Friday, 31 October 2014

Blogtober 2014 Day 31

Well that's it folks the last day of Blogtober 2014, apologies for not managing to post everyday but this month has been a bit up and down!

I'm sure it will come as no surprise that today I am talking Halloween!!

When I was growing up no one really made a big deal of Halloween but it seems in the last couple of years it has become more and more popular. I decided to deck the house out a bit more this year and try and get into the spirit of it.

So here is Halloween NattyNikki Style!

I hope you have a delightfully spooky Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!

Suits You Vicky!

Hello and welcome to the October edition of Suits You and today I am styling the gorgeous Vicky from The Curved Opinion.

Now I have had the pleasure of meeting Vicky at Plus North last year and I am an avid reader of her blog. When it comes to clothing there is one thing I know she loves and that is dresses, she has all the best ones!

So I decided to style an outfit based on a dress that I love and that I think Vicky would look amazing in- I just hope she likes what I have put together!

All the pieces I have chosen are from Simply Be as I know Vicky is quite the fan of their clothing. I think this dress could be worn for both day and night so I included a choice of shoes.

Outfit details
Dress Look Magazine for Simply Be
Boots Simply Be Catwalk Collection
Heels Simply Be Catwalk Collection
Handbag Jane Shilton
Necklace Simply Be

I hope Vicky likes what I have chosen!!

Don't forget to go and visit her over at The Curved Opinion and also on twitter Vicky_Coop

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Bras Galore

I was recently contacted by Bras Galore to ask if I would like to do an exclusive interview with the founder Danielle Kisby. Now as I have known the pain of finding a good fitting bra over the years I was very keen to get some good bra advice!!

So here is the interview..

1.What are the signs of a good fitting bra?

When you’re wearing a well-fitting bra, the underband will lie comfortably and evenly around your body, with the underwire sitting flat against your chest wall. The cup shouldn’t have any puckering or overspill, and should leave you feeling supported and confident.

2.What are the signs of an ill fitting bra?

An underband that’s too large will feel loose and ride up at the back, while one too small will dig in and feel uncomfortable. If your cup size is too small, you might notice ‘double boobs’ because you’re being squeezed in, and the underwire won’t sit snugly against your ribcage. An oversized cup will pucker or gape away from your chest.
Other problems include too-tight straps digging into the shoulders, and ‘droppy’ boobs resulting from inadequate support.

3.Can you explain the different styles of bra i.e  plunge, balconette?

Padded half-cup bras have wide-set straps that show off your neck and cleavage, and give your boobs fantastic lift.
Moulded bras are seam free for a smooth look, making them great for wearing beneath tight-fitting tops and dresses. Choose a firmer mould for additional lift, or go soft for a natural look.
Balcony bras help enhance your cleavage, and have wide-set straps suited to low-cut tops.
Plunge bras provide relatively little coverage, so are great when you want to reveal your cleavage. Choose light padding for extra support.
Strapless bras have gripper elastic to help keep it in place. It’s recommended that ladies with a D cup or larger choose a three-section version for more support.
Non-wired soft-cup bras provide extra comfort and room for movement, making them great for pregnant women and growing teenagers. 

4. What styles of bra are suited to full on top breasts?

In the right size, most bras are suited to women with full upper breasts. However, bras with tight upper sections, such as balconette styles, are best avoided as they can cut across the fuller part of the bust.

5.What styles of bra are suited to full on bottom breasts?

Women with fuller bottom breasts may find the top of full-coverage cups gape away from the body. Demi-cup or balcony bras are more suitable, and a moulded style will provide lift.

6.What is the correct way to put a bra on?

We recommend leaning forward and allowing your breasts to fall into the cups — a motion we call ‘the swoop’. Next, fasten the bra on the loosest hook before standing up and scooping each breast gently into place, remembering breast tissue beneath the underarm. Make sure you don’t have any skin caught in the underwire or spilling from the sides, and smooth the top of the cup to prevent ‘double boobs’.

Fantastic advice I'm sure you will agree and some very helpful advice on what to look for when buying a bra- so hopefully my bra nightmares should be banished! 

I would also like to say thank you to Danielle for giving up her time to answer some questions.
Don't forget to go and check out Bras Galore I know I will be!

Thanks for reading

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Blogtober 2014 Day 28

Another day another Blogtober post- I promise they will be over soon!!Anyway today I am talking about my favourite music.

I have always loved music and even when I was young my walkman would go everywhere with me, now I carry my Ipod wherever I go!

I must admit that I am not really down with the kids I rarely know what is at number one in the charts and hve to constantly ask my younger work colleagues who is who when I hear a song on Radio 1 at work!!  So my music choices very much reflect the music of my youth and that I stil listen to today.

1. Crowded House
I adore Crowded House and have been lucky enough to see them live twice. To me there is a timeless quality to their music and no matter how down I feel if I put Don't Dream Its Over on I instantly feel lifted.

2.Depeche Mode
Growing up my older brother was a huge influence on my musical tastes and this is a band that we both love. Again I have been lucky to see them twice live and they blew me away, the power of Dave Gahan's voice even live is incredible. In my younger days I could often be seen sporting my beloved Violater top (if you check out my throwback post you can see me in it!).

I loved and still love OMD with Andy McClusky and his dad dancing to their electro pop music. I also loved the fact that when I went to Uni in Chester I saw some of the places such as Sealand which had inspired some of their songs. I was an avid member of their old fan club and had a bag adorned in OMD badges and a very funky t-shirt which I wore to death whilst doing my A-Levels!

What music do you love to listen to?


Monday, 27 October 2014

Blogtober 2014 Day 27

The end is in sight only a few more days of Blogtober left and today I am looking at my favourite You Tubers

Now we watch a lot of YouTube in our house so I have picked the favourite channels that are enjoyed by various members of the household!!

1. Cinemassacre/ Angry Video Game Nerd
Hubby and I are huge fans of James Rolfe aka The Angry Video Game Nerd, although this is not a channel to watch with kids in the room! If you like watching anything from retro gaming to a whole month dedicated to Halloween then this is the channel for you!

2. The Diamond Minecart
Ok so my son and husband love Minecraft, and not only do they like playing it they also like to watch videos of other people playing it! The Diamond Minecart is probably my sons favourite channel and one that I don't mind him watching as there is no swearing

3. Njenkin
I have mentioned this chap before and I think he deserves another shout out for the effort he puts into his videos. I think hubby stumbled across his channel whilst looking for Tomb Raider walkthroughs as he is currently doing a series called Tomb Raider Blundering! I loved Tomb Raider but never managed to finish it so I am keen to see what happens in the levels that I never got to!! He also does a random Wednesday question which are funny and retro game reviews so lots to see.

4. Theme Park HD
Despite hating roller coasters I have a strange fascination with watching videos of them online and this account is amazing. HD videos and at the moment lots of halloween themed rides as well. So if like me you want to experience a roller coaster ride in comfort then check out this channel!

5.Johns Arcade
John has an arcade full of retro gaming goodness in the basement of his house. He also loves pinball machines and we get to see him visit arcades, conventions other collectors etc. If like me you grew up in the era of only being able to play the best games at the arcade then you will love this channel.

OK so there you have it a little taste of what we watch on these dark evenings!!