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.
Today, you can find veteran journalist Soledad O'Brien running her own production company; hosting Matter of Fact, a talk show tackling issues surrounding race, equality, and justice; and even taking her peers to task via Twitter, where she has more than a million followers. Recently, she pitched a scripted series loosely based on her experiences as a TV news anchor and launched a news podcast titled Very Opinionated.
Pandemic stress is linked to hair loss, high blood pressure, teeth-grinding and headaches. This ritual can help relieve symptoms. Plus, it feels and smells divine!
Black-owned businesses saw an outpouring of support after police killed George Floyd and subsequent protests spread across the world. Still, over 40% of Black-owned businesses have shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, compared to 17% of white-owned businesses. This didn't sit well with Facebook's marketing manager Rachael Hawk, 27, who's responsible for the platform's first-ever #BuyBlack Friday campaign, which has run in the weeks leading up to Black Friday. Through a #BuyBlack Friday Gift Guide, the initiative amplifies Black businesses.
These indie lines with award-winning products, celebrity fans and rave reviews are changing the game. From cleansers to lip masks and eye creams, they’ve got us covered.
With the country turning to Instagram more now than ever before, Divya Kunapuli, Instagram's Product Marketing Lead of Well-Being, is focused on making sure that the app's one billion users feel safe. "We know people will only express themselves if they feel safe and supported," says Kunapuli, who's responsible for some of the app's most popular tools, like Restrict and Donation Stickers.
Lilly Singh's 2020 has been non-stop. Between completing a 97-episode run of her late-night talk show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh, working on a sketch-comedy series called Sketchy Times with Lilly Singh, and working on content for her company, Unicorn Island Productions, she admits that she sometimes forgets to check in with herself when she's busy.
Like many of us, Instagram's software engineering manager Allis Yao, who's responsible for some of your favorite Story features — like Donation and Quiz Stickers — didn't expect to be working from home for long. "When I returned to the office in March to get my monitor, I thought 'Maybe it'll just be three or four weeks,' so I left the plants on my desk, but they're for sure gone now," Yao says with a laugh.
Since March, Asunción "Sunny" Hostin and her co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Meghan McCain have been filming episodes of The View using iPhones, which she describes as both seamless and abundant in bloopers. While she misses interacting with the crew and live audience, working from home means more bonding time for her family.
Despite spending more time at home, Dime Davis, director of HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show, says she's more inspired than ever before. "I've been able to silence everything a bit," says Davis, who recently made history when she became the first Black woman to receive an Emmy nomination for directing a variety series. "I've had moments in quarantine where I've been stir crazy, but for the most part, it's nice being alone," she says. "Quarantine allowed me a break that I don't know that I would've given myself, even though I needed it."