Archive of ‘Beauty’ category

Edge Control For The Win

influence glazed edges

It’s August and though fall is on the horizon this is the hottest month of the year; if you’re natural like me than you know the struggle the humidity can have on your hair. I have quite honestly given up on rocking my ‘fro as I’m not partial to truly looking like Frederick Douglas. Instead, […]

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Style Item Of The Week- Claus Porto Soap

Claus Porto soap

  I grew up in complete awe of everything my grandmother kept on her dresser and bathroom. Her dresser was beautifully adorned with bottles of perfume, lotions and creams. Her bathroom was equally as mesmerizing to me and I always loved the smell of her various bubble baths and soaps. My childhood fascination with well-packaged, […]

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Homemade Beauty

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Beauty regimes are quite a personal affair and if you’re lucky some of your beauty routines have been passed down from a generation of mothers, sisters or aunties. I can remember sitting in my grandmothers kitchen with some mysterious “conditioner ” mix that included mayonnaise when I was a child. Needles to say I had […]

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Chrisette Michele Curvy Chameleon    

Chrisette Michele

  It’s hard to believe the Chrisette Michele has been on the music scene for 10 years.  In order to commemorate her industry journey, she released Milestone, the apropos title to her first offering from her independent Rich Hipster label.  I still remember the first time I heard her pitch perfect voice-  with almost buttery […]

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#WCW Aja Naomi King

I have been crushing on Aja Naomi King from the moment I saw her on the Shonda Rhimes hit How To Get Away With Murder. Here’s how to re-create Kings’ Post-Oscars Vanity Fair look from celebrity stylist Larry Sims: Apply Smooth N’ Shine Instant Hair Polisher throughout the hair Using a 3/4 inch iron curl […]

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NYFW- Shea Moisture Backstage At Tracy Reese

Finished Look

Shea Moisture returned for the second year as the official hair sponsor for Tracy Reese’s runway show. Bok-Hee served as lead stylist for the show and she created an interesting combination of a sleek, classic chignon featuring textured bangs that provided a slightly wind blown effect. According to Bok-Hee the vision was to “keep the woman […]

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Beauty Buzz: What Is Strobing?

MAC prep and prime highlighter

I swear every week (day?)there’s a new trend in beauty. The current buzz is all about strobing which is essentially highlighting minus the contour. Summers’ humidity combined with warmer temperatures means a lighter touch with your make up. Ditch the heavy foundations, skip the contour and add your highlight and voila! Strobing in full effect. […]

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Digital Sorority At Magnolia Makeup

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Essence Fest is filled with great music and without question the nightly performances at the Super dome are a highlight for most attendees. However, the icing on the festival cake for me is the networking and brand experiences that take place beyond the music. I had a chance to visit Magnolia Makeup– a brand I […]

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The Pursuit of Inches

I spent the early years of my career as a social worker. I did everything from working at an alternative school to doing family reunification therapy for children who were formerly wards of the state. Though I no longer practice social work my passion has always been for youth and more specifically young women. I […]

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