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Mane Morning: Foxy Not So Haute

Published by Marcia Cole on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 9:01 am.

2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors - PeformancesOn last night’s Vh1-Hip Hop Honors Def Jam, they brought out the rap stars who started it all. One of the best produced hip hop shows we’ve seen, ever, it was  such a strong reminder of how great and important the label has been to the music. But this isn’t the music blog, we’re about beauty and style. So with that we’d like to highlight the hits and misses. First up? Foxy Brown. The female rapper, along with Lil Kim, responsible for showing young girls that the way to the top of the hip hop crowd is by showing skin didn’t disappoint. She showed up with news breasts, over-the-top lashes and a long black weave that looked oh so, like yesterday. Not very modern in a world of Rihanna-ish edgy cuts. Didn’t she get the memo? No female artist is rocking that look anymore. It’s straight out of the ’90s.  Just look at all the other artists who were trying to step it up and look current.
2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors - Peformances
Chrisette Michelle
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Mary J. Blige
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Wear If You Dare: M.A.C. Style Black Collection

Published by Shari Myles on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 10:02 am.


M.A.C. has given a sneak peek into their most daring collection to date, which will be premiering in stores and online September 24. The collection includes lipsticks, Glimmerglasses, eyeliners, eye shadows, and nail lacquers in the ebony shades.

Click here to learn how to achieve a deep smoky eye look!

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Mid-Day Beauty Break: Web Roundup

Published by Shari Myles on Monday, August 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm.


Estee Lauder will launch “Sensuous Gold” color collection Fall 2009. [BEAUTY BLVD]
Brittany reviews Lancome’s Oscillation mascara. [CLUMPS OF MASCARA]
Wes wants to know, “What’s your #1 hair problem?” [HONEY BROWN SUGAR]
Tia reviews M.A.C.’s Marbleized Lipglass collection. [SHAKE YOUR BEAUTY]

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Mid-Day Beauty Break: Web Roundup

Published by Shari Myles on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 1:27 pm.


The Anti Hair Slave reviews the Jilbere Hot Air Brush. [THE ANTI HAIR SLAVE]
Hautelook is having a Lancome Sale. [BEAUTY BLVD]
Brittany reviews Noah’s Naturals Anti-Aging Gel Serum. [CLUMPS OF MASCARA]
Wes gives hair advice in this week’s edition of Tuesday Trouble. [HONEY BROWN SUGAR]
Hair Care Journal Entry: Trim it, Cut it, or Leave it alone? [LONG HAIR DON'T CARE]
Tia reviews Strivectin SD Eye Cream. [SHAKE YOUR BEAUTY]

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Beauty Fix: Meagan Good’s Beauty Picks

Published by Shari Myles on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 1:21 am.


Meagan recently dished her beauty product picks that keep her looking oh-so-youthful and pretty to Take a look at the list and tell us what your beauty must-haves are.


“I wear this Chanel lip gloss over red lips. Golden shades look good with my skin. It lasts so my lips shimmer through the night!”  Chanel Glossimer lip gloss in Gold Shine. $27, available at Chanel.

clinique-all-about-eyes“No crows feet for me! This cream adds moisture to my eye area, but it doesn’t feel greasy at all.”
Clinique All About Eyes. $28, available at Clinique.

lierac-primer“This primer is perfect to use before I put on makeup. It keeps my face matte. Nobody likes to have a shiny face all day!”  Lierac Mat-Chrono skin priming lotion. $26, available at

stilletto-mascara“My lashes extended beyond belief. It looks like I have fakes on! This amazing mascara is one of the best I’ve ever used.” Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara. $8, available at Walgreens.


“It’s like dessert for your body! This cream smells like crème brulee. I slather all over my body before bed and wake up in the morning with soft, delicious skin.”  True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere Body Cream. $17, available at Bathandbodyworks.

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Mid-Day Beauty Break: Web Roundup

Published by Shari Myles on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm.


Joi reviews Carol’s Daughter Gelee de Soleil Browning Oil with SPF 15. [BEAUTY BLVD]
Get the Look: Chrisette Michele’s “Epiphany” Promo Look [BLAQ VIXEN BEAUTY]
Tamar talks about hair in in this edition of “Let it Clump”. [CLUMPS OF MASCARA]
What’s your favorite hairstyle worn by Eva Pigford? [HONEY BROWN SUGAR]
Tia Williams shares her recommendations for underarm hyperpigmentation. [SHAKE YOUR BEAUTY]

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Free Makeup From Estee Lauder!

Published by Marcia Cole on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 12:39 pm.
Cosmetics line Estée Lauder is having an unbeatable offer just in time for summer. With any purchase of $39.50 or more, customers will receive over $100 worth of free products of their own choosing.
Customers can choose a 14-day supply from Estée Lauder’s best-selling moisturizers:
-Time Zone (2009 CEW winner for Best Moisturizer)
-DayWear Plus
-Hydra Bright
-Resilience Lift Extreme
And then choose which color collection best suits your skintone!
Warm Shades include the following Estée Lauder products:
High Gloss in Honey
*Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Coral
Double Wear Stay-In-Place ShadowStick in Golden Peach
8 Estée Lauder Eyeshadows in shades Peach, Apricot, Chocolate, Praline and Amber Honey Quad
Cool Shades include the following Estée Lauder products:
High Gloss in Rose
*Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Tiramisu
Double Wear Stay-In-Place ShadowStick in Pink Shell
8 Estée Lauder Eyeshadows in shades Mulberry, Lavender, Sugar Cube, Berry Ice and Smokey Pink Quad
Every gift includes a sample of Aerin Lauder’s Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia fragrance and a chic City Square cosmetics bag!
Click here for more information:
This offer is available until June 14th or while supplies last!  No offer code required.

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Mid-Day Beauty: NARS launches “Tropcial Beauty”

Published by Marcia Cole on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:13 pm.

malika-haqq1NARS launched its new line “Tropical Beauty” just in time for the summer. Known for its rich, highly pigmented colors, NARS’ makeup has always looked great on brown skin bellas. And this time there’s no exception. Just take a look at actress Malika Haqq modeling the line for celebrity makeup artist and photographer Troy Jensen.  Troy applied the following from the collection to give Malika a special touch of the tropics. All makeup available at

nars-bronze23 Bronzing Power in Irresistiblement, $30

nars-scorching2Duo Eyeshadow in Scorching Sun, $32


Single Eyeshadow in Tropic, $22


Lip gloss in Belize, $24

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Mid-Day Beauty Sale!

Published by Marcia Cole on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 2:37 pm.

So Sephora is having a huge sale! Quick, get thee to the nearest store for makeup, eyelashes, mascaras and more for $5, $10, $15, sometimes $20 off the normal price. Here’s a sample at
vincentlongoVincent Longo Waterproof blue mascara, now $6 bucks (normally $24)!

p136207_heroPop Beauty Ribbon Gloss, $10.50 (normally $15)!

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Mane Morning: Dr. Boogie

Published by Marcia Cole on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:21 am.


Hollywood hairstylist Dr. Boogie and former contestant on “Shear Genius,” has launched one of the craziest blogs out there. Called Chair Chat with Dr. Boogie, he delivers the dirt one his celebrity clients—peppered with very colorful language that only Dr. Boogie can deliver—all with their blessings, of course.  Think the straight-forwardness of Sister 2 Sister magazine, which is one of the media outlets our celebrities go to dispel rumors and tell their story in their own words,  and the goofiness of Perez Hilton with bubble comments drawn on photos.

In his latest post, he chats with his most recent client, Vivica A. Fox, star of  TVLand’s The Cougar, to discuss lip injections, breast implants, and being a cougar. Here’s a sample:

“Okay Okay so I know you are like…come on Dr. B.. bring the real. We wanna hear about the damn plastic surgery. Why in the hell did Vivica do all that shit to herself, and why did she get her nose done, and why is she all botoxed out and why did she get her breasts done…why why why????

Shut the hell up please…
I’m gonna quote my girl just so there is no misunderstanding. I’m even gonna make it real simple for you slow snitches out there…so y’all understand what I’m about to tell you.“  Click here to read more. Then tell me what you think.

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