I Guess You’ve Wondered Where I’ve Been…

I searched to find the love within…

I came back to let you know…

I got a thing for you…and I can’t let it go…

I love that song so much. (If you don’t know it, I’m going to put up a link so you can hear it. πŸ™‚ )

Anyway.

I know, I know. Feels like I fell off the face of the Earth for a minute there, huh? I missed y’all! πŸ˜€

I have so much that I was working on, I had to step away for a bit to make sure I could focus on at least one project at a time. Now, the big project isn’t yet finished, but I’ve made enough leeway on it that I can come back to y’all and keep doing the other aspect of what I love most: giving y’all all of the fashion info and a healthy dose of self-confidence.

So, let me give y’all a few updates:

Regularly scheduled posts will resume on Monday (and yes, Tales from Retail will be back!) I am going to try to stick to three times a week for y’all so you don’t miss me too much.

I will be adding a new feature (coming second week of September) called Fatshionista Cooks. If you follow me on Instagram (and if not, click here to do so, if you wish) you’ve likely seen a lot of my dishes I’ve made and maybe not so much of me in makeup. And the reason for that is…

I’M WRITING A COOKBOOK! For those closest to me, they’re all, this girl’s been writing this cookbook for EONS and we haven’t seen a blessed recipe yet! And that’s true. But as of late I have really been making some headway on organizing my recipes and doing proper testing. I want to share some of the recipes with y’all ahead of the book, because y’all are awesome and have rocked with me for so long. And because each recipe has a story behind it, you’ll be thoroughly entertained…because, well, we know how most of my stories go!

I also have another project brewing, but that’s got to cook for a few months still. So stay tuned for that! πŸ™‚

Also: life is good, I’m feeling pretty positive, and even though the stress gets to me at times, it’s nothing that I can’t handle. πŸ™‚

With that, let me leave y’all with a song to groove into the weekend with. Happy weekend, and I’ll see y’all Monday!

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More Updates and Newness!

Hey people! As you can see, I had a bit of a fall makeover here at Evolution of a Fat Fashionista. I decided to upload a theme that makes it easy to read whether you’re on a computer, tablet, or phone, and made sure to put all of the social links right at the top so you can see all of the things I am on, and follow to your heart’s content.

As a recap, I am on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and today I am premiering the Facebook page! Please like me and share with your friends!

Later on today, I will have this month’s Glossybox review, and next week I have a pretty epic story post surrounding my travel back to New York.

Its…interesting. To say the least.

Other upcoming features: a fall shopping post, a foundation workshop (post that will become a video), fall nail looks, and other things I’m keeping a secret.

Can’t spoil ALL the fun! πŸ™‚

Thanks for sticking with me, and do remember: the best is yet to come! πŸ™‚

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Updates!

I live! I know, I kinda fell off the face of the internet there for a bit. I had a million things going on offline (not bad, just unexpected), and now I have the time to catch up on things.

Vacation is awesome like that. Even better because I am not in my apartment.

So I have time to rest and breathe, and catch up on things.

My video: so, I filmed this pretty simple tutorial three times and realized you could see up my nose on the third and best take. I opted to walk away from that for a bit till I can get a better and larger tripod (later this week.) Don’t worry, the YouTube is not abandoned! Just getting more equipment to make it even better. πŸ™‚

Later this week, you will notice the site design will change, so as to include the YouTube link and the new Facebook fan page (coming Friday!)Β 

And finally, you will get some fresh content this week, including a new Nail Adventure as well as a piece on shopping someone else’s closet. Next week, you’ll get footage of some fashion events I will be attending for Fashion Week.

I think that’s all of the new stuff headed y’all’s way. πŸ™‚ My current situation is my legs propped up on the sofa watching Pioneer Woman on Food Network. About to do my nails, of course. Β See you tomorrow!

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Nail Adventures: Lego Nails!

I live! πŸ˜€

I was hoping to give you some video this week, but I didn’t get a chance to pick up the rest of my equipment till yesterday. Monday will be spent doing laundryΒ filming, so…it’s coming!

And just so y’all can have some fun into the weekend, let me show you my nail look I did a couple of weeks ago!

I loved Lego as a peanut, and still do now. And since I had a meeting with the bosses (informal), I thought, why not do something fun? Lego nails it was!

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I have seen many methods on how to get this look. Most of the tutorials I have seen have you paint the rhinestones before you put them on your nails. I’m lazy and a rebel, so I did it differently.

Instead of painting the rhinestones first, I positioned them on my nails first, and then painted them. To keep the definition of the rhinestones, I used my stripers to paint them instead of the regular polish brush. Much easier for precision, honestly. My little frustrated Lego person there started as a solid yellow nail, and I drew the outline using a black striper. I made the face with my detailing brush and black polish (I used the end of my brush for the mouth.) I sealed everything in with top coat, and voila!

Everyone was tickled with my nails and I got a chance to blow off some steam creating them. It was a lot of fun!

What are you wearing on your nails this weekend?

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Updates!

I swear I didn’t fall off the face of the Earth, y’all. I am still here. πŸ˜€

Most of my days are being spent preparing for Full Figured Fashion Week (are any of you, my lovely readers, attending? Let me know! Maybe we can do lunch!)

But I have a huge announcement of a project I will be starting next month, and I am bringing that to you at the end of the week.

First, I must procure the necessary items…

You’re gonna love it!

Here’s the power song this week:

Fashion post coming Thursday, and Friday: the big reveal!

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Updates! And a Public Service Announcement

Hello my lovelies!

So, I didn’t intend on taking a break from writing while taking a break from the day job, but perhaps I needed to unplug just a little bit. I wanted to give y’all a quick update on the birthday things while I wait for my sunscreen to sink in.

PSA: please make sure if you’re using a chemical sunscreen (ahem, that stuff on the back of the bottle you can’t pronounce too well), that you give yourself 15-30 minutes for it to sink in so that it can do its thing. If it’s a mineral sunscreen (titanium dioxide or zinc oxide are the most common) as soon as it’s dry you can head out. Reapply every two hours if you’re sunbathing, swimming, etc. I don’t want you sunburned now that we actually have some sun!

Now that’s out the way: my birthday week’s been awesome! The day of was rained out but I was armed with wine and Netflix, Thursday I slept all day long (GLORIOUS!), and Friday I had dinner with a friend.

No, not THE dinner. It’s coming, though!

Today is gonna be spent buying new makeup brushes and crafting supplies. And I’ll be back in full swing Monday–I got some new subscription boxes and goodies I can’t wait to share with y’all.

And here: have a pic of me with day off makeup on (it’s rare, but it does happen!)

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It’s neutral because I had on blue and purple (and I was going lipstick shopping.)

Enjoy the rest of y’alls weekend, and I will see you Monday! πŸ™‚

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