As a Sephora employee, I hear a lot of unpopular makeup opinions. I also get the luxury of trying every new product that rolls its way onto the black tile. But before I was a Sephora doll, I was a CVS drugstore beauty die-hard, and after you swatch enough liquid lipsticks and shimmer shadows, you start to wonder what that $20 price difference really boils down to. Is buying drug store makeup bad for you or your skin? Does using drugstore brands make you "bad" at makeup?
Hey everybody, I just wanted to share a moment I had the other day, over something that as a teen / child I hated, and as an adult just embraced and enjoyed so much. It’s funny how something like this works, a situation that you hate and only learn to appreciate as an adult because you have the ability to much more easily.... maybe it's just me... we'll see!
I’ve seen a meme going around lately that jokes about perfect skin being wasted on children and MAN is that the truth! It seems like every day there is a new skin condition that pops up in attempt to strike down our dreams of clear, youthful skin. I like to consider myself a bit of a human guinea pig, so I’ve tried my fair share of skincare products, treatments, etc. in attempt to get perfect skin as well as go after any issue I’m having on my face at the time. My main concerns are typically breakouts, oiliness and then I’m a huge proponent of anti-aging at any age so being preventative on that front is my jam.
I have been a proudly buzzed woman for about two years now, and shaving my head single handedly changed my life for the better. As a woman in our current social media and celebrity obsessed climate we are taught to care for our hair like a new baby, treating it to every super expensive hair mask, shampoo, and colour treatment going. Getting rid of all that showed me the woman that I was, and it made me feel fierce.
If you told me to slap myself in the face repeatedly with a zucchini to achieve glowy skin, I’d do it. Everyday.
When I first started dating my boyfriend (now husband), I was nervous of the first time he would see me naked. There were the usual insecurities and normal sense of vulnerability associated with being so exposed to someone for the first time, but there was an additional layer of worry for me.
Puberty is a nightmare for so many reasons, not least of which is the acne that inevitably comes with it. We all look forward to the day when our acne finally disappears, but what if it comes back in adulthood? Or worse, what if it never leaves? Some studies show that over 40 percent of men and women between the ages of 20 and 40 suffer from persistent acne.
African American women have always taken pride in their crown, which is our hair. According to the website Hype Hair, which promotes the latest hair trends for women of color, states that black women "spend nearly nine times more than our non-Black counterparts on ethnic hair and beauty products. Add in $473 million in total hair care, $127 million grooming aids and $465 million in skin care preparations, and we spend a whopping $1.1 billion on beauty annually." Other beauty brands are taking notice and are creating products specifically for women of color. The hot comb created by Annie Malone and later improved my Madame CJ Walker, African America's first self-made millionaire, is a staple in women of color's homes for centuries and decades. The hot comb is equivalent to a man's shave kit. It's one of the many stages that reflect womanhood. It's a comb that lays flat on top of the stove, and it heats up and combs through your hair to straighten. It was the go-to product before the flatiron existed.