Mac Cosmetics to Open Their First Make-Up Studio

Mac Cosmetics Enters the ‘Beauty Bar’ Business

MAC MAKEUP STUDIO

With relaxation spas, nails salons and weave bars littering nearly every corner in New York City, cosmetics giant Mac has decided to enter the fracas and open their very first makeup studio/beauty bar later this month.

The 63rd and Lexington Avenue location will be competing alongside other NYC newbies like Blushington and Jolie Beauty Bar, which have all popped up over the last year hoping to capitalize on the country’s ‘beauty bar’ boom.

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My New Obsession: Scented Shea Butter

SCENTED WHIPPED SHEA BUTTER

I am absolutely obsessed with scented whipped shea butter. Ever since I discovered the shea butters from PerfumeChick.com, I have been on a quest to find as many brands as possible to try out.

My quest has so far led me to Amazon, where I purchased a patchouli scent from a company called Shea ScentSations, Etsy, where I purchased two wonderful scents from the Lovely Body company, and Belle Butters, where I purchased a Warm Vanilla scent that is advertised as being both for the body and the hair.
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World Natural Hair Show- BIGGER THAN EVER!

WORLD NATURAL HAIR SHOW

What’s happening on April 25 & 26, 2015 that has everyone excited? The Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show is bringing some new and exciting features you have to see and experience to believe!

All new attractions like the CultureVibe Music Fest will feature hot musical talents like Leela James, LeAndria Johnson, Casmè, Faye Raye, Ash and more! The Saturday night Divas of Comedy show presents some of the best and funniest comedians- delivering wholesome humor for the entire family!
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New Find: Your Hair and Skin Fix

NUTRIENT SHINE BUTTER

Shiny, moisturized, healthy hair is every ones deepest desire, and so is healthy radiant skin. What if I told you there was one product to tackle the challenge of maintaining healthy hair and skin? Taliah Waajid’s CWN Nutrient Rich Shine Butter is the product that assists with hair and skin improvements. Nutrient Rich Shine Butter is guaranteed to leave your skin feeling moisturized, soft & renewed. It has an irresistible fragrance leaving your skin & hair not only looking good but smelling good too. It also eliminates dry hair and scalp on the spot, and is great as a heat protectant. The key ingredients– Avocado and Shea Butter deliver nutrient rich moisture to hair and skin making both tasks of healthy skin and hair easy to achieve and maintain.
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Introducing: Cleanse by Lauren Napier

CLEANSE BY LAUREN NAPIER

On a flight from Dubai to New York City, celebrity makeup artist LAUREN NAPIER found herself trapped in a window seat. Unable to leave her seat to refresh her face, she was struck with an idea that would change how we cleanse our skin, on the go: “I was delirious from nearly 30 hours in transit, I wanted to freshen up my face, but I couldn’t. The bulky package of cleansing wipes I had, was all dried out.”

CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER is a set of twelve individually packaged facial cleansing wipes, that fits neatly into your traveling makeup bag, briefcase or evening clutch. “Because let’s face it, sometimes we want to cleanse before cocktail hour, we want to cleanse before spin class, sometimes a gal doesn’t make it home and refuses to leave her face all over his pillowcase,” laughs Lauren.
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How Much is Too Much to Pay for Cosmetics?

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH TO PAY FOR MAKE-UP

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I post a lot of images of my daughter, who recently started dabbling in make-up. Because I was not allowed the wear the stuff when I was a teen, I was super happy to vicariously re-live those years through her.

Whereas I couldn’t even get lip gloss outta my parents when I was young, I have done the exact opposite with my daughter and given her a make-up collection that has made her friends green with envy.
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Iman to Introduce Her Own Line Of CC Creams

IMAN CC CREAM (1)

A year after introducing their own line of BB creams for darker skin tones, Iman Cosmetics is now ready to move on to the next big thing in make-up: CC creams.

According to an article in WWD, Iman Cosmetics CC Correct & Cover Powder to Crème Concealer will retail for $15, $5 less than the company’s BB creams, and will be available online December 15th and in stores nationwide on January 1, 2014.

Unlike BB creams, which offer minimal coverage, CC creams generally contain a bit of concealer and offer medium to full coverage.
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Maintaining Your Summer Figure

SUMMER BODY

Warm weather, skimpy outfits and the prospect of wearing a bikini are often motivators to get in shape for the summer. But what about the fall and winter months when we are mostly covered up? You can maintain your summer body if you follow these simples tips that help you learn the key to weight maintenance.

Tip 1: Don’t cover up. Sure, it may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear big bulky clothes that hide your figure. Layers of clothing can often hide a weight gain of as little as five pounds. That five pounds can quickly turn into 15 that you never even knew you gained because you were so covered up. So keep warm, but keep it tight as well. Fitted clothes remind us that we have a figure maintain.

Tip2: Watch those comfort foods. When it’s cold outside our bodies crave warm stick to your bones kind of foods. However, eating heavy soups, carbs and meat will lead to substantial weight gain. Instead, try to keep to your summer meal plan. Lots of steamed fish, salads, fruits and vegetables will keep you full, while keeping off the winter weight.

Tip 3: Continue to work out. Cold weather is no excuse to hibernate. Stay social. Instead of meeting the girls at the pool or the beach, take the party to the gym. Better yet, put on a warm sweat suit and go walking or running in the park.

Tip 4: Stay sexually active. Sex is a great workout tool. It gets the heart racing and really activates those endorphins. It’s also a great way to tell if you have gained a few pounds you may not have noticed. If you tire more easily and those leg muscles seem to give out quicker, it may be a sign you have put on a pound or two. So keep the lovemaking going during those winter months. And ladies- stay on top. Riding really works those thigh muscles.

Kenya Moore Wants You to Grow Your Own Hair

KENYA MOORE WANTS TO HELP YOU GROW YOUR OWN HAIR

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Kenya Moore is embarking on a new business venture. The former Miss USA said back in 2012 she was joining the reality show circuit to promote her line of natural hair products, and true to her word, Kenya is now ready to unveil her new project to the world.

Kenya took to Twitter earlier this week to announce her new venture, saying “#teamtwirl I’m excited about my hair care line. I’m not selling fake hair… shampoo, conditioner, etc. 2 grow #realhairlonger #twirlonthat. I actually embark on business ventures that make sense… With a business plan that will grow wealth and an empire #not$10bundle.”

Kenya went on to sing the virtues of her products, saying they are for all hair types and contain no sulphates.

Kenya is the second housewife to unveil her own line of hair products in recent months. Fellow housewife Porsha Stewart recently unveiled her “Naked” line of weave products, which she touts as “hair so real, it feels like your own.”
No doubt Kenya’s above comments were aimed at Porsha, who routinely found herself on the wrong side of Kenya’s good graces last season.

So, did Kenya release her hair care line to take a bite out of Porsha’s sales? I personally doubt it. The ladies are appealing to two completely different markets. Plus, Kenya’s line hasn’t officially hit the market yet.

KenyaMoore.com lists something “Gone with the wind fabulous is coming…,” so we assume it will be unveiled any day now- most likely when the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns to the air later this fall.