Target Wonderland VIP Event Target Wonderland VIP Event
Getty Images

Chrissy Teigen Shares Her Stretch Mark Routine And It's Quite Costly

You may not have long paper like Teigen, but it costs to keep your beauty up, right? 

Stretch marks plague women of all ages. Basically, you're never too old or too young to feel the wrath of its unsightly damage that can do a number on your self-confidence.

Like many of us, Chrissy Teigen also didn't escape womanhood unscathed, and she's been a lot more vocal about it than other women in the limelight. Just last year, the slender, statuesque supermodel embraced her stretch marks via Instagram, snapping a flick on them in their full, unedited glory.

Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi!

A photo posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on

I have those apps, the Facetune and Photoshopping ones, and I just didn't feel like doing it anymore—and I'm never doing it again, because I think we forgot what normal people look like now," she told TV host Meredith Vieira.

Now, nearly six months into her pregnancy, the mommy-to-be has decided to prevent more "stretchies" from showing up during the next few months. "I love how I've gone about my whole stretch-mark lotion routine," Teigen told Cosmopolitan. "I am so lucky that I have a relationship with La Mer, because I lather this stuff on. It is no joke. I wanted to make sure I did it because I am a stretch-mark girl, so I knew that I would get it pretty badly. I wanted to make sure I started it before I started noticing them. So every single day — it's about 15 to 20 minutes of my day — I sit and justrub this La Mer."

Hello new thighs! You appeared out of nowhere but I am not mad at it! A photo posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on

While most of us have stretch marks, but not necessarily long paper like Chrissy to cop La Mer's Concentrate (that starts at $340.00 for a 1 oz.bottle), it's good to think of it as a invest item to ease your woes.

"It's the most luxurious thing I do in my entire life," Chrissy continued. "So I do that and then I do a layer of their body cream and then I'll actually pick it out from under my fingernails, that's how liquid gold it is, and put that part on my face. I do not spare a drop."

From the Web

More on Vibe

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF

‘RHOA’ Star Kenya Moore And Husband Marc Daly Announce Split

After two years of marriage and the birth of their “miracle baby,” Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore and husband, Marc Daly, are calling it quits. Moore announced the split Thursday (Sept. 19) in a statement to People magazine.

“It is with profound sadness that I regret to inform my fans that I am divorcing my husband Marc Daly,” Moore told the outlet. “Due to recent and ongoing circumstances, I can no longer continue in the marriage. My sole concern and focus is and will always be my daughter, Brooklyn, my miracle baby. She was made in love and true commitment. I ask for our privacy to be respected moving forward.”

The reality star didn’t go into detail about what caused the marriage to end but according to LoveBScott.com, the break up could have to do with newfound information about Daly's personal life. According to the site, Daly was married before and has two other children from his first marriage.

Daly seemingly slammed rumors surrounding the end of their marriage in a separate statement. “I have come to the difficult decision to separate from Kenya at this time,” he said. “Our daughter has two parents that love her very much and in her best interests, this situation should remain as private as possible.” The restauranteur added that he cherishes “our family’s good times together and will continue to co-parent in a loving way.”

“Rumors, innuendo or false accusations only serve to hurt our family and will be addressed through counsel as the law permits,” the statement continues. “Please respect our privacy during this challenging period.”

Moore, 48, and Daly, 49, began dating in December 2016, and wed six months later. The beach nuptials became an ongoing topic of discussion when Moore returned for season 10 of RHOA. The former Miss USA confirmed her departure from the reality show in 2018, but will return for season 12 of RHOA, which debuts later this year.

Continue Reading
File Photo

Ursula Stephen Debunks Natural Hair Myths With Dove's DermaCare Line

Ursula Stephen is a master of all trades. For this season of New York Fashion Week, the celebrity hairstylist was booked and busy thanks to versatile clients like TRESemmé and Zendaya. She also had time to engage in her co-hosting duties for BET Her's The Hair Show and support her famous client Rihanna's Fenty x Savage show. There's also her longstanding relationship with Dove's DermaCare line which caters to the current natural hair movement.

Setting up shop in her Brooklyn salon, Stephen is hard at work. Dove's latest product Clean & Fresh Anti-Dandruff 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner ($5.49) is a hit with guests as they flip their hydrated tresses. Formulated with Pyrithione Zinc, Stephen tells VIBE Vixen it's the perfect product for those searching for a solid solution to a dry scalp.

"When you think of dry scalp or shampoo for dry hair, they're always very stripping, that's why I'm very proud of Dove's DermaCare line because when you think of Dove and their skin focus technology, they're very natural," she said. "The products include zinc which is great because it helps minimize dry and itchy scalp. And the shampoo really cleans, but the conditioner brings the PH balance back."

Most of the guests who were treated to a salon day were natural, Stephen noted. As she consulted every guest, she shared how important the natural hair movement is and just how much myths lie beneath the surface.

Check out Stephen's breakdown of what myths are Fenty facts and others we have to break (before they break your hair) below.

---

Myth 1: Black Women Have Naturally Dry Hair  True!

What Ursula Says: 

Our hair is naturally dry and the reason is because of the way it grows out. Our [hair] follicle compared to a straight-haired person's is a lot tighter and smaller. It's why our hair grows out curly. When you have a bigger hair follicle (like those with naturally straight hair), it grows out straight. It doesn't have that type of issue because it grows out easier from the follicle. But as we continue in the natural hair movement, we want to have healthy hair. We have to concentrate on our scalp as much as our hair.

Myth 2: Coconut Oil Will Refresh Natural Hair False! (But Lizzo's "Coconut Oil" is good for the soul)

What Ursula Says:

I do feel like one of the more forgotten oils is jojoba oil and it's actually better than coconut oil. Jojoba oil is better for us because of the molecular size of the oil, it's very similar to our natural sebum. With it being so naturally close to what we produce, it plays well with our hair. A lot of people who hopped on the coconut oil wave are complaining about it and that's because it has a lot of protein in it and our hair already has a lot of protein so it causes breakage.

If you're a natural girl and your hair is all strong and you put in coconut oil in your shit, it's gonna break. You have to be conscious and knowledgeable about your hair type and be reasonable about the expectations. If you have strong hair, you can't tell everyone about how coconut oil is bad, it was just bad for you because you used too much.

Myth 3: Your Hair's Curl Pattern Is More Important Than Your Scalp's Health False!

What Ursula Says: 

Girls are so concerned about figuring out their curl, pattern but they haven't been focused on their scalp. That's a bad thing for black women because at the end of the day, our hair is naturally dry, and the reason why our hair is naturally dry is because of the way it grows out.

I get frustrated because people ask me, "What's the next hair trend?" or "What do you do to make your hair grow?" It's the same shit. It's hydration, moisture and trimming your hair. Those are the things that make your hair flourish, period.

Myth 4: Dove's DermaCare Is Perfect For Natural Hair True!

What Ursula Says:

For a long time, girls have asked me to recommend them a dandruff shampoo and I really felt stumped because everything I could think of would be so harsh. When you think of dry scalp or shampoo for dry hair, they're always very stripping. That's why I'm very proud of Dove's DermaCare line because when you think of Dove and their skin focus technology, they're very natural. The products include zinc which is great because it helps minimize dry and itchy scalp. And the shampoo really cleans, but the conditioner brings the PH balance back.

Myth 5: Rihanna's Iconic Black Short-Do Is One Of Ursula's Top 5 Style Moments False!

What Ursula Says: 

Rihanna's Elle Magazine cover from 2012 with the blonde hair is one of my all-time favorites. Everyone knows she changes her hair so much but that was one hairstyle I really wanted her to keep for one more week.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Anything Music Related ❤️🎶 (@cds.i.own) on Feb 17, 2017 at 7:25am PST

Next is Laverne Cox. I recently styled her for the premiere for the Orange Is the New Black. That was iconic because I worked with a lot but not so much since she lives in LA now. But when she comes to New York, I'm always one of the people she books so I knew whatever we were going to do, it was going to be it.

She likes to have fun and she trusts me so when she gave me the reference, I was on it. I was very happy with how it came out and everybody loved it. It was actually a Beyonce reference, B-Day. And everyone caught it, and she showed me that album cover and a photo from the '60s.

So I combined it and made it my own but I'm happy people connected it to Beyonce cause it says that you nailed it.

I like Rihanna's short black hair I did for the Teen Choice Awards. That's one of my favorites from the short black hair era. It was just really disheveled and second-day hair. We washed it and did everything before and then the next day, it was just so perfect.

There's also Zendaya for Met Ball when she had the bowl cut. I wasn't actually booked for her that day. I spoke to my agent the night before and shared how funny it was that I didn't have anyone for Met Ball that year and the next day I was running around Brooklyn and her stylist texted me saying, "Where are you at?" and I replied saying, "Where do you need to be?" and he said, "I need to come up here because we have got to do this look. It didn't work out."

I shot up there in sweatpants. I looked nuts and went in there and just killed her hair. We ended up working together consistently after that.

Myth 6: Hair Stylists Should Learn From Their Peers

or

True! 

What Ursula Says: 

I like when I get inspired by other hairstylists. I didn't do this, but I think Beyonce's hair for The Lion King premiere was iconic. It was braids that looked like finger waves that curled in pieces.

I thought that was amazing. It was genius, it really inspired me. When work like that sticks out to me because it makes me do something. That made me want to do some hair. I like when I get inspired by other hairstylists, because I'm very competitive, like, "Oh, you curled it like that? Okay, but watch this."

It's innocent. I like when other hairstylists, especially those on my level, inspire me. Sometimes you get in a rut and get tired and it's like, "Okay girl, get to work, shit is still happening."

Learn more about Dove's DermaCare line here.

Continue Reading
Cara Stricker

Alicia Keys Brings Love To Cryptic Visions With New Single "Show Me Love"

"I’m loving that we’re doing this together it’s been a minute," Alicia Keys said to a packed crowd at the Dolby Soho studio in New York Monday night (Sept. 16). Adoring fans and close friends were invited to a visual sonic installation for her new single, "Show Me Love" featuring Miguel. Soft but sensual, Keys keeps the desires of love fresh and melodic. "I’m not sure what was taking so long but the wait is over."

The artistic visual for "Show Me Love" includes three parties exuding variations of love. Actress Zoë Saldana and husband Marco Perego Saldana represent love's ups and downs. Next is Michael B. Jordan, who pushes through hard rainfall, a comparison to the journey to self-love. Finally, we have Alicia and Miguel, who showcase elements of love absorbed through art and collaboration. Directed by Cara Stricker, all moments (which were only shot for seven seconds) hold the message of Keys' demand to well, show love.

At Dolby Soho, fans got to view the video on wall to wall projections as well as curved canvases that offered a 360 vision of the music video. They were also treated to an intimate performance by Keys and Miguel. Keys also performed some of her biggest hits like "Diary," "Sleeping With A Broken Heart," "NY State of Mind," with Miguel performing "Skywalker."

With the singer releasing her seventh studio album soon, Keys is thinking in, out, and around the box when it comes to her new music.

“I have been on this journey to be more vulnerable; in my life, in my music; and this new visual experience reflects this time," Keys said in a statement to VIBE. "Show Me Love" displays different expressions of love, the journey of it, the push and pull, the struggle and the eventual joy and peace."

Written and produced by Keys, the single also credits Tory Lanez and Morgan Matthews as producers. 

The installation is located at 477 Broadway and will be open to the public from Wednesday, Sept.18-Sunday, Sept 22.

Keys will perform the song next during her headlining set at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 21 and then a set at New York’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, September 28.

Watch "Show Me Love" below.

Continue Reading

Top Stories