Slut Croppin’

HELLO!

Its fair to say ive been off the radar for some time, because, yes, its exam time. Waking up to the reality that you won’t be leaving the house except a quick dash to the library for text books on international something or other, is pretty bleak, but hopefully itl all be worth it in the end!

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now, but things kept getting in the way. I am warning you now, its basically a giant moan about being too fat for little tops, so if you are a) skinny or b) against fat girl moans, leave now.

Here goes…

WHY IS EVERYTHING IN THE SHOPS CROPPED AND ONLY SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH A SIX PACK?!

Yes, thats right, I know you’ve all seen it. Almost everything around at the moment is cropped. And all the new emerging trends are just a variation on the crop! And all everyone is seen wearing at the moment is crop tops with skater skirts, crop tops with midi skirts, crop tops with shorts, crop tops crop tops crop tops!

Even if us curvy girls all knuckled right down, signed our lives away and dedicated every waking minute to achieving a banging flat stomach, they would probably be out of fashion by then anyway! (because lets face it it would take me YEARS. she says feeding a slice of Dominos Sizzler in her mouth.)

And to make matters worse, the bloat broadcasting doesn’t stop there! How many times have you spotted a dress in a store only to find that it is riddled with sheer mesh sections right where your flabby bits are, or cut out patches around the sides?! I mean WHO would want to expose just their sides in a dress?

So, all in the spirit of boycotting the trends that are simply UNFAIR, my summer will be spent in search of curve flattering dresses, that would be worn best by a girl with a bit of meat on her bones and a decent pair of twins, that the crop clan can only envy!

Here they are!

Left to right: Asos £45, Mango £44.99, Topshop £45

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Ta ta

Coco x

Bye Bye BB, BB Goodbye, Bye Bye BB, Don’t Make Me Cry-y-y

Yes, you guessed it. Today I will be telling you to ditch your BB creams in favour of CC creams!

CC stands for complexion corrector, and I can tell you, it does exactly what it says on the tin. I don’t know if any of you out there suffer from the redness curse like I do, but if you do, this is what you need. Whether its cold, hot, muggy, breezy, windy – you name it, my cheeks fill with a pastey rouge tint the second they get the chance, and most foundations, tinted moisturisers and creams don’t cut the mustard.

Last week I picked up the new Nip and Fab CC cream for £14.99 in Boots, and have been using it as day makeup coverage, as I realised I was chugging through my £38 bottle of Chanel foundation far too quickly, especially when the only place I’m ever really showing my face lately is at work and in the Uni library. Hardly screams beauty contest worthy of Chanel fluid does it.

Anyway, dubious, yes I was. But impressed? Even more so! It really gives your skin a matte finish, and evens out your skin tone. It only comes in dark and light, and the dark is more for the naturally tanned amongst us, so I went for light. Its the perfect base to top up with as much bronzer as you need (depending on how mad you’ve gone with the fake tan lately). I use NARS Irrisistiblement Bronzer for a summer glow. Its quite pricey at £24 from spaceNK, but its definitely worth it. I’ve had bronzers before that don’t really seem to add much colour, but this one makes a noticeable difference and lasts for ages. Use a good brush, too – Real Techniques are good and they’re really affordable too.

So, ditch the BB and give CC a try. If you’re still unsure, SpaceNK have a great range of both and explain the benefits, so have a look on their site and make your decision!

ImageNip and Fab CC Cream, £14.99

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Irrisistiblement Bronzer, £24 by Nars