All Articles Tagged "Beauty"

Style Bloggers Recreate Iconic Women In Black History

February 11th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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Style Bloggers Recreate Iconic Women


As we settle in to Black History Month, the fashion world is taking note of iconic African American women who not only influenced society’s style of dress but also transformed whole communities through their art and their voice as civil rights pioneers. Style Influencers Group founder Christina Brown along with Alexis Felder (from our sister site Bossip) and Jessica Andrews came up with the idea to recreate these icons as part of a #WeAreBlackHistory campaign and did so with a group of the top Black female style influencers around, which includes Danielle Kwateng, Senior Editor of our other sister site,, and our girl Kela Walker from “Ask a Black Man,” just to name a few. Check out a few of the stunning photo recreations below and head over to for the full spread.

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Source: Style Influencers Group

Source: Style Influencers Group

Source: Style Influencers Group

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Source: Style Influencers Group

Source: Style Influencers Group

Source: Style Influencers Group

Source: Style Influencers Group

Kiss Your Ashy Ankles Goodbye With This DIY Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub

January 22nd, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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It’s winter time and that means two things that are not fun: cold weather and dry skin. We can’t do anything about the first drawback of this time of year, but we can absolutely prevent you from walking around with dry, ashy cracked skin — and it might not even cost you anything.

Sister site MommyNoire recently launched a new DIY with Dee video series and in the first clip she taught the editors how to make an amazing vanilla sugar body scrub at home that will keep your skin supple against these damaging elements. Check out the video above to see how easy this is to make and let us know your results!

How To Banish Ash: Skin Care Tips For The Winter Months

December 24th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Dry winter skin leaving you ashy and itchy? Follow these skin care tips for the winter months to make sure your skin stays moisturized — and healthy!

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Image Source: WENN


Ashy skin is flaking skin. And before you can rehydrate, you’ll need to scrub off old skin cells. If you don’t have an exfoliating loofa, brush or body wash in your shower, winter is the time to get one!

Face On Fleek! A 3-Step Guide To Contouring

December 11th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Contouring is the buzz word in makeup these days but very few do-it-yourselfers really know how to contour like the makeup artists to the stars. Thankfully, StyleBlazer has you covered with this quick and easy 3-step guide to contouring that will have your face highlighted and snatched in a matter of minutes. Watch and learn.

The Cost Of Being A Woman: 15 Female Expenses Men Think Are A Waste Of Money

December 9th, 2014 - By Julia Austin
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Female Expenses


You might think these are essentials, but when a man sees you pull out your credit card for any of these costs, he hears cash flushing down a toilet. Here are 15 female expenses men think are a waste of money.







Mama Knows Best: Must-Follow Beauty Rules Straight From Your Mother’s Mouth

December 3rd, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Mom always knows best — even when it comes to beauty. These must-follow beauty rules come straight from mom’s mouth — and it’s about time we listened.

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Image Source: Shutterstock

Did You Put Lotion On?

Turns out, mama is always right — even if your skin is naturally oily. Skip the moisturizer and your skin will take it as a cue to produce even more oil.

YouTube Makeup Guru Missy Lynn Says Women Should Embrace Their Beauty

November 17th, 2014 - By jade
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In this new series, One Bold Move, MadameNoire profiled four popular bloggers in the categories of Hair, Makeup, Style, and Fitness. These bloggers discussed the one bold decision that placed their life on a completely different trajectory. In this episode, makeup guru Missy Lynn shares her story and explains why African American women should embrace their beauty.

To visit her YouTube channel for tutorials and more, click here!

Episode 1 – Curly Nikki 

Episode 3 – Black Girls Run! 

Episode 4 – Black Girls Workout Too! 

Episode 5 – The Curvy Fashionista

Episode 6 – Series Extras


We All Have Insecurities: Celebrities Who Don’t Think They’re Attractive

November 12th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Johnny Depp, Kerry Washington, Olivia Wilde. These are just some of the celebrities that don’t think they’re attractive.

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Paula Patton

Paula says bad acne made her seriously insecure about her looks:

“I had terrible skin all through college. I kept my hair in my face. I wouldn’t take a photo, and I couldn’t look anyone in the eye.”

And Paula’s insecurities about her looks kept her from breaking into acting until she was 28.

Fire Your Makeup Artist Now: The 13 Worst Celebrity Beauty Blunders

August 26th, 2014 - By M A
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13 Worst Celebrity Beauty Blunders

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From too bright eye shadow to mismatched foundation and concealer, make-up missteps are all too common among some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Though many times just an unfortunate mishap that won’t be repeated, once a makeup blunder hits the red carpet there’s no turning back. So to show that celebs can make the same mistakes we do when pressed for time on the face front, we look at some of the worst celebrity beauty blunders.

55 And Killing It! Angela Bassett For Violet Grey

August 8th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Source: Violet Grey
Photo by: Robin Black

It’s no secret that Angela Bassett has been the killing the game, in more ways than one, for years now. Whether it’s the roles she plays or the seemingly effortless way she seems to glow on the red carpet, Ms. Bassett has been doing her thing for decades now, even though you might not be able to tell looking at her physical appearance.

The Emmy nominated actress recently spoke with digital magazine Violet Grey to explain her red carpet routine, share a few beauty and life gems she’s learned along the way and even pose for the camera.

Check out a few excerpts from the interview below:

V.G.: Getting ready for the red carpet is a ritual for many actresses. What is it like for you? 

A.B.: My first question is always ‘Is my team available?’ I wish I could do all of this, but everyone has their gifts. Then I just sit there with my eyes closed. If I open them it’s only because I’m trying to get a few tips for myself!

V.G.: What kind of tips have you learned from your team? 

A.B.: One thing that I’ve learned is don’t bring your false lashes all the way to the end of your eyes because it will bring your eyes down.

V.G.: How do you prepare for the red carpet in the days leading up to an award show?

A.B.: I try to watch my diet so I can fit into whatever I am wearing. Cut the sugar, the alcohol and the bread, and eat a lot of protein and veggies.

V.G.:Who makes a good date to an event? 

A.B.: A friend or a sister. I mean, the husband is always great, but there is something about a girlfriend…

V.G.: Who does the red carpet well today?

A.B.: Cate Blanchett, Penélope Cruz, and, of course, Lupita [Nyong’o].