Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The big 3-0

What was turning 30 like through the ages vs today? For those of you turning 30 or getting close or already there, my dear friend (and fabulous author) Kate Quinn has some words for you today on her 30th... "Sure, maybe you're starting to get crow's feet. But look on the bright side: you probably aren't a grandmother. You probably haven't been haven't lost your teeth due to malnutrition, your health due to pumping out eight children in eight years, or your life due to repeated gang rape by enemy warriors. You aren't stuck in a back room weaving till you die, you can choose your own husband, and you have the right to vote. Don't fear thirty. Celebrate it – you've got lots to celebrate. Thirty in the 21st century is pretty goddamn good." - Kate Quinn 

My 3-0 , in February, will be celebrated with friends from all over the country in Sin City, Las Vegas. And let me tell you, my life may not look quite as I thought it would but I am right where I need to be and looking forward to a great decade to come!

What did/will you do for your 30th?

Also: Buy Kate's books here: (they are Awesome!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fat gives things Flavor

I saw this on last night and it got me thinking... Julia child was right, I mean, ask any chef how to make a dish taste better and 9 times out of 10 they will tell you, "add more butter!"

Well I am here to tell you that whether you are talking about mashed potatoes or people. Fat really does add Flavor! And by that I mean any sort of "adversity". Think about all of the kids you knew in high school... are you thinking? Good. Now think of what the "popular" kids are doing today (if you don't know take a little jaunt over to Facebook, I'll wait... Ok, are you back? Now think of what all the "nerds", "fatties", "theater/music geeks", "smart kids" etc... are doing today... Who's winning? How many of the "popular kids" are still living in your home town basking in their former glory and how many "nerds" are running Fortune 500 companies and (hopefully) giving back to the 99%? I don't know about you but most of the people I knew growing up that were outside the realm of "normal" are full of Flavor today!

Adversity, challenge, makes you stronger and gives you the Flavor needed to succeed. so bring it on world... I will take anything you have to offer because i've been a fat girl all my life and it never stopped me! I've had enough Flavor to be a cheerleader, sing all over the world, and live in the big bad city of New York all on my own.
I challenge you to find your Flavor, whatever it may be this holiday season!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Fat Girl's favorite holiday!

I don't know about you but Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! It gives the fat girl in me nationally sanctioned free reign to unleash the beast and celebrate gluttony. And even though I'm a Weight Watcher, this year will be no different. I am going to indulge as I see fit because good lord it only comes around once a year!

There will be mashed potatoes, and stuffing, and YES pie! Now then I will count every point and will be saving all of my weekly points for Thursday and I will not over indulge everyday, but on the fat girl holiday I will be enjoying every turkey stuffed, Muppet filled minute!

What about you?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sometimes you just have to cry to Schumann...

Throughout history songs have been written about the passion and power of love. Nothing could be sweeter than seeing your loved one return after a long journey or even just a long day at the office. But on the other hand when love goes wrong or unrequited the result can be devastating. The current influx of “break-up songs” was even epitomized in last week’s Saturday Night Live skit “Sometimes you just have to cry to Adele”
On November 28, 2011, Ian Bostridge, Tenor and Thomas Ades, piano, bring powerful songs of longing and unrequited love to Carnegie Hall. Robert Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe, on text by Heinrich Heine tell of “the Poet’s Love”. The first of 16 songs in the cycle, Im Wunderschoenen Monat Mai, is a resounding declaration of love from the poet to his springtime maiden, but just as quickly as his heart speaks, it sinks. The darker side of love, longing, uncertainty, and tears immediately come to play in the second song, Aus meinen Tränen sprießen. As the song cycle moves through the life cycle of the poet, he does get his girl, but only to lose her love and eventually her life, exposing his longing once again.
CurvaliciousDiva readers can save 25% on tickets to hear the Romantic Era’s answer to Adele, sung by Ian Bostridge on November 28, 2011 by using discount code BST13241 at the box office, via CarnegieCharge 212.247.7800, or online at

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tragedy in Brooklyn: Re/Dress closes its doors November 20, 2011

I am very sad to report that beloved plus vintage store Re/Dress is closing its doors on November 20, 2011. For the last 4 years Re/Dress has provided us curvy girls with a place to go to feel like a queen, dress our sexy bodies and sell clothes on consignment so when we're done with our duds some other curvy fashionista can share the love! I always found some awesome piece to add to my wardrobe and often took out of town friends who couldn't believe such a place existed. This store did more for us curvy girls than cover our bodies, it gave us a place to feel special and sexy. It will live on in its newly open online boutique but Brooklyn will never be the same!

You can read all about Re/Dress's difficult decision to close their doors here, and if you would like to join me for a shopping spree in October please contact me!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Really? .... Really!

Sooo... I was in Starbucks this afternoon, testing out @jonathanscard an awesome pay it forward type crowd source that just might get you a free coffee (read more here) when a serious error in decorum occurred...

I was meeting my dear friend for a very quick catch up because I only had 10 minutes. This friend is 6 months pregnant... It was raining cats, dogs, and monkeys outside and Starbucks was packed with people trying to get out of the elements. Enter "Egregious Lack of Decorum Woman"... A woman was sitting on a bench in the 'bucks typing on her laptop, a fairly common occurrence in ANY coffee shop, however she was using the only "free" chair to keep her computer plug on. So I very nicely ask the woman if my pregnant friend might be able to use the chair. This is how the conversation went...

Me: "Hi, sorry to bother you, but may I use this chair? My friend is pregnant and there are no other chairs available"

ELDW: "Well she's not here yet so..."

Me: "Actually shes just in line to get a cup of tea"

ELDW: grumble grumble (doesn't move to remove her cord from the chair)

Me: Blink, blink

Woman overhearing this: Offering me the chair she is sitting on "Please take mine!"

ELDW: ...

Me: thinking to myself "I hope your imaginary friend is choked by your compuder cord... Really?Really!"

Seriously people? Are electronics more important than people bringing other people into the world? I could not believe the audacity of that woman... Luckily others in the 'bucks were kind enough to share their seats with my friend and all was well but there has to be something seriously wrong with this picture... Grrr...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Date My Boss!

My Boss is doing an amazing thing in honor of the 1st anniversary of her 39th year! In order to ramp up her social life she has committed to going on 40 dates by Dec 31. These dont have to be 40 different guys, just 40 dates repeats allowed and welcomed. She is relying on her social media contacts to help set her up as an innovative self marketing campaign. I think it is genius! Ive urged her to blog about it but to no avail... still working on that.

SO Guys listen up!

 In order to score a date with my boss, a successful, home owning, adventurous, petite, brunette you must be:
1. Single
2. Between 30 and 55
3. Over 5' tall
4. Near or willing to travel to NYC

Dates can be as simple as lunch or coffee, drinks, or dancing (she's a great dancer!)

contact me for introductions! Let the dating begin!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

One Month and 17 pounds later...

... I'm back on the blog and back on the wagon. The past few months have been rough for the weight loss, which I was ok with given i'd lost so much and my body needed to get comfortable where I was. But this morning before my very first 6AM boot camp class I stepped on the scale, (I needed a reason for getting up at 515 only to torture my body...) and saw a horrifying number... 17lbs higher than my lowest since Dec...

So here I am back on the wagon and back on the blog. i need my community to keep me honest and frankly to remind me I'm doing this for me and for health and not just to "look hot so I can get a date"

PS I had no idea there was life before 9am. i wanted to hi five all the other people walking to the gym at 545am... "Look at us! We are badass!"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A song that always gets to me...

I dont know why, but the raw emotion in this song just always brings me to my knees...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Testing out my new toy!

Just got an iPad, which ought to help me keep up with my blog postings a little better! Sooooo exciting!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Swimsuits for all Flash sale! - Presented by Daily Venus Diva
With summer officially here, it’s time for women who want to look their best this season to find just the right bathing suit for their figure. (DVD), voted the #1 Plus-Size Lifestyle Magazine at the 2011 Full Figure Fashion Week Awards, is pleased to announce that we will be presenting a two-hour flash sale on July 1, 2011 in conjunction with the number one source for women's swimwear sizes 8 & up online,

Diva Deal Finder, Janie Mackenzie-Cohen says, “Budgets are incredibly tight this season. Women need to look and feel their best, but not spend all of their vacation money to do so! That’s why all of us at Daily Venus Diva are thrilled we are able to work with SwimsuitsForAll to offer our readers, and all curvy women out there, an opportunity to save their hard-earned money, but still be able to look like a rock-star in just the right suit for them.”

SwimsuitsForAll offers swimwear in sizes 8 – 24, and has a large variety of styles of suits, cover-ups and swimdresses.  They also offer a unique “Fit and Flatter” guide which by simply “inputting your size, body type, problem areas, and style preferences,” shoppers can “generate a list of available swimsuits that are perfect to fit & flatter” their unique body & style. It's like having your own online personal shopper!

The sale, which will offer consumers the opportunity to purchase a $30 voucher for $15 to be used through SwimsuitsForAll’s online store, will run on Friday, July 1, 2011 from noon EST through 2 pm EST.  There will only be 100 certificates available for purchase.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Frugal Fatshionista Friday: Forever 21+ under $25!!

While I was shopping for Full Figured Fashion Week I came across this little number. It is easy breezy for summer, cotton, light and bold all things I like to be! Well I don't know if I like to be cotton since I have NO idea how that would work... Anywho, the dress is from Forever21+ and can be found here for $22.80. The shoes are Steve Madden found (as a giveaway not stolen :))on the streets of Park Slope, Brooklyn circa 2008! (Don't worry they've been thoroughly disinfected and cleaned!!) I liked the idea of pairing this with yellow peep toe pumps to really punch up the boldness factor. I hope you like it!! (Apologies for the photo quality! I need a new camera... stuck with the phone cam for now!)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Curves at Sea: Full Figured Fashion Week Kicks Off!

Off to the fffweek White on White cruise! So excited! Will update later!

Update! Curves at Sea for Full Figured Fashion Week was a total success! Since I was attending on my own, I was a little nervous but I'm not shy so I introduced myself around and had a fabulous time! A couple of lovely girls even asked to take a picture with me on the dance floor (presumably because I was one of a handful of white girls dancing... Girls: Weather you think so or not you CAN dance and even if you look like an idiot its fun so do it anyway :) )

There were quite a few curvalicious divas there last night, and even a few guys, the boat was full and everyone was having a great time! I was especially impressed to see that not one white outfit was duplicated and everyone was rocking their white with confidence and power! Moral of the story ladies? Don't be afraid of white!!

It was great to meet some of my favorite fashion bloggers and personalities: The Curvy Fashionista, Curves and Chaos, Chic in Every City, T Minus T Plus, Lips, Hips, and Fashion Tips, Curvy Girl Chic. As well as my colleagues from Venus Diva Magazine! I also ran into an old singing buddy who is now on the marketing staff at Ashley Stewart! All in all a wonderful night and I cant wait for Saturday's runway show!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I think I'm in love...

While at Forever21 looking for accessories for my Full Figured Fashion Week wardrobe, I came across these adorable genuine leather gold flat sandals! Since they were less than $20, I decided to take them home! I think I'm in love!! (apologies for the pic of my feet but I had to share)

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Weekly Post: Frugal Fatshionista Friday! - Sonsi Full Figured Fashion Week Edition

I don't know about you, but I'm young, curvy, and broke! BUT that doesnt mean I don't want to look like the sexy fierce woman that I am. We all know that finding great clothes when you're voluptuous is difficult but finding CHEAP, nice clothes is even harder. SO without further ado I usher in Frugal Fatshionista Friday. Now I dont claim to be a stylist I jst like what I like so hopefully one or two of you will too!

Normally I will try to keep the looks under $100 but with Sonsi's Full Figured Fashion Week less than a week away I thought I would put together a look I would LOVE to wear to the White on White Cruise that kicks off the weekend on June 16, 2011. So I upped the ante just a little to $200.

This look is inspired by Salma Hayek's flirty white cocktail dress above!

For the Dress we turn to Macy's, who sadly make it impossible to copy and paste pics so you'll have to click through to see this gorgeous little Suzi Chin number! It retails for $148 but right now use code SUMMER and save 15% making it $126!

Now for the sassy red accents! Pumps from Target for $22.99 and belt from Torrid for $22.50

And the final touch, a pair of textured hoops from Forever 21 for $3.80!!

Now if only I'd discovered these gems 2 weeks ago we'd be in business! Lemme know what you think or maybe what you're wearing Thursday night so I can be on the lookout! :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What a Loser!

So I posted yesterday about Weight Watchers and how I am moonlighting as a vegetarian for the month of June, (which caused QUITE a debate on my Facebook page for some reason!) and I want to give a quick update! I started this vegetarian journey on June 1, 2011 and after today's WW weigh in I lost 9.4 lbs!!!! Now I wouldnt normally post this kind of thing on this blog, I can brag about my efforts on Facebook if I want BUT, I thought yesterday's post needed some follow-up.

Now I'm sure JUST going veg wasn't the only factor here, I did step up my activity, ran/walked/biked etc. and it was the pre-"Time of the Month" week, and I cooked all my meals and didn't drink. I also had a Twix at one point and a couple of Ice Cream cones as well!

The point is deprivation is not required for weight loss! I've lost 35 lbs. in the past 6 months! (See the post Audition Dresses for a before photo)

After Photo (haven't been able to wear this dress in 6 years!) - apologies for the picture quality

Monday, June 6, 2011

This is Your Brain on Veggies...

As some of you may know I have been on Weight Watchers for the past 6 months (ok on and off for 15 years but lets not beleaguer THAT point) I'm not afraid to admit that though I LOVE my curves and would want to have them at ANY size, I wouldn't mind reducing a little. That said, in the first 4 months on the new PointsPlus program I lost 30 lbs! Then had a bit of a breakup and have been plateauing for the past 2 months...

So in an effort to regroup, reset, and resize I decided to try going vegetarian for the month of June! I was inspired by a tweet by GOOD which dared anyone to try going vegetarian for the month.

It isnt really as hard as it seems (Im not trying to go vegan... I'd never survive!) And, aside from getting rid of 3 links of chicken sausage, I havent had any meat this month. Yes, I am aware that it is only 6 days in... But I have already lost the 8 lbs I gained last week and have saved money to boot!

On a vegan note however I am looking forward to getting rid of some aging bananas in my fridge with this recipe for Vegan Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by my friends over at Sunday Treats!

Have you ever tried going veg? What were your experiences? Any favorite websites/tips? 

PS here are some crowd sourced tips from the people over at GOOD

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Stay tuned: Sephora-lunch HIJACKED!

Coming soon!
Before and after shots included

Maxi Dresses for the tall diva!

My twitter handle (@elsasdream) was mentioned on The Dame's Got Moxie's blog about the difficulty of finding maxi dresses for tall girls! Read her post here: The Dame's Got Moxie

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wellness Wednesday - Relationship Success failing because of Personal Success??

I read this blog post today and it got me to thinking. The author poses that women, in their quest for Daddy's love as little girls, feel the need to succeed professionally, masculinely instead of loving themselves in all their "feminine" glory. His point ultimately is that you should be happy with who you are instead of looking for outside validation. I'm not sure I agree with his reasoning though...

As a girl I was often successful at things I wanted to do, school, singing, modeling, etc. but I dont think that made my Daddy love me any more and I sure as heck didnt do it for his recognition. In fact coming from a family in which success is rare, I actually think my acheivements, though they appreciated them, created a wall between me and my family. They had a difficult time relating to me.

In romantic relationships I feel like sometimes success, female success, is intimidating to men rather than enticing. Now I am not advocating dumbing oneself down for approval, far from it! I just disagree that we are spending so much time focused on personal successes rather than accepting ourselves. I am quite the advocate for living in the moment, but it is NEVER wrong to strive to better yourself and make forward strides.

If the author's point is that you are enough NOW and you do not NEED to be anything more than what you are right now to be loved, that you should not wait until some future date of perfection to put yourself out there, then I whole heartedly agree. But the idea that we are successful JUST to find love puts me off a bit...

What do you think??

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hips and Curves: how do I love thee?

If you don't know about Hips and Curves and you have either hips, or curves, you have to go check it out right now! They have the hottest lingerie on the sexiest site this side of the pond (my favorite UK site is Simply Yours) Im putting a burlesque/opera (AKA Operalesque) troupe together and asked if they might want to sponsor us with some costume pieces and guess what! I hope to receive a box of goodies very soon! You see it never hurts to ask for what you want because the WORST thing that could possibly happen is they say no. And then youre no worse off than you were a minute ago. BUT you just might get waht you ask for!

I cannot wait to see what goodies are on their way and to figure out how to incorporate them into the show!!! Im crossing my fingers for some killer corsets... I love you Hips and Curves!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

I am so excited for the 3.5 day weekend that I'm about to start I can barely type! The weather in NYC is finally GORGEOUS! and Im off to spend some time in the sun with good friends in Beantown! I hope you all have great plans to kick off the summer this weekend! Catch you on the flip side :)

Please tell me this is a joke?!?

If this billboard from PETA is the real deal and not photoshopped I will be very pissed...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sephora-Lunch Thursday - Bare Escentuals

I didn't even need to step foot in Sephora for today's installment of Sephora-Lunch Thursday. Bare Escentuals is my absolute favorite brand of make up and I tell EVERYONE I know to use it. If you havent seen the mountain of starter kit boxes at Sephora or at a Bare Escentuals Boutique for that matter, or if you have and haven't forked out the $60 to get one I have no idea why youre still sitting here reading this blog!

There are so many products I could talk about, from the skin care line to the amazingly sparkly eye shadows, but I shall save those for another day. Today I have to praise the Bare Minerals Matte SPF Foundation. When I first started using these products about 5 years ago (at the urging of my Aunt) I was a little freaked out about how to use loose powder foundation. I was so used to using liquid or MAC pressed powder. I used to be married to the MAC because as a performer, heavy coverage is often needed on stage. Unfortunately the heavy coverage offered by MAC also made me break out... After one use of the Get Started Kit I was hooked. The brushes that come in it are amazing and you can control the coverage depending on your needs, light for day, heavy for time-o-the-month breakouts, ultra heavy for stage lights. Not only that but this powder also has SPF 15 so no need to wear any additional pore clogging sunblock!  I wont even start on the Mineral Veil... 

If you haven't tried Bare Minerals please do! If you have, what are your favorite products??

PS. I was NOT paid for this post (although I wouldn't say no to any BE gifts that might come my way :))

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Weekly Post! Wellness Wednesday! - Dairy Baby

Ive decided that based on the sucess of Sephora-Lunch Thursday's that weekly themes are AWESOME. So in rolls Wellness Wednesday where I will feature blogs, websites, and people that are making a difference in wellness and have a connection to the curvy world.

My dear friend and roommate Valerie has started a website for all of you lactards out there! (Lactard = lactose intolerant) Are you lactose intolerant? Vegan? Just looking for milk substitutes because you're afraid of cows? If so Dairy Baby is for you! Val was kind enough to answer some of our questions:

CD: What is Dairy Baby?
DB: Dairy baby is a fun and informative website designed help make life a little easier for people living dairy-free. I’ve been dairy-free for about 6 years now, so I’ve amassed quite a bit of knowledge on the subject. The site is full of recipes, product reviews & recommendations, cookbook reviews and tips.

CD: How has going dairy free changed your life?
DB: How much time do you have? :)
Almost immediately after giving it up, I lost a little bit of weight, but had a dramatically smaller stomach. I didn’t realize that I was just constantly bloated before. My stomach felt better – no more pain and cramping, and (not to be gross) I wasn’t running to the bathroom almost immediately after eating.
I felt better in general, which is kind of difficult to describe. I had more energy, felt less sluggish, less heavy. I noticed a huge change in my mood. I had a bit of a volatile temper that just calmed when my body stopped feeling so bad. It was easier to get out of bed in the morning, and I was able to shake this constant depressed feeling I had.
It was truly life changing.

CD: Do you have to vegan to benefit from your site?
DB: Not at all! I am totally an omnivore / flexitarian (if you want to get fancy). My recipes are all over the place. Some are vegetarian, some are vegan, and some are straight up carnivorous! I am definitely a fan of vegan cooking and vegan restaurants, though. They are guaranteed to be dairy-free, so I don’t need to worry.
I truly believe every body is different. Certain ways of eating work for some and not others. I try to be as objective as possible on my site, and not push any particular food philosophy.

CD: What is your Favorite Dairy substitute?
DB: That’s a really broad question! Do I have to pick one?!
I use nutritional yeast a lot to add that tangy, salty cheesiness to dishes. It’s really versatile, and actually has some health benefits.
Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread is probably my most-used substitute. I don’t think I’d be able to bake without it!
If we’re talking indulgent stuff, Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese (the non-hydrogenated version) is my favorite. I only buy it occasionally, but I actually feel like I’m eating rich cream cheese when I have it.

CD: Do you offer private health coaching?
DB: I do! I’m a certified health coach, and no, I don’t make all my clients give up dairy! Like I said, every body is different. If it works for you, there is no need to eliminate it.
Your readers are welcome to a free initial phone consultation with me. Contact me here !

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hope for Downward Dog!

I love Yoga. It s a workout that allows you to really breathe (which the Opera Singer in me adores) but still works you out and does wonders for your body. BUT when the Downward Dog pose comes up in rotation I want to scream! Not because I cant touch my toes, because I can and then some, but because my breasts try to suffocate me and my hands go numb holding the pose. I don't want to be the "loser" in class who just drops out until the next pose comes along but my body just doesn't want to be a dog, sorry.

I came across an awesome blog today that may give all of us curvy yoga lovers hope! Curvy Yoga is a safe haven for curvy yogis everywhere. Anna Guest-Jelley, the founder, gives all kinds of ideas on how to modify poses for a curvy frame while still maintaining the benefits of the practice. And if you're in Nashville she teaches classes as well. Check out her Downward Dog modifications here.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Music Monday Song of the Week!: Adele - Rolling in the Deep

Oh Adele how do I love thee...

My First Published Article!!

So excited! I was just named as Entertainment Contributor for Daily Venus Diva Magazine and my first article was posted today! It is a short review of "Bridesmaids" and their portrayal of big girls... Check it out here! i am so excited for this oppotunity and hope to soon be promoted to Entertainment Editor. If you have ideas for things you would like to see in print regarding plus sized women in entertainment drop me a line!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Single's Softball Saturday's

So I joined a co-ed softball league. I find this HI-Larious because I have never played softball! I had friends in Jr High/ High School who played but when they tried to get me to join I said "Uh... no" So here we are some 15 years later and yesterday Im lacing up my sneakers and donning my INCREDIBLY orange team shirt.

Now this is not the most competitive league on the planet but I was still nervous. Turns out there was no need for that! My team is fun, supportive and dont really care that I don't totally know what I'm doing  :) I got to play pitcher and even made some hits and got to 3rd base (insert obvious joke here).

The big part of the league is the post game drinking and socializing which I am pro at so no worries there! Bottom line is, try something new once in a while! You may just discover something new that you like, and if not, have a laugh and a beer and call it a day!

Learn more about the league here!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Favorite Artist! Christina Perri

New Weekly Post! Sephora-Lunch Thursday!

Happy Thursday! The sun decided to shine here in NYC for a few hours today so Im in a pretty good mood! I thought I would start a new weekly post so each and every one of my diligent followers has something to look forward to on Thursday :) so in comes "Sephora-Lunch Thursday"! Each Thursday I will spend my lunch hour scouring Sephora for a new product that I love (though admittedly today's excursion actually occurred pre- "Bridesmaids" last night)

This week's product is Tarte's Four Day Stay Lash Stain. I have very long blond eyelashes and LOVE mascara. it is my Desert Island make-up (PS what's yours?) This lash stain essentially dyes your lashes black for a few days with absolutely ZERO clumping! It really is amazing for beautiful dark lashes without being TOO dramatic. (Not that I don't love me some dramatic lashes!) But I am definitely planning to go back and buy this stuff because it is amazing and at only $18, not too shabby!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's a Pink kind of day!

Curves For Change

Thursday May, 19th in NYC is the Curves for Change 5k. Curves for change is a charitable organization started by plus size models that raises money for women's organizations. This year they are holding a 5k in Riverside park and I will be walking/jogging despite this nasty weather we've been having! I hope to see some of you curvy glamazons there supporting the cause! Comment if you are going and would like to meet up!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rainy Days and Mondays cannot get me down!

So here it is... Monday... and even though I forgot not only my Phone, ID and my Keys, and am broke as all get out, I cannot let the dreary weather and prospect of another week get me down!

The weekend was glorious and filled with fun and love. One of my dearest friends came to NYC for the weekend and we had a blast with a day of indulgence (read: Eating and Drinking mass quantities) on Saturday.

I hope all of you wonderful people out there have the opportunity to indulge without thinking about how the scale will react or how hungover you may be the next day. Once in awhile it is worth letting your hair down and being the life of the party!

Also check out an awesome blog I stumbled upon!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, HAppy Me!

So I'm 29 today. I know that everyone says "oh that's not old" and in theory I know that, BUT it IS the oldest I've ever been soo...

That said, I'm feeling pretty good today. It's only noon and I've had over 50 comments on my FB wall, many with comments about missing me or wish you were here sentiments which makes me feel pretty darned good! I'm going out to dinner with a friend tonight which will be great! (My boyfriend is Jewish and keeps the sabbath so he's incommunicado from sundown tonight until sundown tomorrow, but not to fret he took me out for an impromptu lunch yesterday :) ) And my dearest friends from the west coast Skyped me at Midnight last night to wish me a good one!

In addition to all that love, I feel stronger than I have in a long time! I actually LIKE going to the gym. I can honestly say I NEVER thought that would happen! I feel empowered and strong when I leave, even when im sore the next day, or more frequently the day after that.

Im hopeful that the coming year will be one of great happiness, change, and discovery. I am open to anything the universe feels like bringing my way and I can't wait to see what lies ahead!