LGBT

Just Be A Queen (and a Mermaid)

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Confidently Beautiful

It's this year that I really got to watch and think about #MissUniverse. I only started really watching this 1-2 years ago when MUO has been dramatically changing the platform, and notions of what it means to be a "beauty queen" regardless of color, size,...

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TRANScending: Film Review of “Die Beautiful”

TRANS ("beyond", "changing thoroughly"). But here in this country, it is a word so often associated with dishonesty, mistaken identity, and lots of stereotypes. In the past 3 years, there were several developments in the LGBT community that raised the level of understanding about who transgender women really are...

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The Viva Glam Lippie

Last #WorldAidsDay, we learned that 1 Viva Glam lipstick can: Purchase 254 condoms to prevent the transmission of HIV Provides client and nutrition services for 13 people living with HIV/AIDS Provide fresh fruit, vegetables, and grocery essentials to a mother and child affected by HIV for a full...

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#EverydayIsWorldAidsDay

"The M·A·C AIDS Fund is supported exclusively by a consumer based model that directs 100 percent of the purchase price (minus VAT where applicable) of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass to the Fund. M·A·C Cosmetics underwrites all of the production costs of the VIVA GLAM...

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Wild Pinks

Tonight's editorial is for my apparent love of pinks lately, not just because it's very trendy this 2016. It just makes everything soft & blooming but I wanted to make a strong statement. So I got my peachy-pink wig matched with a black swimsuit, an intense...

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Trans Awareness Month w/ Cosmopolitan

It's trans awareness month! The truth is, a lot of us transgender women are misgendered in media or boxed into stereotypes of being just about bodies or surgeries or comedy. I hope that this Cosmopolitan interview (that's now featured in series!) about discrimination, bullying, identity, etc will...

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REVIEW: Viva Glam Arianna Grande 2

I thought I'd never wear a cool-toned pink until this Arianna Grande 2 came out. It is so beautiful. When I first saw the second Viva Glam in collaboration with Arianna Grande for F/W this year, I thought that it was not the kind of hue...

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This Unruly Mess I’ve Made

Last Thursday at The Palace Pool Club, I got to watch Macklemore & Ryan Lewis again but this time for the end of their "This Unruly Mess I've made" Tour. Ive been a fan ever since the first album for its messages of love, gender...

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Gender-Free Makeup Line + Trolls!

  It's not that unimaginable for a modern cosmetics brand that launched Viva Glam with various LGBT personalities, to create a unisex makeup in collaboration with the Brant Brothers that I've been following on IG because of their parties and modern style. Sons of model Stephanie Seymour,...

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VG Ari

Miley's VG collection last year was phenom especially because I love her hippie style and that beautiful red-orange shade. This 2016, MAC chose Ariana Grande as its newest spokesperson for Viva Glam, a limited collection that's launched annually/semi-annually to help the MAC Aids Fund. [caption id="attachment_30012"...