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Newest Nail Trend: Marijuana Manicures

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We all know that there’s constantly strange beauty trends going viral on the internet, but this is one that no one saw coming.

The latest trend? Smoking nail art. Literally, nail art that smokes.

Nail artist Traceylee recently experimented with the idea, creating a tiny sketch of Snoop Dogg with a hug blunt protruding from the surface of the nail. Yes, a lit blunt. The internet went crazy. Her video gained over 5.7 million views, and Snoop himself even re-posted it to his Instagram account.

Traceylee has also used the same technique with a sketch of Jimi Hendrix.

She talks about the process of creating the unconventional nail art:

“I basically just found an image of him on Google. Ever since I was young, I’ve had this ability where I can re-create any image on a piece of paper. On a nail it takes me a little longer to get the scale right, so from concept to finish it probably took about eight hours. I sketched it out in pencil first on the nail, and then I used a fine-tipped marker instead of polish. I sprayed it with a polyurethane first, then topped it with a high-shine topcoat.”

She says the blunt itself was a lot trickier to create:

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I created the blunt using typical rolling papers. I had to get the scale right; you have to think about how small that was. So it was really hard to get the circle to stay closed. I wound up using like hot glue gun to seal that closed just because it’s so small. And then I just cut it to a smaller size and I used the hot glue gun to stick it to the nail.”

The artist says that when Snoop himself re-posted her work, she was screaming “Oh my gosh!”

She excitedly expresses that she’s “dying” to do Snoop’s nails:

“He’s on my bucket list; I’m dying to do his nails. I work with so many celebrities, so it’s not even a celebrity thing. I just think he’s cool as hell. And I’ve loved him for 20-plus years. It’s kind of one of those geeky fan moments.”

What do you think of Traceylee’s nail art? Cool or weird? Or both? Let us know in the comments below!


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Brooklyn’s Fourth Annual Curlfest Celebrates Natural Beauty

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This past Saturday at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, #BlackGirlMagic was abound!

Thousands of black women attended the fourth annual Curlfest, which is the country’s largest natural beauty festival.

And these women have some serious style. Check out some of our favorite looks below – from waist-length braids to crowns to ornamental butterflies.

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The annual festival is sponsored by the five women of Curly Girl Collective. Curly Group Collective is a marketing group specializing in multicultural beauty. Their goal is to celebrate women all around the world by appreciating their natural looks.

Tracey Coleman, the director of events at Curlfest, stated in a press conference, “Curlfest was founded on the idea of you all needing to be celebrated. If you look around, and you see images of beauty, they don’t necessarily look like us.”

When Coleman was asked about the natural hair movement, she said, “The great thing about the movement now is that barrier is being broken down; there’s no good hair and there’s no bad hair. Healthy hair is what’s good, so that’s what we’re here to promote.”


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You Can Now Buy Rihanna’s Newest Releases From Her Fenty PUMA 2017 Collection

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Not so long after Rihanna’s last shoe release, she’s back to with another drop from her Fenty PUMA 2017 spring/summer collection.

The collection, inspired by Marie Antoinette, ranges from headwear to sneakers to cozy apparel. At Paris Fashion Night back in March, Rihanna first presented her collection at the Bibliotheque National de France.

Before the show, Rihanna explained why the collection is her favorite yet. “There’s a lot of simple things and then a lot of complicated, more exaggerated pieces that combine really well together,” she said. “That’s my favorite thing to do. I’ve never been in love with a collection more than this one.”

As far as clothing goes, Rihanna has released three slim-fit Sleeveless Cropped Crew Necks which are sure to be a hit as the weather continues to warm up.

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“When I was in school, it was always my dream to be able to dress up in whatever I wanted,” she said in a statement. “But in Barbados it was mandatory to wear a school uniform, so I had so much fun this season creating these back-to-school inspired looks, and I’m honored to present the collection in such a majestic national monument.”

She’s also created a lineup of satin caps, front-lacing hoodies, hockey tees, ruffle backpacks, and even an embroidered lace durag.

Priced at around €44 to 68 EUR, Rihanna’s new gear is now available through select retailers.

Rihanna described the collection’s style by saying, “as if Marie Antoinette went to the gym!” Pastel streetwear with embellishments like bows make up the bulk of the collection.


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Rihanna’s New Makeup Line Will Be Released This September

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When Rihanna announced her own makeup line, Fenty Beauty, last year, fans were pretty pumped.

The new makeup line is a collaboration with the Kendo division of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the company which also owns Sephora.

Fenty Beauty’s official drop date is scheduled for this fall, according to a series of viral posts on Rihanna’s social media channels. This is the first update since February, when Fenty put out a casting call for makeup artists.

Rihanna also has made an appearance of Fenty PUMA’s Instagram page, expressing how exciting she is for the collection in a video clip.

“As you guys may have heard already, I am working on creating a beauty line, Fenty Beauty, and I can’t wait for you guys to see what I’ve been working on,” she says in the clip. “I’m super excited about it.”

The first Fenty PUMA product to be revealed on Instagram was a holographic lip color Rihanna sported at the spring 2017 runway show.

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While an exact date for the collection’s release has not yet been announced, we can expect to first see it around September. Unfortunately, Rihanna’s new line will not be available in her native country of Barbados.

With a tagline like “the new generation of beauty,” we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the star’s latest collection!

Last April, luxury cooperation LVMH signed Rihanna to develop the line for a whopping $10 million. The line will be developed with Kendo, who is the original private label development department of Sephora. Kendo is additionally behind Marc Jacobs Beauty and Kat Von D Beauty.

With seven fragrances already under her belt, as well as several MAC collections, Rihanna’s bound to have another huge success on her hands with the Fenty Puma 2017 collection.

You can check out the collection’s official website here.


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