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Zapaka Dress Review

The dress I'm modeling in this post was kindly gifted to me by Zapaka. I did not get paid to write this post.

A while ago, I was contacted by a brand called Zapaka, and they very kindly asked if they could send me dress to try on for my blog. They have some lovely vintage dresses on their website, so of course I said yes.

Zapaka have both straight-size and plus-size dresses. However, I'm wearing the biggest size they offer (3XL), so I would mostly recommend the site for those of you who are my size or smaller than me. Generally in dresses I wear a EU size 48 / UK 20 / US 16, but I am bigger on my bottom half (wide hips and big thighs), and I am 179 cm tall. I would say that the measurements table on the Zapaka site matches the dress I got, so you can go by that.

I chose this lovely Red Vintage A Line Asymmetrical Swing Dress. The delivery was fast and the quality of the fabric is nice. The packaging of the dress was also pretty, featuring the Zapaka logo in a lovely teal color…

Beautiful Holiday Season Dresses from Dear-Lover

This post is a collaboration with the brand Dear-Lover. They have very kindly sent me the dresses I model in this post. However, I do not make any money from writing this post.

Earlier this year, I was contacted by the lovely brand Dear-Lover, and they asked if I could do a blog post for them. Since I had worked with them before (watch my YouTube try-on haul from last year here), I was excited to try their dresses again. I chose two dresses to try - both of them are maxi-length evening gowns, as I had previously been impressed especially by the quality of their evening wear. Both are also red, because it's one of my favorite colors to wear, and perfect for Christmas and the holiday season!

The first dress I picked out is the Red My Everything Plus Size Mermaid Dress. With a price of only $ 9.90, it is an extremely affordable option for an evening dress. I was honestly so impressed by the quality, especially considering the low price. The dress is heavy in a good way - it feels lux…

Favorite outfits: Fall 2019

Hi guys, 
I just thought I would share some of my favorite outfits from this fall. In Finland, it's pretty much already winter, so I thought it would be a good time to look back at some of my OOTD photos from the past couple of months. Oh, and remember to follow me on Instagram - I post my outfits pretty much daily over there! 

I wore this when I went clubbing with my friend in September. I don't go out a lot these days - I'm too old for that stuff, haha. When I do go clubbing, I tend to wear dresses, but this time I felt like wearing jeans and a top. The top I'm wearing is from Shein and the jeans are from Fashion Nova. And yes, you can see my bra. I don't really care since the colors match, haha. 

I have worn this Fashion Nova dress a couple of times this fall. It's really soft and comfy, and actually pretty warm as well. 

This is a work outfit. I LOVE the top. It's from Cubus and it's actually a straight-size top (size EU 44/UK 16/US 12). Obviously …

Fashion Nova What Could've Been Lace Dress

Hi all,
I just had to really quickly share this dress with you because I LOVE it. I just got it today and I'm obsessed. The quality is great, too! It's from Fashion Nova, and they still have some in stock so here's a link if you want to grab one for yourself (not an affiliate link, I just wanted to share this out of the goodness of my heart, haha!) I'm wearing a 2X and it fits perfectly.

Have a good weekend!

Trying out new brands: COCOMY and Stylebest

Hi all!
In case you have missed it, I've been trying quite many new plus-size fashion brands on my YouTube channel lately. There are so many fast fashion companies these days, all the information about sizing, shipping and quality can seem like a lot to take in. That's why I like to do reviews – and watch reviews done by other bloggers and youtubers. 
Two new brands I tried recently are COCOMY and Stylebest. Both of these companies sent me products to review, and I will insert my video reviews below. COCOMY is a plus-size brand, and the sizing/quality is similar to RoseGal, DressLily, Shein, etc. The prices are also pretty reasonable. You can get 10% off with my code: HANNAKATRIINA. 
Stylebest is an online retailer with a wide range of products; not just plus-size clothing. It may take a while to find what you are looking for since there's a LOT on the site, but you can find some gems. It's a bit more expensive than some of the sites I mentioned above, but the custome…

Summer outfit favorites

Hi all!
Soooo, I haven't really blogged this summer, as I've been super busy with my PhD thesis. No holidays for me, sigh. Also, I injured my ankle and it kind of took the joy out of putting together outifts for a while...
However, I've been more active on YouTube and Instagram, so you should definitely check those out! Speaking of Instagram, I thought I would share some of my favorite outfits I've posted this summer here on the blog, since I know that a) not everyone is on Instagram, and b) the IG algorithm is annoying, so you haven't necessarily seen these even if you do follow me there. 
So, here's what I've been wearing!

I originally bought this rose gold dress from a River Island store in Amsterdam if February, and FINALLY had a chance to wear it at a girls' night in July. I'm obsessed with rose gold and wrap dresses, so this is definitely one of my favorites.

This midi dress is from ASOS and it's by the brand Fashionkilla. I adore the bar…

Things you can wear in the summer: A fat girl's guide

Summer is here and I thought we could all use a gentle reminder of what is appropriate for a fat person to wear when it's warm outside. Without further ado, here we go!

1. Bikinis
Or a one piece swimsuit, if that's more your thing. Your bikini can be high-waisted and modest, or it can be a bit more revealing. The funny thing is, it's completely up to you! If you have cellulite, rolls or a gap between your boobs, make sure not to give a fuck. But remember to use sunscreen!

2. Bodycon dresses
Flowy dresses are nice when the weather is hot, but if you prefer to show off your curves, what are you waiting for? Feel free to skip shapewear because honestly, that shit is horrible even during the winter, not to mention when you're all sweaty. Eww. If someone doesn't like your belly outline showing, or thinks your dress looks unflattering, I'm afraid they're going to have to look somewhere else. I know, I feel bad for them, too. If you're small-chested, your dress…

In case you missed it: Zara and KimCurvy hauls

Hi all,

I realized I hadn't shared a couple of my latest videos here on the blog, so here they are! By the way, thank you to everyone who has subscribed to my channel – it's growing really well at the moment, I just went past the 3K mark in subscribers!

I have a couple of longer blog posts planned for the summer so it's not going to be just videos. Stay tuned. :)

I hope you are all doing well!

Grace Karin Try On Haul (Plus-size)

I was sent some dresses by a company called Grace Karin. As always, all the opinions in the video are mine, and I'm not getting paid to promote the company. They have some cute vintage style dresses and a lot of work-appropriate stuff. They're not an exclusively plus-size brand so you should check them out even if you wear straight sizes. :) As always, feel free to ask me questions about any brands I talk about on YouTube or here in the blog!

Have lovely Sunday!

Plus Size / Curvy ASOS Try On Haul (Dresses & Shoes)

YouTube video: Just some bargains from ASOS I wanted to share. :)

KimCurvy Plus Size Try On Haul & GIVEAWAY!

This is my first time doing a giveaway on YouTube and I'm honestly so excited! Please check out the video and participate in the giveaway if you are plus-size or curvy and looking for a new swimsuit. :)
Ensimmäinen kerta, kun pääsin tekemään arvonnan YouTubeen! Arvonta on kansainvälinen, joten suomalaistenkin kannattaa käydä tsekkaamassa, jos olette pluskokoisia/kurvikkaita ja uimapuku kesälle on hakusessa. ;) review

Info in Finnish below / Infoa suomeksi tekstin lopussa
The products mentioned in the post were gifted to me by

I was recently contacted by the lovely people at and asked if I would like to receive some lashes for a review post. The timing was pretty much perfect, since I had just decided to (temporarily) give up my lash extensions in an effort to save some money. I don't have a ton of experience when it comes to falsies, so I was very eager to try different styles. 

I received four pairs of lashes, some lash adhesive by Revlon, and an eyelash applicator tool.

The first pair I tried were the Ardell Wispies, which are pretty much a must-have among beauty bloggers and influencers these days. They are truly a classic! I really liked them too, although I accidentally put them the wrong way around (what a rookie mistake, haha!) 

If you're a beginner with false lashes like I am, I would highly recommend investing in the eyelash appli…