Keisha P. Crabtree

Viola Davis is Reclaiming Her Self Worth and Not Wasting Time on Beauty Perceptions

For the State of Black Beauty, ELLE.com chatted with six Black icons to hear how they define Black beauty and how they see themselves in the space—in their own words.

Black beauty, what it means to me is Maya Angelou’s poem, “Phenomenal Woman.” It’s loving your hips, your nose, your hair. It’s embracing all of the cultural attributes that are in your faith, in your voice, in your mannerisms, in your past, and what makes you different from everyone else. It’s also making peace with the parts of you that are strong, confident, but also vulnerable and the parts of you that sometimes need help. It’s all of it. It’s embracing fully, absolutely, who you are.

I wish I knew that who and what I am was enough—that who I am is just perfect. If someone would have told me back then, I would’ve maybe thought that was conceited.

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Ordering flowers online? Use a shopping portal to earn more rewards



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When an occasion calls for flowers, you can order from a local florist or order online. If you make your purchase with one of the best rewards credit cards, you’ll get points, miles or cash back from the transaction regardless of how you order the flowers.

There are various reasons to order from a local florist. For example, it’s a great way to support a small business. Plus, you’ll generally get more control over the final product. But you may be leaving rewards on the table if you don’t order your flowers online through a shopping portal.

Online shopping portals can

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7 Affordable Watches That Even Hardcore Horologists Endorse

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As men’s fashion goes, so goes the watch world. When menswear was in the thick of Mad Men mania 10 years ago, collectors couldn’t get enough of elegant, Don Draper-esque dress watches. The rise of Americana coincided with the resurgence of rugged vintage dive designs, the horological equivalent of a pair of deeply patinaed selvage jeans. And now that we’re wearing sweatpants with disconcerting consistency, casual, cool, shockingly affordable timepieces are rocketing to the top of watch nerds’ wish lists.

Today we take convenient timekeeping for granted, but it wasn’t until World War I that the wristwatch became a mass-produced utilitarian tool, thanks in part to the brand Hamilton, which had a contract to issue sturdy field watches to American troops. Now, amid our

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Hailey Bieber’s Hairstylist Just Told Me How to Curl My Hair at Home

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Co-Washing Is Huge, But Is It Holding You Back From Your Best Hair Ever?

If we were to sum up the world of natural haircare ranges and recommended routines, one phrase would spring to mind: it’s complicated. From the shelf-loads of products we try to the raved about methods and curl vernacular (plopping, anyone?), there is a lot to get to grips with in the curly community. But if you strip back the techniques and the various products, there’s one practice which is universally loved for curly and coily hair. Enter: co-washing. Currently, the co-washing hype on TikTok is huge as users document their shock at discovering their hair is curly for the first time. This method of cleansing for curls is by no means new; it has long been recommended for textured hair, which can often lack moisture. Old school shampoos can be laden with sulphates,

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