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Friday, August 3, 2012

Catching Up: Fashion and Such

Hey Cool Pinks,

I know it's been a while, but I've been being a fashionista and getting the bakery up and running :) Here are some new published articles that I've been working on. Happy reading!



Stay Cool and Pink,


Friday, May 11, 2012

Bold is Beautiful: How to Make the Classic Red Lip Your Own

Hey there Cool Pinks,

Yes, spring is a time for lip glosses and peachy lipsticks. This is very true. However, the red lip is always in season. Whether you have a power meeting at the office or want that extra boost of confidence for a first date, red lipstick can do the trick. However, all reds are not created equal when it comes to which shade will look best on your skin. Here are some tips for finding the red lipstick that will make your complexion shine.

Dark skin: If you have very chocolately skin, a deep berry shade (not burgundy) will make your lips stand out and compliment your rich brown skin well. The brightness of the lipstick will also make your smile more appealing, and bring out the red undertones in your skin. Take a few style cues from Estelle for inspiration.

Medium dark skin: Black women with medium dark skin (think Gabrielle Union) can opt for a darker shade of red lipstick. A slightly purple tint in the lipstick will add immediate sophistication to your look, especially if you keep the rest of of your look simple by adding mascara, bronzer and nude eyeshadow. This look is perfect with a power suit--or with "that dress" that you know always gets heads turning ;)

Brown skin: Your honey-colored skin will look best against bright red lipstick with orange undertones. The color will make your entire face glow, and you won't need much more makeup (concealer and bronzer, but that's about it). A wine-colored lip is also best for Black women with yellow or red undertones, and will contrast against your pearly whites well--just as Sanaa Lathan ;)

Medium light skin: A plum red is your best bet if you have medium light skin and want a red lip that will wow everyone--without being too overwhelming. A mascara that brings intensity to your lashes, and a classic accessory like pearls will give you just the right mix of edgy femininity--kinda like Rihanna.

Light skin: The lighter your skin, the pinker your red lipstick should be. Notice how Beyonce keeps her eye makeup simple, and adds subtle shades of pink that will compliment the lipstick. A bold shade of red will look too overdone in light brown skin, but a deep pink adds just the right amount of romantic prettiness.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Cool Pink "Five Quick Fixes" Cookbook is Here!

Hey there Cool Pinks,

The first edition of the "Five Quick Fixes" cookbook is complete! A number of people asked about new and exciting ways to make tofu, so that's what this e-cookbook is about. Whether you want to spice up tofu or make it a sweet treat, you'll learn how with very easy steps that anyone can follow. The book is $7 and on sale now! Just click on the link on top of this post to purchase (the link to the first cookbook is to the right :) ). Stay cool, pink--and healthy :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cool Pink's 'Spring Pink-Me-Up Series' is Here!

Good morning Pinks,

It's time for the Springtime "Pink-Me-Up" fun to begin! As you know, pink goes with everything--it's a universal color that looks good on all skin tones. So, if you have something pink in your closet that you just can't seem to make an outfit out of, or if you want to add more pink to your style, send me a pic of your wardrobe woes, and I'll provide you with three simple solutions. Remember to send in your pictures before May 1. There may be a nice little treat in it for the participants:)

Stay Cool and Pink,


The Cool Pink Cookbook Is Here!

So...y'all know how I'm ALWAYS talking about food, and trying new ingredients, and coming up with recipes that sometimes sound a little crazy--but end up turning out GREAT?! Well, the time has come for you to share in my cooking explorations! The first volume of the Cool Pink Cookbook is done and available for purchase! All you have to do is click on the 'buy now' button on the blog homepage (look to your right) and when you purchase, I'll send you the cookbook link. It's only $5 :) This cookbook was so fun to write, and I hope you have as much fun preparing these recipes as I did.

Stay Cool and Pink,


Monday, April 23, 2012

More Blogs to Come...

Hey Cool Pinks,

It's been too long! Well, the wait is (almost) over. I've been working on some extra fab fashion and beauty blogs that should be published this week, so I'll send the links your way soon. Until then, stay cool--and pink:)


Sunday, March 11, 2012

And..Even More Cool Pink Around the 'Net: Other Blogs I Write For

OK Cool Pinks,

This blog assignment was a super fun one. I did a guest blog post on the For Colored Gurls website that I think you guys will enjoy. It's about blue nail polish--and who doesn't love that?! Check it out and tell me what you think. And, as always, stay cool--and pink:)


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Even More Cool Pink Around the 'Net: Other Blogs I Write For

Hey Cool Pinks,

Here's another article I wrote for For Harriet that I think you guys will enjoy. Just spreading more information on what it takes for us girls to be even more fabulous. Don't forget to give me your feedback. Until tomorrow, stay cool and pink :)


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More Cool Pink All Around the 'Net: Other Blogs I Write For

Hey Cool Pinks,

So sometimes, I'm kinda serious and I write health-related articles that help us to be better women and, you know, sexier :) Here's a recent article I wrote for For Harriet  for everyone to check out. There should be another one up in the next few days as well. I'll keep you posted.

Until then, stay cool, pink--and healthy :)


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cool Pink All Around the 'Net: Other Blogs I Write For

Hey Cool Pinks,

So, a few other fashion and beauty blogs have flattered me by thinking I'm opinionated and fashionable enough to write for them. Here's an article I did for My Thirty Spot (a pretty cool blog, by the way) about how to be fashion-forward, 30, and appropriate. Hope you guys enjoy!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Hair Wars: What To Do With Your 'Do

You're already late for work (you just got out of the shower, and you have no idea what you're going to wear--sound familiar?) So what are you going to do with your hair? More importantly, what will your hair allow you to do to it?

You don't have the time to book an appointment at the salon. Remember, you're already late for work (I know it's tempting, but just try to have some self control lol). And, you don't have any weave tracks laying around to create a new look. Or maybe you do. But that's for another day :) So, here are some quick fixes that will tame your mane, and get you into the office just before the boss notices that your chair is empty.

Headbands. If you don't have any headbands, go purchase like 10 of them, right after work. Even if you have super-short hair. A flower or bead embellishments offers just enough style at the office without being over the top. And even if your hair is slightly damp, or too dry, you can hide these issues well with headband. For instance, brush your bangs back and hold them in place with a headband if you didn't have time to flat iron them. Or, spray some oil sheen on your curly locks and position them around a headband with a large embellishment. Style Bakery Teen (I know, they're in the teen section, but this is a "young" trend you can get away with) has an array of headbands for you to choose from (shown above). Look at more of their selection here.

Hats. A fedora, or even a baseball cap, can hide the fact that you and your hair aren't exactly on good terms right now. A hat is also another way to display your Cool Pink sense of style:) Of course, hats aren't always allowed in the workplace. However, if you work in a creative environment and won't be reprimanded for wearing a hat to work, find your favorite hoop or feather earrings and wear a hat that compliments the neutral shades of brown, black or gray you're wearing. Check out some hat choices here.Oh, and put some leave-in conditioner on your hair and cover it with a scarf before putting your hat on. That way, you're treating the breakage and dryness of your hair all day. It's more likely that your hair will cooperate tomorrow:)

Head scarves. Style Rev features a scarf that Ashely Olsen recently wore that I'm sooooo in love with. Check it out here. This can serve as the inspiration for more affordable versions of the head scarf. Visit your local craft store, purchase a few yards of fabric, and have a small fashion show in front of the mirror. Fold and tie the scarf in ways that flatter your head and face shape to cover all your hair, or form the fabric into a headband to make it more appropriate for work.

Have no fear, Cool Pinks. There's always a way to stay fab--even when your hair is having an off-day:)