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Natural Beauty

Unretouched Portraits Illustrate 19 Bare, Bold And Beautiful Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women

Alyscia Cunningham was fed up with other photographers suggesting to her that she should photoshop the bodies and skin of her clients. So she created ...

5 Budget Beauty Hacks That Will Keep You Fresh-Faced This Summer

OWN | Posted 06.12.2015 | OWN

In the last decade, words like "all-natural," "organic" and "100 percent pure" have been popping up on beauty products everywhere, on anything from mo...

32 Times Art History Proved Body Hair Is Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts

"I used to think I was the strangest person in the world," Mexican painter Frida Kahlo once said, "but then I thought there are so many people i...

Get Glowing Skin with a Homemade Papaya and Pineapple Face Mask

Becca Piastrelli | Posted 06.01.2015 | Style
Becca Piastrelli

Papaya and pineapple aren't just for poolside cocktails. In fact, these two tropical fruits contain enzymes that many of the world's most sought-after facialists and skincare specialists use in their treatments.

How One Mom Taught Her 7-Year-Old Daughter To Accept Her Natural Beauty

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices

When 7-year-old Natalie McGriff struggled to embrace her natural black beauty, her mom was the first one to encourage her to love her hair and her bea...

How Former Model Loretta Wilger Inspires Women to Feel Beautiful

Tajci Cameron | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Tajci Cameron

Not too long ago, I was at an event with my 9-year-old son Blais. As usual, I had my makeup on. He was looking at me and then out of the blue, he asked: "Mama, why do you wear makeup?" "Because I like to look pretty," I said. "Who told you that you were ugly without it?" he asked.

To American Apparel From a Model: Sorry for Being 'Too Real'

Valerie Lee | Posted 05.31.2015 | Women
Valerie Lee

To American Apparel, I thank you for once giving me and countless other customers the courage to believe that we are beautiful even without makeup and just as the sizes we are. May that valuable lesson live on -- far beyond the future American Apparel brand.

Powerful Short Film Challenges Beauty Ideals That Govern Skin Color

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts

In discussions of mainstream beauty ideals, it's not uncommon to hear media outlets discuss the prominence of certain body types, addressing d...

These Breathtaking Photos Remind Us Exactly Why We Want To Fight So Hard Against Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Mohini Kundu | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green

When we talk about climate change, it's easy to get caught up in the politics and economic arguments and lose sight of what it is we're really fightin...

Redefining Beauty

Sarah Amento | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Sarah Amento

After my mastectomy, I began looking for pictures of other women who had battled breast cancer. I found The Grace Project by Isis Charise.

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Renee Fisher | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

These are women don't own jeans or sneakers. They have never seen the inside of a Chico's. And they only rarely follow the conventional rules of fashion. Each creates her own path and takes joy in every step.

The Biggest Beauty Myth You've Been Sold

Dianne Collins | Posted 01.03.2015 | Style
Dianne Collins

Whoever said, "Beauty is only skin deep" obviously wasn't aware that we are beings of many dimensions that are interconnected.

Lupita Was Told She'd Never Find A Husband Because Of Her Dark Skin

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

We're certain it's the combination of Lupita Nyong'o's incredible talent (see: Academy Award) and killer looks (see: red carpet slayage) that have lan...

Kitchens Are The New Beauty Cabinets

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 10.30.2014 | Style

We have some good news, dear beauty mavens! You can definitely get your beauty fix without going on a Sephora shopping spree, because the kitchen is y...

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Natural Beauty?

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Lupita Nyong'o Speaks On Her Personal Beauty

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 10.10.2014 | Style

As if Michelle Obama's Redbook cover wasn't enough, the magazine sat down with one of the year's biggest stars, Lupita Nyong'o. In the interview, ...

It's Fall! Make Sure Your Skincare Routine Is In Season

Hillary Peterson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Style
Hillary Peterson

After the ravages of summer sun and increased opportunities for free radical damage (aka aging), your skin needs a bit of extra help to recover its glow.

Natural Is The New Airbrush: An Actress Bares All And Starts A #NOFILTER Revolution

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

So many times we're told that being beautiful means being perfect. You have to have straight, white teeth, lustrous hair, no wrinkles or other imperfections on your face. But who is actually like that? No one!

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.

Why I Won't Wear Makeup Again... Ever

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I was like most girls when I was little (well, almost). I loved getting into my mom's and sisters' makeup drawers. I loved playing with Barbie. I eve...

It May Be Time To Throw Out Your Face Cream

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks & Raydene Salinas | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

It may be time to throw out your face cream. At least that was our reaction after meeting art model Kassandra Archer on the streets of SoHo this week....

Why We Should Focus More On Clouds, Trees And Streams

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

No one, probably, has ever much doubted that these things are nice. Clouds, trees and streams represent nature in its most gentle, tranquil guise. The...

Makeup Is Not a Prerequisite for Career Success

Sally McGraw | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style
Sally McGraw

We are telling them that their natural faces will distract people, that being pretty is necessary regardless of circumstance, that performing femininity in exactly the right way isn't just helpful, it's essential.

Essence Magazine Promotes "Natural" Beauty in the Black Community

Rachel Hampton | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices
Rachel Hampton

I applaud the publication on its endeavor to begin the conversation on natural beauty. "Pretty" goes beyond European style features and Brazilian imported tresses; it starts with a Black woman's kinks sprouting from her roots and raw individuality.