5 Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy

“Beauty is only skin deep” - you probably heard this aphorism over and over again. If you take them figuratively, these words speak nothing but the truth. But if you consider the literal meaning of this...

Does Your Mood Depend on Self Care During Quarantine?

Maybe So.By Brenda Odria It is hardly new information that self-care improves and maintains mental health, the relationship between the mental state and a routine that feels “indulgent” immediately...

The Commodification of Self Care

Instagram Likes and Mental Health By Brenda Odria The term “self-care” has arguably been co-opted from its original significance in order to fit and justify certain behaviours we enact in 2019. It...

Instagram is a White Space

An Interview with @maytahmi on being an MUA of colour By Brenda Odria Instagram is a platform dominated by influencers who precede over the rest of the users by promoting certain brands, but the...

Social Media and Plastic Surgery

The Desire to Shift our Appearance is Growing By Brenda Odria I always talk about social media’s impact on beauty standards so, I know the topic is well worn but I decided to research why I want lip...

Colorism in The Beauty Industry

How to Decolonize Beauty By Brenda Odria The beauty industry continues to grow in 2019 with ideas of self-care and influencers on social media. While it is important to acknowledge the progress that has been...