Dark Girl: Orange Lipstick

To be honest, I think that this is the one statement-making lip color that should be planned out a bit. Orange lipstick isn’t as “every day” as a red one is. I think the key to pulling off an orange lip is to make sure you have the right texture (matte, gloss or satin) for…

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Dark Girl: Pink Glitter Gloss, Modernized

Let’s be real: glosses with glitter can look tween-ish. But, I found a glitter gloss that I just thought was cute and fun. It’s nothing dramatic, but Smith and Cult’s lip lacquer in Hi-Speed Sonnet is a perfect pucker pick-me-up for those nights when we just wanna shine. Nothing more, nothing less. What I wore:…

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Welcome to ‘Dark Girl’, the Lookbook Series

Why a new lookbook series dedicated to Dark Girls? It’s simple. I felt as though while we as Brown women are building self-confidence through the lens of beauty, I’ve still heard from many darker ladies speak on their lack of ability in trying certain makeup trends due to their complexion. Actually, just two days ago…

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Dark Girl: Hot Pink Blush

I broke down the reasons us Beautifully Brown gals should rock orange blush. So now, let me put you on to hot pink blush. So many of my darker girls don’t understand how striking hot pink blush looks on our skin. Why hot pink? I feel like (and I could be wrong) hot pink blush…

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Untitled Poetic and Imagery

  1, 6 Stream Like water, meets a sun I’ve never known Never grown to see or feel To be To think on my own, what I understand to be mine Gazed upon the current as I ponder what I believe would be an untimely escape We imagine a death beyond the river, for I…

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Do Cucumbers Really De-puff Your Eyes?

We like to keep things short and sweet here. Yes, they do help. According to Black skincare expert Jill Riley, cucumbers can help de-puff your eyes, but only “when they’re cold”. Here’s the deal: Cucumbers actually have a lot of antioxidants, including vitamin C. “Antioxidants works against the breakdown of the skin”, says Riley. So,…

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Do you have a “girly night”?

When I was in high school, I would use every Friday night to do my nails, facial, hair and watch TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday). It was methodical and my friends knew that every Friday, I’d be heading home to have my girly night. I wasn’t going to the go-go, the skating rink or any…

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Making Your Lashes Look Fuller, Naturally

Gone seem to be the obsession with falsies (fake lashes) for the season. We didn’t see them anywhere on the runways, really. While they’ll always be a staple in glammed up gorgeousness, more women are opting to roll with lush, natural lashes and are therefore using products like Xlash in order to lengthen and thicken…

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4 Black Owned Nail Salons in NYC

We love to show support to Brown owned businesses! We just wanted to share a few of our trusted nail salons here in the Big Apple, owned by Black women. Polish Bar of Brooklyn Leader, trendsetter and Godmother of fabulous Brooklyn nail salons, Tricia Lee Riley is the beauty and brains behind Polish Bar Brooklyn.…

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