Beauty and the Muse

Archive for November 2013

BeforeThis will be the first and last time you see my face naked like this!

Before1My friend, Madinah, the MUA wanted to practice her skills. So, I played the mannequin. She starts out by shaping, contouring, and shading the eyebrows.

Before2She blends the colors on my eye lids, then adds some false lashes for glamour and drama.

Before4The concealer and foundation process begin. I look like Simba from the Lion King 🙂

Before7The finished process. She finished the look with an ombre lip. A queen in the making.

Before6Before5

Model Behavior. I love makeup.

Before8I am wearing a dress I got from Dot’s a few years ago, and the blazer is from Torrid. The makeup was done and turban wrapped by Madinah.

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(Above: Carlotta Tutt Holloway of the She Is… Project)

October 26, 2013

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit, MI

I was invited to this expo by Carlotta the founder of the She Is Project and True Root Marketing. It was a day filled with panel discussions by PR and marketing women, fashion bloggers, and business minded people. The room was full of photographers, retail booths, and local bloggers all coming together for one purpose: empowerment.

Sheis2Cydara, R&B singer.
Sheis5 Mercedesz and her friend and I 🙂

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My OOTD. I went with a rocker chic look. Army fatigue swag.

Sheis3One of the panel members, and she is a fashion blogger. Her OOTD slays!

Sheis8Pictures of fabulous audience members. Sheis10  The owners of Thrifty Broads and audience members.

Sheis7The panel members after the panel discussion.

Sheis9Carlotta and her niece, Annastasia.


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It’s another celebration 🎉 I hope y’all aren’t tired of me sharing my wins. Sometimes I think like am I doing too much by sharing these things? Am I making other people feel bad? But, at the same time, I don’t only share my wins, my accomplishments. I share my heartbreaks and my failures, too. I’ve had a lot of them. I’m not on here trying to make you feel like you can’t. I’m on here to show you that you most certainly can. And I hope by sharing, you get the jolt to do what you thought or were told that you could never do. If you aren’t a hater then just roll with me on this wave, because who knows, maybe next month I won’t be hot shit anymore 🤷🏽‍♀️😂 It has been a month since my book baby has dropped in bookstores across the U.S. and y’all have shared your copies and attended events and told friends about it. Some of y’all even wrote some reviews—if you haven’t then get to it! Amazon, Goodreads, whateva. Pretty please. *Tongue pop* My friend sent me this article from @theoaklandpress and guess the fuck what?!? Ya girl is #3 on the Michigan Independent Bookseller Best Sellers List for the month of October 😭 I may not be number 1 or even number 2 on the list but I am number 3! A damn list! Like each and every one of y’all who has bought my book and promoted it have directly caused a chain link reaction. Every book counts. Every share. Review. Every time you tag me, like something on my page, or shout me out, directly goes into boosting this platform. This may be the only list I ever get on, maybe. I may not sell not one more book. Either way, I’m grateful and I’m honored. Do you feel the need to share every accomplishment? Or are you one to hide your wins from people? What’s the thin line between boasting? Let’s chat. 📸 @alexis.devaney #newyorkblogger #psootd #plussize #instafashion #bodypositive #bgki #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #pizzasisters4lyfe #blackgirlswhoblog #fashion #londonblogger #psfashion #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #bodyconfidence #plusmodel #feminist #wiw #intersectionalfeminism #turbanista #bodydysmorphia #fatacceptance #selflove #unashamedleahv #streetstyle #queen #ootd #animalprint

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