I still can’t believe I did it.

Last thursday I did something so far out of my comfort zone that if i didn’t have photographic evidence I would be sure I dreamt it.

I travelled for two hours to have a makeover.

Thats right, self conscience me had a makeover.

Then after this makeover I had a photo shoot.

A photo-shoot, crazy right!!!

See what I mean about not believing it, I still can’t.

The thing is it was so amazing and I absolutely loved every minute of it.

I have been on a permanent high since then.

I have mentioned Betty Pamper on here before she is one of the plus size bloggers who really have started me on a journey towards loving the body I have.

To start embracing my curves rather that the hatred I have aimed towards them for many years.

My awe of Betty increased last month when I actually got to meet her in person. She was so lovely and she and her awesome hubby  Nicky made me feel at ease straight away. Betty is one of those woman who what you see is what you get. That something I admire and feel comfortable with.

So imagine my delight when I found out that the husband and wife team plus the stunning Lilly Von Pink offered make up tutorials, makeovers and photo-shoots.

The Vintage Pamper box offers a lot more including bridal make-up, wedding photography and so on.

Anyway I decided as a treat to myself and go for it.

I have discovered a new love for makeup over the last year or so but loving makeup doesn’t always mean you apply it right so I decided to have myself a tutorial as well as a makeover.


Well Thursday was incredible from the moment Betty opened the door to me. I felt so at ease with both Betty and Lilly. I learned loads from the tutorial and loved the results from the makeover. But if I’m honest I think it was the photo-shoot that made the day for me.

Nicky  (Betty’s hubby) is crazy and he made me feel relaxed straight away. I turned from a woman who hates the camera to loving every minute of the posing. It was such a hoot. I even know which is my best side now ha ha.

I am now waiting on tender-hooks for the delivery of the photos. I am so excited to see how they turned out.

But to be honest the photos will be the topping on an incredible day that has really changed the way I view myself.

It was a confidence boost that I sorely needed.

I will never be able to go back to the old size 10 I used to be. Medication, illnesses make it nearly impossible for that to happen.

But you know what I don’t care anymore, I am pretty amazing just the way I am.

Thanks Betty, Lily and Nicky for giving me a new respect for myself and anyone thinking of having a day like this I whole heartily say go for it. Its changed me so much.



*** This photo was taken by my hubby Alan, I can’t wait for the professional ones

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