A Green Trip To Paris and Supermodel, Doutzen Kroes, Lifestyle Tips

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Last week I was in Paris for two days for a green urban retreat with Botanicals Fresh Care, the new green hair care brand from L’oréal Paris infused with plant extracts and free from silicones, parabens and colorants. Over the two days I got to not only absorb the brand but eat lots of delicious organic plant based food, plant tulips and sunflowers at Place de la République, make flower hair chains and stretch it all out in yoga. Oh and I almost forgot, interview the most beautiful woman in the world Doutzen Kroes- yes she does Pilates! I vlogged the trip which you can watch below, I’m still trying to get better at vlogging so bear with me… 

Body Confidence From The Inside Out

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It’s such a nice feeling when you feel body confident and you sass around feeling positive and on top of the world but then there’s days when you can’t help but feel negative about your body and judge every little imperfection. Guys and girls have this I’m sure, we are all human. Of course there’s things we can do like eating well, working out, wearing cute jeans that can help us but ultimately it’s a feeling that comes from the inside out and it’s based solely on your own perspective… 

January Self Care Loves

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I’m the biggest believer in a good skin and hair care routine as well as all things under the self care umbrella. Self care shouldn’t be seen as a selfish indulgent experience, it’s essential to your wellbeing and happiness. Each month, I’ll be sharing my self care favourites from skincare, haircare, books, podcasts, candles, blankets, walks, studios; whatever I’ve been loving that month to take care of myself. When I feel good I’m able to be the best friend, daughter, sister, teacher, writer, adventurer, whatever it is I’m being. So let’s see what’s been helping me feel sparkly this month… 

How I’m Surviving The Slog Between My Birthday And Spring

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There’s something magical about the frost outside the windows, the bite in the wind and the wrapping up in a hundred layers! Yes it’s magical for about week and then I’m done. Don’t even get me started on snow, I’ve had my 10 minute snow storm for the year thanks very much. Please stay away! I do try to be positive but I just love the sun and feeling warm and I find it really hard to stay positive when my hands have frostbite, my umbrella has curled up like a dead spider and I’m constantly trying to find the most natural fake tan that makes me look like I’ve been on a winter break to the Maldives. If anyone wants to solve this problem and whisk me there then hi! 

An Honest Post: My Steps To Being Fit And Healthy in 2017 and beyond…

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Okay so there’s soooo many New Year New You plans, programmes, diets, offers out there this time of year and they are all fabulous if you need a kick start but try not to get sucked into signing up or buying something you don’t need. You already have the knowledge inside you to be healthy, fit and happy in 2017. Most of us know exactly how to tone up, lose weight, eat well but it’s actually applying it to our life that is the difficult part.

Week 4 | Pilates and Wellness Challenge | Christmas 2016

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Yay you’ve made it, to week 4 of my Pilates and Wellness challenge and we are so nearly at Christmas! My favourite time of year! I’m so excited to share with you my best of 2016 Pilates routine this week. This one you can do all throughout the festive season and you’ll feel fabulous and ready for those LBDs; perhaps not so relevant for the lads on the challenge but it’s a kick ass Pilates workout with all my favourite moves of the year. See below for your three recipes and wellness task too…