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In Photos: Mary Kay’s Beauty Bar

Hello my loves! I hope you’re having an amazing week! I wanted to share a few pictures of the Mary Kay Beauty Bar we had at the Top Latina Blogger conference in Washington D.C.  We were allowed to try on any lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss we wanted and in any color! It was like “Hi, what can I get you today?” Lip gloss please! LOL!

I’m really impressed with their products! Especially, the Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus. It’s my favorite right now. If you’re a Mary Kay fan, then you know what I’m talking about. Make sure you also check out their new Botanical Effects™ Skin Care line. Everyone loved their NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Mango Tango too! If you don’t know what I’m talking about…find a Mary Kay beauty consultant in your area today!


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Designer Details: Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013

Are you in love with this designer as I am? Just so you know, I am always and forever in awe of Oscar de la Renta. He is one of my favorite designers when it comes to classic and elegant fashion. Unfortunately, he doesn’t create plus sizes, but I can definitely use his designs as inspiration.

Last week I just happened to catch the live stream of his Resort 2013 runway show. Of course I looooooved it. Below are some of my favorites pieces. If I ever become a billionaire and get married again, I’m definitely getting him to design my wedding dress! Here’s to dreaming…

Images via Style.com
Images via Style.com

Everything But Water Now Sells Plus Sizes!

I’m not going to lie, I’ve always wished Everything But Water sold plus sizes. For so many years, I was just like you walking past their store in the mall and NEVER entering. Well, we don’t have to worry about that anymore!

“The largest retailer in swim and resortwear in the US is proud to announce the availability of plus size collections from Becca Etc By Rebecca Virtue, Sorella Swim and Michael Kors nationwide in-stores and online!”

I was so happy when I read that! LOL! I know I’m a dork! And I didn’t know they also sold accessories!! They really do have “Everything But Water!” I was sent a Sorella swimsuit and I looooooove it! Just in time for summer!

Check out their selection of plus sizes here and let me know what you think!


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Curves and Chaos at The White House

Hello my loves! I hope you’re having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I wanted to take a second to share something with you. As some of you might know, I was selected as one of 70 top Latina bloggers to attend a conference in Washington D.C. A big thank you to Latinos in Social Media for this amazing opportunity. While I was there, I was given a makeover by Mary Kay. We took photos all over the city. When I get those photos, I will definitely share them with you. Super excited to see them!

We also had a chance to attend a special briefing at The White House! I think this may have been the first time a large group of bloggers were extended an exclusive invite to talk about topics that affect our community. It was very surreal.

I didn’t get to take many photos of myself that day, I was too busy being a photographer! LOL! I did have someone snap a few pics of me in my outfit. I wore this black dress I was gifted last year from Julia of Buxom Chick, a black IGIGI cardigan, and Bandolino pumps. I didn’t know what to wear, this was kind of a last minute outfit. I was trying to be as conservative as possible! LOL!

Full Figured Fashion Week Countdown…18 Days!!

I seriously CAN NOT believe that Full Figured Fashion Week is only 18 days away!! Did I mention that I am completely not ready? Yes, I’m part of The Fashion Front and I’m unprepared. Wow…it just hit me!

If you’re realizing what I’m realizing then you’re probably panicking like I am.

Do you have your tickets to some of the hottest events??? Go here…

Did you see who will be rocking the runway??? Go here…

Have you booked your hotel??? Go here…

Just take a deep breath Monique…we can do this! NYC here I come!

To keep up to date visit Full Figured Fashion Week on Facebook and Twitter!

EVANS Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

UK retailer Evans wants me to be broke. I think they really do. Just look at their Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook!! It’s not like you haven’t heard this before, but I want it all! They’re very feminine and yet some of the designs are bold. I’m drooling over the Cobalt Maxi Skirt! I can already imagine the possibilities! All these pieces and more, will be available on their US web site starting tomorrow (Saturday 5/26/12) on http://www.evansusa.com.

Which piece is your favorite? 


*All photos are courtesy of Evans.

eShakti Loves You! Enter to Win a Piece of Your Choice!

eShakti.com is one of the few clothing brands out there that allows you to purchase either a ready-to-wear or customizable piece! Their sizes range from 0-26 and believe me, they have so many options to choose from. You will find that perfect spring or summer look in no time! Yes, I own an eShakti dress and I love it! And I love that their prices aren’t outrageous!

Summer is almost here, can you believe it? I can’t! Seriously, it’s just right around the corner. That means you’re going to need a dress, top, or skirt for those barbecues or rooftop parties.

And because eShakti love you, one of my readers will get to choose any one item of their choice. (Excludes Overstock / Accessories & Jewelry categories). Enter to win via the widget below!  There are tons of ways to enter!!

Remember..if you don’t follow the entry instructions NONE of your entries will count. And YES this is open to U.S. and Canada residents!!
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Beauty Buzz Giveaway: Stila Summer 2012 Collection & Meet Stila Pro Artist Sarah Lucero

Where are my Stila Cosmetics fans? I know there are a lot of you out there! Stay tuned, because I’m going to give you a chance to enter to win Stila’s Summer 2012 CollectionThere’s no doubt you love this amazing cosmetics line. And if you’re a fan then you probably know Stila’s celebrity makeup artist, Sarah Lucero.

“Hand-picked and personally trained by Stila’s creator, top celebrity makeup artist Sarah Lucero has become one of the brand’s most respected trainers and pro artists… She also acts as a beauty expert for both television and print and is the Stila spokesperson on HSN.”

And if you live in the Los Angeles area, you have a chance to meet her!! Sarah will be stopping by two Sephora stores tomorrow (5/25/12) & Saturday (5/26/12) to share her tips and tricks on everything from creating the perfect cat eye swoop to how to fit the new BB cream trend into your summer beauty routine. Get your own personalized makeup consultation!

Now, here’s your chance to enter to win Stila’s Summer 2012 Collection (below)!

One reader will win Stila Custom Color Blush, Stila One Step Illuminate, Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer, Stila Baked Setting Powder, Stila Passion Fruit Crush Lip & Cheek Stain and Stila Stay All Day Lash Mascara. Enter via the widget below!!

Please note: Follow all instructions on how to enter the giveaway or your entries will NOT count.

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OOTD: IGIGI’s Diana Infinity Dress

The minute I was asked to review a dress from IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel I immediately said yes! I’m a big fan of her designs and was very interested in seeing how her clothes fit. I chose the Diana Infinity Dress in Multi ($165) because of the cool python-like print. And I’m all for a piece of clothing that gives you different options.

I decided to wear it to the opening night reception of my blogger retreat and a lot of my friends loved it! I chose to wear it as a one-sleeved dress. I’m wearing the size 14/16 here and it fit comfortably (I wear a size 16/18 and I’m 5’6). I can see it fitting different body types. The material is light and it comes with a shorter rayon slip to wear underneath. And I had it packed in my suitcase for a while it never once wrinkled! I’m looking forward to wearing it in the other styles and I know I’ll be able to wear it casually too. I’ve definitely become an IGIGI fan!

Starting Friday, May 25, 2012 12:00 PM/PST until Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:00 PM/PST you can get 30%OFF select category products using code “MEMORIAL2012″ visit http://www.igigi.com/memorial-day-sale

Are you an IGIGI fan? What do you love about her designs?


Here are a few photos from the morning of my Mary Kay makeover in Washington D.C. 



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Style Trend: White Denim

Hey my loves! The past few days have been super crazy! I was selected at one of 70 Latina bloggers to go to Washington D.C. and visit with The White House. It was so surreal! Read more

OOTD: Chic in Washington D.C.

Last night was my first night here in Washington D.C. I’m in town for a Latina blogger retreat and I feel like I’ve been going non-stop! Thank goodness we had some free time last night to enjoy dinner at Cuba Libre. It’s a really cool restaurant and the food was yummy! I heard it was one of the hottest places here, so I decided to wear this cute shift dress from H&M’s plus line. My shoes are Steve Madden and the necklace is from Ashley Stewart. It was the perfect outfit for a night out!!

OOTD: L.A. Latina Blogger Event

For those who don’t know, I try to be very involved in the Latina blogging community. I’m very proud of my heritage. I also run a directory of Latina bloggers at www.BlogsbyLatinas.com and a Facebook group for Latina bloggers who live in the Los Angeles area. Last night, along with Ford (thank you!), we hosted a networking event at Beso in Hollywood. If you haven’t been there, you really need to go! It’s so beautiful!! Sorry about the quality of the images, but I didn’t want to use the bright flash.

I decided to wear this halter linen dress that my mom bought for me a looooong time ago from Forever 21. My shoes are my oldie but goodies Nine West and the jewelry is Forever 21, Nordstrom, and Lane Bryant.

I also wanted to send a THANK YOU to the following beauty brands who provided product for the mini-beauty bags I handed out. They were a huge hit!

COVERGIRL
“Like” them on FB www.facebook.com/covergirl
Follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/covergirl

PANTENE
“Like” them on FB www.facebook.com/PanteneNA
Visit Mi Pantene
Follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/pantene

ARTISTRY
“Like” them on FB www.facebook.com/artistry
Follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/artistrybeauty

L’OREAL PARIS
“Like” them on FB www.facebook.com/lorealparis
Follow them on Twitter www.twitter.com/lorealparisusa


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