You GLOW Girl!!!

The other day I was scrolling through some comments on my youtube page and came across a comment that made me chuckle to myself. It was on a video I had made of just a lazy Sunday with my family and us cooking a meal. In that video my husband and I talked about one of our favorite mini doughnut places and it just so happen that in that week we visited three times. We had guest over and friends of our wanted to go there.

This comment said something to the fact that I shouldn’t eat the doughnuts and my husband is just worried about my size and I need to get healthy so I can have a long and happy life.

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I always laugh a little when I read these “concerns”

I have battled eating disorder after eating disorder and although my BMI may be high my health is GOOD. NO high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes etc. You know…all the health risk that people think automatically comes with being overweight.

I  let their comment roll of my back(since they hid behind a profile with no pic like a real concerned person lol) I decided to just go on about my day.When I first started youtube I would really let it get to me but now I was going to be my fabulous self no matter what. I came across this picture and I was immediately inspired.

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Both my kids had taken a nap. I looked in my backyard and was like YEP I am going to photograph myself and show off my blackgirl magic. I am going to embrace all these curves, my natural hair and just WORK IT. Here are the results:

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YESSSSSSS I am so happy that they turned out just how I envisioned in my head. So ethereal, calming and it captured me. I think its so important for us to love ourselves no matter what size we are. Self care and self love is so important and is something I am excited about teaching my son and daughter.

So many times I see people hide behind a computer screen and project their insecurities on others. Do not let those keyboard warriors take about your joy. You are beautiful.

What are some ways that you practice Self care? Let me know down in the comments

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Everyday Makeup look

Since I started doing my makeup a few years ago(2 yrs this coming June) I realize that I love big bold looks

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Those are fun to do but it’s ok to look subtle very now and then as well. I am so thankful that I have friends who love makeup just as much as I do and have introduced me to nude lips and “everyday” makeup. I have fallen in love with mauves, browns and peaches. I may even do a video soon to showcase my favorite browngirl friendly nudes.

I am so happy that one of my friends decided to help me out and show an everyday makeup look. You can check that out here. We decided to create these looks and demo the new Becca Chrissy Teigen Palette.

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I am so glad that I didn’t write off nude lipsticks and glosses. I am having so much fun creating these everyday looks now. Let me know what some of your favorite nude lipsticks are.

BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Face Palette Review

I have been a FAN of Becca products since I started playing around in makeup last June. I was amazed at the quality of their products as well as the color payoff. The best part, they look amazing on people of color and does not leaving you looking pale or ashy.

I was so excited when Champagne pop came out and I bought that, then the palette came out in december including Blushed Copper and Pearl. NOW we have a face palette that includes Champagne pop as well as a NEW highlighter called Proseco pop and THREE blushes.

This does not hit online until May 26, 2016 at 9am PST and it hits stores on 6/16. If you are wondering if it is worth all the hype check out my review and swatch video below.

Glam smokey eye and BOLD lip

This past weekend I had some friends visiting from out of state and of course when they wanted to have a girls night I JUMPED at the chance. A night out with my girls…YES PLEASE.

I posted my look on my IG page and FB and had a few people ask for a tutorial on how to do the look. I had a blast creating this bold blue smokey eye and red lip. It is the perfect look for a glam night out on the town with your girls or even a party with your loved ones. I hope you enjoy

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Below is the tutorial of the look.

2015 roundup: Hair

This year has been all about the protective styles for me. I have put my hair in a protective style more this year than I have in the past 4 years as a natural. It really has giving me the break I needed to do there things and I LOVE just waking up and not having to worry about my hair. Of course from time to time I would let my hair come out to play. Here are a few of my favorite hair styles

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Do you see any that you like? The entire second row has tutorials for each look. What kind of hairstyles were you rocking this year and what were some of your favorites?