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The Checkup: Beauty Products Worth Buying at Trader Joe’s 

• Trader Joe’s might be known for its frozen-foods aisles, but don’t knock the store’s beauty selection: Here, nine budget-friendly beauty items worth buying at Trader […]


5 Essential Natural Hair Care Tips from Philly Salon Owners

It’s no secret that women of color across the globe have been jumping on the #TeamNatural train and embracing their beautiful, all-natural curls and textures. But sometimes it […]


Shop Talk: The Nasty Reason You Need to Wash Your Pillowcase Right This Second

Serious question: When’s the last time you washed your pillowcase? If you’re not sure, you might want to get on that ASAP. Not only is […]


The Toxic Skincare Ingredients Hiding in Your Beauty Products

We’ve all heard the cautionary tales of secretly damaging ingredients in everything from your shampoo to your lipstick. But how are you supposed to discern […]


Shop Talk: How to Look Wide Awake Using This Beauty Trick

Monday morning, we meet again. Except this time, we found a simple trick to make you look like you got a full eight hours of […]


Shop Talk: 9 Secret Uses for Your Go-To Beauty Products

So we all know the conditioner-as-shaving-cream beauty trick, but did you know you can use red lipstick as concealer for your dark circles? True life. […]


ICYMI: How to Use Those Untouched Colors in Your Eyeshadow Palette

When you purchase eyeshadow palettes, there’s always a shade or two (or seven if you own any of the Naked palettes) that goes untouched. Here’s […]


5 Ways to Do Your Makeup in No Time at All

Between the low-key makeup-phobics and the fanatical makeup-queens lies a fairly large demographic that doesn’t get enough consideration: those who love makeup, yet have no time for […]


6 Philly Salons You Can Trust Wholeheartedly With Your Natural Hair

For women of color, getting our hair done at the salon is a gamble. Many upscale salons and spas often aren’t equipped to handle our unique hair needs […]


Pubic Hair Oil, Daily Blowouts and Lash Extensions: How We Are All Losing Our Minds When It Comes to Beauty Rituals

Something alarming is happening, and as with most things I find alarming or annoying, I blame Kim Kardashian. Lately, women—otherwise sane, relatively grounded women—have stopped […]


If You Can Never Find Your Foundation Color, Sephora Is About to Solve All Your Problems

For women of color, finding the perfect foundation shade can be a nearly impossible task. True, there’s long-time drugstore brands like Black Radiance and Black Opal, […]


How to Rock a ‘90s Brown Lip … in 2016

I was born in the 1991, and while many people would argue I’m too young to fully appreciate the decade, I beg to differ when it […]


Yikes: Lush Bath Bombs Are Dyeing People’s Skin and Hair Crazy Colors

Call it the month of the beauty product backlash. First, EOS – makers of those Easter egg-like lip balm balls – was thrown in the spotlight after […]


The 5-Product Makeup Routine That’ll Get You Out the Door in 5 Minutes

In my constant quest to pare down the makeup kit I bring everywhere, I’ve gotten things down to a science – or as close to one […]


Learn to Contour Like (Ugh, Fine) Kim Kardashian

  Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian has taken contouring – you know, when you strategically paint your face with various splotches of brown/taupe/white/bronze […]