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Yes! Both ladies were NOT in sweatpants, but hair tied, chillin’ with no makeup at the MTV Video Music Awards last night…

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Before presenting Best Male Video Award, Alicia commemorated Martin Luther King‘s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech which turned 53 yesterday by addressing equality…

As for the other Alessia, watch her perform ‘Wild Things’ and ‘Scars To Your Beautiful‘…

source: MTV

We love our ri-ri, Queen Bey, and Nicki but there never was or will be another Aaliyah!

She was mysterious, innovative, ahead of her time and CHANGED the course of R&B.

It’s been 15 years since she’s been gone but it still feels like yesterday when we watched her MTV Diary…

R.I.P Baby-Girl…

source: AaliyahOfficial

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Toned, tatted, 6’1, and breaking down beauty barriers…no wonder she gets “hated on”!

Gurbani Judge, A.K.A VJ Bani, reigns MTV India, has starred in a few Bollywood movies and can be found advocating positive body images on social media daily!

Just recently Bani posted this pic…

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The noise she heard went like this…

“…Lifting weights will make you look manly! You’re not a girly girl if you lift weights…Girls should only do cardio, lifting is for guys…So what steroids are you on…that’s way too much muscle, for a woman!…”

This is how she silenced it…

I’ve heard it all. And not once because I actually cared enough to ask, ‘hey, what do *you* think of *my* body?’. I never entered the gym because of what people said I ‘should/ ought to/ must’ look like. I went in there to get strong, to be active, to be healthy, to sweat = to feel better, and more ME

I can’t remember the last time the thought of ‘will this be attractive to so and so’ crossed my mind in relation to myself – let alone to me lifting weight. It doesn’t happen. I love me so much and that’s all that matters, I am so happy (blame all the endorphins) doing what I do day in and out that all else is tuned out.

This is something I’ve gotten better at accepting and allowing day by day. That’s why you will always hear people say ‘it’s not just physical, it’s so much more MENTAL’ because to get to where you want to go, you have to look within and really be true to yourself and know that yes, this is what I’m about. This is what matters, this puts me in alignment and makes me a more joyful happy productive being. And guess what? You’ll end up inspiring and encouraging and being that source for other people along the path too. 

I don’t go around telling people they should eat healthier or lift or try to lose weight, you do you. I’ll do me. If someone asks for help I will always do what I can, I recognize the quest – but you need to recognize whether the desire really is there in you or not.
Why else do you think we don’t see more people walking around with their Tupperware containers looking hench af? Because, if your hearts not in it, no matter how much you try – you’ll never get there. 
Cold hard honest truth. 
Just like cold hard iron, work and discipline. 
Just wanted to share that with y’all fam. 
Do you 🙌🏽💛

source: Banij/Aplus

 

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Online searches are up 323% from 2012, no wonder search engines have stepped up their game!

By simply typing in ‘how to vote’ or ‘how to register’, based on your state Google will present to you simple yet enhanced results which eliminate any guesswork, confusion and excuses.

Vote early, vote on Election Day, what you need to bring with you, times, locations and mailing options for the early birds are all part of the incredible information that awaits you with a click of a mouse.

Go on try it…

source: Huffingtonpost

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After all a revolutionary idea deserves only the best!

Nikkie chose 9 eye-shadows that offer endless possibilities which means you have the power to express any possible mood you can feel.

You want GLAM? Done! Feel a little GOTH coming on? Why not! Oh you wanna glow, glow and GLOW…You can make it happen!

The color selections offer high pigmentation’s, blend like butter and will compliment any skin tone.

IMG_3079  Nikkie also hooked us up with deluxe-sized blushes, bronzer, highlighter, eye primer, glitter dust, liquid eyeliner and a Better Than Sex Mascara which comes in limited edition PURPLE like her palette!

The highly-in-demand collab is gearing up to see a Sephora or Ulta near you on September 1st, but you can get your hands on one before that by visiting Too Faced online.

Don’t miss out on this one.

source: NikkieTutorials

Pottermore

And they won’t be play scripts but they are considered “bite-sized” e-book series offering us a behind-the-scenes look at Hogwarts

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies

…will be released September 6th.

If you ever had questions such as, what happens when the sorting hat can’t decide a house or how do the wizards and witches become those magnificent portraits then these books will be a must-have in your collection.

source: Pottermore