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Curves and Chaos 2-Year Blogiversary!!

Curves and Chaos is officially 2! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging here this long. You have no idea how appreciative I am of each and every one of you that has visited and commented on my blog.

I look back over the past two years and I see how much I’ve changed. But, one thing has remained the same, my love for fashion, shopping, beauty, and all things curvy. My confidence has grown beyond measure and I thank you for that. I still and will always believe in loving yourself inside and out.

One thing I’m REALLY appreciative of is all of the amazing people I’ve met, the places I’ve been, and the events I’ve been invited to. Each and every opportunity has been amazing! And it’s all because of you!

And as a thank you…

I’m going to have an entire month of giveaways! Each week, in the month of February, you will have a chance to enter to win amazing prizes from Queen Grace Collection, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel, Fashion to Figure, Hips & Curves, We Love Colors, Payless ShoeSource,  Curvilicious, and Caress.

All because I love you! It all starts on February 1st!

Getting Red Carpet Ready with L’Oreal Paris & Giveaway!!

Who’s going to watch the Golden Globes on Sunday? We are now officially in award season and that means lots of gifting suites. I was invited to the L’Oreal Paris beauty suite inside the HBO Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. It was a day of pampering, which I really needed. And I got to hang out with my friend Lisann, who’s in town for the weekend.

L’Oreal Paris is celebrating 40 years of beauty, so it only seemed fit that the room was designed with gold touches everywhere! My makeup was done by celebrity makeup artist April. She gave me some helpful tips while using some of L’Oreal’s hottest products. Connie gave me one of the best manicures I’ve had in a long time…Thank goodness! This is my first time trying out their nail polish, and so far so good with their new line Colour Riche. Then the funny and talented Romero styled my hair. He had us cracking up! He gave me a very Bridget Bardot-inspired hair style.

This weekend celebrities will be get all primped and pampered courtesy of L’Oreal Paris, just like me for Sunday’s award show. I can’t wait to see the red carpet and what my favorite actresses are wearing and how they’re styled.

L’Oreal Paris wants to help get you “red carpet ready” for award season, with an awesome giveaway! Find out how you can enter to win an amazing package after the photos below!

My friend Lisann and I, it's self-portrait time! LOL
My friend Lisann and I, it's self-portrait time! LOL
April working on my eye makeup.
April working on my eye makeup.
Connie working on my nails.
Connie working on my nails.
I chose "Breaking Curfew" for my nails. Love it!
I chose "Breaking Curfew" for my nails. Love it!
So many colors, so little time!
So many colors, so little time!
Loved Romero!
Loved Romero!
Har is set, now let's lounge in my gold chair!
Har is set, now let's lounge in my gold chair!
Thanks Romero! I felt very Bridget Bardot!
Thanks Romero! I felt very Bridget Bardot!
There were candy dishes filled with L'Oreal Paris products! Loved it!
There were candy dishes filled with L'Oreal Paris products! Loved it!
A quick pic before we leave!
A quick pic before we leave!

One reader will win the following L’Oreal red carpet package!! 

  • Lauren Merkin Diana Metallic Snake Clutch
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Pavé Curb Link Bracelet
  • L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Collection
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Gloss 8HR
  • L’Oréal Paris Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush
  • L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner
  • L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail
  • L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Alcohol-Free Styling Collection
  • L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray

Enter to win below!

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F21 Dress Replay in Chicago

Last week, I made my way to Chicago for the Latinos in Social Media National Conference. I was bummed that I couldn’t take any time to see my girls out there (you know who you are).

For the award’s gala, I wore this Forever 21 dress, that you might have seen me wear here. It was such a fun night! I love hanging out with my fellow bloggers! I was nominated for two awards: Best Latin@ Lifestyle Blogger and Best Latin@ Social Networker. I did walk away with the best lifestyle blogger award. What an honor!! Really!! I’m truly blessed. Thank you to EVERYONE who voted for me and helped me win! xoxo

Earlier in the day, I was invited to a very special Mary Kay Glam Suite held in the Vice Presidential Suite at the Intercontinental Hotel. I got my hair blown out and a “day look” makeover. And I even walked away with an awesome Mary Kay gift bag!! Thank you Mercedes from BeChicMag.com for the invite!

Check out their Free Virtual Makeover. It’s pretty cool!

I didn’t get to take many pics of the city. The conference kept me really busy. But here are a few I did get.

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Matos/The Art Muse
Photo Courtesy of Rachel Matos/The Art Muse
Can't wait to try my Mary Kay products.
Can't wait to try my Mary Kay products.
Loving these smokey eye kits made for different eye colors.
Loving these smokey eye kits made for different eye colors.
View from the suite!
View from the suite!
After I won my LATISM Best Lifestyle Blogger Award
After I won my LATISM Best Lifestyle Blogger Award
The best dessert ever! Oreo cookie ice cream sandwich.
The best dessert ever! Oreo cookie ice cream sandwich.

Disclosure: My trip was sponsored and I did receive a complimentary gift bag from Mary Kay. The above is my true and honest opinion.

L.A. Love: ‘THREAD Show’ Holiday Shopping Event

THREAD Show, a multi-city shopping event that promotes emerging designers and artists, has finally made its way to Los Angeles.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 13th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., THREAD will showcase 100 of the top independent designers in each market. This guarantees shoppers unique and creative gifts.

Held at The Cooper Design Space, along with shopping, there will be a DIY Gift Wrapping Lounge, a themed photo booth, live music, a pop-up local art gallery, Style Lounge, Nail Bar, fashion art installation, THREAD Well Lounge, and giveaways all day.

“This holiday shopping event allows trend-setters to shop more cost effectively while purchasing unique gifts inspired with creativity for people they care about,” explains THREAD Show spokesperson, DanielleGano. “THREAD Show also gives locals an opportunity to meet the designers face-to-face, feed the local economy, be kind to the environment and ensure the gifts they give are locally-made and ethicallyproduced.”

$10 general admission tickets will be available at the door.

Visit www.Threadshow.com for more information.

L.A. Fashionistas- Win tickets to Sassy City Chicks!!

Calling all Los Angeles Fashionistas! If you love to shop, then you don’t want to miss the Sassy City Chicks L.A. Fall Fashion Bash!

I don’t know a better way to celebrate Fall! I’ve been to this event twice and it’s filled with shopping, shopping, and more shopping. There are major discounts on brands like Free People, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ellie Tahari, and lots of jewelry and accessories.

They’ll have complimentary cocktails from Pinnacle and Qream Liqueur. Sip on a Strawberry Creme drink from the Qream Lounge. There will be mini-spa treatments from some of L.A.’s hottest salons. You’ll even get your hands on a Sassy Tote! The Sassy Tote is valued at over $30 and features nutritious SOYJOY bars, Softlips, and Fredericks’s of Hollywood lingerie. Sexy!!

Here’s your chance to WIN FREE TICKETS!

The first 25 fashionistas who enter CURVES at checkout will win a Sassy Tote Ticket!

*Ticket includes: admission – swag bag – cocktails – spa treatments

WHO: Sassy City Chicks
WHAT: Los Angeles Fall Fashion Bash
WHERE: 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (@ Fairfax)
WHEN: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 from 5 – 10PM

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The tickets are compliments of Sassy City Chicks. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Nordstrom Fits America for Breast Cancer Awareness

Imagine getting a bra-fitting from an expert and helping raise breast cancer awareness.

From October 20-22, the Nordstrom Fits America event will do just that!

During the event, Nordstrom will donate  $2 from every bra sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. And if you spend $50 or more (in-store), you’ll receive a reusable tote, while supplies last.

RSVP NOW

Celebrating Latina Magazine’s 15th Anniversary

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 3 years now. It really seems just like yesterday. Back then, I would have never imagined to be where I am today.

I’m not at all on blogger celebrity status. In fact, probably not even close. LOL. But, I do love what I do and what I get to experience. I consider myself very blessed.

Last week,  I was invited to attend Latina Magazine’s 15th anniversary party by COVERGIRL. I’ve been reading this magazine since it was first published. So, this was very exciting for me.

I kind of waited until the last minute to buy my dress. I wanted a very simple LBD. I found this dress over at Torrid and paired it jewlery from Aldo and shoes from Torrid. My makeup is all COVERGIRL, especially the lipstick. It’s Ruby Slipper from the Queen Collection.

I just happened to get my make-up touched up by Artemis, the Beauty Editor of Plus Model Magazine. She’s super sweet and couldn’t believe this was our first time meeting in person. I even got to hang out with Cid from CidStyleFile.com. Love that chick!

I had an amazing night…check out a few pictures below.

Cid from CidStyleFile.com and I.
Cid from CidStyleFile.com and I.
Getting my make up touched up.
Getting my make up touched up.
Lots of COVERGIRL products
Lots of COVERGIRL products
...and more COVERGIRL.
...and more COVERGIRL.
PMM Beauty Editor Artemis
PMM Beauty Editor Artemis

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I did receive complimentary admission to this event and a gift bag. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Hope, Strength & Faith

Curves and Chaos is going pink in October, all to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I hope to honor the memory of my aunt and all of those affected by this horrible disease.

I have a lot planned throughout the entire month. You’ll learn essential health information and tips, what you can do to help, and how you can support the fashion brands out there that are helping the cause themselves. I’ll even have a giveaway each week!

My main goal is help educate you, and of course bring awareness.

Stay up to date by following me on Twitter or Facebook.

My L’Oreal Paris Beauty Suite Visit

Don’t tell anyone, but I think I’m a closet beauty junkie. I can’t get enough!

I was so excited when L’Oreal Paris invited me to visit their beauty suite at the Emmy’s Luxury Lounge! It was held inside the beautiful Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, on Saturday.

Whenever I get invited to an event I honestly don’t know what to expect.

For example, I almost bumped into Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker, when I exited the elevator. I also spotted Jerry Ferrara who plays Turtle on Entourage. He’s too cute!

I made my way to the L’Oreal Paris Beauty Suite and was greeted, offered a yummy cocktail, and headed to get a manicure. I was so flustered when I arrived, but the amazing Danielle from L’Oreal and Cindy from Soy Fashionista quickly calmed my nerves. Thanks ladies!!

After my mani and chatting with celebrity makeup artist and L’Oreal Paris consulting expert Johnny Lavoy, I went over to get my hair done. Johnny is amazing by the way.

Before I knew it, my hair was styled and it was time to go.  I’d like to send a BIG thank you to L’Oreal Paris for the invite and pampering. Let’s do it again sometime!!

Here’s what I wore…

Check out photos from the beauty suite event below…

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I did receive a complimentary gift bag from L’Oreal Paris. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Plus Model Magazine Blogger Conference Pics

I am missing NYC soooo much right now. The Plus Model Magazine blogger conference was so much fun. There’s just something about being around a group of women who love fashion as much as you do. Nevermind the fact that we all love and appreciate our curves. Everyone looked so beautiful and the confidence was beaming from that room. Once again, a BIG thank you to Plus Model Magazine and Just As You Are for inviting me.

Erica Watson was hilarious, as always, and the models were beautiful. Unfortunately, my batteries and back-up batteries died. I didn’t get any photos after the Just As You Are fashion show. I wanted to take photos of all the bloggers too. Boooooo! to dead batteries.

Your First Look: Just As You Are

Here’s something you’ve probably said before…”Why can’t I find a coat that fits me?”

Fall is almost here and you know that means chilly weather. You all know I love when it gets cold. Although, L

os Angeles doesn’t get that cold, I still want a nice coat that actually fits me.

This weekend I was in New York, for the first Plus Model Magazine blogger conference. It was so much fun!! We were getting the first look, with a group of amazingly beautiful bloggers (those pics to come), of the new line of outerwear by Just As You Are.

Just As You Are wants to emphasize to all of us that they do care about what we want and for us to know that “size doesn’t matter.” They’ve done the research, believe me. They’ve listened, which a lot of brands don’t do. The coats do not come in sizes, you add your measurments, they tell you what coats would suit you, and you order. Simple.

As I watched the ladies modeling the coats (below), I noticed that there was something for everyone. They’ve to

uched on the small details. And believe me it’s the small details that count. For example, they only use faux furs, and they are incredibly soft. The coats are light weight, come in great fall colors, they have inside zippers, linings and faux fur collars that detach.

Prices will range from $159-$289, not bad for something you’ll use for many years.

The site will be live no later than September 14th. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. These coats really are mad

e for us. It’s about time.

“Like” them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and tweet them with you questions or comments. They will also be featured in the next issue of Plus Model Magazine, so be on the lookout. A big thank you to all the amazing ladies of Plus Model Magazine that made this conference happen. I can’t wait for the next one.

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