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10 Accessories I Need This Winter

I know what you’re thinking…”You live in L.A. Monique! Do you really need winter accessories?” The answer is Yes. Normally, I don’t. But, El Nino is supposed to visit us this winter and I want to be prepared. Besides, I travel a lot and having these on hand makes sense. Oh…and I found all of these over on Shopbop.com where you can take up to 25% your entire order with code GOBIG15 (ends 11/30/15). So…yeah…I need…

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My Tips / Dressing for the Holidays

My favorite time of the year is finally here! Yes, I’m that person. I love the holiday season so much and everything that comes along with it. I’m all about the spirit of giving, holiday cheer, and the super festive decorations. And I especially love all of the holiday parties and events I get to go to. I know we can sometimes stress about what we’re going to wear, so I put together five tips…

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2 Natural and Easy DIY Hair Masks

This post is sponsored by Northgate Markets. No excuses guys! I have found 2 of the easiest and natural DIY hair masks possibly ever. I know that’s a bold statement to make. I was inspired by a tour of Northgate Markets here in Southern California. I blame it all on the fresh veggies and fruits that caught my eye with their stunning colors. I’m hoping the next time you walk into your local market, you’re…

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Give Back with The Giving Hat / Giveaway (Closed)

Sponsored by Kmart. This holiday season let’s make it all about giving back! I’ve teamed up with Kmart again to help spread the word on an amazing campaign—The Giving Hat. This winter knit hat was created as a way to spread awareness in the fight against childhood cancer and to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I couldn’t imagine a better gift idea! And I’m going to give you a chance at the end…

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Beauty Buzz / Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

As the fall leaves tumble into the days of winter, one thing is guaranteed to happen—dry skin. I don’t know about you, but I am not a fan. In fact, I hate it. This is when I bust out my beloved body butters. One that I have happily added to my winter skin regime is the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Be Comforted Warm Apple Crisp. I really wish this was a…

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Curvy Girl Travels Scenic Times in Aspen with Kia

I’ve written about my travel experiences with the Kia Optima before. Each one is always different and unique. I can thank Kia for that. This last media trip was no different. We were sent to one of the most scenic places I’ve even been—Aspen, Colorado. I mean, where else would you want to get behind the wheel of the 2016 Kia Optima? The twist and turns of Independence Pass really put this sedan to the…

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Curvy Girl Travels Beauty On The Go at LAX

Busy! Busy! Busy! That’s been the story of my life lately. And with all of the traveling I’ve been doing, it seems there’s never any time for well…anything. Especially, anything in the beauty department. How many times have you been flying coast to coast and wished you had stopped to pick up your favorite face wash or even just got a quick mani and pedi? If you’re traveling via the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX),…

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Style Trend / 70’s

I might be listening to the Bee Gees right now as I type this. OK…I am. In the 1970’s music was pretty awesome and so was the fashion. It’s one of my favorite eras for all things that pop, shimmer, and shine. Basically, anything that would stand out while you were dancing to your favorite Disco song. No judgement. I was poking around ASOS Curve and I found 15 plus size pieces that are totally…

5 Easy Ways to Style a Faux Fur Vest / Video

I recently wrote a post featuring 20 plus size faux fur vests that I was loving. Of course, this inspired me to make a quick video sharing five easy ways on how to style a faux fur vest. In other words, how I’d style one. These are my tips, but I always encourage you to celebrate your personal style and creativity in every outfit you rock. In the video, I’m wearing the Bisou Bisou Reversible…

Becky G and AT&T Wants to Hear Your Cover of “You Love It” / Contest

Sponsored by AT&T Latino Becky G is great at creating catchy Pop songs that you can’t get out of your head. And that’s OK because you actually like her music and don’t mind singing it over and over. It’s been days since I got back from seeing her perform in Miami and even weeks since her exclusive live performance at a local AT&T store. This little chica is talented and her fans adore her! What makes…

My JCPenney Glam Suite Experience at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina

I feel like every culture has their own connection to music. As a Latina, it was definitely a part of my life from the moment I was born. From family events, cooking in the kitchen, or just hanging out—music was always playing. And I’m not just talking about one kind of music. I grew up listening to mariachis at my grandmas, Classic Rock in my dad’s garage, and Pop music on my Walkman. So, when…

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Guess What? Kmart’s Bluelight Specials are Back!

Sponsored by Kmart. When I was a kid, my mom was an avid Kmart shopper. We would go there for pretty much everything. Yes, that even included a stop at their snack bar for popcorn and a slushy drink, if we were good. And no matter what, we always waited for one thing. Yes, you know what I’m talking about. We always had our ears open for the next Bluelight Special! Well, guess what guys? “Attention Kmart Shoppers!”…

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Sneak Peek / Lane Bryant 2016 Spring Lookbook

I know what you’re thinking. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and we’re already thinking of spring fashion! Believe me, I feel the same way. But, at the same time. I’m like…”let me see what you’ve got!” And in the world of fashion, they are months ahead of the seasons. I wasn’t able to make it to Lane Bryant’s New York City preview, so I got my hands on the spring lookbook instead!