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Naturi Naughton is a triple threat.
While many may recognize Naturi from her years on Broadway, her on-screen roles in Lifetime’s ‘The Client List,’ NBC’s short-lived show ‘The Playboy Club,’ or her breakout film role as Lil Kim in Notorious, Naturi actually got her start as one third of the platinum-selling R&B girl group 3LW as a teenager.
And even though the 28-year-old already has a few hits under her belt, she is focused on taking her television and film career to the next level. Having to always be on her A-game on set and at auditions has taught Naturi the value of keeping her beauty routine quick and simple. Here, she gives us the inside scoop on some of the beauty products that she keeps in constant rotation.
Keep clicking to learn more about Naturi’s must-haves.
Monica Jones Moore loves chasing the big moments. Whether it’s a primetime hard news event or a high profile pop culture trend, Moore can be found in-the-thick of it, behind the scenes figuring out how to translate the moment for TV audiences.
And while her fast-paced career as a freelance television producer has taken her to the sets of Good Morning America to the Discovery Channel, she never lets her unpredictable schedule get in the way of her personal maintenance routine or her favorite indulgences.
We recently caught up with Monica to get the inside scoop on some of her favorite things for Summer.
Keep clicking to see what she can’t live without!
Tai Beauchamp may be more well known in media circles for her work as an editor for popular glossies such as O!, The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, Suede and Vibe Vixen, but lately she’s been burning up red carpets and TV screens with her megawatt smile to dish about the latest trends in beauty and fashion.
As the current style ambassador for InStyle Magazine and official spokeswoman for P&G’s My Black Is Beautiful campaign, it’s important for Tai to look the part at all times. And every beauty girl has her secrets, but luckily for us Tai decided to dish a few of her own.
Keep clicking to see what Tai can’t live without this Summer.
Shauna Neely is the founder of Shauna Neely Jewelry, an accessories line that caters to everyday fashionistas and a growing list of celebrity clientele that include Chris and Adrienne Bosh, the Williams sisters, Alicia Keys, Beyonce and more. A proud owner of one of Neely’s pieces once called her an “alchemist” because of her ability to mold raw material into works of art.
When she’s not designing her one-of-a-kind jewelry, Shauna can be found running across town to a meeting, brokering new partnership deals in New York’s diamond district, dining with friends and/or doting on her lovely daughter.
And with such a hectic schedule, it’s no surprise that Shauna likes to keep her beauty and fashion routine simple and chic with a steady rotation of staple items and products that will never go out of style.
Here, Shauna Neely lists her top five summer essentials:
Myleik Teele is the founder and chief experience officer of curlBOX, a monthly subscription service she launched that sends members up to seven natural hair care products that have been vetted for women with multi-textured hair. Earlier this year we scored an in-depth interview with Myleik where she dished about the challenges and triumphs of launching a second business and how she’s dealing with the rapid growth.
What we didn’t get then, was a list of some her favorite things. And as someone who sifts through a ton of product each month to decide what goes into the curlBOX, we just knew that Myleik would have some pretty clear preferences.
Here’s her list of five must-have products, places and things that she’s loving this summer:
“Beat the heat” may have started off as a chant in the NBA finals, but it’s clear those three words are going to become more of a personal mantra as we face some of the hottest days on record. I am no fan of those unattractively hot and muggy days when it feels like my sweat is sweating. In fact, my favorite days are when the temps are in the 70 to 75 degree range accompanied by a slight breeze. And if I’m anywhere near the ocean or a pool, the day could easily turn into a pure love fest.
But judging by recent forecasts, Mother Nature hasn’t given any #@*&s about my- or anyone else’s love fest. But alas, I’m nixing my original plan of holing up inside with central air conditioning until September and have instead decided to embrace the balmy weather and make the best of it.
Here are the summer essentials that will help keep me cool, calm and collected:
1. Braided bun
Getting my hair braided (after not donning braids for almost 10 years) is one of the best decisions I made all year. A braided bun keeps hair off of my neck and face and minimizes my morning prep time. And it’s a chic style that works for both the boardroom and the beach!
Live in full color this summer by adding a splash of yellow to your fashion line-up. Yellow is fun, flirty, and stylish! Not to mention, it’s a hot color, suggested straight off the runways. While minimalist style was dominant this past fall/winter with grays, blacks, and neutrals being the popular colors, summer and spring introduce us to brighter, fun hues.
Just like anything worn in access, be careful to not wear an excess in yellow. Not sure what to wear, without looking like an oversized banana? Start with these five fabulous finds. Read the rest of this entry »
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