Archive of ‘Beauty’ category

Black Opal Brand Refresh

Black Opal Mineral Matte Foundation Founded in 1994, Black Opal was one of the first brands to address the beauty needs for women of color. Further, the brand has enjoyed several key moments including Readers Choice in Essence Magazine as well as a recipient of the best in beauty from Allure. Additionally, Black Opal continues […]

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Dark And Lovely Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Dark and Lovely wrapped up NYFW by celebrating 45 years of trendsetting hair care.  Recognized as the first company to introduce hair color for black women, the brand continues to grow. Dark and Lovely offers a range of products including: relaxers, fade resistant color and the Au Naturale line. Additionally, the brand launched Dark and Lovely […]

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CND at Jeremy Scott F/W 2017

Jeremy Scott partnered with the CND creative team to create looks for his Fall/ Winter 2017 collection. The team included backstage coordinator Miss Pop and CND Co-founder & Style Director Jan Arnold. A classic red nail with a decidedly modern twist was the motivation for the show. Additionally, the nails included on trend, medium-length almond […]

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Edge Control For The Win

It’s August and though fall is on the horizon this is the hottest month of the year; if you’re natural like me than you know the struggle the humidity can have on your hair. I have quite honestly given up on rocking my ‘fro as I’m not partial to truly looking like Frederick Douglas. Instead, […]

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Style Item Of The Week- Claus Porto Soap

  I grew up in complete awe of everything my grandmother kept on her dresser and bathroom. Her dresser was beautifully adorned with bottles of perfume, lotions and creams. Her bathroom was equally as mesmerizing to me and I always loved the smell of her various bubble baths and soaps. My childhood fascination with well-packaged, […]

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Homemade Beauty

Beauty regimes are quite a personal affair and if you’re lucky some of your beauty routines have been passed down from a generation of mothers, sisters or aunties. I can remember sitting in my grandmothers kitchen with some mysterious “conditioner ” mix that included mayonnaise when I was a child. Needles to say I had […]

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#WCW Aja Naomi King

I have been crushing on Aja Naomi King from the moment I saw her on the Shonda Rhimes hit How To Get Away With Murder. Here’s how to re-create Kings’ Post-Oscars Vanity Fair look from celebrity stylist Larry Sims: Apply Smooth N’ Shine Instant Hair Polisher throughout the hair Using a 3/4 inch iron curl […]

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NYFW- Shea Moisture Backstage At Tracy Reese

Shea Moisture returned for the second year as the official hair sponsor for Tracy Reese’s runway show. Bok-Hee served as lead stylist for the show and she created an interesting combination of a sleek, classic chignon featuring textured bangs that provided a slightly wind blown effect. According to Bok-Hee the vision was to “keep the woman […]

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