Gina Tonic
When I was a kid my dream job was to become a ballerina barbie fairy princess - I'd say I'm about halfway there. I currently live in Manchester, UK but I'm from a teeny tiny town in the south of Wales. My passions include personal style, feminism, writing awful short stories and anything glittery.

Latest Articles

I Tried Fake Freckles & I'm Not Entirely Convinced

My skin has always been a wash of pure alabaster: It burns rather than tans, and I'm always returning from vacations almost exactly the same shade of translucent pale that I was when I left. With skin like this, you may anticipate freckles, but I hav…
By Gina Tonic

Which Accessory Trend Should You Try Next?

By Gina Tonic & Claire Joines

I Tested 3 Different Approaches To Finger Waves

The only time that I've ever rocked finger waves was for my graduation, when I went and got my hair done professionally. The vintage style has always been one I adored but seemed impossible to manage at home — at least, without buying a million new p…
By Gina Tonic

This Podcast Series Is All About Body Positivity

For those who are searching for body positive content, podcasts are a great place to turn. There are Bustle's The BodCast or Bad Fat Broads to subscribe to (to name just two), and now, there is the Confidence Podcast Carnival, a series of nine body p…
By Gina Tonic

Torrid's New Insider Collection Is Fashion-Forward

Anticipating the forthcoming spring when we can finally ditch the layers and embrace the sun, Torrid has launched its brand new Insider collection — a luxury line that focuses on being as fashion forward as possible. Featuring lace detailing and embr…
By Gina Tonic

7 Deaf Beauty Vloggers You Should Be Following

There are literally thousands of beauty channels to follow, and it's hard to find ones that break the mold. Interestingly, there are plenty of diverse folks in the beauty vlogging realm, including a group of deaf beauty YouTubers who just might be ch…
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I Wore One Jumpsuit For A Week & It Wasn't Ideal

I'll be the first to admit that I live a fast fashion lifestyle — I hate being seen in the same outfit more than once a month, let alone once a week. So challenged with wearing the same jumpsuit for a week, I was worried. What would people think of m…
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My Body Dysmorphia Disappeared When I Got Fat

I haven't been weighed in months, but I know I'm the fattest I've ever been. My stomach is fuller, my clothes tighter, and my nipples face totally downward. There was a time when this was what I feared most, when I thought being fat was the worst thi…
By Gina Tonic

I Dried My Hair With T-Shirts For Two Weeks

I struggle to imagine that anyone else experiences frizz the way that I experience frizz. From three years of bleaching, on top of Hermione Granger levels of bushy hair, my ends aren't exactly the happiest. Learning about drying your hair with T-shir…
By Gina Tonic

11 Body Pos Twitter Accounts To Follow In 2017

Body positivity has been in the public eye for some time, but that doesn't mean there aren't new and exciting people on social media, sharing fresh ideas about the movement. To best stay up to date on news, campaigns, and body positive trends, follow…
By Gina Tonic

9 Plus Size Butch Clothing Brands You Should Know

When it comes to bodies, genders, and clothing, people require different things. Finding specific plus size stores for butch people, for instance, is a whole lot more complicated than just simply buying menswear. (Although purchasing menswear and alt…
By Gina Tonic

11 Plus Size Bloggers On Changing Fashion In 2017

Despite the fact that 2016 was a little bit challenging, remaining hopeful is key — especially when it comes to representation for everyone. For plus size bloggers, there are plenty of changes to hope for in fashion in 2017. There were moments in 201…
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9 Plus Size Clothing Collections Coming In 2017

With the new year mere days away, it feels like everyone is getting excited for what's to come in 2017. New plus size clothing collections are certainly a reason to get excited, and as more and more stores cotton onto the importance and cost effectiv…
By Gina Tonic

27 Plus Size Dresses For The Ultimate Silky Look

In my humble opinion, 2016's top fabrics were are satins and silks — and why wouldn't they be? The shimmery softness of this fabric feels amazing and looks good on everyone — which is why finding the ultimate plus size silky dress for any important e…
By Gina Tonic

9 Tweets On Being Plus Size During The Holidays

The holidays are primarily about food, presents, and fun, but being plus size during the holidays comes with its own set of connotations. Perhaps the type of fat shaming that occurs during the holidays stings more because this is meant to be the seas…
By Gina Tonic

I Tried Mask Layering & I'm Never Going Back

The concept of mask layering isn't just throwing on three sheet masks on top of each other, as the name first led me to believe. Instead, it's a systemized succession of masks that will leave your skin in tip top condition. Once I learned about mask …
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11 Plus Size Holiday Lingerie Sets

Sure, you could wear regular clothes and hide under the tree and remind your significant other that you are a gift, but wrapping yourself up in sexy holiday plus size lingerie could be what you need to take the moment over edge. These sexy plus size …
By Gina Tonic

11 Hanukkah Sweaters To Grab This Season

Lots of people obsess over ugly Christmas sweaters at this time of year, but Hanukkah sweaters should get some love, too. While there might be fewer of them on the market, have no fear: There are some real gems to fill your heart with joy for all eig…
By Gina Tonic

15 Cut Crease Makeup Tutorials That Mix It Up

If you're a seasoned beauty maven, the cut crease might be one of the staple looks in your repertoire. Finding new spins on classics like this is just as fun as learning a new technique — not to mention the fact that discovering different ways to do …
By Gina Tonic

Do You Really Need Eyeshadow Primer?

In a world full of beauty products, sometimes it's hard to discern which ones you really have to have, and which are more extraneous and just for fun. For example, do you really need eyeshadow primer? Anyone who uses primer already for their face kno…
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