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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Workout Wednesday: Tips from ‘Black Girls Workout Too!’

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The weather is colder, we are showing less skin and the holiday season is coming with a vengeance. All of this translates to what may be  inevitable winter weight gain. That doesn’t have to be the case. We’ve teamed up with mother-daughter duo Ellen and Lana, creators of “Black Girls Work Out Too!” to provide… Read more »

Dry Skin Remedies from LUSH Cosmetics

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  As the leaves fall and the temper drops, more than the foliage changes, skin tends to dry out and eczema and psoriasis flare ups become more frequent. If you happen to suffer from any skin ailments, the stress related to remedying them can exacerbate the situation further. Prescriptions and trips to the dermatologists can… Read more »

Makeup Mondays: Skincare tips with Eddie Reyes

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Just because you have the Monday blues doesn’t mean you have to look like it. Today is Makeup Monday and we are dishing out some of our tips from one of the hottest makeup artist, Eddie Reyes. Before you beat your face, you have to treat your face… right. Oddly enough, add a plant in your room!… Read more »