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How to Make the Transition to Green Beauty

Last year, a study examining beauty products created for and marketed to black women was conducted. The results? That one in 12 were considered highly hazardous meaning they had ingredients known to cause side effects ranging from allergies to cancer causing. It’s no secret that the beauty industry has been trending toward the natural, organic, clean space. And with ongoing studies and revelations about how many chemical based products are affecting black women, it might be time you starting thinking about how you can do the same. If you’re thinking about making the switch, a slow transition, or just wondering what green beauty might look like for you, here’s where to begin: 1 | Start with the labels: Knowledge is power so starting to take a look...

Miss USA Deshauna Barber

Breaking Boundaries with Miss USA Deshauna Barber

Almost a year ago at the Miss USA 2016 pageant, it was announced that "District of Columbia!" was be to crowned the next Miss USA. That beauty queen was Deshauna Barber, an African American woman who broke countless boundaries with her flawless performance and now, legendary win. Here's everything you should know about our #wcw, KICKSTART special guest, and beauty queen Deshauna Barber. 5 Things You Should Know about Miss USA Deshauna Barber She is a member of the Army Reserves. Yes, you heard that right. This Miss USA is the first to hold the title while being an active member of the military. She credits her disciplined upbringing to helpi her excel both in the military AND in the pageantry world. Training, research, and holding...

Janelle Monae

How Janelle Monae Keeps Her Natural Glow

Recently, the world has been taken by storm with the release of the phenomenal movie “Hidden Figures”, which depicts the story of three African American women that assisted NASA with its first journey to the moon. With the movie’s world success, it’s only fitting that we name Janelle Monae as this week’s #wcw. Known for her individualism and refusal of societal conformity, Janelle Monae has inspired many young black women around the world to be their authentic selves. Her grace and beauty has been admired among millions around the world. And her many recent red carpet appearances have us falling in love all over again. If there's one thing that we admire most about Janelle Monae--besides her flawless natural hair styles--it's her natural beautiful glow....

AFTER CHUCKIN’ UP THE DEUCES, CHRIS BROWN’S EX IS ON THE RISE !

Her unique style, beauty and fitness routine lands Karrueche Tran in our #WCW spotlight. We first heard about this week’s #WCW when she came to the scene as R&B sensation Chris Brown’s girlfriend. Now this beauty has made a name all on her own. Karrueche Tran is acting and has been featured in many magazines and blogs around the world for her style and beauty expertise. So how does this young beauty keep her glow? Well, according to allure.com, she drinks tons of water and she makes sure that she cuts out fast food. She’s also adopted a sure fire night-time skin routine which consists of cleaning her skin every night and spraying on Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs, and rosewater. When it comes to...

SACHA Buttercup setting powder VS. Ben Nye’s Banana Powder

For those that haven’t heard of buttercup yet, it is Sacha Cosmetics newest setting powder from their Kamaflage line. All of their Kamaflage products tend to have medium-full coverage, and when I heard what people were saying about the Buttercup powder of course I had to try it. I’m cheap so I went to a fellow mua’s house because I knew she had it ANNNNND  Because I wasn’t going to purchase in the future without trying it first. Immediate thoughts when using: This powder is SUPER soft and fine milled. It feels velvety. It melts into the skin. The Ben Nye Banana Powder is a beautiful powder but is on the chalkier side. I think we also have to remind ourselves that Ben Nye is STAGE makeup....