For 10 minutes, as I was nearly in tears, the hairstylist berated me about the idea of getting a pixie cut.
I’ve accepted the fact that I’ll probably never learn to sleep like a normal person, but here is what I do to try and make myself look more like a human being in the morning.
summer beauty
Beach bags are not suitcases. When it comes to products, go small or go home, literally.
black culture
cotton swabs
As long as you don't poke yourself in the eye, you'll never regret making the switch.
the style con
The possibility that women of color like to dip into trends or experiment is sidelined, condensing participation in beauty culture as "trying to be" rather than "freeing one’s self up to be."
josie maran
I love argan oil because it can be used for just about anything, but it’s not always the most practical product to tote around.
Summer is coming, and while most people are telling you to ditch the dark colors and heavy stuff, I’m going to teach you to do heavy, dramatic, goth meets drag queen makeup that will last forever.
My picks for people who prefer a wider silhouette in their lip products.

Jul 1, 2014 at 9:00am | 204 comments

july 4th
bad tattoos
Have I ever clawed at my chest while looking in the mirror and muttering to myself, "What have I done"? Maybe a time or two.
Wherever you are in the world, I dare you to get your rainbow on this weekend and show your support.
temporary tattoos
Computers, phones and tablets are getting flatter and lighter -- why shouldn’t the rest of your accessories?
summer beauty
The reason this product is deemed an all in one is because it does the work of a serum, a moisturizer, and a primer.
I've always had a ton of hair. Even when I was born, six weeks premature and just shy of two pounds, I had a fuzzy little bird's head of hair.

Jun 26, 2014 at 9:00am | 116 comments

summer makeup
The treatment involves a lymph massage that promises to help your chest perk up closer to the phenomenal heights of your 13-year-old self with every visit. It’s like Kegels for your chest.
pink eye shadow
I’m only recently coming back around to caring about stuff like what my face looks like, and have been slowly re-introducing myself to stuff like “skincare.” By slowly, I mean suddenly and impulsively BUYING ALL THE SKIN THINGS.
self tanners
Breathe, take a piece of gum or mint, breathe, put on X Rihanna song, breathe, put on chapstick, breathe, put on lip gloss. Repeat as necessary. And suddenly, you’re six months without a cigarette.
sulphate-free shampoo
Daddy issues be damned, one would be hard-pressed to find a relationship in the average girl’s life more contentious than that of herself and her hair.
the style con
The result of #DEFINEBEAUTY was more old guard than avant garde.
Every few seasons, somebody remembers that there is such a thing as orange lipstick and all the magazines start trumpeting the "new orange lip trend."

Jun 17, 2014 at 9:00am | 103 comments