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.
Ladies, let's be honest. There are days when we don't have time to put on a full face of makeup. Some days we just don't feel like doing all that. So I have gathered every possible tip and trick to create The Beginner's Guide to The No Makeup Look. Let's jump right into it.
In the midst of the YouTube beauty gurus and make up tutorials, it's only normal for more and more artists feel comfortable enough to express themselves. You too can give full rein to your creativity and the best thing is you don't have to be a professional make up artist to do so. All you need is an open mind, perseverance and a need to have fun! These next makeup artists are poppin' on the inter-webs and you should definitely follow them for your daily dose of make-up inspiration. As James Charles would say, "Unleash your inner artist."
I've received three FabFitFun boxes so far and the most recent 2019 Spring Box has been my favourite so far by a landslide. With past boxes, I've received some things that I wouldn't necessarily get any use out of, so I would end up putting those items into a giveaway. I can honestly say that, with this box, I loved absolutely everything.
Hemp is considered as a super food by many nutritionists around the world, with some even panning it as the most nutritious of all. Today, the plant is starting to see a huge amount of love sent its way in the skincare world. Scientists are now revealing study after study proving that hemp is an incredibly healthy plant to incorporate into both your diet and skincare.
One of the most unavoidable truths about growing up is that we will all end up aging. Even the most beautiful supermodel will get wrinkles, lose skin elasticity, and start looking her age. It's bad news that you just need to learn to embrace.
My skin gave me a lot of grief, especially around my shoulders. I literally lived a life where another day meant another breakout—and honestly, I was so over it.