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In My Skin: A Black Girl's Reflections on Beauty and Self-Care

Bold and Beautiful Picks Of A Fearless Black Girl

By Stock Plays “Stock Plays” RichardsonPublished 24 days ago 3 min read
In My Skin: A Black Girl's Reflections on Beauty and Self-Care
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Hey there! I want to share something super personal with you all. My journey with beauty and self-care has been, well, it's been a wild and beautiful ride. It's not just about finding the right products; it's about discovering myself, my heritage, and learning to love every bit of me, even the darkest parts. It's like every time I try a new hairstyle or skincare routine, I'm exploring a new part of my story and adding another chapter to the book of me.

Hair Care: My Crown, My Story

Okay, so let's talk hair. My hair has been my biggest adventure. I remember the first time I tried Mielle Organics' Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner. It was like my hair said, "Where have you been all my life?" It's more than just a product for me; it's a part of my self-expression, my way of connecting with my roots. I've been an avid fan and user of all Mielle products since my natural haircare journey began. Styling natural hair is not always an easy task, but the Pomegranate and honey conditioner makes it more manageable.

And Camille Rose's Moroccan Pear Hair Conditioner? Total game-changer. The first time I used it, I felt like I was giving my hair a giant hug. It's not just about conditioning my hair; it's about celebrating its texture and what makes me, me.

Donna's Recipe Hair & Scalp Oil is my little secret (well, not so secret now!). It's like this magical potion that makes me feel connected to generations of strong, beautiful women. When I massage it into my scalp, it's more than just hair care; it's like a ritual, a moment where I feel deeply rooted in my heritage. Thank you so much Tabitha Brown! The girls really needed this.

Makeup: My Canvas of Confidence

Makeup has been my playground. When I first tried Fenty Beauty's Pro bronzer is exactly what I've been looking for!" It's not just about covering up; it's about shining in my own skin. It makes me feel seen and celebrated, like I can take on the world.

Juvia's Place Nubian Eyeshadow Palette is my go-to for when I'm feeling extra. Each color is so vibrant and bold, just like the stories of my ancestors. It's empowering, you know? Like I'm carrying a piece of history with me every time I wear it.

And oh, The Lip Bar's Vegan Lipstick, especially "Bawse Lady," is my secret weapon. It's not just a lipstick; it's a statement. Wearing it makes me feel unstoppable, like I'm making a mark on the world, one bold lip at a time.

Skincare: Loving the Skin I'm In

Skincare has become my time to reflect and care for myself. Fenty Skin's Hydra Vizor Moisturizer? Absolute lifesaver. It's not just about looking good; it's about feeling good in my skin. It's my daily reminder to love and appreciate myself, just as I am.

Buttah Skin's Vitamin C Serum is like a little bottle of confidence. Every time I use it, I feel like I'm glowing from the inside out. It's more than skincare; it's a way of telling myself that I'm worth the extra care and attention.


This journey of beauty and self-care is so much more than just products. It's about embracing who I am, where I come from, and all the unique qualities that make me, me. It's a celebration of my heritage, my identity, and my journey to self-love. Every product, every routine, is a chapter in my story – a story of a girl learning to shine in her own beautiful way.

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