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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28 Aug
2020

Protecting Michigan’s trees

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — August is tree check month and as Michiganders spend time outdoors, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is asking you to do your part by helping protect Michigan’s trees.Usually in late summer and early fall the Asian Longhorned beetles drill perfectly rounded 3/8 inch holes in trees.According to USDA’s  Policy Manager, Paul Chaloux, the beetle feeds on maple, ash, birch, elm, poplar and other hardwood species.The beetles are large with irregular white spots and black and white banded antennaeSpokesperson, Rob Miller, said public participation is key to early detection.For more information or to report a sighting, you can visit www.asianlonghornedbeetle.comAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Grants offered to local residents implementing positive changeNext August 4 primary resultslast_img read more

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28 Aug
2020

Arsene Wenger not listening to Mourinho

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his transfer spending will not be influenced by other clubs as he prepares for the Community Shield meeting with champions Chelsea.Blues boss Jose Mourinho hinted on Monday that the Gunners’ spending in recent years outstripped Chelsea.But Wenger said: “We spend when we think we have to spend and do not listen to what people think or say.”When we don’t have the money, we don’t spend the money we haven’t got.”Arsenal won the FA Cup for the second successive season in May and finished third in the Premier League – 12 points behind winners Chelsea.Goalkeeper Petr Cech – signed from Chelsea – remains Arsenal’s only transfer signing so far this summer despite director Lord Harris saying last week that the club could sign “almost anyone”. However Mourinho believes that Wenger’s side can challenge for the title this season on the back of their spending over the last two years.”If you add up the amounts clubs have spent in the last three or four years, I think maybe you will find a surprise,” the Portuguese said.”If you put Mesut Ozil plus Alexis Sanchez, plus Calum Chambers, plus Mathieu Debuchy, you will find a surprise.”It’s a fantastic squad with good players, fantastic goalkeeper, they are more than ready to be a title contenders.”–last_img read more

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12 Aug
2020

Allan sets record to head Brabazon qualifiers at Effingham

first_img Chelmsford’s James Allan fired a course record 67 to head the field in the Brabazon Trophy Southern Qualifier at Effingham.The 19 year old Essex county player carded seven birdies to finish on four under par and head the 30 qualifiers for the Brabazon Trophy proper at Seaton Carew on June 25-28.Allan’s 67 set a course record because of course alterations at Effingham including a re-design of the 18th hole. The previous record of 63 over the former layout was held by former Open champion, the late Bobby Locke from South Africa in 1959 and in more recent times by Surrey’s Curtis Griffiths.Allan, who was among the late starters in overcast conditions with the occasional shower, made a great start to his round with birdies at the two opening holes, a bogey at the fifth but erased that with a birdie at seven to reach the turn in two under.He added four more birdies on the back nine but came back to the field with a couple of bogeys in the final three holes.However, his 67 left him two shots clear of the five players on 69 including Hampshire Hog winner Sam Edwards (Bigbury, Devon) and another Essex county player Mitchel Sarling (Rochford Hundred).With 30 places available, nine players finished on the cut off mark of 73 with seven to qualify in a sudden death playoff. Among those successful were international Ed Richardson (Rye, Sussex), Craig Smith (Pike Hills, Yorkshire) and Jack Cardy (Ipswich, Suffolk).Toby Thorne, championship manager for England Golf, said: “Effingham Golf Club proved to be the perfect venue for the Brabazon Trophy Southern Qualifier. The course was an ideal test for the competitors and as a result, we found 30 worthy qualifiers.”The Brabazon Northern Qualifier will be played at Ringway Golf Club next Tuesday, 20th May.Photo of Sam Edwards copyright Leaderboard Photography. 16 May 2014 Allan sets record to head Brabazon qualifiers at Effingham last_img read more

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