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    How to Sizzle in the Workplace This Summer!

    The rain has finally passed and the sun is out to play, and it's not playing games! With highs in the 90s the summer has hit in late May and is showing no mercy. It's time to tuck your winter sweaters and wool away and bring out your light weight work wear. The problem is that not everything that feels good in the summer is work appropriate. Not to worry, InStyle magazine is here to provide women of all ages with some good summer work alternatives!

    Keep It Simple!

    Less is more seems to be the opposite theme for runway fashion, but the complete theme for runway make-up. Blake Lively, as usual, does it best by doing just enough to her already flawless face! At Cannes 2016 we saw lots of muted lips, light pinks, and brighter reds, but less facial make-up. There were few over-the-top lashes and eye shadows and lots of seemingly flawless natural looking contour. The ladies of the celebrity world have made it incredibly easy to get their looks, so take advantage while it lasts ladies! Click here to see the best make-up looks of Cannes 2016, from Erika Stalder of refinery21.

    ...And We Slay!

    This past Monday, May 2nd, all of the top stars took to one of the most fashion forward events of the season: The Met Gala! This year's theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology.” It's a Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This years theme promoted a lot of new takes and much more short dress appearances than normal. Stars rocked their darkest, cleanest looks and wow'd us all. If you missed it, don't worry Be You. has your back! Click Here to see the styles on the red carpet at this year's Met Gala!

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    PRSVR - Grand Opening!!!

    This new to DC luxury boutique, PRSVR, has some of the most innovative items I've seen on the market so far! Catering to males, females, and children of all ages this store is a definite must-visit for streetwear lovers! The customization and customer service are unmatched by most stores! Read more now!

    In Loving Memory

    Prince

    Yesterday the world lost a Legend. Cause of death still unknown, but also not relevant right now. What is relevant, and should be focused on, is the legacy he leaves behind and celebrating his life. Today I was supposed to post the coverage of PRSVR's DC Grand Opening, but I have decided to move that to Sunday. Today, Be You. honors the life, innovation, and genius of Prince - You are loved and will be greatly missed!

     

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    Digital Art and Fashion Exhibition

    Last weekend I went to the National Museum of African Art and saw Papa Oppong and Idara Ikpe show their design process and pieces from his or her collections. Papa, as a fashion artist from Ghana, and Idara, as a artist and jewelry designer/maker from Nigeria, blew me away with their pieces. Their inspiration and love for their craft kept me compelled until the very end. Click Here to see more of the amazing work I saw and get contact information for both Papa and Idara!

    April Showers!

    Spring has sprung, April is on the way, and your closet is looking for it's newest additions! We saw from the runways to expect lots of slip-on pieces (from tops and dresses to shoes), picnic patterns, lots of vivid mis-match color, ruffles, stripes, 90's comeback and much much more! This spring should be one for the fashion books! Click Here to read more of Caroline Leaper, of Marie Claire magazine's, take on trends to collect before this upcoming spring kicks into high gear!

    Pucker Up Princess!

    I'm very new to the make-up world, as you guys know, but one thing I do know is that I love an ombre lip! An ombre lip can be created with a liner or two different lipstick colors. Outline your lip and fill in the edges with your primary color and use your secondary color to fill in the rest. I recently began using matte lipsticks, for longer wear and better/cleaner looking results. However, depending on which lipstick you use your lips may begin to dry-out as the day goes on. To solve this problem I personally use a lip moisturizer before applying my matte lipsticks, as seen above (Blistex, Mac Cosmetics - Smoked Purple, and Kat Von D Beauty - Agatha). Another way to solve this is to simply use a matte lipstick known for its moisture durability. Click Here for Refinery29's list of Top Non-Drying Matte Lipsticks!

    Indie Fashion Week - DC - Finale Fashion Show

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    The MOXY Lounge [Vintage Collective] - Jennifer Dean

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    REEBOK SPRING/SUMMER Trend Presentation - Brand Rep: Anwaa Kong

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    APOCALYPSE by King O - Orlando Ortiz

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    Aleka DeMorris - Aleka Wade

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    Andrew Nowell Menswear - Andrew Nowell

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    New York Fashion Week 2016

    February 11th-18th was the best time of year in New York: FASHION WEEK!!! I know I did my best to keep up with the trends and designers, but if you fell behind don't worry! Click Here for the highlights, complete shows, designer interviews, etc. straight from NYFW!

    Life of Pablo

    Kanye West is on a roll! He has just released his newest works of art for the public to enjoy. Life of Pablo hit Tidal last week and Yeezy Season 3 also hit the Runway for New York fashion week. I can't provide you guys with his newest CD, but click here to see the full collection of Yeezy Season 3, and tell me what you think!

    The Key To Her Heart

    Guys, you can never go wrong getting your girl jewelry for Valentine's Day! It doesn't have to be something especially expensive or flashy, but something that she loves and will make her think of you every time she wears it. I know the big day is right around the corner, so click here and use Promo Code: camillexoxo to get 20% off Mirina Collections jewelry! It's stylish, handmade, and she'll love it! Hurry, time is running out!

    Nothing But Coat

    In the winter your coat alone becomes your best fashion accessory. Underneath you could be dressed to the 9s but if your coat says otherwise no one will ever know. The coat I'm wearing is a vintage flannel button-down shirt coat from my Grandfather. It's one of my absolute favorites: comfortable, warm, and stylish! Visit the Be You. Fashion Gallery to find your style of choice this winter, brought to us by thebestfashionblog.com!

    Success Is The Best Form Of Revenge

    Lately on all social media we've been bombarded with the Black Chyna/Rob Kardashian relationship scandal. But as I always say "Success is the best form of revenge!" Check out what Kendall + Kylie have been up to in their Spring 2016 collection featured in Elle Magazine (article by Alyssa Bailey)!

    Girl, Your Face is Beat!

    Contouring has become the new make-up craze. A way of working with light and color to develop a look that mimics perfection. I, however, am new to the make-up scene, but was intrigued by this new art (if you will). On my search for "how-to"s I found Julie Schott and Miss Fame, of Elle Magazine. They provided me with a great beginners guide to contouring! If you don't know a lot about make-up don't worry, neither did I. This tutorial is easy to follow and leaves you looking flawless!

    New Year, New Trends!

    I know we're still coming down from the thrill of the holiday season, but fashion lovers can never sleep! Each season comes with new trends and styles bigger and better than the next. Stay up to date with the top spring fashion trends of 2016 from Harpers Bazaar, by Kerri Pieri, now up on the Be You. Fashion Page (Click Here).

    Fashion's For 'Every-body'!

    See a fashion style you like and don't know if it will fit your body type? Nadia Goodman of youbeauty.com provides us with great insight on the best ways to dress your body type. Fashion is for 'every-body', so do it your way and look your best while doing it!

    I Don't Wanna Adult Today!

    When I first entered the work force I struggled hard with my fashion choices. How would I maintain my individuality while still being business appropriate? Leah Bourne of Forbes Magazine gives us the best tips on how to stay fresh while still being workplace appropriate.

    Start Raiding Your Mother's Closet!

    The 70s are back and better than ever! Read more in this article by Ruth LA Ferla of the New York Times.

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    Motivation is sometimes hard to come by, and sometimes you're just plain lost in the sauce. Why should I be the only one to learn from my mistakes? Come here for motivation, inspirational/insightful quotes, and just plain life lessons.

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    Easy Vegan Pasta Recipes

    As a new vegan it's been an adjustment having to make 95% of the food that I eat. I've definitely enjoyed being in the kitchen more, but it gets hard with busy weeks like exam week to continue the healthy eating process. My normal go-to is pasta! I love pasta and always have, and thankfully can still enjoy the dish as a vegan. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray from "She Knows" has provided me with endless pasta options! This way, I can eat well on the go, have left-overs, and have several options so I don't get bored!

    30-Day Ab Challenge

    Week Two

    I confess! I confess! Last week during exam week I didn't follow-up with my week two ab challenge workouts like I should have. I slacked, and I'm sorry! But I'm back on track this week and ready to work twice as hard, so grab a friend and join me!

    Dat Bikini Bod

    30-Day Ab Challenge

    Summer is fast approaching and so is beach/bikini season! We all want to look our best and rid ourselves of that winter tummy, so I figured why not do it together!? Ashley Mateo, of Fitness Magazine, provides us with the 30-Day Ab Challenge for Flatter Abs Fast! Slide on your workout clothes, grab a friend, it's mother's day this weekend so grab your mother, and let's get fit for the season (starting this Sunday, the 8th)!

    A Path to Healing by Terravana

    We Ain't Got Time For That!

    Natural way to beautiful skin this summer

    Summer is fast approaching and for those of you with oily skin like me I found a great solution! Fighting acne and skin issues the natural way is the easiest way to get good lasting results. Elissa Calvert initiated her own skincare line to combat commercial lines that promote products with toxic chemicals. The inspiration for her business, Terravana, came from Mother Nature herself, as she provides everything we need and more. Click here to read more and get easy access to her online store!

    There's Nothing Like It

    Meat Withdrawals

    It's been about 3 weeks now that I've been without meat, and the withdrawals have just hit. There's nothing like it and the worst thing, I've been told, is to try to replace it with "mock meat." I'm so used to the meat portion of my meal being the main part, and without it sometimes my meals feel incomplete. So, I went looking for the best alternatives for my meals that will give me a good source of protein, but trick my brain into believing I've eaten a full meal. Click Here for a source to clear up common misconceptions and provide healthy alternatives for transitioning vegetarians and vegans!

     

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    The Golden Ticket

    Keys to Overall Health

    So it has been established that I have embarked on the healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle of being a vegan. Food, however, is not the only aspect to being healthy. Dr. Oz gives Shape Magazine 10 of the best health and fitness tips to a healthy/happy life!

     

    Small aside: a previous post on Be You. argued against Dr. Oz's 10th suggestion, but nothing has been indefinitely proven for or against it. Other than this one point, in my opinion, his suggestions are very sound!

     

    Shoot Your Shot

    I Now Pronounce Myself Mostly Vegan

    So, after I watched several documentaries on Netflix and did a lot of literature searches and research on the environmental impact of big business agriculture and the big business fast food industry I made a choice. I am now "mostly vegan." I know you guys are thinking, "What is mostly vegan," and I understand the confusion! I still eat eggs (b/c I'm still afraid of tofu), and I still eat chocolate. All the websites, books, articles, blogs, etc. say don't try and go cold turkey, so that's where I'm at right now. I've given up all dairy products and meats, except eggs and chocolate, but I'm working on it! It's been about 7 days and already I feel I have way more energy and I'm happier than ever, even though the only thing that's changed is my diet! I won't officially claim the vegan title until I have a few months under my belt, but I definitely recommend trying it out! Click some of the links and make an appointment with your doctor to make sure you're healthy about your switch, but I say re-commit to vegan!

    Gluttony and Greed!

    The Leading Issues Facing the World's Environment and Health

    Recently I've been watching a lot of "cause" documentaries on Netflix. I stumbled upon two documentaries that really have changed my outlook on American and worldly big business: Cowspiracyand Fed Up . 13% of children today are MORBIDLY obese, not just obese, but morbidly obese. In the next 25 years it is estimated that 1 in every 3 people will have Diabetes. Animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the US (more than all modes of transportation combined - 13%) and 51% of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. The gluttony of the human race is destroying the lives of the next generation and the world as we know it. Please, I beg everyone, start paying attention!!!

    28-Day Butt Challenge!

    Week Three

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    28-Day Butt Challenge!

    Week One

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    28-Day Butt Workout Challenge

    I do a lot of cardio, which is great to tone your legs, waist, and even arms, but does absolutely nothing for the maintenance of your butt. I have fallen victim to the "Cardio Curse," as I call it, and am in desperate need of a comeback! Join me and my friend Sharde as we take on the "28-Day Butt Workout Challenge," from Cosmopolitan Magazine!!! Follow our progress on the Be You. Instagram page and/or the Be You. Facebookpage. Send in pics and updates of yourself and your friends and I'll be sure to shout you out! Good Luck Everyone!

    Sexual Healing

    Health Benefits of Love

    With Valentine's Day coming up and intimacy on the agenda for many couples I thought I'd take away the guilt of the chocolate and indulgence. Intimacy with your partner actually has incredible health benefits for you both! Visit the Be You. Fitness Page for several reasons to not feel guilty this special holiday weekend!

    Take a Time-Out

    Rest your body without losing muscle mass

    Due to years of heavy training for various sports and vigorous workouts my body can sometimes send out the help signal. It's important to listen to your body when it tells you it's time to slow down or change up your workout. In my case, running was taking a tole on my shins and knees. Because I rarely lift weights I took this opportunity to learn some new indoor/at home workouts that would be lighter on my joints and bones. Jessica Smith of Shape.com was able to give me some great alternatives!

    You Can Do It!

    Keep up the good work

    It's been almost a full month since everyone made their New Years resolution to stay fit and live healthier. I know as life starts up again and schedules get busy it's hard to keep up with your commitment. Don't worry, if you're running out of steam Click here for some fitness tips to keep up the good work, and make 2016 your star year!

    Thanks to Bill Geiger of Body Building.

    Curly Cues

    Curly Hair Maintenance

    As someone with extremely curly hair finding the right stylists, products, strategies, etc. can be a huge hassle. To the left is a picture of a curly cut I did myself and a video on how curly cuts work! Also, by clicking the photo you will be directly linked the Be You. Fitness/Health page where you'll find an article by Jessica Probus, of Buzzfeed Life, on some of the best tips for managing curly hair. Curly hair is beautiful, but can be incredibly hard to manage. Let me help you make having curly hair a better experience!

    Go Season

    New Up and Coming Exercise Brand

    This new and innovative brand is owned and run by a young and inspirational Entrepreneur out of Baltimore, MD. It is powered by self-motivation and the pure desire to succeed. If yo want it go get it. Today is the day to be great and leave your mark.

    "Stay Thirsty, My Friends!"

    Trying to Lose Weight, But Still Wanna Drink and Have a Good Time With Your Friends?

    Keri Gassman of Women's Health provides us with the truth about alcohol's effects on weight loss. You don't have to quit drinking completely but there are a few key things to keep in mind while you're out!

    AB-solutely Hate Chrunches?

    There's no more excuses!

    Hate crunches but want better abs? Well, now there's no more excuses. The writers and researchers at Health.com have provided us with an article that includes up to 24 alternative exercises. GET STARTED!

    The Famous Fake-Out

    Don't Try and Take The Easy Way Out

    People all over the world are seeing commercials on TV, reading in magazines, hearing from friends, etc. of all these new diets guaranteed to help you lose weight fast. DON'T FALL INTO THIS TRAP! Your body is not made to sustain weight loss using fad diets. Psychology Today published an article by Nicole Avena of Food Junkie with research on how fad diets lead to weight GAIN! Click the "Fad Diet" icon to read more.

    Who's Got The Time Bro!?

    Don't Feel Bad About Missing Breakfast

    For years people thought that missing breakfast was one of the worst things for you, Peter Whorisky of The Washington Post shows us that skipping the first meal of the day isn't actually that bad for you! For some, it may actually be beneficial. It's skipping meals, and causing your body to go into "starvation mode" that is really harmful for you, as shown by Jill Corleone of Livestrong.com (http://www.livestrong.com/article/247150-how-to-get-your-body-out-of-starvation-mode/). So if you're hungry in the mornings eat! Pick something low calorie and nutritious, but eat!

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