WELCOME TO Haute Curvy Woman For Plussized Women and Teens

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


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.


The Results of Using the Bio Repair 8 Anti Aging Scalp and Hair System on my alopecia and hairloss

Two Months Ago, I Began Using the Bio Repair 8 Anti Aging Scalp and Hair System on my severe alopecia and hairloss and the Results Are Nothing Short of Amazing.

I have alopecia which you can read about in my journal:  My Alopecia http://www.hautecurvywoman.com/7/post/category/my-alopecia/.

Two months ago, I was given a full size trial of the THE BIOREPAIR-8 ANTI-AGING SCALP AND HAIR SYSTEM  in return for my honest review.

Here is my original article from two months ago as I began my trial of the Biorepair-8 Anti Aging Scalp and hairsystem  :http://www.hautecurvywoman.com/7/post/2017/08/the-biorepair-8-anti-aging-scalp-my-journey-is-beginning.html/

I decided to give it a full 2 months before my first review, which probably isn’t long enough, however, I wanted you to see the results.

I’ll just get right to it.

The two products, the shampoo and conditioner, were wonderful. They smell fairly good, lather well and definitely extended my haircolor by at least 3 weeks more than it would normally.

Because of how little hair I had, I only washed it 2-3 times a week (just my personal preference). I found the exfoliating brush to be too harsh on my scalp so stopped using it.

If I had one ‘con’ about it, it does not leave my hair really soft, however, that may just be my hair.

Now, for the serum that is supposed to revive my hair, I can say that I loved the smell. It has sort of an herbal, spa smell to it that I find really relaxing.

When I put it on, It does give my hair that ‘wet look’, yet it also seems to build it up to look quite a bit thicker.

I have put it on in either the morning or in the evening.

My skin and scalp are very sensitive and I never had a problem with any of the BioRepair products.

Here is the first picture taken when I first began the BioRepair -8:

Here is the picture of my hair exactly 1 month into the treatment:

Here is my hair at the two month mark:

I find the results to be nothing short of miraculous!

I still have at least 3 more weeks left of the shampoo, conditioner and serum.

I will then stop it and see what happens.

So…..do I recommend this?  Absolutely!

I would also like to thank the people from Bio-8 and Colorproof.com, who so generously sent me these wonderful products for my review.

I was surprised that they agreed to send it to someone with alopecia, as it would have been more in their favor to send it to someone with more hair.

Here, again, are their digits and I really hope you check them out and give it a try.






**No money was exchanged and no stipulations were placed on my review.

All my best,


Kiyonna for Gorgeous Plus Size and Extended Plus Sized Clothing

Kiyonna has, for over 20 years, made the most gorgeous clothing available for women who wear plus size and extended size clothing.

The holidays are coming up and you’re going to want to look great!

Well, look no further!

Kiyonna is where you’re going to want to shop. They are well  known for their figure flattering clothing  that is both trendy and sophisticated.

100% of their design team are women.

**I am lucky enough to be an affiliate of Kiyonna, whereby I receive a small commission for each item bought through my site.


Below is just a small example of these great fashions.  I’m sure you’ll find something you love!

Ankle Slim Jegging in Summer Wash by Slink Jeans

kiyonna leggings


SLINK is for Sexy – Lovable – Intelligent – Noticeable – Kind. The Ankle Slim Jegging in Summer Wash delivers a sleek and modern fit. Designed with smooth lines and an on-trend mid-rise, you’ll love to live in these cropped jeans. Available exclusively in women’s plus sizes.

For the perfect fit, we recommend sizing down from your usual size.

Sizes:  12-24



Harlow Dahlia Faux Wrap Dress-Sale



Show your wild side in our Dahlia Faux Wrap Dress. A solid wide sash breaks up the print and draws the eye inward for a flattering silhouette. Available exclusively in women’s plus sizes.

This comes in sizes  1X-5X

Leigh Jacket by Lyssé

Introducing a modern take on a classic blazer – The Leigh Jacket by Lysse. A tailored look and feel designed in a custom 4-way stretch crepe for a comfortable office-friendly style. Jacket front features vegan leather trim details. Fully lined with woven fabric. Available exclusively in women’s plus sizes.

Sizes:  1X-3X.

Yummie by Heather Thomson Andrea Built Up Slip

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The Yummie Tummie Andrea Built Up Slip is a slimming essential that is versatile and comfortable for everyday wear. With stay-put silicone to keep it perfectly in place and featuring a signature “yummie hug” and invisible raw-cut edges you’ll feel confident all day long. This bra-friendly slip offers convertible straps and is perfect for shaping and smoothing under any dress.
Sizes:  1X – 3X

Were you aware that Kiyonna also had wedding dresses? So gorgeous! Here’s just one example:

Luxe Lace Wedding Dress

Say “I do” to a stylish and modern wedding dress. Based off of our best selling 3/4 Sleeved Scalloped Boudoir Lace Dress, this ivory version is picture perfect for your wedding day. Soft ivory scalloped lace skims your body and hugs your curves to give you a beautiful hour glass figure.
Sizes:  1X-5X

Twirling in Tulle Skirt-Sale!

Feel like a graceful ballerina in our Twirling in Tulle Skirt! This ultra-feminine skirt has a flattering ruched waistband for comfort and fit and was given two layers of tulle for a fun, full skirt. Fully lined, the A-line silhouette hits right below the knee for a classic look.

Sizes:  1X-5X

So, there you have a nice sample of what Kiyonna has to offer.

Kiyonna has plus size formal dresses, plus size cocktail dresses, plus size maxi dresses, wrap dresses, bridal gowns, tops, and much more.

Extra points for this clothing being made in the USA.


Get on the site quickly as you know how fast the popular sizes run out!

Kiyonna offers Free Ground Shipping on All Continental US Orders of $100+.

Just hit the button below to get to Kiyonna.


Stylish Plus Size Dresses and Separates




My Top 10 Plus Size Teen Autumn Affordable Fashions

Today is the First Day of Autumn and Here Are My Top 10 Plus Size Teen Fashions



 Mixed Media Long Sleeve Button-Up Top in Navy


Description:  Vintage-inspired elegantly meets modern on this midnight blue blouse – part of our ModCloth namesake label! With a delicately loop-buttoned front and delightfully tied-and-ruffled sleeve cuffs, this tasteful blouse offers a Victorian-esque vibe. Meanwhile, its gathered neckline and sheer shoulders and sleeves promote the ahead-of-trends finesse that sets your style apart!

Sizes:  XXS – 4X

Price:  $54.99

Style Study A-Line Skirt in Scholarly Kitties


Description:  Incorporate your interest in all things feline into your fashion ingenuity by experimenting with styling this burgundy skirt – part of our ModCloth namesake label! A quirky print of playful kitties, balls of yarn, and books uniquely decorates the broad waistband, flattering gathering, and pocketed silhouette of this woven cotton bottom.

Sizes:  XXS – 4X

Price:  $69.99


Knit Trench Coat


Description:  There are few things in life as classic as a trench coat; this style is just a sleek update. The black knit resembles a slubby fabric, with a lightweight fabrication, a textured look, and a surprising amount of stretch. The classic trench details are all accounted for; from the double breasted button front, to the adjustable tie waist, to the foldover collar.

Sizes:  00-6

Price:  $66.67

Torrid Premium Ultimate Stretch Skinny Jeans – Medium Wash with Fading


Description:  Call us innovators, because we just invented the best denim ever. We’ll start slow so we don’t overwhelm you; on our Skinny fit that you love, (but in case you haven’t had the pleasure, it’s a skinny-mini style that fits from thigh to ankle with a bit of wiggle room at the hem). But now it’s in our medium washed Premium Ultimate Stretch denim, a revolutionary new denim that offers 4-way stretch technology. Designed for maximum comfort and recovery, which means it keeps up with your every move and handles your curves like a pro.

Sizes:  10-30

Price:  $59.17

Navy French Terry Knit Tie Waist Skater Dress


Description:  Is it cool if we never have to wear anything else? Good, because this dress is worth living in. The French Terry knit is as snuggly as a sweatshirt, with a tie waist that’ll cinch your curves.

  • French Terry knit
  • Crew neck
  • Rolled 3/4 sleeves
  • Tie waist
  • Mini length
  • No closure

Sizes:  00-6

Price:  $44.17

Lace Up Back Sweatshirt


Description:  Start practicing walking backwards. Charcoal grey French Terry knit is soft, stretchy and super lightweight, making the front of this sweatshirt all snuggly. But look back at it and we stamped the sweater with oversize silver tone grommets from top to bottom, and laced them up with thick black ties.

Sizes 00-6

Price:  $36.67


Women’s Plus Size Lace Yoke Bell – Sleeve Dress – Lily Star (Juniors)



A sweet date-night look comes easy when you slip into the Lace Yoke Bell-Sleeve Dress from Lily Star. This long-sleeve shift dress features gorgeous lace sleeves with flared cuffs, bringing an effortless romantic charm to your look. With the relaxed fit, you’ll love how it provides you with comfort and a flattering fit so you can wear it with ease to any event. Pair with chunky platform heels and a choker necklace to give off a ’90s flair to a night look, then opt for a denim jacket and flats to keep things casual during the day.
  • Sizing: juniors’ plus

Sizes:  1X-3X

Price:  $29.99

Colors:  Red, Blue, Black

Women’s Plus Size Ruffled Cold Shoulder Blouse – No Comment (Juniors’)  



Sizing: juniors’ plus

  • Material: 95% Rayon, 5% Spandex,
  • Neckline Style: Scoop
  • Collar Type: No collar
  • Sleeve Style: Long sleeve
  • Closure Style: Pullover
  • Care and Cleaning: machine wash,

Sizes:  1X-3X

Price:  $27.99

Colors:  Pink, Red, Black


Lisa Extra Wide Calf Boot with Side Zipper



  • faux leather
  • stretchy gore inlay at calf opening
  • decorative exterior zipper
  • full inner side zipper
  • lightly padded footbed
  • 1 1/4 inch rubber heel
  • 19 1/2 inch calf opening
  • 17 1/2 inch shaft height

Sizes:  5-12

Colors:  Black and Brown

Price:  $59.00

Plus Size Active Capri Legging With Strappy Bottom Hem

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  • stretchy fabric
  • versatile solid black
  • wide waistband
  • strappy bottom hem detail
  • 19 inch inseam
  • model is 5′ 10″ and wearing a size 1

Sizes: 0-4

Price:  $26.00

So, those are my top 10 for right now.

Act fast; there are so many things on sale and BOGO and 25-30% off. Check it out!

Happy Shopping!




Understanding The Jewish Holidays, ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR!

Beginning Sundown, tonight, is the start of Rosh Hashanah. the Jewish New Year, with Yom Kippur starting at Sunset September 29th.

Rosh Hashanah

Most of the 2 days of Rosh Hashanah are spent in synagogues and Jewish people usually take off work on these Holy Days.

While the Jewish New Year is a happy time, it is also more solemn then other cultures’ New Year’s celebrations. This is a time of reflection –  on how you lived your life this year and to ask for forgiveness for your wrongs.

This is not a sad occasion, but rather a time of great happiness.

Honey and apples and round challah bread symbolize the circle of life. Honey is a symbol of the wish for a sweet new year, also appears in other holiday foods, such as tayglach—-a honey and nut pastry—-and honey cake. The challah, which is normally braided, is round, as a reminder of the never-ending cycle of life.


When the Shofar (Ram’s horn) is blown, it is a time for considering past mistakes and to find ways to make things right.

Steeped in tradition, the 10-day period of self-reflection after Rosh Hashana  leads up to Yom Kippur which begins Sundown, September 29th.

The common greeting for Rosh Hashana is shana tovah u’metukah, Hebrew for “a good and sweet new year.”

According to Chabad.org,:

“On Yom Kippur, many people wear white clothing while praying. Married Ashkenazic men traditionally wear a simple, long white garment called a kittel. The kittel is also the traditional Jewish shroud; wearing it reminds us of our mortality and urges us to repent.”

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people.

The Jewish prayer, Avinu Malkeinu, recited during Jewish services  on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is recited throughout the Ten Days of Repentance, from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur, as well as on fast days.


shana tovah u’metukah


Additional Resources:


About Religion: The High Holidays





Heaven Help You If you Ever Get Hurt in This Country

My Husband Fractured His Knee and the Health Care System is Making Our Lives Miserable, if not Dangerous

wheelchairFor the last couple of years, my husband’s legs had been getting weaker.

After 2 knee replacement surgeries and 2 hip replacement surgeries, the pain and the weakness  were getting worse.

We went for shots and anything that would help alleviate some of the pain. Nothing was working.

There were a couple of falls over the months and we got them x-rayed and he would take it easy and things seemed, if not perfect, not too terrible. He was still walking, although with a pronounced limp. Eventually, he needed to use a walker.

However, about 6 weeks ago, my husband took a horrible fall where his knees completely went to his sides.

The fall was horrible.

I went to grab him and my back instantly made a cracking sound and I could not straighten up, The pain was excruciating and I started screaming.

We called the paramedics and they immediately took him to the hospital. After being in the ER,  the doctors said that the knee looked fine. He just needed to rest it.

He continued to have extremely weak legs and fell again and this time there was no question that something was extremely wrong.

This time, when the paramedics took him to the hospital, they took a ct scan and, it turned out, that his knee was fractured. He spent about 3 days in the hospital.

They placed him in an immobile brace and his leg had to be kept right in front of him in a wheelchair and he could not even step on his other foot.

He was completely dependent on others now for everything from going to the bathroom to getting dressed. This is particularly difficult for him as he is so proud.

We got him into a rehab and after 2 weeks of keeping completely off both legs, while he was resting his legs, this 5 star rehab would let him lay in bed for a half hour after he used the call light when he needed to use the bathroom. When I went to visit him, he would still not be dressed by 11:00 in the morning. It was clear they were doing the minimum.

With no “heads up”, after two weeks they said I needed to find a new place for him within 5 days and it would be on our dime. Why didn’t they tell me that in the beginning so I could begin looking for a good place for him? They gave me a piece of paper with about 100 places on it and was told they were not allowed to recommend any place.

During this time, we got in with an orthopedic doctor at the medical center and he took x-rays and said that it did look like he was healing. He was put in more of a mobile brace and we felt very heartened.

I found a broker who helps find rehab and nursing places that have a good reputation and are licensed, etc.

He suggested a group home as a good alternative for my husband rather than a nursing home to rest and begin his rehab with physical and orthopedic therapy. The broker said that it would be nice because it would be just like living in his own home and he would get nice meals and it wouldn’t be like a hospital at all.

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The idea sounded great.

It was a little expensive, but we both thought it was well worth it.

We had a few days to check out a few places, get his medications  in order, get a TB test and set up transfer which the rehab has nothing to do with and we had to do on our own and pay for ourselves.

I chose the place that was immaculate, promised great care and there was a lot of room to move around in.  He would also have his own room. The room was adorable, with nice inviting lamps and cute comforters on the bed, a big recliner and his own tv.

On the day of the move, we were told he would be picked up between 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. We finally got him transferred (5 hours late) and into his new home.

When I looked closer this time, I noticed that the bed was pretty small and my husband is a fairly large man. I was worried about his rolling off the bed and voiced my concerns.

They said that they would let pull the large recliner up to the bed.

Sure enough, he did fall and they found him on the floor the next morning. I wanted to pull him out that day, but he insisted on staying.

He slept most of that day and I wasn’t concerned.  I attributed it to his traveling and long day beforehand.

The next day, he was extremely tired again. I brought more clothes over and other things to make him more comfortable.

When I visited, they told me all was well, but he was very tired.

That night, after waiting all day to hear from him ( I didn’t want to wake him up),  I kept trying to call him on his Cell and there was no answer. I called the Home at 4:00 p.m. and they said he was fine but tired. I asked for him to be put him on the phone. He sounded extremely disoriented almost like he’d had a stroke.

I asked to be put back on with the group home director and I asked why he sounded so bad and they said he was tired and I just said “bull”. I know my husband. Something is very wrong.”

I ran to the group home about 5 pm and when I got there he was extremely pale and confused. He didn’t know the date or month.

At that time they chose to tell me that he could barely lift his arm at lunch and food was falling out of his mouth.

They never called me. I will never forgive them for that!

I told them they had to call an ambulance and they were arguing with me about whether it was necessary and I said, “absolutely”.

They then took out their blood pressure cuff and his blood pressure was extremely low. They said he now had a fever of 99 degrees. Why hadn’t they done any of this checking before?

The paramedics came and told him he needed to be in the hospital.

When we got tot the hospital, they took his temperature and it was 102 degrees and he was dehydrated. He had a very bad bladder infection, which I’m sure was brewing for quite some time.

The home wanted to make sure I wasn’t blaming them for this.

The fact was that the Home did not call me when it was clear he was so very ill that he couldn’t even feed himself.

My husband is 20 years older than me and not in good health. I believe that there was a good chance that he would not have made it through the night.

He’s now back in the hospital.

This time, I’m ready for them.

I told them to get me a social worker immediately. I said I need a place for my husband to go when he gets out of the hospital. He can’t come home until he can walk.  I also am having a great deal of trouble walking myself and cannot hold him up.

I said,  “Don’t pull this crap of waiting until the last day and giving me 24 hours to find a place for him to get rehab”.

Within an hour a Social Worker was in the room.

As it is, we’ve e already lost over a month of help that he desperately needed.

So, this is basically the run around we’ve been getting and my husband has good insurance.

I am more than frustrated and I am sick of trying to put this all together on my own. I am not a social service agency. Where are these people who are supposed to help us? My husband worked hard his whole life and this is how he’s being treated when he finally needs some help.

I just want you to know that you have to be an advocate for your loved one. No one will look after them like you will.

UPDATE:  IT WORKED! My husband, as of last night, is in one of the best rehab hospitals in the city and he’s happy and I’m happy and, if all goes well, within a month, he will be back home with me.

Have you experienced anything like this?


Additional Resources:

Being an Advocate for your Loved One – National Caregivers Library














The Spectacular Plus Sized Fashion from Simply Be Remains Spectacular

Here is my review for 3 new items from Simply Be Fashions

Simply Be Fashions


I was lucky enough to be contacted by a lovely person representing Simply Be Fashions, the UK based online plus-sized fashion site, to do a review on a few items of theirs.

As you know, I love Simply Be. Their quality is great, their prices are fair and the fashions are right on target.

Their sizing is from 8-28 which is pretty amazing, since most plus size stores only go up to a 3X.

There is something for everyone and for every occasion: from jeans to cocktail dresses; from shoes (including the hard-to-find wide width)  to jewelry; and much more.

These are 3 things that I picked out:


  1. Shape and Sculpt Skinny Jeans


These premium Shape and Sculpt skinny jeans are engineered with multidirectional stretch denim to respond to your curves and retain their shape. They contain Tencel to provide ultimate comfort. Featuring a comfortable high rise with hidden Magisculpt control panel to help flatten your tummy and hold you in. Designed with intelligent seaming to define and lift your bottom, making them the ultimate must-have jeans.
Machine washable.
70% Cotton, 21% Tencel, 7% Polyester, 2% Elastane.
I cannot tell you how much I LOVE these jeans.
I thought my days of wearing jeans were over.
These are so light and comfy and slip-on so easily that I feel that I can wear these forever. (There are 2 buttons and a zipper, however, I was able to just slip them on.)

My jeans did not fit snug like in the picture on the site, but I think that’s because I ordered them a size too large.

Finally, pants I can tuck a shirt into.

The color is magnificent. Sort of an indigo blue.

I like the ‘give’ that comes from the great materials used.

I definitely think that I’ll get a lot of wear out of them and they are just so light feeling, so unlike regular jeans.

2.  Red Floral Cami Skater Dress

I ordered this dress at the end of summer because the temperatures where I live stay hot for at least another 2 months.

Also, I couldn’t resist this.



A fabulous throw-on summer dress. This easy to wear piece is perfect for these warmer months. This is a sleeveless jersey stretch cami dress in a fit and flare silhouette.
Machine washable.
97% Polyester, 3% Elastane.
Unfortunately, this just did not fit well.
The armholes are a little large so you will have to be carefull with the bra you wear underneath and I just used a black bandeau.
It’s so comfy and beautiful though. I love the colors so much.
I think I can make it work with a belt and maybe hemming it up a bit.
This is meant for someone taller and as I am only 5’1″, I felt like I was swimming in it.
Love the neckline, though.

Finally, I chose these great shoes:

Heavenly Soles Slingback Shoes:



Everyone needs a pair of these pointed-toe slingback pumps from Heavenly Soles. A choice of colors means they are so versatile they can be worn with any outfit.
Upper: Other materials. Linings and sock: Other materials. Sole: Other materials.
Heel: 3in/75mm. Wide E Fit.
These are gorgeous! Just the most beautiful coral and they fit perfectly. Who knew? Wide-width pointy toe shoes!



Simply Be remains the same high quality, great fashion plus-size store it’s always been.

I wish that I had remembered from before that everything runs a little large, because then the jeans would have fit perfectly.

I do love the jeans, however. They are so comfy and look great and I’ve never been so comfortable in any pair of pants.

So….get to Simply Be and have some fun!

Happy Shopping!


Here are the digits:





**These items were gifted to me for review purposes.  No stipulations were placed on my reviews and opinions are my own.

The BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System; My Journey is Beginning For a Cure for Alopecia and Balding

I Was Lucky Enough to be Sent the BioRepair – 8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System for Balding and Alopecia.

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month.

Perfect! A whole month devoted to making those of us with thinning hair become even more depressed.


As you know, if you’ve been keeping up with my blog, I suffer from alopecia (See My alopecia), which is an autoimmune disease that mistakenly attacks the follicles of your hair, causing anything from thinning hair to complete loss of all body hair.

My hair loss is a severe loss in the crown of my head and extreme thinning all over.


However, possible help has arrived in the form of an e-mail about this new vegan hair care 3-step system that specifically targets thinning hair.

Naturally, I was all over it. (I’m on several alopecia boards and would love to let them know of a system that actually works).

I wrote back and asked if I could try out their products and keep a journal with pictures of my progress for my readers and my alopecia friends on the Boards.

Within a few days, after some very nice words from a representative of the company, I received this lovely package:SONY DSC


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Jim Markham, CEO and Founder of ColorProof, developed the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System, a solution-based system for women with aging, thinning, and color-treated hair. This skin-care inspired, scientifically-advanced, three-step system uniquely targets the four main causes of female hair loss at the bio-cellular level to regenerate the scalp, improve strength and density, and deliver noticeably thicker, fuller hair. Using advanced ingredient technology derived from apple and grape, the products in the BioRepair-8 system deliver a cell complex that actives plant stem cells directly into the follicle to restore aging tissue. Continue reading “The BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System; My Journey is Beginning For a Cure for Alopecia and Balding”

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:


(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.

essie kit

This sells for $18.50 at Walgreens.


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!