Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Atlanta Beauty Chimere Asked...

Q: What type of brush are you supposed to use to apply this type of eye liner straight?
A: The proper brush to use is the Bobbi Brown Eyeliner Brush. This brush will help you to apply this product in a straight tight line or if you prefer a thicker. smoker line, this brush will help you acheive that as well.
To purchase your Bobbi Brown Eyeliner Brush, please visit GBM The Boutique

Do What the Pros Do: Time to Organize!

One of our readers Phyllis emailed me and asked. "I've noticed that several magazines websites have online Look Books. Is there anyway that I can do the same without have it online?" more>>

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Get Hooded Out

Get hooded out in some of this season’s hottest hoodies. Hoodies are great for the fall season when the temperature begins to drop but it is still not cold enough for a winter coat. As a fashionista you can dress your hoodie up or down. For the casual look you can rock a hot pair of Uptowns, skinny jeans and a hoodie. If you like to dress things up you can combine your hoodie with skinny jeans and stilettos. Hoodies can range from $20 to over $200. Some of my favorite designs are by Christian Audigier and Heatherette. Pictures>>

Monday, October 29, 2007

Do What the Pros Do: Part 4

Putting It All Together...Now that you have taken pictures of your outfits, how do you organize it to be effective? We are going to use a trick that is used in film and television called 'continuity' or 'specifics'. If you are more>>

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Maintaining Healthy Hair

Beauties, with fall finally here and winter vastly approaching, a good hair care regimen is essential!!! With the unpredictable weather, I'm sure your wondering how to best manage your look this fall. If you want to maintain the health of your color treated tresses, I would love to prescribe a hair care regimen for you! Email me your pictures and more>>

2007 Best of Beauty Winner

Bobbi Brown has done it again! Her award winning Long Wear Gel Eyeliner adds another year to its title! Here's what the experts say:

Visit our GBM Boutique to purchase your award winning gel liner and eyeliner brush today! GBM: The Boutique

Friday, October 26, 2007

Do What the Pros Do...Part 3

Now that you have your notebook together, its time to start taking pictures and pulling it all together. Having an organzied closet will help with this project. So go through, finish that laundry, hang everything up and start putting outfits together that you more>>

Read in Style

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Million Dollar Dream

Beauties, have you ever sat and thought to yourself, “Man, if I had a million dollars, I would definitely get . . .” Well I decided to scourer the streets of the infamous Second City, (Chi-town) and ask some of the lovely beauties that I encountered in the lively city “What’s the first thing that you would do if you’ve just received a million dollars?” Surprisingly, not every beauty said that she would go on a shopping spree, but read on to see the clever, caring and chic things that some of our Get Beautymarked! Beauties would do with their more>>

Carol's Daughter & ANTM

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Do What the Pros Do...Part Two

So you've gotten your materials together and are ready to take the next step to Nirvana. It's time to decide how many categories you want in your book and what they are going to be. For example, I am a makeup artist that works with corporate clients, may shoot inside a studio, outside in the woods or attend an event involving my industry. Not only that, I have a personal life to dress for as well. My categories are: Fool Proof, Dressy, Casual Chic and Outdoor. Fool Proof is the VIP section of the book. You just can't let any outfit cross the velvet rope! Fool Proof outfits are outfits that everytime you wear them, you have at least one person compliment you on it. I definitely believe every look book needs to have this section. So brainstorm and decide what your sections are going to be, label your dividers, put them in your notebook and join me Friday as we begin to put our book together... Until then, You've Been Marked!

Congrats Girl!

Congratulations Sharell Galloway, winner of the PZI Jeans giveaway. Be sure to check back daily for upcoming contest and giveaways. You've been marked!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Designer Bags Under $300

We all love them, but we can’t always afford them…designer bags. Designer bags are a great necessity for your wardrobe but they can be really expensive. I have selected several bags that are designed by Marc Jacobs, Juicy Couture, and Yohji Yamamoto that are under $300. As a fashionista, one of my fashion rules is …expensive accessories and moderately priced apparel. I love cheap chic stores like Forever 21 and H&M. Some days you can catch me rocking an entire outfit from H&M (that probably cost less than $50), with Tom Ford 80’s-framed shades, Jimmy Choo pumps and a Marc Jacobs bag. Remember, accessories make an outfit complete, so shop cheap and accesorize steep.
P.S. If you are reluctant about buying a designer bag, just remember that you can always sell your bags on Ebay after you wear them several times. More pictures>>

Monday, October 22, 2007

If Your Looking For FUNKY Stylish Shoes!

Calling all shoe lovers, calling all shoe lovers! Are you a wild woman? If you have a unique style and you thrive on funky designs, visit Wild Women Wear Red shoe boutique here in DC. You will find a shoe every time, there styles range from European designs, every day comfort, sexy high heels, to funky designs from all price points. If you do not live in the DC area you can also shop online- that's why I love the web. You've been Marked by Vonetta your DC Metro Beauty.

Wild Women Wear Red 1512 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 202.387.5700-p 202.387.3153-f Hours Monday-Sunday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12am-6pm Let them know that you heard of them from, Vonetta- Your DC Metro Beauty. You've been marked!

Do What the Pros Do...Pull Out Your Look Book!

Every wonder how the pros put together a fabulous photo shoot or runway show? How the uber fabulous always look put together at any event, even if it's last minute? Some may credit the stylist, but what happens when the stylist is not available or not invited to travel with the client? Enter the look book. This great reference tool is easy to recreate and will have you looking fabulous in a pinch. For the next two weeks (Mon, Wed and Fri) I will walk you through step by step on how to create your look book. Why do you need one? For those days when you need that extra 15 minutes of sleep, when you get called into work or an event at the last minute, when you are about to walk out the door and your baby spits up on you, when you're standing in front of your closet sighing and thinking "I have nothing to wear!"....the list goes on and on. To start this project you will need:

A 3 ring binder
A pack of sheet protectors
Photo paper
Your favorite magazines to pull inspired looks, including hair and makeup
Take the next couple of days to gather your supplies and on Wednesday we will begin pulling this project together. Until then Beauties....You've Been Marked!

It's Official! H&M in the ATL

The signs are up and it is official...H&M is slated to open in Atlanta Spring 2008 at Atlantic Station. Although I am excited that I will be able to get my hands on H&M with just a short drive, I have to admit I am a little disappointed....I guess I'll have to find a whole new excuse to fly to New York for the weekend!

Friday, October 19, 2007


I went to this same sample sale two weeks ago and they had great prices!!!

  • 7 For All Mankind
  • Primp
  • William Rast
  • Theory
  • Rock&Repubic
  • T Luxury
  • True Religion
  • Citizens of Humanity
  • People's Liberation
  • Laundry
  • & Many More
Sat, Oct. 20-Sun, Oct. 28 76 Greene Street (Between Spring & Broome)

Strap a Pair On

My fellow Atlanta Beauty Chimere laughs at me when I say my ankles look like tree stumps. I am not a candidate for mules, although I love the way they look. Then I discovered this wonderful invention called Heels Straps. These handy, dandy straps come in an array of colors and can be added to any mule. Find out more information at and enter their contest to win a free pair.

Make it Rain

Were experiencing one of the most severe droughts here in Atlanta. Not only do we need lot's of rain to fill up the reserves, but I'll be equally excited to wear these ultra fab rain boots when it does. One of the fall's must have fashion staples "Wellies" have been upgraded according to me. I found these ultra cute and sophisticated rain boots that are perfect for shorty’s like myself (I'm 5'1) and there on sale. I'm no stranger to heels or sales; so I was very excited when I came across these Sperry-Top Sider Rain Boots. These waterproof wedge boots, with micro-fleece lining for warmth and comfort and 360-degree lacing for a snug fit, are perfect for a rainy day. They come in black, brown, white and hunter green(shown). I'm looking forward to wear these boots with my skinny jeans, a cropped jacket an oversized fitted tee and a colorful scarf... and I cant forget a cute umbrella to top it off. How do you wear your rain boots? I would love to know.

Purchase These Boots Now or Shop For More Rain Boots from the boutique Until next time, beauty is what you make it, so embrace it. Chimere your Atlanta Beauty.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fashion Forward Colors For Fall 07: The Beauty Edition

Beauties, as you promenade the streets shopping for new incomparable pieces to add to that fall wardrobe, don't get lured into buying the basics to only safeguard that closet with your everyday blacks or browns. Although grey is one of the seasons most fashionable colors, use this Beauty Marked Fashion forward guide (exclusively by Pantone) to assist you on your shopping trips. I encourage you to print this color chart, go out, try something new and indulge in the fall seasons beautiful hues. . . .read more>>

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Jeans, Jeans, Jeans!

This week you can enter to win a pair of PZI Fall Classic Denim jeans (size 10) by emailing To enter the contest you must submit the names of 5 songs that reference how good a woman looks in her jeans. The first person to email with the correct answers will win the contest courtesy of PZI jeans.

PZI specializes in mid-rise jeans especially for the grown and sexy sizes 4-16. Each pair of jeans is tailored to fit an hour glass curve. These jeans are contoured to perfectly fit the body with no gap in the waist. Get Beautymarked! would like to thank Claire Jason, President of PZI Jeans, for sponsoring this contest. Winner will be announced next week! You've been marked!

Beautiful Faces in DC

Hello Beauties! You are not going to want to miss this, we are approaching Spa Week, October 17th-23rd here in DC. I've had the opportunity to profile one of the participating vendors, Cultura Medspa, best known for there amazing skincare and dermatology services. read more>>

For a complete listing of participating vendors in DC visit Spa Week online

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

NYC Night Life: Lotus

First time I went here, I danced with Taye Diggs...If that isn't enough to say, then what is?

If you enjoy feeling like you are at an exclusive party, then Lotus is the place to be in NYC. Located in the heart of the Meat Packing District, Lotus is the ideal nightclub if you want to experience the New York City nightlife. Although Lotus is not the largest night club in the city, it does feature a main floor with dance space, VIP and a top floor with an additional bar. Lotus is known for catering to celebrity clients such as Puffy, Nelly and Naomi more>>

H&M Announces

Everyone knows that I love, love, love H&M. When I am in need of business, nightlife, or casual attire my first stop is H&M. Well, H&M just got better. Every year H&M collaborates with a fashion designer, last year it was Viktor&Rolfe and this fall it is Roberto Cavalli. The Italian designer will create an exclusive women’s and men’s collection that will feature over 20 pieces each, including lingerie and accessories. H&M has not announced the cost of this collection but it will be available on November 8th at approximately 200 H&M stores.

And just a little suggestion, the H&M in Harlem is the best store in the city. You've been marked by Anastasia your New York Beauty.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Clean Your Purse and Save Your Sanity: Get a Chameleon!

I am a purse freak...and a neat freak. So to bring my two worlds together, I use a Chameleon Insert. This lovely concoction has plenty of pockets for pens, phone, hand lotion and sunglasses. The middle is large enought to hold your wallet and makeup bag or you can use the change pocket, credit card size slots and hidden pocket for money or unmentionables. What makes the Chameleon great, is that when you change purses, just simply lift it out of your current purse with the top handles and place it in the purse you are changing to. Quick, easy and no mess! Check out to purchase and when you receive it, be sure to leave me a comment on how much you love it! You've been marked!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Beauties in the Movies

Tyler Perry does it again; Why Did I Get Married? is the #1 film in the country. Not only was the storyline awesome, the styling, hair and makeup were on point. These beauties had it together as far as style was concerned. Remember even if your personal life is a mess, there is no need for your appearance to reveal this. When you know you look good, you’ll feel better; dress nice for yourself beauties, not anyone else. This was one of the many messages you will take with you from this excellent film.

Janet was beautiful as expected, but Tasha Smith, “The loud mouth diva”, stole the show. Her hairstyle, make up, wardrobe and her thunderous scenes, make watching the movie again well worth it. Janet Jackson sported some very plush fur coats, Sharon Leals makeup was impeccable, Jill Scott’s character pulled it together beautifully in her blue ensemble at the end, and Denise Boutte’s mountain garments were ultra fab.

Beauties, if you have not seen this movie yet, what are you waiting for? View the trailer here. Beauties, leave a comment and tell me what you think about the film.

"According to Hip Hop"

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Saturday October 13, The Bet Hip Hop Awards took place in Atlanta Ga. Here's how the "Hip Hop" Beauties hit the red carpet. Ciara by far is leading the pack in regard to style. Thus confirming my new fashion mantra "Who cares what everybody else is wearing-think little black dress."

Check back for our exclusive pictures and interviews from inside the Absolute/BET Style Suite. Readers will have a chance to win PZI denim Jeans, 8732 necklace and pendant, Godiva chocolate treats, and more. Pictured above from left to right: Ciara (Back), Ciara, Keyshia Cole, Danella (BET host), Keri Hilson, Lauren London, Lil Mama, Mc Lyte, Melyssa Ford.

Friday, October 12, 2007

One of Our Beauties Sharell Asked...

Q: The wellingtons have been on my hit list since last year. What is the price for a pair?

A: It is known as the "Bridgewater" wellie and can be found in various colors on for $68.

Vitalize Your Skin

Well Beauties, the weather is finally taking a turn for the cooler side here in the ATL...Fall! My favorite time of year. Every year I have the same challenge as we transition from fall into winter...extremely dry skin. Starting wth the battle early this year, I now have a new obsession, Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil. This product is infused with brazilian nut and almond oils which are both hydrating oils that absorb into the skin and create a barrier of moisture. I put this on while I am still wet after my shower and pat dry. My skin is soft, silky and has a healthy glow all day. $3-$6 at drugstore nationwide.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Beauty of The Week

Ivory Weems- "My beauty mark is my FRECKLES because it makes me stand out in a crowd and separates me from others." Click here to connect with Ivory on myspace

If you would like to be featured as a "Beauty of the Week" submit your photo to and tell us about your mark.

Swing Into the Season RIght.

Is just me, or can you Beauties also attest to some pretty strange weather for it to be the month of October?? Well, the weatherman says that this lovely, yet mysterious 90-degree weather that we've been lavishing in out here in Chi town will soon become reminiscent of what more>>

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fall Necessities

The best thing about fall is being able to splurge on a pair of stylish trendy boots. There are four boots that are necessary for the fall; white and black boots with a stiletto heel, casual boots and more>>

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Stop & Stare Dresses

A little black dress is a fashion staple that can take you through the seasons. It’s one of those fool proof outfits or better known as a no-fail option for a romantic dinner date, cocktail gathering, swanky lounge party, class reunion, New Year’s Eve event or your ex-boyfriend’s birthday party. I found some “knock out” dresses that will make your current little black dress more>>

Monday, October 8, 2007

Taking Good Care of ME!

A massage not only feels good, but it helps you feel less stressed, relaxed and alert. Once considered an indulgence, spa treatments are quickly becoming a necessity in our lives. This fall, October 15-21, 2007, will bring $50 spa treatments to consumers at over 400 spas across the United States and Canada, in an effort to introduce a new generation of consumers to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Over the weekend I stopped at “Relax the Back” for a 10 minute massage at a kiosk in the mall. Although it felt great, I know a full body massage in a quite room, with a nice aroma, some body oil and a bare back, would have felt even better.

“Our goal is to make wellness more than just a word, but a reality. By educating and introducing the health benefits of the spa lifestyle to the masses, Spa Week is taking a leadership position in the campaign to change the unhealthy course the country is navigating.(

Each participating spa may also include facials, skin polishing, hair rejuvenation, body wraps, and pedicures as additional service options. Check out the website to find out which spa’s in your city are running these amazing $50 treatments and make your reservation today. My body is definitely worth $50, how about yours? I've been marked...have you?

Friday, October 5, 2007

Fabulous Hair on Saturday Morning

It was 2005 when I first learned of Carol's Daughter. I was vacationing in New Orleans at the Essence Festival and Carol's Daughter had a very large marketing campaign that weekend. Although interested, it wasn't until two years later that I decided to try the product for more>>

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Vintage, Trendy & Sophistication for Less

That's what you get from, the new line from Forever21 geared towards the "40 is the new 20's" crowd. Twelve By Twelve is priced about thirty-five percent higher than Forever 21’s usual ensemble, but each piece will cost less than $100. While browsing the website, I came across a few pieces that look more>>

Miss Tish's Stay Fab Kit

Stay Fab Kit is a kit for the already Beautiful and Fabulous, for those caught off guard on cycle days, for that follow up with the boss right after that garlic pesto drenched lunch or those posh new pumps that are causing your heels to scream from that blister and essentially, to maintain and upkeep ourselves during our daily more>>

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Beauty of The Week

Lauren Scott-"My beauty mark is my smile because even when I'm down, if I smile and make someone else's day, it makes me feel better. This guides my determination to have as many good days as possible" Click here to connect with Lauren on myspace

If you would like to be featured as a "Beauty of the Week" submit your photo to and tell us about your mark.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Beauty Rocks!

Every month, GBM! will feature an up and coming business woman who is knocking down doors and making changes. This month it is Devonda Fleming, owner of Divine Gifts. Divine Gifts carries unique jewelry, clothing and home accents. For Breast Cancer Awareness more

What do you "Pink" about this?

Hello Beauties! Please Join GBM as we support Breast Cancer Awareness this month by purchasing any of these pink fashion finds that we've beautymarked for you. You can make a difference, excercise your power and purchase pink.

Monday, October 1, 2007

America's Next Top Model

America's Next Top Model, Cycle 9
October, 3 2007 Wednesday 8/7C
The Girls Go Rock Climbing
I can't wait to see who is going to stand the test! It's still to early to tell, but so far I like Janet. We'll see if I keep her as my pick after Wednesday's episode. You know that there more>>