My latest scent.

Lately, I have become obsessed with perfume.
I am not normally someone who needs to change my scent: I usually grab a bottle of something cute and girly and under $40 at my local chemist to have in my bag for at work. Throughout the years I’ve always been a fan of the celebrity fragrances but it wasn’t until Jacob started wanting to buy me something luxurious that I bothered to venture into the department store and take a whiff. Ever since then, I have enjoyed adding new fragrances to my collection. I have a soft spot for Marc Jacobs (it is by far my favourite brand for shoes and bags, even though I only own 3 pairs myself…I am very lucky!) and I love Lola, for its sexy, almost musky scent. When it comes to perfume I am a big fan of deeper, darker tones and stick away from the frilly-ness of florals when I can.

I was recently contacted by the team at Perfume Clearance Centre, an Australian based perfume website that have a huge range and even better prices to match. I was excited to try their services and I was not disappointed. I was on the hunt for a new perfume and there had been one that I’d wanted to try for some time, so I knew this was the perfect opportunity.

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Shipping from Perfume Clearance Centre was capped at $10.00 or free when you spent over $150.00

I am not one to shy away from buying online, but I did have one concern about my order. At first I was hesitant about buying perfume online. My main concern was the transportation of my product: what if the bottle broke? You can never be sure, even with fragile stickers and all the bubble wrap in the world. When my order arrived it was clear there was no chance of breakage. My parcel was filled with space filling beans, and the box was free from damage. Perfume Clearance Centre use Australia Post and I was emailed with tracking information and updates so that I knew where my parcel was every step of the way. I was very impressed.

As soon as I opened my order, my invoice was on top and a thankyou card. I had to dig through a layer or two of package beans to find the perfume, which was equally gorgeous in it’s packaging.
What was even better was how quickly my order took. Within 3 hours of ordering I had a notification explaining my order was ready for dispatch and within 2 days my order arrived at my door!

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Choosing your new scent is easy: search for brands, designers or try using the fragrance family search function!

Choosing my perfume was easy: I had wanted an Agent Provocateur perfume for months. I remember smelling one when I visited The Leopard Lounge and I loved the strength and boldness it gave. What I liked more than anything was that it lasted on my skin, and it made me feel ever-so glam! I knew it was the scent for me, and better yet, Perfume Clearance Centre had my scent of choice for under 50% off what I would have paid at David Jones, which was the only location I could find online to buy.

I found using the website very easy to locate my chosen brand. There are a variety of search tools for finding the right scent for you! You can choose to only search for different designers, scent types and prices. I had fun looking through the different options and liked how easy the website was to navigate.

Perfume can be a great Christmas stocking filler, or you can spoil someone special with a beautiful designer fragrance
Here are my picks:

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Every Christmas I like to buy Jacob something to wear for ‘date night’ and my favourite smell for him is Calvin Klein ‘Man’. It has a Earthy tone with fruity punches that just work so well with him, and Perfume Clearance Centre have the 100ml for only $50.00, making shopping this year very easy!
On my wishlist for Christmas this year is Viktor and Rolf’s BonBon. Not only is the bottle divine, the scent is warm and fruity and I love the caramel base!
A great stocking filler this year is a perfume like Katy Perry’s Killer Queen at at only $29.95 it’s perfect for that teenage girl who’s impossible to buy for!
My final pick for Christmas is the Lola 3 piece gift set, a gorgeous gift for someone special for under $100!

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Don’t forget to check out Perfume Clearance Centre for your Christmas shopping this year!

What is you favourite perfume?

This is a sponsored post
All opinions are of my own.
I paid the use the services and recieve goods from Perfume Clearance Centre and have been reimbursed for my time.
I do not write about products of services unless I really, actually like them and would recommend them!
Email at closetconfessions@live.com.au if you have any questions

 

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Since the beginning of the year I have been working at plus size store City Chic, an Australian store that caters to sizes 14-22. At first I didn’t want to let everyone know this because there can be lines of opinions that are crossed when one writes and also works, and so I have not written about the clothing I wear at work every day. But when this dress came into work I knew I had to share it. Every inch of it is perfectly me: the fit, the colour, the print and the details are dreamy and I have been loving it so much so that I wanted to share it with you all.

I am wearing the Miss Sweet Dress in a size XS and find the fit to be firm and smooth with the stretch back panel.
It fits my waist and flares over my tummy and the pockets are the perfect place to stash your goodies on a busy day. I know it is going to be a firm favourite of mine and I adore it!

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Once you do away with the idea of people as fixed, static entities,
then you see that people can change, and there is hope.

- Bell Hooks

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How to Wiggle Your Way Into A Wiggle Skirt

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A few months ago I needed a creative outlet.
I have been writing here at Closet Confessions for years and over that time my interests and what I love has certainly changed. I have honestly enjoyed writing and sharing my life here, and that isn’t going to change.
But with life taking control, my time has been whisked away and I limited in the opportunity to write, to share my content as I did when I was at university. But I still had this need to write and share. SO I took a leap, and I contacted the Adore Pinup magazine team.

They had launched their first mag and I wanted to be involved: Australia, featuring gorgeous girls from all over the world but most important to me was the strong message about body positivity from all walks of life. I immediately sent across an email and within a few days I was chatting. I decided to take the leap and I wrote my first ever article. Sure, I had written here before but that was different. This went to paper and I was nervous. But what I can say with 3 articles under my suspender belt is that I love the message each of the Adore Pinup Magazine issues has given and it is such an amazing opportunity for my writing to be included!

I wanted to share with you the first article that I wrote for the magazine. It was a brave move for me to share tips when I have only just started wearing these styles myself. When I write, I want to include all body shapes and sizes and so I hope this article reflects that. Please let me know what you think and I hope you will check out the next issue of Adore Pinup, out soon!

The launch of Closet Confessions Boutique

I’ve been quiet and it’s only because I have been working on big things. Things that have been keeping me up at night and scaring me to death.
Recently I have gone through a number of changes in my life that have greatly inspired me to take a leap of faith. With a push from my partner Jacob and my parents, I jumped.
I took the opportunity to launch my own space, and I am so excited to be sharing it with you here.
I have opened my own online plus size fashion boutique and I am so excited share this news with my readers.

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Many people have asked me why I wanted to start my own online store. It was a scary thing to do, both financially but also emotionally. I posted the following on my web boutique and I think it really encapsulates why.

“I was sick and tired of being pushed to the back of the store when I went shopping. I wanted fashion that inspired me, but I was met with poor service and a lack of passion from the stores I would visit. Closet Confessions had always been a place of inspiration for me and my blog has seen me find new and exciting designers, so starting my own boutique was a natural progression. Here you will find a store that has a passion for sizes 14+. A store with a focus on customer service, beautiful products and supporting Independent and Australian brands where possible. Closet Confessions will grow and I cannot wait to share my fashion journey with you!”

I recently had an experiance in a retail store that I will never repeat, but one that really got my fire running hot.
The store owner told me “Fat customers are the worst. They complain about everything.”
As a curvy woman, it made me so mad! Her lack of consideration for someone with needs in her store made my decision to launch my own site so much easier.
She didn’t appreciate that a woman wanted a dress that flattered her. That she wanted a choice, and to not be pushed to the back of the store.
I decided that day that Closet Confessions would be a store that focused on celebrating curves, making online shopping easy with extensive measurements and attention to detail.

I am starting small but I am so excited about sharing this new adventure with my readers. I hope that you will take a look at my store, and for my readers I am offering a special discount as a “thankyou”.
Enter code ” thanks ” and receive 10% off your order!

You can find my online store at www.closetconfessionsboutique.com