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11 Celebs Who Should Have Product Endorsements

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Celebrities have their favorite things as we all do. The difference is when they rock their favorite fashion garbs and accessories, they make a statement that can become a trend. Sometimes they rock them so much that they are offered an endorsement deal. Here’s a list of celebs we feel should be called upon by a major brand to strut and show-off in their favorite things. 

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ScHoolboy Q: Bucket Hats 

After religiously covering his crown with a bucket hat at every occasion, the “Man of the Year” has started a bucket wave. He recently launched a limited edition bucket hat adorned with his old stomping grounds of Figueroa street signs that sold out within days. Q is undoubtedly the face of bucket hats, now he just needs a brand to back him.

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Ab-Soul: Eyewear

Though Ab-Soul wears his shaded gazelles for salubrity over style, one can’t help but admire his taste in his specs of choice. Lending his taste to help design his own line of fashionable frames would be a great idea.

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Wiz Khalifa: G-Pen

There is no secret that the TGOD captain is an incessant inhaler of the ganja. He has his own strand of marijuana, deemed “Khalifa Kush” but he would surely cash in if he launched his own line of G-Pens for the smokers who prefer the kush vapor.


Wale: Sneakers

It is well-known that Wale is connoisseur of fine kicks but the self-proclaimed sneakerhead has no endorsement deals to his name. A collaboration with Nike is way overdue.

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Meek Mill: Watches

The MMG rep has a habit of bragging about his beloved Audemar Piguet watch...a lot. Why not collaborate with them or Rolex and launch a line of your own?

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Jhene Aiko: Two Piece Ensembles

All summer the sailing soul has been hitting the stage in matching crop tops and long flowing skirts. If she teamed up with a clothing line and launched her own line of this two piece garbs, bare bellies and revealing leg lines would be inescapable trend.

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SZA: Natural Hair Care Products

Who doesn’t want long, thick tresses like TDE’s lone songbird SZA? As the face of an natural hair giant, like Carol’s Daughter or Shea Moisture, consumers will take one look at her voluminous curls and sell out stock.

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Ne-Yo: Fedoras

Ne-Yo's fedora swag has always been on-point. Soon after he emerged as R&B’s go to man for hit ballads, he graduated from skullies and fitted caps to the grown and sexy fedoras that have become a fixture in his wardrobe. A match-up with a store like H&M for a line of fedoras would be divine.

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Solange: Natural Hair Extensions

Though she has her own natural coils, Solange often rocks an elongated ‘fro to compliment what she already has. Since she does it habitually, having her face attached to a line if natural hair extensions for those lacking in that area wouldn't be a bad idea.

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Iggy Azalea: Nail Polish/Nail Art

No matter the occasion, Iggy Azalea’s nails are always a sight to see. The Aussie MC keeps the done up and decorated with abstract patterns or simple sophisticated looks. OPI, Essie or even Sally Hansen should snag her up sooner than later.

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Amber Rose: Hair Color

Our favorite baldheaded scallywag (as she calls herself) always keep a fresh paint job on her short cut. Whether blonde or a lime green, Wiz’s wife makes any hair color look smashing. Many blonde baldies would be running the streets if Amber’s face was plastered on a box of her favorite hair dye.

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Kush & Splendor: 5 CBD Beauty Products That’ll Take Your Self-Care Routine From 0 To 100

Lotions, creams, and salves—oh my! With cannabidiol (CBD) popping up in just about every product you can imagine, the cannabis-infused beauty industry is clearly on the come-up. In fact, analysts predict that the “wellness” movement—as well as the legalization of Mary Jane across the world—will help rake in $25 billion globally in the next 10 years, according to Business Insider. That’s 15 percent of the $167 billion skincare market.

And what better way to up the ante on one’s wellness routine than with all-natural CBD? Just ask Dr. Lana Butner, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist at NYC’s Modrn Sanctuary, who incorporates CBD in her treatments.

“CBD is a fantastic addition to acupuncture sessions for both its relaxation and anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects,” Butner shares with Vixen. “The calming effects of CBD allows for patients to deeply relax into the treatment and really tap into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and muscle repair/regeneration.”

She adds that CBD’s pain-relieving effects are “far-reaching,” from muscular and joint pains to migraines and arthritis—and even IBS and indigestion.

The magic lies in CBD’s ability to impact endocannabinoid receptor activity in our bodies. Without getting too wordy, our bodies come equipped with a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the HBIC over our sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD teams up with this system to help reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters. According to Healthline, CBD has also been scientifically shown to impact the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating our mood and social behavior.

All that said, it’s important to note that not all CBD products are created equal. Many brands cashing in on the green beauty wave use hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, in place of CBD... which doesn’t make them any less great! Hemp seed oil is actually high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids—all of which are for your skin.

“It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, told Well and Good last month. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.”

However, when companies start marketing CBD and hemp oil as one-in-the-same, that’s when things get a bit tricky.

“The biggest issue is that hemp seed oil and CBD are two totally different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant, have different makeups, and different benefits,” Lewis added. “Marketing them as the same thing just isn’t accurate and does a disservice to consumers who are expecting certain benefits that they won’t get from hemp seed oil and who are often paying more for what they think is CBD.”

So if you’re looking to benefit from the perks specifically attributed to CBD, make sure you’re reading labels before buying, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Hell, ask for a product’s test results, while you’re at it. It never hurts to be sure.

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In a new interview with Essence, actress Vivica A. Fox discussed how she initially turned down her role in Two Can Play That Game based on the script. The established entertainer said it's her mission to ensure that black people are positively portrayed onscreen, and noticed the aforementioned film's prose didn't live up to those standards.

"I think the reason why—no I know the reason why—I've been doing this for such a long time is that I fight," Fox said. "When we did Two Can Play That Game, I fought for the way we talked, walked, the way we loved each other." The Set It Off actress continued to state that she consistently declined Two Can Play That Game before signing on to play the lead role. "Because the script, when I first got it, I turned it down three times because it just wasn't a good representation of African-Americans, so I fought them on everything," she noted. "I want to make sure that the images of African-Americans are as positive and as true as they can possibly be."

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After its release, Two Can Play That Game raked in over $22 million at the box office.

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Actress Gabrielle Union attends the Being Mary Jane premiere, screening, and party on January 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
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BET To Unveil Edible Billboard For 'Being Mary Jane' Wedding Finale

As Being Mary Jane comes to an end, BET is willing to offer fans a taste of what's to come in the series finale.

The network has enlisted the help of Ayesha Curry, celebrity cook and cookbook author, to create an edible billboard that also doubles as a wedding cake. The sweet treat will commemorate Mary Jane's (played by Gabrielle Union) nuptials in the two-hour series finale.

On April 20 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal in New York, fans will be presented with the edible billboard. At the intersection of Ashland Place and Hanson Place, the closer Being Mary Jane enthusiasts get to the billboard the quicker they'll notice that the four-tiered wedding cake is created from individual boxes, each containing a slice of Curry's prized wedding cake.

All fans have to do is pull a box from the billboard, snap a picture for the 'Gram, take a bite and enjoy. Although lovers of the show won't be able to celebrate with Mary Jane herself, biting into a slice of her wedding cake, for free, is the next best thing.

Don't forget to tune into the series finale of Being Mary Jane on Tues. (April 23) at 8/7 c.

Also, check out what's to come on the series of Being Mary Jane below.

Save the date! 👰🏾It'll be worth the wait. Join us for the series finale of #BeingMaryJane TUES APR 23 8/7c only on @BET!

— #BeingMaryJane (@beingmaryjane) March 29, 2019

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