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New Web Design Goody Bag Competition

    If you have visited me before you will notice Pretty Big Butterflies has had a little makeover! Well as my blog is starting to spread it’s wings a little I thought it was about time she had some TLC. In celebration of that I am giving away a little goody bag as a thank you for staying with me and being a part of Pretty Big Butterflies journey. (It also gives me a chance to try rafflecopter without have to embed a million things for it to work! yay! more giveaways coming your way!) It’s a variety of…

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Afternoon Tea With Taking Shape

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Taking Shape Press Day. I have to admit, it wasn’t the usual milling around a room looking at products, oh no, Taking Shape took a different approach and arranged a lovely afternoon tea! In case you don’t know, Taking Shape are a new Plus Size retailer taking the high street with a bang. Stocking sizes 14-26 and accessories galore, Taking Shape know exactly what they want to offer. They like to take a different approach and over an overall styling service so people can ask for opinions, fashion and style advise…

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Wishlist – Christmas Stocking Fillers Under £10

It’s almost Christmas and everyone I talk to seems to be going on about Secret Santa gifts or random stocking fillers! So I decided to have a little browse and make a little wishlist of my favourite stocking fillers all at the rather decent price of under £10.00! It’s an odd bunch but I love them! 1. Forever21 Sweet Talk Iridescent Bib Necklace – £7.40 – baby pink is everywhere next Spring so be ahead of the trend! 2. Happy Jackson YAY Lunch Box at ASOS – £6.00 – A lunch time conversation starter. 3. Benefit Full Finish Lipstick – £7.00 – Grab a half price…

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River Island Womenswear SS14 Preview

Last week River Island went all California Dreaming and hosted their Spring & Summer 2014 Press Day. As always it was a little room full of excitement with bold colours, shimmering jewels and some pretty quirky outfits. With bright yellow walls and an edible beach scene it definitely encompassed the excitement of the warmer seasons. Yes the above is all edible! My favourite River Island Spring/Summer range has to be ‘Posh Pastels’. It was full of dusky pinks and fondant shades with lots of embellishments and sheer material. The candy pinks had a ‘barely there’ appeal with really light skimming…

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100% Pure Body Butters – Shea butter & Apricot Oil

As the seasons change my skin changes with them. Especially as the chillier weather sets in my skin becomes dry and a little rough. Body Butters are my saviour but when I was sent a sample of Pure Body Butters Shea butter & Apricot oil daily moisturiser my perception of body butters have changed completely. For £4.00 you get a small 24g tub. But let me tell you it will last blooming ages! The body butter itself is far from what I expected. It’s actually more like a balm. You only need a tiny bit (think Vaseline) and the moisturiser…

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