Friday, 1 August 2014

Outfit August Day One


So it's the 1st August which means it's time to start Outfit August which hopefully if I can manage it means I will be posting an outfit everyday throughout August!!

The challenge has been organised by the fabulous Leah from  Just Me Leah and if you want to take part then give Leah a shout and to get any info on the challenge click here for the details.

I am quite looking forward to this I know it's going to be a challenge to post everyday but I am hoping it will get me really exploring my wardrobe of clothes and show that even as a blogger I don't need to be constantly buying new outfits! (I can't afford to at the moment but that is a different story).

As I am holiday from work at the moment most of my outfits are geared towards comfort as I am usually off to a park or soft play!!! Today we ventured into Birmingham and popped into the library so I grabbed a chance to have some photos taken on their terrace.





I nabbed this dress off Ebay about two months ago for I think £6 it is from New Look Inspire and is mega comfy. I felt strange to be wearing long leggings as due to the heat I have been either bare legged or in cropped leggings, but these are my Aldi ones and they are still doing well!

Outfit details
Dress New Look Inspire via Ebay
Denim Jacket Primark
Leggings Aldi
Trainers Aldi
Necklace Plus North last year.

Panoramic view from the terrace.

Don't forget to check out the other ladies also taking part
Leah
Sam
Debz
Vicky G
Sarah D
Vicky F
Nic
Charlie
Christiana
Kitty
Hannah
Mary
Veronika
Nat
Cathy
Rebecca
Natalie
Steph
Laura
Yvonne



Sam
Debz
Vicky G
Nikki
Sarah D
Vicky F
Nic
Charlie
Christiana
Kitty
Hannah
Mary
Veronika  
Nat 
Cathy  
Rebecca
Natalie
Steph  
Laura
Yvonne - See more at: http://www.justmeleah.co.uk/#sthash.oG2VuUAy.dpuf


Butterfly Foot Peeling Mask

Today I am talking feet now if you don't like feet or pictures of feet I would stop reading now!!

I have suffered for years with dry and cracked skin on my heels and it is always worse during summer as I have sandals on so my feet get really dry. I have tried all sorts over the years to get rid of it but to no avail! So when I saw Sharon from Behind Green Eyes mention a peeling mask she had found on Ebay I decided to have a go.

I have looked at the foot peeling masks for ages and some are quite expensive but the one I ended up getting was £2.99 plus postage.

I finally got round to using them whilst sat watching Glastonbury on TV as I knew I had to keep them on between 1-2 hours and here is the bags!



My husband thought I was crackers sat there with these bags on my feet, you do get used to them but they feel odd at first and I had to use sellotape to secure them and make sure no liquid escaped!

It took about two weeks before anything happened but the first thing I noticed was my skin felt tight under my feet and then started to go very dry. The first peeling I saw was on my toes and then it gradually spread across my feet. In my wisdom I decided to do this at the time of year when I was wearing sandals and had to hope no-one looked at my feet too closely!!



I didn't have huge bits of skin coming off mine peeled in smaller amounts and I got to the point where I was obsessed with sitting at night and peeling it off!! Do be prepared for the mess this makes as I ended up with dead skin everywhere so make sure you have a vacuum handy!! It took about two weeks for them to fully peel and I noticed that after showering they would really peel!

My feet are now fully finished peeling and my only disappointment is that the skin on my heels although better didn't really peel but then it was quite bad so maybe another treatment in a few months would sort it.
I also invested in a ped egg and I have found this helps with the bits of dry skin I still have and my favourite body butter from the pound shop applied twice a day really helps as well.


My skin as it looks today and you can see I still have a slight hard patch on one of my toes which never seems to go either but overall my feet are much better than they were!

If you fancy trying this out then you can pick up a set of plastic socks from Ebay but you may want to wait until later in the year when you are more likely to be wearing socks and shoes!!!





Wednesday, 30 July 2014

OMCZ #37



Hello and welcome to another OMCZ challenge and this time the theme has been chosen by Danielle and she went with...

"What summer trend have you been nervous about trying? Do you avoid wearing sleeveless tops or shorts? Are you interested in trying a crop top but afraid to try it? Are you thinking about finally wearing a bikini to the beach? Show us what trend you're hoping to finally get on board with this summer! "

I have made no secret of the fact that I struggle with shorts as I just don't find them very comfortable and my legs are so pale they are blinding so to really get me out of my comfort zone I did shorts and a crop top!!






These are currently the only pair of shorts I own and I have started trying to wear them more and more but I am still struggling a bit!!

Outfit details
Crop Top Primark last year
Shorts George at Asda
Necklace Black Heart Creatives
Flip Flops Animal from about two years ago

Don't forget to check out the other ladies also taking part

Nataliehttp://awheelbarrowfullofstyle.blogspot.co.uk/
Nikkihttp://www.nattynikki.com
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becky Brownhttp://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com
Mary http://www.marysbigcloset.blogspot.pt
HollieHttp://www.prettybigbutterflies.com
Erinhttp://erinslittlebigcorner.blogspot.co.uk/
Stephanie http://www.seeingspots.co.uk/
Becca http://thegirlwiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk/
Leah  www.justmeleah.co.uk
Mookiehttp://muki7x7.blogspot.co.uk/
Daniellewww.daniellerharris.com
Sam http://fattyboomtatty.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Gillianwww.weegillie.com
Sarahhttp://plussizeproud.wordpress.com/
Abihttp://aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk/
Charlenechinupsandpinups.wordpress.com
Sabina http://www.femmefatalexsabina.blogspot.co.uk/



Friday, 25 July 2014

Suits You #2

Hello and welcome to this months Suits You challenge where this time I am picking an outfit for the lovely Patty from What Patty Difusa Loves.

I love Patty's style and having looked through her blog I know she is quite the fan of dresses and has a fantastic style. (I have also had the pleasure of meeting her at Plus North last year and she is lovely!).

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So here we go!


I decided to go with a swing dress as I think Patty would look amazing in this one from Asos Curve with its gorgeous paisley print. To go with it I have chosen accessories from New Look to create a summer outfit that is ideal for the warmer weather.

I hope Patty likes what I have chosen as I think she would totally rock this outfit and look fabulous.

Don't forget to check out her blog!
Instagram: Misspattydifusa

Also remember to check out the other ladies also taking part


Patty
Katt
Vicky
Steph
Kathryn
Felicity
Sally
Lisa
Leah
Kitty - See more at: http://www.nattynikki.com/2014/06/suits-you.html#sthash.W1TLVwTn.dpuf

Patty
Katt
Vicky
Steph
Kathryn
Felicity
Sally
Lisa
Leah
Kitty

- See more at: http://www.nattynikki.com/2014/06/suits-you.html#sthash.W0WOYWvS.dpuf
Patty
Katt
Vicky
Steph
Kathryn
Felicity
Sally
Lisa
Leah
Kitty - See more at: http://www.nattynikki.com/2014/06/suits-you.html#sthash.W0WOYWvS.dpuf



Patty
Katt
Vicky
Steph
Kathryn
Felicity
Sally
Lisa
Leah
Kitty

- See more at: http://www.nattynikki.com/2014/06/suits-you.html#sthash.W0WOYWvS.dpuf