6 October 2016

Living Room Make Over with Desenio

Since moving into my home early last year I've been meaning to update my living room decor.  All my canvas prints are years old and I feel now are slightly, outdated! 
I wanted a new fresh look to my living room, away from the pretty floral bright canvas prints, something a bit more chic and trendy.  I wanted to go for a touch of black & white for my wall prints, I'd never thought of the whole black and white print before I started seeing some home inspiration ideas on Pinterest.

I was asked by Desenio a Swedish online company if I would like to review their prints and frames, I was so excited it took me a while to browse through their fabulous collection of prints, they literally have so many to choose from, its great. I wanted everything!! I think there is a style for everyone in their collections.

I chose 3 lovely black and white prints that I thought would go nicely in my living room, I wanted them to be simple but chic, and I think I chose the perfect prints!

The first poster I went for the largest one on my wall is the black poster, this was my ultimate fave of them all, the simplicity yet stylishness really caught my eye & it looks absolutely fab on my wall.

The two smaller ones are the Marc Jacobs, Beautiful amazing quote print poster, This would be great for any room in the house, I thought it worked really well next to the black poster, the quote about beauty kind of tied in with the largest print.  Lastly is the black feather  poster, this also really caught my eye, such a simple print yet makes such a difference when its up in the frame.

I have yet to finish my living room but the prints and frames have made such a difference already.  

The black and white touch really does give a fresh new look to the room. 

The prints & frames are really affordable so you don't have to spend a fortune making small changes.  I will be adding more of the Desenio prints to my collection as I jazz up the rooms in my home!  

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29 September 2016

Michael Buble By Invitation Perfume

I'm a big perfume lover, what girl (or guy) doesn't have a collection of their favourites to spray everyday.  When it comes to perfumes for me, the packaging is the first thing that appeals to me, I like simplistic designs, something classy looking.  I have to be honest I've never worn a celebrity fragrance, I've smelt a few & the scents were just not what I would go for.  So when I was contacted by Michael Buble's PR team to ask if I would like to try his new fragrance - By Invitation, I was intrigued to see what he had come up with, I mean the man is a complete babe and has an amazing voice, surely his fragrance would be just as amazing!

By Invitation.  The first thing that captured my attention was of course the packaging the simplicity of it makes it look very classy (with the touch of gold).  Then next comes the elegant design, which has the bottle suspended in a beautiful gold bracelet.  Everything about it makes it look luxurious.  

My thoughts on the fragrance....This has to be one of my new favourite fragrances, I honestly adore it.  With the musky scent blended with vanilla praline, with a touch of sweetness it makes you feel a million dollars! And the fragrance stays on all day, which for me is a must! I have had expensive fragrances in the past where the scent had faded half way through the day but By Invitation is definitely one that you don't need to keep topping up throughout the day, unless you are completely addicted to it of course! I've had friends commenting on how lovely the fragrance is.  By Invitation will be staying in my perfume collection forever.

The fragrance simply is luxurious, romantic and a must have.  (be sure to put it on your Christmas wish list)

I'm hoping that we will soon be seeing By Invitation gift sets which I'm sure will be very popular this Christmas (& take note anyone who would like to get me one for my birthday in a few weeks!!)

By Invitation will retail at £55.00 for 100ml Eau de Parfum spray. Other available products in the Collection include 50ml Eau de Parfum spray (£39.00), 30ml Eau de Parfum spray (£29.00), Luxury Body Lotion (150ml £14.00) and Shower Gel (150ml £12.00), and is available from www.michaelbubleperfume.com

*PR sample 

26 September 2016

How To Improve Your Health By Exercising

For a few months now I have been completely slacking when it comes to training and eating properly.  I have to admit since I haven't been doing either I have felt rather rubbish! I don't have the energy I used to, my motivation had totally gone, when feeling rubbish instead of getting up and pulling myself together I have been binging on junk food.

Now I've come to the realisation that I don't want to be like that anymore, I want to feel energised and fit again, I need to change my lifestyle and fit back my exercise into it, along with eating the right foods.  I am now in that right mind set to begin my journey again to start feeling good instead of feeling sluggish and unhealthy.

So the key things for these are eating and exercise.  I don't mean dieting, because lets face it diets are only a short term fix for weight loss, you need to make it a lifestyle change.  Last year when I started out I literally cleared out all of my kitchen cupboards and fridge/freezer.  I got rid of all of the processed unhealthy things and replaced them with healthy and energising foods.  Yes the girls could still have a treat now and again but I wanted to get them used to cutting out on sweets and all the processed crap and teach them how to be healthy and why its so important.

Exercise, we all know how good this is for us.  It may seem like a chore thinking about it but once you get into a regular routine it really does make you feel great.  I remember that buzz I got after training, I would be full of energy and totally motivated.  You don't have to join a gym to get fit either, you can get fit for free in the space of your own home.  YouTube have loads of great fitness videos The Body Coach being my favourite for HIIT sessions! Or if you have the time go running, there are some great apps out there to help if you are a beginner.

Exercise helps with weight loss, depression, anxiety, PMT there are so many benefits.  When starting out I suffered from awful PMT and a bit of anxiety but after a few weeks of exercising and fuelling my body with the right foods, these went away, completely! 

There are lots of ways you can exercise if you don't fancy doing it in your own home why not try:

Yoga classes or Pilates (also great for a bit of relaxation!)

Running or a running club if you need that extra bit of motivation with others supporting you.  My Sister joined her local one and it gave her the motivation to carry on.

Local gym, there are lots of cheap gyms around now if you don't have a big budget there are memberships out there now from as little as £12 a month

Swimming - A great all of body workout, you can also try out aqua aerobics (I've never tried this myself!)

Cricket - Now this one is probably more for the men out there, and it keeps you fully motivated (lots of running involved!) If you look online you will find your nearest cricket club, even if you're a beginner its always great to try it out, you can also check out some free cricket betting tips if you really get into it & share with your team if they were after any cricket betting tips. 
Joining clubs are also a great way of making new friends especially those who share the same interests & great for your confidence, its great to gel social and meet up outside of the sport to discuss your CBTF.  You can also get your little ones in there whilst their young too, most places to weekend clubs where children can join in & learn more about the sport.
I will keep you guys updated on my progress and hopefully this time now I have some motivation I can change my ways and go back to being fit and healthy!!
What's your favourite exercise?  Do you have any health tips? I would love to know!