‘Allure’ magazine uses White woman in afro tutorial

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Allure magazine, a beauty publication targeting young white women is under fire after featuring a white woman in an Afro tutorial. The tutorial, which appeared in the magazine’s August 2015 issue features actress Marissa Neitling—a white woman with straight hair—and provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to wet, scrunch, twirl, diffuse and curl your straight… Read more »

Michelle Obama wants to be like Beyoncé

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A video posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Jul 30, 2015 at 6:55pm PDT In a recent Instagram video, Michelle Obama sat down with rapper Wale to answer questions and promote her Reach Higher initiative, a campaign aimed at encouraging all students to continue their educations past high school. She also took the… Read more »

Lazy girl’s guide to summer hair

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Inspired by some of Hollywood’s biggest trend setters (queens of the messy bun), here are 10 awesome hairstyles for the lazy girl braving some of the years most scorching months… Have a go-to summer look? Share the deets in the comment section below!

Miley Cyrus launches MAC lipstick to end AIDS

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Miley Cyrus extends her collaboration with MAC Cosmetics… As previously reported, the 22-year-old singer is the new face of the beauty brand’s Viva Glam lipstick and tinted ‘lipglass’ line, benefiting the fight against Aids. Along with the advert for the new campaign, Miley shared: “Help to end AIDS with my new @MACcosmetics #VIVAGLAM lipstick available… Read more »

Beyoncé drops $300K on ‘jewelry for the feet’

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Beyoncé spends a cool 200,000 pounds, about $300K on the House of Borgezie “Princess Constellation,” a luxury footwear company under the Jewelry Quarter imprint. Described as “jewelry for the feet,” the stilettos are made encrusted with 1,290 precious stones and come with a lifetime guarantee. Of course, most of the pieces are only accessible to… Read more »

Karrueche Tran stars in short fashion film ‘PRXDE’

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Karrueche Tran puts her acting skills to use for FLAUNT magazine’s short film PRXDE. Under the direction of Yosef Day, the model stars as a boxer who makes her living by “throwing” her matches. Side note… is it just us, or does Kae’s opponent look a bit like RiRi?

‘W’ magazine’s August issue features must-see pictorial

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W magazine impresses with a fall fashion spread, featuring all Black female models. Style Director and Fashion Stylist Edward Enninful teamed up with photographer Emma Summerton for a photo spread brimming full of fashion finds in a rich color palette of browns, caramel, and dark chocolate. Featured in the spread are rising models, Ajak Deng,… Read more »

5 Must-have multitasking creams

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Blotchy skin? Dry skin? Combination skin? Keep scrolling for our top 5 BB and CC Creams… For blotchy and uneven skin tone, try Maybelline New York’s Dream Fresh BB Cream. Say bye, bye to fine lines with Bobbi Brown BB Cream. Rid of those pesky dark spots with Olay’s CC Cream. Focus on breakouts with… Read more »

New York & Company taps multitalented Jennifer Hudson as face of Soho Jeans

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New York & Company is pleased to announce that Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will be the new face of their Soho Jeans Collection. The “American Idol” alum will appear in an in-store, print, digital and social (#ItJustFits) marketing campaign wearing the New York-designed denim line (pictured below), inspired by the downtown Soho vibe. The… Read more »

Shaniece Hairston signs with Wilhelmina

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Congrats are in order for the daughter of reality star Evelyn Lozada, Shaniece Hairston. Earlier this week Hairston announced that she’s signed on to Wilhelmina Models Los Angeles. “I’m so unbelievably excited and proud to announce that I just signed on with Wilhelmina Models,” said the 22-year-old. “I think I’m still in shock. This is… Read more »

Amandla Stenberg calls out Kylie Jenner for ‘cultural appropriation’

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Is Amandla Stenberg the next young, Black activist in town? Earlier this year, the Hunger Games star schooled everyone on the unfortunate reality of cultural appropriation, but it appears that one celebrity in specific, Kylie Jenner, didn’t get the memo and needed a little extra coaching. On Saturday, Jenner posted a picture via Instagram, featuring… Read more »

Songstress Amel Larrieux launches miracle hair elixir

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Songstress Amel Larrieux reveals her secret to lush, long, healthy hair. Best known for her coif, it’s no surprise that the New York native has released an elixir for all hair types. Courtesy of Beautiful Us, the first product up for sale is a Night Before Moisturizer, aimed to soften and hydrate your tresses. Consisting… Read more »

The fool-proof solution for eyeliner that doesn’t run

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Ever experienced that embarrassing moment when you’re cute cat eye melts in the hot summer sun? Don’t fret, because we’ve got you covered. For an easy, breezy fool-proof solution for eyeliner that doesn’t run, scroll down for our top three tips! Have a go-to summer beauty tip? Share it with us in the comment section… Read more »

Rihanna transforms Hermes scarf into bikini top

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Rihanna demonstrates what to do when you forget your bikini top… On Sunday, the bad gal shared a sexy poolside selfie, revealing her underboob while only wearing a Hermes scarf. The 27-year-old songstress and BFF Melissa Forde laid out under the sun after celebrating the Fourth of July with pals at a house party near… Read more »

Hollywood goes red, white and blue

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Like the saying goes, a picture says a thousand words. If the below snaps are any indication of the Fourth of July weekend Hollywood had, there were plenty of sparks among our stars. Celebrities took to social media on America’s birthday to mark the occasion and share their own patriotic celebrations. Taylor Swift, for one,… Read more »

Beyoncé celebrates gay marriage in an epic way

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A video posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:35am PDT The Queen B showed her support for same-sex marriage with a post on Instagram, depicting a handwritten note that read, simply enough: “If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it,” followed by the hashtag “We will… Read more »