Jennifer Lopez stuns in makeup-free video, says she’s never had Botox as she launches beauty line

Jennifer Lopez is adding yet another title to her resume: beauty mogul.

The 51-year-old singer-dancer-actress-model announced on Wednesday night that she’s launching a beauty brand, simply called JLo Beauty.

To announce the venture, Lopez shared a video on social media, showing off her fresh, makeup-free face in order to plug a facemask.

“Oh my God, this is the best mask that I’ve ever, ever tried,” she gushed in the clip.

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After “years” of being asked about her skincare routine, JLo said she felt “almost an obligation” to release products.

In the Instagram clip, it’s revealed that olive oil plays a big role in the line, as she feels it brings about a “natural glow.”

Fans gushed over the clip in the comments, calling Lopez a “timeless beauty,” “so pretty” and more.

Known for her ageless beauty, fans may be surprised to learn that the “Hustlers” star hasn’t “ever had Botox to this day,” per Elle.

Jennifer Lopez has announced her upcoming beauty line and revealed that she's never gotten Botox. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez has announced her upcoming beauty line and revealed that she’s never gotten Botox. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

The star said that a dermatologist pointed out a “little line” on her skin and suggested she start botox at just 23 years old. Her boyfriend at the time agreed, but Lopez refused.

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“I was like, ‘no, thank you.’ And I just wonder what would’ve happened to me if I would’ve started Botox at 23, what I would look like right now,” said the singer. “My face would be a totally different face today.”

Of choosing to opt out of Botox, Lopez explained, according to Page Six: “I’m not that person. I don’t have anything against people doing that; it’s just not my thing. I’m more about a natural approach to skincare … but I want [my products] to work. I want the hyaluronic acid in there. I want the things that are going to help, because I don’t want to have to go to the needles at some point.”

The star stunned in a makeup-free video on social media to announce the beauty venture. (Photo by Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Images for dcp)

The star stunned in a makeup-free video on social media to announce the beauty venture. (Photo by Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Images for dcp)

She added: “I’m not saying one day I won’t, but I haven’t yet.”

One of her biggest beauty tips is relatively simple, as well.

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“One of the big things I would encourage everybody to do from the time they’re 15 years old, even younger, is wear sunscreen every day,” said Lopez. “That’s a big skincare secret that people kind of do but don’t do. They use moisturizers, but they don’t put on sunscreen every day. That is something I have done from that time I was 22 years old.”

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Model Emily LaBowe Launches Poppy Undies

While we love sexy, lacy lingerie for its flash and glamour, there’s something to be said for the quiet appeal of white cotton underwear. Especially when it’s cut just so, with a high rise, high hips, and a lacy trim around the outside. It’s deliciously enticing in its own right. And model Emily LaBowe is improving on that perfection with her new line, Poppy Undies, which takes vintage-inspired, white cotton undies and adds cheeky embroidery to the front. 

The earliest iteration of Poppy Undies began four years ago. “During Passover, my mom taught me how to embroider on a matzah cover. I fell in love with it,” she says. “There’s a lot of embroidery companies who do shirts or jean jackets, but I thought intimates was such an interesting item of clothing to have embroidered.” She started buying Hanes underwear to embroider one-offs for friends, then people on Instagram started messaging her to make special pairs. She embroidered undies for bachelorette parties and her friend’s band’s merchandise, and was featured in Vogue, V magazine, and multiple Playboy spreads, most recently on Phoebe Bridgers. Then, LaBowe decided she wanted to actually produce and design her own underwear. 

LaBowe doesn’t hand-embroider each pair anymore, but all are made in Los Angeles (she’ll still make custom pieces, though!). The first launch has four styles: a cactus, an orange poppy, a pink poppy, and a strawberry. LaBowe plans to switch up the embroidery every few months, so each pair is a limited edition, in a way. Also in the cards are unisex boxers, another one of LaBowe’s favorite pieces of clothing. 

Along with the underwear, LaBowe wanted to create something physical that would align with the brand’s aesthetic—so why not a newspaper featuring a selection of LaBowe’s artist friends? “The theme of the first one is about femininity, the body, self-love, and heartbreak,” she says. The paper features poems, essays, even a labneh tartine recipe from chef Javier Ramos. Featuring an array of esteemed artists, including Devendra Banhart, Ali Mitton, and more, it serves as a look into LaBowe’s world. She describes Poppy Paper as mostly separate from her brand, but those beautiful black-and-white photos makes you want to be the kind of person who wears embroidered white underwear while reading the morning paper. Luckily, everything is available now on the Poppy Undies site.

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Alicia Keys Soulcare Launches with Skin-Care and a Candle

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Back in August, Alicia Keys announced that she’d soon launch a beauty line, later revealing it’d be called Keys Soulcare. But one could argue that the build-up to this launch really began in 2016 when Keys famously declared that she was embarking on a makeup-free journey. Regardless, the wait is finally over. Keys Soulcare just released its first drop with three wellness products that carry an obvious influence from the founder’s beauty philosophy.

ICYMI, Keys teamed up with Renée Snyder, M.D., dermatologist and founder of clean beauty brand W3LL PEOPLE, to develop Keys Soulcare. The brand will offer more than just skin products, though. As the name (and founder’s outlook) suggests, the brand is emphasizing that beauty is about nourishing not just your skin but your spirit. Its products will be grouped into “rituals” with each individual product linked to an affirmation.

“My skin changed when I started to look more inside of myself, taking care of what I put inside my body, who I had around me, what energy I was allowing around me,” Keys recounted in a virtual event for the brand. “All of these things put together made me realize how much I empathize and understand the journey that all of us are on to really have beautiful skin and a beautiful body and a beautiful mind. That’s why we created Soulcare: because I realized it’s everything together that makes it work, that makes you change.” (Related: These Women Are Bringing Major Innovation to the Holistic Wellness Space)

This cruelty-free skin cream contains bakuchiol, a plant-derived ingredient that’s been having a moment thanks to its potential as a less-irritating alternative to retinol. The formula also contains malachite (known as the stone of transformation), along with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which help prevent moisture loss in the skin. The affirmation encourages you to “welcome all circumstances as catalysts for change.”

Keys Soulcare is influenced by the singer’s love of stones and crystals. This tool can be used to massage the Skin Transformation Cream, or whatever other product you love, into your skin. Facial rollers can help de-puff your face by encouraging lymphatic drainage, and Keys Soulcare’s version is made of obsidian, which is known for healing powers and properties of protection, according to the brand. The affirmation for this one? “I am strong, capable, and unstoppable.”

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Apartment complex launches ‘coupon passport’ to boost local business

The coupon books are free for both businesses and customer

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Like many of us, one Southeast Portland apartment complex, hates seeing businesses close for good as the pandemic and vandalism take their toll — so now they’re doing something about it.

The Meetinghouse Apartments in the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood has collaborated with the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance to launch what they’re calling a “coupon passport” to help support neighborhood businesses. The passport is packed with all sorts of deals just in time for the holidays.

Currently, more than 20 neighboring businesses have joined the program. A few of the shops include Sellwood Pet Supply, Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roaster and Fat Albert’s Breakfast Cafe. One example of a good deal is the one you can get at Zenbu Lounge — where they’re offering $10 off sushi. Another deal even includes a free skating class at Oaks Park when the freeze lifts!

“As someone who lives and works in this neighborhood, we all truly know how important each and
every business is to the fabric of the community and there’s a lot of mutual love and appreciation,” Beacon Acupuncture Owner Laura Goff said. “My business has been affected by the downturn,
but I’ve never questioned how much I’m appreciated.”

The coupon books are free for both businesses and customers. Sign up for your Meetinghouse Passport online here.

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Outback Steakhouse Launches New Curbside Concierge for Holiday Gift Card Shopping

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 30, 2020–

For many this holiday season, it’s not only a question of what you’ll gift your loved ones for the holidays, but how. Outback Steakhouse has a solution for both. Give the gift of steak with an Outback Steakhouse gift card and do it without stepping foot outside of your car (or your jammies!).

Nov. 30 through Dec. 24, Outback will offer a drive-up concierge service specifically for gift card shoppers that’s simple, safe, and convenient. Just call ahead or visit your local Outback and pull into a designated Gift Card Drive-Up parking spot and an Outbacker will come to your car to complete your gift card purchase.

“Outback Steakhouse created Curbside Take-Away in early 1990s and now we’ve applied that concept to gift cards just in time for the holidays,” said Danielle Vona, Outback Chief Marketing Officer. “Our goal is to create a ‘no worries’ experience this holiday shopping season, whether you’re out and about or staying cozy inside.”

If you plan to knock out your holiday gift list online, convenience meets personalization at www.outback.com/gift-cards. Choose from several festive holiday options or upload your favorite picture to create a personalized gift card. You can also take advantage of the limited time Made For You gift card that features the country music singer/songwriter sensation, Jake Owen. The plastic gift card, available Dec. 1, is the perfect keepsake for any fan – it’s reloadable (so you can keep it forever!) and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Jake Owen Foundation.*

While you’re shopping, there’s no shame in getting a little something for yourself. Now through Dec. 31, when you buy $50 in gift cards, you’ll receive a $10 bonus card** to use in the new year.

Gift cards are available in any denomination and redeemable at over 700 U.S. locations.

*Up to $75,000 will be donated based on purchases.

**Bonus card valid Jan. 1 – Feb. 7, 2021.

About Outback Steakhouse

There’s a special spirit at Outback Steakhouse. One where mates gather, stories are exchanged, and steakhouse favorites flow as freely as the conversation. Serve it up with a dash of Aussie hospitality, and you’ve got all the makings of a great experience you’ll want to share with your friends, time and time again. We’re known for high quality, juicy steaks with your choice of big cuts and bold flavor, cooked just the way you like it. Spirited drinks that start the night off right and a heap of craveable dishes and fan favorites like our iconic Bloomin’ Onion. For more information, please visit www.outback.com or http://www.facebook.com/outback.

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Black-Owned Clothing Company Launches Line of Pro-Black Apparel to Empower Minorities Through Positive Expression

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Lex Pyerse’s stylish apparel uses eye-catching and thought-provoking words and images that capture the essence of Black excellence and promotes individuality

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / November 30, 2020 / Lex Pyerse Clothing announced this week the launch of their new Pro-Black Clothing line of apparel that is meant to empower African-Americans through freedom of expression. Lex Pyerse Clothing uncovers the stifled Black voice, empowers younger generations, and remembers the Motherland. Their clothing is for those who want to advocate and spread the message of diversity and individual Blackness.

To learn more about Lex Pyerse Clothing’s’ exciting movement or to purchase their apparel, visit their official website at https://lexpyerse.com/.

Lex Pyerse Clothing, founded in 2019, is a pro-black apparel company that focuses on Pan-African colored and inspirational word clusters, as well as African and Caribbean national flags and their dates of independence for men, women, and children of all ages. The Lex Pyerse website sells shirts, cases, mugs, and hoodies with affirmations created into a word cluster which emphasizes uniqueness and Black pride. Their hats have affirmations without the word cluster.

During a recent interview, the company spokesperson for Lex Pyerse Clothing was quoted as saying, “Our apparel has stylish, easy to read, thought-provoking, and eye-catching words that everyone can understand. It is filled with the words, images, and colors of how we see ourselves and the Black people that we admire. We use our desire to express Blackness and individuality to empower my people.”

He went on to say, “This is something that we have always wanted to do and now we are providing a way for others to not only express their Blackness, but find it in a world that wants to bury the Black voice.”

Pyerse Lex Dandridge, the founder of Lex Pyerse Clothing was quoted as saying, “I knew at a young age that I could educate the wisest and brightest people with my words and experiences. I knew at a young age that I knew how to tell stories. I consider myself blessed that I was able to find a way to combine all of my passions to affect positive change through pro-black clothing and to empower my fellow brothers and sisters from the motherland.”

About Lex Pyerse Clothing:

Lex Pyerse Clothing offers a stylish and empowering line of Pro-Black clothing, as well as cases, mugs, hoodies and more. Shoppers can mix and match the designs to come up with their own meaningful message about Blackness, individualism or any statement they wish to express. For more information, please visit https://www.lexpyerse.com

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Outback Steakhouse Launches New Curbside Concierge for Holiday Gift Card Shopping – Press Release

TAMPA, Fla.–(Business Wire)–For many this holiday season, it’s not only a question of what you’ll gift your loved ones for the holidays, but how. Outback Steakhouse has a solution for both. Give the gift of steak with an Outback Steakhouse gift card and do it without stepping foot outside of your car (or your jammies!).

Nov. 30 through Dec. 24, Outback will offer a drive-up concierge service specifically for gift card shoppers that’s simple, safe, and convenient. Just call ahead or visit your local Outback and pull into a designated Gift Card Drive-Up parking spot and an Outbacker will come to your car to complete your gift card purchase.

“Outback Steakhouse created Curbside Take-Away in early 1990s and now we’ve applied that concept to gift cards just in time for the holidays,” said Danielle Vona, Outback Chief Marketing Officer. “Our goal is to create a ‘no worries’ experience this holiday shopping season, whether you’re out and about or staying cozy inside.”

If you plan to knock out your holiday gift list online, convenience meets personalization at www.outback.com/gift-cards. Choose from several festive holiday options or upload your favorite picture to create a personalized gift card. You can also take advantage of the limited time Made For You gift card that features the country music singer/songwriter sensation, Jake Owen. The plastic gift card, available Dec. 1, is the perfect keepsake for any fan – it’s reloadable (so you can keep it forever!) and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Jake Owen Foundation.*

While you’re shopping, there’s no shame in getting a little something for yourself. Now through Dec. 31, when you buy $50 in gift cards, you’ll receive a $10 bonus card** to use in the new year.

Gift cards are available in any denomination and redeemable at over 700 U.S. locations.

*Up to $75,000 will be donated based on purchases.

**Bonus card valid Jan. 1 – Feb. 7, 2021.

About Outback Steakhouse

There’s a special spirit at Outback Steakhouse. One where mates gather, stories are exchanged, and steakhouse favorites flow as freely as the conversation. Serve it up with a dash of Aussie hospitality, and you’ve got all the makings of a great experience you’ll want to share with your friends, time and time again. We’re known for high quality, juicy steaks with your choice of big cuts and bold flavor, cooked just the way you like it. Spirited drinks that start the night off right and a heap of craveable dishes and fan favorites like our iconic Bloomin’ Onion. For more information, please visit www.outback.com or http://www.facebook.com/outback.

Elizabeth Watts, Director of Media & Community Relations

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 813-830-4967

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Connecting Style & Health – Amazfit Launches Contest for Fans in the US, UK, France, Germany & Russia to Win Its Market Leading Wearables

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amazfit, one of the leading players in the smart watch market, today launched an international marketing campaign themed “Amaze Your Wrist”. Amazfit is encouraging fans to share a stylish photograph on Instagram to show the world why they should win its latest wearables[1].*

The Amaze Your Wrist Grand Prize winner will receive FOUR Amazfit wearables – a GTR 2, a GTS 2, a Bip U, and a Band 5. Runner-up will win a GTR 2 or a GTS 2 and second runner-up will receive a Bip U or Band 5.

The campaign is part of Amazfit’s strategy of creating dynamic, fashionable watches for youthful, active lifestyles. Packed with the latest technology including online and offline voice control, plus comprehensive health features, Amazfit wearables are designed to make life easier, more efficient and more fun.

The Amaze Your Wrist Contest is open to Amazfit fans living in the United States (excluding Rhode Island), United Kingdom, France, Germany and Russia. The contest runs 30 November through 14 December 2020, giving winners the chance to post pictures and win the latest Amazfit wearable in time for the upcoming holiday season.

  • The Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 are classic and fashionable smartwatches suitable for active lifestyles, with a comprehensive range of health features and Alexa Built-in[2].
  • The Amazfit Band 5 takes the “band” category of wearables to a new level, with its science-based personal health management system.
  • The Amazfit Bip U Series is a fun lightweight smartwatch packed with technology that gives users the must-have details about your health metrics

All #amazeyourwrist entries will be judged on the creativity, originality and uniqueness of the Instagram photo.
It’s Your Time to Be Amazing. Get Ready to Amaze Your Wrist.

Start shooting now and find the best look that shows the world why users should Amaze Your Wrist.

For more information about the contest, please visit https://www.instagram.com/amazfit.global/  

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Air Canada Launches Unique Holiday Campaign Celebrating The Gift Of Travel

Air Canada just launched the Gift of Travel, an integrated initiative that pays homage to the actions of community heroes who are making a memorable impact when helping their fellow Canadians during Covid-19. The program focuses on hope and optimism to raise funds and Aeroplan points for Canadian charitable organizations and it also offers people dreaming of travel a new flexible travel pass product.

 “Canadians from across the country have shown remarkable resilience, solidarity and generosity in the face of COVID-19 and we were inspired hearing stories of people who dedicated their time and energy to caring for others, making a memorable impact on other people’s lives. We are proud to launch this campaign with our Gift of Travel video featuring heartwarming stories of community heroes and share the gift of travel through a message of hope and optimism from our employees as we all look forward to brighter days ahead,” said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer at Air Canada. “We are also proud to continue our long-standing effort through the Air Canada Foundation in supporting communities through its inaugural Gift of Travel auction and the annual Aeroplan Matching Campaign.” 

The Gift of Travel campaign also features stories on Air Canada’s social media platforms that center on the inspirational work Air Canada employees are doing to make a difference in their own communities. 

Gift of Travel Auction

On December 1, 2020 the Air Canada Foundation will launch its first ever online Gift of Travel Auction. The auction will feature an array of more than a hundred unique aviation items, such as special travel-related experiences, including the opportunity to own pieces of aviation history and the chance to fly on an aircraft simulator. Other auction items include an incredible kids’ ride-on airplane and a private dinner with one of Air Canada’s celebrated Canadian Chefs.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Gift of Travel Auction will be distributed by the Air Canada Foundation to Canadian charitable organizations that are focused on the health and wellness of children and youth.

Matching Campaign Week

In addition to the Gift of Travel Auction, the annual Aeroplan Matching Campaign week supporting the Air Canada Foundation Hospital Transportation Program also returns. The campaign allows Aeroplan members to give the gift of health by connecting sick children to the medical care they need away from home.

From December 7 to December 13, 2020, members who donate Aeroplan points to the Air Canada Foundation Hospital Transportation Program will double the impact of their contribution with all donated points matched up to 500,000 points. You can read more about the Gift of Travel initiative on the Air Canada website.

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Model Katiana Kay Launches Bay Smokes

Miami, FL, Nov. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Katiana Kay had numerous reasons for starting up her business Bay Smokes. The legal cannabis and auxiliary industries are growing not only in the United States, but also in other countries that have taken a softer stance on the popular plant. Thanks to this newly found openness, it’s possible to have a whole new kind of hemp product consumers can’t just call marijuana, even if they wouldn’t be too off the mark if they did.

Bay Smokes is a line of smokable hemp products released by Katiana Kay. Unlike other products, it manages to walk the fine line between being a novelty and providing a genuine alternative to people who like their plant material smoked.

Entering the Market

Because of how much the market has grown, finding a way in that’s both fresh and interesting on one side and potentially lucrative on the other side was the first task Katiana had to master before launching her product line. Thankfully for her, she had a keen eye for spotting opportunities when they presented themselves, even for a second.

Katiana understood the issue many people who enjoy THC-heavy products experience; it’s not exactly the most productive of things to consume. There are other side effects that come from using them, too, such as anxiety and paranoia. For many, it’s not a happy place to inhabit, so Katiana decided to offer something recognizable but slightly different.

She entered the market with her brand of smokable hemp products called Bay Smokes and quickly found her bearings and an audience willing to try what she has to offer. From people looking to quit tobacco to people opting for a milder experience with hemp, Bay Smokes was made to make them happy.

Looking Further into the Future

One thing no one could accuse Katiana of is staying still for too long. Right now, this entrepreneurial lady has a couple of steps planned out to make sure that everyone who needs to know about Bay Smokes gets their info. For now, the idea is to rely on social media for marketing and promotion and to focus on building a sales platform that can help farmers who produce the best possible products break into the market.

This venture, however, is only one half of what Katiana has going on for her. She uses her other venture to fund this one and has plans in the works to use the profits from both to fund something completely new. One thing’s for sure: it will probably revolve around helping people.


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