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Beauty Buzz: COVERGIRL Oscar Looks & Giveaway

Hilary Swank looked stunning at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, while Sofia Vergara rocked the Vanity Fair after-party.

The Oscars are always about what designer a celebrity is wearing. This year COVERGIRL wants it to be all about what make-up the hottest stars are wearing.

Wouldn’t you like to know how celebrity make-up artists got these ladies their glam looks? You even have a chance to win 2 COVERGIRL products below!

Hilary Swank @ OSCAR’s Red Carpet by Make-Up Artist Monika Blunder

“I wanted to really play up Hilary’s eyes and I used her gorgeous Gucci Premiere couture dress with beautiful shades of grey and satin as my color inspiration,” shared makeup artist Monika Blunder.

To create the soft but colorful eye look, I blended silvery colors across the eye and then opened up the eyes by using COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast in Silver Spark close to the top and bottom lash line. I used the darker colors on the outside of the eye lid and then the lighter, silver colors in the inside, using COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke to bring out the silver shades of her dress. I then curled the lashes (ten second hold on each eye) and added stunning volume with COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume in Very Black.

To complement Hilary’s eyes, I created a matte, flawless face and peachy cheeks for an overall soft look. I used a feathered blush brush to apply COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach in a circular motion to the apples of the cheeks. This creates a very soft, luminous look. To achieve a luxurious skin look at home, try COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation.

For the lips, I went with a very natural look, using COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in Sandstone to add a pretty flush of luxurious color.

Sofia Vergara @ Vanity Fair/Elton John’s OSCAR After-Party by Make-Up Artist Beau Nelson

I wanted to create an old-Hollywood glamour look inspired by Sophia Loren and Sofia’s gorgeous black dress. For her eyes I applied a beige shadow on the lid and brown shadow in the crease then lined the top with COVERGIRL Line Exact in Black for added drama. On the bottom I lined her eyes with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast in Brown Blaze and finished the eyes with multiple coats of LashBlast Mascara in Black.

We wanted to keep Sofia’s skin fresh and dewy so I applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation in Nutmeg for a flawless finish and added COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach to give her a natural glow.

I finished her look with a pink/beige lip using COVERGIRL LipPerfection lipcolor in Rush.

One beauty loving reader will win 2 COVERGIRL products of their choice, one from each OSCAR look!

Extra Entry: Tweet “Loving #Oscar looks with @CoverGirl and the @CurvesandChaos Giveaway http://t.co/zUezPaw !” 
You MUST leave a comment below with the link to the tweet and a valid Twitter I.D.

Giveaway is now Closed!!

Just My Size Spring Fling Giveaway!

Don’t worry my curvy ladies spring is almost here! And there’s no better way to get you ready, than with the Just My Size Spring Fling giveaway! These looks were featured on the runway during the JMS Fashion Show in New York City.

And courtesy of Just My Size, one lucky reader will win ALL three looks!

Go Nautical!
Crisp nautical stripes will be all the rage this Spring, and what better way to show off your style than this split neck tee in navy/white stripe paired with classic fit jeans that can be rolled up just so!

Bohemian Rhapsody
Evolution by JMS ombre-printed tunic with tie-shirred sleeves paired with our Evolution by JMS distressed boyfriend jean capris.

The Military Trend is Key
This Spring, look for lots of military-inspired looks such as this ¾ sleeve tunic paired with cargo capris with lacing at the hems.

TO ENTER: Fill out the form below and you must be following me via Google Connect (on the sidebar).

FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY: Follow Just My Size on Twitter. You MUST leave a comment below with your Twitter ID or it will not count.

Rings Take Shape

I am now just realizing that I need more rings in my life. After wearing the big sparkly one I bought at Aldo Accessories I know I need more! Call it a budding obsession with statement rings.

But, everyone should have at least one statement ring. If you don’t, then you have no idea what your outfit is missing.

In fact, while doing a little bit of ring browsing online, I came across a few rings that caught my eye. Rings that need to be on my fingers soon!

They were in various simple, yet bulky stunning shapes and angles. Most are from ASOS and Topshop and are designed to stand out. I love the minimalist designs.

The Abstract Cut Out Ring from Topshop ($20) is HOT! Which one is your favorite?

What I’d Wear to the Oscar’s

If you’re like most fashionista’s, then you can’t wait for tonight’s red carpet arrivals at the award show of the season, The Academy Awards. Also known as “The Oscar’s,” this is the king of all red carpets.

The only celeb I’m looking forward to is Christina Hendricks. I love how she rocks her curves! But, besides that, I always look forward to what the trend will be on the red carpet.

If I was going, I’d die to represent in this Alexander McQueen Kimono Gown, but with the $8,655 price tag, it seems very unrealistic. That and it doesn’t come in my size. So, I stick with what I know. Gowns that are available in a wide variety of sizes.

I will admit, I’ve never worn or tried anything from eDressMe, but I am curious. All the gowns below are available up to a size 24 and they do have a plus size selection. 

If anyone has ever used them, I’d love to hear alllllll about it. I’d def consider any of the gowns below, why not add some color or sparkle?

What do you think? What would you rock for your Oscar look?


Black, White & Leopard All Over

I’m all about being inspired today. In fact, the immediate second I saw these delicious Leo Platform heels from Alloy ($46.99), I knew I had to write this post.

Leopard is always in style, but I say we venture out of our fashion comfort boxes and go a different route with black and white leopard print.

Now, if you’re already in possession of black and white leopard print, yay! for you. But, I’m not and I think these would jump start my collection.

Ok, I don’t know about a collection, but grabbing a few pieces here and there can really add some “oomph” to any blah outfit.

If these shoes don’t do it for you, I found a few accessories, tops, and shoes that might peak your interest.

What do you think? Are you feeling this black and white leopard print? What pieces do you already own?

My Feet Hurt!

I have feet issues. When I say feet issues…what I really mean is…I have feet in high heel issues. Finding a comfortable heel that is also on trend is still really hard to do. That’s why I get stuck with feet that hurt.

While I was in Las Vegas last weekend, I did a lot of walking. So much, that when it was time for evening events I was dreading putting on my shoes for the night. Who’s with me?

I can’t be the only shoe lover out there that suffers for the sake of beautiful shoes!

Every single night in Las Vegas, all I could think about was the pair of Dr.Scholls For Her “Fast Flats” sitting at home. This are great for the end of the night, when you just can’t do a pair of heels anymore. Why didn’t I bring them?  I’ve used them a couple of times, when I remember to grab them. They came in especially handy when I was in Miami as we walked from the club, back to the hotel.

As you can see, the “Fast Flats” come in a cute compact gold wristlet. They do fold and half and there is a rubber sole. You would have to carry a bigger bag when you go out, this wristlet will not fit in a small clutch. They come in small, medium, and large. I have a pair of the mediums which is a size 7-8. I wear a size 9 1/2, so it’s a snug fit, but it’s serves its purpose. They average $8-$15, but there is a $2 coupon on their web site. Click here

Have you ever used Dr. Scholls For Her “Fast Flats?” Are you even interested in trying them?

*Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for the post. Although the item was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.

What I Wore: Lane Bryant Runway Finale

Thanks to Madison Plus for using this photo of me in their “The Curvy Revolution Fan Looks” post on their blog The Dish. When I saw it, I realized I didn’t have a clear pic of my outfit from the runway finale night.

You can’t tell, but I struggled with my hair that night, so I just bunched it up as a side bun. Wasn’t sure if I liked it, but the style is growing on me. My earrings and ring are from Aldo Accessories (buy one get one 50% off).

The dress w/embellished belt is from Forever 21+, of course it’s not on the web site. The length was perfect and it was very comfortable. I just had an issue with the opening in the back, which was a little too low, my bra strap was showing and the belt kept moving around like crazy. The shoes are my oldies but goodies Jessica Simpson patent leather platform pumps. They’re my “go-to” shoe.Once again, thanks to Madison Plus for the pic!

“Buy One Get One 50% Off” on Cacique Bras

Ever since the Lane Bryant fashion show in Las Vegas, I can’t stop thinking about the Cacique bras that hit the runway. Talk about hot!!

The colors, the prints, and the styles really do make a curvy girl feel sexy underneath their clothes. Even the new plunge collection is daring us to dress sexier. Imagine the tops you can wear with it.

And with all Cacique bras at Buy One Get One 50%, there’s no reason to not buy that underwire, padded, no wire, or t-shirt bra for yourself. Look at all the options below!

Which one is your favorite?

LOVE Giveaway #4: We Love Colors

The month of “LOVE” is almost over! Can you believe it? And you know I always save the best for last around here.

We Love Colors is one of my favorite brands. Not only are the tights amazing, but their range of colors is insane!

In fact, when I think of love-one of the first colors that come to mind is red. And no tight collection is complete without a pair of red tights. Can you imagine the fashion possibilities?

Don’t own a pair of red tights?

This is your lucky day,  We Love Colors is giving one lucky reader a pair of their Nylon/Lycra Tights in Scarlet Red or Red ($15 value). It’s your choice!

It’s really simple to enter:

To enter: You MUST follow me via Google Connect (on the sidebar) and leave me a comment below telling how you would style these tights. What item in your closet would you wear them with?

*Make sure you leave a valid email address or twitter i.d. or your entry will not be counted.

For extra entries:

**You must provide separate comments stating you completed each of the extra entries or it will not count.

Rules: Only open to U.S. residents, only one entry per person unless using the three extra entries, you must be 18 years or older to enter, winner will be chosen using Random.org and the giveaway will end 2/28/11.

Giveaway closed!!

KleanSpa Blending Bash

A few weeks ago, I wrote a Beauty Buzz feature and hosted a giveaway for KleanSpa.  Here’s the original post. In case you were wondering KleanSpa products can be found in salons and stores throughout the nation. If you love creating your own scents and live in the Los Angeles area, then I would recommend attending their monthly Blending Bash. At the Bash, you will personally work with Jennifer (the owner) to create your own signature fragrance.

I attended one last month and it was so much fun! I went with Nik and Denise at the Burbank location which is inside an amazing boutique called MindfulNest. I think most of the night we spent shopping, drinking champagne, and choosing the oils for our scents. I created Chaotic Fruit, which consists of watermelon, pina colada, mango, and cucumber melon.. It smells so yummy.

Here’s a little video I took:


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