Virtual Pride 2020: Safe, Inclusive, and Community-CenteredPride has gone virtual this year! I have a few thoughts about how to celebrate Pride with inclusivity at the core.
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!The temperature is up and everyone is ready to enjoy the summer. The season is always brightened with the rainbow energy that comes with Pride, a celebration of LGBT+ lives and the opportunity to be visibly, unapologetically in community. This year is different. COVID-19 has swept into our lives and is slow to leave. We need to be six feet apart, wear masks, avoid touching our faces and each other, and be consistent with hygienic practices. This does not bode well for parades, vogue contests, or the general camaraderie of Pride that translates to physical expressions of love and happiness. Our community needs Pride. It’s a bright spot in the year, and a perpetually postponed Pride is unacceptable, so we must press on. For many countries, Pride is a party and it’s relatively safe. In others, Pride is an act of defiance and can be dangerous as same-sex intimacy is illegal. Some still have Pride events, but challenges include the public perception that LGBT+ people are lascivious and hedonistic, the drain on resources, and the safety of participants. It is quite possible, for example, for a person to be spotted on a Pride parade and be evicted by the time they get home. This is counter to the purpose of Pride — commemorating the Stonewall Riots, owning our identities, refusing to be ashamed of our sexuality, celebrating each other, and using public space to increase our visibility and community spirit. Virtual Pride is an alternative that can be more inclusive, accessible, and connect us across borders, outness, ability, and legality. We can learn about different contexts and how to better support one another. Pride should be empowering, and that means giving people options to allow them to have a great time without worrying about their safety. We may find that Virtual Pride will bring us closer together as a global community, build empathy, and activate our imaginations so we can create better Pride events in the years to come. Many organizers have already planned events that will allow for virtual participation, and it will be the first Pride for many members of our community. Let’s support these events, the organizers, and, most importantly, the LGBT+ people in attendance, bringing all of who they are for us to see, hear, and affirm. Image: Friend of Alica Wallace-- LGBT+ Advocate Erin Greene at the Equality Bahamas IWD march in 2018. C/o to Nowé Harris Smith.Here are just a few of those Virtual Pride events:NYC Pride presents a Human Rights Conference featuring Janet Mock, Raquel Willis, and programming from organizations including Immigration Equality and The NYC LGBT Center.Denver Pride has an event lineup that includes a virtual 5k, a dyke march, and story time with drag queens.Digital Dublin Pride Festival is running events all through June and into July including a discussion on safe spaces, Older Than Pride for LGBT+ people over 50 (so you can invite your queer grandparents!), and a live and interactive Pride parade you can join from your home.Lambda Literary is making Pride bookish with a great event series featuring people like T Kira Madden (author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls), Nicole Byer (comedian and host of Nailed It), and Chani Nicholas (everyone’s favorite astrology expert). Check them out, tell your friends, and let’s make the most of Pride, safe at home.
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BYE BYE STATIC👋
Frizz and fly-aways happen to the best of us. No matter how often we moisturize our hair during the winter, escaping static electricity seems impossible. To better understand how to tame your hair static, you need to know a little bit more about what causes it. So, What Causes Hair Static? Static electricity is created when two objects rub against each other. This swap causes a kind of electric charge to build up on your hair. If there is humidity in the air, the charge can usually just go away on its own.🙏🏼 There’s many ways one can get rid of fly-aways and hair static…You can use hair oils, leave-in conditioners, there’s even some anti-frizz, anti-static hair products you can use. However, I have found a way that works best for me. I got this idea from celebrity hair stylist, Jen Atkin (founder and owner of OUAI). She says that one of the best ways to get rid of fly-aways and hair static is by using a blush brush and hairspray. I have very thick, curly and frizzy hair naturally. My fly-aways and static appear on either side of my parting and they normally appear straight after I wash and straighten my hair. All I want is a sleek smooth look, but these fly-aways always get in the way.🙄 #Sorbet - Flexible and Shine Hairspray[products]#[FiveStars] I use the Flexible and Shine Hairspray from Sorbet. I love this product because it keeps everything in place but doesn’t harden your hair (that’s the worst). I spray this hairspray onto a plain old (no name brand) blush brush, and slowly stroke down the strands of hairs that are static. This really does work like a bomb. You do have to go over the strands a couple of times until all of them are sleek and smoothed down. There’s my little trick of the day. Try it out and let me know if this hack works for you! Paula x
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Key to preventing and treating STRAWBERRY LEGS🍓
The key to preventing and treating strawberry legs First- What are strawberry legs? StrawberryStawberry legs are common little black/brown dots that occur on people's legs after shaving. It is most common in people of color, and those with fairer skin, but darker hair. Strawberry legs is very common, and very simple to treat and prevent -Hydration I mention in my video that most of my products are hydrating, why's that? Strawberry skin is common with those with drier legs, making the appearance of the hair follicle more noticeable. A way to prevent this is to keep your skin very hydrated, and not to use too many stripping body washes. I am using this on method - Stay Hydrated Body wash from method. -Exfoliation Another very important key to preventing strawberry legs is exfoliation. This helps lift up any ingrown hairs and soften the hair follicle, which helps a smoother, and easier shave. However, you need to exfoliate BEFORE shaving, as it preps the skin and gets all the dead skin out of the way. When choosing a body scrub, refrain from buying a scrub that isn't natural, as those tend to be more harsh, and give an uneven exfoliation. I recommend any sugar scrub from Tree hut, I am using this one TREE HUT - Moroccan Rose Shea Sugar Scrub -Shaving oil Up until recently I didn't even know these existed. After some research, I found myself asking, “Why aren't these more popular??” Shaving oils are so much better for your skin. Unlike shaving creams/foams, you are able to see exactly what you are shaving, they also help give a closer shave, and provide a very smooth surface to shave on. I have been using this shaving oil TREE HUT - Bare Moisturizing Shave Oil for a little over a month now, and I still haven't gotten any little nicks or cuts!! -Razor- i'm sure you all have heard of the brand Billie, or have at least seen the thousands of ads on instagram, well, it is definitely worth it. For a very cheap price, you can get a very effective razor. This razor has 5 nickel free blades and gives an amazingly close and easy shave. I'm sure you can use any type of razor, but I highly recommendbillie - Billie Razor , but just make sure to change your blades once a month! Post shaving mist- Another product I've never really heard of, but this is essentially an after shave. A post shaving mist can help cool and calm irritated skin from after shaving, as well as prevent ingrown hairs, and itchy skin. I use this one TREE HUT - Bare Post Shave Mist Moroccan Rose Body serum- I use this serumTRULY - Jelly Booster Pigment Treatment Body Potion to help hydrate and fix the complexion on my legs. I actually used this to help fade my old scars and ingrown hairs on my legs, but I've also noticed that it has disappeared the appearance of my strawberry legs. Lotion- Finally, the common lotion. This ties to my first point about hydrating with strawberry legs, this lotion TREE HUT - Shea Moisturizing Body Lotion Moroccan Rose smells amazing of rose, and gives a nice glowy look without feeling greasy.
EXFOLIATING ACIDS & How Not To Overdo It!!!👀✨💖
Exfoliating acids are everywhere now and so many new products are about exfoliating the skin to “reveal brighter, smoother skin”. In the age of exfoliating now, it’s so easy to overdo and can easily result in harming the skin instead. Here are my favorite exfoliating acids (and products) and how I use it so I don’t damage my skin! Lactic Acid: A super gentle acid that exfoliates the top layer of skin and removes dead skin cells. I find this to be the most gentle of the acids and can be used everyday. I love fresh - Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence because I use it as an essence treatment. This is a liquid formula that easily sinks into the skin and “primes” the skin for the next products. It’s also a hydrating formula! Azelaic Acid: Another more gentle exfoliating acid that helps improve the appearance of blemishes and fade post-acne marks. I love this PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster because it can be mixed into your moisturizer and boost the effectiveness. I love that this speeds up the healing process of my acne marks because then I get clearer skin quicker! Salicylic Acid: One of the most effective exfoliating acids for treating and preventing acne! It exfoliates deep into the layers of skin and removes dead skin cells. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator is a super strong and effective formula that I like to use when I’m breaking out A LOT. It’s too harsh on my skin to use daily but once a week is fine. I also love LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin which I use every night to wash my face. It’s just as effective and not too strong for daily use because it’s a wash off product and doesn’t stay on the skin. Glycolic Acid: Easily one of the strongest and deeply exfoliating acids out there. I find it super effective as a night serum like DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum or as a scrub like ALPHA-H - Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid . I use these products 2 times a week just to keep my skin free of congestion and to maintain the texture of my skin.
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