An Afternoon with Maurices

When I first started this blog in 2008, I remember searching online for plus size brands to feature or shop from. That’s when I found Maurices, a fashion retailer specializing in women’s fashion in a range of sizes. Back then, they had a very small plus size collection. Today, they offer so many more options, including activewear and swimwear. They recently invited me to attend a spring event they were hosting in Downtown L.A., of course I had to go!

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The Art of Pampering with Ziba Beauty

Last week I had the rare treat of being pampered by Ziba Beauty. Ziba prides itself on bringing authentic Eastern beauty to the modern world. They offer a wide range of spa services, such as manicures, pedicures, eyebrow threading, brow lift massage and brow shaping at reasonable prices. Ziba Beauty has given itself a brand new look, completeΒ with a fresh and modern renovation and I had the chance to experience it all.

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Face Forward with e.l.f. Cosmetics

When it comes to drugstore makeup brands, some of you might be a little hesitant about using them. I may have been one of those people when it came to e.l.f. Cosmetics (eyes lips face). I thoughtβ€””It’s so inexpensive, it must not work.” In case you’re wondering, sometimes I love being wrong. I took a chance and grabbed the e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer and e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish Foundation. Here’s what I thought about them.

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*Curvy Girl Travels* Packing for L.A.

It’s no secret that I love to travel. Just check out my #CurvyGirlTravels hash tag on Instagram or Twitter and see where I’ve been. I’m always at some blogger event. For example, next week, is the inaugural We All Grow Summit and I’m so honored to be speaking on a panel. But, there will be no traveling for me! Because it’s based here in Los Angeles! The lovely ladies over #WeAllGrow asked me to put together some tips on packing for The City of Angels.

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Thinking Spring with Milani

Milani Rose Powder Blush in Tea Rose, Milani Color Statement Lipstick Moisture Matte in Matte Naked and Matte Passion.

If you’re buried under the snow somewhere, you might want to start thinking all things spring to get some pep back in your step. It’s almost here loves! How about we take a look at some ways to brighten your day with two new cosmetic products from Milani. I think your lips and cheeks will thank you.

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Bauble Alert / Pendant Necklaces

Pendant necklaces have always been a personal favorite of mine. It seems like everyone else is feeling them too.Β They are one of the latest jewelry trends and I’m loving it! You’ll find them layered, in gold or silver, different stones, and various shapes. And don’t worry about how to wear them, this is a necklace that’s pretty easy to style.Β 

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Beauty Buzz / SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Anti-Aging Moisturizer

After using SheaMoisture on my hair, I only thought it was natural to try it on my skin. I know this brand has a lot of loyal fans. And since I was in the market for a new facial moisturizer, it only made sense to check it out. I’m not going to lie, I walked into Target blindly. I didn’t do any research. But, when I came across the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Anti-Aging Moisturizer and I just had to try it. I am definitely dealing with aging skin. I swear a new wrinkle pops …

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