Have you been invited for na afternoon wedding and don’t know what to wear? I’ve got your back!
Afternoon weddings are a trend and many of them do start in the daylight and go through the night away. It makes difficult for wedding guests to choose what wear, specially women. May I wear a long dress? May I wear glitter? Will I look overdressed? Will I look underdressed? The answer for those questions is, as always, moderation.
If the event is scheduled for the afternoon, it means you should put more effort to dress up than if you were attending a morning wedding. And if the party will happen during night time, you can do a little more effort yet. However, do forget night gowns even if you are the mother of the bride or the groom. Long dresses and skirts are only acceptable in light fabrics and simple textures. Glitter can be used in acessories or in the short dresses and bottoms (choose only one of these options). Do not go crazy even if you love the bling like me.
A great option are the also treding midi dresses and skirts. They are easily formal on point. I have sellected different lenght and outfits options for all sizes. As a fat girl, I know it can be more challenging for big girls to figured out what to wear.
For me, this blog is just a hobbie, a space to talk about things I like and share some thoughts, make friends, etc. Yes, posts about fashion and beauty are frequent here, since they are two of my favorite issues and forms of self expression. As a fat woman this is itself a statement. Fashion and beauty are industries that usually ignore the existence of fat people as consumers. By doing so, they help to validate and reproduce many stereotypes about being fat.
I am a fat woman and, as many others, I like to take care of myself, to feel atractive and beautiful. To be fat doesn’t mean to be lazy or sad, to be a mess, a bad employee, an unable parent, an unsexual being or a person that doesn’t care for being healthy.
Terms such as plus size and curvy are also euphemisms that reinforce the notion that there is something abnormal with fat people in general. Create brands and stores specifically to people that are usually rejected by the mainstream brands can be empowering, but it is always important to keep in mind that we need also a structural change. We cannot accept companies to behave like fat people do not matter as consumers and don’t deserve equal treatment.
I write about fashion and beauty without mentioning size because that is what I stand for. Style has no age, size or gender. Many time people make us feel fashion and being beautiful are not for everyone. But it is not true! Confidence is something you conquer once you learn you do not have to fit to another peoples expectations. Live for yourself is a condition for happiness.
Finaly, I want to make it clear that I do believe any person are entitled to not care at all for how they look. Also, it is important to remember: kindness is the most important skill for any human being.
We are back, weekend is here, so… I wanna share with you some great inspirations of basic looks to enjoy the weekend in a very stylish way. The best thing about those tips is: they will show you that a basic style does not have to be boring. Basic colors, textures and peaces can make a closet both functional and fun. Also the following outfits gonna work for those who are excited with summer in the north or are loving the tropical winter.
Following the last post, here goes the coolest high street looks from New York fashionistas this spring. Remenber that these photos are wide spread in social medias and were taken during the 2017/2018 Resort/Cruise Collections Shows.
Every fashion season lot’s of fashionistas create looks expecting to be noticed by the fashion photographers. They do everything from conceptual to glam looks. I selected 5 of the coolest London high street female looks from the Spring Season, when designers presented their 2017/2018 Resort/Cruise Collections.
These outfits are wide spread in fashion magazines, web sites and blogs. They present ways of mixing actual main trends in original ways. Sometimes fashionistas can be over the top, sometimes unpretensious, but they are always creative and inspiring.
If you like make up and beauty tips you certainly knows Jaclyn Hill. She is one of the most relevant youtubers in the world. This american girl knows how to make money and is known for creating one of the most beautiful highlighters in the market, in collab with Becca Cosmetics. Yes, I am talking about the best-seller “Champagne Pop”. So, Jaclyin created last month a challenge called “Hide or Die Tag”. The challenge consists in choosing one product you cannot live without in every categorie of make up.
I decided to make my own version of it, since I do not wear as much products in my everyday make up rotine. Here goes my pics (tips):
Porefessional by Bennefit Cosmetic. This primer really works and is perfect for oily and combo skins.
Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation. It is a beautiful foundation that works in real life and on camera. Your skin will look flawless, like photoshoped.
Nars Creamy Concealer. This is that kind of concealer that is very light and natural, but has excellent cover. A great choice if you have under eyes circles and dry under eye skin.
Korres Rice and Oil Face Powder. This powder doesn’t cake and will make your skin really smoth.
Make Up Forever HD Transludescent Powder is the best in my opinion. No backlighting!
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso. This is one of those products youtube made me buy and I am glad for it. LOL!
Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed. This one instagram made me buy, and I loved it.
There is a great reason why people talk so much about Sleek Cosmetics Solstice Highlighting Palette. You can make a natural look or be seen from the moon.
For me, The Cheater Mascara from The Balm is perfect. It gives your lashes lenght and volume. If you have very humid eyes like me, you will be happy to know It is watterproof.
Eyeshadow X15: warm neutrals is flattering in all skin tones. You can make natural or dramatical looks easilly.
I just can say F-Bomb from Urban Decay in pencil or bullet.
Let me know what are your ride or die products. XO
I know girls of any size struggle with choosing their perfect wedding dresses. There is also pressure and expectations of people in our lives about it, specially from family members. This makes everything even harder. As a Brazilian fat girl living in Rio, I had to deal with lot’s of anxiety, insecurities and stress util I found out a designer that could make my dream come true on the budget.
So, from my experience, I decided to share with you 5 precious tips I wish someone had told me 4 years ago..
1 – Find the right silhouette for you.
In order to this, is important to know the shape of your body and what kind of silhouette goes well with it. The following picture will help with that.
2 – You also must be sure of what kind of bride you wanna be.
3 – Do not try to please anyone, but yourself.
It doesn’t matter how your parents, relatives and friends expect to see you as a bride. It is your moment, not theirs. You must feel your dress truelly represents who you are, your personal style. When it feels necessary just say no. Your opinion and your hapiness is what counts.
4 – Choose your dress carefully.
Remember that in your wedding reception you gonna be stand up or on the dancing floor almost the entire time. Choose something stylish, but really confortable! And something that will look good when you sit.
5 – Do your research!
To be the bride is very stressfull, you have to make decisions all the time. It is a lot of pressure. So do your research well to be able to choose very carefully a store or designer you can trust. They can help to make your dream come true or ruin it.
That’s all! Let me know if these tips helped you. XO
Today I gonna tell you about 10 great trends for fat women this summer Worldwide.
If you are a fat girl like me and think you can’t wear white, you gotta seriously rethink it. No, you won’t look less fat just because the colour of your clothes. And you shouldn’t worry about that!
Embrace and love yourself! Your happiness does not relays on your size. You can be gorgeous, stylish and glamourous in whatever size you are.
Metallic textures are everywhere this spring/summer. From lipsticks to dresses, you can’t ignore it and you shouldn’t.
In little details or full peaces, this is a fashion statement for plus size women. Also, itis a great way to show how confotable you are with yourself and also look bold and smoking hot.
These skirts are too cute to be ignored. This summer they come in all kinds of textures: metallic, velvet, leather, organza… Name it! Pleased skirts are the kind of trend that look great in any size.
Over the shoulder shirts, dresses and jumpsuits are a way of looking sexy on point. This trend is a fabulous way to tell: “I am cute and confident!”.
Jumpsuits for everyday, for work, for formal events… They are confortable and Stylish.
If you love a romantic looks, that’s the perfect season for you. More than ever, florals are the bomb. Mix it with more modern peaces and you will look sophisticated.
They were everywhere in the winter and they will keep around a few more seasons. This summer they come in lighter fabrics. But, the fact is even a jeans and a white t-shirt will look really stylish if you wear a bomber jacket over it.
They are so confortable! With them, you can go from street wear to more sophisticated looks. Use it daytime and night.
Let me know if you are excited to try these trends and rock this summer!
I love all sort of themed youtube channels, specially the beauty and make up ones. So I decided to share with you my 5 favorite channels in english.
Of course I had to start with Camila Coelho, since we both Brazilians.
This girl is originally a make up artist based in US. Over the last five years her youtube channel became so huge, that now she is a full time youtuber and digital influencer. Actually, everything she wear seems to become a beauty and fashion trend in Brasil and Worldwide. She has amazing carisma and style, great makeup and fashion tuttorials, plus she seems to be really sweet.
She was one of the first beauty gurus at youtube. Her bubbly personality and unbealiveble talent is why she is one of the best. Her collab with Too Faced Cosmetics has just launched. She is well known to be able to make amazing tranformations. Basically, she can turns into any person she wants, male or female (Seriously!). And she isn’t one of those people that try to look like they have a perfect life. Kandee struggles with being a single mother and having a heart desease, but she is always sending encouragement and positive mensages to her followers. Such an inspiration for so many reasons!
Tati Westbrook is the hardest working girl. She posts great content videos 5 days a week (products review, make up tuttorials, unboxing PR stuff, beauty tips and goes on…). She is famous for her honest and for being true to herself. She clearly loves what she does. And about 2 million people Worldwide love it too.
I just love Nikki! By the way, she is the reason I became a make up geek. This dutch girl is so cute and a great make up artist. I’ve followed Nikki for the last 6 years, but only about 3 years ago she became really famous when her “Power of The Make Up” video went viral. It even was featured in the tv show “Good Morning America”. Recently, she has launched her collab with Ophra cosmetics. Unfortunatelly for me, it is not available in Brasil.
This australian make up artist has amazing sense of humor and is so fun. She makes great reviews not just about beauty products, but about travelling, life style and everyday stuff. What I love more about Sharon is that she keeps it real. ln a world full of digital influencers that make people think there are something wrong with them if they don’t look like a movie star, are not rich and don’t have a perfect life, it is awsome to have real people talking about real life things.
I would love to read about your favorite beauty youtubers. XO
Today, I made the tutorial I had promissed 2 days ago. This is my first time doing this, so constructive criticism will be welcome. I hope the format I’ve choose to do this mini tuttorial works well for you. I am not a make up artist! I just really Love make up.
If you did check out the blog Instagram account, you know my challenge was to recriate a red carpet look in a way It could become an everyday working look. So it is a similar look, not a identical look. I also must warn you that my version seems a little more intense. That’s because I don’t have good lighting or a professional camera. I am still taking the pics with my phone, so I was affraid it didn’t capture details well.
Make up suppose to be fun, a form of self expression and help you to feel confident. It reflects your personal style as much as your fashion and life style choices. So, this is my version of that look.
My skin is not ligh, then I’ve decided to work more the brown tones on my crease and a little above. Also, I wear glasses and my eyes are small, plus I do not like their shape. I am always trying to use techniques to create the illusion of bigger eles.
I encourage you to choose colors that work better on their skin. For exemple: the original look used a pink blush with yellow undertones. I prefered to go to a peach blush with pink and gold undertones.
Let’s see the products I have choose for this mission!
I’ve only used two eyeshadow palletes. I know most people do not have as many options. And in general they have just mattes and some basic satin shades. I really don’t know why people love matte shadows so much. LOL!
Eau Thermale Àvene;
Créme Prodigieuse yeax by Nuxe;
MAC Paint Potin Soft Ochre;
Naked Basics 1 Pallete by Urban Decay;
The Balm Jovi Pallete by The Balm Cosmetics;
Waterprof Eyeliner in 25L by MUFE;
Brushes Real Techiniques, The Beauty Box Brasil and Klass Vough;
Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm Cosmetics;
Mascara The Cheater by The Balm Cosmetics.
I started with my eyes, because eyeshadows (even the high end ones) always have some fall out. It is easier to prepare your skin after the eyes. Your cotton sticks, foundation and concealer gonna help you to correct any problems. And it is important to wear a moisture eye creram before any primer.
After applying your eye primer, use shadow 1 to make a base to the other shadows. It’s a beige matte shade. Then, use shadow 2 only on your lid. It is a satin beige with champagne undertones. The number 3 should go on your crase and little above it. You must use the lighter shade of brown as a transition color and gradually construct layers in you crease with the darker brown shade. Blend your crease with soft circular motions to create dimension. And softly smoke the corner of the eye. Use the number 2 under your brow to highlight it and apply the same highlighter you gonna use in your face on the interior corner of your eyes. I also used the mary-lou manizer in my lid with my finger, just subtle taps. The next move is to use the brown eyeliner just to contour your watermark and very close to your superior lashes. Then, use the number 3 shades to blend your eyeliner only close to your inferior lashes.
The preparation of your skin gonna be really easy. First, It is important to hydratate your skin. I used Thermal Water. Then, I started to make up my face with a pore minimizing primer and after, a high cover foundation. I choose this kind of coverage because in Rio the wether is really hot and humid. But you can use a medium or light one if you feel more confortable. That’s also why I always use a setting spray. Use the foundation before your concealer. After this, set your face with a powder. Then, is time to contour and highlight.
In everyday looks, It is really important to contour and highlight in a very subtle way. In a way you look naturally glowy and your best features are accentuated. So, I’ve decided to post a picture with orientations to highlight, contour and blush your face.
After contour, just apply some bronzer and mascara. Put on a pink lipstick. You’re ready to go! This is the final result:
As you can see, I choose some different colours that I tought would suit me better.
Tea tree pore minimiser primer by The Body Shop;
MUFE Ultra HD Foundation;
NARS Creamy Concealer in Custard;
Shade and Light Contour Pallete by Kat Von Dee Beauty;
Rice and Olive Compact Powder by Korres;
Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso by Milani Cosmetics;
Beach Bronzer in Bronzed by Urban Decay.
Lip Twins satin in N° 6 by YSL Beauty;
Sheer Lipstick in Obsessed by Urban Decay.
Let me know if you liked it and if this mini tuttorial was helpful to you. And please, don’t mind my eye brows. I only will have time design them on the weekend. LOL! XO