Plus Size Fashion, Reviews

First Haircut in Over Year Since Pandemic Struck, Here’s How It Went…

Hey Loves! Even knowing I’ve had my second dose of Pfizer and have hit the point where I’ve got antibodies – I have to say my anxiety about leaving the house was still in full effect. With that being said I was determined to not let fear hold me back. So I found the fabulous Mone’t Ha-Sidi located at Sector 7 Salon (who happens to be fully vaccinated as well) and headed out.

First off, the salon is uberly cute! Mostly concrete and chrome/metal work with a definite sci-fi theme. From the Star Wars collectibles and metal cutouts, to the galaxy paint job in the wash room and the Harry Potter bathroom this salon has a unique appeal that I personally love! I’m a huge Star Wars nerd so felt at home lol.

Mone’t is absolutely a wonderful soul and felt comfortable with her immediately. Now because I wanted a fresh start we went with a more ginger hue – something close to natural so it would easier to maintain. We started the process and while we waited we enjoyed a little Mario cart in the Salons Game Room.

I couldn’t have been more pleased with how this color came out, I’ve been dreaming about this color change for years and Mone’t truly brought that change to a reality!!

Mone’t @nizzneyland

Annnnnd the reveal!!!

I truly wasn’t expecting the amount of emotions this hair cut and color change would bring on, on top of interacting with other adults outside of my pod (all vaccinated including myself) for the first time in person (we where all masked up the entire time as well) since the pandemic struck. It was liberating, heart wrenching, and utterly joyous to be able to engage in conversation and just be in the presence of others.

Overall, the location is Amazing. Mone’t is GENIUS and I can’t wait to go back!

Contact information for Mone’t Ha-Sidi: @Nizzneyland

Salon Address:

Sector 7 Salon : 701 Dixieanne Ave, Sacramento Ca

Until next time Loves,

Kat XO

Lifestyle, Skin Care

Skin Care with Rodan & Fields; A Guide For Sensitive Skin Care with SOOTHE Regimen

Let’s face it Loves, when you have sensitive skin wearing anything on your face is like Russian roulette – it is rough and you’ll never know when a break out is going to occur. And Rodan & Fields has exactly what you need to keep that skin flawless even with sensitive skin! Introducing the SOOTHE regimen!!

The Soothe regimen consists of four elements. The Calming Gel Cleanser – this product is designed to gently lift and remove impurities in the skin including makeup. It’s a non-foaming cleanser, fragrance free and cleans the skin without stripping it of the protective layer.

The second step is the Sensitive Skin Treatment lotion that soothes and calms skin for a smooth, clear, healthy liking complexion.

The third step is the Moisturizing Rescue Cream which is a nourishing, rich cream that deeply delivers hydration for a smooth and supple appearance, while replenishing, nourishing, fortifying the skin.

Lastly we have the Daily Mineral Sunscreen that not only protects your skin from harmful rays but also soothes and minimizes redness in the skin.

Shop the SOOTHE Regimen here !

A few other products I use from R&F!!

First Up we have the Rescue Mask is incredible! Makes my skin softer, smoother and leaves my face feeling and looking fresh! It also calms down the redness from breakouts.

Second mask that has been saving my skin is their Clarifying Mask is a blemish fighting formula that uses sulfur to instantly reduce excessive oil and shine while preventing new pimples from forming over time.

Ready to shine? The Radiance Mask is sheer perfection and makes me feel like a goddess while it’s on, what better way to pamper yourself than with a gold face mask? Leaves skin looking luminous and has age defying Retinal-MD technology that dials up your skins natural radiance.

Now for the lips, I don’t know about you Loves but sometimes I tend to forget my lips in my skincare routine and come winter that’s glaringly obvious. But with Rodan & Fields Lip Renewing Serum they have made including my lips in my skin care routine easy! Rich in antioxidants , visibly smooths lips and helps reduce wrinkles while helping retain your lips natural moisture. Also it doesn’t taste awful lol no I don’t recommend licking your lips while this stuff is on but if you accidentally do get a little in your mouth it doesn’t taste like you licked a perfume stick!

How about those brows? Let’s make sure we are taking care of those as well with the 4 in 1 Brow Defining Boost! Not only does it make your brows 2x thicker, provides buildable coverage and 92% of users saw fuller brows after one use – I can attest that this brow serum works and works well!!! My brows have never looked so healthy and full.

Can’t leave out the body either, the Active Body Hydration Lotion is wonderful and leaves my skin feeling like silk! Instant and continuous hydration prevents moisture loss while giving you noticeable softer and smoother skin – also, smells amazing and doesn’t leave behind a film or oily layer on your skin.

To shop Rodan & Fields Click Here!

Until next time Loves,
Kat XO

*The links above are affiliate codes which means I will earn a small commission which will help me to continue providing future content. Appreciate y’all!!

Plus Size Fashion, Reviews

Fashion Feature: Adore Me Plus Size Lingerie

Hey Loves! So excited for this segment of Fashion Feature with Adore Me! Adore Me is one of the first brands to offer extended sizing across all their products, and sell a wide range of products in a very wide range of styles and colors. From loungewear to lingerie, sleep to swim – A.M. has a little something for everyone!

One of the great things about Adore Me that I’ve found is that they are true to size, if I order their 2X I know it will fit my size 20 perfectly every time! Top quality fabrics let you know that you aren’t wearing something cheap, and the fabrics they choose usually feel luxurious and comfy! I’ve yet to get something from AM that has been disappointing and I’ve never had to return anything for not fitting right or being low quality.

Links for Adore Me Sets:
Svana Set (Cherry & leopard print)
Delila Plus (Purple mesh body suit)
Vivien Set (polka dot retro swimsuit)
Lyanna Set (Grey Jammies with pink bow and open back)
Romina Set (black plus robe)
Nymphadora Set (pale light pink set with heart details)
Enny Set (purple corset lacing set)
Tiana Set (black set with embroidery)

Shop All Click Here

Head over to my Youtube to see full videos on fit and fabric, plus styling tips for lingerie incorporated as outerwear!!
As always Loves, thank you for the contiuned support and until next time,

Kat XO

*The links above are affiliate codes which means I will earn a small commission which will help me to continue providing future content. Appreciate y’all!!

Plus Size Fashion

Fashion Feature: Kixies Thigh Highs

If you’ve been following along on my social media channels one brand I’m sure you’ve seen me mention, on multiple occasions, would be the ever fabulous and oh so stylish Kixie’s Thigh Highs ! I have been rocking these amazing thigh highs for years and can’t wait to share just how fabulous they are!

Let’s chat fit! One of the amazing things about Kixies is the fact they have such a wide size range – they begin at a size A meant for people between the height of 4’11-5’5 with a thigh circumference of up to 20″ and weighing between 90 and 140lbs. Their largest size is a D meant for heights between 5’5 and 6′ ft with a thigh circumference of up to 35′ and weighing between 17-260+. I personally wear D’s and they fit like a dream! For reference I’m a size 20, 5’1, and weigh in about 290lbs.

Now let’s chat styles – oh my goodness does Kixies offer up a wide variety of styles! Over thirty styles offered; from fishnet, to plaid, polka dots, to vintage and retro styles they offer it all. Recently Kixies also expanded to fishnet body suits that are oh so sexy. Below I’ve included a few of my favorite images featuring these fabulous thigh highs.

And now for the most important part: FIT! The great thing about these Kixies thigh highs is that they DON’T muffin top the top of my thighs! Now what do I mean by muffin top? Sometimes these brands will make the thigh circumference so small that it will dig in to the thigh and create this “popping out” effect that is just not comfortable and in my case creates major chub rub. I am on the shorter side but have found for the thickness of my thighs that the D option fits me best. Like any delicate item these thigh highs are no different and should be treated with care. I keep my thigh highs in their own little garment bag and hand wash them, and like any stocking use care when slipping on or off. Below I’ve included a few fun clips of how I style my thigh highs.

Any questions or comments? Drop em below and let’s chat!
Until next time Loves!

Kat XO

*The links above are affiliate codes which means I will earn a small commission which will help me to continue providing future content. Appreciate y’all!*

Lifestyle

Holiday Gift Guide $25 & Under

Tis the holiday season which usually means the season of giving and spending. Don’t let this holiday season stress you out, I’ve compiled a small gift guide that won’t break your bank account

Give the gift of a happy smile – I know that when I’ve got fresh breath it adds a little pep to my step so why not try Zelimn’s Minty Mouth – for the beast breath you’ve never had! First off you will notice right away that Zelmin’s is not like a normal mint. Rather it is a candy coated gel capsule, with parsley seed oil in it, which is known to help with digestion, gut health and helps eliminate toxins from the body. The best way to see results is by taking one bite, and then swallowing! So I have to ask… Have you met your breath? It lives behind your mask. By now, you’re likely well acquainted, and likely not the biggest fan of how your breath smells. Masks have made us ALL more conscious and aware of our breath on a constant basis. Zelmin’s is here to make your breath as fresh as possible all day, because let’s face it…you’re stuck together, so you might as well be friends.

Shop Zelmin’s Minty Mouth and Use KAT15 for a discount!

I know like so many others that I’m still wearing and rocking a full face of makeup and so I need to keep my routine of cleaning those brushes regularly and I’ve found the cutest little tool to help me do just that and it’s $6 talk about a great stocking stuffer idea!

Shop Brush Cleaning Mat

Looking for a sustainable face mask? Why not try the Organic Hemp Face Mask from Swankety Swank – use for personal health but not in place of N95 surgical versions. Completely natural and hypoallergenic, machine wash and dry, biodegradable, but please note this mask will not kill the virus.

Shop Swankety Swank Hemp Mask

Lola’s African Apparel also has incredible face masks available in the most stunning Nigerian prints!

Shop Lola’s Masks

Speaking of faces- why not give the gift of an at home facial! This handy little Skin Scrubber has four modes for deep facial cleaning and includes two attachments for more facial upkeep. Safe and easy to use – I have one of these babies myself and have been loving the results!!

Shop the GUGUG Skin Scrubber

Now how about one of my favorite lingerie brands? Grab yourself a cute pair of these Peach Lacy Undies from the Fabulous Uye SURANA !

Shop Uye SURANA

Now let’s cover hair care! I have a couple of must have items that I think you Loves will find useful, every item listed I also own myself so can attest to usefulness! First up my favorite set of 48 pack foam rollers – I’ve been able to use these to create so many fun and creative hair styles!

Shop Conair Soft Bouncy Curl Pack

Next up, my most used tool in my hair arsenal – my Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand! Easy to use and so many styles I can create with just this one curling wand!

Shop the InfinitiPro Conair Curling Wand 1 1/4” to 3/“

And while we are still on the subject of hair – how about some fun and stylish wigs by a dear friend House Of Winter. Price range varies but you can definitely nab a fun creation for super low prices!

Shop House Of Winter Wigs Here

Feeling like a holiday drink in a festive cup? Or wanting to rock the gift exchange? Try these Copper Moscow Mule Mugs – hammered original traditional style shatterproof and just stunning!

Moscow Mule Mugs

For more ideas for great gifts on a budget Click Here

And until next time Loves,

Kat

* As always sending my thanks and appreciation to each of you, the links above are affiliate links and without your clicks and support I wouldn’t be able to make the content that I do, so truly thank you!