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

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

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.