Nolcha Fashion Week New York 2011

This year’s Nolcha Fashion Week New York was absolutely amazing! It showcased the latest S/S 2011 fashions from some of today’s top up and coming designers. In addition to the show, beauty brands were on site providing complimentary beauty services and free goodies.

KISS styled us with the Everlasting Pearl French Tip Nails and NEW Exotic Lashes. The coolest thing about these products are the user-friendly applicators. The nails have break-away applicator tabs, while the lashes have applicator strings to help ensure a faster, more precise application.

LypSyl equipped us with plenty of Lip Balm to get us through Fashion Week, and probably the end of the year! (LOL)

What’s great about this lip balm is the unique package design with the easy, sliding side bee applicator that helps you control the amount of lip balm you want to apply with each use. This product contains all natural pure Swedish Beeswax along with organic shea butter, coconut oil and Vitamin E & A.

Click on the image below for some more beauty sneak peeks and a look inside this dazzling September showcase:

For information on these exciting products visit KissUsa.com and LypSylhome.com

POW! New Wonder Woman x M.A.C. Collection Unveiled!

OBSESSED with the New Wonder Woman x M.A.C. Collaboration……and now its available in NYC!

The M.A.C. Wonder Woman Pop-Up Shop officially launched in SoHo yesterday. Visit the live comic book inspired store to get your hands on the collection before it officially releases Nationwide on February 10, 2011.

Prices range from $14.00 to $49.50 and the best part about this collection…majority of the items are JumboSized!

Now we can all become super heroes and fight villains in the big city…while looking Uber-Glamorous in our Golden Tiaras (Lassos in hand of course).

But hurry….this new pop-up shop will only be open for a limited time!

Check out M.A.C. Cosmetics to sign up to be the first to know when the collection goes live for online purchase!

 

Catching up with Celebrity Choreographer Tweetie….

TWEETIE

Meet Tweetie….BGirl. Mother. Choreographer. Beauty Diva.

This 33 year old, South Bronx native is showing the world exactly how to look fabulous while “poppin and lockin” at the same time. With her down-to-earth spirit and warm smile, you can see exactly why this was the star choreographer called upon to teach Oprah and Gail the latest Hip Hop moves on The Oprah Show.

You might recognize Tweetie by the way she “whips her hair” or maybe by the cute Tweety Bird tattoo on her arm. Either way, you know that’s her.

On January 22, 2011, I was able to catch up with the “Breakin’ Queen” at The Urban Movement Tour 2011 at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Check out Tweetie’s interview below where she shares her beauty regimen and dishes out some of her top beauty secrets………

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Q: You do alot of high impact dancing. What products do you use to keep yourself feeling fresh throughout the day?

A: Dove deodorant. It keeps me clean and dry, plus it smells great. That is SO important when you’re performing and around people in close quarters. You have to smell good, even if you’ve been sweating all day! Also, I love scented body spray and lotion. My favorite right now is Victoria’s Secret Amber Romance and Bath & Body Works Moonlit Path.

When performing, I prefer body sprays over perfume and oils because they are light weight scents that I can spray all over.

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Q: What’s your favorite cosmetics brand?

A: All M.A.C.! I love M.A.C. makeup! They have the best glittery, sheer pink lip glosses.

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Q: With your rigorous rehearsal/performance schedule, how do you maintain your Glam look?

A: I make sure to get my hair and nails done every week. Manicures, pedicures, everything done. It’s a MUST!

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Q: When applying your makeup, what is the main beauty feature that you like to play up and focus on?

A: My eyes! I love eyeliner and I am a Mascara FREAK! I love, love, love all mascara right now.

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Q: Since you do alot of sweating, what is the best eyeliner to use that won’t run while you’re on stage?

A: Maybelline Line Express Eyeliner. It doesn’t run and I use it everyday.

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Q: What do you use to remove your makeup and maintain a smooth complexion?

A: I use Neutrogena MakeUp Remover Night Calming face wipes. They keep my face from breaking out. They also don’t dry my skin out like other facial cleansers tend to do.

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Q: With all of the spins, jumps and backbends….how do you keep your hair looking so chic and fabulous?

A: Haha. Well that’s easy. My head is shaved on one side and I use weave extension pieces on the other side. I used to wear my hair long, but my hair styles would sweat out and get in the way. So now I wear my hair short and I LOVE IT!

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Q: Ok, so here’s a tough beauty scenario for you. You’re running behind and you only have time to apply one beauty product before you go on stage. Which product would you pick?

A: OH NO! Just One? Ok. I would have to say my M.A.C. concealer. I use the one that comes with the pump because its quick and easy to apply. It’s my must have beauty product. I can’t live without it.

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Q: What’s the next big beauty move that you’re going to try?

A: I’m going to get cool designs shaved in the back of my head. I also love bright colors in my hair. I have blue streaks now, so we’ll see what color I’ll try next.

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You can catch Tweetie teaching Hip Hop at the Alvin Ailey Dance School in NYC. Click the link below to see how you can sign up!

Alvin Ailey Dance School-Register

Also, don’t miss your chance to see Tweetie’s glam style in motion during The Urban Movement Tour events this year, making stops in Miami and LA.

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About The Urban Movement Tour

The Urban Movement Tour (TUMT) stems from years of envisioning the underground culture at the forefront of the arts + culture scene, without losing its essence to the mainstream. TUMT brings over 35 years of combined dance and competitive experience ranging from b-boy pro-am, battle of the year and freestyle sessions. Their lineage of dance instruction and mentors include some of the most renowned dancers in the world. The tour combines arts, music, fashion and dance with more than just battles and performances.

For more information on TUMT and Tweetie, visit  www.TheUrbanMovementTour.com

Follow them on Twitter @TheUMT


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Dark and Lovely Announces New Global Beauty Brand Ambassador: Bria Murphy!

BRIA MURPHY

On January 18th, 2011, SoftSheen-Carson® held a special, private event at Juliet SupperClub in New York City to formally announce model/actress Bria Murphy, daughter of Nicole and Eddie Murphy, as their new Dark and Lovely Global Beauty Brand Ambassador.

The Scene: Purple light illuminated the catwalk, while guests chatted amongst themselves at tables adorned with sparkling mirror and crystals. Waiters circled the party with glowing trays of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, while DJ Kiss provided the soundtrack for  the affair.

Stunning silver gift bags were handed out to all VIP guests, which included a variety of new product innovations from SoftSheen-Carson® …..PLUS, a super chic Dark and Lovely branded USB flash drive with a “blinged out” key ring loop ( I Die! )

Celebrities in attendance included Eddie Murphy, Nicole Murphy, Tyson Beckford, Nia Long, Adrienne Bailon, Olivia and BJ Coleman.

Check out the event photos below:

BRIA MURPHY

NICOLE, BRIA, EDDIE AND SHAYNE MURPHY
NIA LONG, BRIA AND EDDIE MURPHY

JENNIFER WILLIAMS

TYSON BECKFORD
Photos Courtesy of Jemal Countess/Wireimage

My Black Is Beautiful Live Event in NYC!

Definition Royale is proud to attend the Proctor and Gamble My Black Is Beautiful Live Event in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion this Saturday, September 18th from 11am-5pm!

Come out to enjoy a day of pampering including free makeovers, discussion groups, performances by Leela James and MC Lyte, artist meet-and-greets, complimentary gifts and more!

Also, get the chance to participate in the My Black Is Beautiful model search. Finalists will have a chance to appear in a national print campaign!

In addition, each attendee will also have a chance to appear in the taping of Season 3 of the My Black is Beautiful TV Show.

Admission is FREE! Just visit  www.MyBlackIsBeautiful.com to register.

Space is limited, so get there early!