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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....

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...

Body Positivity

What Rihanna Taught Us about Body Positivity

Who else can relate to the--sometimes constant--rollercoaster that comes along with body fluctuations and womanhood. The changes our bodies go through different seasons of our lives, different times of the year, during our monthly cycles, or even between days can be a lot. Especially if we’re super focused on reaching those weight lost. It can be discouraging when you head to your closet to put on your favorite pair of jeans that fit just right last week, but today? Not so much. One celebrity we know can relate is Rihanna. Let’s take a lesson from Riri and stop stressing about what we can and can’t wear and embrace our bodies, no matter the day. Here’s how Rihanna does it: She pays attention to her body and...

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...