The best lip stains 2018

photo credit Michelle Peloso

 

There are some occasions when you need long-lasting color that won’t budge no matter what you throw at it – drinking, eating, even kissing 🙂 ! The best lip stains are the answer to all this.

What does a lip stain do? Well a lip stain looks and acts very much like your favorite lipstick, it packs a punch of color, you just don’t have to top it up as often.

However, just like with the best lip colors, you should also prep your lips before applying your stain it’s important to have a good base, use a lip scrub and good mositurizer moisturizer.

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GRAVITY

Some years ago I was having a conversation with my mother (aka OG Judy) about love and family and she said, “There are some loves I believe you SHOULD be able to take for granted.” It wasn’t until recently I began understanding what this meant because aren’t we always talking about how we shouldn’t take love for granted? To use the analogy given to me recently by a friend, who’s more like a brother, this is like gravity. When’s the last time you thought about gravity? You don’t. Because it’s such a sure thing we don’t have to question it or worry if it will be there. This brings me to another sure thing. When it comes to healing we will break before we heal.

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Musicians Using Their Voices to Change The World

From foundations to beautiful messages, these artists are transforming countless lives.

Alicia Keys

(photo courtesy of Variety magazine)

As one of the founders of Keep a Child Alive, Alicia Keys has experienced a global reach beyond using her voice for music. She fights tirelessly for HIV/AIDS and has done so for over twelve years.  More recently, she co-founded the We Are Here Movement to educate the world on unjust issues everywhere. She has worked with major brands and corporations to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes, as well.

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Ashaunna Ayars Shines Light on Her Success, Building A Global Brand Agency and Strengthening Her Faith In The Process.

Ashaunna Ayars is the Founder and CEO of the brand marketing and talent management firm- The Ayars Agency.  The Ayars Agency  develops and executes creative and strategic marketing campaigns for talent and brands including- Mary J Blige, Common, Ne-Yo, and brands Starbucks, JCPenney, and MGM Pictures.

   The companies foundation is built on a customized mix of analytics and real- work insights, understanding this generation’s world view, behaviors, relationship to culture, and the importance of the brands in their lives.  
   Growing up in Queens, NY, Ashaunna spent most of her childhood attending catholic school Monday through Friday, going to a  Pentecostal church on Sunday, and hanging out in the NYC housing projects on Saturdays.  Being well rounded is an understatement.

   Ashaunna sits with Herfaith and gives details on her life as an intern at Atlantic Records, to building one of the music Industry’s most sought after Marketing Agencies , and how her careers journey has strengthened her faith.

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Aisse’ N’Diaye Uses Her Faith, Creativity and African History To Build Her Brand

Aïssé N’Diaye, Is the creator of the brand Afrikanista.
Afrikanista is a brand that was ounded in 2014. It is a line of T-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories that pays tribute to her parents and to the older generations of Africans (especially sub-Saharan in West Africa). The idea of ​​launching the brand sprouted little by little in my head. This is how the picture of my mother became the thread of Afrikanista.
The concept of the brand revolves around four themes: the African photographs which are in Aisse’’s opinion a legacy that every family has at home, African proverbs because beyond their figurative meaning hides very often a morality on the life and our relations as human beings, but also the slogans because through Afrikanista, she also ask questions to identity in the place of immigration into French society. Egyptian hieroglyphs because she passionate about Egyptian civilization since the age of 11; and also because it’s part of African history. Moreover, the logo of the brand, which is a hieroglyph is a nod to this passion. And lastly the FUNKY DIVA epaulets that connote a confident woman in her and her style, at once independent, audacious, who knows where she comes from and where she is going.
Afrikanista is an extension of Aisse’, and is part of her ourney in her quest to find her identity. She shares a portion of herself that has developed her faith and how its importance in her life has grown her as an individual.

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