Stories by Tiffanie Petett

27 African-American and Latina Beauty Bloggers You Need to Know Now

Sometimes, we beauty junkies can't help it. To get inspiration (or a time-consuming Friday distraction) we turn to bloggers for the coolest, most unique beauty ideas.   read more


Must-Have Products to Make Pores Do a Disappearing Act

Poor pores. Even though they're essential for a healthy complexion (they release protective oils onto the surface of your skin), we like to think we'd be better off without them. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a myth that we can shrink our pores down to micro size. Their magnitude is largely determined by our genes. The good news is, treating skin right (hello, daily sunscreen!) can help keep pore size in check. The rest comes down to sleight of hand. Here, the 10 latest and greatest products to help make your pores do a disappearing act.   read more


Summer Hats to Make You Swoon

Music festivals and horse races aside, the sunny season of summer is where hats thrive as the accessory to have on deck.   read more


All That Glistens Is Rose Gold

Making its first global appearance in jewelry, rose gold swept the fashion industry as the chicest accessory color combo to hit the runway. In an attempt to give the trend even more staying power, designers branched out from jewelry and into bigger accessory and fashion items, with rose gold details on shoes, handbags and even clothing. Now anything goes -- from iPhone cases to Nike Fuel bands to curling irons. And thanks to Sienna Miller, it's even the "It" hair color for summer.   read more


You Told Us: Why Your Mom is a Total Beauty

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and just like there's so much more to the special Sunday in May than brunches, flowers and greeting cards, there's so much more to Mom than free rides to school and soccer practice, home-cooked meals each night, and putting up with years of terrible teen angst (sorry, Mom). Those rank high on the "why moms are the best" list, but truth is, there are endless reasons why moms are beautiful and make the ultimate role models.   read more


Fringe Fest: Tassels Take Over Coachella

The only thing more fun about a trend making a comeback is when it is reinvented in a way that's so fresh, anyone can pull it off. Take fringe, for instance. The tasseled trim usually reserved for Western flair, Gatsby-esque flappers, and free-spirited hippies is reemerging with a chicer -- and, dare we say, almost classic -- aesthetic. Labels like Valentino and Celine gave the look staying power with the launch of their spring/summer collections, which featured patent leather wallets and boho bags with ornate fringe detailing. As predicted, the trickle-down tassel effect is flooding the music festival scene this year. "It" girls like Poppy Delevigne and Fergie showed off their version of fringe at Coachella -- making it the coolest revival since the cat-eye.   read more


These Boots Were Made for Puddle Jumping

Spring has sprung and we're oh so ready to toss our heavy winter boots in favor of open toe wedges. However, when the weather calls for gray skies and rain dripping down window panes, the last thing we want to do is throw on a pair of pricey leather sandals.   read more


Waisted Elegance: Add Polish With Statement Belts

With all of the flowy silhouettes of whimsical maxi dresses and billowy palazzo pants trending this season, it makes sense that statement belts are also on the hit-list this spring. Skip the jewelry; these bold, bigger-is-better accessories are the way to bring your outfit to the next level. From basic neutrals to colorful pastels and metallic accents, these oversized belts add punch and polish to your look while giving extra definition to the waist.   read more


Try This: Curly Twisted Pin-Up

For girls with natural hair, styling can be tricky. Wearing it down works only if your dead ends aren't obnoxiously frizzled and your curls are smooth enough not to seem unkempt. Opting for an updo is the easiest go-to in this case, but what happens when your hair isn't long enough to throw up into the all-purpose top knot? YouTube blogger The Chic Natural asked herself those very questions and came up with a wide range of completely doable styles for short to medium haircuts. She demonstrates how to get the looks in these super easy (and binge-worthy) natural hairstyle tutorials. Plus, her styles are so versatile, you can wear them to the office, happy hour or even a weekend soiree. One of her looks we're currently obsessed with: this curly twisted pin-up.   read more


Everything Is Illuminated: Must-Get Iridescent Accessories

We hope you have your sunglasses handy because it's about to get bright this spring. We're not talking about the punchy florals that crop up this time every year. Rather, glowy iridescent fabrics turned every spring/summer runway into a shiny metallic and rainbow laser show. And now, fashion bloggers and A-listers are ablaze with their own take on Fashion Week's holographic trend.   read more


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