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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Lupita Nyong’o Spreads A Beautiful Message On Sesame Street

Lupita Nyong’o has always been an advocator for being comfortable in your own skin and embracing your skin color. She has made numerous speeches about accepting her dark skin and seeing it for how beautiful it really is. There’s no doubt that her confidence shines bright as she shows the world that dark skin looks good in any and every color. Well now, Lupita is spreading her message to kids with her most recent appearance on Sesame Street. In this segment, her and Elmo talk about skin and how regardless…

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Takeover The Summer With These Bold Lip Colors

Makeup: the great enhancer. Notice I said enhancer meaning that it is meant to intensify and increase your natural beauty. Yeah. We all love makeup. It’s nice to pick a color of eye shadow and combine it with a lip color for a nice combination. But maybe it’s time for you to switch up that same old look you’ve been doing this year. Luckily, there are a few staple lip colors for summer 2014. Hot Pink Hot pink lipstick can either be a hit or miss. It is definitely becoming…

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Beauty and Brains: Lupita Nyong’o Lands the Cover of Vogue

Lupita Nyong’o has become everyone’s favorite Kenyan Beauty since staring in the film 12 Years a Slave (2013). Since then she has been named “The Most Beautiful Woman” by People magazine, as well as becoming the first ever African American woman to be the face of Lancome. Now, to no surprise, the 31-year-old graces the cover of Vogue magazine for its July issue. Known for turning heads at award shows with her bold, colorful fashion, the magazine shoot definitely captures the Oscar-winning actress’s personality. Check out some of the photos…

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