Growing up as a Disney watcher—as so many of us did—it was easy to catch onto so many clichés. Hannah Montana promised us that “nobody’s perfect,” and her Disney peer Selena Gomez offered a much different piece of advice with the familiar chorus of “Who says you’re not perfect.” For me, the conversation with perfection was much … Read moreEnding the Road to Perfection
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.
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
It’s clear when you become a mom. People shower you balloons and flowers to help welcome you into the new world you have entered. But what about when you become the mom friend? Maybe it happens in one great moment of “momness” as you’re holding your crying roommate–or someone you just met. Maybe you’ve developed … Read moreWho’s The “Mom Friend” of Your Girl Group?
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
Thanksgiving is, of course, about taking time to give thanks to what matters most in life. And while it is typical to spend Thanksgiving with family, it’s becoming more and more popular to supplement that tradition with a secondary celebration reserved just for friends to celebrate the special platonic ties in our lives—or, at the … Read moreHow To Throw The Perfect Friendsgiving