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Best Gifts To Send Your Mom This Year While She’s Stuck At Home

Dyson’s Mother’s Day Supersonic Hair Dryer

At $399.99, the mother’s day set includes Dyson-designed 1.4″ Round brush and Dyson-designed Detangling comb. It’s a total splurge but worth the cost considering you get to snag two gifts with the blowdryer. Check it out here.

Foreo Luna Play Plus

This travel-size, facial cleansing device removes impurities for a clearer, smoother-looking complexion.

Price $49.00 and buy it here.

Bath & Bodyworks Linen and Lavender calendar

Bath & Bodyworks

For just $24.50, this calendar will be the ultimate stand-in for that spa treatment you wanted to give your mom this year but can’t because of quarantine. Laced with the smell of crisp linen, lavender sea salt, and fresh air breeze with essential oils you can get it here.

Everlane’s Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress

EVERLANE

Perfect for lounging at home while stuck at home. This long slip dress is closet essential and this one comes in Everlane’s very own wrinkle-resistant, drapey Japanese GoWeave. With a little slit up the side, it makes for the perfect slip-on to make you feel comfy and chic at home. For $88 you can but it here.

mitú’s Chisme With Mom Hits Different Tee

mitú

Your very first chisme was a special moment in your life. And who was there? Your madre. She’s been your day one chisme sensei since that very first beautiful moment she told you the vecina lied about her “Michael Coors” purse. Honor your mom with this tee by buying it here.

Reina de Los Tamales Embroidered Apron

Praise your Queen of Tamales for Mother’s Day with the sweetest apron of all time. Buy it here.

Brandes Fashion Luxury Travel Tote Pet Carrier

Perfect for mom’s beloved cat or small dog, this sweet bag will have your mom traveling in style while ensuring the utmost comfort for her little fur baby. But it here.

Garden Greeting Pot

Anthropologie

For the mom with a green thumb, these sweet set of plants are perfect. Handmade and charmingly crafted these colorful planters make the perfect little gift. Buy it here for $24.99.

Virginia Announced Their Official Ban On Natural Hair Discrimination

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Virginia Announced Their Official Ban On Natural Hair Discrimination

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After quarantine, it’s time to break out those rizos and head to Virginia!

Earlier this year, in March, Virginia became the latest state in the country to pass the aptly named Crown Act. The new law, which was signed by California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado, and Washington earlier this year, prohibits workplaces and education programs from discriminating against natural hair.

Virginia is officially the first southern state to end the discriminatory practice of preventing Black men and women from wearing natural styles.

The legislation officially went into effect last week on July 1 and makes it illegal for workplaces and educational institutions to discriminate against people who wear natural hairstyles like Afros, curls, or locs. Delores McQuinn, a Democrat who is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates sponsored the bill and praised its establishment saying “A person’s hair is a core part of their identity. Nobody deserves to be discriminated against simply due to the hair type they were born with.”

The Crown Act stands for Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair and first got attention this past February when director Matthew A. Cherry won an Oscar for his film Hair Love.

The short film showcases the love between a Black father and his daughter who teach each other how to style her natural hair. The director gained attention when he invited Texas high school student, DeAndre Arnold, to be his guest. Arnold had been kept from attending both his graduation and prom for wearing locs.

“There’s a very important issue out there, The CROWN Act, and we can help to get this passed in all 50 states, which will help stories like DeAndre Arnold’s to stop happening,” Cherry said at the time during his Oscars acceptance speech. 

Lawmakers say that while the Crown Act has not yet been filed in Texas where Arnold is from they are considering have it passed there.

Of course, while ending natural hair discrimination against Black people is a small step it does mark an important effort to dismantle systematic racism. You can help get The Crown Act passed in your state by signing this petition pushing for change.

Whippd Cosmetics Is Launching Nude Glosses for Black Women

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Whippd Cosmetics Is Launching Nude Glosses for Black Women

Remember the terrible days when “nude” shoes were on-trend and Black women everywhere were forced to take part in something that was meant for white women? Welp, the nude lip trend has done quite a bit of not so great favors for women of color as well. Fortunately, the black-owned beauty shop Whippd Cosmetics is blessing Black women with nude glosses that work for all of our skin tones.

On June 27, Rachel Robins the entrepreneur behind the Whippd brand announced that she’d be launching a line of nude glosses for Black women.

“I created 6 nude lip glosses made with black women in mind and I just want them to go viral! Twitter do your thing,” Robins wrote in a tweet that featured a video displaying the line with meltaonin-rich shades.

Soon enough, Twitter did do its thing and her post wrangled in over 50,000 likes and 26,000 retweets. Speaking to Teen Vogue Robins says she was “extremely shocked but also humbled” by the support she received from Twitter. “So many people messaged me about how the collection made them feel seen. It warmed my heart and was the extra boost I needed to keep going.”

Whippd Cosmetics’ first launch, called the Coco Collection, will include six different nude shades.

The glosses are rich with pigments that cater to Black women who are so often overlooked by beauty brands that still use words like “nude” to cover only a portion of the beauty market. After all, what big brands call “nude” typically works for white women only.

Speaking about her own personal experiences, Robins says she wanted to create nude lip glosses that cater specifically for Black women.

“My experience of trying to find the perfect nude lip color to match me was always unsuccessful,” Robins explained. “The colors I would use would either be too light, too dark or have a blaring red undertone. I would often have to mix together my own shades and I knew other black women have encountered the same issue while shopping for the perfect nude lip.”

The gloss shades launched on July 1st and are available on WhippdCosmetics.com.

The Coco Collection promises to “compliment your complexion” with colors that as sweet-sounding as their names are. From latte, amaretto, butterscotch to brown sugar, ebony, and truffle these shades will sweeten your heart. While the entire collection costs $48, each gloss goes for $10.

If Whippd’s new gloss line isn’t exciting enough, you’ll likely fall in love with their line of body butters and scrubs which are infused with essential oils.