Category Archives: Makeup

January Disney Wish List 

January is the poorest of months for most people who celebrate Christmas. Obviously, this means that it’s also the month I am most likely to find everything I want, but can’t afford! 

So here is what I am lusting after at the moment … Disney Style! 


Star Wars Storm Trooper Purse – The Disney Store £9.99 in the sale! 


MUPPETS Haunted Mansion style print –  Redbubble 


Minnie Mouse Jammies – ASOS curve 


Ursula Phone Case – Redbubble 
Villains Phone Case – Redbubble 


Spaceship Earth Dress – Kawiianpizzaapparel On Etsy 


Alice in Wonderland Door Knob – Propsculptor on Etsy 


Alice Fabric – Frumble 


Ursula Inspired Stack Rings – thefinejewelleryco 


Alice in Wonderland Scarf – Redbubble 

I’ve stuck to items available in the UK as I keep getting stung with customs charges when I shop abroad! 

It may be a bit Alice and Ursula heavy, but let’s face it – it was always going to be! Haha! 

What are you lusting after at the moment?

Lots of Love

Alyssa XX 

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2017

Hi!

I’ve not been about for a while, I know that last year I had intentions of blogging more and it didn’t happen .. I think I might have even said it the year before as well but life has always got in the way! 

2016 was a pretty shitty year for me in general. I started the year with Barry the Bloodclot in my leg, a potentially life threatening illness which fortunately has now cleared but wasn’t a fun time for anyone while he was with us. sadly towards the end of last year and at the start of this year, I lost some family members who were very dear to me. The past few months have been a dark time because frankly, I’m not someone that deals with death well. 

That combined with work issues and a business which spiralled out of my control for a while made for a pretty hectic year. 

The best thing to come out of 2016 was my wonderful relationship with my amazing Mark. I’m a very lucky girl and can’t wait to see what the future holds for us. 

Moving forward with the year ahead, I have lots of content ideas for my blog so I’m going to ressurect her from the ashes, blow off the dust and start sharing content again. 

 I am passionate about plus size fashion, Disney bounding and cosplay so I’m super excited to start sharing some of my latest finds, ideas on upcycling clothes into Disney fashion, how I outfit plan for trips, some of my fave custom made dress sellers and there may even be a sneaky little collaboration in the works! 

Let me know if you want to see more Disney inspired make up looks … I know I only shared a couple but I do have plenty of ideas for more if that’s something you might want to see? 

I will also have a big post on my Halloween soirée costume as becoming Ursula was a pretty spectacular achievement for me and I had the most incredible night. 

I also have some posts coming up on Disney DIYs, painting projects I’m working on, my ever growing Alice in Wonderland collection and lots more … 

So hopefully you’ll want to stick around and read some of them!

Lots of Love

Alyssa xxx 

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Wearable Disney Inspired Makeup – Cruella

A lovely Twitter follower contacted me this week to ask if I could help her to put together a wearable ‘Cruella’ makeup look to go with the Disneybound she is planning for an upcoming trip, I of course jumped at the chance! 

This is a series that I am hoping to find time to continue with as I have so many ideas and it’s fun to create wearable looks inspired by characters! 

So here goes … Cruella De Vil inspired makeup 


Products used

Base

Brows

Eyes

Lips

Let me know if you’d like me to create more looks!

Lots of Love

Alyssa xxx 

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Plus Size Disney – Queen of Hearts

In a change to my usual outfit posts, today I am covering a look that I actually wore on a recent trip to Disneyland Paris!

This is my Plus Size Queen of Hearts Disneybound – I hope you like it!!

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You can find items similar to the ones I wore here …
Red Cardigan – Yours Clothing
Rose Dress – Ebay
Red Tights – Ebay
Necklace – BlackHeart Creatives

I made the playing card flower crown myself and absolutely love the way that it came out.

If you would like me to provide details of my makeup for this look, then please let me know!

This was definitely my fave outfit of my trip, what do you think of my Queen of Hearts style?

Alyssa xxx

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Avoiding Flashback

A while ago the UK press were having a field day over a photo of Angelina Jolie at The Normal Heart premier with a white substance on her face and neck.

This is the photo

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The press have been commenting about how her makeup artist should be sacked for not blending correctly and that Brad was mean for not telling her she had white powder on her face … neither of which are accurate.

The powder that was used is likely to be a HD (silica based) powder, these are amazing and flawless in natural light and with HD cameras but flash photography will cause a white appearance.

I’ve been caught out by this myself …

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Yep, I learnt the hard way about HD powders under flash photography!

To the naked eye, these powders create a flawless appearance. They are usually very finely milled and so are perfect for setting concealer in problematic areas. Just don’t use them if you’re going to be photographed with a flash!

Whilst HD (silica based) powders will cause this extreme white effect, it isn’t the only makeup that can problems under a flash. Foundations with high levels of SPF, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide or with ‘light reflecting’ qualities can also cause flashback, it won’t be as intense as the photos above but it will cause a bright appearance to your face in pictures.

Some excellent foundations which don’t cause flashback

Illamasqua Skin Base – Full Coverage
M.A.C Face and Body – Build-able coverage
Chanel Perfection Lumier – Full Coverage
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr – medium coverage

I hope you’ve found that helpful in assisting to avoid white face photo syndrome!

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.

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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.

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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

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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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Disneyland Paris Fatshion

I have mentioned previously that my trip to Disneyland Paris this year was one of the best and most inspiration trips of my life thus far. I genuinely had the most amazing time and got to hang out with some of the loveliest people while I was there – which was a huge bonus too!

Before I went, I spent hours online searching for the perfect outfits to wear in the park. I’d been warned that I would need comfortable footwear (advice I chose to ignore and regretted doing so – Disney feet are evil. Fact.) and that I should bring jeans (again, advice I ignored but I didn’t regret this choice!) and comfy clothing. Now, I’m not really a comfy clothing kind of girl. I understand that for many people clothes are just something that have to be worn, they choose not to put much thought into them and good for them if that’s their choice. This fat girl however, likes to look good and so clothes are a very important part of my life.

I already had some Disney park ears that I had either brought online or had brought for me as gifts (I really do have the best friends a girl could wish for) and decided that I would co-ordinate what I was going to wear with them.

I arrived quite late in the day to the park so didn’t have long to explore before dinner on the first day, this meant that I didn’t change out of my travelling clothes – so no ears were worn on the first day! I did however wear a gorgeous dress from Yours Clothing (sadly, no longer available) which is covered in teeny tiny multi-coloured hearts. Turns out this was the perfect choice as I wandered around the Alice in Wonderland maze and had my photo taken with the queen of hearts!

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I knew that I was wearing red and black the next day and didn’t have ears to match that outfit, so on the way back to the hotel I brought myself some lush black and red sequinned Minnie ears so I was co-ordinated to the max!

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The dress that I wore was from ASOS Curve (sadly, no longer available either) and I teamed it with TU leggings and my red leopard print converse hi tops that I brought in Office – ok, I did take one pair of sensible shoes.

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I had such a fun day, met loads of characters and even bumped into the Tweedles which was A-MA-ZING! I kind of regret wearing this top as the shapelessness of it makes me look way more massive than I actually am, but I was comfortable all day and co-ordinated so I can’t complain too much.

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My outfits got progressively more ridiculous from this point. I was visiting the studios on the 3rd day and decided that was when I was going to smash out the Ursula Ears …. Can we just take a moment to admire how amazing they are ….

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*Sigh* So in love with these ears.

Now, obviously if you’re rocking out some villain ears you can’t be wearing a pretty floaty summer dress, you need to make some impact and judging by some of the strange looks I got walking around that day, I think that my pleather dress and studded boots combination did just that.

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The dress was from AX Paris at Simply Be (no longer available) the shrug is from Yours Clothing, the leggings are from TU, the boots are Joe Browns at Simply be and my bag is from Zatchels.

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This was by far my favourite day. Once again, that is controversial to say as I spent the majority of it in the studios and I know that not everyone likes them but I really enjoyed everything there. The stars in cars parade with the impromptu meet and greet afterwards was awesome – here I met Ariel, Elvis Stitch and I hula danced with Lilo … how blooming amazing is that?

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I loved the Animagique show, the live art section where you can join in and learn to draw characters, the storyboard of the development of Ursula, the toy story area and peering over the wall at the Ratatouille area being built!! SO much excitement!

Day Four brought my most ridiculous outfit of the trip with it, I had brought some leopard print Animal Kingdom ears online and decided to go all out leopard for my final whole day in the park. The dress is from Yours Clothing (no longer available) and is the love of my life. The fit and design of this dress is amazing, it makes me so happy I could burst. I teamed it with a black Tutu underskirt from Domino Dollhouse, Tu Leggings (do you get the feeling I only buy leggings from one place?) and my oxblood red studded boots from Simply Be.

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This is the day that I met the most adorable princess stalkers in the queue for tickets to meet a princess. Although I was disappointed that I met Ariel again, especially as Tiana was in the other room! I also watched the Spring Fever parade for the zillionth time in 3 days and danced and sang along with everyone in the sunshine.

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My entire stay was magical, and made me a very happy girl. The Dreams show every night was an emotional and dramatic end to a day of wonder, happiness and excitement before traipsing off back to my hotel and collapsing into my big comfy bed!

One of the most surprisingly excellent aspects of my DLP experience was the food, I ate in the most incredible places and was taken by surprise by how amazing the dining is. I will do a separate post about this on it’s own though as I have waffled enough for now!

Have you been to DLP?

Did you love it as much as I did?

What did you wear?

Alyssa xx

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I’m new here …

Hi!

My name is Alyssa and I’d like to welcome you to my little corner of the web.

I am relatively new to blogging so please bear with me, I’m sure that I’ll improve with time!

I just wanted to do an initial introduction to myself and let you know what you can expect from my blog and why you might like to follow me and find out what I’m up to.

I am passionate about many things in my life including; my amazing family and friends, handmade crafts, fat fashion, makeup, fancy dress, everything Disney and my ginger moggy Mr Wooster cat … that really is just the tip of the iceberg though, more of my passions will come out the more you read!

This blog will be my place to express myself and showcase to you things that I love or am working on at that moment in time, this could include;
Craft Projects/Tutorials
Face/Body Painting/Special FX makeup
Makeup ideas/shoots/tutorials/tips
Outfit/Shopping/Fat Fashion
Fancy Dress/Cosplay to name a few ….

I have an Etsy store where I sell a variety of different crafts. At the moment the products on there are mostly Disney inspired, they include everything from silk painted scarves and pillow cases to jewellery to hand painted bags and aprons! This is a relatively new venture and as such I am still developing everything that I want to do with it. I will be using this blog to track the journey of my store and give you insight into what you can expect to see being uploaded on to it next so stay tuned to find out more! If you’d like to take a look at my store, you can find it here.

I studied special FX, photography, face/body painting and stage makeup at college and am passionate about everything to do with makeup. I love to be creative with colours and textures and the human form is such a wonderful canvas to transform into beautiful art with paints. You will see many posts about makeup no doubt, whether that be reviewing a new product I’ve found to behind the scenes pictures on a shoot I may have been booked for – I’d especially keep an eye out around Halloween time as I LOVE everything to do with that time of year.

I am a plus sized lady and I have an unhealthy obsession with clothes and fashion. There is a strong possibility that you will see lots of wishlists, outfit of the day, shopping hauls and outfit planning posts from me on here. The plus size fashion industry has boomed in recent years and the availability of so many wonderful clothing options now is far too tempting for me to resist.

So that’s a brief little introduction to what I think you’re likely to see here … this is all subject to change though, I have a tendency to go off on a tangent often so I can’t guarantee that you won’t get some random posts too!

I hope you enjoy what I have to say.

Alyssa xx

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