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WELCOME TO Haute Curvy Woman For Plus Sized Women and Teens

Welcome to Haute Curvy Woman.com for Plus Sized Women and Teens

Hi everyone!  Hello Flippa!

Welcome to my blog –  Haute Curvy Woman.com – a great resource for Plus Sized Women and Teens!

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

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

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

 

 

***(The beautiful model photo in the header is by the wonderfully talented Sean Cox Photography at seancoxphotography.com)

 

Vogue Wigs.Com – A Review!

I am doing my review today on Vogue Wigs.com as this Is probably my 4th Order With them and they are so Wonderful!

I have always discussed how important it is for GREAT customer service as this is what makes you come back and back to a site. Voguewigs.com has that great customer service.

I have alopecia areata , which is when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles.. My form of alopecia is the kind that hair falls out for months and then will start to grow out again. I may go through several different cycles a year. There are other types of alopecia whereby you can lose all the hair from your body.

I’m at the point that I really don’t want to go out someplace special without putting in my hair.

I was diagnosed with alopecia areata more than 20 years ago, However, this time was different.

Here’s my journey with alopecia in the last 16 months.

This is my hair right before I was losing it about a year and a half ago:

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Not great hair, but I could go without a wig.

One day last year, I woke up to see a lot of hair on my pillow. I thought it was a reaction to a new medication, so I stopped the medication immediately. It made no difference.

The worst it got was the picture on the left. However, after months of different vitamin cocktails, my hair started to come back. I thought. However, once again, my hair fell out when I was in the hospital about 6 months ago. I later found out that my husband was cleaning out the drain in the shower with a tweezers from all the hair that fell out when I washed it.

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I could really see so much scalp that I needed to go from my brown/black shade (which I loved) to more of this copper shade  which I thought would make it a little bit easier to keep up with as far as coloring my hair. I also thought the gaping scalp wouldn’t show so much. I did it myself as I don’t think any hairdresser would take a chance on my losing even more of my hair.

This is pretty much how my hair looks now without the dye in:

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I knew exactly what I wanted to cover my scalp because I had bought this extension before when my hair was darker. Of course I went to my fave:  Vogue Wigs,com and it  arrived in a few days.

The easiVolume hair extensions were voted the “best volumizing extension on the market!”

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Below is the extension on the inside; you can’t see them here, however there are 4 clips.  Just because I’m lazy, I only use 2-3 clips.

 

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For additional security, pull your hair through the honeycomb base.( I didn’t even realize it had that feature until I did this review.)

Everytime that I have used Vogue Wigs, it has been pain-free and the customer service has been exceptional.

The product gets to your door really quickly and is packed very nicely.

I went on the vogue wigs.com webiste and picked the extension out in the beautiful color,’ Luscious Caramel’, and received it in a couple of days.

It was as pictured on the site, but it was too dark for me. (Totally my fault.) I never opened up the package  as I could tell right away that it was too dark.  I’ve had brown/black hair my whole life so I think I just went ahead and ordered my dark shade again.

I spoke to someone in Customer Service to see how to return the extension and if she had any suggestions on what I should order.  She made the recommendation that I might like the color ‘Root Beer Float’ which was sent right out to me and it came within about 3 days.

It was perfect! The color just really matched my new hair color. Here it is practically just out of the box and I loved it! My husband thought it was gorgeous! It just meshes in with my hair perfectly.
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The way I usually wear my hair is fairly smoothed down as shown here:

voguewig45You can see that it’s just this beautiful sort of a copper color with blondish highlights. The official descrtiption:  Light Gold Brown (12) blended with Medium Brown Red. 

I wasn’t able to capture how really full and gorgeous the hairpiece is (I am the worst photographer),  however, there is a lot of hair and highlights and it’s just gorgeous.

Most important, it is soooo light. You forget you even have it on.

As usual, Vogue Wigs.com did not disappoint.

This is the 10″ easiVolume Human Hair Extension by easihair  a 1-piece extension applied in minutes with attached clips without causing damage to your own .  This extension also comes in longer hair. I put it in so that it goes about up to the start of my bangs and clipped it in.

You do need enough hair for the clips to adhere to, The clips go all around and I feel very secure wearing this. I’ve never had one of these fall off or slip.  You just clip it into your hair, brush it for about a minute and go. More convenient than your own hair and you never have a ‘bad hair day’. If you’re looking for more coverage, such as a wig, there are some great choices there, also.

The price is $149.20 and check out the entire site. There are some pretty nice promos to get even more money off. They also have a wonderful Clearance section.,

The easiVolume hair extensions were voted the “best volumizing extension on the market!”

Vogue Wigs.com  has a ‘chat with Us’  button where you can talk to a geat Customer Service agent.

This hairpiece is 100 times better than the one I paid $1,000,00 for.

Check out the site and I’m sure you’ll find something you like whether for a medical reason or just to have a new look. There is a huge selection of  wigs, hairpieces, costume pieces, and much more in both real and synthetic hair.

*** Ihave no affiliation nor am I compensated in any way for my review of Vogue Wigs.com.

Happy Shopping!

Tovah

 

 

 

 

HIPS & CURVES REMAIN THE ULTIMATE LINGERIE IN SEXY PLUS SIZE AND EXTENDED SIZED LINGERIE

Valentine’s Day is Coming Up and you can’t go wrong with The Gold Standard of Plus Sized and Extended size Lingerie,Hips & Curves!

Here is a listing of my favorites:

Mon Amour Charmeuse Corset

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DESCRIPTION:  Our textured charmeuse and lace corset has lightly padded underwire cups for support, front and back boning and a waist cinching lace-up back. It comes with adjustable straps, garters and includes a matching G-string.

This comes in black, purple and red and costs $62.95.

Celine Open Cup Lace Chemise
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Description: Our Demi Cup Stretch Lace Garter Chemise has soft stretch lace sides with power mesh center panel for figure-flattering support over the tummy. Wide shoulder straps and underwire cups give a nice lift. This chemise can be worn as a shelf cup chemise or demi-cup chemise depending on size and placement of your bust. DD+ can wear this as a shelf, C-D cups can wear as a demi-cup or shelf. Bows at the straps and garters add the perfect final touch.

This comes in the colors Black, Indigo, Ivory, Plum and Red and sells for $69.95.

Satin Chemise with Lace Trim and Robe Set

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Description:  Two piece set includes satin chemise with lace trim, and matching robe: Secrets are power.

This comes in the colors black, orchid and Red and sells for $39.95.

Charmeuse With Cut Out Lace Long Gown
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Description:  Slip into the evening with flair in this Charmeuse with Cut Out Lace Long Gown. Gorgeous delicate lace cups, a keyhole neck and sexy open back are accented by scintillating charmeuse. A high/low hem line completes this sophisticated, sexy look. Add your favorite high heels and you’ll be certain to impress that special someone.

Only the color black is available at this time and sells for $55.90.

VALENTINE’S PANTIES

Santin Beaded Crtochless Thongcrotchless thongDescription:  Scandalous? Maybe. Sexy? Absolutely.

Satin Beaded Crotchless Thong. Tantalizing taboo meets delicate lace, sweet ribbon trim, beads and bow front detail.

Available in black with fuchsia trim or black with red trim.

Comes in sizes 1/2X and 3/4X and costs 14.95.

Isabella Stretch Lace Cheeky Boyshort with Ruched mesh back
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Desciption:  You can never have too many sexy boyshorts and the Isabella Stretch Lace Cheeky Boyshort is another must have. Gorgeous sheer lace and feminine front bow detail are accented with a playful ruched mesh back. Its cheeky cut fits and flatters your derriere in all the right places. This boyshort pairs beautifully with our Isabella Stretch Lace Bralette for a complete ensemble.

These boyshorts come in 5 different colors and sell for $17.95 each and come in sizes up to 5X.

Booty Parlor Melt Chocolate Body Fondue for $18.00.

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Stay tuned for more wonderful lingerie and sexy gifts by Hips & Curves

Tovah

Additional Resources

How to… Flatter your figure with lingerie by Maria Mora at Sheknows.com

**While Hips&curves is an affiliate of mine for which I  receive a small portion of each sale, I can honestly say that I have ordered from them and paid full price and they are wonderful! The order was right and exactly as shown in the picture.

 

Geraldo Rivera on Celebrity Apprentice – I Think I’m In Love

Geraldo Rivera, on Celebrity Apprentice, has brought me so much Happiness that I Think it must Be Love.Celebrityapprentice2015

I had to bring up the last couple of episodes of The Celebrity Apprentice on Hulu because I can’t figure out what day of the week the show comes on.

I mean, sure, some of the other celebrities are pretty funny. but nobody brings it like Geraldo.

For example, Ian Ziering , from that show 90201. He always looks like a used car salesman with those suits he wears.  Also, is he a preacher? Cuz he always sounds like he’s reading scripture.

Also, the ‘mean girls’ calling out that cutie Shawn Johnson who has a gold medal for gymnastics. Poor thing; she had her period, wasn’t feeling good and told it to the wrong person who brought it up in the boardroom.  A-W-K-W-A-R-D!

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I gotta tell you though, No one comes even close to Geraldo Rivera.

He is in his own world.

First of all, I didn’t expect to see that he was so short. He looked like just a little big taller than the little gold medal women.

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I’m not going into all the happenings on this show because there is so much written by people much better than me.

For example: according to Tyler McCarthy of ibtimes.com :

For the men, Geraldo Rivera came up with the idea of making the shoot all about taking a great selfie — because, as he claims, he started the whole “selfie” trend when his nude photo went viral in 2013. With bodies like Damon, Terrell Owens and Ian Ziering’s, it makes total sense Rivera would decide he needed to strip down to his underwear and get in on the modeling game. That’s what 71 years of experience will do for you. Fortunately for Rivera, the men’s team won the challenge.

Well, here he is:

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Not really bad.

His tattoos look like prison tattoos. The whole look wouldn’t be so awful, but when you’ve got some fine looking guys 50 years younger than you, you might want to take a backseat.  Gotta love the confidence he has though. Also, he’s either got a weird tattoo on his hand or he needs to see a dermatologist ’cause that thing looks really bad.

What’s with the weird eyeglasses? Are they special for someone with glaucoma?

Also, his knees look like they’ve both had knee replacements done.

The part that was sooooo funny that I was laughing until I was crying was when Geraldo, was showing Johnnie Damon how he should pose sexily with his wife, for a 4-page Ad. It just seemed to go on and on and on. The look on the other people’s faces was so precious, Nobody could make eye contact because it was just freaking hilarious.

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I tried so hard to find the video and came up empty, so if you can find it, it definitely merits watching.

Anyway, I just had to get this out. He really made my day.
I mean, I’m surprised at what appears to be a lack of confidence on the part of Geraldo.

Do not touch him. He does NOT LIKE IT!

So…why do I love him? He would be so great to be around.

He just makes me smile.

Tovah

 

THE STATUS OF MY JUICING JOURNEY 2015

The Status of My Juicing Journey for 2015 Is Not Good Right Now.

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I’m starting a new year and that means trying to get a grip on my health…again. I know that I’ve been going on and on about it year after year and I have yet to lose the weight, Actually, I think I lost a pound and a half.

I understand that you probably have no faith in me at this time.

The comments I’ve received on this site have not been for naught as I read them and put them into my mental file as something I should listen to and I have listened. Unfortunately, it seems I am too far gone to get back into shape now, if ever.

It’s freezing here in Petticoat Junction and I don’t want to take a chance on getting a cold so I’m not walking yet.

Furthermore, it’s only Day 2 of my New Year. I’ve got to ease into this thing.

I told everyone that I was going to go back to Juicing (Rebooting with Joe Cross) and it’s already day 2.

I’ve also made a new friend here and I’ve been hanging out with her and sometimes I really like her and sometimes I just want to kill her and since I mostly want to kill her, I’ll have to give her up. She would have been good as a walking partner had she not been so obnoxious,

So, Al, my trainer (I just kind of made him my official trainer, and never let him have a say in it) , wants to know the status of said Juice Journey.

Well….Al….The fact is that I will have to do this in steps.

STEP I:

I, will, see if my husband would like a smoothie because I have the ingredients. Banana, yogurt, strawberries and something else I can’t remember.

Anyhoo…..Here I sit with my hair that I’ve lightened with Color Oops   in the hope that my bald spots don’t show up as much, and I’m wondering which ailment to choose to tackle first. I’ve got the high blood pressure, the high cholesterol, the probable stroke from smoking my whole life, and on and on and on.

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So..here I am on January 2, 2015 wondering if my husband wants a smoothie and trying to figure out my next step.

Sorry….wish I could give you more and better info.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year!

Tovah

New Band Crush: Brandon Maddox has the First Best Song for 2015!

Brandon Maddox Is This Wonderful Contemporary Country Singer and he is amazing.

He is my First Band Crush of 2015 and I think you’re really going to love him.

Here’s his playlist:

Published on Jul 10, 2014
Picture Perfect” was the first song I heard and it just really bowled me over.

Picture Perfect” is a sweeping Country Ballad written by up and coming Country Music Artist, Brandon Maddox, and songwriter, David Wayne. Brandon, recorded this track on his debut EP “Weightless”, which you can find at:

“Picture Perfect” by Brandon Maddox (Also on Google PlayAmazonMP3 iTunes)

 

Maddox has several awards and has definitely placed his mark on the Country World. I think he will become a household name in the very near future.

According to his bio:

Accomplishments:

His celebrated live performances have earned him very loyal fans and have included memorable shows with one of Country Music’s hottest performers CMA Nominee, Brett Eldredge (the #1 gold record “Don’t Ya”.) He was a featured performer at Nashville Center Stage during CMA Fest, Shawnee Riverfest, World Café Live in Philadelphia, and many other major country venues and festivals across America. Keep your eyes and ears on this prolific, young triple threat Singer/Songwriter/Musician.

I was trying to figure out whom he reminded me of and I couldn’t think of anyone. He has a unique sound all his own.

Well, I think you’re going to really like him and his music.

Check it out!

Here’s the stats:

Brandon Maddox Website:  - http://brandonmaddoxmusic.com/ 
Brandon Maddux Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brandonmaddoxmusicBrandon Maddox Twitter:                      https://twitter.com/bmadmusic

You’re welcome!

Tovah

** I am not affiliated with Brandon Maddox nor his band in any way. This is my own honest review that I’m proud to share with you.

Amy Winehouse and Charlotte Church sing ‘Beat it”

Enjoy The Greats, Amy Winehouse and Charlotte Church, Singing ‘Beat It”

 

It’s clear that Amy Winehouse is not feeling well and I love how Charlotte Church “protected’ her and just really came to Amy’s side when needed without overpowering Amy.

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Tovah

The Kardashians: It’s Getting Harder to Defend Them With Khloe’s Newest Look

The Kardashians’ Khloe Kardashian: What can I say at this point? I can’t defend the Kardashian Family Anymore With This, Their Latest Look:

I know that I always say I’m not a fan of the Kardashians simply because I’ve only seen their show 2 times.

So,.,,anyhoo, Ive got nothing to do today so I’m web-surfing to my usual sites and came upon this picture of Khloe Kardashian:

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What the heck is going on here? Seriously, when Kim Kardashian came out with her own humongous *ss, I gave it a thought that maybe, just maybe, it was real. I am that easily fooled.  Anyway, at that point, having looked at my own *ass and found it lacking, I just sucked it up to bad genes for me; good genes for Kim.

So, what happens?  Another huge ass and I mean ‘HUGE’ *ss comes along with one of Kim’s Sisters, Khloe.

I showed the picture to my husband to get his instant reaction, and he claimed that it looked awful;  however, he may just have said that so I wouldn’t get angry.

Where did she find a skirt to fit that *ss? Is it hard to walk around with those things?

Here’s another pic:

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As cited on celebuzz.com:

Khloe Kardashian Slams Fake Butt Allegations: “I’ve Always Had an Ass”

Khloe Kardashian spent most of her Friday fighting allegations that she has, um, enhanced her backside after she out-bootied her sister at Thursday’s NBCUniversal Upfronts in New York City. Naysayers were in an uproar after photos of Khloe’s curvateous profile surfaced online, in which the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s butt clearly dwarfed her older sibling’s famous behind.

So, what do you think?

Has she gone too far?

Is Kim pissed that she’s not the butt-star now?

Will the mom get her butt done?

Stay tuned for the further adventures of those Krazy Kardashians!

Tovah

Day 1 of My Moderate Juicing Reboot – Discouraging

Today is Day 1 of the Reboot of my Moderate Juicing Diet

I’ve been gearing up for a week to start this day; I have had at least 2 juices a day while I supplemented it with salad and some protein. (Although a couple times I slipped. I ate a whole bag of sunflower nuts and some low sugar stuff that I probably shouldn’t have had.)

Yesterday, I had taken a walk, finally, with Lulu the shi-tzu, and that’s more exercise than I usually get.

Here is a shameless picture of my little lulu.

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I took my weight today and, crushingly, I had PUT ON A POUND, I mean, seriously, WTH?  So now I’m pissed off that, after all that juice, I’m down only 1 pound.

However, Al, my counselor on this journey (whether he wants to be or not) , asked why I thought I had gained a pound, I said that I was probably making muscle after that walk with Lulu.

He said that he doubted that I could put on a pound of muscle from a 15 minute walk. Well, he can say what he thinks and I can say what I think.

My body is now at 187.5 exactly. CRAP!

So, I was running around doing the last minute gifts and I had no time to buy more produce and was left with the remaining food in the fridge.

So this is what I had and all I can say is:  NEVER, EVER MAKE THIS JUICE!

So, in case Al or anyone else thinks that I’m not taking this seriously, I have already had 1 of these juices and it is HORRIBLE.

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1st day of Juicing

Ingredients:

Kale

carrots

celery

cranberries

my husband’s blueberries which he’ll find out about later

The end result of my juicing:

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It was horrible. However, now I have a problem because I don’t have produce for tomorrow so I’ll have to have cereal in the a.m. and get my produce later.

It’s clear that I’m just not being organized yet. Still, for me, I’m being very organized.

I’ll drink one more juice of that stuff today,  It’s so hard to have to constantly have a huge surplus of veggies on hand.

Any people out there that really like kale?

On that note, I’ll sign out.

REMEMBER: Don’t forget to get your Dr.’s permission before beginning a Juice Diet and this is not recommended for children, pregnant or nursing women.

Tovah