New year , new me…..

Yes the title is a little cliche, and yes I am fully aware that I say this every single year; and do I keep up with all my resolutions? Hell no. I am human, I eat too much junk sometimes, I can be lazy in both exercise and not getting things done, and sometimes i’m just not motivated enough. I make the wrong choices, I listen to my head far too often, and I don’t do enough for myself.

I am also fully aware that your probably reading this and thinking “that is me in a nutshell”! We need to start giving ourselves credit for what we have achieved last year, and move one. Setting resolutions just doesn’t work ! We never stick to them ; or we stick to them for a month or two and then throw in the towel because its too hard, your unmotivated, or you simply dont have time. I mean last year I achieved a few of my goals, I passed my driving test and got myself a car, I changed job roles and now i’m a Teaching assistant in a reception class. My fiance and I moved out of my parents and he was promoted to assistant manager of his store. No I didn’t smash all of my goals, but I achieved some on them, and that is an achievement all on its own.

Towards the end of the year I really got to thinking about what I want from my life, and how to achieve them goals. This year there are a few things that I would like to achieve or do etc.

  • Travel more – I want nothing more then to travel the world, amerce myself in different cultures, see the sites and gain new experiences.
  • Get out of debt
  • Lose some weight, and control my diabetes better.
  • Have a job which pays a little more, and that I can be happy in.
  • Decorate my house
  • Have more fun and some me time.

To me looking at this list it really doesn’t seem that unreachable, and I’ve already started work on this list. Last night my fiance and I booked up to go to Germany for a few days next month. It felt amazing, I was doing something spontaneous, I was doing something for me, I was living for the first time in a while.

Now I have got lots of posts coming up, everything from my travel blogs, to my house renovation, fashion tips and tricks, weight loss updates, my beauty favorites and so much more !!

I hope you stay tuned for this amazingly bumpy ride !

Plus size dresses – Asos edition

So if you love the freedom of dresses and the comfort and style they bring then, I have the post for you. Here is a collection of my four favourites dresses for Autumn! 

1) jersey basic pinafore dress

It has a stylish cross back straps , and a square neck. Match this with a plain tee , ankle boots and a black or burgundy bomber ! Super cute , grunge look.

£15.00 Asos curve – 

2) mini body con dress – £18.00

Who says you need to be stick thin to rock a body con dress ! Let the world see your gorgeous curves and fabulous shape. Soft touch in a stretch jersey with a slash neckline, it is a cropped cut , so show some leg ladies !! A great dress to dress up or down , fix with a great demon jacks and converse or a stunning pair of heals and a leather jacket for that edgy look. 

3) skater wrap tea dress – £20.00

Wrap dresses are a plus size ladies best friend , they are so flattering and emphasies such a lovely figure! Comes in a beautiful dark green which is perfect for Autumn , and comes with an adjustable belt tie. Perfect for a lunch out with the girls ! 

4) Club L Lounge Hirt sleeve skater dress – £18.00

What a beautiful pink blush colour which complements all skin tones. Soft touch jersey with a round neckline , with a beautiful fit and flare fit. Works perfectly with all body types. Would go with a pair of nude coloured heels , and dress down with a bait of brown ankle boots ! 

Asos curve has so many beautiful dresses on offer , with most of them being at affordable prices ! Go ahead to Asos curve and find your new Autumn dress !! 

Beauty Reviews !

Here we have a few of my most recent favourite beauty products, from eye shadow to nail varnish, and my new favourite eyeliner ! Please let me know if youve tried any of these products and how you got on , id love to hear back ! Stay tuned as at the weekend I will be posting a skin care product review and my morning routine ! Now enjoy the review !

 

  1. Too Faced Sweet Peach eyeshadow pallet

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As you are probably aware this pallet has been in and out of stock since its launch, make up lovers everywhere are trying to snatch this up! This peach scented eyeshadow are driving customers wild, they just cant get enough, however I was lucky enough to get one ! I can honestly say that the scent is amazing, its so sweet and not to over bearing either. This pallet comprises of 18 powder eyeshadows, which is a huge amount of product, and it comes in a sweet pencil like tin, with a cute peach on the outside. This pallet has a great colour pay off and a really smooth texture that glides on. However the deep purple shade ( Delectable) applied patchy, which is common for a purple pigment, there are also some really pretty ochre shades in this pallet, which you could use in your socket line and then smooth our the edges of s amokey eye! Also some greay pops of colour in there to spice up your regular look and take things to another level! Do be careful when applying some of the shades as they can go on a little sheer, but remember to use a good quality make up brushes when apply eyeshadow, as they will pick up more of the product and youll have less fallout.

This pallet is available at Debenhams and at a purchase price of £39, which is a little pricey for any other pallet, but for what your getting it is a real steal !

2) Barry M Molten Metals nail varnish

IMG_20160505_112331These beautiful nail polishes are the Molten Metal collection from Barry M, and it is becoming part of the permanent range by Barry M. This range so far comes in 4 unqiue shades , Bronze Bae, Silver lining, Coppermine and Gold digger. Metalic shades are big in 2016, you can go one layer for a sheer coat, or keep building for more of an opaque look. I would recommend using 3 coats, as its just the right amount, and gives a great finish. Barry M’s metal effect shades have a mirror-shine foil finish that will glisten for days, they are long wearing and will go with any outfit ! These shades would be perfect for a festival or a summer holiday as they are such an eye catching look, and a great contrast to bright or neon colours. The only set back to these types of nails as they are a shimmer, is that when removing the polishes there can be a little mess left behind which will leave your hand needed a good scrub. But your kind of expecting that when buying shimmer based nail varnish! My favourite colours would be silverlining and Bronze bae, 2 great colours and perfect for my darker completction. I cant wait to see what other colours Barry M will bring out in the range, I have heard it might be some beautiful emerald greens or turquoise blues.

These are available at Superdrug and Boots here in the UK  or straight from the Barry M site and retail for £3.99

https://www.barrym.com/product/Molten-Metals

3) NYX Cosmetics Matte Liquid Liner

So I am constantly on the look out for a great black liner, everyone needs a staple liner, one they go back to everytime because you just know that it works well for you and gives you the best look everytime. I think ive found it , after years and years of searching and trying different liners, I have finally found the right one for me ! Im sure you can agree that its such a dissapointed when you purchase a liner goes on black then hours later, its a dull flakey grey liner instead ! However this liner has a fine brush and the liner glides on smoothly and dries super quick ! This liner doesnt flake and last for hours with smudging at all, which is great for the working gal as we dont always have time to adjust our make up throughout the day. I love this liner as it matte and i find most liners have a sheen to them, and I needed a a smooth matte liner and it has exceeded my expectations ! When it comes to the removing part , it is so simple, I use my Garnier Skin Naturals cleansing wipes to take it off, and it comes off with so much ease, so constant scrubbing and making up eyes sore !

This can be purchased at Boots UK for a great price of £5.50 !

http://www.boots.com/en/NYX-Matte-Liquid-Liner_1770623/

 

I hope you enjoy the reviews !

 

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We Are Powerful !

Why is it that our self worth is determined by our size ? Why do we feel the need to judge ourselves and point out every individual flaw we may or may not have? Why can’t we see ourselves for the amazing beautiful human beings that we are. I have felt this way for a long time, and recently I havent been feeling self conscious, Ive been going out and not caring what others are thinking of me, and if they are judging me or not. And its at this point in my life I can smile, I can appreciate that I only get one body, and that this body is always going to be plus size, and thats ok. I can still be beautiful and be big, I can hold my head up high and not have to worry about feeling like I need to high every aspect of my being. 

For anyone that tried to hide away or are constantly thinking theyre not good enough, you need to stop! You need to allow yourself to be happy, you need to allow yourself freedom, otherwise you will be trapped forever, and thats a worrying and sad thought, and I know no one wants to feel that way. Any haters are only hating as they cant believe someone of our size can be confident and love ourselves, only because they dont love themselves, and seeing us do it intimidates them. We are so powerful, we are strong and we need to wake up and see this !  We have the power to intimidate people through our self love and confidence, we have the power to make me notice is, we have the power to be whoever we want to be ! Our size has nothing to do with it, its our confidence, its our self love, our respect for people and our ability to see others for more then their appearence. And is that isnt truely magnificent , I dont know what it. 

Now ladies and gentlemen, next time you want to put a part of your body now, “oh my thighs are so fat”, instead of thinking like that, think about what they do for you,or what they allow you to be able to do. Such as ” my legs allow me to dance, which makes me feel great, or my legs allow me to run and play with my children”, making these positive changes about the way  you see your body, will start to have an impact on how you view yourself. Now this may sound crazy, but I need you to start talking to yourself ! I need you to start telling yourself what you love about yourself, yes it may feel awkward for the first few times, but by saying it out loud, your hearing it and understand it, and it can have great benifits! Treat yourself as though you would your mother or you sister or friends. And what I mean by that is why not be as nice to yourself as you are to the people you love? “Think to yourself, ‘would I say this to my best friend, or my sister, or my mother?'” Silverman says. “If you cannot imagine another human being who you love saying this to themselves or someone else talking to them that way, then how are you talking to yourself in that manner?”

I hope this has reached out to somebody, thats all I ever hope ! 

Until next time my beautiful plus size people!