Tuesday, 23 September 2014

A Camping Saviour with Equip+!

A few weeks ago I attended Twinwood Festival with work and camped, now I'm not one for camping if I'm honest... I can survive but it's not something I take great joy in (waking up in a damp sleeping bag from rolling into the tent walls is a mild nightmare) and though we did have nice showers they could end up full of moths etc and I actually felt cleaner using these fab wipes than I did getting into the shower. So these Equip+ wipes were a life saver!

I tried everything bar the shampoo cap while I was there, (as I had my hair in vintage styles the whole time and it's easier to do these actually on dirtier hair!) and for when showering is impossible or a pain in the bum these are perfect, I felt clean, fresh the whole weekend and they don't have that horrible feeling babywipes leave on your skin when used! I've also got dry and rather sensitive skin and these didn't upset my skin at all which also really surprised me as I tend to find similar things such as face wipes actually dry my skin out a lot and I found out the hard way while away and by the 4th day the skin on my face was in a right state! As as Girl Guiding leader and baby sitter I've also found these really handy for keeping in my bag when we go on little trips with my rainbow unit and when I'm baby sitting as someone always ends up either muddy or spilling something down them!

The guys over at Equip+ have been good enough to offer you my lovely readers the chance to win a set of their fabulous products to try for yourselves. All you need to do is enter below!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Stepping into AW with Rogers + Rogers at Matalan.

Dress: c/o Matalan. Scarf: Vintage. Shoes: c/o Bait Footwear (from work) Belt: Matalan.

This is an outfit I wore for a day out to Manchester visiting a gallery for research and a cheeky bit of shopping with one of my girls from my degree the lovely Jess. Unfortunately I didn't snap any while we were out because we were having too much fun I forgot, bad blogger! Anyway as soon as I got home I decided to swap my comfy flats for these adorable shoes from Bait Footwear which I received from work for some upcoming events. Now they have the most adorable vintage style shoes but unfortunately for my wide feet I find there equivalent to a UK size 6 is a little snug on my flipper feet but as they say fashion is pain! 

What I really want to talk about is this lovely Animal print swing dress from the Rogers + Rogers range from Matalan which I was sent to review which is from the AW14 collection. This season they've really upped the game and there is so many pieces I long to have in my wardrobe but I finally settled on this adorable number as I knew it would be something that would work really well in my wardrobe. That and I just can't say no to a fabulous print! I have a major love for swing dresses, they're so comfortable, can be belted for a different look and just a style I really enjoy to wear and this one is no different! Here I'm wearing a UK20 and I always find the Rogers + Rogers range to be true to size. Another thing I'm loving about them is that the range goes from a UK18 to UK30 and I know a number of other plus size ranges within other stores can often stop at a UK24.

Here are a few other pieces from the range that I've got my eye on! 

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Have you seen any pieces from the latest selection you'd love to add to your wardrobe?

Friday, 5 September 2014

Lovely Lace - Ninex Lingerie Review.

 This is something in the past I'd shy away from because I don't own anything pretty to sleep or flounce around in (I don't think moomin bottoms and boyband tee count?) but when the lovely team at Ninex Lingerie contacted me to see if I'd like to review this adorable babydoll I just couldn't say no! I love anything with a pretty lace print and this is something else! I wish I could have gotten a nicer backdrop but this was the only place in the house I could find for now. 

It's wonderful to wear and really comfortable, I believe I sized up to a 22 (4xl) for this style and I'm glad I did as for nightwear I generally prefer it to skim over the body, which this does beautifully. As you can also see the bust and central lace panels are sheer so I popped on some minimal layers underneath, so there's no need to avert your eyes! Over all I utterly adore this piece and almost feel a little more grown up in this compared to my usual nightwear, so I decided to add some wave into my hair and a pretty flower and do a soft bronze smokey eye along with my usual red lip.

From shopping on the high street and taking a look online I know that pretty and well made (which with my sewing eye, I can see this is) is hard to come by and when you do finally hunt it down it can often cost a small fortune and particularly when you added plus sizes into the equation it is even more limited but this beautiful babydoll is only priced at £16.99 I couldn't quite believe how affordable everything on Ninex Lingerie is, I'm hoping I'll try a few more pieces in the future and I'm sure I'll be as impressed with them as I am with this lovely piece. :)