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Embracing my ethnicity Styling my hair is therapeutic and restorative. It is a feeling of peace and tranquillity that stays within my body while I am creating a masterpiece on my head. My hair styling journey did not start as a mindfulness practice, it was a useless attempt to tame my hair and conceal my blackness to look like the hair models on the shampoo bottle in my bathroom, who had long, straight, silky hair.
The Simple Foundation for a Complex Skincare Routine
My myriad skin issues, from hyperpigmentation to adult whiteheads, had come to a boil in the months before my wedding. With the additional stresses of planning, I had entered a nasty cycle of breaking out, picking, scarring, and repeat. My scars were deep, and I was terrified that they would be permanent. I understood that I could wear makeup at my wedding to cover it up, but no amount of makeup could hide the texture issues, dry patches, and raised scars. I knew that I had only a few months to get something to work.
The Destructive Nature of Beauty Filters
The existence of Instagram and social media filters has redefined beauty standards across the world. Their existence, whilst meant to be fun has now become something that is harmful and unhealthy. Social media filters are so popular that they have even led to the development of mobile applications dedicated to altering the human face in the very same way filters do. However, their purpose is to make it easier for just about anyone to do this and make it less detectable. Their continued growth and success is a show of their demand, with competitors aiming to outdo one another and push the bounds of what artificial intelligence can do to ensure that the beauty standard is achieved even if it is just in digital form. With celebrities scattered across Instagram, many utilize these filters along with influencers and millions are exposed to this standard without being aware of the deceit behind it.
It all started with a snip
Happiness. That sweet emotion can sometimes be tied to physical things, but more often than not, that type of happiness doesn’t have a lasting effect. Over the past year, I have discovered that happiness is not really something I had to struggle for, it kind of just came organically when I allowed it to.
The Top Summer Beauty Must-Haves
As this never-ending pandemic seems to be wrapping up, many of us are in high hopes for a "real" summer. Sunny beach days, tanned skin, and cute bathing suits are all on the horizon. So, as we begin to pack our beach bags, I'm going to share with you 8 summer products that will make you feel ready from head to toe.
From Insecure To Unstoppable
Sharing my story with you takes courage, especially when acne has had such an impact on my life from a pretty early age. It made its debut when I was only 8 years old. At that age it was unusual to have "giant chicken pox" as my classmates liked to call it, on your face. Having oily skin, I particularly got them in my T-zone and did whatever I could to hide them. I would hide them under my crooked home-cut bangs, wear hoods to cover my cheeks, etc. I never had a problem with acne until my friends pointed out I was the only one in the group with it.
Get Glowing: What You (And Your Skin) Need Now!
Flip flops, swimsuits, and sundresses have started to pour into stores, and online shops are sending us emails about them every day. Just one of the signs that summer is quickly approaching, and whether you're planning a vacation to a far-off land or exploring your local restaurants for happy hour, chances are that you'll be spending your summer out and about. After the summer that we had last year, even the biggest introverts are looking forward to getting outside. Even if it's just to lounge on a beach alone with a good book. By the way, it's me. I'm the introvert. So if anyone has any book suggestions I'm wide open.
Astrology & Skincare
We are now smack-dab in the middle of Taurus season which ends May 21st this year. Using my Astrology & Skincare advice, the two weeks after Scorpio Full Moon should have been a time to purify our skin, using a product like The Body Shop's Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Mask which specifically removes polluting impurities.
Gilding The Lily
Over the last year-plus of solitude and self-reflection, experiences universal against a pandemic backdrop, I have learned to once more find peace within the canvas of my own face. A blend of familiar and experimental, fixed and ever-changing, I can paint to my heart's content at any hour of the day. Bonus: I never run out of paper!
Embodying a Muse
After a long day of work and putting others first once I get home I like to create outfits that are inspired from my favorite shows and eras- the 1990’s. The 1990's had such a crafty sense of style and bold use of color. I also believe as an African-American it was our best time for fashion. We were so creative with our hairstyles and clothes, recreating those looks make me feel so good about myself and my impressions on others. I get ecstatic when I order new clothes and wigs. I get to access a different side of myself and portray it to the world. When I am working, I get so drained listening to other people's problems and being in pain after a car accident. I feel worn down I have so much stress added to my day and my body. I feel myself becoming tense as the day goes on and numbing my body to complete my job duties, until it is time to go home.
Not Right Now, I'm Washing My Face
It was a deceptively ordinary Seattle day when the CDC confirmed the first official case of the coronavirus in the United States. It was the 21st of January 2020. I lived a short four miles away from the aforementioned case, I was high-risk for complications, and I worked at Bath & Body Works (aka ground zero for the hand sanitiser-hoarding panic) where I was being exposed to hundreds and hundreds of unmasked, frantic customers each day.
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Making myself pretty for inner peace
Making myself pretty for inner peace So, I found something out recently. I found out that not all women wear makeup. Literally hardly any of my real-life friends wear makeup. However, I love to. I say real life because I have several friends online, and they all do.
From Never Leaving The House Without Makeup To Forgetting I Wasn’t Wearing Any
I admit it; I wouldn’t go anywhere if I wasn’t wearing makeup. I didn’t just wake up one day and decide I wouldn’t wear makeup though. I probably should of.
Professional Hair Extension products for snazzy women
In this 21st century, everybody wants to look more attractive and stylish. If you talk about girls and women, they are so much conscious about their beauty in which figure, hair and color complexion greatly matter. Some women have natural loveliness, while other girls are finding the alternative ways to maintain their fashion sense in society.
How Every Woman Should Smell Good With Mini Perfumes
Women like to be on point all the time, whether it is a day at work or a party or something like a casual brunch. Women do touch-ups all the time. Be it makeup or hair but do you know how important it is to do a touch-up of perfume? You might think that you smell okay, but someone else might sense your bad odor. The bad odor reflects badly on your personality, no matter how good you look but if you don't smell good, you are way back. However, your time of stress is over because in such cases mini perfume for women comes in handy.
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