10 Celebrities with Beautiful Natural Hair


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Celebrities sometimes get a bad rep when it comes to beauty and hair care, as most believe that they wear weaves 24/7 or they don’t take care of their natural hair.

But there are female celebrities who rock their natural hair proudly, here are 10 of my favorites:

1. Solange

Solange has been giving my natural hair goals since her big chop in 2009. She became the inspiration for many to start their hair journey fearlessly, even with people making fun of her choice.

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2. Viola Davis

After seeing Viola Davis rock her natural hair at the 2012 Oscars, I was in love! She was simply glowing with beauty and her natural hair was a gorgeous compliment.

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3. Uzu Aduba

Uzu Aduba is well known for her role in Orange is the New Black, honestly I’ve never seen it (get mad at me later lol). But I did see her grace the stage in the Live Wizard of Oz and she was absolutely stunning!

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4. Issa Rae

I have been rocking with Issa Rae since her “Awkward Black Girl” days, then fell back in love with her black girl magic in her HBO series “Insecure.” I loved how her natural hair was styled in each episode and how they didn’t shy away from displaying it in all of it’s glory.

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Yara Shahidi

Well known for her role in the hit series “Blackish” Yara’s character, Zoey, can be seen wearing her hair in natural styles. Plus she rocks her beautiful curly fro on the red carpet + flaunts it on her Instagram #HairGoals

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Tracee Elis Ross

Tracee is also a co-star with Yara on Blackish. But she became one of my favorite actors during the GOAT television shows “Girlfriends” where her curly fro was always in it’s glory.

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Skai Jackson

Skai Jackson’s hair started making a buzz when she first appeared as the adorable Zuri on the Disney Channel Show “Jessie.” As we watched her grow up, her hair reached major length and I’m still in awe of this beauty! I also appreciate how her mom kept her natural hair, even though she went on a national television show.

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Yaya Dacosta

I remember rooting for Yaya during the season 3 episode of America’s Next Top Model. She ended up becoming the runner up, but she was always a winner in my eyes! Especially with her gorgeous, thick fro that has always been an inspiration to me.

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SZA (Solana Rowe)

SZA is a popular singer-songwriter that I fell in love with after hearing her featured on Wale’s – The Need to Know track. After searching the interwebs for who she was, I was an awe when I discovered her natural hair! Another one of my #HairGoals and #HairCrush

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Justine Skye

Another popular singer-songwriter (and model!) made popular by her signature purple natural hair. I was led to her by her song Collide featuring Tyga years ago, and it’s still one of my favorites!

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Do you have any favorite Celebrity Hair Crushes? Let me know in the comments!

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Maxine Waters Expresses what Most Americans Feel about the Inaguration


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Congresswoman Maxine Waters has gained popularity on social media  after her (legit) 20 second press conference with enough shade and disgust that could be felt through the screen.

You can view here comments from the press conference her from the video posted on All Thing’s Being Equal’s Facebook Page:

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When I say the shade could be felt through the room, whew!

And the comments are even better! (Make sure to open the video in your browser to read all of the hilarious comments 😉 )

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But that’s not all, she recently appeared on MSNBC on January 17, 2017 explaining her reasons for not participating in the inaguration.

You can see a full clip of her comments in this video here:

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The video starts of with Waters saying: “Well, let me just tell you, after I discovered who Trump is and they way that he conducted himself, I was NEVER going to go to the Inaguration..”

 

*Applauding on the Inside*

This to me, exemplifies how many of Americans are feeling about Trump, the election, and the inauguration.

Despite political views of the current President and the other presidential candidates, the fact the someone could conduct their self in a way that would get any human being fired from work or expelled from school, but somehow elected to represent a Country, is absurd!

Representative Maxine Waters had no shame in expressing her views on this matter, and I applaud her!

We should have higher standards (other than money!) when electing someone to represent us as a country, glad to know that there are people in the government who feel the same.

What are your thoughts? Do you think her comments were out of place? Let  me know in the comments!

 

This Video Of Young Black Kids Rapping about Veggies will Give You Life!!


Never thought I would be doing the dab to a song about vegetables and growing foods lol, but I found this video on my Instagram and thought I had to share!

This song was made to bring awareness to Appetite for Change, a non-profit organization in North Minneapolis who’s aim is to bring more awareness to health eating.

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Make sure to check them out and support them!.

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Serena Williams Instagram Goes Crazy after Photo


 

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The amazing Serena Williams has been slaying in sports and beauty this year, and I’m glad she’s getting the recognition she deserves.

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gathered from Serena Williams Instagram

Her physique has always been on point and is truly body goals!  Just recently she posted a photo on her Instagram showing how to slay without even trying. Yas Ms Willams yasss!!

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Solange Knowles and the Depression of the Black Woman


“I tried to run it away. Thought then my head would be clearer. I traveled 70 states. Thought moving round would make me feel better” (2:13 of Cranes In The Sky official music video from Solange Knowles)

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Solange Knowles a Seat at The Table has been gaining popularity, especially with the single “Don’t Touch My Hair” which has over 6 million views since it’s release on October 2, 2016. However her second single, “Crane’s in the Sky” is what really captured my heart, made me aware of my sadness, and let me know that I wasn’t alone. That we all try to hide and avoid our struggles, our deppressions, our anxieties. This song was so poetic, with each verse holding a strong message of all the things we do to avoid the sadness we feel.

“I tried to drink it away. I tried to put one in the air. I tried to dance it away. I tried to change it with my hair…”

So many times I hear women in my family battling with deep emotional issues or scars, and covering it up with a new hair style, boyfriend, or happy hour. There’s a stigma in the black community that the black woman is strong and nothing can break her. The sad thing about this weight is that many black women feel they need to live up to this standard, and push away their emotions as if they could go away.

Don’t get me wrong, I understand depression affects every community, race, gender, it doesn’t discriminate. But there is a sad percentage of black women who suffer and don’t seek treatment.

According to an article published by the Huffington Post there was a  study done by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) detailing that 7.6%  of African-Americans sought treatment for depression in comparison to the 13.6 percent of the general population. With African American women experiencing high rates of depression compared to the general public (para. 5).

It’s taboo to talk about, and the fact that Solange wrote a song that reflects this issue is so important in the black community and women in general. Solange herself has done interviews and posted tweets letting her fans know she suffers with depression and the effect it has on her character (para. 20).

“I ran my credit card bill up. Thought a new dress would make it better. I tried to work it away. But that just made me even sadder”

^^This verse really struck home for me. I used to buy things to provide happiness, covering up my pain of feeling sad and unwanted. I never wanted to talk about it because I was a “big girl” and “big girls don’t cry” and I would tell myself this as I choked back my tears at night. Just like this verse, all those things just made me feel even sadder.

Now looking back, I’m glad I came to terms with my feelings and learned how to express them. Solange’s “Crane in The Sky” is a beautiful masterpiece that hopefully will bring up this conversation more and more in the black community, especially among the black women who have higher levels.

The Mental Health America (MHA) organization has an article providing more information about Depression in the African American community, with definitions and methods of treatment. Check it out, and share! Possibly even use it to start a discussion among your friends and family.

What do you all think? Have you listened to the song yet? What emotions did you feel?

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When an 86 Year Old Goddess Slays More Than You Ever Could!


Scrolling through my Facebook feed I see this stunning bride in a gorgeous lavender gown holding a bouquet of flowers. The dress is stunning, the flowers match perfectly, and to learn that she’s 86!! whoa! I can only hope that the god’s of beauty touch me with this #BlackGirlMagic

According to the poster of the picture, the bride’s name is Millie and she made this fabulous gown by herself for her wedding (to her groom that’s also 86)!

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What do you all think of her dress and her flawless beauty? I’m still stunned and amazed at her beauty ❤

 

 

10 Black Owned Cosmetic Brands You Should Know


This list was brought to you by http://www.urbanprestigeclothing.com in an effort to shine light on some other black owned businesses! Although we are sharing their sites, we do not have any say or control over any purchasing, shipping & handling, or any other issues that may arise.

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1.       Jay-Jill Cosmetics by Jill St. Williams

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(Website: www.jay-jillcosmwtics.com ; Facebook: www.facebook.com/JayJillCosmetics ) Fully stocked with bronzer, pigmented eyeshadows,  and makeup kits. This cosmetics brand also specializes in Special Effects and theatrical makeup, mineral makeup, and pigmented lip colors.

 

2.       Moni B Cosmetics

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(Website: http://monibcosmetics.com/about-moni/   Facebook: www.facebook.com/MoniBCosmetics  Instagram: www.instagram.com/MonibCosmetics ) taken from their official website ” Moni B. Cosmetics, LLC is based in Raleigh NC and features 12 exciting lip-glosses and 10 bold lip colors. In the fall of 2016, Moni B cosmetics will be a full makeup line offering eyeshadow, blush, foundation, powders, makeup brushes and so much more! Their makeup can be found at the locations found on their website.

 

3.       Eleven08 cosmetics

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(Website: http://www.eleven08cosmetics.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Eleven08cosmetics/ ) “Eleven08 is a full cosmetics line, hypoallergenic and paraben free! Featuring products like signature matte lipsticks, full coverage concealer, and luxury foundation stick.

 

4.        Pop

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(Website: http://popblvd.com/the_beautiful.htm   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/POPflair) If you are looking for super fun lipsticks to add to your makeup collection, then this is the site for you!

 

5.       Forever Regal Cosmetics

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(Website: http://www.foreverregal.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foreverregal/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foreverregal/ ) “-“ LLC was founded to appreciate and celebrate the beauty of black women. They also have an affiliate program for all you makeup lovers that are looking to make extra cash for your passion of beauty 😉

 

6.       Unique Elegance

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(website: http://www.uniqueelegance4u.com/storepage3646428.aspx  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uniqueelegance4u/  ) quality lipsticks, eyeshadows, and hair products at affordable prices! This web store even offers the opportunity for brands to create their own products using their private label program.

 

7.       Let’s Kiss and Makeup

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(Website: http://letskissandmakeup.bigcartel.com Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/letskissandmakeupinc_supamom/ ) from pigmented lip creams and professional lip brushes, this is another online site that is great when looking for more additions to your lippie collection.

 

8.       Posh Gurl Brand

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(Website: http://www.poshgurlnyc.com/ ) Posh Gurl Brand has a full line of makeup from lips, to eyes, to a contoured face! Posh Gurl also offers their customers access to a membership plan that includes special perks like discounts and free gifts.

 

9.       Celfie Cosmetics

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(Website: http://celfiecosmetics.com/about-us/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celfiecosmetics  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/celfiecosmetics/  ) an up and coming celebrity brand that features pigmented lip colors, eyelashes, and nail polishes. Their motto “[Celfie Cosmetics] empowers people everywhere through the magic of makeup and expression”

 

10.   The College Girl by Lachina B

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Saving the best for last, this makeup and empowerment brand is all about supporting the beauty of women on the inside and out. Complete with lipsticks, accessories, shirts, and a youtube channel, this brand is on to do great things. (website: http://www.thecollegegirlbylachinab.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecollegegirl/ )

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Fall in Love with Rihanna’s New Fashion Line!


Just recently, it has been noted that Rihanna is coming out with some new fashion wear in 2016. Today, images were released of her new sock collection.

Below we have listed some pics and a video clip of her fabulous photo shoot displaying the socks!! ❤

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Check out the video introducing the photo shoot!

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Which pair is your favorite!! Let me know in the comments below 😉 ❤

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Try These Fun Prints for the Summer <3


Upgrade your fashion for the summer with these cute new items with fun prints! Perfect for Coachella, Afro Punk, or any other festivals you’re going to attend this year.

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    This dashiki color-block maxi dress is perfect for the fashionista that loves comfortable fitting clothes, but also likes to accentuate a unique style. Size onesize (M-1X) price $45 can be found here.

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Keep it simple and classy with a clutch bag! Big enough to hold your phone, some lipstick, a few dollar bills, and your keys. A great accessory to compliment many styles and patterns. Price $12, size (onesize), can be found on Poshmark here.

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The cool thing about this jumper, is that it can be worn as either a jumper or a pair of baggy harem pants. The unique dashiki print merged with the jumper design, give this traditional print an edgy coolness. Paired with a great pair of sandals, and your all set! Price $45, size onesize (M-1X), 100% cotton. Item can be found here.

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90s Trends We All Love!


I was born in ’95, so I was always surrounded by adults and teenagers who would rock the latest in 90’s fashion. The music, bright colors, and culture of the fashion in the 90’s  was unique and still seen as iconic today! Luckily the fashion world will get to experience the wonderfully bright colors and patterns that laced the outfits of fashion as some 90’s trends are returning!

Take a trip down memory lane and check out my favorites of the returing 90s trends! ❤

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Chocolate Brown Lipstick

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Yes please! This trend merged vampy glam with soft brown tones to give the ladies an edgy glam look. Im super excited to rock my chocolate brown lipstick for the spring.

Plaid Flannel

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The Baby Sitter’s Club movie was one of my favorites! Although the picture/screenshot is not that great, the beauty of the plaid flannels still shines through!

Chokers

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I remember buying the “lace chokers” from the 25 cent bubble gum machine!

Denim Jackets

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Britney Spears was always wearing denim from what I could remember. But who didn’t have multiple jean jackets in their closet?

Biker Chic Jackets

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Leather Bomber jackets made everything look so laid back yet fierce and edgy!

Crop Tops

From fun to sophisticated, crop tops were a popular staple in the closets of our lovely 90s fashion icons

Carefree and Polished Braids

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From box braids worn by iconic Janet Jackson, to simple french braids like that worn by Gwen Stefani, adding braids was a fun way to spice up your hairstyle looks!

Big hair, Don’t Care!

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Curly tapered cuts and big curly hair has been in style for many years now, the tapered from worn by Tempest Bledsoe (Cosby Show) is one of my favorites!

Floral Dresses

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Alicia Silverstone (Clueless Movie) rocking the floral dress. Who didn’t have one of these in there closets? Even as a little girl, floral dresses were so in, especially with the matching frilly socks. Oh, the memories.

Circle Sunglasses 

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Featured in this picture is Drew Barrymore rocking her circle framed sunglasses. I love these type of shades so much! I have a black pair and am thinking of getting other colors. You can find shades like these on Jasai Boutique’s website.

What are your favorite 90s Trends that you see popping up?

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