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Here’s What We Know About The EWG Stamp and Why You Should Live By It

When it comes to clean beauty there are a lot of standards out there. There are rankings, ingredient lists, stamps, and seals. But when it comes down to it there is one that just outranks them all. That is the

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#BeautyTipTuesday: This is Why Facials Are Important (and needed)

What does it mean to have good clean skin in 2020? If you flip through the latest issue of Allure or browse the home page of your favorite blog or scroll down your YouTube page, it means you need a

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Here’s How You Should Be Cleaning Your Diamonds and Gold Jewelry at Home

‘Engagement season’ is really a thing, and during the holidays you should have noticed an unusual influx of diamonds and glowing couples on your feed. “The term ‘engagement season’ has been coined in the US, to mark the period when

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Hair Accessories For Every NYE Look

2019 was a big year for accessories and hair accessories, in particular, became trendy and popular again. It only makes sense since we are ending a decade of which ordinate hair accessories began. This year we saw bobby pins and

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5 Face Masks To Make Your Makeup Look Flawless

The benefits of a good skincare routine are no secret and for those who daily or occasionally wear makeup, a good skincare routine can make all the difference. Professional and amateur MUA’s know that the best way to start any

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10 Fragrances To Give and Get This Holiday Season

There is something so “holiday” about perfumes and colognes around this time of year. Maybe it’s nostalgic, I mean the holiday shopping in the fragrance section of department stores has been portrayed in almost every Christmas movie and Tv holiday

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Black Hair Appreciation- Celebrating the Wonders of Black Hair

Black Hair is good hair. There, I said it. That may be a difficult statement for some because of what we’ve been told is good hair. Let’s think about it, which hair is as versatile and durable as black hair?

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These Pampering Gifts Make Any Day Feel Like A Spa Day

It’s the season of gifts and gift-giving and you’re at a loss for what to get your friends and family. You could be safe and go with gift cards or be practical and go with hats, scarves, socks etc. While

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Here’s How We’re Preparing Our Skin For The Winter

As warmer weather fades into frigid temperatures and low humidity, it is essential to not only update your wardrobe but to switch up your skincare routine. Our skin craves consistency, so when factors like temperature and the elements around us

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The Influence of B.A.P.S on Long Nails

Ok let’s talk nails. The nail industry has been lit for the better part of 2019 and that’s a fact. Thanks to rappers like Cardi B, Meg Thee Stallion and celebs/models the world was reintroduced to long acrylic nails but

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The Anti-Pollution Beauty Products You Need

We all know what pollution does to the environment, but have you ever thought about how it affects our skin? Air pollution caused by cars and city smog can do a number on our skin and cause serious long-term effects

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8 Benefits of Lymphatic Massages

Everyone knows to do some form of stretching or massage rolling before and after a workout. Trainers and professional athletes all over the world aren’t doing it for fun, they won’t treat it like an option, and for good reason.

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Why Charcoal is the new Kale

There has been a lot of buzz about charcoal over the last few years. From charcoal shampoo, to face washes and masks, to charcoal cocktails and now toothpaste. It seems like the activated charcoal ingredient is everywhere and in everything

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VASHTIE’S MUSIC FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS FOR LOLLAPALOOZA 2019, HERE’S WHAT’S IN HER SUPREME FANNY PACK

Vashtie is bringing her New York charm to Chicago for this year’s Lollapalooza. It’s a weekend full of live music, good vibes and dancing in the sun. Fun fact, this is a first for her, as she’s never been to

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Your Clean Beauty Routine For The Summer In 4 Products

Finding the perfect mix of products for that “summer-time glow” can be tough. Most of us want that naturally dewy look with the use of the least amount of products. It’s too hot to be covered in oily products! Looking

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#BEAUTYTIPTUESDAY: Skin Rejuvenation From Live+Live Organic & Raw Skincare Products

We all want that perfect glowing skin, right? So, how do we get it without using chemicals that weren’t made for our skin? Most of the chemicals in these products are hard to read or even pronounce, so how do

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LIFE: DJ’ING For The New CoverGirl Flagship Store In NYC

Last week, Vashtie had an easy, breezy, and beautiful time spinning for New York’s hottest brick-and-mortar, the new CoverGirl flagship store in Times Square. The 2-story flagship was spectacular and filled with the latest and greatest technology. When you walk

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#BeautyTipTuesday: Vashtie’s Evening Makeup Essentials For A Go-To Glam Look

Getting glammed up is a major part of Vashtie’s day to day as a DJ and model. From photo shoots to gigs and appearances her glam squad always pulls up to ensure that her face is beat to perfection. However,

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My Top 5 Stand Out Nail Trends

One of the ways I show my personality is with nail art. Nails are the perfect accessory and it is always fun to experiment with different styles. Getting your nails done can even be super relaxing and it is also

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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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#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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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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