I Woke Up Like This {Embracing Your Natural Beauty}

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In this new age of obsession with and idolization of fake hair and eyes, lighter skin, body modifications and extreme transformations with makeup it’s easy to get caught up and lose yourself. I can tell you this first hand. No I don’t bleach my skin and haven’t had any surgeries to modify my body, nor do I wish to have any… I’m quite happy with my body. Nothing that the gym and eating better can’t fix. I’ve tried contacts for fun but I’m quite happy with my eyes as well. I’ve had my fair share of fake hair in the form of weaves and braids, hell I’m rocking braids right now but it doesn’t mean that I don’t love my own hair, I just like to switch it up from time to time. However, there was a time when I first got into the whole makeup thing and started getting really good with application that I became a little obsessed. I liked the change in appearance so much that without it I was uncomfortable in my own skin.
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Sunday's Best

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Happy Monday guys. I hope that you all had a great Easter and weekend. I celebrated the holiday with my mom and sisters and went to church with them. It was a good time all around and I can’t wait to visit again. Here’s an outfit post since it’s been a LONG time since I last posted one, hopefully they will be more frequent since it’s starting to get nice out. I pulled this dress out of the closet that my niece bought me for Christmas and paired it with a cropped jacket and pumps
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Back in Braids

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If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook then you already know that I’ve put my braids back in. Between the gym and these strong Spring winds my hair was in a state of emergency and definitely needed a break. This time I did them slightly larger and a tad bit thicker. Took me about 17 hours to put them in.
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The Makeup Show NYC 2014, New Brands & Unveiling of The Icon Gallery featuring the legendary Kevyn Aucoin

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The Makeup Show NYC has added dozens of new beauty brands to this years line up including Sephora and Black Up, and there will also be new keynotes including award-winning film and Broadway makeup artists to teach you some tricks of the trade. Ever wondered how the makeup on Broadway’s Wicked is created or how Naomi Campbell gets ready? Find out these answers and more. To top it all off The Makeup Show will unveil the Icon Gallery kicking off with a rare glimpse inside the mind and makeup of the legendary and world-renowned, Kevyn Aucoin.
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Beauty Box 5 March 2014 Review

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The theme for the Beauty Box 5 March Box was Spring Cleaning. We always think of Spring Cleaning as being for the home but it’s just as important to do a Spring overhaul of your beauty products and wardrobe as well. The box contained a few product samples for cleansing and moisturizing the skin as well as a full size Bellapierre Makeup Base. I was excited to try the March Box when I saw that it contained a sample of Tree Hut Body Butter as I’ve been wanting to try this brand and I’m always game to trying a new makeup base.
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