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Fantasia Signs on as the New Face of Urban Skin Rx

We all know and love Fantasia from American Idol fame, now the multi-talented Grammy winning performer and actress has something new to sing about. As the new spokesperson for Urban Skin Rx, a line of clinical skin care products for all skin tones developed by Rachel Roff, Fantasia shares her own personalized daily skin care regimen journey.


“I use Urban Skin Rx products because they work.

Plain and simple!” 

Amongst some of Fantasia’s favorite products are:

The Clear Complexion Cleansing Bar- $28


Glysal Daily Treatment pads- $32

GlySal-Daily-Treatment-Pad-300x300 The Clarifying Brightening Polish- $36


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Curly Textured Meet-Up featuring Jane Carter

Calling all Naturalistas! if you reside in the NYC/tri-state area there’s an awesome hair event just for you. SimpleeBEAUTIFUL Boutique Salon in White Plains, NY, owned by celebrity curly textured expert and author Diane Da Costa is hosting the Curly Textured Meet-Up featuring Jane Carter, founder of the Jane Carter solution. See event details here http://dianedacosta.com/store/textured_meetup.php and below.

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CeleBeauty Watch: Get the Look—Iman at 4th Annual amfAR Inspirational Gala

by Tracey Brown, Editor in Chief of Blinging Beauty


Very few women are still wowing on the red carpet at age 57 like Iman.  Wearing a red Valentino gown with a featherweight train, Iman  managed to create the perfect photo-op for the paparazzi at the 4th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at The Plaza Hotel on June 13, 2013 in New York City. The former model turned mogul, was flawless head-to-toe, wearing of course, IMAN cosmetics, with makeup done by Valente Frazier.

Iman on red carpet


Prep skin with IMAN Undercover Agent Oil Control Primer (perfect for big events)

Follow with IMAN BB Cream

Apply  IMAN After Glow Bronzing Powder to cheeks for a healthy glow

Define eyes with  IMAN Perfect Eye Pencil in Black Shimmer and Luxury Eye Shadow in Pewter (add false lashes for red carpet drama)

Finish with  IMAN Luxury Lipstick in Barely Bronze

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Summer Makeup Essentials: 10 ‘Haute’ Pink Summer Blushes for Brown Skin

by Tracey Brown, Editor in Chief of Blinging Beauty


One of the prettiest ways to look fresh and fly for summer months is to pop some color on your cheeks.  A splash of “haute” pink blush brightens the complexion, gives eyes that certain sparkle and simply makes every woman look perfectly perky (even if perky disappeared last week). Sanaa Lathan proves that brown girls can get cheeky with pink blush, while looking refreshingly pretty.

We rounded up our favorite pink blushes–all of which, by the way, we have road tested on our brown skin, and picked 10 that will leaveyou “in the pink.


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Launch Party: Esnavi Live Collection by Dazzle Dry

Esnavi_Live8On Tuesday, June 11th VIPs were all in attendance at the launch event of the season. R&B recording artist ESNAVI  partnered with Dazzle Dry™ on the launch of a limited edition collection inspired by the singer/songwriter. The collection features three nail lacquers named after her songs Morning Dew, Oh My!, and Planet E, off her album Exit E. The event was hosted by Ni’Kita Wilson, winner of the 2013 Beauty Award for Innovative Cosmetic Chemist by Essence Magazine.

Developed by VB Cosmetics, Dazzle Dry is a quick-dry nail polish system with a vegan formula devoid of harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor and nitrocellulose.  The ESNAVI Collection is now available at http://www.dazzledry.com and each nail lacquer retails for $9.

ESNAVI with Ni'Kita Wilson

ESNAVI with Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez (celebrity publicist and pop culture expert)


Vivian Valenty, owner of Dazzle Dry

Vivian Valenty, owner of Dazzle Dry

From Left: Ni'Kita Wilson and Tanya Phillips of the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce

From Left: Ni’Kita Wilson and Tanya Phillips of the Greater NY Chamber of Commerce

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Dad Deserves Some Pampering

emerginCShow dad you care about his skin care needs – whether he admits it or not, all guys groom! emerginC has developed an advanced, cutting-edge line of products specifically tailored for men that address irritation associated with shaving, excess oil gland activity, uneven skin tone and texture and signs of aging.

emerginC is great for all skin types and includes ingredients such as aloe vera, green tea, rosemary and lemon as well other organic compounds.

This’s Father’s Day, enjoy 20% off your purchase of all men’s items on emerginC’s website.  Offer from now until 6/16/13. 


The men’s line includes:

  • post-shave reinforcer – $47
  • liquid gel cleanser – $35
  • p.m. fortifier – $49

emerginC men is available at leading spas nationwide and online via www.emerginc.com.  *For every full size emerginC product sold, emerginC will plant a tree.

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