It’s the final day of our Third Birthday Sweepstakes competition, and what a party it has been! We’re a bit sad to see the end of it, but we’re so happy to give some of our fans some fantastic prizes to say that you for supporting us whilst we support you.
Last but by no means least, we’re giving you an experience day with a difference. Feel what it’s like to be a ‘Star in a Bra’ for the day with an experience day at London Boudoir Photography.
Let’s face it. We all lead busy, hectic lives, and we rarely allow ourselves a moment to really relax and feel good about ourselves. We never take a moment to really look in the mirror and appreciate just how amazing it is to be alive, and how much of a miracle the human body really is. We’re offering you a chance to win just that, a day to dedicate to yourself, and capture forever just how stunning you really are!
London Boudoir Photography is a photography studio which creates stunning, fun and sensual images of women, for a modelling portfolio, bridal or couples shots, or simply to celebrate yourself and immortalize your gorgeousness in some amazing images.
‘Our aim is to make you feel and look beautiful. No matter your age, no matter your shape or size. You owe it to yourself and nobody else.’
‘Life is very fast and booking a Boudoir photo shoot with us will allow you to stop and do what you rarely take the time to do in everyday life: being pampered by a dedicated team that will take care of you by making you feel and look fantastic and at ease. Is there a better way of shutting out the rest of the world to feel… fabulous? We don’t think so.’
‘The day in which your experience will culminate will be just for you, and you alone. It will be much more than having two photographers taking photos of you because you will have passionate people treating you with care and respect. As professionals we will sculpt the light along the curves of you body to shape how you look, and as people we will make you feel confortable by creating some intense moments to bring out emotions through your eyes as well as having a laugh. A boudoir photograph is not only the image of a body, it is something that goes beyond and captures intimate and personal feelings. The day of your Experience will be the descent into the realisation that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.’
Not only will you be treated to this amazing experience, you will get to keep a physical portfolio of your favourite images, to keep and cherish forever!
Why not head on over to the London Boudoir Photography Facebook page and give them a like? Their page is regularly updated with images of clients (don’t worry, your images will only be used with your permission!), blog post and general updates about their amazing service.
If you think you’d like to take the time out of your busy everyday life to really celebrate your body, feel pampered and utterly gorgeous, simply head on over to the Curvy Kate Facebook page and enter today’s sweepstakes.
Today’s Third Birthday Sweepstake prize partner is high street heroes Debenhams, who have been stocking Curvy Kate since October last year and have been an utter curvespiration, even hosting a Facebook takeover with UK Star in a Bra winner Sophie Morgan just a few weeks ago.
Debenhams have an amazing range of Curvy Kate on their website, with gorgeous fashion colours as well as pretty yet practical continuity blacks, whites and beige.
Debenhams have long been a integral part of the ‘Great British High Street’, and now that they’ve taken their great mix of fashion, beauty, home and much, much more to the interweb, you can now get the amazing Debenhams shopping experience online.
I always pop to Debenhams for my lotions and potions, make up; it’s the perfect destination for a spot of retail therapy. And it will feel all the better with Debenhams’ very generous prize of £100 vouchers!
Read all about Sophie’s takeover of the Debenhams Facebook page over on their blog, here! Or if you love Debenhams and want to keep up to date with Debenhams’ news, go give their Facebook page a like.
To win the Debenhams voucher prize, simply head on over to our Facebook page and enter today’s sweepstakes.
They probably need no introduction, but Littlewoods.com are up next in today’s Third Birthday Sweepstakes!
With a very generous addition of £150 of vouchers to spend at Littlewoods.com, you could kit yourself out in Curvy Kate lingerie or even pick yourself up a new bottle of perfume or two.
A premier destination for all your shopping needs, Littlewoods.com have everything you might need to treat yourself, with family goods, beauty, sports equipment, clothing, gadgets and much, much more.
I’m sure I’ll be doing all of my Christmas shopping on Littlewoods.com in one fell swoop this year. Why face the crowds and the stress of running from shop to shop when you can do it all in one place without breaking a sweat? Just sit back, relax, pour yourself a glass of something delicious and click away. Ahhhh!
Littlewoods.com have their very own Facebook page, why not check it out?
Is anyone else just too hot right now?
I am, and it’s not because of the weather. Collectif Clothing are today’s prize partners!
Collectif clothing is an independent UK retailer that has been established for over 11 years, bringing the best in Forties and Fifties reproduction and alternative style clothing, for women of all shapes and sizes!
“Versatility and originality pervades Collectif’s design philosophy and is perfect for those looking for something different. We combine new fashion trends with classic Vintage styles and a splash of rock and roll! For us, our collections are more than fashion; they are about creating a timeless sense of romance and glamour set against an unconventional background.”
“You can find complete outfits to accent pieces, suitable for in the office, day and evening wear, and each piece will let you develop your own sense of self expression.”
The brand have had a lot of love in the blogosphere, with one of Curvy Kate’s favourite bloggers Fuller Figure Fuller Bust giving them a big thumbs up.
Collectif can be found of their website, a huge range of online stockists, many boutiques worldwide or their own Camden or Covent Garden stores in London.
If you want to hear more about this amazing clothing brand with a difference, just head on over to their Facebook page and show it some love!
If you’d like to win some Collectif, just enter today’s Third Birthday Sweepstake here!
Soap and Glory have been our prize partners before (anyone remember our amazing 12 days of Christmas campaign?) and they went down an absolute storm. Always a popular option, pamper products are something that I know I always hesitate to buy for myself but something I always enjoy having.
For this reason, I am always all smiles at Christmas when I receive a Soap and Glory gift set (I have particular love for their ‘Clean on Me’ shower gel… not that I’m hinting!).
Soap and Glory products have the sweetest smell and without a doubt the CUTEST packaging in the world. If you don’t chuckle at their kitch product names – often including the odd innuendo or ten – then you’re probably made of stone. And that pink! As sugary sweet as their scent.
Not only do Soap and Glory make the most adorable and luxurious smellies, they also have an important message. Make yourself feel good and you’ll look good.Amen to that!
Hello lovely readers, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend? Isn’t it funny how we find it so shocking to see sun in the month of July in the UK?
It’s Monday, and that means we’ve got just five days left in our Third Birthday Sweepstakes competition! Boo! But we still have five amazing prizes to give away, so get a-clicking!
Today you have a chance to win a gift set from the fantastic Macadamia Natural Oil. A luxurious hair brand getting rave reviews in the blogosphere, Macadamia Hair Oil is all you need for sweet smelling, soft, manageable, gorgeous hair in just a few minutes.
And what’s up for grabs from them?
To be in with a chance of winning these amazing prizes, just head on over to our Facebook page and enter!
Got Curves? Bored of seeing models in fashion magazines that have none? Well, then SLiNK magazine may just be for you.
SLiNK magazine is a full-on fashion and lifestyle magazine whose tagline is “Styling Your Curves, Fashioning Your Life”. We don’t use the standard size 6 models like other magazines, instead we only shoot models from a size 14 and we never airbrush them any smaller. Not only do we shoot great curvy model editorials, we also make sure that all the clothes featured in the magazine go to at least a size 20/22. Finally fashion is a bit more inclusive!
Aside from gorgeous editorials shot by top photographers, we also have key trend shopping pages that show you how to buy into the latest catwalk looks, and unlike some of the major glossies we make sure we have products suitable to every purse.
When we aren’t obsessing about what colour is ‘in’, the SLiNK team search out the latest beauty goodies, while celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford takes care of our top tips and styles sections. In fact you can even watch some great hair care videos from Lee on our YouTube channel.
As the curvy girls’ ultimate lifestyle magazine, every issue of SLiNK is jam-packed full of articles on our issue theme (currently we are looking at managing your money!), as well as beautiful travel ideas, motoring features and our infamous food section. Headed up by Simon Henbery – the Head Chef at The Chelsea Brasserie, Sloane Square – each Issue he rustles up six incredible dishes for you to try at home. They’re healthy, creative and delicious!
For when you’re not at home reading SLiNK or browsing Curvy Kate collections, check out SLiNK magazine’s Culture guide, telling you where to GO, what to SEE, Do, Hear or Watch… we have it all covered.
SLiNK magazine was started in April 2011 purely as a digital magazine but as the readership grew, so did the demand for print and the magazine now offers both a digital download and a print edition retailing through its website.
SLiNK magazine was started as there is a real gap in the market for a magazine that embraces women for simply being them! You will NEVER find a quick fix diet guide in SLiNK magazine as we don’t believe happiness is dependent on weight. We encourage healthy eating and well-being rather than crash dieting.
We don’t go crazy for celebrities but do love to champion women who are changing the world and leading in their chosen fields.
SLiNK magazine is a magazine for women, to encourage, empower and inspire.
Does SLiNK sound like something you’d love to get involved with? Head over to their Facebook page for the latest news and updates from them, or better still, enter today’s Third Birthday Sweepstakes to be in the chance of winning one of five subscriptions to SLiNK magazine.
We’ve got that Friday feeling in the office, although to be honest this whole week has felt like one big Third Birthday party! We hope you’ve been enjoying our Third Birthday sweepstakes as much as we have – we’ve got our fingers crossed for you all win some amazing prizes!
Up today is Dove Hair Therapy.
Everyone has a hair ‘mare. Mine is – without a doubt – brittleness and breakage. I find that although my hair can get quite greasy at the roots, the ends are often left gasping for nourishment, and nothing can quite quench their thirst like an intensive conditioner.
When I have an ‘in-between-washes’ day, I find that my ends can feel so straw-like, and I wash my hair not only to keep it clean, but to put some moisture back into my ends. I’m trying to grow my hair and I love having long hair, but as my hair isn’t the most resilient, I need a little extra help.
That’s where Dove Hair comes in.
This week I picked up their ‘Intensive Repair’ regenerating mask, and I have to say I’m thoroughly impressed! My mum is a professional hairdresser so I’ve spent much of my life with access to trade price professional brands, but Dove’s mask can be picked up in your local supermarket or pharmacy, and certainly gives professional brands a run for their money.
I also picked up a travel-sized version of their ‘Nourishing Oil Care Express Treatment Conditioner’ for a recent holiday, and again, I’ve really enjoyed using it.
Both of the products I tried felt really nourishing on the hair, whilst still remaining light and soft. The fragrance wasn’t too strong or floral – the mask had a gorgeous scent which reminded me ever so slightly of almond or shea butter. It was a welcome change from heavily scented products which I find I love at first but get sick of pretty quickly.
When I was having a particularly Bad Hair Day and was in a rush to get out of the door, I have used a small amount of the Nourishing Oil Care directly to dry hair as a leave in treatment and it actually worked really well, too.
‘Advanced Care for Beautiful Hair’ – and a price tag to make you smile, too!
Fancy your chances of winning a gift set? Get over to our Facebook page and enter!
Thanks to everyone for your amazing interaction on our Facebook page, we can’t believe that we’re already nearly at the end of our first week of prizes!
Figleaves.com are up next, one of our retailers and a personal favourite of mine for all my lingerie needs. Top notch customer service and a fantastic range to choose from – especially the Curvy Kate section, of course!
They currently have some amazing end of season reductions…
Call me biased, but these are two of my FAVOURITES from the current collection - what a bargain!
Still too far from pay day? Not to worry, be in with a chance to WIN a £50 voucher from Figleaves.com as part of our Third Birthday Sweepstakes.
Why not head on over to the Figleaves.com Facebook page and keep up to speed with their latest news?
Lady V London are an exciting new online retailer, selling stunning 50′s reproduction dresses from size 8 to 32.
‘Swing Dresses, Hepburn Dresses, Wiggle Dresses plus much much more!!‘
Lady Vintage dresses are the perfect option for curves, as swing dresses and a 50′s shape is so flattering. Create or emphasise hourglass proportions with a large, full skirt; that ‘swish’ effect is guaranteed to turn heads!
Wear with a petticoat for a full 50′s effect or alone for a more subtle yet girly look, and choose from a huge array of styles and print to really customise your look.
If you’re a fan of polka dots, florals animal prints, geometric, kitsch prints or something fruity, there’s something to suit every taste at Lady V London.
I myself have the Hawaiian Swing Dress (pictured above) and I find I can’t help but feel special in it. The bright, bold print is very attention grabbing, but it can even be dressed down with a cardigan and basic ballet pumps for every day. I’ve worn this dress on a night out, but I’d equally pop it on for a picnic in the park! It’s such a versatile item, plus Hawaiian prints are so on trend this season – and that’s not something I can usually boast.
The fit is great, it really nips in on the waist in a size 8, and my boobs fit in pretty comfortably.
Girls with a fuller chest than me (I’m a 30FF at the moment) such as Blogger Becky Mount (a 30G) and Kelly Parks (a 28GG) both have the Swing Dresses in a size 8 and still get on with this size well. 36J blogger Georgina Horne loves her Lady V midi dress and fits into it perfectyl. Yey for boob-friendly clothing!
Kelly Parks, from her Lady V blog review
About Lady V:
“‘Lady Vintage’ dresses are designed and manufactured by us, and we are the sole distributor. Many ‘Lady Vintage’ dresses are Limited Editions, which means that we cap the number of dresses we make (usually under 100) so that you can be assured that your dress is one of a kind and unlikely to be seen on anyone else at your special event. Our dresses are always made of the best quality fabric and to our very high standards, yet without the usual price tag. No other company in the UK offers such a variety of prints in such small quantities.
‘Lady Vintage’ dresses come in Sizes 8-22, with special ranges also made in Sizes 16-32.
Our customers play a very big part in our business. We have many loyal customers who regularly feature our dresses on their blogs. We take every bit of feedback very seriously, and are always here to listen to any ideas for new designs or improvements.
We have customers worldwide and offer affordable delivery to all countries as far away as Australia. We have worked very hard to get the cheapest and quickest delivery available. We currently offer express delivery services to many countries in Europe, plus Australia and the USA.”
Lady V have gained a lot of attention from the likes of bloggersand were even recently featured in LOOK Magazine.
For more reviews, check out Gemma Cartwright of Big Girl’s Browse’s review of Lady V’s gorgeous Swing Dress here:
Today’s prize for our Third Birthday giveaway is a spa break for two plus a spa celebrations box from Curvy Kate favourites Spabreaks.com.
Since we believe in the ‘work hard, play hard’ philosophy, as well as treating yourself to relaxation of both body and mind, we think this prize is perfect. Can we enter, please?
We heard from SpaBreaks.com Editor, Bonnie, about why a spa break would be a great prize… not that you need convincing!
When you think about a spa day, with any luck you associate it with relaxation; but at Spabreaks.com we know that it can be so much more than that … spa is an enjoyable way of giving you a real boost when it comes to body confidence.
It goes without saying that a little time out is important for a positive outlook, but the practical effects of a good treatment on the body, whether it’s aiding detox, easing aching muscles and joints, or giving your skin a good polish before you head away on holiday, knows no bounds … particularly welcome when you are getting ready to put on that brand new swimming costume or bikini.
So with this in mind we are particularly pleased to be offering £150 worth of spa vouchers to Curvy Kate customers … you have the beautiful swimwear and we want to make sure you feel confident when you wear it – in the spa and on the beach! … So come and visit us at www.spabreaks.com and pick where you want to go from one of 460 venues in the UK and abroad, or contact the team on 0800 043 6600!
Thanks so much Bonnie!
First up in our amazing Third Birthday Giveaway is the simply stunning Macaroon Jewellery, a hand made jewellery company from sunny Brighton. They may be a small, family-owned company, but they’ve already been featured in the likes of Cosmopolitan!
Macaroon is a really beautiful and unique business; with fantastic, lovingly hand made jewellery pieces. All the items are completely unlike anything you can buy from the high street; you know everyone will be asking ‘Where did you get that jewelley!?’.
‘Macaroon jewellery was born from the single belief that timeless jewellery should not be driven by throw away trends, but be beautiful, simple, well crafted and above all something you will treasure forever. Designed, made and sourced by ourselves each individual piece of Macaroon jewellery has its own story that we would like to share with you.’
And why are they called ‘Macaroon Jewellery’, you ask? Well the answer is simply: they love cake! If that’s not a match made in heaven with Curvy Kate we don’t know what is.
‘A romantic gift we have always bought, macaroons are a beautiful metaphor for our designs and a concept we believe in – delicate, simple, colourful and carefully crafted with love.’
What’s not to love? Enter our sweepstakes now for a chance to win your own gorgeous piece of Macaroon Jewellery.
Pink agate gemstone bracelet, £18.00
Amethyst and leaf charm necklace, £28.00
That’s right! All you need to do is head over to the Curvy Kate Facebook page and enter our birthday sweepstakes!
Why not show them some love and ‘like’ their Facebook page, too?