Awesome Nude Lipsticks for Black Girl Magic

Awesome Nude Lipsticks for Black Girl Magic

For a black girl, nude lipsticks can be hard to find. With most nude lipstick colors coming in the tanest tan and the beigest beige, there is little room for a dark black girl, with dark full lips, to find something that won't make me look like a clown. So I was happy when I [...]

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What Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” Could Teach Us About Beauty & Confidence

What Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” Could Teach Us About Beauty & Confidence

It's amazing what we can accomplish and who we can impress when we have the confidence to do so. What if, one day, the us that we so freely cut down because of unappealing features that we hate and the flaws that we find ever so present becomes an us that we admired, an us [...]

After The Makeup Comes Off

After The Makeup Comes Off

I'll be honest and say that while I sometimes find myself hiding behind the makeup that I enjoy putting on every morning, I do feel more comfortable without it. There is something extremely freeing in knowing that the "me" I am presenting is the "me" without any filters. Without any false narratives that are working [...]

The Thing About Beauty

The Thing About Beauty

We tell ourselves that despite what this world tells us, its what's inside that really matters. If that's the case, then why does the outside cost some of us so much? As a young woman who has fallen prey to the craftiness of the beauty industry, I often find myself spending way more than what [...]

When God Hands You Coffee

When God Hands You Coffee

I love Philz Coffee. There is no doubting that. I first stumbled across this incredibly small specialty coffee franchise when I was in college. They were located directly across the street from my university in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. I'd be lying if I said this coffee house didn't take its fare [...]