To socialize or talk informally preferably over a drink. Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense hobnobs, present participle hobnobbing, past tense, past participle hobnobbed.
But honestly. Hobnob is a safe space for women who prefer iced coffee over a perfectly curated wardrobe. It’s is a daycare center for women who are intrigued by trends, but also don’t care. It is an open bar for those who swear on vintage Chanel and whose pension funds hang in their closets.
I know it’s not talked about as much on socials, but I do hope that you’ve not stopped talking about it IRL. Black Lives Matter today, tomorrow and all days to come. Never stop the conversations. Another way to help the Black Community is to start/continue investing in black brands – here are some of our favorites in the beauty world.
UOMA [pronounced OMA ‘uh-mah’] means beautiful in Igbo, the founder Sharon Chuter’s mother language. UOMA’s goal is to re-write the rules of inclusivity and representation to create a world of beauty that truly is for all of us. And that’s something to get behind, preferably yesterday. Buy From UOMA BeautyFollow UOMA Beauty
THE LIP BAR
Founded in 2012 by Mel B, the vision of the brand was to change the way people think about beauty. It started out in the founder’s kitchen while working on Wall Street because she was tired of the beauty industry’s lack of inclusion and excessive amounts of unnecessary chemicals. The brand is vegan and cruelty-free. Best of all worlds? I’d say so.
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“Every day people are being told how to be beautiful – so we’re here to remind you that you don’t have to change.”
Pat McGrath Labs
For more than two decades, Pat McGrath has been concepting, launching and developing luxury cosmetic brands, countless runway shows, breakthrough advertising campaigns and editorial spreads. The legendary makeup artist’s own line is world-renowned for its quality, pigments and innovation.
She calls it ‘her Golden Revolution’, making us all crave some pop of color in our lives. Yes, she even made the minimalist maestro (ofc I’m talking about Giorgio Armani) struck by the way she interpreted color in her creations.
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Launched back in 2004, EDEN BodyWorks was Jasmine Lawrence remedy to damaged hair. After facing her first beauty challenge — a hair-damaging chemical burn — at age 11, Lawrence was shocked to learn about the lack of natural products that could help nurture and restore her hair. Now she’s created natural and cruelty free products for all hair types. Oh yes, this is your answer to the summer dryness that we all need to take care of right now. Buy from EDEN BodyWorks Follow EDEN BodyWorks
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” One night over a glass of pinot, we sat down and asked ourselves why it was so hard to find the perfect nude lipstick. That conversation sparked an idea, and that idea became the brand we are building today. We created Mented Cosmetics because we believe every woman should be able to find herself in the world of beauty, no matter her skin tone. We know you’ll love being put first – because when it comes to beauty, no one deserves to be an afterthought. “
– Amanda E. Johnson & KJ Miller, founders of Mented Cosmetics
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