Curvy Words Magic

Due to LIFE, it’s been sometime since my last post but I saw a few curvy sayings that I used as affirmations while living curvy. With spring/summer approaching, I need a little pep to stay positive with life perception of what “CUTE” means in our society.  I hope these curvy words is a inspiration to someone because they were magic to my thoughts.

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Be “Pretty” on Valentine’s!

Happy Valentines Day!  For many of us, Valentine’s is a special day you spend with a love one or special friend. For most ladies, steamy plans may brewed last night, tonight, or both. Either way, I hope you were “Pretty” on Valentine’s.  Check out these sexy GlamCurvy picks to enjoy your night a little longer! I HEART YOU!

NAUGHTY ON VALENTINE’S

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DARING OF VALENTINE’S

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SEXY ON VALENTINES

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Photos courtesy of Pinterest Contributors!

3 Days to Xmas, 10 Days to New Year

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3 days left before Christmas 2015 arrives. Did you finish Christmas shopping? Still have holiday parties to attend? Are you still prepping your house for family/friends to arrive and take over? Well the Christmas holiday is approaching fast and the New Year  is peeping around the corner a few days later. Unfortunately, I am still struggling with the thought myself! 2015 is really coming to an end.

Anyway, before we all embrace the warmth of family/friends, GlamCurvy want to say “Season Greetings” to U.

Enjoy, be safe, and super MERRY!

Thank You for following GlamCurvy!

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A Curvy Girl Travel Tips

Is it vacation time? Have you start planning to take a trip this summer? Whether you flying from coast to coast, international, driving to a nearby city with a beach, or cruising the seas, it’s time for U to enjoy this summer. At the beginning of the year, I always plan a economic 3 day, 4 night weekend trip in May or June to relax, read, and sit on the beach the entire time. (i.e. Cancun, Bahamas) No sightseeing tours, no phone, and no work. It’s a way for me to think, mediate, refocus, and distress from the 1st part of the new year. Also, I try to plan a week long vacation out the country whether by boat or plane in July/August to a new destination. Research is key, so try to locate a GREAT travel agent. They do all the guess work and conduct research, schedule tours, transportation, and setup payment arrangements. Periodically, I may use the travel search engines for the last minute trips but if I can plan it out, I call my travel agent. Usually the same price and more perks!

1.) Find a Travel Agent

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With all my upcoming trips, the biggest question I have is “WHAT TO TAKE”? I am a plus size curvy women size 14 with a edgy style, but I feel a little too old to wear all my skin out as if I was 18 years old. So, I been looking through my closets, trying on last year spring/summer clothes to determine if it still fit or dated. Nevertheless, whether I purchase new or repeat from last year. I am still in odds with “WHAT TO TAKE”? For the beach we all know, swimsuits, sundresses, cover-ups, and flip flops. But I am a moody dresser, I may love it today and don’t want to look at it tomorrow. So, I had to come up with a plan for my trip to Cancun this past week. Less is more when packing. I had one suitcase and my purse. I packed  4 sundresses, 3 bathing suits, 1 shirt, 1 pair of shorts, 4 pairs of sandals, beach towel, collapsable beach bag, toiletries, and undergarments. All done! My luggage was light and I had everything I needed.I felt great! Less fuss and more practical.

2.) Pack light, but practical

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Lastly, enjoy your trip! Don’t let things you cannot change destroy your mood. Whether the airport temporarily lost your luggage, hotel room not ideal,  or someone was rude/unpleasant, don’t let it affect your trip. As adults, we have to learn how to pick our battles and not let other events affect our mental state. The main purpose of a vacation is “serenity” not “dismay”. My grandma use to state “When you run out of options, that’s when you worry”, but as long as you got them you can survive. Makes perfect sense. Enjoy yourself and your vacation, you deserve it.

3.) Really enjoy your trip! 

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MOMENT TO SHARE: I just returned from a 3 night- 4 day weekend in Cancun, Mexico with one of my dearest friends staying at the Presidente Intercontinental Cancún Resort. It was an awesome trip with a calming beachfront, plenty sun, and laughs. I feel if you work ALL the time, even if money is an issue to see other parts of the world, locate happiness at a neighboring city or beach. Remember, life is what you enjoy while you living it. #GLAMCURVY

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Photos courtesy of Tanisha Brown and Pinterest Contributors.

2015 Curvy Diva Resolutions

Hello GlamCurvy Divas! It’s 2015 and we made it. Many of us probably had a lot of awesome days mixed with a  few bad ones in 2014. Whether you experience more of the other or not, you blessed. To kickoff 2015 I found five inspirational quotes that would become more than words on paper …..it will become MY REALITY. I plan to embrace ME and only fulfill my soul with greatness. Life is too short to cloud your soul with unhappiness.

Happy New Year Divas!  YOU READY?

#1 – Rock Your Curves

#2. Keep your soul happy.

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#3. Be Fiercer.

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#4 Eliminate the negative baggage. 

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#5 ……and Live MORE called ENJOY LIFE.

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The London Voyage

LONDON – Best trip ever. The diverse culture, history, and shopping was well worth the eight hour flight. I arrived in London on Sunday, Aug 10th early morning and enjoyed every last minute of the LONDON VOYAGE until departing on Saturday afternoon. The weather was not as favorable as I desired but definitely manageable. Just remember to ALWAYS carry a raincoat or umbrella at all times. The US Dollars to British pounds conversion, just say on average a $1 in US is $0.60 British pounds. Go figure. The public transportation subway called the “TUBE” is similar to the “METRO” in New York  and it goes everywhere but clean. Our hotel K&K George was located conveniently in Kensington two blocks from Earls Court Station. Perfect location.

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Sunday, we kicked off our arrival day in London by visiting Portobello Market and later had dinner at Nando’s. Very Tasty!

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Monday, we caught the London Hop on Hop Off Tour exploring the London Eye, London Bridge, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square. Later, dinner was a indian cuisine at  Masala Zone.

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Tuesday, CAMDEN MARKET was the destination ALL DAY. The shopping, food, and eclectic environment was very entertaining. In addition, I got a fish pedicure at Zoola Fish, received an henna tattoo, conquered a tasty cupcake at Mimi’s cupcakes, and  enjoyed fish -n- chips at Poppies.

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Wednesday, we started our day with shopping at TKMaxx (TJMaxx) and had a “Fashion Tea” scheduled at the Berkley. I felt like Royalty. Later, we paid a visit to the famous Harrod’s Department Store.

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Thursday, we signed up for a 10 hour sightseeing tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford. Windsor Castle was so rich in culture and history. Stonehenge was quite intriguing and I am still baffled about the purpose and creation of those stones. Oxford history and building designs showcased a city like no other. Very pristine and sacred.

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Friday, the National History Museum was our first destination. Free admission with an hour wait, not bad at all.  Then shopping on Oxford Street in London checking out Selfridges, Primark, Topshop, etc. Later that night, we met with a close friend for dinner at the italian restaurant called Zizzi’s. Delicious!

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Saturday, we packed up, enjoyed our last breakfast at the hotel, and hop into a car to take us to London-Heathrow Airport. The London Voyage was officially over and reality would restart. However, the experience  and memories in London will last a LIFETIME. I am blessed and humbled to be able to experience it.

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Check out me and my Atlanta Sister on the London Sightseeing Tour. #LONDONDIVAS

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GlamCurvy Nominated for an Award

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The summer is here and GlamCurvy is near but not as visual as I envisioned. With work and personal travel, birthday celebrations, and happy hours/dinners, my summer time has been minimum to bring more awareness to the GlamCurvy universe. So when I was nominated by RobinCharmagne with the “Very Inspiring Blogging Award”  I was elated.

GlamCurvy’s goal is to educate the universe about women who is curvy like me. Receiving this nomination sparked a fire inside of me again and inspired me to recommit to the cause consistently. Because I have a lot of thoughts to express, things to learn, and resources to share about the plus size industry.  It’s time for GlamCurvy to return. U ready?

Rules

1.Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2.List the rules and display the award.
3.Share seven facts about yourself.
4.Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5.Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

7 Facts About Myself

1. On my father’s side of the family, I am the first female in 50 years and 3 days since my grandmother was born. Weird right! My birthday is 8/18 and my Grandma Cora birthday was 8/15.

2. I LOVE TO SHOP! From fashion to home decor to tech gadgets! Put me in rehab!

3. My favorite cuisine is all seafood. However, CRAB LEGS I could eat everyday! When I was young and growing up in Newport News, Va my grandfather was co-owner of a fish market. Fresh fish, crabs, scallops, and oysters all day. I was in heaven!

4. I am in love with TRUE HIP HOP. Not the new hip-hop. My favorite rap artist is NAS.

5. I have a Associate degree in Fashion Merchandising, but work in Information Technology! Go figure!

6. My mother and I favorite color is PINK. WE LOVE PINK!

7. I am a corporate tech chick, entrepreneur, hobby blogger, and manager of a clothing line! I am enjoying my journey and never want to stop.

GlamCurvy Blog Nominations

1. Financially Literate

2. Tracing Amy

3. Friendly Fairy Tales

4. Kiwi the Beauty

5. Curvatude

6. Loving Food, Fashion, & Life

7. Chloe’s World of Fashion

8. Red Wine and Heels

9. Fabulously Curvy

10. Pumps and Studz

11. Fab Glance & Style

12. Curvy and Happiness

13. My Fab Finance

14. Curvy Goddness Lounge

15. Style Has No Size

 

Thanks again RobinCharmagne for the nomination and have a GlamCurvy Week!

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