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Cherry's Celeb Beauty Files: Nafeesa Williams

Who is Nafessa Williams? She is the fresh young face who’s standing out with little effort on ABC’s long running daytime drama, One Life to Live. Nafessa plays Deanna Forbes on the show, a character whose arrival has shaken things up a bit. In reality, Nafessa’s charm and stunning good looks are enough to shake up any town, city or state for that matter. In this CherryOnTop exclusive, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native speaks on her beauty regimen, favorite makeup tips, and her next career move. -Jacen Bowman

You’re an amazing actress who spends five days a week taping One Life to Live; tell me about your beauty regimen on the go?
NW: Well to be honest, when I’m working I only wear makeup at the studio. After having it on all day, you’re ready to have a clean face, so I go to and from the studio with moisturizer only.

What are some of your favorite beauty buys that you would recommend to our readers?
NW: I love Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. It’s the only mascara I ever use. I highly recommend it! It’s great for lengthening and volume. You can always find that, a MAC press powder and a Kiss N Tell lipstick by Julia Jovone in my makeup bag. Also I love Ceptaphil…I use the facial cleanser and moisturizer twice daily.

What eating habits do you practice to maintain a healthy body?

NW: I try to eat as many veggies as possible. And I only drink water during the week. However, I do treat myself on the weekends. I love an ice cold Pepsi every now and then.

Your eating habits are so admirable! However, what must have treats do you love, that are worth the extra workout?
NW: Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookies are always worth the extra cardio – I can never get tired of eating those. I love me some hot potato chips too!

What is the Nafessa Williams makeup look?
NW: My look is pretty simple I love liquid foundation, a sheer pressed powder, bronzer, eyeliner, mascara and a nude lip to complete the look. My favorite features to enhance are my lashes.

If you were able to be the spokesmodel for any makeup line, which line would it be and why?
NW: Maybelline for sure! I just think their brilliant for the Great Lash Mascara; you see I can’t stop talking about it! LOL! I’m also in love with their ExpertWear Eye Liner!

When you look in the mirror is there anything you would want to change about yourself?
NW: Absolutely not! I think I’m just fine the way I am.

Do you usually stick with simple makeup, or do you like to glam it up?

NW: I pretty much just go for a fresher simple look. Actually, I have the smallest makeup case. However, on occasion I do like to glam it up a bit. Especially when I’m doing photo shoots I like to experiment with different colors.


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In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

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