Monday, November 29, 2010

Longing for Leggings?????

The oh so infamous leggings. Stylish. Sexy. Convenient. Cute. Comfortable.
Affordable. You can wear them around the house. You can wear them on a date. You can
wear them to the club. And for the fortunate, you can wear them to work! Leggings
here, leggings there, leggings everywhere!!!

Leggings have become the "it" thing to wear and its pretty understandable to see
why. But as stylish and convenient as they are, we need to be mindful of how common
they become. When I'm out, I notice that the majority of females are wearing
leggings. Females are all slowly looking like clones. We are walking around looking
like we are wearing a school uniform. Where's the individuality!!??

I'm not saying to stop wearing leggings, but I am saying to add a little variance
when you where them. Instead of wearing the common black leggings, opt to wear
another color such as brown, beige, grey, blue or even purple. Instead of wearing
plain leggings, wear leggings with a pattern or design. And let's not forget the
jeggings, they are jeans that are so fitting they can be mistaken for leggings.
Jeggings can give you the same legging look you crave.

Please take these tips into consideration when you put on your leggings............
tommorow. :)

By: Charmaine

Thursday, November 18, 2010

One Girl~One Woman

When I first heard of the movie "For Colored Girls" I got so excited. I had the idea of getting as many women together that I could think of to go see this movie. I had visions of group discussions and moments shared with one another that would lead to healing and growth, I guess I kind of imagined a Womens Empowerment Conference type of setting.

Well after I shared my idea with a few women, reality set in and I realized that so many of us wouldn't be willing to participate for various reasons: You don't like me, you don't care for somebody I might invite, you only hang out with certain people, you don't understand the big deal about Tyler Perry making yet another movie about black people and our issues for all the world to see, you don't like crowds, so n so is too ghetto, such and such is too uppity etc... It has ALWAYS amazed me that we as black women are each others biggest critics. We are the quickest to bring each other down, find each others faults and nit pick at a sister until she has nothing left, nothing left to give and then we step over her and call her worthless. We take the prettiest women and tear them down for thinking "they are cute" but turn around and dog the average sista because "she know she should take better care of herself than that - can't believe she got a man!" We call strong women female dogs and accuse weaker women of riding somebody else's coat tails. We tell a big sista to put down her burger and turn around and criticize a skinny woman for not picking one up. We ride the loud mouth woman for "talking to darn much" and likewise torment the quiet woman for "Being too quiet and needing to take up for herself" Sad part is we don't discriminate, we talk about everybody!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beneficial Beauty Tips

When it comes to make up, do you feel a little challenged? It is totally alright if you do because we all were not blessed with the gifts and talents that a make-up artist possesses. At Emerge, we do not want to see anymore "clown faces" walking the streets. The last we checked Halloween ended October 31 at 11:59 pm. To make your life (and face) a bit easier we compiled a few necessary make-up tips to make your daily glamour process less complicated.

* Wash your face daily to prevent acne and daily dirt build-up and to keep your face looking fresh and healthy.

*Change your make-up at least every six (6) months and clean your make-up utensils regularly. This ensures that hidden bacteria does not harm your face.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Time to Take Your Masks OFF

November 1st 2010 is here and Halloween is now over. It is always fun to put on a costume and pretend to be something different!!! To see what the top 10 funny and outrageous Halloween costumes were for 2010 visit

Of course the #1 Celeb Halloween Costume for two years was Lady Gaga. Sightings of different Lady Gaga's were running rampant across the United States.

The second celeb costume was for the cast of Jersey Shore.

So tell us who you were this past weekend. What crazy party you went to. Emerge wants to hear what everyone was for halloween, from yourself, to your children, to your pets. Send us pictures and funny stories of what happened to you this past weekend or the crazy outfits you saw. We will post them on our site and on facebook. Send them to