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Friday, 31 August 2018

8 WAYS I MOTIVATE MYSELF TO WORKOUT

reebok gym kit
Today another fitness post, hooray. I have written quite a few fitness motivation blog posts but today, as the weather gets a little gloomier outside, I want to give you an update on how I've been keeping myself motivated and inspired to work out. I always say the hardest part is actually getting to the gym, so see this blog post as my guide to staying on track and motivated with your workouts, these little tips should help you to move more and feel motivated. This is in collaboration with Reebok.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Top Travel Tips And Hacks

Topshop Striped Open Back Dress

To travel is to live, that's how the saying goes right? If we were meant to be in one place for the rest of our lives, we'd have roots instead of feet, apparently. I think that's a pretty good way to look at life. We live in a huge world, an extraordinary world and we can learn SO much from travelling and the people we meet along the way. To travel doesn't mean you have to hop on a plane to Thailand and 'find yourself' for a year, it could mean a weekend trip, a week somewhere or even a month. Travel is what you make of it and remember, we all have different preferences when it comes to travel; you might like hostels, another person may prefer luxury hotels and yachts. To tell you the truth, I hadn't travelled outside of Europe until I was 18. This travel bug is a pretty new thing and I put it down to meeting people at University who'd spent their lives travelling as if it was normal to hop on a plane to Hong Kong one day and then Thailand the next. I'm fortunate enough to have flown abroad every year since I was about 2, to beautiful European destintions (don't knock Europe, it's an incredible place) but I'd never gone further afield until I hit 18. I'll never forget my first time outside of Europe though. We visited Jamaica and after that, I didn't stop. I quickly ticked off a large number of American states, lots of Asia, the majority of the Carribean islands and then, took the plunge and moved to Canada. Now? 5 years later, I've visited well over 20 countries, some multiple times. Today, in collaboration with Expedia I am going to give you my top tips when it comes to travelling, I've learnt so much on these trips, with 24 hour whirlwind trips, booking things the day before, pre-planned trips to the other side of the world, moving abroad and more so sit back with a cup of something nice and let's discuss my top travel tips and hacks I've picked up along the way, I'm hoping this will help you for any up and coming trips! 

Friday, 24 August 2018

What To Do In Pembrokeshire, Tenby + Saundersfoot + Win A Luxury Trip


When I think of Wales it brings back so many happy memories. As a child, I'd visit with my family every Summer and Mum and I would scope out the best Victoria sponge cake (always eating, even back then) whilst my brother and Dad would fly their power kites on the long, beautiful and pretty empty beaches. My favourite trip and one I remember so vividly is a trip we took to Abersoch, I remember sitting on the little sand dunes with my brother and feeling so happy, feeling as if we were in a totally different part of the world. I'm desperate to hire a house there and take my family back one day in the near future. We've always travelled far and wide as a family on planes and boats but what about hopping in the car or on a simple train journey to Wales? I always say just how beautiful Great Britain is and how much there is to explore here, right on our doorstep. Last week, I did just that. I hopped on a few trains and before I knew it, I was in a part of Wales I've never been to before, Pembrokeshire. Today I'm gonna show you a visual diary from my trip as well as talking about some of the top things to do when visiting Tenby and Saundersfoot. The epic news? One of you can win the exact luxurious, relaxing trip I had so keep reading to enter too. This is in collaboration with Visit Wales. 

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The Best Skin Cleansers

best skin cleansers
Hello hello! On my recent vlogs and Instagram posts, I’ve had a lot of questions asking about my skincare routine. Skincare is one of my many passions and I love trying new products so my routine is very much mixed and matched, I really don't think you have to stick with just the one brand. Last week I wrote a post on the top skin serums so make sure you read that if you’re interested in the powerful little products after cleansing. Today, I thought it made sense to talk about the cleansers I’ve been using and loving over the last few months so I went into my bathroom and grabbed my most used cleansers so far this year. You can’t go wrong with any of these if you’re looking for a new cleanser.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

13 Ways I've Been Living A Happier Life

candy shop photo
Jumpsuit online here / photos taken in Tenby 

I know it's easier said than done, telling someone how to lead a happier life. You can't really. Let's face it, we all have our own problems going on and we are all fighting battles people know nothing about. I have a love-hate relationship with the internet, on one hand, it's the best thing ever, but on the other hand, people wrongly judge people every single day. Remember, the girl on Instagram will be fighting battles too, she may just choose not to share them and that's okay. It's a tough one because it can obviously be damaging to pretend things are okay and only show things through a filtered lens online but, I personally enjoy Instagram for what it is and take it with a pinch of salt, knowing that the people behind the photos have stories too, I quite like going there to escape but for example I find Twitter scrolling can make me feel really negative if I read the wrong thing. Recently, I've found my moods have been massively lifted and there are a few things I've been doing which have been helping with that. This isn't me telling you how to be happy because only you know what will make you truly happy but, these are a few little things that are brightening my days and lifting my mood at the moment and I hope they'll help you too. 

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The Best Skin Serums + Moisturisers

best skin serums
I'm sure you all know just how much I adore skincare, it's most definitely my guilty pleasure and I know I buy way more than one girl should. I do mix my skincare up a lot, so today I wanted to give you an update on the serums and lotions/potions I've been using recently on my skin. The products in this post are products I'm grabbing at the moment and mix and matching for my skincare routine, you don't have to stick to just one brand or one product, you can take the benefits from a few. There are SO many epic skincare products out there and so many insane products in my bathroom at the moment so I just wanted to grab all of them and talk about why I adore them and show you what I'm actually using right now. I often talk about my favourite skincare in my vlogs, you'll see what I'm using on a daily basis but I've neglected talking about my favourite skin care products on the blog so get cosy with a cup of something nice and let's talk about my favourite top moisturisers and serums at the moment. 

Friday, 10 August 2018

Adventures At Thorpe Park Theme Park

red wrap dressDress here and similar here / sunglasses online here

I'm never gonna turn down a fun day out, particularly after a week of feeling unwell. I'm definitely trying to be a bit more adventurous in life, I'm a real workaholic and feel as if somewhere along the line, I got 'too busy' to feed the adventurous kick in me so I'm trying to be more spontaneous and fun, rather than be glued to my laptop for the rest of my life. Life is for living! Last week we'd planned to visit Chessington World Of Adventures and I was SO excited because they have Go Ape (which is basically my favourite day out at the moment) and lots of fun forest walks with a few rides along the way. Due to SO much traffic the day before, it wasn't meant to be and we changed our plans and drove 40 mins down the road to Thorpe Park instead. Whilst Chessington wasn't meant to be (we will be back) it gave us a great excuse to visit Thorpe Park. I've never actually been to Thorpe Park before but we headed off for a day of adventure. In fact, I hadn't ever even researched Thorpe Park so the whole day was a total surprise, spontaneity at it's finest haha. Come join us. This is a partnership with Coca-Cola. 

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

How to deal with heartbreak

polka dot skirt

Skirt / trainers / tee / sunglasses / taken by Michael Drummond in Wales 

I’ve wanted to write this blog post for quite sometime now. Recently I have received a number of emails and Instagram DM’s from people dealing with heartbreak. Having a broken heart is well, state the obvious Em… heartbreaking but I do believe these things are sent to test us. I strongly believe, looking back, that heartbreak has shaped part of who I am today. In some ways, negatively as it’s destroyed my trust in some situations but, in other ways, positively. I’ve been in relationships since I was young so I feel as if I’ve had my fair share of heartbreak. The majority of my major heartaches happened between the age of 15-19 so now I’m a little bit older, I’ve learnt a lot from them and they shape my relationships going forward. Heartbreak hurts at any age and I remember every single time I've felt broken because of a relationship. Let’s discuss heartbreak and how to deal with it.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Workout Tips

Shop the bikini /

Hello hello! Yay it’s time for a fitness blog post. I’m hoping you read my updated gym routine blog post, if not, make sure you check that out. Today I wanted to do a summer fitness post and talk about some top tips for workouts and health from yours truly. I don’t believe in the whole ‘work hard for your bikini body’ mentality as in my mind, if you want a bikini body, you’ve already got one, just put a bikini on. But, on the flip side, I do understand people use goals such as summer or a holiday as motivation and goals for working out or eating better and you know what, that’s totally fine. It’s all about what works for you. If you are in need of some motivation this summer, I’m also gonna be telling you about an exciting 21 day challenge and you can start it as soon as you wish. Let’s talk fitness! This post is in collaboration with Herbalife Nutrition. 

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