3 Exercises to Keep Your Calves in Shape

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Staying in shape is very important.  Here are 3 exercises to Keep Those Calves in Shape. SQUATS Want toned calves, legs, and booty? There’s nothing better than squats! Directions: Make a sitting motion, then come back up without bouncing. For balance, extend your arms out in front of you. Complete 2 sets of 12. SINGLE-LEG CALF… Read more »

Is Amber Rose Pregnant? This Picture Says ‘Yes’

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Either Amber Rose is letting go of her bodacious body or flaunting the beginning stages of her baby bump. Just recently, Amber was spotted poolside at a Hollywood hotel sporting a new chestnut brown ‘do (Amber Rose no longer dying her hair?) munching on a burrito and ginger ale. Don’t these sound like cravings? Well… Read more »

FroMe2u Accessory Brand Launches Fall 2012 Collection

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FroMe2u Fall 2012

The FroMe2u accessory brand, based in Atlanta, has launched their Fall 2012 collection of customized earrings and pins fit for those interested in a bold, statement-making style. FroMe2u has designed customized accessories for Nicki Minaj, Amber Rose, Kandi, Necole Bitchie, Tiny, Lisa Raye, Trina & more! The FroMe2u brand also allows the customer to be… Read more »

Pretty Girl of the Week: Nadia Beeman

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Name: Nadia Beeman Age:23 School/major: Temple University, Sociology Occupation: Nordstrom stylist Where are you from? Mpls How do you describe your style? Wearing whatever I want to wear that day and making it work. How did you chose this outfit? I feel comfortable in it. What plays a major role in choosing your looks? My… Read more »

‘Beautiful Textures’ Launches Mixed Natural Hair Care Collection

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Talking Pretty attended the launch of Strength of Nature’s new hair care collection, Beautiful Textures, last night at Bar One in Atlanta. DJ Cha Cha Jones provided the beats over socializing, cocktails and hair talk, while beauty influencers, natural hair enthusiasts, and newly conformed natural sistas gathered together in an evening of hair demonstrations, and… Read more »

Look Who’s Talking Pretty: Jazmia Elan

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Talking Pretty hit up Lenox Mall and spotted a confident young lady wearing an adorable leopard head wrap, over sized blazer, skinny jeans, and flawless makeup. Meet model, Jazmia Elan, and see what she’s talking pretty about.

Pretty Girl Profile: HBCU Hampton University Homecoming Talks Pretty

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Hampton Homecoming

It was a weekend of celebration, reunions, and school spirit for HBCU’s across the country. Hampton University celebrated it’s homecoming with a bang this weekend playing North Carolina Central University. “The Real HU” is known for it’s stylish student’s on campus with unique and individual takes on fashion. Talking Pretty made it’s way to Hampton’s… Read more »

Why You Should Attend ‘The 2011 Female Success Factor’ (VIDEO)

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  2011 Female Success Factor Saturday October 22, 2011 Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Road, NE 11am-4pm Free to the public! Discover the Power of Networking and Branding You. This will be a life-changing event. Bring your girlfriends to be inspired, uplifted, and empowered. Moderators: Munson Steed & Yvette Caslin Panelists: -Kandi Burruss:… Read more »

Celebrity Makeup Artist Saisha Beecham Gives Tips to Aspirants

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Recently, Talking Pretty caught up with celebrity makeup artist Saisha Beecham. It was the perfect opportunity to discuss what it really takes to become a successful makeup artist. –mckenzie harris Talking Pretty: Should aspiring makeup artists attend cosmetology school? Is a license necessary? Saisha Beecham: You don’t need a license to be a makeup artist,… Read more »

Get The Look: Colorful Graduated Manicures

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We loved this clever multicolored manicure concept in the Jen Kao Spring 2012 collection. The quirky nail art followed a “track-girl-meets-Romeo-and-Juliet” theme. Manicurist Wanda Ruiz for CND explained, “It’s a very dangerous, lethal person with a feminine soft side.” Ruiz gave the scoop on how you can get these ombré style nails at home. She… Read more »

A New Painless Weave Technique: The Braidless Sew-In

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We’ve heard of weave techniques like the sew-in, clip-in, quick weave and glue-in, but now there’s a new kid on the block … the braidless sew-in. The braidless sew-in is a new technique that stylists are beginning to pick up, described exactly how it sounds, a sew-in with no braids. The braidless sew-in is said… Read more »

Get Cheeky: The 411 on Blush

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Blush can give your cheeks a beautiful glow and natural flush adding some color for a more lively complexion. We’ve listed some key tips and guidelines on everything you need to know about this color-boosting tool. –mckenzie harris 1. Find the right formula: For normal to dry skin, try a cream blush. For normal to… Read more »

Do You Know When to Toss Your Old Makeup?

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How long have you had that makeup palette with the four eye shadows, two shades of blush, and two lip stains? Be honest with yourself because you could be doing more harm than good by keeping that old thing around and continuously transferring bacteria to your face. Makeup does have a lifespan and an expiration… Read more »