Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Embracing Autumn in Boohoo Beatrice Shirt Dress

Did summer even happen? As I'm sat here, wondering if I should turn on the heating or wear a blanket, I can barely remember more than a few hot hot summer days this year. How depressing! So instead of wishing for warmer weather, I'm just going to embrace the weather we do have!


 
This beautiful shirt dress just screams Autumn. 

This sheer shirt dress with a dip hem and embroidery detail, comes with a little slip dress underneath that is removable so you could also wear the dress with a vest and over jeans/trousers. With 3/4 length sleeves, it was light enough to wear when the sun comes out without feeling too bulky. You can find this little Boohoo beauty here.


 

I did find the dress very short even though I sized up by 2 sizes, I wasn't sure if the actual length before I purchased but I like my shirt dresses oversized. I'm only 5'4 so if you are taller than me, I'd strongly suggest sizing up. x


Embracing Autumn in Boohoo Beatrice Shirt Dress

Did summer even happen? As I'm sat here, wondering if I should turn on the heating or wear a blanket, I can barely remember more than a few hot hot summer days this year. How depressing! So instead of wishing for warmer weather, I'm just going to embrace the weather we do have! 

This beautiful shirt dress just screams Autumn. 

This beauty is Beatrice. This sheer shirt dress with a dip hem and embroidery detail, comes with a little slip dress underneath that is removable so you could also wear the dress with a vest and over jeans/trousers. With 3/4 length sleeves, it was light enough to wear when the sun comes out without feeling too bulky. 

I did find the dress very short even though I sized up by 2 sizes. I'm only 5'4 so if you are taller than me, I'd strongly suggest sizing up x


Monday, 19 September 2016

Sorento at sunset with Want That Trend

I wasn't going to post about my time at this years Curve Fashion Festival as I attended for leisure over blogging purposes but if there's one thing I did want to share is that I finally laid my hands on the ultimate dress. 

  


Want That Trend caters from sizes 16 to 32 (in selected sizes) and as soon as I saw this beauty hanging up, I knew I had to have it! I was extremely fortunate to be gifted this wonderful dress. I opted for a size 20, although it fit very well, I would recommend to size up. 

 
 

The dress is stretchy and has plenty of boob room on the top. A little too much for me as I struggled to keep the wrap top from gaping as its cut very low. Nothing a cute pin or a vest underneath wouldn't fix though. 
I love the full length sleeves and the dress length was just perfect on my 5'4 frame. I can't wait to wear this over the festive period. You can find this dress
here and many other gorgeous pieces at Want That Trend x

Friday, 16 September 2016

A Tahini Tease with Harness Hideout

Its Friday, the weekend is upon us and I'm feeling all kinds of sass. So today I'm sharing with you my latest harness bra from Harness Hideout. These gorgeous handmade harnesses are made up to a size 30. Yes, 30! Why there are so many brands not offering this size range is beyond me but when i found out that this all inclusive brand carries all sizes AND is happy to make custom orders, meaning larger sizes are always available, I was overjoyed. Each bra is expertly stitched and finished to ensure quality and long lasting wear.

I'm wearing the beautiful Tahini.



Now, the thing with harness bras is that they're not actually a bra. So there's no worry of thinking 'Oh no, my boobs are too big, I'll never find one to fit me'. You will. They are made of super stretchy elastic and simply sit over and around the bra you are wearing. Or not *wink wink* I chose by my size and went with an 18, it fit just fine due to the elastic but sizing up does mean that you'll always be super comfortable.


And not only can these be worn over underwear for that bedroom 'look' but also under your clothes just for a sexy, revamped touch!


There are sooo many styles to choose from, whether its a super strappy full on look or just a simple choker effect. Check out Harness Hideout on Etsy and if you use code FATTYBOOM10 you'll receive 10% off your order. What are you waiting for?!


Friday, 9 September 2016

Jamberry Nails with Zoe Pierson

If you've been a regular reader of mine, you'll know that I usually stick to fashion and occasionally events. So today I'm going to do something a little different and talk about a new found love of mine. Jamberry Nail Wraps.
I first met the lovely Zoe at this years Curvy Convention. She sat me down and showed me the huge selection of fun designs she had and told me choose one. I'm telling you now, I was so stuck. There's literally hundreds, if not, thousands of various colours and designs. What's so great about these nail wraps is that they are not only super durable but also really simple to do yourself at home. No mess, no smudging and best of all, no chips!

After successfully applying my very first wrap, I was kindly given a pack to take away and try myself. What a treat!

Once home, I couldnt wait to really put these wraps to the test. As a busy housewife and mum of a toddler, I was doubtful of these lasting the day let alone more than one week. I'll admit right now that I was very wrong. 


I started off with one wrap on my nail first, as an accent colour. Then progressed to a full set. The solo nail was still stuck fast when I changed my now chipped and worn nail polish after 4 days. Impressive. So I then applied a full set. They stayed put for 13 days and would of likely lasted longer had I not got bored and changed my look. 



So how easy are these wraps to apply? Well you start by using the cleansing wipes to remove oils then buffing your natural nail to rid of any ridges and give the wrap a good chance of adhering. You take the first wrap and gently heat with your hairdryer for a few seconds so make the wrap sticky and soft. You simply lay the wrap on to the nail and using the little tool provided, push out any air bubbles. You then simply file the excess off at the top of your nail. Another quick blast from the hairdryer to be on the safe side and you're done! It's recommended that you apply the wraps at night so they get enough time to really stick properly. 

I have the ugliest feet but absolutely adore these limited edition fruity designs

If you like the idea of these wraps then be sure to visit http://www.nomorenailpolish.co.uk/ where you can view the latest catalogue and request your free sample. Zoe also has a giveaway now live on her Instagram where you could win over £50 worth of goodies and you can enter that here X


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Bloggers Event with Estee Lauder at Boots, Cribbs Causeway

Recently I had the very fortunate offer of being invited along to an exclusive bloggers event with Estee Lauder at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. This was their very first bloggers event so i was super excited to attend.
Arriving a little later then i had anticipated, I sat myself down amongst a whole host of other local bloggers, where we were served Prosecco and nibbles. Thats right, this event just so happened to be held in Scavi & Ray Prosecco bar. I was in my happy place!























After learning the history of Estee Lauder, (an innovative woman who sold her 4 skincare products to women having their hair done in beauty salons across towns, eventually selling her products at Saks Fifth Avenue only 2 years later in 1946. she also became the first ever 'free gift' giver with every purchase. One thing that i KNOW every girl loves) we were given a very informative showcase of products. Not only new but also best sellers too.

We all got to try out the products shown to us by the fabulous Karen, Estee Lauder counter manager. I loved the lightness of the Intensive Recovery Ampoules. Although the capsules were small, one was more than enough to cover the face, and the hands too!
  




I also loved the look of the Advance Night Repair Mask, as modeled here on Gina Jones




This particular mask was an instant sellout due to Victoria Beckham being photographed wearing it before Cannes.


We all got to wear a small sample of the mask on our hands and after just 5 minutes, my skin was visibly softer and more hydrated.

As a gift for attending, we each got a wonderful goody bag to take away with us. Packed full of cute little sample pots and tubes, I instantly fell in love with Modern Muse. Such a beautiful scent and you only need the smallest amount. My gift bag not only contained a sample bottle but a travel size too. Once it runs out I think I'm going to have to pester the husband for a full sized bottle! And to my delight, a pot of the Ampoules to last me the month.


I had such a great time at this event and its always so lovely to meet new bloggers, especially local ones. Thank you to the Boots Cribbs Causeway Estee Lauder team, it was a great evening X


Monday, 22 August 2016

Junk Food Beach Blankets

Now I've never been one to give excuses for my fat. I have it, it's on me. And I'd like to thank pizza, cakes and a whole host of other junk foods that have made my body what it is today lol
With my tattoos on my arms displaying my love of pizza, bacon, cupcakes, donuts, even a whole picnic basket(!) it's no surprise that I enjoy the aesthetics of food not just the taste. So when I stumbled upon a Pizza beach blanket, there was no question that I was passing it by. 
Good old EBay. It never fails to let me down with the odd things I stumble upon. I read the listing over and was sceptical at what I might receive. We've all seen those comedy posts where someone had thought they'd bought a rug for their lounge but what arrived was a 10 inch rug for a dolls house. Or those dresses that you *know* aren't going to look anything like the gorgeous display images. But this 'blanket' was super cheap so I really didn't have much to lose. 


Isn't it super cute?! 


I know I'm not on a beach, but that's not going to stop me getting it out at any opportunity! 
So not only does this come in pizza print but they also do a big pink donut and a burger too! I'm already waiting for the burger one to arrive. Or if junk food isn't your thing then they have a range of mandala designs too.
These are thin yet pretty durable. It's almost like a thick sarong material that's silky and fluid like. Perfect not just for the beach or poolside but for picnics too. 


Which is your favourite? X