Category Archives: Beauty

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…


Brazilian Waxing for Plus Size Princesses: Eight tips for Going to Brazil!

Last week, Irina, the woman who does my waxing mentioned that some salons ask plus size girls to pay more for a Brazilian Wax,  because of their size. That really broke my heart, because reputable salons will not charge you a “fat fee”. According to Irina, the rates should be based on the service they provide not the size of the customer. Below is a video and 8 tips for big girls who are looking to “go the Brazil” this summer… lets go! (press play, the video works!) A Brazilian Wax is when you wax everything from the front to the back (Yes, the back!) A big girl should not be charged more for a Brazilian wax. My Aestetician says…


How to Create Fake Bangs with Box Braids | Natural Hair Tutorial

Sooo I’m going to be on the Wendy Williams show tomorrow (5/6/14), I’m nervous, but excited to meet her– details on that below! This post is for Kim who asked me to do a tutorial on making fake bangs with my braids. I have my hair braided with Yaki Pony hair, but this updo is possible for straight hair too if its long enough. Okay, now for the Wendy Williams deets: I purge my closet a lot but there are a few things I’ve just never gotten rid of. Some of them are way out of style and too small but I’ve been wanting to fit into them for so long, I couldn’t let them go. Other clothes are too…


“CeCe, I need Plus Size Hygiene Advice…” #CurvyConvo

Hi CeCe, I need plus size hygiene advice… I’m having trouble staying fresh. -Anonymous Dear Anonymous, I love that you brought this up… we’ve discussed boob sweat and chub rub on TBGB  but I never thought to write about overall cleanliness/hygiene for the Plus Size Princess. I’m sure a lot of us are told to sprinkle a little baby powder here and there, but sometimes that’s not enough. A huge part of staying fresh is combating friction. If you have parts of your body that touch/rub together i.e. back fat, cleavage or even your, um… kangaroo pouch/FUPA those can become hot spots that produce a certain Eau de funk. Lucky for us, there are products that make plus size hygiene a…


Is “you’re so confident!” a Backhanded Compliment?

“I really admire your confidence…” “You are so confident girl, yassss!” “Your confidence is really inspiring….” These are all kind words. Words that some of you have written to me in emails and tweets, words that have kept me going on my “bad days”… most of the time when someone comments on my confidence, its genuine, positive and I love it. But today as we revisit our confidence is… complicated series, I want to talk about reading between the lines of a Confidence Compliment. You see, most of us understand the beauty of loving ourselves at any and every size. We know it’s not an easy task, but we work on it and we lift others up as they do the…