Sunday, January 29, 2012

My QuEeN oF hEaRtS mAkEuP cOnTeSt EnTrY

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!!! I've been a very busy lady!! I worked on this contest look and I am pleased with how it turned out! I would love to hear all of your feedback on it! I'll post the results of the contest as soon as I know who won. Look for a new post tomorrow! I have several reviews to post that I think you all will enjoy. Also, when I make it to 30 subscribers, I am going to have a giveaway with some great goodies!!! So please share with all your friends.

Queen of Hearts and Beauty Marks,
Amy <3<3<3

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

fLiP fLoPs AnD tAnKtOpS iN.........jAnUaRy?

As I heard the weather-man say the temperature this morning, I couldn't believe it was in the 70' Alabama...on January 25th. That's crazy, right? Wrong! As I opened my back door to test the temp outside, the warmth immediately took me to a place with palm trees, white, sandy beaches and a cool summer breeze. Of course the neighbors dog barking snapped me back to reality! I was super excited to be able to go to my closet and pick out a pink tank top and my favorite distressed denim knee jeans and paired this with a pair of cute flip flops.
So, enough about the weather! I want to let everyone know that I am working hard to bring you some great reviews and am asking you all to please leave a comment and let me know what kind of stuff you would like to see in my blog. Here's a quick review of my plus size brand choice of the day: Old Navy does not have many plus size clothing items in stores, but if you will visit them online, you will find an entire plus size line of clothes, underwear and accessories. The sizes are very accurate to your true size and I love the way Old Navy clothes fit to my body. My body type is long waisted with a lot of curves, so low rise is not for me. Luckily Old Navy carries many different shapes and lengths. Plus you can also purchase non-plus sized items too! And there's always some kind of sale going on online, so you should be able to catch a great deal!
I give this plus size brand 5 out of 5 stars!!! So, go check out today!!

Love and Makeup,

MaKiNg Of A qUeEn SiZeD bEaUtY

A year ago my makeup collection consisted of one liquid foundation, one compressed powder, one shade of blush, an eye shadow quad, two eye liner pencils, an eye lash curler, one tube of mascara, one lip liner pencil and three tubes of lipstick. I wore the same "face" every time I put on makeup and those occasion's were few and far between. It's not that I didn't like makeup...I loved the way I looked with it on. I just thought it wasn't worth the time or the money to buy products that I would never use. As for closet consisted of t-shirts and blue jeans and a few neutral dressy outfits for date night, funerals, etc. I had around five pairs of shoes that all served a purpose and were not very fashionable but they were comfy. My accessories were minimal. When it came to beauty products, I used shampoo to also wash my face and an inexpensive body wash and occasionally put on some lotion.

And then, in early 2011, my life changed. I found YouTube beauty guru's channels. I started watching makeup tutorials from Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kandee Johnson, and other guru's like Michelle Phan. I then learned of more beauty guru's channels and I was hooked. It was like a drug to me. I learned what makeup brushes did this and that. I learned to put on false eye lashes and which eye shadows went with each other and that you should wear a nude lip with a dramatic eye and how to contour my face to make it more slimming and so much more. I read beauty blogs like, MakeupGetsMeHigh, and found out about the best skin care products and that my skin type is not just oily and dry but is combination and there are products out there just for that. I watched video after video, learning about fashion and makeup and it changed me. I became a happier "me" and am now the proud owner of numerous foundations, blushes, eye shadows, liners, brushes, facial cleansers, anti wrinkle creams and so much more. I bought cute shoes and found the best jewelry designer in the world on Etsy, ChYMieRa, and became her number one customer!

So after a year, I like to consider myself more like a beauty guru. The only difference between the guru's I follow and myself, is that I am plus sized. And there are not many plus sized fashionista's out there, so I am here to help those plus sized diva's out! I am going to share my experiences with you. I am going to review products and clothes. From now on my, Secrets of a Queen Sized Beauty, are all yours! Stay tuned for my very first blog contest. Info will be posted soon!

Hold on's going to be an awesome ride!
Amy <3<3<3