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Monday, 19 October 2020

The Best Body Moisturisers To Buy - Top 11 Body Lotions And Moisturisers


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I got an email the other day asking which luxury body moisturiser someone should buy as a gift for Christmas and that got me thinking, isn’t it time I write up a guide to the best body moisturisers? Firstly, we're getting closer to Christmas and some of you may be thinking about Christmas presents (a lovely body lotion makes such a good Christmas present for literally anyone on your list, we all need to moisturise) but secondly, I'd like to think 2020 is the year of self-care: go and run yourself a long hot bath and get ready to lather your body in something lovely afterwards. I’ve upped my moisturising game recently, I've always been a body oil kinda girl but I think they're more Summer friendly. You can read my blog post about the best body oils if you are a body oil kinda person. I feel like body moisturisers and lotions have more oommfff and definitely give better results, an oil soaks in quickly but a moisturiser gets in deeply and feels more firming I guess. Open up for my blog post featuring the best body moisturisers and the best body lotions, perfect if you're looking for something new for yourself or, as a gift for someone else. Here is my guide to the best body moisturisers and body lotions to buy. Bookmark this and come back closer to Christmas if you're looking for Christmas gift ideas. 

Monday, 12 October 2020

Kiehl's Advent Calendar 2020 - Kiehls Holiday Advent Calendar Review

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Ad affiliate links + Ad Pr products - Tis the season for advent calendars, yep, really. I know it seems crazy, we haven't even had Halloween yet and honestly, I was always taught not to talk about Christmas until after Bonfire night but in the wild world of beauty, beauty advent calendars sell out pretty quickly and usually, by November, they're gone. The Kiehl's beauty advent calendar 2020 launches on October 16th so I thought this was the perfect chance to review the new Kiehl's holiday calendar 2020 before it sells out.

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Sunday, 4 October 2020

Stuart Weitzman Knee High Boots Review And Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots Dupes


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Tis the season for knee high boots and I'm not mad about it, it’s my favourite season. I love wearing knee high boots or thigh high boots because: 1) they go with literally every outfit - 2) look great - 3) they keep me warm but also 4) save me from shaving my legs - quadruple whammy. I keep getting so many messages on Instagram about my knee high boots so I thought I would write up a blog post reviewing Stuart Weitzman knee high boots but also, include some more affordable, dupe Stuart Weitzman knee high boots too. Hopefully this guide to the best knee high boots will help you find your Autumn pair. 

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Friday, 25 September 2020

Cotswolds Travel Guide - Best Cotswolds Villages And Things To Do In The Cotswolds

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Today it's finally time for me to talk to you about some of my favourite and best places to visit in the Cotswolds, including of course, my favourite places to eat in the Cotswolds. Half of me feels that this year has dragged because of the situation with Covid and our lack of being able to live our lives in the way we are used to and then half of me thinks I can’t really believe that it’s nearly... yes dare I say it - the festive season - how has time gone so quickly while at the same time feeling like a drag? It's been a weird year. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

5 Best Hair Products For Growing And Strengthening Damaged Hair

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Lockdown was weirdly kind to my hair, giving it a proper rest for the first time since I came out of the womb pretty much. I didn’t colour my hair for over 20 weeks, considering I usually colour it every 1–012 weeks, this was a much needed rest for my bleached locks. Over the years, I’ve had to learn the art of being kinder to my hair, goodbye full head of bleach and extensions, hello au natural, shorter hair with highlights. Am I happy with my hair length and strength? Getting there. Is it where I want it to be? No. Is it better than what it was? You cannot imagine how much stronger my hair is now. I’m not saying my hair is perfect, far from it after a traumatic few years of damage and reactive alopecia however, my hair is growing, it is stronger and hairdressers say it’s in good condition now, I’ll take that. Over the years I have written so many blog posts on the best hair growth products an d the best hair strengthening products. I thought I’d do an update today with the top 5 best hair growing and strengthening products I love. 

The good thing about all these brands I've mentioned is they work from within, rather than just coating the hair in silicone and making it 'feel' shiny. 

Monday, 17 August 2020

Top House Buying And Money Saving Tips

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Hello hello! For my long time followers, you may remember the drama I had with trying to buy my first house when I was 23, I thought I’d found the London house of my dreams but we hit A LOT of roadblocks along the way, I was eaten by the London property market straight away and realised house buying really isn’t easy. Looking forward to now, I recognise that purchase was a lesson learnt and I am so glad I didn’t get that house. Life has a funny way of working itself out. Before I moved to rent in London I was looking to buy there and I recall my mum saying that I will find house buying a lot more difficult than I think and that even with the most straight-forward of property purchases there are always issues. As usual, mum was right and although I haven’t talked about the details but 3 house purchases have now unfortunately been abandoned for one reason or another. I always get to that final stage and then POW – something goes wrong...

Thursday, 13 August 2020

What To Buy In The Nordstrom Sale - Nordstrom Sale Top Picks

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Ad affiliate throughout - So as many of you will know if you're based in the US, the Nordstrom sale for card holders (it offers approx 40% off) starts today - WILD I KNOW). Now, I love shopping at  Nordstrom when I am in the US (I miss you SO much New York) so for my US followers, here's a special best Nordstrom sale picks post just for you. If you're wondering what to buy in the Nordstrom sale, you are in the right place. Just a note, the public Nordstrom sale goes live on 19th August so if you aren't a card holder, bookmark this and come back here on the 19th! 

For my UK/Canadian/European followers, head here for the best designer sales that you can shop! Sorry this one is for my US lovelies only!

Don't miss: what to buy in the ASOS sale, All Saints leather jacket review, what to buy in The White Company Sale and get my healthier sweet recipe e-book!

Monday, 10 August 2020

The Best Healthy Snacks

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I’m a snack queen, it’s no secret. I'm always snacking. On Instagram stories @emshelx I will often show my favourite healthy snacks but I thought I’d document it on a blog post so you can bookmark it and come back to, this is not to say I don’t enjoy my pizza, my Cadbury’s, my Galaxy because I do and yes I snack on crisps and cheese, but if you are interested in my fave healthier snacks this should help! I’m not going to sit and pretend I snack on lettuce all day because I don’t, but it’s about balance and moderation but hopefully this blog post will help you with ideas to stock your cupboards full of healthier snacks. 

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

8 Of The Best Comfortable Summer Shoes - Plus Gucci Loafer Dupes And Chanel Espadrille Dupes


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Now if you guys have been reading my blog for sometime, you'll know I love writing guides, whether it's my guide to the best trainers, the best sports bras to buy, the best workout leggings or even the best fitness tracking watches. I was asked on Twitter to recommend some good shoes to walk in during summer, but not necessarily trainers and I totally understand, often when I am abroad or even in London, I will have a 30 minute walk somewhere to dinner but I don't want to wear trainers as I want whatever shoes I'm wearing to look good with my outfit, ensure I adhere to dress codes of restaurants but be comfortable too (as comfy and lovely as trainers are, they don't always pass the restaurant test), alas, this blog post was born. Here are my top comfortable Summer shoes, ones you can comfortably walk in, but they'll look great popping into restaurants etc too.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Easy Gift Ideas For Everyone - Birthday Gift Ideas

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Hey guys hope you are so well, it was my boyfriends birthday yesterday and I have had hundreds of messages on instagram (@emshelx) asking what I bought him and asking for gift ideas for loved ones. It seems a lot of people are in the same situation as me during this lockdown, ordinarily I would take Matt abroad for his birthday, spoil him with his favourite restaurants and do lovely experiences together, this year, not so much. When you're someone who loves experiences, it's hard to be locked in a house during someones birthday but that doesn't mean you can't make it fun. I hope this gift guide will help you, whether you're just looking for a gift for a loved one because you miss them (I sent my Mum presents through lockdown) or maybe you have a birthday coming up.

Monday, 20 July 2020

5 Ways To Be Motivated To Workout At Home


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I started lockdown feeling hyped to do home workouts, I impressed myself to be honest as I've always been a real gym bunny, loving my classes at the gym as they inspire me, push me and motivate me so much so I shocked myself for the first few weeks of lockdown, training most days with live workouts and absolutely smashing them. To be honest, I've had no other option so in my mind, I just had to get it done. I always felt a workout wasn't hard enough unless done in the gym but I totally proved myself wrong. If like me, you're now 18+ weeks into no gym and some days lacking the motivation to work out from home, I feel you and I am here for you. One of my most asked questions on Instagram is how do you stay motivated to work out?! So I thought I'd pop a quick blog post together with 5 ways to get motivated to workout at home. I know gyms are soon to re-open but I understand if you have anxieties about going back to enclosed indoor spaces.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Burberry Scarf Review - Is The Burberry Scarf Worth The Money?

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I know you probably think I'm crazy publishing a post reviewing a Burberry scarf  in July but we all know that Autumn/Winter items go on sale in Summer and vice versa, it's the way the world works and I noticed it was in the sale this week and have had an influx of messages with questions about the Burberry scarf so I thought I would write this up and answer any Burberry scarf related queries. If you're wanting a designer bargain, you usually have to buy it out of season and store it away for when you want it. A Burberry scarf is an absolute forever, iconic piece so I thought I'd finally get my written review up for you whilst a few of them are on sale at the moment. 

You can find all the sale Burberry scarves online here.

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Thursday, 2 July 2020

The Best Sports Bras To Buy

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After the success of my best leggings to buy and the best workout trainers to buy blog posts I thought it was time to write a blog post on sports bras as it's something I get asked about a lot! As most of you know, I work out a lot and have done for years and years so I've tried a lot of sports bras. I am going to write about the sports bras I personally have had the most use out of and like the most. Hopefully you're going to find this useful, I also spotted the Sweaty Betty sale aka perfect timing to talk about this and get a bargain too!

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Summer Essentials + Heatwave Wardrobe Ideas

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The heatwave is here! I thought I'd pop together (and keep updating, of course) my top Summer buys, whether you're in the park, in your garden or, lucky to live abroad, hopefully this will give you some inspo for all things lovely and summery! PS. It's hot, don't forget to pile on the SPF! Don't miss my post about the top SPFS to buy! There's also my Interior wishlist and inspiration if you're looking forward to picnic or garden chills! 


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Wednesday, 24 June 2020

5 Of The Best Face Serums For Your Skin

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It seems lockdown has got everyone even more involved in their self-care and beauty regimes and I'm here for it. I've always been utterly obsessed with skincare, yes I am incredibly loyal to certain brands but I really do think it's all about mixing it up, depending on your skins needs that day or week. There are so many factors that can change how the skin looks or feels: hormones, diet, sleep, stress, weather, aircon! So it really depends on the week to be honest. I thought I'd write a blog post about 5 of the best skin serums right now, these are 5 I am using at the moment and I hope you find this useful. I am so happy with my skin right now! Also as we are in a heatwave, don't miss: 11 of the best SPFs for your face. 

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Light Moisturiser Review

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Monday, 15 June 2020

The Best Face SPFS - 11 Of The Best Face Suncreams

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Growing up I had no idea just how important it is to wear a facial SPF every single day, even in the UK, even if it's cloudy! I used to think just having SPF in my foundation is enough, but it’s not enough as it isn’t spread all over your face evenly. You should be applying an SPF every single day, 30 minutes before you go outside, underneath your make up. Not only does it protect us from skin ageing, but it protects us from skin cancer too. I wanted to talk about the best sun creams particularly for the face as many are different to those for the body. I find facial SPFs are great as they don't make my skin itch, sore or dry and they don't clog my pores making me break out. I hope you enjoy this blog post, the best facial or face SPFs and sun creams to buy.


Monday, 8 June 2020

The Best Kiehls Products To Buy - What To Buy From Kiehls - Top Kiehls Skincare Products

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I massively believe in mixing up my skincare from different brands, in order to create the best routine - there are so many amazing products out there, from so many amazing brands. Today I wanted to shine a spotlight on a brand I have been using since 2012, that’s 8 years! It’s a brand who genuinely, do everything and they do everything well. Anyone who’s followed me for a while will know I have been a lover of this brand and championing it for years and years. Today I thought it was time to write an updated review of the top Kiehls products. Perfect if you’re looking for new skincare, haircare or body care. These are my ultimate fave, top products to buy from Kiehls. I’m going to talk you through every product you possibly need from Kiehls!

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

20 Things To Do If You're Bored During Lockdown

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Hello hello, I hope you are all so well right now. It’s a given that not one of us would choose to be enduring a global pandemic but here we are and we have to get through it somehow. That somehow could mean giving into the grief of it all and letting it get the better of us, or it could mean accepting that we are in it together whether we like it or not and trying to find a way to make the best out of it. The future is bright. We have so much to look forward to. Making the best out of a bad situation is not something anyone wants to do but I have to say throughout this, making the best of things is something I am seeing happen all over the world and it makes me so proud of us as a human race. When we have to dig deep we do and we have the resilience to deal with anything. It's important to remember sunshine always follows the rain! I'm someone who always makes my to do list longer than my arm and always finds a way to keep busy, I'm not saying that's a good thing as I think it's equally as important to stop and rest, however, we all deal with things in our own way. A challenge for me is taking it slowly and doing nothing at all. I have had a lot of messages from people saying they're bored or want some ideas of things to do during this period, so I hope this post will inspire you.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Thursday, 14 May 2020

What To Buy In The ASOS Sale

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Not gonna lie, asos has always been a fave of mine. It's one of those websites I've grown up with, from the days when they showed you how to copy a celebrities style, to now, one of the biggest retailers of all time. It's exciting and I just love them as a company, I was even lucky enough to visit their factory a few years back and totally fan girled. I spotted they've got a pretty epic sale on so I keep updating this blog post with their latest promo codes and sales (not sponsored, I wish, asos take all my money lol) it was where you got 20% off everything when you spent £100. It was perfect if you already had your eye on something or you were saving for one of the big brand names but now can get 20% off SALE prices today - maybe you just want some comfy clothes or new trainers. Open up, I've put together the best buys. If you were wanting something from asos anyway, you may as well do it with 20% off! Shop asos.

P.S Don't miss, what to buy in The White Company sale. 

Don't miss: what to buy in the Anthroplogie sale. 

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Saturday, 9 May 2020

All Saints Leather Jacket Review - All Saints Leather Jacket Sizing, Balfern Jacket

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Hello guys, hope you are so well, you may have noticed I've been doing lots of reviews on my blog, yesterday I wrote about best leggings to buy, then the best trainers and today I thought it was about time to finally write about the best All Saints leather jackets to buy and do a review of All Saints leather jackets in general. I thought it was the perfect time to review the jackets and answer any questions you may have whilst they are on sale (an extra 20% off the sale price this weekend only)! 

PS. For my US readers, Nordstrom have an All Saints sale here. 

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Friday, 8 May 2020

The Best Gym And Workout Leggings Plus Best Every Day Leggings

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Hey guys hope you are so well, my inbox on Instagram has been out of control (in a good way hehe) recently with people asking me for recommendations for the best leggings so I thought today it was time to talk to you about that! I am going to be talking about the best workout leggings (squat proof leggings, of course) and sweat proof leggings for workouts plus just really lovely leggings for day to day wear because who doesn't want to wear leggings with a comfy jumper over the top? The best thing is, most of these leggings double up, let's call it athleisure, you can wear them to pilates or for a run but also, wear them with a nice jumper over the top too. We love a multi-tasking wardrobe item. P.S, I've also got you covered if you're looking for the best sports bras to buy or best workout trainers

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Favourite Beauty And Skincare Products During Lockdown


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Hey everyone, firstly, I hope you are well and safe, that's what matters the most right now. You might be getting your happiness from going for runs right now, eating or making banana bread, having a nap, keeping busy or just doing a face mask, whatever little thing it is that's making you happy right now, take it! There's no right or wrong here. I've really toned down my make up regime during lockdown, aka, barely applying make up but focusing more on replenishing everything, using good hair masks, face masks, having the time to moisturise and do lots of home workouts. I've been applying make up and doing my hair maybe once a week, the days I've got photo/video shoot days or Zoom client calls ha *side note, most of the time I look like a sweaty, potato so please don't feel you need a whole beauty routine during lockdown, it's what works for you* but also, I get pleasure out of a good face and hair mask and a nice pamper so I've been enjoying indulging too. I just thought I'd write a little round up of the top beauty products I am loving right now during lockdown. 

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Monday, 4 May 2020

My Baking And Healthier Snacks Recipe E-Book - Healthier Easy Recipes

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Hi guys hope you are so well! Over the weekend I finally launched my recipe ebook eek! I am so excited to finally have it live and ready to go, honestly I have wanted to make this for you forever. I can't believe how many of you have shared creations you've been making already! As most of you will know if you've read any of the recipes on my blog or seen them on my Instagram over the last few years, I have loved baking for years. This isn't just a jumping on the banana bread hype train kinda thing during lockdown (however, those who have found their love for baking and banana bread thanks to lockdown, I salute you hehe).

I have actually grown up baking, making a mess in the kitchen and I definitely get this baking love from my Grandmas. For me, baking is like therapy. None of us want to be in a position where we are living through a pandemic but a silver lining from lockdown that I am prepared to take is that I have more time to finally bake! It's something I saved just for weekends before, but now, I've been whipping up things most days haha! I've been wanting to launch my own little place with all my favourite recipes (and exciting new ones) for quite some time and I thought, ‘come on girl, use this time to do something you’ve always dreamed about', and that’s what I did! It was already in motion, but we picked up the pace a little! I thought I would write this blog post in the hopes it answers any questions you may have about my baking e-book and to give you some more information! Thank you so much in advance for your support. #EatWithEm

PS. I've added my favourite baking ingredients and you can buy them online too!

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

What To Buy From Nike - Top Nike Items - What To Buy In The Nike Sale


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*Updated 27th August - Nike have 25% off the whole site including sale prices at the moment, I think that's a very good day indeed. You can shop and browse online here. Use promo code BTS25 for 25% off on top of sale at checkout and off Nike full priced items. I get a lot of messages about leggings, trainers and general sportswear so I thought it was the perfect time to write my top picks from Nike in the hopes that it helps you with what to buy in the Nike promotion (and they have a sale on too!) so click below and shop my top picks. It's the perfect excuse to stock up on high quality, forever gym wear. I love Nike, their stuff is such good quality. I've done the browsing and the research and put this lust/wishlist together for you! Hope it helps.

 P.S, I've also got you covered if you're looking for the best sports bras to buy or best workout trainers! My guide to the best leggings. 

Sunday, 26 April 2020

5 Wellbeing Tips When Staying At Home / Habitat Outdoor Furniture Review

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Mindset wise I keep reminding myself that we are not 'stuck' at home (although I know it may feel that way), we are lucky if we are able to stay safe in our homes so I am really trying to enjoy being at home and get the most out of it. I rarely spend much time at home because I am usually travelling so I am trying to remain positive and I guess, enjoy this little *pause* in life. I'm receiving a lot of messages asking for my tips on how to stay motivated and positive during this time so I hope this may help you. I've always loved Spring and whilst this year I've been looking at the blossom trees from afar, this lockdown has finally given me the chance to get my garden in shape, something which has actually made me feel super positive, having a nice little space to sit in. I have a lovely garden in Yorkshire, I am fortunate enough to have lots of space there, so it was always strange adapting to city life in London where you pay a premium for literally a block in the outdoors but I am grateful for what I have and felt I need to start using it because fresh air is SO good for the soul. 

Today I am going to show you my new little sanctuary outside and also talk about my top wellbeing tips when staying at home during this period in the hopes it makes you feel positive. I hope it helps you if you're maybe feeling a little lack-lustre or uninspired/unmotivated, oh and I can finally show you and talk to you about my new garden furniture with Habitat. PS. Habitat have also written up 6 tips to balance your mental wellbeing at home too! 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Which Fitness Tracking Watch Should I Buy? The Best Smart Watch - Apple, Garmin Or Fitbit Watch Review

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Hello hello! I have received an influx of messages recently asking me about my fitness watch and I feel as if now is the perfect time to write up my review of the three *most asked about* fitness watches. In my opinion, that would be the Apple Watch, a Garmin watch or a Fitbit. I feel in a good position to write about these as myself and my family use fitness watches every single day so we can hopefully draw up a comparison for you if you are thinking of getting one. I personally own a Garmin and wear it every single day right now (I am testing it against my FitBit!), a FitBit and an Apple Watch! My parents and brother swear by their Fitbits and wear them every single day (they have done for YEARS) and my boyfriend pinched my Apple Watch off me and uses that every day so between us, we have trialled and tested them all! I hope this will help you if you are looking for a fitness tracking watch or a smart watch.

P.S I've also got you covered with the best sports bras to buy and the best trainers for all budgets and all activities!

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Thursday, 9 April 2020

How To Support Small Businesses During The Corona Crisis - Ways To Help The Economy During Covid-19

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The world has turned a little *okay a lot* crazy over the last month, so I wanted to write this blog post in the hope that it might help out our small and local businesses during this worrying time (it would be much appreciated if you could give it a share). I’ve been sharing lots of businesses on my Instagram recently and have also tried as hard as I can to personally send as many gifts to frontline staff during the corona virus as I can, just as a little token to say you’re truly appreciated: it’s not what I have sent that’s important, it’s the intention behind it, I just want to say a huge thank you for being there for us throughout this and acknowledge that I understand these are people with their own lives who are putting their lives at risk to help us all. I’m in awe of every single one of them.

On that note, before I get in to the nitty gritty about how we can help small businesses survive throughout this, I think it is really important to acknowledge that the single biggest priority for us all right now is to stay safe. We are in survival mode and if the most we do is survive then that’s okay. We can start again when we are through this. The sad losses that our country and our world have and continue to suffer is the biggest priority to overcome so when I write about the importance of helping small businesses, it is absolutely secondary to that priority.


Tuesday, 7 April 2020

The Best At Home Coffee Machines - Top Coffee Machines

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Never have I had such an influx of messages on Instagram asking me for home gym equipment, healthy baking recipes AND messages about my trusty, beasty coffee machine! It seems as people are working from home, they're wanting more home comforts, whether it's the best yoga mat for home workouts or a really good coffee machine. I'm the kinda girl who likes to go to a cafe and spend ludicrous amounts on an iced latte (even in winter), a flat white or a matcha latte - I see it as a real special, social occasion, my boyfriend on the otherhand loves adding up his savings and profit after using our coffee machine for coffees at home rather than buying coffee out and about (it makes presents so easy, I am forever buying him high quality coffee beans, he's such a coffee snob). It doesn't matter which one you are, if like us, you love coffee (or hot chocolate, or frothed milk or iced lattes - because trust me, these coffee machines are so much more than just coffee) then this is the blog post for you with the top coffee machines for all budgets. I am seeing A LOT of coffee chat at the moment, mainly thanks to TikTok and the famous whipped coffee (dalgona coffee recipe going viral). We did SO much research when buying our coffee machine but after so many questions I thought I'd write a blog post with my top 8 coffee machines for all price ranges on the market right now. Remember: a good coffee machine costs thousands, in good coffee shops they will have paid an unbelievable amount of their coffee machines however, I am going to talk about some affordable ones too with great reviews which will hopefully satisfy even the biggest of coffee snobs. 

Monday, 6 April 2020

Fabletics Review - Fabletics Leggings - What To Buy From Fabletics + How Does Fabletics VIP Work?

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Advertorial Ad - It's no secret I adore Fabletics, in fact I have now been wearing their products for nearly two years. I had never heard of them before but the minute I put their leggings on, I knew it was love (and can I just say, a testament to the quality of their products, I still have their items from two years ago in my wardrobe and wear Fabletics a fair few times a week for very intense exercise!). Today I thought I'd do an in depth review of Fabletics as a brand as I get lots of questions about them. It means I can talk to you about the Fabletics VIP program too. If you are wondering about Fabletics, hopefully this blog post will help you and, it's a nice re-introduction to one of the best activewear brands out there.

Friday, 3 April 2020

The Best Trainers: The Best Gym + Running Trainers and The Best Trainers For Walking


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Hello hello hello, it seems the world has gone workout crazy which can only be a good thing (as long as you are safe distancing/working out indoors and listening to government guidelines #stayhome!) I have had so many requests to talk about my favourite trainers as I keep mentioning them on Instagram so I thought I would do a blog post discussing my favourite trainers so you’ve got a place to bookmark and come back to, with more of an in-depth chat. If you're looking for a good pair of lifelong trainers, this blog post is for you because the majority of them are discounted right now too #winning. Over the years I have worn SO many trainers, whether that’s for running, climbing, walking around New York for hours per day, crazy HIIT classes or wherever life takes me so I hope this blog post with my top trainers will help! These have all been thoroughly tested by me so hopefully this will help you find some good new trainers.
P.S, most of these trainers are unisex too.

Also got you covered with the best sports bras to buy and the best workout leggings


Monday, 30 March 2020

Best Lounge Wear - At Home Comfy Lounge Clothes - The Best Comfy Clothes

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Lounge wear seems to be selling out quicker than toilet roll and pasta right now, seriously, who'd have thought? Well, I mean I get it, there's nothing better than comfort in your own home. I mean, I've always been a massive loungewear fan, whether I'm wearing it to the airport, to lectures when I was at University, on my supermarket run or, around the house. The great thing about loungewear is it's comfortable, super chilled but you can also look good in it too, I thought I'd put together a blog post with my top loungewear picks and all my favourite at home comfy lounge clothes, whether you're working from home, chilling from home or just want to be super comfortable wherever you may be, I hope this will help with comfy clothes to wear at home.

You might also like: the best at home gym equipment
The best fitness tracking watches  
The best workout and comfy at home leggings 
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