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Curvy Girl Travels: Beauty Tips & Mary Kay Giveaway

Wow! It’s been a while since my last Curvy Girl Travels post. Sorry about that! There’s only one way I know how to make it up to you…that’s with a super cool giveaway courtesy of Mary Kay of course! I’m also going to pass on a few of my favorite travel beauty tips…which I’ve been using a lot lately. Hopefully, you can use them for your upcoming spring and summer travels. Read more

Sunday’s Best (OOTD)

Ever since I was a little girl, choosing a dress to wear on Easter Sunday was kind of a big deal. Whether it was frilly and floral or simply chic, my mom always set aside some money for a my dress. Now, that I’m all grown up, I still make sure I have something special to wear on this day. This year, I set aside a dress that Lane Bryant sent me from their Lane Collection. Read more

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s Super Saturday Los Angeles VIP Ticket Giveaway

Hola Los Angeles loves! I have a chance for you to enter to win an exclusive VIP ticket to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 1st Annual Super Saturday Los Angeles on Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Santa Monica at The Barker Hanger. Hosted by Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman with Molly Sims and Scott Stuber, the charity shopping event will be unlike any other. The New York Times has even called it “the Rolls Royce of garage sales.”  Read more

10 Favorites: Designer Sunglasses

Oh…designer sunglasses, I want you all. You’re so chic and perfect for this spring and summer. But, then I see your price tag and the love affair is partly over. I still want you, but then I go searching the internet for a more inexpensive brand in the same style. Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this. Am I alone?  Read more

9 Essential Tips for a Healthy Scalp

Let’s be honest, when was the last time you thought about scalp care? I’ll admit I rarely give my own scalp any thought and how to properly take care of it. It’s not something that a lot of people talk about either and it’s really only a problem when you’re having issues. Well, we’re not going to remain clueless around here anymore. I reached out to Neutrogena® Dermatologist Dr. Leyda Bowes, for a few essential tips for a healthy scalp. Read more

Would You Buy Dove’s Beauty Patch?

I came across an old photo the other day at my dad’s house. I’m about 18 or 19-years-old and probably weigh a good 120 pounds. I specifically remember this photo, where it was taken, and how I felt about my body at the time. Of course, I thought I was fat. When I looked at myself in the mirror, my eyes went immediately to my acne scars, round tummy, and ugly legs. I hated so many things about myself. I wish I could go back and tell my young self how beautiful I was. My perception of beauty was definitely screwed up.  Read more

My Favorite Plus Size Crop Tops

For some odd reason, people seem to think that those of us who wear plus sizes can’t wear crop tops. Ummm…wrong! Yes, it’s consider a more daring fashion statement, but anyone can wear one—no matter their size. The only problem we may have is finding plus size crop tops that are stylish. There’s no need to worry, you know I wouldn’t leave you hanging like that. Read more

3 Ways to Style a Maxi Skirt

I have a thing for maxi skirts. I adore them. I really want to wear them every single day. And they’re perfect for the spring and summer weather. I love them in all colors, prints, and super long! So, when a fellow blogger friend Jayka of Wacky Little House asked me how I style them, I couldn’t wait to share. Here are MY three favorite ways to style a maxi skirt. Read more

Go Big or Go Home with L’Oreal Paris

 

I love the saying “Go big or go home.” It really is a testament to the measures we are willing to go to, to achieve what we want. You either do what you have to do, or just go home. It’s that simple. And that can pretty much go for anything in your life. But, what about your hair? Read more

3 Reasons Zoe Saldana is a Standout

I love when an actress stands out among the crowd. One who doesn’t follow the rules of Hollywood. And doesn’t fit the mold that the entertainment industry sets out for them. Zoe Saldana is that person to me. It makes perfect sense that L’Oreal Paris would name her their newest international spokesperson. Read more

Brightening Things Up with Bobbi Brown

Makeup should never be about covering things up. It should be about highlighting and celebrating the beautiful face you have. Is that a little too cheery for you on this spring day? Sorry, but I’m a in a very bright place right now— well, when it comes to my makeup I am. And thanks to some products Bobbi Brown sent me, it’s very easy to brighten things up when it comes to your makeup. Read more

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with DV8 by Dolce Vita

Looks like someone is getting a little adventurous. One of my favorite shoe brands, Dolce Vita, has just launched DV8. This new collection is pretty different from what they normally give us. It’s definitely more daring than their already hot designs. Take a look and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Read more

The Day I was a Makeup Artist’s Assistant

You can ask professional and celebrity makeup artist Luis Casco, I’m not a very good assistant. He’ll probably say I did a good job, only because he loves me. Truth is, I was way too distracted by his talent to even do much assisting! I was so busy taking photos and tweeting, as you’ll see below. Never mind that fact, that I can barely do my own makeup. Read more