Archive | December, 2014

What Women Want

23 Dec

Curvissa catering to sizes 14 + surveyed 600 women to find out who inspired them…. although this is UK store, I thought it would be a nice share because regardless of where we live, some of us face the same issues.

What Women Want from Curvissa

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Taking Care of You – Women’s Preventative Health

19 Dec

womens-healthAs the end of 2014 draws near, we tend to take stock of our daily lives and hopefully after a holiday season of indulgence, our health, too.

When it comes to health awareness, women have a specific set of issues we can’t afford to ignore. Just as we need to nurture our romantic lives with a little dash of sexy plus size lingerie in the bedroom, we also need to nurture our general wellness.

So, after opening your presents this year – I’m totally sure they’ll include a sexy corset and a pair or two of skimpy underwear to add to your curvy girl collection – consider making the following wellness appointments to start the New Year on the right foot.

Blood Pressure

We all walk by the arm cuffs at the drug store, but we should be getting our blood pressure checked at least every two years from the age of 18 onward. An ideal blood pressure for women is anything less than 120/80, but the 120s are still considered a safe number.

Don’t freak out if you have one high blood pressure reading. If this occurs, a nurse should re-take your blood pressure using a manual cuff, and it should be monitored at different times of the day before making an official high blood pressure diagnosis.

Pap Smears and Pelvic Exams

We ALL dread the annual pap smear, but the good news is medical experts say that if these exams result in finding anything, the likelihood of treatment and positive results is always high once there is early detection.

Pap smears and pelvic exams are essential checks for reproductive health and cancer prevention. It’s over quickly, and you can reward yourself with a fun lingerie shopping spree to celebrate your proactive approach to women’s health.

Mammograms and Breast Exams

Luckily you can usually knock out the breast exam when you get your pap smear. A breast exam, too, should happen every two years after the age of 20. You can conduct regular breast exams at home in between official medical screenings.

After the age of 40, the Cancer Society recommends annual/bi-annual mammograms depending on your level of risk and family history of breast cancer.

Our health is important, and we deserve to feel our best. Here’s to wishing you and happy and healthy New Year!

Beauty Comes in all Sizes – Plus Size 2015 Calendar

14 Dec

Curvalicious Canada is a company in the Greater Toronto area where plus size people can connect with like-minded people at various events and conferences.

Tracey Crosson is the mind behind Curvalicious Canada and she is currently working on a conference that she says will ‘inspire, teach and rejuvenate the plus size community’.

She along with Photographer Laurie Marshall also worked on a Plus Size Calendar featuring several ladies from the community.

curvalicious-canada-calendarTracy advised that the proceeds from the calendar will benefit two plus size charities:

  • The BCCA Body Confidence Canada Awards and
  • NAAFA the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance Toronto Chapter.

To purchase the calendar or find out more about Curvalicious Canada, visit the link below:

Curvalicious Canada

DIY Beauty Secrets

13 Dec

We often get caught up in doing for other people and forget to take care of ourselves. Pampering yourself doesn’t require a great amount of time or money.  All you have to do is indulge in at-home beauty treatments with ingredients you probably already have in the cupboard or medicine cabinet.

This holiday season, create a personal glow that will rival the candles in the window and the sparkles on your corset!

1)  Lemon-Sugar Face and Body Scrub

For a fast and effective scrub:

  • Combine 2 to 3 cups of white sugar with ½ cup coconut, jojoba, or olive oil.
  • Add in two to three teaspoons of lemon juice and a teaspoon of orange or lemon zest.
  • Mix all the ingredients until combined.
  • Work the scrub into the skin in a circular motion, let rest for five minutes, and then rinse clean.

Your love is sure to appreciate your super smooth skin and natural glow when you model your plus size lingerie for a romantic evening. You can store the scrub in a mason jar, and with a little twine or ribbon, it also makes a great gift!

2)  Teeth Whitening (without the harmful enamel damaging chemicals!)

You are never fully dressed without a smile, right? So it follows that a great pair of sexy underwear or babydoll are best accessorized with a bright smile!

Simply mix together:

  • capful of hydrogen peroxide
  • a capful of baking soda, and
  • a pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • apply to teeth with a Q-tip.
Let sit for a few minutes for two to three days in a row every other month or so, and you are on your way to a brand new smile to compliment your curvy physique.

3)  Coconut Oil Hair Mask

  • Warm up two to three tablespoons of coconut oil and work into your hair from roots to tips.
  • Use a shower cap or cotton fabric to wrap your hair against your head.
  • Leave it overnight.
  • Wash out oil in the morning with regular shampoo, and voila – the best hair day ever!

What are some of your favorite do-it-yourself home beauty secrets?  Share it with us below.

FaceBook Contest – Win a Plus Size Corset!

12 Dec

contestRuby Roxx is rocking two corsets. Both would make great gifts!

Which one do you want to win?

Tell us, Corset#1 on the left or Corset#2 on the right?

Names will be dropped in a hat this Sunday, one commenter will win.

The winner’s corset will be shipped on Monday morning.

To enter contest, visit FaceBook, like FranBlass and select the corset you want to win…. that’s it!

https://www.facebook.com/FranBlass

 

Just in Time……Free Shipping for two days, No Minimums

12 Dec

freeshipping-happyholidays-2014-BLOGFor the past two years, we’ve participated in FREE SHIPPING DAY CANADA but for some reason, they are not running the promotion this year in Canada.

They do have free shipping day in the US but nothing for Canada.

So, we decided to do our own Free Shipping Day Canada.  In fact, we increased it to two days of free shipping and have put a sale on Holiday Merchandise.

Enjoy the sale and free shipping!

 

Holiday Fashion for Your Next Get Together

5 Dec

It’s the time of year when we are asked to both indulge in delectable holiday treats and still manage to fit in spectacular outfits for holiday parties, soirees, dinners, and family events.

So, which styles are definite friends of the plus size figure?

Let’s explore the options…

1) The Little Black Dress – At the holidays, you just can’t go wrong in a LBD. The styles available range from a basic A-line cut, to peplum, or something more body conscious and fitted. Black shift dresses are still on trend, but they just don’t scream holiday party to me. Go for a sexy fitted look or a fun flare that you can dress up with sparkly high heels.

2) Speaking of sparkles, sequins are a great way to go from ordinary to holiday. The key is not to go overboard and end up looking like a runaway Miss America contestant.

Look for clothing with clean crisp lines that incorporate sequins tastefully. An embellished tunic with black leggings and knee high boots or a fitted sequined miniskirt with a solid top are all great options for working the bling for less than a diamond ring!

Little Black Dress sequin

3) Say yes to Red. Just because you’re not a size two, doesn’t mean you are indentured to the LBD, as much as I love it.

Say yes to color this season, specifically red. Red flatters a variety of hair colors and skin tones and gives a curvy figure bombshell status, but we are usually too timid to wear it outside of the bedroom.

Dare to shine brightly in red while you’re rocking around the Christmas tree at the next holiday party.

And remember, what you are wearing underneath is just as critical to your holiday fun as the right outfit.

Sexy underwear and plus size lingerie or a pushup, waist-defining corset will enhance your silhouette and give you a naughty little secret to share with someone special later!

red underwear