When the World Gets Too Noisy

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The first thing many of us hear is the sound of our alarm going off in the morning. We reach over with sleep still in our eyes to turn it off. It’s rarely ever a pleasant alarm that lets you ease into your day… more like a blaring horn screaming at you to WAKE UP! From […]

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The Trump Era and the Angry Black Woman

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Last Tuesday as the election results were pouring in, I was at the airport waiting to board a flight out of the country. The timing of a planned work-cation to Tahiti could’t have been better. But as I sat in the terminal witnessing all of the hope and progress of the past 8 years disappear, […]

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Dear Marc Jacobs and All Appropriators of Black Culture

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Normally I start letters off with a positive and celebratory compliment of your work, but let’s cut to the chase. I’m tired of you using and rarely acknowledging the black culture you so often borrow from. When I saw photos from your latest Spring 2017 collection featuring models with faux locs, I must admit I […]

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How To Wash Your Bikinis

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Seems like such a simple task, doesn’t it? Washing your swimwear after a trip to the pool or the beach shouldn’t be hassle, but it is. If you’re anything like me, then you think rinsing your suits off while you’re in the shower is good enough. Wrong! Don’t make mistakes that will ensure your favorite […]

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Introducing Black Girl Beautiful

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Every black woman has a story about not being able to find the right beauty products that work for her hair or skin. Kelly Rowland and models like Leomie Anderson and Nykhor Paul have all shared their horror stories about makeup artists doing them wrong and not investing in learned how to adorn our dark […]

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How to Lay Your Baby Hairs

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Let’s talk about baby hair for a second. They are definitely having a moment. Whether you’ve got natural coils, braids, or a sleek straight top knot, making sure your edges are laid is tré chic. But seriously, is it that important? The answer for some of us over here … YES!

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Festival Season with Teva + Stylewatch

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Music is freedom and my soul dances to it even when no one else is. Sometimes you’ll catch me doing a little two-step but there’s no music playing. Don’t worry, I’m not crazy. I hear it inside of me. That’s when I can close my eyes and just be free. Summer music festivals like Hangout […]

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Foundation for Freckles w/ BeautyCon

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Freckles are Mother Nature’s natural concealer. If I have a blemish my freckles easily distract the eye away from the little enemy. Honestly, friends have told me they can’t even see when I have a zit. When the squad at BeautyCon asked me to do a beauty tutorial for the sun-kissed girl, I screamed “Uh […]

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SheaMoisture is Breaking The Walls

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When you walk into the beauty or haircare aisle of your neighborhood store, you’ll see a very clear divide. Ethnic beauty, as it’s called, is on the sideline with its own tiny section. If you’re a woman of color this separation has been our norm for decades. Sometimes our particular section is little to none […]

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