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B Quoted: Beverly Johnson

"My husband was just OK looking. I was in labor and I said to him, 'What if she's ugly? You're ugly.'" ~ Beverly Johnson (pictured R, with daughter)

Don't freak out under pressure. If you do, you might unleash that last bit of honestly, that was better left unsaid.


B Craved or Saved: Luscious Lashes

The one beauty trend that never goes out of style, is long, luscious lashes that look healthy, full, and make an eye-popping statement. Get them two ways with a small splurge, or a newly designed product to give you the same look without batting an eye.

B Craved...

DiorShow Mascara ($24) is a "must" in every beauty mavens make-up bag. It's a no-fail choice to maximize your lash potential if you're willing to head to the beauty counter, and put out for lengthy lash.

Or Save!!

If you're on a budget, we've got the answer. This new-to-market L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara ($8) will fatten your eyelashes with a luxury brush, and give you the look you desire for a 1/3 of the price! Hint, hint, wink, wink...


B Loved: Fall '09 Must-Haves

It's September 1st, so Happy Fall! In honor of the new season, I'm unveiling a list of fashionable Fall must-haves. This one is personal, so what's on your Fall shopping list? Send an email with the name and picture of the item to theblife@gmail.com. We want to hear from you!

(Clockwise: L to R)

Strap Up: This season, I need a lace-up boot. Not a Manono, but something with an urban edge - Dolce Vita Leather Lace-Up Bootie - $245

Merry Go 'Round: A go-to tube scarf that needs no instructions is an easy choice to stay warm, and comfortably chic - Lutz & Patmos Infinity Scarf - $350

Legacy Piece: I'm definitely ready to invest in that classic piece that will stand the test of my wardrobe - Chanel Large Flip Bag - Price varies (vintage - new)

Going Gray: The best way to update a neutral nail from "bridal pales" is to go gray with your Fall mani - OPI Suzi Skis the Pyrenees - $6

Ode to MJ: It's not exactly human nature to throw on a bold shiny piece, but it's definitely bad... - Antik Batik Walice Sequined Blazer - $492

Treasure Chest: My jewelry collection is all about upgrading with unique, but beautiful pieces that you can't find on everyone. It might take a little longer, but the quest is worth it - David Yurman White Mosaic Cuff - $3,950

Lil' Scrappy: By now, most have already copped a pair of beat-up skinnies. I think I'm ready to get in the fight - TopShop Vintage Baxter Skinny Jeans - $80

So Scentual: A feel pretty perfume, with sweet but deep notes, makes you feel as good as you look, every time a cool breeze grazes your neck - Marc Jacobs Lola - $85

B Quoted - Idris Elba

On Stringer, from "The Wire" being killed off...

"Yes, I knew about it...I was stoked when it finally came to the end anyways. Now, I get to do films..." ~ Idris Elba

Sometimes an end, is just a start to a beautiful beginning.