Girls night out & pamper time
Hope everyone has had a good weekend and has been sticking to any New Year’s resolutions they have made?!
I have been hitting the gym, mainly because my metabolism was feeling a bit sluggish after Christmas and Dubai, and have re started my Soulmate Paleo healthy eating food plan – and I already feel better for it. Www.soulmatefood.com
Here’s an example of one of my menus:
I love the nuts snacks, as they taste delicious, and the coconut and chia muffin is FIT also. They certainly don’t taste like your average ‘healthy‘ sweet snacks.
At the gym, I tend to do weights and toning excersizes mixed in with short bursts of cardio. I don’t have a personal trainer, I prefer to just get cracking myself, and get in the mood for a workout by blasting the tunes on my way in the car and on my earphones when I’m in the gym.
We all deserve a treat in life, and I never deprive myself of the things I love, so I invited some of my best friends to Essex this weekend for a girls night out. Roisin and Becky (my old friends from school) came down from Manchester and we met up with our pal Helen who already lives round here.
It was so nice to see them and we had such a giggle, we went shopping round Essex during the day and then in the evening we got dressed up and visited one of my favourite restaurants in Essex – Sheesh which is in Chigwell http://sheeshrestaurant.co.uk/ .
Yes that is an Espresso Martini in my hand! No ‘dry Jan’ for me!
My new over knee boots are by Stuart Weitzmann www.stuartweitzman.com and although they are not cheap – they are a great quality, fit well and are SO COMFY. Also – this kind of style will keep coming into fashion so im very happy with my new purchase.
My skirt is new and it’s from good old Zara. My top is old , and I can’t remember where it’s from ha!
Helen who is my friend to my right (also with the espresso martini) is wearing a black lace playsuit from my Lipsy collection. She loved it – and I think she looked fantastic in it too.
Later in the evening I spotted this gorgeous lady wearing one of my favourite LBD’s from the collection so I had to have a picture with her – I’m sure you will agree that she looked FAB! It’s so nice to see ladies out and about wearing my pieces, I feel so chuffed!
Here’s some pics of the delicious food we had …
And here’s another pic of us a bit later in Sheesh, after cracking open a cheeky bottle of champagne :-)
Now, as you know I love a good pamper and have been sent a lot of products to try out. I try and look after my teeth as much as possible – mainly because they weren’t so great when I was younger and I had to wear a brace which I found frustrating at times. Anyways, I love this!
it’s made with coconut oil and you basically swish the sachets around in your mouth . This helps keep your teeth white and gums healthy. It’s a bit of an odd sensation at first but I have seen a marked improvement after using around 6/7 times .
I have also been using lots of masks on my hair and face as bit are feeling pretty dry after being in the sun in Dubai.
I love this mask by Dermalogica it refines pores and makes your skin tighter and smoother. Don’t use it if your skin is overly dry though – this is one for more normal to oily skin.
And this by GlamGlow – I love this one because it tingles when you put it on your face and your skin look clearer, and feel much smoother afterwards.
I have also been sent these products too, by Dr Organic http://www.drorganic.co.uk/
And apparently one of the ingredients is ‘ snail secretion” !!!! I haven’t tried it yet but I’m up for most things so I will try this over the next week and report back ( if i get over the idea of snails and slime on my face pahahahaha!)
I have given my hair some much needed love – with one of my favourite hair products on the market – Angel Masque by Kevin Murphy – this smells AMAZING and my hair feels soft and looks so shiny after using it.
Lots of love