Hey, new friend!

My name is Spechel and I wear many hats. I am a newlywed, a self-taught makeup enthusiast, a DIY loctician, the blogger behind Set Your Beauty Standard, a content/video creator, and overall, a woman who loves all things that help me live out beauty on my own terms. I have a passion for discussing all topics related to self-growth, relationships, life transitions, and how these topics correlate with beauty. If you share an interest in these things as well, you’ll love it here.

My main objective for this blog and the content I create is to encourage women to create a beautiful life on their own terms by sharing relatable content and experiences that show how living out beauty is simple.

The concept of beauty is simple, no matter how much the world tries to complicate it or impose unrealistic criteria upon it. My hopes are that this blog serves as a safe space where black women can find security in their own definitions of beauty because here we recognize that beauty is truly yours.

What’s My Beauty Story?


I began my blogging and content creation journey in 2020 and since then my objective has been consistent but me finding my voice has been less than that. If you’ve been around for a while, then you’ve probably seen this blog change several times as I continued to struggle to find a voice that matched my vision. Almost two years later, I’ve realized that my voice was missing my true beauty story.

I spent a lot of time in the past, trying to measure my beauty up to the standards that society had set. Being a curvy girl, of a deeper skin tone, with less than perfect posture, and coily 4C hair, I didn’t see many women like me being portrayed as beautiful. A lot of inner work had to happen and with a mindset change, I began to look at beauty differently and recognize that beauty is mine to define.

Now here we are, in 2022, with another blog rebrand, but one that finally fits. The beautiful thing about life is that we are always transitioning and growing and improving. As the creator of Set Your Beauty Standard, my main goals are to:

  • Encourage and show women how to embrace their true selves
  • Help women to discover new beauty techniques that are designed to supplement how they already see beauty
  • Aid women in recognizing different values and concepts that make life beautiful
  • Provide a safe space where women can find security in their own definitions of beauty

On this blog, you will find many different components of beauty content. You can find women sharing their beauty stories, also known as the Redefining Beauty segment. You can also find posts on life, relationships, makeup, skincare, and other beauty-related topics. Are you into podcasts? I am also 1/2 to a podcast, called Royally Set Girl Chat, where my co-host and I discuss various topics that connect and inspire a community of women through beauty and life experiences.

I hope that you enjoy your time here and that you revisit and become an active participant in this safe space. If you believe beauty is yours and want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates and new posts subscribe to stay up to date.

Okay, enough about me. Let’s talk beauty.

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