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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

How To Boost Your Workout

gym shark seamless topTop / Leggings / Jumper Hey guys! So today I thought I’d write a blog post with my tips to boost your workouts this year. I’m sure most of you have something to do with working out as your New Years resolution and I think February is a good time to look back at those resolutions and see how we’re getting on with them. Fitness has always been one of my biggest passions but in 2017 I had a fair few injuries and spent most of my time here, there and everywhere so struggled with my routine. I feel so happy that I’ve basically rested my body, understood the importance of rest days and finally, feel like I’m back in my routine this year (so far, so good). I feel like the spin queen and my mind feels epic for it. Let’s kick this year off to an epic start and talk about the best ways to boost your workouts this year, including keeping your fitness resolutions and motivation on track with the help of Apple Music*. This is in partnership with Apple Music. 

Monday, 26 February 2018

Ways I've Been Growing My Hair, Hair Strength + Spring Hair Products

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may be pretty familiar with my hair journey. It’s certainly been a long one, it's easy to damage the hair but hair growth and hair strength certainly do not happen overnight. If you read about how my hair destroyed my confidence, you’ll know that for so long, I had unhappy hair, an unhappy scalp and hair that just refused to grow. This was all down to me damaging my hair and not treating it properly, usage of extensions and too much bleach. For years now I’ve been trialling new products, going to the best hairdressers (Lee + Louise at Sassoon) and ensuring I’m treating my hair like silk. Years on, I finally feel confident with my hair again, I finally dare to go for blow-dries and actually style it myself too and finally, feel like I’ve got to a point where my hair is growing *a hairdresser told me this week that my hair isn’t damaged which made my day* so please know I only recommend brilliant hair products that work for me. Today I want to talk about some spring hair care and some salon professional products plus give you the low down on things I’ve learnt on this hair growth and hair care journey. See this as a bit of an updated hair growth tips post too.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort Review

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Conrad Maldives is one of those resorts that everyone talks about. It's a really special place. If you say to someone 'I stayed at Conrad Maldives' they gasp and they want to know exactly what it was like because usually, they've heard so much about it. It's certainly one of the most well known Maldivian islands and I was lucky enough to head there back in December. I apologise that this review has taken so long to get live but I had already put my Conrad Maldives travel vlog and so many Instagram's live from my trip. Today though, it's finally here, my review of Conrad Maldives. I feel lucky enough to say I've visited a fair few Maldives resorts now and they're all so different, it means I can draw positives and comparison points from them so I hope you'll find this blog post useful. Grab a cup of tea and let me take you to the magical Maldives... 

Monday, 19 February 2018

6 TIPS FOR FREELANCERS/BUSINESS OWNERS

topshop stripe jeans
 White boots / Striped jeans / Shaggy coat / High neck top / 

Today I thought I’d write a topic with my tips and tricks if you’re freelance or if you work for yourself. I get an awful lot of emails asking me for blogging tips and tricks and quite a few about starting a business or, working for yourself. I wrote a blog post quite a while back about being a full time blogger, but I thought it would be nice to write down a few tips and tricks for any fellow business owners or freelancers out there.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

ME TIME DURING THE VALENTINES PERIOD

hotel de crillion paris
I’m a little bit of a sucker for Valentines Day, okay, a big sucker for Valentines. Whether you’re celebrating with your dog, your bestie or your partner, I love it. I get that it can be lonely, but I try not to take it too seriously, I use it as an excuse for me time. I’d happily celebrate it by myself, spoon feeding Nutella and then go for a date with Jo Malone in the bath. I know it’s a ‘marketing ploy’ but whatever, I think it can be light-hearted and fun and I fall for all of it, from Valentines chocolates, to Valentines beauty products to Valentines pyjamas (I have even bought Valentines day toast toppers before, yup, I am a marketers dream, I buy myself roses because let's face it, no-one else is gonna buy me them). I use the Valentines period as a chance to love yourself and pamper, I think this is the perfect excuse for me to write about some of my current favourite pamper tips. This doesn't mean just for today either, but I try and do weekly pamper sessions (every Sunday). There are so many little ways you can treat yourself. 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Pre-Valentines Day Date Night - 11 Cadogan Gardens + The Ivy Chelsea Garden

Boots / Dress / Scarf / Sunglasses - Ray-Ban from WorldDutyFree 

I'm a sucker for Valentine's Day but I'm sure you already know that, I always have been. Just like Easter and Christmas, I like to go all out. I fall for all the balloons, the heart shaped cookies and the funny cards. I'm a sucker for romance and I'm more than happy to have a whole day dedicated to it. Things are pretty hectic at the moment so when LateRooms.com invited Matt and I to 'get a room' in time for Valentine's, we were pretty excited, it really is never too late to get a room! We spent our weekend celebrating Valentine's early and what a dream it was. See, that's the thing about Valentines, I like to use it as a reminder to spend valuable time with someone you love, whether it's your girlfriends or your partner or your family. It doesn't have to be extravagant but the gift of time really is the best gift you can give. Let's see what we got up to... This is in partnership with LateRooms. 

Monday, 12 February 2018

4 New Pre-Spring Wardrobe Additions + Benefit BadGAL Bang Mascara Review

Debenhams fashion
Valentine's day, GALentines day, just-another-day or how about love yourself day? Whatever your stance on Valentine's day, I'm personally a sucker for it (sorry not sorry). I thought I'd put a few Spring items together to create a daytime Valentine's day look in the hope it inspires you. I'm all about day dates, whether it's with the girls for brunch, my Mumma or my boyfriend and I'm also a little obsessed with Spring, so I'm slowly filtering new bits into my wardrobe. I hope you love these pieces as much as I do and maybe they'll give you some outfit inspo this Valentines. 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Top Productivity Tips + To Do List Tips

to do list
Hey guys, hope you are so well. You may remember reading my recent blog post about my non-work to do list, featuring things I like to do during the week to ensure I can tackle my work the best way and be healthy, productive and less stressed throughout the week, basically my way to make sure my week kicks off the best way possible.  I’m collaborating with Virgin Trains on the East Coast this month to bring you some top tips to tackle your to do list. I feel like I’ve got pretty good at working for myself, motivating myself and smashing through my to do list so today I wanted to give you my top tips for being productive and how to really power through that to do list in the most efficient way possible. Let's power through out to do lists together.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

My Healthy Fajita Recipe

If you've been following for quite some time you'll know that I love fajitas, they're easy to make, delicious and healthy too. I recently wrote up my healthy banana bread recipe and after such a great response (plus, so many of you sending me photos on Instagram, thank you!) I thought it was about time I started writing up some more healthy, easy recipes, as well as my usual beauty, travel and fashion content. As you guys know, I'm massively into my fitness and a big part of that is my love for nutrition. If you've read any of my fitness posts, you'll know that I believe in balance and moderation.  So, here we have it, my easy to make, yummy fajita recipe. 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

How I Kick Start My Week, My To Do List

Hey guys, hope you’re well today! As most of you probably know, I absolutely love thinking of new ways I can feel inspired or motivated. It’s 2018, a new year and whilst I know some people don’t like seeing the new year as a way to kick start, they see it as just another day, I personally think it’s a great excuse. I know it is technically just ‘another day’ but hey, whether it’s a Monday that inspires you or a new year, a new month, use it, grab it and go for it. Today I want to talk about my top ways to start the week off the right way, I’m working with Virgin Trains on the East Coast to talk about to do lists and have a look at mine. There is obviously no right or wrong when it comes to starting the week off, but let’s look at what I do and see what helps me power through my task list. 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

6 WAYS TO FEEL MOTIVATED/INSPIRED

Central Park new york
Shop: Coat / White Ribbed Top / Black Stripe Trousers / Fluffy Hat / Blow dry by Daniel Galvin / Hair Colour by Sassoon Salon 

Hey guys, so today I thought it would be nice to do a lifestyle kinda post with 6 quick ways to feel motivated/inspired if you’re feeling in a little bit of a rut (sorry I haven't blogged for a few days, I've been having maor drama with my laptop meaning I'm seriously behind, sorry sorry sorry). Whether you’re feeling in a rut with the gym, with work, with a business idea, comparing yourself or just with life in general. We all have those days where we just can’t really be bothered/feel not our best and that’s totally normal, it’s part of human nature but I hope this may help you or inspire you in some way. 

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