Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Yara Shahidi & more Hits from the 2017 SAG Awards

2017 SAG Awards Red Carpet Styles
Hey Loves,
Congratulations to all the winners from the SAG Awards. Particularly the cast of Hidden Figures, Fences and Orange is the New Black. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I posted a few of my favorite looks from last night’s SAG Awards. Per usual there are so many beautiful styles on the red carpet so I narrowed down a few of favorites the 2017 SAG Awards Red Carpet Styles. A special shout out to designer Christian Siriano for having multiple dresses on the red carpet both plus size & straight size. Check them out below.
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Getting Healthy with Jenny Craig

getting healthy with jenny craig
Thank you, Jenny Craig, for sponsoring this post. — Get serious about losing weight with JennyCraig!
Hey Loves,
I know! I know what you’re thinking. “Shainna joined Jenny Craig” MAJOR GASP! I am getting healthy with Jenny Craig. But I have to say that I’m 100% excited about this whole process. The truth of the matter is, the holidays got the best of me and my body started to respond. That is always a tell tale sign that I need to get it together. I’m an active person on a daily basis, but my problem is always the food. So when I was approached to team with Jenny Craig, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to do this because I wanted something that will help jumpstart my healthy journey. I wanted a program that can set me up for success down the road. I’ve said many times when it comes to working out and eating healthy, I have no desire to be skinny, nor do I have a desire to meet “society’s” standard of healthy and beauty. I’m doing this so I won’t be pre-diabetic by the time I’m 30. I don’t like feeling winded walking up stairs. I like being able to make it through my weekly Zumba class with the same intensity from start to finish. I’ve been on my JC program for 3 weeks down 10 pounds. (Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. I received promotional consideration)
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Blue Crush

alfani plus size dresses

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Ya’ll know I love it when my dress catches the wind. It’s like I’m Beyonce for.25 seconds.  I wasn’t expecting that with this Alfani dress via Gwynnie Bee. But when I went out to take pictures in this dress, it took me by surprise. It’s been oddly warm the last couple of days here in Jersey. So this look I wanted to keep it simple and fun. This is definitely a look that could take me from the office to an after-work party. I can wear this look to go out with friends or even a date night with my guy. If you’re not a member of Gwynnie Bee yet, be sure to sign up for your FREE 30-day trial. I promise you’ll thank me later.

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SAG Awards 2017 Nominees Beauty Challenge| Uzo Aduba

SAG Awards 2017

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I always love using my favorite celebs as a source of inspiration. So when a few of my blogger babes teamed up to a SAG Awards 2017 Nominees beauty challenge, I was totally on board. The SAG awards will air January 29th, it’s actually one of the few award shows during award season that I actually like to watch.  For my look, I picked the beautiful chocolate beauty Uzo Aduba. She is nominated for best actress in a comedy series for her role as Suzanne in Netflix hit show Orange is the New Black.  Her look is so simple but is speaks volumes. I love that the focus was on her beautiful eyes, her full lips, and cheeks.  Be sure to check my girl Crystal from Society of Harlow’s post. I’m sure her look will be amazing. Let’s check out my look!

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Plus Size Fashion| Ashley Graham launches new Lingerie Collection

plus size super-model ashley graham launches her 12th lingerie collection

Hey Loves,

Plus size super-model Ashley Graham launches her 12th lingerie collection Dark Beauty, with Canadian plus size retail giant Addition Elle. In true Ashley Graham fashion, there is no shortage of edginess, quality, and sexiness. Dark Beauty exhibits attention to detail and lots of drama. The 10 piece collection will feature bras ranging from 36DD to 42G&H. As well as matching panties going up to 3x. And lastly, it will feature babydolls, garter slip & bodysuit going up to size 4x. With Valentine’s Day coming, be sure to grab a few pieces for yourself of for your significant other. Or if you just like to walk around the house is some sexy lingerie, you grab a couple pieces just to have.

Check out the collection below!

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Green With Envy

Kiyonna firefox dress via Gwynnie Bee
Hey Loves,
I’m all for plus size dresses that fit great, are made well and have an element of sexiness within them. When I saw this Kiyonna dress on Gwynnie Bee’s website I was immediately drawn to it, and knew I had to closet it. As a first reviewer for GB, I’ve tried this same dress on a few months ago in blue, but this green color was just too good to pass up. I’ve seen it on multiple other body shapes and skin colors and have yet to find someone that doesn’t look good in this dress. If you don’t know about Gwynnie Bee, I have a whole post talking about them. Check it out. If you’re interested in trying out Gwynnie Bee, be sure to sign up for your FREE 30 trial. That’s a whole month of clothes for free. You’ll thank me later. Now on to my look how I styled this Kiyonna Firefox Dress via Gwynnie Bee.
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Meet Torrid Model Search Winner Maria Gimena

meet torrid model search winner Maria Gimena
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I bet Maria Gimena is one of the happiest people on earth right now. She is the new Torrid Model Search Winner. Maria Gimena a 20 something Uruguayan-born Jersey Girl (WOOT WOOT) is the winner of Torrid‘s 2nd annual nationwide model search. After a 4 city tour and thousands of online submissions, the Torrid team had the amazing task of narrowing down the final four.  From there, there was an exciting twist. Instead of the four finalists going before a panel of Torrid judges, Torrid allowed fans of the brand to pick the new winner. Oh! the power of social media.
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Plus Size Outfit| Red Velvet

plus size outfit ideas
Hey Loves,

This is Beautiful what is that velvet? lol You get a gold star if you can tell me what movie that line is from. Hint: it’s from one of my all-time favorite movies. Anywho, I’m back with another plus size outfit idea, for this look, I wanted a something that is classic and is perfect for any date or party. Granted it is slightly holiday inspired, this is a look that can be worn well after the holidays. As always, all shopping links are listed below. Happy Shopping.

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GabiFresh x SwimSuitsforAll

gabifresh x swimsuitsforall
Hey Loves,
It’s crazy that we’re already talking about bathing suits when Christmas was like 2 seconds ago. But Gabi Gregg as launched her 2017 bathing suits with Swimsuits for All in true GabiFresh fashion they are ultra sexy and is meant for the plus size girl that doesn’t mind showing off and breaking a few hearts. Her capsule collection is available exclusively on Swimsuits for All‘s website now. The collection boasts 3 different bikinis, 2 sexy one pieces and 4 different cover ups.
Along with the launch of this collection “New Year Same You” campaign. With the turn of the new year we are constantly talking about running to the gym to get a new body. Or we’re constantly talking about summer bodies are made in the winter. It may be a new year, but you can still be your amazing self with the body you have. The campaign is meant to challenge the idea that with a new year, we as women have to change ourselves with the turn of a new year.
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