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Monday, June 11, 2018

Cheers to Self Love & Body Acceptance





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Dress: BooHoo Plus |  Heels: Payless (old), similar | Bag: Bloomingdale's, similar HERE
Hair: HerGiven Hair Kinky Clip-ins
 

Happy Monday dolls! Welcome back to the blog boos! Today, I want to chat about something pretty personal that's been weighing on me heavy for some time now. You want to know the REAL reason I stopped blogging? In all honesty, it's because I got FAT! I feel like I've sugar coated it in posts and make a joke about it in passing. My way of deflecting or hiding my own insecurity. If I make a joke about it or act like it hasn't happened you won't notice this size 16 frame. Hmmmm yeah ok, girl. 

Here are some pictures I took this weekend and although I felt good in this look and better than I had in months being out in public, when I checked this pics I wanted to crawl back into my sweats and hide. Normally, I would take these pics and NEVER post them on my social media and quietly untag myself if friends posted them on theirs but enough with that! Something has got to give and I CAN NOT hide forever. I just celebrated a birthday last week and life is just too damn short to not LIVE yo life! So in honor of my new commitment to just LIVE, Naja, I'm posting the pics and keeping all the tags!

If we've learned nothing else this week with the passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, depression and mental health is so so important to keep in check. I have found myself fighting this battle quite a bit in recent years and it's something that you must FIGHT against every day. It's not easy and anyone who says that it is, is a WHOLE LIE! You have to combat the negative thoughts with positive affirmations, surround yourself with good people, avoid the darkness at all costs and chase your light (joy) relentlessly. It's a battle doll, but YOU are worth it! 

Until next post, stay encouraged and stay beautiful!
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Life Lately....An Update

 

Where has the time gone? No, seriously, how is it May 2018 and I have yet to put up a blog post this year let alone pump out any content. Let me be clear, I do not blog just for you guys. I blog for me. It is my happy place and corner of the cyber world that is my own and my goodness do I miss it. Honestly, truly. Let's just start from the top of the year and get you guys caught up so we can proceed with all the dope stuff I have planned for this year!

Just a little back story. I took about 9 months off in 2017 and in those 9 months I got my iiiiisssh together, mentally. I was exhausted from my last job and honestly just needed. a. damn. break. I thank GOD I was in the position to do so and feel so much more refreshed and excited about the future because of it. I had got to a place where I was on this hamster wheel and couldn't get off. I was just running a race but getting absolutely NO WHERE. I was sad, depressed and felt trapped. I knew I needed to make a change and fast. What I didn't plan for was getting off the wheel and not moving all together but sometimes GOD does that. He stops you in your tracks to realign you for the greater good. I needed it, so needed it. When I felt ready, I went back to work. Yes, I got a job.

The difference is I got a job that I actually enjoyed. I've been in my career field for about 14 years now and have ALWAYS went where the money and notoriety was. I went to the big companies because of the name and how impressive it would look on my resume or Linked In profile. I was proud and privileged to make great money but I hated the work. Here's a Pro Tip for ya: Do work you enjoy, you may not be rich but you will be happy and that's better than rich! This job makes me happy and I like it so a lot so far. Let me not forget about all the travel I have done and have coming up that I'm super excited for. With my new job I get to visit some really cool places and am extremely blessed and grateful to be able to do so. Stay tuned for more pics, my recent Italy trip was nothing short of EPIC!

Anywho, bear with me while I get back in the saddle ya'll.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Costumes of Halloween Past

Happy Happy Halloween dolls!! Today is one of my most favoritest days! If you've been following my blog for a while then you know that I LOVE me some Halloween! I just love the novelty and fun of the day. I love to dressup and be creative with my looks and of coarse.....the MAKEUP!! I mean you can literally have the MOST fun with makeup on this day. 

So here is a post recapping some of my favorite looks and makeup fun over the years. Tonight, I will be at home as a unicorn giving out candy to all the kiddies! I didn't last year so I'll be sure to have some goodies for them so my house isn't on the naughty list in the neighborhood. I hope you all enjoy your day and be safe! 
Happy Halloween!

This was my Kim Kardashian inspired look and it was THE hardest thing to NOT smile all night long. I don't know how she does it. I LOVE to smile!
This zombie makeup I did for a Halloween party that year was a HUGE hit and Xtra scary for the kiddies. This is one of my FAV halloween makeup looks for sure. 
I think it's clear I have a THANG for Halloween makeup! 


I hope you dolls are going to be something fun! 

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette Review




When I first laid eyes on the Too Faced Peachy Mattes Palette I was genuinely excited. Like happy in my soul excited! I’m dramatic about pretty makeup I know, Lol! The palette is actually apart of a full collection complete with foundation, blush, lippies and more. The palette is what stood out the most to me so I snatched it up.

The warm color palette is full of rich fall colors in this pretty compact case complete with full size mirror and smelled like peachy goodness!! I’m a sucker for the smell good and I was not mad at the peach scent.

So, let’s get into this palette shall we. It comes with 12 creamy matte shades ranging from beige to dark brown to berry shades. It has great transition shades and brow bone highlights to shades that pop like my fav Peach Sangria. I would say if you love matte shades and you love warm shades then you will love this palette. It is highly pigmented, very little fall out and super blendable. I realized I don’t have much Too Faced products in my collection but after this I will be adding more for sure. 
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