Struggles Curvy Girls Know Too Well

If you are a “curvy” girl who often struggles finding clothes that fit properly you MUST watch this video:

Being a “curvy” girl I have experienced all of these struggles firsthand. I’ve been fighting clothing to make it fit as long as I can remember. When I was a teenager in the 90’s (ugh, saying that makes me feel so old), it was extremely rare for any store to carry a pants size larger then an US size 11. All I wanted was a pair of flared jeans! Eventually I resorted to buying mens jeans, which actually fit better then womens, and made my own flared bottoms by cutting them up and sewing pieces of fabric on to make the bottoms wider.

Thankfully, things are different now and many stores carry larger sizes and cuts, but the search for the “perfect fit” still has many pitfalls. I could be a size 14 in one retailers clothing line and a size 10 in another. The size I need is sold out roughly half of the time. Shopping is beyond frustrating at times, but once you find an item that fits your body perfectly, you feel that extra boost of confidence and know that you look amazing!
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  • If you are shopping online, read the reviews! Most online retailers offer a rating system on items they sell. Many reviewers include their measurements or body type so you can better gauge how it will fit you. In turn, post reviews yourself to help out other ladies.
  • Can’t find your size in the store, but it’s available online? Try on something similar at the store in the size your looking for to get a better idea on how it will fit.
  • Fabric that provides stretch is your best friend.

I don’t believe in “one size fits all,” because each of us have our own unique shape!

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Cheap Gifts For A Beauty Junkie

As blog posts flood the internet with “gift guides”, I figured I would jump on the bandwagon and do one as well.

I’m sure others, like myself, are limited on funds this time of year so, I thought a “cheap” beauty gift guide is a great idea. Most of these products can be found at Ulta, drugstores, Target, Walmart, etc. The ultimate goal here is to get quality products for a reasonable price that most women would use rather then resorting to buying gift cards. Personally, I have friends and co-workers that I prefer to buy little gifts for.

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Some other “cheap” gift tips:

  • Purchase “travel” sized products and make a small gift bag/basket with a few different ones. I buy them for my own personal use to test out products before I spend the money on the regular size.
  • Hit up Bath & Body Works. They usually have awesome sales on the small bottles of lotion, sanitizer, etc.

Product Links:

Nyx Cosmetics C’est La Vie Shadows $19.99
Body Shop Coconut Gift Cube (Ulta in stores) $7.00
Shades of Glamour Kit (Ulta in stores) $20 and under
Sexy Hair’s 4 Shades of Sexy (Ulta in stores)
Nyx Cosmetics The “It” List Pink Lip Glosses $19.99
OPI Wrapped Wild for the Holidays -Duo + Free Cheetah Print Infinity Scarf, #3 (Lincoln Park After Dark, Samoan Sand) $16.95
Real Technique Brushes $17.95 for purple set
Make Up Geek Brushes $17.99 and under

Happy Shopping!
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