Beauty

Clean Up Your Cleanser Act

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Skin care is not one size fits all, and cleansers are no different. With the summer heat, humidity and hot wind, your skin can be greasy, irritated and sun tired.  Clean up your cleanser act, with some choices for every skin type. For Oily Skin … With maximum strength Salicylic Acid acne medicine boosted by…

Are You Ready for Prada Candy?

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Prada’s newest scent, Candy, reveals a new side of the Italian luxury brand—one more in line with the colorful banana-crazy spring collection than the formal scents of past. It comes in a bright pink box with a vintage looking illustration meant to evoke beauty packaging from the 50s and smells like an “explosion of joie…

Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat Review

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I had to take a break from my UV gel manicures because there are two other nail trends in Manhattan. One is pattern nail polish and the other one is nail polish strips. Because of the lovely PR people at Sally Hansen, I had the opportunity to try both trends. There are three brands that are the…

My Life by MJB Frangrance Review

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Ladies, want to add a little spice to your summer? Try My Life the fragrance  – collaboration between Grammy-award winning and multi-platinum recording artist Mary J Blige and Carol’s Daughter. The My Life fragrance is what I would describe as a mixture of the intense yet soft personality that MJB expresses in her music with notes…

Battle of the Shave Creams

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I learned to shave by legs with a bar of soap and a $.99 razor. After tons of nicks and cuts, I’m thrilled to say my shaving ritual has evolved. I now use… drum roll, please…. SHAVE CREAM! And, it’s not my boyfriend’s shave cream either. There are tons of creams on the market today…

Blush 101: blush is a must!

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A girl loves a little rouge! I am in love with MAC Raizin matte powder blush (a powder blush is perfect for oily skin.) I feel like black women don’t wear blush as much as other ethnic groups for fear that they will look like a broke down Grace Jones stuck in the 1990’s. Here…

Fall Preview: Zoya Nail Polish

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   Here are the fall 2011 nail colors from the Zoya Nail Polish Smoke and Mirrors collection. What an beautiful collection of 12 colors that will be available July 15.   Zoya Smoke Collection   Jana (ZP564) – smoky mauve quartz cream   Petra (ZP565) – smoky eggplant mauve cream   Codie (ZP566) – smoky…

Three Different Ways to Exfoliate

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I publish many  blog posts on exfoliation. It’s rarely – if ever – done as often as it should be and in failing to do so, dead skin cells pile up on the surface of our skin leading to dull complexions and clogged pores. There is no better time to recharge your skincare routine with…

Healthy Skin for a “Sun-Filled” Summer

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With winter a thing of the past and beach season upon us, our skin will be exposed to the sun and summer elements more than in recent months. To take good care of your skin, check out these hot products from The Vitamin Shoppe! Exfoliate: This past winter was harsh on all of us, especially…