Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Valerie Trevino Entertainment & Pop Culture Contributor

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BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT: INFLUENCER EDITION

ALISSA ASHLEY If you’re an avid member of the online beauty world, then you’re an expert on the top influencers: Jeffree Star, James Charles, Tati Westbrook, etc. The list is endless.  No matter who you already watch, influencer Alissa Ashley has a lot to say and a lot to contribute to...

LOVE AROUND THE WORLD

HOW SOCIAL DISTANCING HAS CHANGED LOVE FOREVER  2020’s cuffing season has come and gone, and left many of us feeling uncertain: Will dating ever truly be the same? Smiles, hidden by facial masks, are an important feature in determining attraction to another person. Having virtually lost the ability to interact...

NATURAL QUARANTINE LOOKS

MASTERING MAKEUP WITH A MASK As Meghan Trainor said, “Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top.” She had no idea that 2020 would be the year that the top half of your face really shines.  With a life-saving accessory on the bottom of your face, there’s...

BEFORE AND AFTER: THE HARM OF MISLEADING PICTURES

“Bodies that look like this… also look like this.” That’s a quote from a popular TikTok sound where women first show their bodies in a seemingly “perfect” pose, before unsucking in or returning to a normal non-twisted pose to reveal the tummy rolls, cellulite, and other imperfections they were...

OCTOBER ZODIAC SPOTLIGHT: LIBRA

FUN FACTS, THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR, AND RELATIONSHIPS The two zodiac signs associated with the month of October are Libra and Scorpio, with the former occupying the majority of the month. Birthdays that take place on October 23rd and beyond fall under the Scorpio sign. Late September to late...

COMBATTING PROBLEMATIC PORTRAYALS IN THE TV AND FILM INDUSTRY

RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS Racial biases aren’t innate thoughts instilled in us at birth. They have learned through the people who raise us and the images that mass media decides to expose us to. Which raises the question: are movies and TV shows catalysts for hate? And if so, can...

NATIONAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS DAY

WOMEN OF COLOR IN BUSINESS Since the beginning of time, men have controlled every aspect of our lives. They caught the food, found the land, wrote the laws, designed the clothes, constructed the buildings, built the companies that accomplished all of this, and made decisions about absolutely everything. Yet, they...

CANCEL CULTURE – DOES IT WORK?

DID WE NEED TO RUIN AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL'S LEGACY BASED ON CHALLENGES WE NOW SEE TO BE HARMFUL? You have the power to cancel a credit card or a paid subscription, but should anyone have the power to cancel a human being? Have we as a society become “woke”...

HOLLYWOOD ZOOM REUNIONS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

NOSTALGIC REUNIONS  Our nostalgia fix has become Hollywood’s top priority. Now more than ever, we’re longing for the comfort of the good old days when grocery stores were safe and you could go to the movies with your friends on a whim. We would anxiously wait months for new shows...