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DIY Brows

by Michelle Bridgeman Hey all you Islandistas out there! It’s your girl Mimii, and I know I haven’t posted in a minute, but who thought that between school and work they would be trying to kill me? I’m back though and here to give all the ladies out there an amazing, SIMPLE brow tutorial that […]

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Oxtail stew, sunshine and coconut water: Shala Monroque shares her islandista flavoured beauty and nutrition routine

If you ever had any doubt that Shala Monroque was still an island girl through and through, check out her beauty diary in Harper’s Bazaar which is peppered with island flavor. Asked about her meals, she notes:  “I grew up on stewed codfish, smoked herring, pig tails, and chicken backs. I’m an adventurous eater, but […]

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Taking makeup from day to night, 7 days a week!

by Michelle Bridgeman As women we all know the importance of looking our best at all times. Whether it’s day or night, first date or first day on the job, we want to dazzle! Islandista understands and so we’ve put together some tips to help you put your best face forward 24-7. One thing we […]

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RiRi ♥ M∙A∙C – Rihanna M∙A∙C Holiday Collection

by Michelle Bridgeman She’s not just a music icon, she’s a style icon! So when Rihanna does yet another amazing collab with such a great brand as M∙A∙C no wrong can be done. Well Islandistas,she has done it again. Rihanna brought out her Holiday Collection for the prestigious brand and it’s moving off the shelves swiftly […]

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Rihanna + MAC = beautiful makeup?

In a move sure to have islandista approval in her native Bim where the MAC stores are like religion, Rihanna is teaming up with the makeup brand for one of their most high profile and in-depth collaborations ever. The deal, which Rihanna called a “no brainer” was announced late last week. She told Women’s Wear Daily: […]

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Behind the scenes with Islandista magazine

So as you may know, we took Islandista from online to print in December, bringing out our very first magazine – Islandista Barbados! It was an exhausting but super exciting experience – for me it was really the culmination of a long-held dream to become a magazine publisher and also thrilling to see Islandista out […]

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‘I Am An Islandista’ featuring Patrice Grell Yursik of Afrobella

I am super-honoured to be blessed with a very special islandista for this latest edition of ‘I Am An Islandista’. It is none other than the proudly Caribbean, “Trini to de bone” beauty blogger, Patrice Grell Yursik. Patrice is the kind of blogger I want to be when I grow up – in fact, she […]

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Trend alert: dark lipstick

Didn’t we predict it? Just a few weeks back, we mused that we may soon see the return of early 90s trends like dark lipstick and now, one of the key makeup trends for the fall 2009 season is … dark, vampy lipstick. Celebs like Kelly Rowland and Amerie were seen sporting dark, wine coloured […]

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Hot Islandista style

Islandista Rihanna and Selita Ebanks hit the scene in recent days looking as hot as a Caribbean summer! First Rihanna was at the London premier of Inglourious Basterds in a black Alexander McQueen jumpsuit. Now we are not real big on a lot of jumpsuits/playsuits out there – too many folks wear them badly and end […]

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You better WORK! – Islandista models making moves

Islandista models Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa seem to be taking RuPaul’s legendary advice to heart – “you better WORK!” And work they are, both figuratively and literally. In the last month, the two have racked up four major ad campaigns for boldface names – Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome and Maybelline. First Jourdan […]