Beauty

Skincare for black women - retinol
There are no ifs or buts about it – retinol is the MVP of any skincare routine and one of the few tried-and-proven ingredients of all time. Beyond being an undisputed anti-ager, the vitamin A derivative also minimizes dark spots, improves skin elasticity, and boosts skin cell turnover. But, as...
Did you know that your astrological sign can be used for more than just a weekly horoscope? Once you dig deeper into your birth chart, you can find all types of interesting information about your personality, likes and dislikes, and even your beauty practices!  That sounds kinda crazy, but it's true. Additionally,...
All the makeup girlies know that achieving a full face can get pretty pricey. Foundation, mascara, blush, lipstick— so many different items to buy and use! So when you're trying to do beauty on a budget, buying 15 different things for just one look really isn't in the cards.  So...
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Nana’s stash of spices and products isn’t just the secret to plate-licking food. They’re also the secret to glowing skin and flourishing strands. And while you might assume commoners are the only people who whip up a kitchen-based facemask, you’d be surprised to know that your favorite celebrities also rave about...
Tati Gabrielle
You know Tati Gabrielle as Gaia, the Flamekeeper on CW’s The 100, Merienne Bellamy on You, and Braddock in Uncharted, but the audacious actress is a self-proclaimed skincare buff. In a recent Vogue video, the 26-year old shared her skincare secrets to keeping her super-sensitive skin extra radiant. Keep reading...
Your nana's secret to 24/7 hydrated skin has gotten Reddit's and TikTok's seal of approval – it's called 'slugging,' and it involves slathering your face with a layer of petroleum-based products like Vaseline over your skincare products before retiring to bed. The objective of making your face look like the...
I don't know about you, but personally, I think there's nothing like enjoying a mai tai at the beach with your skin looking like the sun personally favors you. Just happier, more relaxed, and oh baby, a whole lot tanner.  Unfortunately, the sun can be devastatingly damaging to our skin....
Like matte skin once upon a time, hydrated, glowy skin has been on-trend in both skincare and makeup for the last few years. And while we love a good hyper-moisturized, glass skin look, can we also admit that it can be a bit over-the-top and hard to maintain at times?  This...
Buying a beauty bundle is a lot like buying in bulk. Sure you're spending a little more than what you initially planned to at the moment, but in the long run? Girl, you'll surely be getting the bang for your buck. And when you're on a budget, value means everything.  Lucky for...
At first glance, "dehydrated" and "dry" mean pretty much the same thing. I mean, both of them refer to the lack of water or moisture in hair, food, atmosphere—whatever. But when it comes to skin, these two terms are actually the furthest thing from synonymous.  On one hand, a dry skin...
The words "plant-based" and "detox" are definitely some serious buzzwords these days with what seems like everybody being on this super vegan health-kick. However, when you take away all the gimmicks and fluff surrounding wellness in cosmetics and skincare, you'll find that there are more than a few gems that are truly...
Like unsightly breakouts and hyperpigmentation, clogged and enlarged pores are oftentimes the culprit behind highly textured, problematic skin.  While it's completely normal to deal with both of these issues every now and then, it might be time to rethink your environment and habits if you're constantly experiencing issues stemming from...
Tiktoker Kaela Anne has her own skin care line, so she might know a thing or two about skincare. Recently she called out Lori Harvey who shared one of her tried and true beauty secrets. Lori said she uses Fage as a mask to remove dark marks after extractions - "it...
When it comes to hyperpigmentation treatments, microneedling isn't the first thing we think to try. In fact, we'll likely try a bunch of creams, chemical peels, and even laser treatments before we ever consider any cosmetic procedure that involves needles.  However, this is a mistake on our end! The process of allowing...
Eyebrow growth serums aren't a beauty item we discuss too often, but if you're someone who struggles with thin, scraggly brows, we definitely need to have a talk—and STAT!  Let me start by saying that microfibers, brow pencils, and liquid fill-ins are great, but they're all very temporary. And when...