to the top of the financial totem poles at companies. Women of color represent less than 2% of corporate officers at some of the country’s leading companies, and so there is a distinct responsibility, privilege, and honor to be able to serve as an example for so many black and brown women who are thinking about getting into careers in finance or want to be in the C-suite of a successful company. The barriers exist, yes, but I know that by being in this role, I am making room for more women who look like me to be where I am one day. I am inspired by so many of the black women who are making strides in the public eye to normalize our roles as financiers and leaders like Mellody Hobson, Shonda Rhimes and Valerie Jarrett who are all Wing women!

What piqued your interest in the job as CFO of the Wing?

Being personally invested in a company’s mission and believing in the opportunity to make something better has been a guiding principle of mine. As women of color, I think so many of us are drawn to work that allows us an opportunity to make our communities better or create something that adds value to people’s lives. The Wing felt right for me because I knew that so many women were joining to organize, advance their own careers and businesses, and help others in the communities we were expanding to. The opportunity to help shape and lead the financial success of a business like that was a no brainer. And on top of that, the idea of serving as a Chief Financial Officer, a role that would allow me to pave the way for others, was amazing.

What are some of the milestones that you’ve been able to hit while in this position?

I’m extremely proud of my team and the financial infrastructure we have built. It has allowed us to keep up with the enormous interest and demand of our growing Wing community. The Wing started with 200 members in just one small location in Flatiron just a little over two years ago, and today are nearly 8,000 strong across 7 cities and scaling internationally this summer. I’m also am especially proud of the financial acumen we are instilling in our company’s culture: we are extremely transparent with our staff about the financial health and goals of the company, so they feel invested in the process and know where their department fits into the overall financial goals of the organization. It’s been great to see how motivated the staff is and how they incorporate this knowledge into their everyday strategic processes.

In December of 2018, we closed a $ 75 million Series C funding round, one of the largest rounds raised by an all-women team in recent history and an important milestone to support scaling our physical locations and digital experience. Every time we walked into a pitch meeting, I was the one who was responsible for presenting the financial health and potential to investors. It does not escape me how powerful it is to have me, a black woman, presenting the financial roadmap and successes of our business, but I know that it is incredibly important to dispel the notion that people who have this incredibly important job have to look a certain way.

What is the advice that you would give to black women looking for a career in finance?

There are not a lot of us in this field at the moment and we’re held to a different standard, period. It’s really important to know your worth and come prepared for every aspect of your job, and be prepared to work harder than others. Come to the table with an opinion and make sure that the recommendation is supported by numbers, research, and facts.

Build a personal board of directors. I have been so fortunate to have an incredible tribe who have supported, encouraged, and helped me see that I could be in a role like this because they knew I was capable and went to bat for me. Finally, know that you can get to where you want to be, but it will take a tremendous amount of work to get there. The playing field is not level for us and you will have to work both harder and smarter. But it will pay off in the end.

 

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These are the must read books to have on your radar this month

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You know when a story takes over your entire day, when you just cannot think and do anything but stay gripped to those words and all other obligations seems so minuscule and nothing matters but reaching the endgame. Then you my friend have found the perfect book.

Summer is finally here – and we are so ready to lay out in the sun, faces engrossed in a ‘can’t put it down, mind altering, whisk me away to another world’, kind of read. This month has seen an endless supply of new releases and some old-new books. So, take a couple of minutes, grab a drink because here are the ones we’ve got our eyes on right now:

Next Girl To Die book

Next Girl to Die by Dea Poirier

This is the thriller that made me fall in love with the genre all over again. Claire Calderwood has never fully recovered from her sister, Rachel’s murder 15 years ago, so much so that she has now become a successful homicide detective. But the past has a way of always catching up- no matter how hard you try to escape it. From collisions of the past and present to a small-town history and unexplained occurrences, this murder mystery will keep you guessing every step of the way.

The Flat Share book

The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

Tiffy and Leon are flatmates with a twist. They share a bed! But Leon is in the flat only during the day as he works night shifts. Whereas Tiffy is in the flat at nights and on the weekends. Their lives are so separate that they haven’t even met. The book deals with some real-life issues regarding destructive relationships, moving on and finding new love. A unique concept, cleverly written with warm and kind characters, that pull you in instantly.

I Owe You One book

I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series, Sophie Kinsella’s latest stand-alone novel is all about finding love and compassion in the most unlikely of places. Fixie Farr is all about “Family first”, but since her dad passed away, Fixie spends all her time worrying about her siblings instead of striking out on her own. Then a handsome stranger scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve after Fixie saves his laptop and before they know it they are both neck deep in favours and IOU’s. The novel is cleverly written with witty characters, one-liners and a charming plot line- what more could you ask for.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine book

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant has trouble in social environments which stems from her unfiltered approach to everything in life. With her obsessive compulsive cleanliness and being a stickler for routine, she is the perfect Type A personality. The one thing she hadn’t planned for was the unhygienic IT guy that crosses her path. After an event bonds the two they become the unlikely allies that rescue one another from their lives of loneliness. Extremely late to the bandwagon but on it none the less, this is a must for any chick lit romance lover.

Twisted book

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

After you’ve read this book, you’ll know: the truth is far more twisted. Twisted is a novel that certainly lives up to its name, this is a story of a troubled couple, a rising body count, unreliable memories and of characters that are nothing as they appear. The element of mystery is heightened because the less you know the more you’ll enjoy it. This psychological thriller will have you turning the pages rapidly to see what happens next.

The Mister book

The Mister by E.L. James

E L James, author of the phenomenal #1 bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy, brings you your next guilty pleasure. Maxim Trevelyan, a boy living his aristocratic carefree playboy life, has his world turned upside down when tragedy strikes and he finds himself as the heir to his noble family’s estate. A role he finds that he is not prepared for and one that he struggles to face, when Alessia Demachi- a girl battling her own demons- comes along at the exact right moment. This is a Cinderella-eques love story with some very heartbreakingly sombre, humorous, loveable and erotic moments!

The House Across the Street book

The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse

23-year-old Katy Speed lives with her family in 1960s Britain, she finds herself entranced by the house across the street. The house is occupied by a glamorous and friendly woman named Gloria who often has strange young victors. Then one night, the house burns down and the police arrest Katy’s father for the deaths of Gloria and her daughter. The novel shows Katy’s determination to uncover the truth behind the house across the street, despite the danger and the obstacles she faces.

The Plus One book

The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts

Polly Spencer, the eternal single journalist, spends her time writing stories about the royal aristocracy at celebrity gossip magazine ‘Posh’. With the new year looming she has decided to get her life together, which may or may not include finding love. Then her best friend is suddenly getting married and she needs someone by her side, like… yesterday. Polly’s not looking for ‘the one’, just the plus one. If you’re looking for the next Bridget Jones personality you’ve found it in Polly. This book has it all-Love, romance, sadness and sex- a rare find that is funny at times and moving at others.

The Sun Is Also a Star book

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

In 24 hours, Natasha- a girl who believes in science and facts- will be deported from New York City to Jamaica. However, there comes a little kink in this story, as she manages to fall in love with Daniel, a guy who believes that fate has something much more extraordinary in store for everyone. They have one day to live out a fully-fledged romance, this is a book full of heartbreak and heartbreakingly beautiful moments that I can’t even explain right now. Don’t question the logic- just feel the moments.

There you have it, Happy reading!

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This is probably the next time we’ll next see Meghan Markle in public

The Duchess of Sussex is currently on maternity leave

Meghan Markle is currently taking a break from royal duties, having just given birth to her first child with Prince Harry.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor arrived on the 6th of May, making his first public appearance to the world two days later in an official photocall (and of course, he’s adorable).

The Duchess of  Sussex is currently on maternity leave, but may be out and about in public sooner than you might think.

As one of the most important royal events of the year, it’s thought that Meghan may make an appearance for the Queen’s birthday at Trooping the Colour, which will be held this year on the 8th of June.

Last year was Meghan Markle’s first Trooping the Colour appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, shortly after the royal wedding.

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It’s worth noting that Kate Middleton also attended Trooping the Colour last year and was, time-wise, in roughly the same position as Meghan, after giving birth to Prince Louis at the end of April. So, although nothing has been confirmed regarding the Duchess of Sussex’s attendance, she may well be there after all.

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This was everyone’s favorite moment from Sunday night’s ‘Game of Thrones’ documentary

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It’s been a week now since Game of Thrones took its final bow with a controversial series finale, but there’s still another week to go before HBO has to face its first truly Thrones-free Sunday night. That’s because the network gave us a parting gift of sorts on Sunday night via Game of Thrones: The Last Watch — a two-hour behind-the-scenes look at the making of the series’ eighth and final season.

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Whether you prefer a full bodied red or a crisp glass of white, there’s one thing we now know – that your vino of choice says a lot about your personality.

According to new research, there are some big differences between red and white wine drinkers.

A survey of 2,000 Americans aged over 21 found that white wine drinkers are more likely to be extroverted individuals who prefer to stay up late and listen to punk music apparently. They’re also more likely to be curious, sarcastic perfectionists, prefer cats over dogs and are willing to spend less on a bottle.

The study was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Coravin, and they also looked at the personality traits of red wine drinkers. They tended to be early risers, listen to jazz music and deem themselves adventurous, humble and organised.

The research also showed that those who prefer red see themselves as ‘wine aficionados’ – and the results show that they’re not wrong, as they’re more likely to know how to hold the glass correctly, what tannins are and how long it takes for wine to oxidise.

Greg Lambrecht, Founder and Inventor of Coravin said: ‘Enjoying a glass of whatever wine someone is in the mood for, doesn’t need to be wasteful. There are more amazing wines available now, than ever before. Wine lovers should be able to enjoy the wine they love, in the amount they want, without thinking about when they are going to return to that bottle.’

One thing the two groups agreed on was that their favourite place to enjoy a drink is at home.

As for those who drink both? We’ll just have to assume you’re all of the above.

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Turns Out This Game of Thrones Character Was Originally Supposed to Survive Season 8

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8.

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones killed off more major characters — including Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei and Jaime Lannister, and Theon Greyjoy — than any of the other seven preceding it. But there was apparently one character who bit the dust who was originally supposed to survive the series.

As we know, Jorah Mormont died protecting Daenerys from the army of the dead during the Battle of Winterfell, a fitting end for the man who had been by the Dragon Queen’s side basically from the very beginning. However, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Game of Thrones writer Dave Hill revealed that the writers were initially intent on having Jorah Mormont be one of the people waiting for Jon at the Wall in the show’s closing minutes.

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“For a long time we wanted Ser Jorah to be there at the Wall in the end,” he said. “The three coming out of the tunnel would be Jon and Jorah and Tormund. But the amount of logic we’d have to bend to get Jorah up to the Wall and get him to leave Dany’s side right before [the events of the finale]…there’s no way to do that blithely. And Jorah should have the noble death he craves defending the woman he loves.”

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As for how the actor who played Jorah felt about his character’s end, Iain Glen told EW that he felt Jorah was better off not knowing about Daenerys’ Mad Queen turn.

“There’s a sweetness in that because Jorah will never know what she did,” Glen said. “That’s probably best. It’s a blessing for him that he never found out what happened to her. And from a pragmatic story point of view, his death served a greater purpose. Where could we have taken Jorah from there? F— if I know.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Ser Jorah.


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This carpet cleaner quit his job and now makes six figures traveling around the world


Wouldn’t you just love to quit your job, go traveling around the world, make a huge salary in the process… Oh, and meet the love of your life?! Well, for British man named Jack Morris, that is exactly what has happened. The former carpet cleaner has completely turned his life around, and it all started with a one-way ticket to Bangkok, Thailand.

Quitting his job

According to The Daily Mail, Jack Morris is a 26-year-old Brit, who used to work as a carpet cleaner. On impulse one day, he decided to buy himself a one-way ticket to Bangkok in Thailand – and quit his job in the process. He had no idea what the future was going to hold for him, he just knew that he wanted to have a whole load of fun seeing the world. Little did he know how much lay in store for him, however.

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Meeting the love of his life

As if getting to see all that this wonderful world has to offer us wasn’t enough, Jack Morris stumbled across a 23-year-old called Lauren Bullen on a beach in Fiji. As you do! Lauren is originally from New South Wales in Australia, and it was pretty much love at first sight for the pair. They quickly became full-time traveling companions, along with being boyfriend and girlfriend. However, this was just the tip of the iceberg for Jack Morris. Things were about to get so much better.

Bringing in the big bucks

As if traveling the world and meeting the love of your life isn’t impressive enough for the 26-year-old former carpet cleaner, he now brings in a six-figure salary with his girlfriend Lauren. The pair get paid to see some of the greatest sights in the world, but they also have a little side hustle (as if being social media superstars wasn’t enough). They have their own business selling Lightroom presets to those who want to make their Instagram photos pop as much as their own. With a combined follower count of nearly 5 million over their two accounts, it seems as though the world will be their oyster (quite literally) for some time to come.

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Two years before

This luck may all be thanks to one decision Jack Morris made two years before. He said that he was strapped for cash and so decided to take the plunge and invest in a good quality camera to see whether he could snap some photos he could sell. Morris was hoping his investment would pay off, but he probably never dreamed it would amount to running a six-figure business with his new girlfriend by his side. It just goes to show that following a dream really is the key to success.

It’s unlikely Jack Morris is missing his life back in Britain, as a carpet cleaner, as he is now literally living the dream. So, where’s next for the pair? Turns out they’re heading to beautiful Bali. Not that we’re jealous or anything!

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