Cancer? I can’t believe that this is the same Bershan Shaw whom I shared classes with at my alma mater Syracuse University. The author, warrior life coach, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and two-time breast cancer survivor co-stars on OWN’s new docu-series Love In The City.

I found the press release announcement amongst the many that I receive daily in my blog’s gmail account and I nearly fell off my chair when I read the the four words that preceded her name “Two-Time Cancer Survivor”. Continue Reading –>

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Last Saturday I had the chance to check out Macy’s Spring 2014 collection at their Albany, New York store located in the beautiful Colonie Center Mall. In lieu of their usual runway show, with a celebrity host; Macy’s made it an interactive party complete with mini manicures courtesy of OPI nail lacquer; mini makeovers courtesy of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; and hair styling courtesy of Hot Cuts Salon. Continue Reading –>

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Sandra Downie Skin Spa and Acne Clinic Strawberry Shortcake Facial

Image via Sandra Downie Skin Spa and Acne Clinic

My interest and, ehem, tastebuds peaked when I read the email from the Sandra Downie Skin Spa and Acne Clinic announcing their Strawberry Shortcake Facial. The limited edition facial is being offered through the end of April for $60.

This facial is perfect for all skin types. The strawberry enzyme provides gentle exfoliation and is rich in niacin which helps oxygenate the skin through circulation.  The treatment ends with their strawberry/spearmint mask for a creamy, purifying experience that helps tone the skin. Continue Reading –>

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Fashion and beauty events are a great way to network, learn and discover new brands and trends. Here is a list of events coming soon to Connecticut and New York.
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Peter Som for Kohl's DesigNation

Peter Som for Kohl's DesigNation

Peter Som for DesigNation wrap maxi dress {$78} | Peter Som for DesigNation halter dress {$70}

The Peter Som’s collection for Kohl’s DesigNation launches today, April 10th online and in stores across the country. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet Peter Som as well as view and style the entire collection at the Kohl’s Jersey City, New Jersey store.

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Macys Spring 2014 Fashion Show

It’s that time of year again when Macy’s presents their annual Spring fashion events.  Check out the list of events to find out if any of the events are in your area. I will be covering the April 12th event taking place at the Macy’s at the Colonie Center in Albany, New York. Follow my Instagram and/or Twitter accounts for a preview of what’s in stores at Macy’s this Spring before my post next week.    Continue Reading –>

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This was the outfit that I wore to the Peter Som for Kohl’s DesigNation event that took place in Jersey City, NJ last Wednesday. I knew that we were going to be working on challenges so I wore something that was aesthetically pleasing to the eye (print, color, shine) but practical and comfortable.

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Fake Bake Self-Tan Liquid and Mitt Giveaway

April 8, 2014

  Despite our very loud protests, mother nature just doesn’t seem to want to give old man winter the boot this year.   I imagine that this year’s eternal winter must be getting in the way and delaying the efforts of my sista’s who love their  tans.  Well since Summer seems so far away, I am […]

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Peter Som for Kohls Design Nation

April 7, 2014
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Best Foundation Brands For Women of Color

April 7, 2014

My attitude towards makeup has been a lot different since I hired a makeup artist recently. I loved the “completed” look and as a result, I have started to play in makeup. I am far (way far) from perfecting a really solid technique, but I’ve done enough in the last few weeks to realize that […]

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