Friday, 27 May 2016

A Healthier Eating Mission

Eating healthily can be a tricky busy. It’s All too easy to slip back into a bad diet. However, there are lots of tips that you can use to make sure you are eating all the right things. Not convinced? Here’s how to eat healthier all the time.

Miracle Fruit
Ever heard of miracle fruit? It is a berry that is known for the amazing effects it has on our taste buds. They can make sour foods taste quite sweet. You can buy the fruit as miracle berry tablets. If you take a tablet, and then eat something, it will taste quite sweet. Many people always try sucking a lemon after taking a tablet to test the fruit’s full effect. You’ll be surprised to see that you can eat a lemon, and it’ll taste great! So if you aren’t a big fan of any healthy foods, you can use these tablets to change the taste. You’ll be able to eat anything and enjoy it!

Drink More Water
Often, our body misinterprets thirst. Instead of feeling thirsty, you can sometimes feel hungry. So next time you feel the first signs of hunger, have a glass of water. Wait for about ten minutes and your hunger should subside. But don’t just drink whenever you’re feeling hungry. You should be drinking regularly throughout the day to make sure your body gets all the liquids it needs.

Set Snack Times
Instead of snacking whenever you feel like it, set a regular snack time for your mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. This will help to train your body so it knows that you’ll have a little something to eat in between your meals. As a result, you will be less likely to overeat at meals, as you know it won’t be long before you can eat again.

Don’t Be Distracted
While you are eating your meals, try not to get distracted. It is very important to focus on your meal as this can help your body realise when it is full. Being mindful during mealtimes is easy. One of the main ways to focus on your food is to turn off the TV and, if possible, try not to have any conversations. Of course, not having a conversation isn’t always possible. In this case, just try to be aware of what and how much you're eating.

A healthy diet is one that is mainly fruits, vegetables, and healthy protein. Carbohydrates are perfectly fine to eat. However, they shouldn’t be the main component of your diet. So that means you need to restrict your intake of pasta, bread, rice, and potatoes. But don’t despair. You can still enjoy pasta – all you need to do is make your very own spaghetti with a spiralizer! This handy contraption turns vegetables such as beetroot and courgette into noodles and spaghetti.

So eating healthily doesn’t have to be so hard. If you use these tips, you’ll find that a nutritious diet will come very easy. You won’t ever look back to bad food!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Handbag Essentials

It can be easy to fill your handbag with so much that it becomes a nightmare to carry around. You should just carry essentials with you in your handbag. Here are some essentials for your handbag every modern woman needs!

A hairbrush is a necessity in your handbag as you never know when you might have a hair disaster. You might go out in the wind or rain, and your hair can end up all tangled and messy. Once you get to a mirror, you can get your hairbrush out and make sure it looks perfect again. There are so many you can get which are small enough to fit in your handbag.

Packet of tissues
Another thing you need in your handbag is a pack of tissues. When you sneeze, you lift your hands to cover your nose and can end up with messy hands. Or you may start coughing and need a tissue. Whatever the situation, a packet of tissues will stop you from having an embarrassing situation. It can stop you having to find a toilet to use some bog roll to clean your nose. Tissues are also a must if you are around little ones.

A lipstick
You will also need to carry around a lipstick with you so that you can top up the colour during the day. After all, they only last a couple of hours, especially if you are eating and drinking. Therefore, you will want to apply another coat. Make sure you check the different ones you can get. The top lipstick manufacturers are developing more every day, so check out the unique styles which suit you and buy one for your handbag. They are a convenient size so they won’t take up too much space.

While you are out, you may get sweaty and start to smell. Therefore, you should get a perfume to put in your handbag so that you can spray yourself and start smelling great again. You can get smaller versions of perfume which will fit nicely in your bag.

Tampon or pad
Another essential every woman needs in your handbag is a tampon or pad. Your period can start unexpectedly at any time, so you need to be prepared for this to happen. Just because you are mostly regular, doesn’t mean your body might decide to make it come on a different day. It makes it less embarrassing if it does happen at work or while you’re out, as you can use it quickly.

You need to put some mints in your handbag so you can keep your breath lovely and fresh. You don’t want to go on a date with a cute guy then can’t make a move because your breath isn’t smelling great. It’s also essential for when you have eaten at a restaurant or a cafe so you can ensure your breath is smelling fantastic.

You should check it regularly to see if you could throw away any old receipts or makeup you may have in there. I always find old sweets in the bottom of my bag, so I try and clear it out at least once a month!

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Outfits of the Week: May #3

Top: Tesco
Jeans: River Island
Sandals: New Look
Bracelets: Pandora and Joma Jewellery

Dress: New Look
Cardigan: Aeropostale
Shoes: Primark
Headband: New Look

Top: Primark
Cardigan: Primark
Trousers: H&M
Shoes: Primark
Necklace: New Look

Shirt: George @ Asda
Trousers: H&M
Shoes: Primark
Watch: Michael Kors

TShirt: New Look
Vest Top: Forever 21
Jeans: River Island
Shoes: Primark
Necklace: Forever 21

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Wish, Want, Need: Primark

With a quick trip to Edinburgh planned this weekend it'll be the first time I've been in Primark in months. I'm looking forward to stocking up on some holiday essentials and updating my wardrobe without breaking the bank. I'm also hoping the homeware department is good because my "local" one is just a little corner. The website is handy for planning ahead and not making too many impulse buys but only time will tell if I manage to stick to the plan.

There's definitely a colour theme going on!
Have you done a Primark Haul recently?