VIDEO: How to cope with the loss of a mom on Mother’s Day

Hello luvahs! With Mother’s Day coming up I’ve been out and about promoting my book, Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died. I stopped by my old stomping grounds at Hello Beautiful (I’m the former style & beauty editor) and I chatted with Keyaira Kelly about coping during the holidays, why I choose this topic for my first book and what…
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The One Product You’ll Want To Buy That Will Extend Your Blowout

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Drybar. All opinions are 100% mine. I am that girl who will stretch the goodness of a great blow out for at least 3 (maybe 4!) weeks. Normally I wash my hair every 9 or 10 days but when I get a good blow out I’m committed until the…
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How to cope without your mother on Mother’s Day

Although Mother’s Day is usually a time of celebration, for some–those who have lost a mother or have a difficult relationship with their mother–the day can be anything but joyous. I know this all to well, which is why I continue to share my story, all in hopes of helping and encouraging others who may be grieving this Mother’s Day.
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Buy or Nah: It Cosmetics ‘Confidence In Your Glow’ Blushing Bronzer

It Cosmetics just launched their new Confidence In Your Glow Blushing Bronzer on QVC.com and I got me hands on all three! The palette is $35. Let me tell you all about it. 
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24 Gingham Pieces I’ve Been Eyeing for Spring

I’ve been eyeing a few gingham pieces these Spring and now that she (meaning Spring) is finally here I’m flexing and flossing my new found love for the pattern. Gingham has been around since… forever! But like most of the fashion trends we adore they fade in and out and back again. We are in the “back again” stage with gingham.
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7 Looks That Prove Floral Bomber Jackets Are BAE This Spring

This could just be my own personal revelation but did y’all know floral bomber jackets are BAE? And did you know and not tell ya girl? Or is this trendy news also news to you too? In my old age (well 40 isn’t that old but…) I am finding more and more trends that totally make my heart swoon a million times.…
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[VLOG] My First Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

Plus size wedding dress shopping can be daunting! Finding a bridal salon that has plus size samples is one of those tasks you don’t even want your enemies to have to take on. When I first got engaged my friend said you have to check out this bridal salon (thanks Juanita). So she tagged me in a post from Pantora Bridal and…
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FullBeauty Spring Trends IT List (Featuring Me!)

This year I told myself that I would utilize all of my talents. Back in the day, I did some modeling (that’s sounds so, “Welcome to the 40 and over club” but whatever!). And by modeling I mean…I was local. AF! I did all those borderline ghetto fashion shows in the DMV and I even went on to produce a huge show in…
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30 Of The Best Facial Masks That Will Solve Most Of Your Skin Problems

So I have a confession to make. I am totally obsessed with facial masks. I faithfully use them at least 2 or 3 times a week and I have a very enviable collection of some of the best facial masks on the market stashed in my beauty closet (and for the record, my beauty closet is also quite enviable too).…
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What I Wore For Our Engagement Photos

I don’t how I forgot to show y’all my engagement photos but I did and I apologize. Oh wait I know how, we’re planning this wedding all by ourselves (more on that later)! So let me tell you how these engagement photos came about… because they almost didn’t happen!
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