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The Urban Decay Naked Truth

Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes…yeah…I figured. All three are pretty awesome, but have you ventured over into their skin products and lip glosses yet? I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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12 Designer Clip-On Earrings Perfect for Spring

In what seems like a world filled with people who have their ears pierced (I’m one of them), I happen to know that there are still quite a few of you out whose ears remain unpierced. I thought of you when I was online window shopping and ran across quite a few pairs of clip-on earrings from Oscar de la Renta. Yes, there are designer clip-on earrings! I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorites for spring below.  Read more

Vibrant & Fresh: Melissa Masse Spring Preview

There are very few designers and brands out there that create fashion for all sizes. Some will design for straight, then later will create separate and different designs for plus sizes. Melissa Masse is one of those that designs for all—sizes XS to 3X. It’s very refreshing! I was recently invited to her spring preview and I fell in love with her vibrant prints and amazing fit. Read more

5 Questions: Mariela Bagnato

Normally, when I conduct a “5 Questions” interview it’s all done through email. But, with Mariela Bagnato, I actually got to interview this talented celebrity makeup artist face-to-face while I was in the Dominican Republic. I thought you should get to know a little more about her and her philosophy on beauty . Read more

15 Lip-Loving Orange Lipsticks

Looks like another beauty trend is making it’s mark this spring—and yes I’m loving it! Whenever the season hits, the vibrant and bold colors come out to play. Get your lips ready for a range of orange lipsticks. I found 15 below, that I think you might just fall in love with. Read more

Island Style in City Chic Resort (OOTD)

Can I just live on an island forever? Please? OK maybe just on the beach? Before I get too deep into dreams of taking naps on hammocks and enjoying slushy drinks, I’ll take the time to gush about City Chic sending me a few pieces from their Resort Collection. I mentioned I was headed to the Dominican Republic and they wanted me to live in that true island style. Read more

Be the Woman You Were Meant to Be

I’m honored to have women in my life who inspire me daily. Women who are brave, smart, fearless, genuine, loving, and just straight-up phenomenal. They are themselves, without making excuses or apologies, for that matter. When I think of them, I know they are the women they were supposed to be—through and through. Read more

It’s Time to Address a Few Skincare Concerns

There was a time when all I could do was just sit, cry, and pray that the pimples on my face would go away. It was pimple on top of pimple. I was in my early 20’s, not a teenager! I had no idea why I was going though it. It really was a painful time. I’ve realized, in my old age, that our skin has a mind of it’s own. And even today I have skincare concerns that need addressing. Read more

Plus Size Swimwear Trend: Black and White Swimsuits

It seems like all I can think about lately are swimsuits. Maybe it’s the fact that they are every where right now. And for the first time in a long time, there is a great selection of plus size swimwear out there. They have me dreaming of the warm sun and days by the pool. I don’t think I’m the only one. Just so you know, one of my favorite trends right now is black and white swimsuits. Read more

Living in City Chic Body Shape Denim (OOTD)

Would you believe me if I told you that I’ve been dreaming of a pair of high-waisted denim? Well…I have. I know it’s kind of weird, but I practically live in denim. Day in and out. But, I’ve always struggled with the low rise factor. It’s so annoying. Then one day City Chic sent me a pair. Read more