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Yesterday marked the 10-year anniversary of The Weeknd's debut mixtape, House of Balloons, and the superstar, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, decided to celebrate this milestone in the best way.
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He reissued the mixtape, which is now available on Spotify and Apple Music.
The reissue of House of Balloons includes the original mixes and samples, some of which never made it onto Trilogy, a compilation album of The Weeknd's three early mixtapes.
On Sunday for its 10 year annive...
We may never have the chance to date Lara Jean Covey or Peter Kavinsky in real life, but thanks to the incredible scoring of the three To All the Boys movies, we can at least imagine living in a world of handwritten love letters and cute diner dates.
Now that we've all had time to rewatch all three movies, I've decided to narrow down the songs that will forever make you feel the Covey-Kavinsky spark, or feel as if you're the main character of your own romantic comedy.
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1. "Want U Back" by Spencer
2. "Call My Parents" by Jany Green
3. "Love, or the Lack Thereof" by Isaac Dunbar
4. "Pretty Boy" by Morgan Reese
5. "Sea Sick" by Binki
6. "Eugene" by Arlo Parks
7. "Slowly" by Odie
8. "LăVĭNDŭR" by Kamauu
9. "Wikipedia" by Jean Deaux
10. "Deep Brown Eyes" by Bedside Kites
11. "Athena" by Nova Twins
12. "One Star Rating" by Elah Hale
13. "Below" by Tora
14. "Pass the Hours" by MorMor
15. "Mango" by Sam Truth
16. "Stella Brown" by Jelani Aryeh
17. "Antidote" by Ori...
Though Black girl cartoon characters were sometimes few and far between, the ones we had while growing up were definitely in a class of their own.
From the overachieving to the sassy, the laid-back to the multitalented, these characters had a huge role in shaping the generations that tuned into their shows every week.
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1. Monique from Kim Possible:
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The beautiful, chic, tell-it-like-it-is best friend that K...
I've grown very fond of Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings — a main character of Bridgerton with fuckboy antics.
In fact, I know them all too well. *Chuck Bass has entered the chat.*
If there is anything that I've learned, it's that fuckboys have been around no matter the time period. Sure, they both have that element of charm and good looks going for them, but I know toxic behavior when I see it.
1. They're natural-born leaders.
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And just like that, another TV show reboot that we probably don’t need is announced. On Sunday, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis graced our Instagram feeds with a short trailer alluding to the fact that the iconic 1998 show, Sex and the City, was coming back to life. I was fully prepared to leave this franchise behind me after their failed attempt at a third movie, but this revival has left me quite intrigued. As I watched the And Just Like That teaser three different ti...
Before the social justice uprising that has taken place this year, could you name three Black-owned beauty brands off the top of your head? With little accessibility to brands that represent a range of darker skin tones and different hair textures, Black people are often left with limited options to achieve their desired looks. If we have learned anything this year, it is that representation matters. It should go without saying that Black consumers deserve to be acknowledged in the beauty ind...
2020 might just be the year of “realizing things” (sorry Kylie), one of those “things” being that we are not going hard enough for the Black community. Learning about the racial injustices Black people have had to endure through shows and documentaries is one step to take toward being actively anti-racist. The next step is familiarizing yourself with films and TV shows that highlight Black people as beings beyond the typical stereotype. For every “mammy-like” Madea or “angry black woman” Mira...
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has had an overwhelming effect on businesses, but the truth of the matter is that Black-owned businesses are at a higher risk of not being able to brave this storm. If there is anything that this year has taught me, it’s to pull up and show support where I can. While some have taken the approach of attending protests or donating to the Black Lives Matter organization, buying from Black-owned businesses is one way of standing in solidarity that can push long-term c...
Hey Alexa…play ‘Vogue’ by Madonna! But seriously… we had the pleasure of attending the KAOHS Swim 2020 Runway Show in Hollywood and it’s worth all the praise! The lovely ladies behind KAOHS, Ali & Tess, showcased their ‘BEACHED’ collection with unique prints & styles to LA’s top influencers and media, and even gave us a sneak peek at their new activewear line. Scroll on to see all of our favorite looks and moments from this night! Spoiler alert: There were grazing boards and the most deliciou...
Soo, he liked it and finally decided to put a ring on it (Congrats!). Now you have to keep the same energy you put into getting engaged into actually planning the wedding. How much should you be budgeting for a dress? Can you register for literally ANYTHING else besides a knife set?! Is it safe for your parents and your in-laws to stay in one place? Luckily for us, the ladies at Be Inspired PR have shared their secrets on the 8 wedding websites every bride needs to have bookmarked (or left op...
She shocked the world 4 years ago with her hit single "Gold", and now Britt Nicole is about to take over again with her self-titled 4th studio album.
Since her last studio album was released in 2012, this North Carolina sweetheart has gotten married and started a family of her own with two kids. We had the chance to chat with Britt, and she told us that this major change in her life is definitely reflected in the new album. While Britt maintains the same pop vibes and positive messages, she m...
Whether you’re a visitor, a native or a new resident of Los Angeles, you can never have too many restaurants on your list. This wonderland is overflowing with good eats and we have made it our life mission to hit up as many places as possible. If you’re anything like us, the overall ambience makes for an unforgettable eating experience and restaurants in LA do not disappoint when it comes to setting the mood and atmosphere. This micro list of restaurants in LA doesn’t even scratch the surface...
When you think about it, we spend more time with our co-workers, than we do with most of our closest friends and family. With that being said, the way that we present ourselves at work to our boss, fellow colleagues and clients via email is super important. No matter how relaxed your work environment is, there are a handful of sayings that are commonly used in our every day work lingo that may appear professional, but in actuality, can unknowingly alter the way people view you and work with y...
Winter. It doesn’t have to send shivers down your spine just by reading the word. If you focus on the positive – Like, mulled wine & endless Christmas movies – and a capsule wardrobe that prepares you for braving the elements, this season might actually not be so chilling. While I can’t promise Santa is indeed comin’ to town, or a snow day to get you out of work or school, I can arm you with essential outfit pieces you need to get you through this season.
Because wintertime is the most expens...