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Over here at TTL we started a tradition back in 2017, where we like to do a little NYE blog sharing my top beauty finds of the year. Generally I share the empties because shucks, if the bottle is empty I MUST have enjoyed using the product. This year I rifled through my large bag of empties to pull out extra special products from brands [...]

My Top 10 Beauty Finds of 2020

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I love BLUSH!! Seeing a dewy wash of color on my cheeks lifts me up. Growing up my Grandma always had a lil pop of color on her apple cheeks and let me tell you she was SO CUTE, oh my goodness!! I bet she felt the same way!!  I am obsessed with all the gorgeous […]

5 Cream Blushes I Can’t Get Enough Of

9/26/2022

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Favorite Cream Blushes

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If you’ve purchased skincare lately, chances are you’ve seen brands touting products that “fight free radicals”. It sounds great, but what does that even mean? WTF are free radicals?  What are free radicals?  To answer that question, I’m about to go a bit science nerd on you (LOL) so bare with me. Our bodies are […]

WTF are Free Radicals

7/11/2022

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what are free radicals

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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 […]

Nails 101: Everything You Need to Know About My Manicures

6/27/2022

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Nails 101

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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 […]

Why I Swear by the Curl by Curl Cut

6/06/2022

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Curl by Curl Cut

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OMG Babes!!! Can you believe that it’s TTL’s 6th year anniversary!?!? I still cannot believe that this is my reality, and it makes me so emotional to think how I went from being a single mom with no job to now running a successful business. Of course none of this would have been possible without […]

TTL 6 Year Anniversary | Influencer Events

5/30/2022

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Mutha Influencer Events

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On the heels of my Instagram Live with Nutrafol & expert dermatologist Dr. Hope Mitchell where we discussed all things regarding hair thinning, I want to have a place for this important topic to live.  Not only for the benefit of my beloved TTL community, but for anyone out there struggling with thinning or shedding […]

My Hair Thinning Journey

4/18/2022

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Hair thinning

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Tell me if you can relate: “Oh wow, I have a pimple on my cheek.  Cool, let me put some spot treatment on it.  Couple days later – yayy that bugger is gone!!  THEN in its place is a not so cute dark spot where the pimple once was, lingering for days, weeks, months who […]

Hyperpigmentation 101

3/28/2022

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Hyperpigmentation 101

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There are many rituals this skincare junkie has adopted over the years.  And I must say dermaplaning is the only one I was super skeptical about trying.  Even my daughters tried it before me!!  In my mind I was like, “am I gonna grow a beard??” Lord I would be the one!! What is Dermaplaning? […]

At Home Dermaplaning

3/14/2022

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At Home Dermaplaning

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You darlings know that I am ALWAYS trying the latest and greatest products. I do my best to share my favorites on stories but thought it would be fun to have a permanent place for you to come take a look at the hot new products I’m trying or excited to try from the brands […]

Hot New Products I’m Trying

3/03/2022

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Would you believe that I didn’t start a skincare routine until I was 32? I share this to say that if you’re a late skincare bloomer like me, all hope is not lost. As they say, “better late than never”. My biggest advice to anyone just getting started is to keep it simple yet consistent. […]

How to Start a Skincare Routine

2/28/2022

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How to Start a Skincare Routine | Skincare for Beginners

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The choice to embrace your white hair is individual and there is no right or wrong in the journey or process. I want to share my journey to help anyone out there who might be struggling with the transition or has questions, as well as to share a few tips on caring for grey hair […]

Afraid to Go Grey? Tips for Embracing and Caring for Grey Hair

2/07/2022

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Embracing Grey Hair

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When I was younger I used to feel so frustrated with my hair.  When I say younger I mean when I was like 36 or 37 lol! Most of my life I have been fighting my hair: fighting for definition, fighting the frizz, fighting for hydration, fighting for consistent results. Babes it has been a […]

My Current Hair Care Favorites for Defined Hydrated Curls

1/10/2022

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My Current Hair Care Faves

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Does one bishh need all these products??!!  If you’re asking ME then the answer is HELLSSS YEAH!! All year long I receive dozens and dozens of phenomenal products to try.  Not all of them make the cut but the ones that do have that extra something that stands above the rest. You see, for me […]

TTL Beauty Awards | Favorite New Products of 2021

1/01/2022

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TTL Beauty Awards 2021

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Sponsored by: Briogeo Darlings, it’s cold outside and the season for dry hair and scalp is upon us. That’s why every year I look forward to Briogeo’s holiday gift sets with my clean hair care faves to keep winter curls hydrated and happy. By now you know I’m a Briogeo fan girl. Their products are […]

Clean Hair Care Faves for Winter Curls

11/27/2021

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Clean Hair Care Faves for Winter Curls

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Darlings, go check out these products and the wide assortment of clean beauty products at Sephora.com. And be sure to comment below if there are any other clean beauty products you want me to review.

3 Clean Beauty Products I’m Loving

10/26/2021

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Clean Beauty at Sephora

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Sponsored by Sephora Have you darlings heard of 15 Percent Pledge? It's a non-profit organization that urges major retailers to commit at least 15% of their shelf space to black owned brands. As a Sephora Squad Launch Partner I couldn't be more proud to share that Sephora has taken the pledge and has a growing [...]

Three Black-Owned Beauty Brands You Need to Try | Now at Sephora

10/09/2021

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Black-Owned Beauty Brands at Sephora

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I’m so excited to host a special BESTIE GIVEAWAY! My BFF Carol is in town this week so we wanted to do something fun to celebrate. For this giveaway, we put together 2 different sets of prizes (x 2!) filled with some of our favorite goodies. We will be choosing two winners and each winner […]

Bestie Giveaway

9/23/2021

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TTL Bestie Giveaway Cover

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There are some skincare ingredients that have major street cred in the beauty world.  I would have to say Retinol is definitely head-of-the-class.  Be it in a serum, cream, mask, or even an eye cream, skincare enthusiasts swear by it.  BUT like why is retinol such a widely held must have ingredient in your skincare […]

Retinol 101

5/10/2021

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Retinol

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I've got a special treat for you lovies! I'm so excited to share that I have partnered with @Tula to bring you Tennille Murphy's Ageless Skincare Kit! That's right, I love Tula's The Cult Classic Cleanser and Wrinkle Treatment Drops retinol alternative serum so much that I had to put it in a kit with [...]

Tennille Murphy’s Ageless Skincare Kit x TULA

4/12/2021

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Tennille Murphy’s Ageless Skincare Kit x TULA

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Valentine’s day 2021 is the first one in nearly 10 years that I’m home.  I only mention that because FOR ME, if I waited for a special day on the calendar to celebrate my love for my husband, my daughters, or anyone in my life that would be really crappy and lousy.  I believe in [...]

Valentine’s Day Brunch

2/14/2021

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Valentine's Day Brunch

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It's taken me years to build up my lipstick wardrobe with the perfect lipstick shades that work for my skin tone. Check out my picks for the 5 Lipsticks every brown girl needs. Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links. My small business earns a small commission when you shop using the links below Did you [...]

VLOG: 5 Lipsticks Every Brown Girl Needs

2/01/2021

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5 Lipstick Colors Every Brown Girl Needs

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Over here at TTL we started a tradition back in 2017, where we like to do a little NYE blog sharing my top beauty finds of the year.  Generally I share the empties because shucks, if the bottle is empty I MUST have enjoyed using the product.  This year I rifled through my large bag [...]

My Top 10 Beauty Finds of 2020

12/28/2020

Beauty

Top 10 Beauty Finds of 2020

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The results are in! I polled my curly hair family (May, Xia, & even my bff Carol) on their favorite hair products for winter curls, specifically our favorite conditioners and hair treatments. What I love is that just like our Curly Hair Routines we shared earlier this year, the results are all over the place. [...]

Favorite Hair Products for Winter Curls

12/14/2020

Beauty

Favorite Winter Hair Care Products

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One of my all-time favorite Christmas traditions is the advent calendar. When I first started my career as a flight attendant, I remember the mom guilt of missing out on school events and holiday moments with my girls due to my travel. I started my advent calendar tradition to spoil my girls with holiday cheer [...]

Advent Calendar Gift Ideas for Teen Girls | Stocking Stuffers 2020

11/29/2020

Beauty

Advent Calendar Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

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Can I just say that I am absolutely amazed at the love you all send to me everyday?! I count my blessings for my TTL family and right now I'm counting about 170K followers on IG!! ???????? I can't believe how far we've come with growing TTL into an amazing community. THANK YOU for being [...]

Fall in Love with Cocokind Giveaway 🖤🖤🖤

11/05/2020

Beauty

Fall Cocokind Giveaway

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Sponsored by Sephora I love adding a bit of “luxe” into my life.  For as long as I can remember I have had an affinity for beautiful products. Sometimes it's a pair of shoes to elevate a 2nd hand outfit and sometimes it's a lovely luxe makeup item to give a girl a bit of [...]

Luxe Makeup Look

10/30/2020

Beauty

Luxe Makeup Look

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Darlings, your girl is in the October issue of Health Magazine!! I’m seriously blushing. When I decided to embrace my grey nearly 20 years ago, I never could have imagined that going grey would get me featured in a magazine. I say this it all the time… going grey is EMOTIONAL! For those of us […]

TTL Featured in Health Magazine

9/28/2020

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The Tennille Life featured in Health Magazine

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Sponsored by: Sephora With quarantine, I find myself in uncharted makeup territory. I’m typically a full glam makeup kind of girl but over the last four months my style has totally shifted. My quarantine makeup style is much more natural and truth be told, I’m loving it! Rather than full coverage foundations, I’ve been particularly […]

Quarantine Makeup

9/21/2020

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Quarantine Makeup

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You darlings know that my biggest tip for healthy, glowing skin is a healthy diet. Well, now I’ve discovered the perfect fitness for my skin – NuFACE microcurrent toning devices! Over the last 3 months I’ve kicked my skincare routine into overdrive by using my new NuFACE Trinity facial toning device and NuFACE FIX line […]

NuFACE FIX Giveaway

9/12/2020

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NuFACE FIX Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Sephora In-store sampling isn’t the same thanks to COVID but fret not darlings, Sephora has a genius solution. Enter Sephora Favorites Hello! Set available only at Sephora.com. For an amazing value price of only $10, you can get your hands on 6 samples of some of Sephora’s top-selling products. That’s right, a carefully […]

NEW Sephora Favorites Hello! Set | Find Your Next Favorite Beauty Product

7/28/2020

Beauty

New Sephora Favorites Hello Set

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