A Great Mascara Is My “Stuck On An Island” Item

I’m sure at some point as a makeup wearer, you’ve been asked the question, “If you were stuck on an island, which one or two makeup product would you have to have?” For me, besides a great lip color, I have to have mascara. A rich inky-black mascara is what my lashes crave. I have average lashes, but I love…
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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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Why You Should Eat Okra

Slimy! Gross! Yuck, can’t eat it! These are just some of the things I’ve heard over the years when the very name of okra is mentioned. Having parents that grew up in the deep South, I am very accustomed to eating okra and I am here to profess that I LOVE OKRA! My favorite ways to eat it is in…
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