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Style Inspiration for Every Event this Season

Who else has been so busy wrapping up shopping, work, and regular life that they haven’t even had the chance to think about holiday style. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With the end of the season swiftly approaching and holiday events and parties on the horizon (and in some cases well underway) it’s time to start thinking about your holiday style. If you need some help with where to start, here’s a few ideas no matter what kind of event you’re headed to this season. The Office Party Deciding what to wear to your job’s holiday party can be tricky. Especially if you’re heading there straight after the work day or planning to head somewhere right after. Depending on your work environment, some outfits might make more...

Beauty & Style

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...

Celebrities for Black Women Health

Black Women Health Advocates We Loved in 2017

Every year is a good year to stand up for the issues that affect black women and our health. This year, in particular, we had black women celebrities stand up and speak out on some of the most sensitive topics in our community. Here are four women we appreciate for using their platforms to shed light on the issues that affect black girls and their health. Gabrielle Union - This year, Gabrielle Union stepped up and spoke out in a big way regarding sexual assault. After this years’ (copycat) #metoo campaign that was led by white women, backlash from many women, including Gabrielle Union, occurred highlighting that the original campaign was created by a black woman, Tarana Burke, over 10 years ago. Over the past few...

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...

HIV Awareness

How Our Partnership with NLM Helps to Spread HIV Awareness

Black Girl Health partners with the National Library of Medicine to spread HIV awareness. As part of this partnership, we produced a video compiled of innovative HIV projects from organizations all over the country. The video production also includes the process we took to create and execute BGH's HIV social media campaign, "Pop The Question". [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgMjJPMrC24[/embed] Check it out and remember to pop the question and take control of your sexual health....

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...

Fitness on a treadmill

6 Gift Ideas for Your Fitness Obsessed Friends

Let’s be real. While we all understand and can appreciate the impact that exercise and fitness have on our lives, there are some of us that do it because we know have to, and there are those who do it because the love it. If you have those people in your life who are obsessed with all things fitness, give them a gift they’ll really enjoy this year. Here are our picks for you fitness loving friends and family. Fitness Planner - If your loved one is all about planning, tracking, and documenting her fitness goals, a fitness planner is the perfect gift. There are so many different types available from yearly planners to planning for a specific goal. You can even get one that...

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...

Staying on Track

Staying on Track During the Holidays

If there is one time of year that is guarantee to throw all our good diet and exercise habits out the window it’s the holidays. When you’re surrounding by all the good food, good people, and good times, it’s easy to kick your eating habits to the wind and put exercising on the back burner until next year. We’ve all been there. Now, we’re not saying you have to give up all the sugar, spice, and everything nice this season but practicing moderation and staying on track is a great compromise so you can have the best of both worlds. Here’s how: 1 | Be realistic. You want to know the easiest way to fall off the bandwagon hard? It’s by setting unrealistic expectations for yourself....