Skinny Shaming Is A Real Thing

Let's get real today, many people seem to think that skinny shaming is acceptable. Suggesting certain women really need to get a pizza or a burger and eat the whole thing it is an unacceptable joke. People only hear about fat shaming but skinny shaming is a real problem too.

Body shaming
NounThe action or practice of humiliating someone by making mocking or critical comments about their body shape or size.

Don't get me wrong, I have had positive comments like I can pull of anything because I am skinny, that I could be a model and I have had girls tell me that they would kill to have my body however I have been asked how sad it is not having a big ass, I have been told that the wind will blow me away and that men do not want bones, they want curves (especially from the African community). Bones, too skinny, toothpick are just a few of the names I've been called over the years. Instead of being greeted with a typical "Hey, how are you" you often hear "you are…


So seems like these days everyone wants the typical African lips or as some of you call it the "Kylie Jenner lips" and you can get the plumper lips without any medical procedure *wink*. I use these tricks myself even though I already have my full lips. I do it when I want them to look even fuller and to have that sexy look. Keep on reading if you want to know how I do it and at the end of this post there will be a video I filmed some months ago on how I do some of these tricks. 

I like to use a toothbrush by gently brushing my lips and if they are dry, I put a lip balm and leave it to soak into the skin for 5 to 10 minutes while I am doing something else.

Apply concealer a shade lighter than you skintone all around your lip edge and then apply a highlighter over the top of the V on the cupid's bow to make it pop and along the edge of your whole top lip. This will create an illusion of a rounded, full lip contour.

You might think that the lip liner doesn't make any difference, but trust me girl it does. You can make you lips look bigger when you line them. Use a lip liner that as the same color as your lipstick, trace slightly over your natural lip line but don't overdo it though, remember we want it to look as natural as possible. Overdrawing your lips matters ladies. 

You can use one lipstick or two of different color, your choice hihi...but if you choose to use two, they should both be in the same color category but one should be darker than the other. Use the darker one on the outer corners of the lips and the light one in the middle to create an ombre. Check the video below to se how I do this. The color choice is yours love.

This is not a must, it's optional but the shine (the gloss and highlight) gives the illusion of bigger lips, it makes your lips look full and plump. Just take a clear lipgloss or vaseline and apply it through the center of the lip and then make sure you extend it to the fullest of your lip pencil.


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