Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation Review!

Hi all! Beauty on the blog today, bringing you a Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation review!

I think I can probably speak for most women when I say they want a no makeup makeup look, a foundation that promises a decent coverage but doesn’t look like you’re wearing anything at all, if you’re one of those women – look no further!


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The Fresher Skin Foundation promises a breathable, natural finish that doesn’t clog the pores and is shine free. Sounds too good to be true? I think in most cases you are right, but in this case I think that Rimmel has created something amazing!

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Outfit- Little Mistress Curve dress from Simply Be!

Back to Monday and back to reality for me after a weekend away in Lincoln to attend a wedding! I knew that this was probably going to be the last chance I would get to really dress up this year, so I wanted to choose something beautiful. In the end I settled on this lovely Little Mistress Curve dress from Simply Be!

Outfit Little Mistress Curve dress from Simply Be - The Plus Size of Life -Emma Ellis

I was in love with this dress as soon as it arrived! I adore how cute and girly it is and to me it was perfect to wear to a wedding reception.

It is fully lined and even has a lovely layer of netting underneath to help it keep its shape.

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Mini rant!

This post is going to be slightly different in that im going to have a mini rant about something I have experienced lately.

I am plus size and usually choose a size 20 which has always been fine! Now I realllly struggle to find clothes that fit me!

I went to a wedding yesterday evening and I wanted something really special to wear. I ordered about 10 dresses from various retailers and lines and I was so shocked by the differences in size OF THE SAME SIZE DRESSES!

First I tried two Chi Chi London Curve dresses, both of which were a size 20. One just fit me, to the point that it was acceptable and no areas were too baggy. The second one swamped me. It was wayyy too long and extremely baggy around the bust and neck! I was like eh? The thing is, they weren’t too dissimilar in style at all!

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Must haves – Autumn Transition Essentials!

So, I know most of you probably don’t want to talk about the fact that Autumn is upon us. I myself had gotten so used to going to work in the light and coming home in glorious sunshine that I really was not prepared for how quickly September would be upon us! In today’s Post, I’m sharing with you my Must have Autumn Transition Essentials, basically five items that take me from summer, into autumn without a hitch!

Autumn Transition Essentials- The Plus Size of Life - Emma Ellis

1. New Look Curves 200 Denier Tights – £5.99 – I wear tights with everything in my day to day life. When it starts to get dark in the mornings I love nothing more than a nice thick pair to keep the chill off my legs. I also think that tights are an awesome way to transition to autumn, because you can pair them with the cute dresses you’ve been wearing all summer, keeping them as part of your wardrobe until at least winter!

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Primark PS Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon Review!

If you know me, or regularly read my blog, you know that I love finding great bargain Make Up products, so when I saw the Primark PS Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon, I had to give them a try at £2 a go!

Primark PS Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon Lid On - The Plus Size of Life - Emma Ellis

For a long time, I avoided the Primark beauty section. It never really had anything to offer – mostly items you would give to your kid sister for Christmas so that she could pretend to be a princess – not anymore!! I know alot of bloggers and vloggers have been raving about this new range which is constantly expanding!

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Outfit – 90’s Vibes feat Simply Be!

I bloody loved the 90’s and when catching up on my fave blogs, I was inspired after seeing an outfit from the lovely Lottie L’amour – check it out here – the other day to get my 90’s on! so here it is my Outfit – 90’s Vibes feat Simply Be!

I loved the cheesy goodness of the 90’s and I love it even more since I’ve grown up and I can dance around my local nightclub to The Spice Girls at 3am in 90’s night! In all seriousness though, I’ve been searching for the perfect cami dress for a while, so when I saw this Strappy Shift Dress in the sale st Simply Be for £10, I knew I had to give it a try.

Outfit - 90's Vibes feat Simply Be! -The Plus Size of Life - Emma Ellis

I chose to wear it with a plain white t-shirt underneath, this one is from Next, but it really does look great on it’s own too. My Socks are old from Primark (I think) and my shoes are from New Look. I added my leather look choker also from New Look to add even more of a 90’s vibe!

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Beauty Battle – My fave MAC Dupes!

Like most people into makeup, I fell in love with MAC. I adore so many of their products, but being on a strict budget sometimes means that I cannot afford to spend too much on the makeup I wear everyday. I’ve tried so many products to compile this post and bring you my fave MAC Dupes!


fave Mac Dupes Powder - The Plus Size of Life - Emma Ellis

Powder for me is something that I struggle with. Having oily skin means that I cant wear anything too heavy, so this translucent powder from MAC is so perfect because it’s so lightweight. I love that this is so translucent so it doesn’t add any extra colour to your face when setting your foundation.

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Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo review


Happy Friday, I hope you’re ready for the weekend! For now why not get your teeth into this Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo review.

I always like to make sure my hair is looking and feeling amazing. In the last couple of years I have really tried to avoid unnecessary damage to it by investing in some top quality hair care! For about 6 months I have been using the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo range on my hair and I thought i’d share some of my thoughts/results with you!!

As the name suggests, all the products in this range are made using coconut oil, which we all know is a little miracle and in this case provides essential moisture to dry/damaged hair. Before I go into detail about each of the products, I just want to say how divine everything in this range smells! I get so many compliments when out and the gorgeously coconutty scent lasts ages between washes!

Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Review - The Plus Size of Life - Emma Elis

As you can see the packaging on this range is super girly and cute and I love the multicolored bar-code on each product which really made this product jump off the shelf at me.

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Dear husband …

Yesterday was our third wedding anniversary, I can’t quite believe i’m here writing this post, i’m just smiling from ear to ear!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank my husband for everything!


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You hold our little family together so well, without you life would be boring! Thank you for always putting our needs first, for always being there when we need you but most of all for just being YOU!

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Outfit featuring New Look Curves!


Hello everyone! Hope you’re all having a good Monday! If you’re like me it means you’re back at work but I thought i’d show you my latest outfit featuring New Look Curves! I’m super impressed with myself lately because I’m trying out more and more casual looks and styles. I’m beginning to feel alot more comfortable dressing down so I wanted to share this outfit with you!

I adore the New Look Curves range, its quickly becoming my favourite high street Plus Size range, there really is something for every style and occassion!

Outfit featuring New Look Curves 4 - The Plus Size of Life - Emma Ellis


My last fashion post was all about bodysuits and this one was featured! It’s fab and is a great addition to any outfit! I got this in the sale around a week ago.

I chose to wear it with my New Look Curves Denim skirt, which I’ve had a while. I love this skirt because it just goes with everything!

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