Beauty Gifts for the Girl Who Has Everything!

Beauty Gifts for the Girl Who Has Everything

BEAUTY/HEALTH: When to TOSS Your Makeup!

Hey Fashionistas!

I believe that every beautinista suffers from the same problem when it comes to their makeup…they don’t know when to toss it! For sure, I have been ignorant to the knowledge of when to throw away besides when it has an expiration date. So alas, I did some research and I thought I would share it with you.

Here we go!

• Mascara- 3 months (if used daily)
• Concealer- 18 months
• Liquid Foundation- 1 year
• Powder Eye Shadow- 2 years
• Lipstick- 2 years
• Loose Powder- no expiration

As I complete this brief article,  I am making my makeup bin to be rid of that which can be harmful to my skin! It is full of powder eye shadows from about 2011 and mascara from 2012! I could only imagine all the bacteria that is in it. See, this is why I write…to keep you informed!

Tell me beautinistas; are you a victim of expired makeup?

UPDATE: I am more than happy to announce that my loss powder that matches my skin still worthy of keeping!

BEAUTY: Tamar Braxton Uncovers Struggle With Vitiligo [PHOTOS]

Tamar Braxton, the youngest Braxton sister, and the life of the show, The Braxton’s Family Values has come out and let it be known that she has vitiligo, a skin disease which causes discoloration.

After the debut of the hit show, Braxton’s Family Values in 2011, rumors came out in the press that Tamar was bleaching her skin. Unfair  journalism blogging was done in, my opinion. No one actually took out the time to do their research and ask the tough questions before making a conclusion about Tamar and why she appeared to be lighter than all of the other Braxtons.

In an exclusive interview with Ebony this week, she laid the rumors to rest by revealing that her lighter-toned skin is due to vitiligo, a skin disease which causes discoloration. She also stated that she has had it at a very young age.

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EVENT: The Philadelphia Natural Hair Show

On May 4, 2013, I had the opportunity to visit the Natural Hair Show in Philadelphia, PA and it was definitely an interesting experience. The Philadelphia Natural Hair Show was created to assist women who have chosen to adopt a natural and healthy hair lifestyle. The vision is for women to have an unequivocal love for the hair they were given. This was definitely felt as my mom, sisters and I walked through the crowd of beautiful women who adorned many different styles and had many different textures of natural hair. You could see locks, curls and twist from one corner of the room to the next. Even the women who wore their hair closely shaven were there rocking their baldy like a priceless jewel. It was interesting to walk through the marketplace as there were so many natural hair care products to choose from that I didn’t know where to start. I had the chance to meet one of my past Walk the Talk Exclusive Fashion Event sponsors, Mixxed Chicks; Herbal Body Blessings from Virginia had really great natural products for the hair and body that smelled so good and felt like butter rubbed on the skin; and I met two positive authors, Cheron K. Griffin (3PM) and Dionne Peart (Somerset Grove). I had a few dollars in my pocket and I was hoping to shop for a few unique products but unfortunately, there were not a lot of clothing and accessory lines but the hair care products were abundant! I wish there was a few natural or healthy food vendors since I was starving…LOL. Women were empowered with education from top leading hair care providers in Philadelphia that included Duafe Holistic Hair and The Weave Bar so that women would understand the importance of maintaining a healthy head of hair, how to transition from processed hair to natural hair, and how to show love for your tresses. Overall, it was a fun experience and I had a good time meeting new people, sharing hair experiences and learning more about how to maintain that perfect mane. I look forward to the next event in 2014. To learn more about the Philadelphia Natural Hair Show, visit:

GIRL POWER: Honoring the Women of History: Miss Lena Horne…

Lena Horne was not just a pretty face, but a legend not only of her time but the present too. She was a very successful singer, dancer, actress, and more importantly a civil rights activist.

Miss Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an African American, born on June 30, 1917 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Edna Scottron, and father, Edwin “Teddy” Horne were middle-class people and very educated.

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