Tuesday, 29 July 2014

To the seaside..

walking by Lyme Regis' beach

For the past 5-6 days I have been having a little break down south in Dorset. We originally went to celebrate my cousin's wedding day, but decided to add on a few days to enjoy the beaches and sunny weather while it lasted! As a child I used to go on holidays all around the UK, so it was really good to go back to some of these places and appreciate how lovely they all are.

The places we went to were Lyme Regis, West Bay Beach, and Southbourne- my favourite of the beaches. I'd really recommend trying a trip like this, it's perfect if you only have a couple of days free but want to fit in a lot!


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Nike Trainers and Getting Fit

After a setback in June, I am back and ready to get fit! As cliché as it is to begin a fitness regime in summer and all, the sunny weather and lighter evenings really do make it so much more appealing! Although I am lucky to have a naturally slim build, my overall fitness isn't as good as it used to be and I miss doing regular exercise, especially dance.

So I have started at a zumba class, and so far I really like it! I'd definitely recommend this to people who are just starting out with exercise.. its fun, and with people of all ages nobody will judge you if you get a few moves wrong!
I'm also trying to run again, something I've never got on with too well! I heard it only really becomes enjoyable once you break through the first month and start running a decent distance! I'm going to stick with it and see... any tips or running songs would be great!

With this new mindset, I figured I needed some new shoes to match! These are called Nike Dual Fusion TR and were from a Nike outlet store. They had a great discount, from £60.00 RRP to £29.40

Now its warmer I'm wearing these Adidas shorts. You can buy similar from Sports Direct, or just somewhere like H&M if you want them cheaper. To Zumba I wear black leggings, any pair will do if you're just starting out, although I will buy some proper sports ones soon! With these I wear a loose t-shirt, or tank top.

I will post how I'm getting on, every month or maybe few months. Hopefully there will start to be an improvement!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Summer Sale Haul- Zara, River Island

The summer sales have well and truly begun, and I seem to be unable to resist, especially the bright patterns/ florals! Zara has always been one of my favourite places to shop, they have great reductions each season and this year is no exception. I managed to find several tops, and the light denim jeans, which are thicker quality than other store's jeans. I also popped into River Island, somewhere I don't usually go and was very pleasantly surprised. I usually find it a little expensive for what it is, but there are so many lovely things at the moment, it's worth a look!
The sunglasses were only £1 from Primark with a case, They do say UV protection on the front but think these will just be temporary until I find my perfect pair! Anyone else seriously struggle to find sunglasses that actually suit their face shape??

Zara Jeans- £15.99
River Island- £16

Zara- £12.99
Zara- £3.99

That's enough sale shopping for me, I think! Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

June Beauty Favourites

Another month has gone by so quickly! After a few relaxing weeks off I am back to work... typically just when the sun has started to show! Here are just a few things I've been loving and using non-stop this month:

Body Shop Mango Lip Butter: In my opinion Body Shop has the nicest smelling products, and this is no exception! These butters last forever, and are really creamy but without being sticky. I tend to use this before going to sleep to really hydrate overnight.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Soft and Gentle): This was my first MAC product, and has been in my makeup bag ever since. This gives a gorgeous summer glow and is not too much for my pale skin! This will work out great value as a little goes a long way.

MaxFactor Glossfinity Nailpolish (forever glam): The perfect deep pink. I was really impressed with how little this chipped, and only one coat is needed.

Rimmel Wake me Up Concealer: This really does illuminate and brighten under the eye, with a medium coverage. I particularly love this as it more of a yellowy tone rather than pink which can be hard to find in the paler shades.

Jergens Original Beauty Lotion: I have been using this moisturiser since last summer and is a firm favourite. It has a light texture, and sinks quickly into the skin, great when in a rush. Personally, I love the cherry-almond smell, although it may not be for everyone. This really helps get rid of dryness from winter, and leaves the skin much softer ready for shorts and summer dresses!

I love reading monthly favourites, and always happy to hear of any more amazing products out there!