The Definition of Beauty
Sep30

The Definition of Beauty

In the 40 years since I was the first woman of color to appear on the cover of American Vogue, things in the fashion realm have gone through a world of change. And yet at the same time—unfortunately—many things have remained the same. As I wrote just last year, the absence of black runway models in high fashion is stark, and it is really startling and troubling to me. The notion of what is beautiful in black women is still a source of...

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Makeup Tips
Aug16

Makeup Tips

Most of us can probably agree that we have kept some of our makeup for way too long.  The truth of the matter is, makeup does not last until WE get ready to get rid of it.  It goes by its own time frame.  And we’ve decided to help you get the answers you need to that pressing question:  “How long is too long to keep my makeup?” It is important to throw away old makeup after it has served its purpose for way too...

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Winter Makeup Tips
Aug29

Winter Makeup Tips

There is a difference between summer makeup and winter make-up, and it is definitely noticed.   Each season is an opportunity for different fun with makeup.   From preparation to the right shades and tones, here are some tips on pulling off the perfect winter look. Switch your primer with moisturizer: Primers are amazing products to help keep foundation on, but makeup doesn’t exactly melt off your face in the winter the way it does in...

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Black Women and Mainstream Society
Aug23

Black Women and Mainstream Society

If I could offer every Black women in America any advice about self esteem, it would be to forego any thoughts of defining your self worth and self esteem via outlets like the mainstream society. Bleh. It is a trap that only leads to self doubt, self scrutiny, and self esteem issues. If I could put this message on the top of a sky scraper on a billboard that was large enough for every sista in the world to read I would. Now, I am in...

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Why Are Women Obsessed With Their Booty’s?
Aug20

Why Are Women Obsessed With Their Booty’s?

The keister. Posterior. Gluteus maximus. Whatever synonym you might use for “booty”, it all equates to the same vain obsession. We have morphed into a society that is preoccupied with the female derrière. Having the perfect body, more specifically, booty; has become a goal of women from various cultures and financial backgrounds all over the world. While Black women were once known for having the most amazing assets, at this point, I...

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