Thursday, June 28, 2018

"Build Your Face" Makeup Series: Episode 1 - Primers and Color Correctors

In today’s post, Hailey continues her new supplemental fun in the form of weekly Facebook Live Hangouts, discussing topics that she is passionate about.  The first episode in her makeup application series, Build Your Face, is all about primers and color correctors! – DivineMrsDiva.com #FBLive #beautyblogger #plussizeblogger #beauty #makeup #primer #colorcorrector #drbrandt #urbandecay #skindinavia

A few weeks ago, I started toying with the idea of doing impromptu videos for y'all so I could talk about a variety of subjects.  I asked the folks over on my Facebook page if they were interested in seeing me do some Facebook Live videos, and what they would want those videos to be about.

Doing a FB Live video is helpful for me, versus making a video for YouTube, because I don't have to edit or upload a video.  I can simply log on and talk to you as friends.  This facilitates my ability to still talk to you about the topics that interest us, but I don't have to worry about the time-consuming task of presenting a sleek video to the world.

So from here on out, we will be having FB Live Hangouts on Thursdays at 5PM Pacific Time.  I will post on my Facebook page at the beginning of each week to let you know if we are still on for Thursday, and what the topic will be for that week.  I certainly hope you can hang out with us live, where we can chat, ask and answer questions, and get to know each other better.  However, if you can't make a Live, you can still watch it after the fact and ask questions that I can respond to.  I am so excited about this latest supplement to the blog and look forward to hanging out with all of you!

Today's post features the first of our episodes in a series I call "Build Your Face", where I take you through my personal steps of putting on makeup and the products I use.  I also talk about other products in those categories that I have tried because I like to give you as much information as possible.  First up is primers and color correctors. AND, if you are reading this prior to Thursday evening, today's Live is unboxing June subscription boxes.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Unboxing May Subscription Boxes + Join Our Weekly FB Live Hangouts

In today’s post, Hailey introduces you to new supplemental fun in the form of weekly Facebook Live Hangouts, discussing topics that she is passionate about.  For the first FB Live, Hailey unboxed her May subscription boxes! – DivineMrsDiva.com #unboxing #subscriptionbox #beautybox #beautybag #birchbox #ipsy #sephoraplay #playbysephora #weebox #wheresweebox #targetbeauty #targetbeautybox #FBLive #beautyblogger #plussizeblogger #beauty #haircare #skincare #makeup

A few weeks ago, I started toying with the idea of doing impromptu videos for y'all so I could talk about a variety of subjects.  I asked the folks over on my Facebook page if they were interested in seeing me do some Facebook Live videos, and what they would want those videos to be about.

Doing a FB Live video is helpful for me, versus making a video for YouTube, because I don't have to edit or upload a video.  I can simply log on and talk to you as friends.  This facilitates my ability to still talk to you about the topics that interest us, but I don't have to worry about the time-consuming task of presenting a sleek video to the world.

So from here on out, we will be having FB Live Hangouts on Thursdays at 5PM Pacific Time.  I will post on my Facebook page at the beginning of each week to let you know if we are still on for Thursday, and what the topic will be for that week.  I certainly hope you can hang out with us live, where we can chat, ask and answer questions, and get to know each other better.  However, if you can't make a Live, you can still watch it after the fact and ask questions that I can respond to.  I am so excited about this latest supplement to the blog and look forward to hanging out with all of you!

In today's post, I'm talking a little about this process and introducing you to my first FB Live Unboxing video!  Future unboxing vids will be at the end of each month.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

KATU Afternoon Live Companion: You Have the Right to Bare Arms!

In today’s KATU Afternoon Live Companion post, Hailey shares her tips for accepting your arms and wearing sleeveless tops, with options for arm coverage if you just aren’t there yet. - DivineMrsDiva.com #AfternoonLive #KATUAfternoonLive #BodyPositivity #BodyAcceptance #BareArms #Torrid #LaneBryant #JCP #Catherines #HipsandCurves #Dressbarn #Kiyonna #ASOSCurve #Targetstyle #portland #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #spring #springstyle #summer #summerstyle

Today I am back at KATU Afternoon Live to encourage you to push past your comfort zone and bare your arms!  I'm also going to show you different styles that can give you some coverage if you just aren't comfortable doing that yet.

I chose this topic for several reasons.  This is very much an issue I struggle with daily.  Last summer, I finally decided I needed to make big efforts into working through my loathing of my upper arms. While I have been reluctantly sleeveless on various occasions previously, I have always been incredibly self-conscious and uncomfortable doing so - even at my own wedding.  I was always the girl shrouding herself in layers and shrugs and the like no matter the cost, situation, or temperature. Despite my lack of comfort with the idea, I pushed myself to wear various sleeveless tops last summer.  Those little victories really helped me to start to embrace my arms as they are now.

It is getting hot out there and you have every right to be cool and comfortable like anyone else.  The world doesn't end if you show your arms.  Nobody says anything negative about them (and if they do, they are obviously POS that don't deserve to be around you).  Also, life is too short to be sweating because Becky thinks you have fat arms.  There are bigger, more pressing matters happening in the world.  Your arms are not cause for alarm.  Sure, baring my big upper arms can be a rebellious act in this society that values thinness above all else, but I'm feeling like a rebel lately.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

What I Wore: Red Dress + Glitter Crocs Tutorial

In today’s post, Hailey shares her Red Dress PDX look in this Eloquii Ruffle Fit and Flare Dress and gives you a tutorial on making glittery shoes! (Shhhh, they’re Crocs!) - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Crocs #Amazon #eBayFinds #DIY #glittershoes #tutorial #RedDress #RedDressPDX #portland #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #spring #springstyle #summer #summerstyle

This year was our first ever Red Dress Party!  This event has been going on since 2001 as a fundraising effort to support queer youth, help community members living with HIV and AIDS, to help fight domestic violence, and serve community members in need.  This year the beneficiaries were Bridging Voices, a youth chorus for gay, straight, and questioning youth; and Rock N Roll Camp for Girls, a camp that helps build girls' self-esteem through music creation and performance. Our friends have been going for years, and we finally had a chance to join in on the fun.

The rule of Red Dress is that, yes, you must wear a red dress to get in (red separates are also fine).  I love a theme, so I was excited to start putting my look together.  However, red, glittery, comfortable shoes in an 11 wide are incredibly hard (some might say 'impossible') to find.  I decided to make my own, frankly, because I can.  I'm including the tutorial for you just in case you need glittery comfort in your life.  It was a learning experience, so I can share with you what I did wrong and what I got right.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

What I Wore: Spring To Summer

In today’s post, Hailey shares a couple of spring to summer looks that represent her personal style. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #LaneBryant #LaneStyle #Crocs #Propet #ZulilyFinds #Kiyonna #KiyonnaCurves #KiyonnaStyle #charmingcharlie #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #spring #springstyle #summer #summerstyle

Man, it has been a month!  I struggled through the usual springtime depression I get having to deal with Mother's Day and the anniversary of my father's death.  I tripped around on my anxiety leading up to my dentist and endocrinologist appointments.  I cheered as my friend Brandon released his album.  I was whisked away to the beach for my birthday weekend.  Then I came home to clean the entire house, finish a time-sensitive craft project, and pack my suitcase for our anniversary vacation. That week I also had the aforementioned doctor's appointments, culminating in the Red Dress Party the night before we left for vacation.

Once back from vacation, I had a migraine for most of last week.  I decided to cater to my body and rest (not that much can be done during a migraine anyway).  But this week, I am back in business!!  I've been working on more ideas for blog and social media posts, editing photos, and trying to get back in the swing of things.  I'll be working on these latest adventures first before catching you up to all previous adventures, of which I am still making time to edit photos.  Also, I want to add that when I say "edit photos", I am referring to making sure the lighting is good (I usually need to lighten them up a smidge), cropping them, resizing the photos for the blog, and adding a watermark.  I saw some very obvious photoshop jobs done by some bloggers recently - bloggers who claim to be body positive and full of acceptance - and it rubbed me the wrong way.  Everyone is going to do what they are going to do to be comfortable but I think photoshopping your body in photos, especially when you tout yourself as being body positive and full of self-love, is a hypocritical move.  I digress.

In today's post, I am showing you two looks I shot for a spring project that got pushed back.  I really like both of these looks, so I wanted to make sure you got to see them.  I imagine they won't fit with the project when/if it is done at another time. (I am not in control of this project, but was asked to participate. Fingers crossed it comes back around!)  Enjoy!

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