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Currently Craving: More Cute Spring Plus Size Dresses

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So you may recall me talking about how I am shopping for dresses to wear to several weddings this year on the blog and social media. Well I still am looking for some plus size dresses because I just learned that one of the weddings will be held outside. That changes things. Now I need to find something that won’t be too hot or too cold depending on the weather. (more…)

Shoe of the Week-Dolce & Gabbana F/W 15 Embellished Shoes At Milan Fashion Week

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I loved the details and embellishments shown on the clothes and the accessories at the Dolce & Gabbana show at Milan Fashion Week. While everyone was talking about the pregnant models and the babies going down the runway, for me the shoes were my favorite part. Some were velvet, some were furry, and some had all of these sequins and things on them. I love the basic black pumps, and the slingbacks too, but who can resist a Mary Jane pump. I love Mary Janes. I just might have to incorporate them into my fall wardrobe. I have months to plan. Photo from here.

Beauty Bit- Instanatural Argan Oil and Instanatural Vitamin C Serum Review

FTC: I was sent the Argan Oil and the Vitamin C Serum from Instanatural and Brandbacker. This is an honest review.

Hey everyone! I received some more products from Instanatural. The InstaNatural Organic Argan Oil and the InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum 20% For Face – With Hyaluronic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Rosehip Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil & Vitamin E
. The argan oil is great for the skin and the hair. It takes the redness out of my stretch marks and moisturizes my skin and my hair. It also smells great too.

The vitamin c serum is an anti-aging product. When I used it with the argan oil on my face, my skin glowed. I never heard so many compliments on my skin before. The argan oil helped diminish dark spots on my skin and the vitamin c serum brightened my face.

I loved these products and highly recommend them. Actually I highly recommend Instanatural’s products because I haven’t found one that is bad yet, and I think I have tried about four or five of them.

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What I’ve Been Up To The Past Few Weeks

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Sorry if I have been somewhat inconsistent with the blog.  I have been thinking of taking the blog back to the way it used to be, but most importantly I’ve been working hard on school work. I am in Collections class now, so I will be showing several garments for my first fashion show at school in March. The pressure is on. I have redone one garment so many times. I have literally remade the pattern and then sewn the dress in muslin like a million times. Please bear with me while I try to get my fashion education on! Thanks. Photo from here.

Beauty Bit- The Red Lip Ruled The 2015 Oscars

Margot Robbie
The red lip ruled the 2015 Oscars. From Margot Robbie to Emma Stone- who I was told is wearing Revlon of course- red lips were everywhere. Now a few ladies did opt for the neutral, natural lip, but their beauty looks didn’t stand out to me. It was the Oscars for crying out loud! If there ever were a time to go red, last night was it. Below you will find a bunch of red lip products to choose from with various price points. I picked out some lip glosses, lip sticks, and more because I know everyone doesn’t automatically want a lipstick. Photo from here.

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My Fall/Winter 2015 NYFW Faves

nyfwRow 1, L to R: Delpozo, Georgine Row 2, L to R: Narciso Rodriquez, Rosie Assoulin  Row 3, L to R: Michael Kors, The Row

I don’t know if you have been following the shows and trends lately, but there seems to be some kind of clash going on between the 90s and the 70s. Some of you favorite styles-and many that you hated- from the 90s are coming back full force, but coming in neck in neck with them is the 70s. Culottes in various lengths of short are back, suedes and animal prints, platforms, and even bell bottoms are coming back. Are you ready for the 70s trend? Is it something you are going to attempt come this fall? I might. We shall see how it goes. Photos from the Georgine PR reps and Style.com.

Bad Bish- NYFW Street Style Edition

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I love street style photos. They give me outfit inspiration. I saw a bunch of jeans that had the bottom cut off of them last season, so I just cut the bottom off of my jeans as well. This look right here is perfect for those crisp, cold days. There is something very 70s about it. 70s style trends were all over the NYFW runways. Now I need to find a blanket, so I can get my 70s on. Photo by Tommy Ton for Style.com.

#TBT Style Icon With Boohoo.com-The Craft

 

FTC: This #TBT Style Icon With Boohoo.com post was done in conjunction with Boohoo.com. They also supplied the clothes.

Hey everyone. Can you guess what my #TBT Style Icon with boohoo.com is? Hint, hint. The name is in the title of this post. British retailer Boohoo.com told me to pick out some clothes and base them on one of my style icons for a #tbt or Throwback Thursday post. One of my favorite movies from the 90s is The Craft. I love the story of four teenage witches pick to live in a house with seven strangers….sorry. Sorry. Wrong show.
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Shoe of the Week- Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2015 NYFW

Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2015
New York Fashion Week is in full swing right now and some of the shows have been a bit lackluster for me. Usually I post my favorite shows, but I have only been interested in a few. Maybe I will post those. Anyway. I have been dying to show what I thought should be my shoe of the week.
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Beauty Bit – Cure Acne and Dry Skin With The Instanatural Dead Sea Mud Mask

Thanks to Brandbacker.com, I was able to try another product from Instanatural. I have really been enjoying their products. I’m four products in and have yet to hate one. The product I am reviewing today is amazing. The Instanatural Dead Sea Mask is phenomenal. I love how it tamed my oily skin and made my pimples go away. You can find it on the Instanatural website for $25.77 or Amazon for $24.97 plus Prime shipping. Either way, I love it! I plan on using this product again tonight. Watch the video for more.

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Beauty Bit-Rihanna Was A Natural Beauty At The 2015 Grammys

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Rihanna was a natural beauty at the 2015 Grammys.  She had a neutral smokey eye and nude lips. That’s it. That’s all.  Nothing more than that, and the look suited her.  I think this is a look that I would like to see more of on the red carpet and in everyday life. You don’t have to look beat all day every day. I think we forget that sometimes in our quest to have the hottest makeup look.

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Bad Bish- Plus Size Models Are In Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue

Ashley Graham Swimsuits for All
Plus size models are in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue. Being in the swimsuit issue is a big deal for any model’s career. People have wanted plus size representation in the issue for years. On Wednesday we learned that size 16 Ashley Graham will be heating up the issue in advertisement for swimwear brand Swimsuits For All. There is a video version of the print ad too. Both of them are pretty hot. I hope you check that out.
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Shoe of the Week- 90s Style Shoes Are All The Rage At Topshop This Spring

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90s style shoes are all the rage at Topshop this spring. They have many shoes that were popular in the 90s, and I am not mad at that. I love chunky platforms, espadrilles, and mules. A lot of these shoes are under $100, so they won’t break your style budget. Get in on the trend before it is too late. Footwear is one area you can have fun in this spring! Check out all the latest styles below.
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Two British Beauty Brands Rocking My Socks #frostyvoxbox

British Beauty Brands
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Late last year I received the #frostyvoxbox from Influenster. In that box, I received a few things from two British beauty brands that have a few products that I love. The first products I saw were from Rimmel London. I love Rimmel London products, and I wish they would expand their line to include more foundations and powders for women of color. The products I got were the Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover ($7.49) and the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner ($4.49). The eye makeup remover is great, but the eyeliner is even better. I actually have been using this eyeliner for over a year now. It is so good for my oily eyelids. It dries fast, has full on color, and doesn’t attach itself to my oily upper eyelid. I love to buy these in bulk even though they last me a long time. Also check out the Rimmel Stay Matte powder and lipsticks. They were in my box, but those products are some good.
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How to Transition to Natural Hair Week- The Dreaded Big Chop!

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This week I am going to be featuring a series of YouTube videos that helped my transition to natural hair. My natural hair journey wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and I really think that was because of the many YouTube videos that I watched every night. I have been natural for two years now, and I finally big chopped about one year and change into my journey. I know for some that may seem like an eternity when you are used to having relaxed hair. I hope this video series helps on your own natural hair journey.

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How to Transition To Natural Hair Week- The Glorious Beshe Drew Wig

transition to natural hair
This week I am going to be featuring a series of YouTube videos that helped my transition to natural hair. My natural hair journey wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and I really think that was because of the many YouTube videos that I watched every night. I have been natural for two years now, and I finally big chopped about one year and change into my journey. I know for some that may seem like an eternity when you are used to having relaxed hair. I hope this video series helps on your own natural hair journey.

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How to Transition to Natural Hair Week- The Easy Peasy Marley Hair Bun!

transition to natural hair
This week I am going to be featuring a series of YouTube videos that helped my transition to natural hair. My natural hair journey wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and I really think that was because of the many YouTube videos that I watched every night. I have been natural for two years now, and I finally big chopped about one year and change into my journey. I know for some that may seem like an eternity when you are used to having relaxed hair. I hope this video series helps on your own natural hair journey.
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How to Transition to Natural Hair Week!- Curlformers Gave Me Life!

transition to natural hair
This week I am going to be featuring a series of YouTube videos that helped my transition to natural hair. My natural hair journey wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and I really think that was because of the many YouTube videos that I watched every night. I have been natural for two years now, and I finally big chopped about one year and change into my journey. I know for some that may seem like an eternity when you are used to having relaxed hair. I hope this video series helps on your own natural hair journey.
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