What a week – with even more fitness classes, naughty pizza dates and of course The Blogger’s Lounge Awards, it’s been a great one! We started off with a delivery from Urban Decay and more from the amazing Gwen Stefani collection* which has possibly some of my favourite colours and packaging of any celeb collab ever! With a gorgeous new blush palette, a surprisingly good eyebrow kit (nothing has been able to tear me away from my Benefit Browzings yet but this might come close) and a selection of stunning lipsticks and liners it’s a really gorgeous collection and definitely worth checking out.
My new fitness regime continued with more spin classes, fat burn sessions, cross trainer workouts and even a shot on the old rowing machine! I’ve lost 8lbs so far this month and I’m over the moon feeling great being back in my exercise routine. I’m hoping to do a blog post on it all in a few weeks time if we can keep it up with fitness and food diaries, motivational tips and the dreaded progress pictures! We’ll see how much havoc mine and Joe’s holiday wreaks first!
On Wednesday it was down to London for The Blogger’s Lounge Awards 2015 where we were shortlisted for Vlogger of the Year! Sadly we didn’t take home the title but my lovely friend Rosi did and we had an amazing evening drinking fizz, tasting cocktails and chatting away until the clock struck 12. We stayed in an uber cool hotel called Citizen M* who kindly gave us both a room for the night of the awards – if you’ve watched my vlog you’ll understand my excitement about this super high-tech hotel but I’ll be writing up a whole blog post on Thursday too! Rosi and I also filmed a couple of videos together before we went out which made us both chuckle – we answer some very strange Would You Rather Questions on my channel and on hers so you should definitely check those out and play along in the comments!
It was so lovely to meet someone who you watch online (that will never not sound creepy!) and have them turn out to be just as lovely and kind in real life. Rosi is one of those people and I feel so happy we’ve been able to meet on a couple of occasions. If you haven’t seen her channel yet give it a look, she’s a real doll and we’re hoping to rope the boys into a double date very soon!
On Thursday I met up with Lauren for a day in London Town! We went for a healthy lunch at LEON which has fast turned into my favourite place to eat when watching those calories and then took a stroll up the Thames taking outfit photos, catching up and generally enjoying the day. Joe bought me a bouquet of beautiful flowers for getting shortlisted in the awards and I came home to lots of hugs and cuddles which to be honest is the best prize of all!
Friday night Joe and I went to try the new Pizza Express Winter menu* as a treat for being so good this month and it was amazing – pizza has never tasted this good!!! There’s a mini macaroni cheese starter, diavolo calzone and the best of all a treacle tart cheesecake *dies*. I love Pizza Express for a good old pig out but it’s great if you’re watching the calories too as I ordered a Bruschetta, Goat’s Cheese Leggera and Chocolate Brownie Dolcetti with Superfruit Tea and walked away with around 900 calories which for a three course meal including cheese, chocolate and cream is alright in my books!
At the weekend I went shopping with my friend Lucy (haul video coming soon!), played with my new Frends headphones and Joe and I spent a lazy Sunday together eating healthy DIY KFC chicken and watching sweary gangster films – bliss!
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