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Urban Decay / Eyes, Lips & Cheeks

I’ve had these stunning Urban Decay products in my hands for a few months and I can’t believe I never shared them with you! I know I’m a bad blogger. But hey, it kind of works out. The holidays are here and there’s no better time to have fun and be colorfully creative with your holiday beauty look. Of course, Urban Decay has all of this for you with these products and more. Here’s a little visual inspiration with some help from Urban Decay Eye Shadow, Revolution High-Color Lipgloss, and Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush.

Plaid Envy

I think it’s been years since I’ve worn any type of turtleneck. Probably not since I was in the military. But, the minute I saw this Zelie For She Plaid Tunic, I knew it would break my turtleneck dry spell. I fell in love with this tunic the moment I saw it. I mean the print and the color are daring for me. But, with a little clicking here and a little clicking there—it was mine!

Tagged / #PlusSize

The internet is a funny place. Known for it’s vast resources, it’s also home to the insane world of social media and the notorious “hashtag.” The hashtag has redefined how you want to be viewed, classified, and sorted on social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr (to name a few). Today, I was on Instagram and I clicked on #plussize. One that’s probably been around since the beginning of plus size hashtagging (in my opinion). We can go back and forth (forever) about the term and whether you like it, use it, associate with it, disagree with it, hate it, love it, and/or embrace it. I don’t have time for that today.

Going Floral with Yona New York / Giveaway (Closed)

Remember how I keep saying I’m going to try and step out of my fashion box? That little box that I’m super comfortable in…yeah that one. Well, I’m trying guys and it all starts with wearing more dresses…and prints…and colors other than black. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with any of that, but there are just way too many fab designs out there for me to stay stuck in that box. So, I partnered with Yona New York to show off their Floral Charmeuse Drape Dress and give two lucky readers the chance to win their own!

Dream vs. Reality — My Holiday Wish List

Sponsored by Kmart.

By now, we all have a holiday wish list built up in our heads. Most of the time, these are essential items to get us through the year. Then there’s the dream wish list. Right now, Santa is giving me some major side eye. This is the list of things we lust after and don’t really need. But, they would make things a lot more interesting, if we had them. We’ve all been there and I’m going to share mine with you. Here’s my dream holiday wish list vs. my realistic holiday wish list (wish a little help from Kmart.com).

10 Accessories I Need This Winter

I know what you’re thinking…”You live in L.A. Monique! Do you really need winter accessories?” The answer is Yes. Normally, I don’t. But, El Nino is supposed to visit us this winter and I want to be prepared. Besides, I travel a lot and having these on hand makes sense. Oh…and I found all of these over on Shopbop.com where you can take up to 25% your entire order with code GOBIG15 (ends 11/30/15). So…yeah…I need these 10 winter accessories.

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