Saturday, May 26, 2012

Queen Latifah's "Queen Collection" Fashion Line Rocks HSN

Last week I was browsing through the channels and caught a promotion spot on HSN talking about Queen Latifah's appearance in the next hour to introduce new pieces for her Queen Collection fashion line. And I was like... Ohh Really...  I had absolutely nothing else to do so I felt the need to stay tuned.

I swear, I'm just so amazed at Queen's career as an entrepreneur. I had the opportunity to be an extra in her upcoming film "Steel Magnolias" just this past May. I sat across from her in the pews as the crew filmed the wedding scene. And I tell you she looked flawless!! Her hair, make up, and wardrobe is always put together. So when I heard about this on HSN, I just had to stop through and show some love!

Her collection is exclusive to HSN, so if you are looking to find it in stores, you can quit now. She came on the show with her fashion stylist, Timothy Snell. They really sold the line with materials and how "forgiving" these pieces are on women's trouble spots. There were a couple of plush models that wore the clothes very well. They even did a great job piecing different combinations with each item. You could envision yourself in a business office, on a day of shopping, or a night on the town with every item introduced.

My favorite item was the poncho, can't even find it on the website, so I think it sold out... I guess I better jump for it next time, cause these pieces went FAST!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Finding that Fabulous Plus Sized Bathing Suit

I ain't even gonna front. In the past I have been a little apprehensive about swimwear. I didn't want to expose all my trouble areas that the thinner small framed women didn't have. But I swear, something changed at the end of my 20's. It was my attitude and perspective. Instead of saying, "ohh, I can't wear a two piece bathing suit," I started saying, "well, what can I wear that will make me look FAB??" And that, darling, is the day that my beach going days began again!!

Now there are two places I feel comfortable shopping at. Believe it or not Old Navy has a terrific plus sized swimwear lineup this season. And the greatest part is the affordable prices... they start at $25 bucks! So this makes going to beach with incredible fashion style so easy. Where is the dern easy button... umm hmm.

I like these Old Navy swimsuits because they in some way, shape, or form, have built in mechanisms that address my trouble areas without making me look like I have on a potato sack. There is tummy trimming lining and ruched siding along the bodice on a few of the suits. Other suits have low cut high waisted bikini bottoms and/or a loose fitting top. I'm impressed. I can't wait to post pictures showing just how fabulous I look in my swimsuit!!! Here are a few of my other favorites from Old Navy.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Relationship Advice from

A friend of mine hit me up about this site. Now I'm an open minded individual. I don't knock something until I try it. At least I make an effort not to. But I went ahead and created an account. I needed to generate some romance "buzz" so I went for it. But after a week I am so ready to delete this account and return my life back to normal.

Here are just a few things I learned from that I really already knew.

1. The Men Here Are Fishing. And woe to the women that take the bait and succumb to the booty call. This is a "Fishing" site, no doubt. They use their lines and words as the bait. I can imagine them saying... "Hmm what can I say to her to get her here at this hotel, parked car, park, her house, for quick sex?" If you are seeking a wholesome relationship, then why bother getting entangled in these lines? You already know the deal.

2. Men Crave Visual Stimulation. I had one picture on my profile. It showed mostly my face. But guys kept hitting me up asking for more. A full body shot. An ass shot. So I'm like, okay. I put up a full body shot. Then they would hit me up with compliments and asking for more pictures. Really?!?! What for? So you can ask for more, and more, and more? Where is the limit? Most guys who are out here sporting don't have a limit... they will never be satisfied until they die.

3. Best Defense A Woman Can Have Is Her Own Agenda. The game is everywhere. It has been and it will always be. But a woman uses her own agenda, standards, as a guide to get her through this watering hole to a place where she can enjoy life with someone who values her essence. Ladies if he doesn't respect you, then he won't take you to that relationship place that you are looking for. He just won't care. You'll just be another face in his Yearbook of Booty Calls.

I suggest you go see that new Steve Harvey move, Think Like A Man. It is a great eyeopener to the game of sports fishing (watch the movie to understand that last line *wink)!

Suggested Resources:
Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man
A Gold Digger's Guide: How to Get What You Want Without Giving It Up
Straight Talk, No Chaser
Steve Harvey On Playing Hard To Get Video

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Do it Yourself Eyebrow Shaping

I had been thinking about creating a "how to" tutorial for shaping eyebrows. Years ago I watched my stylist cut my eyebrows, then I was like, I really can do this too. It saved me a lot of time and a few bucks while doing it myself. Yeah starting out I got nicked but now I can step out the house "fresh to def" whenever...