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    The Black List: A Blogger Started Excercising With Her Friends Instead Of Drinking, And More

    These thank-you notes to FLOTUS literally made us cry.

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    Welcome to The Black List! Each week, we’ll share seven things from around the web that should be on every magical black girl’s radar.

    1. Beauty vlogger ItsMyRayeRaye does a full face of makeup using products from the Dollar Tree, and she KILLLLLLS it!

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    Channel: ItsMyRayeRaye

    Outlet: YouTube

    The goddess that is ItsMyRayeRaye managed to do this unbelievably stunning look with makeup from the Dollar Tree (with the exception of her faux lashes). Getting the right foundation coverage and match was slightly challenging in the beginning, but she managed to pull it off with a few adjustments. Watch her get the look and see which products she used here.

    2. Style guru Kéla Walker started "healthy hangouts" with her girlfriends instead of meeting over bar food and drinks.

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    Author: Kéla Walker

    Outlet: Kéla's Kloset

    Kéla Walker, the stylish and funny fashion blogger, has made a major healthy lifestyle change and she's sharing bits of her journey on social media and her blog, Kéla's Kloset. She recently posted this pic above on Instagram to show her 7-week progress! On her blog, Waker writes that one way she's been maintaining her lifestyle is by cutting back on eating out and drinking with girlfriends. Instead, she's started what she calls healthy hangouts. She and her friends meet up for a physical activity, like SoulCycle or biking, and then they go grab some healthy grub. Read more about her healthy hangouts here.

    3. FLOTUS Michelle Obama is on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, and really important people write personal notes about how amazing she is.

    4. Naturally Curla shows how she made her fine natural hair look more voluminous with Wonder Curl products and perm rods.

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    Channel: Naturally Curla

    Outlet: YouTube

    OMG! I can't get over these voluminous curls Naturally Curla did on her hair. The vlogger's hair is naturally fine, but she used Wonder Curl products to achieve this rod set for a much fuller look. Nautrally Curla starts with the Wonder Curl Detoxifying Clay Cleanser, which she said left her color-treated hair feeling really moisturized and soft. And then she applied the WonderCurl Get Set Hair Jelly to sections of her wet hair before rodding them. Get the details for each step here, and get the products here and here.

    5. A young, black, and gifted illustrator made this gorgeous artwork of actress Aja Naomi King, and King actually reposted it!

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    Handle: @rawsueshii

    Platform: Instagram

    Christina Lorre is an illustrator and she posts the most beautiful artwork to her Instagram, @rawsueshii. She was most recently inspired by a pic How To Get Away With Murder actress Aja Naomi King posted, so she drew this BEAUTIFULLL portrait. King reposted the pic with the caption "Is it too late for fan art Fri?!?! Whatevs. I do what I want and I love this. Thanks @rawsueshii 😍" Defintely follow Lorre here, and check out her online store here.

    6. This natural hair brand is on POINT, and you need to try it.

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    Handle: @naturalicious1

    Platform: Instagram


    So Naturalicious is a natural hair care company, and the ingredients are actually natural! The brand has a three-step system, and it comes in two formulas: loose curls/waves and tight curls/coils. I've actually tried the tight curls formula and I seriously looove it! My hair feels soft, and there isn't any of that product residue or buildup that leads to flaking. Follow Naturalicious here on the 'Gram, and get the products here (loose curls) and here (tight curls).

    7. A major cosmetics company FINALLY realized how insanely stunning Ciara is and made her the face of their brand.

    Shake what ya mama gave ya, and stay magically beautiful❤️.

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