Where are you from?

I hail from Delaware and currently live in Charlotte, NC.

Why did you start blogging?

Many people always admired my personal sense of style and I was encouraged by my good friend to start a blog in 2011.  Now, I use my blog as a platform and resource to inspire and encourage full figured women.

Where do you shop?

Oh boy!  The question is where don’t I shop, lol.  Some of my favorite stores include FashionNova (use code:crystalchanel), Forever 21 , H&M, Missguided, Nordstroms, Go Jane, Asos and various thrift stores.

Who does your hair?!

Typically I do, or my sister Caress.  I am so particular on how I like my hair and I change my hair around too often to pay for it to get done.  My favorite is Raw Indian hair from my line of course 🙂 XO Crissy Hair & Co.

What shape wear do you use?

I use to wear Spanx because I knew Kim Kardashian did.  Now I’ve been wearing the Miraclesuit brand without any complaints.  Wanna see more about the shape wear I use?  Click here.

What type of equipment do you use?

microphone- http://amzn.to/2lkYklr

vlog camera- http://amzn.to/2C2EeYw

screen protector: http://amzn.to/2liMyrK

dslr camera- http://amzn.to/2ljlUiy

glitter background- http://amzn.to/2E3M1CE

wig stand- http://amzn.to/2E6RWXG 

wig head- http://amzn.to/2zFoqEE

ring light- http://amzn.to/2CdW0qL

What advice do you give to plus size women?

Find something new everyday to celebrate and love about yourself.  I think self love is key to grow confidence.  With confidence should come courage to recognize and work on anything about yourself you may want to change.

How did you start your blog?

I googled my pretty little fingers off!  With free blog sites like blogger and wordpress I started my blog.  With more research I snagged a domain and found graphic designers through social media.

What is your zodiac sign?

Cancer/ Leo <3 July 21 is my birthday.

What is your dress size?

Currently, I am a size 10/12.

What are you doing to lose weight?

If you have been following my blog for a while you already know some of the things I’ve failed miserable at tried and liked or things I did not like so much, lol.  Mainly, I’ve changed the foods I eat. I cut sugar out of most of my foods, eat small portions of food, and I eat a lot of protein like fish and chicken.  Check out my diet info here.  The major contributing factor to my weightloss success has been my decision to have Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and use all natural plant based products.  I made videos all about my journey available to view here.

What foundation do you use?

My current go to is Fenty Beauty shades 370/380.  I like to try new foundations all the time however I end right back up with my trusty MAC Studio Fix NW 43.

Do you participate in company reviews or endorse products?

Yes I do!  I only review items I will actually use or recommend and provide my honest feed back.  want to work with me?  Click here!