Black Owned Skincare: Fall Skincare with Minimo Beauty

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The fall season always makes me want to start looking at my skin care even closer in order to prepare my skin for the harsh winter months ahead. Most skin care is prevention in order to keep it looking its best. In August I got a sample of a product that was amazing to me instantly. I am picky about my skin care products as well I’m bougie and like the best for myself.

Minimo is a natural skincare and body line that was created by the wonderful people who created KeraVeda. I love that they are black owned and operated and are made with really awesome ingredients. The story behind the brand really resonated with me as the desire to have a minimalist flow of products that are highly effective is key.

I was sent some amazing goodies from the line that I want to share. In this video, I will be doing a demo and review on each product. I will show how I mesh the products into my normal skin care regimen.  Go to their site to get your goodies.

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Apple Shaped Girls Need Love too: Body Positivity for Non Curvy Girl

Welcome to the greatest season of the year Fall!  I’m happy we are in a new month and my fav season is coming rapidly. As a black blogger and a plus size blogger, I notice a lot of things that aren’t equal in the sphere. I don’t have a big bootie and tiny waist. I don’t have type 3a hair natural curls and I’m not fair skinned. All these things could be a barrier I just see it as I’m just the greatest thing ever— not generic. I wanted to share my thoughts for those who may be like me who have thicker waistlines, broad shoulders, no bootie or tiny booties. Your worth is not wrapped into your body. Read more

Honey don’t be basic: Living your Best Life even if your Scared!

While on a plane recently as I attempted to take my mind away from the tiny space I was cramped in, a thought popped in my “Honey don’t be basic”. This came after lamenting on not being where I desire to be in life and how it seems that everyone is blowing up. But then it it hit me, a lot of what we see is great angles and filters. Anyone can appear to have it going on but many do not. The desire to be the greatest version of yourself should be a little far fetched as it will help grow you into more.

When I’m in a place that I’m uncomfortable I often get some of my most deep thoughts. As of late, I have been ferociously reading as much as I can on positive thinking and execution of goals. From getting up at 4am, to journaling more frequently to making sure to do whatever is on my to- do list. Change is possible and it is a radical experience. If you accept annoying situations you are giving away your power of change. In this video, I’m going to share some very candid thoughts about living life well even when it scares you. Don’t live a life that is mediocre just because it’s easier or doesn’t require a lot of work.

I hope this video spurs you on to wanting more out of life or help give you boost to rock the next 4 months of 2017 out. Everything doesn’t have to be perfect for you to make moves. All the great things we have today from iPhones, a plethora of natural hair care products to apps all came from a idea that may have seemed silly or solved a problem for one person, now helps millions and is a success.


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Plus and Fitness: Best fitness advice for plus size fitness

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Fitness will always be bae as it has helped me to become a greater person. Now losing weight is cool but for me over the past few months, it has allowed me to regain perspective and trust within myself. Here are my top 5 best fitness advice for plus or not.

5. People are watching but not in the way you think!

I have had many people stop me while I’m working out to compliment my gusto. Now I find it remarkable that people see me and then stop me as I’m not a friendly type. But the notion of keep showing up and do good work is very important. You do your thing and taking care of your health can inspire others to do the same. I didn’t grow up well but seeing those who beast it or eat in a way that helps them flourish excites. I pair those who care for themselves with those who live a healthy lifestyle. Read more

It’s getting hot in here: Plus Size Jumpers for Summer Fun!

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Summer is in full swing and the hotter it becomes the fewer clothes I want to wear. Summer fine in 2017 is all about embracing who you are and flaunting it. I picked these hot fits while traveling for work. I can shop anywhere it seems from back woods Michigan to the sticks of Kentucky.  I love the versatility of jumpers and rompers as anyone can wear one.

From a size 2-22, as long as you’re comfortable in your body. I believe sometimes we have to grow outside of our comfort zone and clothes help you do that. If you don’t like something you can just never wear it again, but you never know you may find a new love.

Denim Plaything

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