Media Monday: Thank You Gwen Ifill

 

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Gwen Ifill

I don’t think that there are words to express all that Gwen Ifill has done for media. Her class, talent, and professionalism set the standard in media. I never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ifill, but I felt like I knew her. Over the last few days I have watched media professionals from several networks struggle with saying “Goodbye” to a living legend. In a world of reality stars seeking instant fame and glory for doing nothing Ms. Ifill reminded us daily what can happen when a gloriously, humble, and talented woman stepped in front of the camera….she can change the world for the better.

Rest in Glory Ms. Ifill. There will never be another like you. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. This little girl will be forever inspired.

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Sunday Style: Enter to win a Luxe by Mr. Bubble Gift set

 

 

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Enter to win Ladies night in gift set.

It’s the start of a new week so let’s start it with Style! Last week during True Beauty Tuesday and Web Window Shopping Wednesday we introduced you to Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Well as promised we have a great surprise for hue!

We have partnered with Luxe by Mr. Bubble for a holiday giveaway. That’s right you get a chance to experience everything you have heard of for yourself.

 

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To enter the giveaway follow the instructions below.

  • Follow me on Twitter @MsSophiaStyles
  • Comment of this post with your Twitter handle along with a brief comment about why you would like to try Luxe by Mr. Bubble.

Winners will be announced the day after Thanksgiving.

Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

  • This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
  • Giveaway cannot be exchange for cash value with the brand or the blog A Stylish Hue or owners.
  • A Stylish Hue  and the brand (Luxe by Mr. Bubble is not responsible for items lost due to postal error.
  • The winner will be contacted by Twitter (DM)
  • Must be 18 years of age to enter
  • Winner must forward mailing address to the owner of the blog to get gift.
  • Winner results are final
  • By entering you allow the blog owner and blog the right to tag you on social media
  • All correspondence will occur via electronic methods.
  • Blog owner, blog, and brand not responsible for any allergic reactions (if they should occur)
  • Winner must not resell gift or use it in another blog giveaway
  • All parties enter of their own free will
  • Only one (1) entry per Twitter handle.
  • Includes gift set only. No other product or image that are shown on website.
  • One one (1) gift set per winner.

Web Window Shopping: Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Welcome back beautiful hues! Yesterday I introduced you to Luxe by Mr. Bubble. It’s our first in our holiday beauty and gift edition.  Today I want to share you will the products that my team and I had the wonderful pleasure of testing. Let’s begin with OMG!  Like I hinted to yesterday everyone was excited to try these products, but what I found just as interesting as the products was than  was the reaction of other people that didn’t know members of the team was using a new product. Everyone received nice complements about how wonderful their skin looked and smelled. Below are just a few of the reactions from the team.

Bubbletini Bath Bombs:  “Just what I needed…I felt like the bath bombs just bombed away my bad day.”

Shine On Lip Balm: “It’s easy to carry and easy to use.”

All Buttered Up Butter: “People keep telling me my skin has a glow and I love it hearing that!”

One of the things that I look for in our Web  Window Shopping series is a product that grabs my eye. The colorful pink, teal/green, and peach colors gently remind you of warmer days while offering you a reason to soak of the cozy feeling of the season. The other top factor in picking a brand for Web Window Shopping is of course the ease of getting the product. You can find the limited edition of  Luxe products by Mr. Bubble exclusively at Target. You can also find additional products at Ulta or on their website.

Be sure to check by for the Sunday Style edition to learn how you can experience these products in our first of the season holiday giveaway.

 

Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

True Beauty Tuesday: Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Luxe by Mr. Bubble

It’s that time of year.  The holiday shopping season. Our first True Beauty Tuesday holiday gift idea is from a company that we all know and love.

Every now and again you come across a product that not only amazes you, but everyone you share it with and in some cases even the people that you don’t share it with notice a change in your skin… When people talk about a positive change in your skin and only have great things to say about your new found “glow” You know that you have found a truly outstanding product. Sound to good to be true? Well, I’m being 100 with you. Over the last few months my team and I have been falling passionately in love with Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Yup, you read it correct Mr. Bubble…that childhood favorite that made bath time simply amazing. You can now enjoy the same feeling of bliss that you did from your younger days. If in all the holiday hustle and bustle you want to have a  truly nostalgic  moment I highly suggest Luxe by Mr. Bubble.  You are probably wondering why? Right? You are probably thinking that in the sea of beauty products  that women have to choose from this fall and holiday what makes this one so special.  The “Hue” team has been testing products since early fall and it’s now a week from Thanksgiving and the products that we tested have held true during the change of seasons.

The team and I test several products on women of different ages and backgrounds and everyone pretty much had the same reaction. “Where can I get these products?” If you are looking for some great products for the holidays for the woman in your life or as a gift for yourself stay tuned. Tomorrow we will dive into the products and how you can purchase them.

 

Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

 

 

 

Sunday Style: POPSUGAR Must Have Box October 2016

 

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Have you ever received something in the mail and become so into it that you forgot about all that you needed to do? Well, that has been me the last week or so with the October 2016 Must Have box sent to me from POPSUGAR. Every time I think that POPSUGAR can’t outdo themselves they once again knock it out the park. Their subscription service is like none other and the October 2016 box does not disappoint. It screams “Hello Fall!”

Lisa Sugar- Power Your Happy – As a founding POPSUGAR Select Fashion member I was super happy that this book was apart of the goodies this month. This book is a very inspiration read. How do I know? I’ve already read it….I was blessed to attend the Power Your Happy event in New York City last month and this wonderful book was a great gift from Lisa Sugar….so I will be gifting the book to someone special in my life since they encouraged me to attend the event. Isn’t Karma amazing?!?

Henri Bendel Umbrella ($58)- OK, I must admit was all giggly after seeing a wonderful Henri Bendel in this box.

My Cup of  Coca  Dark Drinking Chocolate ($4.99)- Love it. Why? Uumm because it is gluten-free and yummy!screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-9-43-50-pm

Morning Culture Rise & Shine mug ($16)- Perfect for drinking my new favorite gluten-free drink in.

Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eye Pen ($8.99)- It’s Revlon….need I say more?

Make up Eraser ($12.00)- Because at the end of the day sometimes you just want to wash it all away.

Lalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Wash ($28.00)- This product smells like heaven in a bottle. Period.

As October comes to a close and you start thinking of those holiday ideas. I would suggest the gift that keeps on giving (each month) A POPSUGAR Must Have box. You can order yours here.

I have excited to share a special coupon code to all my wonderful followers. Include the code SHOP5 (which never expires) to allow your readers $5 off their FIRST Must Have Box!

You can shop some of the items featured above on my ShopStyle page by clicking here.

Disclosure: POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

Web Window Shopping: The Empire Inspired Collection at Torrid

Let me just tell you that I am madly in love with the The Empire Inspired Collection at Torrid

 

 

screen-shot-2016-10-05-at-3-32-07-pmWhen I stumbled upon the collection I was so happy to see that a company celebrating curvy women with all the glam and style they deserve. Empire has to be one of the most talked about shows on television since its Fall 2016 return and for good cause.  Even if you don’t watch the show (which will probably baffle many) the inner fashionista in you will find it hard to deny picking up a piece or two….let’s be real…it will be hard not to shop the  entire collection. This  inspired collection truly embraces the leading ladies of the show and their power. Kudos Torrid job well done!

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Web Window Shopping: The #BUYBLACK365 Beginners Guide: Retail Edition

 

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Believe it or not the holidays are just around the corner. During the holiday season many people flock to large major retailers in the middle of the night to get the deal of the century from stores that move people in and out like cattle with little to no service. Over the last few years I have heard people speak of wanting to support black business owners but have not idea of where to start (especially if you don’t live in a large city). The purpose of Web Window Shopping Wednesday is to point you in the direction of black owned business and brands as well as companies that embrace diverse images of style and beauty.

Today’s feature has something wonderful to offer all you beautiful hues that want to #buyblack for the holiday season and beyond. Today Soul Reflectionz will be giving all the subscribers of their website a free copy of  BEGINNERS GUIDE: RETAIL EDITION. Not a subscriber? No worries. Just head over to their website by 6:00 PM today (Oct.19th) to receive your free shopping guide. You can also follow them on their social media pages listed below.

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True Beauty Tuesday: “Choose Love” campaign

Love is in the air in more ways than one. Singer Ciara recently announced on social media that she is not only the newest global ambassador for Revlon, but she will also be the face of their “Choose Love” campaign. Personally, I think she will be a great spokesperson especially for the “Choose Love” campaign. The singer has been living a life that reminds me of a fairytale. Earlier this year she wed Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after courtship that would melt just about anyone.

Singer Ciara was recently named named the face of the "Choose Love” campaign

Singer Ciara was recently named named the face of the “Choose Love” campaign

The “Choose Love” campaign is like nothing I have ever seen before in a good way. It seems that to often beauty and style brands try to “sell” you on what you need to fix about yourself to attract the perfect mate and how their products can save the day, and while I know the goal of every brand is to create revenue this campaign reminds you to look take time to love yourself first. On their website they offer several ways to do so, and yes it does involve make-up, but not in the way that you think.  After watching the video  and reading the Revlon Love Test Instructions.

I realized something that most women do or should I say don’t do…. and that is take care or love themselves EVERY day first. Women often place everyone above themselves until they sadly realize that they have taken themselves off the list of things to take care. Having  grown up in the south I have always heard that you can’t love anyone else until you can love yourself so I invite you to join me for one week and take the Revlon love test. Will you “Choose Love”?

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The Style & Beauty site for A Stylish Hue

The Style & Beauty site for A Stylish Hue

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True Beauty Tuesday: Celebrate Your Skin Tone

If you haven’t heard about The Iman Cosmetics’s Celebrate Your Skin Tone campaign you are truly missing out.  True Beauty Tuesday is about embracing your true beauty and I can’t think of a better way to that than celebrating your skin tone.

Screenshoot: Imancosmetics.com 10/2016

Screenshoot: Imancosmetics.com 10/2016

To learn more about this amazing project and how you can join the conversation visit our sister website Loving Hue & Your Style.

A Stylish Hue is growing.

 

 

Melanin Media Monday:Against The Wall (PSA)

Last week Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization, Sankofa dropped a social justice PSA addressing police brutality. If you are concerned (which you should be). You must watch this video. It will move you. Hopefully, it will move you to help create change.

Credits: Short social justice film directed by Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz featuring Michael K. Williams, Michael B. Jordan, Danny Glover, Van Jones, etc. PSA created for Harry Belafonte’s social justice organization, Sankofa.