Positive Thinking | How to Stay Positive No Matter What


Positive Thinking: Uprooting Negativity

Hey guys! I wanted to come on and film this video on positive thinking in response to all the messages and comments I received after my Trusting God video!  I have been through hard times and I know the toll it can take on you mentally. Through it all, I have come to rely on my faith in God, in addition to a number of lifestyle changes.  Living your best life means being intentional in the moment, but it also means changing your habits and routines to support more positive thinking.  I am now learning that how we think is linked to how we emotionally feel, and our emotions are inextricable linked to how we live and care for ourselves.  

I hope you all enjoy the video! They have helped me so much, and I hope they help you too 馃檪

Watch the video below!


Get Out Movie | REVIEW

GET OUT MOVIE: Review and Social Commentary

get out movie review

I am not ashamed to admit that I have seen the new Get Out movie 3 times.  3 separate times.  In a movie theatre.  It’s just that good.  

Let me start by saying that this isn’t a movie I planned on seeing.  Even after my brother sent me the trailer a couple months before it came out.  That being said, it stand as one of the best movies I’ve ever seen in theaters in part due to the reaction is receives each time.  It is a living, breathing production, and it is almost impossible to be an innocent bystander to this film.  It forces you to participate.

I have been the only black person in the room enough times, from my private school upbringing to my Ivy League college education, to tell you that the interactions shown in this film are stunningly accurate.  Painfully so, and in some ways, numbingly so.  

I don’t want to go into too much detail here, so check out the video review below.  Also, here are some fun articles to get into.  BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

Favorite Articles on Get Out

Why Get Out is the Best Movie Ever Made About Slavery

The Horror of Smug Liberals

In Get Out, the Eyes Have It

Watch the Review!


Affordable Outfits for Curvy Figures | Winter Lookbook

Winter Lookbook Featuring Affordable Outfits for Curvy Figures!

outfits for curvy hips

Hey Guys 馃檪 I wanted to come on and do my first ever fashion video! This video was a lot of fun, and really made me want to put out more like it. These outfits are comfortable and flattering picks for curvy girls with curvy figures-particularly curvy hips. They are also so affordable, and wearable, that they will make great staples that can be mixed and matched across styles and seasons. I know my friend told me I could add an excellent watch (you can check here) if you were interested to change the looks to suit you! Enjoy! Be sure to watch the video below 馃檪

Outfit 1: Monochrome Jade

outfits for curvy hips

I love pairing fitting silhouettes with loose-fitting pieces on top. This is the first of those looks. I think these looks allow me to flatter my figure in a wearable and comfortable way, and this outfit is no exception. Paired with the thigh high boots, it dresses the look up but it also looks very cute with a heeled bootie. This outfit is not the warmest, as the material of the dress and trench are pretty thin, but it’s great for days when you’ll be indoors!

Shop the Look


Larissa Curved Hem Bodycon Dress HERE

Faye Fluid Double Breasted Drawstring Trench sold out HERE | Alternatives: HERE HERE HERE HERE

Sawyar Knee-High Boot HERE

Outfit #2: Red and Black

outfits for curvy girls

This outfit is the perfect balance between comfy and cute. I love the flannel, not just because of the comfort it gives this look, but also for how warm it is. It is the perfect choice for when I am bored of my cardigans, but still want something cozy to throw on. I love the red-it adds a pop to the outfit. To make the flannel more feminine, and make the outfit look more pulled together, I like to add a red lip and a pair of thigh high boots. I al I would visit Rank and Style as they have a top 10. This dress is perfect for any occasion, from a football game, to a day out shopping, to a posh meal out. You willv how effortlessly cute you look in this one!

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Oversized Flannel Tunic

Mock Neck Bodycon Dress HERE

Unbelievable Over the Knee Boots HERE

Outfit 3: The BLACK and TAN

outfits for curvy girls

This outfit is one of my favorites. It’s very classy, and can be easily dressed up, but it’s also super comfortable. That’s what I like from any outfit that I wear. I have to feel comfortable, otherwise it just won’t do. Plus, with this one in particular, I added a large statement necklace to complete the look, which I love. But I do think I need a few smaller pieces for when I am wearing something more casual. At least this way, I can still wear jewellery but it not be too much. No wonder a friend of mine recommended I checked out sites like https://jacobsthejewellers.com/jewellery/ to see what I can get my hands on when it comes to dainty necklaces. She knows me too well. This outfit works well for a day out-coffee or lunch-and changing the shoes to heeled booties or a tall black boot seamlessly transition this outfit to a nighttime look. The dress is supposed to fall right above the knee, but it can be adjusted for preference. The waterfall detail on the duster really elevates the piece, as the material is admittedly not my favorite.

Shop the Look


Lacey Waterfall Belted Trench HERE sold out | Alternatives: HERE HERE HERE HERE

Petite Milly V Neck Jersey Midi Dress HERE

Sawyar Over-The-Knee Boot HERE

Outfit #4: The Bomber

curvy girls

I have to admit that this outfit is a little bit out of my comfort zone, it’s a little more edgy and less girly, but I was really happy with it in the end! I love the monochrome aspect, and the bright orange interior on the jacket adds a welcome pop of color. I love the dress! The material is thicker than your average bodycon dress, so it’s super warm and very flattering. It will easily conceal tights, which I had on, and I imagine spanx if you want to wear those too! At 40$, the bomber is an absolute steal and it is also super warm.

Shop the Look


Lillie MA1 Bomber Jacket HERE

Ribbed Mock Neck Bodycon Dress HERE

Booties sold out | Alternative: HERE HERE HERE

Outfit #5: Whiteout

curvy hips

This is one of the few mostly white outfits I love. The lighting makes it hard to see, but the dress is white and the vest is an off white cream suede exterior with a cream fur inside. This outfit is very warm, even without a coat, and very comfortable for all day wear. The taupe boots tie everything together, and is a chic addition to the look! Be sure to pair this with sheer tights if you decide to go black, opaque tights will be too stark a contrast.

Shop the Look


Brave Soul Borg Gilet sold out HERE | Alternatives: HERE HERE HERE HERE

Tall Brea High Neck Curved Hem Dress HERE

Sawyar Knee-High Boot HERE

Watch the Lookbook HERE

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HAUL + UNBOXING of my Press Kit!


I have to say that as many kits I have received, it never gets old! Each time, I have to take a moment and pinch myself at the thought that these brands not only have seen my work, but also like it enough to reach out. 聽It’s truly humbling, and I have to thank each and every one of you鈥攎y supporters鈥攆or all of your love and support! I am so grateful to God for giving me the platform, and to all of you for being a part of it.

P R O D U C T S 聽 M E N T I O N E D

The Est茅e Edit

The Barest Bronzer, Medium/Deep,聽HERE
The Flash Illuminator, Daylight,聽HERE
The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara,聽HERE
The Blackest Liner,聽HERE


5 Shadow & Liner Palette, Beige Brulee,聽HERE
Drama Liqui-Pencil,聽HERE
-Noir Intense
-Parisian Night
-C么te D’Azur
-French Lace
Cils Booster XL Mascara Base,聽HERE
Double Action Eye Makeup Remover,聽HERE

Watch the Haul + Unboxing Below!




makeup tutorial for black women


I decided to film聽the Instagram baddie look for this makeup tutorial! I love watching these videos, so I wanted to come on and put my own spin on it to make it more wearable for everyday.聽I聽love聽beauty Instagram accounts, and have followed most of the big ones for a really long time. 聽I just find Instagram to be a great place to find inspiration.



P R O D U C T S 聽 F E A T U R E D

– e y e s –

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Brow Wiz,聽HERE
iT Cosmetics, Brow Power Pencil,聽HERE
Sacha Cosmetics Concealer Palette,聽HERE
MAC Cosmetics, MSF Natural, Dark,聽HERE
Morphe Brushes, 35OM and 35OS,聽HERE
MUFE, Brow Seal (Transparent Gel)
Morphe Brushes, 35F,聽HERE
Lancome, Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner,聽HERE
Lancome, Hypnose Mascara,聽HERE
Cherishlook Lashes, 605,聽HERE
NARS, Coconut Grove,聽HERE


– f a c e –

Benefit, Porefessional Primer,聽HERE
Caudalie, Grape Water,聽HERE
Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops,聽HERE
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation, 177 & 175,聽HERE
MAC Cosmetics Prep and Prime, Peach Lustre,聽HERE
MAC Cosmetics, MSF Natural, Dark,聽HERE
BlackUp Cosmetics Radiance Concealer, 02,聽HERE
Sacha Cosmetics Powder,聽HERE
Sacha Cosmetics Concealer Palette,聽HERE
Sleek Blush, Pomegranate,聽HERE
MAC Blush, Fever,聽HERE
MAC Blush, Film Noir,聽HERE
Black Radiance Pressed Powder, Ebony,聽HERE
MAC Cosmetics MSF Natural, Dark,聽HERE
Laura Mercier Illuminator, Seduction,聽HERE
Becca Cosmetics, Jaclyn Hill Palette,聽HERE
Tatcha, Luminous Dewy Skin Mist,聽HERE

– l i p s –

NYX Suede Lipstick, Vintage,聽HERE
MAC Cosmetics Lip Liner, Bespoken For,聽HERE
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick, Fluid
Milani Lipstick, Dulce Caramelo,聽HERE
Becca Cosmetics, Champagne Pop,聽HERE

– t o o l s –

Essential Kit,聽HERE
Performance Eyes Kit,聽HERE
Sigmax Essential Kit,聽HERE




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