PLUS SIZE BODY CONFIDENCE – Why wouldn’t we have it?

Why hello there!

It’s been quite some time since I’ve blogged, over a year to be exact. Not sure how life got in the way but a new job and commuting seems to take up most of the time now days. Regardless, I know I need to get back into blogging as it de-clutters my mind and is truly a relaxing mechanism for me. Which means, I was finally able to make some time and write about something that I’ve been thinking about lately:

PLUS SIZE BODY CONFIDENCE – Why wouldn’t we have it?

Now plus size fashion ain’t easy. We have it all, from frumpy jersey material tops to jeans that have thick material and are super uncomfortable to wear. When I shop for my body size, I spend a lot of time and effort to find items that can be sustainable (long term), are trendy, fashionable and of course, comfortable. Then, whenever I have a chance I take some “ootd’s” and post them on Instagram.

A lot of the comments I find on my feed are from acquaintances or followers who I do not know personally, who say things like: “That’s one thing I love about you, your confidence”, OR “you radiate so much confidence”. Now don’t get it twisted, I personally don’t mind this comment. However if I were to think deeper into it, I wonder:  Can a plus size/curvy/bigger girl not be confident in her own skin? Just because I am bigger, does that mean I can’t be happy in my own body or wear trendy clothes just like the average girl?

Now, believe me when I say, I know that the intent behind this statement is probably good. I don’t think anyone would say that to be mean… or maybe they would Lol. Of course this comment can even derive from the person self-reflecting and wishing confidence upon themselves when they make statements like this but really, who knows.

Regardless, to everyone who thinks big girls can’t be confident, please know this:

Not every plus size girl is uncomfortable in their own skin – in fact for me, I have grown to love who I’ve become. I wasn’t always a bigger girl but my weight has fluctuated in the past few years due to many factors such as Thyroid issues, Cancer and of course that I am a foodie at heart. Regardless, I have learned to love and accept myself and therefore, I radiate confidence in how I present myself, walk, talk and speak to others.

I absolutely LOVE the challenge of dressing trendy using the limited resources I have. Of course I have my days of “I wish my chest was smaller” or “I wish I had a more structured jaw line” but doesn’t everyone? Regardless, why wouldn’t a bigger person be comfortable in their own skin? You don’t have to be the stereotypical norm to be feel good about yourself. If you think that case, girl you are highly mistaken – live a little.

Anyone can be confident in their own skin, you just have to learn to love and accept yourself.

Just some food for thought.

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My Everyday Look

Hi dolls!

So it’s been quite some time since I have had time to blog but I’m happy to say I’m back… WITH MY FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO! #bigdeal

I’ve been wanting to start making Youtube videos for quite some time but it’s not only challenging but can of course can also be controversial. Regardless, I put all negativity (that can come in the future) aside and said to myself, I’m gonna do it!

My first video is a tutorial for an easy everyday make up look! This is a look that I do on a daily basis (sometimes I cut the skin enhancer and Ben Nye out of my daily routine because it can get a little ‘cakey’). Other then that, it’s a quick simple and easy look that only takes about 10 minutes. A little bit about my skin: I have pretty bad eczema as well as roseacea which has left my skin to be dry and red most days! This look helps me cover that up completely with just a few steps.

Thanks so much for all of the great feedback and questions about my makeup! I wanted to share my product details with you guys, if there’s anything I left out, feel free to let me know below in the comments!

Face/Skin:

EOS Lip Balm
Monistat Chafing Gel (Primer)
Mac Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation (NC42)
Kevin Aucoin Skin Enhancer (04)
Mac Powder Blush (Blunt)
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Nars Translucent Crystal Powder
Mac Prep and Prime
Beauty Blender
Becca Highlighter (Opal)
NYX blush (Color number wiped out from the back)

Eyes:
Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner
Mac Zoom Lash
NYX Eyebrow Pencil (EP04)
Mac Powder Blush Blunt

Lips:
Mac Lipstick (Creemsheen Creme Cup)

& that’s it you guys! Thanks so much for all of the support. I am SUPER excited to keep making videos and tutorials. Let me know what you guys want to see!