Overnight Oats

Hello Beautiful People ❤

Over the last few weeks I’ve been eating a lot of over night oats for my breakfast. It is one of the few things that actually fills me before work. I am a big believer that starting your day with a good, wholesome breakfast is key to staying on track. I find otherwise I am craving something sugary by 11.00am and when you’ve a canteen full of chocolate and crisps only two flights of stairs away, this craving has to be kept at bay.

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Invisalign Update

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Happy Tuesday, I hope you’ve all had a good start to your week. I just wanted to do a very quick update on my Invisalign. I am onto my third set of aligners now and I can feel a huge difference in comparison to my first set.

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This Weeks Firm Favourites

Hello Beautiful People ❤

I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week so far. I’ve been so busy with work, but am settling in and not feeling like the new girl anymore! I’ve had a great week, maybe not the most productive but sometimes it’s nice to relax at home and just reduce the stress. This post is all about the things I’ve been loving this week.

Suits

Netflix to the rescue again. I’m really loving ‘Suits’ at the moment. I’ve had a lot of unproductive evenings just eating and watching it in bed. This is not great for my waistline but it’s also heaven!

New Nails

I got my nails done again in the lovely Makeup Box in Naas. It’s great going somewhere with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The perfect way to kick off my weekend. I’ve decided not to get my gel nails done as it would be too difficult with the Invisalign, so I’m sticking with Shellac 🙂

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New Hair Brush

I’m loving my new wooden brush by Kent. It smoothes hair naturally and the bristles massage my head too. I got it in Boots and it was €10.50 but the quality is worth it. My boyfriend thinks I’m slightly insane but a good hair brush makes all the difference.

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Food

Remember my post last week about not being able to eat due to my Invisalign, well this week I’ve more than made up for it. I’ve seriously over done it on the carbs and chocolate. I need to get motivated again as I’m feeling so sluggish but I just keep reaching for the chocolate!

 

Getting used to my Invisalign

After two weeks I can finally close my mouth properly again. Yes it is a small victory but a victory all the same 😛 Excuse the picture, it’s after a long day in work.

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My new set of aligners are being put in on Tuesday and I’m praying my little win is not short lived!

 Elie Saab at Paris Fashion Week

Last but certainly not least, I am in love with Elie Saab’s catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week. He is one of my favourite designers and I love everything about the looks he showcased during his ‘Way of the Woods’ show.

So the above pretty much sums up what has made me smile this week. I’m going to the Irish Beauty Show tomorrow too so I will of course keep you all updated on that also. Enjoy the rest of your weekend ❤

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x

 

Photo Credit: http://www.pinterest.com / http://www.vogue.co.uk

 

Natural Health Tips

Hey Guys,

I hope you are all having a lovely Saturday. I am doing a post today about little methods that can help improve your wellbeing. I am sick yet AGAIN, despite the fact that I am only after recovering from a chest infection which was pretty bad. I really dislike taking antibiotics though at the moment I am fighting a loosing battle with my family, friends and boyfriend, who are ganging up on me to go see the doctor.

I usually am never sick. I rarely see the doctor and I always use natural remedies, which I find work best for me. Lately I haven’t been taking very good care of myself though; between lack of sleep, my diet and not taking any supplements to boost me. I have also been extremely busy so I have noticed that I am lacking in that aspect too. Thus is probably the reasoning behind my sickness. So today I have put together a list of things that can help you avoid this ‘Plague’ yes I am a tad dramatic in my sickened state 😛

Natural Health Tips

1. Add some Zinc to your diet. Everybody always talks about Vitamin C to help boost your immune system and it is still important, but Zinc is also a powerful tool in building you up. As with everything don’t overdo it, 15-25mg per day is sufficient. Zinc can be found in a number of different foods or you can get capsules to take daily.

2. Incorporate Flaxseeds where possible. Flaxseed is excellent for improving your immune system’s response to infections and autoimmune diseases. Improving the speed of response will effectively prevent you from falling victim to chest, throat and other infections. Try it in smoothies, over yogurt, if you’re baking, there are a number of ways to incorporate it.
3. Reduce Stress Levels. This is a lot easier said than done, trust me I know. Whether it is physcological or physical stress, it can negatively impact your immune system. Long-term stress can decrease the cells’ activities within your immune system. Stress can have a number of negative impacts on different aspects of your health. I’m continuously stressed out so I am going to try and reduce this where possible. I previously did  a post about reducing stress and anxiety, which you can find here.
4. Add some Spirulina into your diet. It is a form of sea algae that can provide amazing health benefits. It’s anti cancerous and contains nutrients and iron which can act as antioxidants. It can also stimulate the functioning of the body’s immune system. A superfood if ever there was one 🙂 I’m going to try and start incorporating it into smoothies!
5. Balance – everything in this life is about balance. I’m not going to do a blog post preaching that we all have to eat 100% clean, get at least 8 hours sleep a night and to never stress out. I don’t live like that so I think I would be a bit of a hypocrite to say that it is the best way to stay healthy and happy. It is probably the most effective but nobody can live that kind of perfect life. So in my opinion incorporating the above factors where possible is what will make a difference. We all have days where we are extra stressed out, we eat crap, we didn’t get much sleep and / or exercise. It’s about balancing that with the good days that will improve our health and wellbeing.
I am going to try and incorporate the tips above into my lifestyle and hopefully kick this sickness’ ass! I hope it is helpful to you guys too and will hopefully prevent you from feeling like I have for the last few weeks.
Enjoy your weekend folks ❤
Until Next time My Loves
Z x

 

 

Add Some Goodness to your Short Stack

Hey Guys,

Happy Pancake Day! I hope you’re all planning on tucking in to some delicious options whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three in my case!) I Love pancakes so this is my favourite kind of Tuesday 🙂

There are numerous different carb free and protein pancake recipes out there and I do in general love them. For today though I think it’s ok to partake in a little pancake indulgence. At the end of the day, it’s all about balance. Continue reading