A few weeks back I was kindly invited by the lovely teamatFarfetchto spend the day creating my own unique fragrance with The Perfume Studio.
The event was hosted at the beautiful the Hilton Kensington where we were kindly greeted with a glass go champagne upon arrival . Along with a few bloggers we were taught and explained how the world of perfume making works.A lovely lady called Bridget from The Perfume Studio talked us through the process of perfume making and how they are put together. I thought is only fair I share some of the things were taught, the a perfume consist of 3 different scents , these are called; Top, Base & Middle. The base is the strongest scent the Top is the initial fragrance you smell but tends to go quite quickly.
We were introduced t0 18 scents from each category and categorised those into likes, dislikes and maybes . I personally went for a more musky and sophisticated scent .After a lot of sniffing and hard decision making I had chosen my 3 scents which were put together in order to create my own personal scent. You are able to use different measurements of each smell, and can have as many scents in it as you like although it is best to stick to no more than 3.
Then came the tricky part naming it, I went for Risque I liked the way it sounded and honestly thought it was really relatable to the smell I had come up with. We were kindly given our perfume to keep and now I have my own personal unique fragrance which is pretty cool in mu opinion The perfume studio offer experiences as such as gifts which I would totally recommend to anyone who loves perfume like myself.
After we had all created our perfumes we went down for afternoon tea in the restaurant of the hotel which was beautifully presented and we were truly spoilt for choice with all the cakes and sandwiches.
Overall it was such a great experience and a lovely afternoon so a big thank you to FarFetchand The Perfume Studiofor having me I had a blast.
Fitness is something I have been into for a while now , I’ve done a few fitness post in the past which proved to be quiet popular so decided to do a few more over the last few weeks starting with my latest routine and my plan for the next few weeks. Although I have been training for a while now , I feel like my diet is something I have always gone of track with from times to times. Overall I do enjoy eating healthy but like all of us I do have my days where all I crave is pizza , and I have a terribly bad sweet tooth cheesecake , chocolate you name it I simply can’t resist sometimes. Having said that I have been better at making wiser decisions and doing the 80% to 20% diet where I try and stick to only eating oh so called ” bad foods” 20% of the time, in addition I have incorporated protein and fat burners along with super foods and healthier alternatives to my diet which have defiantly made a difference.
I have been using the Protein Worksrange at the moment which Im very happy with so far , the protein powder tastes good and I do feel like the fat burners make a difference in my overall workout performance due to the caffeine in them. Another powder I have been trying out is the Bulk Super Greens powder and I’ll be honest it is not the best tasting but once mixed in with a fruit smoothie you can hardly taste it , its a great way to get your greens.
Exercise wise I train 4-5 times a week at the gym which I personally really enjoy , I do a mixture of cardio, spin , weight and zumba class training as I like to mix it up and keep it interesting. As of this week I will be doing a personal training session once a week as an addition to my current work out plan which I’m looking forward to. My personal fitness goals is to tone up rather than loose anymore weight , I defiantly think its a lifestyle you need to adjust to rather than a quick fix but it defiantly is worth it.
It has been a good few months since I’ve sat down and written a post , I’ve been meaning to do it for a while but with a new job, and honestly a little lack of motivation I felt like I have slightly neglected this little space of mine but after a break and a little time to think I am back on the blogging mode and really want to fully commit to it. I have so many lovely product reviews to share with you, a few fitness posts and new outfit posts to come too , so I am very much looking forward to sharing it all with you all.
Over the last few weeks I have started training now if you have followed me for a while you know I’ve been attending the gym for a decent amount of time but never really fully committed to the healthy diet lifestyle now that’s not to say I am on some crazy diet as I know from experience these don’t work long time , but more on that to come soon when I do my current fitness routine.
You may have also noticed a slight change in my hair.. yep I went back to being a blondish colour , I was blonde for a while then decided to go dark but felt like I was really missing the light locks so here I am back on the blonde side.
Last week I went on holiday to Greece, Zakynthos with one of my best friends and had the best time , met some great people, took some time to relax and re-think and catched some rays which was lovely considering we don’t get much sun in the UK.
That’s my little update for now , I will be posting regularly as of now and am looking forward to reading your blogs too. I hope your all having a lovely summer. xo
Hey Dolls, Today I have a pretty special post where each and every single one you can get involved with, a few months ago I was asked if I would be voluntarily be willing to get involved with the #weartbeatit foundation which deals with heart and circulatory disease and of course without hesitation I said yes simply because although this is not something I am personally affected by I am aware of how many of our friends and family have been or are going through this and If it means that we can help even just a little bit it could potentially save someones life.
How to get involved?
Its so simple and easy to get involved there simply is no excuses. All the British Heart foundation are asking you to do is show of anything red on the 6th of February which is the Official Date of the #wearitbeatit event, it could be a red top, lipstick , shoes , nail polish the possibilities are endless!! Simply share it with your friends and family on your social media accounts and be sure to use the hashtag #wearitbeatit but you could also host and event click herefor more information and how the BHF are willing to help you out on this. If hosting an event is not something you can do you can simply donate hereno matter how big or small your donation is it all adds up and really helps anyone affected by this.
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It has been a while since I’ve done a fitness related post but with the Christmas Festive season its fair to say we all let ourselves go a little and indulge but once the New Year begins we are all in the ‘ Reset/ Fresh Start’ mode and I am pretty sure just like myself many of you have set yourself a goal to lead a healthy lifestyle in 2015 for me I also would like to tone up more than loose weight as such so I have stocked up on some fitness supplements , fitness gear and am ready to kick some ass this year haha. I have decided to try and test out some new supplements and protein powders to see which one’s work best for me. I did some research over Christmas in preparation to my fitness journey and came across the two above seen in the photos.
First is the Phentramine -Rx50which is essentially a Fat Burning product , this is a bit of a controversial product as a lot of people question whether these actually work or do more harm to your body. Personally I think its entirely up to you whether you want to include these as part of your routine but I would recommend doing a lot of research before trying any out like I have done with these ones. Having done my research these had very high ratings and great reviews, I have been using these for over two weeks now and so far have been very happy with them I will do a full review once I have finished using the product. Phentramine Rx 50 can be bought on Desriablebody.co.uk , it was designed to help you work harder , tone up and tighten up your body as they claim, the product works by burning the excess fat cells and giving you a boost throughout our workout as it contains caffeine.
Next is protein now I have tried and tested many but am always on the look out for whats out there an have been doing more research to find one that is suitable for women and contains ingredients which are somewhat natural. Whilst doing my research I came across the Anyprotein.com which is a brand I have never heard or tried before but after doing a little browsing on their website I liked the sound of this particular protein powder AnyWhey Slim which is a weight loss formula that contains other beneficial ingredients such as Acai, Green Matcha Tea and many more antioxidant ingredients. Although the flavour choices are pretty standard they taste great , I am currently using the Vanilla flavoured one , it works great in smoothies, mixed in with porridge or for protein pancakes . I will do healthy protein recipe posts in the next few weeks to show you how you could use this not only in shakes but also for some great recipes.
In addition to all of that their protein is : GLUTEN FREE, SOY FREE, GM FREE, VEGETERIAN SUITABLE, HALAL SUITABLE, KOSHER SUITABLE
Whilst the supplements above have been helping me with achieving my toned body of course the main and most important part of this journey is an active lifestyle and making sure regular exercise is part of it. I have been gym member for quiet a while now but recently I have written myself an exercise plan in order to make sure I am exercising the right muscle groups in the right order so that they have time to repair themselves. I use to be a treadmill and cardio addict but over the last few months I have introduced more weight work and less cardio to my routine and have honestly wished I’ve done that sooner it gives you amazing results much faster, it also makes sense as the more muscle you have in your body the more fat you burn so ladies it’s time to start lifting. If you would like me to do a post on my exercise routine and plan just let me know as I would be more than happy to do a post on this for you but also if you have any tips or recommendations do leave them in the comments below.