One of the fastest ways to blow a stack of money is to invest in getting your hair colored at the salon only go to home and ruin it a few weeks or even days later. Yes, that can actually happen if you’re not careful. Despite what you may have heard, it’s pretty easy to ruin your color-treated hair. All you have to do is wash too soon and too often and become besties with the sun among a few other things to ruin your hair color and there is no bottle of product that can undo the damage once it’s done. To help you avoid throwing away your money, here are some easy tips for how to make your hair color last longer and keep your color vibrant. [Read more…]
Being able to connect with Whitney was much more enjoyable than I’d even imagined. I was looking forward to delving a little deeper into her life as a mother, wife and business woman and as I anticipated, during our conversation, her spirit unfolded over the hours revealing a woman who is authentically sincere and kind. I meet lots of amazing women, who in their own right inspire me as well, but the wisdom, humor, humility and unabashed candor and poise that she embodies all at once delivered a refreshing melange. I agree that Whitney is the same person as “Naptural” is online as she liked to point out, but there is something more there, possibly something even she does not see. I think it was those moments of being able to feel her ‘it’ that made me proud to spend time and share space with a woman who also feverishly seeks out seeing the ‘it’ in other women too. [Read more…]
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You want to lift and separate? There is a drugstore mascara for you. Want to plump and add volume? There’s a tube for that too. Some of the best drugstore mascaras rival high end brands because they are made in the same factories or by the same parent company. Take L’Oreal and Lancôme for example. No matter what you want, there’s little chance you can’t find it or a combination of it at the drugstore. Depending on what you’re looking for, you may be able to buy just one tube or double it up with a couple different brands to get the lashes you like best. [Read more…]
Drugstore red lipstick is nothing to shake a stick at. Drugstore reds can deliver with beautiful, highly pigmented color and smooth texture pay off comparable to or exceeding what some department store brands offer. Despite the fact that they come shrink wrapped or taped to high heaven (we’ve all had that: Is this a CD or tube of lipstick, because I can’t tell right now, moment), they are worthy of your time and and that extra few minutes trying to get them open without breaking a nail. [Read more…]
Some of the best drugstore hair masks are just as good if not better than some salon and name brand hair masks. Your local drugstore is a treasure trove of deep conditioning goodness to treat whatever ails your natural hair from dryness, heat styled one too many times, color-treated needs to mature natural hair. If you are a little hard on your hair and need some deep treatment therapy, snatch up one of these hair masks for your hair. [Read more…]
In Part 2 of our Best Drugstore Foundations series, we’re hoping to help change how you search for and find the best drugstore foundation for your skin. We’ve broken your drugstore foundation options down by brand, skin tone, undertone and skin type matching and based on how they hold up all day on skin to help you find your best match. [Read more…]
We don’t often see Tia in print but when we do, she always serves up a nice surprise. Now that we can officially tell her and her sister apart (it only took watching every episode of Sister Sister and their reruns a gazillion times), it’s exciting to watch Tia and her sister grow and evolve as women. [Read more…]