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Less Than 2 Years

In a little over a year I will be 35 years old! 😱😱😱 and I plan on being in the BEST shape of my life! I have already made several healthy lifestyle changes and I will be on a weight loss journey as well. I have done the drop down fast thing and I tell […]

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Plus Size Fashion at Macy’s

This ENTIRE outfit came from Macy’s ( My Holy Grail GoTo Store πŸ™Œ lbvvs ) Everything except the belt but I’m certain they sell a slue of brown patent leather belts. Not sure where I got the one I’m wearing, it’s nothing special about it ..Β  I’ve had it forever .. So! On to this […]

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Relaxed Look On 4C Natural Hair

Hi All! Me and my baby girl went to the #JCole concert last week so I had to be on FLEEK and the concert was ahMazING btw! We were twins with our hair and rompers ☺️ that’s all her tho.. she woke up like this 😝   The Style A carpenter can’t lay carpet without […]

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The Perfect Nude Lip

As a brown girl sometimes it can be difficult to find a good nude lip. Especially in matte. Well search no more! I have found the perfect nude for any shade! Don’t get me wrong, I can list other incredible nudes (Mary Kay Apricot Glaze, Fashion Fair Sam Fine Collection Deep Suade, Makeup Forever Rouge […]

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Protective Hair Styles

So .. I told you guys I would be doing protective styles for the next few months in an attempt to maximize growth before my 2 year hair aversary … Technically I’ve been natural since 2010 .. I tried to transition and ended up with heat damage so I big chopped sept. 30 / oct. […]

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Whats Been Up?!

Wow!! Where do I start!?!? I guess the reason I have RETURNED! I recently hosted my first annual Pre-Valentines Day Makeup Class (Flare & Hair) which was VERY successful by the way. I decided to do Valentine’s Day because that is a day of glamor for a lot of women. And since we all can’t […]

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Infinite Bun with Deep Side Part

Hi all! O how I’ve missed blogging! But today is a special day and I’m excited and thrilled to spend some time sharing with you on this occasion. Today is my 2 yr aversary to my big chop! Over 4 yrs natural total. I began my natural hair journey transitioning and ultimately still big chopped. […]

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Good Doesn’t Equal Expensive

OMG LA Girl is KILLIN the beauty supply cosmetics game! First they came out with these awesome concealers that’s really easy to blend and they come in a variety of shades. Not to mention their a STEAL!!! Only 2 bucks!! .. now they hit us with these super intense super pigmented high shine eucalyptus based […]

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I Like It!

So! In my latest blog Product Junkie I mentioned that I recently purchased a new beeswax edge tamer by Murray’s I was thrilled to try as a styler. I initially wanted to use it on a blow out but again I’m focused on protecting my hair so I opted out of the heat. Plus I’m […]

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Features

Wow yet another FEATURE!!! I have been featured on @teamnatural_ twice @alikaynaturals twice on both Curl Kitchen pages, don’t ask lol .. @curlkitchen @consciousafro .. On @protectivestyles and many more so come on over to my Instagram @optimalbeauty & see what all the fuss is about πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ™Œ For this style I simply parted my hair […]

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