Sunday, 7 February 2016

Just Lovely Things: Valentine's Day Gift Guide


Valentine's Day is only a week away, the emails from stores are flooding in and every restaurant has added hearts to pretty much everything they have. Even if you're not a fan of Valentine's Day it's a great excuse for treating yourself or a loved one to something lovely to brighten their day, after all, everyone loves a little love!

We tend to stay in for Valentine's Day; curled up on the sofa with a good film, a good bottle of wine and good food, a card is a must but gifts tend to be in the form of the aforementioned wine and food, alongside a thoughtful present. Over the years gifts have ranged from a Drive jacket (embroidered scorpion and all) to beautiful pyjamas, but this year I thought I'd collect together a few lovely things to help you choose a little Valentine's Day gift or accessories. Including Joe's actual present (hint: it's not the heels...)

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Lookfantastic #LFLOVES February Beauty Box Review


I feel like the Lookfantastic Beauty Box is getting better every month, just look how pretty the February box is! This box is jam packed with products that the Lookfantastic team love, ranging from make up to haircare, all housed in a hot pink Valentine's box complete with an uplifting quote penned by my friend Jess, a perfect gift for Valentine's Day. This month's box also comes with a free mini copy of Elle (worth over £4 itself) so the value of the goodies you get is so good for just £15 (or £11.25 if you subscribe).

Let's take a closer look at what's in the box...

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Friday, 29 January 2016

Pink Soda Sport


As much as I had aimed to get my arse into gear this year, between getting back into work mode and suffering from the flu for a couple of weeks, January hasn't been quite the fitness fest I'd hoped it to be. But, fuelled by shopping and finally a clean bill of health, I'm able to get myself sorted!

Thankfully a parcel full of Pink Soda sportswear arrived just in time for the cold snap so I could start running outside and look better in the gym. I tend to not feel very confident in the gym (lycra is not my favourite fabric unless I'm lounging around at home...) so having loose tops, flattering leggings and oversized sweatshirts make me happy.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Lookfantastic January Detox Beauty Box Review





We've nearly made it, the end of January is in sight! January is the standard detox month, everyone embraces fitness, healthy eating and generally helping our body back to normal human behaviour instead of surviving solely on pigs in blankets, cheese boards and port, staying up late and dismissing your usual skincare routine. 

This month's Lookfantastic Beauty Box is focused on getting your skin and hair back in to tip top condition after the indulgence of December, just what I needed! There is a limited amount left in stock, but hurry to pick up yours (if you like the look of it of course) here for just £15.

Take a look at what's in the box below...
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

8 Tips for Running in Winter


Considering I was pretty much out of action for the first couple of weeks of the year thank to the flu, it's only now that I'm able to throw myself into the standard bout of January fitness. It would start snowing as soon as I'm well enough to start running again wouldn't it? Sigh.

I wasn't going to let a little snow get in my way, so despite the weather, I pulled on my trail running shoes and ventured out into the mean streets of Salford. I'll be honest, I only managed a slow jog at best while I found my feet but it inspired me to do a little research around a few tips for running in winter. I thought I'd share a few key ones with you in case you're planning a winter run!
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