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Beauty

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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Beauty Mythbusters: Skincare

Skincare.Image.PhillipWhen it comes to beauty, great product and a steady hand can accomplish just about anything. Hair, eyes, lips, nails, cheekbones – just about any feature can be manipulated to optimal effect, except the most coveted one.

Clear skin is the ultimate beauty bounty, and not even the best foundation can create the illusion if the fundamentals aren't already there. Tired of spending too much time and money on skincare, with nothing much to show except a growing balance of Sephora Insider...

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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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The Beauty Dozen: Twelve Questions for Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Sam Fine

Sam_Fine_pressOn a recent, sweltering summer afternoon in Brooklyn, we found ourselves coolly ensconced in an airy bistro, sipping ice-cold wine across from the inimitable Sam Fine.

One of the top artists in the beauty business and recently named Fashion Fair's new Creative Makeup Director, Fine is renown for his alchemic talents: the “King of Foundation” is a master at accentuating the precious metal-glow in complexions of color. He is also responsible for creating some of the most iconic looks...

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Haute Pink

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Nars’ Schiap nail color is much like its namesake, couturiere Elsa Schiaparelli: a bold, complex hue that is unmistakably chic. 

In an era where nail color trends seem to change each settimana, Sciap remains as constant as memories of the summer seaside – forever fresh, perpetually hot, and always sexy.

If you want to stand out, but inky darks, blinding fluorescents, and anemic extremes aren’t quite you, Schiap will surely add a little spice to your step (and your snap).

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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The WEAVE Constitution: The Five By-laws that MUST be followed in Wearing a WEAVE WELL!

Weave_PicHere are the five official bylaws B. Couleur ladies all over the world should know about wearing a great weave look with the pizzazz necessary to walk the Earth with confidence, free from embarrassing stares and finger-pointing. 1)  Make Sure the Color Fits- The color of your purchased mane should complement your complexion--always.  If it does not, it could take away from your all-around look. The last thing any woman wants is for her hair to clash with everything she wears...

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Keeping it Fresh and Sexy: Post Gym Care for Relaxed Hair

BW_Blowdry_Close_FinalAs Memorial Day Weekend approaches, there is no greater motivation to end your post-resolution workout hiatus than the idea of a swimsuit-svelte body. ·But the idea of sweating it out, to shape up, can give pause to women of couleur with relaxed hair. · A few minutes on the treadmill can ruin the bounciest blowout, so the desire for fab hair often trumps that for a fit(ter) physique.

To find out how perm-rocking would-be gym rats can have the best of both worlds, we spoke to New York...

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Spring Cleaning: Do an About Face This Spring

Black_Women_Face_CreamFinalSpring brings renewal, but the effects of the long winter leave residue that can only be eliminated with a little elbow grease.  Take a beauty break from laundering the draperies and devote some time to unclogging pores and sloughing away dullness.  A spring sunshine-radiant complexion awaits!

Purge

Dissolve dead skin and open up your pores, blissfully, with Bliss Steep Clean Pore Purifying Mask.  This dual-action treatment acts like a facial from a tube to cleanse clogs and...

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