Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Plus Size Wedding Outfit Idea's

Hey Lovelies, 
I'm back. Sorry for my absence, I don't really have any excuse or explanation I've just been lacking in idea's and my outfit's have been nothing y'all haven't seen before! I've a little time now before I go off to the Ooh LaLa Blog Awards tonight, which I'm so excited for! Recently I've gotten a few emails from readers wanting to know what to wear for a wedding. Being Plus Size and finding dressy outfits is a little bit more difficult then buying casual clothes. Although it's more difficult, it's definitely not impossible! I've put together a few idea's for you. I'm going to a Family Wedding next week, and I still haven't decided on my outfit, so I hope this gives me (and you!)a little bit of inspiration ;) All the dress I've chosen are from Asos Curve.
Wedding Outfit 1
This Asos Curve dress is absolutely beautiful. It's the perfect dress for a Summer wedding. It's feminine and elegant, without loosing the fun element. The sequins are unique, and really make the dress a winner in my books. If I were to wear this, I'd focus on the Orange, and opt for an Orange headpiece. I've chosen a floral crown, as unless you're lucky and find a cheap headpiece you're going to have to pay a bit of money. In my experience colourful Headpieces tend to be quite expensive. I wouldn't go too overboard with the orange though, as looking too "matchy matchy" is outdated, and can look like you've tried to hard. I'd pair this dress with nude shoes, and silver or neutral bag. As far as makeup is concerned I'd keep it simple with a nice subtle brown smoky eye, and a nude lipgloss. With a dress that pretty, you'd ruin it with a face full of heavy makeup. 
Wedding Outfit 2
Another Dress from Asos Curve. Asos Curve is definitely the place to go for looking for inexpensive Plus Size dresses for a special occasion. They have everything from Maxi's to Mini's and you're bound to find something you like. I decided to add a headpiece to this outfit, as the dress can be dressed down, so I wanted to make it look wedding appropriate. Again with not going to "Matchy Matchy" a nude shoe and clutch would tone down the vibrant headpiece and make the outfit more glamorous and not tacky! Minimal silver jewellery looks sophisticated and small stacked rings are bang on trend right now. It's important when dressing for a wedding, not to loose your individual style. Simple touches like these are wedding appropriate but you don't feel like a completely different person! 
Wedding Outfit 3
This outfit, could be worn for either a Summer Wedding or a Winter one. For a Summer Wedding I'd go with a bare leg, and for a Winter one, I'd just add black opaque tights. It's a really classy and elegant dress and to add an extra touch of elegance, add dark red lips and dark red nails. The dress is conservative, but with the lace overlay it's stylish. The type of dress could be worn for a number of different occasions, so it would definitely be an investment buy! In order to dress it up for a Wedding I've added a black headpiece to tie in everything together. A simple plain black clutch with embellishments will make the outfit look more expensive, as a plain black satin clutch would cheapen the whole look, in my opinion!  A Simply necklace and maybe a ring is all you'd need to rock this look. 

Sian xxx
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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream and Body Scrub

Hey Lovelies! 
I got paid last week, and even though I'm saving like a mad woman, I wanted to treat myself to something nice. I've been wanting the Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream, and Body Scrub for ages, but they're a little bit expensive.. . There was a 3 for 2 on at Boots, so I decided to pick these babies up, along with their body wash. I've been obsessed with Soap and Glory for years now, and have always been a huge fan of their body butters and scrubs. The first thing I noticed about them was the smell. it smells absolutely amazing. It's a "Sweet Lime" fragrance and it's so nice, it's hard to even describe!
 As with all Soap&Glory products the packaging is cute and girly, with great attention to detail. The tubs themselves are 300ml, so even though they're not the cheapest products (€28 collectively), you're getting bang for your buck! Personally I'd repurchase just for the smell again! Ever since I've returned from my holiday, I've been suffering from dry skin and it's become rather flaky. Something I obviously need to address pronto. So with my skin feeling awful, I nipped into boots after work one day, and decided to treat myself. Normally I squander my money on clothes, and leave bath and beauty  products at the end of my (very long) list on Pay Day, but this month I decided to make it a priority!
When I got home I jumped in the shower, and used the Body Scrub. I used this on wet skin, and rubbed the scrub in circular motions, until I felt all the dead skins cells were gone! It really does help, that it smells delicious, as I'm quite lazy in terms of exfoliating and applying cream. After my shower, my skin felt so soft and subtle and I hadn't even applied the Bodycream yet! After drying off, I applied a generous amount of cream all over. It sank in properly within 5 minutes. After it my skin was as soft as a babies bum, and smelt absolutely delicious! Normally I rotate my bathroom products on a monthly basis, as I haven't found a "Must Have" one in a long time. I've used Soap&Glory before, and although I loved it then, I didn't repurchase..
The Sugar Crush Scrub is gritty, yet not too harsh. I know at times, you want to give your skin a good scrub, but this can do more your skin more bad, than good. If you want to give your skin a good scrub, every once in a while, I would suggest to use this on dry skin, and GENTLY rub in circular motions. For a more everyday scrub, use it on wet skin, and again use circular motions. What I really like about this scrub, is that it washes off easily. There's nothing worse than being in the shower for ages trying to get those little exfoliating beads off. I've used their old scrub, and it's very similar in consistency and results, just the scent is different, and less sickly sweet. At €13.50 it's not too expensive, middle of the road if you ask me!  Having dry skin, I don't mind spending money on a good exfoliant as long as it does the job, and this one certainly does! What really sells me is the scent. I'm sucker for all things sweet, but not too sickly and this scent is absolutely yummy.
This Body Buttercream is absolutely amazing. I had some dry skin on my arm and applied this onto my arm, and it instantly vanished. It's awful having dry skin during this Summer months, and no one wants flaky skin when you're wearing a pretty Summer dress. The consistency is very thick, and a little goes a long way. I'm incredibly lazy in terms of my beauty regimen, but even though it takes a little longer than I would like to sink in, it's an amazing product, and I would happily use it again, as the results I got was amazing! At €14.50 it's a little on the pricey side, but worth every penny, and my skin has never felt so soft!

Have you tried Soap&Glory "Sugar Crush" Range?

Sian xxx
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Monday, 5 August 2013

A Short Weekend trip to Galway

This weekend I hopped on the train, and meet two friends down in Galway city. I needed a little break away, and even though it was Race Week in Galway, and everything was extremely overpriced I decided to throw caution to the wind, and go! I was up at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning and meet the girls in Galway before midday. We had a really relaxing chilled day, had a little bit of lunch, and browsed around the shops, where I found *THE* Kimono in River Island that has been sold out in Dublin for yonks! I was of course thrilled, and justified it, as I can wear it in the Winter as well, as it's not that summery. We stayed in a lovely Bed&Breakfast about a 15 minute drive from the City Centre and at about six O'Clock we headed back, and took it easy. We went for dinner around the corner from the B&B and even though it was awful, we still made the most of it! 

After rather funny moments, regarding my short skirt and the wind, we made it back to the B&B, and started to get ready. Three hours later after fierce debates over Religion, Communism and everything in between, we finished our drinks and headed into the heart of Galway. Since we arrived late we headed straight to a club, and after a courtesy bottle of Champagne, and what seemed like hours of dancing we headed home, and flopped into bed. Lucky enough the B&B wasn't strict on checking out, so we had a few sneaky minutes of sleep, which was much needed. We had a few hours to kill before our train, so we went to the Cellar pub and had what was possibly the best hangover lunch over. After lunch, and walked around the centre for a little while longer, until we settled into a great people watching spot in a nice cafe, unable to move much longer :)

I had a great little weekend trip, It's always so nice to take a break from your routine, however short! 

Hope you all had a nice weekend! 

Sian xxx
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