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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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#BeautyTipTuesday: DIY Skin and Hair Care

Knowing the ingredients in your products is essential – most beauty products are chock full of chemicals , and many of these can cause cancer or illness. With skin and hair care reaching an all time popularity, learning to make your

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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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Wellness Wednesdays: Here’s How I Started Getting More Sleep & You Can Too!

  We all know how important sleep is, right? It allows your body to recharge from being on the go all day. Earlier this year, I challenged myself to sleeping challenge to allow myself to recoup and start each day fresh.

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#BeautyTipTuesday: 8 Vacation Beauty Essentials Every Girl Needs

Every girl needs a vacation right? When packing clothing, knock yourself out but your beauty routine on vacation can surely be simplified, because we already know that overweight luggage fees are just intolerable. Keep in mind, simple doesn’t need to

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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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8 Natural Deodorants

    There are endless reasons to buy natural deodorant but the most commonly discussed is that they don’t include aluminum. Aluminum which is found in most antiperspirants inhibits the natural and healthy function we call sweating. There are many

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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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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Shed The Layers With DIY Sugar Scrub

It’s safe to say winter is gone for good. As we continue to box last season’s infinity scarves and sweaters in exchange for sundresses–and soon–short shorts and mini skirts, it’s also time reassess the health of our skin. After months of hibernation, perhaps

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Solace Sunday: DIY Bath Salt Recipes

Whether you believe it or not, taking time to pamper yourself with taking a long warm bath has more benefits than just relaxation. In fact, any physical or mental ailment I may be having at the time, I turn to

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: The Benefits of Rose Water & How To Make Your Own

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. The season when the sun shines and flowers bloom is upon us. I don’t know how we lasted an entire winter without them, but we manage to push through every year.

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Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Solves All Your Beauty Problems

We all know the benefits of a great facemask: deep cleansing, glowing skin and a little bit of relaxation. But when there are so many choices to choose from, you need a favorite go to and nothing works like Aztec

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Behind On Make-up Trends? Get Your Brows Right With These Beauty Hacks And Tutorials

First off, if you’re blessed and have naturally thick eyebrows, this may not apply to you. However, this post will not only stress the importance of adding extra color to your brows, but finding a shape that fits your face.

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Eight Tips For The Winter Battle Against Chapped Lips

With the harsh winds of winter’s chill stripping the moisture from our skin, we all can relate to the battle of dealing with chapped lips. And because our pouts are the most sensitive part of our skin, they’re the most

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Doin’ It Well: Fight The Bite Of Winter With This Avocado Glow Mask

Whether you’re getting ready for a hot date tonight or just looking for a quick pick me up to fight the bitter winter cold, this avocado glow mask is just what you need! This time of year tends to be the

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The Brilliance of Brazil’s Afro Hair Movement

Brazil has the largest black population outside of Africa, and it is no secret that there is a palpable division between color and class in the country. Sadly, the concept of racism and class-ism is nothing new to us, but

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Make Sure Your Curls Never Loose Moisture

Before you can begin to style your curls, you must ensure that it is full of moisture. With the cold weather it’s very easy for our hair to become dry and brittle. During the summer time, it’ll soak up the vitamin

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Rina Sawayama is a Glittery R&B Bad Ass

With all of the grime heat coming out of London right now, it’ easy for other’s to fall under the mainstream radar.  Rina Sawayama is a Cambridge educated, Niigata-born, and R&B inspired artist shattering Asian beauty standards and musical normalcy.

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WATCH: At Home with Vashtie – Makeup Essentials

Whether your usual makeup routine takes 5 minutes or 3 hours, I’ve personally always liked to keep mine nice and simple – and by simple, I don’t just mean fast and easy. When I decide to wear makeup, I love

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MILK Makeup – An Indie Girl’s Must-Have Beauty Collection

Written by contributor: Dina Cook February 8, 2016 marks the launch date of MILK Makeup. Yes, that’s MILK as in the unstoppable and perpetually cool creative content and media company! Making their debut in the beauty world, the team of

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WATCH: At Home with Vashtie – Skincare Essentials

I’ve always focused on the importance of taking care of myself. From taking daily vitamins to my love affair with veggies, each day I strive to exercise habits and practices that will preserve my body and appearance. As a girl

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NEWS: 5 THINGS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW

Solange got married! A new, floating public park will be built in New York’s Lower West Side! (COMPLEX) 6 Beauty Uses for Lemons (ELLE.COM) Azealia Banks is hosting a remix contest for her single “Chasing Time” (COMPLEX) 16 Fiber-Packed Foods

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BEAUTY: Vashtie’s 5 Step Organic Beauty Regimen x Luzern Labs, Dr. Alkaitis & Be Natural Organics

I should start off by saying, I am not an expert in this field. A few short years ago, I was literally using bar soap or whatever was in the shower to wash my face. I’m cringing at my history

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