L’Oréal Unveils Virtual Makeup Line

While working from home because of COVID-19, it’s easy to want to forgo your typical morning beauty routine in favor of staying comfortable. Now, you can look done-up without lifting a finger – L’Oréal has rolled out a selection of digital makeup looks, which you can apply like a filter in video chat apps like…

Target and Ulta Partner for New Retail Experience

COVID-19 precautions aside, your Target runs could look substantially different next year. Starting in 2021, select Target stores will include small Ulta Beauty shops in their beauty departments, featuring “new limited-edition products and show-stopping capsule collections, along with staples in skin care and hair care.” They may also integrate digital services like Ulta’s GLAMLab application,…

A Letter to the Little Black Girl Inside

Dear _____, Remember when you were a little girl and thought the world was as innocent as you? You believed people were kind and compassionate, that everyone was as pure and loving as you. You would sit at the edge of your bed each summer night and look outside the window, wondering what it would…

Top solutions for frizzy and damaged hair

A great deal of us somewhere or another struggle with dry and frizzy hair, particularly those with wavy or curly hair. Managing to de-frizz your hair can be a day to day task. Especially when we urgently need to control frizz and damaged hair, we often use off-the-shelf error products that are more harmful to…

World of Podcasts: “New Age Renaissance”

In the podcast “New Age Renaissance” you’ll find: poetry, short story originals and some music compositions. It’s kind of intended to be, “a little bit of everything”. Most of the talks and stories are based around some form of informal philosophy. The overall, continued theme, is unity through diversity. Although the podcast sits at only…

Are We All A**Holes?

You know what sucks? A few days ago I was hit with the idea that, to someone somewhere, I’m the bad guy. Somebody has, or will, see me as a negative force in their life. No matter what I try to do or say, I will be the antagonist to their hero journey. Admittedly, that…

Sephora Advent Calendar Series: #2 — Voluspa Mini Candle Advent Calendar

Although best known for their makeup, beauty, and skincare, Sephora offers slightly different variations in products sold at their stores. Among the lesser-known are hair tools, sunscreen, and even candles. Voluspa, a high-end candle brand based in California, regularly offers their products for sale at Sephora year-round. For the holidays, they have “luxuriously crafted and…

“Rialto” Movie Review

I had the pleasure of interviewing the director of “Rialto”, Peter Mackie Burns, after watching the film. Before I share his answers to questions and insights from our chat, I’ll share with you a bit about the movie and how its unexpected journey of responsibility resonates from start to finish. (Free of spoilers, of course)….

Celebrity Makeup Artist Empowers Women Through Beauty

Makeup should be easy. “Find your essential products, she says. “Don’t look for trendy products. Look for products that work for you. Find your classic, essential palette. (lipstick, blush, bronzer, foundation base that you love).

Disappointment and Regret

To be honest, it’s hard not to feel as though disappointment and regret are one-in the same. Beginning to write this, I’m still not entirely sure I know where I’m going with this piece. In the end it might only be filled with disappointment and regret, and still somehow I think that’s the point. Disappointment…

Buy Black: Tame the Curls and Fro

Posted by Tolanda Monique on September 15, 2020 As a woman dealing with natural hair since grade school at the age of 13, there were a lot of products that I went through to attempt to make my hair grow beautiful in its natural state. Natural hair comes in different curl patterns, length, and texture,…

Mulan – ColourPop Collection inspired by the Live Action Mulan Movie

In honor of Mulan being released via Streaming on Disney+ with Premier Access on September 4th; Here is the Mulan ColourPop Cosmetics Makeup Collection inspired by the movie. Colourpop Cosmetics has released a makeup collection inspired by the new Live Action Mulan. I recently was able to see a 10 minute sneak peak of the…