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Image Survival For The Real-Size Woman!

Updated on August 30, 2017
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Do You Love What You See In The Mirror?

Hi, it's me, Sheila, your own personal image consultant here to tell you you CAN love who you see in the mirror! If you've never had your very own Personal Image Consultant, today's your lucky day!

Did you know that the average woman in America is a size 14? Over the past few years, clothing designers have made huge improvements in clothes that fit size 14 and I think that will continue to get better. In the past, if you wore a larger size, your choices were very limited in clothing. And forget about being stylish! We were supposed to wear all dark colors, wear those awful blouson tops to cover our "flaws," and make sure we were more than adequately covered so as not to insult anyone! But things have really changed and I'm so glad! There are so many wonderful clothes to choose from.

Do you know your best colors to wear? How to accessorize to save money on your clothing wardrobe? Do you know your skin's condition? Your makeup and fashion personality? All of these things contribute to the total image you project. And that's where I come in as your image consultant, to help you figure all of them out! My services are all free. I'd be happy to do a color analysis from your photo, give you advice on a new outfit, do a skin sensor test for you by mail, whatever within reason I can do for you!

Image Survival For The "Real Size" Woman

Image Tips For Plus Gals - Like Me!

I've been at every size from 24-14 in my lifetime. Happily I'm at the lower end right now, I've been working very hard at it for over three years! Although I no longer am able to work outside the home, I spent a lot of years out there in the career world and what I learned through image consulting with Beauticontrol taught me an awful lot about personal image; the rest I learned from mentors, hundreds of client consultations, and other image professionals.

I've written a 25-page e-book called "Image Survival Guide For The Real Size Woman" and it will give you lots of tips on wearing your best colors, a wardrobe inventory tool, advice on accessories, a take-with-you-shopping swatch tool, makeup/fashion personality quiz, and lots more!!

I sell this book to benefit our Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies. (Meet the furkids at the link below!) If you'd like a copy delivered via email in PDF format, just Paypal $5.00 to the email, Put "image book" in the comments of the Paypal. Thanks! I know you'll find it to be a lot of help!

Making Peace With Your Mirror - You Can Do It!

Your mirror can be your new best friend. I know that as a plus size girl, I have had times when my mirror was my worst enemy. You know, one of those days when nothing in your closet feels or looks right to you. Your makeup seems "off." Your hair won't cooperate.

There are strategies to putting yourself together to guarantee you will look your best every single day! It's really easy... it's just a matter of learning how to structure your makeup, wardrobe and accessories.

In this photo, taken in March 2014, I'm in the middle of a flare of my neuromuscular disease, my back is in horrid pain, and a lot of other medical stuff is dragging me down... but I feel so much better when I am "put together" and earning my nickname, SheilaSparkles! You can feel good about how you look too, no matter how you are feeling.

1/2ct Diamond Hoop Earrings in Sterling Silver, Over 1 Inch
1/2ct Diamond Hoop Earrings in Sterling Silver, Over 1 Inch

Wearing earrings a bit larger can open up your face and give you an entirely new look!


Think About This...

Do you think your personal image is important to your self esteem?

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Kathleen Kirkwood Shoulder Padded Cami with Seam Detail (medium, black)
Kathleen Kirkwood Shoulder Padded Cami with Seam Detail (medium, black)

Get it in your size of course... subtle shoulder pads can take 10 pounds off your appearance!


Do You Know You Can Test Your Skin's Exact Condition By Mail FREE?

FREE SkinSensors Test For You!

As a certified image consultant with Beauticontrol, I have a tool is so exciting called SkinSensors! It is available NOWHERE else, for any price - and you can have it done FREE! Ask me how - just email me at

Duel Debate! - What Do YOU Think?

Should Plus Size Women Do Everything They Can To Hide Their Size?

Some Of My Favorite Image Goodies On Amazon!

World Pride Solid Color Elastic Bracelet Shirt Sleeve Holders
World Pride Solid Color Elastic Bracelet Shirt Sleeve Holders

If you put these on over a long sleeve blouse, you can scrunch the sleeves up where you want them to stay on your arm!

Anna-Kaci Womens Sleeveless Open Front Crochet Shawl Cardigan Bikini Cover Up, Black&white, Small/Medium
Anna-Kaci Womens Sleeveless Open Front Crochet Shawl Cardigan Bikini Cover Up, Black&white, Small/Medium

I love wearing a scarf vest like this... it covers my rear end but still lets the top underneath show.


The Most Important Thing

Lauren Silva Dolman Style Women's Shoulder Pads - Petite Style 0778 - Beige
Lauren Silva Dolman Style Women's Shoulder Pads - Petite Style 0778 - Beige

Again, a visual trick to remove pounds instantly... I couldn't live without these! They make me look so much better!


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