Mar 14, 2009

On the Cover: Beyonce on the Cover of Vogue!

Entertainer Beyonce' is on the cover of Vogue for the month of April and she wants everyone to know that "real women have curves. I'm really amazed to see this happen with Vogue, this is the second woman of color (Michelle Obama was on the March issue) in a row!
It's about time!

Mar 13, 2009

Savvy Sistahs Care: Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams looks beautiful in this emerald green gown as she shows her support for the March of Dimes at their 34th annual Beauty Ball in New York last night. I have always liked Vanessa but I think she stepped up her style game after she became Wilhelmina on Ugly Betty. (I love that show).

For more information on the March of Dimes: click the link

Savvy Advice: Break-In Your New Shoes

Ok ladies, I have to tell you what happened to me yesterday. I just bought a new pair of chocolate brown suede clogs (so cute) and I didn't get a chance to "break them in" before I went to class (for those who don't know, I went back to college after being out for many years) So I went to my first class and everything was fine and then I went to my second class to take my mid-terms and all was ok, until I started rushing to make it to my last class. Once I stepped my foot into the hall way I came tumbling down like a tree in the forest or a model on the runway. (that's what I get for laughing at those models and Beyonce)Well at least I fell down with grace and there was no one in the hall way to witness me lay there on the floor in shame. The only evidence of my fall is a little soreness in my leg and of course the black skid marks from my shoes on the hall way floor.

So my advice to all you Savvy Sistah's is to please break-in those new shoes before you go out of the house and when you see other people fall, don't laugh, because you never know when it will be you.

You can laugh at me, because I'm still laughing at myself!

Mar 10, 2009

Birthstone Style: Aquamarine

I can't believe it's March already! This month's birthstone is the exquisite Aquamarine. This is one of my favorite colors, because it reminds me of those clear turquoise-blue waters you see in the Caribbean. Water always seems to bring me to a place of peace, it doesn't matter if I'm relaxing in a bathtub or laying by it on the beach. This gem's name is derived from the Roman word "aqua" water and "mare" which means sea. Aquamarine is a member of the Beryl family which includes the emerald. So if your birthday is in March here are some Aquamarine fashions just for you!
Happy Birthday!

Savvy Sistahs Care: The Red Pump Project

Ladies, today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! I feel that it is important for every Savvy Sistah to have information about this disease and how it affects women everyday. I don't know anyone personally who has been affected by HIV or AIDs, but I still feel for the individuals and families that have to live with this disease daily. I learned about this day thanks to The Red Pump Project, which was created by two fellow bloggers Karyn of The Fabulous Giver and Luvvie of Awesomely Luvvie. They are also having a few fundraisers and all proceeds will go to the Chicago Women's AIDS Project, this is the only organization in Chicago solely dedicated to providing gender-specific HIV prevention and care services to women at risk.

Take a look at how HIV/AIDS affect Minority Women

HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects minority women in the United States. According to the 2005 census, Black and Latina women represent 24% of all US women combined, but account for 82% of the estimated total of AIDS diagnoses for women in 2005.

HIV is:

*the leading cause of death for black women (including African American women) aged 25–34 years.

*the 3rd leading cause of death for black women aged 35–44 years.

*the 4th leading cause of death for black women aged 45–54 years.

*the 4th leading cause of death for Latina women aged 35–44 years.

*The only diseases causing more deaths of women were cancer and heart disease

*The rate of AIDS diagnosis for black women was approximately 23 times the rate for white women and 4 times the rate for Latina women

*In 2006, teen girls represented 39% of AIDS cases reported among 13–19 year-olds. Black teens represented 69% of cases reported among 13–19 year-olds; Latino teens represented 19%

Statistics courtesy of the Center for Disease Control and Kaiser Family Foundation

Click the link: for information on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Ladies grab a pair of pumps cause Savvy Sistahs Care!

Mar 9, 2009

On the Cover: Iman, Taraji and Serena

The April issue of Essence features Savvy Sistahs; Taraji P. Henson, Iman, and Serena Williams.It's good to see these beautiful ladies on the cover, however there are many talented sistahs who never land this coveted spot.If you were editor for a day, who would you put on the cover of Essence magazine?

Savvy Product : Organix Coconut Conditioner

I went natural a few years ago, so I'm always on the look out for products to keep my hair healthy and happy. I love coconut oil and I use it after I condition my hair to lock in moisture. We'll the other day at Wal mart I saw this "Nourishing Coconut Milk" conditioner by Organix and I had to try it. Some of the key ingredients are silk amino acids, jojoba oil, coconut oil, organic coconut milk, panthenol, egg white protein and vitamin e. My hair actually felt softer and had less tangles than it normally does. It may not be one of my staple products, but I did like the way my hair felt, so we'll see.

Ingredients:Water, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, cyclomethicone, dimethicone, jojoba oil, panthenol, silk amino complex, coconut milk, egg white protein, coconut oil, vitamin e, tetrasodium EDTA, fragrance, dmdm hydantoin, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone.

Available at Wal mart: 13 fl.oz for 6.99

For more information on products: click the link
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