VERVE’s Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is stressful for everyone. There are so many errands to run, so much food to cook, and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list seems impossible. VERVE Magazine has created a local gift guide to find the perfect gift for even your most picky of family members.  Prairie Lights The … Read moreVERVE’s Holiday Gift Guide

Beauty on a Budget

“Who said looking good had to cost so much?” Although we’d like to go after the shiny pretty things when it comes to beauty products– we can’t always afford them. There’s choices we all have to make when we want to “splurge” on something nice for ourselves. More times than not, spending money on items … Read moreBeauty on a Budget

Black Hair Culture is Different. Ask About It.

As a woman of mixed color, I have been subjected to countless instances of fetishization, ogling and ostracization that have made me feel marginalized and uncomfortable in public spaces. In college, I have learned to grow as a person and embrace my cultural differences from the predominate white society that rules in the United States. … Read moreBlack Hair Culture is Different. Ask About It.

More than a Mask: Makeup to Empower and Express

Twitter has taken to countless posts of men claiming women don’t need to wear makeup for their boyfriends or when they go out because their natural beauty is enough. I believe natural beauty is better than caking makeup on your face… — Ronnie Banks (@iamronniebanks) November 27, 2012 Fuck that. I know, I know. These … Read moreMore than a Mask: Makeup to Empower and Express

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

The season of giving has passed and we’re well into the new year. While some of us are holding steadfast to our resolutions, others have already dropped their “new year, new me” aspirations. However, one thing we should all resolve to do is find small ways to make a large impact throughout the year. When … Read morePut Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

5 Drugstore Lipstick Dupes Every College Girl Needs

You know that feeling when you get to the end of your favorite luxe lipstick and your heart falls out your ass? Us college girls spend so much money on the cosmetics—whether that be from your basic foundation you rock in Monday afternoon lectures or a sexy sheer gloss that you let loose in your favorite … Read more5 Drugstore Lipstick Dupes Every College Girl Needs

Editor’s Picks: 10 Natural Skincare Brands You Need to Try

During Verve’s week of natural beauty, we posted articles all about creating your own natural skincare products. Even though creating your own skincare is fun and you know exactly what ingredients go into the product, there is still that sense of pampering that comes along with using companies’ natural, cruelty free skincare and cosmetics. When we look beautiful on … Read moreEditor’s Picks: 10 Natural Skincare Brands You Need to Try