How to Prevent Chub Rub this Summer

I can remember the first time I walked into a CVS drug store and found Monistat® Chafing Relief Powder Gel® in the feminine care aisle. I rushed back to my apartment, slid my shapewear shorts off from under my dress and applied the powder gel to my inner thighs under my dress. Walking around from my bedroom to my kitchen I squealed with delight— my life had just changed. Monistat® Chafing Relief Powder Gel® has been a summer staple for me ever since. I brought it along with me for a travel adventure to Miami with my bff, Chastity from GarnerStyle. Do you have any summer adventures planned yet? Here are a few ways I used Monistat® Chafing Relief Powder Gel®…

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How to Prevent Chub Rub: Bandelettes

One of my greatest accomplishments has been conquering inner thigh chafing (aka chub rub). From my first post on how to prevent inner thigh chafing until now, I will always be looking for ways to stay comfortable while wearing skirts and dresses. Today I’m adding another product to my list of chub rub fighters: Bandelettes! Are you the type of person who wears shorts under her dresses? I do that sometimes, but honestly it’s not always the most feminine feeling. Depending on the outfit or the weather, sometimes shorts can rob me of the easy breezy feeling I’m looking for. Here’s where Bandelettes can help! Bandelettes are these adorable bands that you can slip over your thighs under any dress or skirt.…

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The Best Ways to Prevent Thigh Chafing (Chub Rub)

Girls who can just throw on a dress and walk out the door have NO IDEA what its like to be trapped in an inner thigh chafing prison, I mean what’s the point of wearing a flowing sundress if you’re bound up in spanx on underneath so your thighs wont touch? And even if you don’t mind wearing spanx under your dresses, it gets annoying to constantly do the “let me yank the hem of my dress down in case my spanx are showing” dance. Ever since I discovered that I could prevent inner thigh chafing and give myself the freedom to walk around with bare legs, I’ve been obsessed. As with preventing ingrown hairs, I like to test out…

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Thigh Chafing Remedies – No More Chub Rub (part 2)

For me the beginnings of chub rub start with a little pinching feeling on the inside of my thighs. It doesn’t take much… maybe a five-minute walk down the block bare-legged before a painful quarter sized blister begins to form and I’m miserable for days after. I’ve heard many suggestions to stop chub rub, I’ve tried them all and none of them work. Baby powder didn’t work. Pure cornstarch didn’t work. Vaseline didn’t work. Deodorant didn’t work The list goes on and on… Of course, I could always wear spanx/shorts under my dresses, but we all know how I feel about that. I mean, what’s the point in wearing a light airy sundress if I’m bound up like fort knox…

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Plus Size Problems: Thigh Swoosh (Chub Rub Strikes Again)

Yesterday I was having a “cute day”. I wore a frilly white blouse, tucked into a grey pleated skirt with a burgundy belt and my favorite suede heels pulling it all together. I also wore a pair of fishnet stockings which created the perfect flirty secretary style outfit. At around 9:30, Robert called my extension, “I want to show you something, can you come by my desk?” “Sure,” I said. I reapplied my lip gloss, ran my fingers through my hair and stood up from my desk. Dating a guy that works in my office makes having a “cute day” even more fun. As I made my way to his department on the other side of the building, I had…

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Prevent Inner Thigh Chafing – No More Chub Rub!

I was leaving the gym after an evening swim and the idea of putting biker shorts/spanx back on under my dress wasn’t appealing. Its only a 10 minute walk to my apartment, I thought to myself I should be fine. So I threw a dress on over my bathing suit and left the gym with bare legs and more importantly bare inner thighs. The walk home was fine until the last block when I was sure that steam was sizzling out from under my dress because the friction from my inner thighs was creating a heat like none other. I got home, showered, threw on a pair of yoga pants and though nothing of my 10 minute walk until I…

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A Big Girl Rant: Denim vs. Chub Rub

Yesterday I attended the funeral of my favorite pair of jeans. I made my way down the steps to the trash cans behind my apartment building with my jeans lifeless in my arms. As I lifted the metal lid and placed the jeans on top of some trash bags I wondered if my neighbors would think I was nuts if I said a few words. My Svobodas were a very special pair of jeans. They came from a family of denim designed specifically for PSP’s (Plus Size Princesses) and this pair did everything that jeans should. Not only did they elongate my legs but they enhanced my, um… assets. My Svobodas and I have been through a lot together; casual…

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I’m Traveling the World with Secret

I’m proud to say that I’ve visited three different countries in 2017 so far. I’ve been to Cuba, The Bahamas and… I’m writing this blog post from Nigeria! Even though I was born in California, my family is Nigerian and I haven’t been home since I was ten years old. I can’t explain how much it means to me that I’m here right now. Don’t worry, I’ll have a full travel recap for you when I’m back in a few weeks. One of the things that Cuba, The Bahamas and Nigeria have in common is the weather… it is H-O-T and air conditioning isn’t really a thing. For me, being hot and sweaty isn’t really a thing… So, what’s a…

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5 Easy Hot Weather Beauty Hacks

I’ve been lucky enough to escape to warmer climates during this extra long winter. While I was in Cuba and The Bahamas I took time out to put my favorite hot weather beauty hacks into practice. I use five easy hot weather beauty hacks when I’m in hot weather and they keep me feeling fresh and flawless. Here they are: Get Fresh & Stay Fresh When I take my shower in the morning, I use my favorite shower products and lotions, but there are two special things I always do. I lather up with exfoliating gloves. I exfoliate to remove dead cells from my skin’s surface so my skin is soft and looks better. Exfoliating also prevents clogged pores and acne. I…

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#BodyPositiveWorkout with Swimsuitsforall & Aqua Studio New York

So, I had this idea to do a Body Positive Work Out. I wanted to bring women of all shapes and sizes together to do a workout without judgement or gym-timidation. Sometimes it’s easier to grab my girls to get cocktails than it is to get them all together for a workout, so I knew I had to make this Body Positive Workout a good one. The Work Out The first thing I had to do was choose an activity for us. I decided that a spin class in a pool would be different and fun, so I booked a few bikes for Aqua Spinning at AquaStudioNY. “AQUA is a wellness sanctuary in the heart of TriBeCa and the unique home to AQUACYCLING…

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