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Prevent these Summer Skin Problems

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I’ve never considered myself a delicate person when it comes to my skin, but the summer is starting to show it’s power. We’re only a few weeks in and I’m already dealing with a heat rash and ingrown hairs. What the what? I know it’s not only annoying, but sometimes it can be painful. When it comes to these summer skin problems, I know I’m not alone. Read more

5 Fun Ways to Relieve Stress

I had a revelation the other day and it was on a roller coaster. Man, screaming my lungs out at maximum capacity sure makes me feel a lot better afterwards. Especially, when it’s doing something fun. Like scaring the crap out of myself on a speeding theme park ride. And let’s be real. We all have stress in our lives. If you don’t, you’re either extremely lucky or you’re lying to yourself. Whatever the case, here are five fun ways to relieve stress (without hurting anyone). Read more

Say Goodbye to #ALLERGYFACE with these Beauty Tips!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Latina Bloggers Connect and the makers of ZYRTEC®

Do you suffer from #ALLERGYFACE? I do! Ugh! I found out something new about myself this spring. I’m now a victim of Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis.  I thought I caught three sinus colds this spring. Nope…good ol’ Hay fever caused by pollen and other fun allergens in the air. Read more

My 5 Tips to Fight Stress Sweat #SecretEstres (Giveaway)

Of all the things I love to do in this world, sweating is not one of them. Especially stress sweating, which smells worse! I know why our bodies do it, but that doesn’t make it any cuter. In fact, when Secret reached out to me for this sponsored post (with a giveaway), I knew I had to jump right in, say yes, and share my tips on how to fight stress sweat! Read more

A Letter to Me…at 15

Dear 15-year-old Monique,

I’m going to make this short and to the point.

Stop it! Stop it right now! Stop hating your body. Stop hating your hair. Stop envying the “popular” girls. And please stop wishing you weren’t you. Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month {Giveaway}

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ladies! And although it’s honored this month, awareness should last a lifetime. Unfortunately, my aunt lost her battle to this horrible disease when I was 19-years-old. She was the most vibrant, loving, and beautiful person, inside and out. I remember her always making us laugh and she was definitely a feisty woman! Read more

I Think it’s Time for a Personal Beauty Intervention

Aging sucks. We’re all trying to avoid it. No one wants wrinkles or super droopy sagging body parts. Some of us will go to amazing lengths to stop the aging process, no matter how silly we look. Lifts here…injections there…it really is an uphill battle.  Read more

YOUR BODY: The Embarrassing Topic of Sex and Pleasure {Giveaway}

Our bodies and sexual pleasure are nothing to be ashamed of…right? I mean…we’re only human and as long as we’re taking care and protecting ourselves, then sex shouldn’t be a taboo topic. It took me some time to think about writing this. I’m not a prude by any means, but  growing up I didn’t really see or hear the media discuss sex as openly as it is now. And if you follow me via the Curves and Chaos Facebook page, then you know I actually asked you all if I should even host this giveaway. Read more

First Steps to a Healthy Future

As a plus size blogger, there are a many things I hear from readers. One of the things that irritates me the most is when I’m being told that I support obesity because I write about plus size fashion.  Now, let’s get one thing straight, that is the most idiotic thing someone can say to me. I support dressing the body you have now…regardless of shape or size. No matter what you look like, you still need to wear clothes!  Read more

NEWS: SPARK & Teens #KeepItReal

I’m a grown woman. One who can make decisions on what I like, don’t like, don’t want to buy, don’t want to buy into, and who I want to be. As a teenager, that was a whole other different story. I was just trying to figure out who I was, where I belonged, and who I wanted to be. I was easily influenced and often mislead by what would make me “popular” or liked by others.

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