La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ | Go Tell Yo' Posse!

This has been in my little overflowing testers box and I've been waiting till I had a couple of weeks to really commit to trying this. ** As a side point. I'll only ever really post about a product, especially skincare or haircare if:  A. It's a first impressions post, B. I've been testing the product and I didn't like it right away or C. If I've been using the product for at least 2+ weeks to really get a feel and track any difference or benefit from using it etc.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo + is described as an anti-blemish cream to target oily and blemish-prone skin, Unclog pores and refine the look of skin texture. I have been using this now every morning before I apply my primer and in the evening after I have cleansed and toned and I specifically apply this on my cheeks and nose which is where I have red cheeks, Large pores and sadly, Clogged pores. ( I have ordered myself a blackhead remover from amazon (here) so can't wait to take a steamed shower and go to town with that and then keep my nose clean and unclogged with this.

As with every product, something important is smell, even more so if its going on your face and I must say, I don't think I could begin to explain the smell, but its very clean and very fresh and I really like it. It's a white creamy texture as you can see above and I've been applying that amount to each cheek and working it in and over my nose. Once it's rubbed in, as you can see above it works into the skin as a clear cream and I personally don't find it sticky or tacky on the skin, It sinks into the skin like a dream!

I don't really have any scaring or too many blemishes on my face but it's really toned down the redness on my cheeks and nose, I mean its still there, but using both the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ along with my HealGel Eye serum that's under review atm ( Post will be up soon ), for the first time in a long time, I've not got any spots, my skin tone is looking more even and coupled with having my first round of laser surgery that has dramatically improved my chin and moustache facial hair, I've actually felt comfortable with no makeup on my skin and with these products doing half the work, It only aids my foundation or BB cream in giving me that fresh dewy flawless face for spring :)

Would I recommend this? Yes. I have seen a difference in my skin tone, I have seen the redness go down in my targeted areas. Would I repurchase this? Yes. I got mine in the 3for2 boots online for £15.50 (link) as I get points on my advantage card and I took advantage of the 3for2 but you can find it online cheaper but may have to pay several £'s for P&P so do shop around!

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Giveaway! Win Boohoo, Tanya Burr & Rimmel goodies with Cohorted

So my sweets, This is a perfectly timed giveaway thanks to as this month I have hit over 200 Youtube Subscribers, Over 800 Bloglovin Followers, 100 Facebook page Likes and over 700 Twitter Followers! God I think thats actually a milestone in everything! Thank you so much and I hope you will continue to support me and my lil blog and other social media. Don't forget if you can't always wait for my next post or video, you can add me on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram to keep updated till my next post :)

I wanted to tell you all about as I think its a FANTASTIC way to get products that we want at a discounted price. The website itself has products that are already slightly discounted, But the idea is the more people that commit to purchasing the product, the price drops by a certain percentage. Seeing as its already discounted, nobody loses out! You just get the item you want at a cheaper discounted price!

Whats really great is that for every £1 you spend you get 1p back in loyalty points so the more bargains you bag the more you can redeem off using your points next time!  A discount on my already discounted item? Thankyou very much! A beta version was launched in March and once the feedback from the bloggers is in they will adapt the site before launching it on a full scale to the public! Yay!

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Now I know they have done this sort of thing before like Bid TV, so its not really a new idea but it is something I think I'd get on board with, Whats great is you are able to request products you want in the hopes enough people show interest and they add that to the site, you can even subscribe to a product that's going to be launching soon on the site to sell and be emailed when the item goes live so you don't miss out!

Cohorted are running a very nifty little giveaway today here on my blog as they want YOU to tell them what you might like to see, As my site is both a Beauty and Fashion site, We thought we would do a mixture of prizes! All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!

The Giveaway will run from 14th - 20th so there's only a week to enter! 
Whats up for grabs!

Boohoo Lilac Large Lea bag, along with any Tanya Burr Lipgloss of your choice and this gorgeous Gosh nail varnish! 

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Spring/Summer Grunge Plus Size OOTD Feat Attitude Clothing & Primark

( all together now )

And purr I did lovelies, It was a couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon Attitude clothing as I fell in LOVE with their Plus size dresses which I shall go into in a sec. Sadly tho, the dress didn't fit, so in the end got THE most UH-MAZING bag which has now been nicknamed BEAST :P and these wicked Skeleton hand hair clips.

Now I realize this might not be everyone's cup of tea / coffee or hot chocolate but I absolutely ADORE this bag. Its a gorgeous faux leather furry drawstring backpack with this lovely purple and pink furr flap with studs. There's 2 magnetic pockets on each side and the bag itself has several pockets within which is just perfect as I like to keep my phone in one and maybe chewing gum and my oyster in another and keys. The straps are adjustable and it's pretty damn comfy to wear, I've had many a people stroking beast and making compliments and if a backpack isn't your thing, They have a very similar bag to beast but as an across body bag so winner winner chicken dinner. I wanted my outfit to be still sping/summer wearable but with that hint of grunge too so I rocked it with my New Skool Tee from Primark that you all loved in my Primark Haul video and my Faux Leather Skirt from Primark and some pink pumps from MRP Fashion!

It should come as no surprise that I love a good hair clip, be it an oversized glitter bow or a skeleton hand..or two :P These are such great fun and can take the most simplest of ponytails looking like a work of art. Already had several friends ask to try them on haha, Looks Like I know what everyone's going to be stocking up with at halloween :D

A bit about the brand

Now, When I think of "Attitude" clothing I think Punk, I think Rock and I think Studs, skulls and leather, one thing I don't think is plus size. As a plus size woman ( insert sob story here ) I have always wanted to have a rockabilly or burlesque type dress and sadly, I've always had too much junk in the trunk.. and everywhere else :P Attitude Clothing has a plus size range XXL - 4X now for those that don't understand the sizing, here is their size guide.

XL - Size UK 162X - Size UK 18, 3X - Size UK 20, 4X - Size UK 22

Trying any new clothing line, one of the main things that personally puts me off from purchasing is worrying I'll order the wrong size and then ordering a bigger size while you send the wrong size back and yadda yadda yadda, its too much effort. So I'd recommend going to a website you have purchased from before so you can easily compare measurements between the safe site and the new one. For me, its Newlook Inspire. I have pretty much 1 of everything from Newlook, Jeans, tops, dresses, jackets, the works. Usually I'll get skater dresses in a UK 24 ( Bust 50 inches / waist 44 inches ) usually the skater dresses have an elasticated waist so this of course helps, If the dress has no elastic to it, I think I'd personally go for a UK 26 ( Bust 52.5 inches / Waist 46.6 inches ).  Attitude Plus's biggest size is a 4X ( Bust 44 - 48 inches / Waist 44 inches ) So I went with the 4X on the Arcadia Dress below, Sadly as you might of noticed the bust was smaller then my usual 52.5 inches of space and as I couldn't zip it up over my boobs but it would of looked so nice. god damn having big boobs! I did however want to share with you some of my favorite dresses from their Plus range, at least If I can't wear them atm, maybe you guys can :D!

Everything about the Claudia 50's Dress from its cut down to its white polka dot material makes me need this in my life. It's just fabulous. Granted I feel like I should be offering to do all the housework but doesn't it just look amazing! The Cordilia Dress is just to DIE for. The gorgeous off the shoulders bust and the gorgeous floral design, it's simply fabulous!

The Toto 50's dress is a bit more fun with its halterneck top I love the fabric and the buttons down the bust! A similar design to the Arcadia 50's Dress It's probably the most " ME " dress on the site which is the one I ordered that didn't fit. I love the red and the black detail, the gorgeous rose, skulls and anchors fabric. I love it, just gutted it didn't fit!

I had to add in these 2 pairs of shoes, The skull heels are amazingggggggg and OMG the boots.. I NEED THEM! How amazing would they look with the bag!!!!! 

Seeing as I didn't get to do a lovely outfit post featuring one of their dresses, I thought I would do one better and do a VIDEO of this outfit for you instead and of course a closer look at BEAST haha, the bag and hairclips. Please do let me know if you like the video as I've never done anything like this before and would love some feedback :) x

Now before you go off and leave me some comments and go like my video, if you DID like anything from Attitude clothing then please use my  

Discount code XFATBEAUTYX to get 10% off!

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A Cheeky Peak at what's to come...

Morningggggggggggggggg :D

So there is alot on this fat beauty's plate at the moment. 


Moving + working 60hrs + blogging = juggling act!

So when I say I'm moving, I actually mean, My Fella and I are finally looking for a place, haha I still have ALLLL the joys of finding a place first, so days off are running around doing viewings and I'm on a 24/7 flat hunt! 

I'm also reviewing lots of Beauty and Skincare at the moment as we all know that can take a few weeks to use the product and see a result so I didn't want you lovelies thinking I'm just doing fashion, This is still very much a mix, It's just all the beauty reviews may be after each other as I'm reviewing so many right now lol.

There is also a competition coming soon which will be sponsored by Cohorted which is VERYYY Exciting, along with some fashion reviews, with Attitude Clothing And Fashion World, So suffice to say, There is ALOT of exciting things happening with me and my lil blog-a-lina! 

A Cheeky Peak...

Review on Laroche Posay Effaclar duo+ // My Sunday morning DIY Manicure

Review on Yourtea's 14 day Detox* // Getting in the mood with my MoonCandles

Review on Colgates new ProClinical200 Electric Toothbrush* // Dirty Looks BobbyGlam ponytail*

OOTD feat my new Flower Garland // My First Kate Spade Purchase

So as you can see, there are MANY posts that are up and coming, but I know with the flat hunt the posts wont be everyday like they have been, but fear not beauties, I wont be a busy bee forever! :) x

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Magnificent 7th | Something I NEVER wear | Fashion Challange

So my beauties, be you fat beautys or slimmer ones, It's that time of the month where I take part in my Fashion blogger challange. The Magnificent 7th is a fashion challenge, which will be posted on the 7th of each month and the aim of the challenge is to create an outfit to fit the chosen theme or topic, ONLY using clothes & accessories from my wardrobe!

This weeks topic is Something I Never wear!

Something I purchased but never wear is this gorgeous leopard print top from Marks and Spencers. I think I purchased it in a sale for £8 or something silly like that. My mum actually has this top and I saw her in it and loved it so much I wanted it for myself so off I went to grab it and it was only a couple of weeks later when I tried it on that it came up short.. like around the belly button area. I was GUTTED! Having a larger belly as a bigger woman, I tend to wear my trousers or whatever over my belly ( Hi simon cowel ) and a top to sit over it but this top was short so I couldn't disguise my belly and of course that meant I was uncomfortable and I spent a whole night pulling this top down on a night out and in the end, I folded it up and put it in a drawer and totally forgot about it. It's only when I do a lil clean out and tidy I come across it and ponder selling it or throwing it. When I saw this was the topic, this top came straight to mind, but then the problem was, well how can I wear it? I remembered I purchased this faux leather skirt in primark and well... here we are :)

I just put some tights on under to hide the celluite sally legs and my leather boots from Newlook to get this lil cool biker chick vibe, so went with a darker lippy and my hair up and voila!

all these other fabulous ladies are also doing the Magnificent 7th! Hope you check them out too! 

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