Monday, August 30, 2010

Stuck on Fashion!

With so many BGS wearing wedges and strutting in sky-high heels, it's inevitable that some of us will either trip or take a tumble, leaving behind a scratch. If so, Band-Aid has all of us fashionistas covered - literally.

Celebrity fashion designer Cynthia Rowley has partnered with the household brand to create a super chic collection of adhesive bandages giving the boring flesh-tone shades a backseat.

Packaged in sleek black and turquoise tins, these designer bandages are bold with glamorous designs such as sequins and pretty petals.

Available for a limited-time, these scrape-savers will be in Cynthia Rowley stores, and The Cooper Hewitt Museum next month.

Would you wear a designer bandage or simply stick to the nude hues?

**Btw, the winner of the Motions products is Nicole Rogers. Congrats! Please email me your mailing address.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What's Your Zodiac Sign?

What do the stars say about your strands? Motions has created a fun and super cute star-studded astrology chart that you can match with their products. Since I'm a Taurus like hair chameleon Janet Jackson, it says that we appreciate beauty - well that's obviously true!

From relaxers to Oil Sheen & Conditioning Sprays, Motions is a brand that we BGs can trust with our tresses. You guys know that I've tried scores of hair care products throughout the years and Motions is still one of my favorites.

What's your sign? Tell me and one lucky reader will win 5 Motions products including: Light Hold Working Spritz, Shine Enhancing Pomade, Foaming Wrap Lotion, and the Silkening Shine Relaxer System. The winner will be randomly selected and announced next week.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Scarlet Fever

Wearing red lipstick isn't for the faint of heart. It takes guts and confidence to pull off the timeless, sexy shade.

Until recently, I had shied away from painting my pucker red out of fear of looking clownish or not finding the perfect hue, but Beyonce's new red Infallible Never Fail Lip Colour by L'Oreal changed my mind.

Packaged in a super cute mirrored-compact, the product consists of a red base coat and vitamin E balm-based top coat. Unlike many other lipsticks, this long-wear lip color doesn't smear or smudge thanks to the patented top coat that keeps the pigment in place for hours.

The bright red definitely stands out, but isn't that what wearing the eye-catching color is all about? Plus, the felt applicator allows you to put on the base coat smoothly with precision.

Would you ever consider wearing crimson-colored lips?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Keri Hilson Talks Beauty

R&B beauty Keri Hilson is not only heating up the charts this summer with her smash single "Got Your Back" with rapper T.I, but she's also the new face of one of the leading global beauty companies: Avon.

Recently, the lovely songstress shared a few of her beauty secrets with me.

Click here to read the Q&A.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

'Look Book' Giveaway

Nina Garcia has always been my favorite judge on the hit reality TV show, Project Runway. Her effortless style, grace, and unabashed truthfulness towards the show's contestants have kept me glued to the tube for 8 seasons.

Now the New York Time's best-selling author and Colombian-bred style guru is back with her fourth guide, 'Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion.'

Packed with popular questions that many women have when it comes to fashion, Garcia gives it to you straight. From what to wear to an interview to the dreaded funeral, 'Look Book,' delivers advice in an easy-to-follow girlfriend style. Not only is the book filled with fashion wisdom, but super chic sketches by Ruben Toledo prettify each page.

Available at bookstores nationwide.

What are some of your favorite books on fashion? Would you like to read this book? If so, leave a comment and a winner will be randomly selected and announced later this week.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Baby BGG is Growing Up!

Hi BGG readers, I know It's been a while since I've share a photo of the joy of my life - Ava. She's a few days shy of being 7 months old. I can't believe how quickly she's growing. It seems just like yesterday I was telling you guys that I was preggers!!

She is extremely active and like most babies, loves to blow spit bubbles. Needless to say, she keeps me on my toes! Have a wonderful week.

Also, the winner of the Decleor night balm is Shawnta! Congrats and please email me your mailing address. :-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Decléor Delight

When I received a jar of Decléor 'Aroma Night' Neroli Essential Night Balm in the mail a few days ago, I was sure it was one of many fancy French products that publicists push that aren't as great as they make them out to be, but I couldn't have been more wrong! This product lives up to every bit of hype the pr guru pitched.

At first, I was hesitant to try it since it's packed with natural oils such as neroli, camomile, and avocado that I thought might make my already oily skin worse, but to my delight it seems to have cut down on my shine. Formulated for night usage, this decadent balm moisturized, softened and stimulated my skin leaving it radiant and refreshed in the morning. After using the product for nearly a week I already see wonderful results. Needless to say, I've ditched my regular nightly moisturizer for this unmatched upgrade.

Available at for $69

Do you use night creams? Would you like to try this balm? If so, please leave a comment about your nightly beauty routine and a reader will win this product (a $69 value). A winner will be selected randomly and announced next week.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lickalicious Lips

Move over ordinary lip treatments, LUSH has 3 irresistible lip scrubs that will leave lips soft and supple. These sweet-tasting scrubs gently exfoliate by sloughing away dry, sun-ridden skin from lips.

The Sweet Lips gives puckers a punch of sugar and cocoa that will have chocolate lovers wanting more, while the Bubblegum and Mint Julip flavors will satisfy your sweet tooth, moisturize, and provide just the right amount of tingle.

All of the scrubs are vegan and freshly handmade making them a super sweet buy for the summer.

Available at LUSH for $8.95 each

Do you use lip scrubs?

**The winner of the Pretty Toes is SunyBlack! Congrats and please email me your mailing address!