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When Life Gives You Lemons….

If you’ve ever had a doubt about Beyonce’s artistic ability and position in the music industry, #LEMONADE is here to help. Tonight, Beyonce released her highly anticipated HBO Special Lemonade and she didn’t disappoint. This full on experience takes us through some of her most intimate moments, something that we aren’t use to seeing. With the use of powerful spoken word and dark vivid visuals she illustrates a story. A story that many, including myself, can relate to. Life gave her lemons, and she served us the best lemonade I’ve ever tasted. She is unapologetic about being a proud black women who goes through different emotions just like the rest of us. She shows us the silver lining between vulnerability  and power and the fine line between love and hate all at the same damn time. This is more than just an album and HBO special, it is a celebration of her culture, love, and women all around the world. Throughout the years Beyonce has served as inspiration for myself and many others, and this art piece was nothing short of that. Safe to say, there are no passengers on her plane. Congratulations Beyonce, you have done it again.

Let us not forget to mention her choice of wardrobe throughout the entire special (I am a fashion student after all). Below are some of my favorite moments from Queen Bey’s #LEMONADE!

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Be sure to take a listen and watch her visual album streaming exclusively on Tidal!

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Beauty Buys Under $25

Don’t break the bank when looking for your beauty essentials! These drugstore must-haves are under $25 and will keep you looking and smelling like a million bucks.
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Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub gently exfoliates dry flakes without over-scrubbing! This ingenious concentrated powder cleanser is specially formulated to foam up on contact with water, leaving skin 2.5 times as clean as a basic cleanser. The formula gently exfoliates while forming tiny bubbles that dive deep into pores to break up oil and impurities. When you rinse the foam away, oil, debris and dead cells are swept away, for instantly smoother, softer texture and visibly tighter pores after just one use! ($9.99; Drugstores and mass retailers)
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Curél Rough Skin Rescue works with your skin’s natural exfoliating process to uncover healthy, smooth skin. Ideal for severely dry, flaky skin, this smoothing lotion gently loosens flakes without irritation, allowing essential hydration to reach the areas that need it most. The dermatologist-recommended formula uses natural ingredients to relieve roughness and help prevent it from returning. ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers)
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Beyoncé Heat Kissed captures sensual intensity in a bottle. The heart of the scent is surrounded by fruity top notes – Sri Lankan dragonfruit, lychee, and ripe mango – together giving Beyoncé Heat Kissed it’s lively vibrance. Exotic woody notes of natural patchouli and African sandalwood combine with an infusion of vanilla, creating an enchanting love potion ($19.99; Walgreens).
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Beyonce Midnight Heat @beyonceparfums

Beyonce is doing a lot of amazing things lately. I watched the HBO special on her year off and her life. So when I had a change to check out her new perfume, I jumped at the chance! I love this perfume and it wears well throughout the night. The top note is fresh but ends with a swirl of sandalwood and amber.

It is totally sexy and perfect scent to wear on a night out.  Totally my new go-to!

The fruity floral gourmand opens with juicy top notes of Dragonfruit, Starfruit and Armenian Plum. The heart is a vivid floral bouquet built upon the Purple Mokara Orchid, Queen of the Night Black Tulip and Purple Peony. Finally, the base seduces the senses with Warm Amber, Patchouli and Sandalwood.

Top Notes

The fruity floral gourmand opens with juicy top notes of Dragonfruit, Starfruit and Armenian Plum.

Heart Notes

The heart is a vivid floral bouquet built upon the Purple Mokara Orchid, Queen of the Night Black Tulip and Purple Peony.

Base Notes

The base seduces the senses with Warm Amber, Patchouli and Sandalwood.

http://www.beyonceparfums.com/midnight-heat

 

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@Beyonce Superbowl Nails with @Minxnailsdotcom @2lsquared

Beyoncé’s Minx Nail Fashion at the Superbowl:

  Behind the Scenes by Celebrity Nail Stylist Lisa Logan

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No one on the planet can deny that Beyoncè’s halftime performance at the Superbowl was sheer perfection… and New York celebrity nail stylist Lisa Logan can attest that reaching that level of perfection takes a ton of preparation!

On Saturday, January 26 at 5:00 pm in the evening, celebrity nail stylist and salon owner Lisa Logan received a phone call asking her to jump on the first available flight to New Orleans to create the nail styles for Beyoncé  and her backup dancers that would be performing at the Superbowl halftime extravaganza.

Why the urgency a week before the event?  The next morning, Beyoncé’s team would be filming highly specialized holographic effects for the top-secret halftime spectacle, and all the backup dancers and Beyoncé needed to have their nails styled with Minx, the solid nail coating that is the undisputed leader in high impact nail fashion.

“As soon as I arrived at the hotel, I began working on creating super long nail tips covered with the Gold and Matte Gold Chevron Minx that would be worn by the backup dancers,” explained Lisa.  “The process was very time consuming because the nails were going to be used in the holographic segment where it looks like Beyoncé has multiple arms (see screen shot attached), so all the dancers had to be wearing the same design.  And, because the nails were so long, I needed to use two Minx templates to cover each tip.”  (See exclusive photos of backup dancers taken by Lisa Logan).

Lisa completed applying Minx to the tips around 4:00 am, and was back at the hotel just 3 hours later, ready to apply the finished Minx  to the ten backup dancers who were arriving to begin filming.  By noon on January 27, Beyoncé had also arrived and Lisa applied the same Matte Gold Chevron Minx to her nails as well, pointing out that “since the hologram was made to look like Beyoncé had multiple arms, obviously everyone had to be wearing the same design for the video.”

Beyoncé, who last month posted a custom Minx design inspired by New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat on Instagram (see attached Instagram photo), often wears custom Minx colors and designs, with the Minx metallics a particular favorite due to the high impact it delivers on stage and on the red carpet.

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Since Minx is the only patented heat-activated solid nail coating, Lisa explains that the nail coating literally conforms to the actual shape of the nail, and can last up to two weeks on the fingers and six weeks on the toes.  Beyoncé’s perfectly Minxed nails at the Superbowl halftime show were the same set that had been applied a full week prior, and were the same Minx she wore for her January 31 press conference in which she sang a superb live rendition of the national anthem (see attached photo).

 

Fans who would love to experience Minx can purchase their own DIY Minx nails by logging on to thewww.MinxTastingRoom.com, or can have a set professionally applied at a Minx-certified salon found through thewww.MinxNails.com salon finder.

The solid nail coating can be worn on either natural nails or tips and are constantly seen on celebrities including Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez.

More about Lisa Logan:

New York celebrity nail stylist Lisa Logan was honored at Essence Magazine’s first annual “Best in Black Beauty Awards” on May 8, 2012 in New York City.  Essence Magazine, the preeminent lifestyle publication for African-American women, created the awards to honor beauty innovators who are influencing what’s now and next.

Lisa’s many career highlights include applying custom Minx to Beyoncé for her performance at the presidential inauguration, being named “Best Manicurist” in Star Magazine’s Beauty Awards issue, and designing two “Minx Professional for Lisa Logan” collections.  Lisa also created the distinctive nail fashion for Italian Vogue’s March 2012 cover feature photographed by the legendary Steven Meisel.

Lisa has added yet another landmark to her career as she officially opened her own salon in Harlem, “The Nail Suite by Lisa Logan,” where she will continue to offer her clients the newest and best in nail fashion.  Appointments can be made at lisanailsuite@gmail.com.

 

More about Minx, Inc.®

Minx, Inc.® is a private company owned by two women and is located in San Diego, California.  The company’s patented Minx product extends fashion to your fingertips® and has rapidly become the premiere fashion accessory for nails and the nail fashion of choice for countless celebrities and fashion icons. The Minx line includes a wide array of metallics, designer styles, and graphics available to high-end beauty businesses around the world.  For more information and a list of salons and spas currently offering Minx, visit MinxNails.com.

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