Maybelline is delivering pigment-loaded shades from deep plums and electric blues to vibrant reds and natural nudes with their new lipcolor collection,The Loaded Bolds. One-stroke of these intense hyper-color pigments will leave your lips looking bold and daring. TLBs are clay based with an opaque, creamy finish.
From what I've read, "not all" of the lipcolors are opaque...
Beauty blogger, Temptalia, shares that some of the lipsticks are semi-sheer and uneven in color. The darker shades looks to be uneven from what I can see in the swatches I posted below.
Maybelline is my go-to lipstick brand and I absolutely love the colors available in this collection!
The Color List: Nude Thrill, Gone Greige, Mauve It, Raging Raisin, Coffee Addiction, Chocoholic, Blackest Berry, Gray Over It, Wickedly White, Pitch Black, Violet Vixen, Rebel Pink, Fiery Fuchsia, Berry Bossy, Midnight Merlot, Smoking Red, Dynamite Red, Orange Danger, Sapphire Siren and Midnight Blue.
The Loaded Bolds lipcolor will cost you $7.49 per tube. I haven't seen these beauties where I live yet, but I cannot wait to buy them and try them for myself!! I'm really about to spend at least $30+ (if not more) on this collection!
View more pictures of the collection below.
The Medicine Hat is a five-piece band from Hamilton, Ontario making experimental pop music. Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche's nimble, raw lyricism is illuminated by a voice like holy fire: blistering and purifying.
Focused guitar work dances with the hypnotic timbres and soaring melodies of analog synthesizers. Deft lines and dangerous grooves are intoned by a disciplined drum & bass combo. Chaos lurks beneath the surface of The Medicine Hat's tight motifs and rhythmic trances, erupting into moments of prophetic ecstasy. Their live performances are wild affairs. Brimstone at their heels, The Medicine Hat's contagious energy turns rooms into reveries.
"It's about struggle: trying to inhabit my city, my home, my body, my depression, my angst, my art," Bersche shares. "I wrote it in the midst of some changes in my physical and mental environment; changes I found difficult to navigate. It doesn't resolve with any answers, but it does resolve with hope. A shaky, raw, unsure sort of hope... A new survival, if you will."
TMH's new track, New Survival, is the lead single from their forthcoming debut album expected in this Fall. Head to themedicinehat.com to stay up to date with the band's latest news and follow them on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, and YouTube.
photo credit: stowaway's instagram
"Your New Summer Bestie"
Stowaway Cosmetics, the beauty brand built on the philosophy that makeup should fit into women’s lives, has taken their mantra one step further with their newest product: The Essential Eye Palette.
What does it do? Lightweight powders are highly pigmented to create buildable color ideal for completing an entire eye look with just one product (see below how to use the palette). The natural shades go with all skin tones. The matte shades are designed for all brow colors and the black shade can even be used as a liner. Shimmers can be used for highlighting and contouring. But wait, there’s more…the palette comes with a dual-sized brush fit for shadow, brows and liner.
Whether you’re taking an extra-long July Fourth vacay or just a quick weekend jaunt to the beach, Stowaway knows how precious every inch of space in your suitcase truly is. That’s why this credit card sized compact literally does it all – with eight mix and match shades so you can save space and pack that extra pair of sandals or sunnies this summer.
Chelsa Crowley and Julie Fredrickson, creators of Stowaway, were comparing makeup bags one day and vented over never finding the cosmetics they loved in the sizes that better fit their lives. Both were frustrated by the large, heavy items that always expired before they were finished. Julie had what she liked to call a “free gift with purchase problem” and bought sets and subscriptions just so she could get to the sizes she preferred. Knowing they weren’t the only ones fed-up, they decided to create Stowaway.
The product formulas are simple, refined, and hardworking, eliminating any guesswork and offering just beautiful solutions. They are packaged in a thoughtful, minimalist, and portable way—because you are busy and are doing big things. Stowaway knows that if you’re on-the-move, your beauty products are too. Stowaway is a cosmetics brand built on the philosophy that makeup should be designed to go wherever women go. Finally, the makeup you love in the sizes you can carry.
View the entire collection on stowawaycosmetics.com.
"I had my ups and downs, but I always found the inner strength to pull myself up...I was served lemons, but I made lemonade." - Hattie White (Jay Z's grandmother at her 90th birthday)
Beyoncé shocked the world once more with the release of her sixth studio album, "Lemonade." Released via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records, "Lemonade" is the superstar's most revealing, soul-touching body of work she has ever released. The album, described best by her music streaming company, Tidal, is a musical visual of "every woman's journey of self-knowledge and healing."
"Lemonade" chronologizes the thought process of Beyoncé coming to terms with the infidelity in her very public marriage to rapper/mogul Jay Z and how she overcame their tribulation to reach forgiveness. The album was accompanied by the release of a 60-minute film of the same name, which premiered on HBO on April 23, 2016. The film is divided into eleven segments: Intuition, Denial, Anger, Apathy, Emptiness, Accountability, Reformation, Forgiveness, Resurrection, and Hope and Redemption. The film uses poetry and prose written by Somali poet Warsan Shire; her poems which she adapted were "The Unbearable Weight of Staying", "Dear Moon", "How to Wear Your Mother's Lipstick", "Nail Technician as Palm Reader", and "For Women Who Are Difficult to Love".
photo credit: andrea iyamah
You've worked out all winter and now it's time to show off that new sexy, trimmed body! There's tons of independent/established swimwear companies you can choose from, but where should one begin? Here's a few selected swimwear brands you should wear this summer!
Check 'em out below...
Check 'em out below...
Australian songstress Vanessa Elisha teams up with Floridian producer XXYYXX again for their latest effort, 'Out of Time' (download single on iTunes). The single premiered last November via SPIN where the publication praised Elisha as the "perfect voice for the modern world: soulful and digitalist, intimate and distant."
Directed by Matt Earl, we see Vanessa Elisha alone in a glass box against a sleek minimalist backdrop for her music video 'Out of Time'. The simplistic set allows for various atmospheres to be created with the use of clever lightning and smoke, helping to evoke the sense of "running out of time."
Earlier this month, Elisha recently released a new single entitled 'Girls'. Produced by Dave Luxe, 'Girls' is a fiercely confident banger that will surely get you moving.
'Out of Time' and 'Girls' are featured on Vanessa Elisha's upcoming EP. View the music video, 'Out of Time' and listen to 'Girls' below.