A Peppermint Lip Scrub

A Peppermint Lip Scrub

Everyone loves them a good peppermint candy, but what about a peppermint lip scrub with hint of coffee? Peppermints are used for a lot of different reasons like, reducing headaches/migraines, stomach pains, muscles spasms, and more according to WebMD. It also has a cooling effect that is great to use on irritated skin and can be used as a moisturizer. Which is actually awesome because for anyone who tends to get chapped, dry, peeling lips this is perfect! Adding the coffee can just add-on to the refreshing feeling. Maybe including peppermint into your…

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Part-Time Facilitators (SIHLE)

Part-Time Facilitators (SIHLE)

Are you currently looking for a Part-Time Job? Do you have great communication skills? Are you African American Woman? Are you 18 years of age or older? Do you want a rewarding career helping out youth in the community? If you met all the requirements listed above, then we are definitely looking for YOU! Sisters Informing Healing Living & Empowering(SIHLE) The Philadelphia SIHLE Project, a program of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), is a healthy lifestyles workshop for young african american girls ages 14 to 18. We focus on reducing…

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Strawberries and Lemons….New Face Mask!

Strawberries and Lemons….New Face Mask!

So we all know that the harsh winter is moving out and it is time for the warmer seasons to move in. Now think about it, when you think of strawberries and lemons what is the first thing that comes to mind. When I hear about those particular fruits I think of strawberry lemonade, spring and summer, beaches, refresh, and vacation. Strawberries have a lot of great things in them including vitamins, antioxidants, and more. They also help keep blood sugar at a balance, are great for weight loss, and…

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Colorism: Light vs. Dark

Colorism: Light vs. Dark

The Brown Paper Bag Test. Are you familiar with it? It is a discriminatory method that was designed with the mere purpose of segregating African American individuals based solely on their skin complexion. If your skin tone was lighter than the paper bag, it was presumed you were more attractive. If you were darker than the paper bag, you were deemed unattractive. Although the idea of a bag determining what persons are appealing and good-looking is completely absurd, the notion is still present in today’s society. For instance, look at…

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Being Confident in your Own Skin

Being Confident in your Own Skin

    Seeing how children view their bodies compared to adults in this video produced by the Jubilee Project, a group of individuals who believe that doing good is contagious, reminds us of how we once thought of ourselves.  Why does growing up mean we have to want to be skinnier, taller, prettier, or just plain different than we are.  Loving yourself doesn’t have mean you don’t exercise or try to eat healthy, but it does mean looking at your motives.  Remember to do these acts to better yourself because…

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Pumpkin Face Mask?!?!….What?

Pumpkin Face Mask?!?!….What?

So here is a beauty regimen you have probably never heard of, or thought of trying, a PUMPKIN FACE MASK!!!  I know some of you are asking questions like why Pumpkin? What is so great about it? Is it really safe for the skin? To give some answer to your questions yes it is , pumpkin is more popular for the colder seasons. This beauty regimen is safe for the skin and helps smooth wrinkles, give skin a radiant glow, replenish the skin with vitamins , eliminate redness and more!…

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Lupita, Alek, Viola, & Gabby

Lupita, Alek, Viola, & Gabby

As Viola Davis accepted the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series rocking a straight brown shoulder length wig, I thought it was funny that she thanked Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Peter Nowalk for “thinking of a leading lady who looks like my classic beauty”.  What is classic black beauty, and does it wear a shiny, straight, brown, shoulder-length wig? Oh the images and drama of dark skinned women in the entertainment industry!  Initially, I couldn’t figure out the value of even writing about these…

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