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.

Stiletto Nails: Fall Fashion Trend

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I’ve been wearing my nails square since I learned how to do my own manicure. It just looked that that was the best shape for my nail bed. But when a beauty publicist told me that round nails are in, I decided to give my square nails a little reconstruction. I liked the new slightly rounded…

Biotin. A Solution for Hair Loss?

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My very close friends know that my beautiful hair started shedding and thinning about five years ago. Since, I’ve stopped perming, coloring and adding unnecessary stress to my hair. I even tried Rogaine for Women, until I developed a series of headaches. After testing for thyroid disease and ending up with normal results, I went to…

Scary Spice Designs “SOFT & DARING” Pump for SHOEDAZZLE

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Partnering with another fashion-forward celebrity for a good cause, ShoeDazzle® today announced the release of Melanie Brown’s “Mel B” shoe. The limited-edition, blinged-out pump will be sold exclusively to ShoeDazzle members, with 100% of profits donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “I was thrilled when ShoeDazzle approached me to participate in their Celebrity Design Program…

Get The Look: Zoe Saldana

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Zoe has always been a fashionista not because she follow the latest fashion trends, but because the woman has style that commands attention. Zoe always looks simple and smart when donning her incredible street style. The woman has a fashion sense that is all her own and we can take some pointers from her. Here’s the leather…

Life Skills: Abandon The Urge To Splurge

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We all are guilty of it. I get store coupons in the mail and walk around with them in my wallet until my cell phone reminder alerts me that the coupons will expire. Then, I rush into the store and try to find something on the sale rack so that I get an even deeper…

Black Beauty News: Hair Trends 2011

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We all know that the celebrities set the trends and as we are well into award season, with the Academy Awards a few days away, I am starting to see some great hair trends on the red carpet. Bangs: I visited my cousin Jada the other day. She was donning very complementary hair bangs that were…

Winter Wellness Package Giveaway

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*THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER KRISTEN R.* I hope my Beyond Black Beauty readers have Monday off from school or work in observance of President’s Day. Since you are most likely surfing the Web, you have all access to enter the Winter Wellness Package giveaway that is designed to invigorate and rejuvenate from this brutal…

Ciara Dishes on Real Beauty

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Ciara always appeared like the super cool homegirl who always made me wonder how she moved like that. While reading The Beauty Bean, I got to know Ciara better as she shared her intimate thoughts on beauty, the pressure to stay in shape and her top beauty role model. Ciara joins a long list of celebrities who…