Friday, May 07, 2021

Author: zaphfrans

Richardson woman in her 50s wins first beauty pageant

Sheree Koester signed up for tap dance lessons at the Huffhines Recreation Center in Richardson three years ago, hoping to have fun, increase her fitness level and meet new friends.

She did all of these things, and also went on to compete in and win her first-ever beauty pageant — in her 50s. Koester became the winner of 2021′s MS Senior World 50s pageant in January.

Part of Koester’s platform was talking about what she gained through the dance classes at Huffhines. The program helped her gain more poise and self-confidence, Koester said in a video report.

“It’s just

Read more

‘You little Asian girl.’ Beauty store owner attacked by customer in north Harris County

A beauty supply store owner in North Harris County is speaking out after she was attacked inside of her store. The altercation was caught on surveillance video.

Business owner Jung Kim said she was punched in the face by a female customer who hurled racial insults at her as she pummeled her.

“You little Asian girl. That’s what she remembered,” said Sung Jun Lee, the woman’s son.

The attack left Kim bloodied and bruised with a broken nose. Kim said the break is so bad that she needs surgery.

The trouble started after Jung Kim said she asked Keaundra Young,

Read more

Virginia wedding venue sues governor over COVID-19 guest capacity limits

A wedding venue in Virginia is suing Gov. Ralph S. Northam over recent coronavirus orders that limit the number of guests for private event venues.

The lawsuit, which was filed by Belle Garden Estate earlier this month, is targeting the governor’s Executive Order 72. According to the ABC-affiliated news station WSET, the venue argues that provisions in the order discriminates against wedding event spaces.


The three-time amended order limited private in-person gatherings like weddings to 10 people if the event was taking place

Read more

Ring lost during wedding ceremony leads to a Lake Tahoe scuba rescue

It’s every couple’s wedding day nightmare: Andrew Kent was about to slide a ring onto his bride Marlee’s finger during a Lake Tahoe waterside ceremony at Sugar Pine Beach when the ring slipped from his hands. The diamond band then fell through the pier, the couple told FOX 40, and into the frigid water of the second deepest lake in the United States.

Kent, who lives in Vancouver, Washington, was tempted to leap in after it, but was convinced not to by the wedding’s officiant, Tahoe area local minister Sharon Rusk. The lake’s water temperature in March is typically … Read more

How brides who wore this Amazon wedding dress liked the gown

Something old, something new; something Prime, something blue. 

Brides-to-be are saying “yes” to an unexpected dress, as a cut-rate gown from has become the must-have “I do” frock.

“I instantly fell in love with it,” said Whitney Githero, 30. The Castle Rock, Wash., waitress, who got married in a small, pandemic-safe ceremony earlier this month, shelled out $42.99 for the mermaid style, off-the-shoulder lace number from Lalagen.

Thousands of other women have fallen in love, too: The No. 1 best seller in Amazon’s wedding-dress category, the budget gown has more than 3,300 five-star ratings.

“It gives you that

Read more

Keys Soulcare’s Skin Transformation Cream Is My Oily Skin Hero

Growing up in South Florida, I’ve always had to be careful with the skin care products I use. The humid climate makes finding the right moisturizer particularly tricky: Not only do I need something that hydrates without melting off or being too heavy to wear in the heat, but my skin is naturally oily, so it’s extra hard for one to stay in place long enough to do its job. After testing dozens upon dozens of creams to see which can stand up to my criteria, I’ve finally landed on my hero product: the Keys Soulcare Skin Transformation Cream.


Read more