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| Beauty | Red Lips White Dress Vibes ~ OOTN

Hello lovelies,

 

So I started to think my beauty category is severely lacking, which for a beauty junkie like myself is V strange so I thought why not start an Outfit of the Night series??!

SO to start I’m going to go with one of my favourite looks of this year, and that is from celebrating my best friends birthday in the capital!

 

OUTFIT

 

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Dress – River Island

Shoes – New Look (Not that they are very visable – block white heels)

Tan – FAKE

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| Festival Feels | Hebcelt ~ Isle of Lewis

As per usual, my lack of consistency with blog post strikes again.

 

But for very good reason, I’ve been back home to the Outer Hebrides for a huge occasion, my big sisters wedding!!

 

Anyways the first stop on my journey home was a trip to the most northern isle in the outer hebrides to attend HEB CELT. This is an annual music festival that is held in the castle grounds from Thursday-Sunday. It’s filled with fun, food and music. What more can you ask for. Its iconic setting also makes it – the castle in the background and overlooking the harbour.

This year I knew I had to return for the first time in four years as the line up in my opinion was perfection. Trail West, Tide Lines, Skipinnish, Deacon Blue and The Fratellis to name a few.

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| Lifestyle | ASOS Playsuit/ Summer Dress Edit

Hello hello,

The summer is just round the corner and so far we have had such sunny weeks here in Scotland!! Who needs to travel abroad on days like this! I’m loving it!

 

Anyways all this fab weather has got me in the mood to start looking for some holiday pieces. And so far I have amassed quite the collection of playsuits and summer dresses from of course the absolute go to online retailer… ASOS.

 

So if this sounds like your kinda thang…

 

Continue scrolling…

 

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| Lifestyle | Things I Have Learnt In My 8 Weeks of Yoga

 

Hello hello,

 

If you are looking to take up yoga and want to know a little bit more about it,  what you’re letting yourself in for down to the nitty-gritty stuff, this is probably not the post for you!

This is the I’m an absolute beginner unexpected happenings of the last 8 weeks/ fun facts…

 

Yoga is not as easy as I assumed

 

Basically I went into yoga thinking fab! This will be chilled – meditation – I will leave here feeling so Zen! And yes you do… but to get to that stage for an unbalanced clumsy mess like me is a lot of wobbles and confused looks around the room (Help me – what am I doing).

 

Breathing is Difficult 

 

This is not just any breathing, Ujjayi breathing is usually the first thing we do in my classes. I might be slightly exaggerating but breathing in and out for someone elses sloooow count of 5 can make you light-headed. I guess this adds to the overall calm and zen vibes.

 

Don’t practice a shoulder stand alone

 

So its a few weeks into classes now and people have progressed a lot from day 1. I decided to try up my game and join the shoulder stand club. So instead of the embarrassment of going for it in class I thought why not practice in my flat. Great idea. I managed it! Pretty much straight away might I add! But with the excitement came a backwards flip over my neck annnnd a long flat lie on my floor to stop the pain… Kinda glad this wasn’t a class event witnessed by plenty. But also ouch what I did serious damage?? No help for me!

 

Your Mental Health will Improve 

 

Yoga is unreal for not only you physical but also your mental health. I can’t explain how much happier it makes me. I feel less stressed out in life. It is literally my happy place. One class a week is not enough but for now will do.

 

You will gain a core

 

Before my first ever yoga class my core was non existant. And I struggled. If you havent already got a good core, you will…

 

 

Namaste

 

Have you ever tried a Yoga class?

 

 

Shona Marie

 

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| Flab to Fab | May Update

Hello Hello long time no update…

I’ve had a crazy, yet unexpected start to this year.

So my blog has ended up neglected. And as this series of Flab to Fab was suppose to track my fitness journey I thought it best to be the first part of my blog to update and let everyone know how things are going.

So this past month I’ve really thrown myself into a proper fitness routine. It wasn’t even planned its just ended up that I now have different fitness classes Monday-Thursday.  I tend to have a lazy weekend as they are all fully booked atm, but with four gym days and an okay diet I think this is deserved haha!

I’ve currently managed to get my weight down by almost two stone! Mainly in the last month. And the best part about it is not feeling like I’m trying to loose weight, it’s all just fun!

 

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Flab To Fab | National Pizza Day – Healthy Edit

So apparently today – February the 9th – is National Pizza Day!

And who needs any more of an excuse for pizza eating??

 

Since I’m still in the early days of this health kick I thought I would make a post all about the alternative healthier version of Pizza that is super simple and easy to made. And also Joe Wicks – Lean In 15 inspired.

 

Pizza

 

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Flab to Fab | Week 1-3 Progress

I’ve been MIA the last few weeks after saying I would start a weekly health kick update/ round up. SO that was a fail. The main reason being, I had an Exam on Thursday afternoon so the last few weeks have been filled with revision, a mock exam and then the actual exam itself. Also a Hen Do,  and another boozy weekend filled with food and munchies.

But all in all I would say its been a pretty successful-ish start.

I’m now 8lbs down from my start weight and that’s with only going to the gym once this year.

The only changes I’ve made to my diet so far are:

  • Cutting down to one coffee a day (My morning Cappuccino on the way into work)
  • Mainly drinking water throughout the day (At least 2 ltrs)
  • Swapping to healthier dinners
  • And only snacking on fruit

I’m still having a cheat day usually on a Saturday. So much easier to stick with this kick if I’ve a day off that I can enjoy.

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