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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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27 Nov

Saturday, November 22, 2014 I had my 2nd session with Cameil Ross of Sealed Clutch and I just had to share this amazing workout. I have a issue with person trainers, because they are just so CRAZY! They never understand that you’re a beginner and they are never affordable. Well, I stand corrected…. this young lady Cameil Ross reached out to me through Instagram and I said okay why not. Since I am now on my Brooklyn Bridge Challenge I felt this could be a good add on to my workout journey.  And I am glad I did.

This Thanksgiving Ross is offering a Black Friday sale so don’t miss out @sealedclutch (This is not a paid advertisement) When you come across something amazing from someone so awesome, you should share the information with people you love!


New and Improved Cuff Links: Fasheik

21 Oct

_S8O1555 Fasheik introduces the birth of a sleek custom crafted fashion cuff. Feast your eyes on our lustrous design of accessories consisting of the Emirate & Fashmir collections, MADE WITH SWAROVSKI® ELEMENTS. All of there designs are hand crafted and custom made in a variety of colors created through vacuum metallization. Not to be mistaken as just a trendy accessory, the FaSheik Emirate and Fashmir collections has much needed functionality. Manufactured, made in the U.S.A. & Patented. Don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to rock my new Cuff links!






15 Mar

The fashion that has been hitting the runway during the Fashion week Brooklyn show in sunset Brooklyn has truly been spectacular!  March 13, 2014 was the 1st day of the fashion week in Brooklyn which was hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the start of an amazing week ending Sunday, March 16, 2014. The event was beautiful with VIP guests within the fashion industry such as Chris Law and Dwight  Eubanks to name a few along with Singer Chelly (I took the night). The venue was decked out in drapes, a fabulous runway and movable white walls.
Designers on the line up were from all age rages, one was as young as 12 years old but the fashion rocked. I have to give it up for the models that worked the runway, they were professional and beautiful.  Hair and makeup was perfected. The designers showcased some amazing and innovative pieces. The Fashion week Brooklyn event had in their mists nothing but the best stylists, one being Carmella Alston, Makeup Artist Ketta Vaughn and a ton of press. As a blogger who adores fashion, I had an amazing experience that blew my mind. This Fashion Week Brooklyn event was founded by the 501c3 nonprofit Brooklyn Style Foundation. I know that who ever didn’t make it to these series of events in Brooklyn, they truly missed out but should look forward to the future runways headed by Fashion Week Brooklyn. For more on the events and other press and Designer line up please be sure to visit www.fashionweekbrooklyn.com

Face behind the Metal

22 Feb


If you have been wondering who is the mastermind behind the hottest metal fashion seen on Beyonce, the runways and event to grace BET, well it’s Laurel Dewitt. Who is Laurel Dewitt? You might be more familiar with the name “LaruelLuxe” designs . The passionate designer started off designing luxury Hand bags and pocket books but decided to take a venture into Metal fashion. A decision that was very successful in the fashion Industry, every body of every ethnicity was raving over her collection. Emulating some of African Egyptian fashion the Metal fashion was a hit and definitely a must have luxury. It shows that no matter the face behind the fashion, whether black or white, if it’s beautiful it will be received. It just so happens that the face behind this fashion is White. Laurel Dewitt you are an amazing designer and I truly wish all the blessings over you!


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14 Feb


While everyone is making googly eyes at eachother and spending money on things to showhow much they mean to eachother,  there are some couples that can say I love and be okay.  Yesterday and tomorrow becomes obsolete, voided of all love and only today February 14th is “I love you forever and always”. Why are there individuals that hate this day when alone? But love this day when they have someone? Honestly,  it should be the other way around.

When you have someone you go crazy trying to find the perfect gift. Whats not too cheap or not too expensive.  The questions fill your head, are they getting something for me? Could I afford to get them something?  If I don’t get a good gift will it ruin the relationship?  Meanwhile….

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3 Jan


This winter its already becoming very brutal in the streets and unfortunately to your body. Like the summer it is crucial to stay hydrated. With the winter season upon us it is important to drink lots of fluids and keep your body and lips moisturize. I speak from experience my lips are very noticeable and when they are chapped it ain’t pretty!  So I keep

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