Saturday, 24 December 2011

It's Chriiiiiiiissssstmaaaaassssssssss

Hello my lovelies! Hope you are all well!

Just a quick post to wish you all a very very very Merry Christmas and a fabulous new year!

I was very prepared this year and got the majority of my shopping done and wrapped by the beginning of December. Since then I have bought additional presents and changed presents and managed to spend a small fortune on spoiling people (mainly the children of the family!)! I also bought my self an expensive handbag, a new purse and some new make up!

I am sooooo glad Christmas is once a year!

I would also like to take a moment to thank you all for following my blog! When I started blogging I had no idea that I would enjoy it as much as I do and that I meet (via twitter) some amazing people that I now call my friends. I really humbles me that people take time to read my blog!

Next year is looking very good already! I will be attending my first bloggers meet, I have had a good response from a few companies regarding my quest to find the perfect plus size jeans, I have a holiday with my best friend to look forward too and the likelihood of a promotion at work is looking like a certainty!

Once again I wish you all a happy happy Christmas! I hope you have all been good this year so Santa bring you what you wished for!!!

Until next time....


PS. My next blog will include a giveaway!!! super excited!

Monday, 12 December 2011

My favourite Bra

This is THE comfiest bra I have ever owned.

£22. Miliarosa from Simply Be

Purchased from Simply Be, this Miliarosa bra is everything I need! Its seem free, ridiculously soft and comfy and makes my boobs look amazing! (even if I say so myself!) 

I have just order two more of these bra's, another in skin tone and one in graphite! 

Just amazing!

Thats all I have to say.


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Ohhhhh George!

I must admit that Asda is one of my favourite places in the whole world! (to be honest, I love Tesco too!) I can quite happily spend hours wondering around! I have been know to spend upwards of 3 hours in my local Asda, albeit with a very frustrated boyfriend at home.

I love George! From their jeans and jumpers to bra's and sock, as well as everything in between! 

A few years ago we had an actual George shop in Leeds City Centre. I was devastated when it closed down and moved to crown point!

My latest purchases from George are two lush jumpers from the G21 range. The G21 range is somewhat more on trend compared to the normal range. G21 only go up to a size 20. The sizes are generous in tops and dresses, but i tend to stay away from the trousers skirts as they are often 'oddly' sized. 

(apologies for the pics! I took them myself on a self timer. Still getting used to it!!!)

Purple and sequinned Star jumper dress - £16

G21 star jumper - £15

They have lots and lots of yummy tops and dresses that I want.... Pay day can't come quick enough!!

Row 1. Stripy knitted jumper - G21 (£16), Playsuit - G21 (£14), Printed Dress - £14.
 Row 2. Grey Star jumper - G21 (£15), Black ponte flare dress £16

Have you bought from supermarket brands before? What did you think? Would you buy from them again?


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Range.

As part of my birthday box my mum bought me some Extra Virgin Mineral foundation and powder from the new range at The Body Shop. As I have stated in a previous post, I am generally not a fan of foundations as the often leave me with break outs.

This foundation is really special. I have worn it for over a week and haven't had any breakouts. Its gives a really even and smooth finish. It looks really nice dewy and fresh look and feels really light. It feels like a tinted moisturiser or BB cream but with a fuller coverage.

The Foundation - Extra Virgin Mineral Liquid Foundation - £14

The infomation from The Body Shop website is:

This liquid mineral foundation is a unique combination of pure minerals and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. It provides light to medium, ultra-blendable coverage with an immaculate, dewy finish.

It is also fragrance and paraben free and contains SPF 20.

The Powder - Extra Virgin Mineral Loose Powder Foundation - £15

The information from The Body Shop website is:

This featherlight powder base gives a radiant, natural-looking finish and can be built up for extra coverage. It is non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin
  • Buildable coverage
  • Radiant finish
  • Covers imperfections and fine lines
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Contains SPF 25
I am forever on the hunt for the perfect loose powder. I have tried just about every brand under the sun. This is one of the best powders I have used. I have used it with the mineral liquid foundation and with my normal BB cream, and with both its gives a good matt finish without making your overall look dull. The pot of mineral powder is very small and I imagine if I use it every day it won't last very long.

Excuse the half asleep look, I was actually still half asleep. No make up.

Just the foundation and powder.

My full work face for today.

The only down side that I found with this foundation is that you need to put it on with your fingers. I used it with my foundation brush for the first application and it left my skin feel really sticky and heavy and it looked really shiny. I think that it is ultimately because you end up using far too much foundation. When I used my fingers to blend I used a lot less.

Overall I would recommend both products. The Body Shop also have a pressed powder in the Extra Virgin Mineral range.

My 'work face' today is - The Body Shop Extra Virgin Mineral liquid Powder and loose powder. Benefit Bad Girl Lashes mascara and Vaseline intensive care lip balm with a hint of pink.

(Please excuse the poor iphone pictures. I can't find my camera!!! Arghhhhhhh!)

*No products where supplied to me by The Body Shop. All opinions are my own. I have not received any payment for this review.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


My Favourite shoes at the moment. I live in flats!

Shoes - £10 George @Asda!

If thats all you have to say...

Today someone called me fat. As if I haven't heard it a million times before..... 

Unusually for me I had a very quick response.....

Person 1 : Oh I didn't realise you were fat!

Me : Well if thats the only negative thing you have to say about me I guess I am doing something right! 

The rest of my team at work just bust in to fits of laughter......It takes a lot to embarrass me!!!!


Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas Wish List Part 2

This Part of of my Christmas Wish List is far more realistic. Everything but the printer has gone on my Christmas list (it did initially but my boyf says that I am not allowed a printer for Christmas!!)

I still haven't mastered how to put numbers next to pictures so its top to bottom, left to right again.

1. Leopard print flats - £20
2. Home Sweet Home Polka Dot Sewing machine - BHS £50
3. HP Photosmart 5510 All-in-one printer - £89.95
4. Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip gloss - £14
5. Bobbi Brown Warm Eye Palette - £39
6. True Blood season 1-3 Blue Ray - £48.99
7. Grey Leopard Print Faux Fur Hood - River Island £32
8. Mac Shape and Perfect Brushes - £39.50
9. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder - £26

What are your wishes for Christmas?