10 Interesting March Reads for the Savvy African Beauty

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Here we are again, at the end of another wonderful month.They say time flies when you’re having fun and March has gone by like the wind! Not to bore you with the details but it was my birthday month and I was also privileged to be part of a creative workshop by the British Council in Uganda where I met some wonderful individuals. Great times people, great times!

Add some fun reading (and wine) to that and I found that the month of March was filled with gems. Behold…

(P.S. The links are in the text.)

  1. One of my favorite reads this month was the Vogue Skin care alphabet. I love skin care and I love making lists, so this series really appeals to me. I can’t wait to read the rest of it.
  2. Fitness expert Cassey Ho of Blogilates gave us the reasons why she does not step on weighing scales.
  3. Decoded Fashion revealed some of the ways the beauty industry is capitalising on tech to drive sales and create a buzz and how fashion brands could learn and integrate them into their own marketing strategies.
  4. I love matte lipstick but gloss is making a comeback baby and I’m so excited! Check out this fun lippie debate on Vogue between Lisa Eldridge and Violette.
  5. One of my favorite Kenyan blogs, The Design Studio made us put our business caps on with this post about beauty business backstage. Here is another  post, on the same, by another favorite of mine, Business of Fashion.
  6. This is hilarious guys, a product from Lush, the company that makes awesome bath treats, is sprouting beans in people’s bathrooms. You can’t make this stuff up, I tell ya!
  7. It’s amazing how expensive skin care can get, Cheryl of Honesty for your Skin, let’s us know if one of the most expensive creams, Creme de la Mer, is worth it. Just so you know, I don’t think it is.
  8. It can get confusing in these skin care streets and the esthetician Renee Rouleau points you in the right direction with the six ingredients you should consider for your skin care kit.
  9. This hilarious article title by The Cut is everything, “Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Fighting the Patriarchy Is Exhausting.” And in patriarchial Africa…please pass me the sleeping mask and a pillow coz phew! To be honest I expected a little more from the article itself but oh well.
  10. Through Dziffa, an Afrocentric online market place, I learned about two West African skin care brands, TAMA and Peini that are transforming the African skin care industry. Just this week, Uganda also joined Ivory Coast in banning skin lightening creams, lotions and soaps. Kindly note that skin brightening and lightening are two different things,  you can read this post to learn more about skin ‘whitening’ in Asian skin care.

What interesting beauty reads have you come across this month?

Image by Clare Oparo

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