WELCOME TO Haute Curvy Woman For Plussized Women and Teens

Welcome to my Site, HauteCurvyWoman, for PlusSized Women and Teens

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I began this site as a resource to myself for great plus sized clothing. I moved into a small city and couldn’t find what I needed.

I then decided to make this information available in my blog.

I welcome all opinions and would love to hear about your favorites, your questions and your reviews.

So…pull up a chair, get some coffee and browse through our blog, beauty reviews, lifestyle and much more.

Thank you so much to all who have been following me and Haute Curvy Woman since October, 2011 and to all my new followers.

Tovah

Essie Does it Again; Gorgeous Nail Polish

The Essie Nail Polish Color, ON THE LIST, #210, from the Gel Couture collection is the most gorgeous tangerine coral color.

I have never worn this nail color without getting compliments.

‘On the List’ is darker and more vivid than the name leads you to believe.

I know that this is a little late for a summer color, however, my camera wasn’t working right and I really didn’t want to just use a stock photo.

Still, there’s still time in the summer and don’t forget all those great vacations and cruises to go on.

So…here it is:

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(As I look at this pic, that middle finger probably could have gotten a little bit more attention, but what the heck….I still got compliments on it.)

The one thing I regret is using it with the old Essie ‘All In One’ 3 way glaze.

Not only do I hate the small brush, it just doesn’t go on well at all, which is surprising for Essie.

The best thing to do is to buy the duo:  Essie Gel Cotoure Kit, which comes with the Top Coat, which formulation works just so much better with a much better brush.

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This sells for $18.50 at Walgreens.

Details

Limited edition two-piece kit for gel-like perfection.

  • Our 1st curve-hugging color brush
  • Up to 14 days of wear
  • Instant gel-like shine
  • No UV lamp needed
  • Easy removal

I think you’re going to love this color as much as I do.

Happy Shopping!

Tovah

 

 

TOP 10 PLUS SIZE CLOTHING SALES

What’s Great on Sale in the Plus Size World?

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  1. Junonia.com – Extra 30% Off Clearance
  2. Torrid.com – All bras 40% Off when you buy 3 or more; BOGO Free Clearance; 25% off Regular Price
  3. Swimsuitsforall.com – 30% Off Sitewide (Exclusions Apply) Ends Saturday; Free Express 3 day shipping (minimum $75.00)
  4. Forever21.com– Extra 30% Off Sale Items (Code:  EXTRA30)
  5. Bloomingdale’s – Save up to 60% On a Large Selection of Styles
  6. HerRoom.com – Chantelle up to 50% off; Summer Swimwear up to 70% off; Sports bras up to 50% off and much more.
  7. OnThePlusSide.com – 25% off All clearance styles. (Code Sale25)
  8. WomanWithin.com – Weekend Special Sitewide!  Buy 2 Get 1 Free (Coupon WWB2G1).
  9. AshleyStewart.com –  Online only – #TGIF 40% Off new arrivals; 60% off Summer Styles.
  10. eShakti.com – Sale! 40% Off –  Certain restrictions.

So…these are the 10 best sales I’ve found for now.

Do you have or know of a plus size store with great savings? Let me know and I’ll write it up.

Don’t forget to move quickly on these as they go quickly and the sales are for a very limited time!

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Tovah

 

 

 

Boscia: A Beauty Review

My Review of the Great Skincare Line Boscia

For a long time live been getting samples of the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser from Sephora and I just threw them into the great pile of “to be eventually tried.”

I was intrigued when I heard that Boscia is one of the world’s first preservative-free, botanically based skin care lines so I dug it out and tried it.

I went with the Detoxifying Black Cleanser just because it sounded different.

Believe me when I say that the very next day I ordered the full size. I was that impressed.

 

You get 1.7 fl oz for $30.00.boscoa cleanser

True, not a lot of product for the price, but boy is it worth it.

Solutions for:
– Pores
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Oiliness

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

True, not a lot of product for the price, but boy is it worth it.

Out of 1969 reviews on Sephora, it received just over 4 out of 5 stars.

You pump it out and it comes out jet black and is just so nice and warm and comforting. It feels sooo good on your skin.

Believe me, I have tried many, many of the skin care lines and this is now my favorite.

After I received this, I tested it for about a week to make sure there were no breakouts There were none and my face looked really bright.

I then bought the Sake Balm Moisturizer.

Sake Balm Bounce Moisturizer to Hydrate and Brighten

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This jar contains 1.75 oz of product and sells for $46.00.

Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Loss of firmness and elasticity

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

This received 4 stars out of 177 reviews on Sephora.

It has a rather different consistency. It’s not quite a gel, yet it goes on like one. Usually, I don’t like gels, but this goes on very smoothly.

You only need to use very little of it.

These two products together just give my face so much brightening that I don’t even want to put makeup on over it.

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I really think that you will love these. There are several products to this line and I intend to try as many as I can.

Next on my list is the cult-favorite Luminizing Black Mask:

An innovative peel-off mask that helps boost skin clarity and minimize the appearance of pores. Removes dirt and impurities, absorbs excess oil and reveals a healthy, glowing complexion. “Peel to reveal pore-perfected skin with the trendsetting Black Mask!”

I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in Boscia.

Happy Shopping!

Tovah

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**All products were bought with my own money and I was not compensated in any way for this review.

Melania Trump and the White House Easter Egg Roll Dress

Melania Trump Never Fails to Amaze Me With Her Style as First Lady.

I know that you’ve gotten really good press on this look. However, Melania, this pastel pink dress would be perfect for Mar-a-Lago , your Palm Beach resort, where the little boys are all dressed in blazers and the little girls in Lilly Pulitzer dresses.

Not at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

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 Can you say inappropriate?

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Is that a cocktail dress?

You need people around you that can tell you when something just doesn’t work. It’s too frothy and tight and matchy-matchy.

In comparison, here is one of Michelle Obama’s Easter Egg Roll outfits:

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She just looks fun and approachable and wearing something that children can run up to and not worry about messing up.

The Easter Egg Roll visitors are not just VIP children. They’re the cities’ ‘regular’ children and those  from the surrounding schools.

Melee, if I may be so bold as to call you by my new nickname for you…. you need to just need to bring it down a couple of notches. You are way TOO FORMAL!

I feel bad because you seem so ill at ease at any of these social functions.

I know you didn’t sign up for this whole presidential thing, however, it appears your husband, the great Donald Trump, didn’t take your feelings into this. So, you have no choice but to plow through.

You are a beautiful woman and I don’t think you needed to photoshop or airbrush your official white house portrait as was obviously done. That sounds like another wonderful idea from the Donald. Heaven forbid a wrinkle should show up.

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I have no idea what kind of person you are. I can’t even get a glimpse. Everything is planned down to the wisp of your hair.

As for Barron, your son, he needs to stand up straight and get a haircut.

Thanks,

Tovah

 

 

 

HAUTEBUTCH CLOTHING IS MY NEW FASHION OBSESSION

I Keep Lurking around the wonderful clothing line of HauteButch trying to figure out what will be my first purchase.

This was the picture that initially got my attention:

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Here is the description of this incredible line:

Tomboy Style Clothes- Lifestyle : Dapper stud Style Masculine Apparel.

I can’t tell you how much I love this line, which includes everything from wedding wear to tanks and everything in between, including shoes and jewelry.

Established in 2013 by Karen Roberts, who found the lack of high quality masculine clothing for women, ended up starting her own company.

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Karen Roberts is the founder of HauteButch.

Karen Roberts: I decided it was important based first on my own lack of fashionable alternatives as a professional butch woman, followed by the expressed, shared frustration of my peers. Our fit and style preferences were not met in the mainstream retail arena and we weren’t necessarily welcome in the men’s department. I wanted clothes that I could relate to and feel confident in. The mission of the brand along with the collection continues to evolve.

Influenced by designers including Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Vivienne Westwood and Yohji Yamamoto, the HauteButch collection consists of button-up shirts, jackets, shoes and accessories such as bow ties and hats. HauteButch is also about to release tuxedo shirts, trousers and military-inspired vests.

By the way, this clothing is also worn by straight men and women. No one is excluded.

Below is an example of their quality pullovers:

Navy HauteButch SFNYLA Pullover:

Garment Specifications

  • 5.4 oz., pre-shrunk 100% cotton
  • Double-needle stitching throughout
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Rib cuffs
  • Seamed collar

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This sells for $34.99 to $36.00 and goes up to a Size 4X.

 

By the way, the HautchButch team is thrilled now to announce their partnership with Olivia Lesbian Travel.

 

The HauteButch line consists of so much more, such as::

Dress Shirts | Vests | Sportswear | Footwear | Ties

Don’t forget to get some great jewelry also.

This Pride Package set is on a 50% sale from $110.00 to $59.99.

 

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Boatswain’s Mate Bangle

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This sells for $38.00.

 

 

 

There is so much more to see and order. You will love this fashion line and they DO carry the larger sizes!

There is help with sizing and their blog is just so much fun to follow.

Believe me, this line is just going to get more and more popular. Take a minute and check out this great site!

Happy shopping!

Tovah

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So Happy to Be back Posting

85woman typing2I’ve been Off from posting for quite a while now due to bad health and, all seems well now and I look forward, one again, to writing  regularly.

When you’re in bed or in the hospital, there’s plenty of time to order things YOU WANT and forget to order the things that you need.

I’ve got so many new reviews and hauls and  I can’t wait to show you what I’ve gotten.

It’s definitely time to start thinking about Spring, as these plus sizes go very quickly

MAURICES (plus size) – 30% off Jeans

Vigoss Plus size Dark Wash Skinny Jeans with Destruction

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LimitedTime Now %30 off.

Price:  $58.80 down from $84.00.

Several designs on sale!

There are tons of different clothing and more sales also!

TORRID – BOGO 50% OFF REG. PRICE* | BOGO FREE CLEARANCE

 This textured floral skater dress is flirty, feminine, and most importantly, comfy! The abstract black and blue floral print design is stretchy to the touch and sexy to the eye with a major back cutout. The pleated skirt keeps you spinning.
Sizes 0-6 and costs $64.50 – BOGO 50% off regular price.
 
Save up to 40% now through Ferbuary 26th
Floral Print Faux Wrap Dress (Plus Size)
 
 NORDSTROM WRAP DRESS

 I just really love the look of this!

This sells for $99.00.

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Here are some gorgeous sandals!

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Women’s Aerosoles Mid Town Quarter Strap Sandal

These come in all sizes and colors.

You will love them, especially because they are only $68.95 and come in a myriad of colors.fullbeauty sandalsSo…this is my first  post back in awhile and I hope I have much more to share with you.

Extra props to my family who have come together so well for me during this time!

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Tovah

Special shout out to Robin whom I miss so much!

 

 

My Top 5 Thanksgiving Hostess/Host Gifts to buy on the Fly

If you’re like me, you have waited until the Last Minute to buy your Thanksgiving Hostess/Host Gifts

Here are my Top 5 Gifts:

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5.  Thanksgiving Flowers – Always welcome – try to make them appropriate to the season; put them in an interesting vase.

These come in a variety of prices. You’re going to want something autumnal.

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4. Get a beautiful gift that holds tea or coffee. This beautiful one this from Bed Bath and Beyond::

Wedgwood® Butterfly Bloom Tea Caddy for $58.99.

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3.  Bohemian bottle stoppers from Pottery Barn

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They are at a Special  Price of $31.00

2.  Dipped Cheesecake Trio and half dozen Autumn Strawberries

These can be found in many places and looks and tastes so good.

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  1.  Finally, the gift I like the best is:   A Table Top Book; Find out their favorite subject and find one in your budget:

 

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So….if you’re like me, You wait till the last minute to go shopping, I hope these ideas will help you!

 

Happy Shopping!

Tovah

Here are my chosen gifts last year, all under $25.00! 


House Cleaners Cleaned Me Out

I Hired a group of Maids and They Cleaned Me Out.

This past month, I haven’t really been feeling well, and I thought I’d treat myself to some extra help.

My husband found a listing for cleaning help that he thought, sounded reputable.

We tried them out for a day for $120.00. ($100 for the day and  $20 tip),

I thought they seemed really nice, while my husband found them to be lacking of any great home cleaning skills.

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The maids said that they could come back the next week for $500.00 to do a thorough cleaning; cleaning the chandeliers, doing the back boards, doing the kitchen. I asked if they could do the oven also.

Oh yeah they said ‘no problem’.

The time they came back for the thorough cleaning, they brought just a simple carrying thingie that holds your cleaning items.

One of the maids immediately said that she had to take care of something first. So, she was gone.

The other 2 spent the next 4 hours doing nothing. There was so much to be done and they just completely cleaned us out of really an assortment of goods.

There was no vacuuming,; the small chandeliers were not done 

What they did do is steal from our home.

They stole:

An antique picture frame of my mother – in – Law and even took the picture with them.

A serrated knife;

My favorite picture that was in the bathroom;

Every day, I found little things that they took that made no rhyme or reason.

I can not get over how they could do that when they got nothing but respect and care from us.

I went to the store the day before they came, so they could have enough tea or soft drinks for them to drink.

They were done in about 3 hours and it looked exactly them same as when they arrived here.

We paid the $500.00.

Well…lesson learned;  however, at that time we really needed the help.

The next time I need household help, I will be all over them and watch them like a hawk.

I’m sorry that it came to this.

I feel really bad and I don’t know why. They just took things as they were going around with no thought as to what they were doing or not doing.

When we both worked in Chicago, we had the same cleaning woman for 15 years with no problem.

Has anything like this ever happened to you?

Tovah