Palm Beacher - Chic Tweaks to Start the Year

Palm Beacher - Chic Tweaks to Start the Year

Toss old products and start the year fresh by dedicating a month to revamping your beauty routine read more

 

Chick Tweaks in the Palm Beacher include HI-DEF Mascara by Beauty For Real

HI-DEF Mascara as featured in Palm Beacher Magazine

Article by: Melissa Puppo

January 13, 2017 — Carole Ann Bell
Small Changes That Make A Big Impact For Animal Rights

Small Changes That Make A Big Impact For Animal Rights

The Holderness Family’s “Christmas Gift Ideas”

The Holderness Family’s “Christmas Gift Ideas”

The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.
December 15, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
BoxyCharm December 2016 FULL SPOILERS!!

BoxyCharm December 2016 FULL SPOILERS!!

  

Dec 10, 2016

If you haven’t signed up for this box yet, it is $21 a month. And if you sign up in the month of December, your first box will be the December box including Beauty For Real's Lip Revival Sugar Scrub!

December '16 Boxycharm

Source: Instagram user maggiemorge96

 

December 10, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
Beauty For Real featured in Indulge Magazine

LET'S GET REAL

Leslie is featured in Jennifer Scruby's beauty report for Indulge Magazine.
November 16, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
Equestrian Living - Dressage Rider & Makeup Pro Leslie Munsell embraces the concept that less is more.

Equestrian Living - Dressage Rider & Makeup Pro Leslie Munsell embraces the concept that less is more.

We first met Leslie Munsell at an Equestrian Living photoshoot in Wellington, Florida.  It was an ambitious shoot for a gatefold cover featuring many of the top riders, owners, and trainers.  That day, Leslie, tall and regal, was wearing her makeup-artist hat rather than her headgear of choice - a riding helmet.

 

 

Lips + Sips Lounge by Beauty For Real at Swim Miami

Lips + Sips Lounge by Beauty For Real at Swim Miami

Miami's Swim Week was all about subtle sexy this year. 

 

 

 

MIAMI BEACH, Fl. (July 14-17) — Swim Week was still all about sexy this year, but with a little less skin as designers focused on refined and conservative with one pieces, high necks and monokinis and fewer thongs.

Designers, buyers and models from around the world descended on Miami Beach for Swim Week 2016, a swimwear fashion and trade show now in its 12th year that has become one of the most recognized in the industry.

Beauty For Real was proud to be an official sponsor & to host The Sips & Lips Lounge with Peroni at The W Hotel.

Special thanks to everyone who made it possible & worked so hard.  Visit us on social media to see more cool videos of the glamour that is Swim Miami.

 

 Visit Beauty For Real on Instagram to see more photos & videos.

July 29, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
BFR + Peroni Official Sponsors of Sips + Lips Lounge at Swim Week Miami

BFR + Peroni Official Sponsors of Sips + Lips Lounge at Swim Week Miami

Swim Miami - July 14-17, 2016

Beauty For Real joins forces with Peroni to bring 'Sips & Lips' Lounge to Swim Miami.  Hosted at The W Hotel, South Beach.  Enjoy a professional lip touch up with Beauty For Real's famous light-up lipgloss while sipping a refreshing customized Shandy by Peroni.

Beauty For Real will also provide professional hair and makeup for models walking the runway for designers; Mint Swim, San Lorenzo, Lybethras & Filthy Haanz.

ESPN Nude Cover feauturing Dwyane Wade and BFR's (TOTAL) GLO

ESPN Nude Cover feauturing Dwyane Wade and BFR's (TOTAL) GLO

Beauty for Real's founder Leslie Munsell jetted to New York as Dwyane Wade's personal groomer for his upcoming ESPN Body Issue cover, which featured Beauty For Real's (TOTAL) GLO.

To me, doing the Body Issue is bigger than looking at an athlete's body. It's more about the story we are telling of overcoming my fear of doing this. I had a fear of being naked in front of others and a fear of being judged. So to me, overcoming that is the biggest thing. Someone may look at me and think, "Why would you have insecurity?" Well, this is real life and I'm human, and these are the things that I deal with that many others might deal with.

When I was young, my belly button was an outie, and I never even wanted to take my shirt off when we were at the swimming pool or outside during water fights. The only people who went into the pool with their shirts on were the kids who were overweight -- and me. I knew that I was different. I knew from all the kids I had seen that nobody else had what I had. No one else had an outie. Even when I got to high school, I didn't want to do swimming class because I didn't want people to see my feet -- as an athlete, my feet were a little rougher -- and my belly button. I had my doctor write me a note to say that I couldn't do swimming, and the first day I sat down and watched everybody else and it just looked so fun. I eventually was like, "I've got to do it, I got to do it."

I was just never comfortable until about four years ago, when I started feeling comfortable with my body overall. As you go through life, you get more comfortable with yourself. It's like everything else with life -- you change, you grow. People might think it's simple, but for me it was hard to even feel comfortable walking around naked when it's just me and my wife. So the thought of doing it at a photo shoot in front of people [laughs] -- it was like, "No way ever."

In my underwear line, Naked, we have this thing called the "Naked Truth" -- and my naked truth, I always say, is me being my authentic self. That became a part of me doing this shoot. I'm like, "You know what, nothing is clearer than this, being my authentic self." Right here is just me baring it all. This is as authentic as it gets. I always joke when I'm with people, "I'm always naked now" [laughs]. I'm always naked in my everyday life. That's because I either have on Naked underwear or no clothes at all.

I don't even view my belly button now. I make jokes sometimes when I'm doing an interview or taking a photo and I'll say, "I'm making the outies cool." I'm representing for all the kids out there who have the outies.

 

AOL Beauty Award:  Best Texturizing Spray (South Beach) Spray

AOL Beauty Award: Best Texturizing Spray (South Beach) Spray

Our Summer Beauty Awards is your guide to the best products on the market. Bloggers from our Lifestyle Collective test and review top skin, nail, hair, fragrance and makeup products for the season -- and we give you the scoop on their favorites!

Warm-weather can be brutal on hair, making it frizzy and unmanageable. Luckily for us, there are great products to make summer hair styling a breeze. Whether you are after that just-off-the-beach look, or a perfectly sleek mane, our judges tried all the essentials, so you don't have to.

While our judges are busy picking their favorite nominee in the hair styling category, we want to know which are your must-haves! Don't see your favorite? Let us know the hair styling products you can't live without in the comments below!

Check out the Beauty Awards page over the next few weeks for the rest of our product reviews and rankings!

June 27, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
BIKINI.COM FEATURE: MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS FOR CELEBS' FAVE HAIR

BIKINI.COM FEATURE: MUST-HAVE PRODUCTS FOR CELEBS' FAVE HAIR

 

 

Hair products to make summer styling a breeze includes BFR's (South Beach) Spray

Wild, carefree, tousled, messy: Call it what you want, this season’s best ’do is wave-infused. We've spotted textured, beachy tresses literally everywhere, from red carpets to poolside. Want proof? Take a look at these fresh-off-the-beach celeb looks. Our fave: Ciara’s manicured mane – try it for yourself with one of our top five must-have sea salt sprays.

June 27, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
Vogue features Beauty For Real - Lightup Lipgloss in Light My Fire

Vogue features Beauty For Real - Lightup Lipgloss in Light My Fire

Size Matters! Date the Short Guy, But Wear Your Heels

“I want to feel like a dainty woman when I’m with a man,” a coworker says. She’s tall, she’s blonde, and I can’t possibly think of anyone more feminine, but I let her finish. “I want to look up when I kiss a man, not down.”

Without missing a beat, another coworker pipes up, “Well, you don’t have to stand up to kiss him!” Laughter erupts all around.

Whether we’d like to admit it, the issue of short men still perplexes even the most progressive-minded daters. No pun intended, but we all know that “size doesn’t matter”—or at least we’ve been espousing this rhetoric for some time now. We know that disregarding a potential boyfriend based upon his height is not only a scant judgmental, but quite frankly, ineffective. If you’re like the rest of us and just trying to get a text back, then you know firsthand that the modern dating market is competitive, confusing, and ultimately deficient in quality prospects; no need to make it even harder for yourself by ruling out the “The One” simply because he doesn’t have to duck to enter rooms. Because truthfully, isn’t the root of this stigma surrounding shorter men rooted in gender conventions that assert that a man is supposed to, well, dominate a woman in both stature and presence? The idea that women feel more precious—protected, even—tucked under the arm of a hulk of man? It feels antiquated just writing that.

Now I certainly understand people have their tastes—my best guy friend, who stands at 6-feet-7, won’t even consider dating a guy below 6 feet, but as Vogue.com’s Fashion News Director Chioma Nnadi stresses, it’s ultimately about a connection. When dating a swaggy but diminutive Cuban salsa dancing world champion in her 20s, she was unfazed by his slight stature. “When we made out, he wouldn’t take off his Buffalo high-tops, but I still fancied the pants off of him! As long as you’re confident, I’m not going to rule you out,” she says.

Vogue.com Market Editor Chelsea Zalopany couldn’t agree more. Of course, standing at 6 feet tall herself, she has a different outlook on height when it comes to dating shorter men. “As a conventionally taller woman, I’ve come to find that, of course, tall, dark, and handsome is not discouraged, but not a requirement,” she says, noting that a man who doesn’t mind her wearing heels is a bona fide keeper. “I’ve never dated a guy I wasn’t taller than in heels. But it’s not middle school anymore, where I towered over just about everyone and hated it. Now I take pride in my Amazonian stature!”

This writer is no Amazon—I’m a paltry 5-feet-5—but like Chelsea and Chioma, I think confidence and a good head on your shoulders is really what it’s about in this declining dating economy. Yes, an NBA hopeful never hurts, but isn’t a man who is open to the idea of a woman physically and proverbially looming large in their relationship a catch? So for a night out with the guy you may have initially written off because he seemingly “fell short,” why not wear a pair of Marc Jacobsmetallic leather platform ankle booties and see if he can stay in step with you? Stoop to give your man a kiss in a pair of towering Alexandre Birman patent booties, rewriting the gender binaries to alluring results. Or try a pair of Roger Vivier strass-buckle slide flats for an evening together: You’ll soon be seeing eye to eye with your mate.

Beauty for Real Light My Fire Lip Gloss, $18, beautyforreal.com; Topshop Unique dress, $1,360, for information: topshop.com; Paul Andrew Rhea slingback flats, $545, nordstrom.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of beautyforreal.com; Courtesy of topshop.com; Courtesy of Nordstrom
June 16, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell