Thursday, February 28, 2013

Out with the Old and in with the New!

Well hello and welcome to my all new and hopefully improved blog Given Me Wings I have said a very sad goodbye to Love Your Lumps.


 Almost 3 years of blogging under this name which was never really a fashion blog like I intended. At the beginning of this year I didn't know if I wanted to carry on Blogging, but when I thought about not doing it it made me a little sad. So I decided if I was going to carry on doing it then it was time for and update and so after a lot of brain storming, research and personal inspiration I have  chosen something close to my heart.


The name Given Me Wings was inspired by my Cousin Lindsey her Husband Richard and their beautiful new baby daughter Henrietta Jayne. Only a couple of days after her birth Lin and Rich both asked me to be Henrietta's Godmother I was so proud to be asked and of course said yes.


With a new blog name in mind and wanting to celebrate this special moment and use it as inspiration. Now I don't know about you but whenever I think of a Godmother I think of a fairy godmother (it's the Disney addict in me). I feel like I was given special fairy wings that day and this is where the idea come from I also see it as a metaphor for newer greater things that I hope will happen in my life, and so Given me Wings was born.
I hope you like it. Thank you for your support over the last few years and I hope it will continue.

Please don't forget to update me in your bloglist and not only has the name changed but the web address which is now

Let me know what you think x


Monday, February 18, 2013

A Little Announcement!

As the title suggests I have a little announcement to make about my little space here in the blog-asphere. I feel like it needs a little updating and I have spent this month brainstorming ideas a nod features and lots of other stuff and I have decided on March 1st I will be making a big change, not only will my layout have a little update but more importantly the name.


Love your Lumps was originally going to be a fashion blog for the larger girlies like myself. But I feel like over the three and a half years I have been doing this it is more of a lifestyle journal and I for one love it like that and although I love having you along for the ride and really love posting for other people to read, I ultimately do it for my self and I love what i'm doing.
After closer inspection I feel that Love you Lumps no longer reflects it's content and I just wanted to let you know about the up and coming changes of name and layout and I hope you will continue to support me.
I would also like to mention something else that prompted me to make a few changes and that was Dana at The Wonder Forest and her EBook Blog Wonderful  which helped me loads and there is lots of advice that I will be putting into practice in the future which I hope will bring you more content on a more regular basis.
Finally I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has supported and followed Love your Lumps and hope you will continue to do so.
I will Launch on March 1st so please check back and let me know what you think you opinion is valuable to me.
 Thanks for Stopping By xxx


PS all content will stay on the blog it will just have a new name URL and layout.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day ♥

I hope everyone is having a Lovely day whether your single like me or in you happy little love bubble I think today is a happy day and is very worth celebrating.
This is what I have been doing for the lats 14 days following Mandy from Miss Indie's  photo a day Instagram tag #14 Days of Love.
The tag included Colour Book, Music, Time of day, Memory, Food, Favorite Possession, Hobby, Pet (or animal), Collection, Clothing, Movie, quote and Yourself. So I thought I would share them with you all.





What are you doing for Valentines?

Thanks for Stopping By xx

Saturday, February 09, 2013

20 Things about me ♥

I have seen lots of these posts about so I thought I would jump aboard the band waggon. 
Here we go then



1) My Sister is my best friend, I'm not sure if she knows it. 
There is nothing I'd rather do than spend time with her.

2) I can only sleep if I'm using my sleep machine app on my phone, it plays the sound of the sea and thunder!

3) If I had been born a boy my name would have been Christopher James.

4) I LOVE easy cook Basmati rice I could eat it all day every day.

5) My right eye constantly waters which means for most of the day I look like I'm crying.

6)  I stopped sucking my thumb when I was 18!!!

7) I make Greetings cards and Wedding invitations as a hobby and a job.

8) When I was 5 or 6 my sister pushed me down the stairs and I fell though out Glass front door and 
cracked my head open I still have the scar.



9) I went to catering college and qualified as a chef but when I started working it became mundame and I felt 
I was loosing my passion for it. I only cook at home for family and friends now and prefer baking.

10) I was brought up listening to Country singer Garth Brooks  I love his music it's my Guilty pleasure.

11) I never wear high heel shoes I love the way they look but I can't walk in them and they kill me.

12) I'm very Clumsy (hence above) I am constantly burning and cutting myself in fact last Monday I burnt my hand pretty badly I have a new scar now!

13) I love Disney, I collect all the DVD's and Listen to the Music... it makes me Happy Try it!

14) I'm really messy but only in My Bedroom everywhere else is really tidy dunno why.

15) I Love Meryl Streep I have seen all her Films and Own almost all of them on DVD too.

16) I love to read but it makes me really sleepy so it takes me a month or two to finish a book.

17) Citrus is my Favorite type of sent.

18) I HATE having my hair cut I chopped it all off when I was 18 and it is my biggest hair regret ever. Even a trim makes me feel sad.

19) I watch tons of TV and if there is nothing on I watch Films or You Tube videos.

20) I love fancy Dress Parties more that ordinary parties.


If you fancy doing a 20 Things post please let me know in he comments bellow I would love to read them.
Thanks for Stopping By xx



Thursday, February 07, 2013

Nail Varnish Haul

I have a confession to make..... I Love Nail Varnish!..  it never used to be that way, that's because I used to bite my nails. Now I don't (much!) I love it when I have long nails, they don't even need to be long just nice to look at. I also used to be an absolute nail colour phobe  the only colour I would wear was black other wise they would have a french manicure look, now that has all changed, now I have too much nail varnish making it quite impossible to choose a colour to wear.
I have many favourite brands but one of my best is Nails inc, their colour's are amazing and coverage brilliant I have been a fan of theirs for about 2 years now. One of my most recent brands that I'm loving is Essie.
 I LOVE the formula it's great for single coat coverage. The only one problem I have with these brands is the price, don't get me wrong for the quality you get I don't mind paying but I know I would have more they were a little lower. 
So with that in mind I was thrilled to find out that Nails Inc were doing their fabulous Lucky Dip offer I have had them in the past and been thrilled with what I got .The offer is 6 full size nail polishes for £15.00 and when a single Nail polish originally retails at £11.00 each you are getting a fabulous Bargain that's £2.50 per bottle (that's cheaper than Barry M!)  you can't not buy them at that price.
 So I bought some!
Nails Inc Lucky Dip 6 for £15.00

Now I'm not gonna sit here and tell you that this pick of colour's was brilliant  if I was picking them myself then I would have only picked 2 of the colour's (Greenwich Park and Fenchurch Street ) but having said that I do like the others and have already used Clifford Street. I also kinda like the fact I will now be forced to try something new, which lets face it can't be a bad thing! 
I'm undecided if I like the fact that all but one of the polishes I got are discontinued colour's on one hand I like it because I wouldn't have been able to buy them in a normal situation, but on the other hand if I really like them and I run out I won't be able to get them again. I guess it's all snakes and ladders but at the end of the day you defiantly can't argue on the price of the offer. 


282 Blenheim Terrace

471 Cliffiord Street 


102 Chelsea Flower Show 

062 Fenchurch Street 

172 Greenwich Park 

I also decided to treat myself to some more Essie colour's and found this Mini set on sale I love these and Where's my Chauffeur is slightly darker that the popular Mint Apple Candy and makes a brilliant polka dot companion. 





 Leading Lady 

Beyond Cozy 



If you wanna know of any other Nails Inc offers that crop up like this be sure to follow me on twitter as I try tweet it out when it's on and it usually only lasts a couple of days.

What are your favourite Nail varnish brands and colour's?

Thanks for Stopping By xx