Wellness Tips To Keep You Going Until Christmas

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So we are still a good solid nine weeks away from Christmas and honestly I’ve been feeling a bit like I just want this year to be over so I can have a fresh new year ahead of me. I had to give myself a little talking to as I am not one to wish time away and I know I don’t need a fresh year or even a new week to start living to my fullest and achieving some goals. So for the last quarter of the year we can choose to get lazy and succumb to the Christmas slump or we can pull ourselves up, make exciting plans and feel the best we’ve felt all year because why not? So here’s some ways I think we can end 2016 feeling healthy, happy and ready to start 2017 ahead of the game…

How To Stay Productive

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Life is busy right? We are all juggling work life, emails, perhaps starting or running a blog, social media, social lives. Yet I still don’t understand why when my to do list is 2 pages long, I have a pile of admin and a full inbox, I sometimes sit and watch an hour of youtube videos or scroll through endless apps on my phone achieving nothing! And I LOVE my work so what stops me being productive? I am actually asking you because I really don’t know. However what I have done is compile a list of helpful productivity tips that I know help me massively when I’m having a watching cats do funny things day… 

Activewear: This Trend Is Here To Stay

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As we head towards cold rainy dark mornings, it becomes increasingly more challenging to get the trainers on a 6am for a class or run but I really believe if you look the part you feel the part. Stylish activewear gets me excited to workout and if I can grab brunch in it with the girls after then I’m so much more likely to get out the door. With so so much choice for activewear nowadays it’s hard to know where to start, stylist and co-founder of Style Sportif Jemma Bolt kindly shares her top five activewear trends. Just wait for the Adidas jacket (heart shaped eyes emoji). Jemma can you please style me everyday…

How To Make A Matcha Latte And Mask

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I feel like this year is on fast forward? I can’t believe we are now in October. It’s been exciting and busy for everyone but like I wrote about in my post “Don’t Forget About Me London”, we can let life run away without really sitting back and reflecting. This is why I am BIG on “me time”, slowing down and pressing pause on life. Life’s too short to spend it in a rush! There’s many ways I love to press pause but after being introduced to the new Origins RitualiTea Mask Collection recently I have a new favourite press pause moment that I wanted to share with you today. 

September Update

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I thought it would be nice to start doing a monthly post about some things I’ve been up to and maybe some things I’ve been loving too. I get asked a lot of questions about my daily life and what I actually do day to day so these posts will be a bit of an insight into the life of Lottie and also a nice way for me to reflect on my month and the fun things I’ve done as I do really struggle with the whole snapchat thing. I will try to get better at vlogging behind the scenes at events and photo shoots so will start sharing those in these posts too. So September… 

3 Simple Sunday Food Preps

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Food prep is key to staying on track during the week and Sunday’s are my favourite days to get organised. I thought I’d share 3 simple things I prep that really help me out in the week when I don’t have much time. This time of year I make sure I keep my motivation by prepping my meals and planning my workouts. As the mornings get darker and the evenings get chillier it’s get’s a bit more of a challenge not too ditch the sweat session for an extra hour in bed and avoid having 3 hot chocolates a day right? 

The Challenge That Opened My Eyes

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It was recently World Water Week and One Difference challenged me to only use 5L for one day to raise awareness for their vision for a world in which everyone has access to clean and safe water, forever. Wow, were my eyes opened to how much I take clean fresh water for granted. “Over 2 million people die every year from waterborne diseases and most are children under 5 years old.” – One Difference 

Ballet Inspired Workout With ELLESPORT

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This ballet inspired workout will make you feel amazing! I took some of my favourite Pilates exercises and gave them a ballet twist. When I was at dance college I didn’t have to think about working out because we were dancing all day long, this workout doesn’t feel like a chore, it’s fun and reminds me of my ballet days. I’m wearing ELLESPORT’s new Fortitude collection which I think was perfect for these moves especially the stirrup leggings and ballet pink touches. The outfit is feminine yet classic, I actually felt elegant whilst getting a sweat on and believe me you’ll definitely be getting that sweat on too; ballet is not easy…

How I Get Photo Shoot Ready

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This year I’ve had quite a few photo shoots and doing what I do now means I always have to be “photo shoot ready” in a way. These things don’t get booked in months in advance anymore, a shoot with a brand might pop up the week before or I might get a last minute work trip or photographer get in touch. So how do I get ready to be in front of the camera 24/7?

Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

matcha maidenI’m sure you’ve heard of matcha by now especially if you live in London; you can grab a matcha latte at most of my favourite cafes in the city now. So why are people choosing matcha over coffee for their energy fix? Well matcha does still contain caffeine but less than coffee and where the caffeine in coffee gives you a hit of energy very quickly; the caffeine in matcha is released slower giving you more sustained energy. It also have 137 times the antioxidants than a normal green tea as the whole green tea leaves are ground into a fine powder. I love this powder form as I can enjoy my beloved lattes at home and also add it to smoothies and even bliss balls. Here’s my new favourite vanilla matcha smoothie…