January 9, 2014

Five Beauty Tips To Make Your 2014 Pop!

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Written by: Krystal Franklin
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Sigh, 2013. It’s gone. The holidays are over and we’ve rung in a new year that’s full of promise and excitement. Now that 2014 is here and grab it by the horns, take a look at 5 beauty tips that will get you ready for an amazing year of festivities that you can surely take into the end of the year!


1. Trade in your everyday, normal eye shadow for a vibrant, jewel-toned shade like violet. For maximum impact, apply it around your lash line—top and bottom.


2. It’s all about full, fluffy curls. Depending on the texture of your hair, your choice of mousse will work perfectly. Want more defining curls — use a curling iron and pin curls in place until they cool. Then brush out spirals to widen your waves.

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3. Try a pulling your hair away from your face. It is a perfect party ‘do: sleek, sexy, and best of all, so simple to do. A few sprays of your favorite hairspray and you’re done.

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4. Make a bold statement with a deep, vampy lip. Any shade of cranberry or plum makes for an interesting and fun look. Just be sure that your lips are hydrated during the winter months to prevent cracked and dry lips.

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5. What’s the secret to showing up to an office soirée with a glowing complexion? Less—not more—foundation. Always aim for a lightweight coverage that is completely even throughout your face and neck.

About the Author

Krystal Franklin
Krystal Franklin is a beauty/fashion writer that has worked with brands such as Clutch, Jones Magazine., and Vibe Vixen. She has worked as a Production Assistant for BET's Stephen G. Hill, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Celebrity Wedding Planner Diann Valentine and The Michael Baisden Show. Krystal is an Alumni of Grambling State University, the Social Media Manager for the Grambling University National Alumni Association (GUNAA) and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.