Beauty News: 711 Launches Coffee Scrub

Imagine running to the local 711 for a coffee…scrub. Yes, 711 claims their coffee is so good that they’ve packaged it up and are selling a scrub made from their house grounds for only $1. The exfoliant will be sold exclusively at Adore Beauty, an Australian based beauty conglomerate. What do you think? Willing to try a 711 coffee scrub? Continue reading Beauty News: 711 Launches Coffee Scrub

Product Highlight: The Big Bad Palette by Megan Thee Stallion x Revlon

Last year, rapper Megan the Stallion announced her partnership with beauty giant Revlon and it seems things are moving full steam ahead. The latest product from the collab is the Big Bad palette, which is currently on sale at Ulta Beauty for $8.99. The ten-pan palette includes eye shadows hand-picked by Megan herself and features shade names such as Up In Flames, a black sparkly … Continue reading Product Highlight: The Big Bad Palette by Megan Thee Stallion x Revlon

Beauty News: M.A.C. to Partner with Whitney Houston’s Estate for Collection

M.A.C. Cosmetics reported to People Magazine that they have partnered with Whitney Houston’s estate for a “long-term, multi-faceted partnership ” (People). The collection will debut in 2022 to commemorate Whitney’s biopic, I Wanna Dance with Somebody scheduled to be released December 2022. M.A.C. will also serve as the official makeup brand for the film creating some of her most memorable makeup looks (Beauty Packaging). Continue reading Beauty News: M.A.C. to Partner with Whitney Houston’s Estate for Collection

Beauty News: Skin Proud Coming to Walmart

Skin Proud, a UK based skin care brand that targets Gen Z an millennials, is coming to Walmart stores and is already live on Walmart.com. The vegan brand is PETA approved and marketed as cruelty free. Product in the range are geared to offer an introduction to skincare for 18-25 year olds and add on to the skincare regimens of 25-35 year olds. The collection … Continue reading Beauty News: Skin Proud Coming to Walmart

Beauty News: Shea Moisture Debuts Plant-Based Body Wash Collection at Target

Shea Moisture is joining in on the “clean” trend with a new plant-based line of cleansers for Target. The five sku Personal Wash collection “consists of five simple, seasonal body washes that are gentle on skin, hydrating and subtly fragrant.” (HAPPI). The body wash collection includes the following: Apricot & Honey: This naturally inspired formula, made with an 100% plant-based fragrance, and blended with Apricot, Honey … Continue reading Beauty News: Shea Moisture Debuts Plant-Based Body Wash Collection at Target

My Fragrance Wish List for Spring/Summer 2021

I recently celebrated a birthday and when asked what I wanted I quickly said a Sephora gift card as I wanted to start back wearing fragrances. I had been wearing body sprays, but wanted to look for a perfume (or a few) that would match my fragrance profile since it had evolved over the years. I got what I wished for and after I recuperated … Continue reading My Fragrance Wish List for Spring/Summer 2021

Beauty News: Jada Pinkett-Smith Launches Eco and Economic Friedly Product Line, Hey, Humans

Jada Pinkett-Smith, host of Red Table Talk, and queen of glowing skin announce her latest venture, Hey, Humans, a line of skin care. Hey, Humans is not to be confused with Human Race, Pharrell’s line of skincare products. About the Brand We create clean, safe, performance-driven, naturally derived formulas in sustainable packaging to help reduce plastic on our planet. We’re 99% plastic free*, cruelty free, … Continue reading Beauty News: Jada Pinkett-Smith Launches Eco and Economic Friedly Product Line, Hey, Humans

The Lack of Diversity in Stock Photos and How Brands Like “Brown Girl Hands” Are Pushing Back

As someone who runs a platform amplifying the experiences and interests of a diverse demographic and uses images  to help tell stories, it wasn’t long before I ran into a problem. Stock photos aren’t diverse. I resorted to using similar images or getting creative and using inanimate objects. You see when people of color say that white skin has been deemed the standard of beauty, … Continue reading The Lack of Diversity in Stock Photos and How Brands Like “Brown Girl Hands” Are Pushing Back

Product Highlight: Maybelline Fast Gel Nail Lacquer

This is a deal at $2! I made a quick store run this past weekend and an end cap featuring these Maybelline polishes caught my attention. I saw the label and say that the label claimed it to be “fast” and I thought, “Hmmm, could this really work?” I tell myself for two bucks I can try it. I was pleasantly surprised. The polish really … Continue reading Product Highlight: Maybelline Fast Gel Nail Lacquer