Obscure Soul:Teena Marie – A Rose By Any Other Name ft. Gerald Levert ***messymandella***

      yesOn messymandella.com I love digging through the crates of my parents music and finding beauty in hidden hits, or obscure soul ballads that the Billboard Charts missed, or didn’t give their proper due.

We have showcased Regina Belle, who of course is a Broadway Actress and she is famous for her duet, with Peabo Bryson on the song, “A Whole New World (Aladin’sTheme)” and numerous other hits that you memorized, but had no idea who the songs originated from, during the Slow Jamz period. We know that Gerald Levert has and always will be “The Voice” and “The Teddy Bear” and Teena Marie, is always and Forever “Lady T.”

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It is romantic and you can you use your imagination to tell that person how you want them and need them. She wants to be in his arms and she belongs to him, and it didn’t cost anything…

 

 

 

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Make Up Minute: Less Is More! ***messymandella***

 

Gloria Steinman ***messymandella***

 

Beautiful Women: The Eyes Have It~ ***messymandella***

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

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Kate Beckinsale: When Over 40 Looks Better Than 20! ***messymandella***

          Women spend thousands of dollars on  cosmetics and skin care lines, with the sole purpose and effort to look more youthful,to hide their age.
We have a billion dollar industry in aging products alone,because being older is deemed less attractive.
When men go through their mid-life crisis, they search for any signs that they are still attractive,and it is a plus if the woman is the closer to the age of the daughter vs. the age of the mother.

        According to the tabloids and infomercials,we must eliminate any signs of skin maturity and nature taking it’s course, right?
No!
Angelina Jolie is breath-taking, the older she gets the increasing of her natural aging process taking place.

       She looks organically elegant,and she still raises her children and lends her time to charity work. Angelina, didn’t get her cheeks higher, duck lips,or an obvious eye lift.
Gabrielle Union is a doll,and we can’t forget Stacey Dash, and they all our over the age of 40 years old. All of these women’s age complimented their beauty.
         We can hide behind our own insecurities if we assume younger is gorgeous, and over 40 years older is just aging well...
Aging and weight are always issues with any women and allurement is always comparative, even before mental strength.
        However, we sometimes get better with time, if we let our natural beauty become enhanced. We don’t need to remodel our faces until we look unrecognizable.

      As a mother and an actress Kate has to compete with models that are 20 years younger, because according to standards we have set as a society, younger is better. If you enter a room with LisaRaye Mccoy Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, or  that age is simply a number. Glamour is more evident when self-confidence is part of the question.

           We must become more at ease and finally accept that women will go through an abundance of plastic surgery to compare with a younger generation. If you put Kate Beckinsale in a room full of women 20 years younger, she will steal the spot light and prove that real women age, like fine wine.

 

***messymandella***Style And Swagger Segment: “The Color Purple!” / Jill Scott

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Pop + Rap: Banks + Jay Z Have A Similar Video Treatment***messymandella***