Date Night Makeup/Skincare

Me having a laugh doing my makeup for Valentines date night using Clinique and Chanel products – probably in the wrong way but hey ho.

For my valentines outfit I’m wearing a velvet wrap dress from Next.

I’ve used clinques products and Oil of Olay ( used to be Ulay) actually for many years now due to having a skin condition that makes me allergic to many products.

I remember when the allergies kicked in, I was over in India with work and I unfortunately got deli belly and came back to the UK very poorly lost two stone and was unusually exhausted all the time. The doctor diagnoised diabetes and soon after I really started to get serious reactions to butter, full fat milk and cream and I also found that preservatives/additives in food also cause issues and make my skin blister. Fortunately for me my face cream Oil of Ulay continued to be okay for me but my usual makeup made my skin sting and blistering. So I moved over to Clinque and a bit of Chanel on my sister Catherines advice and I’ve used it ever since.


Heres a list of the products that I have used in developing my valentines night look: Clinique: – 1 – Line smoothingConcealer 02 light 2 – Eyeshadow Quad “Going Steady” 3 – Lash Power long last 4 – Blusher mines not there now but I like this one from clinique called Cheek pop Chanel: – 5 – Lipstick Rouge Noir by Chanel

Time to Shine

I bought this amazing Sequin jacket from Anna Scholz last weekend and it arrived today horrah 😁. I’m so excited to wear this jacket on stage when playing the festival season with my band Skyeladder this year. Ive paired the jacket with Evans jeans, cowboy boots and a hat looks banging hey 😍. Oh and you can still get the jacket here how fab is that – https://www.annascholz.com/sale/coats/sequin-coat-multi.html I love it and cant wait to wear it out , let me know what you think :0) .


. #psbloggers#annascholzhasdoneitagain#sequins#plussize#curvefriendlywwww.janiebritton.skyeladder.net

Anna Scholz – Lusting for Leather

I totally love this leather jacket from luxury brand Anna Scholz. I’ve been a great supporter of Anna’s work for quite some time and love the fact that she understands the curvy figure. Anna, is a pinnacle and important figure in the plus sized market. Being a plus sized lady herself Anna always pushes to challenge the norm and ensures that she utilises plus sized models in all of her campaigns. She takes care to create designs that enhance the figure and ensures that she creates flattering designs that her customers love. The other different thing about Anna is that she actually wears her designs.

So lets lust shall we , as soon as I saw this jacket I knew it was perfect ( queue the lusting) . In fact I’ve been eyeing it up for quite some time and have been none to drool as well lol and its actually appeared in one of my dreams. Being a 51 year old babe I know my own mind and my heart and head said buy buy buy, plus it was my birthday 24th of December so I’m allowed lol. The jacket is made of the most beautiful soft leather ,it was originally £349.00 on the site but is currently on sale at £104.00. I feel a rock star in this jacket hence why there are so many photos lol. This is such a versatile jacket that looks great with a tee and jeans or slip it over a cute dress. This jacket is perfection in fact I think I’m in love……. https://www.annascholz.com/…/leather-biker-jacket-with-plai…

#psblogger #chic #trendy #softleather #plussized #rockgoddessjacket #thescholzhasdoneitagain #curvefriendly #lustforleather

Elvi Military Jacket

Military wear is still a strong trend for AW 2018/19 . I am wearing an @elviprteam Elvi’s Clothing military jacket. The Elvi Jacket is a lovely warm jacket in a thick felt like dark blue material and is tailored to your curves. Its beautifully finished with a bit of gold military detail on the sleeve cuffs and also finished with gold buttons. I have paired the jacket with an on trend sequin lips Simply Be tee. Dotted jeans and super cute cowboy boots from Evans clothing . The Elvi jacket really is a great piece and I’m going to get so much wear from it. I actually wore the outfit to a photography exhibition but would quite happy wear it to a gig or even on stage when I’m performing. What more is there to add apart from this is a great outfit so trendy. Elvi’s a great brand, selling very on trend garments that are thoughtfully put together for the curvy market. I’ve been buying items from them for quite a while now and every single item I have bought has been really good quality so I can highly recommend them.

Brand Focus: – Simplybe

Note: I am not in a paid partnership with any of these brands.

Its always interesting to see what the fashion houses are touting on their various media outlets and the methods that they use in order push/encourage us towards what they would like us to buy to wear for the upcoming seasons. Some of them do this in a positve way and are aware of things that are important to the savy customers such as brand awareness ( by this I mean that they know what their customers like and understand the different shapes) , price, wearability and also quality. Others do it in almost a shamefully blantant way in pushing their products towards elite/segregated groups creating negativity for ladies and gents like myself who are #plussized #curvy #fullerthantheaveragehighstreetsize.

Simply Be are good at pushing their brand in a positive way, they use curvy ladies, using positive images and truly seem to embrace the “I’m trying to represent all area”. In particular the recent publicity stunts for Simplybe. The “All the curves, glam bus and megaphones” – how Simply Be do #LondonFashionWeek. was great however Simply be wheres the older ladies and can we also include gents as well please via your Jacamo line.

#LondonFashionWeek #positiverolemodels

The Simply brand has some great items in stock currently in particular the following:

Check out this amazing dress from Yumi. at £56.00
It has a really playful image of a llama on the front, its just above your knee and is just full of creativity. The length is great if you’re fed up of the maxi dress’s like moi and just want to get your legs out then this dress is perfect for you. I’m 51 5:8 and a size 18 – 20 and feel that the style and colors are appealing to me whether it appeals to others of a similar age Id hope so as we need a lot more fun in our lives and I think this Yumi dress fits the bill. The dress has a zip at the back to its easy to get into ( although I normally just put dresses over my head and pull.) Its also got a tailored approach at the back with pintucks pulling the dress into the small of your back in order to great this great view of your backwaist and also your postérieur area lol. Looking at instagram there are a lot of ladies who promote their size of their postérieurs  why I dont know but I guess its up to them ( Funny how the expression does my bum look big in this , now has a different more positive meaning)   #gorgeousdress #cutedress #yumidress www.janiebritton.skyeladder.net

Slogan tees: How fun is this AX Paris Splatter T-shirt, its £28.00 which is pricey for a tee I guess but it is AX Paris and more importantly its fun. I can see myself on stage wearing a cool pair of pants and boots playing my guitar. In fact I’m gonna buy this one for sure
This is such a fab looking dress from Pink Clove, its a swing shape dress in the very popular and on trend snake print. At £24:00, I think its a bit of a bargain , its above the knee again which as mentioned above is great for me. Theres a couple of reviews online re the thin-ness of the material but I guess thats reflected in the price. Its also pinky, purple and a peachy color which are all my favorite colors. Its such a vibrant print that I’m sure that if you want to stand out you will in this dress.
Available in sizes 16 – 28.

So thats all re the Simply be brand – so which brand should I focus on next let me know. Love yo you all xx
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Simply be codes – YJRY5 spend £75 space 20% or AAAL6 spend £100 save 25%

Published Articles & Photographs

Hi all here’s some links to some of my published articles and photographs.

Article in John Robb’s Louder Than War – online Music Magazine

https://louderthanwar.com/the-secret-art-of-songwriting/

Published articles in Unsigned Music Magazines.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JaniebrittonLadyJane/photos/?tab=album&album_id=370565806376392

Published Firework Photographs

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JaniebrittonLadyJane/photos/?tab=album&album_id=438760422890263

Published Fashion Magazine articles

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JaniebrittonLadyJane/photos/?tab=album&album_id=370569963042643

Published fashion Photographs

Published Fashion Magazine shots featuring Hayley Hasselhoff

Hayley Hasselhoff

Dea London

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JaniebrittonLadyJane/photos/?tab=album&album_id=468045166628455

NY Fashion Week

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JaniebrittonLadyJane/photos/?tab=album&album_id=529559217143716h

Published Jewellery Photograph

The Curve Fashion Festival – 17th Nov – be there or be square

Hey Janie here – I am so excited that the The Curve Fashion Festival is coming up on the 17th of November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its an amazing event that debuted in 2015 , with ladies and gentlemen from all over the world and presents a great chance to network with people from the curvy community.

Celebrity guests and influencers have included Tess Holliday, Nicolette Mason, Charlotte Crosby, Hayley Hasselhoff, Grace Victory, Felicity Hayward, Holly Hagan, Gemma Collins, Bishamber Das and many more!

 

 

 

 

New for 2018 is the Beauty Hub. With more beauty brands at the festival than ever before the curve event decided to host a beauty area. So you’ll be able to shop, pamper and treat yourself!

There’s also an opportunity to meet with your favorite celebrity via the Meet & Greet Stand for that perfect selfie opportunity. I so want to meet Michelle Ellman an award winning coach and body positive activist who has a new book out “Am I Ugly” :0)

 

 

I personally cant wait to see what the fashion lines are showing on the catwalks and lets not forget the most important thing, shopping via the Market Hall lol.  There are so many retailers attending the event, one of which is Debenhams who are in their second year attending the event.  If you remember they where at the festival promoting their beauty range last year on the How to stage.  They have 15% off beauty and perfume currently, check out the offer here – https://www.debenhams.com/beauty

So excited to tell you all that  this year they will be  hosting bra fittings, and they have a designer on the How To stage and you’ll see their collections on the catwalk as well amazing hey, so make sure you catch them.

 

I don’t know about you guys,  but I totally adore Debenhams they have such a versatile range.

Check this out – for a preview of what they offer , take a look at some great plus sized brands/fashion on their site – here.  https://www.debenhams.com/women/plus-size

Sounds perfect yes so get over to the site, treat yourself to some tickets  ( LINK HERE) and I’ll see you there x.

 

Autumn Beauty – Hair – Rootsmudge

Just had my hair done at a place called Freddys Hair Salon in Rawtenstall Rossendale.  Absolutely love the time and effort that Matt my stylist took to ensuring it looked great.

Heres what he used.

‘Broke the base’ using #blondeme with 6% in a #freehand #blalyage technique then covered the regrowth using Schwarzkopf Professional #colour10 6/00 6%. The remaining hair was coloured using #igoravibrance 8/4 and 5/1 to create a cool mocha tone 👌🏻👌🏻 #autumnready
#hairtransformation #autumnhair #freehandhighlights #rootsmudge #blend #linghair #brunettehair #longhair #smoothhair #freddies #freddiesforhair #rawtenstall #rossendale #manchester #ribblevalley Freddies Hair-Salon

Love it thankyou Matt xx

Hubbys home – Multiple Myeloma – Stem Cell Transplant

Hubby came home from hospital just under a couple of weeks ago thank goodness :0 ). As you know hes got Multiple Myeloma which is a cancer of the plasma cells. ( also known as plasma cell myeloma, is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell normally responsible for producing antibodies.)

I must admit its very hard, and life is a struggle.  My hubbys just had a major procedure a Stem cell transplant due to his Multiple Myeloma ( Cancer).  After the transplant he managed to contract  mucositis which effects the mouth so no voice, painful to swallow and was hardly able to eat anything.  He also had septis and an infection in his pic line so they have removed it and hes on antibiotics. Hes had lots of plasma and blood cells pumped into him. When he was in hospital I was driving 1 hour and 20 mins to get to see him each trip so that was 2.5 hours at least travel to the hospital each day.

Plus also working full time, maintaining the house and garden and looking after the pup.  Just seeing how poorly hubby was and trying to remain upbeat and smiley for him was very difficult. The drive home from hospital was my quiet reflecting time and that time apart from driving was mostly spent crying about us both and basically feeling sad re our situation and being a complete softy.

Hes out of hospital now but its still difficult as we have the weekly hospital trips initially it was every couple of days. I’m still working full time, doing the house/garden and of course looking after my dear hubby. But I don’t begrudge the situation I’m more thankful to be honest as hes still here with me,

I still have my love my soulmate and I consider myself and us very lucky.

 

Hubby Pauls , recovering well though and I am seeing improvements each day.  Hes loosing his hair bless him hence the funky Buff headwear, but I really hope that soon we’ll know if the SCT worked and if he is in remission or not. 

We got out for a spot of lunch yesterday although it totally exhausted him and he had to go back to bed, at least we got out.  Sometimes a chance of scene is as good as a rest they say and yes I think they are right.  So onwards and upwards for us just moi, my gorgeous man and our super beautiful and loyal pup Suzie Q…….