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A Night with Katy Perry

There’s just something about Katy Perry’s songs. They’re so catchy. You hear them once and they’re just stuck in your head all day. “I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar…” Yeah, that was me days after CoverGirl invited me to attend her Los Angeles concert. And to make the night cooler, I even got the chance to meet her! Read more

Why Plus-Size Models on the Runway Matter

When the news of plus models walking the runway during New York Fashion Week hit social media, it seemed like the internet exploded for a moment. Everyone had an opinion about it. Some good, some bad, and some right-on-point. The minute I read my friend Ivory’s Instagram status, underneath a photo of model Denise Bidot walking the Chromat runway, I couldn’t help but laugh and instantly agree with her. Read more

One of My Favorite Fall Colors

You can call it wine, bordeaux, oxblood, or sangria. I call it burgundy and it’s one of my favorite fall colors. It’s all I want to wear when the season rolls around. I love the deep dark tone that can be worn with my favorite pairs of jeans or with winter white look. This heat wave has me dreaming of fall—wishing and wanting the cooler weather. I put together a wish list that was inspired by this must-wear color. Read more

How to Repair Damaged Hair (and Fall Hair Tips)

Although it feels like a million degrees here in Los Angeles, summer is coming to an end. More than likely, we have hair that’s been damaged from all things summer related. As a Neutrogena Ambassador, I have access to all kinds of cool and helpful beauty information. And not just information, but professionals in the industry. Like, hair stylist Sam Leonardi (who’s super nice by-the-way). I had a chance to ask him a few questions on how to repair damaged hair, misconceptions, and even tips for the upcoming fall season. Read more

Get the NYFW Look / AVEDA for Novis

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Aveda, I instantly think of hair products. I don’t know why I always forget they have a makeup line! It must be my old age. Well, Aveda Global Artistic Director for Makeup Janell Geason, created a really fresh and elegant spring look for the Spring/Summer 2015 Novis at New York Fashion Week. Once again, I’ve included the steps below, so you can try this Aveda for Novis look yourself! Read more

Get the NYFW Look / AVEDA for Ann Yee

Can you believe New York Fashion Week has come and gone?!? Normally, I’m all over the fashion that hits the runway, but this year I’ve been a little more inspired on the beauty side. And thanks to Aveda, who is sharing the beauty looks they created for NYFW, you’ll be able to get these looks yourself. First up, is a super achievable wavy pony tail that I’m definitely going to try and recreate. Read more

Beauty Buzz / Hot Designs Nail Art Pens

Listen up nail fanatics, there’s a nail art craze among us. If you’re one of them, then you already know that. If you didn’t know that…well…I guess I’m letting you in on the big secret now. I’m one of those people who love it, but am too lazy and not skilled enough to do it myself. Then I was contacted to see if I’d like to try out the “As Seen on TV” Hot Designs Nail Art Pens. Duh…uh…yeah! Read more

My 7 Favorite Online Resources for Plus-Size Fashion

I started this blog in 2010, since then the plus-size fashion community has grown leaps and bounds online. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a lot more this community has to accomplish. And I know it’s only going to get better. For now, I wanted to put together a quick list of my seven favorite online resources for plus-size fashion. Read more

5 Ankle Booties to Consider for Fall

I think Los Angeles just got a few drops of rain. That and my continuing fall obsession with cardigans has kicked my need for “all things fall” into action. Yes, this includes a much-needed pair of ankle booties. I think I’ve found a pair I want, but there are a few other styles of ankle booties to consider for fall. Here’s my list. Read more

Maya, COVERGIRL, and the VMA’s / Video

When COVERGIRL invites you to get pampered and attend the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s), but you can’t go—you don’t let an opportunity like that pass by! That’s why I asked my beautiful, funny, and adorable friend Maya if she wanted to go for me. And she said yes! Read more

Trying Out the Latest Products from L’Oreal Paris

It’s no secret that I’m not a makeup artist…not even close. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t like experimenting and playing with makeup. And that’s exactly what I did a few days ago. In this post I’m trying out the latest products from L’Oreal Paris. You can say, I had my own little private makeup session with what they sent me! Read more

5 Apps to Help You Survive NYFW

If you’re headed to New York Fashion Week (NYFW), I may be a tiny bit jealous of you. Yes, I know plus size designs never hit the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway, but I’d still love to experience it just once. I’d use it as inspiration of course in my own so-called fashion life. Now, I know NYC is not perfect. Believe me, I’ve heard the crazy stories. So, I put together a list of apps that I found on my tablet that could help you navigate and survive NYFW. Read more