by The Girl With Bangs @ The Girl With Bangs
Wed Sep 13 23:54:34 PDT 2017
It’s not goodbye, it’s see ya later. I’ve recently come to the realization that while I feel I’ve mastered my personal style, I’ve spent so much time focused on outer beauty when what I really need now more than ever is to focus on my inner being. I once read somewhere to never fear losing your job, but losing passion for your work. That’s exactly why I’ve decided to take a step back to reset – after all, I’m already doing just that in all other areas of my life, so why not do the same with my blog? Sometimes it’s necessary to step back in order to launch forward, to be better than you were before. Here’s the thing – it’s been nearly three years since I published my first blog post, but the fulfillment blogging once brought me has since dwindled. These photos were captured back in May, and looking back at these images makes me realize that fundamental truth I was too stubborn to see then but that I see now. My blog is no longer an accurate reflection of me. I look at it and see the person I once was, the person I spent so […]
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by Ehmonie Hainey @ What's Haute™
Mon Apr 17 05:55:54 PDT 2017
Lipsticks are the one beauty product I can’t ever have enough of! If you saw my makeup collection, you would know – I own a lot. But with so many colors and ‘styles’ (matte, glossy, creamy, liquid, frosted, etc.) it’s hard to NOT to try them all. While I never change my foundation and powder, […] Read More »
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by Jen Kirsch @ 29Secrets
Fri Sep 22 13:18:19 PDT 2017
If you’re a junkie for Bachelor in Paradise like me, you’ve likely heard the latest in The Love Triangle (TLT) that is Kristina/Dean/D-Lo. It was with a heavy heart that D-Lo (Danielle Lombard) shared that she and Dean are no more, around the same time that the man of the hour announced that he and […]
The post The Bachelor In Paradise’s Kristina Reunited With Dean. Is This Really A Good Idea? appeared first on 29Secrets.
by Alexia Fernandez @ PEOPLE.com
Sat Sep 23 15:25:00 PDT 2017
Jenelle Evans has tied the knot!
In videos shared by guests on Snapchat, Evans could be seen walking down the aisle in a white lace dress with a long white veil. Eason wore a white dinner jacket for the nuptials.
The couple exchanged their vows under a flower canopy.
The reality star’s children were all in attendance for her wedding: 8-year-old son Jace from a previous relationship, 3-year-old Kaiser from a previous relationship with Nathan Griffith, and Ensley.
Evans has been adamant on Teen Mom 2 that her mother, Barbara, would not be invited to the wedding as their custody battle for Jace unraveled on the show.
Barbara told PEOPLE in July that her daughter “excludes us out of her life.”
“She’s been saying she’s having her wedding, running around with her family of friends, but you know what she says? ‘My mother Barbara is not invited,” the 64-year-old said. “She’s not inviting me to her own wedding. It’s very painful.”
Despite her mother’s absence, Evans’ excitement for her big day didn’t go ignored on social media. The reality star began a countdown to her wedding on Instagram, sharing frequent photos of herself in a white, lacy corset or in front of a mirror getting ready.
Her young family also went on vacation to New York City, where they were outfitted for wedding attire, including a flower girl dress for Eason’s daughter Maryssa, and a suit for Jace.
RELATED VIDEO: Teen Mom 2 Clip Shows Jenelle Evans & Fiancé David Adjusting To Life With Baby Number Three
In her new memoir, Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom, Evans opened up about her past relationships and how Eason was different from those she’d dated in the past.
“He was so different from the other men I had been with,” Evans wrote in her memoir. “I finally snagged a good man.”
“I didn’t want to jump right into a man’s arms or into his bed,” she added. “I wanted to take this one slow. If it was worth my time, I would know.”
Teen Mom 2 airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on MTV.
by Erin Hill and Simon Perry @ PEOPLE.com
Sat Sep 23 17:42:48 PDT 2017
The Suits star, 36, star showed her support for the royal, 33, at his Invictus Games in Toronto, which runs from Saturday through Sept. 30.
Markle, who films the hit legal drama in the Canadian city, was all smiles as she cheered on the athletes in the Paralympic-style Invictus Games for wounded service members from around the world. Meanwhile, Harry sat a few rows away next to First Lady Melania Trump whom he met with earlier in the day.
Markle wore a purple dress with a purple leather coat over her shoulders as she sat with friend Markus Anderson. She stood along with the rest of the crowd during the Canadian national anthem and clapped heartily as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (her acquaintance and a friend of Harry) made his welcome address.
She also applauded as Mike Meyers — an official ambassador of the games — gave a rousing speech, talking about his parents who served in World War II.
Meyers said his father “would talk about the unbreakable bond” between comrades. “He’d remember the names of all the soldiers he served with,” he added.
And he told the competitors taking part in the coming week of competition, “never give in, never give up. Never. Never. Never.”
Markle frequently leaned into Anderson as they enjoyed The Tenors performance, sometimes pulling the purple leather jacket that was loosely around her shoulders around her.
Toronto has become a special place for the couple. Harry made a secret detour from the Caribbean to spend time with Markle in her adopted hometown in December. The royal couple also spent Easter weekend together in Toronto. Harry also called Toronto a “home away from home” when he met with Governor General David Johnston.
“Despite the distance, the media attention and everything else, there’s a real ease to their relationship,” a source previously told PEOPLE. “It just works. They are deeply happy.”
Last month, the couple set off for a short getaway at Queen Elizabeth II’s Scottish highlands estate. The big question, of course, is whether Harry introduced his girlfriend to the Queen — a key step on the road to engagement. (Neither Harry’s office at Kensington Palace nor Buckingham Palace would comment.)
RELATED VIDEO: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s History (So Far)
All eyes have been on the high-profile couple since their romance was revealed last October.
“It has its challenges, and it comes in waves — some days it can feel more challenging than others,” Markle said. “And right out of the gate it was surprising the way things changed. But I still have this support system all around me, and, of course, my boyfriend’s support.”
— Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) September 24, 2017
Both Harry and Meghan share a commitment to supporting the troops. The prince, who served 10 years in the Army, has long been a champion of causes that benefit servicemen and women. In addition to the Invictus Games, he has inspired veterans with the Walking with the Wounded charity and his Endeavour Fund. Meghan, meanwhile, traveled to Afghanistan in December 2014 on a USO tour.
“In gratitude to our troops, and the opportunity to thank them personally for their sacrifice and service,” she captured a photo from the trip. “Such an honor and feeling very very blessed.”
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Natalee Holloway Mystery: Man Who Claims He Dug Up Her Bones Is ‘Not a Credible Source,’ Say Aruban Police
by Jeff Truesdell @ PEOPLE.com
Sat Sep 23 17:00:49 PDT 2017
A man who provided an ever-shifting account about his claim that he dug up Natalee Holloway’s remains in Aruba was deemed “not a credible source” by an Aruban police chief in Saturday’s final episode of a docu-series about the mystery.
But that didn’t diminish the pained disgust of Natalee’s dad, Dave Holloway, who observed that the man apparently kept and hid a plastic baggie of unidentified dug-up bone fragments “as a prize, so to speak,” according to the six-part Oxygen series The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
After filming the series that followed Holloway and private investigator T.J. Ward on the trail of the man who says he helped remove and destroy Natalee’s remains in 2010, Holloway said DNA tests revealed that bone fragments discovered on the series turned out to be human skeletal remains.
Testing done in the U.S. linked the bones to a European and Caucasian ancestry, like Natalee, but could not identify a gender or further biological lineage, according to a forensic scientist who worked with Holloway and Ward. Additional testing on the bone material is scheduled for October 6.
But Aruban police and the Aruban prosecutor’s office disagree on the finding, and said the bones are likely an animal’s, and the man who made these claims on the series has not been arrested in the case.
In fact, the Oxygen series ended as it began: with unanswered questions about the fate of the Alabama teen, long-presumed dead, who vanished on the last night of a May 2005 high school graduation trip to the island.
Ever-Changing Stories About Natalee’s Remains
In earlier accounts, according to the series, the man who took credit for his role had claimed that he accepted $1,500 from his friend Joran van der Sloot, the longtime suspect in Natalee’s disappearance, to move Natalee’s remains from a national forest and dispose of them elsewhere.
(Van der Sloot, among the last men seen with Natalee, is now serving prison time for a murder conviction in Peru. He was arrested and questioned but never prosecuted for Natalee’s disappearance, and despite once offering to tell an attorney for Natalee’s mom, Beth, where he hid the remains, he has maintained his innocence.)
Next, the man — who has admitted to a heroin addiction — claimed the remains were buried in a different spot, within walking distance of a residential cul de sac, and that after he unearthed them, the remains were mingled with dog bones to disguise their origin before being taken to a morgue for cremation.
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Then, he said van der Sloot himself joined him on the dig-up of the alleged burial site, and the two men poured gasoline and set fire to Natalee’s skull in a cave before they “pummeled” the bones for hours, then rented a fisherman’s boat to dump the remains at sea.
In the concluding installment, the man said it wasn’t a cave but rather under a canopy of trees where the skull was burned.
The ever-shifting explanation led Aruban Police Chief Dolfi Richardson to say on the series, “What he was saying was not possible. And then he changes his story, ‘No, no, I wasn’t there.’ I mean, there were so many holes we could shoot in his story that we knew that he was not really a credible witness.”
As versions of his account are discredited in the episode — not only by police, but also by Ward’s investigative team — an informant who first brought the man to Holloway and Ward’s attention urges the man to produce more evidence that he’s telling the truth.
That led the man to change his story again, saying that after the remains were dug up and the bones crushed, they were mixed with a dog’s and buried in a pet cemetery.
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Separately, near the base of a wall behind a rental property where the man claimed that he and van Der Sloot broke up the bones, the man then dug up the baggie of bone fragments “that he kept as a trophy,” according to the informant in a subsequent phone call to Holloway.
That revelation still failed to sway the Aruban police, who told Holloway and Ward: “Even if he did help, what we need is evidence. He said, ’These are the bones of Natalee.’ He presented us that. And it was bogus. I mean, it’s not even human bones. So for me … he’s not a credible source.”
‘I Need to Know’ About Bones, Says Natalee’s Dad
Holloway and Ward then asked to take the four small bone fragments for themselves back to the U.S. from Aruba, after the police chief says that by doing so, the alleged evidence could never be used for any criminal prosecution in Aruba.
“That was not really my concern at that point in time, because how did you determine they were non-human?” Holloway said. “I need to know, and I never got a clear answer on that. … Now I can have them tested.”
When Holloway eventually does have them tested, and forensic scientist Dr. Jason Kowolski confirms the human DNA, a startled but still-skeptical Holloway replies, “There is a possibility, though, that this could be somebody else.”
“There is,” Kowolski answers.
“Even now, right now, I’m thinking, OK, they’re somebody else’s bones,” says Holloway. “I’m not going to believe it until the final test is done. … And I’ll be on pins and needles until that test is determined one way or the other, I’m sure.”
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by Dave Quinn @ PEOPLE.com
Sat Sep 23 13:12:16 PDT 2017
Kim Kardashian West has one of the most well-known (and most photographed) bottoms in Hollywood. And according to the 36-year-old reality star’s Snapchats on Saturday, it takes a lot of work to maintain that legendary booty!
“Today is major leg day,” the star explained, while wearing an all-black workout ensemble and letting her new platinum hair lay loose.
First up were hex deadlift squats using a cap barbell weight bar (or trap bar).
Next, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star launched into a cycle of weighted power sled pulls, Romanian deadlifts, and seated leg presses.
She ended her workout with glute kickbacks on a weighted leg curl machine.
Fitness was never something Kardashian West was passionate until some unflattering paparazzi photos of her on vacation in Mexico inspired the star to find a whole new way to get in shape.
“I saw these awful photos of myself when I was on a trip in Mexico and people were photoshopping them and sharpening them,” Kardashian West explained on The View in June.
The aggressive photo editing and media scrutiny came at a particularly bad time for the multifaceted mogul, who is mom to 21-month-old son Saint and daughter North, who turned 4 in June.
“I mean I definitely was not in my best shape. I hadn’t worked out in 12 weeks,” she said. “I had two surgeries on my uterus … I was already not feeling like myself, and then when people were sharpening them and making them look way worse and then those were going around, I was like, ‘Okay. I’m gonna get it together.’ ”
To help, Kardashian West linked up with a bodybuilder she met on social media to formulate a better routine. Describing the new regimen, Kardashian West said, “I definitely think that you have to do the work. I get up every morning between 5:30 and 6; workout before my kids get up. I’ve been working out for an hour and a half .”
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Along with her dedicated gym time, Kardashian West also “totally changed diet” after realizing a key mistake she was making.
“I was eating less thinking like, ‘Okay. I’m just not gonna eat this,’ ” she explained of her old dieting habits. “But I was eating absolutely no carbs or trying to and that’s really hard for me.”
Her new workout buddy, however, helped her solve this problem. “She’s really helped me with my meal plan to definitely add healthy carbs, vegetables. I was just not eating properly.”
Kardashian West isn’t the only member of the KarJenner clan spilling her workout secrets.
Sister Khloé Kardashian reveled the secrets of her revenge booty in a Khlo-Fit video on her app on Sept. 6 — turning the lens over to her trainer, Don Brooks and pilates instructor Shannon Nadj for the demo.
Brooks walked app subscribers through his Matrix Method, which includes four quarters, with two exercises a quarter, each done for three sets.
The first exercise in the first quarter is a basic lunge, repeated 20 times on each side. The series is then repeated on a Bosu ball, this time with only 10 reps on each side.
In the second set of the first quarter, Nadj jumps laterally into the squat position, repeating the move with 20 reps on each side. Again, the exercise is repeated on the Bosu ball.
Moving on to the second quarter, Nadj does dynamic squats for 20 reps, before repeating the exercise on the Bosu ball for an additional 20 reps.
The second set of the second quarter is jump switch lunges. Nadj jumps three times and lands in a lunge, repeating 20 times on each side. This move is also repeated on the Bosu ball for 20 reps.
Brooks’ complete workout with Kardashian is expected in a later clip.
by Kami Phillips @ PEOPLE.com
Sat Sep 23 16:00:39 PDT 2017
The third installment of Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s fashion line, Kendall + Kylie, is officially here! DropThree consists of a limited edition number of styles being offered exclusively through Saks Fifth Avenue ahead of the rest of the fall collection’s arrival on Kendall-Kylie.com.
Fans of the Jenner sister’s brand can shop the exclusive pieces on saksfifthavenue.com, but with only a limited number available — each piece is one-of-a-kind and numbered accordingly to reflect its exclusivity. The limited edition capsule collection consists of slinky slip dresses, camo prints, matching sweat suits, fortune cookie handbags, embroidered denim and more fashionable styles that will turn your closet into the ultimate KarJenner-inspired wardrobe.
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Buy It! Red Silk Cowl Slip Dress, $225; saks.com
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Buy It! Slash Vintage Denim, $225; saks.com
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Buy It! Black Layered Mesh Bodysuit, $125; saks.com
Which KENDALL + KYLIE exclusive styles are you shopping from Saks Fifth Avenue? Comment below and let us know!
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by Ehmonie Hainey @ What's Haute™
Wed Jul 05 05:57:26 PDT 2017
Hey hauties! Happy summer! I’m back from a much-needed blogging break. I was feeling overwhelmed with life. Nothing to complain about, but I just have had a lot on my plate over the past few months and things are finally starting to settle down. I feel re-energized and refreshed, so it’s the perfect time to […] Read More »