Wow, What Big... Hair You Have ;-)

Wow, What Big... Hair You Have ;-)

Youtube Creator Sunshine Abuwi has been in and out of the Social Media world for more than seven years: Now that she is back online, What can we expect? Where has she been? And of-course let's talk about the new hair! 

NATSUNBLOG: Sunshine, it's been a long time since you posted a blog or vlog; What have you been up to?

SUNSHINE ABUWI: Wow, it HAS been a long time huh?! The last time I posted a video, Debare (my youngest son), was just a few months old and he turned two years old today. So, in the last two years, I moved from Cola, South Carolina to the DMV area and I went back to corporate America, full time.

NATSUNBLOG: What made you want to re-join the work force after being at home for such a long time? What was it like being a working mom of two?

SUNSHINE ABUWI: Before, during and after my pregnancy with Debare, I had the most challenging struggle with depression and anxiety. It was the worst episode and lasted quite a while. In efforts to come out of it, I had a overwhelming desire/need to go back to work. Don't get me wrong, as much as I enjoy being a mom and caring for my home, there is a piece of my identity that is tied into working. Working contributes to my sense of value and gives me the interpersonal and social connections I've been missing.  

Being a working mom of two is tough and I have gained such a greater appreciation for working moms. I've now been on both sides. I have been a full time, stay-at-home mom and I've been a working mom with a high stress job. Neither one is easier. Both take the full strength of that woman. 

NATSUNBLOG: Talk about "strength of a woman", you are definitely looking more curvy these days. Is that baby weight we see?

SUNSHINE ABUWI: Yes! What you're looking at is leftover baby weight and I can honestly say I am loving every last pound of it. At 5'7" my normal (vlogging) weight is 155lbs, in these shots I'm 181 lbs. I've got a tummy. I've got love handles, I've got some jiggle! I just feel womanly.

It was very important to capture that feeling with this photo shoot. Initially, after the birth of Debare, I was obsessed with losing the baby weight. I wanted to come back to social media talking about how quickly I was able to lose the 30 lbs.

But here we are two years later and I haven't lost even one, but between us girl friends, it feels good to be thick! So, taking these pictures with a crop top and skinny jeans--, is completely out of the norm for me, but I needed to do it.

Flaws and all I need to honor the beauty that makes me a woman.

NATSUN BLOG: This is the first time we have seen you with braids, how do you like them?
SUNSHINE ABUWI: I am so in love with the box braids. They've been my secret obsession for a long time. I am embarrassed at how much time I spend drooling over pictures and videos of women with box braids. I just barely had enough hair to have the box braids installed and I could not be happier.

They've been installed about three weeks now and it is time for a touch up around the edges. However, the new growth has made styling even more fun.

NATSUNBLOG: Now that we've seen you, does this mean you're here to stay? Are you ready to commit? If yes, what can your readers and subscribers expect?

SUNSHINE ABUWI: Without a doubt, yes! I am finally happy enough with myself and confident in my God given abilities to put myself out there again. 

Readers and subscribers can expect NATSUN-esque content where I'll share my natural hair care journey, natural hair styling videos, fashion, makeup and more. And if you're looking for my beautiful boys and wondering what's going on in this beautiful mind of mine, check our my personal blog, the Sunshine Loves Peace blog where you'll be at home with the Abuwi squad.

Projects in the works:
3 Reasons Every Mom Should Love Squats
5 Min Butt Workout for Beginners
How To Squat for Novices
# hairballs Which NBA Player Wins Hair MVP?
Newest Hair Obsession  Box Braids Styles
Early Summer Look book
Get Ready with me
Trends I'm loving now!

NATSUNBLOG: What do you want to say to your subscribers and friends?
SUNSHINE ABUWI: Thank you for your support! It means the world to me. I hope you enjoy my new content. (((hugs)))


  1. Hi friends! The personal blog has nothing on it yet. I will add the link when there is something there to actually link to. Thanks!

  2. You're back!! Yay!!! Glad to see you. Looking forward to your post!!

    1. Hey girl! How are you? I am so excited to be posting.

    2. Hey. Missed you!! I've been good. Waiting to read up on your new journey. The boys are getting big. M is doing is thing with the photos. 😄😄


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