Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Torrid's Halloween Costume DISAPPOINTMENT!

For years, I have shopped Torrid for what I found to be high quality, attractive and fairly reasonably priced Halloween costumes.  So this year, when I went to their website to check out their inventory and selection, I found myself in sheer disappointment.

To me, this looks cheesy and not what I had found to be of interest in the past.  It seems that costume sales had been declining therefore they chose to go with a more simple selection.  I understand, but none the less disappointed.  

The costume I was looking for was this one:

Luckily, I found it on another website and will be making my purchase to have in time for Halloween!  

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Curvy Temptations = Elegant Attire


I picked this piece up from the lovely ladies at Curvy Temptations <click here to go directly to the item seen here>

This has easily become my favorite intimate piece of lingerie.  Comfort, figure flattering and definitely an elegant vintage looking item from the Curvy Temptations collection.  I met the ladies of CT at the AVN show in Las Vegas and was more than generous by donating this amazing new piece to my collection.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

We wear it well!

Often times, the image that we see of ourselves can be negatively affected by society and the public's ridicule of our size.  Unfortunately, many beautiful women are damaged by such humiliation and spend countless amounts of money trying to conform their body to meet the standards of the public for hopes of being "accepted."  It's an epidemic.

The ladies you see in this post, are women who have accepted who they are regardless of their size and embraced their curves with pride.  They represent our community with class, elegance and a true meaning of SELF CONFIDENCE.  It takes a lot of balls to do what they do, and I have the utmost respect for them.

As an admirer, and a confident woman myself, it is my life mission to help others feel good about themselves and find a way to unite us as beautiful women.  Luckily for me, I've been blessed to meet Chrystal, owner and operator of Curvy Girl Lingerie, the first and only plus sized lingerie store in the world!

What is unique about this place?  It's an actual LOCATION!  Most plus sized boutiques are inside of other stores or locations but not usually a free standing business such as Curvy Girl Lingerie.  Unique in itself, the experience is also one of which draws attention and deserves mention.  The owner is readily available to consult with face to face during your shopping experience.  

Whether shopping for something specific to spice up your home life or simply looking to change up your style, this is the place for you if you are in the San Jose, California area.  

They are having a Fashion Show June 8, 2014.  Make sure to go check it out!  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Make Up Reviews - E.L.F., Mac, NYX and Mary Kay

Let's begin with the best products, being the E.L.F. line.  

We will start with the ELF mineral foundation primer.  Being one of the least expensive primers I've found, it's definitely at the top of my favorites.  It feels very light on your skin, and with 2 pumps you get full face coverage, leaving a long lasting bottle and several months of usage.  I really love this product and the more ELF products I purchase, the more I am impressed with their make up line.  This is a MUST have!  

Next is the flawless eyeshadow pallet in "Beautiful Browns"  I love the colors, and even more so I love the way these colors appear on your eye lid and blend well.  I have been using Physicians Formula Baked Collection Wet/Dry Eye Shadow, Baked Sands 3692 for years but had a hard time finding it in retail stores for the last few months.  My daughter gave this to me so I decided to give it a try and fell in love!  The colors are similar, although I love the bronze from the ELF pallet more.  The trick I've been using is putting the mineral foundation primer on my eyelid and concealer over my bottom lid.  It really makes this pop! 

I also use the ELF Little Black Book with a variety of my favorite eye shadow colors in a travel friendly package that makes taking this anywhere I go so convenient.  I found this at a PA department store and have enjoyed the selection of colors as well as the quality of the shadow.  Often times you get these large color variety pallets only to find that the colors don't stay on long or the bright colors aren't really that bright.  Truly disappointing and a waste of money.  This is WELL worth EVERY penny!

The last of the ELF products but certainly not the least is the ELF Black Liquid Liner.  I don't know if I am just picky or if perhaps there are a lot of cheap brands out there with watered down versions of liquid liner but this is my new favorite.  I previously used the Almay version and when I ran out, and couldn't find it at the few stores I looked, I ended up getting an LA Colors version to hold me over.  GARBAGE.  Hated it.  

Once again, my daughter gave me this ELF version that impressed me beyond my expectation.  The brush is perfect allowing an easy glide across your eye lid.  The liquid doesn't bleed, and is long lasting.  With one swift brush, you can have the look you are seeking.  


Next is the NYX products starting with the eye pencil in "Milk" which serves for several purposes.  As seen here, I used it as a primer for my eyeshadow to give my Urban Decay colors more of a pop.  I also used it in my bottom inner eye lid to draw a bigger eye effect.  

The NYX lip color Deep Red 511 is great.  It's real hard finding the color red I seek for my classy pin up looks but this color definitely gave me the closest to what I am looking for.  

My Mac NC-25 Studio Tech Foundation is amazing!  I'd tried a few other brands hoping to find a cheaper solution to long lasting good coverage foundation but never could find one. I top it with Mary Kay Mineral Foundation powder to set my make up and LOVE the final look.  

To purchase the Mary Kay products mentioned in this post visit ShayMaryKay.com.

How to clean your make up packaging

Anyone that has make up bags or drawers, knows that one spill, broken top or mascara leak can get all over your make up inside.  It's really messy when you grab something and end up with make up all over your hands.  I have found a way to remove that mess from your packaging and clean it all up.

It's a little costly, as these wipes are expensive but my preference is the Neutrogena make up wipes.  You can get the generic brand from Wal-Mart which work just as well.  You simply take the wipes, and wipe off each piece of make up one at a time.