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5 Beauty Must Haves For Staying Cool This Summer

I don't know about you but I feel like this has been one hot summer. Maybe it is the lack of AC in my home or the growing belly but I will tell you that my daily at home wardrobe has turned into undies and a tank top. Yes, it's a no pants party at the SHC house.  Well ladies, for today's post I wanted to feature a few amazing products that have been helping me survive this crazy heat. Beauty…

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  • Life Update!

    Good morning my beautiful ladies. If you follow me on social media than you may already know that I made a very special announcement on Sunday. Yes, heyyy_itsbae and I are expecting our first baby together and we are besides ourselves. Now, if you've followed my…

  • Thinning Hair Update: Showing off My Waves

    Last year I shared with you the havoc that being sick has had on my hair and my journey to restore it from its thin and frail state.  Well over the past 6 months I have been following my Ona recommended regime and let me tell you, what…

  • Top 10 Plus Size Swimsuit Deals This Summer

    Swim Top; Swim Bottom With the recent 4th of July sales, Amazon Prime Day and summer clearances it seems I can't keep my fingers off of the "add to cart" button.  One thing that I've been shopping for a lot lately is swimwear. I love summer…

  • 10 Plus Size Summer Festival Must Haves

    Dress; Shoes Now that summer is in full swing it seems every weekend there is a cool festival or outdoor concert going on in my city. I will admit, I am a complete summertime girl and I love being out and about once the temperature heats…

  • 10 Gorgeous Plus Size Looks for Weddings, Graduations and Beyond

    Ladies, the season is here and you know what I mean. That time of the year where the wedding, bridal shower, baby shower and graduation invites start rolling in. Since it seems that from early May through late September I am always on a hunt for a cute…

  • Yes I Am Big, Bold and Beautiful!

    Nowadays people make an initial assumption of who you are based on how you look.  Whether it's what you are wearing, the color of your skin or the size of your waist line, it feels like we are always on display.   Pants; Top (on sale!); Shoes…

  • Wedding Survival Kit with BabbleBoxx

    Let's be frank, wedding planning can be stressful AF.  From, invitations, to decor, flowers, colors – OMG – there is just so much to think about. Which is why I was really excited when BabbleBoxx came to the rescue with this amazing wedding box aka my…

  • Breaking the Fashion Rules

    Every season the "fashion experts" release a list of do's and don'ts. You know what I mean, no white after labor day, plus size women shouldn't wear stripes and short women shouldn't wear culottes. Top; Jeans (similar); Heels  Wearing a 2x in the top and…

  • Newlywed Honeymoon Kit: Adam & Eve Sex Toy Haul for Couples

    Ladies, today we are going to get a little hot and sexy! I've joined forces with my fiancé, Victor of heyyy_itsbae to curate our very own honeymoon essentials kit. From the tame to the spicy, we are sharing our thoughts and reviews.  This video is…

  • Building a Wedding Website in Under an Hour

    From day one Victor and I knew we would probably have a pretty unconventional wedding. The second time around for the both of us meant there was no need for many of the "must do" items your parents, bridal party or that know it all…

  • 10 Flats That You Absolutely Need This Spring Season

    Lately, life seems like it never stops and with that I am always left feeling like I have to be ready to go at the drop of a hat. While I love a great pump, flats have definitely become my "go-to" shoe option lately. From cute…

  • My sexiness is not dependent on you!

    It's not you – it's me he said. And there I stood with a full face of makeup, my sexiest piece of lingerie and tears streaming down my face. Lost, sad and confused. Was he leaving because I was fat? Did he no longer find me sexy? I looked…

  • Eloquii Swimwear Collection – Try On Haul & First Impressions

    Last night I went to the Eloquii Swim Event and OMG I totally went crazy over their newest collection.  First off the collection is amazing! It’s high end, well-constructed and beautifully designed. As you can see from the video I was super excited to get…

  • Wedding Dress Shopping: 5 Tips for the Plus Size Bride

    Dress: Leah via Anne Barge If you follow me on Instagram then by now you now that I'm engaged!! Yes, he asked and I said yes. Don't worry, soon enough we will share with you the story of how we met and of our engagement…

  • Curvas on Fleek – Why I love My Curves

    Jacket (similar); T-Shirt; Skirt; Shoes      Everyday I thank the man above for the opportunity to do what I do and to be able to meet the amazing women (and men) whose words, stories, wins and loses stay embedded in my heart. Last month the blog turned…

  • Plus Size Spring Trends: Lace

    I must admit I've recently grown a huge affection for lace. Growing up I hated lace.  I guess it reminded me of something old and dingy.  Strangely enough, now I love lace lol! Does that mean I am old and dingy? Hmm, anyway, I just…

  • The Psychology of Fashion & The ME Project

    A few weeks ago I shared with you a special initiative that I am working on: The ME Project, a 3 part virtual workshop focused on Self Care, Fashion and Wellness. Well part two of the The ME Project is all focused on Fashion.  Your style and the clothes you…

  • Body Love with #thelookbookproject

    Ladies, I must admit that Valentine's Day holds a special place in my heart. As a child my mom always gifted my brother and me chocolates and stuff bears and I also watched her gift small tokens to her sisters, nieces and nephews and friends. At an…

  • Adult Acne Skincare Routine

    Happy friday ladies! Today we are talking about skincare, adult acne and a few of my favorite new beauty products.   Full product information below: DERMA E: PURIFYING GEL CLEANSER CHARCOAL MASK PURIFYING TONER MIST  PURIFYING OIL FREE MOISTURIZER EYE LIFT Dermalogica REPLENISH OIL PRECLEANSE ULTRACALMING…

  • Self-Love, Valentine’s Day and The ME Project

    Ladies, Valentine's Day can be very complicated for many us. Whether you are single or in a relationship, it always feels like society is telling us how to love, who to love and of course how to show that love. Well today, as we celebrate…

  • GABI FRESH X – Plus Size Swimsuit Haul

    Ladies! I know it is freezing outside but yes, I am already dreaming of warmer days and with warmer days comes SWIMWEAR!!!  So if you are anything like me and are already thinking about the summer then check out my latest YouTube video. Shop the…

  • The perfect plus size work pant!

    Happy Monday ladies! A couple of weeks ago I joined forces with a few of my blogger babes to showcase the new Allie pant by Lane Bryant or as I like to call her, the perfect plus size work pant.  Allie, the new girl in the LB lineup…

  • I Am Redefining Healthy

    In 2014, I launched the concept of Redefining Healthy – the notion that true internal health and wellbeing comes from a deeper place than just exercising and being active. If you have been following me for a while then you might already know that Redefining…

  • The girl I discovered in 2016

    2016 is almost coming to a close and for most the 31st couldn’t come any sooner. Well for me 2016 has delivered some of my biggest life lessons and many of you have joined me on this master class of life. From blog posts, social…

  • Dressing for Unpredictable Weather This Winter Season

    While winter is officially in full swing it seems the weather gods are still not quite sure it they want us to freeze into human icicles or pull out our swimsuits. I don't know about you but lately the weather mood swings have left me…

  • 5 Gingham Pieces You Will Fall In Love With

    Ladies, I must admit, I love gingham.  It's fun, classic and girlie which is right up my alley.   Shoes; Top; Skirt However, even though I love gingham I actually don't own a lot of it. I am not sure why but it's definitely time to add…