LGBT+ Club Culture: How (do) people of colour navigate Queer NightlifeQueer night life – inclusive or not? Starting my own nightlife platform made me understand the segregation between partiers.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!London is an incredible hub for nightlife, with many fantastic queer spots across the entire city. Nightlife, for some, is paramount and essential to their queer experience and development; meeting new people, expanding your circle. Club nights can sometimes mean the difference between building your queer foundation and not feeling like you belong. As LGBTQ+ people, we don’t have many other options and opportunities to create connections.Does everyone belong? In London, venues such as Heaven and Dalston Superstore offer amazing environments for queer people to party safely, but is it comfortable and safe for everyone in the community? As a man of colour, I had always felt the sense that these nights were never made for me, or, at least, had never had me in mind - that these institutions were built to accommodate white gay men. It’s worth noting that it’s even harder as a queer woman. Many of these venues are catered to, and for, gay men. Starting my own platformI started my platform, Queer Bruk, as a response to this feeling. I wanted to create a space that was centred around the experience of queer people of colour, to add to the few nights that already existed that spoke to Black culture. I wanted to start something that was part of a movement steered towards inclusivity. It was my own little way of bridging the gap between Afro-Caribbean music and the queer nightlife scene. Safe spaces and the development of communityMy events have given me the privilege of meeting some amazing people who value the space as a safe haven, an oasis for minorities. Isioma from London explains that ‘POC nights in the UK are important and essential for community and a feeling of comfort. Queer People of colour are a minority in the UK and often have to overcome daily obstacles to fit in. Having nights and spaces where they can be themselves and feel comfortable shouldn’t be a novelty experience, it should be a given- but it isn’t yet’. It’s clear that queer POC nights are fundamental, as there are less places for QPOC to be accepted than their white counterparts. Getting the opportunity to have an enjoyable and safe night should not be a luxury, it should be a given - and this cannot be unrecognised. For many, the racism that pervades the LGBTQ+ community shuts them out and creates a sense of loneliness. That’s why we wanted Queer Bruk to have a feeling of family. Every event we do always feels like a big family gathering, a big party filled with chosen cousins, chosen brothers, sisters, aunties and uncles. Because all of us share lived experiences, and collectively feel rejection and exclusion from the wider community, we are brought closer together. Ike explains that ‘POC nightlife spaces (especially queer ones) are super important to me. It's great to feel safe and free from judgement when I'm out partying’ – we cannot underestimate the power of LGBTQ+ spaces, their history, and their importance in the growth of a community. Equally, nights for people of colour are so important for the development and safety of black and brown queer people; preserving the intersectionality of their identities.The future of nightlife is here, and it’s growingClub culture is one of the cornerstones to the queer experience, but for many years it has failed to give space to ALL people in the community. More and more we are seeing incredible events popping up for trans people, for sober queers, nights solely dedicated to queer women. What this means is that everyone has a safe environment to party, engage with each other, and feel a sense of belonging.
Jun. 9, 2020
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My 15 min natural full face ??? In 60 seconds?🤨
Y’all...I done made me a tiky tok 🤣 The full vid was 13 mins honestly and I had to cut out a lot nonsense to get to 60 seconds. Anyways, my full face is very simple and light. Foundation: Fenty Beauty Hydrsting Foundation in 410FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation (im a little unsure what my color is cause it’s literally so many to choose from but I’m also two toned in a sense lol) Concealer: ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer in Deep Cinnamon (skin tone color to cover blemishes) & Deep Caramel to highlight. e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer Setting powder: REVOLUTION - Bake And Blot Pressed Powder in Banana Contour/bronzer: e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer Deep Chestnut... i think I’ll double check also I used Juvia's PLACE - The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette the shade “Nanu” as bronzer powder. Highlighter: MACx Teyana Taylor in shade “House of Petunia” Lip Stick: MACx Teyana Taylor in the shade “ I got a man” Setting Spray: NYX - Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray I like this because it doesn’t give me a completely matte finish but my makeup also stays put Lip Liner:KKW BEAUTY - KKW BEAUTY Nude Lip Liner in NUDE 3 My favvvvvv lip liner ever Lip gloss: any beauty supply gloss lol Eyeliner:SEPHORA COLLECTION - 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner in black Mascara: e.l.f. - Volumizing Mascara Eyelashes is extensions That’s all folksssss 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
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While innovation is a great thing and there’s always a new ingredient or technique on the scene with many skincare tips to go along with it, we all want to know the very best practices for achieving radiant skin! 💗Now, let’s take a deeper look into all the advice and time-tested information we’ve learned from skincare experts. Share the rules and tips you’ve learned and recommended throughout your skincare journey in 🏷 Derm Tips on Cherie. For example, when and where to wear sunscreen, how to save period skin, or the best anti-aging trick you learned.
Cleanse your skin like a pro
Cleansing is the first step of any skin regime, and it's essential to your skin's health that it is done correctly. Cleansing the skin removes makeup, sunscreen, and impurities/pollution built up from the day. Always use a Ph balanced cleanser to avoid compromising your skin's barrier. I generally switch out my gel cleanser for milk or balm in the winter months as my skin becomes drier. I find milk or balms more hydrating and soothing for the skin. My go-to right now is BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - Lait Vip O2 Oxygenating Milk Cleanser paired with either the mini glove Biologique Recherche or the Luna Cleaning tool FOREO - LUNA Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush Fuchsia to aid deeper cleaning and increase blood circulation while massaging the skin. Try not to skip cleansing at night no matter how sleepy you are, sleeping with your makeup on goes far beyond clogged pores. Sleeping with your makeup on in the long term will prematurely age your skin due to the breakdown of collagen from environmental pollutants left on the skin. Always cleanse your skin twice at night. Double cleansing is key in removing makeup and sunscreen effectively. Makeup and sunscreen are designed to stick to the skin, and one cleanse just not going to cut it. Use colder water, never hot water to cleanse your skin. Heat is not your skin's friend; it can cause tewl (transepidermal water loss), lead to irritation, dehydration and sensitivity. Avoid cleansing the skin in the shower, the water is generally too hot, and the shower's pressure can lead to burst vessels. Pat dry, do not aggressively rub your skin with a towel - I hear too many times people rub their skin aggressively with a dry face cloth to exfoliate the skin - stop it. Be gentle with your skin; there are better ways to exfoliate your skin - trust me. Which moves me on to P50 lotions BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE - LOTION P50 PIGM 400 Follow your cleansing routine with the correct P50 lotion for your skin type. P50 lotion is a gentle but effective way to exfoliate, hydrate the skin while maintaining the skin's Ph and respecting its barrier function. My go-to P50 right now is Pig400 which also targets hyperpigmentation concerns. More tips and tricks on cleansing the skin below https://www.kimberlydematos.com/post/the-art-of-cleansing Dm for p50 recommendations.
What it means to blowdry down the hair cuticle!
Let’s simplify what it means when a hairstylist says to blow dry down the hair cuticle: When you think of your hair, think of the shingles on a roof. They’re all laying down but on top of each other. The cuticle of our hair is doing the same! When we blow dry up or at the hair cuticle, it causes all those little shingles to stand up- causing frizz, loss of moisture, and hair damage. When we blow dry down the hair cuticle, all the shingles can lay flat against each other and be the protective barrier that they’re supposed to be. If you’re having trouble with extra frizz or loss of moisture pay attention to the direction that your blow drying. This could make all the difference!
The best workout hairstyle!
Hairstyles for the gym don’t have to be cute - but it’s nice when they are!! Here is a SUPER easy Dutch braid into a bun - perfect for the gym when you don’t want your hair getting in your face when you’re moving around! Begin with the Dutch braid which is a 3 strand braid taking pieces from either side of your head, UNDER the middle strand of hair. Then fluff it out by pulling on the braid strands and then take all of that and put into a half bun, wrap the extra hair and you’re done!!! Literally so easy yall and SO STINKING CUTE!! Xo, Johanna
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