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Gloria J. Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES :  Asha Grant // The Free Black Women's Library

SOCIAL STUDIES : Asha Grant // The Free Black Women's Library

Asha Grant brought The Free Black Women's Library from NYC to LA with the desire to bring black girlhood together though the written and spoken word.  You may see the moving library around LA in some of the best coffee shops and community spaces.  She is a self proclaimed and true to fact Vibe Curator, putting together readings and events that bring community in discussion of what black girlhood means and how to expand it in addition to diving into poetry and infamous written pieces by the best modern and classic black writers.  Talking with Asha left me feeling more...

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Gloria J. Noto
INGREDIENT FOCUS

INGREDIENT FOCUS

WALNUT SHELL POWDER As a natural & organic skincare brand, we think it's important to inform our NOTO lovers about what you are using and how to apply it best.This month, we highlight ingredients from our Resurface Scrub. What do you know about Walnut Shell Powder? - fine exfoliant that removes dead skin - gentle but powerful. great for face and body. - biodegradable and earth friendly

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Gloria J. Noto
SOCIAL STUDIES : Rosie LaJaguara // Artist + Fashion Designer

SOCIAL STUDIES : Rosie LaJaguara // Artist + Fashion Designer

This starts out very similar to how many of my interviews begin.  That instant friend crush.  I had been following Rosie on the grand instagram for a while.  Fascinated by her way of being, self expression, and her clothing line.  She seemed like a movie star from a John Waters film, or  possibly their costumer.  That alone made me fall in love.  Recently we found ourselves out at the same bar listening to the same band, when she took the first move and said hi to me.  Her warmth, kindness, and sense of humor poured out of her onto me...

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Gloria J. Noto
INGREDIENT FOCUS

INGREDIENT FOCUS

INGREDIENT FOCUS:ALPHA HYDROXY ACIDS As a natural & organic skincare brand, we think it's important to inform our NOTO lovers about what you are using and how to apply it best.This month, we highlight ingredients from our Resurface Scrub. What do you know about AHA - Alpha Hydroxy Acids? - exfoliates the skin's surface and has the added benefit of improving moister content  - can lighten's the skin's texture, dark spots and scarring - can reduce the severity of surface lines by bringing fresh skin to the surface Picture by Lauren Abbazio

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