Category Archives: Beauty

Fresh & Flawless Holiday Drug Store Beauty Haul

I just had my first whirlwind day where I left for meetings in the morning and came back home late at night after a holiday party. I’m happy to say that I arrived home feeling fresh and flawless thanks to my arsenal of beauty products that I found at CVS. If you’re new here, let me bring you up to speed, I’m obsessed with CVS! Before I forget, are you part of the CVS Beauty Club? I got a 10% off shopping pass when I joined along with some other cool coupons. If you see some things in this post that you want to try, make sure you join the club to save on your purchases. Okay let’s talk about…


5 Secret Beauty Finds at CVS

  Living in NYC there are so many magical places that a girl can get lost, but can I tell you a secret? My favorite place to get lost… is CVS. Seriously, all of my close girlfriends know this about me. I can spend a good hour wandering around a CVS store. New York City has plenty of drugstores to choose from, but CVS is my favorite because it’s the destination for drugstore beauty. If I’m waiting for a prescription, I’ll browse the aisles and discover a new brand or product that is closer to high end beauty than drugstore beauty. The beauty shopping experience at CVS Pharmacy is getting even better (I’m getting my life!) with in-store enhancements that make it…


How to Swim with Straight, Relaxed and Natural Hair (including Sisterlocks!)

I swim every other day. You often ask me how I keep my hair hydrated and soft with my swim schedule and honestly it took some time and research for me to figure out the best approach. Swimming often is great for my health, but it can be really hard on my hair if I’m not careful. I also have eczema on my scalp, so I have to balance that as well. Here is the easy process that I use to keep my hair healthy while I keep my body healthy in the pool. Step One (Pre-Swim): Get in the shower before you get in the pool Think of your hair like a sponge. If you take a dry sponge…


How to Make Your Own Tinted Moisturizer | Dark Skin Swatch

Girl, it is hot… and living in NYC there’s no escaping it. The streets are hot, the subway stations are hot… and my pre-war apartment doesn’t have central air conditioning so until I come home and turn on my window unit… it’s hot there too! So, I’ve been on a mission to find a summer makeup routine that gave me maximum coverage with minimal product. I have a lot of skin pigmentation, so I want that covered up. On the other hand I’m not always in the mood to do a full face when I know it’s just going to sweat off in these NYC streets. My friends with fair skin swear by tinted moisturizer, but the ones I tried didn’t quite…


Amazon Prime Day 2016: Best Picks

Amazon Prime Day is back for 2016! This year, Amazon will feature more than 100,000 deals worldwide for new and existing prime members, with more deals being added every 5 minutes. All deals are starting today (July 12th, 2016) at 12:00 am PT through 11:59 pm PST. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, click here to sign up for a 30 day free trial (side note: if you don’t cancel before the trial period expires, Amazon will charge you $99 for the year, so set an alert on your calendar). Most shoppers will go after the big deals like Flatscreen TV’s. However, I will be taking advantage of three specific areas: Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle Gadgets Beauty I’ve got a cart full of products from the Amazon Prime…


Dear CeCe: How do I Embrace my Tummy Fat?

Dear CeCe, I was looking at your pics and you wear the cutest outfits. I am working very hard to fall/grow in love with my body, specifically my stomach. I notice you don’t hide your belly. All of my outfits as a rule, must camouflage my belly. I don’t like how it protrudes and extends and shakes when I walk. But its a permanent part of me. Short of literally getting it cut off, it will remain with me. So tell me have you ever had an issue with this part of your body? Thank you for your time! Love ya, Cheryl Hi Cheryl! How funny, I have two similar questions in my Instagram DM’s, with summer being here I…


All About SisterLocks: Your Questions Answered

If you’ve ever been curious about my hair, this post is for you! I have Sisterlocks… I reached out to my friends who follow my instagram and asked them what questions they have about my hair. Today’s video covers everything you lovelies wanted to know. You can also see how my hair has grown since I first locked my hair. What are Sisterlocks? Sisterlocks are a natural hairstyle. They’re tiny uniform locks (yup, like “dreadlocks”) that are the result of a precision parting grid, and the use of a specialized tool used to place the hair into its locking formation.   What’s Your Fave/Least Fave thing about your sisterlocks? I love how versatile they are… I can’t use heat as…


June Favorites | 8 Things You Need This Month

Free Designer Sunglasses Photo Credit: World Wide Stylista   Designer Sunglasses forever and ever amen. FREE MONTH CODE: PLUSSIZEPRINCESS   Organize Your Dreams… Passion Planner (use my email so I can give some awayhttp:/ All the Cute Sneakers for Big Feet Check out my Cute Spring Sneaker Round Up (Big & Small Feet) Korks Wedges   I could walk a mile in these Annaleigh Platform Clogs Soft Skin that Smells Amazing Photo Credit: Simply Stein So, I got a set of the body buff  Moroccanoil Body Souffle Fleur De Rose. The souffle is what I’ve used up the fastest. The scent is classic rose, like from your garden instead of the more “candy” rose scents I’ve found in the past.…


25,000 YouTube Subscribers | Thank You

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been growing a little YouTube channel… well I just hit the 25,000 Subscriber milestone! I really want to get to 100,000 subbies in 2016, let’s see what it takes to make that happen! Are you subscribed?Click Here I’d love the support… To celebrate, I’ve got some videos on deck for the weekend that I’ll be sharing annnnnd, I’ve created a $25 off Friends and Family discount code for theCURVYcon. Get the code below! Use Code CECELOVE for $25 off at  Thanks again everyone, xo

Makeup or Break up: Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick Review

Every day a different person sends me this question on my snapchat: CeCe, What Lipstick Are You Wearing? I need it! First of all, I love my Snapchat Squad (ya’ll know our secret code– leave it in the comments if you read this post) I’m kind of shy when it comes to talking about makeup because I’m not a professional artist or anything, but you guys are encouraging me to share more so I’m going to step out and confess that I’m always trying out new products. I’m going to start sharing my findings more, starting with today’s “Makeup or Break up”. Makeup = I love it, I’ll buy it again (and I’ll tell you why!) Break up = I wasn’t impressed…