Friday, 7 February 2014

Why my best friend is the ultimate diamond....

77 diamonds is celebrating all of the diamond best friends out there this Valentines Day; so have asked me to blog about what makes my best friend so special.

"After a week in hospital and my pain too much to take, my tears roll down my face, my best friend wipes my face and holds my hand."

My personal definition of a best friend is someone who understands you and ultimately loves you for your true self; allowing you to be comfortable around them.

I have a great strong circle of friends who I can always count on to have a laugh or cry with but out of all of these lovely ladies there is one who has truly gained the title of "best friend".
In my 23 years of my existence I have been nurtured and protected by my diamond best friend, she has given me the guidance to grow and become an adult. My diamond has seen me cry (more than I'd like to admit) and has been around when I need a good giggle.

Have you ever had that one person who knows you sometimes better than you know yourself, that feels the pain when your sad, knows your thoughts and feelings and helps you through every stage of your life that you never thought you were strong enough to overcome, well that is what my best friend does.

My Mom is and has been my best friend for as long as I can remember, we have a love hate relationship sometimes but we have both agreed that we can always rely on each other. Through every difficult stage of my life my mom (my best friend) has been beside me; through times of happiness she has been my biggest fan. Through writing this I hope to show my appreciation for my best friend.

There is no one more selfless, more caring and more passionate that I know. My Diamond friend has allowed me to be comfortable being me and I continually learn from her everyday.

There is no stronger bond than a daughter and her diamond best friend (mom)


Monday, 13 January 2014

F&F review




Hi all,
With all the events over the festive period it is essential to have something to wear. I was lucky enough to be contacted by F&F to review one of their "Party Dresses". I chose the Julia lace panel illusion dress which includes some of my favourite things- lace, body con and midi length.


Where have F&F got it right?

Before I even put the dress on I loved the secret support layer under the dress which was great because as soon as I put it on I noticed how smooth my body looked in it. The addition of having sleeves on the dress was a definite winner for me as I would have to find a cardigan or blazer to layer over it as my arms aren't my favourite part of my body. Another good addition from F&F was the length of the dress;making it a midi length dress meant that I could wear it without leggings or tights as it was at a length that I was totally confident with, and being 5.8 means it can be difficult sometimes to get the length just right.

Additional features
The lace effect on the dress is enhanced with the champagne colour beneath it this pattern featured in the centre of the dress which helped highlight my waist. The illusion style of the dress would look great on a variety of bodies;giving that hour glass effect. The way the dress fitted on felt great, it's nice to wear a fitted body con dress for a party.

Things that didn't work for me
The only part of the dress that I would have changed was the split at the back of the dress, this is a personal dislike for me as I feel the split comes too high up my leg.

Here is this link to the dress which features in the "plus size" section of F&F
http://www.clothingattesco.com/julia/julia-plus-size-lace-panel-illusion-dress/invt/by321030&bklist=icat,4,shop,catgwomens,womens-plus

What outfits are on the top of your list for a Party?

Saturday, 25 May 2013

30day squat challenge update

Last Month I did the squat challenge to strengthen my legs and tone them too, it was a struggle on some days but I did it, I have to say I didn't do all the squats in one sitting I split them through the day. I have decided to take the challenge again but this time do measurements and really get serious with my healthy lifestyle. I am starting on Monday so I will keep you all posted

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Fatshionologie

 
Fatshionologie is a blogger style challenge born out of a discussion on twitter in the hopes that it would help us create exciting new content for our blogs as well as show that each new style 'theme' can be rocked by a variety of different body shapes!
 
fifth month theme: work wear
 
I added a tweed blazer to my outfit to give some colour and contrast, I kept everything else plain but with different textures so it wasn't normal work wear, I'm also wearing my black classic Sara Berman bag which is nice and roomy for work.




 Blazer: h&m
shoes:peacocks
skirt: ASOS

Sunday, 7 April 2013

30 day squat challenge and a whittling down the scales update

After yet another week of indulging and gaining nearly half a stone( I don't regret a thing) I have decided to get back on the healthy lifestyle regime. I have decided that to maintain my progress I will be "good" for 80% of the time and be less strict 20% of the time. You may have noticed that the last few days have been quite warm which is a relief, this means I will be adjusting my usual meals for more spring/summer inspiration. I have decided to add juicing to my diet, preferably in the mornings, yum! I have found some great recipes for breakfast juices that I will share them with you throughout the week. Adding juicing to my diet isn't the only adjustment I am making, I have decided to take part in a 30day squat challenge in the hope to tone my thighs (a big problem area), strengthen my core muscles and improve my posture.
 









wish me luck

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Twenty one turns 23


                                                                     Happy Easter Everyone!
I've just cooked a huge family dinner and now I'm finally relaxing and catching-up with the blog, sadly I have no Easter egg to much on after dinner. While I have some free-time I thought I would write a little bit about what I've been up to this week; it's probably obvious from my title that it was my Birthday this week.
 I turned 23 Monday and I can honestly say this was THE best birthday I have had, I got to do everything I love to do. On Monday I saw the musical CATs which was amazing and really made me remember how much I love theatre (and is actually what I have chosen to write my pursuit of happiness post about). The day after my Birthday I was whisked away for a birthday get-away which was just what I needed. I have added some photos of what I wore whilst away.



Enjoy your Easter

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Simple lemon birthday cake

It was my Birthday yesterday, so instead of buying a cake I decided to make a simple lemon cake which Is one of my favourite cake flavours. I used a simple sponge recipe with the addition of two lemons and also made a lemon syrup for the top.




Recipe:
250g of Self- raising flour
250g of Caster sugar
250g of butter
4 eggs
2 large lemons (use the juice for the lemon syrup)
100g icing sugar
 
 
 
This cake is super simple to make and it tastes so yummy. Enjoy!!