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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

Stressed Out Skin? Take the Skin Wellbeing Survey

When it comes to our skincare, there are so many things to take into consideration. But, do you ever think about your skin’s wellness? It’s not only about what you’re putting on your face and into your body, but it’s also how you’re emotionally treating your skin. I was recently invited to the #NoMakeupWakeup event with Simple Skincare and I had a chance to meet one of their experts Dr. Josie Howard. We discussed the relationship between stress, emotional wellbeing, and skin health (psychodermatology). We were asked to take her Skin Wellbeing Survey and I just knew I had to share it with all of you! Read more

JMS Soft Support Wirefree Bra with Hidden Pocket / Giveaway (Closed)

Let’s just get this out in the open. You know you’re guilty of using your bra as secret hiding place. I know I am! As a little girl,  I’d watch my grandma hide her little coin purse in her bra. Taking it out when we’d go to the store. Is she the only one to ever do that? Apparently not! In a recent Just My Size (JMS) poll, 39% or respondents admitted to stashing valuables in their bras. We are not alone. And now, we can do it in style with the JMS Soft Support Wirefree Bra with Hidden Pocket. And I have five to give away!  Read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Starts with You

My aunt lost her battle with breast cancer many years ago. I was 19-years-old when she passed. I miss her smile, her feisty personality, and her laughter. You’d think as the years go by, it gets easier and easier. But, it saddens me today as much as it did then. I know I’m not alone either, I think we’ve all been touched by this disease in one way or another. This is why every October, I do my best to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read more

DIY Plus-Size Halloween Costume / Mary Poppins

Oh Halloween…you’ve really snuck up on us haven’t you? I promise myself every year that I’m not going to wait until the last-minute when it comes to my costume. Yeah, I always fail at that. So, when that I happens, I either run to my local Halloween costume store and hope they carry plus-sizes or just put one together myself. Sometimes, I think the DIY (do-it-yourself) option is a lot better. That’s why I’m going to bring you a few DIY plus-size Halloween costume ideas. Read more

Beauty Buzz / Urban Decay Pulp Fiction

If you haven’t seen the movie Pulp Fiction, I’m going to need you to stop what you’re doing and watch it. Then come back to this post and check out the latest Limited Edition Urban Decay collection. The Quentin Tarantino movie is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year, do you feel old yet? The collection, one that I’m going to use every day this fall, is a based on the look of one of my favorite characters in the movie—Mrs. Mia Wallace. Read more

5 Plus-Size Tops I’m Loving for Fall

Fall is here and I’m sad to say that my wardrobe is not ready. As much as I wanted summer to be over, this procrastinator hasn’t really done any fall shopping. I blame it on the warm L.A. weather. Now, that I know it’s fall, there are five plus-size tops I want to add to my closet. Read more