How I spent V-Day

Hey Guys,

I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday. The sun is shining here so it’s always easier to have a smile on your face when it’s not raining! Yesterday was Valentine’s Day as I’m sure you’re all more than aware. As I said in Friday’s post, I’m not a huge fan of February 14th, but uncharacteristically, I actually had a nice day. Not a cliché in sight.

The day kicked off with a mini mother – daughter pampering day. I posted the picture below on Facebook yesterday and I received some messages asking about my watch.

IMG_0989The watch is from Guess and I bought it in Macy’s in New York. There are similar ones available however in jewellers such as Fields. My hands look so small minus my gel nails, but I wanted to give my nails a break so as not to cause too much damage. As I said yesterday check out The Makeup Box in Naas, I will definitely be going back, great service and prices.

What I Wore

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Cape €20.00 TK Maxx, Black turtle neck €6.00 Penneys / Primark

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My over the knee boots are from Newlook, I bought them last September and I have gotten so much wear out of them. H&M and River Island have some similar alternatives in store.

I kept everything else quite muted and stuck with black as I felt the cape was enough. It was such a bargain and it’s so soft and cosy. I felt like I had a blanket wrapped around me in the cinema. I think we were the only couple in the cinema last night who didn’t go see 50 Shades of Grey! We also avoided the ‘fancy restaurant’  and opted for Nando’s as I am a huge fan!

I hope you all had a nice V-Day whether it was spent in the traditional sense or whether you were boycotting the entire ‘holiday’ for want of a better description.

Until Next Time My Loves

Z x


Confessions of a Secret Snacker

Hey Guys,

I’ve decided to try something out; I am going to do a weekly post about my diet and eating habits. I find that for the majority of the week I eat healthy meals however my down fall is my snacking. I don’t confessionofsecretsnackereven realise I am doing it half the time. Before I know it I have eaten 2 squares of chocolate, then another two, then another two and you see where this is going. Doing this is probably worse than just eating the whole bar at once as I am not actually fully satisfying my cravings. In my mind I still haven’t had a bar of chocolate though realistically I have. These habits are actually detrimental to my quest for abs. I really need to cut out the sugar! I am going to evaluate any improvements or any habits that have worsened, once a week. I hope you guys will enjoy 🙂 at the very least you can laugh at my significant lack of willpower!

I intend to do these posts once a week, usually on a Friday as this gives me a decent time to reflect on. I just want to point out that my over all aim is not to become ‘skinny’ I want to eat healthy to be healthy. I don’t believe in starving myself or depriving myself (as you will see from this weekly posts 😉 ) but I do want to look after my body and prevent health issues further down the line. My aim is to be strong and healthy with muscle as opposed to skinny and unhealthy. Since I started eating healthy (ier) and introducing exercise, I have actually put on weight, but I feel I look better and not too thin and frail! I have let this slip over the last year and a half as I have been eating and drinking far too much. So I am hoping by keeping a weekly diary for want of a better word, I will be able to pinpoint my bad habits and resolve them. I have chosen not to do a daily food diary as I don’t want to become obsessive over every little thing that goes into my mouth so once a week is enough for me.

Until tomorrow my loves 🙂

Z x