Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CS Beauty Alert: Toledo for MAC

I'm back with another blog post, another week. Yay! You know I love anything beauty related, so I had to drop this in on you, especially if you are a MAC girl and/or plus size beauty. Any who, Isabel and Ruben Toledo have collaborated with MAC to release a 45 piece collection that will be available online January 29th and February 5th in stores. I think this is one of the largest collections they have done in a while, right?

Well, to give you a brief history on Isabel and Ruben Toledo, they are a designer duo and have this amazing collection about to time warp MAC girls for sure! Isabel just launched a new Spring 2015 collection to be released with Lane Bryant. I am stoked by the MAC packaging alone but very happy to see that the beauty collabo will be brown girl friendly. From pics I've spotted across the web, I am quite intrigued to add quite a few of these pieces to my makeup collection/obsession. 


Here is a pic preview of a portion from the collection. Read about all the Toledo Magic of this collection here. Purchase from the Toledo MAC collection online Thursday, January 29 here.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Relaxed


Top: LB(LaneBryant); Skinny Jean: Forever21+ (here); Shoes: Target (here)

Check out my little JJ, he will be making more appearances than I need him too. 

I tried my best to be spiffy as I could in these pics...I ain't gonna lie, I was tired as all get out! Look at my little man up there, he will give you a run for your money! I love him so much though. My little man is now 16mths or better yet 1 yr. old. Now I see why parents say I remember you as a baby.  Huh...

This was my relaxed look for an outing with the three of us. The weather is bonkers here in Alabama, but I thank heavens I don't have to deal with the snow or ice for now. The temperatures change like the wind. Last year the ice took Birmingham off the map. LOL!  This city was looking like something off of Walking Dead with all the stranded vehicles left everywhere. I am so not hoping for that again because my baby and I were stranded at a church. It was kind of weird at first but the members of that church made you feel right at home. That was one of my great moments from 2014. Thanks for checking in...

Btw...I am in Love with the crochet hair styling these days...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Long Time No See...I've Missed You

I know its late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!! 

My new year resolution is to not worry because I did too much of that last year.

This is a well long overdue blog post from your editor and chief of this wonderful blog called CurvySoutherner. I have missed you all so much that it has taken sometime to sit down and write this. To simply put it, LIFE and S&*^ happens! And yes, that happened to me and for that, I needed sometime to gather myself, ideas, relax, become more motivated, interested and goal minded toward more things to progress my blog and other endeavors. I have been active on my other social media sites and if you didn't know, click on over to my Facebook Likepage   and log onto Instagram and see my profile here. I would really appreciate if you stop by show your love or like it. 

Just to briefly bring you up to speed on my hiatus, I'd gotten sick early part of November and as a result, I had to have emergency Gallbladder/Gallstone removal surgery. I was suffering from the gallbladder attacks since Spring 2014. My doctor advised that after carrying my baby for those nine months, it had caused my uterus to press against my gallbladder for that period of time and brought out the arousal of my gallbladder attacks that bothered me from time to time. I must admit, it was my stubbornness that it became excruciating. 

During my two week follow-up with my surgeon, I was told that my gallbladder was full of Gallstones to the point that it could have ruptured. To think, I kept putting the gallbladder attacks off as if, it would eventually get better. Once I returned to work, my coworkers then gave me the depth of my gallbladder issue. If I had continued to procrastinate, it could have ruptured and I could have become septic. Septic is when the body becomes infected with bacteria. When the body becomes septic, that can lead to hospitalization with several rounds of strong antibiotics and/or cause death. When I think about how close I was to something this devastating, I just thank God for allowing me go to work in pain on Monday(11/3), secure and go to a doctors appointment on Tuesday(11/4), have surgery on Wednesday(11/5), and sit here and be able to tell you how blessed I am to tell you about it.  Long story short, I feel much better, but the only adjustment at this point is to learn what to eat until my body gets used to not having that organ anymore. 

The year 2014 was a year of growth for me and my family. My growth has encouraged me to start somethings new and do things I love versus just because. I have been taking complete advantage of that in more ways than you know, and I just thank God that he revealed a new woman in me. My initial focus for this year is organization. I need more organization than you know and in more ways you know! I have been researching ways to get more organized and currently I am looking at the Erin Condren planner and ways to declutter and organize my home. I want that planner so bad but for now, I will just settle for the $7 planner I purchased from my local Target. Lets see how long it last, and plus I will be keeping you in the know about my organization and so forth. Have any of you thought about planner organizing?

I have so much to catch with you all about. I look forward to our future chit chat.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Minor Hues of Blue







Skirt: Thrifted| Tank: Kmart by LYS (old) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe  (old) | Sheer Jacket: F21+ | Necklace: Rainbow


Happy Mothers Day to all my blog readers that are mothers and even those who are mothers to be. Here is a recap of my 1st official Mother's Day look that I wore to church on Sunday. I wanted to wear "Hues of Blue" for some strange reason but I didn't have a blue jacket to wear with my look, better luck next time. Monochromatic appeals to me at this very moment and it will be featured in a future post ;-)
This mother's day thing is taking some getting use to; I forgot to msg/txt friends that recently became mothers just like me and I was taking back by those who wished me a Happy Mother's Day. Believe it or not, reality still has not settled and my baby is about to be a year old. WOW! 
Finally, I introduce you all to my baby Jairus,Jr. aka "JJ", he recently turned 8 months and that year is slowly creeping on in there. My baby is growing too fast!! I want to keep him just like this but I know that is impossible.  Hope you all enjoyed this post....


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Floral Peplum + Pleated Maxi



Top: F21+/Skirt: Ashley Stewart(old)/Shoes: Payless(old)

Hey yall!!!! It has been a long time coming...IKR! LOL! But I'm gonna make this thing consistent from this moment going forward. Please Pray that Curvy Southerner continues with a mighty stride. I so love this skirt and this top is a recent purchase from F21+. I loved this combo because it gave this look structure from top to bottom. Peplum, pleats, and platforms! How you like them apples...Love and miss yall!


Thursday, February 20, 2014

ELOQUII returns...

The moment I recieved the email notification of this plus line's return I was a bit skeptical because of what their fashion lacked when they first emerged as an opposing face of plus fashion in this massive industry. I was completely doubtful that the new collection would be about anything....Boy was I wrong and man did I eat some words!!! Eloquii is back and much better than ever. They have hit some major points with this new Spring 2014 collection that I can assure you that, from this collection they have some major shoes to fill in the coming seasons. Keep it up Eloquii!!! The site is open and up for the taking, you find these pieces and many more here at Eloquii. Happy shopping and enjoy!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Skater

 
 
 
Dress/Belt: ASOS(old), Tights: Random, Shoes: JustFab, Earrings: Charlotte Russe(old), Watch: Kmart by Sofia Vergara
 
This look is what I wore to sing at a Gospel event. How did I do?  This is another outfit re-do which is when I wore it here. This dress is super comfy and I decided to make it Fall appropriate. I did opt to wear my faux black leather all time favorite jacket (not pictured) with this dress. Here is me wearing the jacket here. Hope you guys enjoy my take on looks revisited.
 
 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wine Lace


 
 
 
Top: H&M Plus Size, Skinnies: F21+(Similar Here), Bag: Target by Phillip Lim, Shoes: Shoedazzle, Watch: Michaeal Kors, Bracelets: F21
 
This outfit is slightly a revisit from last year here. This was during the time I first found out I was pregnant and I felt like a blowfish...LOL! Amazingly to my family, is that I fit right back into my pre-pregnancy clothes and so was I! Hope you guys like this revisited look.
 
*Edited my photos using my fave, PicMonkey. Check out PicMonkey, you will love it. Its free too!*
 
 

 
 
 

Monday, December 2, 2013

In the Mix

 
 
 
*This lippie is $1.99.* .........Details in another post ;-)
 
 
 
 Blazer: F21+(old), Jeans: Burkes Outlet(old), Top: Kmart by LYS (old), Booties: Urbanog (old), Bag: Target by Phillip Lim, Earrings: Mall Vendor
 
 
 
 The long awaited outfit post is here!!!!!! Thank you Sweet Baby Jesus...LOL! So foreal. My Blogger has been tripping for some strange reason but I seem to have gotten it on track now.
 
This is a look was tossed together just to make a run to the mall. Since I rarely, these days or weekends wear clothes that much since becoming a new Mommy, I saw that I had the perfect photographer (my sister) here, lets get to it. My prospect outfits will strictly come from shopping my closet and with an add on of a few pieces I see fit to buy or of need. Hope you all like this look.   
 
My photos were edited using PicMonkey and that site has become my new best friend. More of that in another story.  
 
 
 

 
 

Monday, November 18, 2013

CS Beauty Review: CoverGirl Queen Collection 3in1


It's review time!!!! I have been wanting to try the Covergirl Queen Collection Foundation for a while now and my chance finally came when I found it on BOGO 50% off at Walgreens. They are reasonably priced at around $12.99 which beats MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, etc. on any good day but merchants do vary. BOGO is a great option when trying to find the perfect match for your skin tone. My two options I tried for my skin tone were Sheer Espresso and Spicy Brown. A little more about this product is that it is 3in1. The 3in1 means it is a powder, concealer, and foundation all in one. The packaging states "All-day flawless coverage Lasting power of powder, coverage of concealer, and blendability of a foundation in one. Shine free".  Another great thing is that this foundation has a sunscreen of SPF 20. Being that this is a water based foundation, do keep in mind that most drug store foundations tend to sit for sometime so its best to be sure that you shake the product really well before dispensing.
 
Out of the two colors chosen, Spicy Brown complimented my skin tone best. If I had to rate it on a scale of  1 to 10, I give this foundation a strong 10!  In comparison to my MAC kinda love, I will choose the Queen Collection for any occasion. The coverage is amazing and it does not take too much for an application.
 
Here's a swatch of the foundation:

 
This is some good stuff! Look at the above photos and see how good this stuff applied just after 2mins of application. The coverage is beautiful and although, I am not old, it does give my hand a more youthful yet natural appearance. I love it! This will be a constant foundation in my collection.
 
Here are some photos of me wearing the 3in1:

 
This foundation is the bomb.com!!!! This is my new found love in drugstore cosmetics next to those Wet'nWild MegaLast lipticks.
Pros:
  • Application is great.
  • It comes packaged as a pump dispenser. *Less Germs*
  • It did not leave me with an oily mess of a face. Even after hours of wearing it.
  • This collection comes in an array of colors for women of color.
  • It actually didn't rub off, now that I think of it!!! Thank the make-up Gods!!!
  • I will be using this until I can't get it anymore...
Cons:
  • Being that it's a drug store foundation and at times product is not rotated as it should be, you will need to be sure to shake this foundation really good before an application.
  • No others I can think of...This is really a great foundation to own.
Only mishap you see is where my glasses were sitting on my nose, but no shiny face here and coverage still intact!!!!
 
 
 
Will you be trying CoverGirl Queen Collection 3in1??? If so, let me know how it works for you.