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Here at BBW Beauties Magazine we would like to extend our condolences to all the victims, survivor’s and their families of the Aurora, Colorado Shooting. Our hearts are greatly sadden by this tragic event, our prayers are with you Aurora, Colorado

What inspires me. Go at least once a year to a place you have never been before. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.~Helen Keller

Aurora, Colorado Shooting: The Victims Remembered How to help the victims of the Colorado massacre

Get Stronger Nails with Garlic Garlic in clear nail polish: I learned this from my grandmother she told me to take one clove of garlic and put it in clear nail polish and just polish my nails with this treatment to make them actually start strengthen your nails.

This magazine’s entire mission is dedicated to empowering the plus size community with informative articles and new fashion trend’s, that cater to the cuvy women. We are devoted to living a positive plus-size lifestyle and living healthy we do not promote an unhealthy lifestlye, we do encourage self love and to love your body and caring for it, starting from the inside out. True beauty starts from within.

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Mode Credit: Anissa Anderson

Contributo Marta Rivera My name is Marta Rivera from Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. I am an English Professor with a Doctor’s Degree in Life, having traveled all over the world with so many stories to tell. I have been married to the same man for 37 years and have three great kids, Castelar, a great writer, Yoel, a hard working young man and part time Wrestler and Ana, a beautiful aspiring Plus Size Model. I write about anything that puts a smile on my face, it’s just as simple as that! Remember always, we must be proud of who we are because that is the key to true happiness!

The Sizzling Spotlight Review’s By Castelar García Ever since I was young I was mesmerized with the world of motion pictures. Such films like Back to the Future, The Monster Squad, The Thing, Cocoon, Footloose, Fright Night and An Officer and a Gentleman are among my favorites. I believe that it is good to have a dream, but it is great to let your voice be heard.

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Violet Moya

Hello my Curvy Fashionistas 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.

Timothy Mcvain

Re-invention, in a word, describes the whole of my existence. To draw an adequate picture of my life and show where I’ve come from, I have selected photos I’ve taken in Austin, Texas. I moved to Austin in 2007 looking to start a new chapter in my life. This physical movement from my home state of California began a journey of reevaluation, of my purpose and dreams, and a life altering change of direction. Don’t be afraid of change. To learn more about me or see more of my Photography visit

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Contents Page Pg. 10-11 AD Boyz Pg. 18-19 Kips your lips Safe this summer! Pg. 40-43 Kurve Boutique Pg. 44-63 Lotus in the Moonlight Pg. 64-66 Fashion Blogger Spotlight: Dionne Dean Pg. 68-73 Plus Size Lingerie

AD Boyz

Bollywood’s Superhit Singers and Music Directors Whoever said that success comes with time, age and maturity should meet the young new age musical jodi AD Boyz. Hailing from London, the duo Aditya and Diwakar have been the youngest composers to have worked along with Asha Bhonsle where they composed tracks for a film by Dev Anand, the duo went onto composing music for Priyadarshan’s comic caper De Dana Dan. The jodi also crooned their way to glory with many chartbuster tracks like Nagada Nagada from Jab We Met, Bhootni Ke from Singh is Kingg, Haddipa of Dil Bole Hadippa among others. Some of thier New tracks are “Without You” “You are my Life” “On My mind and so much more. They are very talented and determined young men. We wish them the best. Find them on.....


My Top Summer Essentials By Violet (Curvy Girl on a Budget)

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Summer is almost over Boo! But there is still a good time before you can put away your Swimwear. Here are my top summer essentials before summer ends.

MeronaÂŽ Coconut Buckle Floppy Hat $14.99

Cool off with a floppy sun hat. I love to pair a floppy hat with a long maxi dress or with jeans and a lightweight top. Channel your Maybelline Baby Lips $4.00 inner seventies style and stay glam with any This is my go to lip balm ,it’ increases fun and flirty wide-brimmed hats. lips moisture and elasticity, while decreasing lines. For renewed, baby soft lips. With SPF20 which is a plus in book!

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Maxi, Maxis and more Maxi’s! Did I say maxi? Can you tell how much I love Maxi’s? Ok I’ll stop! haha Well they are a must have in your closet year round. If you live in a warm Climate like I do. Maxis can go from Bright and colorful beach wear to Sexy Nightlife vixen the next.

Rachel Pally White Label Plus Size Athena Tie Waist Maxi Dress $197 Pull on this versatile and fluid Rachel Pally White Label dress whenever you need something fabulous and effortless to wear. The neutral hue goes with practically anything, so it’s easy to style, too

Alice + Olivia Juliet Platform Wedge Sandals $200.00

Wedges are a must this summer, with so many designs out there. Its quite hard to choose just which one is right for You. The reason I love wedges is They are perfect for summer with a great pair of shorts or a Maxi Dress. They also Look sexy and are comfy at The same time...


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Pacifica lip treatment $9 sephora. com

MAC Cosmetics lip makeup $15 -

NARS Cosmetics lip makeup $30 -

Lanc么me lip makeup $18 nordstrom. com

Buxom lip makeup $18 -

Yves Saint Laurent lip makeup $32 -

Lanc么me lip trea $22 -

NEW! Revlon® Just Bitten Kissable™ Balm Stain

Mac Pro Longwear Lipcreme $17 macys. com

Chanel Rouge Lipstick #07 Genius $29

No. 8 Neutrogena MoistureShine Soothing LipSheers, $8.99

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Buxom Buxom® Big & Healthy™ Lip Polish $18 - sephora. com

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Keeping your Lips Hydrated this summer is as im your skin Hydrated. Your lips are delicate like yo everything. So much sure what you put on your l Here a few tips I wanted to share.

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Exfoliate with sugar and olive oil you can make this really q easy and this help soften your lips. To prepare your lips for hydration do a very soft brush scrub(with your own toothbrush) on your lips in a circular motion. Use a moisturizing lipstick in the daytime that has SPF shielding your lips from the harmful effects of the sun’s rays help keep them smooth and healthy. Then in the evening switch to a lip balm.

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A Few Lip Balms that I Recommend.. If chapping presit and is severe consult with your physician

Nivea a Kiss of Moisture Hydrating Lip Care Balm $3.00


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SPF 10 formula helps protect lips from harmful UVA/UVB rays Enriched with natural Shea Butter and Aloe to help moisturize lips leaving them extremely soft.

Philosophy Kiss Me Tonight Intense Lip Therapy $20.00

An intensive overnight lip treatment to smooth and soothe dry lips. This lip scrub is made with nurturing shea and mango butter. It conditions and smooths out roughness.

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Burt’s Bee’s Nourishing Lip Balm $7.00 Nourishes with Shea Butter and Botanical Waxes

This material has not been medically reviewed. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The use of this information is solely at your own risk.

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Don’t be afraid to wear Florals...

Looking Chic, while on a Budget I love shopping especially when it means I can save a few bucks while still looking stylish. Shopping on a budget doesn’t mean you will look drab you can still look fabulous! While saving a few pennies. Here is a few items that caught my eye and won’t break your bank! $31 - Turquoise carved flower

$10 - Mix Bead Bracelet

$22 - bau Organic Stacking Ring

$5.50 - charlotteruss Oversized Floral Trim

$94 Karen Kane

$39 - Dolce Vita

$66 - Mar Y Sol Guadeloupe Tote

$15 - Coral Clear Gold Beaded Earring

$17 - dorothyperkins. com Chunky gold cuff

$115 - XCVI Plus Size $9.32 - uk.accessorize. com ring

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$40 - Sometimes Sweet Beach Tote

$90 - Boutique 9 Georgetta

$16 - Miso Charm Bangles Set p p a z $130 el Kors a h c i M

$31 - Made Gitara Earrings

$68 - Ariella Collection Flower ring

$5.50 - Rhinestone Cutout Sunglasses

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Tammie Starr

Inspiring Many to Pursue Their Dreams Tammie Starr Professional Plus Size Model/ Spokesmodel/ Fashion Director Model & Entertainment Coordinator. People call her WW Wonder Woman with all trades. She just started her company World Models Starr Productions. Training and teaching curvy and petite models and male models how to shoot in front of a camera, runway technique and so much more.. She said If you want to follow your dreams then you need to push those doors when shut. God gave me my talents and I use them all to help others. As I work hard to achieve my goals in life. I don’t let anyone tell me I can’t be anything I prove to them and give my 100% .

What I do in my profession in the fashion and entertainment industry. Working on helping models to become successful in that field. Hosting on red carpet events is a another blessing as curvy woman who isn’t a size 0. Especially in Hollywood you are judged but I shine my light with God on my side and he opens those doors for me. I try to do what I can to help the people that God brings in my path to make their dreams come reality. Coming up projects Culture of Curves events so excited Curvy models coming to San Diego and yes we will be walking on that runway with the size 0 models:) Tammie had such amazing time hosting the fashion event “Preview of Fashion!” For LA & San Diego Fashion Week Oct 21st 2013.

Models and Ji Lynn PR Media and Tammie. Photos of Tammie were taken By Mollywood Photography Outfits were provided by Kurve Boutiquie

Brandee J CEO and Creative Director Brandee Shilling has 15 years in the retail/ sales industry. The first three years of her professional work experience were spent in retail sales and the last 12 have been dedicated to a professional career in hotel sales, marketing and operations. With her proven sales experience, and business degree she devoted her time and energy into building, branding, and refining Kurvy Inc to the powerhouse it is destined to be. With a successful career in corporate retail and hotel marketing for the last 10 years, Brandee understands how to create successful communications and marketing strategies and has experience in fashion and hotel marketing for top players in both industries, such as Ann Taylor Loft, Factory 2-U stores, and Hilton Hotels. Much of this work involved developing and maintaining high profile campaigns and customer service programs that were structured around generating increased customer sales within the store and hotel environment. She has led successful programs to help increase hotel sales and employee morale ,which led to increased revenue for the companies she worked for at the time. When not running Kurvy Inc, Brandee loves spending time with her husband and three kids who have wholeheartedly supported her along the way.


e have been in the garment business, living in Bali and exporting from Asia, on and off for over 26 years. We are a family business and very much enjoy working and traveling between Asia and America to bring you a sampling from these exotic lands. It gives us great pleasure to be able to offer these unique items imported from Asia at wholesale prices directly to you. We offer women’s garments as well as men’s from Bali, Thailand, India and other Asian locations. Made by LotusTraders, we produce these unique and original designs especially for your eBay customers. We try to offer the best of our designs to Misses and Plus Sizes. We have shipments arriving every few weeks so check back often to see more. Thank you for your business! Please note: Most of our garments are ‘batiked’. This is a completely handmade process. Because of this there are natural variations in colors and tones, as well as pattern placements, from meter to meter. Because of this you are guaranteed a unique piece as no two garments are alike. Follow this link to shop Lotus Featured below are just a Few of these beautiful Designs.

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Fashion Blogger Spotlight Dionne Dean

Known as The Prissy Shopper This Fierce and Fabulous Diva shows you Why she Never Pays Retail! What inspired you to start blogging? Well, I LOVE to shop. More than that, I love to shop clearance racks and thrift stores. There’s something about creating a look instead of buying the outfits selected by the store’s visual merchandisers. Friends would always comment outfits and wardrobe selections and I would also fill them in on my thrifty bargains. I’d offer to help create outfits for parties and events on a budget and word started to spread about my skills. Soon after, I created the blog to chronicle my shopping excursions, creating the FIERCEST of outfits for the least amount of dollars. Prissyshopper. com is all about helping women look their best while remembering to “NEVER pay retail”. How do you get inspired? Wow. I’m inspired by so many things. I’ve lived in Florida most of my life and am of Jamaican heritage, and definitely believe that’s what has influenced my love of color and expression through beautiful prints. Another inspiration is watching old movies. I think I was a 50’s pin-up girl in my past life. What is your favorite look for this summer? Oooohhh...that’s a hard one. I love a maxi skirt; you can do so much with it. Go from day to night with the change of accessories. But this neon trend is so much fun. Reminds me of the days when I was a little girl singing Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” video. We’re going through some hard times and you can see our need to escape with the clothing that we’re wearing this summer. What is your favorite style of clothing? I love the sexy secretary look. Pencil skirt, camisole, cardigan and a belt…oh and a 4 inch pump. What advice can you give our readers, when it comes to shopping for your body type? You are not going to be able to wear every trend that comes down the runway. Find a style that works for you. I wish I would wear more body-conscious dresses, but it wouldn’t present my shape in the best light. I can however, pair it with a colored blazer or cardigan and create a totally different silhouette.

Have you ever been bullied? If so how did you handle it? No not really. Maybe a few mean words here or there. My ammo was just to be the best dressed girl in school PERIOD. My outfits could and would compete with girls half my size. It really is your confidence level and how you carry yourself. Bully the bully. What advice would you give anyone who is being bullied. Don’t give into the foolishness. Even the prettiest, smartest and thinnest of people have haters. If it gets physical, get help and don’t back down from your rights.

Please share a body positive message to our readers I know women of varying body shapes and sizes and they all have an area in which they’d like to improve. As women, we are our own worst enemy. Let’s talk to ourselves as if we were our own best friend. We wouldn’t belittle them when they couldn’t get into that perfect size 8 and we also wouldn’t let them walk out the house looking a mess. Let’s remain good to ourselves so that we can be good to others.


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Plus Size Lingerie by. Fernanda Sarantakos Modeled By.

Plus Size Model Marlucia Felix Photography by. Luiz Carlos Souza

The Twilight Saga: Break By. Castelar GarcĂ­a

The film begins with an upbeat tone of happ anxiously waiting for the wedding that is ab Edward Cullen and Bella Swan. Some are ve will happen while others do not approve of ning of the film has some very great momen especially the speeches that were given at th Bella’s family members. One of the most int t film takes place at the beginning when Ed he did at a certain point in his life when he blood and the t which type of people that h that I was not expecting since it brought a s made it more disturbing and fascinating at the movie would have given the audience m as the Twilight films work better when they their supernatural characters.

At least, the soundtrack of this movie is music montages are well made and they ar This is a Twilight film that shows a sense o periences and how they will protect each o Volturi as they learn that Bella has joined will be the main antagonists in the followi like the previous films.

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piness as everybody is bout to take place between ery happy that this event this marriage. The beginnts which were really funny he wedding by Edward’s and teresting scenes of the entire dward confesses to Bella what wanted to feast on human he killed. This was something sinister vibe to the film that the same time. I wish that more moments like these y explore the backstories of

Sadly, the computer generated effects that these films use to make the werewolves come to life onscreen have not improved as they still look like they belong inside a videogame instead of a live action feature film. It is interesting that the Underworld films don’t have the budget of these films and their werewolves look extremely real and truly menacing. Here we have werewolves who look very goofy and they don’t look to be convincingly real at all. Fortunately, the filmmakers decided to show these supernatural creatures fighting at night when the big action sequences took place. One of the reasons that this films isn’t as compelling as New Moon and Eclipse is that it doesn’t have a true menacing villain that wants to kill the main characters of this saga and because its story is too predictable.

s one of the highlights of the film as its music elevates the quality of the film to a certain degree. The re a joy to watch as the movie showcases how Edward and Bella are celebrating their honeymoon. of maturity and it demonstrates how much these characters have grown through their personal exother until the end. Another positive aspect in this film is the surprise final scene which shows the the Cullen family. This scene ends with a cryptic statement which clearly indicates that the Volturi ing film and I can’t wait to see that showdown happen since this film didn’t have an epic showdown

Happy Feet Two Film Review by Castelar García

Honestly, I wasn’t sure if this film was going to be to be really good since the majority of the computer animated sequels that have arrived in theaters have been disappointing. Fortunately, this animated sequel is actually pretty good, but it isn’t great. The film starts with an upbeat atmosphere as all the penguins in Emperor Land are joyously singing and dancing which creates a happy atmosphere that is fun to behold in every sense of the word. In the beginning we see the protagonist of the first film Mumble who is voiced once again by Elijah Wood as a happy penguin that still loves to dance. This time around Mumble and his wife Gloria are the proud parents of a small penguin named Erik who is trying to find out what his inner talent is as he isn’t a good dancer like his father. Erik feels like an outsider and he decides to leave Emperor Land to find a place where he belongs. His journey takes him to Adélie Land where all the penguins of that place worship a penguin known as “The Mighty Sven”. This character is a penguin that can fly and he soars like a messiah of the sky as his mere presence creates an atmosphere of hope. To the penguins of Adélie Land Sven represents a pariah of salvation who has great powers to overcome anything, but he is really just a false idol.

I do believe that the subplot which dealt with the irrevocable damage of global warming and mankind’s responsibility to act now could have been explored more effectively, but sadly this isn’t the case. Another thing that I didn’t like about this sequel is that it didn’t take the proper time to develop many of the secondary characters from the first film which is one of the many aspects that made the first film work since every character had many terrific moments that were a real joy to watch, but here the film focuses too much on a few characters. Nevertheless, the new characters that were introduced in this film like Will and Bill the Krill which are voiced by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are delightful to watch. The moments where these secondary characters appear onscreen are full of clever twists and turns which elevated the quality of the film. These two are a hilarious odd couple since Will is a curious creature that likes to explore his surroundings while Bill is afraid of everything. This duo is a recipe for true laughter as Will’s fearlessness and Bill’s cowardice create many splendid moments throughout the film. In essence this film is about a journey to discover what you are good at while making important decisions and sacrifices along the way. Throughout the film the themes of friendship, courage and unity are effectively explored and it elevates the quality of the film. The same thing can be said about the music of this movie as this film has some fantastic musical numbers which are enjoyable and charming.

The Sitter Film Review by Castelar García

In the beginning of the film we see that the main character is a horny and obnoxious douche-

bag who doesn’t seem to care about anything. This young man which is named Noah is portrayed by Jonah Hill who successfully interprets this flawed character as a person who doesn’t want to handle any type of responsibility as he would prefer to watch television all day instead of doing something meaningful with his life. At least, Noah seems to care about his mother’s happiness as he is willing to help her out by taking a babysitting job that she was supposed to do. This event changes the complexion of the entire movie as we get to see how Noah handles the uncomfortable and unexpected situations that force him to take action and become somewhat of a responsible person. During his babysitting gig he is in charge of taking care of three little kids who are very complex in their own way. First of all, we have a little girl named Blithe who wants to be a famous celebrity and have fun all the time. She constantly taunts Noah and gets him in trouble, but in the end he earns her trust. Secondly, we have Slater who seems to be a constant nervous wreck as he is always freaking out that something bad will happen. There is a reason for Slater’s behavior which is one of the best secrets of the entire film and it is something that I was not expecting in this type of movie. The last child is a kid named Rodrigo who was adopted by the family. This kid is a natural born pyromaniac who likes to blow stuff up and he is constantly doing a lot of stuff that gets Noah into trouble.

Rodrigo is a bitter kid who has been abandoned by his previous families and he lashes out with violent and crude behavior because he doesn’t believe that anyone will ever accept him. Surprisingly, as the film progresses Noah becomes a likeable person whose personal issues have made him a miserable and misguided human being. This movie is by no means a family friendly picture as the majority of the jokes that we see in this film are clearly targeted towards adults. However, all of the crazy shenanigans that occurred in this movie were very funny as it provided a wild dark humor that was truly entertaining to watch. This is a comedy where anything can happen, but it is also a rambunctious journey that lets us care about its characters while showing us what makes them tick. Noah’s life is a turbulent path that spun out of control and it is up to him to focus on making a better life for himself and for the people that he cares about.

Model Credit: Tracey Morrall

BBW Beauties July Issue 2012