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6 Steps to Maintaining Natural Hair in the Winter

Maintaining the appearance and health of naturally curly hair can be a task. Knowing when to moisturize, how often, washing it enough or washing it too little, all can be less than ideal. Especially in the winter, where the weather

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Keeping Your Hair Tight Inside And Outside The Gym

We’ve all been there: body goals are on the agenda, but you don’t want to mess up your hair.  This is sure to slow down your progress, because who really wants to sweat out their new hairstyle? No one. So

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Vashtie x Morgan Lane – Vlad Inspired Sleeping Mask

Whether you’re looking for 20 minutes of meditation, a full nights rest or a cat nap, the easiest way to fall asleep is with pure isolation. Our Downtown Sweetheart teamed up with Morgan Lane for a limited edition sleep mask

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FKA twigs continues to innovate with Instagram magazine

FKA Twigs is an artistically diverse creative and a powerhouse of a performer. The English singer, songwriter, director, and dancer was first widely recognized when she released her projects  EP1 and EP2 in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Her debut studio

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#WCW : These are the Nail Artists you Need to Know

I can be pretty formulaic in how I wear my hair and because I’m always pressed for time, I somehow end up wearing the same jeans, tee, and sneaker combination. But ever since high school when it was mandatory that

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Mariah Carey x M.A.C. Line Dropping This Month

M.A.C.’s holiday collections tend to have us all scuttling through our wallets. 2017’s collection in partnership with Mariah Carey is called “M.A.C. Snow Ball” and the name couldn’t be more adequate for the amount of glow the brand is sprinkling

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#BeautyTipTuesday: 5 Ways To Wear Fenty Beauty Match Stix

Diversity is the theme of Rihanna’s new makeup line, Fenty Beauty. The multi-faceted pop star made headlines earlier this month for achieving what many makeup brands struggle to do: create products that work on every skin tone. However, the shade

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[closed] GIVEAWAY: NARS Audacious Collection

Your lipstick collection deserves an upgrade and we’re here to give it to you. We’ve teamed up with NARS to give one lucky winner the Audacious Collection for Fall 2017. The lip colors include Vibeke, Aya, Dayle Louise, Linda and

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K-Care: The Ultimate Guide to Korean Skincare

Late august of 2015, I made my way through JFK Airport, this long and sleep-less flight would soon land me in South Korea. What was supposed to only be 6 months of teaching English in an elementary school, turned into

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Rihanna Alters Makeup Norms with 40 Foundation Shades in New Line Fenty Beauty

Last week, Rihanna teased makeup lovers with her new venture into the cosmetic world, “Fenty Beauty” on her social media accounts. Her campaign ads on her Instagram foster the multiplicity of her brand releasing on September 8th at Sephora retail

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Naturally Me: Tips & Tricks For Natural Hair Care

“Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor”  In today’s day in age, more than ever, we as a society have seemed to embrace beauty in all shapes and forms. Going natural is a big epidemic and although some

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The Scoop On Caring For Color-Treated Hair

There comes a time in your natural hair journey where you just want to switch up your look. Some of us opt for a cool haircut, while others dive into the world of hair color. For the later, this can

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BEAUTY: The Cost of Coverage

  As the biggest consumers on the market black women have the hardest time finding products to fit our complexion. We back everything up that we see fit. We set trends and dictate pop culture. We’re the biggest influencers so

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Bahi Cosmetics: A Black Woman-owned beauty brand you need in your collection

Danielle Bahi was tired of seeing Black women placed in a specific category by so many beauty brands, so she created her own line that caters to everyone. Bahi Cosmetics launched during summer 2016 and is black woman owned. Bahi,

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#BeautyTipTuesday: The Truth About Sleeping With Make Up On

After a long night of curving men in the club, 9 times out of 10, you’re too tired to wipe your make up off. Your powder is now soaked into your face, one of your lashes are falling off and

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Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty Receives Major Backlash From Beauty Community

Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian West is a force to be reckoned with. She almost single-handedly ushered in the era of being famous for being famous, and keeps the money rolling in with her multiple business endeavors. Earlier

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BeautyTipTuesday: The At-Home Mani/Pedi

There’s no better feeling than getting your nails done. It’s the icing on the cake to your perfect look and honestly, shiny or matte polish just gives you a better quality of life (so we think.) When you’re on the

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#VASHTIEVITALS: IS CELERY JUICE A MAGIC MEDICINAL CURE-ALL? I’M ABOUT TO SEE!

So, as I have been on my wellness and holistic journey since the age of 12 – I like to share all the gems of wisdom I am learning along the way. I recently started following the work and teachings

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Simple Face Spritzes For Trouble Skin!

Lets face it: everyone has skin problems. While clean eating and clean products help a lot, there always seems to be something going on with your skin. Thankfully there are simple, natural solutions to just about every skin ailment around. Face

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Glam Spin Fidget Spinners add a new spin on beauty

  You’ve tried a fidget spinner, admit it. You were curious about how it worked and you tried it and now you can’t stop spinning it at your desk when your boss isn’t looking. Well, Glamspin, creatively added a new

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: 3 Homemade Deep Conditioners For Curly Hair

  You woke up this morning with dry and brittle hair because you were too cute to put your satin bonnet or scarf on last night. Usually, we’d let you suffer, but the VashtieDotCom team always has your back with

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: How To Get A Natural Summer Glow

Summer is in full effect in New York City and we wanted to give you a couple pointers on how to achieve a natural glow, while staying safe in the sun from head to toe. *Cues “Glow” by Drake ft. Kanye

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BEAUTY TIP TUESDAY: Moisturizers For Summer Skin

Skincare is important year-round, but summer gives us a few more things to be concerned about. During the warmer months, it’s important to keep your skin moisturized as well as protected from the sun in order to prevent sun damage

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BEAUTY TIP TUESDAY: Activated Charcoal Is Nature’s Healer

Activated charcoal is a hidden gem that is slowly but surely making it’s name in the health and beauty industry. The molecules in charcoal act as magnets, pulling all negative toxins from whatever it touches. This makes it an amazing product to

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FITNESS FRIDAY: Apple Watch 2 vs. Fitbit Charge 2

At this day and age, we are at the peak of technology and mindfulness. Many people are becoming more aware of their health. Both eating healthy and working out to improve overall health is amazing, but can also be overwhelming. That’s

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Beauty Tip: Our Top 10 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands

Makeup is a part of our daily routine, but do you ever consider what it takes to get it into your hands in the morning? Mindfulness is something big I’m trying to keep in consideration, and one thing I have

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Nudes Anyone? Must Have Lipstick Staple

Nude lipstick is a makeup must have. Whether you’re going glam or doing the bare minimum, there’s always a need for a nude lip. For women of color, finding your perfect nude can be a pain. Not to worry, our

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