6 ways to glowing summer skin

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Hotter temperatures mean showing a lot more skin. If you’re going to show off your gorgeous gams and put forth your best fresh face, make sure you’re glowing! We’ve got the goods that will give you the goddess glow from head to toe. Clarisonic Scrub away the toxins and dirt that get into your pores… Read more »

Cult-classic worthy lipsticks

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It’s not often that a product comes along and we fall head over heels in love. But when one does, we want to share it with the world! Take our top 5 lipsticks and balms for example. While spring makeup should be fresh and clean, it never hurts to amp up your look with a… Read more »

Look effortlessly gorgeous with these spring beauty must haves

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Get inspired by this season’s best beauty trends and products, ripped from the runway. Check out our must-haves for spring below… Ethereal eyes: Go punk rock or sweet and sophisticated with a versatile shade of platinum, pearl or white. Try: Clinique All About Shadow Soft Shimmer Single Eye Shadow Compact in Sugar Cane, $15; bergdorfgoodman.com… Read more »

Makeup Monday: Blushes for brown skin

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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 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 »

Wedding Wednesdays: Wedding day emergency kit

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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 »

Celebrity make-up trends to try now

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Go pretty in pink. Go bold in blue. And glow in gold, with this season’s top celebrity make-up trends to try now. Not sure where to begin? Take a note from Christina Milian, Zoe Kravitz, Sharon Leal and more. For all the beauty bits, scroll below… Lupita Nyong’o: Subtle gray shadow. Zoe Kravitz: Graphic silver… Read more »

Lupita Nyong’o named the new face of Lancôme

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Stunner and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has been named the new face of Lancôme. On Friday, the Kenyan beauty made history when she was announced the beauty brand’s first black spokeswoman. “I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved,” said Nyong’o in… 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 »

Zoe Saldana becomes the face of what mega beauty brand?

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Zoe Saldana 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Movie star Zoe Saldana lands a lucrative deal as the new face of L’Oréal Paris. Over the weekend, the mega beauty brand announced that the Avatar actress will take on the responsibilities as their new celebrity spokeswoman. Saldana, 33, jumped right into her new role, gushing to PEOPLE on the trial-and-error of finding your perfect… Read more »

Kelly Rowland becomes the new face of Caress

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Singer Kelly Rowland becomes the new face for Caress. With undeniable beauty and flawless skin, it’s only right that the 33-year-old would like with the major skincare brand. Today in New York city, Caress announced that the “Kisses Down Low” singer will take on the role as their latest celebrity to inspire women to enjoy… Read more »

5 steps to a brighter more beautiful you

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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 »

7 Timeless beauty buys

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Beauty trends come and go but everyone and a while, we find a beauty product that withstands the tale of time. From hair care to skin care to make-up must haves, the following products are well worth the buck. Check out our top 7 TIMELESS beauty buys below. Do you have a go to beauty… Read more »

Go from drab to fab in 5 easy steps!

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As women, we naturally have a million things to juggle. While we may feel guilty at times putting ourselves first, in some instances, it’s necessary! Put your best foot forward everyday, with 5 easy steos to go from drab to fab in less than 10 minutes. Avoid over washing your face. Soap residue creates dry… Read more »

5 Marvelous mani ideas via Instagram

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No look is complete with out the ultimate mani/pedi. Short on inspiration? Not sure what trend to follow this season. Scroll below for a variety of marvelous manicures, sure to inspire your next mani. Have a spring fling with this nail design courtesy of @nailartbyjen. Take a walk on the wild side with @designdiamondnails. Make… 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 »

Makeup Mondays: Get Fashion Week glam with Eddie Reyes!

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1. Use colorful eyeliners. Switch from your black eyeliner to some new colors like plum, olive green, or indigo.  A black eyeliner may accentuate your eyes to a limit, but they make them look small and close the eyes because darker colors make the eye recede. Some colors, even brown, can be softer. 2. Ditch… Read more »

Make-up Monday’s: Orange is the new red!

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Spring into some of this season’s hottest beauty trends, with Colour Junkee. From bright, bold eyes to the perfect pop of color on your lips, this spring’s palette is nothing shy of beautiful. Not sure where to start or which make-up trend is right for you? Check out some of the Colour Junkee’s top tips… Read more »