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Circumspect Sundays: Curvy is Hot!

Circumspect Sundays: Curvy is Hot!

I’m a curvy girl. Although I haven’t always been so happy with that blessing.  My mom was 5’9′ and 122 lbs for most of her adult life.  AARRGHH. And that’s not pirate talk.  That’s frustration at being an hourglass at 12 years old and not knowing what the heck to do with all that.  And a […]

Fierce Friday: Get Banged

Get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking hair. I’m talking about rocking ferocious bangs.  It’s Friday so change it up.  Get fierce.  Rock some bangs. While I’m not one to follow trends (I pride myself on doing my own chic thing) I happen to love bangs.  As a matter of fact, I have […]

Gettin’ Curvy With It: Vogue Curvy

I love all things Italian. Shoes, wine, food, men, clothes, cars, architecture, coastline, pennichella (aka siesta, nap time) Vogue Italia (particularly since their first all black issue) and now Vogue Curvy.  The Curvy Fashionista reported today that Italian Vogue has launched Vogue Curvy. I can’t believe that curvy is finally IN VOGUE! Does that make […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Tinted Moisturizers — Be a Mixologist

Yesterday I expressed my love of tinted moisturizers. And a reader a couple comments came up about do-it-yourself tinted moisturizers and less expensive versions.  Both of which I planned to address today on my Budget Beauty Tuesday post. How do you make your own tinted moisturizer? Sooo easy.  I used to do it all the […]

Top 5 Tinted Moisturizers

How many times have you gotten up a little late and prioritized applying makeup to the end of your to-do list? Unfortunately with so many demands thrust upon us as professional women, we have to make those choices — what has to go and what can stay.  But why eliminate a step in your beauty […]

Fierce Friday:Secret Weapon — Glow like Alicia Keys

Fierce Friday. Wow.  I’ve covered so many ways to make it fierce that I was kind of stumped today.  That was until I started scanning the hot ladies of fashion and beauty.  One photo was of Alicia Keys from the BRIT awards and she was seriously glowing.  I’m not talking about shine from sweat or […]

Fierce Friday: Secret Weapon — Classic Beauty a lá Sade

I have a girl crush. I admit it.  It started in the '80's when I laid eyes on Sade. I emulated her look as closely as possible.  My lipstick of choice became MAC Russian Red. I wore my hair in a slicked back pony tail so much that my husband begged me to do something […]

Ciara’s Hot Look at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards

I recently became Director of Glamour at Mahogany Butterfly and I’m get to work with some awesome makeup artists and writers.  My friend Nalo Jones wrote a piece about Ciara’s pretty look at the Grammy’s and I thought I would share it here: Ciara’s makeup for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards was clean, fresh, and […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: Get Even with Black Opal Brightening Mask/Scrub

I looked at my daughter the other day and had a worried thought because her skin was just glowing. Mind you she is a college student — a senior at Cal Berkeley.  So I banished my premature thoughts of being a grandmother (glowing skin, get it) and asked her what she was using on her […]

Bad Hair Day? Rock a Cap!

Bad Hair Day? Rock a Cap!

So it's quite a relief to know that even hotties like Halle Berry and Rihanna rock a cap now and then. And with their signature hair cuts, we all know the cap is not really for a fashion statement.  Does the expression bad hair day come to mind?  Hmmmm….. Check out paparazzi shot of Halle […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: I’m Loving Olay

I know it’s Wednesday, but I have been sick for a very long time, and I lost my groove. So I’m playing catch up! I can’t believe it. I’m buying skincare products at the drugstore. I admit it. Me, the beauty snob, the skincare bootcamp instructor, I’m in love with a moisturizer that costs less […]