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#BrownBeauties the temperature is rising more and more each day. Warm weather means shorter clothes and the perfect opportunity to put your gorgeous legs on display. Just like any great accessory your legs must complement your outfit. Recently I used a wonderful homemade sugar scrub recipe that left my legs feeling and looking silky soft. Check out the recipe below plus a few shaving tips that will leave your legs flawless.
Silky Summer Legs Sugar Scrub (Courtesy of Krystaslifeinfood.com)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cups oil of your choice (I used coconut oil)
3 tablespoons lemon juice or 1 squeezed fresh lemon
Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl
· Soak legs in a tub of warm water for five to ten minutes
· Shave legs
· Apply scrub to legs and give each leg a mini massage
· Rinse off sugar scrub and moisturize skin
#BrownBeauties let me know how you liked the sugar scrub. I found it amazing and might add it as a staple in my beauty cabinet.
By: Bee (@JustBee88)
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By: Jaida McKie
Spring has finally arrived and it’s time to pack up the sweaters and boots for good! Bright, bold colors and prints are some of the staples each season, but we can’t forget about our classic staples. Here are six trends you Brown Beauties will love!
Neons are always a hit during the spring and summer. They’ve been extremely popular the past two seasons and it’s a fun way to be bold without going over the top. Whether it’s a clutch, top or skater skirt, it doesn’t take much to incorporate this trend into your personal style.
Prints can give you a standout look that’s sure to be a hit. You can mix and match prints and colors and come up with an effortless look. Brown Beauty, Solange is known for her love of bold prints. Follow her lead!
The gold watch is another must-have piece and you can’t go wrong with having a nice classic watch as arm candy. It goes with just about anything and you can dress it up or down depending on the look you’re going for. Keep it simple and go for a menswear inspired look by rocking it solo or pack on the arm candy with cute bracelets for a feminine look.
Small bags are ideal once the heatwave arrives. Put away your oversized totes and carry your essentials in a cute cross body bag or clutch. These are perfect for park visits, spring concerts and trips to the beach. Brown Beauty, Erykah Badu once said, “Pack light!” It’s a must!
Metallics can be hit or miss depending on your personal style. If you want to go the extra mile, pick up a metallic skater skirt or jacket. If you want to give this trend a try and you want to keep it simple, try a cute metallic clutch or a piece of jewelry.
The strappy sandal has been around for some time and it is definitely a classic shoe to have. Whether you prefer heels, wedges or flats it’s a must have this season. You can keep it simple in neutral or basic shades (black, nude, white, etc.) or you can mix it up to add some interest to your look (See the neon & metallic trend).
Remember, you don’t have to break the bank or revamp your entire wardrobe to keep up with the season’s trends. Invest in a few pieces you can wear in three or more different ways and you’re all set!
Happy Easter my loves! I’m sure you look stunning in your spring brights and pastels today! In the spirit of Spring, why don’t we make a vow to renew our beauty routines?! If you’re reading this, then I assume you’re a fashionable lady, with an obsession for all things beautiful. Am I right? Ok, let’s carry on. So tell me, when was the last time you changed your look? Last month? Last season?When you were in undergrad?!
If you’re still thinking, then this is definitely a 911 situation! I’m here to help you, stat! My diagnosis, is that you’re in a beauty rut. Sometimes we get stuck in the same place that we’ve been for the past 5+ years. You probably got comfortable with your appearance, and didn’t change it. Listen, you do NOT want to be the girl who never does anything unexpected. I know it’s scary, but you’ve got to be willing to take risks! Don’t be afraid to evolve, and change.
A few weeks ago, I decided that I would chage up my look. I had individual lashes installed, and it took a few days to grow on me. But after compliments, and staring at myself in the mirror, I’m in love. My eyes will never be naked again. But I didn’t just stop there! Oh no! I live my life on the edge! I’d been walking around with an instagram picture saved to my phone for about a month. It’s a curly fro with a pop of blonde. I’ve been terrified to try it, but I wanted that splash of color desperately! Blonde needs constant conditioning, and it can go wrong in the blink of an eye! But I just went for it. Sometimes I’m a rebel like that! I love it, and I instantly felt younger, and revitalized.
This week, try one new beauty idea. Just one fabulous thing! It doesn’t have to be anything permanent, or life-changing. Do it for you. Spend a little time browsing our Facebook and Instagram accounts for a little inspiration. I want you to be the best version of yourself. Add a little more sparkle, and see where it takes you!
Be blessed and enjoy this day! (While looking gorgeous of course!)
Beauty Editor for My BrownBox
Scrolling through my Instagram timeline, I came across several photos of women with half moon shaped patches underneath their eyes. Intrigued by these photos, I was inspired to do a little research. These self adhesive patches are better known as shadow shields. Created by makeup artist Michelle Villanueva, shadow shields catch fall out from makeup application which often causes raccoon looking eyes. They are easy to remove and apply and will save time from clean up.
-Te Quiero. Paz. Cheynus.
By: Jaida McKie
Every year Target teams up with a high end designer to bring customers designer pieces for less and this season they teamed up with Prabal Gurung for a bright and modern collection. This collection features pieces for the minimalist and the showstopper. If you’ve been pondering what to choose from this chic collection, you’ve come to the right place!
If you’re looking for a bold and feminine look, the peplum top in floral crush print is perfect for you. It gives you a super girly look with the peplum detailing and the bold floral print is sure to stand out. Make your peplum top the focal point with a pair of black pencil slacks or a midi-length pencil skirt.
If you live for comfort or you want to try the color blocking trend, but you’re not sure how, try this sweatshirt in First Date print on for size. This would be a great transitional piece for the spring and fall. The sweatshirt would be the focal point with its kaleidoscope-like print while keeping the rest of the outfit simple with skinny jeans or a midi-length pencil skirt for a sporty, feminine look.
Are you a lover of color, but bright and bold isn’t your forte? Don’t fret, they have something for you too! Keep it pretty in pastel in this Colorblock Long Sleeve sweater in Atlantis Green for $29.99. Rock this with a pair of light wash skinny jeans on the weekend or pencil slacks for the office.
Plan on attending a day party, barbeques or even a date this spring or summer? Consider adding this pretty Colorblock Dress in Dresden Blue to your closet for $44.99. This is another great piece for you Brown Beauties who are into the colorblocking trend and don’t want to put too much thought or effort into it. It hits above the knee and the crew neckline is perfect for dressing your look up with a statement necklace.
And last, but certainly not least… the shoes! It’s imperative that we Brown Beauties have the perfect shoe to complete our flawless look so here are two must-have shoes from the Prabal Gurung collection:
To all the heel lovers out there, these ankle-strap pumps in black are to die for! This shoe can be paired with just about anything in your closet! You could throw these babies on with a white tee and skinny jeans paired with a leather jacket and voila! You have an effortless, laid back look. You could also throw them on with any of the pieces I mentioned above. The possibilities with this shoe are endless! If you’re looking for that perfect pop of color, they’re also available in Sulfur Spring, Apple Red, and Dresden Blue for $39.99.
If you’re all about style and comfort, this flat sandal is perfect for you. They can be paired with tons of looks and you don’t have to sacrifice looking stylish just because you’re wearing flats and they’re only $29.99! A loose fitting tank and shorts are perfect for this cute sandal.
If you know me, then you know I am totally obsessed with Solange. A girl crush? Maybe! Perhaps it’s her style & grace or maybe her beautiful voice and strong sense of individuality. Whatever it may be, today I’ve decided to share this Black Cab Session- Feat. Solange.
Watch it. Enjoy it. And leave comments below!
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