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Hey beauties, Maui here! In honor of breast cancer awareness month I want to share a bit of my truth with you.

My boobs have been my worst enemy since I was 8 years old. While all of my friends were wearing training bras, I was forced to wear a damn 18 hour bra (literally). Imagine what running and playing was like with the other girls while those jugs bobbed up and down. A little girl walking around with a body like a grown woman is a recipe for disaster (that’s another post). Needless to say, I hated my body!

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Hey lovebugs, Maui here!

I think we are all clear on the fact that cancer sucks! But it does exist and because it does we must fight to eradicate it, support those battling it and continue to raise awareness. This year alone, it is estimated that there will be 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,290 breast cancer deaths among women in the United States.

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month there are many ways that you can show your support. I know that most people associate support with finances and while that is valued (and needed) you can do other things. Sharing information, volunteering and participating in activities to support the cause are all important and appreciated.

Another way to give is by supporting companies who donate a portion of sales to an organization that supports individuals battling breast cancer and their families.

Shopping with brands that are in support of finding a cure is a win for everyone. Not only are you getting products that you want or need but you are also supporting a great cause.

I’ve taken some of the legwork on for you and found a few companies that support breast cancer awareness! Check it out.

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cookie you not about that life

For me, watching TV show requires my Twitter family (hey y’all) and a few cocktails. It’s just better TV when you have your favorite digital friends around to talk ish with. And the cocktails are an obvious need want.

But everyone isn’t a bartender and cocktails can go real wrong, really quick. So in the spirit of Tweetwatching, it’s only right that I bless you with some cocktail recipes.

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That moment you know a lipstick was sent to you from God and baby Jesus cosigned it. That’s how I felt when I found my black|Up lipstick pencil buried deep in my makeup collection.

Funny story. I was sent a few black|Up products years ago. And when I say years I mean…nearly 2 years ago. My goal was to review them all but life happened and I somehow turned into a lazy beauty blogger (hence the overload in beauty content, hope you’re here for it!). So here’s my first review of black|Up cosmetics.

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nars steven klein collection

I’m not sure if you can tell by now, but I’m so a stan for NARS cosmetics. I think they call this a #NARsissit?! Anyways…this Fall NARS continues to slay my heart into fabulous pieces with another limited edition collaboration.

Iconic visionaries François Nars and Steven Klein (his clients were high-profile fancy pants like Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana) have joined to create a stunning 13-piece color collection! *squeals*

The NARS Steven Klein Color Collection is filled with 13 new limited edition skus, with two limited edition formulas: Killer Shine Lip Gloss and Killer Shine Lipstick. For this collection, François and Steven wanted a balance of bold colors with more wearable shades.

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The Luxe Collection From Pop Up Plus

Pop Up Plus has been at the forefront of defining trends and this season is no different. This fall they introduce “the chic minimalist” – a collection of authentic pieces that provide a luxe experience to the wearer and euphoric visual experience for the spectator.

Inspired by the vision of stylist, and my boo thang, Shaina Harrison (@Outofthecorner), they have curated a collection of pieces with great proportions, tailoring for the curvy body, subtle texture contrasts, monochromatic parings and detailing that lends itself to simple, yet luxe clean lines.

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