Category Archives: Beauty

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…


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…


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…


Big Girls & Short Hair: My SisterLocks Install at Sabine’s Hallway (Natural Hair Salon NYC)

Is there a myth somewhere that big girls shouldn’t have short hair? I’ve been thinking about getting SisterLocks for a long time and last week, I finally took the plunge and began my journey. While, I’m super happy with how they turned out, I was surprised that having “short hair” made me feel more vulnerable about my weight. In the past I’ve always added the hair I wanted for my ideal length with braids, weaves, etc. but I never thought about hair as part of my body image until I started rocking my natural hair at its current length. I know I prefer long hair in general, but I’m wondering if any of that has to do with body image. Like…


How I Treat My Acne, Oily Skin & Skin Discoloration

“Is this like a Noxema Commercial, or WHAT?!” (please tell me you got that reference lol) Anyway, I went to the dermatologist last week for a consultation on laser hair removal (more on that later!) and she complimented me on having acne free skin… this is the first time I’ve had that happen, like ever. One of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle is that my hair is getting longer, my scalp eczema is pretty much non existent, my skin is clear and my nails are growing strong. You know how we say that beauty comes from within? Well, that’s 100% true. When I’m putting good/clean/healthy foods inside my body, it shows on the outside. Pairing healthy living with products that balance…


Summertime Shine #LuminousSkin

I’m switching up my look and enjoying more skin bearing outfits. Last week I remixed one of my favorite skirts for Saturday lunch with Robert.  I bought this shirt for $6 Here and this skirt for $73 Here I’ve also been trying different moisturizers to make sure I don’t get a “lizard legs” situation. Lizard legs = when your shins get really dry. For me, creamy lotions work well, but when I jump out of the shower, I like to let my skin absorb that water with a with an oil or gel moisturizer. This week I’ve been testing out Jergens Shea Beauty Oil, which is supposed to give skin six times more radiance, sheen and hydration. I like it because its an…