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Plus Size TFAS Shop Tour- Ashley Stewart

Ashley Stewart

So you guys know I am doing these shop tour videos? Last week I took you all to Witch Worldwide, and this week I am taking you all to Ashley Stewart. Ashley Stewart is a great store for plus size women. I like them because I think you can find a great variety of clothes there for different occasions. You can see that in the video below. I like that Ashley Stewart is one of those stores that caters to the plus size woman with a variety of items as well. They have lingerie, shoes, accessories, and more. This shop tour video shows the webstore, but you can also click the store locator link on the website to find a physical store near you.

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These Plus Size Wrap Dresses From Forever 21 Plus Slay

plus size wrap dresses

Have you been looking for some plus size wrap dresses? I have. They have been my new obsession since I wore one to a wedding last year. A lot of people love how flattering they look. I like how comfortable they are. I also like how they make me look really curvy. I usually wear more fluid and loose things, but wrap dresses are tight at the top and loose on the bottom, so I can be sexy and comfy at the same time. I also don’t wear Spanx when I wear dresses like this because… I can’t stand tight things on my body and because the bottom of the dress just flows so freely.

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TFAS Shop Tours-Witch Worldwide

Witch Worldwide

Are you ready to check out my first virtual shop tour featuring Witch Worldwide? I decided that I was going to do little virtual tours of stores that are either exclusively plus size or sell some plus size items. I think it is important to talk about these different stores because the plus size market has grown a lot since I first started blogging in 2009. There are a lot of different options available. While there still could be more options available, it is a start.

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How I Save With Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons

Health, Beauty, & Wellness Groupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Would you like to know how I save with health, beauty, and wellness Groupons? Yes. You. Do. A few months ago I taught you all how to save with Groupon Coupon, now I want you to know about Groupon’s main website.  I know a lot of people have heard about and used Groupon, but I was surprised to see how many hadn’t down either of those things. A few days ago, a few of my sorority sisters and I planned a girl’s night out. Some of them used Groupon for the very first time when we bought our wine and paint class. I was shocked.

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Beauty Bit- Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask

Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask Review

Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask Review

I received the Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask from Brandbacker. This is an honest review.

I was so grateful to receive a full sized sample of the Valentia Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask. This mask was sooooo good. It smelled so fragrant when I opened the jar up. I couldn’t help myself. I just took another whiff of the mask. Like right now. I sniffed it. It is $25 on Amazon, and is a Prime item.

This mask dried my oily skin up. When I was done with the mask, my skin looked bright, clean, and very clear. It didn’t look anything like the hot greasy mess that walked into the bathroom earlier. The mask is supposed to be used for 15-20 minutes, and all you have to do is use the tiniest amount. I have a feeling that the 4 oz. jar is going to last me a long time.

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Partnered Post: How I Save With Groupon Coupons

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This post for Groupon Coupons is a sponsored post. This is an honest review. All opinions are mine.

GrouponCoupons

If you know me, then you know that I like to save money. One of the ways I do that is by clipping coupons and downloading store apps for the stores that I frequent. Now I have a new saving tool in my arsenal- Groupon Coupons. Groupon Coupons is an excellent tool for saving money because you can go on the website and print out printable store coupons, or get all the online codes for your favorite stores.

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Beauty Bit- Heritage 1933 And I Don’t Care Review

Heritage 1933

Heritage 1933

I recently received the And I Don’t Care: Whipped Hair & Body Moisturizing Butter from Heritage 1933, and it is another winner. This $30 whipped product works great on both the hair and the body and is made from natural ingredients. Heritage 1933 is a company that is trying to empower women. For ever purchase, the company will give free hair care products to women and children in need. They also have other bath, beauty, and hair products on their website. Make sure you check out their body scrubs and kinky curly weave.

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Beauty Bit-Unboxing the Spring 2016 Beautycon Box-Grav3yardGirl Edition

Spring 2016 Beautycon Box

Spring 2016 Beautycon Box

As you may remember from a few months ago, I am now a paid subscriber for the Beautycon Box. I love these boxes and recently did a video and blog post about my first Beautycon Box– The Bethany Mota themed box. They give you over $100 worth of products and gift cards to awesome stores. This box was curated by YouTube beauty guru and internet phenom Grav3yardGirl.

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Beauty Bit- Unboxing the #BeautyConBFF Beauty Box

#BeautyconBFF

#BeautyconBFF

I found out about the #BeautyConBFF beauty box on Snapchat-follow me at thefatandskinny- and decided to get one to unbox for you! Honestly…let’s be all the way real here. I saw what was in the box and said, “OK BeautyCon! Take my money!!!!” So they did. They took it all, but I can’t even be mad at them. Inside my box are items from Nike, Colourpop, Garnier, Maybelline, and more!

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Currently Craving ASOS Curve Plus Size Work Pants

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ASOS Curve Plus Size Work Pants
Where would we be without ASOS and ASOS Curve plus size work pants? I haven’t done a Currently Craving blog post in while and suddenly got inspired by a conversation in one of my favorite Facebook groups. The ladies of the groups were discussing how hard it is to find pantsuits and decent, professional looking workwear in general. If it is hard for straight size women to find decent workwear, imagine how hard it is for plus sized women. Cue ASOS.

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NYFW Fall 2016 Was A Battle With Many Trends Fighting It Out

NYFW FALL 2016
NYFW FALL 2016R to L going clockwise: Ulla Johnson, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano, Delpozo, tory Burch, the Row, Yuna Yang, Giulietta, Tanya Taylor, Tommy Hilfiger, Public School, Brandon Maxwell, Rosie Assoulin, and Victoria Beckham. Photos from The Cut and Yuna Yang

Let the Fashion Trend Battle Begin:

NYFW Fall 2016 was a fierce battle with many trends fighting it out for the death. We have officially gone from have clear concrete trends to too many micro trends all at once. The main battle has been the same battle that has been going on for the past few seasons. The 90’s trends have been duking it out with the 70’s trend. There also seems to be battle between the minimalism of the Normcore trend that was big a few seasons ago and has its roots in the 90’s and some of the 1930’s glamour that helped influence the decadence of the 70’s.
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Spring 2016 Couture Was Truly Decadent

Spring 2016 Couture

Spring 2016 CoutureFrom left to right: 1. Julien Fournie 2. Christian Dior 3. Aouadi 4. Ralph & Russo 5. Chanel 6. Zuhair Murad

The minimalism of the previous seasons are truly a thing of the past. Spring 2016 couture was truly decadent in nature. Even the most bland of garments had a little something extra going on. Many garments had low cut necklines, pajama dressing is still in, and flouncy chiffon and lace are still a favorite with extra beading in the mix.

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Beauty Bit-Unboxing The Winter 2016 Walmart Beauty Box

Walmart Beauty Box

Walmart Beauty Box

Hello everybody. This video of me unboxing my winter 2016 Walmart Beauty Box is kinda late because of the holidays and such. I purchased this beauty box myself. It is $5 a box, soooo $20 a year. The $5 covers the shipping and handling. Not bad. I usually suggest this box over other beauty boxes, especially if this is your first time ordering one.

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Influenster Review – Dove Dry Spray Deodorant #trydry

Unilever Dry Spray VoxBox

FTC: Influenster sent me this can of Dove Dry Spray. This is an honest review.

Happy holidays everyone! I just received my can of Dove Dry Spray from Influenster for the Unilever Dry Spray VoxBox challenge, and I couldn’t be happier. This isn’t my first time trying Dove Dry Spray. I received a sample earlier this year, and I loved it.

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Beauty Bit- Body Merry Product Review

body merry

body merry
Hey everybody! I have a new product review for you. Body Merry sent me three free products to try via Brandbacker.com. I was excited to try them because they worked on beauty issues that I have been dealing with, and I had never heard of Body Merry before whose name slightly sounded like Bloody Mary in my head so I was like yea I will try these products. Body Merry has a bunch of products on Amazon and offer Prime shipping!I really wish I could have done a video review for you all. I had house guests this weekend, so that wouldn’t have happened.
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Beauty Bit-OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum For Anti-Aging

OZ Naturals

 

FTC: I was given this bottle of OZ Naturals Hyaluronics Acid Moisturizing Serum by Brandbacker.com. This is an honest review.

You guys have to get this. It is a pretty smooth serum that has some great anti-aging properties. The ingredients are great too. No alcohols, sulfates, or parabens. It is $15.79 on Amazon, and they have prime shipping. I have been using this on my hands, and the skin definitely looks brighter. I am going to continue to use it. I put it on my face and hands before I moisturize, but after I use toner. I received this awesome product from Brandbacker.com.

Plus Size Clothing Line One One Three Is Back and Its Bangin’

one one three

 

one one threePlus size clothing line One One Three is back and it is bangin’!!!I don’t know if you remember One One Three, but I blogged about them here a few years ago. I have have always loved their clothes and style. I think they are edgy and fun. Tres cool y’all! You should check out their collection for the summer. The line features pants, tops, outerwear, and even swimsuits in that hot neon tropical Miami style that is super popular right now! The pieces are moderately priced and are UK sized 18-26. I think that should be a US 14-22. Photos from One One Three.

The Fall 2015 Couture Fashion Shows Are Giving Me All The Feels

Couture Fall 2015
Couture Fall 2015
From L to R: Valentino, Viktor & Rolf, Zuhair Murad, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Alexis Mabille

I just want you all to know that I thoroughly enjoyed the fall 2015 couture fashion shows. They are giving me all the feels. Sometimes I am skeptical of what I see. Sometime designers either do too little or too much with couture. This season though… was amazing.

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Beauty Bit- Unboxing and Trying My New Schwarzkopf Ultime Hair Products

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natural hair
I received these Schwarzkopf Ultime products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes a few weeks ago. I shot the unboxing video, but I didn’t get to post it. You can find these products exclusively at your local Walmart. Supermodel Claudia Schiffer helped create the line. I was worried that these products wouldn’t work on my natural African-American textured hair, but at least one of them did.
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