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The Vibe Vixen Editors' Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

With exactly one week until Christmas, the pressure to find the perfect gift is on like never before. We asked our editor's to pick a few items from their must-have list to give us some insight on what's hot in the streets. So jump the page and get to it, and find something for yourself while you're at it.

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Deena Campbell, Beauty Editor

Fred Segal The Blend Kit, $150, theblendfragrance.com

I have an army of fragrances at my home, and even in my desk at work, but, there’s nothing like creating your own signature scent. The blend kit allows me to never smell like anyone ever again.

royal-jellyRoyal Jelly Blaze Blazer, $275, royaljellyharlem.com

Nothing like a gorgeous statement blazer to kick off the new year.

blue apronBlue Apron, $9.99 per serving, blueapron.com
I’m always out and about, so I hardly have any time to stop at the grocery store for at home meals. But, Blue Apron changes the game and provides original recipes complete with detailed cooking instructions, and the fresh (pre-measured) ingredients needed to cook gourmet meals at home.

 Fitbit Flex wristbandFitbit Flex, $99.95, fitbit.com

I think I’m more active than the average person my age, but every now and then I need a little motivation to be more energetic. Fitbit Flex is my answer. During the day the slim wristband tracks my steps, distance, and calories burned. And at night, it measures my sleep cycle. Best of all it syncs to my computer. Seriously, goal setting has never been easier. 

mighty-pursemighty-purse

Mighty Purse, $95, mightypurse.com

Finally, a stylish purse that charges my phone.

huetiful-hair-steamerHuetiful Hair Steamer, $116.95, behuetiful.com

I'm no longer going natural, but steaming is great for infusing hydration to prevent breakage, and retain length. Oh, and the complimentary Spa Facial Steamer is the icing on the cake.

**gift card's are available for $99.95. It has a unique code on the gift card allows you to ship a hair steamer to anywhere in the US and it is transferable.**

bandaid ringShanel Odum, Content Editor

Esses Bandaid Ring
Because I want the best-dressed boo-boo on the block.
silver-suspendersLitter Unzipped Suspenders
$110, litersf.com
An impossibly chic way to combat impromptu sag-busting.
perfume-bagsChanel Perfume Purse
Price Available Upon Request,chanel.com
The perfect way to pay homage to both my signatures—scent and autograph.
number-necklaceMelanie Favreau I-Feel-Like-A-Number Necklace
I’m sure to stand out in the crowd rocking this statement-making, sterling silver pendant.
 security-badge-broachA+R Cast OF Vices’ Security Tag Broach
A unique way to ensure that my sense of style remains jack-proof.
paw-ringsMarty Magic Elfin Dragon Ear Wrap
Just call me Khaleesi Daenerys, Mother Of Dragons.
garlic necklaceBall and Chain Jewelry Garlic Vampire Repellent Necklace
Silver and garlic? That’s a double fang bang for my buck.
necklacesAlchemy 1977 Marie Antoinette Necklace
I almost lost my head when I saw this gorgeous guillotine.
plannerDiarrha N'Diaye, Social Media EditorKate Spade, Brightspot Avenue Large Debra, $198, katespade.comIt’s true: “The person who fails to plan, plans to fail.” I hold Frederick Douglass’ quote very near and dear, so every year I make it a duty to buy a planner. A fancy planner always makes planning that much more fun and for that, I always look to Kate Spade.
GloGLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device, $199, sephora.com

I am an avid coffee drinker, and unfortunately, my morning habit is taking a toll on my smile. GLO’s at-home whitening system is truly a wonder; I noticed a difference after three uses! I would certainly recommend it as the perfect gift for your coffee-loving friend. Afraid she may take it personal? Add a cute little touch with a gift card to her favorite coffee spot.

sephora-nail-kitSephora by OPI At-Home Gel Colour System, $159, sephora.com

I jumped for joy when I discovered nail art’s latest gel-mani craze. You couldn’t imagine my reaction when Sephora finally introduced their OPI beauty tech gadget. With this At-Home Gel Colour System, your loved ones can save few trips to the crowded nail salons, and more importantly, save money.

GlovesKenneth Cole Elbow-length Perforated Leather Gloves, $198, kennethcole.com

Elbow-length gloves are the perfect “insta-glam” winter accessory. Whether you’re pairing it with a basic tee, jean combination or your favorite holiday mini-dress, these gloves add a sassy touch to your chic, wintery look. 

caseCroc Traincase, $110, sephora.com

I am a beauty fanatic and it’s important to keep all my goods organized. This traincase would make my mornings much less of hide-and-seek game, and more of get-up and go routine.

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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