5 beauty secrets to #BeAgeless

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The skin is the body’s largest organ, and to ensure it remains healthy, we must fulfill its basic needs, like gentle cleansing, toning, moisturizing and sun protection. Olay encourages all African-American women to make their skin health a priority. Do you? Here are five secrets to achieving and maintaining ageless beauty: (#BeAgeless) Get Your Beauty Sleep When… Read more »

Reginae Carter is the new face of Hairfinity

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HAIRFINITY® has tapped teen celebrity and up-and-coming singer/rapper Reginae Carter to serve as their junior brand ambassador and the youngest face of the brand. Expect a trendy campaign that includes a series of “webisodes,” social media, media tours and brand collateral. “Carter’s keen sense of style, strong social media presence and beauty influence among teenagers… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary

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Over 10,000 guests are expected to walk through The Raleigh, including 500 members of the international media and fashion industry, to celebrate the 10th anniversary for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, aka Miami Swim, as the fashion industry’s most impactful Swim event and Miami Beach’s status as the capital of swimwear. In 2004, IMG Fashion was… Read more »

New Fragrance Alert!: Beyoncé brings the Heat

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While Miami Heat fans are still licking their wounds after a big upset on Sunday during the NBA Finals, Queen Bey is making her big return to the world of beauty. Beyoncé’s promoting her new fragrance, Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid. Beyoncé is giving us über-sexy and seduction wearing a feathered black dress with a high slit at… Read more »

Flat irons: Ceramic vs. Tourmaline

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Ceramic flat irons allow us to enjoy straightening our hair without damaging our tresses, unlike metal-plated flat irons. Ceramic irons use infrared ionic heat that is gentle and may even help repair hair follicles. The high-heat setting capabilities can straighten the coarsest, curliest of ethnic hair.  The tourmaline flat irons pose even less risk to hair… Read more »

5 lipsticks that survive a kiss

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A make-out session that ends in both of you covered in smeared lipstick just isn’t cool. We have tried and tested lip products that claim kiss-proof status and listed our top picks. But first, be warned that long-lasting lipsticks take some time to settle. So give it at least 5 minutes before pouncing on your sweetie or… Read more »

Top eyelash trends for spring 2013

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This is the year of the bare-naked eye   Don’t worry. You don’t have to get over mascara just yet. Even though the fresh, mascara-free look is all over the spring runway, many prominent fashion houses still used plenty of mascara and false lashes to give their models the glam factor during their runway shows…. Read more »

Rebecca Minkoff’s Essie oil slick manicure

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Why try simple when you can glam it up at home? Take a page out of a New York Fashion Week Runway show. Requiring minimum hassle and screaming cool, the oil slick technique nail trend is definitely here to stay. Want to know how it’s done? Read on to find out some runway secrets from the… Read more »

Best fruits and vegetables to aid in hair growth

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A shiny mane gives your confidence a boost. Before you go out flaunting your tresses, make sure your hair is healthy. The best way to achieve this is with a balanced diet one that gives you all the nutrients you need. After all, you are what you eat. Eat your veggies We’ve been hearing this… Read more »

5 hair oils that give the best shine

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Looking for a nourishing hair oil that gives you a great shine without weighing your hair down? You’re in the right place. Here, we’ve listed five hair oils that give the best shine without the heaviness. L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil ($25.59) is inspired by the old, traditional beauty secrets of the Silk Road, the… Read more »

7 best moisturizers for a kinky afro

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The best afro is a moisturized afro.  Here are some the best products on the market to help you manage, moisturize and style yours. Miss Jessie’s Baby ButterCreme Great for mommies, babies and daddies alike, Miss Jessie’s Baby ButterCreme ($58) can rescue the whole family from dried out, tangled curls and kinks. This ultra-hydrating moisturizer only… Read more »

How to get a cat eye like Anne Hathaway

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Want to get the perfect Anne Hathway cat woman look? Here are some products to get you started. Eyebrow Editor Complete Brow Kit First make sure your eyebrows are in shape. Use this kit from the Sephora Collection Eyebrow Editor Complete Brow Kit ($19) to get the arch to complement your face. This little kit includes everything… Read more »

Kitchen products for your hair

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If you are looking for the best products for your hair, look no further than your kitchen. It’s a great source for beauty products. Do you want to know the one best thing about these products? They don’t contain harsh chemicals that can damage or harm your hair. Here are some easy recipes for beautiful… Read more »

5 reasons why exfoliating is necessary for flawless skin

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Do you want to know the secret to flawless skin? It’s exfoliation. Yes! This simple skin-care treatment is the answer to your skin problems, including acne. Exfoliation is best defined as the removal of dead skin cells to reveal the live cells beneath. No matter the complexion of your skin, what matters is how healthy… Read more »

How to wear bangs

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Bangs transform your appearance. They can make you look cute or homely. So make sure you follow these tips to style, maintain and wear your bangs. When choosing your hair cut, consider the shape of your face and the texture of your hair. To determine the shape of your face, start by pinning your hair… Read more »

Fruits and vegetables for healthy, clear skin

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If you want to glow and improve your tone, feed your skin. Eating fruits and vegetables daily improves the health of your skin. We’ve read they’re beneficial for our overall well-being. Research shows that the consumption of fruits and vegetables can improve the condition of your skin within a couple of weeks. What we eat… Read more »

Coupe Scott hosts empowerment conference for women

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Branding and digital expert Coupe Scott is hosting the first annual STRONG Conference 2013: What is Your Next Big Idea?, which takes place March 29-30, 2013, in Atlanta. “This is the first annual STRONG (an acronym for Simple Transitions Render Opportunity Necessary for Growth) Conference; it was created to fill the void experienced by women in… Read more »