Girl Talk: Brazilian Wax Vs. French Wax

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For us girls, discussing waxing methods over lunch or during a study session is nothing new. It’s probably more embarrassing if you don’t know your methods, so next time be equipped with the girl talk knowledge and then some!

5 Make-Up Brushes Every Pretty Girl Should Have

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There are tons of ways to apply your make-up, but using the appropriate brushes is the best way! Make-up brushes are an important investment in the pretty girl lifestyle, but if you’re just starting out these are the top 5 brushes you must have!

Top 3 DIY Nails Trends for Fall 2012

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Keeping you up to date on all things fashionable it’s only right to include nail trends. Stilettos nails of the summer begin to fade away and as we head back to squared, shorter nails darker tones are in. Regardless of color, your nail style has to be on point! Here are 3 of the hottest… Read more »

5 Tips For Perfect Eyebrows

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In between your eyebrow waxing or threading visits it’s necessary to keep those bad boys tamed. Not a fan of super dramatic colored in brows? Me either! The natural look is much more appealing to me and these are a few tips to keep those caterpillars in their place.  

6 Must-Try Acne Fade Creams

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African-American skin is especially sensitive when it comes to hyper-pigmentation. The smallest cut, zit or even ingrown hair can cause major discoloration. That’s why fade-creams are a must-have item to keep your skin smooth and scar-free. Below are the top 6 most-effective and budget friendly fade creams on the market:

Brow Talk: Threading Vs. Waxing

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I’ve been at war with my friends about eyebrow shaping technique over the past few years. Three of us are religious waxers, while the others have become faithful threaders. I have given the threading technique a go about 3 times and I just can’t get with it. Waxing looks more polished in my opinion.

8 Make-Up Tips to the Picture Perfect Look

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Nothing moves faster than a girl untagging herself from a hideous picture on Facebook. Been there. Done that. Now, let’s not do it again. Taking pictures is risky business, but with these 8 tips you won’t have to fret.

Fall Beauty Trend: Go Dark for Lips

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Tis’ the season to rock a dark lip!  I love this time of the year because the colors are changing and the atmosphere is shifting.  Pink was popping in the summer but now it’s time go dark.  Purples, Plums, Browns, and Dark Oranges are in.  Read more after the jump…

5 Tips for Wearing Nude Lips

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A nude lip can be 0h-so flattering when paired with a dark liner or a smoky eye. From mocha, coffee to beige or sheer pink this look can be dressed up or down for any day wear!

Top 5 Oil-Free Moisturizers for Black Women

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Oil-free moisturizers are perfect for people with moderate to oily skin(like me!). It’s important to know your combination in order to find the best products to re-hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.  Fortunately, most oil-free products work best on acne-prone skin so you don’t have to worry about acne flare-ups when using these products. Speaking of worrying, you… Read more »

Best Blush for Black Women

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Blush can be a tricky task that will make or disastrously break your make-up look. For women of color (light, yellow, mocha, dark, green, whatever shade you are) choosing a blush is especially difficult. The key to nailing the perfect blush is choosing the right shade for your complexion. With any complexion if you want a more natural look try highlighting… Read more »

5 Tips for Healthy Nail Cuticles

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Nail maintenance does not only include a cute polish and well-cut nails, cuticles care is a very important part in having  a healthy manicure.  Having un-groomed cuticles puts your nail beds at risk of hangnails, dryness and even infection, if your cuticles are cut badly or bitten.

Nail Talk: Gel Vs. Acrylic

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Acrylic nails have been my long time friend, but I can’t stand the way it leaves my nails looking broken off and just plain scary. However, gel nails leave me with another concern, UV rays. Something about putting my nails directly under those ultraviolet rays week after week unsettles me.  Here is a list of the… Read more »

3 Homemade Tricks for Minimizing Pores

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Large pores are a pain in the you-know-what. Over time your pores stretch from being clogged with oil and dead skin cells, which creates acne and dark spots that make the pores more visible. Covering up the gaping pores with make-up only makes the outcome worse. First things first always completely remove make-up following up with an… Read more »

5 Ways to Stop Break-Outs

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  Breakouts can be caused by just about anything; stress, periods, food, the weather, you name it! It always seems that acne knows just the time to pop up, but luckily we have some tips on how to battle your next breakout.  

5 Best Foundations for Black Women

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Nothing is harder than finding the perfect foundation. Your skin has so many characteristics: oily, dry, acne prone, etc., and finding a foundation that meets all the criteria plus one that matches your shade is almost impossible. Trial and error is about the only way to find a truly perfect foundation just for you. Check… Read more »

“Move Your Body”: Full Work Out Routine

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Exercising doesn’t have to be such a dreadful experience. You’ll actually find that when you’re happy with your work out routine, your results will be better as well. I find the best way to work out is by not focusing on the actual work out, which is extremely easy when you’re “dancercising”. First lady Michelle Obama… Read more »

Pedicure Pleasure- 10|10 Nail Salon

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When I travel to different cities I love to try out new salons that I have never visited before.  I was recently in New York City and got a pedicure at ten over ten nail salon located in Tribeca. This was by far the best pedicure that I have ever received.  Let’s start off with… Read more »

5 Signs That You Need To Lose Weight

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Does Starbucks know your breakfast order by heart?  Do you not remember the last time you saw the inside of the gym? Does your dog freak out when you walk around the house nakes?  These, among many other things perhaps, are some signs that it’s time to shed some pounds my friend! It’s great to be… Read more »