Fit Fridays: Healthy snack alternatives

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It’s the top of the year and many are on the path towards healthier living. If that includes you, then you’re probably trying to avoid foods that are high in fats, salts and sugars. Avoiding these foods can seem like torture but we’ve selected some alternatives to your cravings. SWEET If you are looking for… Read more »

Beyoncé is stunning in make-up free Instagram photos

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Beyoncé let’s her inner beauty shine in new Instagram photos. The “Flawless” singer, 32, was just that, in a few makeup-free photos she shared on her Instagram on Wednesday. “Perfect! God made you beautiful” said one fan. “Goddess.” added another. We’re really starting to understand why hubby Jay Z is so “Drunk In Love.”

Makeup Monday: Burgundy Lip Trend

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Runways and red carpets are vamping it up with the dark burgundy lip trend. Beyoncé, Lorde and Rihanna have all been spotted with a darker hued pucker. Below are some of the best in dark lipstick.Pucker up! Before you go smearing burgundy lipstick all over your lips here are some tools you’ll need in addition… Read more »

Makeup Monday: Exfoliating tips for the face from Eddie Reyes

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If you don’t exfoliate, you’re probably looking old and dull. Yup, old and dull! If you don’t exfoliate on a weekly basis, then your face is covered in dead skin cells that are collecting up on the surface of your skin. This takes away the radiance and creates a dull, lack-luster feel to the face…. Read more »

Makeup Mondays: How to do a smokey eye with Eddie Reyes

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  Smokey eyes is the little black dress for the cosmetic world. It looks great on practically every woman and comes in all different types. Here’s some quick tips to help you perfect the look.   1. Always start with the eyes first, then foundation. Sometimes doing a smokey eye can get messy, and the… Read more »

Interview with style expert Tai Beauchamp

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  Tai Beauchamp knows about maintaining a flawless appearance as a style and lifestyle expert, TV personality and brand ambassador. Beauchamp is more than a pretty face, she is a Spelman grad, veteran journalist and editor and all around media maven. Talking Pretty  sat down with Beauchamp to discuss career, fashion and, of course, beauty tips! Go-to  outfit for an… Read more »

Rihanna unveils her latest campaign for MAC VIVA GLAM

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Leave it to Rihanna to bare her breasts in the name of beauty. Recently, the style and beauty icon teased her 33-million plus Twitter followers with a steamy topless photo from her latest campaign with MAC VIVA GLAM. The “Disturbia” singer tweeted, “Here’s my new AD Campaign with @MACcosmetics for #VIVAGLAM !!! Coming soon #staytuned”… Read more »

Makeup Mondays: False eyelash tips from Eddie Reyes

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  Lash extensions are definitely part of most women’s lives in 2014. I’m not talking about the lash extensions from the nail salon that look like bird wings. These are extensions normally from a prestigious hair and beauty salons. It’s one of the fastest ways to make your eyes pop and it’s convenient for women on-the-go,… Read more »

Tones, Tangles & Textures: Protective styles for working out

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  If you are looking for a fresh start with the new year, you plans may include a new workout regimen. For some,  the fear of  “not so straight” edges may be a deterrent from breaking a sweat. Where there is a will there is a way and it’s about making healthier life choices, right? Here are some… Read more »

Makeup Mondays: Flawless foundation with Eddie Reyes

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    The most important rule for perfecting your skin is the healthier your skin, the less makeup you will need. Cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating is so important. If your skin is healthy before makeup, you will wear less makeup and the makeup you do wear will look more natural and even prettier.   When… Read more »

Makeup Mondays: Tips for fuller lashes with Eddie Reyes

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    Use a small mascara brush on your lower lashes, as well as the lashes near the inner corner of your eyes. A tinier brush makes it easier to grab onto the smaller lashes.   Skip mascara on the bottom lashes to make eyes appear lifted, and more awake.   No need to stop… Read more »

Makeup Mondays: Tips for better brows with Eddie Reyes

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      When filling in brows, take short, swift strokes to make tiny hair-like marks with your brow pencil for a more realistic look.     Use a primer on your eyebrows before applying pencil or powder. It’ll makes the product adhere to the skin better and stay on longer.      After filling… Read more »

Rihanna previews her holiday MAC collection

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It’s that time of year again, where celebrities launch their holiday collections in hopes of landing big royalty checks. One collection we’ve been eyeing for some time, is Rihanna’s “RiRi Hearts MAC Collection.” Earlier this week, the Bajan bad gal gave us a sneek peak of what goodies we can expect from her over the… Read more »

Product Review: SheaMoisture for all your 2,000 parts

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SheaMoisture is an all natural skin and hair care line that uses the hydrating power of shea butter to hydrate every part of your dermis. What is most appealing about Shea Moisture is the use of ingredients you can pronounce, most ,if not all can be found in nature. On each product package Shea Moisture… Read more »

Boozy Brunch: Sacred Chow

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If you are an omnivore you may be hesitant to venture into your local vegan restaurant and chow down on a soy omelette or an apple beet mimosa. Sacred Chow will make a believer out of even the most skeptic carnivore. Sacred Chow is nestled on Sullivan St. right next to NYU School of Law…. Read more »

Makeup Monday: Makeup tips from Eddie Reyes

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​ Mix your concealer with a bit of eye cream. It blends better for a more smooth application. Always wash your face with cold water. Hot water turns your face red from the warmth and can show red looking vessels. Take it an extra step before a date and rub an ice cube over your… Read more »

Fitness Friday: Workouts for the woman on the go

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Now that you’ve stuffed your face and the guilt is setting in, set off that guilt by including these workout routines that provide high impact calisthenics in short time periods. These are not complete workout resolutions but they will keep your body active. Incorporating a 15-30 minute workout in your daily routine will not only… Read more »

Makeup Monday: Tips and tricks for looking good on the go

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    Rub your mascara wand on a clean tissue before applying. This helps get rid of any clumps before you start. It will help make your lashes look longer and fuller.    Always fill in your eyebrows, even if you don’t wear makeup. It cause a more youthful look and creates an instant face… Read more »

Boozy Brunch Review: Dean St

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 Another week another opportunity to have a boozy brunch weekend with friends. This week we headed over to Dean St, the name of the restaurant is also the street it’s located on, so you won’t ever forget. The Brooklyn restaurant features American fare with a Louisiana flare. For brunch they offer banana foster French toast,… Read more »