In the wake of George H.W. Bush’s passing, people are remembering his life and career. While he was eventually elected president, many forget that he first served as Vice President to Ronald Reagan. The two had a complicated relationship as they began as competitors. According to the New York Times, both Reagan and Bush were vying for the Republican party presidential nomination. While the two weren’t exactly best friends to begin with, Bush officially was on Reagan’s bad side after he famously referred to the policies Reagan was advocating for as “voodoo economics.” When Gerald Ford ended up declining Reagan’s offer to be vice president, however, Reagan turned to Bush.
A report on the official Senate website states that Reagan thought Bush lacked “spunk” and was unable to handle criticism. Reagan changed his tune when Bush became vice president, and appreciated that Bush rarely disagreed with him. His loyalty to Reagan during his presidency never faltered. One instance that displayed Bush’s respect for Reagan was when Reagan was shot. Bush was in Dallas, Texas at the time and immediately flew back to Washington upon hearing the news.
It was suggested that Bush travel to the White House by helicopter after landing at Andrews Air Force Base in hopes of creating a dramatic scene that would encourage Americans and make for good television. Bush refused to do this and believed that “only the President lands on the south lawn.” Instead, Bush opted to helicopter to his residence at the Naval Observatory and traveled to the White House from there.
The two had lunch together every Thursday and would talk about everything “from affairs of state to small talk,” according to Bush. Reagan learned to trust Bush, and Bush never revealed Reagan’s secrets. Reagan repaid him for his loyalty by helping to campaign for him when Bush ran for president again in 1988. Needless to say, the way Bush spoke of Reagan in public afterwards came nothing close to his “voodoo economics” comment.
”He was a wonderful man, a wonderful, warm human being,” Bush once said of Reagan. “He was so darn kind to me, and also to Barbara.”
Once Bush was elected presidency, Reagan gladly passed the torch to him and left Bush a heartfelt message.
”George, I treasure the memories we share and wish you all the very best,” the note read. ”You’ll be in my prayers. God bless you and Barbara. I’ll miss our Thursday lunches.”
AMC confirmed the return of the international crime thriller McMafia for Season 2 back in July during the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour. AMC’s announcement came after the BBC confirmed the Season 2 return of McMafia to BBC One earlier in May.
The series creators Hossein Amini and James Watkins were delighted when the BBC first made the announcement on May 2.
“We are so thrilled with how McMafia has resonated with audiences across the world,” they said.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) May 2, 2018
AMC renewed McMafia for Season 2 despite the fact that the show’s ratings took a tumble in the U.S. where it concluded its first season run on April 23. The season premiere, which aired on February 26, scored a rating of 0.14, while the season finale scored 0.04.
McMafia Season 1 averaged 0.07 in the 18-49 demographic and had an average season viewership of 295,000, compared with AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 9 which scored a 2.03 rating and averaged 5.231 million viewers and Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 which was rated 0.78 and drew 2.265 million viewers.
McMafia is one of the lowest-rated shows on AMC, surpassing only Loaded Season 1 which scored a 0.06 rating and had an average season viewership of 207,000.
A show’s rating is one of the most important predictors of whether it will stay on the air. One can, therefore, conclude that the AMC executives considered other factors when they decided to renew McMafia for Season 2.
McMafia was a huge hit with the British audience on BBC One. The debut episode (January 1) on BBC One drew 9.8 million viewers, while the finale episode (February 11) drew 6.31 million viewers.
McMafia Season 1 averaged about 7.1 million viewers on BBC One. The BBC also revealed that the Season 1 premiere had been streamed on its iPlayer service more than 3.4 million times.
With the BBC and AMC having confirmed the crime thriller for Season 2, there is evidence of renewed interest in the U.S., and fans worldwide are looking forward to another season of a deep dive into the world of global organized crime.
Ahead of the announcement of the official premiere date, we bring you everything we know so far about McMafia Season 2, including release date, cast, plot, and more.
McMafia Season 2 release date
Although the BBC and AMC have confirmed McMafia for Season 2, both networks have not announced an official premiere date. The eight-episode Season 1 of the series started running on the BBC on January 1 and ended on February 11.
The series premiered on AMC on February 26, while the season finale aired on the U.S. TV channel on April 23.
Although an official premiere date has not been announced, fans expect that McMafia Season 2 will be hitting their TV screens by the summer of 2019.
We will update readers when AMC announces the premiere date for McMafia Season 2.
McMafia Season 2 details
McMafia is an international crime thriller, starring James Norton as Alex Godman.
McMafia is created by Hossein Amini and James Watkins. Watkins also directed all the eight episodes of the first season. The series is co-produced by BBC, AMC, and Cuba Pictures, in collaboration with Twickenham Studios.
BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally.
The BBC was able to sell the series to Amazon in several territories across the globe and to the Russian TV channel Pyatnitsa! (Friday TV), despite the fact that the Russian embassy in London previously criticized the show.
Amini and Watkins are returning as executive producers for McMafia Season 2. The pair co-executive produced McMafia Season 1, alongside Nick Marston, Robyn Slovo, Matthew Read, Dixie Linder, Ben Hall, and Misha Glenny.
Glenny has also been confirmed to be returning as co-executive producer for McMafia Season 2.
The BBC first announced plans for the series in October 2015 and revealed in April 2016 that Norton had been cast in the leading role of Alex Godman. Additional casting announced in November 2016 included Alex’s parents, played by Maria Shukshina and Aleksey Serebryakov, and David Strathairn as a shady Israeli businessman.
McMafia Season 1 was filmed across the world in major cities, such as London, Moscow, Zagreb, Belgrade, Tel Aviv, and Cairo.
The series creators were conscious of the significance of the timing of the release of the series amid rising tensions between Russia and the West.
“McMafia’s blend of topicality and killer storytelling struck a chord with audiences and significantly added to the discourse around Anglo-Russian relations,” Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said.
McMafia is inspired by journalist Misha Glenny’s bestselling non-fiction book McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld. The BBC international correspondent’s book documents the rise and global spread of mafia organizations around the world.
The book focused especially on the Chechen Mafia in Russia, which rose after the fall of the Soviet Union (USSR) and spread its influence and power from Moscow to other Russian cities through franchising.
Amini and Watson’s McMafia TV series adapts and fictionalizes selected stories from Glenny’s book while trying to avoid distorting the facts as presented in the book.
McMafia has received mixed reviews, with some viewers describing it as boring and insisting that there was no need to renew McMafia for Season 2 because Season 1 was a “self contained drama.”
Other viewers complained that they could not follow the show’s portrayal of organized crime, especially plotlines that were hinged on complex financing and money laundering maneuvers. The Sun also reported that many viewers complained about poor audio in some episodes and accused the cast of “mumbling.”
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The Sun’s TV critic Ally Ross offered a harsher assessment of the series, describing McMafia as a “disaster waiting to happen.”
But many other viewers were happy about the news that McMafia is returning for Season 2.
— Sarah Johnson (@SJ_UK1) May 2, 2018
McMafia became the subject of a legal tussle earlier in the year after Wilf Varvill, a British writer, accused the BBC of breach of copyright and filed a claim in the U.K. High Court. According to The Telegraph, Varvill alleged that McMafia’s storyline was the same as his 2007 short film Londongrad.
It is also widely claimed that McMafia influenced U.K. legislation through a law that was drafted to make possible the seizure of foreign assets obtained illegally.
McMafia Season 2 will likely also consist of eight episodes, and it is expected to go into production very soon.
McMafia Season 2 trailer
The BBC and AMC have not released an official trailer for McMafia Season 2. However, fans are hoping that the networks will drop an official trailer for the upcoming season early next year.
We will update fans when a trailer for McMafia Season 2 becomes available. Meanwhile, enjoy the BBC’s Season 1 launch trailer, released on November 2, 2017.
Also watch AMC’s promo video released on January 13, 2018.
McMafia Season 2 cast
Amini and Watkins have indicated that they plan to continue telling stories that “cast more light on the shady intersections of transnational criminals.” However, no casting announcements for McMafia Season 2 have been made.
The silence has led to speculation that since Season 1 appeared to have been a “self-contained drama,” McMafia Season 2 may introduce a new story, new characters, and a new cast.
This means that even if Norton returns for McMafia Season 2, he may not be the protagonist.
However, Glenny’s return to McMafia Season 2 as executive producer has been confirmed. It indicates that the writers plan to continue using his book as source material and that they plan to continue tapping into his expertise on the subject of international organized crime.
Norton has also expressed interest in reprising his role. He shared in an interview with Variety, ahead of the BBC’s Season 2 renewal announcement, that he enjoyed making the show and that he was ready to reprise his role in Season 2 because he believed the series has a lot more stories to tell about his character.
If the writers choose to continue to focus on Norton’s character Alex Godman, the entire main cast for Season 1 could return for McMafia Season 2.
McMafia Season 1 starred James Norton as Alex Godman, Juliet Rylance as Rebecca Harper (Alex’s girlfriend), David Strathairn as the shady Israeli businessman Semiyon Kleiman, Faye Marsay as Alex’s sister Katya Godman, Aleksey Serebryakov as Alex’s father Dimitri Godman, Maria Shukshina as Alex’s mother Oksana Godman, Oshri Cohen as the bodyguard Joseph, Merab Ninidze as the Russian mafia boss Vadim Kalyagin, and David Dencik as Alex’s uncle Boris Godman.
James Norton is known for his role as Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley (TV series 2014- ) and as Andrei Bolkonsky in War and Peace (TV Mini-Series 2016). He also played Sidney Chambers in Grantchester (TV series 2014- ) and appeared in Black Mirror (TV series 2011- ).
Faye Marsay is known to fans for her role in Game of Thrones (TV series 2011- ) as The Waif. She appeared in The White Queen (TV Mini-Series 2013) as Anne Neville. She also appeared in Doctor Who (TV series 2005-) and Black Mirror (TV series 2011- ).
McMafia Season 2 plot
The series stars James Norton as Alex Godman. Alex is the British-educated son of a Russian mafia boss living in exile in London.
Alex tries to escape the family business as a self-made hedge fund manager, but he soon finds himself forced to make a choice between pursuing a crime-free life and returning to his family roots in the dangerous world of organized crime.
McMafia gives viewers an intimate look at the hidden world of organized global crime syndicates. The storyline follows Alex’s descent into the world of organized crime after he is faced with a difficult choice between protecting his loved ones and escaping his family’s past connections with the criminal underworld.
Alex’s struggle, which starts off as a tale of survival and revenge, soon becomes a story about his struggle to resist the lure of wealth and glamorous lifestyle obtained through corruption and crime.
Unable to resist, he finds himself being drawn deeper and deeper through his family business into the world of crime where he encounters the Mafia and international drug cartels.
McMafia Season 1 showed Alex pitching a plan and concluding a deal to flood the European markets with heroin.
Amini and Watkins have promised that McMafia Season 2 will start off from where Season 1 left off to “cast more light on the shady intersections of transnational criminals and their enablers in finance, law, intelligence agencies and even in governments.”
This could mean that McMafia Season 2 will follow Alex’s rise in the criminal world, and possibly also his eventual downfall. Alternatively, the writers could tell a different story based on Glenny’s book, but with different characters and a new cast.
However, it make sifting through the cards slightly easier and I've got some mud-lovers who can dig their way to victory on Thursday.
1.55 Blakerigg – Returned from an absence with career best form last time out, beating a fairly competitive field with ease.
A wind op clearly made a big difference to him and he could have plenty more in the tank even after a 9lb rise.
Brian Hughes is flying at home moment with ten wins from his last sixty rides and his mount certainly won't be found wanting in the saddle.
There should be more to come now that he's had a run to blow away the cobwebs and this a very winnable contest.
1.30 Cobolobo – Produced a fine performance on seasonal debut to finish a neck-second to last year's Albert Bartlett winner Kilbricken Storm and there should be another big effort in him now he's had a run.
Jonjo O'Neill has started this campaign better than the last couple of years and his challenger is another who looks to have been improved by a wind operation.
He gets to run off the same mark as that second and could be feasibly treated now running in his first handicap over the larger obstacles.
This is a hot little race but he's open to plenty of improvement.
An open book! Ashley Iaconetti recently opened up about a very personal decision she almost made to freeze her eggs — and revealed to Us Weekly that she wasn’t nervous, thanks to other women in Bachelor Nation.
“I feel like so many girls have,” Iaconetti, 30, told Us at the 29Rooms opening at the Reef in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 4. “Even in Bachelor Nation, like Kaitlyn [Bristowe], Carly [Waddell],Whitney [Bischoff] and Andi [Dorfman].”
The Bachelor in Paradise alum added: “They all did it together and they talked about it so openly, so I was, like, ‘Oh no, that’s a really good idea if you hit 30.’”
Iaconetti also dished on whether she was truly considering that option before she started dating her now-fiancé, Jared Haibon.
“[I was] definitely serious,” the reality star told Us. “If I was approaching my 30th birthday being single, I definitely was — and not knowing that Jared’s feelings had turned — that was definitely going to be my birthday present to myself.”
The Virginia native — who got engaged to Haibon, 30, in Puerto Vallarta in June — first opened up about freezing her eggs during the November 26 episode of her “Almost Famous” podcast.
Iaconetti also told Us at Tuesday’s event — where the exhibits were created in partnership with GLAAD & The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, ACLU, Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Pantene, Plan B One-Step and Smirnoff — that “people were interested.”
She added, “it would’ve make me feel so much better and not in a rush to not find anyone.”
The former Bachelor contestant and Haibon met while filming season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise in 2015.
With reporting by Emily Marcus
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BMG is splitting its US repertoire organization into three units, the company announced today. In its new structure BMG’s three key US offices: Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York, will effectively have the same status as countries such as the UK and Germany, reporting directly to worldwide CEO Hartwig Masuch.
The company cited its recent growth, which has seen revenue double in three years, as the reason for the move, but also because Zach Katz (pictured above), the company’s current US President of Repertoire and Marketing, he will step down from company at the end of the year in order to take up an unspecified new role.
Effective January 1, 2019, BMG US will comprise three distinct units:
LOS ANGELES, where Thomas Scherer has been promoted to EVP, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles.
NASHVILLE, where Jon Loba, EVP BBR Music Group, and Kos Weaver, EVP BMG Nashville, will formally take joint control of BMG’s repertoire operation in the home of country music;
NEW YORK, where John Loeffler is appointed EVP, Repertoire & Marketing, New York.
BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said, “The US represents more than 50% of BMG’s business. To give you a sense of scale, if it was a country, our Los Angeles operation would be our biggest territory some way ahead of the UK, Nashville would be our third biggest territory just ahead of Germany and New York would be sixth biggest, just behind France.”
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“Putting this new structure in place will empower local management and enable us to better deliver our mission of offering artists and songwriters a genuine alternative to the established companies.”
Regarding Katz’s departure, Masuch said, “Zach has made a substantial contribution to BMG over the past six years,” says Masuch, “most notably in helping our US operation make the transition from an acquisition-driven start-up to an organically-driven music publishing and recordings company which genuinely delivers on its core values to its clients. I have immense respect for the commitment he has given BMG and salute his multitude of achievements.
“Zach is above all a close friend and I am convinced we’ll work again together in the future.”
Says Katz, “I would like to express my utmost gratitude to Hartwig, for believing in me over the years and believing in the US team. Under his management, BMG has grown exponentially and achieved more in the past 10 years than most companies could ever dream possible. I am positive the greatest years of BMG still lie ahead with the company’s new US leadership group at the helm.”
Under the new structure Thomas Scherer will head the repertoire operation in Los Angeles. Scherer, a 30-year veteran of the music industry, joined BMG in 2008 as one of the original employees at the company headquarters in Berlin. In his previous role as EVP Frontline Publishing, US & Global Writer Services, he was responsible for BMG’s Los Angeles and New York teams, as well as the international publishing creative teams.
In Nashville, Kos Weaver and BBR Music Group’s Jon Loba have jointly been appointed to oversee the office and lead the publishing and recorded music teams based there. Kos Weaver joined BMG to run its Nashville publishing operation in 2013. Loba joined BMG in January 2017 following the company’s acquisition of BBR Music Group. The new joint management structure comes ahead of BMG moving its publishing and recorded music teams together into a new Nashville location in 2019. In New York, John Loeffler will be responsible for BMG’s music publishing and recorded music operations in the Big Apple, including S-Curve Records.
Said Masuch, “In a fast-growing company like BMG, one of the great challenges is to ensure you have the optimum structure for each stage of development. This structure prepares the ground for BMG’s next phase of the growth in the US and I would like to congratulate Thomas, John, Kos and Jon as they take on these exciting new roles.”
The former First Lady had vowed to never forgive Trump for promoting the idea that Barack Obama wasn’t born in the US.
Cameras captured the awkward moment that former First Lady Michelle Obama seemingly reluctantly shook Donald Trump’s hand and then quickly looked away at former president George HW Bush’s funeral, People is reporting. Mrs. Obama had previously vowed to “never forgive” Trump for his “birtherism” – that is, promoting the idea that Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States.
As far as is known, Wednesday’s funeral for the 41st president, which was attended by five living current and former presidents and their First Ladies, is the first time anyone from the Obama family and Trump family have been in the same room since Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
That the Trumps and Obamas wouldn’t likely be willing to spend a lot of time in each others’ company would seem to make sense: in her book, Becoming, Mrs. Obama says that she will “never forgive” Donald Trump for his birtherism.
“Birtherism” is the belief that Barack Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii, as he claimed, but rather that he was born outside the U.S., and thus ineligible to serve as President. Further, the theory says that the supposed Hawaii birth certificate that proves Obama was born there is fraudulent. Donald Trump has long been a proponent of that theory; for example, in August 2012 Trump tweeted that a “credible source” told him the birth certificate was a fraud.
“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that @BarackObama’s birth certificate is a fraud.”
Trump offered no proof of his claim, and as of this writing, there have been no serious efforts to debunk Obama’s purported Hawaii birth certificate.
As People reported in early November, Mrs. Obama wrote in her book that the Birther movement, and Trump’s promotion of it, put her daughters Sasha and Malia at risk.
“[Birtherism was] crazy and mean-spirited … its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this, I’d never forgive him.”
Whether or not any bad blood between Trump and Mrs. Obama was visible in the handshake likely depends on your point of view.
In the video, which you can see below, Mrs. Obama does appear to have her eyebrows raised when she looks at Trump, and does indeed appear to look away quickly once the handshaking is over.
However, more than one observer has called the exchange awkward. Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, for example, tweeted that the exchange “wasn’t the best part of her day.” And NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans called her expression “priceless.”
We could end this post there, but we will continue and say that she inspires plenty of looks. They say if someone dresses up as you for Halloween, and people can immediately guess the costume, you’re a superstar. Given Dolly’s big hair and big . . . personality, it’s easy to pinpoint when someone pays homage. Parton’s hair has been an integral part of her look since the early aughts: sky-hair bouffants and wispy layers have dictated her style for years, which she has disclosed are made possible thanks to wigs. But no matter if she’s sporting waves, bouncy curls, updos, bangs, or dramatic side parts, the key has always been major volume. That’s why when Parton posted an image on Instagram, fans immediately started talking about her hair.
The post, which was originally uploaded on Monday, was deleted and has now resurfaced. It includes a list of her upcoming television appearances to promote her new Netflix movie, Dumplin’. Given her last chat with Jimmy Fallon — in which she quips that her husband may want a threesome with the movie’s star, Jennifer Aniston — it’s safe to say we won’t want to miss any moving forward. Her long nails are painted red, she’s wearing a subdued black outfit, and she’s gazing into a vanity mirror. Perhaps she’s admiring her hair, which is a departure from her signature style: it’s styled straight with face-framing layers. It’s long, and void of any volume. In fact, it’s sleek. It’s probably a wig, but if it isn’t, we imagine she asked her stylist to give her a mix of Stevie Nicks and The Rachel.
There’s no telling when this photograph was taken. (We couldn’t find it anywhere except for Parton’s socials.) We enjoy every bit of Parton’s sparkly personality, clothes, makeup, and hair — more is more when it comes to the country singer! But we are loving this style on her and look forward to seeing if she’ll churn out a variety of other looks during her promotional tour.
Ryan Murphy‘s calling in the big guns for his new Netflix political comedy, The Politician.
The Politician, which was announced early in 2018, is in production now and has quite the famous cast. Led by Tony winner Ben Platt of Dear Evan Hansen fame, the series features Platt as Payton, a wealthy Californian with political ambitions. You can expect musical numbers because, duh, and social commentary on the state of politics today. Back when the show was announced, Barbra Streisand was in talks for it, but she’s since been replaced by…Jessica Lange.
Below, get the lowdown on the new series that is sure to be getting a lot of attention when it finally premieres (whenever that may be).
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Ben Platt of Dear Evan Hansen and Pitch Perfect fame is the central figure of the series as Payton, a wealthy man from Santa Barbara with political ambitions. Expect musical numbers, of course.
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Jessica Lange In, Barbra Streisand Out
Barbra Streisand was originally attached to the series, but dropped out to work on her album. “We were in talks about it, but I had to do my album. He wanted me to play a part in a very good script called The Politician, and when I turned it down he hired Jessica Lange, who’ll be brilliant. And it’s with Gwyneth. But I wanted to make my album. I couldn’t devote the time to that,” Streisand told The New Yorker.
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The Politician will also star Set It Up favorite Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton of Bohemian Rhapsody fame, newcomer Rahne Jones, and it’ll be a Dear Evan Hansen reunion with Laura Dreyfuss joining the cast alongside Ben Platt.
Gwyneth Paltrow is reteaming with Murphy for the series. The Oscar winner previously work with Murphy on Glee where she played substitute teacher Holly Holliday. She won an Emmy for her guest appearance.
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Dylan McDermott, who reunited with Murphy for American Horror Story: Apocalypse where he played his AHS: Murder House role, confirmed he’s part of the cast. His wife on the series? Mad Men‘s January Jones.
When it comes to our skincare routine, we of course look to a number of Hollywood stars for tips and products. Naturally, Cindy Crawford, who is known for her ageless and beautiful skin, is at the top of our inspiration list. Lucky for Us, the supermodel has a skincare line, Meaningful Beauty, and recently collaborated with Bless Box Founder Sazan Hendrix for a limited edition box full of her must-have products.
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“So it started out with this idea,” Crawford said in a recent interview with Hendrix. “Meaningful products for women.”
It’s a system — Crawford noted that she “loves” systems, because they ensure that you’re never left with too much, or too little of any one particular product. “The products are designed to work together,” she explained.
The key ingredient is Superoxide dismutase (“SOD”). The super antioxidant is a “miracle molecule” that is extracted from rare melons grown in the South of France. It’s also the very ingredient Crawford has used to keep her skin looking flawless for over 20 years. The melons have been such a hit, that the Fair Game actress revealed that she now gets approached at airports with questions about where to get the rare fruit.
Thankfully for Us and our wallets, we don’t have to try and source each product (or go to the South of France to find the miracle melons) on our own. Hendrix launched Bless Box with just that in mind. Each box is meant to be a curated selection of products that are hand-picked by Hendrix, and naturally, after trying the products herself, she knew she had to include Crawford’s line in the October box.
The box, valued over $300, features an assortment of goodies from Meaningful Beauty that Hendrix loves.
Included in this month’s box is a skin softening cleanser. It’s free of any harsh soap and is designed to maintain our skin’s pH balance and keep Us clean without drying Us out. It’s also packed with galactic acid, a super powerful antioxidant that we can find in apples. The best part? It’s super gentle and will make sure we’re always glowing and never tight.
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No routine is complete without a solid SPF and the Environmental Protecting Moisturizer brings just that! It’s a multitasking wonder and not only helps protect from sun damage, but also helps reduce the damage of blue light emitted by phones, TV screens and laptops.
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