Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Our #xoMan Shoot With INSECURE's Jay Ellis

Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Our #xoMan Shoot With INSECURE's Jay Ellis

Ready.. Set.. XO(Man!) This week we kick off the debut of of our version of "Man Crush Mondays," exclusively entitled "xoMan." The new feature puts a spotlight on men who are more than just eye candy, but who also strive to be the difference in the world through career achievements, community outreach, and more.

Recently we had the chance to spend the day with handsome Jay Ellis of "The Game" fame, who is currently playing Lawrence, Issa Rae's boyfriend in the HBO series, "Insecure."

Directed by Jasmine Waters (aka Jas Fly), the shoot took place in L.A. and was sure to include a wide range of looks courtesy of stylist Ugo Mozie, who helped captured the actor's style, which from the looks of it, is somewhere between GQ and casual (although our personal favorite is "shirtless!") Photographer Ashley Nguyen was also on set, helping to create some amazingly, unique moments, including a rural barn-inspired loft and impromptu snaps of Jay in a vintage bathtub.

In the interview, we learned that Jay is so much more than a 6'2 frame and a cute smile (although that helps too- whew!)

Click Here To Read Jay's Exclusive #xoMan Interview with xoNecole!

Smile, Sis! These Five Improvements Can Upgrade Your Oral Hygiene Instantly

This article is in partnership with Sensodyne.

Our teeth are connected to so many things - our nutrition, our confidence, and our overall mood. We often take for granted how important healthy teeth are, until issues like tooth sensitivity or gum recession come to remind us. Like most things related to our bodies, prevention is the best medicine. Here are five things you can do immediately to improve your oral hygiene, prevent tooth sensitivity, and avoid dental issues down the road.

What Exactly Is The 'Raw Till 4' Diet?

There are moments on our health journey when our bodies are bugging us to hit the reset button.

With life, we can start to see slips in our diet, irregular exercising, and inconsistent sleep schedules, and our mental health can suffer because of it. But what many people come to find is that with just a few adjustments — as opposed to restrictions — being made to their food intake, we can see a focus more on eating “the right” calories and less on being on a restrictive diet.