Black Skin Is Beautiful In Every Shade

July 15, 2014 You Are Beautiful
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After avoiding it for nearly two years, I finally watched the documentary Dark Girls. I’d been putting it off because I didn’t want to get upset. I didn’t want to watch something that would only remind me of the strong impact colorism has had in my world. Even now when I type my own name […]

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New Shoes, Beauty Products Or That Amazing Infomercial Steam Mop?

June 12, 2014 Love + Life
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Todo, we are not in Kansas anymore. Actually we left a long while ago. The reality of it all – the reality that we’re now somewhere in between Real Life, GA and It’s Going Down Whether You Want To Go Along Or Not, FL – is serious. The reality of getting older and quite enjoying […]

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Panties For Every Occasion

June 9, 2014 Beauty
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As women, we tend to care about our underwear, even when it is not being shown. Underwear can express our moods, show where we are heading, and boost our confidence. We have panties for every occasion. For the girl’s night out, landing a new job, or even running random errands. Our collection of panties may […]

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Your Next Manicure Inspo: Painting The Underside Of Your Nails

June 8, 2014 Makeup
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Some have called it the Christian Louboutin of manicures – a bold streak of the hottest red nail polish you can find painted on the underside of your nails. But, if you’re open to other colors like we are (can you just imagine a gold glitter painted on the underside) you can just request that […]

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Got Yourself A Gun: Talking All That Sh*t Online

June 6, 2014 Love + Life
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Here we go again. Remember a few months ago when I mentioned an incident when someone left mean comments about me on Instagram? Here’s a little refresher if you need it. That particular episode concerned my body. This new one concerns my face. One really awesome woman posted a photo of me laughing and said that she […]

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Jergens Shea Beauty Oil Body Luminizer

June 2, 2014 Skin Care
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How To Be A Calm, Collected Goddess When Life Gets Messy

May 26, 2014 You Are Beautiful
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There’s always going to be something going on with you or with someone you love. If you’re not distracted by your own problems, maybe you feel heavy with all the dysfunction in the world around you. Maybe you didn’t wash clothes this weekend and you have to wear your ugly bra or your uncomfortable panties […]

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm

May 25, 2014 Makeup
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Give me that warm summer glow! I definitely have a thing for bronzed, dewy skin. It’s tantalizing and a bit naughty like a Bond girl walking on the beach with the water still glistening on her body. You know she’s dangerous, but she’s smoking hot! Well unless you’ve been overdosing on sunshine already, your skin […]

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Stephanie Edwards, Owner, LoosEnds Vintage Décor

May 23, 2014 On Beauty
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“I sometimes hate to define myself because I am forever evolving, but I am a woman who loves dreaming. I’ve always lived in my head and imagined all the wonderful, beautiful and limitless possibilities of life. And life in my mind almost mirrors my life today with some exceptions. I believe anything is possible, I’m […]

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Paris’ Fitness And Health Journey Pt. 1: The (Jogging Fail) Revelation

May 22, 2014 Health
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Picture this, it was clear and sunny Friday morning. All my dreams were sweet and I wake up to freshly brewed coffee. I take a sip on my porch. Ahhhhhh. The air was crisp, the birds were chirping, and I have a thought, a good thought. I decided to take a run on a trail […]

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Sometimes I Am Not A Strong Black Woman

May 19, 2014 You Are Beautiful
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A few weeks ago, I went to judge a Youth Poetry slam at the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the Lower East Side of New York City. I’m always amazed at the thoughts of our young people and how powerful spoken word and story telling is. It’s refreshing and inspiring to hear teenagers tell stories […]

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The Easy At-Home Korean Foot Mask For Soft Summer Feet

May 16, 2014 Skin Care
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It’s sandal weather. I hope you’ve got your pretty little feet ready for opened-toed shoes and jeweled sandals. Oh, you don’t! Let me guess, the last time you got a pedicure was Labor Day 2013. Shame on you. Aaaaaa! Just the sight of your feet would make a grown man scream. The layers of dead […]

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Your Terminal Length Ain’t Like Mine: Understanding Your Own Hair Growth

May 16, 2014 Hair
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You’ve been natural for umpteen years and can’t understand why you don’t have longer hair. You use the best products, employ a low manipulation regimen, despise permanent hair color and avoid heat like the plague and yet you haven’t the luxurious long locks of your hair crush who has been natural for just as long. […]

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On Learning The Art Of Patience And Waiting With A Purpose

May 12, 2014 Love + Life
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It’s one of those things that is a need in life, not a want. Patience is required for dealing with that person in front of you at Starbucks who doesn’t know what they want and asks the barista about everything. It’s also required for the person who knows exactly what they want and proceed to […]

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Mother’s Day Makeup Up Treats (Because You Forgot Her Gift)

May 12, 2014 Love + Life
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Mother’s day was Sunday. And as you read this you may be thinking, “I knew that but I didn’t and I kinda forgot.” Of course your mom told you she was okay that you didn’t go all out and book her a trip to Rome, but we know you feel a little guilty that in […]

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Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad By Waris Dire

May 9, 2014 In Print
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With the recent attack and kidnapping of almost three hundred Nigerian school girls, we’ve been thinking more and more about how our society and world values women. Our value is a topic that Waris Dirie covers so well in her autobiographical memoir, Desert Flower. Though Waris is from Somalia and has become one of the […]

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