Monday, 2 January 2017

Update: New year, new thinking

Happy New Year! 

I hope you all had a lovely christmas and new year!

It's been a while...

I still can't believe that's another year flown by, 2016 has gone by that quickly it kind of felt like a huge blur. To be honest I can't really pick out many major highlights from the year, apart from going on holiday with my friend during the summer. I've been focusing on my studies quite a bit to be fair.

I learnt a lot in 2016. Not just about myself but the people I had surrounded myself with. Unfortunately, I had people come into my life and go. This was definitely a lesson and it made me realise who is actually genuine, who is genuine only when it suits them and who is really worth making time for. I am also not going to wear my heart on my sleeve anymore! This year I'll be focusing more on myself, putting myself first for a change and just working on myself to become a much stronger person.

Another thing which I'm sure a lot of you can relate to, I am going to stop comparing myself to others. I've learnt that doing this stunts your growth to progress in what you do and as a person and it just pushes your further away from your goals.

I want to make things happen this year. I don't want it to be another year I want it to be the year!

I'm in the process of coming up with new ideas and new content for the blog and I can't wait to get back into the swing of blogging. One of my new years resolutions is to be as consistent as I can with the blog because I love posting. So expect to see come changes...

I'm going to be graduating from my FDA Fashion degree this summer, then hopefully topping up to BA Honours degree in September, which is quite exciting.

I'm also setting myself a weight loss and fitness challenge. My aim is to drop 10lbs by summer and  to just get fitter and healthier. My new Fitbit watch is going to be my best friend from now on! I'll be documenting my progress on the blog and over on my Instagram which you can follow here

It's all down to me to make 2017 the best year yet.

x

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Friday, 8 July 2016

B E A U T Y: New Skin

I've always wanted to try the Frank Body Coffee scrub I've been wanting to order some for ages but just haven't gotten round to it. I was in Boots the other week and came across Grounded Body Scrub which I'm guessing is very similar to the Frank one. There was either coffee with orange or coffee with coconut I picked up the coconut one. 


Since then, I have completely fallen in love with it and started using it religiously every other day. I literally feel like I have new skin after I've used it and I don't feel the need to moisturise afterwards because I can feel the oil on my skin from the coconut. It also smells incredible!






It claims to target dry skin, stretch marks, and cellulite. I can definitely say my skin feels smoother and I think I has helped with pigmentation on areas of my skin so it looks so much brighter and clearer. I would strongly recommend this scrub to anyone. Check out their website because they have so many more different products on there like face scrubs, lip products and other body scrubs with different scents. I'm about to place an order with them right now!

#getgrounded

xo


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Monday, 4 July 2016

S T Y L E: Birthday OOTN

It was my 24th birthday yesterday and I actually feel old this year! I don't know about anyone else but I never know what to do on birthdays anymore. So this year I just booked an apartment with my closest friend at a place called City Nights in Birmingham City. No fuss, nothing major just a getaway for the night.











We went for food, did a bit of shopping and had quite a few drinks! Unfortunately I didn't manage 
to take many pictures at all because I was too busy snap chatting and enjoying myself! But I had the best time.

In the evening I went for a really simple comfortable outfit. Sorry about the quality of the photos the lighting was awful in the apartment LOL!








Jeans (Jamie) - Topshop £42
Bodysuit - Primark £10
Velvet Choker - ASOS £5
Shoes - Primark £14


xo

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Friday, 24 June 2016

S T Y LE: DRESS DOWN FRIDAY















I picked up this bargain dress from New Look the other day and I absolutely love it. I think the style of it is very versatile so you could dress it up or down. Today I chose to dress down and casual with a pair of huaraches and my new mini backpack, which is also from New Look I'm obsessed with it.

Dress - New Look £7.49 (sale)
Mini Backpack - New Look £17.99
Sunglasses - Dorothy Perkins (out of stock!)

xo

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Friday, 17 June 2016

S T Y L E: LOVE FOR IVY PARK





Ivy Park Activewear by Beyonce has recently launched in JD Sports and Topshop and I want it all. I love the simplicity of the style and how it's affordable for everyone. It's also very versatile so you can wear it in and out of the gym. I'm definitely buying more from this range I've got my eye on the Hexagon Mesh Parka.
xo
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S T Y L E: SUMMER SPIRIT

My summer holiday has finally begun! I have literally been up to my eyes in coursework and deadlines the past couple months and it has stressed me out to the max. I'm so happy to wake up and not have to think about what I have to do next because it's all done.
I feel really happy to be back on the blog again I've missed it so much. I want to have a really productive summer this year. I want to focus on my health and fitness as I'm still trying to loose a few pounds. I want to focus on my blog content, collaborate with others to do some creative projects and just relax and enjoy the summer. That's if we get a summer in the UK this year lol.
I've been trying to get into the summer spirit by getting back in the gym, eating healthily and also trying to do a bit of retail therapy.
I popped into H&M the other day and every time I go in there I find myself going straight to the basics section because I will always without a doubt find something. I found these cute strappy maxi dresses which came in plum, teal, a pinky shade, pale grey and black. I managed to stop myself from picking up the black! I'm trying to add colour to my wardrobe because it is summer after all. I ended up going for the teal and the grey. I think they were only £12.99 each or something!



I'll probably just wear it with a pair of flip-flops or sliders just something comfy. It's just a loose and comfy outfit which is perfect for a hot day.

H&M Maxi Dress £12.99
Dorothy Perkins Sunglasses £8


I also bought a new Nars velvet lip pencil from Space NK which I've fallen in love with. It's in the shade Dragon Girl which is a blue-toned red colour. I think it adds a touch of summer to any outfit. The sunglasses are from Dorothy Perkins. I've never really been a fan of sunglasses to be honest because every pair I can never find a pair that suit my face shape but these are perfect. They're like a cross between Ray Ban Wayfarer shape and a cat eye and they were only £8.
xo
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Friday, 25 March 2016

B E A U T Y|R E V I E W: Best Product Ever

I don't know about anyone else but for a long time I have struggled to find a deodorant that actually works. I always used to find that literally a couple of hours (or less!) later after applying I need to top up or it just seems like I never put any on in the first place. I always used to feel a bit paranoid in the gym when half way through my workout the deodorant would start to wear off and the B.O would make an appearance.
I coupled of months ago I became a Lush customer for the first time. I have now become more wear of the products I'd been using before and the harsh chemicals in them. So when browsing the Lush website I decided to make a change and go for products with more natural ingredients. I love that they actually show you what goes into their products. I came across the Aromaco deodorant, read the reviews and decided to go into store and buy it the following day as I was desperate for something new! 

LUSH Aromaco Solid Deodorant £4.95 per 100g




"A solid, gentle deodorant that absorbs odour and leaves you smelling as fresh as a daisy. Its essential oils and anti-bacterial ingredients work in harmony to keep you feeling fresh and dry. Aromaco contains witch hazel and chamomile vinegar to tighten pores rather than block them, helping you to keep cool and fresh." 

I've been using this deodorant for about 2 months and no word of a lie it actually works! You smell and feel clean ALL DAY even at the gym and after the gym. On top of that its also very moisturising and not drying at all. All you do is smooth it on to your underarms and it sort of melts against your skin and glides on and you're sorted for the day. I could not recommend this enough I will never turn back to regular deodorant. EVER.


xo
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