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


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






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.


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 – Boscia

**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.


 Can you say inappropriate?


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:


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.

melania photoshop

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.







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:


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.


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


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.



Boatswain’s Mate Bangle


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!


Here are the stats:

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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

maurices jeans

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!


 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)

 I just really love the look of this!

This sells for $99.00.


Here are some gorgeous sandals!


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!



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.


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.



3.  Bohemian bottle stoppers from Pottery Barn

pottery-barn-hostess gifts

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.


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



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


Happy Shopping!


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.


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?



Alopecia: What has finally worked and it’s So Affordable

Alopecia: My 4 Month Results Using a Hair Masque

After months of unknowingly using an ointment that had Propylene Glycol (I’m allergic to it) in it, my hair had reached its worst point in the history of my living with alopecia.

I had written  at the end of 3 months( that I had watched a Youtube on Coconut Oil Hair Therapy for hair growth and hair renewal.

I was amazed how much hair had grown back and how much length I had gotten.

The Youtuber gave out this recipe:

Here’s the Recipe:

1.) Coconut oil 16 TSP
2.) Apple Cider Vinegar 4 TSP
3.) Almond Oil 8 TSP
4.) 1 Whole orange

I have used it at least 2X a week from March 3, 2016 to the present time.

Here is the state of my hair at the beginning of this, about 4 months ago:

My alopecia at its worst

I finally went for a haircut last week just because there was so much length now and I thought it was putting too much pressure on my remaining hair.

You have to understand how difficult it is for someone with alopecia to go to a salon. It’s not easy.

Thus, I didn’t take any time into consideration, just called up a place close to my home and got in to see them that day. Actually within a 1/2 hour.

Usually, I ask for someone really experienced because my hair is VERY difficult to cut as  you can imagine.

They told me that Gina would be cutting my hair. She was just so adorable with great hair, of course.

I walked in and began my litany of requirements because I know what works and what doesn’t work for me; Keep bangs long, hair must not have layers, don’t wash first (it doesn’t lay right then) my face is too fat for regular ‘bob’……and on and on and on.

She said “don’t worry,  you’re going to look great”.

I just put it in her hands and we talked and she was just soooo sweet and when she was done, it was freaking fabulous!

Never had I had a haircut like that in my life.

Here is the latest pic of my hair coming back on top at the 4 month mark”.




Here is my new haircut last week,  July 21, 2016 by Gina:

how I am treating my alopecia
My hair after 4 months of my hair masque

It’s pretty amazing!

She did such a great job and put me at ease and all I can do is hope she’ll be here forever because I know that no one could ever cut my hair like this again.

I have tried to tell people on alopecia boards about what had worked for me and I really wasn’t met with any interest.  I have nothing to gain by sharing what has worked for me, yet people seemed really skeptical.

What would I have to gain by writing what has worked for me? I’ve spent 1000’s of dollars on trying anything that would work only to find out that this $5.00 treatment a week brought my hair back.

Anyway, all my thanks to Gina, not just for the haircut, but for just being an absolute doll!

Gina, I hope that big boot is gone soon!




The Beauty of Tiffany Trump

Tiffany Trump Is, Quite Simply, a Gorgeous Woman

When her father, Donald Trump, decided on a political career,  Tiffany Trump, his daughter with 2nd wife, Marla Maples, was basically thrown into the spotlight.

Donald Trump and Marla Maples were married from 1993-1999.

Their daughter is a young woman who, basically, for  first time in her life, has had to give up her privacy and be commented on by just about anyone with a computer.

Tiffany Trump

Tiffany Trump and her mom, Marla Maples, have spent the last 15 years or so on the West Coast after the divorce.

In spite of all of these nasty comments, Tiffany Trump, stands out as extremely poised and confident. She’s an ivy league graduate and has put out a pop song.

The inevitable comparison to Ivanka Trump is happening, no matter how unfair.

Unfair? Yes.  Tiffany is only 22 years old and Ivanka is 35 years old.

Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump

The nasty commenters claim that Tiffany does not have the ‘class’ of an Ivanka Trump.

Again, she’s only 22 years old and you dress differently and act differently at her age than a woman in her 30’s. Ivanka was not the same person she was 15 years ago.

Also, there’s a different look to those growing up in LA and those in New York.

Anyway, Tiffany is a beauty: She has the most gorgeous hair, a great figure, big blue eyes and gorgeous lips. Perhaps its envy on the part of those people who hide behind their computers feeling the need to ‘degrade’ Tiffany.

The one thing that sticks out for me is that in so many pictures, Marla Maples is physically so close to her daughter. You can almost see Marla in all the pictures of the two of them where she looks like she’s so protective of her daughter and loves her so much, but knows that her daughter needs to be out on her own. For that, I’ve got to give it up to Marla. She seems like a wonderful mother. They both seem to adore each other.

Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump
Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump

I started this post before she gave her speech Tuesday on behalf of her father. She was wonderful!

Can you imagine a young woman, after being so maligned, getting up in front of millions and giving such a great speech?

That takes class.

So…I hope that Tiffany Trump can tune out the critics and live her life exactly as she has been. On her own terms.