Saturday, July 30, 2011

All That Glitters!

My Nail Tech will tell you that I LVoe glitter, sparkles, more glitter, bedazzle, lots of glitter, bling, oh and did I say GLITTER! 

It all started when OPI released their Alice In Wonderland Collection in the winter of 2009 with the wonderful color Mad As A Hatter with glittery flecks of pink, gold, and black.  Then, in the winter of 2010, OPI released the Burlesque/Holiday collection, which featured the amazing Bring On The Bling.

And now, OPI has done it again with the Miss Universe Collection featuring my current nail color Crown Me Already, a silver glittery polish.

Clearly, those aren’t my fingers, but the swatch blog offered a better shot than I could, and honestly, pics do this color no justice.  It is gorgeous! Note the different sizes of the glitter flecks. <3  This polish is absolutely magical. 

My nails are below...

We decided to add two colorful abstract designs for POP! My nails are MAY-JAH! I’ve received so many compliments in the past 48 hours since they have been done.  Again, pics do this polish no justice! I say, this may be Tia’s finest work ever. My Nail Tech ROCK!

To pick up this fantastic color, purchase anywhere OPI polish is carried. Also, check out to view other colors from the Miss Universe Collection.  Currently, this polish retails for around $8.00, depending on where you purchase.

To get your nails all fancy, fly, and did contact my Nail Tech, Tia Johnson, located inside Technicolor Salon & Spa in The Boulevard Shopping Center at 820 Capital Centre Boulevard, Largo, Maryland 20774 on (301) 793-4862. Tell her Tanya sent ya!

Happy Shopping ~ The Plus Size Shopaholic ~ Muah!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Need A Vacation AND This Swimsuit!

Anyone who KNOWS me knows the emotionally draining and stressful past few weeks I have had. A Sista is being TESTED!  I am counting the days until I can take a much needed vacation.  Unfortunately, it will not happen anytime soon, but I have already planned my next vacation spot – the Dutch Antilles’ islands of Curacao and Aruba.  I can see it now, sunshine, twisted trees, blue water, white sand, a good book, and a stunning swimsuit!

All spring/summer I have had my eyes on this metallic bronze one shoulder bathing suit from Old Navy. Isn’t it a beauty?  I can’t testify to its quality or how it looks in real life, but it’s on my “must have” list.  Currently it’s on sale for $34.99, exclusively on and unfortunately it is almost sold out as the only stock left is in a 4x. Clearly, I’m not the only plus size fatshonista who wanted this suit, but I will get it as there is already a spot for it in my suitcase.

Now, before you clutch your pearls and wonder how dare she parade around a beach in that, keep in mind that although I am a member of the “I Am Fat Woman Hear Me Roar” club, I will under no circumstances wear this suit alone.  There are still some things that need to be kept under wraps…..even on the beach. 

Recently, while net surfing, I came across a rather fashion forward, silk/chiffon belted chiton, designed by up and coming Australian plus size designer Gisela Ramirez.

Made from 100% silk, this chiton comes in black, indigo, blood, and rose.  Although the indigo is stunning, I NEED this in black! Currently retailing for $250(AUD) and comes in sizes ranging from S-XL (Plus Sizes 14-28.) You can purchase this chiton straight from the designer on

Happy Shopping – The Plus Size Shopaholic, Muah!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You Can't Miss An Elephant...Let Alone A PnkElephant!

A few weeks ago, I had the delightful pleasure of attending the Grand Opening of PnkElephant’s Flagship Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  PnkElephant is the brainchild of Blair Sandlian and Kijafa Frink, fiancĂ©e’ of Philadelphia Eagles star Quarterback Michael Vick.  Starting out as an internet store, it has quickly grown into its own brand, offering affordable and trendy pieces for the young, hip & chic, and being spotted on celebrities such as Marsha Ambrosius, Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives of New York City, Rocsi from 106 & Park, and Vanessa Simmons to name a few. 

Pictured above is my favorite piece from PnkElephant - the Bubble Gum Necklaces.  I consider them conversation pieces as they draw lots of attention due to their fun, colorful, bauble appearance. Relatively lightweight, and despite its bulky appearance, it lies on the upper chest and doesn’t give a crowded sensation around the throat.  These necklaces will make any casual outfit POP and you can’t beat the affordable price of $20.00. It’s a fantastic buy!

PnkElephant offers a wide range of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings for any accessories addict.

To place your order for a Bubble Gum Necklace, order online at, or if you’re in the Philadelphia area, at the Flagship store located at 504 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19417.

Happy Shopping!  The Plus Size Shopaholic ~ Muah!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Birth of a Blog


The idea of this blog stems from my love of shopping and plus size fashion.  For years I have received compliments on my clothes and accessories, and often asked where do I shop and find nice things.  This blog will answer those questions as I will showcase new buys, new finds, and things I think are just great!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

~The Plus Size Shopaholic~ Muah!