All the goodies I plan to buy at Sephora on Black Friday

  As I was creating both my market list and my beauty list (multi-tasking at it’s greatest) I remembered that my beauty closet restocking efforts must happen on Black Friday or Cyber Mondy. I had a whole cart of full-priced gems when I realized, “Whoa baby, what is you doing!?” I promptly searched my email for Sephora to see what…
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[VIDEO] The Best Day Ever, Our Wedding Day!

LISTEN! Please know that I’ve watched our wedding video a million times since our videographer, Chip dropped this video in my inbox a few days ago. September 16th will forever go down as the best day ever for us. And to think I never thought I’d be that girl. In the beginning, I was really adamant about not having a wedding. I mean I really fussed…
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[VIDEO] Our Wedding Day, a sneak peek!

For 12 months we’ve been planning our wedding. The last 30 days for me was a COMPLETE blur. Like “I didn’t know what day it was” type of blur. Through it all we still laughed, we still acted a fool on Instagram stories, we were still us. That’s the best part of this experience. I married my best friend. 
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What Beauty Means To Me (Inspired by Dove’s Real Beauty Production Short Films)

“I’m not interested in hiding it!” That declaration from Diana Wright tugged at my heartstrings. She’s referring to her prosthesis. The teacher and mom of two daughters lost her leg after a car accident and is one of the subjects in the short films from Dove Real Beauty Productions, the brainchild of Shonda Rhimes and Dove. As I watched each film…
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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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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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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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[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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The Longest Zipline Over Water & This Is Us Screaming Like Bi*ches The Whole Time [VIDEO]

For our holiday vacation last year my fiance’s family and I went on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Holidays for me are usually super depressing for me (my mom died in case you’re new to my blog) and I never want to do anything. But my fiance convinced me a cruise was a good idea. I contacted Royal Caribbean and they…
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