So I’d like to share something about me that you didn’t know. I’m always late, literally and figuratively. New great TV shows or websites, I’m always the last to check it out. I just joined Twitter a year ago, got my first laptop in 2010, and never, ever go on YouTube.
Until this week…and I’m now obsessed.
I’ve been watching makeup and beauty reviews all week. It began with trying to find something to help my oily skin (which I did!) and now I’ve learned so many things that I can’t wait to try out! And since sharing is caring, here are my favorite beauty channels and videos. Enjoy!
Emily is AWESOME! She’s very knowledgeable and truthful in her reviews, and very budget-conscious.
I like Nicole alot. She’s very cute and has a great personality, also very knowledgeable and has a funky style.
I’ve only watched a few videos, but so far so good. Cassandra has a sweet personality and finds great deals.
I also got amazing tips along the way:
I couldn’t believe it!! I was about to purchase an HD powder from Makeup Forever that was like…$40 dollars or something insane like that!! I have MOM sitting in my medicine cabinet, so of course I tried it, and loved it! Kept me oil free…ALL.DAY.LONG! Amazing!
Speaking of expensive Makeup Forever powder, Coastal Scents has the exact same powder (3 times the size by the way) for $4! Already ordered it, got it last week. Amazing stuff, keeps me shine free all day and keeps my makeup staying put for much longer.
(If you haven’t figured it out by now, I have an oil slick on my face!!)
Holy…crap! This is the funk primer! See Nicole’s review (at the :50 second mark) I started it the same day I started the Milk of Magnesia, and let me say, it is SO smooth and silky! Your makeup will stay put, I promise you!
Ok I could do this all night! You get the picture, I’m loving all this knowledge, especially at a bargain! There are exclamation points all over the place, I’m so thrilled!
I loved this and had to share!
Happy Friday Lovelies!
Hope the plans are amazing! Here’s some curvy linkage for your weekend pleasure:
From the other side – A lament from a size 0 on the ever changing body ideal
This reminds me of when I was shopping with my mom at JC Penney, and we passed by a plus size mannequin. She says “Look it’s you!” thinking it would make me feel bad about my weight. I turned to look at the mannequin and smiled and said “Damn, then I’m a hottie!” (My mom wasn’t happy lol) Anyway, yes to more plus size mannequins!
Ahh Levis, you are truly clueless…
I really hope this is a rumor Jennifer Hudson…
Happy Friday Guys!
Instead of the usual FSF, I wanted to share something I read today that impacted me greatly.
Recently, designer Karl Lagerfeld has come under fire for calling singer Adele “fat”. He has since apologized, and alleges that his quote was taken out of context. Whether that’s true or not, we can all agree that he could have never anticipated the backlash that has come his way in the last few days.
Out of all the responses I’ve read, including one from Adele herself, nothing has come close to summarizing, with an anger and a furious sentiment and passion unlike anything I have ever read, what Margaret Cho has written. She has laid it all out for Mr. Lagerfeld. It is a heartbreaking and reflective article, from our point of view, from one of our own.
It’s an incredible piece and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Good Morning Lovelies,
Sorry for being so M.I.A lately, I’m in the middle of a crazy hectic move and my lovely cable provider forgot to send me my wireless router :/ I plan on being in full Curvy swing next week, so in the meantime, enjoy this little gem that I found on The Friskly
It’s Halloween weekend! Hope you enjoy some yummy treats and scary fun! Here’s some cool stuff I found on the interwebs this week:
And finally….What can happen when we use the word fat?
Have an amazing weekend!!
Hope all is well for you my friends! Here are some great Curvy links to keep you entertained!
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Remember: You’re Beautiful!!!
Great one I just had to share:
Recently, in a large city in France, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said, “This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”
A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym.
“To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.) They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Bering Sea and the coral reefs of Polynesia .
Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost everyone in the world.
Mermaids don’t exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity crisis. Fish or human? They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex. Just look at them… where is IT? Therefore, they don’t have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me: I want to be a whale.
P..S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.
With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.