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    Buy or Nah: Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl Shadow Stick

    Even though I love makeup (with both my pinky toes and all my greys) I have no desire to spend two or three hours doing my makeup. I’m already late. I already wait until the last minute to get myself ready. I already want extra sleep in the morning. I already don’t really want to go anywhere. I’m already never really ready…
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    A First-Timer’s Guide to Dîner en Blanc

    I’ve always been on the outside of the hashtag #DinerEnBlanc. Usually sitting on my couch looking in on the fun from my iPhone checking out all the party goers slaying their Summer White. But this summer, my girls and I decided to attend Dîner En Blanc in Baltimore. Not only was this my first time attending the Dîner En Blanc event but it…
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    I’m 40 & my body is betraying me… or is this normal?

    Turning 40 has been nothing short of a privilege for me. I remember having grown woman talks with my mother and my favorite aunties about the joys and downfalls of becoming a “real woman”. Because contrary to popular belief, becoming a woman doesn’t automatically happen at the age of 18 or when you’re out in the world paying bills believing…
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    How I Keep My Hair Straight… All Day!

    One of the main questions I get asked about my hair is, “How do you keep your hair straight?” While I absolutely adore my curls and get a kick out of finding new ways to wear them, my blow-outs warrant affectionate head turns from the opposite sex and give pause to a few girls who didn’t want to look my way…
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    It’s Amazon Prime Day, Here’s what you should buy!

    Guess what today is. Amazon Prime Day. But let me confess my love for Amazon really quickly before I share these beyond dope deals with you guys. My soon-to-be husband will wrongly loudly tell you that I am addicted to Amazon. A truck comes to our house weekly to drop off dozens of boxes and the Amazon Prime Now delivery guys might…
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    [VLOG] My plus size wedding dress shopping experience (Part 2)

    When I first started looking at wedding dresses I had all of these awful thoughts (read: misconceptions) in my mind. As a plus size bride you hear (and read) tons of horror stories from other women. From the bridal salons not having our size and having to clamp us up and in, to the selection of Old Mother Hubbard style of dresses,…
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    What does Micro-Sculpting Cream do & should you be using it?

    Even though my skin is pretty stellar at 40 #PatsBack, I can only imagine what my skin would look (and feel) like if I had started my skin care obsession a little earlier in life. So here’s your warning. No matter your age, but especially if you’re in your 20’s,  stop what you’re doing and pay attention to your skin…
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    The One Product Every Busy Traveling Girl Needs

    You know that I’ve been hit with the traveling bug. At this point my suitcase has a permanent home under my bed. I don’t even bother putting it away. But because I am a true beauty junkie one of my biggest problems is how to fit all of my beauty products in my carry on. The struggle is the realest, until…
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    The Perfect Plus Size Bridal Shower Dress

    I think I am the wedding unicorn. I’ve been having a ball planning my wedding. Everyone said I’d be stressed. They weren’t lying, I am! There’s so much to do. Book the venue. Book the caterer. Book the DJ. Book the photographer. Book. Book. Book. But what they don’t tell you is that this whole wedding planning thing is really…
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    I’m Hosting A Live Event In NOLA & Houston: Come Help Me Celebrate The Road To Essence Fest With Walmart Beauty

    Hey loves! I’ve been sitting on the news for a while but I’m super excited to announce that I will be making appearance at local Supercenters to help you get festival-ready during the Road to Essence at Walmart. You guys know that Essence Festival is one of my favorite events. I’ve been the last four years and each time I come away with a different, yet soul-fulfilling…
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