Monday, 15 January 2018

Transitional Style: Body Positivity & Relationships


Hey all! Hope everyone has had a good week. Today I'm starting a new segment called Transitional Wear, essentially what it entails is that I will transition seasonal outfits to fit another season. It will also include clothes from a different fashion season/collection and even outfits that straight sized people wear can be transitioned to plus size women. Helping on saving money on seasonal clothes and also just helps with styling tips as well.


As usual, we are, to begin with, the outfit details:
 The TRENCH COAT IS FROM ASOS
HALTER NACK FROM PRIMARK
BLACK DRESS FROM NEWLOOK

         


TRANSITIONAL 

With the Black Dress I got it during the summer. It came with a white summer t-shirt. Now, it's a lot of hassle buying something you can only wear for one season so I decided to switch the white summer t-shirt with a long sleeve halter neck. This changes the outfit into a complete winter look, now with the legs being out you can wear tights aswell. Personally I prefer having my legs out. Then instead of a Mac or thin outerwear, just slap on a long trench that reaches your ankles and were done. You can easily button up to cover your legs.
       


BODY POSITIVITY & RELATIONSHIPS

This isn't a whole segment on how you should always love yourself etc etc. This is the truth and reality that comes with being body positive. Even if you are body positive there are times when you feel that your body may not be the best or that your not as beautiful as others. Loving yourself consistently is hard and you need to be strong, but when you beghin to question your notion of body positivity there is nothing wrong with you. It doesn't make you any less body positive as the next person because remember body positivity is relative and personal. Even that in itself has taken some time for me to understand. Thats what body positivity is all about, even when you have those thoughts it's your approach to them that matters. Then you need to make a decision am I going to let 5 seconds of doubt ruin the self love I am building for myself.

With Relationships, I often feel as though as a single person being body positive is alot easier. Having a partner who supports you in your ideals of body positivity also helps a lot because when you're in a relationship physical attraction plays a serious role. That's my worried and often put my gaurd up with relationships, and I try to be very observant. Which is kinda sad but either way thats my defence mechanism. But I am trying to change that and be open minded because if you don't get involved one can never know truly how one feels.

Love often changes peoples mindset. Though you may meet someone that might not be attracted to plus size women which is a personal choice. Personality can change things and it may grow to become something else. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying "yeah wait for love to change another person" but when you start out as friends you never really know the future. I feel as though when you love someone, chances are you don't actually care about what they look like.




All in all, hope you guys had a good read!

xo xo Lyza

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Short & Sweet: Influenster Vox Box



Hey all! This is the first segment of the Short and Sweet series, here I give a short commentary of PR packages or VoxBoxes sent from Influenster in order for a review. 

Now I received two Highliners from Marc Jacobs through Inflenster. All these opinions are my own! 


PRICE: You can buy these in John Lewis for £20, this is quite pricey as a student you may want to think about how you are going to budget for this. It is either you splurge at once or you can save over time, or just wait till the sales hit.

QUALITY: I think this is an A1 product. It is worth the £20 because it is highly pigmented especially for my melanin girls out here. I got the colours EARTHQUAKE and DEJA BLUE, for my skin tone earthquake can't  be used as a waterline but I used it as an eyebrow pencil. This is what I love about the product it has multiple uses from eyebrow to lip liner and eyeliner. I used the earthquake as a lip liner and I was over joyous. Finally, a colour that I can you as a liner and it is slightly darker than my skin tone for a nude lip.

Overall I love the pigmentation, the shades and the rolling function. There's no need to sharpen simply twist up the top of the pencil. My only issue is the price but apart from that, it's a good product and a good buy.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Pink Panther: New Year Aims and Goals


Hey all,  Welcome to 2018 hope everyone started the year well and good! Today I'm going to talk about my outfit, the things I want for 2018 from my blog to education and personal projects.



First my outfit details I'm wearing a Boohoo two-piece in the color blush and Puma slides. Links to the clothes are in the widget. The inspiration for this outfit was the FleekBop song by the Mela Twins, I am in love with the song, the aesthetics just everything! Melanin and Pink combination actually looks the best. Lucky for me I got the Puma slides for £1.50 because of the ASOS voucher points which reduced the price.

The Hat is from LABI WEARS
Necklace is from AFROSTYLIST & ASOS



         




BLOGGING 
I am proud of my blog so far but I have a vision for it and I feel like I am quite close to achiving this vision.

Overarching Goal: 
Produce content of value for readers and express myself, giving others courage and confidence.

Aims

  1. Build Traffic: as much as I want to push out content and inspire others I cant do so if not one is reading. Don't get me wrong I am absolutely thanbksful for the readers I have so far but I wnat to push higher and grow. I mainly use instragram to drive traffic to my blog but I want to start using other social media apps, recently started getting the hang of twitter and joined a Black Blogger Community on Pintrest. So far, I am getting there as usual I will keep on working hard and doing my best. 
  2. Be consistent: Consistency is key. I don't feel like I am consistent with my blog and that links to traffic as well. So I decided to start uploading twice a week Monday and Friday.  I have planned it so that I just don't end up pushing aimless content out. 
  3. Have Self-discipline: If I say I am going to upload twice a week I will and must do so. If there is something I need for my blog or other things aswell I must be able to sacrifice certain pleasures to achieve my aim/goal.




EDUCATION 

I'm in my final year of University and it has been a bit stressfull so far. However, I am quite positive for 2018 the second semester is different as I have two essay based modules and one exam based.  I am happy and looking forward to the work and learning new topics.

Overarching Goal :  
Get a good degree classification and make sure all my years of sweet blood and tears dont go to waste. 
Aim 

  1. Seek help when it is needed : I allowed my personal situation from the past to affect my present temporarily and I won't allow that to happen again. When studying or working becomes a struggle, I will seek help when its needed. Be more open to accepting help form others.
  2. Set up a timetable: Have a structured timetable to help me achive my goal, this will ensure the work is done and I dont feel like I am not in control of my studies. 
  3. Set up an Action Plan : Every study time comes with an action plan. List of things that need to be done and will be done. 


PERSONAL PROJECTS

The projects I have coming this year is going to be lit! My Youtube Channel is coming soon I'm going to be posting some lookbooks and reviews. My aim is to get to 100 subcribers before I drop my first lookbook so please subscribe guys. I also have some projects that I can't disclose yet but I am quite optimistic and I'm looking forward to this year and all it brings.


I hope everyone is feeling as optimistic and happy as I am this new year!

xoxo

Lyza.

     
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