Be Confident In Your Body This Summer

We’re now into the summer months, and around now is the point where people are trying on all the swimwear they’ve bought for their holiday, looking at themselves in the mirror and deciding that they don’t like what they see, because they don’t fit society’s view of an “ideal body”. Both women and men have unfair expectations put on them about how they should look … Continue reading Be Confident In Your Body This Summer

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Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

We all know that social media can be both wonderful and terrible, at the same time. One of the social media platforms that can be the worst for mental health and self confidence is Instagram, but I believe that if you follow the right accounts, you can make your feed a lot better. And I believe that one of the best ways to do that … Continue reading Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette And Lip Gloss Review

As you probably already know, Rihanna released her long-awaited makeup collection Fenty Beauty in September, and with that came a glorious limited edition holiday collection. It’s called “the Galaxy Collection” and contains a 14 shade glitter eyeshadow palette, a 2-way eyeshadow brush, 3 “Eclipse” 2-in-1 metallic to glitter eyeliners, 4 “Starlit Hyper-Glitz” lipsticks, and 3 “Cosmic Gloss” lip glitters. I managed to get my hands … Continue reading Fenty Beauty Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette And Lip Gloss Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills came out with their newest eyeshadow palette Subculture on July 25, 2017. As pictures were leaked for the palette everyone had been hyped up to try these beautiful colors out. Subculture costs about $42.00 at a local Sephora. When this palette was released everyone had to be sure to claim one right away! Even MUA’s were psyched that they’re on Anastasia Beverly Hills PR list … Continue reading Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review

DIY Beauty Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Let’s be honest, taking care of your skin doesn’t usually come cheap. That’s why I’ve created a list of some of the best DIY skincare products to suit all of your needs because who doesn’t love having glowing skin AND saving money? 1. Coconut Vanilla Lip Scrub: Ingredients: 1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil 1 Cup of White Sugar 10 – 15 Drops of Vanilla Essential … Continue reading DIY Beauty Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Tips On Dyeing Your Hair Yourself

It may be easy to follow the instructions you get with whatever hair dye you have, but there are trade secrets that the hair dye manufacturers don’t tell you. If the hair dye is ammonia free (usually semi-permanent and demi-permanent dyes are ammonia free), do not be afraid to leave the dye in your hair longer than the instructions say! For example, Manic Panic says … Continue reading Tips On Dyeing Your Hair Yourself

History Of Eye Makeup And The Emergence Of The Cat Eye

It’s no wonder that dramatic eyeliner is a timeless trend—its ancient origins date back to the Egyptian New Kingdom period and have been a constant throughout history, ultimately sparking the invention of the cat eye. The cat eye is rapidly growing in popularity, and whether it is your go-to look or is the complete bane of your existence during application time, the cat eye is … Continue reading History Of Eye Makeup And The Emergence Of The Cat Eye

Hypoallergenic Makeup and Skin Care Products

I am not a beauty guru, let me make that clear. However, my sister is quite skilled at makeup and I’ve tried to pick up a few of her tricks. Sometimes my makeup looks decent, but it’s always coated with the wrong color of foundation and a bit too much eyeliner. I realized that the products I was using on were damaging my eyes and … Continue reading Hypoallergenic Makeup and Skin Care Products

Rihanna Launches New Beauty Line At Sephora

One of the most anticipated moments has finally been set in stone: Rihanna will be launching her very own beauty line, providing a range of products that will accommodate all types of skin and taste. Rihanna will be launching her very own beauty line, providing a range of products that will accommodate all types of skin and taste. Announced last April in a $10 million … Continue reading Rihanna Launches New Beauty Line At Sephora

Are Beauty Standards Existent?

Listen, I’m a pale, not entirely skinny, not very tall, and certainly not a very modelesque teenage girl. I’m not upset about that. In fact, I love who I am and have spent many years of my life working towards self-love. However, I understand that according to the standards models have set, I’m not technically considered pretty. As a younger teen, fourteen perhaps, that really … Continue reading Are Beauty Standards Existent?

Make-up for Males: New Phenomenon or Revisited Trend?

Nowadays, Instagram is full of a new generation of amateur make-up artists trying their hand at the craft, many of whom have skills to rival professionals. Although it shouldn’t, for many people it comes as a surprise that more and more of these artists are male. Brands such as L’Oréal Paris have recently launched their first campaign featuring a male model. James Charles made history … Continue reading Make-up for Males: New Phenomenon or Revisited Trend?

The Benefits of Water (Achieving a Natural Glow)

You probably hear the “twitter dermatologists” say: water is the key to clear skin. Are they right? Water has been the key to everything for ages, but what exactly does it do for our skin? Water is fantastic for anti-aging. It keeps your skin cells hydrated and plumps your skin making it look less wrinkled. In addition, water is a known detox, it flushes out … Continue reading The Benefits of Water (Achieving a Natural Glow)

A Healthy Lifestyle Leads to Long-lasting Beauty

We always talk about the importance of choosing the right lip gloss, the perfect mascara, the right shade of powder, but have we thought about adopting the right lifestyle to achieve beauty? “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are.” -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Nutrition widely affects your appearance. For example, teens who suffer from acne, are told that it’s due to … Continue reading A Healthy Lifestyle Leads to Long-lasting Beauty

Straight From The Bag

I sat down with my younger sister, Alissa Banks, as she took me on a tour through her makeup bags to discuss her top 15 favorite products she uses daily when she “beats” her face. Here’s what she has to say… Tarte “Rainforest of the Sea” Aquacealer concealer: “I really like it because it’s a really light concealer, but has a lot of coverage. It … Continue reading Straight From The Bag

The Detrimental Effects of Eurocentric Beauty Ideals

We are all familiar with what Eurocentric beauty ideals encompass: pale skin, straight hair, light eyes etc. You would think that in 2017 these beauty ideals would not be as prevalent in our society but somehow they still are. Essentially, they are ideas that have stemmed from the Western world and have been imposed on the rest of the globe for decades, if not centuries. … Continue reading The Detrimental Effects of Eurocentric Beauty Ideals

Skin Care/Self Care Tips

With teenagers in this generation, we are peaking both intellectually, socially and physically. The majority of us face high school and the weights associated with it, we have a family life at home to keep up with, and (some) of us have relationship drama both romantically and non-romantically.   I believe we forget to take time to ourselves, as we are still growing and often … Continue reading Skin Care/Self Care Tips

50 Beauty Tips EVERYONE Should Know!

Ever wondered how to wake up with that Rihanna-like glow about you in the morning? Yeah, us too. We do however happen to have a stash of pretty nifty low maintenance beauty tips. What’s even better? Everyone can use these tricks! So go forth my friends and shine bright like a diamond.   1. Wash your face every day!!! 2. Make sure you’re drinking enough water, … Continue reading 50 Beauty Tips EVERYONE Should Know!

Top Ten Multicultural Cruelty-Free Foundation Shades

We need to start by stating the obvious: there are so many different colors of people in this world. So why does it feel like most makeup companies only seem to offer the same few options for a foundation color: ivory, tan, medium and ebony? Well, my friends, I have compiled a list of the most diverse, cruelty-free brands for all of your skin covering … Continue reading Top Ten Multicultural Cruelty-Free Foundation Shades