WATCH: Behind-The-Scenes At Gabrielle Union November Cover Shoot

Go behind-the-scenes with ESSENCE's November cover star Gabrielle Union as she talks #BlackGirlMagic and what she's learned about herself since being married.

ESSENCE.COM Oct, 11, 2016
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[MUSIC] It's like every day. Every day. I try to inspire myself, like that was it. That was micro magic. But I'm surrounded by dope, amazing black women who do magical things daily. Some I know, some I don't. And I'm one of those people, I will creep up on you at Ralph's, grocery store, and be like Like you are killing it. I love what you just did, or I love how you're interacting with your kids, or whatever. I'm one of those people who will say random things, that maybe seems random, but In my heart I'm like I just want to give you love. What has being married taught me about myself? That I don't know as much as I thought I did. That I'm not nearly as patient as I think I am. I am way more judgemental than I gave myself credit for. But I also am way more compassionate than I thought I could [UNKNOWN] [MUSIC] Julie Hewitt face oil, I'm obsessed with it. Butter lip glosses, I love those. Probably eye liner and I'm not even brand specific I just love eye liner. I love a cat eye honey, like [MUSIC] Sneakers, it's not even close. I mean I don't know what happened. I think my arches fell and high heels just became just so painful. And when I realized I could still be cute with sensible shoes, I'm gonna go with sensible shoes. [MUSIC] Dress. And sneakers, cuz you can do them together. [LAUGH] [MUSIC] Gloss. [MUSIC] My general life emoji, the dancing woman, the dancing black lady. I try to have fun, even in random situations. I had a great time at the dentist the other day. We turn it into a party. That's kind of the goal these days. Next time at the OBGYN. It's a fiesta.