Do you think you have all the beauty products you’ll need this summer? You do? Wrong! Come on ladies! There are a few things you’ll need for the rest of the summer. You’ll want to smell good first of all. Then you’ll need something to make those eyes stand out, but will actually stay on. And you’re going to need to keep those lips looking soft and hydrated. Yes you’re going to need all that! And thanks to L’Oreal Paris you just might be one of the lovely ladies to win these summer beauty essentials.
Last weekend I was sent to Las Vegas for a blog gig. We rented a Ford Mustang and made the 4 hour drive from Los Angeles. The car actually did pretty good on gas. I was really surprised! We hit a few 112 degree spots in the desert…thank God for air conditioning. Oh…btw…tall people will not like sitting in the back seat. Not very roomy.
Anyways…back to Las Vegas. Now normally, I love this city. I mean…what is there not to like? It’s the city of having fun…literally 24 hours a day fun. But, I will say I’m not a fan of LV during the summer. It’s too flippin’ hot! In case you were wondering, 80 degrees is my max temperature. It was anywhere from 103-108 that weekend. Ugh!
I love the “5 Question” feature on this blog. I think it’s a really great way to get to know someone a little better without dragging on a long interview. Today, I want to introduce you to an amazing model, Monique Robinson. I first met Monique at Full Figured Fashion Week 2011. She immediately stood out to me and rocked that finale runway show! I had to go over and introduce myself after. She is one of my favorite models and of course I love her name…duh! So, If you don’t know who she is…well get to know her, because I know you’ll be seeing a lot more of her!
Hello shoe lovers! This is the last part of my Nina Shoes exclusive. The entire experience was awesome, but I have to say this stood out the most…the archive collection. The archive room was like a shoe museum. As you’ll see below, there is a lot of history with this company that all started in 1953. As fashion changed so did the styles and colors.
Tadashi Shoji designs some of the most luxurious cocktail dresses and gowns you’ll ever see. I was beyond honored when I was asked if I wanted to be included in a style challenge with a group of amazingly beautiful bloggers! I was given the Cutout Jersey Boatneck Cocktail Dress in Black from their new Plus Size Evening Shop and let me tell you how gorgeous this dress is! Stunning! It’s so versataile. And that’s something I hope to show you in this challenge.
So here’s a big surprise…I’m super lazy when it comes to painting my nails. I don’t know why, but it just seems like the whole drying process takes forever with me. And I always dent them or mess them up. I’m kind of a klutz by-the-way. I had a few minutes to spare this weekend when I was in Las Vegas, so I decided to paint them. I used L’Oreal’s Coulour Riche nail lacquer in Club Prive ($5.99). My brother said it reminds him of pistachio ice cream…mmmmm…ice cream. It reminds me of blue cotton candy.
You all know I chopped my hair off and it’s been glorious! I’ve cut my hair prepping time in half. Woot! Woot! Even thought it’s short, I still style it. My straightener and I are best buddies. Yup, we go way back. In fact, my “hair drawer” is filled with styling tools that I’ve had a while. Hmmm…If only there was a tool that would do the job of a straightener/flat iron, and curling iron. There is! And you’re going to get a chance to win a Limited Edition ghd styler!
Phew!! I’ve finally uploaded all of my Full Figured Fashion Week photos to the Curves and Chaos Facebook page! View them here. It felt like it took forever, but it was sooooo worth it! I rediscovered my love for photography and can’t wait to start taking a few classes and investing in equipment. Watching these models walk down the runway, I was so inspired to capture every moment. I’ve gathered a few of my favorite runway images below.