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  • Zoya Nail Polish: Victor dE Souza – NYFW, Fall Winter 2013

    NYFW – Victor dE Souza Nail Look by Zoya Nail Polish

    Manicurist Cinnamon Bowser painted nails the perfect subtle hue using Zoya Kennedy at the Victor dE Souza Fall 2013 showing… with the circus theme, Le Carnival du Destin, the nails helped balance the bold color choices made by the designer for the clothing.


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  • Platinum Product Junkies Turns 1!!!!

  • Who would have thought that a year ago that Platinum Product Junkies would be where it is today?  What started off as an off handed comment by a group of naturalistas who are all self described product junkies that “hey we should start a blog” while attending the World Natural Hair show in April of 2012 has lead to this.  Platinum Product Junkies launched Black Friday 2012 (November 23, 2012) and it’s been a world wind since then.  In a…
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  • M·A·C Heroine Lipstick..It’s Back for GOOD!

  • M·A·C Heroine Lipstick is now available for order online, and will be apart of the permanent collection starting January at M·A·C counters and freestanding stores.  If you have coveted this lipstick, missed its two previous releases, then fear not…it’s back for GOOD!!!!  The makeup gawds have heard our cries!!!!  To order your Heroine, click here.   Hillery

  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale Roundup….Platinum PJ edition!

  •   It’s that time of year that sends this PJ into a frenzy….Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!!! *tosses glitter and confetti* I can’t lie, I’m a year round shopper, but something about the massive discounts, just sends me over the ledge.  I go HARD in the paint this time of year, as do the rest of the PJs. So in an effort to share the shopping “wealth” and the savings, here is our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale round…
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  • Throwback Thursday: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Conditioner

  • Everyone on social media knows what Throwback Thursday is, but rather than just posting old pictures of ourselves, Platinum PJs wanted to do a Throwback Thursday with a twist.  In addition to the old photos of our natural hair (man the struggle was real ) we also want to bring you reviews of old products that are just as good now as they were back in the day!  So, without farther ado, let’s kick off the Inaugural Throwback Thursday! For this…
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  • First Impressions: Crochet Braids

  • Crochet braids are innovative protective style that everyone seems to be rocking lately. I too have been eyeing them lately. There are so many different crochet braid styles that have popped up in the last 6 months around the natural land that I just had to see if I could get some installed. I watched video after video contemplating doing the install myself but quickly nixed that idea because I am not the greatest at doing my own hair extensions….
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  • Lipstick Chronicles: Wet and Wild Fergie Lipstick in Bebot Love

  • Hey Pjs…. Just wanted to stop by and share this quick FOTD featuring Wet and Wild Fergie’s “Bebot Love” lipstick.  I’m in a few makeup groups on facebook and a lot of women have been inquiring about nude lips for darker skintones.  This past few weeks, I’ve had a tone of presentations and meetings at work and on those days, I tend to reach for a more neutral toned lipstick.  Even though I’m a bold lip girl through and through,…
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