Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Feeling Sandal-Shy?

Now that summer is in full swing, sandals are definitely in order. For those of you who are a bit sandal-shy due to corns and bunions, there's a solution for you! Pretty Toes is a line of waterproof-makeup that's formulated to fade and cover minor imperfections and discolorations on your feet.

Developed by a Board Certified podiatrist, Pretty Toes, was designed with us BGs in mind by providing an array of tones that complement our varying complexions. I must admit that I've been lucky to avoid having unflattering feet conditions, but I know many women who would do.

What will they think of next? Would you ever wear cover-up on your feet? If you'd like to give it a try one lucky reader will win a tube. Simply leave a comment and a winner will be randomly selected and announced next week.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Queen Collection Launches Concealer!

I've been a fan of Covergirl Queen Collection since it's launch. So when I learned that they were adding concealer to their already popular lineup I couldn't be happier. Available in four BG-friendly, natural-looking shades, Natural Hue is super light-weight making it an ideal buy for summer. Since having my daughter, Ava, last January, my skin has undergone many unflattering changes making concealer a must for an even, blemish-free complexion.

Unlike many other concealers that I've tried, it comes with its own sponge-tip applicator making it easy to cover pimples and other imperfections, such as hyper-pigmentation with precision. Plus, the light-weight formula doesn't crease into the fine lines around eyes, which is always a bright spot!

Do you use concealer to hide blemishes and dark under-eye circles?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ethnic Flair Frocks

This summer it's all about wearing bold patterns and eye-catching colors. So what better way to flaunt this trend than to rock a frock with a bit of ethnic flair?

These pretty prints have been popular around the globe for years, but now western fashion designers have taken notice with modern twists on the tribal style.

Whether you prefer micro-minis or tube-style, surely there's an ethnic dress that will suit your taste.

Are you a fan of these brightly patterned dresses?

Afromania by Nkwo Tulip Wrap Dress available at for $75.80

Anna Sui Multi-Print Dress available at for $265.62

Stud-Trimmed Ethnic Dress available at for $24.90

Mara Hoffman Tribal Patterned Silk Blend Mini Dress available at for $459

Tracy Feith Brown Ethnic Cotton Dress available at for $256

Diane Von Furstenberg Steele Wrap Dress in Tribal Tattoo Desert Sugar available at for $227.50

Tribal Print Tube Dress available at for $13.99

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Caress Whips Up a Something Sweet!

Just when I thought Caress couldn't get any better than their Brown Sugar & Karite Butter beauty bar and shower gel, they prove me wrong. Their newest body wash, 'Whipped Souffle' makes me want to take never-ending showers.

Their tantalizing Blackberry Cream shower gel smells as sweet as it sounds and literally caresses skin leaving it silky soft and moisturized. When it comes to shower gels and soaps, the options are endless. However, if you enjoy pampering your skin with a quality cleanser, Caress is the supreme choice.

Have you tried any of the products from the new Caress collection? Do you prefer soaps or shower gels?

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Life - A Scent by MJB

If you look into Mary J. Blige's life it's all about overcoming obstacles and becoming triumphant over adversity. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul exemplifies what it means to stay true to one's self and wants women to know that they too can combat challenges. Already a spokeswoman for Carol's Daughter, Blige is taking her love of beauty and fragrance one step further with the launch of her debut perfume, aptly called, My Life.

I was lucky enough to receive a sample at her FFAWN gala last month and was instantly enthralled by the fragrance. A mix of floral scents such as white freesia and gardenias, My Life, is the perfect perfume for summer.

My Life by Mary J. Blige goes on sale July 31st on the HSN for $46. One dollar from every sell of the fragrance will go toward aiding the FFAWN foundation.

Would you try Mary J. Blige's new perfume? What's your favorite Mary J. Blige song?

**The winner of the Pantene Customized Solutions collection is Redbonegirl97. Please send me your mailing address by Friday, July 16th.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pantene Puts the Pretty in Precision

When it comes to hair care products, we BGs have a seemingly endless amount of options. Sifting through the scores of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products makes it difficult to find the right solutions that best suit your hair type. That's why Pantene ProV recently launched, Customized Solutions, to make things a bit easier.

Since most women's hair fall into four distinct unique hair structures - Fine, Medium/Thick, Curly and Color-Treated, Customized Solutions will provide the best product performance for your individual hair texture. We BGs, have been fans of their popular Relaxed & Natural products, but since our hair textures vary greatly - this new line allows you to choose with more precision.

If you're like me and have lathered your locks in Pantene products before, your tresses are in for a special treat with this incredibly innovative new line.

**One lucky winner will win one entire Pantene Customized Solutions collection. The winner will choose the texture that best suits her hair type.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

BGG Chats w/Tracy Reese

As you guys may already know, Tracy Reese is one of my all-time favorite fashion designers. I've absolutely adored her ornate style and ethnic-inspired designs for several years. If there's one designer who knows how to create a fabulous frock - it's Ms. Reese. Check out my chat with the celebrated fashion designer here!