NYC Event Spotlights Beauty Brands for Black Women

On Sunday, August 13th, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a small trade show that is dedicated to spotlighting up-and-coming indie brands that cater to black women. Instead of writing a long blog post of the cool brands that were on display, I created a video with highlights of the show. Check it out on my…

Mixed Race Couples on Marriage and Raising Kids in America

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision, Brides.com released a series of videos featuring multicultural couples discussing race, marriage and raising a mixed family in America. “People are like oh a black lady with a white-looking child, she’s probably not the mom, she’s probably the babysitter or the nanny,” said…

Empire Actress Serayah McNeill Fronts Multicultural Hair Brush Line

Actress Serayah McNeill will be the face of Wet Brush’s new collection called TxturePro, a line of three tools meant to detangle curly, kinky, way and coiled hair. The actress is well-known for her voluminous natural head of curls, and will promote the line which will feature a detangler, extension brush and wave comb. The…

Khoudia Diop on Embracing her Dark Skin

When Khoudia Diop first burst on the scene, the model’s deep ebony skin immediately caught attention. In an interview with NBC, Diop recalled that she was bullied in school so much that she just stopped going. “I was so ashamed of it that I would spend hours in the shower crying and trying to wash…

Multiethic Kids Can Now Have Dolls With Natural Hair

Natural hair is becoming mainstream and popularized. We saw an entire movement dedicated to the trend during fashion week, and now the movement has taken a new shape in the form of dolls. I remember playing with Barbie dolls as a kid and I had one dark-skinned African-American doll who had jet-black straight hair down…

Subscription Box For Multicultural Skin Tones

What’s your hue? That’s the trendy tag line of a new subscription box service dedicated to the health and beauty needs of women and men of color. The boxes aim to provide multicultural people the ability to try products while learning about small businesses. Customers can choose between one, three, and six, and twelve-month plans,…

Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair” Honors Black Beauty

In Solange Knowles’ new album, “A Seat At The Table,” the singer opens up with “Rise,” an intro that sets her album’s sultry Sade-eque tone. If you are a fan of her older sister Beyoncé, then this may not be the album for you since there are no songs that make you want to get…

Go Big or Go Home: NYFW Embraces Natural Hair Trend

From 3a to 4c, textured hair has been seen on almost every runway during this season’s Spring/Summer 2017 New York Fashion Week shows. This new acceptance of playful, thick locks is the industry’s way of making a statement that natural hair is beautiful, and, having a moment. Below we share our top picks of gorgeous…

Essence’s December 2015 BeautyBox

At some point in time, even though I am surrounded with tons of free beauty loot, I became a beauty box junkie. From subscription boxes that host all-natural, organic products to boxes filled with “indies” aka the next big thing in beauty, I need them all. The box I am most excited about this month…

Subscription Boxes For That Time of Month

Nowadays there seems to be a subscription box for everything. Whether it’s all-natural beauty products, gym clothing, shoes and even food, there’s a subscription service that will deliver these items to you at least once a month. But, a lot of subscription boxes are unnecessary. You do not need to have new clothes and nail…

Nubian Skin: Lingerie Line For Women of Color

Nude undergarments are a must-have for women who want a polished look when wearing sheer or white clothing. But, for many women whose skin tones are darker than the average version of “nude” available on the market, which is usually a shade of beige, finding the perfect seamless undergarment can be difficult. A new hosiery…