Sunday, 5 July 2015

Jewel Street

I was contacted recently by Jewel Street and asked to review their site and a piece of jewellery from it.  The site was really easy to use and there are plenty of designers to choose from, there really is something for everyone on there! It took me quite a while to decide which piece to choose but I was able to narrow it down by designer and by type of jewellery so I could see everything available to me.


The site has jewellery to suit every pocket from affordable pieces to high end expensive ones all as beautiful and well thought out as each other. I finally made my decision and went with the Aquarius rose gold necklace from Astrid & Miyu. It is a really beautiful necklace and it features my birthstone too which I thought was a lovely touch.



Unfortunately the necklace is too small for me to wear comfortably as I like them loose. The necklace didn't have the length in the description so I didn't know it wouldn't fit which is a little disappointing. I'm sure if you contacted the boutique about an item they could give measurements and maybe even increase or decrease the length for you. It's worth asking before you buy to avoid any disappointment.


The necklace itself is beautiful, it's a simple necklace that will go well with everything you wear. The rose gold and amethyst go so well together and the colour really pops against your skin.


Overall my experience with Jewel Street was a good one and although the necklace didn't fit I will know next time to get the measurements for an item before I order it. They even send a polishing cloth and a ring sizer which i thought was fabulous as i never know what size ring i am.
If your looking for a treat for yourself or someone special then Jewel Street is the perfect place to look.
XOXO

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Wish List

Its not long now before me and Lisa head off to Blackpool for the weekend to celebrate her birthday so i thought i would do a wish list of all the things i wish i had to take with me.

I wish i could get these in my size but they only have kids sizes! I'm shedding a tear right now,

This would be the most perfect daywear for wandering around and eating ice cream.


Being out for a long time often means running out of battery especially when you like to take secret selfies like Lisa so a portable battery pack for my phone would be perfect. This portable charger gives you a battery boost of up to 60% and is small enough to keep on your keys.

Both myself and Lisa will be in need of one of these hangover kits Saturday and Sunday morning!


I actually sleep with a cushtie pillow every night and i find it difficult to sleep without it so i could do with one to take with me.


I'm always in need of a new perfume and i recently fell in love with YSL Manifesto.

I have my outfits planned already for Blackpool but this dress is almost too cute to resist.


So i money was no object, and those shoes came in my size all these wonderful things would be coming to Blackpool with me.
XOXO







Tuesday, 23 June 2015

You Beauty

This months you beauty box has arrived and I was pretty happy with the options this month.
There were a few bits that I wouldn't use but still enough left for me to have to narrow it down to two choices.
My first choice was the Inika face primer(10ml), I love a good primer and it's the only thing I wear on my face when I'm going out so I like to try different ones as my favourite is quite pricey. This one goes on well and leaves your skin really smooth but it does have a pretty strong almost lemony smell which I'm not a fan of. If I'm putting something in my face I don't want it to have an overpowering smell so for that reason I probably wouldn't buy this item.


My second choice was the Exuviance triple microdermabrasion face polish(10g), i think this is a good face wash to use once or twice a week but it didn't wow me and i can't really see any reason for the full size product to be so expensive (around £55) my face felt the same after i had used it as it does after using a £3 face scrub. This is not something i would buy myself i think i will just stick with the cheaper face scrubs as for me they work just as well.



My added extras this month were Urban Fruit smashing strawberry, i hate dried fruit with a passion i see no reason for its existence and  avoid it like the plague but in the interest of trying something new i attempted to eat one of these, i failed. It was just as bad if not worse than i had imagined the texture was awful and it although its real strawberry i couldn't stand the taste. This is not something i will buying.


My other added extras were a Good To Go Anywhere 3 pack which included a dry tissue, a sanitising tissue and a wet wipe. I have had these in my bag just in case i need to use them, they are a great idea and something i would consider buying myself. My last added extra was 2 Clipper tea bags, one green tea and the other a red fruits tea, these are good just to take to put in my desk at work for times when i don't fancy a black tea.


Although i wouldn't repurchase my choices this month i am still happy with the box and glad i got to try something new. I still think that the You Beauty box is the best one around that gives you value for money and items you actually want to try.
XOXO


Monday, 15 June 2015

#SimplyBekini

I was contacted a while ago by the lovelies at Simply Be who asked if i waned to be part of their #SimplyBekini campaign, I said yes of course! I believe anyone should be able to wear a bikini if that's what they want to wear and no one should try to tell you otherwise or make you feel bad about yourself. Its your body and your choice and never let anyone tell you different!


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Yes I'm fat and wearing an bikini and guess what they world hasn't ended! If you take issue with a fat person in a bikini then that's all on you maybe you should take a second to think why it bothers you and why your not out their enjoying yourself rather than getting upset over a fat belly and some cellulite?! I like to wear a bikini when I'm by the pool or at the beach, I'm not the best person when it comes to the heat so I'm all about the bikini and keeping cool.

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This bikini is really well made and definitely worth the money as it is on the pricey side (for me at least) The top i got in a 40G i had never had a bra or bikini from Elomi before but i think i should have sized up but I'll know that for next time. The bottoms are a size 22 and fit like a dream, plus the plain black bottoms can easily be mixed and matched with bikini tops you already own.


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I'm gutted that these pictures have been taken inside and not during some holiday somewhere in the sun while i was lounging in the pool but i will just have to dream of that holiday for now. If you are lucky enough to be going on holiday this year check out Simply Be's amazing range of bikinis and if your a little nervous or unsure give one a try, you'll feel amazing and look fabulous. 

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And remember if you get any snaps of you in your bikini then use the #SimplyBekini hashtag i can't wait to see you all rocking you in the sun!
XOXO

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Flip Flops From Evans

I've had some terrible experience when it comes to shoes. I've had the sole of a ballet pump come away during work and I've had to try to walk around with a tiny thread keeping the shoe together, if that wasn't bad enough it was raining really heavy which didn't help my shoe trauma. My shoes just seem to die on me after a few wears I'd only had the below the pair a week when this happened!


The one type of shoe that never seems to work for me is flip flops again I've got some funny stories about flip flops gone wrong. I have had flip flops that have broken away at the toe post if this has ever happened to you then you know how hard it is to try to walk once this happens. And in my younger days when I wanted super cheap fashion I've bought really cheap flip flops that after walking for a few hours cracked on the sole and one half of the base started to come away from the other!
So I haven't always had the best of luck when it comes to footwear so when Evans offered to send me some shoes to review I thought I'd give flip flops another go.



I was sent these in a 5 eee and the sizing is spot on, there is enough room to get my feet in and not rub. I've inspected the toe post area and it's safe to say that these won't be coming away from the sole anytime soon!


These are really well made the base is nice and thick and they would be great for a holiday, for day or night wear. The flip flops have a really smooth padded base which will be good if you are waking around in the sun.



I think the flower jewel trim is a really nice touch to the flip flops and means they can easily go from a day to night outfit. The jewels are securely attached so you don't need to worry about they coming away easily and they stop before the top post so won't rub on your toes.
If I'd had these flip flops a few years ago I could have saved myself a lot of embarrassment and red cheeks as I tried to walk as normally as possible with a broken shoe! Evans have a great range of shoes at the minute so go check them out.

XOXO

Friday, 29 May 2015

Wish List

I pretty much have a huge and constant wish list so here whats on mine at the moment,

I love these glasses, i tried them on a few weeks ago but decided on another pair that i just loved that little bit more but i hope these will eventually be mine.


I really want a super cute well fitting denim shirt, i will definitely be on the hunt for one this summer! This one is really cute hopefully they will have it in store for me to try but from what I'm hearing about plus size disappearing in store at New Look that might not happen.

I don't usually like print t-shirts but this one is fab and not too in your face.

I need this for my room because well i am...


This bag is also from Matalan like the above, i seriously need it in my life!


I always want new perfume and this is the one I'm currently lusting after


What are you lusting after at the minute?
XOXO





Monday, 25 May 2015

Workwear

We don't have a uniform or a strict dress policy where i work its pretty much smart casual so I'm quite free when it comes to how i dress which is lucky. I never really buy things with the intention of wearing them for work but some pieces make there way into my work wardrobe pretty fast.
Last month i was having a nosey around Matalan when i spotted a few cute bits and decided to try them on.

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The first thing i tried was this cute pencil skirt. I usually wear a 22 but as Matalan only goes up to a 20 in most of the cute stuff i always go and have a try on to see if a 20 will work. That day was a good fitting day and pretty much everything i tried on in a 20 fit which really surprised me. The skirt is a pull on pencil skirt and is made from a thick stretch material so you don't get that awful white stretch you get from some thinner printed pencil skirts.

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I can't remember how much the skirt was and i can't seem to find it online but i don't think it was more than £12 which is great value too. As there is so much stretch in the skirt it's really comfortable to wear all day at work and i rarely find myself having to re adjust it.

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The shirt was also from Matalan and i was convinced that this wouldn't fit as it was only a 20 and i usually have to wear a 22 or 24 in shirts depending on the cut and fabric. The shirt is still online and it other colours too. Mine was full price at £12 but its down to a bargain £6 now online so you can't go wrong!

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The sleeves on the shirt are really unusual almost like a cape in my opinion. I think these too pieces go really well together and just go to show how you should always try on if you like something as you never know what the fit might be like.
Do you have any plans for today if your not working? My plans involve having a nice lazy day before being back at work tomorrow.
XOXO