Curve Maintenance Episode #6- The Food Experiment

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another day here on the blog! This week will be your monthly dose of Curve Maintenance videos. If you don’t know what curve maintenance is it is the health and fitness series here on the blog. If you want to check out any of the other episodes then click here for the playlist! For the whole month of March I am going to be doing two different experiments. I will explain the food experiment today, and then tomorrow I will come to you with my other one. Now this was supposed to be video, but time got the best of me, so I’m going to just carry on with out the video. So lets get into the food experiment!

The purpose of me doing this food experiment is to introduce my body to different foods, and challenge myself to try new things. My regular day to day meal prep was getting boring, so I decided to switch it up and make things a bit interesting for the month of March. Every week I created a different food challenge for each week of March, and I’m going to go through each one and explain what I hope to learn from each week. I have recorded my weight and measurements  to see how much I will loose from doing all this. I’m not looking to loose a lot of weight, and the number really doesn’t matter to me, but I just want to have some data written down so that I can compare.You can feel free to join me if you would like! Or create a challenge of your own. I am starting this tomorrow ( 3/1/16) and ending it on April 3rd! After it’s over I will of course update you and let you know how the challenge went for me!

Week 1: No Eating Out 

I have a habit of breaking my healthy eating once the weekend hits. I basically reward myself for eating healthy for 5 days straight by eating whatever I want all weekend. This is NOT good. I want to break this habit, so with this first week of not eating out I am hoping to teach myself to stick to my diet!! There is going to be temptation all around me, but I have to be able to say no!  Cheat meals are ok, but cheat weekends have got to stop! I need to stick to my meals, and stick to the plan. Rewards can come later. 
Week 2: No Carbs 
I have got to stop consuming so many carbs! Although I mostly eat brown rice, whole wheat bread, and a whole bunch of alternatives, I still eat way to much. With this week I am hoping to teach myself to not to rely on rice, bread, and other starches. I pretty much have a starch with every meal, so I am looking to add some variety to my diet. 
Week 3: Vegetarian 
I have always been interested in becoming vegetarian, but never actually went through with it. A couple months ago I actually challenged myself to be vegetarian for a week, but I actually ended up eating so badly and ending up gaining weight! I learned how easy it can be to eat unhealthy while being a vegetarian. I assumed that its automatically healthier, but you have to plan just like any other diet. So this time around I am going to incorporate more veggies, and not rely on so much carbs. I am actually very excited for week 3. 
Week 4: Juicing
Now this is the week that I am most excited for! Juicing has always been a favorite of mine, but I have never done it for a week. I have only done it for one day, and I felt really amazing after it. You can see my juicing experience in episode 1 and 2 of the curve maintenance series. I decided to go all out and juice for 7 days. I am so excited, but at the same time nervous! But I know I can do it! With this week I am hoping to teach myself that I can get full on liquid just as much as solid foods. I am also teach myself about discipline. Not eating food for a week requires discipline, and I know I’m for the challenge.
Week 5: Try New Foods 
The fifth and final week for this food challenge will be about trying new foods. I get so stuck in the routine of creating meals with the same foods, so I decided to break out and incorporate some new foods that I have never ate before. There are so many amazing foods out there that I have always wanted to experiment with, so I figured why not finally get around to trying them out. 
That is my mapped out food experiment for the month of March! I am so excited to be switching things up with my journey! Whenever things start to become
boring switch it up! I found myself getting bored with my same ol’ food, so I decided to challenge myself and make it a bit fun. If your going to join me with my food experiment for March then let me know! All my social media are linked above, and my snapchat is BrieLikeMe! Feel free to let me know your joining me on any of my social media, or by commenting below! I will be sure to update you on how everything went after the experiment is over. Be sure to come here tomorrow to check out my second experiment for March! I am really looking forward to switching things up! Ladies I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you all tomorrow!

Huge Forever21 Haul

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Surprise! I am back up here with another blogpost for this week! I know yesterday I signed off and said I will see you next week, but I had to just pop up here really quick to share this haul and SALE with you ladies! I couldn’t keep this one all to myself. Forever21 is currently having a buy one get one free sale in-store only! I have participated in this sale not once, not twice, but THREE times! Ok Ok so I may be a little Forever21 obsessed right now, but you would be too if you participated in this amazing sale. It ends on this Sunday February 28th, so I wanted to share this haul and let you know about it so that you could participate in it too! Sharing is caring right? So lets get into the video, and meet me below for more details!

Did you enjoy this haul? I hope it convinced you to run to your local Forever21 and buy some amazing stuff! I can’t promise you that I wont be back at another Forever21 by the 28th, but I swear I am going to try to stay away! Let’s get into the breakdown of each item!

Black Turtleneck 
Original Price: $17.90
Sale Price:$6.99
Size: 2x
Black Fitted Maxi Dress
Original Price: $19.90
Sale Price: $8.99
Size: 1X
Black LBD w/ Pockets 
Original Price: $24.90
Sale Price: $10.99 
Size: 1X
Grey Dress
Original Price: $24.90
Sale Price: $10.99 
Size: 1X
Velvet Skater Dress
Original Price: $27.90
Sale Price: $10.99
Size: 1X
You Are What You Wear Tank Dress
Original Price: $19.90
Sale Price: 8.99
Size: XL
Fancy Top
Original Price: $14.90
Sale Price: $6.99
Size: 3X 
Hooded Grey Dress
Original Price: $24.90
Sale Price: $10.99
 Size: 1X
Black Skater Skirt
Original Price: $24.90
Sale Price:10.00
Size: 2X 
Black Leggings 
Original Price: $15.90
Sale Price: $6.99
Size:2x

Jewel Embellished Black Dress
Original Price:  $29.90
Sale Price: $10.99
Size: 2x
Realist Sweatshirt 
Original Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $6.99
Size: 2x

Brooklyn Top
Original Price: $15.99
Sale Price: $6.99
Size: 3X
White Sweater
Original Price: $24.90
Sale Price: $11.99
Size: 2X
Printed Pants

 Original Price: $19.90
Sale Price: $8.99
Size: 1X
Velvet Printed Shorts
Original Price: $22.90
Sale Price: $10.99
Size: 3X

So without the sale I would have paid about $324 for all the items just regular price and if I brought all of these items for just the sale price I would have paid about $121.  But since I got them all for this amazing sale, I only paid $80.92!!! To me that its amazing! Numbers don’t lie people! Go out and get yourself some amazing items. You work hard girl! You deserve it.

I am going to go now before I get you all in trouble with your bank accounts. Be sure to check out the other two blogpost from this week by clicking here and here if you haven’t seen them already. If you would like to follow me on social media they are all linked above, and my snapchat is BrieLikeMe. I would love to be connected with you all. I promise I will see you all next week with two new blogpost! So until then love you lots like tator tots, and see you next week!

Dia and Co (February) Styling and Try-On!

Hello All My Darling Divas!

Welcome back to the blog. If you logged in yesterday then you already know that this week is all about Dia & Co. I finally received my February box, and I was really pleased with what I got. If you want to check out yesterdays blogpost then click here. That post gives you a full rundown of what’s in this box, and I even provided links to some of the items that I received . Today I am taking those pieces and I am trying them on and styling them! I will also share with you what I am keeping, and what I am sending back, So enough of the intro, lets get into the video!

Did you enjoy the video? I really hope so. I REALLY was pleased and impressed with my box this month! I can tell that the slight adjustments that I made to my style profile was noticed and taken into consideration. This box was more of my style, and I was really happy about that! Lets get into the styling!

Modamix – Mermaid Sequin Tank – $89.00

Size: 1X
Keeping?: Yes  
 Since I want this top to be the center of attention I would pair all black with this top. I would do a black skinny pant, black blazer, and black shoes. I would go for the flats when I want to dress it down, and wear the heels for when I am going for a night out. 

Fashion to Figure – Ruched Sweater Dress – $46.90

Size: 1
Keeping?: Yes  
This dress just SCREAMS Kim Kardashian to me! It fits me in all the right places, and I feel so sexy in the dress even though I am covered up. The only thing I would pair with this would be some black thigh high boots, and a pair of tights. I cant wait to rock this piece

 

Zenobia – Button Down Blouse with Pocket – $40.00

This shirt is so simple and basic that you could pretty much pair it with anything and have a great outfit! I paired it with a skater skirt and a chain belt for some flair. I would wear an outfit like that to work since I’m required to wear all black. On a casual day I would just rock this shirt with a pair of skinny’s. And of course I have to have my pop of cheetah in the flats which I would wear with both outfits. 

Fashion to Figure – Plaid Sweater – $36.90

Size: 1 
Keeping?: No

 If I was keeping this top I would pair it with either black leggings or blue jeans. If I am feeling really fancy then I would even do a red pair of pants because I think a pop of red would bring some color to this black and white sweater. I would pair it with just combat boots since this top is so laid back,

 

I totally forgot to get footage of the Olivia necklace that I received, but I’m sending it back anyway so its no need to style it. 
So ladies I am keeping my hands on 3 items from this month’s box! I just couldn’t choose one, so I kept all three! I am so pleased with this months box, and I already cant wait to see what I get next month. Grab your own Dia and co box today! Click here to visit the website, and here to order with my referral code. I am not being sponsored or asked to do these videos from Dia&Co. I truly just believe that every curvy girl needs to know about this company! 
I hope you enjoyed this styling and try on video for my February Dia & Co box! Which one of the pieces was your fave? I would have to say my favorite is the sequin top. I can see myself rocking that piece all spring and summer! What would you keep and send back? Leave me your thoughts in the comment section below! Are you following me on social media? They are all linked above and my snapchat is Brielikeme. I would love to be connected with you all! That’s it for the blogpsot for this week ladies. Be sure to meet me back here next week with two brand spanking new blogpost. I hope you all have enjoyed this week, and I missed you all so much! I’m so glad to be back on track! So until next time ladies, I love you lots like tator tots and have fabulous rest of the week and weekend.

 

Dia & Co February Unboxing

Hello my Darling Divas!

Welcome back to another week on the blog! I’m sorry that I have been so M.I.A. These past couple weeks have been so hectic and crazy, but I have finally got myself together and we are getting back to business. Today I am doing another Dia & Co unboxing, and you guys I am so excited! Dia & Co is a plus size styling monthly subscription box. You fill out a survey on your online profile, and then a stylist will put together a box for you and ship it to your house. If you you want more info about Dia & Co, then click here to visit the website. If you want to see how it works and more of an explanation for it from me then click here for my January Dia & Co Unboxing, and click here for my styling video for that box. Both videos are filled with alot of information! So enough of the info, lets get back to the video.

Did you enjoy the video? I hope so! I was so impressed with the improvement of the pieces in this box. I’m really glad that I went back and improved my style survey and sizes because this box this month was right on the money! Here is a full rundown on what’s in the box. If  I can find any of the links to the items, I will be sure to link them down below.

Modamix – Mermaid Sequin Tank – $89.00

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This top is sold out online! But you can find the Modamix brand at Lord and Taylor! Click here to check it out.

Fashion to Figure – Ruched Sweater Dress – $46.90

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The link for this dress is right here! It comes in different colors and it’s on sale 

Zenobia – Button Down Blouse with Pocket – $40.00

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I couldn’t find the exact shirt that I got online, but I found this top on Fashion to Figure that was similar! Click here to check it out

Fashion to Figure – Plaid Sweater – $36.90

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 Click here to check out this sweater! It is also on sale and comes in red. 

Olivia Necklace – $35.00

I wasn’t able to find this necklace online or something similar.  

 


That was the full rundown of all the items. I am so glad that I was able to find the links for you ladies this time around, and most of them were on sale. I really loved all the items from my Dia & Co box this month. I am already excited for what I’m going to get next month! Feel free to check out tomorrows blogpost to see what items I am keeping, how everything looks, and how I would style each piece! What do you think about my pieces this month? Which ones would you keep or send back? Leave them down in the comments below. 
I am really loving Dia & Co you guys! I am not being sponsored to any of these videos, so I am doing all this because I really believe in this company! If you want to get your hands on your own Dia & Co box then click here to check it out! I have my own referral code which is here! I really think that Dia& Co is a wonderful company, and every plus size girl should try it out! I am being introduced to so many new brands and styles of clothing, and I love it! So that’s enough for my rambling for today. Are you following me on social media? I would love to be connected with you all! My social media links are linked above, and my snapchat is BrieLikeMe. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for my styling and try on video! So until tomorrow  I love you lots like tator tots, and I will see you soon!  

How I Take Down My Crochet Braids/ Natural Hair Update

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Welcome back to another week here on the blog! All my birthday festivities are over, and were back to our scheduled programming.If you missed any of the birthday related blogpost then click here to check out my bday tag, and here for my get ready with me birthday edition video. Today we are going to talk about hair! I have showed you my many crochet braid installs, showed you how I maintain them ,and even gave you protective styling tips. But I never showed you how I take down my crochet braids. Well I am showing you today and will give you an update on my natural hair! Last summer I laid out my hair growth plan, and now today were going to see if my hair has been growing according to my plan. So enough of the chit chat, lets get to the video!

Did you enjoy? I hope so! This blogpost is going to be FILLED with information, so lets just get into that!

In this video I was referring to my  hair growth plan . You can click here for that blogpost, and here for Naptural85’s video. She inspired me to create my hair growth plan,and her plan was really awesome too if you wanted to see what she had to say.  I also mentioned that I would be washing my hair with the AMAZING superfruit complex line from Shea Moisture. You can click here to check out my product review blogpost for that. Click here for part 1 of my hair routine, and click here for part two. I also have an older hair routine if you want to check it out, but this one is the updated version that I still do to this day.

Here is a list of my protective style videos
Click here to get tips on how to care for your hair before you protective style  
Click here to see how I maintain and refresh my crochet braids 

My hair is growing so well! So I think my simple, yet realistic, hair growth plan is working out for me! I plan to continue on this growth plan for as long as I can. I highly recommend you map out a hair plan for yourself if you want! It really helps to have a plan.

I hope that you ladies have really enjoyed today’s video! I am really happy with my hair growth so far, and I am excited to see how healthy it can get! If I left any info out let me know and I will update the post! 

That’s all for today’s blogpost darling divas! I hope that it was informational, and very helpful! Be sure to check back here for another blogpost! It’s sure to be a good one! Feel free to follow me on all social media! They are linked  above accept for my snapchat which is BrieLikeMe. February is already starting on a good foot, and I will be sure to keep coming you guys with alot more amazing content! So until tomorrow I love ya lots like tator tots, and see you soon!