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Join Me and Make the Pledge! How to Donate Your Hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Disclosure: This is a sponsored and heartfelt collaboration with Pantene.

When my aunt was battling breast cancer, she lost her hair due to the chemotherapy. But, that didn’t stop her from being her fabulous self! With a smile that lit up any room she walked into, she wore beautiful scarves and wide brim hats instead of the wigs they offered her. Turns out she didn’t like how fake the wigs looked. That was a long time ago, way before the launch of the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign. Read more

7 Fall Prints I Have My Eye On

The fall season never disappoints when it comes to prints. Well, at least that’s my opinion. I’m not one to over do it, but I do have a special place in my heart for those who can rock the fiercest prints and even mix them. I was doing a little online shopping and came across seven fall prints that caught my attention. Read more

DIY Plus-Size Halloween Costume / Frida Kahlo

I’ve always been curious about the life of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Then last year, I was invited to an exhibit of her photos and the curiousity turned into inspiration. To say this woman lived an interesting life is an understatement. It’s no wonder so many people are inspired by her art and her lifestyle. I decided this DIY plus-size halloween costume idea would be one influenced by this photo of Frida. Read more

10 Favorites: Shopbop SALE

If you’re a fan of designer shopping sites, I think you’re going to love this sale. Even though they don’t carry plus sizes, Shopbop is one of my favorite sites for designer shoes, accessories, and handbags. And I know that sales don’t happen very often on this site. So, when they do have a sale, I have to take advantage of it—reasonably of course. For the next three days (October 14-16), you can enjoy Shopbop’s Friends and Family sale! That means 25% sitewide (with some brand exclusions). Read more

Beauty Buzz / Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek and Lip Balm

When it comes to my cheeks and my lips, I try not to use makeup that’s going feel heavy and thick. I love wearing light and sheer makeup year round. As I was going through some products I received to review, I came across a package I forgot to open. Don’t ask me how that happens. I opened it to find Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm and Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. Two balms that are made for the sheer makeup lovers out there. Here’s a quick Beauty Buzz report!  Read more

Big & Tall / Fall Essentials for Men

After rummaging through the hubby’s closet, I realized he needs a few things for fall. Of course, he hates shopping, so that gives me the opportunity to have a little fun. So, I went online and found some things I think he’ll like. And that’s how I came up with these fall essentials for men. Now, these are items that are great for pairing with other existing pieces in their wardrobe and perfect for layering. Read more

Sneak Peek / Carmakoma Resort 2015

You have to love resort collections. Geared towards the holiday (AKA vacationing during winter) woman—they’re more like pre-spring/summer collection. I always look at it like that’s what I can expect in the upcoming seasons. And that’s what we get here with the Carmakoma Resort 2015 collection. It’s very European chic…I love that! Read more

Curvy Girl Travels / Tips for a Romantic Weekend

Sometimes, we just need a romantic weekend. Whether it’s to rekindle the fire, start-up up a romance, celebrate a special occasion, or just because. I was invited out by the Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel, California to spend a complimentary weekend by the sea. Only a 5 1/2 hour drive north of Los Angeles, the hubby and I decided to take a break from our lives and the opportunity to explore the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. We had such an amazing and relaxing time, just the two of us. It was so nice, that I wanted to share a few of my tips for a romantic weekend.  Read more

9 Fall-Friendly Plus-Size Trench Coats

Who’s looking for a fall coat? I’m definitely in the market. A few weeks ago, I posted a City Chic trench coat on my Facebook page—that I fell in love with. Then I visited their store the other day and came across another one I want. I’ve been thinking about them ever since. I never really considered buying one before, but there are some really great plus-size trench coats out there. I went searching online and found 9 great options.  Read more

DIY Plus-Size Halloween Costume / Zombie Prom Queen

Halloween is right around the corner my loves! Are you ready? I’m guessing a majority of you aren’t. I assume that, because I’m not. Well, after the Mary Poppins costume idea, I have a really easy DIY plus-size Halloween costume idea for you! I created this costume a few years ago and it was really inexpensive and fun. And you can add your own level of personality and creativity to it! How would you like to become a Zombie Prom Queen? Read more

I Took the Dove Silky Hair Dare

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Dove.

Maybe you should only read this post if you really want silky soft hair—just saying. Personally, I’m a big fan. I’m that one person who’s always touching and running their fingers through their hair. And I love testing out different products to see what will and won’t work. So, when Dove contacted me and asked me if I wanted to take their Silky Hair Dare and try out the new Dove Pure Care Dry Oil collection—I was immediately interested. Read more