Friday, May 22, 2015


Hey Dolls, 
When I tell you this dress is PERFECTION - I mean it! The fit, material, length, EVERYTHING!! It's still available so go get it now!

Dress: Eloquii
Sunnies: from a local boutique
Earrings and Necklace: Kate Spade
Bracelet: Vintage
Shoes: Lane Bryant

With LOVE,

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Hey Dolls,
I recently received 4 product lines from the New Motions Hair Care Line and let me tell you -I'm addicted. The NEW Motions has an updated modern look and improved formulas that offer endless style possibilities without compromising the health of your hair. 

Please, please, please, don't limit yourself to thinking that Motions only works on a certain type of hair. No matter what your hair type or texture may be, these products will have your hair looking the bomb dot com. My daughter and I both use Motions and we have totally different hair textures. My hair is straight in some areas and wavy in others while my daughter's hair is very thick and curly. We both agree that our favorite products are the Motions Active Moisture Lavish Shampoo and Conditioner from the Nourish and Care line because it leaves our hair so soft and moisturized. 

Below are the descriptions for each product line:

1. Treat and Repair is specially formulated for color treated hair.
  • ·         Helps to repair and strengthen hair from root to tip
  • ·         Infused with Amla, coconut oil & vitamin E
  • ·         3 products within this line:
o   Motions Color Care Sulfate Free Cleanser
o   Motions Care Dual-Treatment Conditioner
o   Motions Color Care Deep Moisture Masque

 Hair after using the Treat and Repair Deep Moisture Masque

2. Style and Create is formulated to offer versatile styling products that provide flexibility to explore and evolve your style: for expressing your truest, boldest self.
  • ·         Dare to be Fearless and try a style that's natural, relaxed, or anything in between
  • ·         4 products within this line:
o   Motions Versatile Foam Styling Lotion
o   Motions Light Styling Foam
o   Motions Light Hold Working Spritz
o   Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade

I used the entire Style and Create line for these looks

3. Enhance and Define Line. Specially formulated with natural ingredients for multi-textured stands for a texture transformation on your own terms!
  • Ingredients used within the Enhance and Define Collection:
o   Coconut Oil: Can penetrate the hair to help soften and add shine to dry and dull strands
o   Almond Oil: Helps to protect the surface cuticle and add shine to hair. Also protects against breakage
o   Shea Butter: Full of vitamins including Vitamin F, a rich source of essential fatty acid that can be beneficial to moisturizing and rejuvenating the hair
o   Argan Oil: Absorbs instantly to give hair brilliant shine and long lasting conditioning without weighing it down
o   Keratin: The protein that makes up 805 of hair's structure.
o   Avocado Oil: Contains essential nutrients that can penetrate the hair to transform dry and brittle strands into soft and shiny healthier looking hair

Moisturized hair makes a great canvas for straightening

4. Nourish and Care is formulated with a moisture replenish blend infused with natural ingredients for a style that moves!
  • 8 products within this line:
o   Motions Oil Sheen and Conditioning Spray: this emollient blend helps you to complete your look by instantly moisturizing dry hair for a natural, lasting shine.
o   Motions Active Moisture Leave-In Detangler: helps strengthen and fortify the hair while detangling, leaving hair soft and smooth to the touch.
o   Motions Weightless Daily Oil Moisturizer: this moisturizing formula nourishes each strand while adding shine.
o   Motions Indulgent Oil Spray – For Hair and Scalp: Contains a powerful cocktail of 5 ingredient oils including coconut, olive, sunflower, and Abyssinian oils – to seal, coat, and smooth the hair cuticle.
o   Motions Active Moisture Lavish Shampoo and Conditioner: This wash and care duo is infused with shea butter, coconut and oil oils – and cleanses, conditions, and protects hair while helping restore its natural moisture balance.
o   Motions Hair and Scalp Daily Moisturizing Hair Dressing: A lightweight crème that helps to restore moisture to hair and scalp for daily manageability, softness and shine.
o   Motions Stimulating Scalp Balm: Invigorating treatment balm infused with ginseng and spearmint oil energizes the scalp and helps promote healthy looking hair.

Hair after using the Motions Active Moisture Lavish Shampoo and Conditioner along with Motions Weightless Daily Oil Moisturizer

Go out and pick up something from the New Motions Hair Care Line and tell me what you think. Be sure and post your pics using the hashtag #DOYOU +MotionsHair 

With Love,
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Monday, May 4, 2015


What is The Curvy Con? theCURVYcon is the first conference dedicated to Plus Size Fashion as well as Fitness and Lifestyle and will debut in New York on June 20th! Can I just say how excited I am about this conference…EEK!!

The first conference of its kind, theCURVYcon will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion West in New York City. It is a day long event that will bring plus size brands, fashionistas, shopaholics, bloggers and YouTubers into one room, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy. The conference will provide a space to embrace our curves, do a little shopping, and tackle topics like confidence, fashion and style, health, fitness, dating, body positivity and everything in between. Featured speakers include Dancing With the Stars champion and Glee actress Amber Riley, GRAMMY® nominated gospel artist Kierra Sheard, along with many top plus size bloggers, including: organizers Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa, Gabi Gregg, Nadia Aboulhosn, Crissle West, Amanda Allison, Chante Burkett, and more. The schedule and complete list of speakers can be viewed at

Keynote Speaker Amber Riley

Obviously, I’m not the only one totally bugging about this event because the Platinum Level tickets sold out within hours - but don’t worry - you can still purchase Teal Level and General Admission tickets at Teal Level tickets are $149 and include admission, a conference tote and swag. General Admission tickets are $99 and include admission and a conference tote.

Wondering where you will stay? The Yotel is the host hotel for the conference. It's located in the heart of Manhattan and just a 10-minute walk from theCURVYcon. Attendees who book before May 19th can secure a queen cabin for $219 per night. For more information on how to receive the conference discount, visit

About the organizers: 
Chastity Garner is the founder of GarnerStyle. As seen in, the New York Times, and Elle Magazine, GarnerStyle is where she’s chronicled her life, the clothes, her travels, moving to new city after new city and many other adventures. GarnerStyle aspires to give great fashion and awesome style advice to the plus size fashionista. 

CeCe Olisa is a Plus Size Lifestyle blogger and YouTube personality, covering fitness, dating and fashion from a plus size perspective. As seen on Wendy Williams, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Refinery29, she adheres to her motto, "Don't wait on your weight to live the life you want," by making fitness, dating and fashion fun and accessible to curvy girls at any size! 

So now that you know what theCURVYcon is....will you be attending? I hope so because I'd love to meet you and am fully confident that you don't want to miss this. I'll see you there with my arms prepped and ready for hugs!

With Love,

Friday, May 1, 2015


Hey Dolls,
Unilever is launching “Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine.” a new program in partnership with Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council designed to educate people about recycling in the bathroom, inspire them to reimagine what empty bathroom products could become through recycling, and ultimately make a small change that holds big potential to positively impact the environment. 

Think that empty shampoo bottle is just a bottle? Think again. With just a rinse and a recycle, empty bath and beauty bottles can take on new life and return as hairbrushes, backpacks or even backyard play set. The new Unilever Bathroom Recycling Index found that while a majority of Americans are aware that their empty bathroom bottles are recyclable, less than half report regularly bringing them to the bin. As a result, common bathroom products like shampoo, body wash and lotion bottles could be more likely to end up in landfills than their kitchen counterparts, contributing to the nearly 29 million tons of plastics sent to landfills each year!
Unilever – the maker of products including Dove®, Suave®, St. Ives®, Caress® and more – is stepping in to inspire Americans to clean up their act in the bathroom - but they can’t do this alone - and so the company has introduced the Unilever Bright Future initiative. What began as Project Sunlight in 2013 has evolved into a larger movement designed to bring Unilever’s purpose to life and inspire Americans to take small actions that add up to a big difference – whether that’s wasting less, sharing more, turning off the tap, turning on community activism or, simply, recycling – because everyone has a role to play in creating a brighter future. 

I don't know about you, but I'm totally inspired to join in this initiative! The picture in this post is of my current bathroom products (empty or near empty) that I would have just tossed in the trash prior to learning what they can return as in a new life. Going forward I will make a conscientious effort to Rinse, Recycle, and Reimagine my bathroom empties. 

Will you please join in the Bright Future initiative?

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