Juicy girls live for a good award show. Aside from enjoying performances, the red carpet is also a source of both entertainment and inspiration. From there, we make verdicts on what looks are a hit or miss and also find the latest in fashion and beauty trends.
This year’s Billboard Awards was no different and on the beauty side of things, black|Up Cosmetics has shared products that will make you red-carpet-ready. From NICKI MINAJ‘s natural look to the boldness of KELLY ROWLAND‘s smokey eye, check out how to achieve them below:
Life can be a drag but that’s not always a bad thing.
Performance trio DWV, who are most known for their appearances in RuPaul’s Drag Race and Rihanna’s “S&M” video, have partnered with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics on their new Celebrity Drag Queen Lip Tar and Nail Lacquer Duo product line.
Detox, Willam Belli and Vicky Vox are the new faces of the line and were created for women live, bold and bright.
The Celebrity Drag Queen Lip Tar and Nail Lacquer Duo features two lip tars and nail lacquers created by each drag superstar and comes with a collectable drag queen trading card.
Detox created the deep, dark, sensual and sultry Black Dahlia and Strumpet shades which are blackened red an purpled burgundy hues respectively.
WILLIAM opted for bright, larger than life hues with Anime and NSFW, neon pink and true red shades.
Vicky Vox keeps things simplistic and demure with Kava Kava and Grandma, neutral peach and classic coral hues.
Each set of OCC lip tar and nail lacquer, comes complete with a collectable drag queen trading card. Backing OCC’s infamous slick, satiny Lip Tars and highly pigmented varnishes, DWV were hands on in creating the collection.
Starting today, the duos can be purchased at Sephora for $22.50. You betta werk!
Thanks to the weather, creams, lotions, body butters, and other products claiming to moisturize, can often leave our skin feeling clogged and heavy, almost like our skin is melting underneath all the products.
Not only that the emulsifiers, binding agents that allow oil and water to mix in moisturizers and lotions, leave a residue on the skin that disrupts your skin’s lipid barrier, allowing water to evaporate from the skin faster thus making us age quicker.
Surprisingly oils have become the perfect alternative to expensive creams and lotions, when looking to add moisture to the skin. Oils contain no unregulated and untested chemicals that are ingredients in lotions and creams, and can help keep money in your pockets.
For moisture oils trump many body creams and lotions on the market, and are more recently being recognized for the healthier results when applied to the face.Click through the gallery to learn about the specific uses of a 6 oils your skin absolutely needs to know...
Somewhere between rekindling an old flame with TEAIRRA MARI and getting in his feelings out about ex KIM KARDASHIAN, RAY J found inspiration to add another lackluster song to his arsenal of “hits.”
“I Hit It First,” RAY J’s tacky ode proclaiming he was the first to do the vertical tango with KIM K, has tongues wagging across the ‘net– and not much for praise but more for its ridiculousness.
Backed behind an uptempo beat à la 1999, Mr. J ever so sweetly reminisces on happier times with his Persian Barbie, with lyrics like, “She might move on to rappers and ballplayers but we all know I hit it first.”
Yes, that’s the hook, and it only gets better. After being bashed for attempting to maintain relevancy through redundancy, RAY J immediately denied that the track was in any way mentioning or alluding to his former relationship with KIM K.
However, when BRANDY‘s little brother released the video for his single that featured a KIM KARDASHIAN look-a-like, he proved that he was in fact as corny as we initially thought…CLICK INSIDE TO READ MORE OF THE 'RANT'!!!
Hair trends can be so fickle. As soon as you spend your paycheck acquiring products from whatever is the “latest,” a brand spanking new one comes right along.
Remember when olive oil was the be all end all, and then some bigwig oils named Moroccan and Argan took over? From serums and gels to finishing sprays and relaxers, every product on store shelves are being filled with whatever the “it” oil of the moment is.
Alas, that’s how the beauty product “fad system” works–but don’t fall victim. Juicy wants you get in with the oils that have not yet been “discovered” and exploited. These five oils are not yet as popular, so you can save money and they may even work better than what’s hot at the moment.
Look for yourself and browse through Juicy’s gallery of five overlooked oils in the world of hair:CLICK INSIDE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HAIR OILS!!!
For a few years now, NIKKI WALTON, creator of CurlyNikki.com has become one of many, popular go-to bloggers on all things au naturale.
She’s detailed her natural hair journey, discussed what products are hot and not, interviewed a wide range of celebs and known naturals, and now she’s introducing her very first book, Better Than Good Hair!
Consider it a concise and condensed version of her info-heavy blog. From discussing the seemingly inevitable ‘Big Chop’ to relaying personal hair stories and giving tips to those with multi-ethnic hair, WALTON has also included a range of interviews and fab guides on how to achieve some of the hottest natural styles.
Cosmetics brand Fashion Fair has stood the test of time. If you grew up on Ebony and Jet magazines, chances are you’ve come across a glossy Fashion Fair ad right after checking out the Beauty of the Week.
Founded in 1973 by EUNICE W. JOHNSON, wife of iconic publisher JOHN H. JOHNSON, the brand got its start when JOHNSON recognized firsthand at her fashion shows the difficulties women of color had finding the right makeup blends.
At a time when companies never took the initiative to offer products specialized for Black and minority consumers, JOHNSON got to work by pioneering and creating the largest Black-owned cosmetics company.
She first introduced the Capsule Collection, a line offered via mail order, after sourcing a private lab to develop the unique formulas. Once JOHNSON saw the products were a successful hit on the models in her fashion shows, the brand blossomed and began partnering with high-end department stores.
Today…Click inside to read more about Fashion Fair Cosmetics!!!
Slated for a release in early March, MOORE has partnered with Acacia Entertainment, leading producers and distributors of fitness DVDs.
Promising to flatten and define abs, shrink waistlines and lift and firm backsides, Booty Boot Camp sculpts the lower body and is comprised of three, 20-minute workouts.
Speaking on her latest venture, MOORE says “I’ve had a passion for fitness since I was twelve years old while working out to an aerobics television show several times a week. Since then, fitness and staying active have been a huge part of my life. I’m excited to share my fitness plan with the Booty Boot Camp workout so that everyone can be Gone With The Wind Fabulous!”
The stallion vs. donkey booty war just turned up a notch!
Last month, Juicy tagged along with MALAYSIA PARGO of Basketball Wives LA on one of her charity missions in NYC. In addition to volunteering her time, she even shared with us a few of her tried and true beauty tips.
Ever wanted to know what’s keep her skin supple and even? Looking for the best red lip color? Check out MALAYSIA’S ‘go-tos’ and read on: