I am sure excited that I found another cosmetic brand that offers gluten-free products with women of color in mind! Let me introduce you to Law of Nature Cosmetics. I always visit the “about” section on every website that I visit to get their backstory. Just a few sentences in I must admit that I was pleasantly amazed at their mission. I know that some beauty lovers only want to look great, but I personally believe that one should be able to look great without causing harm to themselves due to toxic ingredients in their beauty products.
After reading the story of Jasmine Rose, the founder I quickly added Law of Cosmetics to my must buy list. Sadly, like to many women I too have had a loved one with Breast Cancer and I applaud Ms. Rose for reaching safe natural ways for women to showcase their beauty without having to subject themselves to harsh chemicals.
The cosmetic line offers several products that are not only gluten free, but vegan, talc free, paraben free, bismuth free, and while you may not think “Who cares…..why does that matter?” I invite to research some of your favorite brands (several of which are targeted to women of color) and health issues related to chemicals used in those products and you will know why it truly matters. Like I said I have already added several of Law of Cosmetics items to my must buy list. Want to see what I picked? Visit me on our sister site Loving Hue & Your Style… Right now.
I am always do the happy dance when I find gluten-free items especially beauty brands. I have been on the hunt for gluten-free brands that embrace women of color for what seems like forever! I don’t think that it is my chance that I found Gold Label Cosmetics du ring the season of miracles. I just wished that I would have found them before my trip to New York City a few weeks ago. I would have rocked their lipsticks because well….HELLO! they look wonderful! One thing that I love is that they show the lipsticks on very different skins tones. This is a plus for me because as any woman of color knows what looks good on one skin tone can be a hot mess on another.
As I scrolled down their Twitter page and website I saying “Yes” and “I need this one too”.
As the holiday season kicks into full swing so does the holiday hustle and bustle. Which means non-stop parties, events, and holiday joy. You are sure to be on the go this season, but it is also very important to give yourself the gift of health and wellness from the inside out. While we are all making a point to look good on the outside during the season we must not forget it is also very important to take care mind, body, and spirit.
Below is a listing of websites that I visit at least once a week for a quick pick-me-up. Be sure to check this blog often as I will be posting Holiday Season health tips and resource information, as well as wellness inspiration for 2017.
Serves to change the culture toward health and fitness in the Black community, showcase those making an impact, and educate our audience on healthier living. We also serve to provide a platform for fitness + health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked by traditional fitness media.
Black Doctor.org– Covering everything from health conditions, healthy living, food, and more. Black Doctor.org covers a variety of topics and issue that are important to the black/African-American community.
Black Woman’s Health– The only national organization dedicated to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million Black women and girls – physically, emotionally and financially.
It’s that time of year. The holiday shopping season. Our first True Beauty Tuesday holiday gift idea is from a company that we all know and love.
Every now and again you come across a product that not only amazes you, but everyone you share it with and in some cases even the people that you don’t share it with notice a change in your skin… When people talk about a positive change in your skin and only have great things to say about your new found “glow” You know that you have found a truly outstanding product. Sound to good to be true? Well, I’m being 100 with you. Over the last few months my team and I have been falling passionately in love with Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Yup, you read it correct Mr. Bubble…that childhood favorite that made bath time simply amazing. You can now enjoy the same feeling of bliss that you did from your younger days. If in all the holiday hustle and bustle you want to have a truly nostalgic moment I highly suggest Luxe by Mr. Bubble. You are probably wondering why? Right? You are probably thinking that in the sea of beauty products that women have to choose from this fall and holiday what makes this one so special. The “Hue” team has been testing products since early fall and it’s now a week from Thanksgiving and the products that we tested have held true during the change of seasons.
The team and I test several products on women of different ages and backgrounds and everyone pretty much had the same reaction. “Where can I get these products?” If you are looking for some great products for the holidays for the woman in your life or as a gift for yourself stay tuned. Tomorrow we will dive into the products and how you can purchase them.
Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.
Taraji P. Henson’s collection for MAC cosmetics (photo:MAC website)
True Beauty Tuesday is back! To kick things off I wanted to showcase a beauty collection that did so well that a few of the products sold out right after the launch. Of course I am talking about none other than Taraji P. Henson’s collection for MAC cosmetics. Although I have not tried the collection for myself I must say the collection grabbed my attention because it makes beauty simple and would personally use the shades in there collection year round. I love the the beautyistas that can work magic with shading and contouring, however I am not one of those gals. I just can’t work that magic. Taraji’s line looks so easy to use that I buy it I mean who doesn’t want to be fierce and fab like Cookie?
To me nothing says “Hello World” like rocking you favorite color….or as I like to phrase it “My Trademark Color” If you haven’t picked up on it by the color selection of my blog my ….I’ll have to confess…it’s orange! In every shade for every season… simply orange.
My favorite orange look is a soft beautifully sheer sequined top that I purchased from a boutique called B. Moss that is sadly no longer in business.
From my glasses to my car….you guessed it….Orange. While some girls feel “Pretty in Pink” I often think of my grandmother who embraced my love for the color orange… she would tell me every time she saw a beautiful garment in orange and she would say “…orange you beautiful”
The mission of this blog is to showcase Healthy Unique Empowering (HUE) diverse images of women of color so to do that I have thought long and hard on ways to highlight these images.
In the spirit of Fashionably Fit Friday (#FashionablyFitFriday) I want celebrate your uniqueness while educating you on options, resources, and tools that truly embrace who HUE are. My goal is to explore a range of topics from products to events and everything in between. Simply put….it’s True Beauty Tuesday or #TrueBeautyTuesday