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Manly Man: Idris Elba the First Man to Cover Maxim

Manly Man: Idris Elba the First Man to Cover Maxim

Our favorite Manly Man, Idris (drool) Elba, is the first man ever to cover the September 2015 Maxim. This issue is a collector’s item. Trust. Photos courtesy of maxim.com.  

Manly Man: Shirtless Idris Elba Covers Details 2014 Style Issue

Manly Man: Shirtless Idris Elba Covers Details 2014 Style Issue

Our favorite Manly Man, Idris Elba covers the 2014 “Style Issue” of Details. Shirtless. He also does a rather incredible job modeling. Shirtless. And oh yes, there is a pretty interesting interview. If you like that sort of thing… PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK SELIGER  

Trending—National Ice Cream Day: We Happen to Love Chocolate…Hot Chocolate

Trending—National Ice Cream Day: We Happen to Love Chocolate…Hot Chocolate

It’s National Ice Cream Day, what’s your favorite? We are loving some chocolate. We are talking milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and of course, hot chocolate. Enter Idris Elba… Reality check — we probably will never see Idris in the flesh, but we can indulge in other chocolate decadence without gaining a pound. That’s […]

Manly Man: Beard Grooming Tips from Vaughn Acord

Manly Man: Beard Grooming Tips from Vaughn Acord

Our favorite Manly Men sport well-groomed beards and no doubt they have the assistance of the best products and an entourage of stylists to insure they are always looking their best. For you or your Manly Man, we have some tips from Vaughn Acord, founder of V76 by Vaughn — Hair, Shaving, Face & Body […]

Manly Man: Thank You for These 6 Black Actors

Manly Man: Thank You for These 6 Black Actors

Narrowing down our favorite black Manly Man actors to only 6 was seriously difficult.  This list is not about the acting abilities of these men, it’s strictly about the eye appeal.  Shallow, yes.  But it is our list. 1.  Denzel Washington — 50s He’s the total package. And at 58, he is just getting better. […]

Manly Man: Idris Elba Covers GQ October 2013 Issue and Renders the 3-Piece Suit a Thing of Beauty

Manly Man: Idris Elba Covers GQ October 2013 Issue and Renders the 3-Piece Suit a Thing of Beauty

Our favorite Manly Man, the incomparable Idris Elba, shows us how it’s done in the “How-to Issue” of GQ October 2013. The British-born actor dishes on beginning his distinguished acting career, his first marriage and the circumstances that led him to buy a one-way ticket to New York from his London homeland. We don’t need many excuses […]

Manly Man: Our Favorite Chocolate Obsession—Idris Elba—Turns 41 Today

Manly Man: Our Favorite Chocolate Obsession—Idris Elba—Turns 41 Today

Idris Elba. He’s fine.  Really fine.  He epitomizes the cliché “Tall, Dark and Handsome.”  We don’t really care how he wears his hair—mohawk, buzz cut—it’s all good.  He makes white look so incredibly sexy.  White tee shirt, white dress shirt or even white trench coat, it’s all good. And there is the Luther character, that […]

Manly Man: Idris Elba—White Done Right

Manly Man: Idris Elba—White Done Right

That passe´ notion that it's a faux pas to wear white after Labor Day is being consistently dispelled by the fashionistas we love to watch.  But when a Manly Man like Idris Elba dons a white trench coat in dawn of fall, not only do we want Idris for James Bond, but we want to […]

Manly Man: Idris Elba…That’s it

Manly Man: Idris Elba…That’s it

Whether you have a guy or not, whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or not, whether you are 18 or 80, you have to admit that Idris Elba just makes you want to close your eyes and, well, dream.  Idris is the quintessential manly man, and we adore him at Blinging Beauty. What do we love […]

Golden Globes 2012: Congratulations to our Favorite ‘Manly Man’ Idris Elba

Golden Globes 2012: Congratulations to our Favorite ‘Manly Man’ Idris Elba

We love Idris Elba and are such fans of "Luther", we are soooo happy that he won a 2012 Golden Globe for his portrayal of his brooding "coppah." Primarily  we are happy he won so we could see him up close and hear that voice… Not only is Idris our favorite Blinging "Manly Man", but […]

It’s National Chocolate Day: Our Favorite Cocoa Cosmetic Confections

It’s National Chocolate Day: Our Favorite Cocoa Cosmetic Confections

Are you a chocolate lover?  What's your preference? Four layer chocolate cake drizzled with chocolate ganache?  Or maybe just one perfectly decadent chewy chocolate brownie. When I worked in San Francisco, I would often end my day with one perfect creamy Chocolate Champagne Truffle from Teuscher's.  Somehow as I'm typing this, the perfect chocolate seems to […]

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