A few weeks ago I was doing my usual, perusing through Instagram and came across an interesting post by my favorite local YouTube vlogger Charyjay:
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Pucker up ladies!! It’s time to induct a new glamazon into the MAC Lipstick Hall of Fame!
Similar to the likes of international popstars, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, Harlem-bred rapper, Azealia Banks has been tapped to market a lipstick of her very own entitled “Yung Rapunxel,” an ode to her dark and lovely alterego. The shade is described as being a “dark, eggplant purple” and will only be available for a limited time so make sure all you lovelies keep in touch with www.maccosmetics.com to find out when you can rescue your perfect shade of “Yung Rapunxel” from a store near you.
In the meantime, however, here’s a thought. MAC Cosmetics’ marketing team always tends to out-do itself when coming up with hot and clever names for their signature liplines. Lady Gaga’s Viva Glam definitely got make-up lovers everywhere pumped to beat a face and color a lip, and in 2010, when Nicki Minaj dropped Pink Friday, dolls everywhere were running out of work, class, home, WHEREVER, to grab the limited edition before it sold out. Needless to say, it’s bankable that Miss Banks shade (no pun intended) will do just as well especially with the mysterious but yet whimsical “Yung Rapunxel” tag behind it. On the less celebritized side of things though, let’s say MAC picked YOU to advertise their latest lip shade? What color would it be? Something soft, pink, and girly with a touch of flashy neon similar to Nicki Minaj or something dark, fierce, and mischievous like Azealia? Furthermore, what would it be called? Going the alterego route is always a win!! But hey, it can’t hurt to just be cute and simple as well. Personally, my shade would be a deep rich daring red, and I’d call it…..COCAINE RED! That’s just me though! What would you do?
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My natural hair journey officially started September 9, 2011, but I wasn’t totally prepared for what would lye ahead with being natural. I know a lot of naturals end up doing multiple big chops whether it’s due to improper care, going back to relaxers, damage from color,etc., but I thought I would be different. Well, I was wrong and this is the story of why I had to do my second and hopefully final big chop. Continue reading “Starting From Scratch: My Second Big Chop” » (1576)
I’m sure by now we have all seen the infamous picture of this cute infant little girl with straight hair. My first thought was why would you do that to an infant and how? I’m wondering how she got her to sit still while she flat ironed her hair, but at four months was her texture that bad that you just had to straighten it? Or were you just bored and/or curious to see how your child would look? I think that she may have made the wrong the decision in straightening her hair because I think she is way to young to even have a hair style like that, I feel like the only reason why you should straighten a child’s hair is if she can keep it up and if she is 0ld enough to make the decision to have it straightened. I also feel like we need to encourage our daughters to love their natural hair, the media portrays long and straight hair as being what’s ideal and sexy when we should feel sexy with what we have naturally. There is nothing wrong with straight hair or weaves because I wear those styles from time to time myself, but we should let our children make those decisions for themselves when they reach a proper age, especially with relaxers because they not only change the texture of your hair, but they can be harmful to some people by causing breakage, sores, and/or burns. Babies are not dolls that we can experiment on and I think this mother seriously needs to think the next time she flat irons her daughters hair because it’s not necessary and if you don’t know how to do her hair, which I couldn’t imagine is the case, it’s 2012 use the internet to research infant haircare. (2611)
I know we are in our last days of summer and fall is the furthest thing from some people’s minds, but I figure I would give you all a heads up with what’s trending this fall, first up in nail polish! Continue reading “Fall Into This Fall’s Nail Trends” » (510)
Author Kevin Roose recently wrote an article for New York Magazine called “Dumb Money: Exposing Silic0n Valley’s Stupidest Investments” in which he discussed ideas for business that he thought were truly a waste of time. He went on to make a statement in which he called out Naturally Curly, which is an online community for those with naturally curly and wavy hair, I like many naturals have probably visited this site a thousand times, but Roose thinks it’s a worthless creation. Roose stated: Some tech’s clunkers never get off the ground, but others manage to get big, high-profile investments despite having no redeeming qualities whatsoever. (For example, what kind of genius decided to throw $1.2 million at NaturallyCurly, the “leading social network and community for people with wavy, curly, and kinky hair?”) When I read this comment I couldn’t believe that someone who have such an opinion on something they probably know nothing about. Continue reading “Is Investing In Natural Hair ”Dumb Money?”” » (1449)
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Face Lace, designed by world renowned make up artist Phyllis Cohen, was a huge success in Paris during the autumn/winter 2012 catwalk shows back in February. Phyllis created these beautiful facial adornments for the Corrie Nielsen show you see displayed here. Chanel followed suit in their Fall 2012 show with sequin bedecked brows. This fascinating trend has catched the eye of many including the ever so eccentric Lady Gaga who has worn full facial and body lace to red carpet events. For a more subdue look but with the same effect, Cohen has created a collection of face lace for the daring fashionista!
Catch the video and more on this after the jump…..
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Looking for the next hot to death nail trend? Well the textured velvet manicure maybe just what you need. MAC Cosmetics Senior Artist Keri Blair dominated three velvet nail looks at the Ruffian 2012 runway show and now this look is being made available to the public. Ciate’ has created the DIY Velvet Manicure available at Sephora.com for $19. This set is sure to get you fall ready with rich c0lors like Berry Poncho, Blue Suede, and Mink Cashmere. Continue reading “Trending: Velvet Nails” » (5646)
Our first spotlight will feature Corner Curl Girl , a natural hair and fashion blogger I came across on Twitter via StrawberriCurls page. I instantly noticed her huge afro in her avatar and I became intrigued! Nevertheless, I asked her for an interview and she agreed so let’s jump in! Continue reading “FreeRetroChics Features: Corner Curl Girl” » (222)