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Vogue Japan November 2011 features Nyasha Matohondze

The Japanese November issue of Vogue features model, Nyasha Matohondze! She is absolutely gorgeous and makes these clothes look even better with her in them! The designs are bold eccentric and remind me of the 80s. They are bold, feminine, color and beautiful!


Turbans are hot this fall! Learn how to tie one with your own scarf.

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Turban-tied scarves were in this summer, and they are still in for the fall. The fashion runways were showing them in a multitude of forms. Even Beyonce is sporting them in a few of her more recent promotional pics. There’s nothing really new about them. Women and men have been tying their hair in scarves for centuries. Enjoy this trend! There’s so many ways to rock it!

Here’s the basic instrutions:

Before you start, tie your hair in a bun or ponytail. Fold a large square scarf in half into a triangle. Lay the scarf on your head with the center point of the triangle facing forward and the sides hanging down each of your shoulders. Making sure most of your hair is covered, grasp the length of each side and bring them to the top of your head, twisting twice to create a “knot”.

Once you’ve twisted the ends twice into a knot, bring both sides together to the back of your head and tie it tight. Tuck all your loose ends under the back and front of the turban.

Voila, you’ve just made a turban! You can also create a turban-like headband using a rectangular scarf by repeating the same steps without covering all of your hair. Don’t forget the double twist and happy wrapping!

Here’s a video of one of my favorite natural bloggers is showing you how she did it:

nilaja by cheryl brooks is on Etsy

Cheryl has officially opened shop on the world’s largest online handmade store, Etsy.  Cheryl Brooks has made a name for herself selling greeting cards and handbags to celebrities such as Venus Williams, Kanye West and Angela Bassett.  This season, you will begin to notice the line of accessories expanding into more jewelry and even scarves.

You will still want to check the Nilaja boutique because there will be items on the because there will be different sales taking place and sometimes even specialty items that vary.



nilaja by cheryl brooks by nilajabycherylbrooks on Etsy.

Is stress destroying your smile? – DailyBeauty | NewBeauty magazine

Something to consider


Is stress destroying your smile? – DailyBeauty | NewBeauty magazine.

How to get the best-shaped eyebrows…

Brows can truly give your face such simple definition. One to-do make up thing for me is to get my eyebrows shaped. If I am in a hurry, I feel confident in having gloss, mascara and well-groomed eyebrows. Here’s some tips on how to have the best shape for yours:

For rounder faces like Rachel Bilson:
It’s best to keep brows on the full side, and keep the ‘tail’ on the shorter side. Too long a brow will only accentuate the width of your face, and too short will make your face look wider, so start by gently plucking the ‘tail’ end. The higher the arch the better, and you can cheat this look with a sweep of brow powder, such as Vanitymark’s Ultra Brow Powder.

For rectangle faces like Blake Lively:
The key here is to soften angles. Full brows will make your face will look too squared off; too thin and you’ll be giving too much ‘face.’ Keep the brows tidy, but defined. Make sure you have a well shaped ‘tail’ to anchor the eyes and balance a strong jaw line. Keep that arch high to add roundness and femininity. You can help tame unruly brows with a light brow glaze or gel.

For long/thin faces like Kristen Stewart:
Delicate features dictate delicate brows. The most common mistake is making the brows too thin which gives the face a weak, low-watt look. Keep the brow on the subtle side by making sure they are not too dark. Use a lighter, pencil to powder fill in, such as Vanitymark’s Ultra Brow Pencil fill, so the hairs are darker than the shade you are enhancing them with. If your brow hairs are ample, keep them trimmed to tone down ‘girth’, using small scissors.

For bold features like Camilla Belle:
Large eyes, strong cheekbones, prominent nose or all of the above? You definitely want to make sure brows pack impact, too. Go bold with your shape by creating high arch using tweezers and a brow pencil for shape. Be care not to tweeze too short or too thin. You want a fuller brow to balance. Definition is your friend when you want to highlight front row, exotic features.

source: Teen Vogue online

I Love My Hair!!!

How wonderful it was of Sesame Street to create this song. If you have a daughter who has naturally curly hair, please show this to her. It is important for our children to embrace their authenticity and it happens when they see themselves beautiful!

Beauty Tips And Tricks | A Womens Club

Beauty Tips And Tricks | A Womens Club.

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