Monday, 26 January 2015

Valentines Day with ToxicFox*

I was recently contacted by the lovely people over at Toxic Fox and asked if I would like to review something for Valentines Day. I had no idea what I would receive so when a box turned up last week I eagerly opened it!

This is what I was sent.

I have to say this really tickled me as I love Rose Wine and I love handbags so this is right up my street!
Yes essentially this is like a box of wine but I can imagine how much fun this would be at a party or as a gift for someone. Rather than have bag will travel, its now have wine will travel!!!

The wine inside the bag is Vernissage Syrah Rose and you get 1.5 litres so the equivalent of two standard bottles (also known as a Magnum). In terms of taste because of course I had to sample some it is on the drier side but slips down easily and made a nice accompaniment to my food over the weekend! At 13% it is on the stronger side but as always alcohol should always be enjoyed responsibly.
If rose isn't your bag (see what I did there?!!) there are also white and red wine options. 

In terms of price it isn't the cheapest of options at £29.99 but if you were looking for a present to celebrate a special birthday or for the person who has everything then this is a quirky and fun idea- it certainly made me smile!!

If you are in need of something for Valentines Day I have a discount code which is valid until 15th February just enter TFLove at the checkout for 10% off (not valid on the 3 for 2 offer).

Thanks for reading!

*Item gifted for review- all opinions are my own.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Mini New Look Haul

Morning peeps, so I was lucky enough to be given a New Look Voucher as one of my Christmas presents and I finally got round to spending it last week!

I have filmed a quick YouTube video showing what I bought please have a look!

Hope you enjoy it!!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Casual Weekend OOTD

It's Saturday and for a change I decided to pop my jeans and see what outfit I could put together. I have a great love for dresses- my wardrobe is full of them but every so often I like to put my jeans back on!

I finally got my hands on a shirt in the sale at New Look which I had wanted for ages to go under a jumper I bought last year from Yours Clothing as I have always been a fan of the layered look. I wore it under my jumper yesterday but today I fancied a change and dug out a sweatshirt that I won from Pink Clove last year.

I love this sweatshirt as it is super comfy but I mainly wore it whilst lounging around in the house so I decided to use it for today's outfit.

Pink Clove, Primark, Dorothy Perkins, Size 24, BBW Blonde

For an impulsive outfit choice I am quite pleased with the way it turned out and for me this quite the departure from all the pretty dresses I have been wearing recently!

Outfit details
Sweatshirt Pink Clove
Shirt New Look no longer online
Jeans Dorothy Perkins old
Necklace Adorning Ava via FAB Event Goody Bag
Trainers Primark

Thanks for reading

Friday, 23 January 2015

Another Floral Friday OOTD

Morning campers, today I have the third and final dress from my Simply Be Christmas haul!

I almost didn't buy this one as I kept looking at in store and eventually on a whim decided to try it on (as did a few of the other ladies who I was with) and it was love at first try on!!

It is a scuba material which I have become quite the fan of as it hugs your body but without feeling too clingy if that makes sense. The floral print is vibrant and cheery- perfect for the dark and gloomy winter days that we have had just lately! Since buying this dress I have already worn it to work twice where it was very well received!!

So here it is!

Simply Be, Scuba, Floral, BBW Size 22 Blonde, fat

I went for a size 22 and I would say it is pretty spot on if a smidge generous so if you are looking at this dress then stick with your usual size. Despite the size of my boobs it doesn't pull across them or leave them feeling squashed. I have some vbo but as the material is stretchy it doesn't cling to every lump and bump instead it skims. (I would even dare to use the F word yes it is flattering!!).

At £50 it is not a cheap purchase but I went for it as I had a discount to use at the time and I know it is a dress that will be very much loved so I will get my moneys worth out of it!!

Outfit Details
Dress Simply Be
Tights Primark
Shoes Everything Five Pounds- last year

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Style XL 2015

So you may remember I was lucky enough to attend the first ever Style XL event last year, you can read about that here, so I am really excited to say that it will return again this year!!

This time the event is being held in Birmingham at the Paragon hotel on the 18th and 19th July and promises to be even bigger and better than last year. (Last year was pretty awesome!).

The venue is about ten minutes from the city center of Birmingham and there are plenty of hotel and travel options for those who want to stay overnight.

There will be stalls, fashion shows and just general fabulousness.
If you haven't already booked your tickets I have a code which will get you a whole weekend ticket for the reduced price of £15. Just use code NNSML15 when booking to get the discount (the code only applies to Weekend tickets).

To book tickets please head over to Style XL.

I look forward to seeing you all in July!!