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Serena Williams is a boss—and she’s a boss that continues to get body shamed for various reasons. Typically, she gets the b.s. because she’s the best tennis player in the world, unapologetically black, curvy and takes crap from no one. These are all reasons we admire her, but lately, I’ve realized a particular uptick in people/trolls […]

The air on airplanes can really do a number on your skin. It could get super oily or super dry. Be sure you take care of your face on your next plane trip. Try bringing any of these 8 items with you to help prep your skin and make sure you walk off that plane […]

We’ve complained over and over again about the heavy photoshop jobs that a lot of brands continue to use. It’s one of the reasons why we were so pressed to do our own un-retouched editorial, because women need to see fashion and women in a real way. Fashion and reality can coexist without making women look […]

I read a lot of Adele ‘news’ today, and it was basically a lot of fluff about how her recent (recent means last two) posts on Instagram feature the songstress not wearing makeup. Cue the gasp because apparently media outlets thought this needed to written about extensively enough to critique why she isn’t wearing makeup, […]

Glasses are one of our favorite accessories, but we totally get that you framed beauties can suffer from some serious struggles.  1. Foundation on the bottom of your frames Foundation is meant to stay on your face all day long, yeah? But sometimes a bit of it sneaks onto the bottom of your frames. Yikes! […]

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Get ready to log into your YouTube account and start subscribing to these talented beauty vloggers. Your beauty routine will become flawless after watching a handful of videos from each vlogger. 1. JustBrittanyH Brittany is a NYC-based makeup artist. Watch her videos for some fun makeup tutorials.   2. Kim Thai Kim’s glamorous makeup tutorials […]

Do you ever wonder who names different shades of makeup and nail polish? Here are eight that make me wonder for different reasons. 1. Yaassss Can you say, “Yaassss?” This Tarte lip paint ($20, Sephora) makes me want to say exactly that.   2. Better Than Sex The Better Than Sex mascara ($23, Too Faced) may […]

“You should really get a tan.” If I hear someone tell me this one more time, I think I’ll scream. Yes, I know I’m as pale as it gets, but why does that mean I need to get a tan? “It’s summer! You should get a tan,” and, “It’s winter, you should get a tan,” […]

Walmart recently identified eight hazardous chemicals to be removed from certain products on their shelves, including beauty products. Instead of worrying about hazardous chemicals the next time you pop into the store, here are 8 organic beauty buys to consider. 1. Cleansing gel Try this Avalon Organics Vitamin C Cleansing Gel ($7, Walmart) for a […]

Calling all beauty bloggers and vloggers: Do you want to be the next Beauty Director for the Kardashian apps? You’ve just got to win a reality TV show first. Kim Kardashian West will be the executive producer of a reality TV show pitting beauty bloggers against each other to win a spot to be that […]

Do you buy your makeup from drugstores? Was there a time where all your makeup was from drugstores? A good bargain is always nice, and that’s what you’ll get at drugstores. But what about the quality of products? Some are hits, like the ones below. 1. L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation This L’Oreal foundation ($13, L’Oreal) will […]