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Neewer 14″ Outer Dimmable Bi-Color LED Ring Light Lighting Kit w/ Light Stand $79.99

Neewer 14″ Outer Dimmable Bi-Color LED Ring Light Lighting Kit w/ Light Stand $79.99

Simulate Natural Light, Illuminate Your Beauty

Neewer Dimmable Bi-color SMD LED Ring Light Kit – Tailored for Personal Makeup, Makeup Tutorials, Portrait Photography, Live Show, Video Chat, YouTube Video Shooting, Live Broadcast, Outdoor Events, Fashion Display, Product Display, etc.

  • Special SMD LED design with adjustable brightness; Energy-saving LED beads place evenly inside the light without any dark corner; With constant current drive and low power loss; Lightweight and portable; Color temperature with a range from 3200k to 5600k can be adjusted easily by yellow/white color separate dimmer control
  • Durable bracket can be installed to the ring light easily for supporting a phone holder above and connecting to a light stand from the bottom; Easy set up or take apart, providing an extra convenience for your creation work
  • Powered by AC adapter or Sony NP-F550 replacement Li-ion Battery to provide long time lighting; Two replacement batteries included offer great convenience for it to move around the studio casually and also provides an extra power for your digital camera or camcorder
  • Come with 360 degree rotatable smartphone holder for rotating your phone into portrait mode (vertical) or landscape mode (horizontal) freely without taking the phone out of the adapter; Fits for the majority of smart phone models in the market, such as iPhone X 8 7 plus 7 6 plus, Samsung S8 S7 S6, Huawei, etc

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NY community mourns 4 children, father killed in fire

NY community mourns 4 children, father killed in fire

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral Friday for a father and four daughters who died in an upstate New York house fire.

Firefighters lined the entrance to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart church in Watertown for the funeral celebrating the lives of Aaron Bodah and his daughters: 4-year-old Skylar; 6-year-old Erin; 8-year-old Alexa and 14-year-old Merissa.

The fire broke out early Feb. 14. A fifth daughter, 13-year-old Hailey, survived after escaping from the burning home; she ran to neighbours for help.

“They were just the sweetest girls,” Watertown teacher Erin Weston told WWNY . “They loved each other so much. You always saw them walking hand in hand. They loved school; they always had a smile on their face.”

Skylar, the family’s youngest, loved singing and ponies. Erin, a first-grader, sang, too, and also danced. Alexa, a second-grader, was a fan of video games and superheroes. Merissa, a ninth-grader, liked doing makeup with their mom, Melissa Davey, also of Watertown.

Prayers were offered Friday for Hailey and for the girls’ mother, Melissa Davey.

Then the family members followed a coffin and several urns as they were placed in a hearse and taken to a cemetery.

Investigators said it appeared the fire started in the kitchen, where pots had been left on the electric stove. Smoke detectors had no batteries, they said.

“We must take the lessons taught to us by this event and come together,” said Fire Chief Dale Herman, “not only to support those family and friends in their grief, but also to help our neighbours and responders return to their new routines and prevent future tragedy such as this from occurring in our homes.”

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Maryland Teens Say ‘Yes’ to the (Prom) Dress

Maryland Teens Say ‘Yes’ to the (Prom) Dress

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND — 

Nakesha Clarke twirled out of the dressing room wearing a white and gold gown that made her feel like a Disney princess.

“I feel like Cinderella,” she said.

Clarke was one of more than 200 students who hunted through rows and rows of tulle, satin, sequins and feathers for the perfect dress to wear to her prom, courtesy of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress reality show franchise, Macy’s department store, clothing retailer Men’s Warehouse, and others.

“It was a little difficult because there were so many pretty dresses,” said Dajah Baylor, a senior at Crossland High School in Camp Springs, Maryland. She picked up “a whole bunch of dresses” to try on before selecting a navy blue two-piece outfit with beaded top and flowing skirt, exactly what she and her mom had wanted.

The girls — and roughly 75 boys in the next room trying on tuxedos, playing foosball and getting buzz cuts — were chosen by their teachers from four suburban Washington high schools to shop for free at the event as a reward for academic achievement.

Girls rifled through thousands of dresses, some designed specifically for the event, as well as shoes, jewelry, clutches and shawls. Artists offered makeup tips. This was the first of five stops the Say Yes tour hosted.

Oprah greeting

But it wasn’t all glitz. The opening ceremony turned into shouts and cheering once a video message greeted them at 8:30 in the morning.

“Hi everybody!” said Oprah Winfrey, television icon and one of the world’s wealthiest women. Little of her video was audible as the crowd shrieked in admiration.

Many of the students chosen to participate in the event would have struggled with the expense of going to prom, which a 2015 survey by Visa Inc. estimates at $919 per family in America. At the annual event, well-dressed high school students party in a celebration of entering adulthood. Many high schoolers spend hundreds of dollars on a dress alone.

The excitement of prom may be weeks away (most schools in Maryland have prom the first week of May), but preparations actually start much earlier for arguably one of the most important nights in a student’s high school career.

Entering adulthood

“This really is, if you will, your transition into adulthood,” said Monte Durham, host of TV show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and the face of the prom event.

“For most of these young ladies, it will be the most expensive and most special dress they’ve ever owned,” he explained. “They are taking a passage and going on into adulthood, feeling good about themselves, feeling confident and feeling motivated. And that’s amazing.”

Careful selection

The students were carefully selected partially on need, but also academic motivation. Students were required to be on track for graduation, meet a minimum GPA requirement, and completed community service to be selected by their school to attend the event.

Even still, teachers struggled to narrow the list of students who would be eligible for free prom attire.

“We literally sat down for three hours and combed over 250 names because we couldn’t figure out who of our students were deserving,” said Lindsey Joseph, senior sponsor for Crossland High School.

“We use criteria like their attendance, their grades, students who have been most improved,” she explained, adding that both the girls and the boys were “so excited” when told they would be attending.

Both Nakesha and Dajah plan to pursue degrees in nursing this fall after their graduation.

“I plan on going to Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, to be a nurse,” Dajah said.

For her part, Nakesha has begun taking college courses in biology alongside her high school program. But her love of science might fall second to her passion for cheering.

“I’ve been cheering since seventh grade and I see myself cheering in college,” she said, a statement that will surprise no one who has seen her toned arms.

Almost as an afterthought, she casually added that she also is her school’s National Honor Society vice president.

Nakesha did not end up choosing the white gown, opting instead for a tighter periwinkle lace dress with a slit.

“It’s got the slit that I wanted,” she said. “It was hard to find, but I got it.”

VOA’s Aline Barros contributed to this report.

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Get Ready to Be Pretty as a White Walker: Urban Decay to Release a Game of Thrones Collection

Get Ready to Be Pretty as a White Walker: Urban Decay to Release a Game of Thrones Collection

Most of the characters on Game of Thrones go for the no-makeup makeup look, except the white walkers, who are contoured for the old gods and the new. But that’s not stopping Urban Decay from launching a GOT-themed makeup line for the show’s April premiere.

Details are pretty scarce right now, since the company announced the collaboration with a short video and a still image posted to social media. But judging from the video, there’s going to be a fire and ice theme. One look features shimmery copper tones, while the other showcases vivid blues with a berry-stained lip. Hopefully the collection includes a palette because I need all of this.

Now if someone could just get me a dupe of the armored dress Goth Cersei wears when she feels like setting fire to her enemies, I’ll have my wedding season look ready to serve.

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‘Vice’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Win Big at Makeup and Hairstyling MUAHS Guild Awards

‘Vice’ and ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Win Big at Makeup and Hairstyling MUAHS Guild Awards

“Vice” took a step closer to Oscar glory with its two MUAHS Guild Awards on Saturday.

Vice,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “A Star Is Born,” and “Crazy Rich Asians” were the top makeup and hairstyling winners Saturday at the 6th annual MUAHS Guild Awards (at L.A. Live). “Vice,” the Oscar favorite for Christian Bale’s remarkable Dick Cheney transformation, took home period makeup and makeup effects; “Mary Queen of Scots,” another Oscar nominee, won for period hairstyling; “A Star Is Born” snagged contemporary makeup; and “Crazy Rich Asians” earned contemporary hairstyling.

On Friday, prior to the Academy reversing its decision to edit the cinematography, editing, makeup and hairstyling, and live action short Oscar award presentations, Julie Socash, president, Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, delivered a statement of protest:

“We know from some of our members, as talented artists and professionals, that they are disappointed by the Academy’s decision to handle various awards in this fashion, even if on a rotational basis. As IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb made clear in his statement, our members are ‘the core of any motion picture production.’ While we are looking forward to the Oscar telecast, our focus right now is on this Saturday night’s Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards where our members artistic contributions will be honored with the dignity our craft deserves.”

“The Great Oscar Crafts Mutiny: The Inside Story of How the Academy Backed Down”

Margot Robbie,

“Mary Queen of Scots”

Focus Features

TV winners included “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (period makeup and hairstyling), “American Horror Story” (contemporary makeup, commercial/music video makeup and hairstyling), “Westworld” (special makeup effects), “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (children and teen makeup and hairstyling), and “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (TV special contemporary hairstyling).

Oscars 2019: Best Makeup and Hairstyling Predictions

As previously announced, Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) was honored with the Distinguished Artisan Award. Susan Cabral-Ebert, outgoing Local 706 president and Emmy-nominated makeup artist, and Robert Louis Stevenson, legendary Emmy-winning hairstylist, received Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Winners for outstanding make-up artists and stylists are listed below:

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP 

“A Star is Born”

Ve Neill, Debbie Zoller, Sarah Tanno

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING

“Crazy Rich Asians”

Heike Merker, Sophia Knight

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP

“Vice”

Kate Biscoe, Ann Pala Williams, Jamie Kelman

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING

“Mary Queen of Scots”

Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS

“Vice”

Greg Cannom, Christopher Gallaher

TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION MINI SERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP

“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”

Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kim Ayers, Silvina Knight

TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION MINI SERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING

“Dancing with the Stars”

Gail Ryan, Brittany Spaulding, Jani Kleinbard

TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION MINI SERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Patricia Regan, Claus Lulla, Joseph A. Campayno

TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION MINI SERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Jerry DeCarlo, John Jordan, Peg Schierholz

TELEVISION SERIES, TELEVISION MINI SERIES OR TELEVISION NEW MEDIA SERIES – BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS

“Westworld”

Justin Raleigh, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Thomas Floutz

MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR SPECIAL – BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP

“King Lear”

Naomi Donne, Sara Kramer

MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR SPECIAL – BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING

“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”

Charles Lapointe, Kevin Maybee

MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR SPECIAL – BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS

“Cocaine Godmother”

Trefor Proud, Vicki Syskakis

DAYTIME TELEVISION – BEST MAKE-UP

“The Young and the Restless”

Patricia Denney, Marlene Mason, Kathy Jones

DAYTIME TELEVISION – BEST HAIR STYLING

“The Young and the Restless”

Regina Rodriguez, Adriana Lucio, Vanessa Bragdon

CHILDREN AND TEEN TELEVISION PROGRAMMING – BEST MAKE-UP

“A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Rita Ciccozzi, Krista Seller, Bill Terezakis

CHILDREN AND TEEN TELEVISION PROGRAMMING – BEST HAIR STYLING 

“A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Julie McHaffie, Dianne Holme

COMMERCIALS & MUSIC VIDEOS – BEST MAKE-UP

“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”: “Promo’”

Kerry Herta, Jason Collins, Cristina Waltz

COMMERCIALS & MUSIC VIDEOS – BEST HAIR STYLING

“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”: “Promo”

Joe Matke, Fernando Santaella-Navarro

THEATRICAL PRODUCTION – BEST MAKE-UP

“The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Rocky Horror”

Michael Johnston, Tyson Fontaine, Lauren Lillian

THEATRICAL PRODUCTION – BEST HAIR STYLING

“Aladdin”

Debra Parr, Michele Arvizo, Chanthy Tach

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