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01 Dec 2018

Awkwafina Is Getting Her Own Show

2018 was the year for Awkwafina after starring in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8. She is still my favorite part about Crazy Rich Asians and I tell everyone that. Now, the young Asian-American actress is getting her own show on Comedy Central in which she’ll star in, write for, and produce. The 10-episode scripted series is a play on her own life – a 20 something living in Queens with her family.

“I’ve been watching Comedy Central since I was old enough to hold a remote, and so many of their shows have defined who I am today,” said Awkwafina about the show. “I am so honored to be given their platform to tell the story of an Asian American girl against the backdrop of the city I was raised.”

No premiere date has been slated yet for the series, but we can’t wait to hear more!

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17 Nov 2018

Emily Ratajkowski To Launch Lingerie Brand: M/RATA

It feels weird to call Emily Ratajkowski a celebrity because I’m not quite sure how to define that word these days. Instead, I’ve just been referring to her as an influencer or in some ways a feminist icon for 2018. Over the years, Ratajkowski has gotten a rep and been reduced to some less than ideal adjectives and for what? Mostly because of a pretty face, but she’s so much more than that.

Emily has acted in movies, sure. She also launched her swimwear line late last year: Inamorata. This year, we caught her protesting and getting arrested over Brett Kavanaugh, which is amazing in itself. She became a wife in 2018 and then took home the Revolve award for Woman of the Year. Now, she’s building out her fashion empire with a lingerie brand, M/RATA, and all of us are wondering if purchasing one of those pieces will allow us to look as good as her in them!

There aren’t too many details that have been released yet, but we do know the brand will be ready to launch November 22nd. Above is a teaser of what’s to come from the line.

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15 Nov 2018

MTV Spring Break Will Return In 2019

When my parents granted our family home with cable, I knew my life would be changed forever once I had MTV. It was the channel that would essentially show me how my life was going to look as I grew up. I remember being in 8th grade and telling my history teacher that I aspired to be on Real World. Back then, it wasn’t actually the shitty show it became eight years ago. The cast members had jobs and they were tackling real life cultural issues. Shout out to the Seattle and San Diego season.

Even though I knew I’d have to lie to my parents if I wanted to go, Spring Break was the place I had to go. But let’s be real, that’s no place for a pre-teenager. Naturally, we tried to grow up way faster than we should have. I shared the news of Spring Break returning to the guys today and the first thing I asked was, “Are we too old for this?” The answer is yes. I didn’t think it would be possible, but yes, you can outgrow television shows and the culture that surrounds them.

The network announced today that it would be rebooting this program which will be the cause of all FOMO I’m sure. The next season of Spring Break will take place at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun Mexico from March 19-21st. Has it always been this short? Probably, but MTV stretched this out for weeks in repeats! Here’s what you can expect: themed specials like before, celebrity guest appearances and of course everyone’s favorite – musical performances. Get ready to feel incredibly old watching this program this upcoming season.

Will this crash and burn like the revival of TRL or will this actually thrive? Guess we’ll know soon enough!

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13 Nov 2018

Stella McCartney’s First Bridal Collection

Doesn’t it seem like the Royal Wedding was ages ago? I still remember it clearly like it was yesterday. Waking up at 2-3AM to see Meghan Markle gliding into her wedding ceremony like the angel that she is. I was at lunch when I learned that Stella McCartney had designed her stunning wedding reception dress. Imagine how shocked I was that McCartney hadn’t even had a bridal collection before because it seemed like she was a natural for it. Today, the designer announced that she was launching a full bridal collection. We’ve got pictures and our favorites.

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11 Nov 2018

Blog Roundup

  • Glamour will cease print operations [Fashionista]
  • The age of envy: how to be happy when everyone else’s life looks perfect [The Guardian]
  • The long, long history of long, long CVS receipts [Vox]
  • Toys R Us Rebrands As Geoffrey’s Toy Box [9to5Toys]

 

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  • I Ate My Way Through Portland’s Strip Clubs [Munchies]
  • I’ve Interviewed 300 High Achievers About Their Morning Routines. Here’s What I’ve Learned [New York Times]
  • How to be a More Patient Person [New York Times]

  • Would you try it? A peanut butter and mayo sandwich [The Takeout]
  • Tokyo’s dessert cafe [Hypebae]
10 Nov 2018

PARTY by Taco Bell

Even if I can’t participate, I don’t believe in withholding information that could be useful to my readers. First off, is this the cast of Vanderpump Rules in this photo? I only recognize the 4 in the front row – who are the others?

At select Taco Bell locations, the chain is now hosting your own private parties! It’s almost like they read my mind because my next birthday party is going to be at a fast food chain restaurant. From now until December 22nd, you can host a party and it can be for whatever occasion you want. Here are the details:

Capacity: VIP seating for 2-10 people.

Price: Starts at $25 and includes reserved seating in a participating restaurant and a Taco Bell® Party Décor Kit for one hour on select weekends.

Taco Bell Party Décor Kit: 1 table runner, 10 paper plates, 1 photo prop kit. The decor kits are available in two designs: Feeling Luxe and Feeling Electric.

Food: Not included, but a team member will help you order food once you’re there. They suggest a Taco Party Pack, naturally.

Participating locations: Cleveland, OH, New York, NY, Bakersfield, CA, Brea, CA, Dale City, VA, Newport Beach, CA, Dallas, TX, Rock Hill, SC, Flat Rock, MI and Ocoee, FL.

Is your location not listed? Don’t worry, you can bring the party to you by ordering the Taco Bell Party Decor Kits at TacoBellParty.Com.

You can customize your party and add hot sauce packet balloons to your package for $16. There are Mild, Hot, and Fire sauce balloons available. You can also add on additional tableware, party sunglasses, more photo props, and Taco Bell gift cards. Make a reservation today!

WHAT A DEAL, honestly!

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20 Oct 2018

Danity Kane Tries To Make Yet Another Comeback

I just read an article that said that Danity Kane was about to have another comeback and while that news doesn’t speak to me that much, I ended up getting nostalgic for old Danity Kane. The girl group had such a great run. They were talented. They put out bops. And they had an incredible friendship growing up in front of the camera. Everything was good until it wasn’t. Don’t we say that about everything though? The comeback will only consist of Aubrey’s new face, Shannon, and Dawn so unfortunately, it’s not quite the same.

While we wait for the comeback, I just want to post videos from their earlier (best!) days instead.

29 Sep 2018

Believe Us

I don’t know about the rest of you, but this was one of the most frustrating weeks I’ve had in a long time. There’s not many people that would say they liked Brett Kavanaugh to begin with, but after this week, it’s difficult to find just one reason why you could. I wish I could be on the sidelines of this and say that I didn’t let this consume me, but it did. I found myself being distracted at work, catching up with what was going on in court in real time through Twitter and hearing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s opening testimony. That last one was from my ride share on my way to work and I wasn’t okay the rest of the day.

The #metoo movement is overwhelming to this day still. For anyone that has gone through sexual assault, it can be overly triggering. It reminds us over and over again of our own stories or the stories of those close to us. I want to remind everyone that it’s absolutely okay to have an opinion about this; to speak out and share your thoughts if you’re personally affected. However, those that stay silent and have gone through it – know that it’s okay to sit these moments out because it’s hard. There are enough people speaking out on behalf of you.

No one believes that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is lying. No one. If these individuals choose to vote him in, it’s because they don’t care. Her details of that incident are so specific and clear. Because you never forget. She had nothing to gain by showing up and sharing her story and hearing our leaders commend her for her bravery is still emotional for me. I hope that the right thing is being done from this.

 

16 Sep 2018

bareMinerals’ Recycling Program

The amount of money a woman spends on makeup and beauty products a year sometimes astounds me. It’s the type of thing that gets me a little anxious. For that reason alone, I’m that girl that will use up every last drop even when it looks like there is nothing left. I feel so guilty tossing something out even if I know I’m not going to get any more benefit out of it. I received an email from bareMinerals this week announcing that they were launching a recycling program.

Bring in your empty empty makeup and skincare containers to any bareMinerals boutique and receive points towards your next bareMinerals purchase. They don’t need to be a product of bareMinerals and can come from anywhere as they are accepting all brands. If you’ve finished up an entire product, you might as well get something for it in return, right? I love the idea of makeup and beauty recycling programs and am excited to share the news! For a list of other brands that are doing similar programs with other benefits, click here.

09 Sep 2018

Blog Roundup

  • The Guide to Every Wedding Dress Code (for men) [Esquire]
  • Second Life Podcast: Linda Wells on Founding Allure, Being Fired and Moving On [My Domaine]
  • 30 Days Inside Chinese Livestreaming [Beme News]
  • America’s Best New Restaurants of 2018 [Bon Appétit]
  • How the 1 Percent Do Burning Man [NY Post]
  • 50 Things Every Guy Should Know How to Cook [Cool Material]
  • How Heath Ledger’s Joker Was Born

  • Stretchy Ice Cream Is About To Be Your New Summer Obsession [Thrillist]
  • Constance Wu’s Beauty Picks [New York Times]
  • 8 Ways to Make Your Flight Better [New York Times]
  • Secrets of Las Vegas’s Exclusive High-Roller Cosmopolitan Suite [Bloomberg]

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  • The pork belly is unreal, ok? 💯
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  • One week till my OOO is on
  • Raise your hand if you’ve ever gotten sick because you chose to dress inappropriately for the weather 🤚🏽 that was me Friday night without my jacket over my holiday party dress.
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  • Sundays at the farmer’s market 💐🍎🍊🥬
  • Why pick when you can have both? 💁🏻‍♀️
  • Blessed that this year’s holiday party landed on a Friday so that I have two days to get right. 🙏🏼
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