Posts tagged ‘beauty ‘

Protect yo’ neck!!!

Hey Ladies!!! So…once again I am going to talk about our skin and keeping it beautfiul.  One area that we cannot neglect is our necks!! The neck is often ignored and overlooked but it can either make you look aged or make you look elegant.  We must do the same thing to our neck that we do to our faces.  It must be cleansed, exfoliated, moisturized and protected from the sun.  What a waste it would be to have kept our faces beautiful for years just to end up at 45 with a face of a 22-year old and the neck of a 90-year old.  When it comes to beauty and staying fabulous we must invest a little extra time into ourselves and into the minute body parts that may seem unimportant.  So, add your neck to your morning and bedtime routine.  Put a little extra exfoliator on your neck and wipe it off with a washcloth if you are concerned about getting your hair wet (i.e. the ladies with natural hair!!!). Dab a little acne cream onto your neck because a pimple can pop up anywhere…and they will.  Moisturize it when you put the facial lotion on and apply sunscreen daily or every other day.  I bet you will begin to see the difference in the quality of the skin especially since the skin here is a little thinner than the rest.  Remember to always keep it beautiful…from head (and neck)  to toe.



1 comment July 12, 2010

It’s all or nothin’

It is summertime…the weather is beautiful…the sun is out—and so are your toes! In a world of sandals, flip-flops, peek-a-boo heels and little strappies, there is an absolute need for your pedicure to be on point!! If the polish on your toes (or fingers) starts to chip IT MUST BE REMOVED!  Nail polish must be worn all the way or not at all. Chipped nail polish is super tacky and darn right irresponsible. It is dirty looking and to me, is a sign of poor hygiene.  If a woman will step out the house with jacked up nail polish then I believe that same woman does not change her underwear on a daily basis.  There is no excuse for this. You can get a quick polish change for about $8 at your local nail salon. It is quick and cheap and is a small price to pay for flawless feet.  Or you can purchase a bottle of acetone and just take the polish off and/or change it yourself.  Naked nails are far better than chipped polish.  Keep it looking good, ladies…from head to toe.

1 comment June 7, 2010

6 Inches…

Hey, Ladies!!

So…there are 6 inches of skin that we are just not paying attention to…the skin is in a very delicate place…we shave and wax there often…it is under your arms!!  This skin can get dry and irritated just like anything else.  There is nothing in the world worse than raising your arms and having a big dark circle and stubble under there!!! EWWW!!! It is almost summer time and we all need to be confident and look our best…even if you don’t think anyone will see it.  So here is the solution…we have got to moisturize under there. Some use baby oil and that is pretty effective.  However, Dove makes a great deodorant that smoothes and conditions your skin.  I am a testament; it works.  Let’s enter this summer season being smooth and soft all over…and under our arms!

-The Princess

1 comment May 25, 2010

Going Natural…YES WE CAN!!

OOOOhhhhh…it’s a hot button topic to take the virginity of my blog!! I have heard people say (mostly men) that going natural is NOT for everyone.  I believe those people are wrong!! Going natural IS for everyone and anyone can do it.  I think that women get hooked on the feeling that a perm can give your hair. It makes your coarse hair straight. It bounces.  It shines.  It falls out.  Let’s be honest.  I had a perm for 20 years so I know what it can do.  The truth is, all of the benefits that we reap from chemically straightening the hair can be achieved without the harsh consequences.  It is not easy being natural, especially when transitioning, but it is sooooo much better for your hair.  People say going natural is not for everyone because some people do not look good with an afro.  But an afro is not the only look for naturals.  I am one, and I wear my hair straight all the time.  We, as women, may have to make the investment in our hair care.  It takes time to figure out what to do with the natural hair.  It takes time and money to find a good stylist but it can be done! We have to decide on what is important to us! Hair is important whether you think so or not.  No matter where you are or what you wear, if your hair is not done, then you will be what i like to call: a hot mess.  If you like your hair straight, I guarantee you that a good blow dryer, good flat iron (hot comb if necessary), and a good conditioner will have your hair bouncing and shining just like you had a relaxer, without the damage and eventual dryness. Moral of the story: The perm is a temporary fix.  Take time to find what works for you.  Do not give up.  If I can do it, you can do it.

-The Princess

6 comments May 18, 2010

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