Saturday Will Be A Fine Day of Beauty!

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Chicago area bellas – mark your calendar if you haven’t already! At the Lifebook Lounge on Saturday at 1 pm, celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine will be leading a three hour seminar titled A Fine Day of Beauty. I am SO excited to learn tricks and tips from the genius behind some of the most […]

Wakeema Hollis – Simply Stunning

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She’s drop dead gorgeous with legs that go on forever…and an amazingly sunny, friendly, warm attitude to go with it! I’ve been an admirer of Tennessee-born model Wakeema Hollis from afar, but this incredible interview by Vogue Black – done by the legendary Bethann Hardison – charmed me completely. Hollis is the kind of beautiful, […]

Grace Jones, Still The Baddest

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“[Grace Jones] drinks her wine through a straw so as not to mess up her lips. Does she think she has changed over the years? “Of course I’ve changed. I’m not as impatient as I used to be. I used to hit people if I didn’t like what they were saying. Just lash out. Bam […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bobbi Brown is Pretty Powerful

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Two weeks or so ago, Bobbi Brown and I were chit-chatting back and forth via Twitter. I said Hey Bobbi — What are your beauty predictions for 2010? What will be the hot new look (esp for brown skinned beauties) in this year? And she said Bella, you should Look for pops of color in […]