Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Captured

A fellow Shutterchancer took a shot of me at work. See the pic HERE

There was a time when I was grossly unhappy with the fact that I wasn’t seriously curvy. I wanted a bigger butt, bigger boobs, and a coke bottle shape. I would salivate while watching those music videos with the hot girls wearing apple bottom jeans. That darn girl from Ushers video with the amazing backside…you just want to bow when she’s passing by. I got over it I guess, I mean aside from seeing a plastic surgeon to redistribute the fat in my body and taking my last rib out like Janet Jackson allegedly did, there’s nothing I can really do about it.

So what do I do? I accentuate my good features. The captivating eyes, the million dollar smile, the smooth skin and after reading Overwhelmed’s blog…..the oh so sexy bow legs lol. I’ve grown comfortable in my own skin and I don’t fret when a guy says, you’re not my spec, I like girls with big yada yada yada, as people here can be quite blunt. I wish him goodluck, but he sure doesn’t know what he is missing. Seriously though, what do you need more than a handful for? LOL!

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

As dey say, a picture speaks a thousand words.

Anthony Arojojoye said...

Simply put - you can't understand. Only a guy can explain it.

TaureanMinx said...

@bumyperfectphotography, it sure does lol. I'll get you back, don't worry about it
@anthony, to another guy i'm guessing cos no explanation can help me understand and surely there are guys out there that think differently

Anonymous said...

As far as I am concerned, anything more than a handful is a waste of flesh. I've met you before (not telling where or who introduced us), and in actuallity you are just my spec, shame i left before i could get your number. :-(

disgodkidd said...

i would love to get your number...

TaureanMinx said...

@boorishmale, speak on brother! You met me? Seriously? Not to worry Lagos is a small place.
@disgoddkid, I'll take that as a compliment :)

Mona said...

That's right! LOLLL, self praise and appreciation - isn't it blissful stroking ur ego sometimes....we envy those shapey video chics but we have good features too!

Anonymous said...

You are beautiful damn it, you are not too tall, you are not too short.... oh you love yourself.... lol... do you remember that silly song, but really you are beautiful, so what the hell are you moaning about

T.A.K from ang

azuka said...

Taureanminx
Curvy doesn't make you, and I think all those women on TV flaunting their wares have to spend ages getting themselves to 'look good.' Looking good is different to me -- the eyes, the carriage, and of course, confidence.

Anthony

Not all guys can 'explain' it. Even a medium-sized butt turns me off. What am I going to do -- eat it?

Anonymous said...

Don't h8 on the booty darl.

Anonymous said...

You are beautiful dammit, you are not too tall, you are not too short, oh you love yourself... lol...do you remember that silly song? but really you are beautiful so what the hell are you moaning on about.

Abeg, oga tminx, tminx needs more work. lol.

T.A.K

Anonymous said...

Loll - why the hating on " voluptous" women? We're sexy too! But go on T-minx with your bad self

(lollll - i swear my 10 days in Nigeria has brought out all my old razz ghetto slangs)

TaureanMinx said...

@Mona, yes we do!
@T.A.K, no 1 fan lol. Happy new Year!!!!
@Azuka, one would think you are much older than you are with the kind of things you come out with! I think its great.
@ anonymous, there's nowhere I hated on the booty, I think its great, I just don't have a big one
@nonimoss, NO HATING GOING ON OH. This is just a ploy to let us know you are curvy :P. Have fun in Nigeria girl, explore your razness and if you are bored...holla

Anonymous said...

Nice candid post. You are a fine girl and as a black woman, I find it hard to believe you have no booty. As for those clothese in the hip hop videos. Repeat after me: The tinier the clothes, the bigger the body parts look.

Ms Nu Booty is not talking from experience.

UnNaked Soul said...

I have seen you once... and trust me, you are hot in my own book... maybe because I see intelligence/carriage before beauty...

but one thing dey standard regardless of wetin plenty boiz go yan, a coke bottle girl will always get ur co*k nodding like agama lizard...

but nothing beats a confident girl! trust me! have you seen where an ugly confident girl is controlling a damn-drop-dead-gorgeous babe... you go open you mouth.. LOL

ICU... blog on!

Anonymous said...

^^^^My post should read: *As for those hoes in the hip hop videos.*


I should add that camera adds 10 pounds.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you TM, the kinda stuff Azuka says makes you think he's much much older...it still amazes me.

You look great from what I can see. Its so true how we envy those who have found their best features and forget we too have ours. I hated my body at a period in time but now am beginning to love every bit of it.

snazzy said...

As a girl told me once the spec thing is generally crap, that the main thing is whether guys like tall or short girls. Other differences are basically differences in the ampleness they say they like, from boorish male's handful to a calabash full.

Still since hot is hot the you mostly tell a guys spec from what he says not who he does. Though I suppose since girls are expected to be intelligent to go past looks, we guys should extend them the same courtesy.

Anonymous said...

Very well written Good for you. Love yourself. From what I saw in the picture you are HOT.

chainreader said...

i guess am a little different. i've always wanted a slender body, size A cup boobs, (so i'd not need to rock a bra), tiny hips (a template, 'cos we all know what age and babies can do to those things). i remember as a child telling God "i think my breasts are big enough. you can stop now." He didn't.


i got most of what i wanted, but the boobs to me are too big. i want a reduction, but i hear the surgery leaves scars, and i don't heal well, so am going to make do with what i have.

ps. when i see them video girls, the thought in my head is "that must be heavy!"

Toun said...

Chick!! I know you've heard it before...you be fine girl, no pimples...literally. And the confidence you already have in yourself is the one thing that will attract any guy worth having. Besides we know some guys are just greedy.

chainreader said...

chei! i just saw your picture. girl, in the words of the mask, you are smoking! hot like fiyar! skin like butter. jealousy is catching me! LOL.

oh, and i didn't mention, you take fabulous pictures.

Anonymous said...

Don't let anyone tell you or make you feel you are not beautiful...Omo, that was a beautiful shot of you...now, we know...

belle said...

i LOVE this post.
well said girl!

Anonymous said...

awwww... you're a cutie oh.. rocking your fashion... making all the boys kolo.. I used to have weirder issues before... cos i'm 5ft11(which I love)... but then I have somet terribly long feet(size11... which I hate).. so i just always used to wish my feet would grow smaller so every single pair of stilettos would fit(cos as we all know i'm an addict right.. and most shoe stores carry up to size 10... )... And I realized that I didn't have those big buts and bigger tits, and I just realized to relish my body oh... that's exactly why I will do anything for my lips, my skin colour, my face, and let's not forget 'gorgeous bow-legs'(which apparently you have to.. so we're like body part sisters now... lol). I completely understand you cos even those things we want bigger aren't bad at all to begin with... so in the end it all works out right? Me I've never really gotten the you're not my type thing(except they haven't told me)... but I just have a lot of confidence in what I have and I think as girls.. it shows when we have that. I remember something SOmeone(maybe tyra banks?) said.. that when you go to a club.. guys are usually attracted to that girl who is in there believing in herself... feeling sexy... more so that the even prettier one that shrinks by the side and doesn't feel confident about her looks. I think there's love for all different body types... and our beauty is in our differences

Anonymous said...

i like your confidence in yourself. its one of the sexiest things in a woman for me, when she honestly knows that she's beautiful just the way her maker created her.

while i have a stated preference for slim women, i always say that i take each person as they are.

stay beautiful. if you're not one guy's "spec" you will definitely tick some other guy's boxes, and for the right reasons too.

stay beautiful...

Biodun said...

Yeah I feel u, I went thru that stage too, why aint my boobies bigger or why dont I have serious figure 8, lol but I am past that too. I work with wot I have been blessed with n there r guys who just love everything smaller, lol

jem said...

That's right girl ... you gotta accentuate the inner you, and your beauty overflows outward. A beautiful smile on a lovely face always goes a long way. Sometimes, the whole coke bottle thing is all that .... as long as you are fit, its all good.

Dimples said...

I seriously love this blog men!!!...very important issue being discussed her…wow what an insight.

Keep it up E!!!

Uzo said...

Ehm...I love your shoes. Where did you get them?

TaureanMinx said...

@ms nu booty lol, are you sure??
@unaked soul, same as a sexy tall handsome brother will have most girls swooning lol
@mari, glad you got over it too. Frankly focusing on what we think are shortcomings is a waste of time ince nothing can really be changed.
@guys are visually stimulated I guess, we girls tend to look into things a it deeper.
@anonymous, thanks!
@I guess the grass is always greener. I love that I can fit into most things without too much worry. Those things sure must be heavy! Thanks for the compliment.
@toun lol!
@9ja Opeke, thanks!

TaureanMinx said...

@belle, thanks!
@ONB, my body part sister, you are tall! Nice. Its so true about the confidence thing, a confident girl or guy is quite attractive.
@Olawunmi, you are right, people shouldn't restrict their 'specs'. At least be open.
@biodun, and thank God for them too!
@jem, so true
@dimples, awww thanks!
@Uzo, see my mum has mad taste so I let her do the shopping when she gets to travel and I can't. I'll try and find out where she got it..it was a while ago

Anonymous said...

I once complained my lack of high definition frontal space occupiers to somone whose frontal space was fully occupied. She wished her space were less occupied. And even though some men might prefer maximum frontage, many are indifferent and love all the same. And from your lovely pix - u have a figure to die for. At least you can wear size 8 who wouldnt want to .LOL. Have a blessed week.

Anonymous said...

Nice post!

I think all girls go through that stage of not feeling comfortable with our bodies...and the media doesn't help either.

And going by what LOASCM said.. it's true most times what they say, that "Wanti Wanti no get, Geti Geti no want"

Anonymous said...

Taurean!!!!
I can totally relate OMG...I cant believe I once had issues with my body....Now I am totally in love with it! LOL
Seriously, tht's why I have issues with teenagers have plastic surgery. Like u, as I grew older, I learned to appreciate my body and figured out how to accentuate it...Anyways, nice post girl...
BTW - ur skin is too fresh!

azuka said...

LOASCM

High definition frontal space occupiers

Now who would have thought of such a euphemism? I'm filing it away for future use :-D.

azuka said...

LOASCM

High definition frontal space occupiers

Now who would have thought of such a euphemism? I'm filing it away for future use :-D.

Elle Woods said...

Which kain work you dey do for that pic? Partying?
Yupyup...acentuate lomo...what else can one do?
I love your photblog by the way.

Anonymous said...

I met you at a mutual friends party. Very cute i must say

BabaAlaye said...

TM You know i love you right?

TaureanMinx said...
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TaureanMinx said...

@TLOASCM, lol at your description of boobies lol. Its more like a size 10 these days but I'm not complaining :)
@elle, thanks! I'm glad you like it
@nilla, you are right, the media really doesn't help
@bella, girls should really wait before making the decision, I know someone who wanted to reduce her frontal space occupiers, now shes quite comfortable with her body. There are just too many uncertainties with those surgeries
@Azuka, lol, i've used it already
@boorishmale, *blushing*, thank you. Feel free to say hi the next time round since I don't how you look.
@babaalaye, ahhh you want Bukky to kill me? Ok I love you too but don't tell her oh but wetin happen to wining and dinning?

Mosaic said...

Nice side and backview shot of you. LOL What can I say......bangin outfit, healthy-looking hair.....you go girl!