Dia&Co: A Plus Size Solution for Stitch Fix???

As a plus size woman, finding stylish clothes in El Paso is very difficult and I usually don’t have many options beyond Lane Bryant, Catherine’s, and Ross. Since I’m very busy and my options are so limited, I hate shopping and I only go when my best friend threatens my life. However, there may be a solution–Dia&Co.

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Although they are not affiliated with one another, Dia&Co (a new plus size fashion subscription service) is essentially the plus size version of Stitch Fix. Since I had been dying to try Stitch Fix, but couldn’t since the company does not cater to plus size women (they carry sizes XS-XL only), I was ecstatic when I discovered a Dia&Co ad while surfing Facebook.

Dia&Co is a personal shopping experience created especially for plus sized women (sizes 14-32) and is not merely a fashion rental site like Gwynnnie Bee. For a $20.00 styling fee, you complete a few surveys and a box of (5) clothing items/accessories is shipped to you according to your specific tastes. If you like an item in the box, your $20.00 styling fee is applied towards your purchase. Additionally, there is a 20% discount for purchasing all the items. Unfortunately, if you return the entire box without making a purchase, your $20.00 styling fee will not be returned or credited.

Since the styling fee is non-refundable, I decided to do a little research on this new service before subscribing and was happy to find that nearly all of the Dia&Co unboxings on YouTube were positive. [Unfortunately, watching reviews on YouTube can sometimes be unreliable because many YouTubers base their perceptions from a free review box, so keep that in mind.] Even still, I was hopeful given the variety of stylish clothes that I saw in several of the videos and I decided to subscribe to find out for myself.

Here are a few Dia&Co unboxings that were helpful to me:

How it Works:

  1. Signup for an account at Dia&Co.
  2. Complete the online surveys. [You can give extra details about your style, body shape, and even share the link to your Pinterest board. You can also establish a price range of what you are willing to pay per garment. In addition, there are several places and opportunities in the surveys to share extra information with your stylist.]
  3. Fill out the payment section to pay your $20.00 Styling Fee.
  4. Wait for your stylist call. [Yes, I received the opportunity to speak to a real person for several minutes about my personal style and what I would like to receive in my box. Just make sure your number is correct in your survey or it can delay your call. Although I don’t know how sustainable it will be, this kind of customer service really brightened my day and made me feel extra special. BTW: Speaking with a stylist is not an option offered by Stitch Fix. ]
  5. Wait for your box. [My box was sent by 2 day USPS priority mail and it arrived quickly despite the Christmas holiday. More details about my first Dia&Co box will be provided in a full review soon.]
  6. Once your box has arrived, immediately open it and try things on. You will only have (5) calendar days before you must return the items you are not purchasing in the free postage paid mailer to avoid being charged for the contents of the entire box .
  7. Complete the “Rate Your Items” survey on Dia&Co and decide if and/or when you would like another box. Unlike many other subscription boxes, you do not need to commit every month to purchasing a Dia&Co box. You have the option of letting the company know when you would like a box at your discretion.

Tips:

  1. Answer the surveys honestly about your body type.
  2. Create a Pinterest board so that you can have a fashion reference to talk with your Dia & Co stylist about. [It wouldn’t hurt to include a full profile picture of yourself so that the stylist is able to see your body type and make choices accordingly.]
  3. Go in with an open mind.
  4. Dia&Co garments may be more expensive than what you are used to at discount retailers like Ross & Marshalls. According to Dia&Co, the average per garment is usually about $50.00, so keep this in mind if you are especially budget conscious.

Does Dia&Co sound like something you are willing to try? If you have already subscribed to Dia&Co, please comment below and let me know what your experience was like. Stay tuned for a full review on my first Dia&Co box.

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Back to School Ulta & Sephora Makeup Haul

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Most people buy clothes and school supplies for “Back to School.” I bought makeup. Check out my Ulta and Sephora Haul. This video is about 18 minutes long, so get your snack, sit back, and relax. This is gonna be fun y’all. 🙂

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FabFitFun Summer 2015

Featured in this video:

  • Tarte LipSurgence lip gloss ($19)
  • FabFitFun Everyday Wireless Speaker ($29.99)
  • 14 karat gold dipped necklace by Wren ($100)
  • I’ll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray by Gorge ($24.95)
  • Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer with Aloe by Vaseline ($7.99)
  • FabFitFun and CosmoBody jump rope ($14)
  • Inkling Roll On Perfume ($25)
  • Scratch Nail Wraps ($12)
  • Headspace Gift Card ($38.85)
  • Hello Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($12)

Total Retail Value = $275.79

Subscription Price = $49.99 per box (delivered Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer)

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Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen Review + Giveaway

If you’re looking for budget friendly sun protection, look no further. The Coppertone Clearly Sheer sunscreen line is a great option. For review consideration, Bzz Agent sent me free samples of two types of this sunscreen: Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days and Coppertone Sunscreen Continuous Spray. 

According to Coppertone, the Clearly Sheer Sunscreen line has the following benefits:

  • It absorbs in seconds for a clean and light feel.
  • It has a moisturizing formula that leaves your skin soft and smooth.
  • It won’t clog pores or cause breakouts (clinically tested on acne-prone skin).
  • It has a matte finish that is perfect for use under makeup.

Over the last 6-weeks, I tested out both sunscreens and here’s my full review below.

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Here, I’m wearing Coppertone Clearly Sheer on my hands and body and it is completely undetectable.

Pros:

+Can be found a most common shopping venues, i.e. Target, Ulta, Walmart.

+It is budget friendly. You can purchase for under $10. If you use the Bzz Agent coupon, it can be purchased for about $8.00 and some change (including tax). However, if you purchase at Ulta, you can use their $3.50 coupon and pay under $8.00 with taxes included.

+The product (Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days) does what it says:

  1. It did not make my acne worse.
  2. It can be used under makeup without complication;  I had no problems using it with my Becca primer. 
  3. It is absolutely sheer and easy to blend into the skin. If you have a deeper complexion, like me, you’ll have zero problems with this sunscreen white casting on your skin. 
  4. My skin felt soft and smooth after use.

+Both types of Coppertone sunscreens were easy to use for the body, but I preferred the continuous spray version because I could spray it quickly and easily.

+Both types of Coppertone sunscreens are person of color friendly. I did not have to excessively work to blend in the sunscreen. It was so easy to use, I did not even need a mirror. There was absolutely no white casting on my skin and it dried matte.

+The Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days has a very light and fresh fragrance and it didn’t smell like sunscreen at all.

Cons:

-Unfortunately, the fragrance in the product made my eyes water initially. That’s only thing keeping it from being a 5 star product.

Results:

4-stars

If Coppertone were to develop a fragrance free version, Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days would be my go to everyday sunscreen. I really loved using this product and 5 ounces of product for under $10.00 is a great deal when my typical everyday facial sunscreen (Coola) is $36.00 for 1.7 ounces. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a quality sunscreen at a drugstore price. However, I would caution anyone with sensitivity to fragrances

Try a Sample:

I held onto a sample of the Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days for my readers. If you’re interested in trying a sample of the Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days, please comment below about which sunscreens you’ve tried and loved and I’ll enter you in my drawing for a sample. **Please do not comment that you want to win the giveaway. If you do, you’ll be disqualified. 🙂

Drawing closes 12:00 pm (MST)  July 11, 2014. Winner will be announced via comment on this blog post by 2:00 pm (MST) on July 11, 2014 and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. In the event of no drawing entries, by stated deadline, the giveaway will be withdrawn. Winner must be 18 years of age and a resident of the US. Winner will receive a 1 ounce tube of the Coppertone Clearly Sheer for Sunny Days. Good luck everyone!!! 🙂

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IPSY June 2014

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  • Clarisea Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant
  • Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Styling Cream
  • Nicka K New York Shimmer Eyeliner in Blue
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel
  • Be a Bombshell Mascara in Lash Out (Black)

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Julep Maven-June 2014

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June Julep Maven Box from the Three Wishes Collection.
I received:
-Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat
-Colette Nail Polish
-Sera Nail Polish
-Pixi Sticks
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Meet Your Match Lip Gloss & Nail Polish Duos-Sephora inside JCPenney

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This “Meet Your Match” Lip Gloss & Nail Polish set is from Sephora inside JCPenney. This is an awesome deal at $25.00 because I was able to try several new products without breaking the bank. These duos are perfect for summer. Check ’em out and let me know what you think.

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We Are Onyx April Glam Box

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This is my April 2014 “We Are Onyx” glam box. I received four full-sized Cargo Cosmetics and a deluxe sized Philip B shampoo. Check out my video to see what I received. Next month’s box is going to feature nail polish from Kandiland. I do not have a referral link, but if you want to check it out go to: http://weareonyx.com/.

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Spring Makeup Haul- Sephora & Ulta (2014)

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Before you watch this video, please get a cup or tea, cocoa, or coffee because I have a ton to show you. As you’ll see soon, I went completely hog wild with my makeup shopping this month. I guess absence does make the heart grow fonder.

I cashed in my Ulta Rewards for a Juicy Couture Perfume. Then I went to Sephora and did major damage over the last couple of weeks. I picked up:

  • Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick
  • Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep Palette
  • Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
  • Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Gel
  • Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in 03 Berry Pop
  • Tarte Butter Lipstick in Poppy
  • Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush in 510
  • Bite Beauty Lipstick in Violet
  • Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water
  • Cover FX CC Cream in N X-Deep
  • Cover FX Concealer in N X-Deep

Deluxe Samples of:

  • Marc Jacobs Mascara
  • Dior ShowHourglass Mineral Veil Primer
  • Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in Rose Dressing

Clinique Gift with Purchase Items:

  • Take the Day off Makeup Remover for Lids
  • Even Better Makeup with SPF 15 in 13 Amber
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +
  • A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins in “Hi Sweetie”
  • Lash Doubling Mascara
  • Lipstick in Raspberry Glace

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Liebster Award

liebsterHey Everybody!!!

It’s hump day … whoooop whooooooooooop!!! And I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for the weekend.

Anyway, to kick start what can be a long and hectic workday, I thought I’d share something fun with you: the Liebster Award. This award is given to newbie bloggers, like me, that have less than 200 followers, but have really cool blogs that need more recognition. Liebster is German for kind, sweet, lovely, dearest, and cute. 

 Rules of the award:

1. Each nominee must link back to the person that nominated them.
2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
3. Nominate up to 10 other bloggers you like and who have less than 200 followers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Let them know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

I was nominated for this award by a super kind and awesome beauty blogger, Stephanie.  I hope you’ll check out her blog, StephndStuff. I know you’ll love it.

 Here are the questions Stephanie asked and my answers:

1.  What’s one product you can’t live without?
Hands down, the product I can’t live without is my Ole Henriksen Truth Serum. I’m a total skincare junkie. I keep trying other serums, but this is the one that I always return to. It smells amazing (like Fruit Loops), has vitamin C, and never causes me breakouts.

2.  Do you have days where you just want to be bare faced?
Actually, I’m barefaced most of the week. I love makeup, but I love sleep more. So most of the time, all I have on my face beyond my daily skin care is translucent mattifying powder, lip gloss, and maybe mascara.

3.  What would you buy if you only had $20? If I only had $20, I’d probably buy a MAC blush. Plum Foolery has been on my list for a couple of months.

4.  What are five products you would purchase at Sephora or any high end store?

  • Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm-I’ve been hearing a lot of rave reviews about this, but it’s crazy expensive for what it is.
  • Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation-I got color matched and the foundation is so lightweight that I forgot I was wearing it.
  • Cartier Baiser Vole Perfume- If money has a smell, it would smell like this. I swear this perfume is the ultimate luxury.
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta-I’ve been hearing great things about this blush. I hope it lives up to the hype.
  • Chanel Nail Polish-I have no idea what color I would choose, but I’ve been dying to buy one of these for a while.

5.  Name any place in the world you would love to travel to.
Undoubtedly, I’d love to visit Italy. Pasta and Italian fashion are a fabulous combination that is hard to beat.

6.  What is your favorite nail polish brand?
Must I only pick one? I can’t decide between Julep and OPI.

7.  If you happen to find money on the ground…what would you do with it? Would you hand it over to a police station or go shopping? Be honest!!!
If I found money on the ground, I would wait a few minutes for the person who dropped it to return. If it’s a small sum like $20, then I wouldn’t go to the police station. However, if it the amount is hundreds of dollars then I would definitely take it to the police station because it could be someone’s rent money or pay check.

8.  Which do you prefer threading, waxing, or tweezing?
I prefer threading because tweezing hurts like hell and waxing gives me welts.

9.  What is your favorite pig out snack?
Orange chicken with chow mein and fried rice from Panda Express are so yummy and addicting.

10.  Are you a lefty or righty?
I’m a righty!!!

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My Nominees are:

💞Renee Bruch

💞Michelle Reynolds

💞Anastasia Demereckis

💞Ada Peña

💞Samantha Gabrielle

💞Elizabeth Thorpe

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Questions for my nominees:

  1. Do you prefer lipstick or lip gloss?
  2. What’s the biggest beauty splurge you ever made?
  3. What’s your best beauty tip?
  4. What’s one beauty purchase you regret?
  5. What’s your favorite fashion accessory?
  6. Do you wear only one type of mascara at a time or do you layer multiple ones?
  7. What is your favorite beauty/fashion magazine?
  8. What is one beauty item that is under hyped in the beauty community?
  9. If you could only buy one beauty brand for the rest of your life, which company would you choose?
  10. What is your Holy Grail eye shadow palette?