Category Archives: Beauty

Plus Size Travel, Plus Size Swimsuits & Vacay Essentials

Greetings from Los Angeles! So, I got on the plane in NYC and was able to click the seat belt closed with no extender! Then just as I was applauding myself for my weight loss acomplishments, I changed flights in Chicago and the seatbelt was *this* close to fitting, but it wouldn’t and I had to ask the flight attendant for an extender afterall (womp womp!). Goes to show, that its not always us… sometimes its the plane, so we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves when we have to do the oh so embarrassing extender request. I’m in my home state for a friends wedding. I’m not in the wedding and Robert had to stay behind for a family…

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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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Sweat Between Your Breasts (aka Boob Sweat!)

*looks around nervously* Okay sooo… this post is for ladies only. Men.. click away! Remember last year when I spoke about sweat between your breasts? I know, I know… it wasn’t the most sexy or demure post, but sometimes I have to keep it real with my Plus Size Princesses. I think one of the trickiest things about being a PSP is hygiene. Big girls have rolls and folds (or  “nooks and crannies” as I like to call them) and those nooks and crannies make our bodies a breeding ground for friction, perspiration and bacteria. All of this can make it hard for us to stay… fresh. (*ahem* Men, if you’re still reading… click away!) One of the hottest things…

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PCOS Shaving & Dating

The other day at the gym, I was taking a boot camp class. As I fought my way through a three minute push-up session, I looked up at the girls in front of me. Both of them had on capri pants and both of them had super hairy legs. I’m not going to lie, I was a little jealous about their carefree attitude towards body hair. As a girl with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, I am obsessive when it comes to shaving. I’m constantly shaving or tweezing one part of my body or another and it can be exhausting! In the summer, I run through razors really fast between shaving my legs and everything else. Before I was dating someone, winter…

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Plus Size Bridal Boudoir Photos… Thoughts??

My best friend, Adam sent me an email yesterday, the subject was Let me know when you want to book one of these 😉 and inside was a link to Amy Haberland’s “Defense of The Bridal Boudoir“. I hadn’t heard of a Bridal Boudoir photo shoot before, but the premise is that women take bedroom photos right before they get married. They’re not necessarily raunchy, but the idea is doing a photo shoot in lingerie or your guys button down shirt and panties and giving the photos to him as a wedding gift… or something like that. As I read the article and looked at the slide show, I was immediately intrigued. I’m not getting married any time soon, but…

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Plus Size Brazilian Wax & Spa Review (Spa Ja)

Remember when I went to Miami and got my first Brazilian Wax? Well, getting waxed has slowly become something I do regularly. I like the hygienic benefits and with my active gym schedule (swimming, changing in public etc.), I like not having to worry about maintenance “down there”. The first brazilian I got was at Completely Bare, a hair removal spa with locations all over New York City. The experience and process was stellar. If I had my way, I’d go to them every time. Unfortunately, Completely Bare is on the pricey side and CeCe’s on a budget so I’ve started exploring other places to get it done. Last weekend I went to Spa Ja on 56th and 8th avenue…

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Plus Size Travel: Swim Suits & Bikini Waxes

Its 3:30 in the morning and I can’t sleep so I thought I’d update you on where I am/what I’m doing. My girlfriend is getting married on Saturday in Miami, so we decided to make a long weekend out of it. When I go on vacation, its always with my family so this is my first “grown-up” trip and I plan on making the most of it. I had to get two things done before I came to Miami: 1.) Get a new bathing suit 2.) Get my first bikini wax. *gulp*Lets start with the swim suit: I have some sites that I used to buy swimsuits in the past, but I wanted to try something different. I came across…

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