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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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New Sephora Favorites Hello Set

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So you’re thinking of embracing your curly hair and you don’t know where to start? I know it can be a bit intimidating. While I have always worn my hair curly, I haven’t always loved my curly hair. I spent many years trying to “tame” or “manage” my curls (read my natural hair journey). It […]

Embracing Your Curly Hair

7/27/2020

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Curly Hair Styling Tips

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How’s the summer heat treating your darlings? It has been HOT HOT HOT in the Valley! Not to mention we don’t run our AC much, so yeah I’m dying. ???? In the hot summer months I try to keep my makeup routine pretty light and natural but my summer lip care routine kicks into overdrive. […]

Summer Lip Care | My Top 7 Balms, Lip Treatments & Tinted Lip Oils

7/16/2020

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Summer Lip Edit

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OMG darlings I’m so excited to share that I’m hosting a Cocokind giveaway starting today!! If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’m the biggest Cocokind fan. In fact, I nominated the Cocokind brand for Byrdie’s 2020 Eco Awards for the Best Affordable Clean Skincare line and THEY WON! And rightfully […]

Cocokind Giveaway ????????????

6/20/2020

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Cocokind Giveaway Prizes

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Sponsored by: Sephora Believe or not, my obsession for skincare didn’t start until just over 10 years ago. In my 20’s I was too busy being mom to even think about skincare. At most, I would wash my face with my daughter’s baby cleanser and call it a good day LOL. It wasn’t until my […]

Skincare in My 40’s: 4 Ways I Love My Skin

5/23/2020

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Skincare in My 40s

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Today I’m sharing 4 clean beauty makeup foundations that my skin LOVES. I really want to celebrate these brands for having the Clean at Sephora seal. That means these products are free of over 50 ingredients to avoid including parabens, sulfates: SLS & SLES, phthalates, mineral oil, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents and so many more! I […]

VLOG: Clean Beauty Makeup Foundations

4/27/2020

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Clean Beauty Makeup Foundations

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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 and diffusing my curly hair. Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post but if you shop using my links below I may earn a small commission. [...]

VLOG: My Latest White Hair Care Routine

4/20/2020

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White Hair Care Routine

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Darlings, I have been seriously missing my nail salon this past month. Anyone else with me on this? Well if you answered yes, then I’ve got you covered! I’ve been pampering myself with my  TTL style at home manicure and it’s so LUXURIOUS! Watch my tutorial for step by step details on my at home […]

At Home Manicure TTL Style

4/13/2020

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Last week I posted this GRWM on IG stories and I got tons of requests to share it on YouTube too for easier viewing, so HERE IT IS! Only this time I’m sharing it with a soft winged liner. I love that this glowy look celebrates natural beauty. It enhances my skin but you can […]

GRWM: Everyday Makeup Look with Soft Winged Liner

4/06/2020

Beauty

Makeup Tutorial Soft Winged Liner

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How are you darlings handling the stress surrounding the corona virus? Over here I’m trying to stay positive, using this time at home to spend quality time with my family and appreciate this time at home. But in the midst of that, I can’t help but worry. To help de-stress, I’ve been giving myself a […]

My Clean Beauty At-Home Facial

3/17/2020

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Clean Beauty At-Home Facial

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As a special Valentine’s week treat, my girls May and Xia are making their first guest appearance on TTL sharing our love affair with hair and specifically, our curly hair routines. In a house full of curly girls, we’ve got a LOT of hair care going on. The beautiful thing about curly hair is no […]

Our Love Affair with Hair: Sharing Our Curly Hair Routines

2/10/2020

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Love Affair with Hair

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One of the top questions I get is, “What is your Skincare Routine?”  Let me first say how honored I am to be your valued source for skincare advice…like THANK YOU for trusting my opinion. AND because you trust me I’m gonna keep it real with you, this is not as simple to answer in […]

Skincare 101 for Winter Skin

2/03/2020

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Skincare 101 Winter Edition

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If I were stranded on a deserted island lip balm would definitely make the list of top 10 things I’d want to have with me. I’m just saying. Lip balms are one of those things I carry with me at all times. I keep them everywhere… in my makeup bag, in my purse, in my […]

The Best Lip Balms for Winter Chapped Lips

12/09/2019

Beauty

Best Lip Balms for Winter Chapped Lips

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Curl Magazine put a middle aged black lady with frizzy curly white hair on the cover of their magazine and guess what??? It’s MEEEE!!! [Click here to grab yourself a copy.] Darlings when I say I could not be more proud of this moment you don’t even understand. [blockquote author=”” pull=”normal”]One of the things this […]

I’m A Cover Girl! | TTL Featured in Curl Magazine

11/25/2019

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The Tennille Life on the Cover of Curl Magazine

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