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BEAUTY IN NUMBERS

Jessica Lange, is officially the face of the Marc Jacobs Beauty’s new campaign. The brand announced their new spokeswoman via Twitter. At 64, the Academy Award winner and American Horror Story Coven star was radiant in a peach toned lip and smokey eye in the company’s press release. The announcement follows breaking news that 68 year old Charlotte Rampling is the new face of NARS. While Marc Jacobs and NARS can be commended for broadening the concept of beauty, I have to recognize M.A.C. Cosmetics for taking the lead by recognizing a woman’s beauty at every age. The M.A.C. Cosmetic Icons Collection was one of my all time favorite beauty campaigns. The Icon Collection represented women with both iconic beauty and a lifetime of experience featuring Diana Ross, Raquel Welch, Catherine Deneuve and 99 year old Iris Apfel. We are evolving people, there is beauty in numbers – beauty is ageless!

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SHE’S A NATURAL

There was no lack of talent or beauty on the 2014 NAACP Awards red carpet, tonight new comer Naomie Harris took natural beauty to another level. Here is how to get her glamorous red carpet look:

Mimic Naomie’s radiant makeup by applying a foundation throughout the skin with a sponge. Stipple onto the skin then blend through the face. Applying a cream cheek hue and blush onto the apples of the cheeks will give your complexion a radiant boost. Blend cheek stain heavily in a circular motion, leaving no streaky lines. Use a fluffy powder brush to blend the color throughout the cheeks.

Apply a soft layer of shimmering eyeshadow along the eyelid, add eyeliner, a band of false eye lashes and a blanket of mascara over the natural eyelash to achieve this alluring eye.

The lips are the simple! Apply a nude lipstick throughout the lips. Blend a soft pink lipgloss to top off this simple yet sexy look.

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VACATION SKIN CARE


I live for a warm weather vacation, I lust for the sun and can’t survive without a trip away from my cold and snowy climate every winter. Because I am a self proclaimed sun worshiper, I am also skin-care consious.

Wear sunscreen, there is nothing worse than a sunburn to prove you’ve been on fabulous vacation but it is also the most healthy way to protect your skin from harmful UV and UVB rays.

When on vacation (especially in the sun where may you tend to perspire) cleanse your skin thoroughly so you don’t return from your getaway with clogged pores from sweaty skin.

Moisturize and hydrate. If you are cocktailing at a cute cabana party, be sure to drink plenty of water to keep you and your skin hydrated. Hydrated skin is healthy skin, hydrated skin looks supple and feels glamorous.

Here are some of my skin care staples. They are travel size and are perfect for a gal on the go!

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NAILED IT

I am a big fan of the manicure, these I LOOOOVE! Express yourself with color, design and individuality!

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LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS

Award season is back, while the fashion mags, gossip rags and blogosphere are gushing over gowns I’m all about the boys! Dapper, confident, oozing sex appeal these guys took on the red carpet without losing an ounce of their personal style.

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DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU’RE (IN) BLACK OR WHITE

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What’s all the fuss about? Elle magazine’s annual “Women in TV” features power playing women in the tv and film industry. The February 2014 covers funny ladies Zooey Deschanel, Amy Poehler, Allison Williams, and Mindy Kaling. Turns out, Mindy Kaling’s cover is a stylish, cropped, black and white while everyone else is featured in color. So what, who cares! Kaling looks incredible and that’s really all that matters!

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SNOW DAY

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Take a day to play.

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2014

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May all of your desires be fulfilled in the new year.

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TALL DRINK OF WATER

Clear skin starts from within, and one of the best, cheapest and most effective ways to get there is to help your body flush out toxins by drink plenty of water. Increasing your fluid levels help to keep your brains fully functional and therefore better able to cope with stress, but it also replenishes water in the cells. Make sure you drink the recommended eight glasses of water a day, and drink more after exercise.

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LIP LUSTRE

Lupita Nyong’o gives an award worthy performance in Steve McQeen’s “12 Years a Slave.” Nyong’o character Patsey steals every scene with both her natural beauty and exquisite pain.

Award season is upon us, as we continue to see more of Lupita Nyong’o I hope to continue to see more beautiful makeup choices. Nyong’o may have the most striking skin, the highest cheekbones and beautiful and dark eyes but her it’s her lips that are all the buzz. She is not afraid to use color whether it is a deep wine, citrus orange or candy pink Lupita Nyong’o ‘s lips are lustrous and we love it!

What color lips would you like to see Lupita Nyong’o wear?

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