foundation tips for dark skin

Even though I’ve written a post about the best foundation for brown girls I still get lots of questions about how to find the right foundation for our #BlackGirlMagic complexions and how to apply it. Foundation is something that go really wrong really quick. Like, really quick! And I’ve always believed that a women’s foundation is the beginning of one of two things: (1) a model worthy selfie or (2) an insanely horrible mugshot impersonation. Let’s always aim for the never winning at the latter.

So I’ve asked a few of my personal brown girl beauty idols and powerhouse influencers to give us a few must-know foundation tips for our dark skin! View Full Post

mom

The world needs to hear your story. That’s what everyone kept telling me. It was 2012 and my mother had been diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma. Cancer felt like a death sentence. I walked through a range of emotions that, at the time, I thought would kill me in the end. I decided to document my experience with death and grief in my first book Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died because you know what…it didn’t kill me.

I learned that our experiences drive our human connection. Human connection completes us. Gives us purpose. Sharing your story has so many benefits: View Full Post

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It’s hard to believe there are only a few days until we’re exchanging gifts under the tree with the people we adore in our lives (we still do that, right?). If you are a procrastinator like me, or left someone off of your list (gasp!), you still have a little wiggle room to grab them something special. One of my go-to destinations for last-minute gifts is Cracker Barrel – not only are they conveniently located on the way to most of my loved ones, but they also have some super speedy shipping options online, making them the perfect stop for that gift you remember in the eleventh hour.

Here are 7 items you can pick up for that girl in your life who seemingly has everything.

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glossybox glamglow giveaway

I know I say this every time around this time of the year but I honestly and truly (insert Joanne the scammer’s voice) I cannot believe Christmas is in just a few days. I know I’ve been neglecting my favorite beauty girls *points at you* because I haven’t posted any beauty goodness in forever. If you’re following me on social media you know I haven’t sat down since October.

But before I head out on my last trip of 2016, I’ve got a special treat for you beauties just before Christmas. I’ve collaborated with GLOSSYBOX and GLAMGLOW for their #12DaysofGLOSSY giveaway and SEVEN of you will win a set valued at $342: View Full Post