Friday, October 29, 2010

Lip Service

When purchasing the "perfect" lipgloss, there are alot of important factors to consider like the staying power, the shine effect, the taste, smell, lip applicators and the texture of course.

This Fall and Winter season, lip colors will be both vibrant and natural. The hottest colors this season are plums, burgundy, red, deep fuchsia and soft neutrals. The best lipgloss in my opinion, has the kissable factor, where lips are shiny, sexy and vibrant. With fuller lips, stick with glosses that aren't as glossy in appearance and if you want to enhance your lips, pop a lighter color gloss in the center for an instant pout. Be sure to wear a lip conditioner with an spf in it to protect those luscious lips against the cold, then prime the lips for staying power, and lastly always remember to refresh your lipgloss at least every 3 hours to avoid the white line buildup on your lips.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

My "Roots" Experience

Just laid eyes on the editorial spread I did with some of the "Roots" cast. What's so funny is that I'm featured in one of the behind the scenes pictures, which I thought captured the energy we all felt in the room. Be sure to pick up a copy of this weeks Entertainment Weekly for a look at many of your favorite shows as they are united for our enjoyment. This was one historical photo shoot that I will never forget. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ask Tia Tuesday

This Tuesday's Ask Tia question comes from Treneshia F. Treneshia says:

"I have a problem with black marks, dry areas, and "blah" facial skin! What products can I use to clear & brighten my skin? Or would microdermabrasion work as well?"

There could be a number of reasons why you are experiencing dry skin. I would highly suggest keeping your skin thoroughly hydrated by drinking more H2O and by incorporating a moisturizer twice a day. Let me also suggest using a facial scrub once a week to brighten, clarify and to remove dull, dry skin to reveal a more lustrous silky smooth texture. I'm a huge advocate for microdermabrasion however, I only get the treatment once a year. Please do your research and contact a skincare specialist with all of your questions/concerns before you get microdermabrasion. Ambi also has a great fade cream that can be found at your local drugstore. Wish your skin well!!

If you have a beauty or skincare question you'd like me to answer, please send it to and it just might be chosen for an upcoming post!

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Newly Natural "Goody Bag" Giveaway!

Rockin' Rods in my Natural hair!

My last perm was July 1st 2009, and I haven't looked back since. I've wanted to go natural for so many years, and one time I actually went 5 months without a perm only to let a "new" hair stylist talk me into getting a perm again. Disappointed in myself for falling for the "perm pressure", I of these days. This journey has brought a lot of emotions to the surface as I feel my way through on the path of the unknown. I'm still experimenting with products and small spurts of hair creativity. Youtube has been the "hair lifesaver" that I needed to continue on. Youtuber’s like Rustic Beauty, Kimmaytube, Glamazini, Naptural85 and AfricanExport have both educated and inspired me to keep hope alive!

As a natural newbie I am still on the search for my staple products and hair supplies. I have recently come across some hair accessories by Goody and want to share them with you! As a part of today’s giveaway, I want to fill your “Goody Bag”!!!

The winner of the giveaway will win:

Goody Smooth Brush and Comb set
Goody Claw Clips (3-pack)
Goody Sure Fit Barrettes (2 styles)
Goody Sure Fit Headbands

How To Enter: You MUST be a subscriber to this blog and a FB Fan. Simply put “Enter me” your and email address in the comment box below . The winner will be chosen at random on November 3rd !

Bonus Entries:
(1)You will also get bonus entries for writing about this giveaway on your blog (leave a comment below with the URL to the post; your post must link to this giveaway post)

(2)Follow me on Twitter and tweet one of the following: “I just entered @TiaDantzler’s Goody Bag Giveaway!” or “@TiaDantzler give me the GOODIES!” (Tweet or RT as many times as you’d like)

Be sure to include your twitter name in your comment so I can verify that you tweeted. Thanks for entering and stay tuned for future contests!