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3 Reasons Why I Don’t Bake

No, I’m not talking about a culinary task. I’m talking about the biggest craze in makeup application. It seems like once this tip left the drag world, it settled into the everyday makeup routine and staple Youtube video of beauty gurus. Baking gives a smoother (think porcelain doll) finish to the skin. It prevents under Read More

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Easy Steps To Travel On A Budget

So you’ve read BlackGirlZen’s post and chosen your destination, booked your transportation and accommodations, but what do you do while your there. And how do you stay within a reasonable budget? I’m here to help. Here is a list of the best ways to find cheap/ cost effective activities wherever you decide to go. Groupon Everybody Read More

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5 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

Oily skin can be tough to deal with, especially if you love wearing makeup. Here are my top picks for the best foundations for oily skin. 1. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra The priciest of the bunch at $47, but one of my holy grail products. If I want medium to full coverage that will last Read More

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Black Feminists and the “Not All Men” Brigade

If you spend as much time on social media as I do, especially in Black spaces, you’ve no doubt see the “battle of the sexes” arguments day in and day out. You’ve seen Black women calling out Black men on their trash behavior and Black men blaming women and “feminist” (pluralization purposely missing) for the Read More

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What’s In The Box

Today I will be telling you what is in the June box from Cocotique. Yes, June was forever ago, but I have a good reason why this is “late.” I bought the June box at Curlfest, the one highlight of my time there. So let’s dig in. DERMIS 8 Exfoliating Carrot Soap – DELUXE TRAVEL SIZE DOVE Dry Read More

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Why Curlfest Was Not At All What It Was Cracked Up To Be

I was so hype for Curlfest this year. It was my first time going and I had heard nothing but positive reviews. Alas, this may have just been my first and last time going. I don’t go to any event expecting the worst. I wholeheartedly wanted to love this display of #BlackGirlMagic. I wanted to come Read More

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Review: NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

I’ve been talking smack about all the videos on Instagram where beauty gurus are placing droppers of oil or foundation straight on their faces lately.  Because, WHY? But here I am in the elite group of people looking ridiculous in order to make a post. Y’all just can’t see how ridiculous. I finally caved and Read More

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Manic Episodes and New Makeup

Yesterday was a particularly productive day for me, besides being a holiday. Since I had just gotten back from a vacation and needed to reset my introvert batteries, I pretty much stayed in and did chores. I captured some great pics of my makeup while doing my laundry. Ordered my groceries. Got some work done, Read More

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When You Can’t Win For Losing

The past year has been an extremely trying time for me. Despite accomplishing some great things and strengthening many friendships, I’ve been teetering on the edge of a complete breakdown, but trying to hide it. This past Friday is the day that I finally broke. This will be a long story, but I hope that Read More

The Joys of Being A Black Woman

The Joys of Being A Black Woman *Insert Sarcasm Font*

I recently took a bit of a social media hiatus because of an especially trying week on both Twitter and Facebook. With defenders of Bill Maher saying n*gga and Bill Cosby rape apologists, my soul could bear no more and I had to take a step back. I titled this post what I did because Read More