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Super Foods

October 12, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

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The term ‘super foods’ have been rammed down our throats on a daily basis for the past few years. It’s become a very canny marketing tool to sell the latest and supposed greatest products and give us a boost for buying into such miracle makers. I’ve tried them all and have since realised that it is more important to eat whole, natural foods as the general rule of thumb on a consistent level then mix in a few teaspoons of Brazilian acai powder with a morning smoothie to rectify the Italian, thin crust pizza from Saturday night.

That being said, I certainly agree that consciously incorporating various super foods into our daily routine can be hugely beneficial. Out of all the powders, potions, tablets and tinctures that I have purchased, I’ve found a few which I absolutely swear by and have travelled the globe with me. These are what I take on a very regular basis and have withstood the test of time.

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The Real Thing

August 8, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

I’ve gone through some enormous milestones in the past few months, a lot good and some devastating. It’s all lead me to the same conclusion; that we need to value the love we have in our lives and treat everyone with kindness and respect. We live in a world filled with daily atrocities both on

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Psycle London

July 29, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

Something inexplicable has happened, I have become a gym addict. My mood slumps on my off days which I often have to force myself to have. Gyms have no longer become a place of pain and dread for me but a tool to feel fantastic, improve my body and release a boatload of stress. My gym routine varies from taking various pilates classes, boxing, spinning, weight training & conditioning and barre classes however after making the daily pilgrimage to my gym, it’s often nice to have a change of scene.

Barry’s Bootcamp was my first choice but the horrendous location, lack of parking and issues of paying to be yelled at quickly crushed that notion (on a side note it’s definitely time to open a location that doesn’t make you want to want to move to rural Shropshire after spending hours searching for a parking space or stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic outside Euston). My next port of call was Psycle. I’m no stranger to spinning classes, one of the first places to visit on my list in Northern California was Soulcycle over Napa and in Dubai it was Flywheel over indoor skiing. Both were incredibly fun but tough workouts (the best kind).

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Favourite Body Products

June 27, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

I’ve just lived through one of the most important days of my life (no it’s not a cut price preview of the fabled Net-a-Porter sample sale). For my wedding I must have tried every body scrub, lotion and polish known to man and boy oh boy have I come up with the perfect combination to achieve blissfully soft skin Cleopatra couldn’t even believe after daily milk baths.

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage at Cosmetech

June 15, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

I’m a big fan of massages, give me a neck rub and I’m in heaven, rub my feet and I’ll love you forever. Massage allows my body to feel like it’s balanced and in ship shape.

Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed that my legs have started to feel heavy and my feet abnormally puffy. My fatigue also reached a crisis point. Putting this all down to wedding stress I marched over to the newly renamed Cosmetech Chelsea Private Clinic (try saying that after two jugs of Pimms) on Sydney Street in London (once Balance) and booked in for a manual lymphatic drainage.

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Summer Body Prep

May 25, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

We are all getting tips on how to gain that elusive ‘bikini body’ rammed down our throats by now. If you haven’t lost 6kgs or gained abs worthy of 300,000 viewers on it’s own Instagram account then you’re most probably hiding behind a box of Lola’s Cupcakes overwhelmed with guilt.

There are no secrets to feeling and looking better for a summer event, trip or just because. The rule of thumb is the greater the effort, the greater the results. I’m not suggesting you become a raw vegan and survive off of 300 calories in between sadistic sessions of Bikram yoga. It’s best to make a few simple changes at a time so that they stick. Here are some (fairly) basic tasks which you can add into your day to give your body a boost, it’s nothing you wouldn’t have heard before but it works.

1. Warm Water with Lemon

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Walk of Shame: Sunday Beauty Routine

February 2, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

Sunday is one of my favourite days of the week, that is unless I’m tired, sluggish and suffering after a heavy Saturday night out. Sunday’s are often spent in tracksuit bottoms, watching football and thinking about how much sugar I can consume within 24 hours before my gym routine kicks into high gear the next day. After a big night out it’s important to try and recharge the next day by trying to undo the damage caused by late nights, too much alcohol, bad food and smoke filled clubs.

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Plenish Cleanse: My Journey

January 30, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

After eating abnormally badly over Christmas, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands. I needed something more severe than a three day vegan meal plan but less obtuse than a round of colonics. I decided to try out a juice cleanse for the first time in my life. Plenish had been tried and tested by a handful of friends who were desperate to get into those elusive size 25 jeans. They were all impressed.

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Holiday Healthy Eating Habits

December 19, 2013   -   0 comments   -  

From a young age, we have learnt that Christmas is a time of year to eat whatever we want, whenever we want. Everything is done in excess; cakes, dinners, drinking and endless plates of ‘nibbles’. Over the past few months I’ve started to become more aware of what I’m putting into my body. Our bodies are the only thing that we have and we need to cherish them as best as possible; what you put into your body is directly related to what you’ll get out of it. My mindfulness started as way to get myself in tip top condition for my wedding in May however I have started to reap the rewards so much so that for me, this is now a lifestyle for me.

Over the next few weeks I’m going to share posts on my workouts, eating plans, supplements that I take and general tips to improve your wellbeing. As I’m still on my journey any feedback would be much appreciated as would support for one another.

My first post is going to be my tips on how to avoid eating yourself into oblivion and ending up wearing stretchy pants for the entire month of January.

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Clementine McGaw Interview

November 30, 2013   -   1 comment   -  

 

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Since SLSStyle has grown up, I haven’t featured an interview on one of my fabulous friends. Clementine McGaw is the one of my favourite young artists and also a very close friend (who is also a bridesmaid in my upcoming wedding). I have known her since before the days of training bras and uncomfortable boy/girl dances.

Clementine has shown at numerous galleries in London and all around the world; including a show in South Korea. Her art is hauntingly beautiful and I have luckily amassed a small collection which I’m sure will continue to grow. Apart from her stellar paintings she’s also unashamedly stylish and never follows trends. A perfect example of London style and homegrown talent.

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