Staff Writer

Rashidah has strong interests in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and consumer brands. She started this blog as an avenue to merge mass- consumer companies with ethnic women who want to look and feel their best. When she is not researching material for her blog, you can find Rashidah on the phone with top national and local editors, producers and journalists as a media relations specialist. Rashidah received her Bachelors and Master’s degree in Communications Studies, specializing in public relations, from The College of New Rochelle. She resides in New York City.

Best Hot Rollers: Remington Ceramic Heated Curlers

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The March issue of Essence magazine featured its first beauty awards. The Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Heated Clip Setters (SRP: $44.99) were awarded “Best Hot Rollers,” by the Essence editorial staff and beauty industry experts. Of course, I had to review these rollers myself and find out if they really were a great investment – especially…

Giveaway: Natural Collagen Inventia Anti-Aging Facial Gel $106!

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*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER DEANA C*   NATURAL COLLAGEN INVENTIA is a revolutionary new topical skin-rejuvenating cosmetic program now being introduced in the US, Canada and South America. NATURAL COLLAGEN INVENTIA is derived from rigorously inspected and select skins of fresh water planktonophagous fish.  It is a highly guarded proprietary process,…

Rules of Modern Dating: Is Sex on the First Date OK?

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With more than 105 million singles in the United States, or one-third of the population, the singles scene remains a competitive playing field. Match.com has taken an in-depth look at the behavior of singles and uncovered new dating habits based on a groundbreaking study of more than 5,000 single Americans. Has the rules changed? Here’s what…

Trend Tuesdays: Orange Nail Polish

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If you haven’t already, you can expect to see more vibrant hues like honeysuckle, coral, lavendar and peapod. You’ll see a lot of these colors in makeup, fashion and accessories. Bold colors are also blossoming this season like bright orange,  blue and green. I love jolts of color. Here’s my homage to the season’s hottest colors.…

Signs You’re Dating A Crazy Negro

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I haven’t caught up with my favorite Black couple in a while. While peeping at their site the other day, I saw that both Kelli and Derrick chimed in on a topic that all Black women can relate to. Without further ado, I present to you: Signs You’re Dating a Crazy Negro Derrick: Ladies, who…

No-fail ways to get glowing, flawless skin

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Jessica Ashley, a writer at Yahoo Shine, recently penned an article titled, “11 no-failed ways to get glowing, flawless skin,” and I wanted to share those tips with my Beyond Black Beauty.com readers.   No one has completely perfect skin, but you don’t need a staff of people or celebrity money to win your battle over…

Put That Hair Up and Have a Good Workout

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I don’t work out. And, one of the reasons why is because I’m a slave to my hair. Most Black women have the same dilemma, expensive time-consuming hairstyles and maintenance prevent us from a fitness routine. For the women who are not ready to join the natural movement, there are a number of hair care…

ion Smooth Solutions Hair Package Giveaway

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*****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER ERICA C.**** Unlock the professional secret to beautiful hair at home with the keratin smoothing shampoo, conditioner and straightening iron from ion Smooth Solutions. These secrets will replenish keratin, eliminate frizz, and strenghten from the root to the tip. Keratin is an extremely strong protein, which is…

Is that Kiwi Coming From Your Hair?

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My boyfriend buries his nose in my hair and sniffs as if he’s smelling a bouquet of roses. I take that as he’s intoxicated when I have a fresh wash and set. Even I am relaxed at the smell of my own freshly washed hair. Creme of Nature shampoos and conditioners have new fresh, new floral…