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HOT SPOTS: Jazz it up in Brooklyn with Antonio Hart

14 Dec

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Bring 2015 in on a high note with Antonio Hart at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers 

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Beauty Made Easy: Beauty Tips by Glam Expert Tracy Balan

4 Dec
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10 Beauty Tips:
  1. Prevent frizz and speed up your drying time by using paper towel to wring water from your hair after shower. The paper won’t create as much friction as a towel, so you end up less frizzy. Also a paper towel absorbs more water than a cloth towel, speeding up your drying time.
  2.  When tweezing, make sure you soften your skin before you start by dabbing a cotton ball soaked in warm water or cream. When tweezing, do so in the direction of your hair’s growth.
  3. To stretch your hair color you can use DIY home glaze. Glazes fill holes and rough spots in your hair shafts, helping smooth your mane and putting moisture back into your hair. This  will keep your color shiny, bright and  lasting longer.
  4. Get moisture back into your skin in half the time by using hair conditioner to moisturize your hair and body. Just massage it in head to toe in the shower, rinse and dry. The conditioner will moisturize just as well as body lotion.
  5. If you run out of makeup remover, use body lotion or Olive oil with a cotton ball  to remove makeup. It also works well on tough mascara.
  6. Get more for your money, by applying styling products 10 minutes before you style. Whether you are curling, straightening, or doing an updo, applying product 10 minutes in advance helps it fully absorb into your hair.
  7. Refreshen makeup in a snap. Lightly mist your face with toner, then pat with a tissue. Finish up with a dusting of loose powder to seal everything back into place.
  8. A quick way to hide new growth or grey hair if you dont have time to get a color retouch. Simple use mascara if you have dark hair. For blondes or redheads try dusting your roots with eye shadow or bronzing powder then seal with hair spray.
  9. To get smoother result when shaving legs, wait until after your shower to shave. The steam softens hairs for closer shave and smoother results.
  10. Two tricks to stop flyaway hair. Spray Static Guard on your comb or brush.  Or you can yous a dryer sheet on your hair.
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UNITED WE STAND: WORLD AIDS DAY

1 Dec

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DOPE PROS: Bass Fishing with Pro Angler Torcia

1 Dec

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Through the Wire with African-American Pro Angler—Torica Whitty

Since its humble beginnings in the late 19th century—the professional sport of bass fishing, which involves the angling of a rod with hopes of catching a black bass (the second most sought-after game fish in the United States)—has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry, which was once entirely represented by Caucasians—that is, until 1976—when Alfred “The Frog Master” Williams became the first African-American male Pro Angler to fish in a B.A.S.S. pro event; and in 1984—Williams became the first African-American to fish the Bassmaster Classic. He courageously broke through bass fishing’s color barrier, and ever since then—a small door has been opened for minorities to compete in the competitive outdoor world of bass fishing. Continue reading

The Queen is Back: Solange wedding was Epic

18 Nov

I haven’t seen such a beautiful rendition of a Royal Wedding. Solange definitely broke the internet with her all white wedding, where she wore an off white pants suit with a gorgeous trail. I don’t know if I was the only one that though Jay-z had to be there. If Jay-Z didn’t come, it would be all over the tabloids about the reason he didn’t show etc. So good decision in rocking your all white Jay- Z. I love Beyonce, but even for Beyonce her dress didn’t do anything for her. Simple white sleeveless dress.. well I was just floored by Solange and her mother Tina Knowles. They killed the looks, and revived their inner African Queens. Solange, Son and Blue Ivy rocking fros. One just couldn’t help but wonder where was Papa Knowles 😦 , still a beautiful family!

Although Solange nailed the Wedding, the pressure must have gotten to her. She broke out in the worst way with hives. I am hoping she is able to get that under control and enjoy her honey moon. I guess when you have to change like 3 times, ride a bike, dance in the street for 10 blocks and have Jay-Z around you, I could understand the break out.

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Back to the Dating Board: Going Poland Strong

12 Nov

Good day everyone one I know it has been a while since I have last updated you with how my dating has gone. Well I am back and since my last post….. I was in a short lived relationship with a guy from Mexico, started dating a guy from Israel and now I am a really good feeling I like him he likes me .. we make out kind of friendship with a hot guy from Poland…. I mean I drink Poland spring water but I did think I would be kissing someone from there…lol. Continue reading

HBK HAIR FACTS: Hair Nets for Sewins

16 Jun

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So it’s only right that since I am a licensed professional Cosmetologist.. specializing in Hair weaves and braiding, that I present to you with Hair Facts . So many of my new clients have been complaining about hair loss and wondering why their hair are not growing like it use to. Well, most time its because of the sew in technique their hairstylists are using on them. This post will be mainly on Hair Nets. A lot of hairstylists suggest that clients use the Hair nets because they say its safer for the hair and that it keeps them from sewing directly on the natural hair. This is a lie!

The net is mesh and has to be sewn directly around the clients hair hair line braided and then the weave (extensions) are sewn on the net still on to and through the braids underneath. The net is only beneficial to the stylist not the client. When you are wearing a net, it leaves no room for your hair to breathe or receive hydration. When washing your hair with a net installed it helps trap soap suds and prevents the hair to dry properly. Your hair will then tangle with its self and the ridiculous amount of thread used to secure the extensions. The only time the net is Continue reading

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