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Got another pretty little package from Klout today…as a matter of fact it was the World’s Most Beautiful gift box!  How did I receive such a thing you ask?! I told y’all, join Klout!  It’s probably one of the coolest sites.  Really!  I mean all you have to do is Tweet, post to Instagram & Facebook, be the social media whore pretty much all of the World already is, and you can start getting pretty little packages in the mail too!

Now, as far as I’M concerned, because I’m such a well-respected Klout influencer, I was chosen to experience People’s new V.I.P. subscription.  Not only did I get the beautiful box, BUT I got three months of PEOPLE magazine in print and digital and access to PEOPLE Premium.  Pretty cool huh?

Let’s get back to the really good stuff though, this perfect, pretty pink box…


Wanna see what’s inside?! I’m sure you do!  Now, these aren’t just any old giveaway products, but these are PEOPLE’s Editors’ Picks, World’s Most Beautiful

  • Hungry Girl: Chew the Right Thing recipe cards.  Lisa Lillien put together 50 easy-to-follow recipe cards of guilt-free versions of your favorite foods.  Low calorie versions of EVERYTHING, just in time for swimsuit season, Summer is RIGHT around the corner!
  • Zoya Nail Polish in Rue So, the “thing” these days is natural, simple, soft manicures, nothing fancy.  Zoya, a brand known for it’s durability and great colors, brings us Rue, a shade perfect for all skin tones and any occasion.
  • Professional Hair Detangler It’s part hairbrush, part miracle worker, so I’m reading.  The bristle lengths vary, so it makes for a pain-free experience on wet OR dry hair.  I’m three years natural, I have thick, curly, long hair.  I’ll definitely find out if this works miracles on detangling MY hair.
  • Delicate Spring Bracelet Worn alone OR layered with other pieces, great with casual outfits or formal…it’s fun, pretty and the gold-accents really stand out all around with the cool blue in-style color.
  • Chevron Beauty Set Chevron is THE pattern to be seen in and with this season.  This set is perfect for the purse OR the suitcase, for lipsticks or the whole makeup bag.  You pick.

I’m excited for ALL these goodies in this beautiful box.  The bracelet I KNOW will be worn this weekend.  Sunday Funday maybe?! We shall see.


August 16th, has OFFICIALLY been named ChayDay! My 29th birthday was AMAZING and that honestly is an understatement…I’m so blessed and happy and just excited about where my life is going and the doors that are about to open!

So, I wanted to be comfy, cute, casual & chic all at the same time for my birthday festivities…I LOVED dresses and tights, they’re comfortable and so versatile and so flirtatious, ESPECIALLY the dresses.  With a pair of heels or EVEN flats, it just WORKS…so that’s the route that I went and I loved it!

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The first night, my HUGE surprise party, I went to Asos…love this site, love their clothes, love their SALES even more!  I’m still not sure of my exact size but I like to be safe, so I went to Asos Curve, the plus-size selections.  Still the same cute items, same prices and I AM a curvy girl!  My ASOS CURVE Exclusive Body-Conscious Dress in XOXO Print was a HIT! I loved how comfortable it was, the fabric was stretchy, yet fitted and I am a huge fan of long-sleeve dresses.  I really could have gone down a size or maybe two, but I mean, it’s all good and I’m sure when I wash it, it might shrink a little bit.  Wash in some hot water, tiny problem solved.  The necklace I’m wearing, the pop of color, I have no idea where it came from really, and it’s killing me that I can’t remember.  My black shoes, they’re the Gabby from Steve Madden.  They’re my “old faithfuls”, I need to step my shoe game up though, I know that much.  The sash & the crown were gifts from my mom and my best friend, cause I WAS Queen Chay that night!

Saturday night, a little bit more casual and I found my outfit last minute.  Walking around in Mockingbird Station here in Dallas, I normally don’t shop at Urban Outfitters, BUT I decided to walk in and take a look around…I was feeling lucky.  Everything seems to be so overpriced in that store, it kills me, but today I got lucky.  Seafoam green & coral are my favorite colors, yet I think OUTSIDE of the regular ROYGBIV rainbow.  This dress stuck out to me, especially the round, scoop neck, makes the girls look EVEN prettier!  The flirty body of it, the bell-shaped skater dress, it just all worked.  I knew I didn’t want my feet to hurt AT ALL that night, so I just slipped on my neon yellow thong sandals from Forever XXI and that was that.

My ChayDay Finale, SundayFunday, once again, I wanted to be casual and cute still…it was a day party and I wanted to let loose and just have a good time.  I love patterns, love colors as well, love different outfits.  These polka dots caught my eye.  They really did and once again, another skater dress, from Forever XXI, except this one, there was a diamond back-out, showing the small of my back, you can’t see in the pictures.  The dress was very comfortable, I must say.  Since I let my feet rest the night before, and I knew I had reserved a table at the day party, I decided to put on my big girl shoes.  I LOVE my wedges from ShoeDazzle, they’re a neutral color, about the same color of my skin tone, so when I wear them, they make my legs look way longer then they really are.  Wedges are so comfortable, I get all the height, without the pain of a 4″-6″ heel and I strutted my stuff ALL DAY as Queen Chay!

Welp!  I finally made my first purchase on JewelMint and boy did I hit the jackpot!  I got an email from them stating that my first purchase would only be $8.99 AND it’s FREE shipping…good things DO come to those that wait!

If you’re wondering what JewelMint is, it’s a really cool site, personalized just for you and what you like.  You simply create a Style Profile, just so they know what exactly you like, they’ll match recommended pieces to your style and as a member of JewelMint, you can choose and purchase or favorite items that catch your eye OR skip the month for free.  You have your own personal Showroom, there’s always new things on the site, the latest trends and sales.  It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3

So, enough with all that, let’s get to the good stuff…the UNBOXING of my pretty little gift!




This beautiful statement necklace is a piece from The Jade Dynasty Collection.  It retails for $29.99 and I got it for $8.99, a STEAL!  It’s inspired by mythical Chinese dragons, which are symbols of strength and good luck.  The jade-colored octagon and the smoky topaz-colored stones are definitely what caught my eye…I can’t WAIT to wear this.  I’m SURE the compliments will come like crazy!

I decided to share of couple of my favorite products with you sweet babies, hopefully they’ll grow on you like they have on me!

Check out a more detailed review, a nice little video on my YouTube page…Find me at CSmalls2234 OR Charis Shreill!

(listed clockwise…Vaseline, L’Oreal True Match Concealer Crayon, NYX Shine Killer, Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray, O.P.I. Bubble Bath nail polish, Prada perfume set)

this one below, is an honorable mention…it definitely deserves it…

Forever 21 turquoise & gold necklace

Monthly favorites will be a regular post, I PROMISE!

Instagram has definitely become the new mall right at your fingertips…really! Everyone, and I do mean everyone, has started to shine and show their entrepreneurial skills by starting up their clothing companies. Honestly, I love it.  It’s so easy and convenient.  No leaving the house to deal with rude drivers, huge crowds and people trying to steal your parking spaces.

With my recent weight loss, I built up the courage on the inside and the outisde to finally rock a two-piece swimsuit, in public.  I was so excited and I couldn’t wait to show off my success.  Now keep in mind, I’m a thick girl, but proportioned, in my opinion, perfectly…small waist, thick thighs and well-endowed up top.  I have no problem with my body, but it wouldn’t hurt to lose a couple of pounds, which I did.  Depending on what I’m trying to wear, sometimes I’m in the Plus Size section, sometimes I’m not.

So, I went to Old Navy, cleaned up there of course, found really fun, bright pieces, but one day I was browsing on Instagram and I came across Rue107.  The one item that stuck out was their high-waisted, two-piece swimsuits, called FatKinis I learned later.  The reason being is because they’re geared toward the full-figured woman.  The high-waisted bottoms disguise and hide any insecurities that women might have, and in my case, that would be my mid-section that I’m still working on and my thighs sometimes.  I’d never heard of the site, so I was really excited to stumble upon something new, especially for the curvaceous girls!

What really caught my eye was the bold colors and the different designs.  Most plus-sized swimsuits that I come across online, the designs and colors are frumpy, old, outdated and just plain ol’ ugly. So not cool!  Finding this site, it was like finding a gold mine, without paying gold mine kind of money.  Even though all of the pieces are sold separately, they’re all under $100.  That’s definitely a winner to me.  Not only does the site have cute swimsuits just in time for the Summer, but they also carry colorful and fun dresses and leggings too.  I already see myself adding a couple of those items to my cart as well in the near future.  So ladies, be sure to check out their site out on Instagram, follow them of course and check out the actual Rue107 website as well.  You’ll thank me later for all of the cute things you pick up!

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