Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Marie Claire. An opinion.

Ok, I think I need to weigh in to the Maura Kelly debate (weigh in? See what I did there?)

If you have been living down a mine, let me fill you in.

The gist of this (in case you can't be arsed to click) is that Maura Kelly asks "Should Fatties Get A Room? (Even on TV)

She then proceeds in saying that she would be "Grossed out by watching two people with rolls and rolls of fat make out" as well as "but ... I think obesity is something that most people have a ton of control over. It's something they can change, if only they put their minds to it"

Well lets light up the fire and have ourself a burning at the stake.

It's a blog. We don't have to agree with her, but what I find absolutely AWFUL is the level of anger and abuse in the comments.

For example.

"By the way you dumb bitch, I may be overweight but I have lost 9 pounds in the last 2 years. Before you go judging people, you really should get to know them. Anorexia is just as unhealthy as obesity but you and Marie Claire continue to promote that every second of every day. You are a hypocrite, and rather brain dead at that"

A friend of mine sent this article to me, and I was so profoundly offended that I created an account here just to tell you what a c**t you are.

Your "article" makes me PUKE! Maybe if I read it a few more times I can fit in my skinny jeans and not be aesthetically unpleasing! GFY.

There are approx 899 comments mostly in this vein.

Some have bothered to try to reply with intelligence and to reply to each point. Others......not so much.

Maura Kelly MAY be wrong-She MAY be right. But surely that is the point of a blog? She writes her opinion and it is down to the reader to agree or disagree and then make clear concise points in their rebuttal.

In some points I agree, In some I don't. But I personally don't feel the need to abuse the writer.

I feel that in some parts people who aren't offended by the article,THINK they should be as everyone around them is.

Well let me lay my cards on the table. I AM NOT OFFENDED BY IT.

(AND I'M A FATTY!!!-ok, i'm not, but I was :-) )

It is HER opinion-She IS entitled to it. Usually I would write a comment explaining why I disagree with her but lets face it, its going to be lost in the piles and piles of hate comments she is currently receiving.

I think it is important to realise as well that Maura Kelly also suffers from an eating disorder. I'm going to take a guess and say that this has clouded her judgement slightly. Her post was badly written but it is HER post. and if we all stopped posting our opinions in fear of upsetting people-the world would definitely be a sadder place.

What did you think of Maura Kellys piece?


Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Sureslim Diet-Week FIVE

Wow, Week FIVE. Just five weeks ago I was slouching around, unhappy with my weight and feeling the size of a manatee. (Ok, now Manatees are cute, but who wants to look like one?)

Not me, thats for sure.

So up until last week I had lost 20lbs, and had not cheated ONCE.

*Stands up and clears throat*

My name is Kellie and this week I cheated. It had been 32 days since my last taste of chocolate and I CRACKED.

It started with a childrens party during the day, You know how these things go? Cakes, sweeties, crisps. I RESISTED all of them. (even the mini battenberg cake that I REALLY wanted) I was proud of myself and my willpower.

And then it happened...............................

That evening I went out with my friends, had a glass (or three) of wine and my willpower went elsewhere. (possibly slumped under the table after consuming all that wine)

Chocolate Fudge Cake, with Ice cream.


And you know what, I loved it. It was gorgeous, in fact I wouldn't let anyone speak as I ate in case they ruined the moment. I came to the conclusion that if I was going to eat it, I wasn't going to spoil it with guilt. I would enjoy it, and then MOVE ON.

Which I did.

Next morning I was back on track (with a big smile on my face OBVIOUSLY)

Oh the weigh in?

You want to know how I did?

I LOST 3LBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Making it 23lb in FIVE weeks.

I also lost another inch off my hips, waist and bust. I am one happy Fashionista.

I learnt a big lesson this week. I think I have learnt that when I get to my target weight I will be able to have the occasional TREAT and not slip back into bad habits.

I tested myself this week, and I think I passed with flying colours x x x

Big Fashionista

Monday, 25 October 2010

BNTM Live-A Review

This is coming to you live from my living room where I am currently tapping away on the keyboard with my poor throbbing feet encased in Ugg Slippers (Bite me Bangs) ;-) and there is no way I will be moving today.

This is after I spent ALLLLLLLLL of yesterday of BNTM Live at the Excel Centre with my ten year old daughter.

10-6.30pm walking around (and around and around and around and around) a not very large area looking at the hundreds of stalls of make up and jewellery and make-up and fashion and make-up (did I say make-up already?)

Now let me tell you something, When you have seen one teenage girl made up to the nines wearing six inch heels you may THINK you have seen them all. But you haven't. (How some of these girls got out of their houses that morning I really don't know) I wanted to sit down with some of them, have a motherly chat and wet wipe them until I saw skin. (Some of these girls made Cher Lloyd look like a natural beauty!!!!!)

Just when I thought the fun had ended it got to lunch time and the teenies realised that heels were possibly not the best thing to wear ALL day to an exhibition. (Like.......... duh)

Watching these girls shuffling around like they were walking on glass gave me the biggest laugh of the day. (Listen to your mothers girls, we do KNOW best)

Overall the BNTM Live experience was not quite what I expected. The venue was quite small and the queues were immense for the free manicures and massages.

I came across some fabulous companies that I will definitely purchase from again. Hello Rebel Nails

I met the FABULOUS Wonderbra girls and Hayley from LBQBlog. I spent some quality time with my daughter (who outshopped me with ease and style) and I watched girls strut around desperate to be noticed by model scouts.

I'm glad I went, but I was even gladder to get home.

Now who's going to make me a coffee?

Big Fashionista x x

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Credit Crunch wedding?

So the word on the street is that William & Kate are about to announce their engagement very very soon.

(Altogether now, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)

Now this is a brave move from Wills and his lovely bride to be. Don't they know there is a credit crunch on?

I imagine that the underbelly of Buckingham palace is awash with advisors trying to find a way to give them the wedding of their dreams without alienating the great British public.

Don't worry Wills & Kate, I have some ideas that may help make the day go smoothly, and in fact if you play your cards right (Bruce Forsythe as Master of Ceremonies maybe?) you could end up earning out of it.

Lets look at the facts, He is the future King of England. He would be foolish not to at least look at the offers on the table from OK magazine and Hello (I imagine there are Muffin baskets being made up as we speak)

But lets think outside of the box for a minute.

Don't tell the Bride.

It would be perfect for them, Wills running around with £78 pounds left and still having to buy the cake plus pay for a stag do. (£78 quid? Harry may have to cough up some readies to pay for the cocktails) Kate crying because none of her family were invited as all the money went on buying tranquilisers for grandad Phil.

I would watch it!!!!!!! I think we would ALL watch it.

Or how about

Four Weddings

Least that saves on paying out for a honeymoon.

Bride one tell us about your wedding "Well, we are having it in a pub, and it will be a buffet meal but they are short of chairs so can you all bring your own chair"

Bride two, tell us about your day. "Well, we are getting married in St Pauls Cathedral before having a small intimate do for 3000 people back at Buck Palace"

Honeymoon sorted.

Now how about the dress? Well every dress worn by a bride is special isn't it. Kate could go boring, Wang, Halston. But lets face it, she is never going to be able to top Diana's dress. So I'm just going to suggest Ebay. Lets face it, she isn't going to be able to wear it again is she? She will be papped at every opportunity, she might as well pick up a cheap knock-off, save a couple of quid and then afterwards can sell her story about how she wed the future King of England in a £12 Ebay dress (so now she is saving money AND making money)

Guests, God guests cost a lot. Feeding them, watering them, amusing them. To cut down on the number of attendees I suggest getting Grandad Phil involved, make him feel useful and ask him very nicely to write out the invites. And you DEFINITELY would love it if he added a small little comment at the bottom of the invite, you know, something funny grandad.

50% of guests alienated in one go. Job done.

Flowers? Well, isnt that what Kew Gardens is for????

No no Wills & Kate, Don't thank me. I'm only glad that I could help save you some pennies on your special day. Whats that?

Invite is in the post?

Gee Thanks!!!!!!

Big Fashionista x x

Wednesday, 20 October 2010


So I am doing well on the losing weight side of things, but lets face it, if I carry on at the rate I am my legs are going to look like Norah Battys without me having to wear stockings!!!!!!! I will have more loose skin than  well..........................


This is not a look that I am aiming for, although I may get plenty of strokes in the park!!!!

So I have been researching something called ex-er-cise. Allegedly it is something that is good for you.

I beg to differ.

Runners knee, Joggers nipples even athletes foot!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Ewwwwwwwww)

This does not sound as though this is "good for me" In fact if I had the inclination I would be running the other way right now (Apart from the fact i don't want joggers nipples)

Seriously, you people do this ex-er-cise for fun???????? Why?????????

So running is out.

I could cycle I suppose.

How dangerous can that be? (Said with the sarcasm that comes from living in east london where most drivers think the speed limit is a challenge set by the police)

I could go to a gym. I used to love the gym,  They had a new machine the last time I went there, I could've used it for hours. It had Kitkats, Crunchies, even Double Deckers in it!!!!!! Oh the hours I spent on that machine (I lost 7 pound and sixty pence that week)

Even the thought of this ex-er-cise of which people speak is enough to make me curl up under a blanket and refuse to come out. I don't even OWN a pair of trainers for gods sake!!!!

Anyway, its toooooo cold for exercise at the moment.

Come back to me next spring, I'm off to the park for walkies.

Big Fashionista x x

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Sureslim Uk Week Four Weigh in.

Wow, week four already? USUALLY this means by now on any other diet that I have done, I have fallen off the wagon so spectacularly, I have a bruised backside and a wecome back card from Pizza Hut (Seriously, they are sending me through vouchers now!!! I'm worried for their quarterly profits)

But not this time. No siree, No wagon falling from me. I've not even been pressing my face up against the window of Greggs (anymore)

This was always going to be a hard week for me, It's that time of the month, The pixies are in (Thank you Liloo for that one) I'm on the rag, Got the decorators in........................................ You with me?

So I was pleasantly surprised to find that when I stepped on the scales this week I have lost......

THREE POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Making it 20lbs in total over a period of FOUR weeks.

Cue the Happy Dance in Boots again-Seriously I am sure that the security guard in Boots now clear a space in the aisles for me now. (The happy dance needs LOTS of room)

Not much inch loss this week but half inch off of my waist and hips, I assume this is down to the time of month and hope to see a bigger difference next week.

Overall it has been a great week as all of a sudden everyone is noticing my weight loss and giving me compliments which DEFINITELY helps with the incentive side of things. I am buying new clothes as well as I don't see the point in waiting and continuing to wear clothes that just look silly on me. So no more shopping at Milletts for two-man tents (I jest) I'm off to treat myself to some new outfits this week so that the compliments keep coming.

In fact I feel that I am doing so well, there may be ex-er-cise in my future!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll let you know how I go with that!!!!!!!

Big Fashionista x x

Monday, 18 October 2010

Do not feed the Troll

A definition of a Troll

someone who posts inflammatory or off-topic messages in an online community such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog with the primary intent of provoking other users.

Anyone who has a blog has at one time or the other been a victim of the "anonymous" commentor.

Now I have to admit, I love a good healthy debate. (My mother used to tell me I could argue with my own shadow) but anonymous comments these days are not what they used to be. People hide behind the wall of anonymity to post negative comments and spout their hate.

What is the point?

Exactly what does an anonymous commentator get from comments such as "damn your (sic) ugly" or "Is that you in the mirror"

Do they think that an anonymous comment will have you weeping in your pillow or heading to the chocolate cupboard? (Yes, I have a chocolate cupboard and WHAT?)

On Saturday I received the second comment on my blog "Is that you in the Mirror, Fatty boom boom" Signed anonymous.

Now it isn't exactly the wittiest crack I've ever heard, To be fair I probably preferred the comment on my wagabee post a lot more as at least they had a point to make (Even though their intelligence obviously made it very difficult for them to insult me in words over two syllables) In fact it was so unwitty I have kept it on my post to mock the writer for the rest of their life. Fatty Boom boom? What are they, 12?

A lot of fellow bloggers I know get this sort of behaviour quite regularly, so what do we do about it? And how are we meant to take it?

I personally see every anonymous comment as compliment-It means I'm rattling a few cages and what I say is making people think (sometimes for the very first time)

For someone to comment on my weight means that they have taken time to read my blog, see that I am on a diet and think that they have found my weakness.


Even at my heaviest, I was not short of a bit of confidence-I believe in loving your body whatever size it is and my diet has only INCREASED my confidence.

The EGO has landed :-)

So what does a troll gain from their work? Because, If anything s/he, in my opinion is just a sign that we are reaching for the stars and some scared people want to pull us back down to their level.

Take a troll as a sign that there are people out there who are jealous of your achievements and instead of them striving to reach your level of achievement, they try to pull you back down to their level.

We should pity them and their uninspiring ways.

Don't feed the troll.

Big Fashionista x x

WINNERS-Barry M Dusky Mauve

So I have drawn the winners using a random number generator and the Winners are


Nineoh Beauty.

Congratulations ladies, Dusky Mauve will be winging its way to you once you send me your addresses, either Via E-mail or Twitter.

Let me know what you think of this one. x x x x

Big Fashionista

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Ain't that the truth

This one doesn't really need any words, but struck me as so true, I HAD to post it.

What do you think?

Big Fashionista x x

Friday, 15 October 2010

Nom or Vom

When I was searching through for my Retro Nom or Vom this week , it was this man that came to my mind first. I LOVED this man when I was younger.

But then I came to the conclusion that he is actually just as hot and just as current now as he was back then.

Todays Nom or Vom is............................

Keanu Reeves.

Mysterious, dark and brooding and somewhat of  a recluse these days, lets face it. Not many of us would kick him out of bed for leaving crumbs would we?

Especially when he has a tendancy for wearing tight T-shirts like this!!!!!

In fact, is that a WET T-shirt Mr Reeves? You saucy little minx.

Long hair, short hair, this man looks good with either. What's that ladies? A pic of Keanu in leather trousers lounging against a motorbike would make your day?

I aim to please x x

So what do we think ladies?

Nom or Vom

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

GIVEAWAY-Barry M Dusky Mauve

I think everyone is now aware of my complete obsession with Barry M Intense Nail Effects but as I was snagging another couple of bottles from my local Superdrug yesterday at the back of the display I spied a single bottle of Dusky Mauve Nail Paint which everyone is raving about as the perfect dupe for Chanel Paradoxal.

I grabbed the ONLY bottle from under the nose of the teens standing alongside me (They wouldn't have appreciated it as much as I know one of you will-They think Chanel is "that girl off of Big Brother")

So I'm doing a giveaway for no other reason than it is Wednesday.

And to enter all you have to do is.............

Be a follower of my blog, (If you weren't already, Where were you? )

UK only i'm afraid. (Sorry guys, next competition I do will be international I promise)

And just leave me a comment below saying "Can I enter your competition please"

Competition will end Sunday evening at 7pm.

And GO........................

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


I have a new obsession (No, not Tim Roth, how can you obsess over someone the court has ordered you to stay over a 100 metres away from!!)


Thats right, spam, from E-mails to blog comments I am loving how creative these people are getting at either trying to get money from you or get their products mentioned.

Well now I want to turn it on it's head. Let us laugh in the face of spam (Ha ha ha)

A lot of spam that I get follows the same pattern.

Spam 1

The Russian Bride.

The amount of times I am offered a Russian bride is now definitely in double figures.

And I got to thinking, I could really do with a Russian wife!!!! Think about it, someone to cook, clean, and generally cherish me that is what the e-mails promise me!!! I definitely need to get me one of those (Anyone want to part share a Russian Bride? ) All good women could really do with a wife. Life would be SO much easier.

The next time I get this E-mail, I may well ask for more details.

Spam 2


Sigh, Those little blue pills get just about everywhere don't they? I don't actually want any Viagra cheap so that I can "experience a whole night of passion over and over and over" (Makes me chafe just thinking about it) And to be honest, I really don't think the thought of making my other half swallow a pill that I have -bought over the internet and don't really know what it contains but hey it should give you the ability to hang coats off of your erection- is going to fill  Mr Fashionista with loving and horny thoughts!!! do you?

Spam 3

Dead Rich Relatives

Ah the old dead relatives spam, The amount of relatives that I have lost in South Africa, Nigeria and Zimbabwe is really starting to worry me now!! Whenever my mother says she is off on holiday I want to hide her passport (Poor cow hasnt been further than Spain for years JUST IN CASE) I've lost more relatives abroad than the whole of the Soap operas combined. If they used me as inspiration for a character in a soap, i'd be written out after a week for being unbelievable !!!!

And why do these relatives always leave ME millions? and I don't even know them!!!! Trust me, if I had a rich relative I would be watching their every bloody move (and after losing the first few, i'd hide their passports too)

Millions I have been left, and all I have to do to claim my money is send them a small amount to release the money!!!

Next time I might e-mail them back tell them to take the bank fees out of my inheritance and forward me the difference-That might work :-)

Spam 4



No-one told me this!!! I was actually going to wait until I receive an honorary doctorate when I am old and famous and then hang that on my wall!!! Now they are telling me I don't even need to do that!!! WOW.

I may become a dentist (My apologies to everyone attending the dentist in the next few days, you KNOW you are going to be scrutinising those degrees hanging on the walls) 

Let's be honest here, how many employers even check on the GCSE's, A  Levels, NVQ's and other qualifications you have these days? Not many I bet, I'm going to skip this one and just keep embellishing my CV creatively as you do.

These Spams are just the tip of the iceberg. Yes there are some mean ones that can empty your bank accounts and create a whole clone of you to live the highlife on (I know some men like that too)

And yes, I do feel sorry for people who are fooled by these (Only if you are over 50 though, any younger than that, more fool you-Especially if your penis has dropped off from taking fake viagra)

But I am now turning the spam on its head and admirng some of it's creativeness.

What's the best spam you have ever recieved?

Let me know

Big Fashionista x x

Sureslim Weigh-in Week THREE

So Week three already!!!!

Wow, This whole thing now feels like it has been going on for a lot longer. I  have definitely got myself into a routine of eating the right foods. I think the danger now is that I will get complacent and start trying to guess-timate weights and add in something "forbidden" as JUST THE ONCE won't hurt.

I think in any diet the words "Just this once" are a slippery slope to heading back into your old ways and before you know it you are laying on the sofa, wearing a MuuMuu, surrounded by empty wrappers and half-eaten chocolate bars (Ok, that might just be me)

I'm determined not to go down that route (again) so have been rewarding myself in other ways when I feel like I may crack. I have had my hair cut into a new shorter style that requires me to actually do more than pull a brush through it every now and then. I have become obsessed with my nails and have been painting them in the evenings when I used to suffer from the dreaded "snack attacks" (That is a genuine symptom you know, I didn't just make it up) and on saturday when attending a childrens party where every spare counter was covered in crisps, chocolate, cakes, fizzy drinks and sausage rolls (Once my idea of HEAVEN) I threw myself into playing the party games (Much to the horror of my four and ten year old-Apparently NO ten year old wants to see her mum playing musical statues!!!!!-Who knew?)

So it was weigh in day today. I knew that I had been good. Although it doesn't even feel like i'm being "good" anymore. I just feel like I am eating normally.


I lost another 4lb!!!!!!!!!!!

Making 17lb altogether!!!!!!!!!!!

I also lost another inch off my bust.

Inch off my waist and half an inch off my hips (I still have some junk in my trunk)

Overall I am ecstatic with my weight loss so far. I am getting people giving me lots of compliments which obviously helps keep me on the right track. And this week I have learnt that there are ways to avoid slipping back into old habits. Although to be honest, I don't feel like I could ever eat how I used to again.

Until next week Diet Buddies x x x

Shrinking Fashionista x x

Monday, 11 October 2010

Retro Nom or Vom

So there were a lot of people who liked the idea of a Retro Nom or Vom so I thought I would kick off the series with someone who I had on my wall for quite a while.

I idolised this young man and practised my signature over and over again for what felt like years.

I dreamt of finally meeting him and becoming his girlfriend................ (How innocent was 1?)


Bros, Anyone else remember them looking like this?

Awwwwww, the sort of boy you could take home to mum? (If my daughter brought him home now I would be on him like a tramp on a sandwich)

Any true Bros-ette wore bottletops on her shoes and ripped jeans with patches on. (Trust me I was Matt Goss MAD)

And now I've seen how he looks now!!!!!!! I may well crack out those bottletops again.

Take a look!!!!


Want to see the twins? (Phnar phnar)

Oooooh nice. I like it when our teenage crushes look even better as they get older.

What do we think?

Retro Nom or vom?

Big Fashionista x x

Dear Andrew,

Dear Andrew Marr,

Or can I call you Andy? Well you obviously know me so well that we are obviously onto little pet names for each other (Trust me, you got off lightly with Andy)

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kellie, I am 3 *cough* years old and I am a MILLION miles away from being a , um..... how did you so delicately put it? Oh yes.

socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed young man

Oh Andy, Andy, Andy. You disappoint me, you really do.

You have forgotten the first rule of journalism. NEVER MAKE SWEEPING GENERALISATIONS (unless you work for the Daily Mail)

Yes there are some bloggers out there who should have their keyboards confiscated for spouting vitriol all over the internet, who are single, bald, pimpled and living with their mothers, but surely you must agree Andy, the EXACT same comments can be made about SOME journalists? (especially the socially inadequate part)

Andy, may I bring your attention to this comment?

"Most of the blogging is too angry and too abusive. Terrible things are said online because they are anonymous. People say things online that they wouldn't dream of saying in person."

True, but that isn't just bloggers, that is people on Facebook, Twitter, even Moshi Monsters (Those 7 year olds can be MEAN)

Have you got your Social Media a little bit mixed up in your head perhaps? Not all of the people who rant about the X-factor results are bloggers you know, Not everyone has a blog, not everyone WANTS a blog.

Another comment Andy?

"But the so-called citizen journalism is the spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night"

Pot-Kettle, Kettle-Pot. (and that is as far as I will go with that debate-hic)

Andy can we get to the main point I think you have here. A line that you probably thought would be overlooked, a throwaway line.

"It is fantastic at times but it is not going to replace journalism."


Oh Andy, do we threaten you? Are you feeling terribly insecure? Are you hearing about Social Media dealing with issues such as Juarez and the latest superb campaign giveandmakeup  and feel like print is a dying art?

Us Bloggers have never had a problem with print, but print has always had a problem with us.It's sad but true.

Instead of fuelling the flames Andrew Marr, Why not read a couple of the SUPERB blogs that are out there and put down that broom you have been using to make sweeping generalisations with.

You may learn something.

Social Media is not the enemy, It seems that at the moment Andy, you are your OWN worst enemy.

Bigt Fashionista x x

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Retro Nom or Vom

I've had an idea, now this doesn't happen that often so humour me.

We have our Friday Nom or Vom and let's face it-it makes us happy.

But we an expand on this.....

I want to know who you crushed on when you were young, whose posters did you have on your wall? Whose surname did you scribble as your own on your school books? (Mrs Kellie Goss)

So let's get this show on the road.

Give me your teenage crushes and let's start up a retro Nom or Vom.

(First one to add Justin Bieber will have hellfire raining down on them for like....for-EVER)

Big Fashionista x x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Barry M Intense Nail Effect

I'm not really one for NOTD posts, Especially as it is rare I have nails as they are so weak and brittle they usually break once they get more than 1 ml over the nail bed. But in conjunction with my Healthy eating plan and new hair cut I have realised that my nails have grown long.

So out come the polishes.

Just in time for the HOTTEST launch of the year.

Barry M Intense Nail Effect.

One word. WOW. I literally ran out of peoples nails to paint this on yesterday. (Poor Mr Fashionista literally escaped by the skin of his teeth)

It is simple, paint the polish on over a base colour. (It looks better on a lighter base coat for maximum effect) and then watch as it cracks and retracts leaving almost a crackle effect on your nails.

Here is mine

And here is my daughters,

The great thing about this is you don't have to be neat. Slap it on and it retracts and cracks and looks great.

This is becoming HARD to get hold of so hurry.

And if you can't find it, then a little birdy told me that the lovely Lipglossiping is doing a quick competition over on her site which closes tomorrow!!!! Why not go and enter over there now ->

Can't recommend this highly enough. I'm loving it.

Big Fashionista x x

Gillette Twitter Experiment

Those clever people at Gillette UK has decided to find out whether the ladies of the world prefer their men hairy or clean shaven.

Take a look at the twins
(god that sounds rude doesn't it)

George & Dean Georgiades are identical in every way apart from George has facial hair.

Gillette are going to be seeing which one gains the most Twitter followers to establish whether we like Beardy wierdies or clean-shaven types.

You can follow George at  With beard or Dean at Without beard

The boys will also be competing is various different tests to see which one comes out on top (erases dirty thoughts)

Are you a beard loving lady? (not on yourself OBVIOUSLY) or do you prefer your men clean-shaven?

Let me know.

And follow the twin on Twitter as well. Maybe our men will take the hint :-) Or not...... sigh

Friday, 8 October 2010

Nom or Vom

Ah Friday, how we love to look at your glory and bask in the beauty of gorgeous men.

This friday there could be only one sensible choice for our eye candy.

He visits children in schools to help with their mutinies for gods sake!!!!


The man with cheek bones sharp enough to cut and the ability to immerse himself in a character enough to make you fall in love with not only the man himself but the character as a seperate entity (am I gabbling? I'm gabbling aren't I)

Shall I just get to the next pic?

Now I'm not usually impressed with a man that looks better than me in eyeliner but for Johnny, I'll make an exception.

One for the tattoo'd rocker lovers amongst us (Yes me, I meant me)

and one more in Black & White because it makes it look arty and then we can be excused for ogling men on a friday if we can say it is ART!! (so there)

So what do we think ladies?

Nom or Vom

Big Fashionista x x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Debate-Round two

A couple of months ago, the lovely Muireann from Bangs And A Bun and I had a rather lovely debate on tattoos (I won, don't listen to her) and as neither of us can think of anything to blog about we have decided that now would be the right time to bring on Round Two.

Reality TV

I have a confession to make.

My name is Kellie and I am a reality television ADDICT.

I get Xcited by X Factor, Stirred by Strictly, I boo at Big Brother (Can I stop now?)

Reality TV is superb, a small glimpse into the world of real people where you can pick a favourite and then another one 24 hours later.

But there is a secret to watching "Reality TV" that you should never forget.


(Sorry if I have ruined something there for you. For gods sake don't ask me about Father Christmas!!!)

Bangs will tell you that if you watch Reality TV you should be bitchslapped into next week (she's mean like that :-) ) She doesn't understand that a TRUE fan of reality shows sees behind the production and doesn't take anything at face value.

Let's take for example Big Brother.

1 hour a night of highlights? They knew exactly how to edit the show to make the right person win. They could have put Jack The Ripper in that house and at the end of the run after he killed all the female contestants and cooked their intestines for the rest of the housemates breakfast (Pardon my aggression today, I am out of coffee) you would still be voting JACK TO WIN, and raving about how he is just "misunderstood"

But that is ok. Most of us get how it works and watch because it is escapism. Had a god-awful day? turn on I'm A Celebrity" and watch a c'leb eat witchety grubs. (always makes me feel better)

Reality TV isn't a bad thing, it is just something that has over-saturated the market. give it a while and there will be a whole other format available to hate.

I for one LOVE it,

As long as you forget that usually, there is no "reality" in your reality tv.

Big Fashionista x x

Take a look at Bangs side of the debate. She thinks that reality TV has been delivered from the devil, and she ain't afraid to tell you that.

Check it out here -----> bangsandabun

What do you think about Reality TV? Are you a fan?

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Licence to.........................

I overheard the other day (ok, I was being nosy, you caught me) two old men in the park grumbling about how anyone can buy a dog these days and you used to be able to have to buy a dog licence and it got me thinking (I do that occasionally, Not too often-it hurts)

More things need to be licenced. (It's a genius idea, I should be running this bloody country)

Let us start with the obvious.


I have seen plenty of people out there who would have benefitted from having to take a exam or attend a class (or ten) regarding child rearing before being given the licence which allows them to breed.

One question I would definately like to see added to this exam is this.

You have a 9ml bottle for your 7 month old baby, how many mls of Coca cola can you put in it?

A) 4mls

B) 9mls

C) Stop scanning for the correct answer you inbred.

Next woman I catch doing that will get the same treatment as the last one I saw. (Her ears are probably still ringing)

Plus to obtain this licence you must prove that you are earning enough to support the little creature. No money, no hunny-END OF.


Yes there are some things that you should need a licence to wear.

Crocs-Prove to me that you are a hospital worker and MAYBE I will let you off with a warning about your taste, but I will admire your dedication to your work so much that you will have your licence granted.  Other than that. I'm afraid if you are caught wearing these without a licence the penalty is having your feet removed at the ankles. (If I catch you wearing them with socks, it is DEATH)

Another thing that needs a licence is jeans worn below your backside showing off your pants, This licence is incredibly hard to get hold of, in fact the only time this licence is granted is................. actually no. No licence for this AT all. Stop it.

You have not been to prison and had your belt taken off of you rude boi, pull them up, you look ridiculous.


Aren't most of them out on licence anyway? :-)

What do you think needs to be licenced these days? Any here that you disagree with?

Let me know

Big Fashionista x x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Nom or Vom

Due to Blogger playing up like a hyperactive 5yr old last week there was a distinct lack of Nom or Vom.

That must not be allowed to happen.

I have been sitting on these pics since tuesday and it has been KILLING me.

Look ladies, Its Gerard Butler

This is one  guy who is proving impossible to pin down by any woman
(although i'd like to put myself forward for the job)

A real "man's man" He looks like he would be chef in the kitchen, a gentleman in the living room and an ANIMAL in the bedroom.



*Throws bucket of water over herself!!!!!!!!

Oh he scrubs up GOOOOOOD.

(Am I acting like one of those sex crazed women at a stripper night?)

One more?

I am thinking of cutting this one out, framing it and telling people it was from our trip to Egypt last year!!!!

(Gal can dream can't she)

So what do we think ladies?

Nom or Vom????

Sureslim Diet Week 2 Weigh-in

My apologies for they late posting of this, I have been cooking Chilli for 15 people!!! (don't ask)

So second week of my healthy eating plan has gone well. I fought with temptation this week-and WON!!!!

And I think I have really learnt the difference between WANT and NEED. (although this does NOT apply to clothes shopping ok?)

I really didn't know what to expect when I jumped on the scales this week. I would have been happy with 2lb so that it becomes a steady gradual weight loss so was abso-lutely FRICKIN ecstatic to find I had lost

FOUR POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Making my overall total 13lb in just two weeks.

I lost another inch off my bust, waist and hips which I am really pleased with as it is coming off all over and not just my bust. and that means that I have lost 9 inches in total so far as well!!!!!

(I'm thinking NEW jeans are needed)

That 4lb was made even sweeter knowing that I had gone out with my friends Saturday night and had a couple of drinks.  Think it goes to show that this is definately a change of lifestyle instead of a diet.

My lovely consultant who rings me every week, Sarah at Sureslim UK has been a great help through this. It is almost like chatting to a supportive friend who can steer you in the right direction (Rather than one of those bitches who wave chips under your nose on a Saturday night)

This last week has flown by and i'm looking forward to the next weigh in now. I am starting to get people asking if I have lost weight and telling me how great I look which is always a great incentive to keep going.

I also need ideas for what to treat myself to next week for getting my first stone off.

Let me know if you have any ideas.

Big Fashionista x x

A lot of people keep asking me for contact details for SureSlim UK. is the website or you can call them on 0844 585 7500 If you are thinking of doing it, or are currently doing it, drop me a line, we can be diet buddies x x


Sunday, 3 October 2010

We need to talk about Temptation

Temptation, From Adam & Eve to Kellie and the table of food (I'll get to that in a moment) Temptation is everywhere isn't it? Sent at the most inopportune moment to tease and drag us from our paths. And the Food Temptress is the most evil bitch you can imagine.

Picture the scene, it is Wednesday, I am still on a high from my 9lb weight loss the week before and I have to attend a meeting at my daughters school regarding her summer trip to France.

I walk in and the tables are LADEN with Croissants, Pain au Chocolate, BRIE (FFS, This is East London, I wasn't aware they even knew what Brie was!!!!!!) French stick and WINE.

Now any other time if you would have put ANY of those in front of me I would have been on them like a tramp on a (brie) sandwich BUT this time the only think I could think was...........

 Fils de pute

(hey I'm quite good at this)

Its not fair.......... I'm not ready for this!!!!! The previous week I had rigourously planned my meals for the whole week, and knew every morsel that was going to be going in my mouth- I had NOT planned to be visually assaulted by food and I certainly had not planned for the smell of freshly baked bread lingering in my nostrils for an hour and a half.

I salivated like a dog..... a hungry, hungry dog. I was probably quite pathetic to look at (and  it has been pointed out to me that I may have let out a little whine or two)

Luckily the 9lb weight loss was still fresh in my mind (along with the idea of throwing the tables at the idiot who decided food would be a good idea) While everyone else tucked in I listened to the presentation and asked (semi) intelligent questions before making my excuses and leaving before a bloody dessert trolley came around.

I was warned that this week I may experience cravings.

(Insert sarcastic tone here) No, REALLY? I have been like a pregnant woman hunting down coal with mayonnaise at 2am. It is the wierd things that I have craved this week. Things that I wouldn't even usually WANT to put in my mouth.

Like a kebab!!!! (Ewwwwwwwww)

I went out with my friends last night, and I alternately drank alcohol and then a bottle of water, Alcohol and a bottle of water. (No hangover-RESULT) and then at the post-partying obligitory chips or dirty kebab meet point once again I was a pillar of virtue. (although I did ask if I could lick the paper-oh the shame)

Obviously I grumbled like an old lady, asking my friends if they knew what meat they were even eating. (Usual reply was goooooooood meat-BIATCHES) But once again I avoided temptation.

This morning they have a mouth like the bottom of a budgie cage and I am feeling smug and rubbing their noses in it (Look I take my kicks where I can at the moment)

So it is weigh in day on Tuesday and although I know I wont have another huge weight loss like last week I can definately say that this week I have faced temptation head on.

And I bitchslapped her back to where she came from.

Big Fashionista x x

Saturday, 2 October 2010


What is it with Saturday that we look forward to it all week and then spend the day on mundane things like housework or going shopping?

Saturday should officially be a day of leisure. A day to prepare for the day of rest that is Sunday

So on that note I am preparing to rest and there is no blog posts today and tomorrow.

Nom or Vom will be back next Friday if Blogger sorts itself out in time.

What are you up to this weekend? Anything fun?

Big Fashionista x x
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