Singer Tene is back, hot, sexy, sassy and a new CD titled Brave. The sultry Akron, Ohio native is best known for her 1993 top charting single "Give Him A Love". You can even add Record Executive to her long list of roster achievements. As President of her new record label Sierra Music Group, the lovely vivacious singer is fierce, and all about business. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that she is the niece of R & B crooner Howard Hewitt. Listen up for Tene's debut romantic single "You Complete Me" - You won't be disappointed. Log on to SierraMusic.com to find out how you can be the next up and coming talent on Tene's Sierra Music Label.
Guest Beauty Blogger this month is my friend the beautiful and talented Karen Taylor Bass
Taylor Bass - PR Expert
Are you a happy mother?
I was watching NBC Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda and the guest was a doctor talking about the 10 healthy habits of healthy moms and how we should reclaim our joys as women and not feel guilty.
Thank you – finally the truth about how guilty we feel and why we must come first (although it’s a daily practice for me).
Let me be honest with you and say that I countdown to 8:30pm each night to begin Act II.
For me – 8:30pm is that magic bedtime number when my kids are getting ready for bed or already in a sweet slumber and mommy can have a PRIVATE P-A-R-T-Y!
Yes, I love my children, however, like you – work, meetings, reviewing homework, taking Sofia/Sebastian to after-school activities, and enjoying a uniquely different bedtime routine for my kids (ages 3.5 and 11)– is a lot on most days.
Mommy needs her medicine most nights after 8:30pm when the kids are sleeping – my favorite glass of Sebeka red wine.
Here is what happens after 8:30pm for this mommy:
1) I take a deep breath and thank God for my family
2) Face time with my hubby
3) A relaxation bath with Vera Moore Spa set (sugar scrub is the joint)
4) Write in my journal
5) TV (General Hospital on SoapNet OR The Game/Law & Order/The Good Wife)
6) Review my vision board and meditate
7) Prayers and play a CD to help me savor the moments of the day.
It's All About Brows
By Beauty Pros: Janet
Shields Scott and Regina Trawick
Which Brow Shaping Method Works For You?
Tweezing, waxing, and threading are slightly painful methods for brow shaping. However, with these three slightly uncomfortable procedures, hairs do grow back slower. And, inevitably, a little discomfort means fewer trips to the salon. Make it a point to select a professional for brow waxing and threading. Have your eyebrows shaped several days before a special occasion, so there won’t be any unpleasant surprises.
Shaping Brows At Home
When shaping brows at home, always sanitize utensils before and after usage with an antiseptic like witch hazel. Sally Hansen Total Control Tweezers give you the advantage you need while tweezing with a comfortable grip handle. Start under the center of the brow line by wiping area with a cotton ball saturated with antiseptic, to avoid infection. Apply Vaseline or a cream emollient to soften (optional). Using tweezers, remove hair in the direction in which it grows, with a quick motion.
Apply an astringent after tweezing has been completed to contract the tweezed area.
Once you’ve obtained a brow shape that enhances your facial features - Brush brows up and out with N.Y.C. Browblender Brow & Liner pencil in Black Velvet or Brown. The two-sided pencil has a brush at one end and a pencil on the opposite end. Clip away stray hairs with small scissors. Now you are ready to step out in brow raising style!
LESLIE TYLER'S DATING DOS' & DON'TS 10/31/2010
Looking for a date or a new mate? Well, Leslie Tyler shares her dating advice.
By Lisa Cocuzza & Leslie Tyler / It'saglamthing.com
Leslie Tyler, is known as the princess of the modern Houstonian socialites. You'll find Leslie spending every free moment with Randy, her husband of seven years and their two young boys. Besides being a great wife, mother, & successful businesswoman, Leslie's goal is to empower all women on their journeys to ultimate fulfillment in their personal, business, & family lives. She is able to accomplish this by sharing her vast knowledge of beauty, fashion, fitness, family, and her natural knack for matchmaking. Soon, you’ll be able to watch Leslie as the star of her own show “Leslie & The Journey to True Love”. Next up, Leslie's Dating Dos and Don'ts
1. Be attentive to your date. Listen and ask questions, not too many but enough to make him think he matters.
2. Stick with small talk initially and move on to deeper subjects if he leads to them.
3. Maintain eye contact. Be subtle and dont stare!
4. Know what you want to do on the date. When he asks where would you like to go or what would you like to do next have an answer.
5. Show a sense of humor. Laugh at his jokes and make a few of your own.
6. Allow him to act chivalrous. Show appreciation for those little things he does to be a gentleman.
1. Your date is not your shrink. Do not make the date a therapy session.
2. Do not talk about your ex.
3. Dont be distracted. Shut off your cell phone or put it on vibrate.
4. Do not make any physical advances/like having sex on the first date.
5. Do not have more than one alcoholic beverage.
6. Do not be concerned about ending the date early, if you are uncomfortable end it!
7. Do not wear too much foundation on your face. It will look like you are trying to hide
8. Do not show too much cleavage. That is a no no!
CAREER STYL HAIR & ROMANTIC 'UPDOS'
By Kimberly Kimble - Stylist
Sleek, straight look with a side part: To achieve this look, begin by blow-drying hair straight using a flat paddle brush. Create a very deep side part and flat iron the hair bone straight. Complete the look with Kimble Hair Care Systems Hair Polisher and Kimble Hair Care Systems Retrospective Workable Hair Spray.
Up-do: For this glamorous up-do, start with straight hair. Tease at the crown with a fine-too
For pretty hair adornments that compliment and hold hair in place without pinching and pulling try, SwirliDos pictured in the updo style photo. SwirliDos are on sale now in a variety of colors; brown neutrals (pictured), black and jelly at Facialwork.com - $5.99 to $6.99. I had fun mixing and matching the band colors for a career style hairdo, casual playtime tresses, and oh yes, a look of romance!
8/1/10: CAMERA READY BRIDAL MAKEUP
Getting right to the point regarding makeup on the day of your wedding… it’s quite simple. As a “Camera Ready” makeup artist, my goal is to help a client look their very best from the “inside out” - Just as you should be…A Breathtaking, Beautiful Bride.
Let the “Magic” begin! Our first consideration is that pictures will be taken at the wedding, and even if you are a gal who never wears makeup, a bare face is not the answer. Whether you prefer your face au natural, or with a more finished look, High Definition has brought Skin to the forefront. There are now a vast array of new products that are not only good for the skin, but can impart an enviable natural flawless finish, as well.
Don’t wait till the last minute to start putting your look together. Head over to Beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta. Here you’ll be able to test various brands of the latest primers, concealers, sheer colors, new lip textures, and feather light finishes with a knowledgeable associate. You’ll learn by trying a variety of the different products and, as a result, determine what works for you. I’d personally recommend getting water resistant mascara, and since you’ll probably be wearing white or ivory on your special day, choose more subtle shades with your color tones, and remember to blend, blend, and blend! Always keep in mind the elegance of simplicity.
Education is one of your greatest tools! Whether you decide go to a professional artist or do your own makeup for the wedding, you’ll have more confidence. Your self-approval is “your” true self, and our mission is accomplished…
7/20/10: SILKY LOCKS
"I am totally blown away by
the results! There is no chemical smell during or after
the treatment. My hair feels soft and silky and it
lasts 3 months! All I can say is this is AMAZING
stuff,” boasts Author Virginia DeBerry about the
Brazilian Silk™ by DĀR-X
So, let me tell you about it..
Brazilian Silk by DĀR-X was founded by celebrity hair stylist Derek Collins and co-owner Greg Cummins. They partnered to create a fabulous product that makes even the roughest hair silky, shiny and manageable and so healthy looking. Derek tried several similar products and with Cummins, they took the best attributes of those products minus their deficiencies and created BRAZILIAN SILK.
Derek & Greg work with a company in Brazil that uses the powerful principals of Brazil's homeland fruit, the Açaí Berry. Unlike other products on the market, BRAZILIAN SILK does not have an offensive odor. It leaves no line of demarcation. It has accumulative results. You do not have to wait three to four days before washing or styling your hair and you do not have to revisit the salon to complete the process. BRAZILIAN SILK is 100% aldehyde free. The BRAZILIAN SILK treatment is a professional service only. It can only be done in a salon. There is a home care maintenance kit that you can purchase at the salon and take home to truly optimize the results. It can be used on top of relaxers and straighteners and you can even have your hair colored prior to the treatment.
I can speak from experience. I have had two BRAZILIAN SILK treatments. I had an extra special treat both times with Derek working my locks. I love my hair more than ever.
Visit BRAZILIAN SILK by DĀR-X at www.braziliansilk.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
7/3/10: NAVY WIFE HAIR MAKEOVER
Navy Wife Marlene Perez Parrish Before using the Shiva Iron & After ** Shiva Flat Iron 1" $119.95
Whether it’s straight, long, short, or natural, the right hairstyle can glamorize your appearance. Whatever style you choose easy care and upkeep is the key.
To maintain beautiful healthy hair massage your scalp with your fingertips while shampooing your hair with a moisturizing and detangling shampoo. Cut down on breakage by deep conditioning two to three times a
6/15/10: SMOOTH HANDS & FEET FOR SANDAL SEASON
RadaPro Ergonomic Pedicure File - $9.99
FHF Bourbon Bubbler Kentucky Whiskey Body Scrub - $32.50
With sandal season on our heels, it’s time to treat your feet. Our feet, as well as, our hands are the hardest working body parts that deserve extra attention. So, draw a bath, sit back, relax, and unwind while sloughing off rough dry skin and callous. Consider dousing your body with a heap of FHF Bourbon Bubbler Kentucky Whiskey Body Scrub. The arousing gingersnap – pecan scented scrub contains vitamin E, rice bran oil, brown sugar, and yes, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey leaving your skin soft while heightening your senses.
Find it challenging to get rid of hard lumpy calluses? Well, just after your bath and before you lotion up, try exfoliating with the RadaPro Ergonomic Pedicure File. The uniquely designed file has a comfortable grip and is comprised of two snapped together caps. Stored inside the caps are six course and six fine abrasive stickers. The stickers adhere to the side of the file for usage. When using apply gentle pressure, and follow the instructions. Rada Pro recommends the fine abrasive stickers for diabetics and sensitive skin. Now, there’s no excuse for piles of crud on your feet, so say goodbye to crusty looking dry heels. For more info on the Rada Pro File go to www.radapro.com. I found the RadaPro Ergonomic Pedicure File an easy tool to use.
BANISH DARK CIRCLES & PUFFY EYES
One of my favorite Talika products is the Eyebrow Pencil in Black. What I like is that the pencil goes on smooth, it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes and it contains nurturing plant oils. Oh, and there's a brush at the other end for blending. Sold at Sephora. Now, let's get started with a couple of other Talika products I am reviewing. Isn’t it hard to not notice all the commercial hype for products that give claims to long luscious lashes? Well, what if you're tired of drawing on fake eyebrows? One product to consider promises a result of thick noticeable brows up to 65% is Talika Eyebrow Lipocils. It contains a clear based botanical gel formula that stimulates hair growth in the brow area, and is safe for sensitive skin. The mascara type packaging comes with a wand and a small mirror attached to the side for easy application twice a day. Price $.40.00
One question I often get is, "What do I suggest for under eye dark circles and puffy eyes?" You may want to try Talika's eye contour gel, since they boasts that their Eye Detox Contour Gel shows an 85% reduction in dark circles and a 92% in under eye puffiness. I have gotten feedback from two other people that have tried this product and they were both pleased with the out come. So, for $45 you can satisfy your dark circle and puffy eye issues and contribute toward the disaster in Haiti. **Note that dark circles, and puffy eyes can be a result of medications, allergies, and hereditary -There is still hope.
HOLIDAY GLAMOUR PICKS!!!
Get your Holiday 'bling' on with Bling Strands. Try something different for an after work holiday party, a wedding, or any festive occasion. Recently, I had fun reviewing fine shiny, iridescent looking strands of polyester, called Bling Strands. The strands are neatly stored in a convenient resealable package. There are 15 shades to choose from. Colors like Sizzling Pink Kisses, Sizzling Champagne Gold, and Sizzling Red will make you and your hairstyle the talk of the evening. Bling Strands should be applied by a stylist. My question is how do you remove them? A 25 strand pack is $13.00 For more info log onto: blingstrands.com.
Hey, An At Home Salon Manicure In Five Minutes
You really can cut your manicure time with Dazzle Dry nail polish. Yes, that's right Dazzle Dry nail polish actually cut my at-home manicure time down to less than fifteen minutes total. The fifteen minutes includes nail prep, base coat, polish, and top coat. Dazzle Dry polish comes in a variety of shades. After a week of wear, Dazzle Dry nail polish endured dish washing, and laundry; along with other household chores. Oh, and the polish did not chip. Dazzle Dry is one to recommend. Three piece kit $28.00, nail polish $9.00 - Go to dazzledry.com.
Are You Throwing A Holiday Spa Party?
If you're in the planning stages for a spa party the Rad Pro Nail Station would be an added plus. The sturdy little nail organizer supports both hands and feet for the perfect manicure and pedicure. Rad Pro Nail Station holds all your nail essentials at your fingertips. Priced at $24.00 - Check out radapro.com
SPEND LESS FOR NATURAL LOOKING BEAUTY
In today's tight economy you can spend less, and look
like a fresh, radiant natural beauty. From moisturizers
to cosmetics it is true that you pay more for
department store beauty products because of the money
spent in pretty packaging, promotions, and leasing
department store space. Nevertheless, drugstore brands
are tested just the same as department store brands. If
you’re not careful with your drugstore purchases, some
blushes and eye shadows can look a bit harsh and garish
once you apply them. Experimenting by blending and
mixing can soften colors and give you just the right
Selecting a department store Foundation that suits your skin color could prove to be less costly since you are able to sample and test the product right at the makeup counter.
Reducing skin discolorations and clearing up pimples creates a flawless makeup application. Try New AMBI EVEN & CLEAR Facial Care Line. AMBI EVEN & CLEAR Foaming Cleanser reduces the look of skin discolorations, helps clear blackheads, and blemishes with salicylic acid, vitamins C, & E, and is hypoallergenic. Take your facial cleansing a step further removing embedded dirt from pores by adding AMBI EVEN & CLEAR Exfoliating Wash, an exfoliating wash that contains non-abrasive micro beads. Moisturizers work better after skin exfoliation's. For all skin types. AMBI is available in mass-market outlets or log on to
If there’s one thing we women are always discussing and often ponder from day to day is what to do with our hair. Should we wear our hair straight or natural? Should we color it, cut it? What shampoo and conditioner should we use? Try Dr. Miracle Hair care Line. One’s to consider from the line are Dr. Miracle’s 2 in 1 Tingling Shampoo and Conditioner and for deep conditioning try Dr. Miracle’s Damaged Hair Medicated Treatment. Both products have a nice tingling feeling and help promote strong healthy hair. Sold in Drug Stores.
Enjoy your day, as you promote your new look knowing you've spent less.