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A Quick Thought on Mentoring + Video & Outfits from My San Jose Trip for #BlogHer14

It’s still pretty weird for me when people ask me for blogging advice. I feel like such a baby blogger, but speaking at the #BlogHer14 Conference showed me that I have more to share/give than I realized. One of the things I was asked about is blog mentoring. In my opinion, a mentor isn’t always someone who is leaps and bounds ahead of you. Sometimes a mentor is someone who is stronger in the areas where you need to grow. When we combine and share our gifts, we can be mentor-partners, mentor-motivators, mentor-friends. I have a few women like that in my life, thank God one of them is Alissa from StylishCurves, who you saw in this vlog. Another is…

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Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs/Razor Bumps? Yes, Please!

Hey Lovelies! Because swimming is one of my favorite plus size fitness workouts, I’m in a swimsuit regularly. This means that along with my regular brazilian waxing (deets on that here), I also work hard to keep my skin from developing ingrown hairs on my bikini area and on my PCOS “hot spots”. I’ve taken all of the beauty advice I’ve ever gotten on this subject, tried everything and finally came up with a routine that works on my face (thanks, PCOS.), underarms, bikini area, etc. Links to the products I use are below, here is a video of my routine, let me know what you think? 1.) Five Blade Razor, here 2.) Apricot Scrub, here 3.) Tend Skin, here…

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Plus Size Workout Video: Abs, Arms, Legs| All Levels | #PSPfit

Sooo the #PSPfit girls will be hosting workout parties in NYC, Philadelphia, Boston and DC Wanna come? Submit your email at www.PSPfit.com space is limited! Big girls often are told “cardio! cardio! cardio!” for weight loss, but strength and endurance is a huge part of Healthy Curves at Every Size for me. I like being strong (and I really like the idea of preventing skin sag as much as possible). Personal Trainer, Robbie Ann Darby has designed 10 plus size fitness moves for us that we can do as a group in the park or at home using kitchen counters and chairs. Do each move for one minute without stopping and trust me in 10 mins, you’ll be putting in major…

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Meet the #PSPfit Volunteers! | Plus Size Fitness

Today is the first official day of #PSPfit bootcamp! (The next cycle will be in the fall, pre register here) Some of my bootcamp babes from previous cycles noticed how overwhelmed I’ve been and were kind enough to offer to help out with #PSPfit. These girls are kind, inspiring and I’d like for you to meet them: Amy: United Kingdom/Boston, MA  Hey, I’m Amy! I’m based in Boston, but am originally from the UK (where I will be for half of this round of bootcamp)! I spend my free time doing fun stuff with my friends, usually involving nice dinners and wine! I’ve done 2 rounds of #PSPfit now, and I honestly love it. I am so excited to be…

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Plus Size Prom & Formal Dresses

Two of my PSP’s sent me emails asking about plus size formal dresses. Naomi is looking for prom dresses and Rose is on the hunt for plus size wedding guest dresses (so am I!).  I grabbed a few of my blogger boo’s of different shapes, sizes and styles and we created a plus size formal look book for you with plus size prom and plus size formal ideas… hope this helps! http:/youtu.be/9l2TK6pf-y0 Ladies, your emails got me thinking about how hard it is to find trendy plus size formal dresses, especially if you’re on a budget. So we asked the folks at SimplyBe.com and ModCloth.com if they would donate some plus size prom dresses to Project G.L.A.M. a charity that…

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AOL & Jeep ask “What Inspires You?”

When AOL and Jeep asked me what inspired me, the answer was easy… Love and Music. I’ve been very lucky to have a life filled with love and music. Everything I do boils back to those two things… I moved to New York to study music and of course love was always in the back of my mind ;-). I grew up in a house full of love and music and most of my friends are loving and musically talented. My musical collection is pretty huge and I have a memory attached to all of the songs I love. While I’m blogging I’m constantly listening to music because my favorite artists inspire me. So when I created my inspiration board…

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