Posts in category "Beauty"

Photos: Besties Open BABS Salon and Wellness Spa

We love it when friends can come together to create a beautiful business opportunity. In Detroit, Vivian Pickard and Bernadette Blanchard have joined forces to create BABS Salon and Wellness Spa. BABS (Beauty and Body Services) is a fusion of beauty and wellness. “Vivian and I have been talking for years about partnering,” says Bernadette.... Read more »

Top 5 Back to School Makeup Tips!

Top 5 Back to School Makeup Tips!
By Courtney Waldon It’s back to school time! Whether you are going to be the class instructor or teacher’s pet; you definitely want to look your best. Class is in session! Here are 5 simple tips to get you through the first weeks of school! 1. Prime to stay flawless all day. You’ll be in... Read more »

I Went Natural--to Stop Sacrificing My Health for My Hairstyle

I Went Natural--to Stop Sacrificing My Health for My Hairstyle
As someone who has committed my life’s work to helping others achieve personal transformation, my natural hair journey was a reminder that transitions and transformations are not necessarily pre-planned or deliberate for that matter. As I reflect on my decision, I can honestly say my natural hair journey unintentionally happened after my 40th birthday. I... Read more »
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Jokiva says: "I Won't Let Lupus Beat Me"

Jokiva says: "I Won't Let Lupus Beat Me"
By Nakita Nicci For those of you who know me, know I am the ultimate social butterfly but most importantly I am a Lupus Butterfly. I wear my purple colors loud and proud with a mission to inspire other women. I met a fellow butterfly, Jokiva Rivers on Facebook a few weeks ago. This beauty,... Read more »

Makeup: Dew the Hoola Contour Class w/ Benefit Brow Bar

Makeup: Dew the Hoola Contour Class w/ Benefit Brow Bar
Join us at Benefit Brow Bar Macy’s Water Tower Place for the exciting Dew the Hoola Contour class! Create your perfect look with the hottest bronzing products in the industry; the Hoola franchise by Benefit Cosmetics; Dew the Hoola Matte Liquid Bronzer / Contour Low and Get Your Glow and No beach? No problem! Book... Read more »

PHOTOS: The Makeup Show Chicago

Attend The Makeup Show Chicago to get the must-have cosmetics before they hit the stores; learn the tips and tricks from the pros, and this year, get your foot in the door at the Makeup Show Chicago Job Fair! For details: www.TheMakeupShow.com. Follow The Six Brown Chicks on Twitter @SixBrownChicks Have your blog delivered to... Read more »
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Sneak Peek: The Makeup Show

Sneak Peek: The Makeup Show
By Courtney Waldon The Makeup Show makes its triumphant return to the Midwest this weekend! On Friday evening, a select few artists and press were invited to get a sneak peek at what’s in store. James Vincent, one of the shows’ organizers and Lady Gaga’s makeup artist (!!!) gave us the 411.  Vincent reveals that “The Makeup... Read more »

8 Summer Beauty Tips to Try right NOW

8 Summer Beauty Tips to Try right NOW
By Courtney Waldon
Winter is over, Spring has sprung, and if you're like me....you're ready for Summer!
Summer where I'm from (Chicago) is full of outdoor festivals, food, concerts and gorgeous weather. We definitely have to look our best while we enjoy all these events, so here are 8 quick beauty tips to get you right for Summer.
1. Less is More. - The highlighting and contouring trend is still alive and well. And while I love it, it has it's place and Summer is not it. You do not want to cake on a ton of product on your skin during the humid summer months. I suggest evening the skin tone with a light tinted moisturizer or CC cream, and using a bronzer with a little shimmer for a subtle highlight. Only place highlighter on the high planes of your face i.e; cheekbones, brow bone, forehead, center of face. My picks to get this look: Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer w/SPF, Mary Kay's CC Cream w/SPF, Mary Kay Bronzer in Medium/Dark, or MAC Cosmetics Bronzer in Soft and Gentle.
2. Skin is in!- If you love Full coverage foundation, try a medium coverage. It will still cover imperfections, but let's your skin show through just a bit.
3. SPF! - SPF should be your BFF. EVERYONE needs Spf no matter what the skin tone, especially during the summer months when we are outside more and baring a little more skin. Wearing sunscreen is proven to prevent melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma; two types of skin cancer. Apply it prior to going out into the sun and reapply throughout the day. Always protect your skin. I repeat...EVERYONE needs SPF! My faves: MD Solar Science Mineral Tinted Cream w/SPF 30, Mary Kay Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50.
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The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know

The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know
How do YOU define BEAUTY? The iconic Mikki Taylor was ESSENCE Magazine’s groundbreaking Beauty & Cover Director for three decades and is now Editor-at-Large. We spoke with her at the Steve Harvey and Essence magazine’s Disney Dreamers Academy event in Orlando, Florida. Here, Mikki Taylor defines beauty, and it has nothing to do with your... Read more »
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Don't Ignore This Relationship Red Flag

Don't Ignore This Relationship Red Flag
By Angela T. Jones The one red flag that I believe women ignore–that defines the true intentions of SOME insecure men–is a man who always points out a woman’s physical flaws.  And yes, he expects her flaws to be fixed. All people have flaws. Some physical flaws come with being a woman. One example is... Read more »