Monthly Archives: July 2014

Plus Size Disney – Tweedledee & Tweedledum

The Tweedles are two of my absolute favourite characters from any Disney film. They are also excellent characters to meet in the parks as they are so chaotic and funny!

So, today’s outfit post is inspired by them!

All of these items are currently available to buy online at the links below!


Leather Bow Tie Necklace – Etsy
Jeans – Simply Be
White Top – ASOS Curve
Yellow Soft Blazer – ASOS curve
Shoes – Irregular Choice
Bag – Victoria Beckham

What do you think?

Would you rock the Tweedle look?

Alyssa xxx

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Totes Amaze!

I have started to paint 100% cotton bags to add to my Etsy store and so I thought I’d do a little blog post to update you with what is available so far!

The ever popular “Sleeping Death” design was the first I added


Today I added “Poor Unfortunate Souls” to the store as well, an Ursula inspired design that I love!


With all painted tote bag designs I include free personalisation, this could be either a name or a quote.

I will be adding a bespoke tote bag option shortly where you can have pretty much any design you want painted for a set price!

I ship internationally so everyone can enjoy my designs.

Please check out my store here and let me know what you think!

Alyssa xx

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Plus Size Disney – Rapunzel

I reckon that Punzie would totally hang out on the festival scene so I’ve done a very casual boho festival look for my Rapunzel inspired plus size Disney outfit today.

All products are available to buy online at the moment on the links below!


High waisted denim shorts – Simply Be
Lilac vest top – Evans
Meadow Mix Flower Crown – Crown & Glory
Sun Pendant – Etsy
Pascal Boots – Dr Martens

I LOVE that the boots are actually named Pascal!!


Alyssa xx

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Changing my face …

Training as a makeup artist was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. I loved college and reconnecting with my artistic nature took me to a really happy and positive place.

Face and body painting was my favourite part of my training and is probably the skill I use the most. Obviously my own face is the best canvas to use to practice on so I thought I’d do a little post to show you some of the designs I’ve done!

Here I made myself into the Cheshire Cat.



I’ve also done some Medusa inspired looks


Sometimes I like to be a lion …


Or a snow Queen …

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How about half monster/half sugar skull?


I think I’ve overloaded you enough with pictures of my face!

What’s your fave look?

Is there anything you’d like me to do?

Would you like a step by step tutorial of any looks?

Let me know!

Alyssa xx<

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Plus Size Disney – Nemo

I decided to do a bright and breezy summer look today inspired by Nemo’s yellow and orange colouring.

All these items are available to buy right now so click the link to view them!


Skirt – ASOS curve
Top – Evans
Shoes – Office
Bag –
Necklace – Tatty Devine

Would you rock the Nemo look?

Alyssa xx

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Plus Size Disney – Tinkerbell

I Believe!

Here is my take on a plus size Tinkerbell outfit using items available online at the moment!


Dress – Simply Be
Melissa Shoes – nonnon
Metallic Pewter Micro Satchel – Zatchels
Bun Extensions (available in all colours) – Hair Rehab London
Believe Necklace – Disney Couture

Do you believe?

Alyssa xx

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Plus Size Disney – Snow White

Today is the turn of Snow White to undergo a Plus Size makeover with products currently available online.

I went for a casual look as I’m loving wearing my chucks with pretty dresses during the warmer weather.


Dress – Simply Be
Red Converse – Schuh
Blue Shrug – Yours Clothing
Saddle Bag – Zatchels
Snow White Bow – The Hair Necessities on Etsy

I love this look, it might even entice me into trying yellow!

How would you style your Snow?

Alyssa xx

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Urban Decay Electric Palette

Well, they’ve done it again.

Urban Decay bash it out of the park on a regular basis with their palettes and this is no exception.



The Electric palette is everything I wanted it to be and more. The colours are the bright, vibrant, smooth formula that you would expect from Urban Decay but with an added Jooosh that I wasn’t expecting.

I’ve swatched the colours below for you to see, the top row is with no primer, 2nd row on Urban Decay Primer Potion and the bottom row has been put over the NYX jumbo pencil in Milk. I photographed with and without flash to give you the best representation possible.



I was brought this as a gift from a very good friend yesterday and have spent all morning playing with it and creating looks on face charts.

Due to the very nature of the fact that they are pressed pigments, you can expect fallout from this palette. I combat this by using a sticky base, packing the colour rather than sweeping it and completing my eye makeup before my base to allow any fallout to be removed.

That said, the formula is incredibly soft which makes blending them very easy and the colours all compliment each other very well.

I currently have this look on my face




Created using Slowburn, Savage, Jilted and Urban. I’m also wearing 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion on my lid and 24/7 Zero in my waterline and under eye.

I love this colourful look and will be creating many more with this palette. At £38 for 10 eyeshadows and a double ended brush, I think this is a must have for any makeup lover!!

You can buy yours here! – you won’t regret it!

How are you wearing yours?

Alyssa xx

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Festival Blues

This is the first year in a long time that I’m not attending any festivals, it is really very depressing and not getting tickets for Glastonbury this year was really traumatic for me.

I love live music and the environment and atmosphere of a festival makes me a very happy girl. I love that you can see bands that you’ve never even heard of before and make friends with random strangers in a field that you may then stay in touch with for years to come.

Rain, mud, sweaty tents, long drops and warm alcohol are all part of the experience. I personally enjoy every single aspect of a festival but know that they’re not for everyone.

Festival fashion is a huge consideration as a plus sized girlie, I tend to ensure that I have plenty of leggings and a selection of tops/dresses to go with them dependant on the weather. Having a good waterproof jacket is essential and willies are a godsend in the wetter weather.

If you are going to a festival this year, here are the essentials that I cannot live without …

Dr Marten Drench Boots – I struggle to find wellies that go over my calves so these are my wellies of choice, I have the pink ones but they come in such an amazing variety and are super comfy that I can’t festival without them!

Pac a Mac – Simply be do a wide selection of Pac a Mac’s and waterproof jackets all of the way up to a size 34 so it is definitely where I would head to grab mine.

Painkillers – Whether it’s to ward off a hangover that you’re not willing to drink through or to help you to combat painful festival feet. You will probably need a painkiller or two during your festival experience, don’t travel without them!

Socks – Your feet will get wet if it rains, a change of socks can be a lifesaver when you’re feeling groggy and damp. It always amazes me how something as simple as putting on dry socks can make you feel like a new person.

Festival Bag – My Zatchels saddle bag is the best festival bag I have ever owned. You need something small and wearable but that has a good closure for that extra security. I keep anything that I’m not happy to leave in my tent in my bag so, phone, keys and money mostly. Remember, never take anything to a festival that you’re not prepared to lose.

Toilet Paper – This speaks for itself really! I always take the moist ones that come in a small packet that fits in your bag, they can also serve a multipurpose and remove your makeup at a pinch.

Sholley – You’re thinking Sholley’s are for old people right? Wrong! My sholley is a festival lifesaver, I can fit everything I need in it – including clothes, booze and the tent can even be strapped to it to be dragged across the fields. Don’t buy a cheap one as you will want to use it more than once I should imagine and make sure that you have large sturdy wheels as it will be dragged across fields!

This is just a short and sweet post about my festival essentials, I do know some people that just turn up with money and a change of pants and sleep where they can. I like to be a bit more organised than that though!




Do you festival?

Alyssa xx

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Plus Size Disney – Merida

I LOVE Brave.

It’s definitely my favourite of the more recent Disney films and I adore Merida as a character.

Passionate, fiery and Independent she stands for everything a strong woman should be and her anti-princess stance is super appealing to me.

Here is my take on an outfit for Merida using items that are on sale at the moment.


Trousers – Simply Be
Top – Evans
Crossbow Necklace – Etsy
Dr Marten Boots – Office
Betty Jackson Bag – Debenhams

I already own the DMs and Top in this outfit and am totally crushing on the necklace & trousers, so I might actually end up recreating this!

Alyssa xx

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