The winter can be both harsh on your skin and style, which is why the items I've rounded up this week will help turn that around. My skin has been thriving thanks to Dr. Barbara Sturm and her amazing collection of products. And I'm especially loving the line she developed with her client and award-winning actress Angela Bassett. All the formulas are thoughtfully crafted for brown skin and I can honestly say it works. If you want to take your beauty routine to the next level, Dr. Barbara Sturm can also create a face cream that's made from your own blood. Seriously. Breaking out of wearing drab colors during these winter months is hard -- but not if you've got a Bien Abyé silk and leather tassel scarf ($125) at arms reach. Tie it around your neck, waist, wrist or handbag to add some pizazz to your look.  Finally, I'm super excited about the launch of Beauty Pie whose tagline is “makeup without the markup.” How does it work? Well it's a $10 a month membership website where you can snag signature Beauty Pie products and some of your favorite brands for a fraction of the price. Gotta love that!  [MUSIC] So doctor Barbara Sturm teamed up with her client, Angela Bassett, for a collection of skin care products specifically for skin of color. Major The foam cleanser and the face cream are a big part of my beauty regiment. And that's not enough Dr. Storm has a MC1 cream aka blood cream that is actually created from your blood. Like she literally took my blood and created a cream out of it. But that type of beauty comes with a price tag. This cream retails for $1400. Yes, you heard that right. I was lucky enough to try it out for free and it's definitely worth the money but we'll see if I can save up to refill it. So we all get in fashion ruts during the winter time where we're wearing dark, drab colors. So I'm obsessed with these scarves. These printed silk creations are bright and vibrant. I'm absolutely loving the leather fringe. I think they're just a really great way to spice up your look And bring some sunshine into our lives during these winter days. So the Beauty Pie mission is all your make-up, without the markup. This brand spanking new cosmetic company is direct to consumer. It's a membership only subscription service, where you pay $10 month and you get top of the line beauty products from their beauty collection at factory prices. So, that $24 lipstick. Will actually only cost you about $2.50, genius. All right guys that's it for now but tune in for more dope stuff on my desk next week.

Essence.com
Feb, 03, 2017

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