Confessions of a Secret Snacker

Hey Guys,

Sorry I haven’t kept up to date with my Secret Snacker posts, I have a lot to confess! Considering that we are now in December and in full Christmas mode, I won’t be too hard on myself. I think I will rate my over all snacking habits as medium. This is mainly due to the fact that there is so much food currently residing in my house and  it is not only half of what’s to come. The picture left could probably represent only one of my presses. So I think the fact that I haven’t been found in a food coma surrounded by said food’s wrappers, is an accomplishment in itself.

I have been quite good with my meals throughout the week. I’m still opting for wholemeal carbs and trying to incorporate protein into each meal. I’m basically trying not to over indulge, however I am slipping still at the weekends. I am slightly losing hope about my weekend eating habits. As Christmas is fast approaching, so too are the numerous nights out and dinner dates! I’m just not willing to sacrifice my social life at my favourite time of year. Alcohol and chocolate have been both my biggest loves and biggest downfalls to date. It really is a love/hate affair.

I am craving carbs due to the cold weather and find that when I deprive myself, I binge as I am still hungry. It is always the case in the Winter that when you are cold, your appetite increases as you are burning more calories to stay warm. I am therefore trying to move away from my usually snacking eating habits and incorporate larger meals into my daily diet. However by it’s very definition, my HABIT of snacking is not so easily kicked. I have noticed over the last two weeks I am in fact eating the bigger meals but also snacking, in many cases without even realising.

I am also craving cheese which is very unlike me. I have however developed a new found obsession with it and want it with every meal. Not good for the waistline and I find that my craving is actually leading me to unhealthier foods that I’m having with the cheese; burgers, pasta bake etc.

True Story:

On my good days I am trying to trick my body and substitute chocolate with Nakd bars. They are completely vegan and definitely a better option to my usual bar (or 3) of chocolate. My favourites are Cashew Cookie, Pecan Pie and Rhubarb & Custard. I know one a day is optimal but I find myself hungry on my journey home from work and sometimes opt for a second. I think I really need to work on the convenience food addiction. Homemade food is much better, I just need to stop being so lazy!

I think I may need to re-evaluate my Medium rating!

Until next week My Loves,

Z x

Missguided Discount Haul

Hey Guys,

I’m sure you are all aware of the discounts associated with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it has been a hectic week of shopping for most. A lot of stores were opting for selected discounted lines or for those who had a percentage off everything, it only lasted for a few hours. Missguided on the other hand are still running their ‘20% off Everything’ campaign since Friday. The online retailer is already pretty reasonable so this discount makes your shopping spree even more guilt free. As this offer ends tonight, I have done a quick haul over the site to pick out some of the best bits they have on offer.

Leopard Print Heels €31.09

Leather Look Heels €31.09

 Knee High Boots €41.59 

Snake print clutch €18.59

Grey Fedora €13.50

Camel Coat €72.79

Jumpsuit €31.19

Bandeau Dress €36.39

Strappy Wrap Dress €20.79 (absolute steal!)

White Mesh Dress €25.99

 Full Midi Burgundy Skirt €22.18 (i’m not a lover of the Boots with the skirt but I think it’s so versatile it can go with strappy heels or boots, depending on your style)

Cigarette Pants €25.99

The offer ends tonight at midnight, so get clicking guys and grab yourself a bargain!

Happy Shopping 🙂

Z x

Highlight of My Day

Hey Guys,

Today’s post is a make-up one! I am always trying out new products and love improving my make-up skills where possible. Due to my experimentation with different products, I have become slightly obsessed with highlighter! I cannot believe that a few years ago I did not utilise what can only be described as one of the most powerful make up tools on the market. I have tried numerous different brands and I have to say my all time favourite has to be No.7’s Instant Radiance. The product itself only costs €12.95 too, so it’s an absolute bargain. I use the highlighter almost every day and I have it almost 6 months. Don’t forget No7 always have promotions running, so you may be able to get even better value for your money.

On an everyday basis I wouldn’t wear a lot of the product, however when I am going out I like to apply it properly. On a daily basis, a little dab of highlighter on the top of your cheekbones will brighten your whole face. When you are going somewhere which requires a full face of makeup, then I would recommend applying in a number of different locations as outlined below.

Tip: The whole idea of highlighter is to accentuate the area in which the light is supposed to hit, so when you are looking in the mirror, note the places the light is hitting. That is where your highlighter is supposed to go.

 

Until next time my loves 🙂

Z x

 

It’s a Wrap

Hey Guys,

I’ve recently been watching House of DVF as I am a huge fan of Diane von Furstenberg. Since I started watching the programme, it has me reminiscing over DVF’s incredible creations for the fashion world. Famed for her introduction of the ‘Wrap Dress’ DVF has contributed massively into the fashion world. She has continuously remained true to her own personal style, strength and elegance and this is portrayed into her designs. She genuinely is a true fashion icon, whose designs will always have influence, long after they are created.

The Wrap Dress has evolved massively over the years and has progressed from just dresses to blouses, skirts and jumpsuits too. There are so many options for us ladies to now choose from. The wrap look is so flattering and can hide a multitude of sins. Particularly useful around Christmas when those sins are to be found in abundance!

Here are some of the best Wrap options available at the moment, all of which are pretty reasonable too. They are perfect for Christmas nights out, which will be hear before we know it!

€40.00 River Island

Image 4 of ASOS Wrap Maxi Skirt in Crepe

€54.03 ASOS

€32.49 Missguided

Image 1 of ASOS Wrap Drape Midi Dress

€68.25 ASOS

€43.00 River Island

€49.00 Topshop

Image 4 of ASOS TALL Wrap Front Bodycon Dress

€35.55 ASOS

€32.49 Missguided

(its navy, love it!) €37.00 River Island

Happy Shopping Ladies 🙂

Z x

#nightsbeforexmas Preview

Hey Guys,

Now that November has kicked off and it is officially Winter, this means it’s time to start planning our party outfits for the Christmas Season. I have been  lucky enough to have been given a sneak peak at Boohoo’s new Christmas campaign, aptly named #nightsbeforexmas. Needless to say it has me very excited so I decided to share it with you guys. The trends are jam packed with perfect pieces for any Christmas event. Whether you’re looking for a glamorous New Year’s Eve outfit or a day to night look for you’re Christmas work party, be sure to keep an eye on Boohoo’s latest editions.

From sequins and sheer paneling to structure and faux fur trims, here is what you can expect from this alluring new campaign;

For the Girl who wants to Radiate Classic, Effortless Style

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For the Girl who wants to Showcase her Royal SideSlide5How to WearSlide4

For the Girl who wants Something UniqueSlide6

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For the Girl who wants to Embrace her Dark SideSlide8

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For the Girl who Loves to SparkleSlide10

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As always everything is reasonably priced on Boohoo. This helps ease the guilt post shopping spree. Investing in occasion pieces for Christmas is always a great idea and styles tend not to vary too much each year. If you purchase a faux fur jacket, a sparkly dress or an extra glam blazer or jumpsuit, you’re almost guaranteed that you will get more wear out of it the following year. The trends for Christmas period always revolve around a glamorous and opulent appeal. Therefore us gals are perfectly justified in our fashion expenditure, that’s my excuse and I am most definitely sticking to it! So don’t forget to check out http://www.boohoo.com

Happy Shopping Ladies

Hope you enjoyed 🙂

Z x