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Feminspire | April 19, 2014

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Can Lupita Nyong’o’s Lancôme Campaign Help End Colorism?

April 11, 2014 | Keziyah Lewis | 2 Comments

Whether it’s her charm, beauty, talent, and grace, or her fortitude for shining on the red carpet and on screen, there is no shortage of reasons to appreciate Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. And consequently, over the past year, she has … Read More

How Straightening My Hair Improved My Politics

January 10, 2014 | Kristen Maye | One Comment

My hair is naturally coily, curly, knotty and big. I love it that way; it is willful, arresting, and uninhibited. Truthfully, my full embrace of these qualities didn’t come until about 3 and half years ago when I finally stopped … Read More

Makeup Basics Pt. 2: The Easiest, Most Effective Ways To Get Perfect Skin

September 23, 2013 | Jennifer Tanko | 5 Comments

In my previous column, I shared my opinions on the importance and methodology of brow grooming. As far as makeup goes, everything you put on your face will look sloppy if the brows or skin are sloppy. Thus, with brows … Read More

The Trouble With Tanning: Why Needing a “Natural Glow” is Bullshit

August 13, 2013 | Nicole Woszczyna | 10 Comments

Oh, how society loves to toy with our female minds. We’re supposed to be thin but not too thin, we’re supposed to be sexy but never too sexy, we’re supposed to wear high heels but not the kind that make … Read More

Makeup Basics Part 1: Natural But Polished Brows

August 5, 2013 | | 5 Comments

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about makeup basics.

OK, maybe not everything. Perhaps an introduction is in order. My name is Jennifer Tanko, and I’m a professional makeup artist. I worked for MAC Cosmetics from 2009-2011 in Towson, Maryland, and … Read More

Dove Can’t Promote ‘Real Beauty’ At Animals’ Expense

July 25, 2013 | Corey Wrenn | One Comment

On July 24, 2013, I noticed that one of my favorite follows on Twitter, Fem2pt0, had started a campaign to encourage Dove soap to eliminate the palm oil in their product.  While I am all for ending human slavery, the … Read More

Tips to Stay Sane While Battling Your Crazy Curls

July 1, 2013 | Sarah Gay | 12 Comments

Since I was as young as I can remember, my hair has been getting steadily thicker– and curlier. I didn’t care much about my hair when I was younger, although I resented my mother often straightening it. But eventually the … Read More

Summertime Beauty For Outdoor Cuties: Solar Steez!

June 13, 2013 | Sara Luckey

Last week we talked about all things chafing, and some of you chimed in with some great tips and tricks down in the comments. (THANK YOU!) This time around, we’re gonna talk about solar steez.

There isn’t any color of … Read More

Summertime Beauty For Outdoor Cuties: Fuck Chafing!

May 31, 2013 | Sara Luckey | 6 Comments

I don’t know what you did last week, but I spent it camping, canoeing, and hanging out in the woods, as I plan on doing most weekends this summer. And if I’m not going to be campnoeing and chillin’ like … Read More

3 Easy Ways To Look Beautifully Bright-Eyed This Summer!

May 21, 2013 | Sindulge

While not all of us want to “wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy” (although that could make for an interesting day), there is one thing most people want to feel first thing in the morning: bright-eyed and … Read More

3 Natural Beauty Products That Your Skin (And Wallet) Will Love!

May 6, 2013 | Laurel Reed | 5 Comments

Scientists and estheticians alike have been touting the benefits of natural and organic skincare products for years. Finally, these products are becoming more widely available — and cheaper! I was definitely interested in going natural, but was hesitant to switch … Read More

Sindulge’s Guide to 5 of Spring’s Hottest Beauty Trends

March 28, 2013 | Kara Weik

Can we get a “hell yeah”?! Spring has officially sprung! And just like a seriously satisfying spring cleaning sesh (out with the old, in with the new!), we can’t think of anything more exciting than revamping our makeup repertoire to … Read More