Nina Ojo

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27 year old, Egypt Covington found dead in her apartment

A police investigation is underway after a local Michigan singer was found dead inside her home on Friday evening.

A friend discovered the lifeless body of Egypt Covington in her Belleville home, and called cops to the scene.
The victim’s father, Chuck Covington says
“she made our lives better. She made being around her better, and that’s why people would come to be around her because she lifted us up. And that’s gone now. That’s gone.
Before her death, she worked as an account manager at Rave Associates since last February and at Palmer House Bar and Grill in Westland, according to her social media pages.

Three Nail Art Designs You Have To Try Right Now

Nail art is one of the easiest (and smallest) ways to channel your personal style. Whether you prefer the do-it-yourself method or a bi-weekly salon appointment, how you choose to adorn your nail beds definitely changes with the seasons. And with an election on the horizon, this is the perfect opportunity to get yourself into the voting spirit. We teamed up with three top notch manicurists for our November 2016 issue and each of them did not disappoint. From architectural shapes to minimal design and a narrative look that channels the Black Lives Matter movement, these nail art designs are sure to satisfy every type of beauty enthusiast. Take a closer look below!







Black Owned Nail Polish Brands You Need In Your Life

Metallics, dark colors and glitter, oh my!

Nail polishes come in all different tones, shade ranges and color selections, and for good reason! The nails are often the unspoken accessory of any outfit, and need to be just as poppin’ as any other aspect of your outfit.

When it comes to nails, Black women have always been the connoisseurs of creating edgy, stylish and creative nail art. Although nail care companies have historically been dominated by the Asian community, Black women are beginning to break barriers and create companies in a industry they’ve been pumping money into for years.

Creating a color range and changing the nail art game seems to be a new goal for African American entrepreneurs as a growing onslaught of Black-owned nail polish brands continue to pop up on the market. Check out these Black owned businesses to support the next time you are on your way to a mani-pedi appointment.

25 & June Nail Elixir

25 & June Nail Elixir has dominated the nail care industry with it’s 7-free formula and eclectic color range. Try Thalia ($9) for a timeless pretty in pink look.

Adore’her Nail Polish

Affordable and fast-drying nail polish is just a couple of clicks away, with Adore’her Nail Polish. Choose from poppin’ colors like “The Boy Is Mine” a splash of yellow that has been flying off the shelf for months.

Coloured Raine Cosmetics

Coloured Raine Cosmetics offers a funky line of long lasting and 5-free nail lacquer. The vegan nail collection electrifies with neon colors and can also bring out your inner bling with hues like “Hollywood Scandal” ($7).

2 Sisters Cosmetics

2 Sisters Cosmetics is the brain child of an engineer, architect, accountant, two entrepreneurs and a retired college ambassador. Colors like “Fierce” ($7) is just one in their array of ultra affordable shades.

D.I.D. Nail Paint

Licensed nail technician Adrienne Blanks created D.I.D. Nails as an eco-friendly, cruelty-free polish line. The expanding line has a range of colors like “Clean Slate” ($10), a white polish for when your nails need a blank slate.

Bernadette Thompson Nail Collection

Bernadette Thompson has worked with countless stars, including Nicki Minaj, offering her stellar manicurist skills, and now her collection is available to the world. Thompson’s line offers a number of polish colors with signature frosty finish like “Desert Storm” ($8).

Mischo Beauty

Mischo’s minimalist bottle design fits the lines diverse yet chic product line. Colors like “XO” ($18) can give you a pop of spring, no matter season life brings.

Nasty Nails Nail Polish

If you prefer your nails with a little kink, give Nasty Nails a try! This polish line delivers pigmented, bright nail color with names you wont forget. Shop colors like “Just Hoe’in Around” ($5) for vibrant, long lasting color.

Ka’oir Nail Polish

Keshia Ka’oir has had a good year romantically, but her business seems to be doing well too! Gucci Mane’s soon-to-be wife runs one of the most popular Black-owned nail polish collections with unique colors like “Confetti” ($10).

Lisa Nail Lacquer

Lisa Nail Lacquer is 5-free for those that prefer their nail polish without all the additives. It still offers fun, vibrant color like the collection’s midnight blue shade, “Bossy” ($7).

Nail Glam By Jove’e Co

“Maximize your mani” with a whole range of youthful Nail Glam nail colors, like “Sexy & Single” ($8).

Ginger + Liz Lacquer Collection

Ginger + Liz is a nail polish collection that can channel every mood, from your mellow tones to more eccentric hues like “Party Over Here” ($12).

Pear Nova

Pear Nova is known its uniquely on-trend nail colors and their fast, friendly shipping. “Glamher” ($12) is just one of the signature colors that compliments all skin tones.

Polish My Life

Polish My Life offers small, travel along polish with big pops of color. Add the sparkly lavender “Lavi Life” ($11) to your stash for a beauty pick-me-up.

Polish & Co.

Polish & Co. was founded by nail expert Theresa Williamson in 2011 and has expanded its shade range and clientele since then! This grey color, “5 O Clock Shadow” ($12), is a perfect winter neutral green.

The Hottest Nail Polish Colors that Work Best for Black Women

Matte nude nail polish may be having a moment this spring season, but let’s be honest, sometimes you need a splash of shiny color when the weather breaks.

Here, our must-haves that pair well with light to dark skin tones so you won’t have a breakdown the next time you’re at the polish wall.

Peach For The Stars by wet n wilda’s 1 Step WonderGel Nail Color

The fact that at-home gel nail polishes don’t always come in our color is a grave understatement. Most never enhance our tone, are too chalky or just plain boring. Thanks to wet n wild, not only can we finally get a pastel shade (like this gorgeous peach shade we spotted on the runways) that actually looks good on us, but it comes without the formaldehyde and the annoying UV light.

Hope by JINsoon

One single sweep of this shade and you’ll be instantly reminded of melting orange creamsicles (okay fine, pumpkins and prison jumpsuits, too). But the color is SO hot this season. And if you think it won’t match your skin color you’re dead wrong. Give it a try, and tell us how this chip-proof finish boosted your mood and manicure.

Perfectly Peacock by Sonia Kashuk

Remember years ago when dark teals were only worn during the fall season? Fast forward to spring/summer 2017 and now we couldn’t imagine a trip to the nail salon without pondering getting the color. Real talk, this cool turquoise shade transforms a basic mani into something magical.

Fruit Tella by Londontown

Rose, blush, salmon, magenta—we’ve seen practically every type of pink imaginable, but this fuchsia color is an upgraded barbie pink that serves as the perfect pair to our neon colored swimwear. Best of all it’s 9-free, cruelty-free, and infused with a blend of botanicals and minerals including evening primrose oil for moisture, calcium to strengthen and vitamins E and B7 to encourage growth.

Swan by Gucci

Whether it’s off-white, bone or cream, every season requires some variation of white polish. And this season we’re all about Gucci’s swan—a grayish-white sophisticated hue that’s sure to take you from the beach to the boardroom.

Stay Bright Neon Yellow by Nails Inc.

This nail lacquer truly lives up to it’s name—it’s the brightest neon color you’ll ever wear and it’s the world’s first non-fade neon polish, so it will withstand the wear and tear of all your summer jaunts. For best results, pair with the neon activator to keep your mani looking bright and shiny until labor day (or at least until you’re over the blinding yellow).

All the Wave by Essie

We’re usually all about brighter and bolder shades when the weather gets warmer, but this oceanic blue is a much darker stand-out. It’s a cross between a cobalt, navy, and indigo, which basically means your digits will bathe in blue heaven.

Stargasm by Deborah Lippmann

Of course you don’t need another rose gold-colored anything in your life, but this shimmer polish is so damn pretty that we couldn’t resist adding it to the list. It’s great for every tone—from the lightest to the darkest dark. Needless to say, this badass shade can be worn alone or on top of any of your favorites.

Mille by Zoya

Sure purple nails look great on us year-round, but the micro-sparkles in this violet shade scream warm summer evenings with your besties. And even if you have zero plans, the subtle shine will still make you swoon.