Kelly Rowland is one busy lady. The ex Destiny’s Child singer, who is working on her fifth studio album, has just been named as the Caress Fabulista for 2014! What I need to know is how she keeps her skin looking so smooth and glowing. The major Unilever brand will feature Kelly in their promotional efforts through this year. She’ll be sharing her favorite fashion trends and the latest news on their fine fragrance body washes on the Caress Facebook page.
Kelly recently took a break to chat with The Powder Room about her beauty routine, how she gets ready for a show – and what product is always in her purse.
How long does it take for you to get ready for a show?
It takes me about an hour to get ready. Maybe a little bit more if I’m trying to get focused and really hone in on the energy that I’m about to give out on stage and to the fans. The process is really easy. I actually do my own makeup.
What’s the one product you couldn’t go on stage without?
I just love a lipstick or gloss that’s not going to have my hair stick to it. That is very irritating. But I like to switch up my lip glosses every now and then, just to try a new color. I think your fans like to see you change up your look.
Kelly Rowland, who is currently riding high on the charts with her single Motivation, covers the August/September issue of Vibe magazine topless! In the Annual Juice issue that hits news stands August 16th, Kelly chats it up about her success overseas, parting ways with Mathew Knowles and sex toy shopping with the girls. Here’s a few excerpts:
VIBE: The last album didn’t do well in the States. It did better overseas, particularly in Europe. Do you feel more appreciated in Europe?
Kelly Rowland: No, not really. People still compare me to B over there. I said in an interview recently, ‘You know, if you guys would be a little bit more intelligent and ask me about myself we’ll have a much better interview.’ You can’t want a story from me and keep asking me about the past.
When you walked away from that last meeting with Mathew, did you feel an “exhale” moment?
I did, but I also felt like, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?!’ I stayed in the house for two days. I was sad. It was like a funeral. I had to deaden that situation in order to start fresh. That’s a very long time to have the same manager and the same label. (more…)
Women are naturally very self conscious about their looks. As a result, we tend to think that makeup, weaves, cosmetic surgery, etc. will help make us more beautiful – whatever that means. But what is the true definition of beauty? Singer Kelly Rowland, who’s currently enjoying the top spot on the R&B charts with her new single Motivation, hasn’t been exempt from feeling unworthy. She recently opened up about self love as a guest editor for Essence.com, while discussing her journey of lows and highs in beauty and what really makes her feel beautiful.
On not feeling beautiful
It took a long while for me to know that I’m beautiful. I remember going through this phase when I was younger of wanting to pass by mirrors and not look at them. That was so ridiculous. I’ve learned now that beauty starts from within. If you don’t know your worth, if you don’t know your value, if you don’t know how fantabulous you are — it’s going to be hard for other people to see it. Being appreciative of self, is beauty to me.
On what makes her feel beautiful
What makes me feel really beautiful is when I wake up and my skin is acting right [laughs] and I have a really great workout. When those days come, remember you deserve them because you work so hard. (more…)
If you’re a regular reader then you know that I’m Kelly Rowland’s number 1 stan 🙂 She’s such a classy and talented young woman. She was recently on Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club show where she discussed everything from Beyonce’s recent split with Mathew Knowles, to the type of men she is attracted to. Check out excerpts from the interview below:
On her genre of music
It’s so funny because everybody tried to put me in a box “Oh, so you do dance now.” For me, I don’t allow nobody to do that to me. At the same time I was recording dance music, I was recording “Smooches,” I was recording all these different types of records that were more so urban. I just tried something out and it just so happened to work. I love it all…if I can do it all, then why not?
The world would like to put you in a box. They just believe since you’re black, you should do black music, so when you go and try and do something else and that works “Oh, she’s a black girl doing dance music.” Jodie Watley showed us we can do it all, Diana Ross showed us we can do it all.
Why do you think you’re received dance music more than America?
Actually America is getting more into dance. You got Chris Brown who just did “Beautiful People,” (which is my morning song) to Akon who did “Sexy Bitch” and Rihanna did a lot of dance music. I think that music has these different feels now where you can just play. You’re allowed to be an artist and I think that’s dope.
You’ve dated all kinds of guys from different places. Do you recommend dating a white guy? (more…)
Who does not remember the year Dilemma by Nelly and Kelly Rowland came out??? I honestly can’t think of another male/female duet that had as much chemistry as they did in that video. We were all secretly wishing they’d end up together. I really don’t buy that Ashanti and Nelly relationship thing coz honestly, if a guy can’t claim you publicly, there’s a problem. Just ask Ciara and 50 Cent.
Anyway, Kelly Rowland, 29, and Nelly, 36, got all cuddly during the video shoot of “Gone” in Cancun, Mexico. They’re either really in love on the low or they’re very good actors because I can just feel the heat they generated when I look at the pics. Check them out after the break. (more…)
I’ve loved leopard print ever since my mum bought me a beautiful velvet leopard print skirt back when I was a teenager. Have no idea what happened to it but it was such a prized possession. Leopard print can look very HOT. However…you have to wear it in moderation, and know what to pair it with. Too much can have you looking like a cross breed of a leopard and a human. (more…)