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Power Beauty Picks From The Editor
Our Power Player team favorite natural soap goes to a great company called Pangea Organics. Link into their website at: www.pangeaorganics.com
Jack Black Mens Facial Products
Clear Complexion Razor Bump and Acne Treatment with 2% Salicylic Acid
and Green Tea This unique, oil-free solution helps put an end to
painful razor bumps, as well as treat acne blemishes. It also acts as a
superior astringent for oily and acne-prone skin.
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CARGO Cosmetics- Just
like food, your lip-gloss has an expiration date. Once opened and
used, bacteria is introduced to your gloss. Consequently, the
product should be replaced nine months after opening. CARGO Cosmetics
introduces glosses in packaging that incorporates cutting-edge
TimestripÆ technology. TimestripÆ is a tiny strip embedded in the
cap of the gloss. It keeps track of how long your lip gloss has
been open. Power-Up with Cargo at:
Who is Badgley Mischka?
Mischka is an American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James
Mischka. Badgley & Mischka met at Parsons and found a common
vision. The two launched the label Badgley Mischka in 1988, though
their bridal business launched in 1993. Badgley and Mischka are
partners in life and business. Their clothes have been worn by many
celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Melissa Etheridge, and Tammy Lynn
Michaels. Badgley Mischka's looks are described as "red-carpet-destined
evening wear" but generally produced with lighter fabrics and less
construction. They are also known for fragrance, handbags, shoes and
Power-Up with Badgley Mischka at: www.badgleymischka.com
Chudney Ross, When you think of eco-friendly clothing do you think of wearing a brown paper bag and cardboard shoes?
oscar red carpet power players
Taraji P. Henson
A Glow Soy Candle Company -
The founder of Los Angeles based, Aglow Soy Candle Company, Ilyse Craft
has spent her entire career in the fashion world. Creating a brand is
the culmination of a whole host of experiences mixed with a love of
beautiful things! With the world looking towards earth friendly
products, the designers at Aglow chose to go in the direction of a soy
based wax for a cleaner, longer lasting burn. Through this they
discovered beauty and style do not have to be sacrificed when creating
earth friendly products. Aglow's crystal soy candles are making
the world a little bit more "Eco-Chic". After having spent most of her
career in apparel, Ilyse has always had an affinity for home
goods. As many people are, she was drawn to the light. With the
company motto being "light one and let go", that became the daily vibe.
Take it all in stride, do your best and believe that all things are
possible. Visit Aglow at: www.aglowcandles.com
When its comes stocking up on fab handbags this spring, our favorite for this month is The L. Erickson Executive Decision Handbag is a tall slender bag suitable for executives or women needing a polished professional look. Its tall design fits magazines and paper work along with your daily essentials. You will love how it works with any outfit from the boardroom to a luncheon or a dinner. Roomy and slender for maximum functionality and get down to business appeal. Link into Franceluxe at www.franceluxe.com
the Grammys to the Oscars, this year’s awards shows were definitely an
upsweep from the last with respect to hair. Every A-list glam squad was
either on call or working hard around the clock to bring their
celebrity clients a style befitting of Hollywood’s grandeur. The choice
of coif – updos.
amazing gowns and attire were matched perfectly with buns, soft pin-ups
and sensually, sexy pull back hair styles. We would be amiss to think
that celebs stepped out glam-less. Country music’s princess, Taylor
Swift’s loose, curled knot with loose goddess waves, R & B’s own
Keyshia Cole’s polished, pulled updo with tight curls and actress Lisa
Rinna’s dark updo with volumized curls were favorites at the Grammys.
Best Actress Winner, Kate Winslet’s soft, pulled back hair with a
sculptured under curl, Best Supporting Actress Winner, Penelope Cruz’s
ballroom bun with bangs, and Angelina Jolie with her partial, posh updo
ranked supreme at the Oscars.
spite of mild rain, these ladies looked radiant. The unexpected updos
at this year’s awards shows not only complimented their overall looks
but completed them.
The paparazzi jungled their cameras to capture shots of these celebs. No one was overlooked.
As an A-list hair guru, I was gratified.
About Shirlena Allen
a visionary quest, Shirlena studied at several institutions for hair
care which included Vidal Sasson, Elasta QP, Sebastian Vision, Martin
Parsons, Jamison Shaw and Dudley's Cosmetology University. Achieving
respect amongst the hair care professionals/educators, paying customers
and music industry executives, Shirlena quickly became the most sought
after hairstylist for television, film, recording artists and world
class athletes. The likes of Macy Gray, Lennox Lewis, Nia Long, Brandy,
Eve, Lenny Kravitz, Raven Symone, Vivica A. Fox, Serena Williams and
the Black-Eyed Peas and currently Ciara began to have their crowns
individually coiffured and professionally treated by the hands of
Link into Shirlena Allen at www.shirlenaallen.com
Eco-Friendly celebrities: Natalie Portman, Oprah Winfrey and Leonardo DiCaprio
Lola Blue Candles -
Hand-crafted organic soy and botanical wax candles with several
wonderful aromatherapy scents. Their unique wax formulation is 100%
food grade renewable resource.Paraffin-FREE, Petroleum-FREE,supports American Farmers and makes the earth HAPPY!
Power-Up with Lola Blue at
Versace menswear line is coming to a store near you, look out for more neutrals, bright colors, light fabrics and more great style. Visit Versace at www.versace.com