Milk Bath photoshoot – How to

I have nursed collectively for 3 1/2 years. August is breastfeeding awareness month an I wanted to do something to celebrate the milestones I have achieved in nursing. I have been wanting to do a milk bath photo shoot F-O-R-E-V-E-R. I decided I was going to do one once I hit the 1 year  milestone of nursing my youngest.

My son was so excited to help me set up the photo shoot :)

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He was so excited to help me set the flowers in place and pour the milk into the tub. Now for this shoot I filled the tub up to my liking and used 1 1/2 gallons of whole milk so I could get the color I desired. You could add more milk so that it would look more white or you could use less to get an opaque look. It depends on what you are going for.

I also used greenery to get a little texture into the shots but they ended up sinking so in the future I would probably use plastic greenery and spray them with scotch guard so they don’t sink. Using real flowers you are guaranteed that they will float. If you want to use plastic make sure to use scotch guard. Also a little tip. The mums(big yellow flowers) look amazing but when the kids get a hold of them and shred them, its a BEAST to clean lol.

I don’t have any natural light in my bathroom so I used three LED lights and a diffuser to simulate daytime. One pointed up at the ceiling, second one behind the diffuser and the third was behind me in the shower.

All in all I am so happy with the results I got from my photo shoot. I want to thank my husband for hearing my vision and executing it.

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These last two photos mean so much to me. I may not be a size 4 but that belly homed FOUR babies and brought two earthside. I was blessed and able to nourish those two babies and watch them grow(still doing it with my daughter)

I hope these inspire you to do a milkbath shoot of your own, get one done(You could even hire Razmus Photography to do so)  or at the very least take more pics with your kids. they are only young once so capture these fleeting moments one picture at a time.

The BADDEST 4 type Natural hair people to follow on IG

A few weeks ago I saw a post shaming women who have 3a-3c curl patterns. I did agree with the statement that the natural hair movement seems to feature more women with that kind of texture. However, I will not sit here and downplay their blackness. I myself am a 4c curly and when I was starting my natural hair journey almost 6 years ago, I REALLY had to look for people with my hair type.

4c is so versatile there is so much we can do with our hair and our fros are BOMB DOT COM! you can’t tell me NOTHING when I am wearing my hair in a fro. I wanted to share some of my favorited type 4 hair naturals to follow on IG.

Hopefully you get some inspiration and you can see that there is so many styles that we can rock as well.

First up is ME. I have been rocking protective styles a lot this year and When I give my hair a break I usually wear wash n go or twistout. If you want to see how I achieve this definition on my 4c hair, check it out here.

Chary Jay is one of the FIRST people I watched on youtube. She was also from my home state MI (REPRESENT LOL) and when I got the chance to meet her in FL she was just as sweet in person as she is on film. She big chopped for the second time last year and her curls are ALWAYS poppin

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Whitney, what can I say about Naptural85 that hasn’t already been said. She has so many hairstyles that you can check out not only on her IG but on her youtube channel as well.

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next up is Jordan of Juciesandberries. her hair is just…there are no words. I am alwasy inspried when I look at her page.

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Jenelle Is another Youtuber i followed early on in my natural hair journey. She rocks her 4 type curls in so many ways. She also doens’t leave the little ones out. Her daughter Elle is just too cute for words.

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These are just a FEW of the beauties of IG you can search #4c curls and see a plethora of inspiration.

who are some one your favorite Type 4 curlies to follow on IG?

Flower Power

Flower prints are on trend right now. I know that for me as a plus sized person I am always looking fro prints that are flattering and trendy. I was so glad to find that PinkBlush has exactly that for me. I was sent three items from them and I was excited to try out these flower print pieces. Since its the summer I KNEW I wanted a few dresses. Something about a flowy dress during the summer just makes me smile.

I also decided on a cute flowy top that I decided to rock with a pair of boyfriend jeans.  I have to say that my favorite out of these three pieces was the off the shoulder dress. This just SCREAMS summer to me and its great for a date night, girls night or even just running around on errands.

Navy Blue Floral Off Shoulder Sash Tie Plus Maxi Dress

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Do you see this? This dress is just perfection. When you add a bold lip is just makes the outfit complete.

Pink Floral Print Plus Tank Top

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The cut of this shirt is so demure and the  purples and pinks in the flowers make any outfit look feminine and flirty.

Fuchsia Floral Hi Low Midi Plus Maternity/Nursing Dress

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I am a nursing mother and it is sometimes difficult to find cute trendy clothing that is functional for you and your babies needs. This fuchsia hi lo dress is so bright and colorful yet I am able to nurse my daughter while wearing it as well.

The last dress is also fond in the maternity section. Here is a tip, do not feel like maternity clothes are only for those who are pregnant. They can work for all body types and they also have a little extra room which is nice on those hot days. No one likes clothes sticking to them on hot days lol.

There are an array of outfits to choose from (not just floral) at PinkBlush. They carry not only maternity/nursing attire but clothing for women of all shapes and sizes.

Which of these three outfits would you rock? Let me know in the comment section below

*disclaimer – this outfits were provided to me from pinkblush however, the opinions are all mine

PRIME DAY DEAL: Ancestry and 23 and me

Recently I uploaded a video detailing my thoughts on 23 and me and ancestry dna kits and wouldn’t you know Prime day is today and there are amazing deals on both.

23 and me is being sold for $49 for just the DNA kit and you can purchase the health and dna kit for $99(that is 50% off)

Ancestry dna kits are on sale for $69(original price $99)  I think these are a GREAT way to learn about you family history and learn a little more about you and where you come from. If you want to check out which one I would choose check out the video below. I will also have links to where you can purchase these kits at these amazing deals.

23andMe DNA Test Ancestry Personal Genetic Service

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Anti Haul – Beauty products I will not buy

There is a challenge video going on over on Youtube, the anti haul video is a a fun video to make. You don’t have to spend money( Or maybe you did and you wouldn’t recommend the product) and you get ot share your opinion on why those products aren’t worth you spending money on.

There are about seven products I have listed in the video. I could have listed a few more but I didn’t want the video to be too long. One product that I didn’t list was one that I personally bought and that was the ABH Renaissance palette. I LOVE a few of the colors ( Love letter, Venitian red and Red ocher are my fave) However the amount of FALL OUT is RIDICULOUS!

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I own the ABH World Travler palette and that is amazing, no fall out and one of my favorite everyday palette to use.  I am so sad that it was only limited time.

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Seriously if you can get your hands on that palette do so! My sister came to visit and I bought two because I loved it so much and I gave her my other one and she said its her favorite as well. Anyway this blog post is NOT about products I love lol. Below you can see what products made my Anti- Haul list.

What would be on your anti haul list? Tell me in the comments bellow