Women of Courage and Conviction Awards honor volunteerism

Dr. Jeanette Adele Callahan; Claudine Bruff-Lopes; Framingham’s mayor, Yvonne M. Spicer; Marcia Kimm-Jackson; and Brenda Thompson Stuckey will be honored this year, the organization said in a statement.

“We are honoring and acknowledging the important contributions and the important work of African Americans in a way that mainstream America has not done,” Braxton said.

Kimm-Jackson is a human resource specialist and a community activist who has worked with the West Fairmount Hill Community Group in Hyde Park, the organization said.

Stuckey is the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Atrius Health, and has worked in community programs to bridge gaps in employment opportunities.

Spicer in 2018 became the first Black woman popularly elected a mayor in Massachusetts. She formerly was the vice president of advocacy and educational partnerships at the Museum of Science.

Claudine Bruff-Lopes, who is a co-founder of Black Nurses Rock New England, said she cares deeply about community health.

She is humbled by the honor, Bruff-Lopes said.

“Serving and helping others is never ever for recognition or money,” she said.

Growing up in the Dorchester-Roxbury area, Bruff-Lopes said she did not see many Black women working at her community health center. She decided to become a nurse so that children in her community could see themselves in her.

“Where other Black women have paved the way for me, I’m paving the way for others to come,” said Bruff-Lopes, who now works at DotHouse Health. “And that’s important.”

Braxton also said she hopes the awards inspire young people.

“It tells young people that they can make a difference in society,” she said. “In addition to their careers, they can volunteer and make an impact in their communities.”

Dr. Jeanette Callahan is also being honored for her work to keep children and families healthy.

She is a clinical associate at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, a general pediatrician at Cambridge Health Alliance, and a member of the executive and strategy teams of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

She and her husband also helped found a farm camp that brought children from the South End to a farm in Lexington, where they learned how to grow food to bring home.

Her passion is helping young people lead healthy lives, she said.

Currently, she is working on The Wellness Collaborative, a nonprofit aimed at reimagining health care through issues such as housing, food insecurity, and education.

She said she was shocked when she found out she was receiving the award.

“I was just pleasantly surprised that the work was appreciated,” she said. “I was delighted and honored. It gave me a bit of a kick to keep going.”

In previous years, the awards have been the organization’s largest fund-raiser, Braxton said. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards are being held online.

“We feel it will be as impactful as it has been in the past,” Braxton said.


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Women in Animation Expands 2021 Scholarship Awards With New Autodesk, Unity Partnerships

Autodesk and Unity are joining returning partners Animation Mentor and Toon Boom to expand Women in Animation’s awards for the organization’s 2021 WIA Scholarship recipients.

WIA gives out scholarships annually to college students studying animation who demonstrate artistic talent, a passion for animation, a financial need and a promising future in the industry. The application process is open to college students worldwide who identify as female or non-binary and who are pursuing degrees in various animation disciplines.

“WIA is thrilled to have leading 3D software developer Autodesk and Unity, the world’s leading platform for creating and operating interactive, real-time 3D (RT3D) content, join returning partners Animation Mentor and Toon Boom for the 2021 Scholarship Program,” said WIA presient Marge Dean. “We’ve been extremely fortunate to have ongoing support from Animation Mentor, the premium mentoring program for our industry, as well as Toon Boom, the leader in storyboard and 2D animation software, which — in addition to providing access to their innovative software and training — has very generously supported WIA’s scholarship fund, further enabling the next generation of diverse talents. We are grateful to all of this year’s industry partners for their commitment to furthering educational opportunities and resources for scholarship recipients.”

Autodesk will provide scholarship recipients with licenses to its 3D modeling and animation software as well as yearlong subscriptions to either Autodesk Maya or Autodesk 3ds Max. “It’s inspiring to be part of a project like the WIA Scholarship Program which provides rising talent with the resources to take their careers to the next level, and paves the way for more diverse storytellers and leaders in our industry,” said Autodesk industry marketing manager, entertainment, Jocelyn Moffatt.

Unity will offer 15 annual Unity Pro licenses and 15 annual ArtEngine licenses to help recipients gain skills using real-time 3D tools and technology found in the animation industry.

Animation Mentor will provide one WIA Animation Scholarship winner with a six-week workshop, offering the recipient a choice among a 13 courses, including Maya Workshop: Animation Basics, Cartoony Animation for 3D Animators and the brand new course 2D Animation: Walk Cycles & Character Movement. “Animation Mentor is so excited to continue our partnership with Women in Animation,” said Animation Mentor co-founder Bobby Beck. “WIA’s many great resources and worthy mission benefit not only our students but the animation industry as a whole.”

Toon Boom will offer scholarship recipients both software and scholarship funds. Finalists will receive one-year bundled licenses of Storyboard Pro and Harmony Premium and three scholarship winners will split scholarship funds. “Toon Boom Animation is focused on strengthening its partnership with WIA by working together on projects that encourage diversity and female leadership in animation arts and business,” said Toon Boom’s director of marketing Stephanie Quinn. “By providing women animators the best software and training, we look to support their creative journeys from inspiration to big screen.”

The deadline to apply for the WIA Animation Scholarship Program is Dec. 1 with recipients to be announced in February 2021. For more information,

Elastic Sweeps Best Companies for Women in the Workplace Awards

Fairygodboss Recognizes Elastic as a Best Company for Women, Best Technology Company for Women, and Best Company Where CEOs Support Gender Diversity in 2020

Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) (“Elastic”), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced Fairygodboss named the company as a Best Company for Women in 2020 in three categories: Best Company for Women, Best Technology Company for Women, and Best Company Where CEOs Support Gender Diversity.

Fairygodboss is a leading marketplace where professional women looking for jobs, advice, and the inside scoop on companies meet employers who believe in gender equality.

The list is determined solely on the feedback women provide to Fairygodboss about working at Elastic.

“Elastic is focused on creating an environment where women can thrive and develop in their careers over the long term,” said Leah Sutton, senior vice president, global human resources, Elastic. “We work to build meaningful opportunities for women to advance, ensuring our company values help employees find balance so they can be more innovative, efficient, and present – from work to family. We stay engaged with the broader tech community, implement policies that support flexibility in the workplace, and are always working to continue to build a diverse team, which makes for a better Elastic and stronger company culture.”

Elastic focuses its recruiting efforts to attract and hire more women by partnering with hiring managers, building awareness through social media campaigns that showcase flexible working schedules and a supportive environment, and using specialized tools to create more compelling job descriptions and awareness around the impact of gendered language.

Within just the last year, Elastic has increased the number of women and non-binary employees hired by 6% across the company and has increased the number of women and non-binary employees hired in senior management roles by 9% overall.

“It takes each one of us to be engaged in purposeful collaboration and thoughtful dialogue to accelerate these efforts. We believe that our individual and collective efforts do make a difference, and the recognition from Fairygodboss shows us that we’re headed in the right direction,” said Sutton.

For more information about open positions within Elastic, review the Elastic careers page, and learn more about the Fairygodboss awards on the Elastic blog.

About Elastic:

Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.

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2020 Student Academy Awards Winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 18 student winners from colleges and universities from around the world for the 47th Student Academy Awards ceremony. In a first-time virtual ceremony hosted by Eugenio Derbez, the gold, silver and bronze medalist winners were announced by a gathering of the industry’s most talented creatives. Showcasing another initiative by the Academy of embracing and nurturing the next generation of diverse talents, 13 out of the 18 winners are women, marking the most diverse class ever honored. The class is also encapsulated by multiple Asian, Latinx and Black artists.

Answering a question from Variety regarding if the group feels like the next generation of filmmakers, many had various perspectives. NYU graduate Karishma Dube, who grew up in India, says she “never really thought about it” while China-born Curry Sicong Tian wants to be accurately categorized as “more of a storyteller than a filmmaker.”

Access to the arts lacks in many communities around the country, in particular communities of color, where arts education isn’t readily available. Brooklyn native and West Indian co-director Maya Mendonca echoed these sentiments saying, “Filmmaking…I never really knew I could that.” She always wanted to be a storyteller but didn’t know in what form. “Animation is our stylistic take on reality. I hope for our next generation of filmmakers that they have that sense of curiosity…and tell their stories.” Mendonca’s animated short “Hamsa” was co-directed by Middle Eastern artist Daniela Dwek and NYC CG Look Developmental animator Chrisy Baek.

All 15 Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for 2020 Oscars® in the best animated, live-action, or documentary short subject categories and will be listed as contenders on the 2021 Oscar Predictions Hub category pages.

The medalists were announced and presented by artist and filmmaker Shunsaku Hayashi, Oscar-winning animator Glen Keane (“Over the Moon”), Oscar-winner and 1983 Student Academy Award winner Spike Lee (“Da 5 Bloods”), documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter (“John Lewis: Good Trouble” and “The Way I See It”) and writer and director Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”).

The ceremony is available now on StudentAcademyAwards.org, where a preview of all their films is available for viewing.

The 2020 Student Academy Award medalists are:

Alternative/Experimental (Domestic and International Film Schools)
Gold: “Simulacra,” Curry Sicong Tian, University of Southern California

Animation (Domestic Film Schools)
Gold: “Ciervo,” Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma, Rhode Island School of Design
Silver: “Mime Your Manners,” Kate Namowicz and Skyler Porras, Ringling College of Art & Design
Bronze: “Hamsa,” Daniela Dwek, Maya Mendonca and Chrisy Baek, School of Visual Arts

Animation (International Film Schools)
Gold: “The Beauty,” Pascal Schelbli, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)
Gold: “Unfinished Lives,” Yucong Chen, University of Southern California
Silver: “The Dope Years: The Story of Latasha Harlins,” Allison A. Waite, University of Southern California
Bronze: “Making Waves,” Laura Zéphirin, New York University

Documentary (International Film Schools)
Gold: “Dear Father…,” Maren Klakegg, Westerdals Institute of Film and Media, Kristiania University College (Norway)

Narrative (Domestic Film Schools)
Gold: “Umama,” Talia Smith, New York University

Godrej L’AFFAIRE IWMBuzz Style Awards 2020 is a resounding success

IWMBuzz Style Awards 2020 sees a roaring success

IWMBuzz, in association with Godrej L’AFFAIRE, MediaNest and Chingari, brought the Style Awards 2020 to the entertainment industry. It is an interesting initiative, wherein the most stylish stars in the entertainment industry are honoured, across various categories.

With much alacrity, we announce that the awards were an overwhelming and unqualified success. The response from our dear readers was truly gratifying with the polling process receiving over 3 lakhs unique votes within a fortnight. We’re humbled by all the love showered on these exciting awards.

The various categories in the IWMBuzz Style Awards 2020 were inundated by votes from our discerning readers. And we must say that we’re impressed by the astuteness and wisdom displayed by our readers in ensuring that the most deserving celebs win.

Some of the big winners of IWMBuzz Style Awards 2020 include Surbhi Chandna, Mohsin Khan, Vikas Gupta, Mohit Malik, Lucky Dancer, Gautam Rode among others.

Says Ashish Banka, Founder and Business Head, IWMBuzz, “The Style Awards were overwhelming in response in terms of brand support. Impressive nomination, editorial and polling process backed by a strong marketing plan has made a maximum online impact. Looking forward to Style Awards 2021.”

Adds Siddhartha Laik, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, “I am thankful to every voter who made the event grand and successful. The audience engagement was paramount. The Style Awards have left the entertainment space more stylish. Congratulations to all the deserving winners.”

IWMBuz Style Awards 2020 was presented by Godrej L’AFFAIRE. MedianNest and Chingari were co powered by partners. RadioCity was the Radio Partner.

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Jennifer Nettles to Receive First ‘Equal Play Award’ at CMT Awards

Jennifer Nettles is set to receive the first honorary Equal Play Awards from the CMT Music Awards for her outspokenness and advocacy for women in country music, the network is revealing today.

The presentation of the award to Nettles, who performs as a solo artist as well as half of the duo Sugarland, will be preceded by a three-minute tribute video on the telecast. Among those offering testimonials to Nettles and her efforts are Sheryl Crow, Tanya Tucker, Maren Morris, Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, Mickey Guyton and Gabby Barrett.

“As a proud part of the beautiful legacy of women in country music, I am honored to be the first recipient” of the award, Nettles said in a statement. “I look forward to celebrating the contributions of women, and all marginalized communities, within the country music format, and I am motivated in encouraging the non-artists, executives and investors in the industry, to do the same. There is much work still to be done.”

Nettles’ dedication to the cause in a genre where airplay for women has often topped out at about 10% in recent years was most visible at last November’s CMA Awards, when she took to the red carpet in a graffiti-marked Christian Siriano pantsuit and cape, with the phrase “Play our f*@#in records” on one side of the cape and “Please and thank you” on the other.

“There’s now two generations who have been trained to not hear women on country radio,” Nettles has said. “Somebody needs to make some noise.”

The awards show, pushed back from its usual June date and being done without a live audience this year, airs Wednesday night at 8 p.m ET/PT and 7 CT. The telecast will appear not just on CMT but sister networks MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land. The hosting trio will be McBryde, Kane Brown and Sarah Hyland.

“Jennifer Nettles is that rare artist who speaks her truth, calling out injustice wherever she sees it,” said Leslie Fram, senior VP of music strategy for CMT. “Her commitment to equal female representation across the board in the music industry embodies the spirit of our equal play initiative and makes her the perfect recipient of the inaugural ‘CMT Equal Play Award.’”

CMT launched the Equal Play initiative last year with the hope of promoting parity throughout the country music industry, starting with a commitment on the network’s part to programming at least 50% songs by female artists during its music video blocks, as of January 2020.

The network has long been at the forefront of publicizing the disparity and calling for change in the format. The year 2013 saw the launch of CMT Next Women of Country, which each year inducts a crop of young women artists whom the network pledges to promote.

The annual Next Women of Country event usually takes place during CMA Awards week, but with all live events being put on ice and taken virtual in the leadup to this November’s CMAs, CMT

The Town and Country Reader’s Choice Jewelry and Watch Awards 2020

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From Town & Country

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It should go without saying that here at Town & Country, fine jewelry is one of our real obsessions. Whether it’s taking a deep dive on the very best of the royals’ tiaras (and who wore them), or covering the record-setting auction of a 100 carat diamond, we love to talk about—and try on—great jewels. We know our readers feel just as passionately as our editors, so we conceived of the Town & Country Reader’s Choice Jewelry and Watch Awards, where our devoted readership can share what they are obsessing over this year. Below, brilliant jewelers and watchmakers across the industry are up for the coveted title of “Readers’ Choice” as part of our annual jewelry awards. Jewelry and watch enthusiasts will have one month to read and vote on their favorite pieces. Stay tuned for the winning designs!

Best Gemstone Setting

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It is one thing to use fine and precious stones, but it is another to truly exalt them in a piece. Case in point: Asprey’s use of amethyst in their Chaos collection. Both the Chaos Purple Necklace and Chaos Purple Ring utilize the stone (which is known for its calming qualities) in multiple shapes, creating an abstract layout. Although the pieces were meticulously assembled, the results are delightfully eccentric and eye-catching.

Most Stylish Rose Gold Watch

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Rose gold has been popular for several years thanks to its flattering pink undertones. This makes it an obvious choice for a watch, which must complement different outfits and jewelry each day. Blancpain offers two elevated everyday options with the Heure Decentree and the Villeret Quantième Complet. While both boast intricate diamond detailing, the former, with its white leather band, ornate diamond pattern throughout, and mother of pearl face is pure elegance, while the latter is more understated.

Most Innovative Craftsmanship

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Boucheron has made a name for itself in its 160-year history for bold stone settings with big personalities. This year’s high jewelry offerings, the Miroirs Infinis Ring and the Perles de Plume Necklace, both part of the Contemplation collection, live up to the French jeweler’s reputation. The Miroirs Infinis takes a 5.08 carat pear-cut diamond and elevates it in a cocktail ring with white jade and paved diamonds, making it a true showstopper. The feather-like Perles de Plume Necklace, on the other hand, sets a rose cut 1.6 carat diamond with cultured pearls and paved diamonds for a femininely daring effect.

Best Modern Dial

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Photo credit: Courtesy of Breguet – Hearst Owned

Breguet upgrades the classic watch face to make an eye catching statement with both the Marine Dame 9518 and the Reine de Naples 8918. The Marine Dame 9518 timepiece has the hallmarks of an iconic watch with its guilloche mother of pearl dial paired with rose gold metal and diamond accents.

All the Must-See Fashion Moments at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards

After a few socially-distanced award shows, including the ACM Awards, MTV VMAs and BET Awards, celebrities are really starting to get the hang of red carpet dressing amid a global pandemic — and the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night did not disappoint. From politically-charged looks to designer masks, music’s biggest stars gave us plenty of exciting fashion moments.



Nicole Richie, Lizzo posing for a photo: Lizzo rocked the vote, Nicole Richie sizzled in sheer, plus more standout looks from the show


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Lizzo rocked the vote, Nicole Richie sizzled in sheer, plus more standout looks from the show

Lizzo



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On the red carpet, the singer looked “good as hell” in a one-shoulder Christian Siriano “VOTE” dress from his recent Spring 2021 collection, which she paired with a sleek high ponytail and black acrylic nails with the word “VOTE” painted on her ring fingers. Then later that night, the dress made another appearance as the star accepted the Billboard Music Award for top song sales artist while giving an inspiring speech about the power of the people in the upcoming presidential election.

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Christian Siriano had another major moment on the BBMAs red carpet when Nicole Richie arrived in this sheer flower-covered mesh gown worn over two black undergarments. “The Billboard Awards just got FRE$H,” Richie captioned four glam photos of the look on Instagram, which she paired with diamond jewelry by Anita Ko.

Addison Rae



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Fresh off her 20th birthday celebration last week, the TikTok star arrived in a curve-hugging Mugler cutout gown adorned with satin fabric and mesh side panels, paired with Jimmy Choo sandals. (She later took the stage in a Valentino bustier and black silk trousers, paired with a Bulgari diamond necklace.)

RELATED: Billboard Music Awards 2020: See the Complete List of Winners

Gallery: Billboard Music Awards 2020: Best Dressed Stars (E!)

Kelly Clarkson



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For her first outfit of the night, the BBMAs host sparkled in a Balmain dress with shoulder pads and fringe sleeves. The wore several other looks throughout the show, including a champagne satin cape gown (also by the French fashion house) and an Alexandre Vauthier crystal-embellished dress with ruching.

Cher



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The music icon looked glamorous as ever in a black mini-skirt and shirt set with sequin embroidery. She styled the look with fishnet tights and ankle strap pumps.

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The three-time 2020 Billboard Music Awards winner wore a custom Gucci ensemble consisting of an army green floral-print oversized shirt and pants, matching bucket hat, sneakers, Gucci jewels and the hottest accessory of 2020: a face mask.

RELATED: Lizzo Makes Powerful Speech Against Suppression at 2020 BBMAs: ‘There’s Power in Your Voice’

Post Malone



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The rapper kept things coordinated in an all-black look, wearing a black turtleneck and leather jacket up top, with a black knee-length skirt, high socks and high-shine Dr.

This year’s Fashion Awards is going digital

The British Fashion Council has announced that the 2020 Fashion Awards will be taking place in a new format as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions placed on large gatherings in the UK. The annual event – which tends to take place in London in December and always draws in a big A-list crowd – will this year be a digital-only event.

The 2020 Fashion Awards will be held on Thursday 3 December and will “honour and celebrate the designers, brands, creatives and individuals who have created positive change within the fashion industry this year”, the BFC announced in a statement.

This year, there will be a focus on those who bravely and pro-actively dealt with the pandemic, who showed leadership and creative resilience and who stood up to prejudice within the fashion industry. The awards will likely celebrate and respond to efforts to encourage diversity within the fashion industry after a summer of Black Lives Matter protests which took place across the UK and around the world.

“What the past couple of months have shown us, is that the fashion industry is in need of a reset,” BFC CEO Caroline Rush said. “This is why this year, under unique circumstances, we felt that it was important to recognise the people and businesses who played a role in some of the most important and challenging issues of our generation and champion those who raised the bar in areas such as diversity, sustainability, and community.”

The award show, which is being sponsored by Swarovski again, will honour 20 individuals and brands, who will all receive a ‘2020 Fashion Award’ for a specific contribution. These will be announced as part of a short film that will document the fashion industry in this extraordinary year. The BFC will also, for the third year running, compile the ‘New Wave: Creatives’ list which highlights up-and-coming fashion talent.

Although 2020’s award show will be digital only, the BFC announced hopeful plans to host a physical award show the following year, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall on 29 November 2021.

“The ceremony will be reimagined to reflect the BFC’s new mission and with the ambition to have technology and engagement at its heart, looking at innovations for amplification and new experiences,” the BFC explained.

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Allure Magazine – Best of Beauty Awards 2009

In the movie industry, the Academy Awards is the largest and most prestigious award show around, and winning a shiny gold statue is the ultimate goal for any struggling actor in Hollywood.

For beauty, it's all about the Allure's Best of Beauty Awards. Each year, Allure has "the beauty expert" test thousands of products and then tell us – the end consumer – which products rule.

Here is a list of the best products in four categories: Best Splurges, Big Breakthroughs, Skin and Hair.

And the winner goes to …

Best Splurges – Know What's Important

Shower gel? For $ 28? Yes, it is worth it. Molton Brown Bath & Shower Gel is a splurge for a reason. It uses real plants and natural ingredients which leaves skin in its best shape. Did we mention that sweet and subtle smell it has?

Big Breakthroughs – You Don't Have to 'Go Under' To See Results

It's quick, it's easy, it works. Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads wipe away all those gross particles that sit on your face and then gently exfoliates your skin. So you're left with a natural sheen that will have people asking, "What's your secret?"

Base – Fake Flawless Skin

My skin usually looks okay enough for me to go out in public – minus that blemish that pops up every so often. Thankfully, Murad Acne Treatment Concealer helps hide and get rid of those nasty red spots. Finally, a product that both heals and conceals!

Hair – No Salon Needed With The Right Products

Regardless of the kind of hair you have, we all know finding a good hair care routine is downright difficult. Allure decided that Kérastase Resistance Bain Volumactive Shampoo is the shampoo winner – plain and simple. It moisturizes hair, creates volume, and brings dead hair back to life!

We're already gearing up for next year awards – who will reign?

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