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The Best in Beauty & Style This Year

2017 was definitely a great year for beauty and style. From celebrity launches we couldn’t wait for to natural hair tutorials we just had to try we had some of the beauty tips we’ll take well into 2018 and beyond. Here are some of our favorites and why we just couldn’t get enough this year. MAKEUP Black Owned Beauty Brands - If there was one thing we loved the most this year it was the amount of black owned beauty options we had available. From vegan lipstick to body butters to highlighters and more, this year was one where black women made their mark in an industry where we have been underrepresented the most. Fenty Beauty Launch - We can’t talk about 2017 beauty without starting with Rihanna’s...

Flawless by Gabrielle Union

The 3 Flawless by Gabrielle Union Products You Need

If there is one thing that we can thank 2017 for, it was the year that all of our favorite black women came through with the beauty and fashion that we’ve been searching for. From Rihanna’s iconic Fenty Beauty launch, to Tracee Ellis Ross’ clothing line, to Gabrielle Union’s hair products, we were more than ready to spend our coins on everything black women brought to the table. We’ve talked about beauty (thanks Riri) for the fall and winter but let’s not forget about our hair. And with Gabrielle Union’s Flawless line, we know just the products you need to keep your curls and coils poppin during the coldest months of the year. Our Favorite Flawless by Gabrielle Union Products Moisturizing Shampoo - Every good hair routine starts...

Tia Mowry Gym

#NoExcuses: How Tia Mowry Motivated Us to Get in the Gym

This time of year most of us are either looking back on our goals for the year or scrapping them and starting over. And if we’re talking about fitness goals, most likely we’re in the latter. With all the good food, parties, gatherings, and cocktails on the menu for the next couple weeks, of course the last thing on our mind is the gym. But then Tia Mowry came through with her cute baby bump and gym clothes to remind us that we need to hop on #teamnoexcuses and get our daily dose of exercise in, no matter what. 💪🏽 A post shared by tiamowry (@tiamowry) on Nov 22, 2017 at 11:53am PST Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, Tia has changed her diet and exercise routine and being...

Beauty gifts

The Best Gifts for Your Beauty Bestie

We all have that one friend we turn to for all her makeup skills. Whether she’s telling us the best lipstick to use or what foundation we need in our stash, she loves beauty and we love her for it. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift for your beauty bestie, we got you covered. Here are our picks for the best beauty gifts to give this year. For Her Lips: You know that one friends whose lipstick is just always on point? She’ll love this mini Snowball Classics Mini Lip Kit by MAC. 12 shades of lipstick from one of our favorite brands, she’ll get everything from pinks, to reds, to sultry browns in this one! For Her Glow: We love the summer...

Holiday Beauty Products

3 Black Girl Approved Products for Your Holiday Beauty Look

Tis the season to rock all the silver and gold makeup you want. Whether it’s for Friendsgiving, a holiday party with the family, or the New Year’s event you’ve been waiting all year for, there’s no better time of year to pull out your favorite beauty products for a chic holiday look. Here are few of our favorites to make your holiday look complete: Fenty Beauty Match Stix - Take your highlight up a notch with a highlighter from Rihanna’s line. While there are ten gorgeous shades to choose from, we definitely are crushing on Rum and Sinamon for a warm holiday highlight you’ll love. Beauty Bakerie Matte Lip Whip in Cranberry - There is nothing that completes a holiday makeup quite like a red lip. But...

Face Masks

3 DIY Face Masks to Try This Month

Oh how we love a good face mask. Whether it’s a relaxing night in where we’re taking a little time for ourselves or we’re giving our skin the extra TLC it needs, there’s just something so luxurious about applying a face mask and letting it work its magic. While there are so many options to purchase from drugstore options to high-end, you can get a good face mask going without ever leaving your house. Here are three DIY face masks to try this month to get your skin hydrated, soft, and smooth. Avocado Mask - If hydration is your goal this is the mask to try! All you need for this one is (1) avocado, (2) teaspoons of honey, and (2) teaspoons of yogurt. Mix...

Black Dermatologists

The Black Dermatologists You Need to Know About

For some of us, when we deal with skin issues, all it takes is a quick change in our skincare routine or swapping a few foods in our diet to get back on track. But for others, and even for those same people on occasion, the skin issues we come in contact with require a little more attention than we can handle. That’s when it’s time to call a dermatologist. For black women, even though we may encounter skin concerns that could apply to anyone, there are a few that are specific to melanated skin. It’s because of this, that many women opt to choose to find a dermatologist that understands our unique skin needs. If you’re looking for black dermatologists to help you tackle your...

Healthy Reads

3 Healthy Reads to Add to Your Book List

So often, the answers to our most pressing questions, the information we need to truly thrive, or the ideas that we’ve been trying to articulate on a certain topic can found within the pages of a book. We know this when we’re using books for business, for research, or even for self-help but we don’t always think of books as the first place to turn when it comes to our health. And we don’t mean books packed with medical terminology or statistics that we can’t quite understand. We mean books that help us understand what’s going on with our bodies, health, and the things we do can to be better in a way that we can understand. Whether you’re a book loving health enthusiast or...

Twist Out

3 Essential Oils to Add to Your Beauty Routine

If you’re into natural beauty and wellness, chances are you know the wonders that essential oils can do for your mind, body, and skin. Although they’ve been used for centuries, it seems as if essential oils are rising in popularity as more women make more conscious choices in their health, daily lives, and yes, their beauty routines. But if you haven’t joined in with adding essential oils to your lineup, now’s the time to start! Here are three we love: Rosehip Oil - You want to know how to keep your melanin looking fresh and bright? Look no further than this. Rosehip oil is full of vitamin C which works wonders in brightening (and protecting) your skin. Tea Tree Oil - While most of...

Glowing Skin

6 Foods to Get Glowing Skin from Within

With the cooler months upon us, one thing we’re probably going to miss the most is having that natural sunkissed glow. There’s nothing that quite compares to the perfect summer glow but with fall’s arrival we need to create the glow on our on. While there are countless makeup and skincare products that promise to give you the glow you’ve been missing, the best place to start is with your foods. When you’re eating right, your skin can glow from within. Here are 5 foods to start with! FRUITS Kiwi is a great food to eat if you want healthy glowing skin. Kiwi is full of vitamin E which helps to moisturize the skin and is an antioxidant which means it protects the skin from environmental factors...