As a kid and teenager, I spent hours in my bathroom grooming myself. Looking back, that might have seemed the little vain, but it was less about vanity and more about curiosity. We loved experimenting with new products even if the ads on television and in magazines weren’t reflective of my skin plus hair needs as a young Black girl. But at the time, as I absorbed all of the stories and images in the publications I begged my mom for within the checkout line in the grocery store, I knew I wanted my career to be like the names I saw in the bylines on each page.
Now, here I am, but in the digital version. And, I have to say, I’m often in awe that this is the career. How many of us actually get to do what we love for a living? Plus, I know for sure little B, who used to sit in her room with a Brandy CD on repeat, reading each page of a teen magazine from cover to cover, would be in awe too. Well, at least, I hope she’d think I was kinda cool.
These days our beauty requirements go well beyond glittery lip glosses and hair gels to lay my baby hairs. As I lean into my late 30s, my goal isn’t perfection or defying aging. Instead, it’s regarding caring for plus loving personally as I is, and all of my holy-grail products are a reflection of that. So I actually hope you find something in this mix that helps you do the same!