Gabby Douglas is having a highly productive quarantine. Between winning season 1 of The Masked Dancer as Cotton Candy, showing off her flexibility on TikTok, and cooking up vegan dishes, the three-time gold medalist is also teaching herself how to play the guitar using an app.
Jackie Aina has outgrown the experimental phase of makeup. During quarantine, the beauty YouTuber traded in shimmer eyeshadows for more soft glam looks. "I'm only using mattes and browns right now — flesh tone colors basically," she tells me over the phone. "Sometimes I'll even do a full eye look, using the same products I use on my complexion as a way to enhance what's already there."
H.E.R. wants to make one thing clear: she is not a music snob. “Music snobbery is for people who pay attention more so to the quality of music as opposed to the feeling of music,” the musician born Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson tells Bustle. It’s no surprise then that the four-time Grammy winner’s playlist captures every mood, from songs that make you want to dance and cry to songs that make you want to fall in love.
The sweet, refreshing scent of Elizabeth Arden Green Tea triggers strong memories and emotions for singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko. "I think back to when I was a closeted teenager, knowing that my perfume was giving me that layer of armor and support as I was still navigating my sexuality," Kiyoko tells me over the phone. "Fragrance gave me validation when I was lacking in my social skills or in my romantic life."
Meet Trinity Mouzon Wofford, the only Black woman at the helm of a major wellness brand.
Since launching Golde, a superfood-based health and beauty brand, in 2017 with a single product (a Original Turmeric Latte Blend), Mouzon Wofford became the youngest Black woman to have a line at Sephora at age 25, partnered with retailers like Goop, and even received praise from Beyoncé and Kourtney Kardashian.
Former literary agent Jennifer Rudolph Walsh is learning what it means to be a human being instead of a human doing for the first time in her 30-year career. In 2019, Walsh moved on from WME to focus exclusively on Together Live, a touring storytelling event bringing women from all walks of life together. Then 2020 happened.
While over a decade ago Lady Gaga was best known for wearing a meat dress and arriving at the Grammy Awards in a giant egg-shaped contraption, these days she's also lauded for her relentless pursuit of mental health equality. In fact, Lady Gaga's quotes about mental health are so relevant they will inspire you to join her in the effort to break the stigma.
At 80, music legend Dionne Warwick is the new Queen of Twitter, where she jokingly takes aim at celebrities like Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd over their stage names and dryly remarks on the latest news in pop culture.
We’ve pared down our grooming and glamor games. Look your radiant best with less, with help from a few finds that do double — or triple — beauty duty.
Whether you like bold, nails like Megan Thee Stallion’s or classic, minimalist manicures like Meghan Markle’s, these easy DIY kits will have you nailing the look.
Between the pandemic, protests for our lives, and the presidential election, 2020’s had absolutely no chill. With so many of us still trying to unpack the trauma that unfolded this year, we’ve rounded up a gang of fire gifts to help you — and your crew — stay thriving through it all.
Whether you’re on the giving end or the receiving end, breaking up is hard. And the aftermath? It can be painful for a long time, too. But all hope isn’t lost. Read on to find out how you can soften the blow and bounce back like a boss.
Sixteen-year-old Kezii Curtis’s career is off to a promising start. He’s made appearances in black-ish and Insecure, and now, he’s one of the breakout stars of Charm City Kings, a coming- of-age story that follows three best friends trying to make their way in Baltimore. When he’s not busy killin’ it on the big and small screens, he’s deep into music production, drawing, and playing the harmonica. Here, Kezii gives us the scoop on how he landed his first feature film, his favorite part about acting, and what catches his eye in the love department.
Bustle's "Without This Woman" is a series of essays honoring the women who change — and challenge — us every day. Below, Queen Latifah opens up about her relationship with her mother and making Beyond Breathless, a documentary on her mother’s long battle with scleroderma-associated interstitial lung disease, which premieres on A&E at 12 p.m. EST Dec. 5.