Thursday, 18 September 2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Why Do You Blog?

I have been blogging for over 5 years now and I don't know about you, but I genuinely cannot remember what I used to do before I wrote crap on the internet.

For me it is an outlet, and platform on which I can stand up high and shout from the rooftops, "whatttttt dooooooo you calllllllllll a collective noun for cooooccccccckkkkkkkk"

(Classy, thats me)

I love blogging, it has led to a huge amount of opportunities that I am extremely grateful for. I am lucky that my blog has gone from strength to strength and for some reason you guys come back each day and read my rantings and musings.

Sometimes you even leave me comments, which I LOVE. (hint, hint)

Blogging, for me, has always been a safe place, a place where I can share my thoughts, or say exactly how angry I am about something, I can write about how much I love a new dress or jacket or even share with you hot men on a Friday. Oh I do love to share hot men with you on a Friday.

Why do I blog?

Because I bloody love it.

Now tell me why YOU blog,

Or why you started blogging,

Or why you would like to blog,

Or why you stopped blogging.

I'm interested in what makes bloggers start and then continue on this road that we travel.

What is in it for you?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Collective noun for a group of penises

I know, I know. It is far too early in the day (Or late, considering what time you are reading this. In fact, WHAT TIME DO YOU CALL THIS? Where have you BEEN?) to talk cock but hey, when did you ever expect anything better of me.

It is a fact that my brain works in mysterious ways. Occasionally, weird thoughts enter my head and I can't get rid of them until I write them down. (I can only apologise)


So, this is my question to you.

What is the best collective noun for a group of penises that you can come up with?

(Ok, I'm a little sorry)

(But I'm not sorry for this picture to illustrate a group of penises)

The picture is for illustrative purposes only, I'm talking about real peni here, not dick heads. 

A clutch of penises?

A penetration of penises?

I'm handing it over to you.

And the best one will get a prize.

So let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

Monday, 15 September 2014

St Legers, Ladies Day with Ladbrokes Bingo

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to Ladies Day at St Leger in Doncaster and as I have never been to the races before I was extremely excited about the opportunity to dress up a bit and go completely OTT with a hat.

(Side note, ladies. If you are going to the races, why not wear shoes that not only look good but are ones you can walk in too. The amount of women I walked past wearing shoes that made them walk like they were Bambi on crack were too many to count. AND that was just going IN to the race course)

So this was my outfit. My dress which is, of course, Hell Bunny was purchased from Tiger Milly, and my hat was from the Marks and Spencers sale with all the red embellishments and flowers added by me.

Having never even been to the races before I was glad I got to experience it from the Mallard restaurant at Doncaster, which had its own viewing area in the stands, meaning we all got to enjoy the racing in comfort and style.

Having been invited by Ladbrokes Bingo, we OF COURSE played some games as we watched each race, including Horse Racing Bingo. I don't think I did very well at that game, I had a peek at some of the other ladies cards and I have a sneaking suspicion I know who has won.

It was fantastic to spend the day with some bloggers that I truly love, it is always great to see Georgina from who is one of my favourite people in the world and who I now have more pictures on my phone of than I do my own children.

Here's some from us just totally messing around while trying to take VERY SERIOUS outfit posts.

and also the lovely Laura from who had me laughing ALL day. especially when she won a race, and they did win a few!!!

Overall, I had an absolutely fantastic day. There was food, absolutely gorgeous food but instead of photographing it, I ate it. (crap blogger that I am)

There were horses.

There was fashion,

and there was so much enjoyment of the day that I just cannot wait to go and do it again.

Have you ever been to the races before?

I'd love to hear about your experiences. Did you dress up and wear a hat?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x x

Volumising Products for all hair types

What are the best volumising products for all hair types?

If you find your locks are looking a little lacklustre and flat by lunchtime, it could be that you need to consider using daily volumising hair products. If you’re wondering about the “crème de la crème” of products and which one is best for your hair type, the good news is that today’s marketplace offers a huge variety of different things to help, from brushes and thickening sprays to volume mousses, all of which have the potential to leave you with effortlessly big and bouncy hair.

You could try, for example, a product like Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo, from L’Oreal. This is set apart from the rest thanks to Filloxane, an essential thickening ingredient which makes each hair wider as it sinks into the roots of your locks; you may well find you notice results in days.

If you’ve not tried it already, John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume range is worth a shot as their lightweight Blow-Out Spray is effective especially for fine or thinning hair. It can be added to wet hair before drying, and gives you a gloss that’ll fool everyone into thinking you’ve just left the salon. John Frieda also does a Blow-Dry Lotion Root Booster which is great for greasy-prone locks as it gives volume and shine without the moisture and oil. Another one that I like is Percy and Reed’s Abundantly Bouncy Volumising Mousse and No Oil, Oil for fine hair; as signature products they are both very popular.

Alternatively, Swell’s Volumizing Masque adds hydration as well as volume without harsh chemicals, meaning it can be used once a week in place of your usual conditioner. Ojon also offers Volume Advance shampoo and conditioner that gives your barnet bounce and volume – the shampoo lathers easily so you won’t need much of it. Clinical trials show volume is increased by up to 51%!

For a quick fix to a last minute hair nightmare, Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder is light, user-friendly and hassle-free – the ideal hair pick-me-up on the go. (Just make sure you brush it all out thoroughly so you don’t look as though you have dandruff.) It’s suitable for all hair colours – but shouldn’t be confused with a dry shampoo.

For overworked hair, Backcomb In A Bottle by Umberto Giannini is the ideal replacement to vigorous brushing and backcombing. Give your locks a great boost for that big, glamorous night out that deserves a hairstyle to match! Equally, if you’re on a budget, VO5 Plump It Up Dry Backcomb Spray is one lower-cost option.
Another one for a flat, lifeless hairdo is Living Proof’s Full Root Lifting Spray – although this is a little harder to use than some of the other products mentioned. Next time you visit your regular hair salon in sevenoaks or anywhere else, you can also ask your stylist for more advice.

Finally, another one for fine, flyaway hair – Kerastase Spray Volumactive helps you get the perfect blow-dried look or holds your up-do in place all day while hair looks shiny and soft.

With so many products available for all prices and hair types, there's no excuse for not living life at full volume! 

Big Fashionista x x x
*Supported by, The Chapel.