Want Of The Week: Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color

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I like to think of myself as a practical person. When I shop, I go to discount retailers. If I have an event to go to, I’d rather see what goodies are already in my closet, than spend my hard earned bucks on something new and trendy. But every now and then I’ll see an […]

Beauty Tips for Ebony Skinned Bellas

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I often hear from bellas with deep skintones, who say they’re afraid of wearing the trendier colors of makeup. Heck, I think quite a few of us brown skinned beauties tend to play it safe when it comes to makeup. Here in Chicago I tend to see lots of golds, deep browns, and berry lips […]

Last Minute Easter Sweetness

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The store aisles are bedecked in pastel shades and overflowing with chocolate bunnies, Peeps, and egg shaped candy. Tomorrow is Easter Sunday! If you haven’t yet had a chance to score some Easter goodies for yourself and your loved ones, you don’t need to get them the usual Cadbury cream egg. Step up your Easter […]

That Twenties Glam

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When I sit to put my makeup on, I sometimes try to evoke the look of the beauty icons who inspire me the most. Of late, I’ve found endless inspiration in flapper chic and the biggest stars of that twinkling era. Especially if I’m going out on a romantic dinner date, or a fab night […]

Purple Lab’s Glorious Gloss

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Karen Robinovitz may be the busiest woman I know. Besides being a writer by trade who knows everyone who’s anyone in NYC, she’s the creatrix of Purple Lab NYC, an indie cosmetic brand that’s about to hit the big time. She just hosted an insanely successful event — the “Find Your Luvah” speed dating party […]

Bare Escentuals Buxom Babes Giveaway!

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Shopaholics are SERIOUS about their business. When a hot store announces a sale, a dedicated shopaholic is the first one to tell all their friends. When an incredible new product launches, y’all are the first to know! So my shopaholic bellas — put this on your radar. Tonight at 11 p.m. through 1 a.m. on […]

When Bella Goes a-Traveling

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I’m looking forward to this weekend for the dorkiest reason — finally I’m going to unpack my suitcases, put away my summer clothes, and take my makeup and hair products out of my travel bag. Until February, when I go on another trip! With all the traveling I’ve been doing, I’ve had to learn the […]