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TOP 5 MAKEUP SETTING SPRAYS!

You spend over an hour perfecting your makeup slay for girls night out, but before the night even gets started, you notice your makeup doesn't look as fresh as it did in the beginning. That where makeup setting sprays can help. Here are our top 5 makeup setting sprays to help keep your make up in place no matter what the night brings! Model in a bottle Model in a Bottle Original Makeup Setting Spray is the one that started it all. With just a few sprays of Model in a Bottle®, you can lock in that perfect makeup look without any touchups. The one-of-a-kind matte finish setting spray makes sure you stay gorgeous by holding your makeup in place all day or night! It’s the perfect...

TLC’S “CHILI” STAYS FIT ON A LOW CARB DIET

This week's #wcw is the beautiful Rozonda Thomas, best known as "Chilli" from the top selling female group of all time, TLC. Her rock hard bod and beauty is what landed her on our list, but it's her low carb diet that has us believing the 40 really is the new 30. Ever wonder how some women look like they are literally drinking from the fountain of youth? That's how we feel about Chilli. This gorgeous beauty is of Native and African American descent and has been serving us sick abs and flawless skin since "Creep". Not only does Chilli sing, dance, and write chart topping hits, but she is also crazy about health and fitness. And I don't know about you, but whatever she's doing,...

The Pros and Cons of Lash Extensions

As with any beauty treatment, there are pros and cons to consider before deciding if it is right for you. With lash extensions, the positives and negatives are almost equally weighted, although you will rarely hear the downside in a salon that provides lash extension services! Here's what you need to know to make a gratifying decision The Pros: They look fabulous! And they make you feel sexy! They're more dramatic than mascara, yet far more natural than a strip of fake eyelashes. When done right,  lash extensions are simply stunning. They're instantly gratifying. Lash extensions deliver the gorgeous lashes you want with one appointment, and you won't have to bother applying and removing mascara every day. There is an initial time commitment of getting eyelash...

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EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: “ BYE BYE ARMS” with Amy Veigle

If you want to get the most out of your workouts, try focusing on a different area of your body each day. We'll help you stay on track with an exercise of the week. This week, we have the perfect exercise for arm day. Are you tired of the jiggle your upper arms do every time you say goodbye? Yea, us too. While they aren't cute, the good new is that "Bye Bye Arms" are pretty easy to get rid of. They generally occur due to lack of exercise so the quickest way to get rid of them are with arm exercises. Want to finally say good bye to those "bye bye arms”? Follow the steps below for a great exercise to get you started. Grab...

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Get your edges back. Period.

A thinning hairline or loosing edges is a fear for many women of color. What’s worse, there are so many possible culprits! Thin edges have been linked to theories from styling hair too much to tight cornrows, twists and ponytails. They can also be attributed to genetics or more serious health conditions such as alopecia. Regardless of the culprit we’re gonna make sure all our sisters with thinning edges continue to have #FabulousHairFridays from here on out. Some remedies we’ve found that rejuvenate hairline growth include scalp massages, using natural hair products, sleeping on satin pillowcases or using scalp stimulating oils and treatments among other things. Some of the best oils for hairline growth are Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Aloe Vera, Monoi Oil, Peppermint Oil and Jojoba...

DANCE YOUR WAY TO FIT LIKE MISTY COPELAND

Misty Copeland has become one of the most famous ballerinas in the world within just a few short years. Among her many accomplishments she is most noted for being the first African American dancer to star in a major ballet company’s production of Swan Lake. The celebrated ballerina and role model now wants to share the secrets of how to reshape your body and achieve a lean, strong physique and glowing health with ballet in her new book "Ballerina Body" set to release on Mach 21st, 2017 Misty has noted in previous interviews to keep her ballerina figure in tip top shape she takes on a pescetarian diet which consist of eating no red meat or pork, just seafood. Although, she eats pretty healthy Misty does admit to...

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HAIR FROM HEAT DAMAGE

We all like the fresh look of curling your hair in the morning before work or just before a night out on the town. But looking great for one day may not be worth the long lasting damage that a curling iron can do to your hair.  Naturallycurly.com gives great advice on the importance of a heat protectants. “The purpose of a heat protectant is to reduce the potential of causing physical and/or chemical damage to the overall health of the hair. Heat protectants provide a balancing effect reducing the risk of thermal damage, while maintaining the moisture level within the hair shaft, promote healthy texture, elasticity, and shine.” The shape of your hair can suffer from heat and chemical damage without a heat protectant....

EATING FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS

Let’s talk about food. The simplest and most overlooked approach to a healthier you with regards to food is to eat fewer packaged foods. Packaged foods more often than not, contain numerous preservatives, salt and sugar that slow our metabolism and increase our toxicity. In fact, when possible eat organically especially when it comes to beef and poultry. I know this can get expensive but I do believe the fuel you put in your body should be as clean as possible for optimal effectiveness. In my clinic, I also recommend a system of eating that I have personally found to be effective, the Eat For Your Blood Type Diet proposed by Dr. D'Amano, a Naturopathic physician. Through research Dr. D’Amano found that the foods we eat...

Bangin’ Bantu Knots

Kyla Archibald and her bangin’ bantu style is our #fabouloushairfridays feature of the week. Her go-to protective hairstyle is long box braids but she decided to switch up her look and rock bantu knots followed by a bantu knot out. “My favorite part about the bantu styles are the natural look. My curls are tight and they stay for a long time after you take out the knots,” she shares. To achieve the bantu knots Kyla sectioned her hair, two strand twisted each section with Cantu Leave-In Conditioner, and spiraled the twists around to form the knot. After a few days of the knots she un-spiraled the twists, took them apart and picked out her hair to cover the parts. “I maintain the bantu knot out style...

ACTRESS MEAGAN GOOD’S 4 TIPS TO YOUTHFUL SKIN

This week’s #wcw goes to the ohhh so gorgeous Meagan Good.  Some know her for her younger role on the hit Nickelodeon TV show “Cousin Skeeter, but most know her as being the sexy beauty in hit films such as “Stomp the Yard”, “Deliver us from Eva, and “Think like a Man”.  At 33, Ms. Good exudes fabulousity! Not only does Meagan have a face that gleams all over the big screen, she also has a body that women would die for.  When asked about her beauty, diet, and exercise secrets Meagan was all too willing to let inquiring minds in on all her little secrets. Ever wonder how Meagan keeps her skin glowing and youthful? She tells Shape.com that “rest, water, moisturizer, and a really...