Friday, 11 August 2017

Ibiza & 23rd Birthday Wishlist 2017 + What I've Been Doing To Lose Weight

Being a blogger, as some of you may know, requires an eye for detail, and that means staying on top of everything that's hot, and everything that's not. Sometimes it can be a pain in the ass, and sometimes it can be more rewarding than anything you've ever known. Blogging comes almost as an expected hobby for stay at home mums now. I should know, I've been on the blog since 2012. Which is why I'm a little disappointed with myself for falling out of touch for such a lengthy period of time. If you blog yourself, you will know that rebranding your personal space on the internet is one of the most painful tasks to carry out. I honestly think that if I hadn't tried to rebrand myself so much, I would not have let my wonderful "page on the screen", as my granny used to call it, get into the dormant state that it is in. This ends here. Today, with a little motivation from a much needed holiday coming up in two weeks, I have decided to get back on the blog. *Applauds*

In just two weeks, I get the privilege to spend my 23rd BDAYYY in the tropical paradise that is Ibiza. Yep, that's right. We land on my birthday for seven fun filled days of pure sunshine and techno. I am beyond excited for this and I promise not to let it end up anything like my holiday last year - we were robbed stupid, ugh!

Ibiza Wishlist 2017

This is probably the nicest wishlist I've ever made. It basically sums up how I'd love to look on my holiday. With only two weeks to go, I doubt I'll land half of the items I'd like to depart with, but I will find some no doubt. How annoying is it that autumn/winter stock is already on the racks? I mean, no more swimsuits?! Come on high street, some of us holiday right up until October. But whatevs.

So, what have I done to lose weight? Before you go wondering where my before and after pictures are, you aren't getting any. I honestly don't want to become obsessed with finding the insta-ready figure and falling victim to the scales. So, there will be no updates on how much I've lost, just a few tips on what I've been at (and they've been working!).

I've given up my pain medication. 
While this may not seem like much, pain relief can be a major culprit in weight gain. I've only given them up about 2 weeks now, and I can already see the acceleration of my efforts taking place. I'm starting to wonder if I'm actually better off without now. TBC.

I've started drinking hot boiled water.
At least 3-4 times a day. They say you should drink 8, but that depends on how much you weigh. The recommended daily intake for water depends on you as a person. Hot boiled water is known to have an effect on the speed of weight loss and also helps circulation along with other handy benefits such as helping heartburn and cleaning the body.

I've changed my posture.
Yep that's right. I've started sitting up straight which is said to help you burn more calories, especially if you are an office kinda gal. Also, stop crossing your legs! It puts a strain on your circulation. Let your body breathe, girl.

I've changed my diet.
Jamie & I are fans of a good old takeaway more often than enough. Q. And our favourite? A. Chinese. Which is LOADED with fat. These past few weeks (with the odd slip-up, obvs) I've been pretty decent at avoiding websites like Just Eat and Hungry House.

My diet consists of wholegrain rice, eggs, salmon, peas, a little bit of salt and a little bit of pepper. It's pretty basic. I've cut down to 1000 calories a day. Some days I'm guilty of even less and I don't recommend this strategy for longer periods of time or your body will begin to cry out for nutrients, which it so deserves. The only reason I ever eat less is that I've been too lazy to go to the shop! 

So, with the best interest of my body in mind, I've decided to go ahead and get myself a multivitamin. Centrum is by far the best one that I know of, however, I would have liked to have gone for Pregnacare, as it's well-known to help your hair and fingernails grow faster. 

And lets not forget about the 3-4 cups of tea. Note: I don't drink tea after 6 o'clock!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Get your 1st Glossybox for just £6

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Offer ends 31st August 2017 or until stock lasts.


Monday, 12 December 2016

And The Ultimate Christmas Beauty Bauble Award Goes To...

Ta da! Move over advent calendars! The fantastic folk at HQHair have teamed up with some of your favourite luxury brands, including a whopping 3 Illamasqua products, to bring you what is most definitely the best beauty bauble around town. I can't think of on lady in my life who wouldn't love this. I mean, look at it. As adorable as it may be, this little sweet packs a punch valued at £83.

And it goes a little like this:
Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer
NUDESTIX Lip and Cheek Pencil
Illamasqua Gleam Highlighter
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Colour Concentrate Eye Shadow
Illamasqua Masquara Gain

Still wondering what to get your Secret Santa? Grab it here before December 16th for free delivery with code BAUBLEDEL


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Getting That Party Ready Hair

Having party ready hair usually comes with a hefty price. I mean I can't remember the last time I bragged about the benefits of £2.99 shampoo. Come on, use your head. From all that styling and taming to create the perfect do, party season is really rather tough on you. That's why I'm excited to announce that a certain online beauty retailer has put together your favourite party ready hair products, some of which that offer huge discounts.

Discover the magic of high end hair and beauty products from Whether your hair is curly or straight, natural or coloured, there is a range of items totally tailored for you! Revive your roots with top notch brands such as Paul Mitchell, Redken, K√©rastase, Sleep-In Rollers & MOROCCANOIL. For the full list of party hair products with items with up to 60% off, for seriously sexy hair, click me! 

Check out my wishlist!
TIGI Bed Head Christmas Gift Sets Volume Blast
Matrix Biolage Full Density Densifying Spray Treatment 125ml
Redken Styling Quick Tease 15 Backcombing Lift Spray 250ml
Tangle Teezer The Original Pink Fizz

Monday, 5 December 2016

The High Street Staple That Everyone Wants

Say hello to the newest coat on the market that absolutely everyone wants. Brought to you by Dorothy Perkins, the Navy High Shine Parka is not only a piece that just about anyone can get on board with because of it's neutral base, but is also chic and can be tailored to any outfit imaginable. Normally £55, get it today and today only for £41.25. That's a generous 25% off the full price so get it quick before it's gone! For a list of other items with 25% off today check out the DP website now!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Miss Selfridge Flash Event

The Christmas lights are up, the gifts are on the shelves and the people are making mulled wine! Well, Jamie and I have been making mulled wine. All of which can only mean only one thing, that this year's party season is well under way! 

It's the most wonderful time of the year where everything looks fancy and festive but my bank account. I know the struggle, you know the struggle, even the lovely people at Miss Selfridge know the struggle. I guess that's why you could say they are giving us the chance bag a gorgeous 25% off today and today only. 

And as if that wasn't a big enough surprise, they're also offering free express delivery! This amazing flash sale ends at midnight tonight, just make sure to place your order before 9PM to get it quick. Shhh! You heard it here first! x


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Peep Toes & Floral Sleeves

Floral Trumpet Sleeve Top

So, while it seems everyone is back to school, work or whatever, I'm right here back to blogging. And while I've taken such a long break from it, now that I'm back I've decided to change my tune a little. Let me break that down for you; instead of focusing on certain product promotion I'm going to put all my time and energy into making the perfect outfits and more. 

Take this outfit. Give me one place or situation in which you wouldn't wear this? It's stunning. I love minimal pieces like this and they're my absolute favourite to create. Top this with your favourite parka, biker or duster coat and honey you're ready to rock. Plus, who honestly doesn't love a new River Island bag? I mean, come on. Really, who? From office to outs, this one will take you  just about anywhere.

So what inspired me to put myself back out there and keep up with my digital footprint? While my parents are sunning themselves up in Sunny Side Santa Ponsa, I'm sat here house-sitting, kitty-sitting, own-butt-sitting, mastering the primary one school lunch box, initiating myself in the school run and blissfully stealing a squirt or two from my mother's perfume collection. So, after what I can only describe as a lazy Summer, here I am, back in action, and smelling like a bouquet. Sometimes, you need to pull yourself together, y'know?

I'd say if you stick around and click around the Dorothy Perkins page for a little while, you might just cop yourself an opportunity for free standard delivery! Yeah really, it might just pop up. And don't forget to check out the Topshop LFW Hub! TTFN x
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