My glasses story!

As a plus size woman, I have always been told which glasses to choose to suit my face shape and it’s so annoying! I’ve recently had my eye test and updated my glasses and I wanted to share my glasses story with you all about when and why I decided to start just choosing the styles I wanted.

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I have astigmatism in both my eyes. It is a relatively common condition and alot of people who wear glasses have it in some form. It can be mild but mine is quite extreme and without glasses or contact lenses I cannot really see, it’smore noticable when I’m trying to read or focus on something but most things look a bit blurry without them on!!

Astigmatism occurs when you have an uneavenly curved lens or cornea in the eye. It causes blurred images becuase the light entering the eye is not focused properly on the retina. So basically, my glasses work to correct astigmatism by compensating for the irregular curve in my eye. It has got worse overtime and I’ve noticed that I need to wear my glasses all the time in order to stop headaches and squintining. I also have to wear a special type of contact lense – but more about that another time!

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So Fabulous Printed Dress!

So the last couple of weeks have not been my best, I really haven’t been well and this has meant that the blog has majorly suffered this March! But fear not, because I have been scheduling posts for you lovely lot this week and today I thought I’d share with you an outfit I wore recently, featuring a really colourful So Fabulous printed dress.

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So if you’re not familiar with the So Fabulous range, it’s sold online at Very and Little woods. I personally think that most of the range is trendy and fashionable and it offers another option for us plus size ladies. I don’t often shop at Very anymore, but I got an email about a sale and couldn’t resist a little peep!

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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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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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NYX Matte Lipstick in Goal Digger review!

When it comes to darker shades of lipstick, I’m a bit of a newbie. I finally found one that I actually like on myself, it was so hard to choose but I decided to share my choice with you, it’s the NYX Matte Lipstick in Goal Digger!

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So NYX is everywhere at the moment, my local Boots now have a huge stand and where better to head for advice on the perfect dark lipstick for me than to the NYX counter. I went one lunch time and spoke to a wonderful and helpful lady. I just said I wanted a dark plum shade and she picked this out straight away. Not only did she choose off the top of her head, she made sure I liked it and then tested it out on me and expertly applied it to my lips! I did feel a little bit nervous because I have never worn anything as daring as this during the day let alone to work! I told her how nervous I was about wearing it and she gave me some great advice about how it was all in the confidence!

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January sale picks!

Ahhh January, back to work for me, but don’t forget that this is the month of mega sales and awesome savings! Today I thought I’d share my January sale picks with you, I love the sales because even though it’s last seasons picks, you can always find something that can transition with you into next season at half the price. I hope you like my picks!

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1. Traffic People @ Simply Be Smock Dress was £78.00 Now £30.50

I love this dress and it’s still winter so you need to be wrapping up warm. I adore the colour and it would work great for work for me.

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River Island Plus Bardot Swing Dress!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s the 19th December already! I’ve been busy lately with parties and celebrations, but I wanted to share one of my latest purchases with you today. I recently bought this River Island Plus Bardot Swing Dress and for my first purchase from them, I was really excited!

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I wore this on Saturday for the first time, I went to the annual family gathering and as soon as I put it on I fell in love. The bardot neckline is so on trend and I love the fact that it has long sleeves. I love the colour for this season and how effortless it is to wear this dress with anything!

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Boohoo Plus Lily lace detail swing dress!

Hi everyone! It’s the start of yet another week! Im optimistic though as half term looms, it means that work is fairly quiet for me. I’m back today bringing you a review of this lovely Boohoo Plus Lily lace detail swing dress.

What I love about the Boohoo Plus range is that it’s stylish and affordable. It caters for every occasion and there is always something on the site that I’m lusting after. What I find hard to accept with the Boohoo plus range though is the sizing, sometimes it can be so off and has been for me on many occasions!

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I recently made an order and chose to buy this swing dress. It’s not something I would normally choose, but I purchaseda similar cami  a few months ago and loved that so thought I would give this a go.

After some drama with the delivery, my items arrived and I fell in love with this dress as soon as I put it on. The sizing was spot on for this I’m happy to report though. I’m wearing a UK 18.

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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.

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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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