Transformation Tuesday: How I “Glowed Up”

Hey guys,

Today being Tuesday and with the onset of the #PubertyChallenge, I decided to do something light hearted and somewhat satirical.

I’m going to share with you how I “glowed up.” For those of you who may not know what that means, its basically when you go from being um, less attractive, to looking pretty amazing. It’s a metamorphosis  and  total transformation for the better.

I just want to make a disclaimer, in no way did I ever feel as though I was not pretty. My mother and family instilled in me the values of self-confidence not only through my appearance but through my character.

However, I do feel as though at the age and stage that I am now, comparing myself as an adolescent to a luscious young woman, I definitely have “glowed up.”

I know your probably anxious to see what I used to look like so I will pull up the receipts.



I was about 13 or 14 when these pictures were taken. I thought I was super cute, and you couldn’t tell me nothing.

But now that I have matured and learned how to actually make myself look decent, here is what I look like now:





As you can probably agree I have come along way and hopefully you feel as though I have blossomed.

The question is: How did I get here? If you feel as though you need a glow up, here are some tips:

 Love Yourself

As sappy and cliche as that sounds, if you don’t love yourself, you will never be happy even if you improve your look. I loved myself in my worst state. I loved myself so much that I didn’t even think that I looked bad.

Change Your Weakness:

My weakness for me is my thin brows. I have always had them and in the past (last 2 years) I tried to overcompensate by overly drawing and defining them. Now, I know that I need to keep them in shape by going to my brow lady. Then, I watched countless tutorials on how to fill them in to make them appear natural. My brows are far from perfect or even being “on fleek”, however, I am happy with the way they look now.

Maybe your weight is your weakness. You may feel too big or too thin. Figure out a healthy plan to gain or lose the weight safely.

There’s so many things in life that you can’t change, but you can change your physique to some degree.

Update Your Wardrobe

Do you still have the same pair of jeans from 2010? I’m sorry sista, but it’s 2017 and you need an update. You don’t have to go all out. There are so many affordable places where you can find stylish clothing.  You will find a new set of confidence when you actually make an effort on how you dress.

Get A New Do

Girl, if I could sit down and tell you my hair journey we would be here all day. The major addition to my glow up was ditching the relaxer and going natural. Although I do not rock my natural hair as much as I would like to, my natural hair has now grown so much. Likewise, I have invested in better quality weaves and extensions that actually suit me.

Sometimes a new hair style can revamp your entire appearance.

Well, there you have it.  I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have questions, concerns, comments, please feel free to share them through the contact section.

Have a wonderful day,