The fragrance is a delightful mix of top notes of pear, fruit punch and mandarin. Rounding it off is orange blossom, peach nectar honeysuckle, vanilla and of course, honey. Honey will launch this August just before his new color cosmetics collection hits Sephora stores.
Get it in three sizes from $50-$92.
Get your smell good on with these luxe scents for the season.
As the leaves begin to fall, it doesn’t mean your fragrance routine has to fall off with it. You can still maintain your scent through the cold weather. To keep your fragrance lasting throughout those cold winter days. Rub vaseline or an unscented lotion onto your skin before applying your fragrances. If possible, use the scented cream or lotion to make your scent last even longer. The best spots to apply fragrance: inner wrists, behind the ear, cleavage, backs of your knees and ankles.
Ms. Robin Fenty a.k.a Rihanna a.k.a. Breezy’s One True Love is featured on the August cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine (my favorite fashion mag right along with Jones magazine). Rihanna is featured in Tom Ford for the retail cover and subscriber issued covers. As always, the Bajan singer/actress is her always fabulous self.
Embarking on a natural hair journey takes just that….In a world where straight hair is considered beautiful and everything else is considered a Haute Mess (quoting Vogue Italia) takes a lot of guts. But let’s be real, open and honest with ourselves, do you really think that you’re attractive? After all of the make up is washed away, the earrings come off, the spanx removed and you look in the mirror at your God given image.
What do you really think about your looks?
The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty found that only 2% of women around the world described themselves as beautiful. Not just women in America but women from all around the WORLD. You’ve seen the Dove commercials, with women of all shapes, ages, colors and sizes, flaunting their figure in white underwear. I first noticed the commercial while watching TV, and it caught my eye because the lady in the commercial had love handles. I thought to myself “OMG I cannot believe that they are showing this on TV.” I was accustomed to seeing stick thin Victoria’s Secret models strut their stuff in sexy lingerie. To me, what Dove was doing was revolutionary, showing real women and their bodies was very inspiring.
I for one had never struggled with weight issues until gaining the Freshman 15 in college. It took about a year and a half to get rid of “the tire around my waist” as one of my male friends described my figure at the time. And to be honest that insecurity still haunts me to this day. I am gonna go out on a limb here and expose you to one of my great insecurities when I was in my early 20′s…and that is my weight. Even though, I am very dark skin, I’ve always thought that I was beautiful—-> My uncle said to me one time, “You may be dark skin but at least you ain’t fat”–I was about 9 yrs old at the time so didn’t understand what he was talking about. As a young girl, I was always thin so weight was not an issue. Growing into a grown woman, where my hips started to get rounder, my thighs bigger and an expanding waist line made me really conscious of my body. I would look at Victoria’s Secret catalogs and think if only…..but as a I grew in relationship with God weight issues didn’t matter as much.
The statistic that only 2% of women describe themselves as beautiful is startling to me. If I were ever asked if I was beautiful, I’m almost certain my answer would be “YES”. We all have our insecurities and parts of our body’s that we think needs improvement whether it’s our waist line, nose, arms or skin tone. I’ve compared my body to supermodels who get paid millions of dollars to stay thin (which is unrealistic). I believe that a lot of women look at others instead of the person in the mirror to define beauty.
Case in point- We are going through a “Natural Hair Revolution” because for decades the world aligned women with straight hair as being beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not just African descent women who have been misled but all women whose hair texture isn’t naturally straight.
Going natural coupled with other insecurities about my body has been a really liberating experience for me. Every morning, when I look in the mirror I admire my hair and natural appearance. It no longer bothers me when people call my hair nappy because I think it’s beautiful. I’ve accepted that I have a little junk in the trunk and with that comes some extra bulge. But I don’t think that I am more or less beautiful than the other woman. Merely because I was fearfully and wonderfully made in the eyes of God.
Are you defining your beauty by what you see in the mirror or on TV? Do you really think you’re beautiful?
This post was written by Terrinique Pennerman, the CEO of Kurlee Belle. Follow Kurlee Belle’s blog (www.kurleebelle.com), Twitter (KurleeBelle), Facebook (facebook.com/kurleebelle) or Tumblr (www.kurleebelle.tumblr.com)
Fashion and beauty trends come and go, and there’s some we wish to go and never to return again! There is a term “nothing exceeds like excess”. Well in the case of these trends, some of us could take or leave them.
1. Bad Weaves. If you can’t grow it sew it is an appropriate sentiment for some. But let’s face it, the bad weaves have run their course. More women are opting for natural styles and taking better care of our hair. So why is the fake hair industry still a billion dollar business that is dominated by non-blacks? Perhaps because some of us are not comfortable in our own skin. Weaves used to go undetectable, now they stick out like sore thumbs. If you’re going the weave route, just make sure you don’t overdo it.
2. Fake Eyelashes. Rolls eyes. The “baby-doll” eyelashes are the ugliest of them all. You know the ones that were on those dolls that stood in the corner of your great-aunt’s living room with the eyes that roll back? Oh wait, that’s my story…Anywho, the eyeslashes should complement not overpower your eyes. Select a lash that looks natural and flattering.
3. Acrylic Nails. I didn’t know people still paid for these. Acrylic nails are not only played out, they’re a catalyst for bacteria and fungus. If you still can’t let go of your acrylics, maybe it’s time to choose a gel nail and pop some Biotin capsules to get your own nails to grow.
4. Fake Designer Handbags. If you and three of your friends are all rocking Gucci bags at the same time, chances are you bought them in the parking lot at the same time. Fakes are never in fashion. And trust me, you can tell the difference.
5. Basketball Wives Style Earrings. Yes they are cute, but now even the corner store is selling them. Not only are some of the earrings over-the-top, they are damaging people’s ears and there’s nothing fashionable about that. Don’t get me wrong i love some of those fabulous earrings and even own a couple of pairs. But still we have to be careful not to overdo it. If you’re wearing the big earrings, leave the jangling bracelets and multiple necklaces at home. Hopefully after the summer their appeal will die down and some of you can reclaim your earlobes.
6. Leggings as pants. Sorry, but some of you bad built, pancake, camel-toe having ladies should NEVER wear leggings as pants. We don’t need to see all your flaws and despite what what’s-his-name told you, they do not look good. Please keep the shirts over your derriere if you dare to continue this trend.
7. Tattoos. Yes, tattoos are fashionable, hey I have a few. But when you’re bored, it is not time to go and get a new tattoo. Hideous mistakes are made on impulse and boredom and make one’s thought process seemingly non-existent. And remember, it’ll hurt more to remove your tattoo mistake.
8. Frosted Eye Makeup. Are you a cake or a lady? If your make up makes you look like a clown, it’s time to save the frosting for the kids birthday parties.
9. Barbie Necklaces. Another corner store hot-seller. If you don’t look like a real Barbie doll, please stop wearing the Barbie jewelry. Last time I checked Barbie didn’t have a Michelin man stomach or a butt with the circumference of a small planet. Some trends just need to stop.
10. Super Glossy Lips. Gloss is not made to make you look like your lips are patent leather–or as my friend likes to say, jellyfish lips! Just a dab is fine. And please, please, please, please, no black lipliner.
Ralph Lauren is debuting a new women’s fragrance in April called, the Big Pony Collection. The fragrance is being sold exclusively at Bloomingdale’s this month but will hit additional retailers just in time for Easter!
There are four scents in the collection:
No. 1 is a sporty floral citrus blend with grapefruit and blue lotus and hints of jasmine, cedarwood and musk.
No. 2 is for the sensuous with a floriental mix that includes cranberry and tonka mousse as well as grapefruit, mandarin, guava, and water lily. At the heart is a blend of honeysuckle, lily of the valley and magnolia; and a dry down of vanilla extract, marshmallow, must and sandalwood.
No. 3 is for the bohemian at heart with a pleasant mix of pear and mimosa; floral green juice, kumquat, heart of mimosa and buttercup.
Lastly of the bunch is No. 4, centered around cherry and purple amber; it also includes blood orange, watermelon, heart of magnolia flower, cristallon, and a drydown of sandalwood and purple amber.
The scents will retail for $55 for 50 ml and $70 for 100 ml and aesthetically speaking will be derivatives of the men’s flasklike bottles –with a more feminine look. The collection will be sold in 2500 department and specialty stores.
Yes, I know I am late! But that is what happens when you have three careers! I am glad to be back on TCFB! Now let’s take a look at see who was on and who was off at Fashion Week!
Toni Braxton joined Mama Evelyn Braxton and sisters Trina, Towanda, Tamar and Traci and the WEtv premiere of their new show Braxton Family Values at the London Hotel in Hollywood. (more…)
The bold and beautiful Jill Scott looked stunning on the set of her new music video Shame. (more…)
Singer Toni Braxton visited the Empire State Building on today in for a good cause. (more…)