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To celebrate Black History month, I’ve teamed up with Milani Cosmetics to celebrate Black Beauty.  My inspiration actually comes from one of my favorite books in the whole wide world, Black Beauty by Ben Arogundade.  Black Beauty is a book that contains powerful images of people who have embodied black beauty in our culture.

When I think about the beauty industry and black women, I know progression has been made, but we have a long way to go. Once upon a time, there were little to no brands offering products to black women. Did you know that in the 1970’s, there were only five brands that created makeup for African American women? (source).

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Over time, brands like Cover ToneEbone and Fashion Fair created foundations that specifically tailored to black women.  With exception to Fashion Fair, these brands do not exist anymore, but we now have brands like Milani that makes sure black women have options as well.

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I’ve been a fan of Milani since I discovered the brand in 2010. I was looking for a nice nail polish and not only did they have a nice selection, they were very affordable. Discovering the nail polish caused me to discover other products from the brand, then I launched my blog, and it’s been love sweet love ever since.

So as I said before, Milani and I teamed up to giveaway a nice little gift set for 10 (yes, 10) of my loyal readers. You will get to pick one of each product below:

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(1) Cream To Powder Foundation $7.99- Smooth and creamy foundation that applies like a cream, but dries to a flawless powder.

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(1)Even Touch Powder Foundation $7.99- Velvety, oil free foundation that applies like a powder, and provides the full coverage of a liquid foundation.

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(1)Baked Blush $7.99- luxurious powder blush that features a wide assortment of colors that combines to create a luminous silky look.

Shades: (left from the top) Berry Amore, Red Vino, Dolce Pink, Corallina

(right from the top: Rose D’Oro, Bellissimo Bronze, Luminoso, Delizioso Pink, Bella Rosa

You pick the shade that suits you best. Check the website for the shade selections. With exception to the blushes, there are more shades of the cream to powder foundation and even touch powder foundation than I photographed.

Giveaway begins now and ends 2/28/2014. US and Canada only please. Prizes fulfilled by Milani Cosmetics.

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