Thursday, 28 April 2016

#plus40fabulous- Skincare

This month I asked people if they wanted to write about their skin care and if it had changed over the years as we are getting older. Our skin is constantly changing and with age it loses it's elasticity and plumpness gradually, so what am I doing to prevent it as much as possible? I've never been very concerned about my skin and skincare is something that has come far down on the list of things to deal with. I've never had much spots apart from the odd breakout although my skin is very sensitive and get itchy and prickly very quickly.

Firstly I rarely wear any foundation or concealers that would clog up my pores. I hate the feeling wearing foundation gives me, so I'd rather try and make my skin look radiant so I don't have to cover it up. I don't care that much about redness in my face, although I do have a red face quite a lot of the time. It's me, it's who I am so I don't really worry about it.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

My Experience From Being On ITV's This Morning

Last week I was so lucky that I was chosen to go on live tv on ITV's This Morning. The week before a few of us proud plus size ladies had been in the Daily Mail showing off our bikini bodies and talking about body shaming. You can read this article HERE.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Spring/Summer Campaign With Boohoo Plus

Boohoo is an online shop I shop from quite a few times a year for quick fashion. It's cheap and cheerful and always have things that current in the fashion picture, but also items that can survive in your wardrobe in the months and years to come.

When I was contacted by Boohoo if I wanted to take part in the Spring/Summer campaign We Are Us I said immediately yes as I like to experiment with new styles from time to time.

Since it's not quite warm enough for all the cute summer dresses I chose to to base my outfit around this lovely Isabella wrap front jumper * that I fell in love with straight away. It comes in three different colours, but I chose this beautiful light pink.

Monday, 11 April 2016

My Passionate Lovedrobe Affair.

 Sometimes you see a dress that you wish that came in your favourite colour. Last year I saw this beautiful dress on some other bloggers in black and thought how beautiful it would've been in red which is my favourite colour. But in plus size clothing I don't normally has that many choices so I was tempted to buy the black one. I never got around to it.

Then this year I saw this dress in RED on a couple of other bloggers and I wasted no time. Since I had been so good this year and hardly bought any clothes I decided to treat myself to it. It was red and it had the classic vintage style that I like so much.

It's from Lovedrobe via Simply Be and from experience I know that Lovedrobe can come up small in size so I chose this dress in size 26 to give room for my boobs and that was a good decision. There is no stretch in this dress, so if you have big boobs then I would go for a bigger size than your normal size.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Easter Fun With My Daughter

Easter was one of the rare occasions for my daughter and I to get together this year. She is in her last year of her education to become a youth worker so she is not getting as long holidays as regular students since she is working. Easter was therefore a much needed get together with her.

Living away from Norway goes very well most of the time, but I do miss her! I miss her presence, I miss her laugh, I miss our fights and I just miss everything about her. But all things considered we have a very good relationship and it was amazing to be able to spend this time with her.

We had five hectic days together and really made the most of everyday. My daughter's boyfriend had never been to London before, so we went up to London to show him around. It was a beautiful spring day with sunshine and mild temperatures. London normally is manic and hectic, but on this day it was rather quiet and peaceful. I don't think I've seen less tourists and people in general in London so that was to me such a great experience. New Forest was another place we went to. It's a place that is magical and I try to go there as often as I can, and it was fun to bring the youngsters with us there. Especially since my daughter loves horses.

I will let the photos tell the story in this blog post more than my writing, cause I think you can sense that we had a lot of fun and as we all know photos can tell more than 1000 words sometimes.

First evening, fish and chips night with the family <3