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Friday, 29 September 2017

Easy, Healthy, Yogurt Recipes!

blonde balayage curls hair
When I was at University, I always tried to focus on finding delicious but nutritious snacks. My trolley in the supermarket would usually be rammed with the same things every week, cottage cheese, oats, bananas, spinach and my favourite yogurt, Onken. I was reminded of Onken the other day when I was watching TV on demand (Made in Chelsea, guilty) and noticed an advert about new personalised yogurts. The advert certainly worked and I fell for it and suddenly remembered how much I loved Onken at University, needless to say, the next day, I'd bought a tub and felt nostalgic. whilst tucking into it. Today I wanted to show you a few of my favourite health recipes using yogurt. I feel like I'm getting back on it this month with my health, finally back to my David Lloyd spin classes and I’m trying to fuel my body with filling, good snacks. Read on…

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Refreshing My Fitness Goals For October

Back in August I introduced #EmsChallenge, a few things I decided to do differently and of course, you guys were of course invited to join me. I just felt it was a great way to get my mojo back and hopefully push and inspire each other. I don’t believe in deprivation but I wanted to move more, cut a few things out and see if I felt a bit better in myself. You know what? It really worked. I consciously made an effort to try new activities (finally got myself back to yoga and picked up swimming again), smile at people more and ate better foods, not less! Setting goals and promises to myself really meant I achieved my goals and pushed myself out of my comfort zone, which is why this month, I guess I want to talk about a few things I’ve continued to do in September and will continue doing in October. See this as a kind of follow on post for those of you who fancied taking the challenge and for those of you who didn’t, feel free to do it in October instead! Thanks to Robinsons Refresh’d for challenging me to do this again in October.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

A Homeware Haul!

tropical chair
Hello hello! If you read my blog post back in July about my house move, (or have watched any of my vlogs!) you'll know that the house hunt is well and truly underway and in true me style, I've bought lots of stuff for my house, even though I don't yet own a house. Logical yep? Typical me. I went on a bit of a treasure hunt earlier this month and couldn't be more excited to show you some of the things I picked up. Hands up if you love interior shopping as much as I do?! I'm a self-obsessed homeware addict. Come shop with me!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand And Highlighter Stick Review

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand
In my eyes, Charlotte Tilbury can do no wrong. She came along and took over the beauty scene with flawless products and I've been a number 1 fan ever since. As someone who adores skincare and flawless, glowing base products, I really do fall in love with every one of her magical creations. Every so often, she creates new, epic products and they soon become staples in my make up bag. I couldn't resist reviewing the new Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand And Highlighter today!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A Night Of Scandal With Jean Paul Gaultier Fragrance At The Ned

for love and lemons lace dress
Exact dress here / similar here / the brand here

What's the most scandalous thing you've ever done? Think about it, you don't have to tell me. Scandal has a different meaning for each person, what's scandalous for me, may be totally angelic for you and I think that's why I like it. You can be cheeky and scandalous in your own way, whether it's feeling super confident in a new dress, spritzing your new perfume or applying that red lipstick, the one that makes you feel so scandalous. For some, it may be having one too many martinis, or, losing a shoe like Cinderella on that night you can't remember. Being scandalous, actually means 'being disgracefully bad' but, this doesn't always have to be negative. It reminds me of endless giggles, cheekiness and girls nights out. Last week I was invited to an evening of Scandal with Jean Paul Gaultier so naturally, I put a new lipstick on and a lace dress. I headed to The Ned for an evening of surprises...

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Stockholm Weekend Travel Guide - How To Do Luxury Stockholm On A Budget

mustard suede missguided jacket

Jacket / Trousers / Sunglasses


I promised to try and see more of Europe on my travels this year. European wise so far this year, I finally ticked off some of Italy, have visited Barcelona a few times and I'm heading back to Greece. It seems my adventures usually take me to America or to tropical climates (totally fine) but there's still so much of Europe I need to explore. I'm close to ticking off 30 countries in my short lifetime but there's still so much of Europe I'm yet to see. Copenhagen, more of Italy and Mykonos are firmly on my list. The opportunity came around to visit Stockholm recently and I couldn't say no. I've never visited Sweden before and I do enjoy being able to tick a new country off my list! Read more. 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Why Hydrating The Skin Is Important + Simple Waterboost Range Review

 Simple Waterboost Range Review
Top - online here.

As someone who travels a lot, hydration is one of the things I look for the most within my skincare. If I’m not travelling, I’m usually between climates in the UK (one day it’s hot, the next day we’ve got rain) and it’s not good for the skin. Today I thought I’d review the new Water Boost range from Simple and talk about the importance of skin hydration.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Keep Fit For A Good Cause

I often feel like I need to be seriously motivated to push myself to work out, I guess that's why I love fitness classes so much. I used to be really good at self motivation and some days, I can really push myself, take my spin class this morning, I totally powered through and smashed a personal best. Usually, the days when I feel like I can’t be bothered working out, end up being my best work out days weirdly. I always say the hardest bit about working out is getting yourself there in the first place! Today, I’m inviting you to get involved in something with me, something that should hopefully motivate you to work out over the next few months. I know this is going to motivate me big style to get my fitness levels up for a great cause. I can’t believe how many of you got involved with Em’s challenge throughout August (yup, I didn’t drink wine for 31 whole days!!!!) so now, I’m inviting you to do some exercise this month alongside me! See it as a challenge for a great cause and it means you can keep really fit too in the process.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Full Review And Swatches!

fenty beauty first lookJumper online here / Trousers online here and here 

Today is an exciting day for the beauty world, Rihanna has launched Fenty Beauty, a global make up brand, in 17 countries. Exciting huh? If I'm honest, it wasn't until I discovered more about the brand and watched the advert that I got really excited. Rihanna has developed a brand that a lot of people are talking about and it's for good reasons. Today is the day and Fenty beauty has finally launched in 1,600 stores across 17 countries! I'm sure a lot of you have seen the advert for this going around on social media, one of the best adverts I've seen from a beauty brand. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna was created to work across all skin types an tones, with Rhianna's mandate of inclusivity, it offers a wide range of products for traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, which is great. It really is designed to be an inclusive brand. I was invited down this morning to have a first look at the products and test them so here you go, a first look at Fenty Beauty by Rihanna.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Chosen By Nicole Scherzinger Review & Nicole Scherzinger Top Beauty & Wellbeing Tips

MISSGUIDED WHITE LACE MIDI SKIRT

Skirt / Top / Heels - at St Martins Lane, London. 


It's not every day you get the chance to interview an ultimate girl boss and inspirational superstar. I've looked up to Nicole Scherzinger for quite some time, not just because her style is incredible but because of her positive aura too. As I've grown up, I've found myself being inspired by people for a number of different reasons. I find Nicole inspirational in so many ways, not to mention, the video she created on the day for my friend Dean Eastmond, something he saw before he sadly lost his fight to cancer. She didn't have to do it, but she grabbed my phone and asked if she could send him a video message after asking how he is. It's my pleasure today to share an interview with the lady herself and give you a first look at her new fragrance, Chosen by Nicole Scherzinger.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast

luxury French vintage bed
I’m sure most of you know by now that I swear by breakfast. For me, breakfast is such an important part of my life and always has been. My Mum always told me never to skip my breakfast and it’s a rule I’ve lived by for a very long time. Today I wanted to talk about why breakfast is so important and give you an update on some of my favourite breakfasts. 

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Armani Ecstasy Shine Lipstick Review And Swatches

armani lipstick review

Jumper online here / Lipstick online here and here. 

It's always a good day when one of your favourite beauty brands brings out a new exciting launch. I was invited to Selfridges earlier this week to celebrate the launch of the brand new Ecstasy Shine lipstick collection by Armani. Ecstasy Shine launched literally days ago and I'm yet to see any swatches or full reviews so I thought I'd take one for the team and write this post. If you've watched any of my vlogs, you'll know I'm a complete sucker for new lipsticks. I'm an even bigger sucker for lipstick collections. I have a lipstick shelf, full of all my favourite brands because I collect them. Some people collect stamps, I collect luxury lipsticks. There's something so satisfying about them all sitting pretty on a shelf together. Let's talk about the new Ecstasy Shine Lipsticks by Armani. 

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