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Blogtober - Day 27 - Favourite YouTubers

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Hi!   My favourite youtubers:   Fun For Louis   Ben Brown   Hello October   Essie Button   Fleur de force   Faye's Fix   Hannah Maggs   Claire Marshall   Shameless Maya   I Covet Thee     Do you have any recommendations for YouTube channels?   Much Love   Natalie   x          

Blogtober Day 26 - Throwback time!

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Hi!               Sorry for the small picture! An old picture of me when I was about 5!   I had an obsession with dungarees at that age!   Much Love   Natalie   x   

Blogtober Day 23 - My favourite outfit

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Hi!   If you have been reading my Blogtober posts so far, thank you. I haven't managed to post everyday but what I have managed to get posted I have really enjoyed writing!   Favourite outfit     Caught off guard by Mr C   This has to be my favourite outfit at the moment. I featured the dress a few weeks ago as a Blogtober post  and here it is again making a second appearance. I wore the dress for the drive down to Devon this week and it was so comfortable, I may have to purchase it in the other colour!   Much Love   Natalie   x  

Blogtober Day 22 - Your favourite places to shop/wishlist

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Hi! Wishlist from my current favourite store. All items can be found on the New Look website.   Much Love   Natalie   x

Blogtober - Day 21 - The one thing you can't live without

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  Hi!   The one thing you can't live without     When I first saw this prompt I knew exactly what I was going to write about.     The one thing I can't live without...Mr C and my family. These people have helped me through my bad times, especially last year when I was ill, Mr C sat with me in the hospital until they told him to leave, held my hand and let me cry on his shoulder on the days when I was ready to give up on life.   The Parents -  They looked after me whilst I was recovering from my op last year, also helping us move at such short notice and then getting the house in order.   My Sister - She just makes me laugh, everyday. Without fail and without trying.   My Brother - Mr Chef, IT, DIY Man, need I say more.     Much Love   Natalie   x

Shop Your Stash

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Hi! Welcome to the Shop Your Stash Challenge. This is all about finding a gem in what you already own and creating a blog post on it. This is to let go a little of the stress that comes with being a blogger - even if it is just once a month. Rummage through your beauty products and climb through those clothes draws. You might surprise yourself! I'm still obsessed with these slim leg joggers from New Look. They make such a nice change from jeans, I haven't worn a pair for a long time mainly because my favourite ones from Yours have completely worn out and I can't find them again!                Much Love   Natalie x     Here are the other lovely ladies taking part!   Hollie Debz Nicole R Gemma Leah Helen Vicky Kittie Michelle Anne-Lise Lucia Nicola Nicole F Sharon Sam Kim Sarah Betty Abi Kaye Toni Nikki .  

Blogtober - Day 19 - Dream Destinations

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 Hi! There are so many places that I want to travel to with Mr C! New York   I've been here twice, the first time I had chicken pox, the second time was a few days after September 11th   New Zealand and Australia Cape Verde Paris LA Barcelona Scotland Denmark Maldives Bora Bora Tokyo Canada Chicago     Phew, let me stop there before I get carried away!   Much Love   Natalie x   

Blogtober - Day 18 - Favourite tv programmes

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  Hi!   This is going to be super short as I don't really watch much TV. There are three programmes that I am watching currently:   Don't tell the Bride     Masterchef Australia         Gardeners World       Much Love   Natalie   x    

Blogtober - Day 17 - Favourite Films

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Hi!   Favourite films   Clueless     The Devil Wears Prada         These are my two most favourite films, I do have lots of others but I might bore you with the list!   Do you have a favourite film?   Much Love   Natalie   x    

Blogtober Day 16 - Do you have any hobbies?

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Hi!   Well, I will start with the obvious one, blogging of course is my main hobby. I remember when I first started blogging I was convinced that it would be short lived but nope, nearly 2 years later and I'm still here!                                                                            In the summer I do enjoy gardening and even done a short course on it. During the winter when I don't get a chance to go outside I usually spend time researching what to plant out next year and wondering whether I can actually grow anything from seed!                                         I also really enjoy cross stitch and will soon be making a start on these.                                                                                              I know, thinking about Christmas already! I have tried knitting and crocheting in the past. Unfortunately I get impatient when I can get the stitches right and then I give but, one day I will knit/croche

A black dress with a side of orange please..

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Hi! I was super happy to find a New Look voucher gathering dust in my drawer, even though I was putting myself on a shopping ban again I managed to convince myself that a voucher wasn't real money so it would be ok to go shopping, yep, logical hey! Another temptation was the 20% off full priced items flash sale. What can I say, I just couldn't resist! Anyway, enough rambling, here is what I got. Shirt Dress I'm really unsure about this dress. I've always loved a good shirt dress so when I saw this one I was really excited and promptly added to my basket. It fits well across the hips and chest but it's quite big around the arms which is really odd. I'm going try it with a few more accessories and see if I change my mind. What do you think? Yes or No?     The Kimono   I had just been listening to the Kate Bush song 'Babooshka' on the radio, hence my serious singing face! Kimono So, I'm late to the par

I Feel Good

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Hi! Time for the next I Feel Good challenge.     " You know sometimes when you spend ages getting ready for a night out, an event or even just a blog post, and the reflection in mirror isn't what you hoped?  This challenge is for those times when you look in the mirror, no pre planning involved, and think "I look good today".     We all have our good days and our bad, but this challenge is to record those good days and to remember that confidence, at any size, is beautiful. I need to practise taking selfies! Much Love   Natalie x Abi  http://aisforabi.blogspot.co.uk/ Becca  http:// thegirlewiththeplait.blogspot.co.uk Becky  http://www.doesmyblogmakemelookfat.com/ Bee  http://www.thelittlestbuzz.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma  http://emmaatouchofsparkle.weebly.com/   Felicity  http://felicityhart.blogspot.co.uk/ Hallie  http://knitteddaisy.blogspot.co.uk/   Hollie  http://prettybigbutterflies.com/ Kare

Barry M Gel Nail Polish

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Hi! I have read quite a few posts about this nail polish so whilst I was in town a few weeks ago I decided to pick up a couple in Superdrug. Oddly enough it was Mr C that picked the colours! The two that I bought were Blood Orange, which is a lovely red and Lychee, a really pretty neutral colour. The week after I bought these I sat down one evening and gave myself a nice manicure using the Lychee. The polish went on a bit thin at first but after a second coat it looked really nice. The next evening I was a little disappointed to see that the tips of my nails were really chipped and by the Saturday (two days later) I had to remove the polish as it looked awful. Today I have decided to give 'Lychee' another go and use a different top coat and this is the result! Have you tried any of the other colours and what are your thoughts? Much Love N x

Day 14 - Blogtober - Your favourite scent

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Hi!   Your favourite scent   These are my two favourite perfumes at the moment. I'm not very good at describing scents, I was going to try but it's not happening. I can, however tell you that they smell really really good!   Do you have a favourite scent?   Much Love   Natalie   x        

Elvi and the necklace

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Hi! Elvi were one of the brands showcasing at Plus North this year. They are a brand which have been around for a few years. I remember buying work clothes from there when there wasn't much choice around for plus sizes. Recently the brand has been updated and there are some really beautiful pieces to choose from on the website. Anyway clothing aside let me tell me you about this beauty.                                                           Hello Statement necklace!! I saw it at the Elvi stand and knew pretty much straight away that I would be ordering it. The beautiful design caught my eye and I fell in love. It's not really something I would normally go for but for some reason I felt compelled to order it the minute I got home. I paired with a simple cream top for work but it's definitely one of the statement pieces that will transform an evening outfit as well.     I've got my eye on these pieces once payday comes along (hurry pl

Blogtober - Day 13 - Favourite Blogs

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Hi!   Favourite Blogs     There are in no particular order but here are some of my favourite blogs!   Just Me Leah   Natty Nikki   The Human Mannequin   The Ramblings of Mrs BeBe   A dress is for life   Does my blog make me look fat   Girl with Curves   Vivianna Does Makeup   Wait Until The Sunset   DanielleVanier   From The Corners of The Curve   Fleur De Force   Plump Parsnip   Gabi Fresh   Steve Booker Much Love   Natalie   x

Blogtober Day 25 - Worst Fashion Moment

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Hi!     So this little fashion error happened in July this year. I was still looking for a bridesmaid dress for my sisters wedding when I stumbled across this gorgeous dress on ASOS.       However it did not look like this when I tried it on. Now of course I'm shorter, fatter and less gorgeous than the model but still!                               And it was see through but don't worry, I won't show the back!   Have you ever ordered something and it didn't look the same?   Much Love   Natalie x  

Blogtober - Day 12 -What are you reading?

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Hi!   What are you reading?     I'm pleased I've made it this far for Blogtober, It's been really fun writing these posts!     So, currently I'm reading this book, A Hollywood Ending. I have been trying to read this for about 2 months, unfortunately due to a busy work schedule I haven't had much time to sit down and read a book but, we are due to go on holiday soon so I am determined to finish this whilst I'm away.     The book is about a famous (fictional) film star who is trying to find love, I'm only 1/3 of the way through so maybe I will do a little review and let you know if there is a Hollywood ending.    I'm a bit of a magazine addict as well but I currently have a backlog so that's another thing I will be doing on holiday too!   Much Love   Natalie   x