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Written By : Denise Del Russo We’re all guilty!  At one time or another we’ve been too tired to take off our makeup and wind up just going to sleep. But is sleeping with makeup on really that bad? Yes, yes it is. And I’ll tell you three reasons why. 1.Wrinkles At night, our skin, […]

January 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM

They say that we have a tendency to change our hair when we’re desperate for a change or when something super stressful happens – like a breakup. I concur. I’ve sported so many different hairstyles and hair colors that I’ve lost count. Life gets too stressful? I run to my hairdresser. New Year? New hair! […]

January 17, 2017 at 8:06 AM

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will […]

January 15, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Written by Morgan Ruth McTiernan 2016 witnessed the dawning of a new era of beauty where the shift behind it is acceptance. That is, accepting everyone has differing perceptions of beauty. Movements and projects helmed by body positivity activists and both curve and straight sized models are calling for change. This is happening all over the […]

It’s time for me to be brutally honest. As much as I hate to admit it (and I hate even more to tell people), I suffer from scalp psoriasis. Being a part-time model with full-time NYC hustle, I’m sure you can imagine how this cramps my style to say the very least. I’m always wondering […]

When I had my clothing line I was inspired by modern women. I called them the Modern Day Warrior Princesses. To me, that means today’s girl. She is the definition of a modern woman and as such is: Confident Dynamic Humane Compassionate Unstoppable Unlike the generation of our mothers, grandmothers and the women before them, […]

Start the new year with a female friendly Instagram feed. Support your local girl gang, find a community and surround yourself with the girl bosses, feminist, creative and lady loving women who are breaking the status quo by making all of us feel beautiful, powerful, sexy and in control.  Update and curate that IG feed and add these. Here […]

People have a tendency to say that in order to love others properly, you need to love yourself first. That concept blew my mind, because I didn’t understand it at all. It also didn’t help that I was a bit of a cynic. Not that I wanted to be, but I’ve been burnt so many […]

January 11, 2017 at 8:03 AM

What female doesn’t love to take care of their skin? There is a vast marketplace out there for skin care products, and we eat it up. We love to have soft, supple skin and if we can smell good while rocking good skin, it’s even better! Unfortunately, in a lot of those lovely purple and […]

January 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM

As I pack for my upcoming birthday trip to London (and this trip is a bit of a sensitive subject, as my last few birthdays have been sent spectacularly sideways by the boyfriend of the particular moment) I am absentmindedly scrolling through my closet while re-living past birthdays.  Scrolling through my favorite pieces it occurs […]

Let the games begin! It is officially award season with the Golden Globes kicking it off this weekend. Celebs have already started their beauty prep to look totally glam on the red carpet this weekend. As a long time tv style expert I have all the insider secrets to how they are getting ready. It’ starts with […]

In today’s world, there are about a thousand different paths a woman can take to reveal her inner beauty. With society continually setting high standards of beauty for us all, this can often give companies and industries the freedom to capitalize upon our insecurities as a means of making money. But with so many commercials, […]

January 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Drake said it best in his song Over. It may at first sound selfish, but it is the essence of more love and happiness in your life and the world. “Do you boo” in all your glory. Wear what you feel incredible in. Get fit for your health. Go live big. Cliche as it may […]

September 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM

In terms of body posi IG pages, unless you’re living under a rock, chances are you follow our girls @IAmIskra, @NourishAndEat, @ItsRachaelForster, @TheAshleyGraham, @CrystalRenn, etc. Surrounding yourself with body love can be a great way to take back the power that “thinspiration” pages and body bullies have attempted to take away. Here are just a […]

Apparently, these guys would. These three black men came out of their faces to say they’d never date black women. Now, if you don’t want to date black women, that’s your loss. You could miss out on the love of your life by saying that you don’t want to date someone who is a specific […]

September 19, 2016 at 8:37 AM

YouTube beauty blogger Rachel Levin just posted a beautiful video reminding us to be conscious of how we talk about our selves and our own bodies. As People Magazine reported this weekend, her video, entitled “I Am Ugly,” features Levin criticizing her own “flaws” while looking in the mirror. A young version of herself the […]

Tiziana was 31 years old with an entire life ahead of her, but that has ended due to the world of slut shaming. Yes, it is true that Tiziana had a choice. She sent a video of her having sex to her ex-boyfriend, presumably thinking that he would keep it to himself. That was a […]

The lovely human being that is Gina Susanna of Nourish and Eat is an important new part of the Riot. She is taking your questions about pretty much everything BoPo. Props to you all for asking such amazing ones, and feel free to drop new ones below! xx What is your exercise/nutrition plan?? How do […]

September 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM

“Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me” -Quincy Jones. I love this quote; it’s a quote I wished I had heard in my teens. Your worth and validity as a person has absolutely nothing to do with someone else’s opinion of you. When we overcome our anxieties and self-doubts, the […]

Trigger warning: this post contains language about rape, sexual assault, and may not be recommended for certain readers. The beautiful and constantly entertaining Gabrielle Union opened up about her own rape this morning in the LA Times to discuss a culture of consent that is non-existent in America. This essay is so perfectly timed as […]

If you’re a millennial who is into food, you have probably heard of Spoon University. What’s super exciting, is that they released an email ad that is totally celebrating women of all shapes and sizes. Vegan foodie, Allie Fenwick, wrote the article, and we’re obsessed. First of all, shout out to you Allie. Not just […]

will be the first person to say I LOVE the Bridget Jones films. How could you not? The main character, played by Renee Zellweger, is relatable and lovable. Like many women, and unlike many leading ladies in film, she is not a sample size and is not perfectly made up at all times. In fact, […]

August 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM

There is a major double standard in Hollywood when it comes to aging celebrities. Male actors not only land roles, but leading roles, in films at any and every age. Female actors, on the other hand, rarely land lead roles in feature films over the age of forty. If they do, aging is part of […]

In a night full of glitz and glamour (Rihanna’s amazing purple lip, anyone?), one beautiful lady decided to go completely makeup-free. Alicia Keys set a different standard on Sunday evening, and we are here for it 100%. We ready… #VMAs A photo posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on Aug 28, 2016 at 5:35pm PDT Alicia […]

Over recent years, there has been talk of a new form of eating disorder sweeping college campuses. Last week CBS New York reported that, according to NEDA, “drunkorexia” is a common and dangerous issue amongst college students. Due to the many pressures to lose weight and stay thin, as well as the common fear of […]

ICYMI, Drake gave the perfect speech to give Rihanna the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award last night. In typical internet fashion, everyone is trying to find fault with him being real about how he feels, but they’re missing something major. The VMAs are always an interesting event, but this year was definitely made by Drake’s […]

Blake Lively has always been one of those oddly-perfect celebrities to me. She has great long hair, clear skin, overall put together look (even if it is a bit predictable), but she looks effortlessly chic no matter what – which is all any woman wants without trying so hard to do so. After having her […]

We spend so much time trying to look younger or hide our age. But what happens in the end? We get older anyway. We age no matter what. So what’s the big deal and why’s there so much pressure to look young? Actress Courteney Cox spoke out about looking youthful in Hollywood and that pressure […]

August 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM

As I sit at the Box talking to all the girls about wanting to lose weight, wishing we had legs like Clare or abs like Ali and generally just wishing our gains would be noticeable like yesterday, I started to think about all the girls at training.  Every single one of us is on some […]

Can you remember the worst period pain you’ve ever felt? For me, I woke up one morning and couldn’t get out of bed. I was laying in the fetal position, clutching my stomach and wailing out in pain. Periods are different for each lady out there. Whether you: never get them, rarely get them, always […]

The bedrock of fashion is trends, from the flappers of the Twenties, to the mod darlings of the Sixties, bell-bottom disco divas of the Seventies and the list goes on and on. These trends were played out in clothes, hairstyles, make-up and yes, body types. As a result of social and economic changes, different body […]

If you haven’t seen Jule McNamara around on our pages, consider this your introduction. This college freshman embodies all of the feminist, body positive power that we wish we had at 18. She is quite literally goals when it comes to freedom, self love, and acceptance. Young women are often the most affected by the […]

I don’t know about you, but if someone told me lice would help solve hair-loss problems, I’d think twice. However, salons in Dubai have been collecting damaged hair to grow and sell lice to treat hair loss. What?! The salons who were doing this have been warned, but I guess it all started because scammers would […]

August 19, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Your butt needs a lot of things. It needs to be stretched so your muscles don’t tense, it needs a good pair of jeans that’ll worship it in its current state of somewhere between pancake and bubble, and it needs pizza, but it does not need a contouring palette. So what on earth was Cosmopolitan […]

August 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM

I never understood why people were so ashamed about going to see a: psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, counselor or shrink. I guess when I look at it from a personal point of view, I understand why people are shy when it comes to telling others they need help. I have a really hard time asking for help. […]

Seriously, we need no extra reasons to love Adele. She’s real, majorly talented, and has gotten us through pretty much every breakup ever while making us realize we’re way too good for our exes. Basically, she’s the singing bestie every girl dreams of. So enter another reason to love her royal fabulousness. How many celebrities […]