Four years ago, I not only entered the national weightlifting scene, I also crossed the threshold into the land of the Internet. GIFs and memes captured my most unflattering movements, Tumblr artists offered their best renditions of me.
As I stopped stripping away all of my natural oils, my hair became silkier and healthier. Even my hairdresser commented on what great condition my locks were in... It's now been six years of water-washing, and no one has ever suspected that I don't use shampoo.
Marcia gets a new do
"Do you want to know the truth, or do you want to tell a story?" Choosing the latter, my son told others he got the scars from a sword fight with skeleton pirates while riding a long-neck dinosaur, or that it happened during an epic light saber battle with meddling Jedi.
The next time you want to compliment a black girl, compliment her like you would compliment any other human -- because that's all she is. Human.
After baring my head and living my life as a bald woman for over two decades, I've realized that beauty cannot not be measured by others, and only you can choose fight or flight.
With warmer temps in full swing and shorter hemlines on the horizon, it's the perfect time to get your stems ready for some fun in the sun. But with the sunny spells coming and going as they please, a girl has to be ready to flash some leg at a moment's notice.
From taming frizzies to fixing flubbed eyeliner we have you covered with these 9 genius beauty tricks we think everyone should know.
I've always dreamed of having long, thick, luscious hair. The reality is that mine is, and has always been, very thin and fine -- and the aging process sure isn't helping. But there are so many hair extension options available, that the real dilemma becomes: Commit? Don't commit? Volume, length or both?
The winter chill is still lingering on the East Coast, but with festival season in full swing, it's time to restock your SPF supply. Here, 10 of our favorite new formulas to pack alongside your cutoffs and gladiator sandals
The TSA's 3-1-1 liquids rule can be a bit of a beauty buzzkill. But what if you could carry on your complete skincare routine, without restrictions? Here are the best solid perfumes, soaps and shampoos, so you can leave your quart-sized plastic bag at home.
Experiments like Dr. Solomon's aim to create a visual representation of what beauty means, but instead it just reinforces Eurocentric beauty standards that have long been valued over other traits.
Don't let your makeup application become automatic or routine. Remember why you like it, remember why it excites you.
"I'm loving my pixie." I never thought those words would come from me.
Most strangers believe that I've manipulated my way to, for and in every opportunity possible. I'm used to it now. I have adjusted by disarming them with self-deprecating humor and/or hiding behind a bun, glasses and clothes purchased a size too big. (At the advice of my father.)
I urge you to check your labels for mineral oil - which may be called liquid paraffin, pariffinum liquidum or liquid petroleum. Whether it's on the label of your sun protection or any other of your personal care products, it is preventing toxins from escaping and nutrients being absorbed through your skin.