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Monday, 3 October 2016

Bidvine - Getting The Exact Service You Want

Hiya Lovelies!

Hope you're well?

We live in a world where we are constantly on the go, so much to do but so little time to do it in, particularly when we require a service as soon as possible. Maybe you need a photographer for a wedding or want to learn a new language. Whatever it may be, it can most certainly be a tad stressful finding the right professional, especially when you have a million and one other things to do. What if there was an easier way to find the service you want without all the hassle? Well you're in luck! let me introduce you to Bidvine.

Bidvine allows you to find the exact service you need with ease. There are over 600 services across England to choose from. There will be lots more locations coming soon so keep an eye out for those. I needed some new photographs done and with a busy schedule, I wanted to find a reliable trusted company quickly. I simply typed in Headshot Photography along with my postcode and hey presto, I was flooded with quotes from professionals in my area within a few hours. Choose the one you feel is best and set up a contract with them, easy peasy lemon squeezy, job done!

Choose the service you want

Wait for the quotes to come in and hire the professional you would like
Check out the video below by Bidvine

If you want to be in service heaven I highly recommend using Bidvine! Don't forget to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus and Pinterest!

(Blog Post Sponsored By Bidvine)

Monday, 19 September 2016

Keeping It Stylish With Sammydress

Hiya Lovelies!

How are you?

Summer is over and it's time to start thinking about our Autumn wardrobe, that doesn't mean you have to put away all those pretty Summer Tops and Dresses. As it starts to get chillier, layering will become your best friend. Sammydress have a wide selection of fab fashion for all sizes and seasons, keeping you stylish all year long. They also have a great range of Shoes, Jewellery and Bags, lets face it, Accessories are a must for every fashionista!

I love a good slogan T-Shirt and this Curves On Fleek one screams confidence, I absolutely love it! This Tee literally goes with everything! For a casual look wear with Jeans or Leggings and for a more sophisticated look wear with a Skater Skirt, how ever you style it, you will look on point.

The stunning Faux Fur Waistcoat adds a touch of glam to the Tee, which I adore!

I have always said that a good staple item to have in any wardrobe is a black vest top, this super sexy Backless Tank Top is perfect. It's so versatile, you can wear it on it's own or under other pieces, creating different outfits. Don't forget your Accessories! This Crossbody Bag With Suede And Fringe Design goes nicely with the above items, it's also available in Apricot. There are so many gorgeous Dresses to choose from, I just want them all!
Don't forget to follow Sammydress on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Google Plus!

Sammydress ships worldwide and also have some items that ship for free, have a nosey here.

 (Thanks to Sammydress for gifting me these items)

Friday, 26 August 2016

Simply Be Summer Love

Hiya Lovelies!

Hope you are all having an epic summer and enjoying every bit of it. Have you been on holiday yet or are you still waiting? Let me know!

Summer is all about adventures, whether that's going on holiday or shaking your booty at festivals, it's most definitely the time for creating unforgettable memories that will last forever. 

Bomber Jackets are totally in this season and the floral one from Simply Be is exactly what you need. This gorgeous lightweight girly floral print Jacket instantly screams Summer. I like that it's very versatile and can be worn whatever the whether. It's also a fabulous Jacket to have on holiday, especially when you're having an evening stroll along the beach. The Bomber Jacket also comes in a variety of different prints. Simply Be have a stunning range of  Plus Size Holiday Fashion so be sure to have a nosey.
Ooooo before I continue with today's post, I just want to let everyone know that the New York Canvas you can just about see behind me is available from Argos. I absolutely love it!

Summer is all about Festivals, you want to look fashionable and feel comfy, especially when the sun is shining down on you while you're dancing and sipping a yummy Malibu & Coke. Don't forget to put sunscreen on, the last thing you want is a sore sunburn while you're trying to enjoy yourself! Simply Be has an amazing range of  Plus Size Festival Clothing such as this beautiful Lace Trim Boho Dress. I'm in absolute love, the off the shoulder style will keep you cool and the lace detailing adds a touch of sexiness. You can wear it on it's own or with leggings, it's entirely up to you! I'm 5ft 8 and the Dress sits mid thigh.
Do you shop at Simply Be?

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The Beauty Essential All Celebrities Are Using

Hiya Lovelies!

It's finally Summer... Yippee!

We all love to look after our Skin, an effective Skincare routine is highly important. However, there will always be that one blemish that will pop up from time to time, annoying right? What if there was something that would keep away such blemishes? Of course there are a number of products on the market that work, but it usually takes a while to see any improvement. Imagine a magical solution that cleared your face literally overnight? What is it you ask? Are you ready?

Sudocrem! Yes that's right, the healing cream that is usually known for using on nappy rashes now offers Sudocrem Skin Care Cream. This marvellous product acts as a really great Face Mask, Moisturiser and Spot Cream. I have been using Sudocrem on my face for a number of years and it works wonders, it's also a massive hit with Celebrities such as Rita Ora, Cheryl and Amanda Holden. Everyone is becoming obsessed with this must have Beauty Essential!  

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream comes in a handy 30g tube that you can easily pop into your Bag, perfect for travelling around with!

1. Use a good Facial Cleanser. Using Make-Up Wipes alone won't remove everything. We all have different Skin types, whether it's normal, sensitive, dry or oily. Make sure you choose the right Cleanser for you.

2. Exfoliate. This helps to remove dead skin cells leaving your Skin feeling smooth.

3. Moisturise. This is so important because it keeps your Skin soft and hydrated. It also makes your Make-Up look flawless.

4. Don't forget to use Sudocrem!

If you're not too sure on what products to use for your type of Skin, do some research online and buy a few items to try. Make it fun by having a girly night in and turn your lounge into a mini Spa!

Do you use Sudocrem?

(Thanks to Satellite PR for this sample)

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Hotter Shoes & Taking Shape Bloggers Event

Hiya Lovelies!

Hope you're all well and have been enjoying the gorgeous weather!

Hotter Shoes invited me to a Bloggers event recently which was in Conjunction with Taking Shape. Attending these kind of events is such a great opportunity to connect and network with other Bloggers so I highly recommend you go to one. Fashion is my passion! (See what I did there with the rhyming?) I adore discussing outfit ideas and putting pieces together to create my own style. 

If you haven't heard of Hotter Shoes or Taking Shape before let me tell you a little bit about them. Hotter Shoes was established in 1959 and now has over 70 stores nationwide. With a great selection of different styles, sizes and widths to choose from, there is most certainly something for everyone!

Taking Shape (Sizes 14-26) is an Australian plus size retailer who started opening up UK stores in 2013, with bold prints and styles that really make a statement they definitely cater for all ages. They also have a gorgeous collection of Accessories that will make your outfit stand out even more.

Check out my Vlog below!

I wanted something that could go with absolutely anything so I went for a Vest and a sheer Top both from Taking Shape, I can no longer find them on the website but you can find similar here. Perfect for all occasions. I then opted for the Donna Heels in black from Hotter Shoes, they have a variety of colours to choose from in these, so you can get the exact colour you want!

Use code PPATEN for £10 off plus free delivery 

First orders only. You are entitled to £10 off the total order value of any full priced items in the Hotter range (excluding shoe care products and accessories) plus free delivery. Minimum order value £25. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or on Sale or Factory Clearance items and gift vouchers. Expires 30/6/16

(Thanks to Taking Shape & Hotter Shoes for gifting me these items)

Monday, 25 April 2016

Collins Fashion Notebooks

Hiya Lovelies!

Hope you're all well?

I usually draft my posts in Blogger however I also carry a Notebook with me just in case I get any ideas during the day or suddenly get a spark of inspiration while out. Notebooks are perfect for scribbling down all my imaginative creative plans and writing down any important events and dates that I may have.

I have a passion for Fashion and love to style outfits, it's always fun to add my own personal touch. Notebooks are great for planning different style ideas as well as correlating different pieces together. I also keep one on my bedside table which is great for jotting down anything that pops into my head like one of those amazing dreams where I invent something spectacular... Hmmm maybe one day Sophie!

 Collins have such an adorable collection of Diaries, Calendars, Organisers and Notebooks.

The Legacy Pink Soft Touch Notebook (Size A5) has the highest quality ivory paper inside, with 240 ruled pages and a handy Document storage pocket. I can't get over how amazingly soft this Notebook feels, comes in five other colours.

Then there's the Raindrops Notebook which is available in two sizes, A5 which consists of 192 pages and A6 which has 384 pages. I am totally in love, super cute! They have a number of other designs including Daisies, Butterflies, Syren and Simplicity. Remember to take advantage of their 3 for 2 offer!

Don't forget to check them out over on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus!

(Thanks to Collins for gifting me these items)

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Navabi - Finding The Perfect Spring Dress

Hiya Lovelies!

How are you?

It's finally Spring and although we have been having a few April showers, the weather is certainly getting warmer and the sun is shining. It's time to put those Leggings away and get those beautiful legs out! 

Looking for the perfect Spring Dress? Navabi (Sizes 12-34) have a huge collection of Designer Plus Size Fashion for all tastes. If you're after prints that stand out and make a statement try Anna Scholz, if you like a modern piece then Manon Baptiste is the Designer for you. With so many stunning gorgeous styles to choose from, Navabi will keep you looking fashionable whatever the season. 

The Polka Dotted Tulle Paneled Dress by Manon Baptiste (£129.99) is perfect for Spring, wear during the day with pretty Sandals, then add a pair of killer heels for a night out. The sixties style Dress can be worn with and without the gorgeous Black Belt, tie into a bow for that extra cute look. If it gets a bit chilly you can always add a Shrug.

This Dress will most certainly keep you looking stylish throughout the Spring/Summer Season, You can even wear it with Leggings in the Autumn/Winter months. The thing I love most about this Dress is that it is so versatile, Definitely a Dress that can be worn all year long, Perfect right?!

I'm 5ft 8 and the Dress sits above my knees.

New pieces are added to Navabi everyday so you're sure to find something that you will love, don't forget to check them out on their Social Media Channels too!

(Thanks to Navabi for gifting me this item)