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Cardi B is one of the hottest rappers in the music industry. Her fans love her for her talent, her sass, and her unabashed self-confidence — which includes exposing the hypocrisy in the entertainment business, from time to time.

Cardi B is a role model for women all over the world, and not only due to her incredible success in music. Rather, she has made headlines time and time again for her unfiltered attitude towards what it is like to be a woman.

Recently, the rapper opened up about how to look fabulous in bikini pictures, and the video Cardi B shared has everyone talking. 

Cardi B used to be a stripper

Cardi B
Cardi B | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Cardi B was born and raised in New York City. As a young woman, with not a lot of money, she worked a wide variety of odd jobs, including a stint as a grocery store clerk. She was not successful at that job and ended up getting fired. However, her manager recommended that she try out for a job as a stripper, which she did.

Cardi B experienced a lot of success as an exotic dancer and later opened up about how that job helped to boost her self-confidence. While working as a stripper, Cardi B got her first of several plastic surgeries.

She also started experimenting with social media, and her social following is what inadvertently led to her fame. Many of her videos started to go viral, and she was eventually cast on the reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York. The show served as a springboard to her career in music, and by 2017, Cardi B was a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Cardi B is open about her beauty routine

These days, Cardi B is not only a major celebrity but a wife and mother as well. Still, that doesn’t mean that the rapper likes to neglect her appearance.

In fact, she is notorious for loving all things girly, and has a lavish hair, skin, and nails routine. She also doesn’t mind shelling out a pretty penny for self-maintenance. In a 2018 Instagram post, she opened up about how expensive it is to keep herself looking in tip-top shape at all times.

She revealed that she spends around two-hundred dollars for a full set of nails, which often feature Swarovski crystal designs on them. For her hair, Cardi B admitted that she really goes all out: “the wig is about $800, $500, it really depends where you get it from. The styling is about $300, $200 to $300, so just on that it’s $1,000. So what’s good?”

Her beauty routine is prominent in her pictures. The rapper always has an enviable set of nails, perfect hair to complement her ensemble and a full face of makeup.

How Cardi B poses for her pictures


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Even if Cardi B’s beauty routine is majorly high-maintenance, any one of her fans can easily steal her hack for looking great in bikini photos.

In a recent Instagram post, Cardi B showed off her toned figure in a black bikini. In the video, Cardi B struts towards the camera, letting her sarong fall to the ground. When she whips to the side, she exhales and lets her stomach relax.

She captioned the video “suck it in life,” proving that even big celebrities with access to plastic surgeries and personal trainers have days when they feel less than perfect.

Still, her video got a lot of comments from appreciative fans who applauded her for being honest and open about body image. Cardi B’s hilarious and open approach to social media is definitely one reason why she continues to be so popular. 

So, if you want to emulate Cardi B’s pictures, be sure to get groomed to perfection and, as the rapper says, “suck it in.”