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GAL APPROVED Wkd: Summer Body Essentials!

By   |   May 30, 2014   |   Gal Approved

Get a jump on summer with these cool items and tips!

SEE. Who runs this motha? Girls! But if you think Beyonc├⌐ is the only artist spicing up the female phenomenon takeover, think again. Contributor Tsadiqwah Scarville turned us on to Philadelphia-based painter and clothing designer Iris Bonner. The talented artist celebrates female empowerment through hand-painted phrase crop tops like ΓÇ£Goal Digger,” sky high polka-dot power heels and ΓÇ£P**** PowerΓÇ¥ vintage snap back caps in her exclusive collection, These Pink Lips! (yes, you read it right). Now she’s taking her provocative style on the road. Bonner invites you into her electrifying, provocative world of femininity and power at her very first solo showcase in New York City. In “It’s a Man’s World,” Bonner challenges gender perception through an array of vibrant, abstract canvas paintings depicting candidly naked women and their audaciousness. The showcase in June 7. Tickets are available nowΓǪbut hurry before they sell out! Go online to Trust us, you’ll thank us later!


SMOOTH. TV DivaGal’s got dimples and I’m not talking on my face… Yep it’s the other cheeks! Even with my million squats weekly, my butt and thighs can use a little help to look smooth. So I’m trying BioElixia BodyShaper Cellulite Cotour Creme, a dermal delivery technology system out of Australia that diminishes the look of cellulite. With a mix of ingredients like caffeine, Vitamin A and Forskolin, used consistently over eight weeks, it can reduce the appearance of lumps and bumps up to 57 percent. I just finished week one so will share my results later this summer. FYI, BioElixia offers a whole line of products including BodyShaper Radiance Body Cleanser, Firming Toning Body Lotion, Exfoliating Body Polish, and Stretch Mark Diminishing Creme.┬á Check out more at, where beauty meets science.


WEAR. How did bathing suit season sneak up on us so quickly? Well, it has, and we can’t say we’re exactly “bikini ready.” But that’s not stopping us from hitting the beach. We’ll just slip into our Miraclesuit, which does the impossible: takes off ten pounds without one ab crunch, thanks to an extra dose of Lycra in its ingenious construction. It also slim hips and offer bust control ΓÇô yep, build for women who actually have curves ΓÇô and its newest collection Magicsuit by Miraclesuit comes in chic designs that look stunning out of the water. We love the “Lisa” with beading detail at the straps. You could wear it to the beach, then throw on a skirt or tunic for a night out on the town. Get yours at


PROTECT. Being in the sun is fun, but not if you get a burn. Dermatologist-recommended and loved by us is CoTZ Pure, “the healthier sunscreen.” It’s perfect for protecting your skin from harmful UV rays without harsh chemicals, oils , fragrances and parabens. Formulated by Dr. Harry Fallick in 1989, a triple board-certified facial aesthetic plastic surgeon, it’s designed for those who have sensitive skin and other skin challenges ΓÇô often seen in women of color like ourselves. We j’adore CoTZ Face which can be used like a makeup base. The tinted formula dries translucent so it doesn’t leave skin ashy like other face sunscreens.


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