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Snag Tights

Hello friends,

I has been a while since i have blogged but i am intending to create ore content in the coming year so hopefully that’s something for you to look forward to.

The end of 2018 saw me find my holy grail tights company and it was such a revelation that I felt that i had to share it! I have struggled with tights for years, the ‘make do’ solution i was using were the All woman 180 Denier tights from The Big Bloomers Company  but honestly that was because they were my only option. They have a thick cycling short style top and then thick and extremely long tights attached to them, they are resticting on the leg where the cycling shorts join the tights and this often meant that the shorts would show below my dress, i also had issues with saggy ankles. All, in all, I hated them.

I started seeing people posting about Snag tights on Instagram and immediately that they used a UK size 26 model in their campaign and thought i should have a look. I was immediately put off by the fact that it said they oly fitted up to size 30. My experience in tights brands in the uk is that they always come up far smaller than they say, the All woman tights i mentioned earlier for example are meant to fit a size 42 and as i explained earlier, I struggled with them. The price point of £6.99 convinced me to give them a go though and i’m SO glad that I did.

I would say that the size G can easily fit up to a size 36, I am a size 32 and have plenty of room in my tights that i could probably go down to the size F. The site says to handwash your tights, I honestly wash mine in the machine on a quick wash and then hang them to dry and have had no issues with shrinkage or damage.

Snag Tight have changed my life. I have a whole new wardrobe to shop from now as I am comfortable wearing tights and whats even better is that they have  whole array of colours which seem to be increasing regularly, this excites me so much. I have tested the tights on full disney days which involve a lot of walking and getting sweaty and they remained comfortable, in place and chub rub free for te entire time.

Even their instagram is a bright fun awesome place to hang out with customers of all shapes and sizes providing feedback and loving this awesome new brand – just look how colourful and vibrant they are!

They always have a multiple purchase offer on which is Any 3 items 10% off, 5 items 15% off, 10 items 25% off and this is applied automatically at checkout, you do not need a code. They als offer FREE shipping over £15.

Again, I cannot recommend this brand highly enough, please do try them – you won’t regret it.

With Love

Alyssa

**I have not been paid for this review, nor have i received any free items. I have purchased all of the tights (I think i currently own 14 pairs) myself and this is my honest review.

**photos from snag tights Instagram

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Disney Loungefly @ Zavvi

Hello Friends!!

Being a plus sized lady, I can’t often buy Disney clothing ☹️ This means that the easiest way for me to show my Disney side on a daily basis is via accessories, more specially bags.

I am an obsession Disney bag collector, I probably have over 50 Disney bags and the majority of my collection come from Loungefly.

Loungefly is a brand that, until recently, was only really stocked on Amazon (at extortionate prices) or in boutique shops that had imported from America (at extortionate prices).

I know that since Shop Disney launched in the U.K. they have some Loungefly bags available but Zavvi have launched their Loungefly collection in the past couple of weeks and have by far the biggest online collection at reasonable prices!

Here’s a selection of some of my fave designs!

Minnie Backpack

Seven Dwarves Pencil Case/makeup Bag

Mickey Crossbody Park Bag

Disney Villains Backpack

Mickey Backpack

Belle Embossed Handbag

Have you had a chance to look at the Loungefly collection? What are your favourite pieces?

Have a lovely day!

Alyssa xx

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Cath Kidston X Snow White Collection – Sneak Peek!

A sneak peek of the AMAZING new Snow White collection by Cath Kidston has just dropped into my mailbox and all I can say is WOW!

You all know I’m a HUGE fan of all the collaborations that Cath Kidston have done with Disney. I own pretty much all of the Alice Collection (even as far as buying clothing items that didn’t go up to my size that I amended to suit!) which was, by far my favourite collaboration. However, the designs coming out for the original OG Princess Snow White are really something special!

I thought I’d share some of my faves from the items that I’ve seen so far.

The scattered blossom and singing birds collections are by far my favourite

There are also some lovely clothing items and pyjamas that caught my eye

The whole feel to the items that feature Snow is very simplistic and feminine staying true to Cath Kidston Style.

This bag is by far my favourite item of the collection and I may not be able to resist treating myself …

The collection drops onto the Cath Kidston website and in stores on Thursday the 20th September, be sure to be quick as the popular items can sell quite quickly!

Which items are your faves?

Who would you like to see a collection for next?

Alyssa xx

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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

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

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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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For the love of Etsy …

Have you visited Etsy yet?

Are you as hooked as I am?

What is Etsy?

It is basically a marketplace for creative and imaginative minds that make the most bizarre and incredible designs and is my idea of heaven. I spend hours upon hours searching different key words and browsing through shops of wonder and have even brought myself some awesome pieces on there.

As a little introduction to those of you that may be new to Etsy, I thought that I would show you a few of my absolute favourite stores and sellers – I hope that you find this as useful as I do!!

The Hair Necessities

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This store sells the most amazing hand made Disney Inspired hair bows. The quality is second to none and I love the ones that I own.

It is owned by Shannon, who is super friendly and lovely and will work with you to design something if you can’t see what you’re looking for!

The Magical Slipper

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Can we all just take a moment to admire Courtney’s sensational talent?!

Look at the detail in those shoes ❤️

This store is currently closed due to the unsurprising high level of orders that she has, but is definitely worth following on Etsy for when she’s back!

Not only does Courtney sell shoes, she is an amazing artist too and has some beautiful prints for sale of work that she’s done.

TheMaddTeaParty

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These ears make me so happy!!

The attention to detail and creativity is just fabulous and makes me want to buy every single pair they list!

I will own the Cheshire Cat ones in the very near future!

Ok, so I probably shouldn’t shout out my own shop, but I’m going to …

QueenUrsulaUK

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I work really hard designing and creating items that I love in the hope that you guys will too.

It’s a relatively new store and as such there aren’t as many items in it yet as I’d like there to be – but bear with me, I’ll get there!!

I do offer a bespoke design service so if there is something that you want then please do get in touch and we can work together to create the item of your dreams!

I’ll revisit my love of Etsy at some point in the future as this is only the tip of the iceberg of shops I love!

What’s your favourite Etsy shop?

Alyssa xx

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