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Queen Kerry Washington’s beauty regimen revealed!

Hello Glamazonians! Queen Kerry Washington sat down with InStyle Magazine UK to spill some tea about her beauty regimen so of course you know I was paying full attention. Read on to find out more about the Scandal starlet’s make-up and hair do’s & don’ts. By the way, Kerry’s deep conditioning tip is a must for every natural afro girl!


Kerry-Washington1) Be bold

“I used to really stay away from a bold lip as I’d mostly focus on my eyes but now I play around a lot more with colour when I comes to my lips. It was actually thanks to a good friend of mine who’s a make-up artist and once I actually let her try it out on me I really loved that sense of play a bright lip can give. It’s something I’ve always had in my fashion choices but I’d never really thought of make-up as an accessory before.
It’s funny, but I think another reason I was more willing to take a risk is because it’s so important for me to go out into the world as myself rather than the characters I play so I always try and look as different from Olivia Pope as possible. Olivia always wears a more conservative natural look with a nude lip so I definitely think that may have been what left me open to trying something more fun.”

2) TLC your tresses

“Deep conditioning is something I’ve really learnt to embrace especially because I use so many products and heated tools on my hair during the week. When I’m not working I prefer to let my hair be natural– I’ll stick a good leave-in conditioner on and just pull it back or let it do its thing – basically the opposite of what Olivia does with her hair. At the beginning of this last season we actually did show Olivia with her hair in a natural texture – it started out with her and Jake on an island so we thought it would be really fun to show a side of her that we’d never seen before. It’s definitely not who she is back home though – her hair is kind of like her armor – it’s part of how she defines herself and how she presents herself to the world.

3) Get to know your skin

“I feel sort of blessed and cursed that I had eczema as a small child as it meant that I’ve always had a relationship with a dermatologist whilst there are a lot of women out there who are walking into a derm’s office for the first time in their 30s. There’s so much conflicting advice out there and so many products claiming different things that it’s difficult to work out what really works for your skin. It’s actually part of the reason I now work with Neutrogena as I like the fact that they’re rooted in science and they try to help women be the best version of themselves rather than hiding behind smoke and mirrors. At the end of the day I’m also just a girl who loves good products.”

4) Be militant about cleansing

“My biggest beauty bug-bear is that I wear that make-up between 16 and 17 hours a day under baking hot lights when I’m working so I’m almost religious about taking my make-up off. I never sleep in it  (well, sometimes I might leave on a little eye make up just for fun as it looks so much better the next day)  but I always try to let my skin breathe overnight, even if I just use make-up remover wipes to take everything off – it’s so, so important.”

5) Fake it

“I wore acrylic nails for a long time and found that they weren’t the healthiest thing for my nails. I do love a gel but because I have to have such a specific look now for the show (clean, bare nails) when it comes to red carpet events I’ve been doing those press-on nails instead.  I’ll paint them a colour that I love then kind of shape them to my hand – it just means that I can have a bit more fun with my nails again.”

-KERRY WASHINGTON-6) Bespoke your base

“When it comes to foundation, I think it’s important to have at least a couple of shades in your make-up bag because different parts of your face are different colours and I  know that I can look very different depending on the time of year – just make sure you blend them together well. Also, don’t be afraid to change-up the texture of your foundation to suit you – just mix some with little bit of moisturizer to create your own tinted moisturizer based on colours that really work for you.”

7) Make exercise work for you

“I would say I’m pretty healthy but it’s also because I have to be. Right before we started shooting the show I was at an event with Ellen Pompeo and I was grilling her for tips on how to handle this crazy TV world as I’d never worked in television in this way before. She told me to treat yourself like an athlete i.e. make sure that you eat well and sleep well and exercise so that your body’s capable of meeting the rigors  of the job and that’s proven to be the best advice for me. I also try to pray and meditate in the mornings because I find that when I do, it gives me a little bit of time to get centered and creates more room in my heart and mind to actually do all those things like eat and exercise right.”

Head over to Instyle to find out what products the Queen’s glam squad use on her.

~FIERCE & LOVE
XoXo Whitney:)

TOP 10 OLIVIA POPE FASHION MOMENTS!!!

Hello Glamazonians! Like millions of people, I am also obsessed with the hit ABC show Scandal. Kerry Washington stars as DC crisis manager, Olivia Pope, who is having an affair with President Fitzgerald Grant portrayed by the oh-so-handsome Tony Goldwyn. Olivia Pope’s fashion sense has captured the attention of fashion lovers everywhere. In honour of tonight’s season finale, I’ll be counting down my fave 10 Olivia Pope fashion moments. The show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, does a brilliant job especially with the tailoring of her trouser suits. Olivia’s overcoats, cream coloured opera length gloves and trouser suits gives me all the life I need!

P.S I HOPE OUR FAVE COUPLE STAYS TOGETHER AT LEAST TILL SEASON 3

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SCANDAL FANS HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SURVIVE SCANDAL-LESS THURSDAYS THIS SUMMER? I GUESS IT’S BACK TO JOINING THE REAL WORLD!

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XoXo Whitney:)

HAPPY SCANDALVERSARY ‘SCANDAL’ FANS: FAVE MOMENTS FROM THE SHOW!!!

Hello Glamazonians! Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the greatest show on earth! A year ago ‘Scandal’ showed up on my telly with the beautiful Kerry Washington and handsome Tony Goldwyn, and took my breath away.  Scandal debuted in the midst of senseless reality shows, so it’s not surprising viewers tuned in, salivating to watch a brilliantly written show. Kerry Washington, stars as Olivia Pope, a DC political fixer who falls in love with a very married President Fitzgerald Grant, played by the captivating Tony Goldwyn. Fans have also fallen in love with the romance and have dubbed the pair ‘Olitz.’ Don’t you love the whole name joining thing? Not only is the writing amazing, thanks to show creator Shonda Rhimes and her writing team, but the acting is just as spectacular.

I COULD SHOW YOU A LOT OF CLIPS OF MY FAVE MOMENTS BUT IT WILL TAKE US ALL WEEK SO HERE ARE SIX OF SOME OF MY FAVOURITE SCENES FROM THE SHOW! 

This is my absolute fave scene from Scandal! I still can’t watch it without getting teary eyed! My celeb crushes are just phenomenal in this scene!

Not ashamed to say I have this next clip memorized. Can you blame me? KW is flawless!

Seriously how great is this scene! Jeff Perry, I bow at your greatness! Jeff’s character, Cyrus Beene(the White House Chief of Staff) is so complex. No wonder viewers love to hate him. That and the fact that his monologues just bring me to life everytime!

Another great monologue from Jeff Perry!

Love Bellamy Young but dislike her character, Mellie Grant. But in this scene I loved her; although that’s going to change soon because, in the words of Cyrus Beene “you reminded me never to let my guard down not when something Mellie this way comes”  HA!

Okay, I couldn’t help but post this next video. It’s hands down the most epic shut down scene I’ve ever seen! I’m still working on my tell-someone-off-with-a-5,4,3,2,1-countdown.

P.S DID YOU WATCH THURSDAY’S EPISODE?!? I STILL HAVE A ‘SCANDAL’ HANGOVER! NOT COMPLETELY OVER THE EPISODE YET THANKS TO SHONDA RHIMES & HER WRITING TEAM!

~FIERCE & LOVE
XoXo Whitney:)

‘SCANDAL’ GIRLS AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN GALA!!!

Hello Glamazonians! If you’re a regular on this blog, you probably know about my undying love for the hit show, Scandal and all things Kerry WashingtonKerry attended the Human Rights Campaign Gala with co-stars Darby Stanchfield and Katie Lowes. Kerry Washington wore a beautiful black Jason Wu gown with a sweetheart neckline. I love the organza layers in the skirt. These gorgeous gems kept their looks clean and simple with the hair and make-up. Again, LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! CAN’T WAIT FOR TOMORROW’S EPISODE!!!!!!!

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~FIERCE & LOVE
XoXo Whitney:)

BELLAMY YOUNG @ THE ELTON JOHN OSCAR PARTY!!!

Hello Glamazonians! I promised you all a ‘ What Olivia Pope Wore’ segment from my fave show ‘Scandal’ but since there wasn’t a new episode last night, I will leave you with this glamorous picture of one of the cast members. Bellamy Young, star of the ultra-addictive show, rocked this beautifully detailed Mac Duggal gown to Elton John‘s Annual Oscar Awards viewing party. Bellamy has been looking extraordinary on red carpets lately, remember the stunning J. Mendel gown she wore to the NAACP Awards?! Beautiful lady!

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XoXo Whitney:)

KERRY WASHINGTON @ THE 2013 ACADEMY AWARDS!!!

Hello Glamazonians! One of my best dressed celebs at the Oscars happened to be Kerry Washington! Big shock right, no? Oh you know me so well! Obviously I love all things Kerry so it wasn’t a surprise that I fell in love with her Miu Miu gown. It was only natural that I gush at the telly when she was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. And the fact that my hard-to-please mum thought she was one of her best dressed made me love the gown even more! Kerry wore Miu Miu to the Golden Globes a month ago, so it’s safe to say she’s a big fan of the brand.

P.S ‘Scandal‘ fans, did you see the promo that aired during the show?!?!?! I had to re-wind my telly a few times!!!!!!!!

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~FIERCE & LOVE
XoXo Whitney:)

WHAT OLIVIA POPE WORE: ‘SCANDAL’ SEASON 2 EPISODE 15!!!

Hello Glamazonians! I have had a style crush on Scandal star Kerry Washington and her character Olivia Pope for quite some time now. For those of you who haven’t watched Scandal before, I say go for it. Amazingly talented cast, superb writing; an audience couldn’t ask for more. Gladiators(what the fans call themselves) around the world fall in love with the cast week after week! Thanks to the show’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, we have a lot more insight on Olivia Pope’s fashion. Come back every Friday for a ‘What Olivia Pope Wore’ segment:)

And in case you’re a Scandal fan and were wondering I am 100% TEAM OLITZ!!!!!!!!!!!

“Originally, we saw Olivia in a sleek Calvin Klein gown, then we moved to a more romantic-feeling Jean Fares gown with a full skirt and a lot of beading,” Costume Designer Lyn Paolo told InStyle.com. “Now, because Olivia’s life and loves are once again in turmoil, we have transitioned to a gown that is both black and white, feminine and romantic, with a lace panelled back but from the front a geometric strong shape and silhouette.”

Love this beautiful Escada gown Kerry wore on the show on Thursday’s episode!

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~FIERCE & LOVE
XoXo Whitney:)

CALLING ALL ‘SCANDAL’ ADDICTS!!!

Hello Glamazonians! If you haven’t noticed by my countless Kerry Washington posts, I am quite enamoured by the famous actress. I, like many of you have watched her 2001 movie, Save The Last Dance and the star-studded 2010 movie, For Coloured Girls. Well I have been in love, and maybe a bit obsessed with her latest project ‘Scandal.’ Scandal is about a political fixer, and her complicated affair with the president of the United States who has a pregnant wife! I know, sounds juicy right?!?!?! The show stars Tony Goldwyn as President Grant, Columbus Short, Bellamy Young(plays the first lady), Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz and Jeff Perry. Viewers have become accustomed to Kerry’s character, Olivia Pope’s crisp, fitted trouser suits every week, thanks to costume designer Lyn Paolo. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you resort to Netflix or iTunes to catch up. Scandal currently airs in the U.S, Canada and the U.K!

P.S. A HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KERRY AS SHE CELEBRATES HER 36TH TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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~FIERCE & LOVE
XoXo Whitney:)