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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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