Must have summer beauty essentials

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Tame that mane, keep cool and shine bright this summer with our must have summer beauty essentials! Protect you legs from nasty shaving nicks with Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shave Butter Creme, $7.99, available at Shea Moisture Fade hyperpigmentation with SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF, $159, available at SkinStore. Sweating it out at the gym this… Read more »

ARDENCY INN Makeup Launches Summer Campaign

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ARDENCY INN Summer 2014_8

ARDENCY INN, a new makeup brand rooted in the downtown New York music scene, is excited to announce the launch of its Summer 2014 campaign featuring lead singer Randa Leigh of Shadows on Stars, alongside a highly anticipated new product collection. James Vincent, Director of Artistry and Education, said: “The Shadows on Stars look was… 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 »

5 Amazing Nude Lipsticks to Try

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There are so many great shades of neutral lipstick in stores today. Wearing a nude lip is a very sexy look but only if you apply it correctly.   For those who find it hard to narrow down shades to try check out this list of the 5 best nude lipsticks!   Tom Ford is a high end beauty… Read more »

4 Metallic Eyeliners to Accentuate Your Eyes

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This fall and winter bold eyes are in! The trick is adding in some metallic eyeliner to your makeup routine.  If you’re looking for a metallic eyeliner, but are not sure where to start, check out my selections below that are available at your nearest Sephora and Ulta shops after the jump!

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 »

Dark Knight Rises Inspired Makeup Looks

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Aaliyah Dark Knight Rises Inspired Makeup

With the release of The Dark Knight Rises, a part of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman takes on a foe unlike any he has ever faced. This film is action packed and the wardrobe and makeup can be described in one word, dark. With the gothic and grimy Gotham as the setting, it is… Read more »

Beauty on a Budget: 20 Must-Have Beauty Products Under $10

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Make-up Must-haves

  These days it’s not only trendy to snag a a deal on your must-have beauty products, its a necessity.  With everything else increasing in price, it’s nice to know that you can find your daily necessities for under $10 dollars.  Check out our favorite must-have beauty products that won’t break your wallet.    … Read more »

Update: Your Makeup is Metal. The Top 40 Most Dangerous Products

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  Dating back to the 18th century, women  France, courtesans applied vermilion rouge, which contained sulfur and mercury, and suffered damage to their teeth, livers, and nervous systems as a result. While the levels are much lower, according to a 2011 report by Environmental Defense, an Ontario-based research group, dangerous heavy metals still lurk in lip gloss, mascara, foundation, blush, eye… Read more »

4 Delicious Go-To Winter Perfumes From Sephora

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If you haven’t already switched out your fragrances for winter, this is the time to do so. Keep the light and airy in stock for next spring and start shopping for bold fragrances that will last you all winter. Here are our top four delicious smelling, go-to fragrances from Sephora, that will have the whole… Read more »

5 Ways to Fight Shine

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Whether it’s your natural skin chemistry, the outdoor elements, or your makeup … most of us have had to battle unwanted shine. Oily skin isn’t all bad. Because your skin naturally hydrates itself, any wrinkles or obvious aging will appear much later in life. If a little oil is getting in the way, here are… Read more »