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What I’m Loving Now: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

What I’m Loving Now: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

I had oily skin all my life, until this thing called menopause started to wreak havoc not only with my moods (sorry kids) but my skin as well. No longer oily, but lacking in lipids, my extremist behavior has gone to the the opposite extreme of lavishing cream on my skin like mad. Recently I […]

Ashanti: Glamorous in Red at NAACP Theater Awards

Ashanti’s old Hollywood glamorous style was stunning at the NAACP Theater Awards yesterday. Thank you Ashanti for showing taste, class and for wearing red lipstick!  I’m a little done with the nude lip for every single red carpet occasion.  Her Veronica Lake inspired hair and fresh matte makeup was too beautiful.  If there is ever […]

From the Recycle Bin: Simple Saturday (or Sunday) Beauty in 3 steps

Do you ever have one of those days when you just don’t want to wear a stitch of makeup? One of those days when you just want to to incognito? You know, when the big dark shades and big floppy hat are necessities?  Well, that’s what I’m feeling today.  But, since my business is beauty, […]

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 […]

$45 Lipstick? Or $60? Yea, Maybe

I used to think that buying a tube of Chanel lipstick was going all out on luxury for my lips. But no, uh-uh.  Not anymore.  Lipsticks are coming in with price tags that are really nuts.  What are we paying for?  I suppose it’s the status of that designer packaging, because no one really knows […]

Got Eczema? Get First Aid Beauty!

I don’t have eczema, but my kids do. It’s more irritating that deadly, but nonetheless can interfere with a woman’s sense of beauty when a pesky patch pops up on her face.  A healthy dose of First Aid Beauty came to the rescue.  But before I get to that… So what the heck is this […]

New NARS Fall Pallettes: Beautiful Life & Only You

I love palettes, and NARS has launched their fall palettes.  I’m sooo excited.  I think that everyone knows that I owe the name of my blog to NARS.  If not, you need to read this… Needless to say, these two NARS palettes are on my lust list…

Ask Tracey: What Body Bronzer Should I Use?

I received this question today in Ask Tracey: Hi Tracey, I going to LV, NV this Aug.for my B-day and I want an all over Body glow like Jada P. and Mary J. What would you recommend as a body prep so my Body Bronzer will look good. I have made my choose on which […]

Sheer Genius: Best in Tinted Moisturizers

Sheer Genius: Best in Tinted Moisturizers

Perfected summer skin dictates that less is most definitely more. So stash your foundation until fall arrives, and opt instead for the sheer perfection of a tinted moisturizer.  Tinted moisturizers are a triple-threat — coverage, moisturization and SPF.  With the dog days of summer upon us, a using a tinted moisturizer is the ideal fix […]

Contest: Win Laura Geller Swag

I’ve been on a bit of a vacation — not much blogging, so I’m taking an easy way out today. A contest!  As a matter of fact,  look for a contest a week from Blinging Beauty.  Also look for a new format — that’s what I have been working on.  It’s going to be gorgeous. […]

What I’m Loving Right Now: Too Faced Natural Eye Kit

I received my Too Faced Eye Kit in the mail a few days ago and I’m absolutely smitten. It’s rare that you have a kit that truly has colors that work for creating a gorgeous natural eye.  I have only “played” with it, I haven’t created the three looks yet, BUT it’s coming! I have […]

Avoid a Meltdown: Summer’s Best Waterproof Makeup

Don’t lose your hotness to the hot weather. Makeup can run and look downright pathetic if not “weather-proofed”.  Check out my favorites for preserving your makeup during the hot days of summer!  These multi-tasking beauty products will take you from the pool, the beach to the club! No sweat! Face: Even skin tone to perfection […]

Product Review: Peter Lamas Soy Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner

Peter Lamas Soy Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner Do you have dry, damaged or color treated hair? Are you die hard for organic products? Or are you looking for an alternative to harsh shampoos with sulfates? Well, then you need to jump on the Peter Lamas bandwagon with me. I recently began using Peter Lamas Soy […]

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