Plus Size February favourites!

So February has come to an end! I cannot believe how quickly March has come around, it only seems like two minutes since we were all celebrating Christmas. I thought as my fashion post today, I would share my plus size February favourites with you all!

 

1 . Simply Be Gingham Top £25.00

I’m seeing a lot of gingham lately and I loved this top as soon as I saw it. The style is lovely and i love how you could dress this up or down!

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I Heart Makeup Chocolate and Peaches Eyeshadow Palette review!

Hello everyone! The blog has been the last thing on my mind lately for several reasons, I won’t go into detail but a lot of bloggers know that if you need time for yourself you’ve got to just take it. Forcing yourself to blog only makes matters worse and turns the hobby into a massive chore (which I definitely don’t want!!!) I’m back today with an I Heart Makeup Chocolate and Peaches Eyeshadow Palette review!

So I Heart Makeup is an offshoot of Makeup Revolution, offering amazing budget makeup for everyone. Everyone knows that the eyeshadow in particular is amazing, they are so pigmented and are really easy to work with. What I love about the I Heart Makeup line is that it’s so fun and girly!

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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation Review!

Hi everyone, I’ve had a week off from the blog, mainly because I haven’t been feeling too good. Everything seems to be getting on top of me at the moment but I’m back today sharing my thoughts on foundation with you in this Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation review!

I couldn’t wait to try this foundation. I rarely get excited about a high end product, but this to me was like the answer to all my prayers! This Magic Foundation claims to provide “flawless, poreless, long lasting coverage” which definitely sounded like something I needed to try. On the Charlotte Tilbury website it tells you that it took five years to create this “miracle in a bottle foundation” which contains a supercharged Vitamin C which helps to not only cover all your imperfections, but it helps to reduce these over time with continued use.

The skin on my face is quite problematic I have really oily skin, dark circles around and under the eyes, enlarged pores and some patches of hyperpigmentation so for a foundation it is really important that I get full coverage. One of the selling points of this foundation was that it covers all that on it’s own, meaning there is no need for concealer.

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Everyday eyeshadow look on a budget!

Happy Friday! I hope you’re all planning an awesome weekend! Make sure you let me know what you’re up to! I don’t know about you but when you’re getting up at 5am and leaving for work at 6am, there isn’t much time for an extremely complicated makeup look! Today I thought I would share with you my simple everyday eyeshadow look on a budget, I wear some variation of this most days and it is easy to achieve in just 3 simple steps!

For this look, I used the Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Essential Mattes 2. I love this palette because it costs £4 in Superdrug and is extremely good value for what you get! These shadows have been raved about on beauty blogs everywhere, so you know how good they are, but I really recommend them also! They are so pigmented and so easy to work with, I have all of them in my collection! I like this one though because its an all matte palette and the shades are really easy to blend, especially if you’re a beginner and are looking to experiment! Now onto the steps for the eyeshadow look!

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Beauty buy of the month – Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask

Welcome to the first instalment of beauty buy of the month at The Plus Size of Life! I know I said this post would originally hit the blog on Friday, I couldn’t wait any longer! This new monthly feature is all about that one beauty product I have bought that I cannot get enough of! This month, it’s the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask!

I’ve made no secret on the blog about my struggle with my terrible oily skin. Day to day, I only use oil free moisturiser and makeup so as to not add to the problem. I literally go out of my way everyday to avoid adding excess moisture to my skin, to use products that diffuse the oil and to make my skin as matte as it can be to make my makeup last! The trouble with that is that at least once a month, I notice patches of my skin that are dry and flaky because there literally is no moisture left in my skin.

When this happens, it can be so frustrating because it’s hard to find the perfect balance, to get rid of the dry and flaky without adding to the problem of the oil! I was researching intensive moisture treatments to help me and came across the Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask!

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Plus Size Skinny Jeans – Outfit featuring Simply Be*


Hi everyone! I’m relatively new to wearing jeans, it’s become alot more comfortable for me somewhere along the way to embracing and loving my body! Today I’m sharing with you an outfit featuring these plus size skinny jeans that were kindly sent to me by Simply Be!

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Being plus size it’s really hard to find comfy jeans that fit well and are great quality! The first pair I ever bought were from Simply Be and pretty much all of my jean collection is made up of jeans from them. What I love about their range of jeans is that there are so many different styles so even if you’re not a skinny jeans kinda girl like me there will be something for you! You can check out the range by clicking here! 

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My body shaming experience!

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend! You may have seen me mention about this on twitter last week but I wanted to share with you all my body shaming experience

So, on Saturday night last weekend, the husband and I decided to go out for a few drinks. This then eventually led to us arranging to meet a friend and go clubbing (as you do when you’re child free for the evening!!!)

I was having a really good time, we’d found a booth and were dancing and drinking the night away! During the night, I went to the loo on my own but there was a huge queue out the door and into the corridor. I stood in it chatting to other girls around me, like you do!

I then heard someone behind me say something like “wow she’s short”, which I am and because I wasn’t wearing heels I couldn’t fake it either. I am comfortable in my height, so when they said this it didn’t really matter to me.

I turned around and standing there was a really tall young man. We talked for a bit, his mates joined in the banter with him about how tall he was, but never once did I remark about this or laugh along because I don’t body shame others! Eventually, he got down on his knees and asked me to come and dance with him. I politely declined and joked that my husband would not be happy about that! He asked me again and I responded with “look, go have a dance and find someone your own age” because he was quite a young and even if I was single, way too young for me!

Then something weird happened, I left the conversation and moved further into the toilet, as the group of boys were walking away I heard the young lad I’d been speaking to shouting “I didn’t want to dance with you anyway because you’re a fat b***h” to me!

I was shocked, as were several of the women who were stood with me. One of them even shouted after him to call him out! They all told me it was ok, and that I wasn’t fat and how pretty I was. All I could think was “but I am fat and that’s ok”. I didn’t dare to say it out loud though, I felt ashamed of myself and went into the cubical to pee!

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Dress up Friday – Boohoo Plus Elizabeth Midi Dress!

Hello and welcome to the first instalment of Dress Up Friday! This is all about taking the well know dress down Friday and turning it into something glam! This month I have chosen to feature the Boohoo Plus Elizabeth Midi Dress!

I love the Boohoo Plus range, not only does it provide so many options for us plus size babes, it’s extremely affordable too so it’s a must if you’re looking for affordable fashion!

Because I’m so short, I often worry about buying things that are described as “midi” mainly because they tend to sit at my ankles! This dress is perfect though, it is perhaps a little longer at the back than I would like, but because of the Hi-Lo detailing it really works for me.

The fabric is quite thick and I love the Bardot style with the fold down detailing. The skirt is pleated at the front and really full, I definitely get a 50’s vibe from it!

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Freedom Makeup Pro Blush and Highlight Palette review!

Hi all, I’m still in builder hell at mine, so for now my fashion posts have taken a back seat, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for beauty on the blog! Like any self respecting makeup addict, I love a good highlight! This Freedom Makeup Pro Blush and Highlight Palette review features the bronze and baked palette!

Since Freedom Makeup is one of Makeup Revolutions sister brands, I was so eager to get my hands on something when I saw that they sold it in my local Superdrug. I thought I would choose a blush palette, as I love the blush palettes from Makeup Revolution. I myself prefer a brown or light pink toned blusher when applying my makeup rather than something warmer and orangy pink, that is why I chose the bronze and baked palette.

In this palette you get a mixture of highlighter, blusher and bronzer. I’m assuming the lighter shades are highlighters and the darker shades are blushes, with two bronzers placed in the middle.

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Lately…..

Hello everyone, I’ve been struggling with the blog this week, I’ve only managed to get scheduled posts posted, there has been so much going on! I was definitely ready for the weekend to arrive and I’m looking forward to a few drinks tonight!

We’ve got the builders in the house at the moment, so that means that my house is a complete disaster! They are in sorting out the cellar because it has been flooding, making it damp proof so that we can store things down there finally. Hopefully it will all be finished by Tuesday!

As if that wasn’t enough, the main fuse box exploded on Tuesday night. Luckily James was in alone and acted quickly before any serious damage to the house was done! We had to evacuate and spend the night at Mum and Dad’s. The Norther Power Grid attended and were here all night fixing it, adding a new line to the mains from the road and a new mains fuse! There is now a hugeeee hole outside my front door and on the pavement too!

On the upside, I finally took the plunge and got myself a new camera. I went for the Nikon D3300, which is supposed to be a great entry level DSLR. I’m not photographer but I’d love to learn so I’m hoping this will give me a great start and my husband too!

I’ve got lots of things planned and coming up on the blog. I’ve decided to add three regular monthly features as well, starting this month!

Dress Up FridayWhy dress down when you can dress up! I will be sharing one dressed up outfit on the third Friday of every month! The first instalment will be coming up on Friday 20th!

Beauty buy of the month – This will feature a product I have bought myself this month that I am totally in love with, something that I really recommend to you all! I’m still to decide for this month yet, but that’s coming up on Friday 27th!

My favourite day – I’ve decided to focus on being a bit more positive this year and I’m going to share with you a special or favourite day of mine each month! This will be live on the blog on Sunday 29th!

What have you been up to lately? Do you like my ideas for my new monthly features?

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