We are a family, like a giant tree, branching out towards the sky. Anyone that knows me well knows that I am a huge Dream Girls fan. I will use any chance that I get to make musical references. Anywho, How are you all doing? I hope that you are all doing well. Three Saturdays ago, I went to dinner with my family. One of my resolutions for 2017 was to spend more time with my family. My family dynamic has been fragmented for so time. The death of my biological father was an extremely emotional and eye opening time for me. I met and said goodbye to a man that I hadn’t seen in 20 years. While I am in the process of reconciling with my biological family, I want to thank my dad’s family for opening their arms to me. My cousin Tiffany and her family invited me out to dinner at Red Lobster. It was nice spending time with family.
I stepped out of my comfort zone with this blonde- brown toned wig. It actually looked nice on me. I try to push the envelope as much as I can. I’m young and fun, no need to be boring.
Aunt Patsy does her best to make me feel included. She never mad me feel like the black sheep or ostracized me for being a step-child. I sincerely appreciate that. Adrian, Darwin and Tiffany treat me like family.
After dinner, Tiffany and I had some girl time. Nothing says girl time like Ulta. You can never have enough makeup! Our Ulta consultant was kind enough to give us free Clinique products. Tiffany definitely enjoyed her first trip to Ulta. I like that Ulta has name brands and drug store brands in the same place!
I like this red color on Tiffany! We are both rocking vibrant colors!
After getting over being nervous about this color, I was FEELING MYSELF! Total retro, romantic, Hollywood glam vibes were flowing!
Look at my eyes, ya’ll! I put lashes on and they actually looked nice😊😊😁
Foundation as always been a sore subject for me. Colors are either too light or too dark, too red, yellow or grey. Too much or too little. Too dewy, not matte enough. Not compatible with my oily skin. You name it. Tiffany told me about Koyvoca, a black owned cosmetic line that makes a variety of shades for women of color. Fortunately (surprisingly as well) they offer samples of their shades and categorize the shades by undertone (warm, cool and neutral) They changed the game for me! I ordered samples of Dalian, Alexandria (both warm) and Nairobi (cool). I am cool toned but the warm Dalian matches my skin the best. I wore it for the first time.
This definitely was a day of firsts. First time with a foundation that popped well on my melanin, first time wearing my new clothes from Torrid and Asos. First time rocking a SUPER blonde wig, first time getting my lashes to agree with me. Twas definitely a solid day!
I even mastered filing in my eyebrows! I’ve been practicing.