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The Best Black Beauty Tips We Learned From Our Moms, Grandmas, & Aunties

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The Best Black Beauty Tips We Learned From Our Moms, Grandmas, & Aunties



Black girl magic didn’t just come out of nowhere — it’s been lovingly passed down from generation to generation. It’s how our moms made every holiday season feel like a Disney movie scene, even when some of them barely had two pennies to rub together. It’s how our grandmothers created haute couture from mere sewing scraps. It’s in the cornrows that our ancestors wore to escape slavery, so that we can now wear them with pride on the red carpet.
The point is, the magic is very real, and it just so happens to trickle down to our beauty routines, too. YouTube be damned — some of our favorite tips …

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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What Does It Mean To Be “Black Butterfly Beautiful”

The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

Similarly, there is no one ideal image of a black woman -- each is gorgeous in her right. All African-Americans share a glorious history of struggle and perseverance that has funneled into the modern black renaissance. And, like the graceful butterfly, the awakened black woman exemplifies the dazzling beauty of that cultural evolution.

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