Monday, 16 January 2017

New year new gear

New year new gear is one of my fave sentences to use when I need a good excuse to spend money. During the last year or so, I've changed from spending loads on dresses and shoes, to buying an obsessive amount of fitness gear, if only I could get away with wearing it to work everyday! I just love how comfortable it is, plus they look great too! So many retailers have jumped on the fitness bandwagon and the designs look snazzier and sexier than ever.

One of my new years resolutions is to make sure I hit the gym 3/4 times a week and so far I've been hitting this. Ok, so we're only like 2 weeks into 2017, but so far I'm on track! It's great being able to hit the gym a lot, but it also means I go through a lot of fitness gear, so at least it gives me an excuse to get buying some more!

Here's some of my top picks from the high street to kick start the year. Primark and Matalan also have some fab active wear, but the websites just didn't do them justice. I'd head down to your local store to have a look, rather than browsing online.

New Look


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Monday, 9 January 2017

Life lessons of 2016

Earlier this week I took a minute to stop and reflect on 2016, I hadn't really stopped to think about it up until now. I guess the whole year had been so chaotic that it just kind of whizzed past without me really reflecting on it. I think I'd describe the year as a big emotional roller coaster, so the less thinking about it the better. However, one of the good things that came out of 2016 is how much I learnt about myself and about life.

I wanted to share my main lessons with you because I really do believe that realizing all of these things has made a difference to my life and to the way I think towards situations and emotions.


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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Avon Autumn Beauty Faves

I know I'm not alone when I say that autumn is one of my fave seasons. It's a chance to wear darker lipsticks, buy trendy coats, get a new hair colour, purchase some new boots and just an overall excuse to have a good spend. Something about oogling over new season trends just gets me all excited!

The first step in my autumn haul has been to refresh my make-up. There's nothing quite as comforting as buying new make-up, experimenting with new colours and using new, clean make-up brushes! (Unless I'm just making up excuses to buy new stuff?). One of the best things this year has to be all the autumn sales. I haven't quite seen so many discounts and sales happen at this time of year before, which makes a new face haul all that much easier!

Anyway my new autumnal faves are actually all from Avon. I have been using these products every single day during October and I'm still obsessed with them. Apparently you don't need to spend a fortune for decent make-up! Who knew?!


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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Zoella lifestyle

I'm sure by now you've all heard that Zoella recently launched her Lifestyle range (If you didn't know this then where have you been?!). The products are absolutely stunning and as soon as I set my eyes on the range, I wanted them all!

There's so much choice and it was tough picking just a few to purchase! It ranges from notepads to candles, from socks to backpacks, plus lots more. I bought my finds from Boots and I'll let you into a secret - they'll be featuring the Zoella Lifestyle range in their fabulous Christmas 3 for 2 offers!! Amazing!

I've been feeling slightly disorganised lately, so I decided to go for a few stationary items to make my life that little bit more organised!


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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Do whatever the hell you want

If you hadn't noticed, my last few posts have all been about visiting places and getting out there and just doing things. Whether it's by taking part in an activity, or just visiting a different town, I've tried to get out and about as much as I could. After what I would call a few turbulent/shit months, I wanted to do as many adventures as possible to just get my mind off things and to remember that if I want to go and do something then I can.

I've always loved adventure, ever since I was little and my dad dragged me on my first roller coaster. I cried my eyes out beforehand, but once it was over I just wanted to go on again and again, ever since then I've loved that adrenaline feeling.


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Aqua Park Adventure

When my friend at work asked if I fancied doing an aqua inflatable obstacle course I jumped at the chance. I love anything activity based so I knew this would be so much fun. The day I agreed to take part, it was a lovely sunny day, so when we booked it I kind of forgot that actually we live in England and there's a good chance it won't be a lovely sunny day on the actual day of the event...

The day came and obviously it was a pretty cold day. I suffer from blue lips syndrome, so whenever I'm cold everyone immediately knows it because it looks like I'm wearing bright blue lipstick! However, once I got into my wet suit and thew myself into the activity, I soon warmed up!


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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Re-living my childhood

Last week my Mum messaged me and asked me if I fancied going to the zoo. At the time I thought it was a little random as I hadn't visited the zoo since I was about 11 years old, but as I started talking to more and more people, I found out that actually adults visit the zoo too!

We decided to go to Whipsnade after my mum had watched a TV documentary about the zoo and she'd loved it that much, that it had made her want to visit!

I admit it, I actually loved it! It's SO much bigger than I realised and we didn't even get time to visit all the different areas. We're already planning on going back so that we get to see all the animals! I think my favourites had to be the Elephants, Tigers and Lions. I'm in love with big animals (my obsession for Dinosaurs is a bit odd) so seeing these beautiful creatures up close and personal was a fab experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone - kids and adults!

You can find out about Whipsnade here

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Friday, 19 August 2016

Visiting Cambridge

One of the places I've always wanted to visit has been Cambridge. I've been determined to go there ever since I heard of people drinking prosecco while punting, having picnics by the river, and of course seeing the beautiful buildings and surroundings. Well on Tuesday I finally decided to go and visit and it definitely did not disappoint. As soon as I arrived I fell in love with the place!

I've had a bit of a difficult couple of months recently, which I'll explain at a later date, so having a day away to take my mind off everything was exactly what I needed. Sometimes even just taking 1 day away for a bit of timeout makes a whole lot of difference.

I went with my sister and it was the perfect girls day out. We drank prosecco, went punting, had lunch by the river, did some sight seeing and even climbed over 300 stairs to the top of a tower!

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Pretty Muddy Obstacle Run

Last Saturday I took part in my very first Pretty Muddy event. Every year I like to take part in a Race for Life event or at least contribute to a charity fundraiser. I've done the Race for Life 5k a couple of times, and after improving my fitness this year, I wanted to do something that pushed me a little more. I contemplated running the 10k, but while scrolling through Facebook one day I saw an event called Pretty Muddy, and after reading the first few lines I was sold! I just thought it looked SO much fun and I knew I had to be involved. I rallied a team of troops and we threw ourselves into training.

If you aren't sure what Pretty Muddy consists of, it's a 5k obstacle run and is made up of several obstacles for you to overcome. The obstacles consist of things like climbing over ropes, pulling yourselves through nets, running through high muddy water and going down a slide into a pool of mud! I seriously had so much fun taking part, and it's great for people to just get involved in. The obstacles aren't particularly hard so anyone can get stuck in and give this a go. Plenty of people were also walking to the obstacles so if you're not a runner you don't need to worry.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Bra-blems

When I was 16 I used to long for my boobs to just hurry up and grow. I'd buy a bra that was probably 2 sizes too small and that had double extra padding in, so that they were practically touching my chin. I always longed to have a great rack and thought extra padding would be the only way to accomplish it, when in fact all I needed was the perfect fitting bra.

It's so important that you're wearing a comfortable and correctly sized bra. Whether they're big, small, up, down, or pointing east or west; you really need to ensure you're properly fitted. Not only will it keep your boobs in good shape, but you'll ooze of confidence! I can't tell you how much more confident and sassy I felt once I had a bra that fitted correctly.

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