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Black-Owned Beauty Brands To Support All Year Round And Not Just Black History Month

When it comes to beauty products, there’s no denying that Black women contribute quite a bit to the market. In fact, according to Nielsen, Black women “outspend the total market on personal soap and bath needs by nearly 19%.” It’s no wonder why! The amount of money we spend on conditioners and beauty care in an effort to love our melanin backs it up. For this and so many reasons, it’s important we start to put our money behind Black-owned businesses.

Check out some of the most beloved Black-owned beauty brands!

BROWNIE

Recommended! Bar mini palette

Brownie is another Black-owned beauty business that delivered up universal shades of contour, bronzer, and highlighter.

Price $18

Briogeo

Recommended! Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo.

Briogeo is a black-owned line whose shampoo boasts definition for waves and curls.

“First, I LOVE Briogeo products and have used many! I was using another line ( not Briogeo) for a while and noticed that my curls were beginning to ‘fall’ during the day. I realized that I still had some of the Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice and Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo left in the bottle and so tried it and was delighted. Not only does my hair feel soft and silky, so very hydrated, but my curls are back to stay ! There is definitely no frizz and the curls are bouncy and lasting ! I have already ordered more and plan to remain faithful to this product. I also noticed improved shine!”- User review.

Price $24.00

Mielle Organics

Mielle Organics debuted in 2014 as a unique blend of herbs, amino acids and minerals all that promise to support healthy hair, skin and nails, and immune system.

Recommended: Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner

Price: $13.99

Sunday II Sunday

This brand for active women and features products made with active botanical ingredients. All of which work to remove sweat, balance moisture, and maintain the health of hair and scalp before and after workouts.

“Love the packaging the professional way they correspond with me via email step by step until product received”- user review.

Recommended: Root Refresh Micellar Rinse

Price: $31.00

Epara Skincare

Founded by Nigerian entrepreneur Ozohu Adoh, Epara is a line made for Black women in mind. The brand features organic and natural ingredients and are sustainably and ethically sourced from across Africa.

Recommended: Brightening Night Balm

Price: $130

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3 Sites That Have Super-Fast Shipping For Your Last-Minute Mother’s Day Buys

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3 Sites That Have Super-Fast Shipping For Your Last-Minute Mother’s Day Buys

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Listen, we get it. These days are hectic, crazy and very nearly apocalyptic. Whether you’re juggling your work from home routine or dealing with your kids, finding the perfect Mother’s Day Gift might be harder this year than most.

When it comes to this, know that we’ve got your back and understand that procrastination happens. To help we put together the top three Mother’s Day gifts that’ll help you navigate fast-shipping.

Check them out below.

Etsy

Etsy now allows an option that will allow you to search results by delivery date ensuring one-of-a-kind options that will arrive just in time for Mother’s Day. From handmade sweaters, specialty baskets soaps, candles, and embroidered pillows you’ll be able to find it all.

Amazon.com

No doubt for the extreme procrastinator Amazon guarantees on-time shipping for just about everyone. While Prime members are more likely to strike shipping gold with orders from the site, shoppers who’ve yet to subscribe to the premiere membership will likely not be disappointed in last-minute shipping fees.

Start off with Amazon Handmade and their Mother’s Day gift guide.

Nordstrom

Nordstrom now offers all sorts of quick delivery options. From their expedited shipping and pick-up in store to curbside pickup, the big box retailer options all sorts of Mother’s Day goods for the last-minute shopper!

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

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Madonna’s Daughter Lourdes Embraces Natural Body Hair In Beautiful Selfie With Mom

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Grooming habits should be a matter of personal choice, but thanks to generations of the patriarchy telling women how they should look, what they should wear, and how they should take care of their bodies, that isn’t always the case. Thankfully, more and more brave women are embracing their natural beauty and that includes their own body hair.

Lourdes Leon showing off her natural arm pit hair is the normalization of body hair we all need.

Whether it’s on the red carpet or in a photo with her mom, Madonna, Lourdes Leon has a relationship with her body hair we can all admire. For instance, he two posed for a rare selfie on April 10, and Leon’s natural look moved us another step closer to normalizing visible body hair.

The sweet image is captioned: “Like Pieces of your Heart Walking around outside of you #lola.”

‘Lola’ is the nickname of Madonna’s eldest child, whom she shares with Cuban personal trainer-actor Carlos Leon.

The fashion icon’s post has received more than 440,000 ‘likes’ with many fans praising her daughter’s decision to embrace her natural body hair – with comments including “two beautiful, strong women” and “beautiful mother with her gorgeous daughter.”

Leon has never been shy about embracing her natural beauty.

Her mother has pushed beauty boundaries for decades, so it makes sense the 24-year-old model would choose to do the same. In November 2018, Lourdes generated headlines when she showed off her unshaved armpits and legs on the red carpet at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala, just weeks after she turned heads for the same reason on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Earlier this year, in February, she also showed off a glimpse of armpit hair in a new fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs. 

It seems that Lourdes may even have been inspired by her famous mom when it comes to ditching the razor. Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar in 2010, the singer said: “Going to high school, I saw how popular girls had to behave to get the boys. I knew I couldn’t fit into that.

“So I decided to do the opposite. I refused to wear makeup, to have a hairstyle. I refused to shave. I had hairy armpits.”

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