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She's Gotta Have It: Beauty Bag Must-Haves!

You're a Vixen, so having a beauty bag tucked away in your purse is not just necessary, it's law.

Beauty bags come in a variety of cute looks. You can stash yours essential in a small, clear pouch, dress them up in a printed, wristlet that hides in the depth of your bags or tote a diva-style bag! Whichever you want choose, it's key to carry this little lifesavers. But most importantly, it's what's in the bag.

VIBE Vixen has selected six must-haves you should carry with you everywhere you go that will come in handy.

Becca Foundation Stick: This is perfect for easy touch ups on-the-go. It comes in a variety of shades that easily blend to complexions.

Tweezerman Mini Tweezers: The retro-designed tool has spot-on precision that makes eyebrown upkeep easy, especially when you're in-between waxing or threading appointments. We're all about the glam, too, so these tweezers won us over in 3 multi-colored versions.

Tweezerman Matchbox Itty Bitty Files: Healthy nails and their maintenance is everything. These 12 nail files are clutch in a broken nail emergency. After the gym or while sitting at the desk, these matchbox-size minis will be your lifesavers!

Boscia Lavendar Blotting Linens: The summertime brings humidty that can have any face melting, even the unmade ones. For the Vixens with extra oily skin, these finely-woven linens are great for blotting to absorb the extra moisture. The are also infused with lavender to balance and calm oily skin. Perfect!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner: These liners come in 15 fantastic colors that can match any outfit. Just in case you forget that you have an after-work soiree to attend, whip out one of these bold colors to make any outfit pop and go!

Urban Decay Lip Junkie: If you're addicted to a lipgloss with shine and makes your lip feel like pillos, grab these FAST! You will be addicted to the luxe texture and color options. What's a bright sunny summer without a the perfect lip shade? We wouldn't even begin to know...

BONUS! A few things our Vixen ladies love...

Jill Marie Jones: "Laura Mercier Pink Champagne is my favorite lipstick and it’s a beautiful nude and it’s always in my bag. I’m kind of like Angelina Jolie in a way, because I really don’t like lip glosses. I like my lips to be matte. Jasmine Oil is typically in my purse. I have my mineralized MAC powder. It’s so amazing, it’s great. I never have a mirror, which is crazy, so hopefully it looks right if my friend is not a hater. [laughs] Normally mirrors don’t fit in my cute little clutch."

Jennifer Williams: She absolutely has to have her lipgloss, bronzer and mascara!


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Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.


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