The words ‘on fleek’… they’re creeping in…

I think I’ve been spending too much time on Instagram and Twitter following fashion and make up bloggers. I don’t know where the hell I picked these words up but they’re starting to creep their way into my vocab which isn’t ideal. NOT IDEAL! Everything is so ‘on FLEEK’. As far as I am aware, it means, ‘on point’ but I could be wrong… Lord help me!!  Are you eyebrows on FLEEK….

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So I have 7 bridesmaids…

Yeah sure why not, I mean it was either all or nothing; feast or famine, so I decided it was all feast! I hope the photographer has a wide camera lens! Some people will think I am mental for having 7 bridesmaids but I don’t really care. Everyone is different and will have their own way of doing things but this is the way I want to do it so bring it on!! I want all my friends with me to get ready and basically just have the craic…

Michelle Keegan had 7 and her photos were divine so I’ll roll with that!!

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That time I almost got hypothermia on Scafell Pike!

So forgot to write my update on climbing Scafell Pike. On 1 June myself and Brightsmoke climbed the highest mountain in the UK. Beforehand, we were both so busy with life we didn’t actually have much time to pre-think about it which was probably for the best. We had time to think on our 9 hour car journey there though!!  It was such an amazing experience climbing the mountain but I literally nearly froze! It was so cold, windy, raining and general miserable. It was kind of like being in one of the Twilight films. It also involved walking or holding on for dear life close to the edge of really high cliffs. I am not a mountain climber and I never will be but glad we made it through and raised money for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. It took about 30 cups of tea, 10 layers and 50 million blankets, a few packs of biscuits as we forgot to bring our lunch up the mountain…  to restore our bodies to the normal body temperature of a human afterwards. I don’t think I’ve even been so weather beaten in my life. I’d highly recommend it though, such a lovely part of the world! So myself and Bryony have jumped out of a plane together, climbed the highest mountain in the UK so what’s next….!!!!!

We couldn’t actually take pics or record anything on the way down due to 60mph winds and being swallowed and eaten by nature!

You can also watch the video of our voyage HERE! 

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7 simple tips to feeling confident in a Bikini!

Let’s face it, everyone is somewhat conscious about strutting their thang down a beach when the summer months come around. These are some things that I think help you get a comfortable bikini body. There is no ideal body shape, everyone is different… but these tips will help you feel more confident if you’re worried about getting into a bikini this summer.

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  • Drink 2-3 litres of water a day – Good for your skin and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Avoid soft drinks, even diet coke, lethal!
  • Cut out white wine & beer (drink clean, vodka, soda, lime etc.. the odd red wine is ok too). You don’t need to become boring, just become aware. Wine and beer lead to a jelly belly.
  • Stop eating crapola – They say that it’s 80% nutrition and 20% exercise… Once your eating is right everything else should follow. Eating healthy does not have to be boring. I recently bought Madeleine Shaw’s book so that’s filled with gorgeous nutritious food.

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  • Do your exercise in the morning – Go for a 30 minute jog the minute you wake up before you’ve eaten. That way your work out will be more effective.
  • Don’t crash diet – This is the worst thing you could do, people will go on juice detox or like a mad diet before their holidays. This won’t work. It might for a week. But you need to be consistent and just eat normally, breakfast, lunch and dinner… Otherwise you’ll create a problem for your metabolism.
  • Try switch carbs for protein in the few weeks before your holiday. Eating an omelette in the evening instead of a baked potato..
  • Eat full fat everything.. in moderation..  and low fat nothing. Fat does not make you fat, sugar does. Fat makes you feel full. Low fat won’t as it’s full of sugar…

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Why is it so hard to find a decent bikini this summer? Help me girls!

I’m just asking for a little affordable flattering sex appeal! It’s that time again, I’m going on holidays to Greece for 2 weeks in July, where else would I be going! I need a bit of Island hopping of a summer. I’m going to Naxos and another island that I can’t spell or pronounce but it’s ok Alexis is fluent.. but I do know it’s fairly remote and has no wifi.. help me Jesus!! I think the lonely planet visited once…

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Our balcony in Santorini last year… swoon…

Anyways, so on my lunch breaks, I’ve ventured out to the likes of River Island, H&M as I am trying to upgrade from Primark/Penneys as I just can’t face anymore TK Maxx style shopping in there, the stress is too much. I also dislike shopping in general but this year, I’ve taken to looking online also, as I am on my lunch break today. I literally can’t find any nice Bikini’s. They’re all so plain Jane, boring the head off me. There are really nice ones I have seen for like £120 but I refuse to spend anymore than £25/30 on one bikini. I’d rather get 2 nice ones instead of like 5 Primark ones. You only end up wearing the same ones all the time anyway.

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I’ve also taken to fashion blogs but still nothing. It’s more like a chore than anything else.

Can someone tell me where I will find nice bikinis that actually excite me?

This stuggle is also as real as wedding dress shopping!

 

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The Best clean eating book ever – Madeleine Shaw

So I’ve just bought the Madeleine Shaw ‘Get the Glow’ book and I just love it. It’s all about eating the right food and getting the healthy glow from the inside out… I’ve previously attended Madeleines yoga brunches and evening suppers in London and they’re just divine. If you’re looking for a decent, simple yet amazing book to get yourself eating clean then I’d highly recommend this one! Or if you’ve fallen off the band wago and need some tasty inspiration, then go get this! It genuinely makes me excited about eating!

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It’s gone vintage. lace. wedding dress Boho!

That’s the only way I can describe what I like. With the help of Instagram and Pinterest, I’ve narrowed down what style of wedding dress I like. Every time I am DRAWN to the lace, vintage, boho, old school antique type of look. I never thought that would be what I would like but that’s the way it’s going. It’s like I have an aversion of stepping inside a wedding dress shop. It excites me as much as my Monday morning alarm clock. Honestly. I don’t think I will actually step inside one… They just don’t do it for me… So it’s more the boho look I’m heading for. God only knows what I’ll come out in but I am going to get a designer to make it… It’s the only way. I’ve already contacted one and she asked me to describe what kinda of dress I would like so I said… ‘Picture Priscilla Presley’s head, just her head, and her hair, not her dress, but with a vintage antique old school lace boho type of look.’ Rigghhhttt… The mission continues….

I’ve a mild obession with P Presley! She’s a GOD!

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I’m boring the head off myself on my blog!

It’s been like a few years now, that I’ve had the blog! Not sure if it happens to anyone else who has a blog but firstly I was writing about general life activity, then it became about dating but that’s no longer possible as I actually don’t go on dates with random people anymore which is also a blessing as that was hard work. The dates, not the writing about it!

Then it was like about running a marathon, kinda but not really. Then I was harping on about food. But I honestly don’t think that’s very interesting as nobody really cares too much about that! Now I am talking about wedding dresses but sure I don’t even like wedding dresses so that’s probably a pointless topic. I am not enough into makeup and fashion to write about it.

I think I’ve reached a brick wall with my blog. If anyone has any divine inspiration then please feel free to share! I’m going up Scafell peak in 2 weeks for the Amy Winehouse Foundation so maybe I’ll write about that but it may be time to put the blog to bed! I love writing but what does anyone actually want to read about?!

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My first wedding dress appointment! BOOKED! Tan?

So due to the fact that I hate 98% of all dresses I see, this should be interesting! I’ve booked a place in London in June so I am just going to try on everything and then maybe narrow it down. To those have been married before, do people wear fake tan on their wedding? I’ve not worn fake tan in maybe about 2 years now, mainly because I got a spray tan done before Greece one time and when I arrived and Alexis saw me at the airport, he was like ‘omg what happened’ haha! I kinda looked actually Greek so when I met his parents, I think they thought I was that colour but they soon realised when I got whiter and probably streaky as the days went on!! In fact I think I was blinding white by the time I came home. I am so pale but I am just not entirely sure that pale and wedding dresses work; I think I might need something?   Maybe I’ll wear a suit or like a black dress?!!! I have actually discovered one website, well actually I saw them on Instagram through Caris Closet Berta wedding dresses and it says they stock them in Caris Closet in Malahide, has anyone any inside info on Berta wedding dresses, they look insane but I am afraid that they’re like a zillion pounds.

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Sir John Soane – What a man, what a London red phone box!

So my Dad was over in London a few months ago and we went to go see the Sir John Soane house in Holborn one Sunday but it was closed. So last Saturday, I decided that I wanted to go see it. It’s also free and you’re not allowed to take a photo which is even better as you just have to concentrate on the task at hand, sauntering around the gaf! It was UNREAL! Didn’t actually know that much about Sir John before I went but he was the guy responsible for building the Bank of England! And a zillion other stunning historical buildings!

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The London phone box was also designed in Sir John’s front room not by him but he played a part! What a man! You can see the red shape of his front room window.. Kinda like a phonebox! There’s a few on Carey Street around the corner from his house!

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Afterwards we headed to the cutest best little hidden gem pub and drank some Guinness, the 7 Stars pub on Carey Street. They even have a living in cat there who greets you as you come in the door. There’s probably only room for like 50 people in the entire pub which is quite funny! And the food is gorgeous too!

It’s defo worth a visit to Holborn pronounced HOBORN by London TFL tube woman!

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