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It’s winter time and that means two things that are not fun: cold weather and dry skin. We can’t do anything about the first drawback of this time of year, but we can absolutely prevent you from walking around with dry, ashy cracked skin — and it might not even cost you anything.
Sister site MommyNoire recently launched a new DIY with Dee video series and in the first clip she taught the editors how to make an amazing vanilla sugar body scrub at home that will keep your skin supple against these damaging elements. Check out the video above to see how easy this is to make and let us know your results!
Dry winter skin leaving you ashy and itchy? Follow these skin care tips for the winter months to make sure your skin stays moisturized — and healthy!
Ashy skin is flaking skin. And before you can rehydrate, you’ll need to scrub off old skin cells. If you don’t have an exfoliating loofa, brush or body wash in your shower, winter is the time to get one!
Contouring is the buzz word in makeup these days but very few do-it-yourselfers really know how to contour like the makeup artists to the stars. Thankfully, StyleBlazer has you covered with this quick and easy 3-step guide to contouring that will have your face highlighted and snatched in a matter of minutes. Watch and learn.
You might think these are essentials, but when a man sees you pull out your credit card for any of these costs, he hears cash flushing down a toilet. Here are 15 female expenses men think are a waste of money.
Mom always knows best — even when it comes to beauty. These must-follow beauty rules come straight from mom’s mouth — and it’s about time we listened.
Did You Put Lotion On?
Turns out, mama is always right — even if your skin is naturally oily. Skip the moisturizer and your skin will take it as a cue to produce even more oil.
In this new series, One Bold Move, MadameNoire profiled four popular bloggers in the categories of Hair, Makeup, Style, and Fitness. These bloggers discussed the one bold decision that placed their life on a completely different trajectory. In this episode, makeup guru Missy Lynn shares her story and explains why African American women should embrace their beauty.
To visit her YouTube channel for tutorials and more, click here!
Johnny Depp, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde. These are just some of the celebrities that don’t think they’re attractive.
Paula says bad acne made her seriously insecure about her looks:
“I had terrible skin all through college. I kept my hair in my face. I wouldn’t take a photo, and I couldn’t look anyone in the eye.”
And Paula’s insecurities about her looks kept her from breaking into acting until she was 28.
From too bright eye shadow to mismatched foundation and concealer, make-up missteps are all too common among some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Though many times just an unfortunate mishap that won’t be repeated, once a makeup blunder hits the red carpet there’s no turning back. So to show that celebs can make the same mistakes we do when pressed for time on the face front, we look at some of the worst celebrity beauty blunders.
It’s no secret that Angela Bassett has been the killing the game, in more ways than one, for years now. Whether it’s the roles she plays or the seemingly effortless way she seems to glow on the red carpet, Ms. Bassett has been doing her thing for decades now, even though you might not be able to tell looking at her physical appearance.
The Emmy nominated actress recently spoke with digital magazine Violet Grey to explain her red carpet routine, share a few beauty and life gems she’s learned along the way and even pose for the camera.
Check out a few excerpts from the interview below:
V.G.: Getting ready for the red carpet is a ritual for many actresses. What is it like for you?
A.B.: My first question is always ‘Is my team available?’ I wish I could do all of this, but everyone has their gifts. Then I just sit there with my eyes closed. If I open them it’s only because I’m trying to get a few tips for myself!
V.G.: What kind of tips have you learned from your team?
A.B.: One thing that I’ve learned is don’t bring your false lashes all the way to the end of your eyes because it will bring your eyes down.
V.G.: How do you prepare for the red carpet in the days leading up to an award show?
A.B.: I try to watch my diet so I can fit into whatever I am wearing. Cut the sugar, the alcohol and the bread, and eat a lot of protein and veggies.
V.G.:Who makes a good date to an event?
A.B.: A friend or a sister. I mean, the husband is always great, but there is something about a girlfriend…
V.G.: Who does the red carpet well today?
A.B.: Cate Blanchett, Penélope Cruz, and, of course, Lupita [Nyong’o].
Though known most for their larger than life personalities, crazy drama, and wild antics, reality television stars are more than just primetime entertainment. Many of them have successfully launched their own entrepreneurial ventures, helping them to branch out beyond the television world. One example is Erica Dixon, cast member on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and founder of Klass 6 Hair and Klass 6 Dress Line.
We caught up with Erica to ask her about the inspiration behind the “Klass” lines, what’s she learning about running a business, and advice she has for ladies who want to start their own ventures. Check out the interview below.
MadameNoire (MN): How did your experience on Love and Hip Hop inspire you to start Klass 6?
Erica Dixon (ED): Being on a reality show, seeing others have that motivation to go ahead and pursue whatever their dreams or aspirations were [inspired me]. Klass 6 was something that I always wanted to do. I wanted to put something out there for the ladies. With Love and Hip Hop, I had that platform [and audience] to go ahead and do it. I told myself that I was procrastinating. What was I waiting for? Let me go ahead and do it.
MN: What made you focus on fashion and hair with Klass 6?
ED: I did hair and fashion because that is what I am all about. I’m a female. I love to have my hair done and I love to have on a bada$$ dress. I’m not going to sell a dress or hair to somebody that I wouldn’t wear or buy. When you see me, I always have my hair in. I may not always have on one of my dresses. I do like to help other brands, but the majority of the time, you will see me with my own products.