Review of ASOS Curve Floral Mirror Print Bodycon Dress

It’s time for my second review of ASOS Curve and this time it is something completely out of my comfort zone…. BODYCON!   Apart from an unworn black lace bodycon dress that I bought last Christmas that disguises all my lumps and bumps I haven’t really experimented with this style before because I am quite conscious of my tummy area and wobbly bits! I decided to steer away from my safe choices and review some clothing that I wouldn’t normally choose to wear.  This makes for impartial reviews rather than everything being perfect all of the time.

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Outfit of the Evening: Stained Glass Pencil Skirt

If I had to choose another item of clothing that I couldn’t live without apart from dresses, I would have to choose pencil skirts.  I love pencil skirts as they skim over my hips but aren’t too revealing since they generally come just to or below the knee – they look classy and can be smart or dressed down slightly for a more casual occasion.

Tonight’s Outfit of the Evening features a new pencil skirt that I picked up from Primark.  I can’t remember the exact price but I think it was around £8 – absolute bargain.  I have seen other bloggers posting similar skirts with a cartoon / comic strip print on but I could not resist the “Stained Glass Window” effect so opted for that instead.

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My review of Sports Direct – Swimwear Editiion

Whenever I think of ladies swimwear shopping there is immediate dread across my face because there’s no way to hide any lumps and bumps that are on my body and I am quite conscious of my tummy and big arms.  

I do wear swimsuits when I am on holiday but I’m going to let you into a little secret of mine – I can’t actually swim and never learned how to as a child.  I have always bought swimsuits that have secret hidden panels in to suck in my tummy and I have never worn a bikini EVER!

Sports Direct got in touch with me to see if I would like to review their swimwear range and at first I was a little hesitant due to having to post photos of me in the swimsuits then I decided that I would face my fear and have a go!  I must admit I’d never considered looking in sports direct for swimwear before…

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Review of ASOS Curve Quilted Jacket in Floral Print

Not long after I wrote an article about the new range of ASOS Curve jewellery that is due for release in August 2013 I got in touch with ASOS Curve and they were lovely, they sent me a few items to review.

I must admit I was very excited about this *insert squeal here* because although I have ordered accessories from ASOS before and one dress from their main range, I had never experienced ASOS Curve and I really love their fashion forward pieces.  For these reviews I decided to be a little more adventurous and instead of choosing things that I knew would suit me straight away I chose three items that were very different to my style even though there were three dresses I loved.  I have the opinion that if I always choose things that I am guaranteed to fall in love with it doesn’t make very impartial reviews.

The first item I was sent to review is the ASOS Curve Quilted Jacket in Floral Print.  I was very unsure about the sizes since I’ve never tried any of their products before so I opted for a size 18.  I was delighted when it turned up – it fit perfectly, no gaping on the bust line due to my massive back.

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Rapidlash – Rapid Lash Tester – Two weeks in

As you already know I was selected to be a Rapid Lash tester and I was super excited to be involved since my eye lashes are short, stubby and fall out constantly.  The trial is for 8 weeks, but I want to give you all an update every 2 weeks to follow my journey.

I have been using RapidLash every night before bed for 14 nights – applying like a liquid eyeliner on my top lashes only.  The leaflet that came with the Rapid Lash tester did say that you can use it on your lower lashes but I was worried I might get it in my eyes so decided on the top ones only.

Since using RapidLash, I have noticed that my eyelashes aren’t falling out all of the time.  They appear thicker, longer and much more noticable when I am wearing mascara.  To save you scrolling back through my archives, before I started trialling Rapid Lash, my eyelashes looked like this…

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Style It My Way Challenge: Week 1 – Maxi Dress or Skirt

I’m so excited that this challenge is finally here!  Week one of the “Style It My Way” challenge is to present a maxi dress or skirt in your own style!  For my challenge I played it safe with one of my favourite ways to wear a maxi dress.  Team it with a cardigan and some gorgeous jewellery and away we go! 

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The new AX Paris collection at Simply Be

As a relatively new “wearer” of AX Paris, I am delighted that there is a new range of dresses available on the Simply Be website.  When I originally reviewed the AX Paris curve range on Simply Be I was extremely surprised by how lovely the clothes fitted and couldn’t wait to make a purchase.  If you look back over my archives I ordered a leopard print high-low dress from an alternative online shop and again, the dress was simply divine.

When I noticed that Simply Be had a new range of dresses available for high Summer/Autumn I was eager to take a look into the new range, colours and styles available and here are some of my favourites that are on my wishlist…

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Style It My Way Challenge Starts on Sunday!

I’m posting this notice a little early as I am away this weekend without the Internet.  *Gasp* – I am a bit of an Internet addict and usually check my emails every day at least (even Christmas day!).  I am only away for one night but I just wanted to remind anyone who is taking part in the “Style It My Way Challenge” with me that it starts on Sunday 11th August :)

Week 1 is maxi dresses.  How would you style your maxi dress? What maxi dress would you choose for your style?  If anyone wants to join in with me and a few other ladies in a weekly fashion challenge we’d love to have you on board! 

Check back next week for my take on the Maxi Dress “Style It My Way Challenge”.


Review of Gemma Collins Collection at Simply Be

I have wanted to try out the Gemma Collins Collection at Simply Be for a while now and Simply Be have been kind enough to let me review one of her dresses.  I decided to go for a dress from the previous collection and try something a bit different that strays from my normal “safe” style!  Although the piece I decided to try is still a dress and I do seem to live in them, it has a really bold animal print in browns and blues and I must admit I was a little nervous about seeing it on.

The “Gemma Collins Printed Sun Dress” arrived at the end of last week and thanks to the freak weather we are having at the moment I had to wait until Sunday to get some photos of me wearing it.  I am wearing a size 18, which is very roomy.  I’m not sure if it’s across the board or just due to the style of the dress.  The first thought I had when I tried on the dress was to team it with a pair of strappy wedges but then looking at the Simply Be website I realised that Gemma Collins had done that, so I wanted to try a completely different look that was outside my comfort zone and run with that instead.  I think it has paid off…

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Day Thirty: The Blogger Challenge (A vivid memory)

Day Thirty: The Blogger Challenge – A vivid memory.

I have decided to replace day 30 with the day 31 (we had too many by accident) as I agreed with the other ladies that “react to the term letting go” was maybe a bit of a sad note to end this challenge on.  So for the final day of the challenge I will be recalling my first date with Mr FH.

Our first date was rather random.  Firstly we went to a coffee shop where I was sure that he didn’t even like me!  I ordered for him at the counter which didn’t go down too well – it turns out he was being sarcastic but obviously on a first date I didn’t know his humour.  I also snorted when I laughed.  I can swear that I’ve never done that before that date, nor since so it must have been nerves!  I was MORTIFIED!

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