redbook Red Beauty Box Review

From pet treats to stay-all-day mascara, to bacon every month boxes (yes this is a real thing, Google it) there’s absolutely no shortage of subscription boxes out there. So I take my job really seriously when I review these boxes and spread the word on which ones are worth your hard earned coins. Redbook Magazine‘s signature Red Beauty Box is here…
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4 Last Minute Halloween Costumes That Only Require Makeup

Remember when we were kids and Halloween costumes were so easy (AND they always fit). Well! Now I’m almost 40 (AYE #ScorpioSeason is upon us) and my patience and waist size don’t match the inner kid that lives inside of me. She wants to participate so badly but life is just happening at record speed and Halloween costume shopping is not on…
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9 Halloween Makeup Tutorials Even You Can Try!

Each Halloween I say I am going to record halloween makeup tutorials. Well Halloween is creeping on our tails and I have yet to record a single video. I give up. I’m busy AF (I mean I did write a book did you get it yet) and more importantly I am lazy. But I have two pieces of good news.…
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Buy or Nah: Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant

My beauty routine has certainly changed throughout the years. In my twenties, I barely used any beauty products at all. I was the most basic beauty girl you would have known. MAC lipglass was my only staple and I loved lining my lips with brown liner (this was my pre-blending stage). In my thirties, I tried absolutely everything anyone sent…
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Heat Damaged or Heat Trained: Can you train your natural hair to be straight?

Hey beauties, Tarah here! This time, I want to tackle a preconceived notion that’s prevalent particularly in the Black hair community: the idea that there’s no such thing as heat trained hair.
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BEAUTY BUZZ: Angela Bassett’s New Skin Care Line For Melanin-Rich Skin Tones

Here’s some beauty news that you can file under “Thank goodness”! Angela Bassett is creating a skin care line for women of color. Yes black women like you! We all know that women of color are deeply underserved by the beauty industry. Most brands offer lackluster colors and hues for us and some offer every bit of nada. Angela Bassett, whose melanin…
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10 Ways I Bet You Didn’t Know That You Were Aging Your Skin

Chances are you’re doing all you can to maintain your youthful looking skin. You may be diligent about wearing sunscreen daily, using an anti-aging product, and applying moisturizer. However, there are a few mistakes that women often make, not realizing that they are sabotaging their skin and causing extra wrinkles. Dr. Kally Papantoniou a board certified New York Dermatologist who often…
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All The Reasons Why You Should #LoveYourHair

At 39, my hair is about 75% grey. I’ve had grey hair for what seems like most of my life. I found my very first grey when I was 14. Unlike most women who find grey to be this aging death sentence for your hair follicles, I welcomed every strand. Nearly everyone in my family has grey hair. My mom, my dad,…
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7 Most Common Mistakes When Applying Sunscreen

The good news: you’re putting sunscreen on yourself and your kids. The bad news: you might be doing it all wrong. When you don’t apply sunscreen correctly it provides far less protection than you need from the harmful sun damage. Here’s the seven most common mistakes people make when putting on sunscreen–and what you should do instead!
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BEAUTY BUZZ: M∙A∙C Fashion Pack available June 9th

Let’s be clear. M∙A∙C still makes some of the most beautiful pigmented products for us brown girls. It’s one of the few products we can use that won’t take a thousand strokes for it to become visible. For many of us, they are still our go-to! We can almost credit them for being a pioneer in trendy pigmented choices for brown girls. Their latest,…
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