Bikini season will be here before you know it – are you ready? If you’re like us and have been succumbing to winter’s yummiest comfort foods without working it off, you may need some help getting back into shape. One great way to do that is through a boot camp. All over the country you can find boot camp programs that use military-style routines and tactics to give you workouts that rival Celebrity Fit Club and The Biggest Loser. Though you may have a tough time moving the next day, the results are so worth it. Here are a few programs around the country to check out:
Erykah Badu’s new video is causing quite a stir. In the video for her new song, “Window Seat,” she strips down in broad daylight in downtown Dallas right near Dealey Plaza – where JFK was assassinated. Erykah may not be one to go along with status quo, but this seemed particularly bold. So we ask you, Vyne readers, do you think this was art or obscene? By the way, you can see the full video on Erykah’s website or here on ABC.com.
Yellow is a great color. Not only is it a happy color that make things brighter, it also looks great on darker skin tones. Check out these fabulous yellow dresses whether you’re petite, curvy, or somewhere in between.
All last year choruses of women raised their left hands to sing along with Beyonce that “if he liked it then he shoulda put a ring on it!” Even the Chipettes got in on the action. Whether it’s a solitaire or surrounded by baguettes, diamonds have maintained the reputation of being a girl’s best friend, especially when it comes to proposals. Jewelry companies pander to the fantasies of women that if he really means it, if he really loves you, he’ll give you a big, fat “fill in the blank brand” diamond. It’s practically second nature to ask about “the ring” when you hear one of your friends has gotten engaged. Many a nose has turned up at the sight of a cloudy, tiny, speck of a ring. For some the ring symbolizes a well thought out plan to commit and invest in a sustaining relationship. Some prefer to shop for the ring with their partner while others prefer to be surprised. But what if your significant other doesn’t have the money for a ring?
Unless you’re filthy rich, the current economic “slow down” in America has undoubtedly impacted your lifestyle in some way, shape or form. I recently had a conversation with a sociologist friend of mine and he insisted that no woman would accept a proposal without a ring, particularly black women. He shared a few thoughts, to which I countered that if a woman feels truly loved and committed to by her partner, she would understand if he couldn’t afford a ring and would likely accept the proposal anyway. But maybe that’s just me…Vyne readers, what do you think. Would you accept a proposal from the person you love without a ring?
6) Personal Movie Theater – Take this on your next international flight and you’ll be able to enjoy watching movies of your choice
7) Roomba – Vacuum your floors at the touch of a button without even breaking a sweat. Perfect for when you’re receiving “last minute” company and need to get ready quickly. Now you can simply start this puppy up and continue with your “get ready” routine all at the same time!