Monthly Archives: December 2013

This Year in Beauty: 2013’s Most Valuable Players

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I’m cutting it awfully close, aren’t I?! Oh well! Read on to find out my favourites in beauty for 2013…

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What Books Will You Pass on to Your Children?

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This Week in Lipstick: Lancome, Buxom, Revlon, L’Oreal, & Maybelline

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Gordon Ramsay Made My Day

The Simple things in life, like my favourite Chef and Television Personality Gordon Ramsay tweeting me, make me happy. These are cheerily cheerily times!

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Top Tunes of 2013 (That Will Carry Me Into 2014): Beyoncé, One Direction, The Strokes, Iron & Wine

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There is something about the close of a year that makes me uneasy:  I’m reminded of the things I meant to do, over the course of the year (but didn’t), promises I made to myself (but didn’t keep), and goals I meant to reach (but didn’t). It makes me feel like I’m running out of time. I feel uneasy, restless, and more impatient for transformation.

There is one thing I’ll never feel time sensitive too, and that’s music: I listen as I cook, bake, eat, sleep, and dream. So why not share my top list of 2013?

Readddy? Ok…,.

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Brown Skincare: The Overview

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Aunts and friends often ask me why my skin looks so good. The presumption all around is that, because I am blessed with brown skin, my skin is naturally perfect and I do nothing to keep it looking as good as it does. That’s not entirely the case.

I was blessed with good skin (thanks mom!) but I do the right thing to make sure it stays healthy. I have slacked in the past with skincare – particularly in regards to moisturizing and cleansing – and felt the effects of it. Never again!

The thing for brown skinned beauties to keep in mind when walking into the drugstore or a high-end beauty counter is this: the beauty industry promotes skincare ingredients that are of concern to people with lighter skin.  Ads always focus on skincare products which “boost collagen,”  “infuse skin with melanin” and also products that are full of “anti-aging properties,” “fine line corrector’s,” and, of course, “redness corrector’s.”

Well guess what? None of those things are of great concern for black women (or any other women with deeper skin).  Here’s why:

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