20 Nov
2020

Alicia Keys Explains Why She Stopped Wearing Makeup

first_imgShe continued that wearing braids even still makes her feel like royalty. “There’s something so beautiful about the Blackness of it, about my African ancestry that I just feel truly connected to.”Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) Alicia Keys on Why She Stopped Wearing Makeup: 'I Became Addicted to It'“Make-up was a big thing for me; I had been wearing it since I was, like, 16 years old,” she said in the autumn/winter 2020 Glamour U.K. issue. “And then, as I got into the music world, it was what you did every day to do your television, or to do your shoot.” She began wearing makeup, not out of pleasure, but because she thought that’s what she had to do.“I realized I became addicted to it,” she explained. “I didn’t feel comfortable without it.”- Advertisement – With that being said, the hitmaker has always known how to uphold her individual sense of identity. “The pressure to try to [get me to] wear more dressy things… that just wasn’t who I was and it will never be who I am,” she told the publication. “And even as I grow now, and can truly feel comfortable in multiple ways and styles, I still am who I am. So, I was happy that I was pretty strong from the beginning. And my management early on was always very supportive about that.”Another thing she’s maintained a strong attachment to is braids, thanks to the hairstyle’s cultural connection.“Hair is such a gorgeous expression of our individuality and deserves to be respected,” she said. “I’ve always been proud of wearing braids and I love learning about the power of hair.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Alicia Keys on Why She Stopped Wearing Makeup: 'I Became Addicted to It'Alicia Keys. Matt Baron/ShutterstockOur no makeup queen! It’s no secret that Alicia Keys is a fresh-faced goddess, but there’s a reason the 39-year-old gave up wearing makeup a few years ago.Back in 2016, the “Girl on Fire” singer famously launched a #NoMakeup campaign to protest the judgement women face every day over their appearance. But it wasn’t just about fighting the good fight. There were also some personal protests behind her decision.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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17 Sep
2020

Women of Troy squander opportunities in weekend losses

first_imgUSC suffered two heartbreaking comeback losses this weekend to Duke and San Diego, extending their losing streak to three games after starting the season with two victories.The 2-1 loss against the Toreros (3-3-0) on Sunday shocked and disappointed USC coach Ali Khosroshahin, who expected a better effort from his squad after a promising performance against No. 4 Duke (6-1-0) on Friday.“We needed to do better,” Khosroshahin said. “Duke is a top-5 program, and [San Diego] is a team that is battling to survive like we are.”The Women of Troy, who have focused on “winning the first five minutes” of each match this season, came out of the gates strong against the Toreros.In the eighth minute, junior midfielder Jordan Marada took a long shot from the left corner of the box that ricocheted in off the right post and into the net to put the Women of Troy up 1-0.USC would receive another golden opportunity to score just a few minutes later when the Toreros committed a handball in the box. In response San Diego keeper McKenna Tollack made one of her seven saves on the ensuing penalty kick, guessing correctly on senior Samantha Johnson’s attempt to keep her team’s deficit at one goal.In the 22nd minute, San Diego’s Sierra Ferreira found the equalizer on a centering pass deep in USC territory.The score held at 1-1 until the 70th minute, when the Toreros closely replicated their first goal on a boot by Mariah Butera.USC desperately tried to break through again, but despite outshooting San Diego 21-8, the Women of Troy failed to find the back of the net before time ran out.“We made some mental errors,” said goalie Caroline Stanley. “We feel disappointed today because we feel like we had it in our grasp and we kind of let it go.”The Women of Troy (2-3-0) followed a similar script against the Blue Devils on Friday, scoring an early goal before surrendering two scores in the second half.In the sixth minute, Marada blasted a corner kick into the box that found the foot of sophomore midfielder Alex Quincey, who tapped it in for a 1-0 lead against the top-ranked opponent USC had faced this season.The Women of Troy kept the lead through halftime, but the Blue Devils picked up the offensive pressure as soon as the second half began.In the 63rd minute, Laura Weinberg sent in a cross from the left side that Kim DeCesare knocked in to tie it up.Duke rallied for the go-ahead goal just moments later in the 70th minute. Weinberg sent in a corner kick to Gilda Doria at the near post, who flicked a header back to the far post that DeCesare netted for her second goal of the day.Duke goalie Tara Campbell made three big saves in the waning moments that clinched it for the Blue Devils.Despite disappointing losses they suffered this weekend, the Women of Troy are said they staying positive and viewing the setbacks as bumps in the road that young teams have to experience.“I think we started the game really well,” said junior defender Elizabeth Eddy. “Going forward, we just need to maintain that high energy throughout the second half.”“We’ve faced a lot of adversity, and it’s going to get easier,” Stanley said. “We have to remember that obstacles are stepping stones and not stumbling blocks.”The Women of Troy return to action next Sunday on the road against Cal-State Northridge (3-1-1).last_img read more

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