Look Book; Plus Size Fashion

Its spring in a few days time, but I’ve already made a transformation in my wardrobe to more spring outfits i dont really feel the cold so i dont layer up as much as some for this time of year. These are some of my favourite picks for this spring.

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Leggings are my best friend i love leggings i own so many pairs and i have now found my all time favourite from simply be for only £8 there so comfortable.

As you can see the weather is still cold enough to pair my outfits with a jacket and boots but i dont have to fully wrap up in a coat which is bliss. 

 

aletheatrent x 

 

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Maintaining The Best Relationship

Whilst its the best feeling having a relationship it can become so easily for it all to go wrong. So here are my best tips on maintaining a relationship. Ive been with my current partner for 5years, so i have a fair idea of how to keep things healthy.

Things to remember;

  • ‘Distance makes the heart grow founder’  This is one i swear by, i dont mean that you have to move ten miles away but its all about having your own time to make you miss the other person and to keep there cute habits from becoming annoying. Weather its working separate jobs or going out in different friend groups every so often. You can even be in the same house and have your own time for example you can take yourself off to pamper yourself and do your own thing whilst your partner is in a separate part of the house. As much as you may want its not healthy spending every second of your day together.
  • Talk – Communication is key in any friendship or relationship. Be real talk about your thoughts your woes, this can also make your bond even stronger.
  • Keep a designated night to go all out – Have a date night once a week where you can glam up and go out just like when you used to date. This works best for couples that live together!
  • Comprimise – For any relationship to work there needs to be a level of give and take. For instance weather it comes down to what to have for dinner or what to watch on tv. Sometimes you have to meet in the middle.
  • Don’t try to change your partner – Theres no person that is perfect everyone has there flaws. Your partner you should love for there flaws n’ all!
  • Complements – Keep the relationship positive, say them soppy things give them complements.
  • Give what you expect to get – You can’t be not giving your partner a second of your time and expect a massive gift in return. Your equal and both deserve what makes each other happy.

 

*these are only opinions, some of these might work for you and your relationship

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas

Valentines day gifts;-
Theres always a question what to get
Whats to over the top
Whats not enough 
Whats suitable 

I’ve put together a little collection of different gift ideas perfect for all budgets, ages and sex’s.

Keepsake Ideas;

Bathing Luxuries;

Candles;

 Jewellery;

Fragrance for her;

Fragrance for him;

  

Cuddly Bear;

Sweet Treats;

Flowers;

Here is a selection of ideas of what i can think of, any gift could be perfect deepening on what the person your buying for likes. Its not always the cost that reflects the sentimental value.

 

*all pictures are clickable links to make it easier for you.. 

 

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Your Favourite Love Story

As cheesy as it sounds i honestly find my grandparents little love story the best, it shows true love and there just so cute.

For the purpose of this post i did ask them some little questions to fill in there love story. 

So they first started seeing each other when my Grandma was 19 and my Grandad was 23.
There first date involved going to there local pub to have a drink with there friends.
A few years passed then my grandad proposed standing on a fence gate in the woods,
They married on 7th of July 1962. [55Years this year]. I always remember being told how Grandad left the sticker on his new shoes on the day of the wedding.
To this day they’re still together soldering through every day, there main priority in life is each other and helping one another grow old together.

There love story contains nothing high and glamorous but the main feature in there love story that is the most inspirational is the fact that they believe in the ‘Marry Once’ rule and the vows you make at your wedding day are a life commitment. Dont get me wrong i can understand why some marriages can break down but i dont think people understand the true meaning of marriage any more and my grandparents just show case how it should be. They’ve stuck together through everything, to be the best husband and wife they can and even to this day through any struggles of old age they are never far apart from one another. They raised two children, took two grandchildren on like there own and love all there grandchildren and great grandchildren like there own and would go without just to help some one else. Honestly i could never imagine them apart they are like a fish without water, a world with no sun, a plane without wings.
I honestly adore my grandparents and i look at them in awe, and what they have together is what i dream i could only ever have.

here are my beautiful grandparents.

Whats your favourite love story?

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Top 5 Movies For Valentines Day

Valentines day could be the day that you and your loved one decide to just snuggle down and watch a cute romantic film and enjoy each others company. 
Here is my list of top 5 favourite movies perfect for that valentines evening or just any evening to be honest. 

Top Five; 
Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist forces him to confront the comedy career-and the past-that he’s left behind.
Realsed 2014 – Staring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union.

Me Before You;
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of color. And neither of them knows they’re going to change each other for all time.A real tear – jerker movie this one.
Realsed 2016 – Staring Sam Clafin & Emilia Clarke

Notting Hill;
Every man’s dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world’s most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can’t believe it himself, William runs into her again – this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world’s most wanted woman is not easy – neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press.
Realsed 1999 – Staring Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant

The Vow;
When Paige wakes from a coma following a car accident she has no memory at all of the last few years of her life nor of her loving husband Leo. She remembers living with her rich parents and has to choose between the life she knows – which includes a boyfriend – or getting to know her husband all over again.
Realsed 2012 – Staring Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams.

Love, Rosie;
From the age of 5 Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart have been best friends, as they take on life they just end up getting separated time and time again. When it comes to love it’s just everyone else but each other… But when will they realise they are meant to be together?
Realsed 2014 – Staring Sam Clafin & Lily Collins.

 

I hope you enjoy! Let me know if you decided to watch one or you’ve already seen any.

x

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Beauty Mistakes I Used To Make

Over time my make up skills and trends have certainly changed, the way i look at make up and the outcome of make up has changed. I thought i would share with you some of the mistakes* i used to make.

Here is a list of beauty mistakes i used to make*

  • Not matching my foundation correct and believing that i had incredibly pale skin so i looked like a ghost.
  • I used to smother my face in talcum powder because i thought it made my skin feel soft I was about 12 ok!
  • Neglecting my brows – i even shaved them off once and thought that drawing on tadpole shaped eye brows was nice? Then i though that over grown brows wouldn’t make a difference. Oh how i was wrong eyebrows are something that can make or break a make up look.
  • Applying my blush incorrectly; Looking like coco the clown with big pink dots on my cheeks.
  • Spider Legs for mascara; Remember the extremely clumpy mascara stage, i used to sleep in the mascara to make it quicker and it would build up more..
  • Foundation on lips – I’m all for nude lips but foundation on the lips it just not attractive especially when the lips are so dry and cracked.
  • Not even having a moisturiser or skin care routine until i was about 15/16
  • Not using setting spray and wondering eh why does my make up run away after 3 hours..
  • Shaving non wet legs with no products. Just the thought makes me cringe now, no wonder my legs where always cut to shreds.
  • Not realising the importance to brushes or beauty blenders. Now id be lost without my brushes and sponges. Oh and another thing is keeping them properly cleaned and sanitised.
  • Not using conditioner on my hair, so i used to shampoo it once and wonder why it was always so brittle and tangled.
  • Not putting eyeliner in my water line but under my eye. Yep i looked like a panda.

 

Oh wow how tragic did i used to do my make up? What i know now i defiantly didn’t know then..  I can’t find many but here are some throw back pictures of myself from the age 13-15..

 

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*these are things i consider as a mistake, if this is something you do and it works for you then so be it. Its make up what works for one doesn’t always work for another. Everyone has there own opinions. 

What Ive Been Loving & Catch Up..

So the last couple of weeks i has been absent from blogging, as i have been doing so much other bits and pieces that i haven’t really even been on my laptop much so i have a ton of youtube and blogs to catch up on this week luckily I’m free most of the week so i can play catch up.

So what have i been up t0?

  • Firstly i decided to do an advanced make up course which took up a fair chunk of my time, and even though i had previously already done a make up artist course i done this one to better myself really so i completed it yesterday and passed with a merit which I’m proud of.
  • Ive had some health issues and been on/off different medications and had appointments ect which have sometimes left me in a negative head space. Ive contemplated doing some posts on some of these subjects but I’m not sure.. Let me know in the comments?
  • It was my pups 2nd anniversary, on January 24th it was 2 years ago i got him. Which means his nearly 3 years old. Its honestly flown by, so to give him a treat i took him to the massive park and we had a massive adventure, then we stopped at the pet shop for some birthday treats on the way home.
  • So my partner is a die hard football fan and coming up is our 5 year anniversary so we went to an away match in Huddersfield and had a date night going to a comedy gig.

What I’ve Been Loving;

The first thing i have to say I’ve been loving and I’m sure 90% of the rest of the world is with me on this one. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You.

Im not really a tv person but i have started watching Suits & Haters Back Off and to my surprise I’m really enjoying both.

 

Hair Care;
I happened to just pick this shampoo/conditioner set up as an off chance and its turned out to be my ultimate hair care routine. Ive noticed such a difference in my hair, it leaves my hair feeling nourished and soft which is something I’ve never had.

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shop it here

The way i do it i wash my hair twice with the shampoo leaving it on for 2-4 minutes and massaging it fully into my scalp.
Then apply the conditioner using a wide tooth comb i comb through my hair i dont put the conditioner on my cult only the length of hair however as my roots get greasy really quick.

Products;
BIO Oil; Im a lover of face oil, i love adding it to my foundation or to cream make up products to make them more bendable.

Zoella’s Hand Cream; I got this for christmas and I’ve fallen in love with it. I use it multiple times a day on my hands and skin. I love the smell and how hydrating it is. Im so gutted that its only available for the winter time i would so use this all year round. I have managed it find it on amazon however – http://amzn.to/2kCbIk4

Lip Smackers; I love these not just because of the luscious flavours but because there so light but hydrating on the lips. – http://amzn.to/2k6lGua

Lush Snow Fairy; Im still using up my bulk supply that i purchased this is beautiful i love it need i explain any more!

Whats Coming Up;

So were nearly in February which is the month of love.. I have a wicked blogger tag idea that I’m looking forward to doing from 1st of February.
Ive also changed the way i do my base foundation and it really works so I’m excited to show you this.

So keep a look out for some exciting blog posts.

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