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SACHA Buttercup setting powder VS. Ben Nye’s Banana Powder

For those that haven’t heard of buttercup yet, it is Sacha Cosmetics newest setting powder from their Kamaflage line. All of their Kamaflage products tend to have medium-full coverage, and when I heard what people were saying about the Buttercup powder of course I had to try it. I’m cheap so I went to a fellow mua’s house because I knew she had it ANNNNND  Because I wasn’t going to purchase in the future without trying it first. Immediate thoughts when using: This powder is SUPER soft and fine milled. It feels velvety. It melts into the skin. The Ben Nye Banana Powder is a beautiful powder but is on the chalkier side. I think we also have to remind ourselves that Ben Nye is STAGE makeup....

CHRIS BROWN’S EX-GIRLFRIEND SKIN REGIMEN GETTING ALL THE ATTENTION

We all know her as Chris Brown’s ex-girlfriend, but after their last breakup Karrueche Tran has definitely been making a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Not only is this 27 year old gal drop dead gorgeous, but she is also showing the world her talent for hosting and acting. Before she became such a public figure she was a model. No wonder her figure and beauty is so breath taking. When asked what she does to keep her skin glowing she was quoted telling Elle magazine “Kiehl's is my dermatologist. I love their facial moisturizer and I use their deodorant. Their body butter, that's really good too. I've been using Clean & Clear face wash since high school, and I love that it's...

Keep Your Hands Gloved During Spring Cleaning

The weather is getting warmer and spring is here, but that doesn't mean you should say goodbye to gloves! Yes, I said it,  "gloves." It's that time of year when you're outside with your friends hanging out, spring cleaning, gardening, doing yard work, and camping. Don't forget to wear a pair of gloves to protect your nails! Not taking care of your nails, which is not just limited to wearing gloves, but what eat, medical conditions, and daily maintenance can result in the following nail problems: Stain nails or changes in nail color Dirty nails or nail fungus, Chipped, smudged, or smeared manicures and/or polish Weakened nails Gloves should even be worn every time you do the dishes. They're affordable, too! Any grocery store or pharmacy type place (even...

4 QUICK WAYS TO WHITEN UP YOUR NAILS

Above is a "before and after" picture of how effective natural whitening remedies can be on your nails. If your nails are turning yellow or brown and you want that healthy white or pink nail below are a couple home remedies for you to try: Brush your nails with tooth paste on an old tooth brush. You could also make a paste with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, just by mixing it together and placing it on your nails, wait a few minutes and then rinse it off. You could use just the hydrogen peroxide by applying it and rubbing it around your nails. You can also buff your nails just slightly until you see the stain start to come off. That is just a couple of natural ways on...

“Healthy Skin Beauty Tips for 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50+”

We can all attain healthy, beautiful skin at any age, own it and keep it! It is possible with gaining proper knowledge of what to do and actively following through essential regime. Regardless of your age, we should all get adequate sleep every night, exercise regularly, drink at least eight full glasses of water to keep skin and body hydrated and eat a healthy diet. There are also a few specific things to do in the different age ranges that will keep your skin looking its’ most beautiful! Social 20’s: At this age, it is all about being the socialite, carefree hanging outside on sunny days! However, UV (ultraviolet) protection is very critical. Although, as women of color, we have a lot of melanin pigment in...

HOW TO GET GLITTER OFF YOUR NAILS

Add some glitter if you’re looking for a fun look for your nails. Some glitter could be the little bit of pop you need to add some spice to your style. You can put just a top coat with some glitter on it or maybe some color that already has glitter in it. Even though, glitter takes your look to the next level, getting it off is the real headache. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO REMOVER GLITTER: You can go to your local store and get nail polish remover designed to take off glitter You can soak the glitter off with regular nail polish remover. Just by taking a cotton ball and putting nail polish remover on it, and then putting the cotton ball...

WHO SAYS EXERCISE AND HEALTHY HAIR DON’T MIX?

As an ethnic women, you may quickly turn your nose up against anything that will dry out or mess up your hair. And all too often WATER has been the biggest Culprit to stay away from. So that means no swimming, no exercising for many. However, while you’re avoiding staying fit to keep your hair in tip top shape, you may be causing more harm than good to your hair in the long run. First case in point, experts have repeatedly said stress can lead to hair loss, and cardio can help release endorphins, which will in turn help relieve stress. And in terms of hair growth, Naturalhairmag.com points out that how burning a sweat through exercise can help lead the way. Click on the...

THE BEAUTY PRODUCT BRANDY SAYS SHE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT!

We all know her as Moesha from the hit 90’s sitcom, but Bandy Norwood is also a platinum selling Grammy winning recording artist with hits such as “The boy is mine”, “Have you ever”, and “I wanna be down”. Even at 37 years old and after having a baby Brandy is still in tip top shape, not to mention has impeccable skin that most women would kill for.' When Brandy was asked about beauty products she can’t live without she replied “The Beauty Blender is the best thing that ever happened to me in terms of makeup because it just softens everything without taking the makeup off. It just makes it look like skin. I love the Giorgio Armani Lip Gloss. It moisturizes your lip,...

SPRING UP YOUR NAILS!

Spring is right around the corner, so it's time to lighten up with something colorful, but not too bright. Pastels are the new thing out for this spring and you don't want to be behind the eight ball. These colors will not only help attract attention, but it will also brighten up your mood and get rid of those winter blues...

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIATE HILLARY CLINTON ADDRESSES QUESTION ABOUT BLACK WOMEN WEARING THEIR NATURAL HAIR

In addressing how to fix broken racial relations in the country, Hillary Clinton got a shocking question from the audience. This must be the first time I’ve seen an audience member at a presidential town hall bring up how wearing her natural hair has effected how people treated her. I commend her for asking a question that has prevented many black women from being who they are due to fear of not being accepted by society. Click on the link below to hear how Clinton responded. https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/hillary-clinton-put-on-the-spot-with-question-180056858.html #Fabuloushairfridays...