Saturday, July 31, 2010

Scarves!!! The Perfect Accessory Any Season!

Summer, Winter, Spring, or Fall; scarves are the perfect accessory! Raw fabrics, bold colors and pretty prints are just a few reasons why scarves are such timeless must-have pieces. I must admit I’m such a scarf fanatic that I pick one up whenever I travel…you just can’t have too many! Plus, a scarf is the perfect way to dress up any tank and jeans. If you don’t believe me, check with RihannaBelle…she certainly wears a scarf well! My new scarf look is the belted scarf pictured above...super cute, right?! Do you have any unique ways to wear your scarf? Do tell!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Check Out BSB's UrbanChic Event in the St. Louis American!

Hot off the presses!! UrbanChic was a HUGE success and the write up in the STL American was soooooo classy! Thanks again to everyone who attended the event! Read the write up below:

Written by STL American on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 9:07 PM CDT

"Belles of beauty. Believe it or not, the monotony of seeing the same group of young, black and fabulous at different venues in different outfits (I’m giving some of the fashion repeat offenders the benefit of the doubt, this time around) from week to week tends to weigh on my spirit every now and again.
So when I learned of Butterscotch Belle’s Urban Chic – an early evening event at EXO that was something totally different from the typical freakum dresses breaking it down to “Pretty Boy Swag” – let’s just say I was more than the least bit thrilled.

And when it was all said and done, the illustration of beauty techniques took me to the Third Heaven! They had the hair and makeup displays from STL heavy hitters performing demos and samples from eyebrows, eyelashes, faces and beyond.

Maria Antoinette, Marc Stevens Gallery (I see you, Tameka and Sean McGill), Shi Salon, Dr. Jennices and more were all on deck.The hair shows were sick – showcasing everything from cropped cuts to clip on weave! Thanks to the Butterscotch Belle ladies, I had non-wardrobe -related inspiration regarding my Salute to Excellence in Education aesthetic agenda for the first time in a while – thanks the hair, lash, lips and eye shadow game that was on official being sampled and showcased by some of the most beautiful beauty makers in town!"

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Alice+Olivia Rocks! Fun Dresses For Fall!

BSB loves a feminine look! Fun and frilly, short and chic, svelte and sexy…you name it, we love it. What can I say, we’re such girly-girls! If you’re looking for a hot dress for your upcoming event, check out! The designers over at Alice+Olivia have found the perfect mix of ruffles, sequins, rouching & fabulous fabrics for a HIT fall 2010 collection. Here are just a few of our faves. Happy Shopping!

Francesca Feather Skirt $330
Collette Bouquet Skirt Dress $597
Cara Cap Sleeve Sequin Dress $396
Annette Sequin Bodice Rouched Dress $396
Adrianna Knit Dress With Fur Cuffs $368

Make Your Eyes Purr With EyeEnvy Eyeshadow Appliques!

EyeEnvy Press & Peel Eyeshadow Appliques: UltraCheeky

Wanna make your eyes look EXTRA sexy and UltraCheeky? Try these EyeEnvy Eyeshadow Press and Peel Appliques …do something different Belles…you know what we always say…REINVENT YOURSELF! The animal prints appliques scream sex kitten! Try EyeEnvy for your next night out on the town with the Belles or your Beau!

Belle Sugar & Bettes Boutique Eyeshadow Stencils: Perfection On the Go!

If you’re like the BSB staff you’re running from place to place at lightning speed but still must look great! These eyeshadow stencils by Bella Sugar or Bettes Boutique are awesome for the CosmoBelle on the go…perfect application without the time perfection usually takes!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Want Healthy, Shinny Hair? Eat This...Not That!!

It's extremely important to monitor everything that goes into our bodies for a number of reasons…but since this is BSB, a beauty and fashion blog…we will discuss 10 foods that make your hair healthy and look super shinny! Although you can take any of the vitamins listed below in the form of OTC supplements…eating fresh healthy, REAL food is always the best most pure place to get your daily source of vitamins! Our resident BSB Beauty/Foodiva says if it didn't grow from the ground or it is doesn't have a mother....don't eat it! Mrs. Obama is constantly talking about healthy eating and it shows in her hair! Happy Hair Eating!

1. Dark Green Vegetables
Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins A & C which your body needs to produce sebum (the oily substance secreted by your hair follicles or the body’s natural conditioner)

2. Salmon
Jam packed with Omega-3 fatty acids and high quality protein. A deficiency can result in a dry scalp causing hair to look dull (vegetarians add 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed to your meal) Side Note: You can take Omega-3 in the form of an over the counter pill.
3. Poultry
This is high quality protein, which you need because your hair is made from protein.

4. Eggs
One of the best protein sources you can find and include Biotin & B-12 (important beauty nutrients) Side Note: You can take Biotin & B-12 in the form of an over the counter pill.
5. Carrots
Vitamin A which promotes a healthy scalp, this is essential for a shiny, well-conditioned head of hair. Side note: They also help with vision.

6. Whole Grains
Wheat bread, fortified whole grain breakfast cereals are great for healthy hair and include zinc, iron and B vitamins.
7. Nuts
A deficiency can lead to hair shedding (brazil nuts, cashews almonds etc) packed with alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps condition your hair to prevent this from happening.
8. Oysters
High zinc content, a powerful antioxidant (you can also get zinc from beef and lamb)
9. Beans
They provide plentiful protein to promote hair growth, and iron, zinc and biotin.

10. Low Fat Dairy or Even Better…Soy products
Great source of calcium, an important mineral for hair growth, also contains why and casein, two high quality protein sources.

Au Naturel With Kerry Washington & Makeup Artist Kim Bower!

So....some of us belles definitely stand to benefit from a few pointers from the book of "less is more"...resident BSB's included:) Every now and then we all come across a pic of ourselves when we thought we were looking FIERCE....but after the fact it looks as if we were moonlighting for Bozo the Clown:)
One fierce celeb seems to get her "less is more" look perfect every single time! The one and only, Kerry Washington! She always looks like her gorgeous self and never looks over-done! Click the link below to see how Makeup Artist Pro, Kim Bower, created this super fresh, super sexy look.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Trade In Your Balding Brow For A Symmetrically Pleasing Shape!

If you have unruly eyebrows and can’t seem to get them to grow in properly….try an Eyebrow Stencil for 3-5 months before heading back to a professional. This way, your eyebrows will have ample time to fully grow in….and in the meantime, you can save money and keep your brow line clean without over plucking! After you've gone through the growth process, a highly skilled eyebrow technician, like Valaire @ Christopher Stevens The Salon in Downtown STL, will have enough eyebrow new growth to shape the most desirable brow for your face!

NOTE: Prior to plucking your eyebrow new growth (1) Draw the stencil on with a BLACK eyebrow pencil very heavily (2) then pluck outside of the black eyebrow line you drew in.

Remember ladies, eyebrows are the focal point of your face….too thin or too thick can give you the WRONG look! BSB thinks you should strive for perfection in this category….it may take some time but you WILL be happy you traded in your balding brow for a more symmetrically pleasing shape!

Bless The Belles & Beaus That Attended UrbanChic Friday Night @ EXO!

BSB wants to send a special THANK YOU to all of our family, friends and followers (FaceBook, Twitter, Blogger & LinkedIn) that came out to support our first BSB event at EXO! We hope you had an amazing time and experienced something different than you have in the past in St. Louis! To all the Beauty Guru’s that supported BSB and SHUT IT DOWN….we love you dearly and thank you for taking time out of your lives to make our event a huge success!

Again, thank you so much for your love & support… we pray the LORD will bless and protect our BSB family & friends. Please show them mercy and kindness. May the LORD be good to you all and give you peace….have a beautiful, peaceful Sunday and we'll see you at the next ButterScotchBelle event!

Shellac Your Manicure With CND!

Do you have weak nails that break every time you do too much with your hands….did you wear acrylic nails for so long when you took them off your nails were a paper thin mess? Well help is here by way of CND Shellac Hybrid Nail Color! This new creation has nail salon goers flipping out over how long it lasts and how strong Shellac makes your natural nails! Check Creative Nail Design out online….locally you can get Shellac added to your manicure for $10 at La Petite Spa in the CWE...thell them ButterScotchBelle sent you! Everyone WANTS CND Shellac the way they want a Limited Edition Birkin Bag honey!