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Gold Planner goodies on sale at Anthropologie to jazz up your work desk.

It’s holiday time and most of us who are bloggers, writers and planners love a great planner and the accessories that help us stay organized and journal filled. I have been swarming the internet and my own planner brain for the items that are on my shopping list to purchase this holiday season.

  • I love journals and planners no much that I have a small family of them. However, if you are not looking to pay a car note or mortgage on a planner. I have a few cuties you can meet.
  • Metallic Idiom Journal– retails for $38, on sale for $24.95 at Anthropologie ♥

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  • Giraffe Pencil Cup, retails for $18, on sale for $12.95.

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  • The Lioness Stapler (my favorite) was $26, now $16.95 with iron plated stoneware.

    As always, let us know what you think.

    xoxo,

4373fashionlane ♥

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Matt Lauer fired!!!!!

Listen family,

  • Gone are the days where it was just a boys will be boys situation in the arena of sexual harassment.
  • The hammer is coming down hard and swift for these men who have, possibly for years, (in some cases), treated men and women like physical ping pons for their perverted pleasures.
  • Matt Lauer is the latest in a long line of men who have been fired because, allegedly, they could not keep their mouth close and hands in their pockets.
  • We are still awaiting the exact details of the situation, but ABC Executive Andy Lack, let the hammer fall fast on Lauer.
  • Off with their heads!!!!!

Keep up with http://www.4373fashionlane.com, for more news, information and happenings ♥

xoxo,

4373fashionlane

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And the Grammy nominations are???????

  • Since the beginning of the Grammy Awards, African American musicians have had to claw their way into sustainable recognition.
  • There is an old saying we were taught and Olivia Pope hears it from her father on Scandal all of the time, “We have to be ten times better, ten times faster, to get ahead.”
  • Unfortunately, race does play a role in how people see themselves over others. Let’s clear that part of the table right away. Some people are taught this tragic way of thinking from childhood and it shifts their adult focus into how they see people who do not have the same shade as theirs.
  • This form of racism was been in the grammy awards stratosphere for as long as the awards themselves have been given out.
  • This year, with the voting delegates becoming more inclusive, that dream is a seeable reality.
  • After Beyonce’ was shut out last year, the Grammys learned a valuable lesson, the beyhive stings back.
  • Social media campaigns were energized against the Grammys due to their exclusion of artist in rhythm and blues, rap and hip hop categories for artist in categories whose music never made it to radio, or the music was released more than a year prior.
  • Shucks, Adele even said Beyonce’ was better than her album that won last year.

Here are the nominations for this year’s Grammy categories:

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden. See the full list of nominees below.

Record of the Year
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

Album of the Year
“Awaken My Love!” – Childish Gambino
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“Damn.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Melodrama” – Lorde
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

Song of the Year
“Despacito” – Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
“4:44” – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson (JAY-Z)
“Issues” – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter (Julia Michaels)
“1-800-273-8255” – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson (Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Pop Solo performance
“Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” – Kesha
“Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga
“What About Us” – P!nk
“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo / Group Performance
“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Pop Vocal Album
“Kaleidoscope EP” -Coldplay
“Lust For Life” – Lana Del Rey
“Evolve” – Imagine Dragons
“Rainbow” – Kesha
“Joanne “– Lady Gaga
“÷ (Divide)” – Ed Sheeran

Best Dancing Recording
“Bambro Koyo Ganda” – Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa
“Cola” – Camelphat & Elderbrook
“Andromeda” – Gorillaz feat. DRAM
“Tonite” – LCD Soundsystem
“Line Of Sight” – Odesza feat. WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Dance / Electronic Album
“Migration” – Bonobo
“3-D The Catalogue” – Kraftwerk
“Mura Masa” – Mura Masa
“A Moment Apart” – Odesza
“What Now” – Sylvan Esso

Best Rock Performance
“You Want It Darker” – Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” – Chris Cornell
“Run” – Foo Fighters
“No Good” – Kaleo
“Go To War” – Nothing More

Best R&B Performance
“Get You” – Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis
“Distraction” – Kehlani
“High” – Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” – SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Laugh And Move On” – The Baylor Project
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” – Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” – Ledisi
“Still” – Mali Music

Best R&B Song
“First Began” – PJ Morton
“Location” – Khalid
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Supermodel” – SZA
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Free 6LACK” – 6LACK
“‘Awaken, My Love!’” – Childish Gambino
“American Teen” – Khalid
“Ctrl” – SZA
“Starboy” – The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
“Freudian” – Daniel Caesar
“Let Love Rule” – Ledisi
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“Gumbo” – PJ Morton
“Feel The Real” – Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap Performance
“Bounce Back” – Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“4:44” – JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad And Boujee” – Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap / Sung Collaboration
“PRBLMS” – 6LACK
“Crew” – Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” – JAY-Z feat. Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
“Love Galore” – SZA feat. Travis Scott

Best Rap Song
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“Chase Me” – Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Sassy” – Rapsody
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z

Best Rap Album
“4:44” – JAY-Z
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Culture” – Migos
“Laila’s Wisdom” – Rapsody
“Flower Boy” – Tyler, The Creator

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Baby Driver” – (Various Artists)
“Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2” – (Various Artists)
“Hidden Figures: The Album” – (Various Artists)
“La La Land “– (Various Artists)
“Moana: The Songs” – (Various Artists)

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“City Of Stars” – Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone
“How Far I’ll Go” – Auli’i Cravalho
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – ZAYN & Taylor Swift
“Never Give Up” – Sia
“Stand Up For Something” – Andra Day feat. Common

Producer of the Year, Non-classical
Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

Best Music Video
“Up All Night” – Beck
“Makeba” – Jain
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“Humble.” – Kendrick Lamar
“1-800-273-8255” – Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid

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Celebration: Prince Harry and Miss. Markle are engaged to be married.

Congratulations Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on their engagement! His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle this afternoon visited Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden for a photocall to mark the happy news. via KensingtonRoyal, Twitter.

Father of the Prince, Charles Prince of Wales said:

On the news of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s engagement, The Prince of Wales, speaking for himself and The Duchess of Cornwall, said: “We’re thrilled. We’re both thrilled. We hope they’ll be very happy indeed.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said of the engagement: ‘We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.’

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Happy Reading,

4373fashionlane 🙂

A home diffuser that’s going to break the bank but keep your home smelling delicious?

  • To set this up for you, first it will set your home forward $590.00.
  • It will set your pocket book back 590 bucks.
  • It’s all semantics depending on how deep your pocket are. If I could find one on QVC or HSN and use flex pay, it would pass the mustard rightly so.
  • There are a few diffusers on hsn.com, with flex pay that can give you the same bang for your buck.
  • Here is one from Tony Little that is on flex pay that’s cute.

Vogue.com

Fragrances routinely waft in and out of Vogue’s Beauty department, but when it comes to the subtle leathery scent of Le Labo’s cult Santal 26—no matter what deadlines are looming or phones are ringing—even the most discerning of noses perk up. So imagine the delight when the label’s new home diffuser, which emits a steady stop-you-in-your-tracks-it-smells-so-good stream of the cult eau, arrived at the office.

Made from Northeast maple wood, a type of marked-up golden brown lumber that is often cast aside for bonfires, the one-of-a-kind scent-spreader transforms the rich fragrance oil, by way of a built-in nebulizer, into a fine mist. But, of course, it doesn’t stop there: Each handmade showpiece also comes equipped with a vintage lightbulb that, with a twist of a silver knob, simultaneously lets off a warm amber glow. A simple desk lamp that doubles as a luxurious perfume? Now that’s a gift too good to give.

Le Labo Santal 26 Home Diffuser, $590
Buy it now

xoxo,

Lioness

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The move begins for Suits actress, Philanthropist, and bride to be of Prince Harry.

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Photo credit: Getty Images/Vogue.com

Details cited from vogue.com

Per People: “Markle will live with Harry at his two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, where staff already know Markle.”

It’s been well-reported that Markle quit her television showSuits, and is moving to across the pond. However, it was unclear whether or not she’d be living with her royal beau or if they’d stay in separate quarters for the time being. This, for fervent Harry/Meghan superfans, is the clearest sign yet that the two are destined to be together forever.

But don’t start planning your royal wedding attire just yet: Kate Middleton and Prince William lived together for awhile before they were engaged.

We know, we know, we hate to put a damper on engagement rumors. There’s so little joy in this world! So, instead, focus on this excellent tidbit: People also says that “Harry has been making subtle changes at home in order to make it more girlfriend-friendly.”

Adorable? Yes. But it also leads us to wonder why exactly Prince Harry needs to girlfriend-proof his place. Has he covered priceless works of art with rugby paraphernalia or something? Is he one of those guys that only has beer and mustard in the fridge? Whatever the reason, he’s in luck—as a former lifestyle blogger, Markle’s surely got some great interior decor tips up her polished sleeve.

It is indeed wonderful, if these details are correct above that we will usher in a New American Royal to England. The Crown will forever be more inclusive. Prince Harry has always been a favorite and now he’s the best! No shade towards Prince WIlliam, of course!!!! 🙂

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I took a break from masking. I was being lazy and now my skin is mad at me.

  • My skin is not having it this week. I was doing such a good job using my L’oreal Clay Mask and Clay wash. I was being responsible and determined to overturn these skin blemishes and these hateful skin texture issues, lol! But nooooooo, I wanted to slide back into my lazy skincare ways and now my skin is spitting mad and breaking out.
  • My skin just told me, please not today Lioness, we do not want to hear your excuses. Stop being lazy and get back into skincare formation. So, yes I fell off of the skincare band wagon and I am getting what I deserve, breakouts!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Here is a snapshot above of what I am currently using on my skin. The L’oreal Clay Mask and face wash is the truth. I purchased both from Target. It’s actually cheaper at Target. If you use your redcard you can receive an additional five percent off.
  • L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Cleanser is only $5.89 at Target. You must use the cleanser first, then the mask for best results according to the packaging and looking at a great youtube video on it.
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Transitioning from Extensions to Natural Haircare? The struggle :)

The struggle of the 6-8 week relaxer treatments for women of color is an ongoing struggle. I love my straight edges. However, I do not like the chemical burns, relaxer smell and the new growth. I have been wearing extensions, since August. I love them but hate the price. I took them out last night. I do not like the inability to take them out and wash my hair thoroughly on a weekly basis.

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PAST PHOTOS WITH MYSELF IN WIGS OR EXTENSIONS 🙂

I am trying to figure out the next wave. Do I go back to the wigs and extensions, or do I take the jump to wearing my natural hair. Decisions!!!!!!!

Please check out some pictures of my past looks with my hair choices. Let me know what you think. I love the flexibility of wearing wigs and extensions. A woman always has a choice to change things up.

XOXO,

LIONESS

 

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New collaboration from Gigi Hadid X Maybelline Cosmetics.

Screen Shot 2017-10-21 at 10.56.10 PMWhen it comes to makeup and fashion this new collaboration is the mix that keeps on giving. Gigi is the fashion girl next door. She is not all over the blogs for extreme behavior. She’s not a Kardashian (I love them quite frankly), she just a regular girl living her dreams.

xoxo,

Lioness Stargazer ♥

Goodies on sale at Ulta with Anastasia Beverly Hills

  • Purchase here🔖Happy day is here today. Anastasia Beverly Hills fan favorite Creme and Powder Contour Palettes are now on sale.
  • The price for each are $24.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen grab your purse and get those points.
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Youtubers review of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Makeup Collection

Here we are I will be uploading all weekend. I have time today, lol!!! People are saying Rihanna has set the standard for other brands to step their game up. Now, there is not a single reason for other makeup companies to launch more makeup that is inclusive and diverse. Check out Youtuber, Kasey Rayton below.

xoxo,
Lioness Stargazer. ♥♥

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Rihanna host the Fenty Beauty Makeup Collection launch party.

Good Morning Loves, 

Founder, Creator and Musician Rihanna Fenty is launching her new makeup company, Fenty Beauty. She is a woman for women. She is our champion and she is doing something for the younger generation of women who may feel older brands are out of touch with the young, diverse makeup demographic. Welcome to the Launch Party for Fenty Beauty. 

Rihanna, is giving us a behind the scene look at her Launch Party.  

I will be heading to Sephora in store, to purchase my items from the entire collection. I am going to be an forever supporter for the company due to her celebration of women and diversity. 

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Photo: Getty/Paul Morigi

xoxo, 

Lioness Stargazer ♥

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WHY RIHANNA LOVES KILLAWATT FREESTYLE HIGHLIGHTER by| FENTY BEAUTY

 

 

DEAR DOLLS & KENS,

I HAD TO INCLUDE THIS VIDEO FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE. ENJOY!!!

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When Rhianna launches FentyBeauty, diversity wins!!


PORTABLE HIGHLIGHTER BRUSH | FENTY BEAUTY

This video above features music sensation, fashion designer, creator and founder, Rihanna of Fenty Beauty. Take a look as she demonstrates the portable highlighter brush. It is magnetized and interchangeable. She also let’s you see the highlighting shimmer, which is wonderful as well.

Dear Makeup Dolls & Kens,

Today, or rather at midnight this morning, Rihanna took the beauty community by storm by launching her makeup line. No! I did not order anything yet. I am going into the store. I want to sit at a mirror, have my foundation perfectly matched and buy until I can’t anymore. I am giving Rihanna everything, the makeup community has not given me: choice. As much as I love other brands, they do not (on purpose), cater to women of warmer skin tones. If you are honest with me, they do not cater to women of extreme fairer skin complexions either. We all fall victim to the drama or fair complexion representation, in the makeup community.

I am excited for Rihanna, as if she were my own sister, taking the world by storm. She is completing this not only through her music and fashions, but through her makeup collection. Bravo! Rihanna. There has not been a woman of color doing this since IMAN. Tyra Banks has done this. However, it is not on the full fledge scale as RiRi. Her music, fashions and now makeup will give the little girls all over the world optimism. Rihanna is the island woman that we love and that dry and island love is coming to a Sephora, near you!!!!

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xoxo,
Lioness Stargazer

When youtubers say racist things!!

I have been gone for a minute posting on the site. I have been back to teaching scholars in the classroom and living the life as a mom to a child with Autism. I have been paying attention and there are things we must discuss. Famed youtube maven, Katheleen Lights has found herself on the beauty chopping block due to her racist comments with another Youtube, Jaclyn Hill. Jaclyn Hill was snapchatting the other night and managed, (how convenient), to catch Ms. Lights saying the n word, in front of other non African American people (mainly their husbands).

Kathleen’s husband can be heard telling Jaclyn not to post the racist part and Jaclyn, later claims, she did not hear the comment being made until after she posted the snapchat (without editing it, proofing it)? I am surprised, Jaclyn did not spot check her snap beforehand. Or, was this a plan to go after Kathleen? This is a rumor all over social media right now.

Unfortunately, I have a question. Why are you so comfortable, Ms. Lights, in saying racist comments anyway? You knew from the beginning that saying the (n word) is blasphemy to the African American community. You have African American following you all on social media. You know Jaclyn was videoing you. Are you crazy?

Here is a video from, Hereforthetea2 on the racist comment:

 

I am tired of these youtubers and social media people who think saying racist comments and words are ok. In the African American community, we fight the stereotypes displayed on us daily, now this is another one to add to the post. Our fight continues to move on as we try to eradicate racism from the world.

xoxo,

Lioness Stargazer

Annoying things beauty vloggers do that you should not do.

  • Use dirty beauty blenders and act like this is ok. Sis, we can not take you seriously, if you are using bad techniques in your videos.
  • Please stop using dirty beauty blenders.
  • If you are going to film a makeup tutorial, please film all aspects of the process. What is the point of going off camera to do your brows? This annoying!
  • Speaking: please speak like you are an adult. The slow talking is annoying as well.
  • Here is an example of what I mean below!!!!

Why is Angela White (Blac Chyna) hated so much?

Who is Angela White? She is a business woman, mother and ex fiance of Rob Kardashian. I do not have a lot to say on this subject. Most of you can find out more information on youtube. What I will say is this: slut shaming and revenge porn are considered crimes and something our society cannot condone. It should not matter if the person has a past that is not your taste or moral standard.

What matters is that Angela was a woman in a relationship with a man that ended. She moved on. The man was angry (allegedly) about the ending and continued to seek the woman out. The woman was tired of it and sent, said man a clip of her kissing another guy. The ex, used intimate pictures of this woman and made a mockery of her for the entire world to see. She is now the butt of many jokes – all cruel – and at her expense.

She has young children. A beautiful daughter with said ex fiance. The fiance did not care about the repercussions of his actions. He wanted to hurt Angela. He wanted to ruin her! Moral of the story!! Hate is only temporary. A woman can always get back up and dust herself off. We should never slam each other as woman. Hate is so 1917!!!

xoxo,

Lioness Stargazer

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How does Essence Fest empower women to see beyond themselves. 

Empowering women is a monumental task. Essence Featival and Essence Magazine completes this task flawlessly. How can we continue to empower women to see beyond a their current status in life? How do we empower women to dream beyond their own fears? This is the task Essence Magazine as taken on for over twenty years. 

We are all students eternally. We are calwsys learning a lesson about life. Essence does this through music, empowering women with words, lyrics, and songs. 

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Frederick Douglass, Yale University, Summer 2017.

As an educator (ELA, History), it was profound and enlightening to know I was selected to attend Yale University this summer to explore the Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass. I have spent a week on campus, exploring, learning and living through the mood, feelings and thoughts of Mr. Douglass. This is a running blog post as I continue to add more photographs and notes, thoughts and emotions. The most lovely experiences of my life as an educator, was coming to this week long event. It has inspired me to explore more that just makeup, fashion and news with this website. It is encouraging me to become more open in my educator side of myself.

Here is another blog post from Yale University on history in the time of Frederick Douglass.

Yours Truly,

Tia (Lioness Stargazer)

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Good Morning Lovies….Beauty Guru drama and companies should look at bloggers for the real makeup reviews..

It’s 11am my time. I had a restless night thinking about this trip to Yale, with excitement. Up blogging and posting on social media, and trying to understand why some beauty guru’s are not appreciative of the luxuries they receive. Sit down and listen…..Last night Jackie Aina and Jeffree Star were going at it pretty crazy. He began by calling her a rat and she called him Janice Starr (which I think is quite funny). He should come out with another liquid lipstick called Janice. I said it first. Do you think he will credit me???? Maybe not, lol!!!!

This all began from a video Jackie posted:

This is so unimportant in the grand scope of things. These beauty gurus are making money off of beauty products, going on expensive trips and getting free makeup. Why are they so pressed!! I don’t get it. I need these cosmetics brands to open their eyes. We, true blue bloggers, are the ones who should receive the PR. These gurus are just playing!!!! In my opinion.

xoxo,

4373fashionlane

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