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Let’s Get Tropical with Prints

I’ve been feeling a little tropical lately. Blame it on the weather, my recent trip to the Dominican Republic, and a beautiful Topshop dress (that doesn’t come in my size). I just want to wear nothing but tropical prints. So, what do I do when that happens? I write about it here of course. I search the web for all things that inspire my tropical craving. Read more

Sensitive Skin? Nourish it with a Simple Moisturizer

I will admit right off the bat that I don’t necessarily deal with sensitive skin on a daily basis. But, I know a lot of you live with sensitivity to skincare products, red patches on your skin, itchy skin, dryness, and blemishes (to name a few). And if I can offer you any relief, I will try! Simple Skincare sent me two of their latest moisturizers that were made for you and your sensitive skin. Read more

10 Favorites: Plus Size Denim Jeans

For about a millisecond, I considered creating a blog where all I do is write about my love for denim jeans. I wear them all of the time and then some. They’re just my favorite of all-time favorites. A little obsessed. In fact, I decided to share 10 plus size denim jeans that have caught my eye at the moment. Read more

Giveaway: My Mary Kay Pretty in Pastels Look

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Mary Kay®, People en Espanol and Latina Bloggers Connect.

Who’s officially ready for all things spring? I know my loves in the colder parts of the country are! Believe me, I feel your pain! I used to live in North Dakota and Germany, and although I enjoyed my winter, I couldn’t wait for sunny days and blooming flowers. This is the perfect season to wake things up a little. And the best way I know how is with a fresh spring makeup look, like the Mary Kay Pretty in Pastels look.  And guess what? I have a giveaway valued at $300 just for you! Read more

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