Wednesday, 21 October 2015

10 Reasons Why Simply Be Are KILLING It!

We are at the precipice of huge change in the world of stylish clothing, it feels as though we've been teetering close to the edge of change for quite some time now but as the Plus Size Fashion Posse grow in strength, volume and numbers, now is an exciting time in the Plus Size community.

Brands are always just that little (sometimes, a lot!) bit behind when it comes to catching up to what customers want but one brand is absolutely KILLING it right now.

Simply Be have always been a haven for plus size hotties, a store that has a wide range of sizes in actual stylish clothing and, not only that, but their collections, collaborations and brands housed instore and online within Simply Be are second to none when it comes to bigger sizes.

Here are 10 ways Simply Be are KILLING IT in the plus size fashion stakes:

1. The Simply Be Outlet

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What could possibly be better than finding stylish clothing in plus sizes? Getting a complete bargain, that's what, and the Simply Be Outlet is packed to the brim with pieces that SLAY! Looking for a plus size dress under £20? Simply Be got your back! Shop the Simply Be Outlet here.

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Monday, 19 October 2015

New Look Home

As I sit this morning and cast my eyes around the boxes yet to be unpacked after our latest house move, I find I'm being easily distracted. That's always the way, isn't it? There are always those last few boxes that just kind-of sit around for a while (sometimes years!) after moving home. I'm determined this time around that it won't be the case though but for now I find I'm looking at little home accessories in order to make this house a home.

Possibly my favourite part of moving house is allowing myself a little spend on the bits and pieces that add character to a home. These little bits aren't at all necessary but they sure do help pretty the place up and make it feel your own and I think that's very important, especially in rented accommodation as you can find you're rather limited in what your lease allows you to do.

This weekend I stumbled upon some really cute home accessories nestled in the accessories section of a brand I had no idea did home-ware!

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The Look Good Feel Better Makeup Brushes

We're currently in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause very close to my own and my family's heart. Having watched my Mum battle breast cancer for many years, I know what the effects of cancer can do to a woman's self esteem.

Look Good Feel Better are a charity who focus on just that. Offering hair and beauty advice for women suffering the visible effects of cancer, this charity are focused on helping patients feel a little better about themselves and before you assume this is for vanity reasons, think again, many women feel completely out of control in facing cancer and having the tools and resources to boost their self esteem a little is giving them back some of that control. We all know how far some war paint can go.

With that in mind, Look Good Feel Better are offering us all a chance to not only support a fantastic and worthwhile cause but also, a chance to up our own makeup game at home with their Look Good Feel Better makeup brush line, the widest range of which can be found in-store and online at Gordons Chemists.

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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Quitting Social Media

I see it every day. At least one person on one of my timelines has had enough, they're considering (albeit publicly), giving up or quitting social media. Sometimes it's Twitter they're considering turning their back on, more times than not it's Facebook (the share if you care stuff gets old really quick) and oft times it's their blog they're considering shutting down.

So, what happens when you commit yourself to packing it all in?

Recently I had the opportunity to find out. The time has come to address the elephant in the room. My sudden disappearance (then subsequent reappearance) on social media and in blogging form.

Let's not waste our time on the why, I'm so very over the why. I'm done talking about people who are not worth the time spent on constructing such sentences.

The how? It was pretty easy. Well, that's a little white lie. It wasn't easy, and I'm not talking figuratively here, I'm speaking literally. It was like separating belongings up after a break-up. Each site wanted to know why? Could they do better as a site? I tried telling them all it was a case of 'it's me, not you' but really, sites do not make it easy for you to quit and be done, in entirety. Apart from Google.

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Monday, 5 October 2015

Halloween Accessories

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 I love when Hallowe'en comes around as the shops are brimming with gothic accessories, and saying as though I never quite left my gothic phase behind, it's a great time of year to stock up on those slightly dark accessories that I adore. An added plus this year is that this will be the first time we may be able to take Kiddo Trick or Treating so we're going all out! Spiderwebbing over the front door, the whole shebang! In for a penny....

I've already purchased a few little bits I intend for use all year round and have rounded up some of my favourites for you today, per chance you and I are like-minded!

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