Monday, 27 July 2015

UK Indie Brand Jewellery Haul

Today I've got a vlog for you which focuses on some lovely UK independent brands who make the most beautiful products. I thought it would make a nice change to cast a spotlight on some small but mighty creatives who deserve our love.



Struggling to view this embeded vid-watch on youtube 

I might make this a monthly feature so if you are a small independent seller of clothes, jewellery or beauty products and would like a Betty pamper shoutout get in touch 

You might also like:
Bon prix Outfit post                                                     Curvissa Outfit post








This weeks Plus size fashion picks











 

                                          

Big News at  Nicky Rockets  we have just brought out our Curvy As Hell Tees in a range of poptastic colours. Limited stock so be quick.








And if that wasn't exciting enough we have also launched a new plus size yoga inspired design 





Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog

Networking: How being nice can be the best tool

Being nice doesn't stop you being dynamic
Since I set up my business six years ago I've been invited to many networking events. In the early days of trying to get The Pamperbox and Nicky Rockets up and running I went to quite a few general networking events and also a few more specialised meetings aimed at designers.
As with all things some of these get together's were more useful than others. The old school breakfast networking events were frankly just a bit depressing. A mish mash of people all trying to sell their ideas and services to each other and ramming business cards in each others faces before moving on to the next disinterested party.
Being nice is actually a good business strategy
What struck me more than anything was how once some of these so called "movers and shakers" realised that you probably wouldn't be of any immediate value to them the smile would quickly slip from their faces and their eyes would start scanning the room, eager to move on to somebody more useful. 
Early on this instilled in me the fierce belief that being successful in business is not just about networking with the right people but also about being nice in general.
Now I understand that being focused is a huge key in running a well oiled company and that life can't be all raindrops and and kittens, but (and this is a big but) somewhere along the way we were sold a version of what it takes to succeed in business which I think is frankly a bit naff.
Maybe its seeing Sir Alan Sugar bullying his way through the Apprentice week in week out but it seems rudeness and ruthlessness are the new black and its usually most prevalent in those who actually aren't that successful but are climbing up the slippery pole.
The Betty Pamper business school-open for tea,cake and manners
Its been my experience that networking is actually just shorthand for "meeting people" if you treat people with respect and courtesy regardless of the fact they may or may not help your business its like a giant boomerang effect. The good will bounces right back. 
Prioritising your charm and e-mail replies to those you think are "important" is incredibly short sighted from a business point of view. My business referrals have come from so many weird and wacky places often from chance encounters with strangers. 
If you love what you do you should be happy to chat about it with anyone and its simply manners to reciprocate. If someone approaches you for advice, or to suggest a collaboration it takes two minutes to reply even if you know what you are being asked isn't to your immediate benefit.Being dismissive or rude is a sure sign you are believing your own hype and should maybe have a reality check.
For years I worked in huge corporations in management for companies such as Granada TV, the Mirror Group and Sony and have witnessed varying kinds of business styles and I'm yet to see anything which convinces me that acting like a shark, or being rude makes you anymore effective as a professional. It does however make you appear to be a bit of a tool.A very wise friend once told me "be careful who you s**t on on the way up, chances are they will be interviewing you for a job on the way down" 
So don't just "network" be nice with it. The results could surprise you.










This weeks Plus size fashion picks











 

                                          

Big News at  Nicky Rockets  we have just brought out our Curvy As Hell Tees in a range of poptastic colours. Limited stock so be quick.








And if that wasn't exciting enough we have also launched a new plus size yoga inspired design 





Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Magic is something you make-A Bon Prix review

I haven't been feeling very magical recently, in fact I have been pretty low. I was talking to a friend and we both agreed that whilst the constant demand for us all to always be "positive" can be counter productive, sometimes making yourself perform positive actions can actually work to affect your mood slightly. So I have taken this on board with today's outfit.

Magic is something you make

Bon Prix sent me this tee-shirt a while ago and it just seemed to jump out at me this morning.The slogan is "magic is something you make happen" and in my current mood I'm not sure how much I believe that but you know what? I want to, so here goes nothing.I am putting a positive slogan across my boobs-over to you universe.


I feel like I should be in the Wham "Wake me up before you gogo" video in this top-which is quite splendid.

 My Pu jacket is from Asos Curve and my skirt is from Hennes but is no longer in stock (Simply be do this beautiful black organza one though which has a similar look)
My trainers are by Sketchers and are just the most comfortable thing I have ever worn so they are featuring a lot at the moment. 


This is the size 20 tee and its a baggier fit than I'm showing. I have knotted at the back because I like my tee's tight

 I always feel slightly Carrie Bradshaw when I wear a full skirt and leather jacket. Its a nice contrast between sweet and tough and the full skirt turns a fairly workaday outfit into something really pretty.

Punk Princess

Here is to a slightly more magical future.

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Big News at  Nicky Rockets  we have just brought out our Curvy As Hell Tees in a range of poptastic colours. Limited stock so be quick.








And if that wasn't exciting enough we have also launched a new plus size yoga inspired design 





Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog

Friday, 24 July 2015

Gemma Collins Pink Hollywood Diamante Kaftan Top-A review

Not so long ago I reviewed the Gemma Collins Hollywood Diamante Kaftan top in black. I absolutely loved it and you can read the review here

The pink Hollywood Diamante Kaftan
I adored both the shape and the diamante beading which gave it a really lovely touch of glamour without being too full on.

My first Hollywood top
So when I saw that the latest Gemma Collins collection featured the same design in peach I was all over it like a tramp on chips. You know me I love every shade in the Barbra Cartland colour spectrum and this sicky sweet peach shade is right on the money.
This top is right on the money-if you like your money with batwing sleeves containing diamante (I do)
Yes I realise this is floaty and not figure hugging and I should in principle reject it after being encouraged to wear wafty floaty stuff for so many years but by jingo I like this. Its drapey and romantic and encourages me to throw Stevie Nicks shapes.


I have worn this top of pink extravagance with some black jeggings by Evans and some polka dot wedges which are last season but these are similar.My bag is also past season but this one from M and S is similar .



My garden is looking really rather fabulous at the moment and has been a bit of  a haven for me over this past few weeks so I thought it might be nice to shoot these pictures here.

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Big News at  Nicky Rockets  we have just brought out our Curvy As Hell Tees in a range of poptastic colours. Limited stock so be quick.






And if that wasn't exciting enough we have also launched a new plus size yoga inspired design 





Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Curvissa Figure Skimming batwing Summer Dress-A review

Recently I was thrilled to be asked to take over Curvissas social media for the Style XL event. I love Curvissa and over the years have worn lots of their clothes, so many in fact that they even made up this fab graphic plotting some of my standout outfit posts-what a great trip down fashions memory lane.


Curvissa outfits past and present

They very kindly gifted me a couple of outfits to celebrate Style XL and here is the first one which I have to say I am in love with.


Bright blue batwing babe

This figure skimming batwing summer dress is a beautiful shade of bright blue. Its shape as the description suggests is cleverly cut to skim your figure but not clingy (I hate when you can see the outline of my bra and knickers in dresses, it looks so messy)
Figure skimming in just the right way

I'm wearing my Dani sandals from Boohoo, a big statement necklace and a pink clutch bag  I feel very sophisticated but the shape and colour also make this outfit really fun and fresh looking.

Spot on sizing for spot on style


 I'm wearing a size 20 which is my usual size  and its a lovely fit. 
There is  a little bit of stretch and because of the batwing sleeves its great if you are quite busty as there is no cutting under the arms.



At only £22 this is such a perfect summer dress and can dressed up for quite a sophisticated look as I've done here but looks equally good with trainers and a topknot. Well done Curvissa

This weeks other plus size fashion picks









I have been nominated for two categories in this years Plus size awards. Best blog and best plus size blog. If you enjoy this blog please vote here It would mean the world to me.





 

                                          

Big News at  Nicky Rockets  we have restocked 4 of out most popular designs up to a 5XL





And if that wasn't exciting enough we have also launched a new plus size yoga inspired design and a Curvy as Hell homewares range which kicks off with tee towels for only £5 







Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog