Beauty · body · Health · self-care · Uncategorized

A Busty Girls Guide to Boobs – Fitting

As a very busty (42K) lady, I know the importance of a good bra. It’s important to strap the girls in to a bra that fits properly. So many people wear the wrong size bra, which not only affects the appearance of your breasts (quad boobs??) but it can also cause real issues. If your bra hurts, digs in, pulls on your shoulders, tries to impale your tits with its underwire, causes bulging or gapes etc, then your current bra is not for you.


Wearing a poor fitting bra can cause a number of issues. Backache, sore shoulders, neck pain, headache, trouble breathing, skin conditions (man, fungal infections on your underboobs are a thing and they are NOT FUN), circulation problems, stress on muscles and bones, and probably some other stuff too.

Health issues aren’t the only problems a poorly fitting bra can cause. A rubbish bra can throw off your posture, but also make you look a bit… weird. Quad boob, saggy boobs, looking bulky, broader or just strange. A well fitting bra can change your entire silhouette, as well as ease any discomfort and pain.


So? How do you know if your bra would be better off as a bird feeder? Here are some ways to tell if it is too small:

  • Thy cup runneth over/you get quad boob – your cups are too small.
  • The band digs in – you need a larger band size! A bra should be tight but it shouldn’t be digging in like the string on your Sunday pork roast.
  • The wire wants to impale you – usually this is due to cups being too small.
  • The shoulder straps cut in – this can be down to small cups, but sometimes the band can be an issue too.
  • The centre gore doesn’t want to nestle in to your bossom – if the wire is pushed away from your body, the cups are too small. The wire should not be sitting on top of any breast tissue!

What about if it is too big? Well, there are ways to tell that too.

  • It’s riding up – this is pretty common. If the band is riding up your back, then it is too big. The band should stay horizontal the entire way around your body.
  • Your cups have room for snacks – if your cups gape, they are too big. However, most pairs of breasts are asymmetrical; if one is bigger than the other, you should fit to the bigger breast. Doing this can result in one cup gaping, in which case you can try another style bra, or use a fillet to even things out if you’re self-conscious. Generally, nobody else will be able to tell.
  • Your cups dimple or wrinkle – they’re too big!
  • The band is loose enough to use as a slingshot – you should be able to comfortably slide a finger under and around the band. If you can pull it more than 2 inches away from your body, then your band is too big.


So, if the cups are small, size them up, if they’re big, go down a size. Same with the band, right? Well actually, it’s not quite that simple. Bra sizes are relative! A 40D will have the same cup volume as a 38C. This is called a sister size. If you go up a cup size, go down a band size; if you go up a band size, go down a cup size. So, if you have an issue with your bra fit, but feel it is minor, give your sister sizes a try first or try a different style of bra. Remember, fluctuating hormones can alter breast size, so be mindful of this when fitting. Swollen period boobs, anyone?


If your bra is miles off, I highly recommend getting fitted by professional.

I hope this helps any tangled titties! This is by no means a professional or comprehensive guide. I’m just sharing my experiences as a plus sized, well endowed woman. If in doubt, go and get fitted.

P.S! If you’re wanting to check out a lingerie blogger who has a wealth of information as well as recommendations, I highly recommend checking out the beautiful George from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust.

All images in this post are stock images as I’m not comfortable with sharing my own undercrackers with the world.

Beauty · hair · Uncategorized

Mane ‘n Tail Detangler

Mane ‘n Tail products were originally formulated for horses, ergo the name, or well, I assume. Equestrians started using the products themselves and so up came a range of the stuff for humans! Now they’re an absolute ESSENTIAL for my hair care and today I wanted to tell you about my favourite product; the Mane ‘n Tail Detangler!


I have been using Mane ‘n Tail for a few years now and this detangler is a MUST HAVE product for me. I use it liberally, but a bottle seems to last me absolutely ages. The photographs are rubbish, I know – sorry! But I photographed my current bashed and loved bottle.

Detangler benefits:

  • Exclusive pH balanced formula that is easy to use and helps eliminate tangles and knots and the appearance of dry split ends
  • Hair becomes easily manageable with rich, luxurious shine
  • Formulated with natural herbal extracts to help nourish, strengthen and fortify; helps prevent hair loss due to breakage
  • Safe and gentle for all hair types

Available in a 12 oz/355ml spray bottle. 


After I have washed my hair and it is still damp, I spray this stuff liberally, all over my hair, especially the mid to ends and then brush it through using my Tangle Teezer (which is also a must have product for me, just fyi!). Sometimes I just let it dry, other times I blow dry it on low, but whenever I do this, I always have soft, smooth and silky hair vs this fuzzy thing that’s loaded with fly-aways when I’m too lazy to do more than just shampoo my hair. Sometimes I spray it on to my tangle teezer and then brush it through my hair if I just let it dry naturally, was lazy and end up fly-aways.

My hair is much easier to brush – this stuff is like MAGIC for me and I’ve seen a massive reduction in the appearance and development of split ends since using it. I feel like everyone with a pony-tail (geddit!? ha! I’m so witty) should have this stuff. I’m so pleased that Mane ‘n Tail products are more accessible and easier to purchase now!

Have you tried any of their products? Do they work for you? or are they a bit much? I have dry, fine and frizzy hair but this stuff is meant to be great for all hair types!
If you’re an equestrian, do you use Mane ‘n Tail on your horses?!

Blogging · Life · Uncategorized

Happy New Year!


That picture is of Kuwait, isn’t it absolutely stunning? New Years always brings lots of fireworks with it. If you’re having fireworks, please, be safe.

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I also wanted to thank everyone who has been supportive of my blog, the content I produce; albeit sporadically and for supporting me as a person. It means so much to me.


Do you set New Years Resolutions? I don’t. I do set some goals but it takes time to form a habit. You don’t just wake up as a new person on January 1st. For 2018, I’m aiming to get at least some regularity to my blogging, rather than scattered content. I have a large whiteboard, full of ideas, several posts that are written by hand that need typing up and imagery to go with them, loads of notes and ideas I’ve yet to form in to stuff that makes sense to people who aren’t me. I hope to share that with you over the coming months and I hope you will stick around to see it!

I hope 2018 is a wonderful year for you all. Hopefully, it will be a better year for the world.


Life · Uncategorized

Seasons Greetings!


It’s Christmas! At least, it is where I am in the world. Wishing everyone a very happy holiday! Do you have a favourite thing about Christmas? Or this time of year in general? I think it’s pretty chaotic, but I love the lights, the music, seeing my local community band together to help each other.

My favourite thing about winter in general? HOT CHOCOLATE! Especially peppermint hot chocolate. People say hey, why is mint hot chocolate festive? because CANDY CANES! Make a normal hot chocolate and add a candy cane. They even hook over the side of your mug. It was meant to be!


Anyway. Just wanted to do a quick post to send my love to you all. Have a wonderful time and stay safe!

Beauty · DIY/Tutorials · home · nails · skincare · Uncategorized

Easy DIY: Nail Oil


Hi guys!

My previous blog was full of a lot of nail posts. A lot of people requested I did something nail-care related, so I thought I’d share my very simple DIY nail oil with you which is also great on face and body too! It’s fast absorbing, results are visible after a very short period of usage and it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy! On top of that, it’s crazy easy, so anyone can whip it up; and you only need three things. It also makes a great gift.


The things you will need are:

  • Jojoba Oil (Cold pressed is best!)
  • Vitamin E oil (or gel, as long as it’s pure)
  • Empty amber glass pipette bottle
  • Essential Oil fragrance eg Lavender Oil (Optional)

You don’t have to use amber bottles, but they help provide UV protection for the contents, so they will help avoid any deterioration. Blue bottles also work too. Generally, it’s better to just keep anything with essential oils in a dark glass bottle.

First of all, remove the lid from your empty amber glass bottle and put it to one side. It should be pretty obvious, but this is where your nail oil will be going.

Next, add the vitamin E oil/gel. Gel will help the oil have a thicker consistency, but it’s not as easy to obtain – nor as cheap (in my experience) so here we’re just using oil. You need to fill the bottle up 1/5th to 1/4 with the vitamin E oil. If your hands are particularly ragged, go for the quarter.

Next, fill up the bottle to half way with the Jojoba oil. Replace the lid and roll the bottle and invert it a few times (as opposed to shaking it) so the oils combine. Remove the lid and fill up almost the rest of the way – you need to make sure there is enough room for the pipette and your fragrance oil if you choose to add any; personally, I don’t bother.

Optional Step: Add a couple of drops of your fragrance essential oil if you choose too. Lavender also has anti-bacterial properties. You can even add a good amount of tea tree oil if you want the nail oil for your toenails or acne prone skin. Again, this is optional.

Lastly, put the lid on your bottle, hopefully you’ve not over-filled it! Roll it around to help combine the oils.


That’s it! Easy peasy. I didn’t even really need to give that much instruction, but I wanted to make sure it was clear. You can use this oil as often as you like. It’s super nourishing and softening.

If you have any hang nails, gently clip them off as closely as you can – don’t rip them off, you’ll damage your skin! Massage in oil as liberally as you like, especially in to the nail bed and cuticles and it should help stave off any future hang nails. I also use this stuff on my face to fight the punishing cold wind as part of my skin care routine (apply prior to moisturising). I put a small amount on my nails and rub it right in to the base of my nails, soaking the cuticles and after, I rub the excess in to my hands. They’re so soft – I haven’t had a hang nail or any nail splitting or peeling in weeks.

I hope this is useful to you! Feel free to share it with anyone whose hands could use some TLC. You could even make some nice labels and whip some up for a gift this festive season!

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Rose and Thistle Wax Patisserie

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me mention Rose and Thistle before; if not, I’m about to introduce you to one of my favourite, sense engaging pleasures.


The Rose and Thistle Wax Patisserie is an independent brand, based in Essex, they ship worldwide. Selling hand poured, soy wax melts and candles; they have perfume dupes, Lush dupes and a load of original, beautiful scents. Not only do the products smell amazing, but they’re also super pretty! Tammie originally started he business called “Up In A Bow“, but around a year ago, she started a second business, “The Rose and Thistle Wax Patisserie“. The name is one of the things that made me choose her store out of all of the wax vendors from Etsy, so I asked her how she came up with the name. She tells me that the names come from her children; Rose being her daughters middle name and Perth being the middle name of her son, named after Perthshire in Scotland where her and her husband first went away. The national symbol for Scotland is the Thistle and so Rose and Thistle was born! How cool is that?!


I first found the shop on Etsy when looking for a Lush Fizzbanger/Love dupe after Cleaves Candles changed the way they sell. I ordered a few Lush dupes and some other scents and really loved what I found. I’d ordered from a couple of other vendors prior to finding this one, but the products were.. pants, to put it politely. All the items I had ordered were mini melts that came in stripey paper bags like sweeties. Cute, I thought, though I prefer plastic cello bags – however, the mini melts in those paper baggies were lovely.


Since that time, I’ve been a loyal customer and I’ve watched the store come in leaps and bounds as Tammie (the stores owner) has been coming out with new scents, new formats for her product, new designs for them and really listening to us customers. If you’ve got a request, she’s happy to do her best to fulfil it. Wholesale orders, wedding favours, custom scented candles, mini melts, she’ll always try to get you sorted.


The fragrances are generally pretty strong, dupes are accurate, they have a good scent throw, an average burn time at a very fair price. Currently, she sells mini melts, snap bars, brittles, 1oz/2oz shot pots, cute shaped wax melts and candles. She sometimes sells some other unique shapes not shown in her store exclusive to Facebook market nights which she posts details about on her companies’ Facebook Page. My favourites are Birthday Bonanza and Cherry Bakewell, but I basically adore all of her foodie scents.

I’m gonna shut the heck up now because there is only so much one person can say about wax, but I love their melts so much, so I wanted to tell you guys about them! If you order, I’d love to hear what you think and see your haul pictures. Just something so satisfying about seeing pots of wax… Maybe I’m strange. Scratch that, I’m definitely strange!

Art Supplies · Art/Crafts · DIY/Tutorials · Uncategorized

DIY: Washi Duck Tape tabs


I’m awful at the whole regular blogging thing. Sorry not sorry. I promised myself I wouldn’t force anything when it came to my new blog, that includes imposing a schedule on myself. I’ve got plenty to write about, lots more to post, but I’m only going to do it when I feel up to it. In the meantime, I have lots of notes and thoughts and stuff that I keep in a notebook. It’s really helpful to be able to mark or tab things to help organise my thoughts, and while I use a notebook with two ribbon markers and have an index, it’s not quite enough for me. So what do I do? Washi tape tabs!


This stuff is really simple guys, and I absolutely love it. Anyone who follows me on twitter will likely know that I am addicted to duck tape. No, really. This is basically me. (not to scale, both horizontally and vertically.)


Well, a while back, I saw Hobbycraft started stocking duck brand washi tape, so I had to get some. Washi tape is endlessly useful, especially if you like to be organised, but today, I’m gonna share a few ways I use the stuff in my notebook to help sort of “file” my ideas. I used to hate the idea of working on several things in one notebook and fear the blank page, but thanks to numbered pages, an index and washi page tabs, it’s no longer an issue for me.. mostly.


First, I’ll start with the easiest to move/remove. Paperclips! Paperclips are great to not only hold you pages together, but make little flag markers too. Simply put a small piece of washi tape through the clip, fold it over and trim the end in to whatever shape your heart desires. Personally, I cut mine to look kinda like ribbons. So useful!


Next are tabs for your actual notebook. Like I said before; these are all super easy! Just cut a piece of washi tape and attach it to your page, fold it over either just on itself or to the back side of the page. Personally, I choose to do it to the back side of the page, it feels sturdier when flipping to it.


Lastly, two types of page edging! This is great if you want to mark pages or sections, but don’t want anything sticking out of your notebook. Simply put a length of washi tape along the page and fold it over. Or, as shown above, you can do a smaller length piece.

All of these are nice and easy, simple and effective. What I love is that they’re also really easy to remove and replace or whatever you need to do. You can also write on them, use the tape to cover mistakes, wrap cords, tag stuff, wrap boring stationery and so much more.

I hope some of you may find this helpful! Do you already use Washi tape? What do you use it for? I’d love to hear your uses for it!


*Some of the Duck Tape Washi Tapes featured in this post were gifted to me from the brand*