It’s BOSSIP’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!!

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Check Out BOSSIP’s Holiday Picks For Gift-Giving

The holidays are here again – and that means spending time with friends and loved ones, plenty of food and drinks – and presents! And we here at BOSSIP have curated a holiday gift guide full of ideas to help you navigate the holidays. Whether you’re shopping for your bro, your bestie, your boo or your boss – we got you.

And we’ve paid special attention to highlight gift ideas from women and minority-owned companies.

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Hudson Greens

This new CBD wellness brand has a plant to bottle ethos and an array of products to suit everyone from the Canna-curious to the CBD enthusiast. The Hudson Greens’ Flight ($20) comes with three doses of CBD to help alleviate anxiety and pain or promote better sleep and focus.

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Beautiful Amore

Upgrade your loved one’s bath time ritual with Beautiful Amore. This black-owned beauty brand offers vegan organic skincare infused with essential oils and herbs. Its vegan lemongrass scented soap ($8) is invigorating, and the body butter ($20) will keep skin hydrated and supple all winter long.

Beautiful Amore is opening a brick and mortar location on Black Friday, Nov. 29th at 97 Bond St. in Brooklyn, NY.

EWE Home

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EWE Home

This mimosa and mandarin soy wax candle ($36.50) from EWE Home smells good enough to eat!

Salamander Resort & Spa

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Salamander Resort & Spa

Give the gift of luxury travel at the Virginia resort founded by former BET head Robert Johnson’s wife, Sheila Johnson. Located just 25 miles outside of Washington, D.C. in the heart of Virginia’s wine country, the Forbes five star rated Salamander Resort & Spa has something for the whole family: an equestrian experience, a spa, fine dining and access to nature.

Anteprima NYC Pop Up Showcases Emerging Designers



Fashion Pop Up Shop In NYC Highlighting Up & Coming Designers From Italy

A new pop up shop in New York City is highlighting emerging Italian designers from the worlds of fashion, homewares and furniture.

The Anteprima pop up shop in SoHo is stocked with vintage mid-century furniture, one of a kind pieces from up and coming Italian fashion brands and household goods traditionally found in family homes in the Mediterranean country.

The space includes clothing from designers like Maxfort, whose goal is to make stylish sweaters and outerwear for the men’s big and tall market, and Vanise, which specializes in all things cashmere.

Another standout is the belted winter coat from OPI[MO], which is reversible in both charcoal and slate grey.

Besides clothing, Anteprima – which means “preview” in Italian – also sells graphic prints from illustrator Alfio Martire and 1960s and 1970s era furniture, including an Instagram worthy red couch shaped like ocean waves.

Anteprima is located at 498 Broome Street in NYC and is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Nov. 10. 2019.

NYFW: Meet The Black Fashion Maven Bringing Vintage Bling To The Masses

Brooklyn Blue Vintage Jewelry

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Tenisha Light-Caba Launched Brooklyn Bleu Vintage’s Store In NYC During Fashion Week

A black-owned business that sells vintage jewelry from the Victorian era through the 1980s made its brick and mortar debut – just in time for New York Fashion Week.

After ten years as an e-commerce business, Tenisha Light-Caba launched Brooklyn Bleu in its first storefront space this week inside the Oculus at One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan.

Brooklyn Bleu is stocked with statement pieces like art deco diamond rings, gold mesh purses from the 1920s and 1930s, Chanel vintage necklaces and earrings, gold rope chains and even a child’s silver bracelet from the Victorian Era.

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All of Brooklyn Bleu Vintage’s wares are sourced from Light-Saba’s longtime collectors, and although there are many high-end options, there are also jewelry priced from around $25. Zendaya and Lady Gaga are said to be big fans of Light-Caba’s baubles.

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Light-Caba said her love of jewelry began when she was a child, when her fashionable grandmother would have her polish her treasures.

“I’ve been around this my whole life,” Ligh-Caba explained. “Since I was eight years old, it was my chore to clean my grandmother’s jewelry…“The love and commitment and my dedication to curating it in this way was instilled in me early on.”

Brooklyn Blue Vintage Jewelry

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The entrepreneur said her curated collection is for men and women who want to acquire jewelry are conversation starters, unique and not mass-produced.

Brooklyn Bleu is located inside the Oculus at the World Trade Center in New York City.

Get A Glistening Grill With This $55 Electric Toothbrush Set

The Aquasonic PRO Toothbrush with 6 ProFlex Brush Heads, Wireless Charging Glass, & Case

Manual Toothbrush not cutting it?

Admit it — you’re not exactly running to the dentist for cleaning sessions multiple times a year. That being said, your teeth could probably use some more deep-cleaning action in your day-to-day. But instead of sitting nervously in a dentist chair, you can enjoy a clean, refreshed mouth every single day from the comfort of your own home! Say hello to the Aquasonic PRO Toothbrush, a state-of-the-art dental tool that contains everything you’d possibly need to maintain a clean, white smile, and the best part is that it won’t cost an arm and a leg—you can get the brush and a whole kit of goodies for only $55 today.

The Aquasonic PRO Toothbrush is unlike any other electric brush you’ve used before. With an impressive 40,000 vibrations per minute and four cleaning modes to choose from, you’ll experience a deep clean you’ve only ever had in a dental office. And to ensure you’re getting a proper cleaning each and every time you use the brush, the tool even has a set vibration timer, alerting you when it’s time to move on to the next section of your mouth. And with the brush’s included 6 adaptable brush heads, you’ll gently clean your gums and polish your teeth safely and efficiently.

While the many features of the Aquasonic PRO Toothbrush are impressive, perhaps the coolest part about it is its wireless charging glass. In between brushes, simply place the dental tool in the glass for it to juice-up. You can even use the glass for rinsing while you brush! This charging feature also makes this brush easy to travel with so you never have to miss out on a deep clean again.

While a dental device of this caliber can cost in or around $100 bucks, the Aquasonic PRO Toothbrush with the included 6 ProFlex brush heads, wireless charging glass, and case is currently discounted to just $54.99!

Prices are subject to change.

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Immortal Care: Angela Bassett Reveals She’s Gotten A Lil’ Work Done For Her Wrinkle-Absent Lewks

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Angela Bassett Says She’s Gotten Work Done For Her Ageless Looks 

If you thought Angela Bassett was an ageless angel eternally residing in the fountain of youth…

You are correct. 

However, she has gotten a lil’ bit of work done, according to an interview with NewBeauty. 

The 61-year-old actress explained her anti-aging regimen to the publication, and it includes line-smoothing Botox: 

“Botox is no surprise! I’m a big supporter of being natural, but I’ve done it twice. Just a little bit, not too much — I still need to express myself,” Bassett said. 

We stan an honest queen. 

Bassett also underwent Ultherapy, which is a non-invasive skin-tightening and lifting procedure that focuses on fine lines in areas like the neck, brows, under the chin and décolletage. 

Ms. Bassett is definitely no stranger to taking care of her skin. According to a PEOPLE mag interview, she began certain routines at a young age thanks to her mom:

“Even though my mother was a woman of little means, she would take me to a dermatologist every six weeks when I was a teenager. And after college when I was a young actress living in New York, I would go to an aesthetician when I could afford to,” Bassett said. 

Angela even has a skincare line with dermatologist Dr. Barbara Sturm. Aside from products, Bassett said there’s one more important part to keeping your exterior flawless and wrinkle-free…

Sleep. 

“As you get older, the things you could get away with not doing in your 20s or 30s can begin to catch up, so you have to be a bit selfish in terms of giving to yourself so that you have more to offer,” she told PEOPLE. “I try to get away with seven hours [of sleep], but if it’s six hours, I feel it immediately. There’s less bounce-back! You have to take care of yourself.”

Noted and logged! 

#BlackGirlMagic Yara Shahidi Graces Cover Of Harper’s Bazaar With Unretouched Looks

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Yara Shahidi Delivers Unretouched Photos For Harper’s Bazaar Cover

Yara Shahidi is continuing to let her light shine and now she’s taking on beauty in a different way with her Harper’s Bazaar cover.

The 19-year-old actress graced the cover all natural without any retouching of her photos, according to PEOPLE.

Along with her untouched look, the Grown-ish star also discussed her style and how she tends to stay covered up for the most part.

“By not showing skin, I’m making a statement,” she said, although she put on more slinkier pieces for her Bazaar shoot. “My clothes need to have movement. For me, fashion is all about joy.”

 

Shahidi also rocked natural curls and talked about diversity in beauty products. This year, she became an ambassador for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and starred in the company’s extended shade range campaign.

“I love that more brands are doing this,” Shahidi said of the foundation collection. “There have been times when I got out of the makeup chair and my skin looked gray. It’s why I think every single person of color usually brings their own makeup kit to set.”

For more of what the young activist and artist has to say, you can check out her full Bazaar interview here.

It’s BOSSIP’s Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide – The CBD Edition

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BOSSIP’s CBD Gift Picks Are Just In Time For Father’s Day

CBD is fast becoming one of the fastest growing natural remedies.

Known for improving everything from sleep and pain to anxiety and stress, CBD – or cannabidiol – is legal hemp plant and has no psychoactive effects. It’s popping up in supplements, cocktails, and grooming products. With sales in 2019 expected to exceed one billion dollars, CBD is arguably the next big thing in holistic medicine.

And in honor of Father’s Day, we’ve curated a selection of CBD products that the dad in your life will love.
We’ve chosen gifts from brands that use hemp-derived CBD in its products instead of pharmaceutically developed CBD, which can cause side effects.

Hit the flip to check out our CBD-inspired Father’s Day gift guide:

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Lock & Key Remedies Vape System
This Brooklyn-based brand sells vape kits and its own CBD oil blends that are designed to enhance mood. “Happy” and “Calm” ($19.95 each) are the brand’s most popular, derived from proprietary CBD combinations that are third-party lab tested for things like heavy metals and pesticides.

Lock & Key Remedies

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Lock & Key’s state of the art battery ($15) is also worth noting; it’s well made and a charge lasts through hundreds of uses.

Lock & Key Remedies

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#RHOP’s Gizelle Bryant Talks New Book, Love After Shermy & Why New Season Is The “Best Yet” (Exclusive)

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Reality Star & Entrepreneur Gizelle Bryant Talks Season Four Of RHOP

Viewers saw plenty of drama last season of “The Real Housewives of Potomac.”. And this season, show star Gizelle Bryant said issues like Michael Darby’s arrest, Monique Samuels’ and Ashley Darby’s pregnancies, Candiace Dillard’s wedding and a cast trip to the Big Easy will not disappoint.

“I do feel like this season of ‘Real Housewives’ is the best yet,” Bryant told us. “I feel like this is going to become our breakout season. Not that people don’t know who we are, but I feel like people are super excited about where the franchise is going.”

We caught up with the “Everyhue Beauty” founder and mom of three, and she spoke about what viewers can expect, dropping her novel, “My World,” and her dating life after breaking up with her now ex-Sherman.

BOSSIP: Things were up and down last season between you and Karen. What is your relationship like now?
Gizelle: “Currently, it’s up and down, I never know where it’s gonna land. Off the heels of the reunion last year, said ‘Gizelle, if you’re my friend, you’ll knock down my door. So that’s what I have been trying to do. She’s been in a tough spot, she lost her parents, so I wanna be a friend to her. But if you keep pushing me away, at some point I’m just going to go away…But she and I have known each other for a long time. And I get that she’s a tough friend to have, but you do want her as a friend.”

BOSSIP: How are things between you and Candiace now? And how was her wedding?
Gizelle: “She actually invited me to the wedding. I did go. She wanted to sit down and chit chat before the wedding because she didn’t want any drama at the wedding. Over time, I’ve got to know Candiace better and I really like Candiace. She’s a spoiled brat. She has issues. But I like her for who she is…It was a beautiful wedding. A beautiful wedding, and so super happy for her.”

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BOSSIP: How is Ashley Darby doing? We know her husband was cleared of suspicion of sex assault, and we know she’s pretty far along in her pregnancy.
Gizelle: “She’s eight months, so she’s ready to pop. She’s super excited. We’ve all seen Ashley go through a miscarriage, and struggle to get pregnant again. So she is pregnant – Michael is the father! (Laughs) I don’t know how we feel about that. Just kidding. But Michael is a special character. So we see throughout the season – and you’ve all heard – his allegations. They’ve been dropped. But to get to that place where the allegations are dropped, it’s very juicy and there are a lot of twists and turns, so stay tuned for that!”

Kylie Jenner Klaims She Had No Parts In Discounting Those Jordyn Woods Lip Kits Following Her Tryst With Tristan

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Kylie Jenner Finally Addresses The Recent Jordyn Woods Drama

The world has been waiting for Kylie Jenner to speak on the drama between her (former?) BFF Jordyn Woods and her sister Khloe Kardashian, and luckily for us, it looks like that day has finally come.

While gearing up for tonight’s season 16 premiere, the KarJenner clan spoke with The New York Times about the drama that unfolds in the upcoming episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, of course including Jordyn’s betrayal.

Though the family didn’t say much about what went down between the family and Jordyn or what we’ll actually get to see about it on the show, Kylie did speak on the rumors surrounding her lip kit discounts immediately following the drama. Fans started to noticed that shortly after news broke of the alleged affair between Jordyn and Khloe’s baby daddy Tristan, the price of the Jordy lip kit was cut in half on Kylie Cosmetics— but according to Jenner, she was completely unaware of the coincidentally-timed clearance.

“That is just not my character. I would never do something like that and when I saw it, I was like, thrown back,” she told the New York Times. “Jordyn knows I didn’t actually put it on sale.”

Kylie added that the price cut had been put into play weeks earlier as the company switched from white to black packaging, and that she immediately reached out to an employee once she realized what happened. As of Saturday, the price of the sold-out Jordy lip kit had been restored to $27, while the Kylie x Jordyn best friend collab–which the pair just launched back in September–was still selling both an eyeshadow palette and a highlighter quad palette at full price.

Though this doesn’t necessarily say much about how Kylie and Jordyn’s relationship is doing now, it makes a pretty strong case that they might be back as besties sometime in the future. It’s clear from her comments that Kylie doesn’t have any ill-will toward her longtime BFF and might just be waiting until this whole thing blows over until they rekindle their friendship.