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    Plus size Valentine’s Day outfit idea 1: The Coffee Date

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking what you’re going to wear on your hot date. And hey, I’m not just talking about hot dates with man meat, ok, I mean like hot dates with your bestie, or your four-legged, or your mom, or even yourself, ok? (That’s right, I look for any excuse to plan a new outfit :P) Here’s plus size outfit idea number 1, for the good ‘ol coffee date. Skirt: Style Republic Plus at Spree Pumps: PnP Clothing Hair flower: Koffin Kitten Lipstick: ‘Striking M-attitude’ CO2 Matt Lip Colour from Alluring Reds collection by Catrice Nails: Hallo Pragtig Hair cut and…

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    Honey, I shrunk the Meg

    Considering that this is experience is one of the most memorable of my lifetime, it’s actually disgusting how long it’s taken me to write this blog. I met photographer Abigail K over twitter, when her fun, whimsical profile picture caught my eye. I believe it was this one: Digging a little deeper, I discovered Abigail had a whole range of her ‘Small Girl, Big World’ photography, which she even turned into a calendar – and each and every single image took my breath away. I wanted in – there was no doubt. Luckily for me, not only is Abi a fantastico-brilliant photographer, but she’s just damn rad too, and she…

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    What they wore: Plus size celebrities at the Golden Globes 2016

    As a little girl I used to like cutting pictures of celebrities in their sparkling gowns out of magazines, and making them into my paper dolls. Old habits die hard, and a guilty pleasure as an adult is squizzing through the red carpet pics online. Since starting this blog I’ve paid particular attention to what plus size celebrities have worn, but to be honest, spotting them is a bit like finding hen’s teeth. Moreover, when you do, the outfits are often a bit dowdy and unexciting – maybe something to do with plus size women battling to find designer dresses, as Melissa McCarthy has long griped about. (My concern here is…

  • Beauty & Lifestyle

    Nail art ideas: Christmas nail art

    Deck my nails with bells and holly, tralalalalaaa, laaa laa laaa laaaaa. Well, not exactly bells and holly, but something like that. I’m afraid I’m one of those people that loves holidays – the kitscher and tackier the better. Valentines day? Bring on the hearts and pink fluffies. St Patties – I’ll be dressed in all green. Y’all know how I feel about Halloween (BEST HOLIDAY EVERRRRRR), and last but not least, Chrimbo. It’s not that I’m a consumer zombie – I’m completely aware that these holidays are all glorified marketing ploys – but I do so love the unifying spirit of the holidays. As one of my friends recently pointed…

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     Review: Retail Box Secret Box December 2015

    Receiving packages in the post is one of my favourite things. Seriously. When I lived in London, and I’m not too embarrassed to admit I had a bit of an eBay addiction, nothing made me happier than getting all these little parcels to open and get excited about. Like a kid at Christmas, but, like, every day. Unfortunately I lost that delight when I moved back to SA, so you can imagine my glee when there was a ‘ding dong’ at the door the other day, and the nice Mr Delivery Man handed me my Retail Box Secret Box for December.  Now, I might be a bit late on the trend…