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#BeautyTipThursday: Lip Masks

Our lips are important and we should treat them with such respect. Our lips are responsible for framing our smiles, and for some people it can be their most coveted feature on their face. As beloved as our lips are

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How To Perfect Your Dewy Summer Makeup Look

Given that Fenty Beauty’s Body Lava retails for $59 at Sephora and has a resale value upwards of $90, not all of us can easily achieve Rihanna’s full-body dewy perfection. However, given that summer is right around the corner, it’s

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#BeautytTipTuesday: Beat the Heat: Fighting Chub-Rub

Summer is officially here in full force, and although New York’s spike in temperature is much appreciated, with it comes sweating, rubbing, sunburn, and all sorts of unwelcome threats to your skin. The worst of all is chafing, better known as

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#SelfCareSunday Travel Edition: Keep Your Skin Poppin’ Even On Vacation

Vashtie just touched down from a work trip in the Bahamas. Traveling is a major part of Vashtie’s career as a DJ, model, influencer, and filmmaker. She has been all over the world, from the Bahamas to Paris to Los

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The Many Ways You Can Incoporate Coconut Oil Into Your Life

Our beloved coconut oil comes from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts. Due to its high saturated fat content coconut oil has a long shelf life, lasting up to six months without spoiling. Coconut oil can be found in

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Some Blue For Your Lids

If you’ve been scrolling through make up tutorials and have been seeing a particular color often, don’t fret! The color blue is finally getting some shine, on your lids that is. Remember when last year’s eye look focused on rose

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Aaliyah’s newest posthumous beauty collaborations

Singer and actress Aaliyah passed away in 2001 at the age of 22. She was poised, mysterious and had a unique tomboy style in an era of crop tops and slip dresses. She only completed three studio albums, but the

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Jhene Aiko’s Skincare Secrets

Our skin is one of our most prized possessions and we always want to make sure it is on point and glowing for the GAWDS! We are forever on the lookout for the best skin care products and routines to

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#SelfcareSunday: Sephora Almond Foot Mask

Like most people I spend a lot of time on my feet. I spend a number of hours at work on my feet and I’m always walking somewhere, plus city blocks seem endless. The only time I think about my

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#WomanCrushinItWednesday: Karrueche Tran

It’s safe to say we’ve taken the word “woman” to an entire new level. “The Woman” is fearless, strong, elegant, and task-oriented in 2018 and at VashtieDotCom, we’re here for it. On Wednesdays we celebrate not only a woman we’re

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DIY Braids: Revisit Vashtie’s Jumbo Box Braids tutorial

This season, it’s all about protective styles. Whether you’re rocking the lemonade braids for Spring Break, medium braids to class, or cornrows straight to the back, braids are the go-to for protective styles. The best thing about braids is that

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Anti-Pollution Beauty Products

Living in a big city such as New York City can take a toll on your beauty. Not only do you want to look cute, but you also have to mindful about protecting your face. Air pollution is not just

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Diversity In The Beauty Industry Advocate Nyma Tang Will Be Launching Her Own Custom Lipstick With M.A.C Cosmetics

The history of lack of representation in the beauty industry has been a hot topic lately. With the drop of a line like Fenty Beauty, that to almost every skin type and color known to man a lot of us

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Tiny Sunglasses are IN

Sunglasses are always an added statement piece to give an outfit a complete lewk. We have seen celebrities make these glasses their signature pieces. Coming into 2018 we have been able to see which ones are the trendy go-tos for

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Here’s Why You Need a Microcurrent Facial at SB Skin NYC

Trust us, dry, aged,  is not the wave in 2018 and the best way to get you right, especially in the new year is facials. Now, I know what you’re thinking: I can just buy something over the counter at

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#SelfCareSunday: My Favorite Facial Mask Costs $80 & the Importance of Wellness Routines

Around this time last week, I was preparing for my Black Friday splurge on what is now the most vital purchases in this current stage of my life – beauty, hair and skincare products. Although I am not a firm

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Facial Serums 101 : What you need to know

As if formulating a skin care routine was not hard enough due to the wide range of choices of just a face wash, we are starting to see a rise in the (marketing) use of facial serums. And while facial

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The Key to Washing Your Face Without Damage

Since I was young, I’ve thought of myself as a bit of a skin guru. I was always obsessed with the creams and serums that my mom would use on her skin and would beg her to let me use

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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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