Get Ready With Me: Casual Edition

1 April 2016

Did you guys catch this week's Get Ready with Me video? I show how I do everything from makeup to hair (when I wear it curly). To style my hair I used the Nume Curl Jam 3 in 1 curling wand which I have some discount codes for! 

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Here's the video to see step by step how I do it:

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What I Ate Wednesday {29.3.16}

30 March 2016

Breakfast (8:30am)

For breakfast we went back to basics and had porridge with whole milk. (We actually hadn't eaten this in over a week!) I added my favourite toppings of medjool dates, honey and cinnamon. Before eating anything I drank a cup of Clipper Rise & Shine tea (to help with digestion) and a bottle of water. Right before working out I did also make myself a black coffee...I don't think my morning would be complete without it! 

Morning Snack (11am)

After my workout I had a banana and strawberry yoghurt. This is my favourite brand of the moment - Yeo Valley yoghurts are so creamy and delicious! I also drank another bottle of water during my workout.

Lunch (2pm)

For lunch I had roasted aubergines & courgette salad with lettuce, black olives, semi-sundried tomatoes, parmesan and Caesar salad dressing. You can also make this with chicken if you prefer! 

Afternoon Snack (4:30pm)

In the afternoon I usually edit videos so by about 3/4 o'clock I start to get really tired and in need of an energy boost! I had another coffee along with two mandarins and a granola bar. I ate the mandarins before taking this picture...ha ha ha! Evidently I was hungry! These granola bars are AMAZING; they are my newest obsession and I even included them in my favourites video :) 

Dinner (6:30pm)

I feel like I always show the same dinner on here, or at least variations of the same thing...oops! I must try to switch things up a bit more. We had chicken with mushrooms and sweet & sour sauce (we use the Seeds of Change brand) along with rice which we made with mixed frozen veggies (peas, corn, carrots), onions and coconut oil. I also had another bottle of water with my dinner. 

Evening Snack / Dessert (8:45pm)

After the kids go to bed I normally take my shower, change into my pyjamas and chill on the sofa surrounded by 700 dogs. I honestly look forward to this time everyday! So this is my time to indulge...ha ha! Tonight I couldn't decide between a cupcake & a cookie so I had both. These cookies are the raisin & oatmeal ones from Waitrose bakery and they are SO soft! The cupcakes was one of our homemade Easter ones I baked last week. They were lemon flavour with vanilla buttercream icing and I think these are my favourites! So simple but really yummy. I also had a cup of peppermint and licorice tea (Teapigs Sweet Treat) and another bottle of water. 

And that's it! What did you eat today?


18 March 2016

Here's an outfit I wore recently when taking Emilia to ballet class. She joined a new class group recently and I had actually forgotten about it because it's on a different day so we ended up rushing in a total panic out the door! So this was kind of thrown together and had there been more time I probably would have swapped out my bag for a black one but this is what I ended up with! The jumper is a new purchase from ASOS; the brand is Selected. I actually really like it - comfy, cosy and flattering at the same time. And I feel like the white brightens up the look. My jeans are from Ted Baker (one of my favourite pairs), the black wedge boots are by Whistles and extremely comfortable for a 3 - 3 1/2 inch heel. My leather jacket is from Mango and although it ties the look together I quickly realised it's still far too cold to wear it :( My bag is the LV Neverfull (MM).

Today's video is a What's In My Bag, where I show you guys the newest addition to my collection and also give you a look inside it so you can see the huge amount of crap I carry around with me...ha ha ha! So if you're interested in seeing a ridiculous amount of lipsticks and old receipts, this one's for you! 

What I Ate Wednesday {15.3.16}

17 March 2016

Breakfast (8am)

We are trying out a new breakfast every day this week in an effort to get the kids (well, Emilia) to enjoy it a bit more as normally it takes her about an hour to finish her porridge. So I figured I'd change things up a bit and so far so good! This morning I had greek yoghurt with granola, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Before that I also drank a cup of Clipper Rise & Shine tea to aid digestion (works like a charm!). And of course I had my usual 1/2 litre of water. After breakfast I made myself a cup of black coffee. (I don't think I could live without my morning coffee!)

Morning Snack (11am)

After my workout I had a banana and tbsp of peanut butter. This is my favourite post exercise snack! And my peanut butter servings just keep getting bigger & bigger, ha ha! While working out I drank another 1/2 litre of water.

Lunch (1pm)

For lunch I had beetroot and feta salad with mixed beans, pickled gherkins and red onion. It was so crunchy & delicious! I think beetroot and goat's cheese or feta is one of my favourite combinations ever!

Afternoon Snack (4pm)

At about 4 o'clock I was hungry again so I had an apple & granola bar with my coffee. I love these Nature's Path organic trail mix granola bars. Jonathan loves the dark chocolate chip kind so we buy about 2 packs of them each! I also drank another 1/2 litre of water as I always get really thirsty around this time of day!

Dinner (6:30pm)

I think we had the same dinner as this last week but I'm not is one of our staples though! This is chicken pilaff made with jasmine rice, chicken thighs, carrots and coconut oil. I also had some red cabbage stewed with porcini mushrooms (yummy!!) on the side. Along with dinner I downed another 1/2 litre bottle of water.

Dessert (9pm)

After the kids had gone to bed I took my shower and then came downstair to enjoy one of these St. Patrick's Day cupcakes we baked that afternoon! I made these using my usual chocolate cupcake recipe and topped them with buttercream icing to which I added some peppermint extract and a few squirts of green gel food colouring. We decorated them with lucky charms and a Haribo rainbow stick. Even our cases were rainbow themed! I'm not normally a big mint & chocolate fan but I don't think I've ever met a cake I didn't like so of course I tried them...and they are actually really good and moreish! I had mine with a cup of Pukka Detox tea which contains fennel seed, cardamom and licorice root. It was good but the Teapigs Sweet Treat is still my favourite!

And here's the video of what I ate including my workout (which I do three times total...I feel like I repeat myself constantly but I still get questions on this everyday!). What did you eat today?