Retro MAC Matte Lipsticks

To buy or not to buy?

Typically when I purchase from MAC, it's only because I really, really love a color. I usually buy within the store, but lately, since being pregnant, I'm usually running to my bed! I saw the new releases and instantly fell in love! So I thought!

On majority of my picks, I loved, but one I did not favor.
Watch above to hear my raunchy thoughts! Enjoy!

For pictures, visit my Instagram: @beautifulkendra

Also visit my YouTube channel for tips on healthy hair!

Dear Kendra

Dear Kendra,

I am sleeping with my Pastor. It started as receiving guidance, but I then fell in love with this man. He was married, but is not any longer. My issue is that he does not want to display our love for one another. I'm so hurt by it. He wants to be a Pastor on Sunday, and my man during the week. Should I give him a ultimatum?

My thoughts: Leave the church. He is a Pastor, which we are ignoring for some reason. No man of God should be sleeping with his congregation anyway. That's not how you find a wife. Stop being used and love yourself enough to know that you deserve better. Set standards for yourself and love thy self. No one deserves to be solely used for sex, especially from a Pastor. The Pastor is the leader for you in regards to entering heaven. He is not a Pastor. Don't let his wrong doings land you a free pass to hell.

Any advice for this sista?

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all! I am blessed to be a mother to 3 children; Amira, Chloe and our angel in my tummy. 

When my husband and I joined, I had always said I would NEVER date a man with children. Oh was I so wrong, lol... God is so witty. 5 1/2 years later, she's all mine! Then Chloe comes along, another blessing... Now, this baby! Don't make me shout! 

I am blessed and no one can ever change that! No one. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers that give endless love without wanting something in return! Love your children until death.

Enjoy your day!

Love and blessings,

Who is Kendra?

Kendra is a mother, wife, aunt and friend. She is very honest, down to earth, very opinionated, and judgment free. Her words are vile at times, but she is never regretful for her thoughts. Kendra is a sassy hipster who loves fashion. She does not follow the rules and is willing to take risks. Her confidence is undeniable. It took her years to be the woman she is today, and she is very thankful. Kendra is very in tune with her sensual side. She loves being a woman! She also loves giving advice. Sex should always be second nature and she is here to encourage women around the world to explore and be confident with their beautiful bodies. Kendra is a lover, fighter, giver, motivator, helper and encourager. Her heart is filled with joy and excitement, willing to help women unselfishly. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! This place will be filled with everything imaginable. Nothing is off limits. Enjoy.

Blending Families 101

Prior to getting married, one of the many reasons why I was single is because I put stipulations on many things. For instance, I swore I would never be with someone who had children. The first question when approached was, “Do you have any children? Yes? Good day and blessings Sir”. Yes, I sure did. I would not give anyone an ounce of
my time. Everyone is entitled to preference, but that preference let many great men slip away. Because God is witty and has a great sense of humor, he blessed me with a man with a child. God allowed me to open my heart and mind, and now I am “Mama Kendra” to a beautiful little girl. Don’t get me wrong, I was very hesitant, but I let God lead and the rest is history. The reason so many partners in blended families feel frustrated is because no one is taught how to deal with the complexities, challenges, and frustrations of stepfamily life. People who marry again, or people who are in a relationship with someone who has children, are typically not prepared. There is no handbook on how to accept another’s “blessing” but, one thing that I knew to do was simply love. Instant love and adjustment is not realistic whatsoever. It takes time, patience, and great communication. When I married my husband I agreed to a total package. A few things I’ve learned along the way, be creative in developing traditions specific to the new family, create innovative ways of dealing with transitions such as holidays or visits, find/attend a supportive church, communicate all feelings with your spouse and always gain nothing but respect from the child and the "outside/other" parent. Be stern in your teachings within your household and never feel like an outcast when dealing with the other parent. Be attentive. Upon marriage, you have taken full responsibility of this child, so live up to that. If you and the child, do not get along, always remember, you are the adult and they are the child. Case closed. It can be frustrating, but it's worth the hard work and effort. At the end of the day, the most important person within a blended family is the child. Everything else comes with learning and adjusting to your new found family.