Considering PRIDE 2019 Makeup Palettes, and Shouting Out 25 Years of M.A.C.’s Viva Glam

To mark fifty years of PRIDE, though the first PRIDE parade actually took place in June 1970, a year after the uprising, the sentiment and act of standing with LGBTQIA folk is larger than ever, and this has transferred over to rainbow banners and signs of support across Lord & Taylor storefront, banks, eateries, apparel (H&M!), and for sure, beauty retail. Continue reading Considering PRIDE 2019 Makeup Palettes, and Shouting Out 25 Years of M.A.C.’s Viva Glam

In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today

James Mercer Langston Hughes, simply known to us as Langston Hughes, was only 65 years old when he died of complications from prostate cancer on May 22, 1967. That was 50 years ago today. The Joplin, Missouri born-raised in Lawrence, Kansas native, years before his death, was a defining figure of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. It was a magical decade in which an explosion … Continue reading In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today

I Stand With The LGBTQ Community. Always.

There are no words. And yet there are so many. I can’t remember the exact time of when I read about the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. I do know that when I fully cognized what had happened, my heart was saddened and my mind was outraged. I couldn’t believe that while I was on a bus ride back home, jamming to music on … Continue reading I Stand With The LGBTQ Community. Always.