Swimsuit Special 2014: Tankini

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Following on from my post about must-have one piece swimsuits, now I’m looking at two pieces – something that can be a big step in terms of body confidence for some people. Do you want to wear a two piece but don’t want to bare your stomach? Or do you have a long torso and find it hard to get a swimsuit that works for you? Tankinis are the perfect answer! You can mix and match them for the perfect combination for you…

Plus Size Swimsuit Simply Be Bespoke Tankini Set - Snakeskin

I’m going to make the call and say that this is the coolest tankini I’ve ever seen. Not just because of the snakeskin print (which is amazing), but because of the sizing options. Continue reading

Sexy Plus Size Lingerie

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I’ve been watching Masters of Sex on Lightbox lately – have you seen it? It’s a drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality. It got me thinking about what make me feel sexy – one of those things is beautiful lingerie, whether I’m wearing it to look nice for my boyfriend or under my clothes to make me feel extra fabulous. I know it’s something you’re thinking about too – every week I get messages from my readers about where to get sexy plus size lingerie! So here are a few ideas for you – let me know which ones are your favourite!

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WIWT: Chocolat Sofia Skirt

Dani McAllen wearing Sheryl May. Photo/supplied

Dani McAllen wearing Sheryl May at NZFW 2013
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I remember going to New Zealand Fashion Week last year and seeing Dani McAllen (now the Managing Director of We Are Anthology) wearing an amazing outfit by Sheryl May (pictured left), and falling in love with the print. Now, Dani is a tall, slim, leggy babe and the likelihood of us fitting the same clothes is absolutely zero, so I figured I’d be completely out of luck and never get to wear Sheryl May’s beautiful designs. Continue reading

Know your normal

Something I’m really passionate about is looking after myself as a whole – making sure I drink enough water, eating mindfully (and not feeling bad when I eat chocolate), sticking to a skin routine, and making sure I get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Part of that also includes looking after my health.

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Friday Faves: 17 October 2014

I believe in treating myself well, and part of that is choosing to have lovely things in my life. They don’t have to be expensive (although those that are, I think they are worth saving up for), they just have to be things that make me feel like a million bucks. Nice fabrics, beautiful designs, jewellery that holds sentiment and meaning, even lovely cups that remind me to sit down and appreciate how fortunate I am.

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Cruelty Free SAFE Shopper App

When I decided to go cruelty free with my cosmetics this year, one of the issues I faced was not knowing what was cruelty free and what wasn’t. There are a number of companies that claim to be cruelty free, but sell their products in China, where animal testing is mandatory (you can read about that here)! So, how do you figure out who you can trust?

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New Zealanders can download the new SAFE Shopper app – an online guide to help you choose cosmetic and household products that have not been tested on animals! Continue reading

Multiple Identity

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Can you imagine what it would be like to come face to face with someone who looked exactly like you? What about two people who look like you?

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Swimsuit Special 2014: One Piece

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Yesterday I went swimming in the ocean for the first time this season, and you know what that means – summer is on the way and it’s time for my swimsuit special! What style of swimsuit do you like to wear? I’m kicking things off with some of my favourite one piece bathing suits – stay tuned for more great styles!

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Black Cat Halloween Nail Art

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All Hallow’s Eve is fast approaching and so I wanted to share a fun Halloween nail art tutorial to get you in the mood. I was having a hunt through Pinterest (are you following me?) for some ideas, and I came across this cute black cat design by Simply Rins and wanted to replicate it (and teach you how to as well)…

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