Sunday, 21 December 2014

Plus Size Blogger Tag

So the lovely Lucia from U Can't Wear That recently did a Youtube video called the Plus Size Blogger Tag where she posed some questions for us all to answer.

Here are my responses-enjoy!!!

If you fancy having a go at this then make sure you head over and visit Lucia as all the questions are listed on her youtube channel.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Sheffield PS Bloggers Christmas Meet Up

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a PS Blogger meet up at Meadowhall in Sheffield which was organised by the lovely Leah from Leah XL. It was a bit of a last minute decision as the awesome Kim from Call Me Kim was going and very kindly offered me a lift there.

I met Kim at Hopwood services early Saturday morning and it was then road trip time to Sheffield where we met up with Leah and helped her carry all the bulging goody bags and met up with all the other lovely ladies.

We started off at Starbucks where Leah handed out marshmallows that she had managed to get made with our blog logos on!

These were from a company called Boomf who are currently offering a 10% discount with the code BOOMF-ME-HAPPY. They really made everyone smile and were a lovely start to the day.

We all then decided to get some lunch and because there were so many of us we split up into smaller groups. Leah, Kim, Cynthia and myself ended up at Ed's Diner which made me very excited as I had always wanted to go! I had the most amazing chicken burger and will definitely be going back to Ed's for more food!

After re-fuelling well all met up at Simply Be for a bit of VIP treatment thanks to the amazing Georgina from She Might Be Loved. We were greeted with fizzy wine, goody bags and reserved changing rooms. I have to say that all the staff were so lovely and made us feel really welcome. I was like a kid in a sweet shop and grabbed loads of things to try on as we had a 10% discount and husband had told me I could buy myself some things for Christmas!

Here is some of what I tried on!!

Image courtesy of Georgina from She Might Be Loved

Now I did come away with three dresses but you will have to wait and see which ones made it home with me!!

Our last port of call was Lush where Leah shopped up a storm and I picked up some bath bombs for Oliver as he loves them as much as I do!!

Leah had organised goody bags for everyone which were amazing, the bag itself was made by a company called Talented Bags and it even came with a badge on it saying I Love Sheffield.

Here is what we got

Make Up Revolution Make Up Revolution 
Hard Day Palette: £6 
Cleanser: Pro Cleanse Makeup Removing Cleaning Water: £5

Charnos Tights: Charnos 
Size 16-20 

Passion for Natural: Aloe Vera Gel (£7.69) and Lotion (£6.99)
Twitter: @Passion4Natural 

Crabtree & Evelyn: Crabtree & Evelyn 
All hand creams £9 for 50g size 

Benefit: Benefit 
Makerupper Card for free make up session.

Balance Cosmetics: Balance Cosmetics 
Balance Active Formula Snake Venom Eye Cream 

Skinetica: Skinetica
1 Bottle of toner anti blemis and make up base all in one £6 

Now I had some extras in my goody bag as I had won Leah's giveaway to win some Make Up Revolution Products.

I can't wait to try these out especially the Blush Palette!

We also got a goody bag from Simply Be....

We had their new perfume, a set of nail files, pop up hairbrush, lip balm and a Tanya Burr nail varnish!

It just remains for me to say a huge thank you to Leah for organising such a fantastic day, Georgina for organising our VIP afternoon with Simply Be and finally to Kim for taking me as she was fantastic company and we I loved our road trip!!!

Here is a quick list of all the lovely people who came along

Leah  Leah XL

Kim  Call Me Kim

Beth Beth Tinkerbell

Steph  Seeing Spots

Tanya Tanya

Lucy  Lucy Earnshaw

Sara  Cinderella Fable

Rebecca Sullen Hearts

Lolly Lolly Likes Fatshion

Elena Frivolous Mrs D 

Em Terrible Tumbles 

Becky Mrs Bebe 

Cynthia Cynthia Escribe 

Georgina She Might Be Loved

Friday, 19 December 2014

Access All ASOS Secret Santa

You may have seen a hashtag floating around on Twitter #AAASecretsanta which was a Secret Santa organised by ASOS. We were all given a £15 voucher to use and we had the details of the person we had been chosen to buy for. (Luckily for me I knew the person who I had to buy for!!).

It was really quite exciting as we had no idea who had bought for us or what we would receive!

So here is what I got sent.

I got a Johnny Loves Rosie Necklace which is very me as I love a good statement necklace, a Maybelline Colorsensational lipstick in hot plum and a lovely handbag sized diary.

I was really pleased with my gifts, the necklace I might wear to my works Christmas party, the lipstick I have tried and love- its really bright! The diary is perfect for me as I am so unorganised so this will be a great addition to my handbag!!

So it just leaves me to say thank you to my secret santa who was Georgie  from Away With the Fairies!

Have you taken part in any secret santas?

Monday, 15 December 2014

MeMeMe Cosmetics Ultimate Eye Palette Rich Plum review*

With the party season well and truly upon us, I'm sure I am not alone in thinking about make up for nights out. As someone who wears glasses I need make up that can stand out and be seen behind my thick lenses!! When MeMeMe got in touch and asked if I would like to review their Rich Plum Eye Palette I was keen to see what the shades would be like.

It doesn't disappoint with a nice mix of matte and shimmering shades to create a good party make up look.

The palette itself is nicely designed with a double ended brush for applying and blending, and a handy mirror in the lid so you could pop this in your bag and take it with you.

mememe, eyeshadow, palette

I love the shimmery colours and had a go at blending some which in better light than I managed to take the photo in gave a really smoky eye.

At the moment it is currently on offer for £13.50 and if you spend over £20 delivery is free so get spending!

Even better I have a discount code which gives you 25% off until the end of December just use mememe25 at the checkout!

I am off to my works xmas do on Saturday night and will definitely be using this for my eye make up!

Eye Shadow Palette MeMeMe*

*Denotes gifted item but all views are my own.

Friday, 12 December 2014

These Boots Were Made for Walking


Sorry for the silent running this week but I have been ill since Sunday with a dreadful bout of flu and I am just beginning to feel human again!.

I have been desperate to share a recent Primark purchase with you but had to put the post on hold until I felt better.

For the last few years I have wanted to get some Chelsea boots but have struggled to find any that I really liked. A few weeks ago I was mooching about in Primark and spotted a lone pair hanging on a rack which were calling to me! When I spotted that they were my size and a bargain £10.00 I knew they had to come home with me!!

So here they are!

Chelsea Boot, Primark, Size 6, Brogue, Tartan

These boots combine my two favourite things, brouge styling and tartan so what is not to love!!! They are super comfy despite the low price and generous in fitting despite not being wide fit.

If you are near a Primark and spot a pair I would definitely grab a pair you will not regret it!