Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The painful, naked truth about your first facial exposed

Monday, June 29, 2015, 3:38 PM
As a “beauty expert” and skincare enthusiast, I’m almost hesitant to admit I’ve only had a facial a handful of times. While some swear by regular facials for beautiful skin, it was the price tag that kept me away. Facials can start from anywhere around $60 and can climb up... Read more

Amber Rose, Rihanna make BET Awards best dressed

Monday, June 29, 2015, 11:13 AM
Between Meek Mill, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Patti Labelle and the recent Temple grad fan presenter Rebecca who was brought onstage, Philadelphia had a heavy presence at Sunday night’s L.A.-based 15th Annual BET Awards. The show went off largely without a hitch and with odes to political... Read more

Artist Ron English visits UBIQ ahead of exclusive Vans release

Monday, June 22, 2015, 8:36 AM
In a first of its kind event, UBIQ hosted legendary photographer and street artist Ron English on Walnut Street to help debut the Vans he designed for the Philadelphia-based sneaker boutique. He took to the backroom in the shoe store, which was decked out in psychedelic English originals, and comically... Read more

The new keratin treatment: Why it's worth a second look

Friday, June 19, 2015, 3:00 AM
Looking into the ladies’ room mirror, the reflection staring back at me was confusing to say the least. The perfectly blown out and curled hair I left the house with had expanded to twice its size with a frizzy rats' nest in the center – all from just the 20 minutes I was outside for a... Read more

Annual Rittenhouse Rummage Sale takes place Saturday

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 11:16 AM
On Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Church of the Holy Trinity will be holding its fifth annual Rittenhouse Rummage Sale. First organized in 2010, the annual sale will offer gently used clothing for men, women and children; books; house wares; and more. Today, June 18, and Friday, June... Read more

5 unique Father’s Day gifts he’ll actually love this year

Friday, June 12, 2015, 3:00 AM
In my history of Father’s Day gift-giving, whether for my father or husband, more often than not the gift ends up either not being used or I go the safe route and give a gift card. Determined to give a more creative and useful present this year, I ran past my husband some of the grooming gifts... Read more

Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale among Tony Awards best dressed

Monday, June 8, 2015, 10:59 AM
The Tony Awards may not be the most viewed television awards show, but it still yields some important wins for artists and actors in the theater industry. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time took home the award for best play and Fun Home won for best musical. Individuals took home some... Read more

How to look good on $20 when you’re broke and houseless

Friday, June 5, 2015, 3:00 AM
This Monday will mark one month since my husband and I sold our condo, packed up the kids, and moved out and into my parent’s house. While there was a bit of an adjustment period initially—TV watching is relegated to the kitchen as to not disrupt my dad’s steady streaming of CNN in... Read more

Beer: This week's best beauty hack for beautiful hair

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:50 PM
“Humidity had me out here styling my hair with beer this morning & killin’ em!” It was the first Instagram post since my sorority sister and fellow beauty product junkie, Cathy, had relocated to China for her job. Her smooth and shiny ringlets were swept up neatly atop of her... Read more

Fashion, style, and vibes at the 2015 Roots Picnic

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:35 PM
The 8th annual Roots Picnic was hot in more ways than one, including style. In fact, most outfits were inspired by the weather, and of course this year's headliner Erykah Badu. Though there was the typical festival attire -- flowy pants, crop tops, and flower head bands -- you could see the influence... Read more
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