Wednesday, August 23, 2017

My Experience Giving Up Social Media For A Weekend

 

Last Friday at 2pm I logged out of all my social media accounts and such commenced the social media detox which would last until Monday morning.


I have always seen social media as great and spent copious hours on it daily but I wanted to step away to see what kind of influence and impact it has within my day to day.

I went an entire weekend without touching social media and I wanted to share with you how I went as well as hopefully inspire you to give it a go.

I'm going to be talking about the positive benefits I experienced, where I struggled a bit and ultimately how it has changed my perception on the value that social media brings to my life.


Monday, August 21, 2017

4 Healthy Dessert Ideas



Eating healthy does not mean giving up dessert. In fact some of my go-to sweets actually aren't all that bad for you.


I've compiled 3 of my favourite homemade dessert recipes that are packed full of nutrition but definitely satisfy any sweet tooth.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The L'Oreal Nail Polish Collection That Made Me Throw Out All My Others

 

These nail polishes are so good I threw away all my others. No seriously, I did!


Okay so it may have something to do with my new venture into a minimal lifestyle but it was mainly to do with these nail polishes being so damn good they are the only ones I want to use from now on.

Feast your eyes on the beauty that is the new L'Oreal Colour Riche collection of nail polishes with this gorgeous quilted glass pattern and gold chrome lids.

Also, the colours are pretty epic and right on point for the latest trends. Read on for more details and my colour picks from the collection.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

3 Superfood Smoothie Bowl Recipes


One of my favourite things to do on weekend mornings is whip up a delicious and nutritious breakfast because I have a bit more time to put effort in than I do on week days. 


A go-to breakfast that I love for these mornings is a smoothie bowl, basically a thicker version of whatever smoothie I would be making but topped with delicious fruit, nuts and seeds for extra nutrition. 

I have three different smoothie bowl recipes to share that you will love if you try them! They are all a little bit different from each other so depending on your taste you can adapt these and use the recipe as inspiration. Let's be real - you can't screw up a smoothie bowl. It all tastes good, just chuck a hint of this and dash of that and it's all good...but if you're worried then read below for me go-to recipes. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How To Stay Looking Young Longer


There are lots of products out there that claim to keep us looking more youthful. And of course there’s the drastic action of cosmetic surgery. But what are the real natural ways to stay looking youthful? Here are just five methods that can help you stay looking young. Start early and delay aging longer.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Diets Suck - Why You Should Be Worried If You Are On One

Diets suck and not just because they are hard to stick to but also because they aren't good for you and can have long term health effects...


I don't mean 'diet' in the sense of what kind of eating habits you have but rather the restrictive fad diets that say '1500 calories a day', 'no carbs', 'no fruit' etc. Why? Because it's not sustainable, amongst many other reasons, but let's start with that...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Healthy Low Calorie Cocktail Recipe

There's about 290 calories in an espresso martini ...that's the same amount in a cheeseburger. So you can see how easy it is to drink away empty calories that are hidden the cocktails you have during a girls night out.


I will definitely do a post about my go-to drink orders for a night out but in this post I'm sharing with you a healthy at-home cocktail. It's low-calorie (128 calories) and made with ingredients that have great health benefits (everything other than the vodka of course).

I don't usually count calories, although I like to have a fair idea. But for the purpose of this post we're trying to understand how to cut down on empty calories in your alcoholic drinks and actually hide in them ingredients that are good for you.

Read on for the recipe...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cut Through These Fitness Worries & Smash Your Goals

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Whatever it is that you hope to achieve in your fitness regime, it is likely that there are certain worries holding you back. We all worry about particular aspects of the workout session, and these often infect the effectiveness of the exercise itself. If you have noticed this in your workout, then you might be wondering what you can do about it. The simple answer is to go through your concerns one by one, and fix them before you even hit the gym or get your running shoes on. Fortunately for you, there are a few worries which are particularly common, so you can at least know that you are not alone. It also means that others have trodden the same path before, and have come up with some solutions which you can use.

Monday, August 7, 2017

But Yes, But No, But Yes - Not Knowing What You Want in Life



You know what's worse than not getting what you want? Not even knowing what you want! Welcome to my world - the struggle of being an indecisive person.


It's a paralysing feeling to be stuck feeling like you aren't getting what you want but also not really knowing what you want.

Get ready to take a weird glimpse into what goes on in my head...

Sunday, August 6, 2017

What To Expect After A Break From Working Out



There are times in life when you just need to take a break from your fitness regime.

Sometimes, it’s forced upon you - injury and ill health are the most obvious causes of this. When your body isn’t feeling good, there’s no point in continuing on your previous path if it’s just going to cause more pain and distress. If you’re not well, then you need to take a break to give yourself a chance to heal and recover.

Then there are times when it just feels like life has swallowed you whole, and the time and motivation needed for a healthy lifestyle are absent from your life. You promise yourself you’ll catch up, but the days blur into weeks and you haven’t quite managed to get back to it. It happens; no need to feel guilty about it! Even the most devoted fitness fan will occasionally have something dramatic happen in their lives that means a break is inevitable.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Frank Wants To Scrub your Body - It's Not As Creepy As It Sounds, Promise...

It seems these days that you can't scroll through Instagram without seeing a girl covered in nothing but coffee grinds. 


Frank markets itself as a sexy brand and as such had interesting marketing methods that follow so it is only to be expected. However, in this post we are delving below the artificial image of the brand and really looking into the product and what it is all about.

I realize that us girls do not have unlimited amounts of money to throw at beauty products, especially when it comes to gimmecky items that are yet to These are my quick thoughts and a completely NOT sponsored post on Frank Body so get ready...

Friday, August 4, 2017

Upmarket Jewelry: How To Choose Pieces That Match Your Style


There are many occasions for which women like to purchase upmarket jewelry during their lives. That often requires a substantial investment, and so it’s important all ladies make the right choices. In this post, some fantastic tips should help everyone to sort the wheat from the chaff. Choosing jewelry that matches someone’s style is somewhat of an art form. However, the information below should help to point all girls in the right direction. When all’s said and done, some pieces can cost thousands of dollars. So, the last thing anyone wants to do is get it wrong.