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Alek Wek is Lupita Nyong’o’s Beauty Icon

Alek Wek is Lupita Nyong’o’s Beauty Icon

  by Valis Vicenty

Lupita Nyong’o has become one of the best dressed stars to rock the red carpet this awards season, but the 12 Years a Slave star wasn’t always so confident in her own skin. Thankfully, she had Alek Wek. As Nyong’o accepted [...]

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Spend the Day with Beauty’s Best at Saks

Spend the Day with Beauty’s Best at Saks

  by Valis Vicenty

In other Saks news today, the retailer will host its second Beauty Editor’s Day to benefit the Look Good Feel Better organization. Some of the biggest beauty editors from our favorite print publications will offer their sage advice [...]

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Kerry Washington Finally Lands Her First Fashion Cover

Kerry Washington Finally Lands Her First Fashion Cover

  by Valis Vicenty

Olivia Pope has finally made it! Scandal star Kerry Washington has finally landed her first fashion cover for Elle’s June 2013 issue. Though the star has been a regular on Ebony and Essence (covering the March 2013 and March 2012 issues, [...]

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Inside the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Inside the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

  by Patrice Grell Yursik

The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon is an annual event and celebration of influential entertainment figures that isn’t committed to film. And with good reason, too. At this event, celebrities of film and television are free to [...]

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Turkey: From Your Lips to Your Tips

Turkey: From Your Lips to Your Tips

  by Valis Vicenty

Thanksgiving always gives us the sense of nostalgia – from certain dishes, to family, even to the construction paper turkeys we used make in school. After becoming inspired by My Nail Graffiti’s terrific turkey, we hastily decided to [...]

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The Bold, The Bronzed, and The Beautiful

The Bold, The Bronzed, and The Beautiful

  by Angel Lenise

Basking in glorious summer rays isn't the quickest - or safest - way to acquire that coveted, fresh-from-vacation tan. Still, there's no excuse not to gild your body in a little bronze goodness to achieve some sculpted, summertime sexy. [...]

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