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Great Tips On How To Become a #SelfieQueen

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With social media being as important as it is in this day and age, #Selfies have become the new necessity. The main feature of these social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc) users posting beautiful self portraits everyday and get praise from their friends. We probably just caught you in the middle of  “bathroom photoshoot” lol. Well everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and some people are not the best #selfie takers, this has nothing to do with their looks but their #selfie skills. If you think you are one of those people CONGRATULATIONS you have been accepted into Tribe Appeal’s #SelfieUniversity! Check out the information below to perfect your selfie.

The Basics:

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The Gadgets:

1) Hisy ($25): This little Bluetooth-enabled button is a group photo’s BFF. With just a tap, it will take a picture or video from anywhere. Call all of your friends together and tell them to get ready for their closeup. Or farup…

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2)4. Samsung NX Mini ($450): For the more serious photogs among us, here’s a “real” camera that lets you take your selfies the old-fashioned way. Kind of. This has a screen that flips 180 degrees so you can snap your mug in 20 megapixels sans smartphone. Even set it up so that it takes the pro pic when you wink at it. Cheese!

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3)9. Luuv (approx $259): This camera stabilizer + your smartphone or GoPro are the only things you need to take action-packed, long or short videos of you or friends being the daredevils you all are. It’s crafted to make it easy to hold and shoot yourself(ie) on the go.

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There you have it! With these tips and/or gadgets you are guaranteed to have the best selfie ever! Now if you want to opt for a professional photographer to man your social media account (Yes there are people who hire photographers with professional equipment to give them paparazzi treatment for a fee) Then here are some great tips coming straight from models mouth on how to be photogenic and strike the perfect pose.

Class is dismissed!

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Make Anywhere Your Personal Runway!

Today’s lesson how to walk in heels

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One of the most important things a lady can do is strut into a room and have all eyes on her. A lady can be as beautiful as ever and have the whole room laughing at her instead of admiring her once she lacks confidence and the ability to walk in the heels she is wearing. I know we’ve all seen that girl walking into the room like this :

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And we wonder ” Why did she even step out of the house in heels?” , there are some of you who may be that girl struggling. Well today ends your 6 inch heel woes. After listening to these helpful tips and practice you will dominate the room strutting in your stilettos with a smile!

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Alright divas the following video points out great tips to mastering your own “Naomi Campbell Walk”, that signature walk that lets everyone you have arrived into the room. Hopefully after watching this you can A) At least get across the room without stumbling and falling or B) Master the sexy heel strut you have already established. Take a look below:

There you have it! Once you’ve got the confidence and the knowledge you will definitely turn all heads in a room once you arrive. Soak in all of this helpful information and go out into the world showing everyone you’ve got IT!

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Beat of the Week: Baby Eye Taylor “How I Do It”

This is official! 

Liberian hip hop artist BabyEye Taylor released his new video for his popular single “How I do It”. The visuals definitely do not disappoint with a great “turn up! ” theme. BabyEye has great fashion in the video and definitely followed the bucket hat trend . The song is very catchy and gives you no choice, but to get up and shake something! Check the hot new video out above ! We are instant fans and are looking forward to more of his work.

 

Sonie’s Favorite Products For September

My ultimate favorite goodies for the month of September!!

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Since September is my month of birth ,the beginning of Fall and the first installment of my favorite goodies, I thought let’s start with the beginning of beauty, the basics. I have so many favorite beauty and fashion products, but I narrowed them down to the products that take care of the skin and hair which is the foundation of natural beauty. In these upcoming Fall months you have to pamper your skin, after all its going to deal with harsh weather and cold temperatures.Here are my favorite products of the month.

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1) Cetaphil is a great daily cleanser to be used twice a day. It also doubles as a great make-up remover.

3002) Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub is a relaxing and pampering scrub and exfoliant that may be used on any part of your body. I try to exfoliate at least three times a week. Your soft baby skin will be available to touch once finished with this great product.

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3) Profectiv Mega Growth Daily Anti Breakage Strengthener is like creamy crack for my hair growth. I tried all the juice and berry naturalista products for my 4C hair and nothing seemed to be working. I used this stuff back in 2006 and 2007 and it really made my hair grow. I guess my hair still enjoys whatever they put in this stuff. For strong and healthy hair i would definitely recommend this stuff.

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4) Chapped lips are so easy to come across in the fall and winter months and can definitely ruin the look of a good lip color so you must avoid them. Carmex is a brilliant way to keep your lips baby soft and ready for any fly lipstick you want to rock for the day. Ive been using this stuff for years and its great!

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5) Depending on your skin type if you want fresh skin that doesn’t feel super dry after showering defnitely try Dove body wash . Not only does this body wash have you feeling like your in sudsy heaven, but it leaves you smelling great.

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6) Make up Organizers are absolutely perfect for placing all of your make up supplies and keeping them in plain site so it does not take forever to get ready for the day. I would say i cut about 15 minutes off of my makeup routine by not having to look for specific makeup digging through make up bags. The organzizers make everything easily accessible and can be found at Home Goods or Marshalls.

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7) Crest Whitestrips will do wonders to your yellowing teeth. It’s a convenient way to get a bright smile in the convenience of your own home and I absolutely love them. Smiles are very important when it comes to beauty and along with brushing and flossing these strips should be  a part of your dental hygiene routine.

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8) Rosehip seed oil is something you should familiarize yourself with if you are unaware of its amazing benefits. This oil is great for regenerating skin, clearing acne scars, and preventing blemishes. This oil is used as an anti-aging product by many women. My motto is why wait until you have wrinkles to begin fighting them, my grandmother always said “prevention is better than cure”.  I use this oil nightly and sometimes during the day along with an SPF to keep those evil wrinkles away.

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9) Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit is one of my favorite exfoliants because it cleanses, exfoliates and it smells awesome. I use this just about every other day and I can say it really gives you a good base to put your foundation on. After washing your face your face will feel so smooth and your makeup will look flawless.

 

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10) Last, but not least MAC’s Cremesheen Glass in Right Image is my favorite lip gloss of all time! *Kanye Voice* This is my go to keep my lip gloss poppin during the day especially if i am rocking a completely natural face. I normally layer the Carmex under it and lay a thin layer on top. You can’t go wrong with any MAC product and this has to be my top fave product for September, I make sure I stock up!

 

Hope this list has been helpful and you enjoying going back to the basics!

 

OOTD Scandal Style Inspiration

It’s handled!

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As we all know the hit show Scandal is returning for its 4th season on ABC at 9 pm EST. The star of the show Ms. Olivia Pope has to be the most stylish woman on the show. All her looks are professional , but chic. The look above was definitely inspired by our favorite #Gladiator. We could see Olivia stomping down the halls of the West Wing in these duds. The outfit features a blue Cynthia Rowley jacket, white Chloe pants,mustard yellow  Paolo Iantorno shoes and a grey Celine bag. We decided to go with simple but fun accessories to accentuate the floral peplum top. This outfit is definitely something a power woman like Olivia Pope would strut in.

Outfit Of The Day: Menswear

Don’t worry fellas we haven’t forgotten about you

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We definitely have to show the men some styling love and couldnt resist putting this fun preppy look together. This outfit features PACSUN trousers, a rustic collared shirt by Carhatt Herman, a fun and colorful bow tie from Brooks Brothers and blue suede shoes from Schoshoes. This is an awesome city look and can be worn during the day or at night. Top this look off with a luxury or luxury looking watch and a triby hat. This simple but clean look is wonderful for any body type and will definitely have the man wearing this feeling like the “man of the hour”.

Entertainment Appeal: Who Is Mapei?

The Liberian diaspora is rising to the top!

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Who is Mapei?, well she’s a Liberian American who you should keep your eye on!The songstress not only has beautiful vocal talent, but killer style. Mapei, a fully Liberian name with Bassa roots is a name you should familiarize yourself with because from the sound of her single “Dont Wait” she will be around for a while.

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The stylish singer was born to a Liberian mother in Providence, Rhode Island. When she was ten her family moved to Sweden, where she splits her time between the US. Mapei’s style is definitely influenced by her Liberian and Swedish roots. We love that her style isn’t easily defined and her culture can be seen on her person.  Hey Hey is the title of her upcoming album that will include hit singles like “Don’t Wait” and “Change”. “Don’t Wait” has had such great reviews that it has been selected as Itunes’ “Single of The Week”. Check out her single on Itunes and preorder Hey Hey today! You will be so glad you did!

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Check out her amazing video for the hit single “Dont Wait”