September 2014

Budge Proof Your Beauty

By Christene Carr Wearing a full face of makeup when it’s still warm or humid out can be a bit tricky, but it is not impossible. Here, we’re sharing a few of our favorite Budge Proof Makeup Musts to get you flawlessly through the transitional weather. Primer Proper primer is always essential. ... View Post

black|UP Cosmetics: A Pioneer Company for Brown Beauty

by Jackie Celestin-André I remember discovering this brand’s boutique in a trendy area in Paris back in 2000. I was impressed not only by the luxurious range of make up products, but also by the story behind the brand. Founded in 1999 by Fabrice Mahabo, a make up artist from the Ivory Coast, bl... View Post

3 Ways that Giving Can Change Your Life

By GG Renee Hill Start and end the day with gratitude. Trust that you already have everything you need. Know for sure that what you give comes back to you. These are just a few concepts that create an abundant life. There is more to it than just praying for blessings and waiting to receive. I w... View Post

COCOTIQUE: InnoCos Beauty 2.0 Awards Nominee

We are thrilled to announce that COCOTIQUE is one of five finalists in the InnoCos Beauty 2.0 Awards’ Best Beauty Startup category! We’ve worked hard over the past year to make COCOTIQUE the best beauty and lifestyle box experience that our customers can possibly have, so this is a huge honor for... View Post


It’s that time of the year when I make my annual ​f​all trip for my eye exam. We all know how important it is to get a yearly physical exam, but how many of us get our eyes checked every year? Yearly eye exams are crucial for maintaining optimal eye health, preventing eye disease and ensuring goo... View Post

Natalie Live: The Tiny Closet

If you have ever struggled with having “nothing to wear”, or had trouble defining your personal style, click over to The Tiny Closet, a personal style blog by Natalie Live, and you’re guaranteed to be inspired. Natalie not only has an enviably cool style of her own (which earned her a feature in ... View Post

Inside the Brand: Nude by Center Stage Cuts

When Calvin Quallis, Founder and Partner of Center Stage Cuts--a natural hair salon and barbershop located in Newark, NJ—started noticing a pattern of dry, damaged and thinning textured hair among many of his clients, he knew he wanted to create an effective, yet natural way to nurse those tresse... View Post

Inside the Brand: derma e

“Formulas that are as skin-friendly as they are earth-friendly”: that is the mission of the derma e® brand, and the reason that all their products are 100% vegan, Paraben-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, GMO-free and made with recyclable packaging in a facility that is offset by wind energy. They... View Post

Nicole Ari Parker

Theatergoers will be in for a treat when Nicole Ari Parker hits the stage as Cleopatra in William Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra, from September 5 – October 5, 2014—a part the actress has described as a dream role. In the past she has lit up the stage in Chicago and Romeo & Juliet; and ... View Post