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My Body and The Doctor

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I have wanted to wait to write this because I didn't want it to come across as a rant. I wanted to look into it properly and  make sense of things in my own head before I put it all down online and have people come back at me in a negative way, although to be honest I feel that will happen anyway.

Myself and Paul have been trying for a baby for a while (3 years in fact), a few month ago I went to the doctors and was refereed to the hospital to have tests done. Before I go on I want to say that I understand that the NHS is very overstretched, doctors are overworked and I get that but I did not feel the doctor I saw was polite, and she just saw me as a walking piece of fat.

I was looked at like it was my own fault that I wasn't able to have a baby. Yes I love cake and chocolate and cheese and food in general, but why should I be looked at like a piece of filth because of my choice of life. I am a good person, I am a friendly person, I am so much more then the fat on my body, I w…

Curve Fashion Festival

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There are 3 F words I love, they are Food (obviously), Fashion and Fun, if you then add Make up into the mix, well that is just my perfect place. Thank fully I don't have to wait to long to go to this little piece of heaven, which is also called Curve Fashion Festival.

Curve this year is being held at St George's Place in Liverpool on the 17th November. One of my favourite things about CFF (Curve Fashion Festival) is that ever year it just gets bigger and bigger. This is such an amazing and powerful thing. It shows that there is a need for events like this and also shows that there are now so many more brands out there who are catering for us fat people.

Just like previous years there will be a fashion hall for all of us looking to update our wardrobe or those of us who just want to check out what is new with brands such as Topsy Curvy, Marks and Spencer's and Debenhams.

Debenhams are part of the sponsorship team for Curve this year. When I think of them I instantly think …

Preparing your Lips For Winter

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Luscious, juicy, full and plump. These are all words we use to describe our lovely lips! Sadly for me, most of the time the words I use are cracked, dry and peeling and trust me these are words you never want use for anything let alone your lips. I have had so many problems with my lips from peeling when I wear matte lipsticks, to being soar and cracking in the winter. 
I can't be the only person in the world that has so many problems with my lips, so I thought I would try a few different brands of lip care products and see which I find is the better one for me, then give all you gorgeous people my advice. 
First up I tried Carmex Classic. I had heard of Carmex before but I had never tried it. I spoke to one of my friend's Linzi and she said it was the best. I popped into one shop, Ill let it remain nameless, (but lets say its a very big toiletries place that has the same name as a piece of footwear) and it was £2.69. I went in to Primark and found it for the bargain £1, so ther…

Jouellerie Review

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Marilyn Monroe said diamonds are a girls best friend, well Marilyn sadly some of us don't have the luxury of being able to afford diamonds. Thankfully that is where Jouellerie step in, who say's lovely sparkles have to cost a fortune?

Jouellerie have price's to help everyone and I mean it, the cheapest item on their website is a £1.99 earrings and necklace set, which is so cute. So even if you only have a very small budget you can still find a good bargain. I was sent a lovely parcel from them which contained 6 items, 2 pairs of earrings, a necklace and 3 bracelet. They are all so cute and I wanted to give you a little bit of a review on them.

The first item was this lovely Artemis necklace. It has a large heart pendent covered in Swarovski Elements, the chain is a thick and hollow and it is a really pretty rose colour. My favourite thing about it is it has a magnetic clasp, so even if you are alone you can easily take this on and off.

My down side to this was that it was …

Wedding Tips for ....

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Saving Money
Welcome back to the new series on my blog all about weddings. If you follow me on social media you will know that I got marring in July, so I wanted to pass anything I learnt on to you guys!

I will say this may be a long blog so grab a cuppa and some biccies and let's go!

The Ceremony -

 The first thing I did was look at cheaper options for a location. The registry office for us was such good value and also thanks to me over budgeting, we also had a little extra money left over to add to other things on our list.

 Another way we saved money was by having our wedding on a week day, most people will have a wedding on a Friday or Saturday, so Monday's -Thursday's are so much cheaper. The downside to it is that you may find some guests wont be able to get the time off work, but if you are looking to have a smaller wedding then that may not be a big problem.



Guests -

 That leads onto my next way of saving money, this is a big one, have a smaller guest list. Guests a…

Wedding Tips for ...

Budgeting

You will hear this a million times but weddings are ridiculously expensive and trust me when you feel like you have paid it all off and everything is under control, something will jump up and bite you. There will always be something that you didn't think of and didn't plan for and it will stress you the hell out, but at the end of the day it is the best day of your life and you want it to be perfect.

I know for a fact my biggest stress while planning the wedding was money, I had my diary and my schedule, 4 (yes 4) to do lists and it still seemed like there were things that I didn't think of. SO now that my wedding is over with here are the things that I had to pay for. There will obviously be different things that I had that you may not want, or things that you want and I didn't have so just add them in or take them away and just think of how much you will want to spend.

SO my list (hold tight)

Registry office - Booking fee
                         - Notice o…

Lippy Love

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There used to be a time in my life where I didn't wear lipstick. I didn't like the way it felt and I thought it just didn't look right one me.

Fast forward a few years and I have a huge collection! Lipsticks, lip glossed, liquids, lattes, shines. You name it I have it. I love different colours too, my favourites are pinks, nudes and reds. I am always on the search for the best lipstick, the one that will stay on no matter what, if I drink, eat or kiss I want it to stay on. My problem is I am a lip licker, I can't not do it, so it tends to take lipsticks off, but one day I will find that one that doesn't come off.

Anyway back to my love! I want to show you my current faves lipsticks, these are ones I use all the time and ones I cant do without.


Revolution Soph Nude Lipstick - Cake

Mmmmm cake (flash backs of Sarah Millican's cake pigeon). Yes there is actually a lipstick called Cake!!! Soph from Soph does Nails, has done 3 collabs now with Revolution Make Up, her …

Book Review - Dangerous Waters By Anne Allen

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Nothing makes me more happier then snuggling up with a good book and getting lost in the stories, my head dancing with the images the words create.
I recently found a brilliant book by Anne Allen called Dangerous Waters. Anne is originally from Rugby and now lives in Devon, she is very lucky I wish I lived that close to the beach. She has written this book as part of the Guernsey Novel Series. 




There are 6 books in the whole series and this is the first. Each book is based on a different character, but they are connected by something, but I can't tell you what!! You need to go read them, trust me they are good. 
As you may have guessed the book is set in Guernsey and is based around Jeanne, she used to live on the island, but moved away after a family had a horrible boating accident, which left Jeanne with some memory loss. Sadly her grandmother dies and she has to go back to pack up her house and sell her things, which she isn't very happy about because there are too many bad me…

Wedding Tips For ...

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So I want to do a new series on my blog all about tips for while your planning your wedding! From the engagement to the big day!
So if your on the verge of getting engaged or you just have or your just fancy some tips for the future then grab a cuppa and carry on reading.
The one true ring!!!So there is so much expectation to give that special person the perfect ring in the perfect way! The "tradition" says to spend at least 1 months wage on a ring. Well as a girl who has had 3 engagement rings during my engagement I am here to yell bo***ks!
If you want to propose the be all and end all is NOT the ring, it's the fact you are telling that person you want to spend the rest of your life together.
Paul proposed to me while on holiday in Wales, he did it in our hotel room and he didn't have a ring. Why?? Probably because he didn't realise he was going to do it. He said it felt right to ask, which I love, it made it feel more natural and I am just glad he hadn't spent …

Confessions of a nail biter

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Confession is the name nail biting is the game!!!

I have always been a nail biter, call it anxiety, boredom whatever, but I have done it forever. When Paul proposed I did what any bride to be would do and scrolled through Instagram for inspiration. One picture kept coming up, where the bride and groom have a hands picture showing their wedding rings. I looked at my nails and thought oh dear god mine are horrible!!


 Mine and Paul's engagement picture with my nails looking horrible!! (Clearly had to include our fur baby too lol)
I looked into acrylic nails and gel nails and decided to go with gels. They seemed to be a good to help my nails grow and because they went on top of my own nails like a nail varnish, I wouldn't need to worry about my nails being too long if I got acrylics.

Where I live (like anywhere else) there is a lot of nail salons but the one I decided to go to  Little Luxury Salon. There was a lovely girl there who helped me called Eloise, I sat down with her and deci…