Sun Protection: Keep That Melanin In Check

You’ve seen the hashtags across social media — #Melanin. #MelaninMonday. #UnapologiciallyMelanated. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to the skin, hair and eyes. It’s also an adjective used across social media to invoke a sense of pride among those of African descent and a cause to be celebrated. And it’s a source of sun protection for those with a…

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6 Makeup Apps That Make You Look Really, Really Old

As a makeup artist, I’m known to dispense my fair amount of beauty advice to anyone who is willing to listen.  So, I willfully admit that I, too, can get into a rut with my own makeup sometimes.  Makeup is a wonderful thing.  It can transform even the homeliest person into a number #1 stunner when applied correctly. With the…

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What The Hell Is Micellar Water?

As a beauty aficionado, I am always on the hunt for what’s hot and poppin’ on the beauty scene.  For a while now, I’ve been seeing other beauty junkies wax poetic on the virtues of micellar water and all of the wonderful and glorious things it can do.  Passively, I thought that it was just a glorified facial toner, but…

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Protect Your Tresses

Oh my! What can I say about protecting your hair?  Natural hair in particular.  With winter coming to a close and segueing into an early spring (I hope), my hair has been chemical-free for about two years now.  My biggest focus is caring for my unprocessed hair, no matter what season were in.  I was cognizant of protecting my relaxed…

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