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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
When I was growing up, mornings were hectic. I hurriedly slurped up my oatmeal, which was always a little too hot for my mouth, as my mother pinched my legs with her acrylic nails in an attempt to help me put on my tights. We would both get suited up in our weekday uniform. I […]