Netflix have created an original film called Dumplin and it’s causing a stir. The film tells the story of Willowdean a plus-size teen who grows up in a small Texan town. Will is immersed into pageant culture, her mum is an ex-pageant queen, but Will doesn’t want to partake as it’s not her style. Her aunt teaches her to love herself and is a really positive role model. Just like any other teen Willowdean has normal problems with relationships, friends, death and love. The films core message is that Willowdean is more than just fat.
I do wonder, however wonderful Dumplin is, whether Netflix created this film as a PR stunt after they received negative backlash earlier this year over its series Insatiable. A series whereby a girl is taunted for being overweight and she takes revenge on her bullies by losing weight; a promotion of the diet culture. However, Dumplin although a possible PR stunt is a very tasteful feel good film about a normal girl that just so happens to be plus size. Continue reading “Dumplin – My honest review and what it’s really like being the fat girl”
Hey guys welcome back! So this year has gone super quick and just like that it’s October! October means one thing… Halloween, muhahahaa (creepy Halloween laugh because I clearly think I’m funny).
I love dressing up for Halloween or for fancy dress parties, sometimes wearing clothes that aren’t ordinarily your style can totally give you a confidence boost and make you feel extra. Trying to find the perfect costume can be hard, but even harder when it comes to being plus size. Most Halloween or party shops only stock to sizes 16 or 18 if you’re lucky. Continue reading “The Devils in the Detail – Where to shop plus size Halloween”
Hey guys welcome back, if you’ve been following my Instagram you will have seen that I’ve been wearing a fair few leopard print numbers over the last couple of weeks. As we approach autumn leopard is the perfect transition print it’s so easy to layer when it gets a bit colder. Continue reading “My Plus Size Leopard Print Loves”
So the UK is experiencing a heatwave at the moment and in some places it’s reached over 30 degrees and I absolutely love it. But we all know what it’s like when it’s hot you just want to wear as little as possible to try and stay as cool as possible. Ladies of all shapes and sizes get the chub rub, its just some people get it more so than others. Continue reading “REVIEW: IVYVERDURE Anti-chafing stick”
Welcome back lovelies. So it’s that time of year again where we get bombarded with all the new and interesting ways to lose weight quickly, in order to be ‘beach body ready’. But do we really need to punish ourselves year in year out for not looking like celebs in magazines? Heck to the no!
Continue reading “How to REALLY be beach body ready”
Welcome back you guys! Some of you may already know I went to Paris the weekend before last and my boyfriend of 7 years proposed to me!
So if you read my last post – Things to pack for a plus size city break then you’ll already know I was going to Paris. But something special happened when we were there, I got engaged! And this is my story.
Continue reading “Paris: A Plus Size Proposal”
Welcome back my lovelies! So it’s May already! I cannot believe how fast this year is going.
I’m so excited that it’s May, not only is it my birthday but this year I get to go to Paris with my other half. He’s planned the trip as a surprise and so I’ve no idea what we’re doing or where were going. So I have to pack for all eventualities.
Continue reading “Things to pack for a plus size city break”
A lot of you babes feel most comfortable in black, this probably stems from the preconception that black is supposed to be ‘slimming’. But, who cares, you shouldn’t be afraid of introducing colour to your wardrobe in fear of standing out. If you’re unsure or not confident with wearing colours, often, just accessorising with them can really bring an outfit to life.
Block colour accessories such as statement earrings, bags, shoes or even a jacket can really add a bit of sass to an all-black outfit. Statement jewellery is everywhere at the moment, and there really are some earrings out there that could give Pat Butcher a run for her money! Continue reading “Who said black had to be so boring? 4 ways to give an outfit a pop of colour”
From Blotchy and Dry to Soft and Fly
Crazy face masks are everywhere at the moment there’s bubble masks, sheet masks, and even glitter masks. A number of Celebrities have been seen supporting a sheet mask from Cindy Crawford to Bella Hadid, so it’s no wonder a sheet mask can have you feeling from zero to Celeb pretty darn quick.
Continue reading “REVIEW: Soap & Glory Bright + Beautiful Radiance-Boosting Mask”
Hi you guys and welcome to my blog!
So I had a sudden revelation after an Aqua-aerobics class this week. I realised that my mind-set was stopping me from doing the things I love and it bought me here! I’ve always thought about setting up my own blog and never quite had the courage.
Continue reading “This girl can, and did.”