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so many feels…..i love this picture
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So looks like the ‘50 shades of beige’ post got you all talking. It’s a shame that in this day and age this is still an issue, I know it’s JUST make up but some of us do not wish to pay £20+ for foundation or bb or cc or whatever make up ‘essential’ we are being iced out of! Especially when our fairer counter parts can go to super drug and pick up a VAST selection of shades from every brand……I’m kind of tired of talking about this part of me just thinks if you don’t want my brown money I’ll take it elsewhere perhaps to some brown owned companies. We need to be the change! and stop waiting for brands (that claim they are for every woman that’s you l’oreal!)
These brands refuse to advertise that they do have darker shades (a lot of them do but do not highlight it then discontinue the shade due to lack of demand!?!? How am I suppose to buy it if I don’t know it exists?) or the even worse culprits that use brown models and theY don’t even sell the shade the model is allegedly wearing! And if another person tells me I could just use mac or nars or bobbi brown….I’m so sick or this NW45 crew! I know I can use mac or high end brands but I want choice like everyone else!
Natural brands need to step up too! After researching brands with Eco ingredients there are very few that have darker shades past caramel! Erm I care about the damn environment cater to me!
This rant could be endless so I’ll leave it there…..image via http://m.xojane.com/beauty/bb-cream-cc-cream-black-women «great post
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Unless you are a member of the elite “1%”, there is some sort of adversity holding you back from goals you wish to achieve. But don’t give into it, fight it with all you can until you overcome it and accomplish something so grand that you can’t even remember why you thought something as minor as race and economic hardship could keep you from reaching your dreams. Sometimes we like to place our troubles as mountains before us as we journey along our paths to success. Some of us stop and face these mountains and run in fear of never being able to overcome them. But those who take on the challenge, climb the mountain, and conquer it despite the negative commentary shouted from onlookers will achieve greater success than those who simply give up.
I fit the mold of someone who wasn’t destined to make it: first-generation American-born, inner-city, low-income minority. Regardless of these labels, I had dreams that I wanted to see come to fruition and goals that needed to be accomplished. I saw more for myself than what was placed before me: teenagers strapped down with children, people scraping by with minimum-wage jobs, regrets of poor decisions made in high school, drug-dealers running rampant, gang violence, etc. As much as this environment is a part of me, it shaped me to realize that I want so much more than this. In my dreams, I never saw myself staying in the same place; I was exploring the world, taking on new challenges and conquering each one that was laid out before me. I set my mind to it, and I did it. And I thank my lucky stars that I have a family support system that encouraged me every step of the way.
And if you don’t have the support system, it’s not necessary; be your own support, your own guidance. If you want to make it, you can make it. As cheesy as it sounds, a song (one that I often call my “2003 Hood Anthem”) encouraged me to see better for myself outside of the lifestyle of the places I called home: Elizabeth, East Orange and Newark, New Jersey. As hard as it may seem sometimes, keep working at it. Nothing but good things will come if you persevere.
I know I can be what I want to be. If I work hard at it, I’ll be where I wanna be. - Nas
Black love is helping your queen detangle, cowash and twist out her hair. While keeping her hydrated.
Lmao, I wish