For decades, the beauty industry has helped shape the narrative around femininity and played a major role in the evolution of consumerism and gender norms as they exist today—the good, the bad, and the ugly. But, one mom is painting a new narrative around beauty, and the beholder, using the brushstrokes of self-love, radical inclusivity, mindfulness and interdependent … [Read more...] about Meet the Single Mom Taking the Beauty Industry by Storm
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Whew. This is a hard one to write. I’m a Black mom, and it feels like last week was the culmination of what my ancestors and colleagues have been pursuing for over 200 years: the right to be heard. The right to be seen as equal. The right to social justice. White privilege in motherhood looks like being three times more likely to survive childbirth, not worrying your … [Read more...] about This month, I can feel the shift.
Clariss Anya Rubenstein is a celebrity hairstylist and mom boss whose clients include Sofia Vergara, Gemma Chan, Jennifer Garner, Alison Brie, Kaley Cuoco, Kat Dennings and Leighton Meester. ModernMom interviewed her before Mother's Day to see what motherhood has taught her. How are you doing, really? Well, that is a loaded question. On the plus side, I start each day by … [Read more...] about ModernMom Q&A: Celebrity Hairstylist Clariss Anya Rubenstein
This post is in partnership with Mirum but the opinions are my own. The holidays are a great time to show all the people in your life how important they are. We spend tons of time shopping for gifts to express to others how much they mean to us. We spend so much time and money making sure everyone else knows they matter yet we forget about ourselves. No wonder the holidays … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Holiday Season
Is olive oil in your make-up bag? I've worked hard to go green in many areas of my life beyond just reusable bags. One recent focus of mine is my beauty products. It takes a lot to make this face presentable each morning! I'm not a cosmetic junkie, but I must admit, I don't leave the house without wearing a minimum of foundation, blush, eye liner and mascara. Call it … [Read more...] about Olive Oil: DIY Natural Make-Up Remover