ShaKendra Stringer

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17 Life Changing Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

These tricks will leave everyone wondering what you did to look so gorgeous.<p><b>1. Perfect your cupid's bow by drawing an "X" on your upper lip first as a guideline.</b><p>To make the cupid's bow part of your pout look perfect, the easiest and quickest way is to take a lip liner in the same shade as your …

The Pimple That Changed My Life: A Case for Going Makeup Free

"Today it's just my face."<p>Once upon a time, when I was around 21, the biggest, juiciest, most disgusting zit took up residence on my left cheek. This thing was so monumental people still mention it (as though it was a disastrous summer fling or a sex experiment gone wrong). Despite pleas from …

The Magic Mixture That Cures Brittle Nails

I need a fix and I need one fast.<p>After only two shellac manicures, I found my nails broken and weak. And with summer quickly approaching, I can't hide them inside a pair of chic gloves. So I called up my trusty wellness expert, Dr. Frank Lipman to get the 411 on what to do to ensure strong nails …

Why Can't a Black Woman Have Perfect Bedhead?

For generations, the notion of "messy" hair seemed to be an anathema to the covenant of black haircare.<p>Blame it on my inherent tomboy tendencies, but I have always been in awe of that wild, disheveled mess that is considered "behead."<p>Unconstrained and loose, the hairstyle's imperfectly perfect …