Nzinga Banks

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Black History Month Reveals the White Lies of America

Since its formal beginning as Negro History Week in 1926, Black History Month has revealed the “white lie” of American history. It has been a project …

20 Amazing New Beauty Buys for Under $10

Scoring beauty products for a steal gives you the best of both worlds: You get a new sheet mask <i>and</i> your credit card company doesn't send you spending alerts. You also might be...

Skin Care

7 Beauty Bloggers Share Their Skin Care Secrets

It's not easy having great skin, but someone's gotta do it. Here, seven women reveal what keeps them fresh faced all day long.<p>Courtesy of Subject<p>Courtesy of Subject

We're Losing It Over These New CVS Beauty Buys

You always remember your first love. And for us beauty junkies, it was CVS: a go-to for product pick-me-ups when we were ballin' on our parents' …

3-Minute Read: Magnetic False Lashes Are Here, and They Look Impossibly Natural

<i>Welcome to</i> 3-Minute Read<i>, your midweek rundown of everything we’re talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we’ll get you up to date on the</i> …

I Never Leave Home Without This Under-$10 Lipstick--It's That Good

Let’s be clear: I’m not one of those people who carry around a fully stocked makeup bag at all times. I apply my makeup in the morning and the only …

5 clever tricks to help your make-up last all day long

You’ve perfected that even-toned base, swiped on that mascara and put on your favourite nude lipstick, ready to face the day. Except, by the time you …

13 Genius Products to Sweat-Proof Your Summer Beauty Routine

If you're a makeup-lover, you're well aware of the Summer beauty struggle. There's no point in spending precious minutes of your morning contouring, highlighting, blending, and buffing: after stepping into the sticky heat, your look melts practically instantaneously.<p>Well, we're on strike. Just …

The 6 Best-Rated Eyebrow Products For $10 Or Less

Great eyebrows make it possible to forego all other makeup (okay, except maybe undereye concealer) and still look polished and put together. A few …

6 Weekend Makeup Essentials Under $15

Say it with me: The weekend is here! Yaasssss. Embrace your time out of the office and off the clock by living it up with your friends — and looking your best while doing it. Here are six weekend makeup essentials under $15 each.<p>YOUR DESK-TO-DINNER LOOK<p>Before you run to dinner and drinks with …

10 Brilliant Alternate Uses for Makeup Products You Need to Know Today

We've all had those days when our favourite makeup product runs out, leaving us heartbroken. We've also had days when we want a certain look but just …

8 Easy Ways To Make Your At-Home Manicure Last Longer

Maybe it’s just us, but even with a steady hand and our best top and base coats, making a DIY mani last as long as the real thing from a salon is …

The 3 Best Bras Ever, According to Real Women

The hunt for the perfect bra seems like a never-ending battle that women around the world struggle with on a daily basis. Where should you turn for …

The Most Loved Wireless Bra on Amazon

Next to trying on swimsuits, bra shopping is maybe the most time-consuming retail experience you’ll ever endure. But as The Cut pointed out, …

Clothing

7 No-Cook Recipes You Can Take to Go

From outdoor concerts that call for the ultimate picnic spread to last-minute beach days, easy summer meals on the go call for effortless recipes …

Algae Cooking Oil May Be the Future of Frying

Forget canola and corn, soybean and peanut oil. Soon we may all be cooking with oil made from algae.<p>A company called TerraVia is marketing an edible …

Algae

Dinnertime Hacks for People Too Tired to Cook

While some of us at <i>goop</i>, ahem, are more naturally inclined to cook—and maybe a little bit more talented with a dutch oven, we all love food, and we …

Hacking

10 Cooking Tricks Using This One Kitchen Staple

Unless your refrigerator is top-of-the-line — complete with an ice dispenser — chances are you're using an ice cube tray to keep your drinks cool. …

8 Easy-To-Make Protein Recipes

We all know the drill: Pour a scoop of protein into 8 ounces of water, shake, and chug. Sure, it's easy, but it can get a little boring. To save you …

S’mores Bars

<i>These s’mores bars boast a thick graham crust, a fudgy milk chocolate layer, and are topped with toasted marshmallows, of course!</i>Is there anything …

10 Pantry Staples You Should Always Have On Hand

I get asked all the time, “What’s in your pantry?” I decided to put together a list of some of the products you can pretty much always find in my …

Healthy Eating

What Are The Core Ingredients Needed For An Easy Meal?

<i>Welcome to Advice for Impatient Foodies, R29's new cooking column. Each week, our executive food editor and Impatient Foodie founder, Elettra</i> …