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Beyonce for CR Fashion Book: Hair Anyone?

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Beyonce is slaying this month to a glorious close! First, with her flawless performance on the MTV VMAs and next, with a dazzling appearance on the cover of CR Fashion book. In case you’re wondering, CR Fashion Book is a magazine by Vogue Paris former Editor-in-Chief, Carine Roitfeld. The real question here is who are the pros responsible for this flawless face and tantalizing tress?

Star of WE TV’s LA Hair and Celebrity Stylist Kim Kimble, rocked the hair. The 30″ plus hair was left hanging to the floor in this shot, and swirled to a sophisticated ponytail in others. On face, celebrity makeup artist, Francesca Tolot, a recurring artist for Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and supermodel Cindy Crawford, added a dramatic smoke to the eye and nude glow to the lips. Francesca’s coffee table book, One Woman, 100 Faces, includes a forward by Queen Bey herself, and photos of two decades worth of looks by the famous face painter.  One Woman, 100 Faces is available in stores, September 14th and on Amazon.com for pre-order, now!

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The Weekend Wind-Down

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Weekends are a great time to unwind. Catching up on Lifetime’s Little Women of LA and Concert Series’ have been my summer 2014 faves! No matter what yours is, I suggest that we beauties always take time to treat our skin over the weekend. Usually, I try and go at least one full day without makeup. If I haven’t had the chance to do general grooming like waxing, and or tweezing I take care of that so that the redness will be completely gone and pores closed by Monday. Next, I seek an intense facial rejuvenating treatment like a peel, salt scrub or cleansing brush to remove dead skin cells and reveal a fresh new layer. Regardless of what I do, exercise, diet and rest always has the greatest affect on my skin. It never fails! These three consistently alleviate under eye circles, tiredness and excess wrinkles. What steps have you taken to support your skin this summer? Opted for a bronzer or suntan rather than full foundation? Taken extra time to cleanse and moisturize each day? Perfect! Whatever choice you make to keeping your skin healthy, odds are, it’s a good one! Stay beautiful!

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Trend Alert: Cuticle Tattoos

I caught Good Morning America the other day and to my surprise it’s just as the beauty segment is beginning! Lucky me right? I was happy to find a new nail trend: cuticle tattoos. The finger/hand tattoo trend has been around for some time, having several celebrities like Beyonce  and Rihanna  with tattoo rings and letters on their forefingers. But as a tattoo-less, single lady, I kind of felt left out! These cuticle tattoos are just what Dr. Ink ordered. To apply, cut out the desired shape, stick it to the skin and hold a damp cotton ball to the back for 15-30 seconds until it slides off and Voila! Ultra chic, bold, and they have just the right amount of temporary appeal to let me go BOW! outside of the boardroom.

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Try Ciate’s Cuticle Tattoos for $12.00 and get 5 designs including bows and diamond shapes at Sephora. 

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Try Rad Nails’ BEYOND Nail tattoos, pick up some accessories (my fave is the Give Her a Hand Pin) and get Free Shipping when you spend $20.00 USD.

 

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Trend Forecast: Sangria Color

 

 

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As #boldbrightbeauty lovers, we MUST stay abreast of all of the hottest color trends. So, while watching the 2014 Billboard awards, amidst a sea of black, ombre blonde do’s and legs, I noticed an odd ball,  Melissa Barrera.  As star of the reality show, The Chica’s Project, Barrera may be a reality tv underdog but her  sangria-colored hair  on the Billboard red carpet was to dye for! Sangria isn’t JUST one of the most popular summer drink staples. In fact, Sangria has been named the 2014 Fall Color Trend by Pantone. Pantone calls sangria,  “An exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations.” Maybe I’m a rebel, but all this random weather has me wanting to indulge in fall beauty trends. Wanna stay on the bright side? Not to worry. The sangria color trend will always betrending, in beauty and beyond. Take a look!

1. MAC Cosmetics Pro-Longwear Heart Hangover

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One of my all-time MAC faves. This sangria-colored lippy is a matte bombshell! Hurry, it’s discontinued, but you can buy it here.

2. Homemade Sangria

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What’s a memorial day cookout without this decadent drink? Want the perfect recipe? Visit our Instagram page @Boldbrightbeauty for specs!

 

3.  Fashion by Jason Obando in Full Sangria

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The full-color ensemble trend is one to be mastered! Sangria is the perfect alternative to those who shy away from brights, but rather not wear black day in and day out.

4. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse

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That’s right, when the interior of an American staple, luxury  sedan and all-around road warrior has sangria seats, it’s  classic. In addition to advanced technology and safety; the ultra sleek, sophisticated color is a strong enough for travel and sweet enough for leisure, just like sangria!

 

5. NARS Seduction Blush

nars seductionNARS Blush in Seduction is one sure fire way to brighten and strengthen a bland beauty look. The rich color and texture can be managed to create a soft or strong look providing just the right amount of versatility a bold beauty should have. Buy it for $30.00 from Sephora here.

 

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Moody in May

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2014 has been a a great one yal! I’ve been working and sweatin’ – dancing and cookin’ all in a happy mood. But I’ll be honest, ever so often, I get a little low. I usually turn to devotionals, inspirational social media posts and exercise, but lately, I’ve learned to celebrate my mood with nothing better than mood gel nail polish! Beauty makes me happy so what better way than to celebrate with a color-changing fave.

So far, my faves are the brands LeChat Perfect Match and Gel II Reaction. Using my home UV light, I’m able to give myself a complete gel manicure which lasts perfectly, without cracking 7-9 days. Usually, each bottle has a 2-color transformative base for example, Gel II’s color R125 “Hawaiian Hurricane” changes from light to dark blue. I’m wearing this now! Visit @boldbrightbeauty1 on Instagram to see the true color and transformative video!

I was first introduced to the mood-changing gel manicure at a posh little salon in DC. I was completely infatuated with the idea of a polish that actually changed with my mood however, when the nail technician wiped the slate clean with a cool alcohol doused cotton ball, mid mood nostalgia, I realized; temperature was the true culprit.

The method to the mood factor is temperature. Our natural body temperature is 98.6 degrees, with slightly cooler fingertips. An elevation or decrease in body temperature will alter the nail polish color; lightening or darkening depending on the brand.

Granted, the science of mood-changing polish is a lot less romantic as I thought, but hey, guys don’t know that! The next time you’re mad at you’re hunny, run your gel manicure under a cool bath and blame him for the change! LOL

 

 

 

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The 5 Things You Need To Know About Gel Manicure Safety

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Everybody loves gel nails. What’s not to like? The color lasts two to three weeks without chipping, the polish retains shine, and it protects nail beds from everyday wear and tear. But what effect does it have on our skin?

Going to the nail salon every two weeks, or 26 times annually, exposes our skin to about 13 hours of direct UV light rays each year. Assuming a woman gets her nails done at least once per month every year for 20 years of her life (based off of a poll I conducted with 10 of my best girl friends) is the damage we cause to our hands really worth it? And, even if done less frequently, should we be still be worried?

In order to help ease your mind I’ve put together the top five things you should know about gel manicure safety. These are tricks of the trade I’ve learned from cosmetology school and personal experience. Check out the full story on Styleblazer.com here.

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5 Steps To Getting Ombre Hair At Home Without Stressing Your Strands

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The ombre hair effect is no longer just a fad, rather it seems like this color method is here to stay in 2014. At least that’s what these hairstylists told us at the beginning of the year. Jordin Sparks, Beyonce and Ciara have all mastered the style while making it look effortlessly chic. Still, is the technique so advanced that fashionistas like you and I can’t try at home? Not at all. As the daughter of a master stylist, and a beauty school attendee myself, I’ve learned the ins and outs of the extraordinary and potentially tricky hair color processes.

Like most beauty treatments, DIY projects may not yield perfect professional results. Nevertheless, testing a new method at home could save your strands and your budget in the long run.

So while going ombre at home is something we can all do, it pays to be careful and avoid disaster. Therefore, before you bleach your tips and affix them with a hue as bright as the sun, grab some gloves, a color brush, and follow these tips for strong strands. Check out the rest on Styleblazer here!

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