• I thank God for my family.  Out here breaking generational curses and sharing black love. There was a time when I thought being a mom was negative because I watched so many in my family, including my mom, struggle raising kids on their own. Motherhood is a struggle but the best and loving kind of struggle.
  • I want to giveaway one Supermom hoodie and monthly planner to a mom that has big goals for 2020! 
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Like & Leave a comment what goal you would like to accomplish in 2020.

Tag a Supermom friend  and share on your IG stories for additional entries! 
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  • Somebody’s been drinking their water and minding their business 😆. My first blog post of 2020 is up! This is the year I say YES to myself more! I’m excited about it.  I also forgot I got Fendi bag on Black Friday at a consignment store because I tucked it away before Mr started asking questions! Pretty much brand new for a small fraction of the price 🙌🏾. My dress/jacket is also on sale at @recessionistasclose! Details are on the blog. Link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Y’all remember this? I saw that meme about what you call @diddy and you can tell someone’s age. Well I call him Puff. Happy Friday!  Fun fact: Peyton got some moves.  She can really dance. I don’t own the rights to this music. #puffdaddy
  • “I used to live downtown, 129th St” 🎶  My old heads know about this. That’s exactly what i look like.  Bonus points of you can tell me who or what song it’s from.  This has been my uniform (outside of my @supermomculture hoodie) over the holiday break +/- the hat. Trying to get my style mojo back for 2020! Shedding a few lbs will definitely get me inspired. Links to what I’m wearing in profile. #momstyle
  • *This pic is from Feb 19’* Get knocked down 9 times, get up 10 - Card B. I’m looking more like my before pic but I know it’s possible because I’ve done it before.  Last year was devastating for me and I ate and drank all my emotions.  I’m back at it again.  Click the link in my bio to see what helped me achieve these results.
  • Even though my voice is gone (I’m sure Mr & the girls are happy about that 😒), I’m excited for my first speaking engagement of the year for @bcollectivemag #belevated conference this month! I’ll be giving all the tea that has helped me to secure the brands. I’m so honored to be included in the line up!
  • I was holding on by a thread most of 2019. It may continue into 2020 but I’m holding on.  I thank God for keeping me. 
@supermomculture beanie is unavailable but new 🔥 drop coming in 2020!
  • Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 🎄. Mr is missing but he’s still around 😂. To my defense, we took these before Thanksgiving and I planned to have another shoot with him but I was tired. Anywho... what y’all get?
  • Going to @chuckecheese as a kid was a big deal. #AD.  My girls feel the same way so I was happy to take them to the newly renovated @chuckecheese in Kennesaw, GA.  When we pulled up, I was like Okay Chuck E.! From the warm new look, fresh food options, tons of games made this a great evening for the kids, while mama got to chill.  If you’re in the Atlanta area go check out the Kennesaw location, you’ll be impressed with the updates. Check it out over the holiday break. Learn more about the new look on the blog.  Link in profile. #chuckecheese
  • Still over here Christmas shopping.  Looks like I’ll be spending the next two nights wrapping gifts in my #clarenceclaus paper from @greentopgifts. Who else is still shopping 🙋🏾‍♀️? Outfit details are on the blog.  Link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames
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My First Lash Extensions Experience

April 20, 2017

After brows, lashes play a major role in how your face looks every day.  Those tiny hairs across our eyes can take your face from zero to one hundred in seconds.  Unfortunately, because I’m barely getting out of the house with a washed face, applying lashes or mascara is the last thing on my to-do list.  That all has changed now because I recently got my first lash extensions by ResurFace Skincare and Lash Boutique in My Salon Suites in Buckhead.  Game changer!

The first thing that I asked Natasha at ResurFace Skincare and Lash Boutique was what is the difference between lash extensions and individuals.  Lash extension is single strands of faux eyelash hairs attached to your current lashes and last 3 to 4 weeks.  Individual lashes are basically the like strip lashes and glued to the base of your lashes and may last a few days.

In the before photo, you can see my lashes were a decent length but very thin.  I also needed my brows done.  Natasha attached a single strand of faux lash hair to each of my current lashes.  This process takes about 2 hours.  Well worth the natural look in the after.

I love my new lashes!  I’ve had complete strangers coming up to me to tell me I have beautiful lashes.  Being the crazy person that I am, I’m quick to say “Thanks, they’re extensions”.  I end up talking to them for 5 minutes about the process.  Without a stitch of makeup, my eyes look bright and woke.  I’ve learned to apply my own strip lashes but I never have the time to put them on.  And then, don’t let me forget to put on mascara…. my face just looks sad.

I know what you’re wondering… can you wash your face, do they fall out easily, and how long do they last, etc.  Below are a few things to keep in mind when getting lash extensions.

  • Initial application takes about 2 hours and last 3 to 4 weeks.  Maintenance of the lash extensions takes about an hour.
  • You can NOT get your eyes wet for the 1st 24 hours.  After that, you can swim or splash water on your face.
  • You have to be gentle when you wash your face.  I love to scrub my face and eye area but now I gently wash my face in the shower and then focus on my eye area once I’m the shower and in the mirror.
  • The lashes don’t come off as easy as I thought.  Harper and her little afro puffs have wiped these lashes back and forth several times a day.  My lashes are still standing.
  • The lashes will fall out with your natural lashes.  We all lose lashes daily in general.  You can expect this to continue to happen with lash extensions.  I seriously think I’ve only lost 10 hairs in two weeks.
  • You don’t need mascara.  Why would you?  If you do use mascara, I’m sure it will probably pull some of your lashes out.
  • You can use baby wash to clean around your eyes.  Baby wash and q-tips are my best friend when it comes to deep cleaning around my lashes.  I only do this when I wear eye makeup and eyeliner.

That’s all I can think of about my new lashes.  They feel and look so natural.  I’m addicted and will be headed back to Natasha soon.  I’ve added the lash maintenance to my monthly budget because I couldn’t imagine life without them.  If you’re in the Atlanta area contact Natasha at ResurFace Skincare and Lash Boutique at  My Salon Suites in Buckhead.  Natasha is such a sweet and professional lady and you will not be disappointed.  Natasha also provides clinical skin care treatments. Hit her up and tell her Trina sent you.

ResurFace Skin & Lash Boutique | 1820 Peachtree Rd. NW Suite #405, Atlanta, GA

(404) 919-0822 | info@ResurFaceSkincare.com

Do you wear lashes or have tried lash extensions before?  If you have any questions, leave in the comments.

  • Shilene
    April 20, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Oooh I love the eyelash extensions! I may have to add them to my budget as well. Beautiful!

  • Raquel
    April 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Yes! Love the lashes, the braids and can you please let me know what color lippie you’re rockin in that last pic?!! You look gorgeous!!!

  • 33Nelly
    May 15, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I must say it was hard to find your page in search results.

    You write great articles but you should rank your blog higher in search engines.
    If you don’t know how to do it search on youtube:
    how to rank a website Marcel’s way

  • Jody
    July 8, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Dermalmd eyelash growth serum is helping my lashes re-grow after a bad eyelash extension experience. I literally had NO lashes in the middle of my eye, and now the babies are coming back shiny and healthy. It may not be magic in a bottle, but it’s pretty darned close.

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