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LBS Beauty: 2015 NAACP Image Awards

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Last week, The 2015 NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One aired on live television. This year the attendants all seems to be right on trend rocking soft palettes of  blush hues, ivories and subtle smokey eyes. Keep reading to see our favorite picks from the NAACP Image Awards.

Related: Red Carpet Countdown: 2015 NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet

 Kerry Washington: Ms.Olivia Pope always gets it right, both on and off the screen! The Scandal star dazzled in a crimson red lace gown, delicate jewelry and a soft beat to compliment the look. She opted for a subtle smokey eye and rose pink pout. Her beautiful bronze glowing skin tied the look together effortlessly. She kept her hair simple and understated, pulling it back to show off her beautiful bone structure.

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Angela Bassett: She was definitely one of  our favorites of the night! Angela Bassett’s look was more dramatic than most, but still very elegant! She served us a fierce dose of sculpted arms, defined eyes and a sleek bob. To compliment her bold eye look she rocked a beautiful taupe shade of lipstick paired with a brown liner on her lips. To pull it all together she went with a plum blush and a subtle golden highlight to accent her beautiful cheekbones.

Related: 3 Combos of Blush and Bronzer For Brown Skin That Glows

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Teyonah Parris: Princess Teyona definitely knows how to pull off an up-do! This naturalista stunned in a beautiful golden gown, intricate up-do, bronzed skin and a natural makeup look. This beauty tends to keep her makeup very simple letting her hair and dress get all the shine.

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Tracee Ellis Ross: Tracee stepped up the glam in true “Ross” fashion with a bold red lip, a plum smokey eye and a voluminous curly fro. Although her eye and lip combo is a bit unexpected, it works well with her sexy ivory beaded lace gown.

Related: 7 Tips To Help Retain Moisture In Natural Hair This Fall

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Which beauty look was your favorite at the 2015 NAACP Image Awards?

LBS News: Kerry Washington Is Pregnant!

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Ok ok so you guys know I’m not huge on reporting celebrity gossip/news on here BUT I was way too hyped to let this day pass without announcing that my girl Kerry Washington is with child!! Woot! Her and hubby (who she secretly wed this past June) Nnamdi Asomugha are expecting. First reported at US Weekly and now confirmed my E! Online, a source states:

“She had planned to wait longer because the pregnancy is being well hidden on Scandal with her trademark coats, but it will be pretty obvious on Saturday Night Live this Saturday. So she decided to start telling people now.”

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We can’t be the the only ones who noticed that Kerry Washington has had an unexpected glow of late. Though the actress is always glowing, to an extent, there’s been something special on her face.

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On top of that, Kerry looks like she’s been gaining a little weight (in a good way!) and also reaching for less body-con dresses and more empire waist, peplum and A-line red carpet looks like the one above that disguises her midsection. That can only mean one thing…bun in the oven!

Congrats to Scandal star Kerry Washington and her NFL player hubby Nnamdi Asomugha on the expectancy of their first bundle of joy! Considering myself and my sweetheart are currently expecting our own little one, I couldn’t be happier for them. I can’t wait to see how they cover up her baby bump while the show is taping. Also can’t wait to see what her maternity style is going to be like – so exciting!

So did you suspect something? Are you shocked Kerry’s preggers?

 

 

LBS Picks: 8 Favorite Pieces from the Saks Fifth Avenue Scandal Collection

Saks-Fifth-Avenue-Scandal-Collection.jpgMany women are proud gladiators in chic suits, including me. I rearrange my Thursday nights to accommodate Scandal. I spend at least six hours a week watching, re-watching, analyzing, re-analyzing, pre-tweeting, live-tweeting and post-tweeting the smash ABC drama. It’s clear that I’m not the only viewer obsessed with Scandal, since the season premiere drew an audience of more than 10 million.

However, it’s not just the antics of Olivia Pope (portrayed by the gorgeous actress Kerry Washington) and her team of associates that keeps me watching week after week. Pope’s wardrobe is insane! She dons chic trenches (like the infamous white Burberry stunner from Season 3 Episode 1), bold pencil skirts and classic printed dresses to fix the drama in D.C. more this way

Cover Girls: Kerry Washington for Essence Magazine

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Kerry Washington is SLAYING on the November cover of Essence Magazine! Aside from the fact that we’re all twirling in circles in anticipation for this Thursday’s season premiere of Scandal, I’m overjoyed to see Kerry Washington gracing the cover of Essence because this has been such an epic year for her.

In the issue, she discusses the importance of playing the role of Olivia Pope and the impact it’s having on the American audience. “They are allowing an educated, intelligent, powerful, complicated, human, flawed, multidimensional Black woman into their homes. They’re not walking past her on the street, they’re not trying to avoid engaging her, they’re not ignoring her and pretending she’s somebody else’s family and somebody else’s problem…”—Kerry Washington, ESSENCE.

I personally think she was robbed at the Emmy’s but she landed her first Emmy nomination, she’s been on countless magazine covers for her starring role, and she even got (secretly) married! Kerry is doing it big.

And can we talk about this dazzling gold look she’s rocking on the cover?? I die!

What do you think of her look? Will you be purchasing this month’s issue of Essence?