Thursday, 23 February 2017

Spring/Summer 17 Interior Picks







With Spring fast approaching, I know, I can't believe i'm saying that either, I always like to see what kind of seasonal homeware will come out in stores. I always think it's nice to update the look in your home interior dependant on season. I find winter is obviously going to be full of darker colours with it being that time of year. Spring and Summer, for me, is my favourite time of year for homeware due to the vibrant colours and interior styles that can really brighten up your home.
 
The above are some of my interior must haves for the coming seasons. All the above items can be found at the Victoria Retail Park in Nottingham. Victoria Retail park has 14 major retailers across lifestyle, homeware as well as well known food and drink outlets. The retail park is open 7 days a week and most stores are open until 8pm. To visit the website click HERE
 
I've teamed up with Victoria Retail Park to offer my readers a £50 gift card to spend at any of their stores. To be in with a chance of winning either comment below or share this post on your social media using #candyflosscloudssss
 
What are your favourite or upcoming retail trends for the spring/summer 17 season??



Thursday, 16 February 2017

Plus size Spring wish list






With Spring fast approaching I'm sure we are all looking in our wardrobes for inspiration for outfits on what id say, weather wise, is the most awkward time of year! Do I wear a coat? Will a jumper be too hot? Is just a t shirt going to be too cold? Let's face it, we've all been there.

So I thought to combat this id do a wish list of some staple pieces we will all need over the coming months. I've found a lot of inspiration recently within the plus size sectors of the industry! Everyone can look fantastic no matter what size. One shop that really seems to cater for women of all shapes and sizes is Bon Marche. Their sizes start from a size 10 and finish at a size 28 so there really is something for everyone. You can visit the Bon Marche website HERE

My absolute go to staple is a lightweight jacket and as you can see above a lightweight jacket is a must have for the next few months. Ideal in every weather situation and if too hot it won't be too heavy to carry. I think Bon Marche have really nailed it with this stylish lightweight jacket. Both fleeced lined and with the waterfall drape at the front its bang on trend and even better is currently only £10 in their winter sale.

What would your staple be for spring time?

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Dear Fat Shamer, Keyboard Warrior, Internet Troll and Bully............

  
Above you are seeing photos of a beautiful, talented and all round great role model. She is also the owner of a very beautiful body. She has feelings, she has a strong mind, she is a human being. Amongst all that she also has a very healthy and desirable body type. That person is Jesy Nelson and she makes up 1/4 of the girl band Little Mix.
Ever since she auditioned successfully for the X Factor before being made into the band Rhythmix, Social media became a very negative place surrounding Jesy's weight. As we all know, as size 10-12 figure certainly isn't fat, whatever media makes you believe.
As a very proud size 16 myself, I've had my fair share of fat shaming aimed at me. I've had drunken grown men knock on a taxi window on a night out and tell me i'm fat when I've had a great night out with friends, I've been called fat at work when something didn't go in favour of a guest we've had staying there and I've had the famous 'when's it due' line used on more occasions than I wish to remember. But one thing I will say it that all of those comments, no matter how confident you are or not, chip away at your self esteem.
I'm confident, and proud enough, to admit that I never let those kind of comments get to me and even though they hurt sometimes I still know that I am a great person with a kind heart.
A size 16 is the UK's AVERAGE dress size. A SIZE 16. Jesy Nelson is a 10-12 (at most) and she's going through being called things like a 'Fat Whale' and a Fat Bitch. Now, i'm sure many of you are thinking so what, they're only words. They're not only words. These words can also be silent self esteem killers and can also be words that can result in a persons death. These words, no matter if not said to the face, or if typed over a computer, are BULLYING.
Like I said before, I've dealt with a lot of fat shaming but this is on a small scale. Jesy Nelson is facing fat shaming nearly EVERY DAY. Mostly by the sad keyboard warriors of the internet.
I do feel for Jesy a lot. All her band mates are around a size 6-8 so unfortunately it's a bit of a being the larger friend in the group situation, a lot of us have been there hey ladies??  What gets me the most is that these words that get thrown around hurt and whether in the public eye or not they tend to chip away at you as a person.
The maddest thing of all that I can't get my head round is that the word FAT is being aimed at a girl who is way below the average of the average body type in the UK, and is also a dream body type for a lot of women around the world. I mean look at this picture below? You can't tell me you wouldn't want to look like that??

Women shouldn't have to be persecuted for having boobs, love handles, chunky thighs and a sizeable bottom! What actually goes through the mind of you keyboard warriors? Why would you feel the need to bring beautiful women the world over down about their features. Just because Jesy is in a high profile successful girlband doesn't mean she doesn't have feelings.
We should all be celebrating each other and ALL body types. Not shaming people into a downward spiral of self hate and depression about their appearance that there is NOTHING wrong with.
Jesy, I doubt you'll read this, but if you do..... You manage all the bad comments, fat shaming, and general trolling SO WELL and you're an inspiration to us ALL. Don't ever believe any of these negative comments. Your body is BODY GOALS to women around the world. Keep that in your head at all times! You always look incredible and you dress however you want to dress and be confident! You're an incredible idol to so many!
To anyone else suffering from body confidence issues just remember that YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL and it's the trolls with the issue NOT YOU!
Keep smiling everyone! Until next time....................



Saturday, 19 November 2016

Christmas Ideas for HER


I can't believe Christmas is finally upon us! It's by far my favourite time of year and I love spoiling my loved ones and feeling festive for a few weeks! I thought I'd compile some gift ideas for girls so the above is some of my favourites which are available to buy this year! Let me know what you're planning to buy your loved ones!
What's on your Christmas list this year?

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Hairext Hair Extensions





I've always been a fan of hair extensions and have tried a various amount of different colours, lengths and conditions of hair from raccoon, remy and human hair.

Being honest, I've recently had both bonds and  micro loops  and when I was younger went through the painstaking process of gluing it in myself. We can imagine how that went! I've tried many different style of extension but without a doubt clip in remy human hair extensions cannot be beaten. They don't damage your hair and take literally seconds to clip in and out. They're mainly used for two reasons, to thicken hair or to create the look of longer, fuller hair. They're also so easy to style and manage.

Hairext offer a high quality brand of remy hair extensions in a variety of lengths and cater for all hair types. Their most popular range is the 175g set of  20in clip in extensions. These are best suited to medium to thick hair types but can also be used on finer hair. Their website offers a variety of different hair colours so you can colour match yourself very easily.

In the set I've spoken about above it includes 10 wefts. 1 x 8" weft, 1 x 7" weft, 2 x 6in wefts, 2 x 4" wefts and 4 x 1" wefts. The wefts can be used in whichever way you wish and sometimes you don't need to use them all if it's a fuller look you're going for!

To check out their website click HERE

What type of extensions do you have? Would you try clip ins in the future?

Thursday, 3 March 2016

National Wedding Show - Birmingham NEC - 4TH - 6TH March 2016 - FLASH COMPETITION!!

 
Hi Everyone!
 
The National Wedding Show is coming to Birmingham's NEC this weekend from 4th - 6th of March and I have a very exciting competition to share with you all!
 
Just in time for you to celebrate a Valentines Day proposal, The National Wedding Show has lots to offer to you soon to be brides. With a special Afternoon Tea available at The Rock N Roll Café, inspiration for the Mother of the Bride on the Catwalk Show, a dedicated session on hair, beauty and styling at the Wedding Theatre and much more, The National Wedding Show is the perfect place to treat the Mother of the Bride and Groom and celebrate their special role in your big day!
 
For a chance to be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets for a day of your choice please leave a comment below. The winner will be chosen at random later today!
 
If you're newly engaged CONGRATULATIONS!! As a soon to be bride myself I know just how excited you must be!
 
Should you not be fortunate enough to win you can check out the National Wedding Show website HERE
 
Good Luck everyone!!!
 
 


Monday, 16 November 2015

The Clothes Show Live Birmingham NEC 2015 - TICKET GIVEAWAY

 
 
 
Hi Everyone!
 
Seems like I've been away a lifetime! My blog domain ran out and I've had a nightmare trying to renew it!
 
Anyway, enough about that! I'm back with an exciting giveaway. The Clothes Show live is coming to Birmingham's NEC from 4th - 8th December 2015 and I have two tickets to give away for Saturday 5th December!
 
To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is comment below and say why you think you deserve to win the tickets. A winner will be picked at random on Monday 23rd November at 5pm and will be notified immediately.
 
This competition is running over all my social medias so to be in with an extra chance of winning add me to Twitter and Instagram. My handle on both is helfkndoes
 
Hope you're all well and thank you for your continued viewing and reading of my blog!
 
GOOD LUCK!