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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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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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Makeup Mistakes

Oh my WORLD! Where oh where do I BEGIN. Lets start with the black eyeliner. If you use your black liner to line your lips or fill in your brows break it in half and throw it away. Don’t get me wrong, a black liner can help to create a wicked ombre but this is […]

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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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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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Product junkie

Hey fellow bloggers and naturalistas! I have great news! I am finally narrowing down my products I use! It’s so many out here that yields so many different results. But I’m happy that I now have a few go to products! The wash / condition / detangling products I listed in my other blog post […]

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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 😁😘🙌 For this style I simply parted my hair […]

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All About the Lash!

Hey girls! Are you into lashes!? If not, it’s a must that you get into them! Especially if you like to wear makeup! The lash enhances the whole look! Featured here is a lash by Ardell and it was super light! This is more of a whispy lash which is always hot and looks a […]

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