3 Super Easy Ways to Make Aloe Vera Oil


Discovering Natural
By now, many of us have figured out that doing it yourself (DIY), is easier on the pocket and we also know exactly what's going into our products. In this video, Discovering Natural teaches us 3 super easy ways to make aloe vera oil. Now aloe vera oil can be used as a skin moisturizer, for eczema, as a hot oil treatment, for edges growth, dry scalp and more! Peep this video and show Discovering Natural some love by liking her page, subscribing to her channel, leaving a comment below and sharing! 
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Comment on ALL Articles for a Chance to Win a Head Wrap from The Wrap Life!

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 If you don't know about The Wrap Life let me catch you up. Nnenna, a waitress with no business experience, started The Wrap Life with just $300 when she couldn't find a place online that sold dope head wraps. That was about 3 years ago and since then business has been booming! Do yourself a favor and win one of these head wraps! Just comment on all articles this week and 5 lucky winners will be blessed with one of these crowns!

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Tattoo Artist & Entrepreneur Lauren is Naturally Glam!

 Lauren Findley
By Erickka Sy Savané

Jamaican living in South Florida, Lauren Findley has been natural for four years after doing the big chop in 2014. To say that she's been making the most of that natural glow would be an understatement. See why she's our naturally glam pick!

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People Praise Virgins But Only If They Fit A Certain Beauty Standard


MC Tokyo Vanity
 By Lauren R.D. Fox

Louisiana female MC Tokyo Vanity, known for her viral hit “That’s My Best Friend,” made her debut on VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and caused a bit of a stir on the internet recently. Earlier this season, the 23-year-old New Orleans native revealed she’s a virgin and not ready to “play house” with her boyfriend Tabius. During her confessional, Tokyo explained that she’s not waiting for religious reason nor is she waiting for her wedding night, but instead saving for herself until she is ready to be “knocking them boots” with Tabius or whoever. 

Photography Duo Strike 6-Figure Book Deal to Capture the Beauty of Children of Color

Photo via CreativeSoul Photography
By Erickka Sy Savané

There's something about seeing the fresh face of innocence and joy in little kids that brings out the best in us. For some time, children of color were excluded from images that celebrate our innocence and beauty in media. It's been changing. We've been changing. The hashtag #blackgirlmagic helped. Black Panther helped by showing that no one can capture us like we can.

Enter husband and wife duo, Kahran and Regis Bethencourt of CreativeSoul Photography, who just signed a 6-figure book deal with St. Martin’s Press to capture the beauty of children of color. The book will be titled 'Halo' and is expected to be available online in 2019.  Recently, Kahran told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that they want to change the discussion around our history. "People think our history starts with slavery. What about when we were kings and queens?” 

Peep some of the powerful and syrupy sweet photos that will make you understand exactly why these two are getting the BIG BUCKS!

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6 Makeup Brands with Diverse Foundation for Women of Color

By Hayden Stewart

As a woman of color, it can be a pain to find the right foundation. Many brands only carry a limited range of shades, and more often than not, you have to settle for an inaccurate, unflattering shade, or you’ll have to put in extra work to blend colors to achieve the right look. And who has time for that?

Thankfully, there are brands that are making efforts to offer more inclusive, diverse shade ranges to accommodate all skin tones. Next time you’re visiting your local pharmacy or Sephora, keep an eye out for these lovely brands!

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8 Times Serena's Baby Olympia Got Our Ovaries Tingling

Serena & Olympia 
By Erickka Sy Savané
For many, the days can seem long and staying UP can be an uphill battle. From #45 to police brutality to the snow storms that keep slamming the East Coast like a pro-wrestler, sometimes we need a diversion. Serena's IG page is a good start. There we can find enough photos of her now 7-month-old sweet-faced baby Olympia to bring a smile to the gloomiest face. Don't believe me, sift through this post and I guarantee you'll be smiling too! You may even try to make a baby....

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The Face of Now: Winnie Harlow Covers Elle UK!

Winnie Harlow

By Brande Victorian

Remember last week when Winnie Harlow asked, “Do you see me suffering?” after The Evening Standard labeled her a “vitiligo sufferer“? I think it’s fair to ask that question again after seeing the model on the cover of Elle UK’s May issue. The beauty is the definition of living life in color as she stuns in Gucci and complementary pastel-colored makeup as the mag’s cover model.

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Everything You Need to Know About African Black Soap

Photo via Timasamad
By Tima Samad

African Black soap has been used for centuries in West Africa. It is still made the traditional way from locally harvested plantain skins, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves & shea tree bark, to name a few potent ingredients. It is then fermented which is how the soap gets its brownish-black color.
*Please Note* African Black Soap should not be entirely Black in color. If so, it is not authentic. It’s watered down & mixed with different agents!
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There's No Space for Vanity in Motherhood

Annette Brown Bravo 
By Dawn Washington

One day I overheard my brother remarking about a family member. "She let herself go," he said.

This particular family member was a mother of multiple children. Prior to her children's births she was the "hot girl." I know because I witnessed the attention she received. Nevertheless, something rose up in me when my brother made that particular comment, mostly because it was incredibly unfair and shortsighted.

Model, Marketer Myori is Naturally Glam!

Myori Granger 
A few years ago, Myori Granger came to the City That Never Sleeps to complete her Master's degree in Marketing. Natural for 10 years, this beauty with brains to match, is boldly being herself and blazing her own path in the modeling industry! Peep why she's this week's Naturally Glam pick!

5 Winning Magazine Covers With Black Women to Cop Right Now!

Amara la Negra covers Latina magazine
By Erickka Sy Savané

I remember the first time I saw model Kirsti Bowser on the cover of Elle magazine when I was around 14 years old. To see a black woman in such a prominent place gave me the courage to say, maybe, just maybe, I could do the same thing. I eventually moved to New York City (from Toledo, Ohio) to follow in her footsteps, and though I never quite made it to cover girl status, I would have never taken such a leap of faith had she not planted such a seed in me with that one image. That's the power of a magazine cover. It can make a little black girl believe that anything is possible. We salute the following ladies, gracing covers, making it look easy, and inspiring the next generation of magic!

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Vlogger Shares Graphic Details of How Weave Severely Damaged Her Hair & Scalp

C&D Journey
By Erickka Sy Savané

We talk a lot on this site about the benefits of embracing our natural hair, but the truth is, many women, even within the natural hair community, still wear weaves either to switch it up or as a protective style. Vlogger Sierra Baynes, 20, from Georgia, is a reminder to all, better yet, a WARNING to weave responsibly. We thank this beauty for being brave enough to share all the mistakes made, as well as the lessons learned, from her experience damaging her hair and scalp with a weave gone wrong. In this case, her hair loss was definitely our gain. Peep her video, drop a comment and please share!

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Serial Networker Claire Ateku is Slaaying the Naturally Glam Game!


Claire Ateku
Naturally Glam is back again with Claire Ateku! Serial Networker, model, and youtube personality, Claire is from Kenya, but currently lives in Los Angeles. Natural for close to 10 years, find out how this queen stays serving looks and glowing skin from here all the way back to the Continent!

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Vitiligo Queen: "What I Thought Was a Curse is a Blessing to Me Now."


By Erickka Sy Savané

50 million people have vitiligo, the skin disorder where the body loses its melanin. That's 1% of the population- 2.5 million in the United States. Fortunately, because of models like Winnie Harlow and Covergirl's Amy Deanna, many of us are becoming much more aware of it. For Vitiligo Queen, who began losing pigment at age 5, vitiligo has become a surprising blessing. Just listening to her speak about it will have you giving thanks for some of the less obvious blessings in your life!

5 Mins. of Fashion Fodder: Cardi B, Young Thug, Ashanti & More!

Taneica of Tea with Taneica 
It's Friday so you already know that Taneica of Tea With Taneica has got your 5 minutes of Fashion Fodder!  Tune in as she gives us the best & worst looks from the red carpet this week. And if you like, please comment, share and subscribe to her channel!

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8 Stunning Buzz Cuts That Could Make You Big Chop!

Shay via @ShayGlam00
By Joce Blake

Coco Chanel said, "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life."

Muva was speaking the truth because a hair cut provides liberation and freedom for so many women. It is especially hard for women of color to choose to embrace that freedom because our culture romanticizes long, thick hair. The moment you tell your mom, aunt, or play cousin that you plan to cut your hair, they will act as if someone died. For decades, it has been instilled in us that our hair represents our crowns. This means cutting your hair signifies being stripped of your glory. Well, that is over and done because it's a new year, and we have the right to decide what our crowns bespeak. From rocking 4c kinky hair to donning a buzz cut, the choice is yours.

Glow All the Way Up With Practical Tips From Your Girl Zara!


Hey Ladies,

In this video, your girl Zara shares some practical tips on how to “glow up!"

She says, "A lot of young men and women attempt to reach rather unattainable standards (by mimicking what they see on social media). I’m here to remind people that, it’s not difficult to be popping as long as you are working on being your best self."

And we might add that both pics- the before & after- are beautiful!

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And the Winners of the Glam Body Giveaway Are...

Glam Body Coffee Scrubs
Hey Ladies,

It's Wednesday Win Day! We asked you to comment on all articles this past week for a chance to win a Coconut Coffee and Mandarin Coffee scrub from Glam Body, and you showed up! Here are this week's 5 winners! Also, be sure to keep commenting on articles because soon we will be announcing some spontaneous pop-up winners!

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The Sweeter Side of Hair Removal. I Tried the Sugaring Method.

Sugaring paste
By Jashima Wadehra

Ladies, Ladies, Ladies!

However you prefer to keep your bikini area is your discretion, I prefer to engage in hair removal. Through my late teens my razor and I made do until I realized that it was simply much too much effort and lets be honest…………. The itch is REAL. Between the upkeep, discomfort and general thought of sharp blades on sensitive skin, shaving is a hell naaaah for me.
 
For the past few years I’ve been an avid waxer, it's quick, on time and does the job (all while reducing my hair growth overall). But recently, I had a dinner date with a friend and she told me about SUGARING. What's that you say?

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