Makeup Monday: Blushes for brown skin

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Black and white of woman wearing blush

Beauty enthusiast get ready to add a new accessory to your spring wardrobe. Blush! We’ve rounded up some of the best blushes for women of color. NARS, “Exhibit A” This is a highly pigmented blush from NARS and a little goes a long way. To mute the color and give skin a gold glow, try using… Read more »

Top 5 lip colors for Spring

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spring lip colors

Spring is here and there are tons of reasons to be excited. A new season means tons of options. Lip Tar, “Anime” $18.00 Wet N’ Wild,” Salsa Lessons” $2.99 MAC, Neon Orange, $16 Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick, “Violet Magenta” $24 SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE, Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick $18 When your day of color has come to and… Read more »

Looks from the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

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Kat Graham MYV Movie Awards 2014

  This years award show was a mash up of Instagram boutiques meets aunty’s lingerie. While everyone does appreciate this toned down natural look, let’s not get lazy with it Nicki. Not sure what was going on with her weave either. That wig lawsuit must really be hitting her wallet hard. The dress looks reminiscent of… Read more »

Wedding Wednesdays: Wedding day emergency kit

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wedding day

The big day arrives and you are the brides go-to-gal. You’ve planned the shower, helped with the favors and now you have to get her through the with as little chaos as possible. Below are some must-have’s to have handy to complete that mission. Go forth, and good luck! Pain reliever, we’re not telling you… Read more »

Nicki Minaj’s summer 2014 Kmart line

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Nicki Minaj Kmary line look 2

A wise woman said that fashion shouldn’t be a luxury and Nicki Minaj subscribes to that belief. Nicki Minaj released her collaboration line with discount store Kmart last year and it continues to thrive this year. The line especially created for her “Barbz” is a lycra and sequence wonderland. Would you rock these Jamaica, Queens-esque threads?    

Plus size woman bares it all on Hollywood Blvd

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPWu_Pdfjko Amani Terrell is sick of Hollywood’s idealistic perceptions of what a “perfect” woman looks like. At 260 lbs. Terrell is far from what Hollywood would consider perfect but she doesn’t agree with them. Instead of venting on twitter or complaining about it, Terrell took to the streets to send the world a message of self… Read more »

Shades of Spring nail colors!

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Spring is here and so are new collections of nail polishes. Painting your nails can be an easy and fun way to accessorize your outfit. With a wide array of pastel colors to choose from there’s a color to fit every outfit in your wardrobe. Go Green with Sally Hansen’s “Green with Envy” If orange… Read more »

ESSENCE magazine releases three covers for it’s beauty issue

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Solange cover of Essence 2014

Curlfriends everywhere rejoice! ESSENCE has put Solange, Erykah Badu and Ledisi on it’s cover to celebrate May 2014’s beauty issue. Each of these natural beauties are photographed with hair statements has bold as their personalities. The daring divas are part of a featured profile  “On Learning To Love Your Natural Beauty.” Check out the covers below. Erykah Badu does expresses herself in… Read more »

5 steps to a brighter more beautiful you

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woman with conditioner

Working and taking care of life’s responsibilities can make it easy to neglect yourself. Don’t forget to pencil in a little TLC time for yourself.  Plan out specific times during the week and hold yourself to it, your body is worth it! Prone to dry skin? Moisturize dry areas at night. For dry feet, coat… Read more »

Say it loud! Necklaces that make a statement

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Statement necklace

The easiest way to jazz up a white button down or style up some sweatpants is a bold statement necklace. With metallics and pastels trending for this spring and summer, make sure your statement necklace says the right thing about you! Fiji Tortoise Bib from Bauble Bar $54 Vivid Yellow Crystal Necklace from J.Crew $135 with 25%… Read more »

One dress, three ways, all sizes

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Lindy Bop Audrey Hepburn Yellow Dress

We took one dress made for women from sizes small to 4X and styled it three ways. Check out where to snag the dress and the accessories below. Lindy Bop ‘Audrey’ Hepburn Style Vintage 1950’s Dress $50 “Tomgirl” Army Fatigue Jacket $38 J.Crew Floral pastel statement necklace $150 (currently 25% off with code HAPPYSHOPPING) White Converse… Read more »

And the winner is … Lupita Nyong’o

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Beautiful, smart and talented, those are just three of the many envious traits Lupita Nyong’o carries. The “it girl” who has taken magazines and red carpets by storm has done it yet again. On Oscar night the dazzling woman took home the award for Best Supporting Actress. Stepping on that carpet in the diaphanous custom “Nairobi Blue” Prada gown,… Read more »

‘Scandal’ survival kit

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Scandal

For Gladiators today marks the end of a “Scandal” exile. Tonight at 10/9c when work is done (or put on pause for an hour) you must prepare for what has been an almost three month wait. Below are some “Scandal” must-have’s for tonight’s premiere. First things first, block calls and texts from interrupting your focus…. Read more »

Jennifer Hudson gets sexy for V Magazine

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Jhud V Magazine feature

  Jennifer Hudson channels a  “drunk in love” look for the newest issue of V Magazine. Photographer Terry Richardson shot the photos for the “Jennifer Steps Up” pictorial where she discusses her new approach to music. Features for her upcoming album include Pharrell Williams, Babyface and Timbaland We’ve seen Hudson in body hugging dresses but Hudson definitely… Read more »

Makeup Mondays: Drugstore beauty gems

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Having a “beat” face shouldn’t be a luxury and it doesn’t have to be. Building up an arsenal of cosmetics can get quite costly and not every drugstore brand is going to give the flawless finish you’re looking for. The ones we’ve selected below are tried and true and won’t run your pockets dry. Black Opal… Read more »