Category Archives: Beauty

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 ShopDitto.com   Organize Your Dreams… Passion Planner (use my email cece@plussizeprincess.com) so I can give some awayhttp:/www.passionplanner.com/ 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.…

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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 theCURVYcon.com  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…

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Style

You guys know Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, from yesterday’s plus size boudoir post, you’ve probably guessed that I’m getting in the Vday spirit. Two of my youtube bae’s are also in the mood to celebrate so we’ve come together to give you outfit inspiration, date night inspiration and makeup inspiration… are you ready? Here’s how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Style: Dress Up (and don’t spend a dime!) If you have a date or not, dress up. It will make you feel good and walk around with a little pep in your step all day. You don’t have to spend any money to do this. Go shopping in your closet and find anything pink or red…

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Loc Hairstyle Tutorial: Marley Bun on Short Sisterlocks

Can you believe I’ve had my sisterlocks for a year now? They’re coming in really well and it’s the best decision I’ve made for my hair, I have ZERO regrets. That being said, I do prefer myself with longer hair, so I am oh-so patiently waiting to have chin-length, shoulder-length and ultimately bra-strap length sisterlocks. Until then, I’m enjoying what I have with different styles. Now that my short locs can fit into a mini-ponytail, I’ve been doing some up-do’s with added hair. Related: Big Girls & Short Hair, My Sisterlocks Installation Here’s how I do it! Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, Here!

Natural Makeup Tutorial for Dark/Brown Skin

I’m a little nervous about today’s video because its my first full makeup tutorial. I’m no makeup artist, but I do wear makeup everyday to even out some dark spots/skin discoloration that I have. When I’m going out, I like to play with smokey eyes and contouring, but on a regular day-to-day basis, my main goal is to get out the door without looking crazy, so I keep it simple. I’ve had requests for a makeup tutorial from a few of you girls (special shout out to NJPineappleGirl who has been asking for years haha) , so here goes. I’ve listed all of the products and brushes I use below so you can grab anything that catches your eye. Let…

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