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How Netflix’s Bird Box Became A Holiday Hit

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When you think about Christmas movies, a film about a mysterious creature on a killing spree shouldn’t be the first that comes to mind. But yet, that’s the exact film that people spent their Christmas holiday watching, thanks to Netflix and Sandra Bullock! Here’s how Bird Box became the official Christmas movie of 2018!

Bird Box premiered on Netflix on December 21st. It’s no surprise that many people off from work stumbled upon this film while looking to unwind and jumpstart their vacations. By Christmas day, if you happened to scroll through social media it seems as though everyone was simultaneously watching Bird Box and posting about it. The release of Bird Box was ideal timing. Within seven days of its release, Netflix announced that 45 million people streamed the film during the holiday week. It quickly became the most successful film Netflix has launched. Every successful film needs an eager audience and Netflix’s audience was already indoors looking for some entertainment. Whether you were extremely bored or excited to watch anything with your family, Bird Box became Netflix’s Christmas gift to you!

One simply cannot talk about Bird Box without mentioning the memes that took over social media after it’s release. Almost overnight, you could not scroll through Instagram, Twitter or Facebook without a meme referencing it. And if you didn’t catch Bird Box by the time the first wave of memes hit (like me!) you definitely put it on your to-do list after seeing them.

Combined, the ideal timing and memes had us flocking to press play. But there was one more component that worked in Netflix’s favor: The FOMO. The “Fear Of Missing Out” drove us all too quickly to watch the film during our holiday break. We wanted to: A) be able to laugh at the memes along with everyone else and B) join the world in posting our own thoughts about the film. The era of social media and the new unorthodox way of watching films online make it effortless for us to insert ourselves into the conversations about “what’s trending?” in one simple click.

 

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6 Awesome Celebrity Beauty Transformations

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Celebrities: they’re just like us! Well, kind of. Everyone cringes a little bit when forced to look at pictures from junior high that are chock-full of overly-plucked brows, poorly straightened hair, and foundation two shades too dark. Lucky for us, nobody can Google those images. But perhaps unluckily for celebrities, we can Google their junior high images! Beauty transformations are so fascinating, always reflecting a shift in age, a shift in style, or a shift in colloquial beauty trends. Here are six celebrities who have gone through beauty transformations, big or small, and are looking better than ever today.

 

Rita Ora



Ora has drastically changed up her beauty game over the past few years. She’s said goodbye to overly-bleached hair and bold and dramatic eye makeup and is now seen going with a low-maintenance, low-fuss look. Where we used to see brightly colored lips and dramatically filled-in brows, we now see her rocking nude eye shadows, glossy lips, and a generally “no makeup” makeup routine. Her caramel-colored locks are usually seen styled in beachy, carefree waves or tied up in a loose ponytail.

MTV Video Music Awards Recap

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This year, the MTV Video Music Awards found its way back to New York City, but instead of using Radio City Music Hall as its classic venue, the show took place at Madison Square Garden for the first time. In recent years, the VMAs has not had a traditional host and this year was no different. Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were in character as social media mavens (because if you know anything at all, you know the best place to watch an award show is on Twitter) but none of their antics, most of which were impossible to follow, seemed to connect with the audience. Other stand-in hosts included MTV’s own Nicole Byer from Girl Code, comedian Jay Pharoah with his great impressions throughout the show, and lastly DJ Khaled, who kept the energy going with his signature catchphrases.

Rihanna was this year’s recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award and she did something different then all the recipients before her and treated us to four different themed performances throughout the show, each showcasing a different style of music she has perfected. She opened the show with a medley of her hits from her pop era. Dressed in light pink from head to toe, she sang “Only Girl In The World,” “We Found Love,” and “Where Have You Been.” Her second performance of the night was a tribute to her culture and homeland in which she brought a traditional Caribbean bashment party to the stage performing all her reggae influenced hits such as, “Rude Boy,” “What’s My Name,” and her recent hit “Work.” Later in the show, she performed her more mellow party records “Pour It Up,” “B*tch Better Have My Money,” and her latest single from ANTI, “Needed Me.” She ended things off with her crowd favorite ballads, “Stay,” a slowed down version of “Diamonds,” and her next single “Love on The Brain,” fully taking in the opportunity to show how much her vocals have grown since she was first introduced to us in 2005. To end things off with a bang, Drake presented Rihanna with her award, giving a speech that sounded more like a love letter. He expressed, “I’ve loved Rihanna since I was 22 years old.” He also so spoke on what makes Rihanna a great artist: “She succeeds by doing something that no one in this industry does by just being herself.” After a sweet embrace between the two, Rihanna expressed her excitement by showing love to her country of Barbados, her friends, family, and fans and her disbelief that at only 28 years old she is lucky enough to accept such an award.

Now as we all know, MTV always keeps us on our toes with surprise antics and this year it came in the form of Kanye West taking to the stage to talk about whatever it is he wanted. He walked out to his song “Famous” which contains the infamous line that has reignited the Kanye vs. Taylor Swift beef and stood as the crowd chanted “Yeezy.” Highlights from his six and a half minute “speech” include saying “I see you Amber,” to his famous ex girlfriend Amber Rose, expressing his hope to win video of the year but it being okay if he lost to Beyoncé, shouting out his wife Kim Kardashian West, and finally debuting his new video for his song “Fade.” The video is a performance piece starring singer Teyana Taylor in what could almost be a tribute to Jennifer Beals in Flashdance. In true Kanye fashion, he has to leave us somewhat bewildered as the video ends with Taylor becoming a cat woman, with her fiancé Iman Shumpert of the championship winning NBA team the Cleveland Cavaliers and their 8-month old daughter “Junie” surrounded by sheep.
In addition to winning eight of the 11 Video Music Awards she was nominated for, and passing Madonna for acquiring the most VMAs ever, Beyoncé completely turned the stage into her own personal concert with a full on recreation of her visual album Lemonade. She eased us in starting with her song “Pray You Catch Me” and followed up with “Hold Up” carrying her signature baseball bat from the video and smacking the camera to the floor. She continued with “Sorry” and “Don’t Hurt Yourself” throwing on a fur coat and aggressively performing as flames and sparks surrounded her. She closed her performance with “Formation” filling the stage with an army of female dancers and ending in the formation of the symbol for woman.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Beyonce performs onstage during the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


Britney Spears also returned to the VMA stage to perform her new single “Make Me” featuring G- Eazy. This performance was her first performance on MTV in almost 10 years since the cringeworthy performance of “Gimme More” at the VMAs in 2007. Other performers included Nick Jonas who performed his new song “Bacon” with Ty Dolla $ign and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj who gave a lackluster performance of “Side to Side” off Grande’s album Dangerous Woman.  Newbies to the VMA stage, The Chainsmokers and Halsey performed their number one hit “Closer” and rapper Future gave an excellent performance of his hit song “F*ck Up Some Commas.”

Seemingly missing from the VMA stage this year was any form of Rock or Alternative music. It seemed to be a show for only the “who’s who” in pop culture right now. Also many of the awards were not given out on camera. Those lucky enough to take the stage to give speeches were DNCE for Best New Artist, Fifth Harmony for Best Collaboration, and Beyonce for Video of the Year and Best Female Video.  Drake also won for best hip-hop video but missed his chance at an acceptance speech because he was “stuck in traffic.”
Our U.S. Olympians Michael Phelps and “Final Five” gymnasts Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman (minus Gabby Douglas, who was absent due to an injury) were lucky enough to take the stage and introduce some of the musicians for the night. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was also there in spirit as Jimmy Fallon impersonated him in a platinum blonde wig while singing Justin Biebers “Sorry.”
All in all, the VMAs did not disappoint. What they lacked in variety and a host they made up for in electrifying performances and a who’s who of celebrity presenters. For a complete list of VMA winners, and video clips head over to MTV.
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How to Pick the Best Shapewear for Your Body Type

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No one is ever satisfied with their body. I’m not satisfied with my body. Who is?! No matter what, without a doubt, we’ll always find something wrong with ourselves and you’re not the only one. No one is perfect even though we’d like to think Ryan Gosling is the most perfect specimen ever. Just remember, you’re beautiful just the way you are. I learned that from Bruno Mars.

It’s not like there’s nothing we can do about it either! What better way to show your confidence than just working with what you got. Thanks to HourglassAngel.com, we have tips and tricks for you to pick the best shapewear for your body type.
Hourglass
For a better idea, what better way than to refer to a handful of iconic celebrities!
ROUNDED FIGURE = QUEEN LATIFAH
Got a small waist-to-hip ratio? Or even a full bust and broad shoulders? You’ll want a shapewear that will define your waistline.
Suggested looks: corsets & cinchers or shaping camis

CREDIT: Popsugar

CREDIT: Popsugar


STRAIGHT FIGURED = CAMERON DIAZ
Long and lean ladies with portions of your body similar in proportions, then you my friend, can refer to bubbly Cameron Diaz! Add some curves and definition to your body, girl!
Suggested looks: butt-enhancing shapers and cincher vests


HOURGLASS = KIM KARDASHIAN
We all know one of the queens of the hourglass look is Kim Kardashian. Any surprise there? What you want to do is smooth and define the curves you already own!
Suggested looks: all-over shaping bodysuits

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CURVY ON BOTTOM = BEYONCE
Cue the Ginuwine’s “In Those Jeans” song because granted, you know how to work it with jeans! This body type has curvy hips and slimmer waists just like Queen B. For this, wear shapewear to create balance in your figure.
Suggested looks: thigh-slimming shapers or braless shaping tanks/camis

Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


SHAPELY ON TOP = ANGELINA JOLIE
Opposite to Beyonce’s body type, all your magic happens on the top with your bust and broad shoulders. Most likely, you’ll have narrow hips as well. What you want to do is move the attention to the bottom.
Suggested looks: enhancing panties and shapers or full-body shapers.
Don’t see yourself align with these body types? Get more help from HourglassAngel.com’s Shapewear Stylists by visiting their website: www.hourglassangel.com/#quiz
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Could You Afford A Celeb Engagement Ring Style?

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wedding-688916_960_720Celebrity weddings are known to be ‘the talk of the town’, or should we say, ‘talk of the world’ when the news hits the media. Whether it’s intentional or not, celebrities make a very influential statement in regards to weddings, gala nights and other social functions with paparazzi, the media and fans all hanging around the corner, hoping for a sneak peak into the latest trends! One area that catches the fancy of fans most often, is the celeb engagement rings, as many of us only wish we could replicate their big moment. Well, believe or not, now you can “wed like a celeb” – without the cost!
Kate Middleton
Let’s start by reminding ourselves of the 18 carat blue oval sapphire, surrounded by 14 small diamonds, worn by Kate Middleton on the day she became a real princess! This ring, as we learned, was passed to her by the one and only Princess Diana, valued at £28,000 ($41,000) back in the year 1981. While it is certainly worth a lot more now, you, too, can emulate a true princess – with a very realistic replica! You don’t always have to spend it to look like a million bucks!
Kim Kardashian
9Blake-Lively (1)Kanye West surprised fans by proposing to Kim Kardashian with a whooping $8 million dollar Lorraine Schwartz cushion cut ring on Kim’s 33rd birthday – what a gift that is! This is certainly one of the most talked about celebrity rings to date, with a tiny paved band which allows the stone to appear as if it is floating on Kim’s fab finger. Do you want to look like Kim without a millionaire bank account? Then sneak a look at the many gorgeous (and affordable!) designs!
Beyonce
Fans never forget, especially when it comes to the stunning $5 million 18 carat ring Jay-Z slipped onto Beyonce’s finger, becoming a media buzz of epic proportions! There is an equally stunning emerald cut diamond ring valued at $7,700 by Barri’s Tacori Blooming Beauties, which is a more than worthy replica you can get without robbing your own bank account! This style will certainly bring out the celebrity in you, wouldn’t you say?!
Jessica Biel
marry-me-1044416_960_720Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel dated for over 10 years, and what was the result? A custom made Leor Yerushalmi engagement ring which Justin proudly placed on Biel’s finger! The ring is made up of a stunning 6 carats of diamond, 18 carat white gold and even more, as one could imagine! In love with Biel’s jewels? Then you’re in luck – you can get a lookalike Eliza Page ring valued at $6000 and feel like the spoiled bride you deserve to be!
Blake Lively
8Blake-LivelyBlake and Ryan gave fans a whole lot to talk about with an engagement ring worth an astonishing $2 million, with the J’adore rose gold band also designed by Lorraine Schwartz. Credited as one of the most admired celeb engagement rings, it’s not hard to see why the many modern brides seek out something similar (at a much lower cost!) – like this bespoke Blake Lively replica engagement ring from Taylor & Hart!
Maybe your future does not hold fame and fortune like the many celebrities mentioned, however that doesn’t mean you can’t have the same style and class! Make your special day a newsworthy one, starting with choosing the ring of your dreams.
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How the other Half Live in Bel Air

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bel airWhen it comes to succeeding in the property market most of us have to accept that there are always restrictions in terms of what we can achieve within set timeframes. Whether you are keen to list your home on a reputable site or looking to add value through modifications, you are likely to be bound by budgetary constraints and the type of restrictions that are synonymous with real estate. Such constraints are less of an issue in the luxury market, however, which is far removed from anything that you are likely to be familiar with.
To understand this further, we need to explore the luxury market in more detail. There is no finer embodiment of this than the region of Bel Air, which is located in Los Angeles and continues to house the rich and famous. A newly constructed, 23,000 square foot home was recently listed on the market, overlooking the picturesque reservoir in the area and commanding a quite staggering price point of $34.9 million.
 
bel-air-mansionChristened as Casa Lago, this eight-bedroom, 15-bath home is beautifully designed and represents the magnificence of luxury real estate. With a fixed address of 1940 Bel Air Road, it has been uniquely designed to overlook the stunning Bel Air Stone Canyon Reservoir, offering wonderful views of the surrounding landscape and a traditional, luxury interior. Interestingly, the surrounding terrain was captured and used as a set in the 1974 film Chinatown, so the property has cultural and celebrity status appeal in the eyes of potential buyers.
The mansion has a distinctly unusual, Mediterranean design, which has been implemented in order to optimise the impact of the reservoir and its all-encompassing beauty. It has a number of terraces and loggias, for example, while floor-to-ceiling windows have also been installed to optimise the impact of natural light. In terms of finishing, the interior has Persian onyx and marble as its standout textures, while French limestone also makes an appearance in the kitchen and bathrooms. The top floor skylights complete the look and creates a genuinely luxury feel.
Not only does this offer an insight into how the other half live, but it also underlines the wealth required to enter the luxury property market. While financial restrictions still apply at this level, the value of the high-end property market continues to defy belief.
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Strobing vs. Contouring

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Contouring is out, and strobing is in. But what exactly is strobing? Strobing is a part of the contouring family; it’s practically a cousin or a sister of contouring. Made by famous by Kim Kardashian and her BFF makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, strobing is all about bringing that glow to your complexion, whereas contouring is about accentuating features by making them more prominent or shadowy. BY STACEY CAMACHO
Strobing vs. Contouring
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Kim Kardashian West attends the book signing for "Selfish" at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on May 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Strobing
Do you want to bring that glow to your face? After all, it does add freshness, youthfulness, and radiance, all of which make your complexion look healthy. If you do want that glow, then strobing will be your friend. Remember to add illuminizer to all areas of where the sun hits your face, such as the center of your forehead, brow bones, under the eyes, tops of cheekbones, center of nose, as well as the center of the chin. Don’t be afraid to illuminize!
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Contouring
Begin contouring by using makeup two shades darker and two shades lighter to highlight your face. Contour the hairline to minimize your forehead, and highlight in the middle of the forehead. To minimize your nose, add bronzer on the outer bridges of the nose on both sides and highlight the center of it. To add cheekbones, contour at the hairline right above your ear and follow through with your brush; it should be right below your cheekbones. Finish that off by highlighting right above your cheekbones.
Have a lot of cheek and looking to downsize it? No problem. With your contour brush, contour right at the jawline. Don’t forget to highlight right above the jawline. Want bigger lips? Outline your lips not on the lip line, but right on the outside. Highlight your lips by applying a lipstick or gloss, and contour your decolletage if you want them to be fuller or more shapely. Top this look off by highlighting your cleavage.
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