Welcome Beleza Em Curvas (Beauty in Curves), the publication of Brazil’s first plus size women’s magazine! Yay! Very exciting for the Brazilian curvy ladies! The magazine will be on the Brazilian news stands in August. They will feature Fashion, Beauty, Health, Celebrity interviews and more! Their goal is to show the magazine readers of the world that Plus Size women do exist and that they are happy with who they are. They also believe that good self-esteem is fundamental to who you are as a person. Sounds great!
Here’s their info if you’d like to follow them:
twitter: @belezaemcurvas Facebook: Beleza em Curvas Myspace: Beleza em Curvas
Beauty trends come and go, but advice lives forever. Right? I’ll never forget the beauty advice my mom gave me as a teen. And of course I’ve read tons of beauty tips online and in my favorite
But, there are a few that I will never forget and am so grateful for. They are not only essential, but some are very basic and practical. Here are a few of my favorites:
Use a used ‘cooled’ green tea bag for puffiness, redness, or itchy skin.
Try not touching your face. Your hands may have dirt and oils that will clog your pores.
If you run out of shaving cream, you can use hair conditioner.
When wearing a fragrance on your wrists, don’t rub them together. The scent can be altered.
Like I said, they are simple. Nothing too scientific here. Now, I know all beauty tips are different. Some tips work and some don’t. I know I’ve tried stuff that hasn’t worked for me. What has worked for you?
What are some of your favorite beauty tips? Share!!
Who doesn’t love the classic Christian Louboutin pump? Seriously, they are on every shoe lover’s list. But, that red sole will cost you! The Simple Nude Pump costs $595 at Barney’s New York. That makes it a ‘Bank Breaker.’ Wait until you check out the ‘Bargain’ pump.
The ‘Bargain’ pump is from Nine West. The almost identical Ambitious Pump can be found at Macy’s for $69. Compared to the Louboutins, that’s a deal! Would you rock the bargain pump?
My favorite designer changes with each season, as I constantly see my perspective on style and fashion change. Marc Jacobs is a consistent favorite and I love what the Rodarte sisters do, as well. However, right now, I am crushing on a local designer from Boston, Millie Bautista, who after seeing her clothing first hand, has converted me into an instant fan. She works with textures in a creative way to add interest to very basic pieces, such as a black sheath dress. I like designers who can make clothing look like art, but still feel like something you could wear with your friends out to brunch.
What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?
I love this simple silver ring from Bali that one of my students gave me as a Valentine’s Day Gift. I love accessories that have a story attached to it, as it makes it more interesting when someone asks you, “Where did you get that?”
If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?
Great Question! I’d make a hair product that made sure every girl with curly hair had perfect frizz-free curls everyday! I’d call it, “Amelia’s Miracle!”
If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?
A black dress with a scoop neck to reveal the sexy collar bone/neck, black tights to elongate the legs, black platform pumps, a cocktail ring, and Nars lipstick in Red Lizard in Paris, of course. Oh! And I’d bring along my iPod to play a pre-party music mix!
Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?
“Dress for where you wish you could be, not where you are going.” My mom has always taught me through her own style that fashion is not only about self-expression, but about telling a story. Usually, that story is based in some sort of fairy tale/dream.
We have a winner!! (The winner was randomly selected using random.org.)
And the winner is Martina! Congrats!!
Do you have wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, uneven skin tone, impurities, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness, and loss of radiance? (I don’t know about you, but I have a few of these!)
If you’re a Las Vegas lady or plan on being there this weekend, then you need to check out the Evolution of Curves Fashion Show Event and Fundraiser. It’s tomorrow, Saturday July 24th and tickets are only $25!! It looks like Faith 21 is one of the clothing lines that are going to be on hand. They even sent out this coupon (below) for 10% off any in-store or online purchase.
It’s no secret that I’m not a makeup guru when it comes to eye shadow. I always stare in amazement at my cousin’s makeup. She’s amazing and can create the perfect eye.
One day I will learn how to create the perfect eye! So, until then, I think I need to buy the Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection. Seriously? Isn’t this delish? It even comes with a tutorial, for gals like me. I got an email from Sephora today and it’s selling this $73 value for $35! Need it now!
Do you want those beach tousled waves without going to the beach? This is one of my favorite hairstyles. It’s a simple style and it’s the classic “California Girl” look. There are even products out there specifically made for “beach waves.” Doesn’t Jessica Simpson look lovely?
Why does YouTube capture this image as the thumbnail? LOL Anyways, I said it’s short, but it’s about 10 minutes you’ll never get back! hahahahaha…wait should I be putting down my own video? Oh well, if you can’t laugh at yourself…well you know!
Most of us dream of carrying a hot designer bag on our arm. But, what if you can’t afford one? I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford those high priced beauties. I get out there and find a designer-inspired handbag. I found this gorgeous Lanvin Amalia bag, but it’s going to cost you $3,105.00 at Barney’s New York. Now, that’s a “Bank Breaker!” Scroll down to find out where the “Bargain” bag comes from.
The “Bargain” bag is the Audrey Leatherette bag from Forever 21 and costs a whopping $22.80. It’s definitely inspired by Lanvin’s design with it’s quilted look, front pocket, and its chain and ribbon wrapped handle.