Does the word “FAT”offend you?

How many women have been told something that they think is offensive, have been mocked or laughed at for some reason? Surely it has happened to a lot of us once in a while. I am talking about when women are called "fat", many celebrities are fighting back these days when they are body shamed for not being a size 0, kudos for them. I personally use the word fuller figured, or curvy, when I refer to a person who is not thin or simply by their name. Here are 4 reasons why you should not let the word "fat" affect you in your life.

1. Because it is the truth, your are not thin. Accept it, look in a mirror and stop feeling ugly. We can also be beautiful at any size, no matter what others say.

2 . Because "fat" is just an adjective that describes like "thin", "brunette," "beautiful", "intelligent" and "talented" among others. 3.- Many people love talking about others and bully them … Although they also have several adjectives that make them less "beautiful" in the eyes of society.

3- Because although there are men who say that "they would never have a chubby girlfriend", however there are many more who love a large women with curves and women who have them. And finally, but not the least important:

4- Because you were born to be happy, not perfect. Perfection does not exist. These beautiful women who are entrepreneurs are not size zero and love themselves just the way they are ..

Nayaska Yamirahlyx- "I am comfortable with my body in all its weight variations…The comments of others do not affect me. It's however I feel. Everything is all about perspective and self-esteem.

Jovanna Reyes- "Fat" is a word I always hated to be called when I was younger. I felt it was all my relatives would see. They did not see the great student or my ability to paint. They saw my fat. Now that I am older and I embraced it, it brings me joy. It is a source of comfort to them and to me. Depending on the settings, if a stranger says it, I'm fine with it too. For the most part, they say it with an affinity for the larger woman. If I feel it is somehow hateful, I ignore it. I keep it moving so nobody takes my joy away.

Delmarie Rodríguez- “As I have matured it has made me understand that we must take what people say depending on who says it. The word "fat" sounds offensive, but depending on the person says it, is how I can take it. Personally I do mind that word, but said in diminutive, does not seem offensive to me. "Llenita" or "Curvy" are words that do not seem offensive to describe me. I know I will never be a thin woman and I am just fine with that.”

Karla Nohely-”Well I do not get offended by the word "Fat" … my parents and my boyfriend call me fat in an affectionate way and I like it! Although there are people who use the word "Fat" for offending, I no longer take it into account. Before I felt bad … but when I understood that nobody is perfect, I started loving myself. I have a friend from Costa Rica, and she tells me that where she lives the “gorditas” are known as beautiful! For me the word “Fat” means, Woman with much love to give.” NEVER let the word "fat" dominate your life, and lower your self-esteem. Remember you are beautiful no matter what size you are…..and that is a FACT!!

Marta Rivera is a blogger from Puerto Rico, she is an English professor and a Plus Size advocate on the Island, an Island that is mainly for thin models, but she is trying her best to change that. Marta will be blogging for Curvy Girl on a Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.
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Hard Candy Launches two new Fragrances!

HARD CANDY LAUNCHES NEW FRAGRANCES
– PINK AND BLACK –
Eau de Parfum and Body Mists
Inspired by a Blend of Memories, Trendiness and Fun

(New York, NY – July 2017) – Hard Candy, the wildly successful cosmetic brand sold exclusively at Walmart, reveals the launch of its signature fragrance and body mist.  Hard Candy Eau De Parfum, is available in two refreshing new scents – Pink and Black – for women inspired by the energy and confidence of the edgy and flirtatious Hard Candy girl.  The fresh, fruit and floral scents epitomizes the fashion forward women searching for a scent to match her exuberant personality.

A mood boosting blend of fresh fruits and elegant musks, the Hard Candy fragrances and mists unveil top notes of fruit, mid notes of floral and lower notes that embody sweet flavors.  The bottle’s presence is a striking black and pink matte shell, a gorgeous complement to any vanity.    

PINK (Fragrance and Body Mist)
Hard Candy Pink Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray for Women, 1.7 fl oz
Hard Candy Pink Fragrance Body Mist for Women, 8.0 fl oz
Hard Candy Pink Gift Set (includes a fragrance, mist and a lipstick)
 
THE SCENT
A fashionable fragrance that evokes freshness and warmth. 
Exhilarate your senses with this romantic, floral musk that leaves an endless trail of beautiful scent. 
 
THE NOTES
Top Notes – California Tangerine and Pink Passion Fruit
Mid Notes – Fluffy Pink Peony and Sheer Jasmine
Lower Notes – Vanilla Sugar and Sensual Musk
 
BLACK (Fragrance and Mist)
Hard Candy Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray for Women, 1.7 fl oz
Hard Candy Black Fragrance Body Mist for Women, 8.0 fl oz
Hard Candy Black Gift Set (includes a fragrance, mist and a lipstick)
 
THE SCENT
A fashionable fragrance that evokes a cool sophistication of sweet scents.  Exhilarate your senses with this scents that offers an endless trail of floral, fruit and sugared notes. 
 
THE NOTES
Top Notes – Lush Kiwi and Juicy Mango
Mid Notes – Quince Blossom and Vanilla Absolute
Lower Notes – Sugared Iris and Warm Amber
 
The Hard Candy woman now has a complete wardrobe of cosmetics, fragrance and optical frames to round out her trendsetting lifestyle.
Hard Candy Pink Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray 1.7 fl oz, $12.99
Hard Candy Pink Fragrance Body Mist 8.0 fl oz, $6.99

Hard Candy Black Eau de Parfum Fragrance Spray 1.7 fl oz, $12.99
Hard Candy Black Fragrance Body Mist 8.0 fl oz, $6.99

My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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Are you Perfect?

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Many people think that one body type is the ideal one and that others are not good enough.The fashion industry and the media sometimes contribute to this and so do some of us. No one is perfect, perfection does not exist and that is a fact! There are a lot of stereotypes and standards that women are subjected to everyday, but the question of how their bodies should look like is certainly one of the most important ones.

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The most popular expectation for women concerning their bodies is to be thin, toned and in proportion. But if we want women to be truly equal, the image of the ideal female body needs to be widened. We should recognize that women come in all shapes and sizes, encourage body positivity and get rid of the unhealthy fixation over women’s bodies. Fortunately, things have changed.

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The media is demonstrating that having body fat now seems to be the trend. People are starting to simply accept larger sizes in Magazines, Campaigns, Runways and so on. This, most definitely, is an encouraging development. Can we talk about photoshop?… that is one of my pet peeves. Many models no matter what size get so much photoshop in one way or another to try to look “perfect”. They’re shown in advertisements, not in their natural form, but edited to where the shape of their body is actually changed to look thinner, or have bigger lips,no cellulite among other things.

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I love what Editor and Chief of Style and Curve Magazine Lyz Lupo is doing showcasing models in their natural form. Models that women can relate to. So… you are not “perfect” but you are beautiful just the way you are, accepting and loving your virtues and flaws. Having that self-confidence that when you walk into a room everyone just has to look your way.

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Women who embrace their bodies with confidence work against the damage done by society. Remember…

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” Lao Tzu

Photography. Rudilenia Martinez

Catwalk Fashion Model

 

Marta Rivera is a blogger from Puerto Rico, she is an English professor and a Plus Size advocate on the Island, an Island that is mainly for thin models, but she is trying her best to change that. Marta will be blogging for Curvy Girl on a Budget letting us know everything that is happening in the Plus Size community from fashion to events in Puerto Rico.
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COVERGIRL: First Male Brand Rep!

I woke up  to some pretty amazing news in the beauty world today, COVERGIRL has picked a new brand ambassador and yes he is a guy!  I am so excited about this, finally male MUA’s getting represented on a grand scale that has not been done before. Unfortunately news like this makes a few folks a bit “miffed” about COVERGIRL’s decision. To make a male a brand rep “saying men don’t wear makeup or It’s COVERGIRL not coverboy”  But listen, Makeup is genderless let me repeat that makeup is genderless.. Men have worn makeup for thousands of years, the earliest record of men using cosmetics was in Asia, flash forward a couple of thousand years in ancient Rome,  men would rock makeup too. So to see something like this come into fruition is giving me so much life now.jamescover                                              @jcharlesbeauty / Via instagram.com

More about this amazing talented MUA  named  James Charles, he is a 17 year old makeup artist who started filming on youtube a year ago gaining at least 70,000 followers within a year. He created his IG account @Jcharlesbeauty ,  441,000 instagram followers later he is making history as the first ever male to be a COVERGIRL rep! How amazing is that?!

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 He is seriously so talented and I’ve been blown away by his work for a while now. 

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“Breaking gender norms just comes instantly as soon as a boy is comfortable and confident enough to put on makeup. I think it’s so important to love who you are and be comfortable in your own skin,” Charles told BuzzFeed.

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“I really hope that as the first male CoverGirl that I am able to inspire others and give other people confidence to try out makeup! Hey, if a random 17-year-old guy can do it, you DEFINITELY can too!”

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Good Luck James, I can’t wait to see what amazing and creative things you are going to do!!!

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My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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MUA Spotlight: Color Touch by Ana

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I love anything that has to do with beauty, and makeup that is one of my passions.  I am also obsessed with Makeup artists, they have such an amazing talent and are so creative.

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I am always blown away by their creativity and dedication that’s why I wanted to share about a MUA like Ana Garcia.  I have been following Color Touch by Ana for a while now and she is amazing, her work is impeccable. I am always on her website going gaga over her work, can we talk about the Indian Bride she did like WOW so gorgeous!!

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On her bio she says “My passion for makeup began at an early age.

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Vanessa Velez Photography

Ana says “Every since I was a child I was in love with anything that had to do with beauty. At age 15 I decided to pursue cosmetology at a specialized high school.

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In my final year of basic cosmetology I decided to compete at the San Juan Beauty show in the makeup category with schools all around the island and for my surprise I won 3rd place motivating me more to pursue makeup”

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Keren Photography

                                                                    When I graduated High School I enrolled in Advanced Cosmetology.

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After I graduated I decided to study Business Administration graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree, and I decided to start my makeup business.

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I love everything that has to do with beauty and fashion in front or behind the camera.

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I am always taking seminars to learn new techniques to bring my clients new trends and make them look their best.”

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Workshop with Celebrity MUA Scott Barnes

She took a workshop with Celebrity Makeup Artist Scott Barnes,well I almost fainted, he is so talented.

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She collaborates with Esposa Moderna Bridal Magazine, the editorials are so beautiful.

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Check out her work here you will love it!
http://www.colortouchbyana.com/

 

My Name is Violet i am a Fashion/Beauty Blogger I’ve blogged for more than 3years. I’m originally from Brooklyn, New York,i have spent 15 years in South Beach,Florida. I started blogging about Fashion and Beauty, plus events i attend frequently around the USA. As a Plus size or Curvy girl its hard to find nice clothing on a budget. Well at least that’s the case for myself. I Only shop in the clearance rack or when there is a sale i cannot pass up. It is possible to shop for fashionable clothing on a budget. And i’m here to help and give tips on how to achieve this. I want to show that you can still be a Fierce and Fabulous Curvy Gal on a thrift store budget.
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