Today's MAKEOVER MANUAL Guilty Pleasure

By Bianca Logrono Whether you’re a like-happy Instagram prowler or talkative Tweeter, if you’re into beauty and fashion, you know there are few apps worthy of your download. Many of the so-called beauty and fashion apps don’t have the dazzling affect that, say, Candy Crush or Flappy Bird have. Yet, there are mentionable downloads for beauty and fashion lovers. Here are some (useful!) beauty and fashion apps you’ll love to have on hand. Virtual Makeover by Modiface Will this pink lipstick look good on me? Is that smoky eye overkill? Does blue eyeshadow compliment my eye color? When you don’t have the time... CONTINUE READING 12



by Bianca Logrono So, if you haven’t heard, the color of the year has been announced! Pantone and their team of color experts have named Radiant Orchid the color of 2014. The shade is something like a fuchsia pinky-purple mix, which we love! It’s soon to be popping up everywhere this year. It’s THE color to be seen in. Here are... CONTINUE READING 12


by Marcus Scott They say inspiration comes in many forms, but when it comes to ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity in the fashion world: rarely. However, in recent years, there has been change of heart in the otherwise fascist, Eurocentric-minded fashion world, with women from around the planet being represented (some of which actually have curves!). If you don’t believe us,... CONTINUE READING 5


by Marcus Scott With the 86th Academy Awards only a few weeks away, and with the New Year upon us, we're even more excited about the films to come in 2014. Here's our list of our most anticipated films, by genre of course. DRAMA Difret (Premiered at Sundance on January 18) Difret by Ethiopian filmmaker Zeresenay Berhane Mehari presents the harrowing true story of... CONTINUE READING 11


Whether planned or unexpected, having your first child can be pretty nerve-wracking! And let’s face it: no amount of reading those parenting books can help prepare for the spontaneity of any child. Here are a few tips to remember when your bundle of joy arrives! 1. Enjoy it There are many stresses that come with parenthood, but your children will only be... CONTINUE READING 5


by Courtney A. Levia Between frequent heat-styling and the cold winter air, chances are, your scalp definitely needs some proper TLC.  So if you’re look to restore some much-needed moisture and hydration back to your parched tresses, revamping your hair care regimen is surely a recommended place to start. Whether it’s deep conditioning goodies or dandruff busters that you seek, grab... CONTINUE READING 7


by Marcus Scott Even before Kerry Washington’s cold open on Saturday Night Live in November 2013, pundits were writing articles and generating roundtable discussions about the Golden Globe- nominated actress’ race. Soon after the episode aired, comments and media speculation surrounded the diversity of the talent on the iconic series rather than the show itself. Since its premiere on October 11,... CONTINUE READING 9


by Courtney A. Leiva If you’re seeking a more natural and allergen-safe clean, switching your laundry care routine may be crucial in minimizing unwanted skin irritations and breakouts. For products that are both good on the environment and gentle on your skin, here’s seven of our favorite must-have products. 1. LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls Softening your laundry naturally, cut drying time in... CONTINUE READING 3


by Bianca Logrono With the entertainment and fashion industry warping the body image of women everywhere, many of us are left feeling shameful of our bodies. Can you blame us? As humans we’ve got this innate ability to compare ourselves. When we’re constantly bombarded with pictures of seemingly flawless women, whether in magazines, on television, or even your social media, it’s... CONTINUE READING 17


by Bianca Logrono When it comes to make up, products can get pretty pricey. A simple five minute stroll in Sephora can quickly escalate to dishing out $100 on three items! Crazy talk! We’re calling out to the Drug Store queens. Here’s a list of top notch drug store products that won’t break your piggy bank. 1. Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous... CONTINUE READING 4


We’re sure you’re tired of stumbling upon all these articles on how to “live up” your 20s – or why your 20s are perfect for “insert-kitschy but life-affirming verb here.” We know that the only difference between your 20's and your 30's is a little more stability. Just a little. If you’re anything like us, looking back on our 20's can... CONTINUE READING 14