Sunday, 31 March 2013

#Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! Instead of the usual chocolate egg I received these really cute biscuits from Biscuit Village! They came in a little tin box with yellow tissue paper, in a variety of flower/animal designs - I love the liddle chicky one ♥ Almost too nice to eat!
I hope you have a lovely day!

Friday, 29 March 2013

New header!

Et voila! I was recently browsing and totally fell in love with the header there! The lovely Harriet Gray does amazing drawings like these but being the art student I am, decided to have a go at designing my own. I started off sketching and not really expecting it to amount to anything but ended up spending all last night on it haha and this is the result, after being edited a little on PicMonkey. I used an ordinary HB pencil and putty rubber on A4 paper before photographing. I think it gives a nice homemade feel to my blog and I was pleased to have made it myself :)
I'm also really excited about Doctor Who tomorrow - and of course Easter! I'm like a little kid when it comes to this so I really fear for my diet. I've also seen a few bloggers incorporating clever Easter puns in to their posts, I thought that was cool!
But anyway, being the total fashioneaster I am I might add a little decoration around the sketch when I get round to it haha

What do you think?

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Pre-April showers

Hello again! I've been in a bit of a confusing place this month due to coming off my medication for a few days, meaning some days have been zombie-ish, others incredibly anxious. Plus the weather doesn't seem to know what it's doing haha! I just wanted to take this time though to say a big thankyou to my lovely followers! I'm now up to 400 on GFC and am so sad about the rumours Google will get rid of it. Guess I'll have to get BlogLoving! :)
The things I've reached for most this month are definitely handcreams; there's been blizzard-like conditions for days where I live, so a deep nourishing cream has been much needed during this wintry spell. Also some new chance discoveries that I've fallen for...

1. Rituals 'Magic Touch' - Whipped Body Cream in 'Cherry Blossom & Rice Milk'
I've only just rediscovered this after abandoning it in my draw, but it's even beat S&G's 'Hand Food' for me at the moment. I love the calming summery smell and it hydrates my hands really nicely. I like that the texture is really light and whipped, and reminds me of squirty cream!

2. M&S's Autograph EDT in 'Inspire'
I never really go for the fragrance aisle at M&S; they tend to be a bit floral and grannyish for me, but I went shopping with my mum a few weeks back and was really drawn to this little bottle. It's quite floral and sweet but totally reminds me of Ghost fragrances, it's got that sort of rose/Turkish Delight feel about it and I was totally smitten. It's cheaper aswell at just a fiver, so next time you're in M&S do check them out, they have a lovely range of perfumes!

3. Percy&Reed Shampoo in 'Colour & Shine'
Got this - I think - with this month's Glamour magazine and was really chuffed as I've always wanted to give P&R's products a go. It claims to make your hair super shiny and I've definitely been noticing a difference; it also seems to make my hair more manageable right after I've washed it which is nice :) It's replaced my Herbal Essences and I would love to repurchase, though I wish you could get more in a bottle.

4. Coconut Blush Bath bombs/creamers in Geranium and Ylang Ylang/Patchouli
This was a random gift from a friend and I was interested to see if the bath bombs could top Lush's in terms of performance. I hadn't heard of the company before but they're based in the Peak District and make these sweet little handmade bath treats. I was pleasantly surprised as I wasn't expecting them to be so softening on the skin, they're amazing! No you don't get the whoop bam fizz of Lush bombs but they're so calming and pretty with little flower petals and lovely oils :)

What are you loving this month? Will you be moving to BlogLovin'? ♥

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mothering Sunday

Friday, 8 March 2013

Things I Heart - summer colours

I've decided to make this blog more of a personal journey/diary thing; I feel like documenting each day rather than designated posts lol; I think it would also help spur me on on my weight loss journey - also thankyou very much for the lovely supportive comments I got on my last post! They're so encouraging!
Thursday, 7 March 2013

Slim by Summer challenge progress

I’m sat here cradling a SlimmingWorld magazine and a sneaky packet of Rowntree’s Randoms. I don't cut sweet stuff completely out of my diet, but try to choose them in moderation. For around 2 weeks now I've been being sensible about eating - avoiding the chip shop and getting more fruit, while eating around 1200-1300 cals a day (never lower!). So far I've lost 5.3 pounds which I never thought I'd achieve in this time! My stats(in pounds):

Starting weight: 147+
Current weight: 141
Goal weight: 120+

I started putting on a lot more weight going through a few bad anxiety patches. I comfort ate a lot to calm myself and couldn't go out to burn it off, so I was at the heaviest I'd ever been, at one point nearly 11 stone. 
Not wanting to get myself any further stuck in a rut I joined up to MyFitnessPal and began challenging myself. I ate a (much) reduced version of my previous diet, but skipping junk out and adding more fruit+veg+protein in - it also really helped to record everything I'd been eating. I don't recommend eating less than 1200 at all! Not only will you put more weight on afterwards but it'll make you feel miserable, hence you're more likely to give in. 
Thanks for reading - I'm so sorry for not posting in a while! x

Have you got a summer challenge?