Rhianna’s Short Film and Cover Shoot for Elle Magazine’s May 2012 Issue.

Rihanna: Forever Strong
The Barbadian beauty opens up about finding love, having children, and how the incident with Chris Brown was her “liberation”

On her breakup with Chris Brown:
“It gave me guns. I was like, well, fuck. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”

On the backlash over their reconciliation:
“The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”

On having kids:
“It could be tomorrow. It could be 20 years from now. I just feel like when the time is right, God will send me a little angel. But first, of course, I have to find a man. I mean, there’s a very important missing piece to the puzzle here!”

On finding that man:
“I feel like it’s hard for everybody! I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous. There’s just a major drought out there. […] But I just need to find the person who balances me out, because then things like my schedule won’t matter. I’ve done it before, so I know I can do it again.”

Read the full interview and see more photos in our May issue on newsstands April 17!

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Photos: Tom Munro


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Scent of Spring: Crabtree and Evelyn Avocado, Olive and Basil

A heavenly new collection from Crabtree & Evelyn this ultra-moisturizing collection nourishes, restores and is antioxidant rich to keep your skin supple and glowing! The Avocado, Olive & Basil Collection is the epitome of spring the full vibrant scents are fresh and invigorating.

Grab something for yourself to get your dry, dull winter skin ready for skimpier Spring clothing. This line would make a great Mothers Day gift!

Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Avocado, Olive & Basil Collection

The avocado fruit, indigenous to Central and South America, has long been hailed for its natural healing and beneficial properties, particularly the ability to moisturise and soothe the skin. In the Mediterranean, olive oil has been used for centuries in skin care, culinary, and medicinal applications, earning it the reputation of “liquid gold”. It is the combination of these two fruits with the restorative and aromatic properties of basil that has resulted in a new ultra-moisturising body and hand care range. These antioxidant-rich fruit oils and soothing basil will help to condition, restore, and moisturise your skin.

Central to this collection is a luxurious Skin Nourishing Body Butter, which will moisturise the driest skin and can be massaged into thirsty skin anytime for ultimate deep conditioning.

The unique fresh green herbal fragrance captures the scent of avocado and olive blossoms, basil, sage, and Mediterranean herbs, making it suitable for both men and women. The entire range is suitable for all skin types and is formulated without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, propylene glycol, and mineral oil.

Revitalising Bath & Shower Gel 250 ml ($20.00)
This Bath & Shower Gel is formulated with conditioning avocado extract, rejuvenating olive fruit extract, and soothing basil extract for skin that is fresh and gently moisturised.

Skin Revitalising Body Lotion 250 ml ($22.00)
This Body Lotion is formulated with avocado fruit extract and shea butter to condition dry skin, basil extract to soothe, and avocado butter to moisturise and nourish the skin for a softer and smoother finish.

Skin Nourishing Body Butter 225 g ($34.00)
The luxurious, deep-conditioning Body Butter will condition even the driest skin. Contains conditioning avocado and shea butters, richly moisturising beeswax, soothing basil extract, and rejuvenating olive fruit extract for exceptionally soft skin.

Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy 100 g ($19.00)
Our award winning Hand Therapy is packed with ultra-moisturising ingredients – nourishing shea butter and avocado fruit extract condition the skin, while avocado butter helps leave it softer. Formulated with a blend of vitamins C, E, and tocotrienol, rich in antioxidants, along with myrrh extract to help condition nails and cuticles – all to leave your hands wonderfully soft and supple

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to MHU for an honest review.


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Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose Commercial.

Liv looks amazing, I will buy whatever she is selling!

Discover the TV commercial featuring the new Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose: a luminous and vibrant fragrance with a rock spirit just like its icon, Liv Tyler. This TV commercial with its electrifying atmosphere is taken from the “Need You Tonight” music video clip performed by Liv Tyler and directed by Johan Renck.


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Winner Announced! Win the Amazing Ouidad Climate Control Collection

Congrats to our winner Peggy! Watch your inbox.

Do you ever feel like you can’t escape a bad hair day? Ouidad understands this feeling and created a video to express the frustration of a frizzy hair day. In the video, Ouidad also introduces the new addition to their award winning Climate Control Collection, the Ouidad Frizz and Flyaway Fighter. This revolutionary product will help tame frizz so that measures, like those seen in the video, can be avoided.

Ouidad’s Climate Control Collection are specifically formulated for the unique needs of curly hair. The products are gentle, deeply moisturizing and help achieve healthy hair. The formulations are lightweight and water soluble leaving hair free of residue, product build up and frizz.

The Ouidad Climate Control collection includes:

Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo
An extremely gentle shampoo for normal or chemically treated hair that protects curls and maintains color without stressing the hair
Sulfate free formula cleanses hair without stripping hair of its natural oils
· Shea Butter, Ceramide 2, Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Ouidad’s Humidity Shield Complex) provide a residual layer of microspheres that remain attached to the hair for longer lasting benefits; the complex also helps balance hair’s humidity resistance and control frizz
$18 at Ouidad.com

Climate Control Defrizzing Conditioner
A luxurious, sulfate free conditioner that hydrates and nourishes dry, thirsty curls
Safe for color treated, permed, and straightened curls
Rich Amino Acids penetrate the hair shaft and infuse strands with the hydration necessary for well defined curl formation and smoothness
· Shea Butter, Ceramide 2, Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Ouidad’s Humidity Shield Complex) provide a residual layer of microspheres that remain attached to the hair for longer lasting benefits; the complex also helps balance hair’s humidity resistance and control frizz
$20 and Ouidad.com

Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
A must have styling aid that works with the humidity to be the ultimate frizz preventer
Wheat Protein complex has a shielding effect on the hair that “breathes” with the humidity, protecting the hair shaft and helping to prevent hair from expanding
$22 at Ouidad.com

Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter
Fosters long lasting shine and protects curls from the elements
Can be layered over any product for the perfect finishing touch
Use as a pre styler on damp hair to stop flyways before they start
Safe for chemically treated hair
$22 at Ouidad.com

MakeHerUp CONTEST: 

  •  There will be 1 winner.
  • Winner will win receive  a Complete Ouidad Climate Control collection valued at $88.
  • To enter Like “Ouidad” and MakeHerUp on Facebook and follow Ouidad on Twitter and tell us “What is your favorite part of Spring?” Then leave your name and email info in our comments.
  • Contest runs Friday, 03/23/12 to Friday, 03/30/12
  • US  residents only
  • After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

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