I’m in a Commercial!!

I think I’m finally coming down from the shock of the overwhelming amount of responses I got from the commercial. I want to thank everyone for all the comments, shares and overall love. I wanted to share both on my blog for you all to see. God definitely stretched me with this project. I’ve rarely been in front of the camera in this way and I’m excited to see waht other surprises God has in store.

The fact that this brown girl from Long Beach, CA is in two Neutrogena x MTV EMAs commercials is beyond my scope. I know I did the commercials and had the best time doing them, but I’m still amazed that this is me and my voice in these commercials.

I hope you all enjoy the commercials. Have the best day!!
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Getting Wiggy with It

A few months ago KRS Hair Group sent me the Knatural Course 16″/18″/20″ Wig from their Knappy Hair Extensions Collection. The first time I wore it, I didn’t know exactly what I was doing but I was in love with it. I styled it with a flat twist out to make it wavy. But as my friend pointed out later I had to leave out some of my own hair. I tried that on Halloween and it was a strong NO. So recently I saw another friend get her bangs cut so I was like I can do that with the wig, Bangs = No Leave Out! I cut the bangs myself and I think it turned out pretty good.

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Fall Lookbook

Fall has “officially” arrived here in New York. It was a bit touch and go there for a moment. With fall comes more layers and chankier knits.  I’ve put together 4 looks that are sure to up your fall wardrobe for any occasion. I hope this will get you in the mood for fall and give you a bit of inspritation.

Raven Roberts Katya Dobryakova

LOOK 1
Sweater: Katya Dobryakova
T-Shirt: Hanes
Jeans: H&M ( Similar Here: http://bit.ly/2ykBX8V)
Heels: Cathy Jean (Similar Here: http://bit.ly/2z9linW)

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Silence Insecurities

Raven ORberts

I recently posted this picture on Instagram about dealing with insecurities and silencing the voices that give life to them. These are often what the negative voices in my head sound like:

  • “Your forehead is TOO BIG”
  • “Your nose is TOO BIG”
  • “One eye opens wider than the other, THAT’S NOT CUTE.”
  • “The dark circles under your eyes NEED to be covered up”
  • “You’re not PRETTY ENOUGH, let alone beautiful.”

Unfortunately, these are only things on my face. I don’t think this post is long enough for me to go through everything head to toe. Though these voices come way more often than I’d like them to, there are also times I think “I’m gorgeous!” This statement rarely ever comes, but is often not followed by one of the above insecurity statements.  Lately, I’ve only felt “gorgeous” or “pretty” with make-up on. I had a period of breakouts, followed by hyperpigmentation that I “had” to cover up. My face was no longer the face I felt comfortable with last summer when I stopped wearing foundation. It was one now that created extra insecurities based on something I was desperately trying to control and reverse, that I couldn’t. Last night was the first time in the last 2 months that I went somewhere besides the bodega or laundromat without a full face of makeup on. I actually felt beautiful with just brows and mascara, not even a bit of highlight.  

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NYFW: What I Wore

I’m still buzzing from fashion week. Check out my looks from each day and comment below to let me know which one is your favorite.

Day 1

Raven Roberts
Photo Courtesy of Refinery29

Dress H&M (similar)| Belt Brighton | Bag Vintage | Shoes Mix No. 6  (similar)| Sunglasses Forever 21
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5 Favorite NYFW Shows – SS18

I went to a lot of shows this season for fashion week and I wanted to recap some of my favorite shows. The shows range from fantasy to fabulous.

Laurence and Chico

The brands designers Laurence Li and Chico Wang delivered an amazing presentation. Their over the top aesthetic from the wigs to the indoor forest floor were no match for the designs themselves. Each element worked together perfectly and emersed you into the world of Laurence and Chico.

Photos via Fashion Week Online
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