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Makeup Review: C’est Moi Aspiring Cheek Palette

Makeup Review: C’est Moi Aspiring Cheek Palette

As a young woman, I’m always happy to try products that are made especially for us! C’est Moi is a new brand that is made for young women, and I have been able to try several of their products. The first one I’m reviewing is the C’est Moi Aspiring Cheek Palette. About C’est Moi: C’est Moi (pronounced […]

Bad Beauty Habits: Myss Glam Pledges to Prep Her Hair For Bed

Bad Beauty Habits: Myss Glam Pledges to Prep Her Hair For Bed

Although I like to dole out beauty advice, I must admit I have a few bad beauty habits of my own.  It’s shameful, I know, but nobody’s perfect! Besides not removing my make-up sometimes after a long night, I'm also a frequent offender of forgetting to prep my hair before bed. If I’m really tired after a busy […]

Lust List: NARS, Peter Thomas Roth and Ouidad

I love fall.  Fashion is spanking new and so is makeup. With that being said, there are a gazillion beauty goodies out now that I really, really want.  As a matter of fact, I need them.  It’s hard to nail down, so no doubt there will be an updated lust list next week, but in […]

Keep Your Sexy Cool at the 10th Art and Soul Festival in Oakland

Are you going to the Art & Soul Festival this weekend in Oakland? I think almost everyone I know is checking it out one day or another. And why not, look at the lineup: WHO:      CAKE, MC Hammer, Tony! Toni! Toné!, En Vogue, Lenny Williams, Sheila E., Edwin Hawkins and others bringing Oakland’s rich musical […]

Simple Sexy Weekend Makeup

Simple Sexy Weekend Makeup

Do you ever dread putting on your “face” on the weekends? Facing makeup is not always what we care to do on an “off day”. Rather than going bare-faced, try simple sexy!  Choose double, even triple duty items that made it simple to look fresh and vibrant, yet sexy, on a laid back Saturday. Doesn’t Joy […]

Iman Honored at CFDA 2010

Iman is stunningly gorgeous. After recently meeting Iman, a timeless fashion/beauty icon, I am determined to maintain not only my youthful attitude on life, but my 50 something looks as well!  Iman was honored at the 2010 CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Fashion Show last night, and she most certainly stole the show! […]

Ask Tracey: Help — Wax Attack!

On the Ask Tracey section of my blog, I was asked about those pesky white bumps that sometimes appear after waxing.  Have you had that experience?  You shouldn’t… Arlice Nicole asked: I have a dilemma. I’ve only had my eyebrows arched once, so I decided to treat myself and do it again. Two days later, […]

Product Review: Relastin Eye Silk

I am absolutely obsessed with eye creams. At any given moment throughout the day, you can probably spot me dabbing something around my eyes, and most recently that has been Relastin Eye Silk. (I don’t tend to use products as recommended)  If everything else on my face falls apart, I will have smooth tight eyes […]

Budget Beauty Tuesday: IMAN Cosmetics Eye Defining Powder Makes Smokey Eyes Easy

Budget Beauty Tuesday: IMAN Cosmetics Eye Defining Powder Makes Smokey Eyes Easy

Do you have a hard time creating a smokey eye? Most people do and I suppose that's why there are a million smokey eye makeup kits, video how-to's and tutorials on Youtube.  As a makeup artist, creating a smokey eye is second nature to me, but even I love shortcuts.  And I found a great […]

Fierce Friday: Secret Weapon—Show Some Leg

Fierce Friday: Secret Weapon—Show Some Leg

I am a dress and heels girl. I have been for years. I think that women look better showing a little leg.  With that being said, it's Friday, get fierce.  Show some leg. In three simple steps you can get lovely legs—exfoliate, shave and add shine. Check out lovely Alicia Keys — I love how […]

I’m in a New York State of Mind

So, I am back from New York. More specifically, back from being transported to New York by Iman Cosmetics to be part of their presentation of their new Luxury Radiance Foundation. (My blog posting about my ultimate foundation won this fabulous trip). I had a great time.  Stayed in a lovely hotel, made some new […]

Jones Magazine Editor-in-Chief Tracey Ferguson Picks the Hottest Trends For Spring

By Qianna Smith Magazine editor-in-chief’s are becoming pop culture fascinations. Vogue’s Anna Wintour gave us a glimpse into her high-fashion life last summer in the acclaimed movie, “The September Issue.” And, now Jones magazine editor-in-chief and founder, Tracey Ferguson, is the latest industry glamour girl to hit the screen. Ferguson is the star of reality […]

Circumspect Sundays: Baby Girlz Magazine — Created to Survive. Destined to Thrive.

The virtual world is amazing.  Since I started blogging, I have “met” some awesome people. By way of my blogger friend Ron, who authors Anything Urban, I met Traci Lee, author of Beauty in Rare Form. After reading Traci’s blog, I found out that we are practically neighbors.  I also learned that we share some […]

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