How Bold Are Your Lips?

This Saturday, June 29th, is National Lipstick Day, and L’Oréal Paris is inviting everyone to post photos or videos of themselves wearing their favorite bold lip color and sharing bold words – whether it’s helping to bring light to an important message or cause or an inspirational quote. To participate, posts should tag @lorealmakeup using…

Sephora’s New Item Affirms Water is the Best Beauty Product

Sephora is known for having the best of the best when it comes to everything beauty related. From cosmetics to skincare to the latest beauty tools, Sephora has it all. The retailer already sells beauty supplements meant to make skin healthy from the inside out, such as HUM Nutrition and The Beauty Chef, but now…

How Watching Youtube Videos Can Ruin Your Face

Youtube is home to a variety of DIY beauty hacks that people trust because influencers (people just like them) film tutorials advocating for a whole host of self-treatments for everything from acne to developing homemade potions to mimic the effects of their favorite drugstore brands. Here, we’ve pulled together some videos on Youtube that show…

Natural Beauty Brand to Know: FUR

So, I recently learned about FUR, which is brand that creates products that you can use “down there.” Yes, really. Their most popular item is FUR oil, an all-natural blend of lightweight oils meant to soften pubic hair and prevent ingrowns. It’s antiseptic, antimicrobial, and reduces inflammation. Oh, it can be used on the face…

Product Review: Jane Iredale Pure & Simple Makeup Kit

I was incredibly excited to receive this kit from Influenster last month. I love the mission of the Jane Iredale brand because who wouldn’t want to use makeup brand that has extra skin care benefits and uses natural ingredients? The first thing I noticed about the eye shadows and the blush is that even though…

Nontoxic Nail Salon Offers Meditation and Manicures

Post by Jolevette Upon entering Sunday’s nail salon, I noticed one main thing: no odor. There wasn’t any trace of lingering chemical fumes from nail products, which are known to cause respiratory problems, headaches and more. Instead, I inhaled clean air and fresh wood in the NoMad Manhattan studio, which seamlessly combines nail treatments with…

SW Basics Makes Beauty Products Using Only 5 Ingredients

Months ago I attended a trade show and received products from SW Basics when I stopped by their booth to learn more. The products are certified organic, cruelty free and fair trade or sourced from family farms. They’re also only made with 5 ingredients or less. The all-natural, sustainable skin care line is based in…

ORLY Debuts Nail Polish For Muslim Women

Nail polish brand, ORLY, has teamed up with MuslimGirl.com, a lifestyle website for Muslim women, to on a collection of nail polishes. The collection, #HalalPaint, features six colors that are made from 100 percent halal ingredients. Muslims perform a washing ritual called wudhu before prayers, which includes washing hands and arms, up to the elbow….

Do You Put Makeup on in Public?

A few years ago, I wrote this article about applying your makeup on the train. It’s still one of my favorites…go read it now! I am guilty of “fixing my face” when rushing somewhere, but, I only do small touch ups. You would never see me contouring in a subway car. So, when I saw…

Product Review: Mother Dirt Face & Body Cleanser

I’ve been intrigued with the concept behind Mother Dirt products so was excited when I got their face & body cleanser in a gift bag at a recent event. Just like our gut needs good bacteria to be healthy, our skin needs good bacteria to be healthy as well. This ecosystem is called the skin…

Product Review: Dr. Brandt Skincare’s Magnetight

I was excited when I received Dr. Brandt’s Magnetight Age-Defier Skin Recharging Magnetic Face Mask in a gift bag last month because of how cool the process looks. You apply the iron-infused mask to your face and then use a magnet to remove the product. The company says the electromagnetic interactions create a “force-field effect”…

A Filipino-American’s Essay On Body Shaming Sparks Important Dialogue

Erica Waters a Filipino-American writer and publisher of beauty and fashion blog, ERICA DAWN shared some insights on a major societal flaw women deal with in the Philippines: body shaming. When discussing her visits to her country she recalls, “Every trip starts off the same way: After a 14+ hour flight, I am greeted by…