Beautiful Skin: Keeping Make-Up Brushes Clean

Do you use the same facial towel for months at a time without washing the towel? Then why would you do that with your make up brushes? Even if you use your brushes every day or once a month, you’ll need to care for the brushes to avoid damage and feeding-grounds for bacteria.

If you have problem skin (sensitive or acne), it’s recommended you clean your brushes up to two times a week if you are using the brushes frequently. At minimum, each brush should be cleaned once a week. I may not always do a full smokey eye to go to Target, but I may dab on some foundation to brighten up a bit. My foundation brush gets used more frequently than my other brushes so I’ll clean that one to two times more often than my eye shadow brushes. Bacteria in your brushes can lead to break outs and oil build up which impacts how your make up looks on your skin.

The most important thing to keep in mind is keeping the brushes clean and free from damage. I’m not a professional make-up artist so don’t take this as the end all be all only method for cleaning brushes.


Cotten Kandi Links of the Day

Here are our Cotten Kandi weblinks of the day. “Treat Your Sweet Tooth…”

Bruno Mars Clears Up Gay Rumors – Diva Artist

Adam Levine Is A Single Man Again – Girls Talkin Smack

Say It Ain’t So! Charlize Theron Has A Sex Tape?! - Celebrity VIP Lounge

Actor Michael Ealey Breaks Down Movie ‘Think Like A Man’ & Relationships – GumBumper

Raven-Simone Irritated By Weight Obsessed Media – I Lu Lu Online

Alec Baldwin Is Engaged To Girlfriend Hilaria Thomas- I Need My Fix

Nick Cannon Documents Health Issues – Tattle Tailzz

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Salma Hayek Covers Lucky Magazine

In the latest issue of Lucky magazine actress Salma Hayek sits down to talk about many things actually. She speaks on moving to Paris with her husband and how he has inspired her. She also speaks on her early days as an actress with bad acne with no work and no money, developing her own skin care line, wishing she was more like friend and fellow actress Demi Moore and much more.

On Moving To Paris
Salma moved there three years ago, when she married French businessman François-Henri Pinault; they have a four-year-old, Valentina. “It’s nuts, how good the people look, too,” she says. “Nobody’s overweight, everybody’s well dressed, no tennis shoes—somehow, even though they walk all over the place, everyone manages to wear real shoes, nice shoes.”

On Having Bad Acne & Struggling As An Actress
When the editor compliments Salma on her glowing skin she responds with, “My skin?! When I was 25 and I left being a soap opera star in Mexico to go try to be a movie star in Hollywood and all of Mexico was laughing at me? And I could barely get work as an extra? You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne. And this acne was so bad, it sent me into a severe, severe depression. Like I couldn’t leave the house. I’d wake up in the morning and lie there and touch my face before I got up, just to prepare myself to look in the mirror! “The next stage with that sort of depression is food: too little, or too much. Guess what I did? I mean, I was fat and broken out, I couldn’t leave the house and I couldn’t pay the rent!” A friend, she says, saved her: “Alfonso Cuarón—amazing director—he came to the house. He did not play it down, he did not try to say, Oh you look fine. He said you can’t do this to yourself and taught me to meditate, relax. I got myself back together!” She also went on Accutane. “I didn’t want to, but it cured it. Since then my skin’s forever sensitive and dry.”


Meagan Good Gets Engaged To Boyfriend Devon Franklin

Meagan Good is engaged to her preacher boyfriend Devon Franklin.

A rep confirms to TMZ, 30-year-old Good recently got engaged to DeVon Franklin — an exec at Sony Pictures Entertainment who leads a double life as a 7th Day Adventist preacher. The preacher proposed last month in L.A, but the couple has known each other for years. They began dating just after production wrapped on “Jumping the Broom” … which Meagan starred in, and DeVon produced.

No official wedding date has been set.

Honestly last time I checked, Meagan Good was single and in a relationship with God. That’s according to her interview with Sister2Sister magazine just this past October.

If TMZ’s timeline is correct, then Good and Franklin haven’t been dating for much more than a year. Perhaps even shorter.


Jennifer Lopez & Boyfriend Casper Smart “Dance Again” Video Promo Photos

Jennifer Lopez proudly flaunts boyfriend, Casper Smart, in her latest promo pics for upcoming video “Dance Again” featuring Cuban rapper Pitbull.

The selection of who would play her leading man was obvious, of course. Smart is also her backup dancer.

I must admit, these photos are hot. Not quite sure why Jennifer is dating yet another one of her dancers whose nearly two decades younger than she is. Remember Chris Judd? Clearly, she hasn’t learned.

She and Diddy should just get back together. They’re cut from the same clothe.

Sneak Peek: “Sparkle” Movie Trailer Starring Whitney Houston

Nearly two months after her passing, we get the first sneak peek of Whitney Houston‘s final project. The singer had a starring role in the remake of 1970′s film “Sparkle”, alongside ‘American Idol‘ alum Jordan Sparks.

Check out the movie trailer below.


Mary J. Blige Crispy Chicken Burger King Commercial

Have you seen Mary J Blige in the new Burger King commercial yet? Well, it’s all everyone’s been talking about, and not in a good way. Everyone seems to hate the new commercial promoting the fast food chain’s new crispy chicken wrap. The backlash is surmount, so much so, that Burger King has already started taken videos down of the highly ridiculed commercial and jingle. Check it out below.


Oprah On OWN Possibly Being A Mistake

During Monday morning CBS’s early show Oprah stopped by discussing several things including her network OWN possibly being a mistake.

“The idea of creating a network was something that I wanted to do. Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else,” the media maven said Monday on “CBS This Morning.”

“I didn’t think it was going to be easy, but…if I knew then what I know now, I might have made different choices. If I were writing a book about it, I could call the book ’101 Mistakes,’” she added.

Listen to Oprah’s full interview below.


I Love Him, I Hate His Sex. Now What?

It’s not even your birthday, and he wants to lick the icing off.

You lay back anticipating the most pleasurable experience of your life. The kissing is intoxicating and you can feel, ahem, that he has something very large to offer.

It’s go time.

Five minutes later you are looking at the ceiling wondering how in the hell he’d made it this far through life without knowing that his sex is TERRIBLE. In his mind, he’s winning the gold medal too. Making all that noise! Is he really breaking a sweat? You may even wonder if this whole shebang could be accomplished without you present.

It’s really GO time now, like go the hell away.

But what if you love him? How do you tell a partner you love that his loving is atrocious?

Be forewarned that any attack on a man’s sexual performance will be considered an attack on his most sensitive side  – his ego. When you attack his ego, you may as well be kicking a baby puppy with steel toe boots on. He’ll get defensive and may even blame it on you. “My ex had no complaints!” he’ll say. If that happens, do not retort with “That’s why she left you anyway!” I won’t explain how I know.


Taylor Swift ACM Awards Red Carpet Look

Not only was she named ‘Entertainer of the Year’ but Taylor Swift looked stunning on this year’s ACM Awards red carpet.

What what did she wear? Taylor kept things simple, yet stunning, in a white J. Mendel cut-out gown, a pair of matching Louboutins and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Are you loving her look?

Ashton Kutcher To Play Steve Jobs

Ashton Kutcher is, reportedly, in the running to bring Steve Jobs’ biopic to life. Kutcher’s striking resemblance to the Apple founder and pioneer was, apparently, the key factor in bringing in the ‘Two and a Half Man’ actor.

And no, although the news broke on April 1st, this is not an April fools joke.

The independent film, being produced by Five Star Institute, will depict the life of a young Jobs in his days as a hippie and his start as the Apple co-founder we later became accustomed to.

For now, the film is set to begin filming in May. Sony Pictures will also follow up with their own film honoring the late Apple co-founder. Further details are not yet known.

Meanwhile, however, many are asking is Kutcher the right man for the job?

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Taylor Swift Named ‘Entertainer of the Year’ At ACM Awards

During Sunday night’s 47th annual Country Music Awards, Taylor Swift was named ‘Entertainer of the Year’ for the second year in a row.

The singer not only thanked her fans but her fellow nominees. She stated, “I’m so happy about this. I want to say to my fellow nominees in this category I respect you so much and I love you.”

She also thanked a very special fan who was to accompany her to the award ceremony. Unfortunately cancer patient Kevin McGuire was hospitalized earlier in the week. “He’s not here but I promised him I would give him a shoutout,” stated Swift.

Swift is only the second artist to take home the honors twice. ‘American Idol’ alum Carrie Underwood was the first to do so.