August 07, 2014

There's always a new fad in health foods. From goji berries to raspberry ketones and other weird concoctions. One thing that seems to stick around, and has done for hundreds of years is Green Tea. Traditionally drunk in Asian countries this powerful little drink has made it's way over to us and has become a firm staple in my diet!

It is loaded with powerful anti-oxidants and nutrients that are excellent for your body. It can help reduce the chances of diseases such as cancer and aid digestive problems. It eliminates bloating and calms the stomach and can aid in weight loss. I'm not saying I'm an expert but after a bit of research it's seems obvious that the benefits are massive!

Since I started drinking the stuff I have noticed I haven't been getting as bloated and my energy and temper seems to be up. I used to hate the taste to be honest but I'm definitely used to it now and I love Twinings Peach and Cherry Blossom flavour!

What about you guys? Do you like Green tea?


July 26, 2014

Hello everyone. It's been a long time coming but I'm so excited to show you some snippets of my lovely new house. I have literally only just got wifi today and I've already scheduled a few posts for you guys!


July 25, 2014

For some girls, going out without foundation can become as scary as walking naked down the street. It's a security thing. Foundation can make you look more even in skin tone, hide spots and even give you a hint of a tan (avoiding the obvious orange tide marks). That was me for a long time. I hated my skin. I have always suffered with spots and large pores. I have combination skin where my T-zone is oily and my cheeks are dry. 

But then I really thought about it. All foundation was doing was clogging my pores and not letting my true skin shine. It hid my freckles and I could never find one pale enough for me anyway. So I stopped putting it on. 

Don't get me wrong, I still occasionally put a little on when I'm going out somewhere special but through the day, forget about it. At first it's a little weird and I hated having my spots on show, but eventually my skin started to be able to breathe and I was getting less and less blemishes, my pores have shrunk and my overall complexion is brighter and clearer. 

I still have to look after my skin well. (I will do a skincare post later on this week hopefully!) I wash and tone, moisturise and wear a high SPF when out in bright sunshine. I exfoliate once or twice a week. But for me, not wearing a thick foundation layer makes all the difference!

Now I'm by no means saying all you guys should go out and burn your foundation bottles. This is a document of what works for me. I'll let you guys decide to try it or not. But remember letting your skin breathe is good! Even if you don't feel comfortable going out in public, maybe try leaving your skin au natural in the house. Just giving your skin a couple of days off a week could make a difference. 

Let your natural beauty shine through lovelies! 


July 15, 2014

SO these awful old fashioned chairs got left at the house when we moved in. The landlord told us we can either keep or bin them as they didn't want them. Just look at the cushion fabric...gross huh. I kind of had a look at them and immediately thought BIN. But then I had another look and realised they could actually be a little refurb project in there. I had never reupholstered chairs before but I'm a crafty being, I decided to give it a go (with the help of a very helpful boyfriend!). 

First of all we took off the seat pads and removed all of the old staples and fabric. The foam underneath was still pretty good so I just left it as it was. The hardest part was getting rid of all the old staples!

I then took some Dulux Timeless Classics paint (lovely chalkboard texture paint, half the price of Farrow and ball!) in Porcelain Doll and gave each chair two good coats. 

Finally I rummaged through my fabric box and settled on this lovely duck egg blue fabric with vines and flowers and cut a piece big enough to fold over the pad. I squished the pad down with my knees and stapled the middle of each side, making sure the fabric was taught (the first four bits are the hard parts!) It was then just a case of pulling taught and stapling the rest of the fabric in place, trimming the excess and putting the chair back together!

I'm super happy with the results. I feel like I've added so much value and character to the chairs and they are something we can use for a long time. And if we ever change the colour scheme...we can simply pick another fabric and do it all again! Fun and environmentally friendly!


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