Being able to connect with Whitney was much more enjoyable than I’d even imagined. I was looking forward to delving a little deeper into her life as a mother, wife and business woman and as I anticipated, during our conversation, her spirit unfolded over the hours revealing a woman who is authentically sincere and kind. I meet lots of amazing women, who in their own right inspire me as well, but the wisdom, humor, humility and unabashed candor and poise that she embodies all at once delivered a refreshing melange. I agree that Whitney is the same person as “Naptural” is online as she liked to point out, but there is something more there, possibly something even she does not see. I think it was those moments of being able to feel her ‘it’ that made me proud to spend time and share space with a woman who also feverishly seeks out seeing the ‘it’ in other women too. READ MORE

Miss Monae has decided to give us a summer jam by the title of "Yoga" that is very mainstream and we ain't mad at it. Everybody got a little club banger deep down in them.
By taking your favorite pair of denim from the store straight to the tailor before you start wearing them make for a pair of jeans that fit your body and booty like a glove.

You want to lift and separate? There is a drugstore mascara for you. Want to plump and add volume? There’s a tube for that too. Some of the best drugstore mascaras rival high end brands because they are made in the same factories or by the same parent company. Take L’Oreal and Lancôme for example. No matter what you want, there’s little chance you can’t find it or a combination of it at the drugstore. Depending on what you’re looking for, you may be able to buy just one tube or double it up with a couple different brands to get the lashes you like best. READ MORE

Drugstore red lipstick is nothing to shake a stick at. Drugstore reds can deliver with beautiful, highly pigmented color and smooth texture pay off comparable to or exceeding what some department store brands offer. Despite the fact that they come shrink wrapped or taped to high heaven (we’ve all had that: Is this a CD or tube of lipstick, because I can’t tell right now, moment), they are worthy of your time and and that extra few minutes trying to get them open without breaking a nail. READ MORE

So you've got what, like a gazillion bottles of “frizz serums” laying around and you still like you stuck your finger in an electrical outlet? It could be because you’re applying your products wrong. Try this approach instead.

Some of the best drugstore hair masks are just as good if not better than some salon and name brand hair masks. Your local drugstore is a treasure trove of deep conditioning goodness to treat whatever ails your natural hair from dryness, heat styled one too many times, color-treated needs to mature natural hair. If you are a little hard on your hair and need some deep treatment therapy, snatch up one of these hair masks for your hair. READ MORE

We've vetted out some of the best drugstore face primers out there. Depending on your skin care needs--mature skin to dry or acne prone, there is something for everyone.




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