A week on ‘The Military Diet’

Whatsapp message – ‘Have you heard of The Military Diet?’ It was Lauren (of blog Lauren Paige Art and Design and my bezza) and she knew just how to get my attention. Ever since around the age of 14 I have been interested in health, fitness and food and Lauren has been the same. We would play squash after school, stick on a workout dvd on a weekend and make healthy dinners as often as we could. This interest hasn’t wavered in the years that followed and although I may not be as slim as I once was, I still love food and nutrition. This is exactly why I was interested to try this ‘fad’ diet (as some might call it) with her when she suggested it, to see if you really could as the website claimed ‘lose ten pounds in a week’. *Spoiler* I didn’t, I lost 4.  Continue reading

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Is this the beginning of the end for body shaming?

I have a couple of confessions to make before I get too into writing this post:

1) If you read this you will know that I was meant to be going to my first blogger event yesterday morning and I was real nervous, yet excited. So there I was all glammed up (it was 10am and I was fully dressed and makeup was on, so for a Saturday morning my meaning of glam is slightly skewed) and got in my little car and drove into the fine city of Norwich. Arrived at The Forum where the meet up was happening and that is where it kind of went wrong. Continue reading

‘Aloe ‘Aloe!

See what I did there… (smug sideways face emoji)

So I’m going to hit you with a few facts

  1. The weekend just gone in England was probably our summer, done.
  2. Despite lathering myself in sun cream, I missed patches and got a little sunburnt
  3. I want to look after my skin and not look like a wrinkly prune aged 30. 

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Easter Weekend & Skiing Anxiety

Hi! It’s me, Hollie. Remember me? Sorry I have been M.I.A for the past week, I had all sorts of post idea but then BAM Easter started and I have been in an alcohol induced coma for the past 3 days, not really feeling up to staring at a laptop screen for any other reason than to order from Just Eat. So healthy lifestyle blogger of me, I am so so proud right now. What can I say, life is about balance, ok?

This is a new style post for me, it’s kinda not really about anything other than what I have been up to and just letting you all get to know me a little better. Let’s face it i’m new on the blogging scene and you are all probably wondering who on earth this woman is and why should I care about what she has to say. Honestly, I don’t know why you should. But I am hoping just a little that you will anyway, because I am enjoying writing for you all! Continue reading

If beauty is only skin deep, you’re gonna want reallll nice skin!

So i’m quite a low maintenance kind of woman. I am not up for 1 million different face oils, serums and gels 3 times a day. I’m just not. If you want that sort of beauty advice then sorry this blog isn’t for you. I am however really good at simple, real advice that you can actually follow and will make you look and feel better 🙂
I have been making a big effort lately to be the best version of me I can be; I started off the year with my confidence at an all time low, I felt so drab and just bleurgh. Since then I have given myself and my self esteem a kick up the bum and a new focus on my skin has been part of this so, I thought I would share it with you! Here is what I have been doing (I do honestly feel better since upping the focus, I recommend it). Continue reading

You don’t get many of those to the pound…

If I had an actual pound coin for every time a woman said to me “You are so lucky to have big boobs, I would kill for mine to be like yours”, I would be able to march right on into House of Fraser this weekend and buy the Mulberry bag I’ve wanted for the last ten years because I would be a rich lady. Women ask to touch them, men do not always ask but low and behold they want to touch them. The truth:I hate having big boobs!!! If you are reading this and you think I must be mad, find someone with a rather large chest and ask them if they like it. I guarantee most will say the same as me – it is an absolute burden!

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Time for tea?

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But not just any old tea – Matcha green tea! This bright green powder is a must have for any self respecting health and beauty guru, but also something I believe absolutely everyone could benefit from. The reasons to use this super powder are endless and they are real too – no gimmicks or false promises with matcha- how it makes you feel speaks for itself! I am the first to sniff out a false promise or hyped up product but I really do love matcha. Continue reading