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Top 10 Reasons Why Beyonce is a Bold Bright Beauty

20140904-060605-21965497.jpgQueen Bey. Beyoncé. Mrs. Knowles-Carter. The superstar Birthday Girl  AKA Sasha Fierce barely needs an introduction, she sets the trends in music, fashion and beauty. But in case you are somehow confused of how she could be so bold. We’ll explain why she’s a #boldbrightbeauty!

1. Because Beyonce Loves Her Family

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Beyoncé is obviously in love with her hubby Jay-Z and her daughter Blue Ivy, but it’s not JUST about the Knowles-Carter empire. Beyoncé embraces her musical family and sisterhood with Solange and Kelly in a truly genuine way.

2. She’s Always Been a Winner

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From singing Star Search, to local Texan music and beauty contests; Beyoncé is no stranger to ambition. She learned to work hard and strive for greatness from the beginning and hasn’t looked back since.

3. She was Bold Enough to Step out on her Own

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Growing up as lead to one of the most successful girl vocal groups had to be a lot of pressure, and leaving her friends to pursue her career independently had to be even harder. Nevertheless, Beyonce tapped into her courageous side to embark on one of the most successful careers of female pop vocalists of all time.

4. She takes Fashion Risks

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Beyoncé never ceases to amaze us on the red carpet or even on vacay. Her apt to embrace creative fashion, bold colors, prints and statements through clothing is on the cutting edge of glam.

5. She Cut off All her Hair

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Everyone knows, the big chop is definitely a big deal! Beyoncé took hers like a pro. Plus, her custom color stayed true to her blonde fierceness.

6. And then Graced the Floor with her 30 Plus Inches

 

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The big chop took a back seat to several styles including a blonde ombré bob and wavy chin length tresses. The ultimate slay however, was her hair look in the September Issue of CR Fashion Book. Forget 22inches hunny; floor length is how she gets down.

7. When SHE Got Box Braids, We All Got Box Braids

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Lol. But didn’t we though? Even my girl Christina Aguilera was tryna rock with the Poetic Justice flow.

8. Her Heart is Humble

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Regardless of non-profit issue or cause, Beyonce has the most genuine and humble spirit in regards to philanthropy. Her passion for her family and her music is evident but her gratitude towards fans is what pulls at our hearts the most.

9. But She Can Still Turn Up and Get Ratchet!

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Everyone knows when her unannounced, self-titled album came out in December 2013, their eyes widened and hips rolled. She’s a grown woman obviously, but anyone who will tell all the bitches to bow down, in gangsta grillz… #beentrill.

10. She Makes Bold & Bright Boss Moves

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Beyonce and Jay-Z’s On The Run Tour grossed more than 100million dollars, (More than $5 million a show) making it one of the most successful tours ever (next to Bruce Springteen’s and U2’s World Tours). From Cosmetics and Hair Endorsements, to movie roles and award show performances, Beyonce is careful with her brand and clearly makes bold boss moves.

If That’s not a Bold Bright Beauty, IDK what is! Check out our cool Beyonce Birthday Tribute On Instagram!

 

 

 

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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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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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Preserve Your Pretty with these Long Lasting Sprays

 

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As the summer heat is arising, so is our internal heat index. You know what that means – outr sweat glands get to work and our makeup gets-a-slippin.’ Soon, your super cute summer glow is annihilated by nature and you’re ready to grab a cleansing makeup remover wipe and head in for the day. But wait, before you throw in the (makeup) towel, There’s Hope! Try one of my top 5 makeup setting sprays to keep your foundation flawless and your makeup dry. (listed in order of appearance)

1.  Ben Nye Setting Spray– This little baby is first because it is my ultimate fave! It never lets me down. If I apply a cream or liquid foundation, then set with powder, my face is set for the next 12-14 hours, come heat or humidity. Pick some up from a specialty makeup supplier or on Amazon.

2.  NYX Makeup Setting Spray in Dewy and Matte – NYX  Cosmetics is my go-to cosmetics brand for good quality products at low prices. For less than $10 you can get a super effective spray in dewy or matte finish which really locks in moisture and prevents minimal perspiration from causing liquid foundation to break down.

3. Makeup Forever  Mist and Fix Makeup Setting Spray – Makeup Forever is my go-to brand for my long days where wetness is a contender. It gives my face a quick re-fresh before locking in the makeup with a formula which seals my look for at least 8 hrs at a time.

4. Mary Kay Finishing Spray by Skindinavia – No, Mary Kay is not your momma’s makeup! Truth be told some of the line’s makeup and skincare products have won awards for efficacy and with a conservative price point. It’s certainly worth a try. Heading to a MK party soon? Try their Finishing Spray by Skindinavia.

Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray – I love this brand because there are three different types to choose from! De Slick: Oil Control, Dew Me: Moisturising and All Nighter; Long Lasting Spray.

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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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