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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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Chime For Change

“CHIME FOR CHANGE , founded by Gucci, is a new global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment. 

CHIME FOR CHANGE serves to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. They focus on three key areas: Education, Health and Justice” – www.ChimeForChange.org

Tons of celebs showed up and showed out for Gucci’s live charity concert, Chime For Change. Beyonce headlined the concert along with John Legend, Ellie Goulding, and Florence + the Machine. The concert also featured short films, presented by Salma Hayek, highlighting global issues surrounding girls and women.


What do you chime for ?


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5 Healthy Snacks To Reduce Stress

Everyday us women suffer from stress. We suffer from stress for many different reasons. When reacting to stressors, the body releases hormones such as cortisol, which is known to impact the immune system, digestive system, skin and more. Stress can affect nearly every system in the body, and it may be undermining your health in more ways than you realize.

One way to fight back is by “eating your feelings.” Here are five foods that can reduce stress.

1. Nut

The omega-3s found in nuts help the body maintain a lower blood pressure during stressful situations. The highest omega-3 packing nut are walnuts.

2. Kiwi

Kiwi’s have a high Vitamin C content and help reduce stress hormone levels in the bloodstream. Add this fuzzy skinned fruit to your next fruit salad for a sweet treat.

3. Oatmeal

A small serving  of oatmeal contains powerful complex carbohydrates and can boost serotonin levels. And when your serotonin, a neurotransmitter, leaves are kicked up you are left feeling you more relaxed.

4. Chocolate

Studies show that regular consumption of a modest amount of dark chocolate can help reduce anxiety . Sold. Looking for an inexpensive portioned controlled way to indulge? Grab a bag of them in chip form. 32  dark chocolate chips only have 70 calories.

5. Strawberries


High in magnesium, strawberries can help reduce anxiety and irritability. Add some to your post workout smoothie or slice a few over your cereal in the morning. Strawberries mix well with just about any fruit and even some veggies.

For more healthy habits and facts visit us at www.Bronzemagonline.com

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3 Healthy Protien Breakfast Recipies

When you think of a healthy protein breakfast you might think of eggs, bacon and steak. Believe it or not there are alternative things you can get and still get a great dosage of protein. Thanks to Dr. Oz here are 3 protein breakfast ideas.

1. Super Protein Muffins


3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp Stevia
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt


2. Protien Pancakes


1/2 quick cooking oats
3/4 cup oat flour
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
2 eggs
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup cooked mashed sweet potatoes
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp honey
3/4 cup milk
Grapeseed oil for cooking

3. Protien Packed Oatmeal


1 cup unsweetened almond milk or water
1⁄2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1⁄2 cup your favorite berries


For more healthy choices visit us at www.Bronzemagonline.com


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Attention Pür Minerals Fans: Get Ready For an EXTRA Special Treat

Pur MineralsThe exclusive Pür Minerals Spring Beauty Kitthat was featured in a recent segment on EXTRA is now available for purchase.

The 6-Piece Kit includes:

Golden Age Eyeliner/Eye Shadow Duo
Mosaic Powder in Ornamental
Boutique Pink Nail Polish
Vintage Pink Lip Gloss
4 in 1 pressed Mineral Makeup in choice of shade
Chisel brush applicator

The kit is available for limited time exclusively at www.StyleMined.com for $32.  That’s over a $90 value!

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