De-cluttering

Hey beautiful creature,

Guess it’s that time of year that everything is needing to go out so new stuff can come in. basically, I want a whole new life of being organised and to do that I am being ruthless. Ruthless by getting clothes that I no longer wear or can no longer fit in to go in the eBay pile to sell then make up I don’t wear because of charity shops/homeless shelters that accept make-up because of hygienic reasons which is fair enough.

My mother is the most ruthless woman when it comes to sorting and organising stuff. Today she helped me to get rid of clothes not only I don’t fit in especially clothes where I used to be a size 30-32 UK and then clothes I haven’t worn in 6 months and we just been ruthless. Most of my old clothes are on eBay now waiting for bidders to bid so I have money for the next thing I am going to talk about. (The next paragraph!)

With the money I have earned/saved, I will be getting she shed. Basically my own studio so we can take out the stuff I have in studio area into a shed that’s my own space and office type of thing, which will be amazing and I will show you the plans on that on this blog and my Inguiem Puella blog. If you didn’t know I also write an art blog which is crucial for my university career so they know what I am up too over the summer (which I still need to update, oops) otherwise that’s it.

Currently, I am still updating my eBay to sell stuff, and yeah.

Loads of love,

Alexandra

Ladies That Inspire Me (Part 3)

Hey guys and dolls,

This is the third and final segment of the Ladies That Inspire Me and this is going to be a tricky one because these women I don’t know personally, however, they are famous so for speaking. Some of these are from the internet. Let’s get to it.

Plus Size Women

Learning to be Fearless (YouTube Channel, Instagram):

Alexandra (not me, oh dear) is a plus size model and mac makeup artist. When I watch her videos and other YouTubers with the same principal as Alexandra I always feel I should be proud of my body no matter what but also to be the very best I can be.

Sprinkle of Glitter (YouTube Channel, Instagram, Facebook Page and Blog)

Sprinkle of Glitter is a very busy woman not only doing YouTube, her own clothing line plus being a mother can show women you can be busy, be a business woman and also being a mother as well which a modern woman wants to be and Sprinkle of Glitter opened a whole new world for me when it comes to plus size women too.

Fuller Figure Fuller bust (Instagram, Blog)

This woman taught me how to model as a plus size woman, and inspired me to do modelling really even if it was a tryout thing which I do want to do it again because I really did enjoy it to be honest with you.

Loeylane (YouTube, Instagram, Clothing Line)

Seeing a theme here? All these women are plus sized but same with all the YouTube and modelling, Loeylane has her own clothing line same with sprinkle of glitter. She has a bright and lovely personality just like a Disney princess.

Authors

Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah Addison Allen is an author that I read back in my teens, my first book being The Sugar Queen and I have always related by her characters more particularly Josey Carrini wanting a stash of sweets and paperback romances in her closet. Then Chloe too wanting a library and her own space but creating sandwiches for everyone.

Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments serious author and she was the main inspiration for something that I am creating at the moment. However she is a big inspiration for writing however personally I don’t like her very much but despite that her words that is written across the page inspire me greatly.

J.K Rowling

If I didn’t put her in this place I wouldn’t do myself any favours, she is an activist for charities and lost her billionaire title for donating to charities that she felt the most passionate about. She is also a founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform lives of disadvantage children.  She has numerous awards for her writing including the Hans Christian Andersen Literature award.

Fictional Characters

Hermione Granger

As a child I adored Hermione Granger and as I grew up with dyslexia I knew that I wasn’t going to be academic minded as she was but I know as I put as much thought and ideas I know I can be as brilliant as she is.

Usagi Tuskino

When Usaggi Fights evil as sailor moon in the beginning of the story, she is portrayed as a reluctant hero who is unwilling to fight and flees from her enemies and often had to be bailed out by Tuxedo mask but as the series and manga developed she turns into a mature, confident and reliable lady but she does has her cry baby moments.

Clary Fairchild

Clary is incredibly stubborn and sarcastic. However she is also a very caring and compassionate person. For her friends and family she will go to extreme lengths often putting herself in danger which isn’t advisable. Like I do she keeps a note pad and often draws her emotions through pictures her version of a dairy. Instead of words its pictures. Just like an artist.

I guess that’s it for this segment but on my art blog ingenium Puella on women in the art world that inspires me the most when it comes to my work so please follow me on there.

See you soon over the moon!

Alexandra

xxx

Ladies That Inspire Me (Part 2)

Hey guys and dolls,

Honestly, I totally have forgotten that it was international women’s day this week, and as a woman, I need to think of the women that inspire me as friends but honestly these women who I will be talking about is the women that will push me to be my best of what I could be.

Jade:

Jade is one of those girls that you wish you could have as a big sister. She’s done everything that you might think of doing but she’ll be the one to put you back on track. Jade knows me thoroughly, she knows when I have a panic attack, she knows when I have had a rough day and she knows almost everything. I will pick her up, and she’ll pick up me. She is like my big sister.

Mammy H:

If you haven’t read theLDRcouple (please do) she is my boyfriend’s mother. I don’t want to compare her to my nana Joan but Mammy H is the most caring woman that you’ll ever meet. She will put her children in front of her own needs and she really does need recognition for that, even though that’s what mothers do but part form Nana Joan and my own Mammy, I don’t really see how much of mother gives up so much for her children. She needs more love, well I think she does. Think S got his best cuddling techniques from.

Moo:

Moo is my boyfriend sister and currently down in south London studying and preparing herself to be a musical actress for the west end or any other musicals (psst, if you’re an agent reading this, seriously consider this girl) but what amazes me more is that she gave up holidays to go up to Scotland and to see her family for her to work hard to achieve her dream.

Aimee:

She’s a class mate in my degree and my goodness. When I was struggling to carry on this previous month and bits of this month too. She proved to me that I can do it, she gives me pep talks to help me carry on going. She doesn’t want to see people quit, and she speaks her mind and very outspoken. Aimee is also a Mormon and god does shine through her, and its clearly to see that.

Sykes:

I remember meeting Sykes on my very first day of secondary school, now I have been to two previous schools because I kept moving about. So I met Sykes in the third and last high school. I was a quiet and shy, still am to a certain extent. However she took me out of my shell and we pulled each other through hardship, cried, and laughed. I love her, and she is 21 next week on the 16th of March 2016. So happy early birthday sweetheart.

Vicki:

Believe it or not, she is older than me,  by a couple of years but she does think she’s 18. Vicki is the life and soul of the party, and it’s hard to imagine her being upset and down. Like Jade she is a big sister of a group and she will never let you down. If you make a promise she will keep it. Other than that, I had my first shot with  her and spat it back out at her, oops.

That concludes the 2nd segment of inspiring women to me, stick around for the third and final segment.

See you soon, over the moon!

Alexandra

xxx

Women That Inspire Me (Part 1)

I have to separate this in three different blog posts and I will do this every other day so I won’t bomb-barred you and not fill up all your feed.

As most of you know it was mother’s day in the UK on the 1st Sunday of each march, and I won’t be using the service of a florist again. However the Kids and I will be celebrating mother’s day next weekend because we just been too busy this weekend to even celebrate which I was a stressball about.

But I want to express on the women who inspire me the most but because theres so many women I have to spilt them to three. First being Relation, second being friends who are a sisterly and motherly figures to me and then third people who are ‘famous’ so to speak.

So here is the first instalment.

My mammy: My mammy has been through me step by step and other than family and S she is the only person who understands me fully and understands how to keep me calm. She gotten a degree by going through tragedy with no help suffering from homelessness, death, daughter being in hospital and lastly dealing with children under the age of 8 when my father left.

My step-mum: Even though she is my step mum I can speak to her with her not being judgemental and she helped me with my weight. She is my listening ear when I need to vent and vice versa. She is a little older than I am (she’s 40+3 but a mental age of 21, so she’s 21 okay?) she has a load more life experience than I do which I follow.

Nanny Bitch: No seriously, there is a funny story why I call her that and that will be a story time blog. Nanny Bitch is the most amazing nana but she acts as if she has been your best friend your entire life. Again like my step mum she has so much life experience that you shouldn’t follow. She gives the best advice that you can ever ask for, even when you don’t ask for it. However she is a crazy cat lady, which must be inherited.  She makes me laugh, and she taught me to not be judgemental no matter what.

Nanny Joan: Even though she had passed away, my nanny Joan is a woman that I have always wanted to be. I always wanted to be the most understanding and caring woman as she was. Who aspires people to follow their dreams and enjoys being around people and making people feel as if they are at home. She did have a few secrets but she taught me every woman should have a few secrets. She was the voice on my dad’s side of the family when anything went down Nanny joan would be the first one to know.

Great-Grandma Val: GGV is the person that wanted to have a huge family and taught her children, grandchildren and great-children to be extra creative with very little things. Wither that will be sequins, fabrics and other craft bits and bobs. I remember wanting to make a quilt and she helped me to understand which I am still struggling to do. She taught me to sew, she taught me to knit and she taught me how to make jam tarts.

I do love these ladies very dearly and they made me into the woman I am today. They need to be voiced a lot more. If you have any women in your family that you love and admire please do this sort of thing.

See you soon over the moon with my second instalment and other scheduled blogs.

Alexandra

xxx

PhotoShoot With Ian Holmes (Part 1)

Hey everyone,

This is the 1st shoot with Ian Holmes, since I stupidly scheduled his part 2 photos instead of putting it in the draft. Oh dear, oh dear. Round of applause for me, please.

Charles and Ian looked for models within our university group, and I thought two reasons why I should do it. 1.) I needed the confidence, and 2.) I really wanted to try it out.

I really loved how the photos turned out and I cannot wait to work with them again.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the photos!

Love,

Alexandra

xxxx

P.S Tip: Don’t wear a black bra in shoots! haha!

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Photoshoot With CharlesGWard (part 1)

Hey everyone,

Now this is a post that is well over due, and I didn’t know what to write or how to say it.

This deserves a little black story Charles and his friends Andy and Ian needed models for their work, and as a dare devil because 1.) I needed to be confident with my body and 2.) I just wanted to just try it out. He posted this in the December 2015 and I did this on the 20th of January 2016, I told you this was well over due!

Needless to say, I adore it! I loved being in front of the camera, or else there wouldn’t be a part 2 Ian Holmes photo shoot because I did something stupid and putting it on scheduled instead of draft.

Please wait for more, and I thank you for reading! Also Take a look at the slide show of the shoot.

Love,

Alexandra

xxxxx

 

Credit : Charles G Ward 

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Photoshoot With Ian Holmes (Part 2)

Hey everyone,

Since I had such good fun with having a photo-shoot with Charles and Ian first time round, I thought I might do it again. One thing they kept on reminding me is that each image we do, the more we change things, and we will see what we can change in the next image.

With second time with Ian I felt more relaxed than the first time round and how we had more fun this time round I think. I had more outfit choices.
There is a part one, but trying to access the gallery, Oh dear! 

However here are the part two photos. 

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Loads of love,

Alexandra

xxx

The Geek/Nerd inside of me

Hey loves,

I guess I have always been a geek or a nerd, or just a person in general who just likes things. However it did started as early as the day I was born where my mother decided to name me after a Star Trek character. Lieutenant Worf son Alexander.

Then it gradually went on with my dad introduced me to star wars then my mother continued with the star trek, instead of Barbie’s I was playing star trek figurines from my Nanny’s house. That sort of age I got introduced to my first anime show which was Sailor moon. Reading the chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter series.

Things like this sort of died down I when I was a teenager thinking that being a chav was the thing at preteen but eventually thanks to friends I gotten back into books such as Twilight saga by Stephanie Meyer, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Claire, Vampire Beach by Alex Dauvl and of course House of Night by P.C and Kirsten Cast. So mostly young adult fiction. Got into my superheroes in Marvel and DC comics, got back into my anime, the TV series of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Got really excited for those.

Now, at 21 still reading mostly horror and fantasy books. Maybe I’ll do a blog post on my favourite books, I don’t know yet. I got into card games thanks to my lovely boyfriend and his best friend. I do really enjoy the mentality of them and how you need to be a step ahead of the other player. I read comics more now and wanting to read the manga of my favourite anime like pretty sailor solider sailor moon. Plus being in a university side of everything I am in a right place with the geeky nerdy thing. Plus binge watching TV series has now become an addiction.

I do want a nerdy family and a nerdy husband in the future. I would like that really with all those cute geeky baby grows, and canvases for the nursery. I want a sort of nerdy wedding as well. Though we shall see.

I hope you enjoyed reading this,

See you later alligator,

Alexandra

xxx

20 + 1 = ?

Hello my lovely lot,

I am officially recognised as an adult across the globe and can now legally in the U.S when I go or if I go, guess I’m planning to do that soon. Soon.

Even though I do have terrible birthdays and really amazingly good birthdays, I guess this is a very good birthday. One, because I got to be fat and lazy all week forgetting about working out, oops. However, two, I got spoilt all week because it’s a special number.

On the actual day (27th January 2016) I lost my weekly bus ticket feeling like a stupid idiot and spent the whole day on my own until 5pm but throughout the whole day I cleaned up, done some university work and watched some good old Russell Howard. When 5pm came along I had a chippy tea, had some chocolate birthday cake with Thornton’s chocolates and got given deep red roses. Which was lovely, I specifically asked my mum and step-dad along with my siblings not to give me any presents or cards until the Sunday (31st January 2016).

Fast forward to the Sunday now, I felt a bit grotty and I guess quite sad as well since 5 people that I really wanted to be there couldn’t come because of this silly storm up in Scotland and another reason for the 1/5th of the group of people which is understandable but that’s a whole different rant altogether. My Mum went out the door first to get some stuff and my step-dad took me along to Church to get my sister and her fabulous friend, shame he’s not the part of my siblings either. So we all went to this all you can eat inidian and Chinese cusine restaurant, and I feel like a failure I only ate two plates while my brother and my best friends boyfriend ate more than three! Jesus! All my loved were there and I had cupcakes with where Disney princesses, and then

Overall, I have another two meals and a weekend away within those too.

Offically 21

I think this 21st year of mine will be awesome Gotham.

Loads of love,

Alexandra

xxxxxx

Introduction

Hello!!!

For a long time I always wanted to do a health, lifestyle fashion and beauty blog. I guess I was inspired by Sprinkle Of Glitter, Fuller Figure and Fuller bust, and lastly Fashionably Fat Fashion


Now you might see a pattern, these are all plus sized ladies, and this plus sized ladies are amazing. I am too a plus size; and hoping to be just as fashionable as those ladies though I don’t have a good sense of style I have been told many times. I would rather a horrible sense of style than to go out naked, not that brave or not that embarrassed to do so. 


Though as being plus sized and with a horrible taste in fashion, I am also a student an art student too. Meaning most of my money goes to ridiculous pen set that costs more than the shoes on your feet (seriously £35 for a set, ouch) so also being understand money and finance I need to create this lifestyle and fashion blog into a student friendly one. Meaning no ridiculous purchases on a naked palette or no throwing money round on handbags that you really really want that’s a £120, no chance. More in the lines of £12 handbag from eBay and high street make up brands that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. 


I will also include cheap ways to get things, and how to get your money back on them. How to save up for a dream holiday and how to achieve that curvy figure for it without spending £25.99 on a monthly fee weight club (kind of expensive that for a student). Lastly, I want you all to have fun and enjoy this blog. 

So… This is me. 

So please follow and like, explore my other blogs if you like (Art & LDR). 


See you soon over the moon! 

Lots of love, 

Alexandra.