10 things I’d tell me younger self!

 

I know I can’t be the only one that often thinks about what they would do differently if they could go back to when they were younger. All the things you would have done differently, and it eats are you sometimes,because who knows where you be now, if only you’d changed thungs, or could tell yourself something that you know now.
1) Keep dancing ! When I was younger I loved to dance and know I needed to take more classes and get fit, but I told myself I wasn’t  good enough, so I stopped. I’ve regretted it ever since.

2) Get fit and healthy while your still young! I am only 22, but I’m 250lbs, type 2 diabetic and unfit. And if only I had started taking my health seriously when I was 16-17, I wouldn’t be on my weight loss journey now, I wouldn’t have gotten type 2 diabetes and I would weigh a healthy amount. My weight has always been an issue, and I have never taken it seriously until this year , and I’ve lost over a stone so in 5 weeks which for me is great!

3) Be confident! Don’t let your size hold you back!

4) Dont out your life on hold for a man. Since I was 16 I’ve been with my partner, and at times I have done/ not done things for him and because of him. I need independence.

5) Be kind to your friends, you never know what you’ve got till it’s gone….

6) Go traveling asap!! Don’t start your adult life straight away, take time out for you.

7) Think things trough, some things need more time to think about, don’t rush in.

8) Try new things, don’t be afraid to experiment, if you want to do something just do it.

9) Don’t do things that are easy, the things that push you and that are hard are usually worth more.

10) Love yourself, I am begging you, this is what your life has been missing, do this and I promise you will for happiness.

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 !! 

Affordable Plus Size clothes 

As many of you know over here in the UK finding an affordable plus size clothing store is like finding a needle in a haystack. And you want to actually go to that store and try some clothes on , well you can think again ! Plus size stores are far and few between , and they are getting even less. A few of my local New Looks have now taken their plus size section out of their stores , which means I can only purchase their stuff over the Internet. Which I still do because they have great stuff , just a shame I can’t try it on first! And some Evans stores have closed down and it’s just such a hassle to get some fashionable and affordable clothes. So I search the Internet to find the top trends, styles, what suits and works for me.

I’m here today to give you my top 5 fashion brands! These are brands I swear by , and can’t live without , they work well for me and my body type and always have something new and on trend! 

1) Asos Curve 

Style in three words : Trendy without trying


2) Yours clothing

Style in three words : effortless looking glam


3) Evans 

Style in three words : elegance , chic, everyday


4) Forever 21+

Style in three words : trendy college chick

5) Simply Be 

Style in three words : work it girl !  


This post was inspired by buzzfeed


Plus size sportswear 

Is it me or is it extremely hard to find cute workout wear above a size 16-18 ? I have been struggling to find something that makes me look good and feel good, and if I’m at the gym for hours and sweating buckets I need to maintain the fierceness!! 

Most of the sportwear I have is from Fabletics.com , however I can only fit into their bottoms as I have a smaller bottom half than the top half. So trousers I wear a 20-22 usually and top half 24-26, and their tops only go up to a size 24 I believe ,and because the clothes are sportwear they are always extra tight! 

But I have been searching the Internet and was diverted to a magical place called Torrid ! Even though I’m from the UK and shipping can be troublesome , it’s still worth it. 

However their Sportswear is incredible ! They have super cute items, yes their prices are somewhat pricey, but they always have deals on and coupons available so you never have to pay full price for anything ! 

1) Torrid Active – Wild tank top – $34.90 

It is a bright vibrant pink , with a nice close fit , not to baggy and not skin tight either. It has plenty of room up top so for all the bigger chested ladies have no fear , they will give your girls room to breathe ! It has a nice breathe able material which is great for summer, even if your just having a casual day at home it’s super comfy and super cute ! 

2) Torrid Active – Success tank top $34.90

If the slogan doesn’t grab you then what will? We know that our success will piss off anyone who picked on us in secondary school or uni or even primary school! Be bold and make a statement ! Like the previous tank top this is a lightweight material making it nice and breathable, and perfect for the hot weather workouts. Great fit and can match with any leggings or capris etc as its a neutral colour so goes with everything ! 


3) Torrid active – floral print mesh cropped leggings – $54.90

Can we just appreciate this print , stunning ! Such a fun and adorable print , would go great with the first pink tank top !! Stretchy fit and comfortable lightweight material , making it easy for movement cool for them hot days. The band comes up high so will keep that muffin top hidden away.  Defo must have for any wardrobe.

4) Torrid active – ikat print sports bra – $38.50

Such a fun and quirky design , loving the black and white design with the hit of bright pink. Great coverage holds everything in really well and has great support. I would recommend using it for light to medium activity or just chilling around the house. Could match with the first or second tank top defiantly and also the capris as the print pop of pink is in both the leggings and bra!! 

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!