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A Flawless Finish: Celebrity Nail Stylist Titilayo Bankole Gives Tips on Keeping Your Nails Healthy Year Round

NailCelebirty Nail stylist Titilayo Bankole Gives Tips on Keeping Your Nails Healthy Year Round One of the few downsides to moving from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. has been the chronic dry skin that now plagues me. With all the humidity on this side of the world, you would think my t-zones would be well oiled. Indeed that has not been the case. I am slowly morphing into a reptile.  I sat down with nail stylist Titilayo Bankole for tips on how to keep my hands looking healthy and non-lizard like.  BC:  I’ve never had issues with my cuticles drying out until now.  What can I do to preserve my nails? Right now they’re a disaster. Help.  TB: You have to apply cuticle oil throughout the day, not...

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New Beach Body Techniques: How to Lose Weight and Cellulite with Salt

Sea Salt BowlIt's that time of year again time to shed those extra layers: jackets, cardigans, and leggings. It's the season of patterned bikinis, strapless dresses and sandals – summertime! More importantly, it's time to finally shed those extra pounds so you look fabulous in your summer dresses.

Like most women, you may have been looking for a new workout DVD, or perhaps you've joined a new gym to help you lose those last 10 pounds. If cellulite is your concern, perhaps you have been looking for a...

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Stand Under Our Sumbrella

Carribean_Woman_on_Boat_FinalNo matter where your skin tone is poised on the melanin-infused spectrum, sun protection should be a part of your daily life – especially this time of the year.   Products that block UVA/UVB rays and help to hydrate are as essential to long-term health as they are to looking your sexy, summer best.

Because many of us women of couleur are as familiar with SPF as we are with the Aramaic alphabet, we’ve come up with a list of all skins-friendly cosmetics that will help you beat...

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Breaking All the Rules

hair-rules-kinky-travel-kit-final1Forget everything you know about textured hair: it’s time you learned the new Hair Rules! When it comes to beauty, "All Strands" is the new "All Skins".

Co-founded by celebrity stylist Dickey (proclaimed master of the “mysteries of textured hair”) and supermodel Kara Young (a working mother who knows the priceless values of time management and looking your best), Hair Rules ‘ solution focused products are designed for hair from “kinky to “won’t hold a curl” straight and every...

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The New Face of Estee Lauder: Joan Smalls

JSmalls-Estee-LauderIf If models and their careers are to be measured by stars, then Joan Smalls can be considered nothing less than a Supernova or rather a Sirius star (thanks Wikipedia). In just three years of her professional career, she has climbed the modeling ranks at a stellar pace and is now the new global spokesmodel for Estee Lauder skincare and cosmetics.  This partnership is no small feat (no pun intended)for Smalls or the sixty four year old brand, whose only other black spokesmodel is Ethiopian...

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