Monday, January 28, 2013


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Monday, January 21, 2013

Exercise Your Options - Working Out With Makeup

So the New Year brought about New Resolutions and Im sure yours was to get fit, right? It's always better to go au natural when working out, but some women still insist on getting glammed up before hitting the gym. Fashion aside, the question remains: Is it OK to wear makeup while working out?
Tyra Banks roughting it during her workout.
Kim K. roughing it druing her workout.
Decide here and now to excercise without makeup on.  Um, who are you trying to impress? First of all, let us just say that if you're going to the gym and working up a sweat, you have a right to look as bad as you want - we are big believers in hitting the gym to work out, not to win a beauty contest. Second, you dont want to be remembered as the girl with smears, drips and splotches of makeup on her face. 
Besides that, wearing makeup and sweating isn't a good combo. The reason for this is fairly simple. When we exercise, we increase the volume of blood to our skin and when we get warm, our pores open wider. Sweat can then get into the pores and clog them, and having foundation and makeup on top of that can spell d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r for our skin - causing bacteria build-up and other ugly side effects.
Ok, so, maybe you're meeting an old friend there (or hoping to meet that cute guy by the free weights), and you want to look your best. Or, perhaps you just like to look good no matter what you're doing - there's nothing wrong with that either!
Since you just can't bear to leave the house naked, we can help! Here are a few tips to help you get through your workout with a pretty face:
  • Concealer - just wearing a touch of concealer under your eyes will hide a lot of flaws.
  • Waterproof Mascara - this will save you from Raccoon eyes.
  • Tinted Moisturizer - while you're working out, you want to put moisture back into your skin.
  • Lip Gloss - using regular lipstick will only dry your lips; go with the gloss and glaze.
Whether you choose to look fashionable with or without makeup on, keep in mind that sweat, germy gym equipment and outdoor pollution can all clog your pores. So, after a good workout, be sure to give your face a good cleansing. As always, rehydrate with plenty of water as you exercise.  Your skin will reward you with a nice glow and luminous appearance.

For more ways to look hot at the gym, just be fashionably fit with new gym clothes.
Happy Sweating!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

So So Def's 20-Year Reunion Concert in Atlanta!

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, I was invited to be a correspondent for Celebrityitis Magazine for the So So Def Recordings Press Conference held at the Atlanta City Hall.  Jermaine Dupri and So So Def recording artists announced their 20-year anniversay concert.  Various past and present So So Def artists and music contributors, such as Bryan-Michael Cox, will come together on one stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
So So Def Recordings is the home of the most amazing platinum-selling aritsts including Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat.  They will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music, along with Bone Crusher, Dem Francise Boyz, Kris Kross and many more. 
Introduced by our very own, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed,   “Atlanta has a thriving music industry, and So So Def Recordings has been an important part of that legacy for the past two decades.  This milestone is another example of why Atlanta is the entertainment capital of the Southeast. I am pleased that So So Def has called our great city home for 20 years, and I wish the company continued success for many more years to come.”  Jermaine Dupri, Jagged Edge, Da Brat, Kris Kross, Dem Franchize Boyz, Bonecrusher, Xscape, Dondria stood graciously on the platform.  Jermaine Dupri explained that the reunion concert will be a “rare moment in music”. 

Veteran music executive Michael Mauldin took the stage and explained why this anniversary means so much to the city of Atlanta and how it contributes to history, especially in Black History Month.  "So So Def Recordings will forever be recognized as a prominent leader and contributor to the music and entertainment business throughout the world and we are grateful to have done so in our home city of Atlanta, Georgia. We are proud to call Atlanta the home of So So Def,” Mauldin stated.
Mr. Dupri also took the time to acknowledge Kris Kross, not only are they pillars in the So So Def movement, they had everyone wearing their pants backwards and jumpin to "Jump" back in 1992.  They will be celebrating their 21-year anniversay for the record at the concert. 
The concert will have a series of events, including a private VIP dinner, a star-studded Anniversary party and a pre-concert reception. A 20-song (the irony) “Best of So So Def” compilation CD is also in the works for a June release.
The concert is slated for Saturday, February 23rd at the Fox Theater.  Concert tickets go on sale Saturday, January 19th and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.

I had the pleasure of meeting some of my fave artists from the 90's and the early Millennium. Take a look!
"Attenchuuuuun!" -Bonecrusher
"So let's take a ride with the Brat-tat-tat-tat-tat-tat on that ass" -Da Brat
Lookin' good & smellin' good, Jagged Edge
Super Producer, B. Cox
"It's S-O-S-O-D-E-F dynamite!" - Jermaine Dupri

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