Drink Water: It’s a Good Look
About 60 percent of the adult human body is water, so the liquid stuff plays a significant role in our functioning and survival. Need more motivation to stay hydrated this summer? Keeping up your water intake also affects your appearance. Here is how. Your Complexion: When we are not getting enough water, the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis, loses its elasticity and begins to feel rough and appear...
Freshen Your Face Without Surgery
Sisters like Gabrielle Union, Bianca Lawson, Regina Hall and Angela Bassett seem to be aging backward, proving that Black really don’t crack. Though it’s true that Black skin doesn’t wrinkle as early, it is prone to sagging as we get older. Whether you’ve started to notice some slackness lately or you just want to enhance the high points of your face, here are five tips that’ll give you the look...
A 7,000-Year-Old Superfood
Here's a fast-cooking breakfast bowl you can customize, made with the West African super grain fonio.
No Lye. African Black Soap is Amazing!
Learn more about the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and magical moisturizing marvel that is African black soap. The all-natural plant-based cleanser originated in West Africa, known as alata samina or ose dudu. Different regions have their own unique formulas, which often include palm oil, shea butter, and a potash filtered from burned cocoa pods, plantain skins or other plant material. What they don’t include is lye, dyes, perfumes or preservatives,...
Home Is Where the Art Is
Home is like ‘soul’—indescribable, but you know it when you feel it, and you miss it when it’s gone,” write designing duo Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason in their 2022 bestseller AphroChic: Celebrating the Legacy of the Black Family Home. Spring is a great time to give our spaces a refresh, according to Nikki Boyd, the founder of athomewithnikki.com and the author of Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style...
Beauty Boosters from the Motherland
You've probably got favorite products containing cocoa butter, shea butter or argan oil on your vanity right now—especially if you’ve collected the beauty treats in previous Luxe & Luminous boxes! “Africa is the source for so many rich nutrients that are beneficial to Black skin,” New York City aesthetician Alita Terry told Sisters From AARP.
Music From the Motherland
Several years ago, the West African country Ghana beckoned Black diasporic people to make “The Return” to the former ancient kingdom. More than an ingenious marketing campaign, this powerful call for African Americans in particular to “come home” spoke to a yearning that many of us have to reconnect with our origin stories.
Exploring Africa: Your Adventure Awaits
From Morocco to Mozambique, there’s no better way to experience the beauty of Africa than to plant your feet on her soil! If an African excursion is on your bucket list, you might find inspiration from a few globe-trotting sisters who post about their travels and curated trips online. Enjoying the breathtaking photos they share of their journeys is a mental vacation we can take right now!
Home & Heritage
Our Spring Box theme celebrates how we sisters bring the heart, soul, rhythm, colors, flavors, textures and scents of Africa and the diaspora into our intimate spaces.
Easy Sheet Pan Dinner: Za'atar Chicken, Potatoes & Broccoli
HOLY OVEN MITTS! If you’re not yet in love with sheet pan cooking, you will be soon. Homemade. Healthy. Hands-off. In a hurry! Cleanup? Line the pan with heavy-duty foil and there’s hardly any. That frees up time for you to do the things you love, Sis (even if your joy comes from more kitchen creativity). Prepan easy marinade, then let your fridge and oven do all the heavy lifting—building...