holiday hairstyles in 15 minutes

Now that the Thanksgiving feasts have come to an end, the holiday party season is upon us! One of our favorite stylists and grooming experts, Jenny Balding from NYC’s Cutler/Redken Salon, shares three 15-minute festive do’s for your holiday soirees that can easily be created on the go, even in the office powder room! View Full Post


It’s officially countdown time, the holidays are practically here! You know that means we’ll all be making a cameo at the hottest party in the city. Whatever city you live in that it. That also means, lots of holiday looks to flaunt before the year ends. Gurl, what we wearing? We cannot wait until the last minute to put our looks together. We’ve all been down that road and it’s no fun. So, let’s plan now, especially when there’s so many sales to take advantage of!

I’ve scoured the internet as usual (I’m kind of an addict!) to bring you my favorite holiday clutches! What’s a great dress without fabulous holiday accessories? From BCBG Max Azria to Rebecca Minkoff, this post will serve as your catalyst to your next new clutch collection for not only the holidays but for future date nights, office parties or just-wanting-to-look-amazing moments.

And at under $50, it’s a cinch! Happy Shopping. View Full Post

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This holiday season I’ve done EVERYTHING in my power to not be depressed. If you’re a long time reader of GIG than you know my mother went to Heaven in 2013 and the holiday season just isn’t the same without her anymore (if you’re new and didn’t know that, catch up here). During my grieving process, I’ve learned that I have to surround myself with souls that fill the void of my mother. Specifically women that lift me up, even when all I really want to do is sit in the corner and pout because I miss my mother beyond words.

A few weeks ago I was selected to attend a Holiday Getaway to Rhinebeck, NY sponsored by Catherines. View Full Post

While this post is sponsored by LensCrafters via Socialstars, you beauties know that all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make my blog possible! #LensCraftersCrowd


Revelation #10931891278: I am ready for a new pair of glasses! Not that I don’t have a ton now but I am addicted to the new and shiny things in life. For me, new and shiny is a breathe of fresh air. I feel like I am ready to conquer the world. You know, all is right when you have new and shiny things! But I’ve been having the hardest time finding the right pair. When I’m looking for new specs I need them to pop. They need to scream, “YAS hunty, VOGUE!”. Well not those exact words but something really fabulous needs to happen once they touch my face.

But who has time to scour all the optical stores in New York to find the perfect pair of eyeglasses. That’s where Lenscrafters saves our day! View Full Post


Hey beauties and beaus, Maui here.

I know you’ve noticed that I stepped out of the box and addressed the beaus too, beauties, well it is with good reason. This post is to assure that we get this sh!t right once and for all. With the holiday season being in full swing and everyone looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones; I feel obligated to drop a few jewels (and bombs). In an effort to make sure that you are enlightened about the dos and don’ts of gift giving when it comes to fat girls.

Yes, you read correctly; there are dos and don’ts in regards to buying gifts for fat girls. I think that many times people take the whatever attitude when shopping for us, and that works my nerves. If I can apply what I know about you and buy a gift that you will enjoy I expect the same in return. Oh, and before anyone adds their two-cent and says, “it’s the thought that counts”, I want to let you know that is the point I am trying to make. With some of the gifts you buy us, it is obvious that there was little to no thought involved.

Please don’t get it twisted, this is not about the monetary value of the gift, it is literally about the thought. If you know your fat girl like you should know your fat girl, it shouldn’t be that hard to give her a great gift that she can appreciate as opposed to one that will get trashed or re-gifted. However, since it is obvious that some of you are clueless, I’m going to put you on to some game.

Check this, below are four gifts I almost guaran-damn-tee (in my Erykah Badu voice) fat girls don’t want: View Full Post

woman brushing hair

Hair loss is one of the most common problem everyone faces. It usually starts off as something small due to stress, heredity and various other factors. There’s lots of hair loss treatments available in the market, but they are often expensive, or don’t give the desired results.

But, if you are patient and persistent enough, there are many DIY remedies, that not only help reduce the hair loss, but also prevent them. This post gives you a few such remedies which can to your rescue to fight hair loss and help you kick away your hair problems. View Full Post