Inspiring Women to Embrace Their Beauty & be Kind to Themselves

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I truly believe beauty can be found in every aspect of our lives, from exploring new cultures around the world to creating effortless, comfortable spaces in our home. I also know that we cultivate beauty in ourselves when we care for our bodies - honoring their natural beauty even as we age, fueling them with plant-based meals, and caring for them with clean beauty products. If you want to find beauty in the world and within yourself, you’re in the right place.

The Tennille Life is all about seeking and cultivating natural, effortless beauty.

For so many years, I was the expert at taking care of everyone around me - but I forgot to put myself first. After walking through a divorce, I knew it was time to learn how to love myself again, from embracing my natural hair to rebuilding my natural confidence. As I designed a life that felt sustainable, joyful, and beautiful, everything changed for me. I knew I had to share my story. In 2013, I launched a blog to house my many passions - wellness, nutrition, design, travel, and fashion. It’s been a joy to watch The Tennille Life grow, because I’ve connected with so many incredible women along the way. I love watching my own growth, but I adore watching yours, too, lovies! This is a beautiful journey, and we’re just getting started.

Tennille Murphy

It’s been a minute since I’ve shared a vlog on my white hair care routine, so today I’m sharing all my favorite products and tips for washing, conditioning, styling.

Favorite Hair Care Products

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Beauty

I f*cking LOVE having a cute manicure. A chipped nail or a bad paint job seriously bums me out LOL. It wasn’t until the pandemic that I remembered how much I love doing my own nails!! You see, in my flight attendant days I had to get gel manicures simply for the fact that I […]

June 27, 2022

Nails 101

I recently got the “Curly Girl Haircut”aka Curl by Curl Haircut, and I’m sure some are wondering, Tennille what is that? Before I explain, I want to share that I have always worn my hair natural but I didn’t always know how to get my hair to its maximum potential. That all changed after discovering […]

June 6, 2022

Curl by Curl Cut

a new video series coming soon!

going behind the beauty

Listen in on my conversations with creators of clean beauty brands and get a behind-the-scenes look at how their products came to be.

a conversation series with beauty brand founders

coming soon

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a conversation with the founder

Bobbi Brown

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a conversation with the founder

Bare Minerals

I am so hyped for this detox darlings!! The detox will start when I return from Italy on August 6th. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for updates.

Join Me For a 3 Day Detox

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Wellness

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is such an important month to acknowledge and celebrate, as this community is an integral part of not only our TTL family, but our national community. The month is to celebrate the culture and history of Asian and Pacific Islanders, as they have contributed so much to […]

May 16, 2022

AAPI Heritage Month

Happy Mother’s Day lovies!! Actually this blog is going up a week before Mother’s Day. WHY is that you wonder?? Well not all of us are planners. Today’s lives are so jammed packed it can be downright impossible to keep up. Mother’s Day kinda sneaks up and before you know it all the restaurants are […]

May 2, 2022

Mothers Day Brunch

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My Summer in Europe is over but I’m not ready to let go of my time there babes. I find myself scrolling through photos saying “Wow T, how in the world is this your life??!!”  

Summer in Europe

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Travel

OMG darlings! I have had the most amazing birthday week. While my birthday isn’t until a few more days, this year, Carol and the girls insisted we celebrate with a relaxing getaway at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. In addition to my birthday, we also celebrated Xia’s 20th birthday and TTL's 6th year anniversary! You [...]

May 23, 2022

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Instagram made me do it babes!! I have seen everybody and their Mama on social media posting selfie after selfie at the Cara Hotel.  This boutique hotel has come on the scene as the IT location with their coveted ‘gramable’ aesthetic that has us all flocking to experience it first hand…me included!!  So ya girl […]

March 7, 2022

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I’m a clean beauty expert, a plant-based recipe guru, a fashion maven, and a mature black woman embracing my natural hair, silver streaks and all.

Welcome, I'm Tennille Murphy