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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Nexus Cook, Founder of 25th and June Nail Polish

My name is Nexus Cook and my dad is Italian and Irish and my mom is Black. I’m a copywriter at DDB New York and I own 25th and June Nail Elixir. I started it in 2013. My idea to start the line came from just being a complete nail junkie and having too many colors…

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Nicole Walters, Founder and CEO of NapNic,LLC

My name is Nana Nicole Forson. My parents are from Ghana, West Africa. I go by Nicole Walters because Nicole worked in the business sphere. It’s my first issue as a Brown girl that I had where I go in and I say my name is Nana and they’re like, “Ha! Is that your real…

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Danielle Young, Lifestyle Content Creator

My name is Danielle Young. I’m a freelance lifestyle editor, content creator, and writer. I’m Black. Blickity Black. It’s funny. I didn’t care about beauty growing up. I was a tomboy, but I really remember loving Whitley Gilbert on A Different World. She was so glamorous and just so put together. Yeah, I would say…

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