Monday, 19 May 2014

It's that time of year again...

I just wanted to say my lack of blog posts is due to all the revision I've been doing lately! Safe to say exams are taking their toll on me now but only a few days of it left thankfully! Anyway, I shall be back doing posts ASAP and I wish you the best if you have exams too. Here are a few tips for exam time!

1. Have breakfast - my favourite is scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.
2. Get plenty of sleep - so cliche but helps so much.
3. Drink plenty of water - especially in this glorious heat wave we're having!
4. Don't stress too much! If the work is put in you will see the results and if not it's not the end of the world!

Good luck & 
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Who wore what?
Met Gala 2014

A few of my  favourite dresses from fashion's biggest night

Every year the Met Costume Institute Gala is held and celebrities flock to New York, to attend the prestigious event showing off their gorgeous gowns. The event always has a theme,  and this year was no different with the institute honouring British born designer Charles James, famous for his figure hugging designs.
At $25,000 a ticket everyone who's anyone turned up in their most flattering of fashions. Here are my favourties from the night.

Zooey Deschanel rocking the vintage look again in Tommy Hilfiger. I love the royal blue colour of the gown and think she looks gorgeous!

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds both wear Gucci.
Blake looks pretty in pink and stunning as ever , whilst husband Ryan look oh so handsome!

Dita Von Teese wowing with her killer curves in Zac Posen.
One of my many icons!

Diane Kruger looking breathaking in blue. (or lilac? I can't decide!) I'm not sure of the designer but I know I love it!

Karolina Kurkova looks like old hollywood royalty in Marchesa. She looks a million dollars. She ought too seeing as though she's dripping in over $1 million worth of diamonds!

This may be my favourtie look of the night. Leading lady Lupita Nyong'o takes a whole new turn on the meaning 'retro chic' in Prada. I love the details, the shoes and the colour is just perfect! She also wore purple eye shadow which the tops off the outfit. She hasn't failed to impress me yet, slowly turning into my fave fashion icon!

Queen B draped in this gorgeous gown, looking sexy, sultry & stunning! Can she do no wrong at the minute?

Also killing it, Kendall Jenner in Topshop. The 18-year-old model definalty fitted the breif in this figure hugging gown. Her hair & make-up looks stunning too, natural & simple but beautiful.

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn also in Topshop. I love everything about this look, the cut, colour and shape! It works amazing with her skin tone and her hair looks stunning, she is a beauty!

I love this gown Noami Watts wore from Givenchy Haute Couture. This colours and textures are just beauiful and her sleek hair do means she's not over doing it and let's the dress do the talking.

 Just a few of the many incredible dresses last night. This is definatley an event I would love to attend, better get saving that $25,000! I hope you enjoyed my post. Let me know if you agree with my faves and let me know yours!

Thanks for reading!



Sunday, 4 May 2014

'A Sunday well spent brings a week of content'

Sunday's are slowly growing on me, if I'm not at work that is. I have younger sisters and Sunday's are perfect for spending time with them, just like this! 

Firstly, Isabella and myself made breakfast, recipe from The Londoner blog, I recommend you check it out!

We then decided to go with our Mum & my other sister Grace to the park and take our dog Jasper for a walk!

Primark coat | Topshop boots | New Look skirt | H&M top

Then finished off with ice-cream & coffee, I had a Latte (as usual) and Peach flavoured ice-cream, which were delicious!

Definitely a Sunday well spent for me! I hope your all enjoying this Bank Holiday weekend as much I am!
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

You are how you eat
A different view on dieting and health 
In a recent copy of Grazia there was a very interesting article on diet and health. Usually when I come across things like things there full of empty promises or in all honesty things I simply can't be bothered to do! But this article really caught my eye and interested me as it wasn't about what we eat but more how we eat it. The title of the article reads 'Are you a mindless eater'? And by the end of it all I could think was, "Holy cow, yes I am." I literally felt like I'd had an epiphany (which is actually a word that comes from the ancient Greek for 'striking appearance'!) The main point the piece was making is many people, like myself eat while there bored or eat too quick whilst doing something else such as watching TV (damn you Netflix). Also known as 'unconsciously eating' this can lead to overeating as we don't realise when we're actually full or don't think about what we're actually putting into our bodies and what it's doing (or not doing) for us. 

It suggested that in order to eat mindfully we must
 1. Eat foods which are high in alkaline which can really improve health such as; oily fish, fruit, veg & green tea.
2. Sit down at a table and enjoy our food, have as many sit down meals as we can and also to prepare our food and experiment with flavours, spices etc 
3. Slowly chew our food, savour it, taste it, enjoy it. It also says to put our cutlery down in between mouthfuls this lets your body recognise when it's full and can help stop over eating, which I am guilty of!

As many people I am unhappy with my body as it is right now and I feel I can be open about that fact as I am trying to make a difference in a healthy way and would love to share it with you. I loved this article as it was simply just a changing of the frame of mind we have towards food that could help us to be healthier such as preparing healthy, tasty meals rather than buying shop bought 'low fat' foods. 
I hope this will help you if you’re in the same position as me and would love to hear about your methods and journeys into a healthier lifestyle!
Thanks for reading!
NB:I would just like to point out that I am in no way a professional or expert nutritionist and I am simply basing these facts and opinions from Grazia magazine and my own experiences.