Sunday, 14 August 2016


Our bodies are subjected to so many toxins everyday you can help rid your body of some of these toxins by simply having a bath! There are loads of different things you can add to your bath to detox your body.

Detox baths benefits to name a few :
  • Help support your immune system 
  • Flush out toxins
  • Relax your body and mind
  • Soothe aching muscles and joints
  • Boost endorphins
  • Support lymphatic drainage 
Detoxing can also come with some more unpleasant flu like symptoms like fatigue and breakouts (I personally haven't experienced these) however this is a sign that the detoxing process is working!!

Here are some ingredients you can add to your bath and effects they can have:
Epsom Salt - ease muscles and joints/improve circulation/allows skin to absorb minerals

Green Tea - anti ageing/detoxing 

Bentonite Clay - remove heavy metals and toxins from body/ smooth skin 

Lemon (sliced) - remove toxins/tighten pores/revive skin

Ginger - ease cold and flu symptoms/help with respiratory problems/muscle relief  

Baking soda - calm body and mind/relieve irritation/sooth skin/regulate P.H levels 
(Aluminium free)

Apple Cider Vinegar - anti-inflammatory properties/balance P.H levels 

Hydrogen peroxide - oxygenate blood/help rid the body of disease 

Lavender - stress relief/calm body and mind/muscle relief     

Himalayan Salt pain relief/reduce acidity in the body/anti-inflammatory properties/balance P.H levels/relaxation 

You can mix up some of these ingredients and make your own detox bath concoction.

Detox bath tips:

Drink water before having a detox bath the hot water can be very dehydrating for your body drink some water before bathing to keep your fluids up.

Dry brush your skin before your detox bath this is another form of detoxing and it helps unclog pores and rid your body of dead skin cells, allowing the detoxing effects of your bath to penetrate your skin better. - If you haven't heard of dry brushing before or don't know how to dry brush your skin then check out my post on Why And How You Should Dry Brush Your Skin

Pick the right time of day for your bath, allow your self time to relax and enough time for your detox bath to work its magic.

Have the water as hot as comfortable as this encourages sweating out toxins and impurities from your body.

Bathe for a 20 - 40 minutes (20 minutes is the minimum recommended time for a detox bath)

Set a relaxing atmosphere. Why not light a few candles or use some aromatherapy oils to help de-stress you during your detox.

DO NOT FALL ASLEEP (if your prone to falling asleep in the bath maybe forget the candles)

Keep an eye on the time or maybe set a timer to make sure you've at least reached your 20 minutes of bathing.

Get out of your bath nice and slowly, a hot bath can really take it out of you so when your getting out take it easy and avoid the head rush.

Have you ever tried any of these ingredients in your bath before?

Monday, 18 July 2016


This was my first year at Henley Regatta and to be totally honest I'd never heard of it before I was invited! Once I secretly googled it to see what it was I thought it sounded like a lovely day and theres no way I could miss it.

The night before Henley Regatta I stayed up in Reading with a beautiful bunch of bloggers that I've met at previous events - Lauren/ Blonde Vision  Jessica/ Jessica KG Charlotte/Vanity Fairest Rachel/ Rachel Tries Life Laura/That Girl Behind The Mask Fran/Franny Mac Jenny/Dream In Pink

We had a chilled evening with a romantic pizza dinner (ha) and girly chat. In the morning it was all systems go with 5 girls getting ready together, we each had our own make up stations and our inner blogger didn't allow us to do this without trying out each others make up and practically giving a product review on everything we own. Once we were all ready it was time for a few cheeky selfies and a glass of prosecco before we got our taxi to Henley.
We took a picnic with us which mainly consisted of chocolate, crisps and more prosecco (obvs). The sausage rolls didn't make it past the journey there. After eating we then watched a few races go by before heading to the Chinawhite enclosure.
Thankfully the weather stayed nice for us, had we have gone the day after it would have been a total different story! Although it was nice weather I soon regretted wearing a backless dress and not bringing a coat out with me. ( Thank you Rachel for lending me your cardigan you lifesaver! )
On to Chinawhite...
So unfortunately the pictures don't do it justice but Chinawhite had a large marquee equipped with seating areas a bar and dance floor, outdoor seating areas, a food hut and the poshest portaloos I've ever used! 

In the first few hours at the Chinawhite enclosure was the at atmosphere was chilled everyone was just socialising and drinking and in the later hours many more people joined the party and everyone was on the dance floor. The music was so good all night and its fair to say we were all so sad when it came to home time, we all wanted to carry on partying the night away. 

I honestly had the best day with the amazing girls and I cannot wait for next year, Chinawhites we will be back!!
Checklist for next year:
Coat! (even though its nice in the day it can be chilly in the night)
Impressive Picnic (our crisps and chocolate didn't quite match up to the extravagant effort gone to by some and left me trekking in heels for the nearest burger)
Picnic Blanket (trying to fit 8 girls on one picnic table was not easy)
Camera (iphone pictures just don't cut it)

Apologies for the iPhone pictures I was unable to take my camera out with me.
                           Here a short vlog of our day at henley again filmed on the iPhone.


Saturday, 25 June 2016


Ive been going to Anti-gravity Yoga also know as Aerial Yoga all in all for about 6 months and I love it! I really wanted to exercise more as I started driving last year and was feeling the difference in my
level of fitness. I hate jogging and exercising from home, I find it so boring and I just cant seem to force myself to do it but growing up doing dance classes here there and everywhere I liked the idea of exercise classes. 

Originally I looked into pole fitness classes and that's when I found My Gravity Fitness, they do pole, aerial hoop, aerial yoga and other fitness classes. The classes sounded super interesting so I signed straight up. 

Anti gravity yoga is now one of my favourite exercise classes ever! Using a hammock you are able to do yoga poses in the air, upside down or use it to help with poses on the ground. Not only is anti gravity yoga a interesting and fun way to exercise it comes with a bunch of overall health benefits scroll down to find out what they are ...
Here are some benefits of antigravity yoga listed on the My Gravity Fitness website:
  • Zero compression inversions
  • Circulatory and lymphatic system refresh
  • Stimulating the release of neurotransmitters from the brain.
  • Decompression of spine through gentle traction
  • Hydration of vertebral disks.
  • Increased muscular flexibility
  • Core strengthening
  • Upper and lower body muscular strengthening
  • Increased kinesthetic awareness; Fine-tuning balance & agility
  • More astute proprioceptor (sensory receptors) response
  • Increased joint mobility
  • Low impact cardiovascular conditioning.
  • Increased command/response acuity.
  • Greater cerebellum function
  • Increased Neuromuscular plasticity.
  • Hormone stimulation.
  • Self-esteem enhancement through conquering basic fears.
  • More astute presence through mindful consciousness conditioning.
  • Learning of new skills: A creative and artistic fitness experience.
  • Uniquely fun experience that works risible muscles as well as functional muscles.

Anti-gravity yoga is a total body workout almost all body parts are used to move and stretch, your muscles are toned and redefined and your joints are regenerated and strengthened.Yoga is also a great way to de-stress and clear your mind.

My Experience
In my first lesson of anti-gravity yoga I was told that I may feel dizzy and light headed from the inversions (hanging upside down) as my body is not used to it and that this is normal. This was never really a problem for me I think I got head rush like twice from swinging back up to quick but hey I get head rush getting up off the sofa! haha

Hanging upside down can feel a little strange the first few times but you can pull your self up at any moment and go at your own pace, no need to feel the pressure of the other people in the class! This is something I soon got used to and now feels totally normal.

Some of the moves can look daunting and feel scary when first trying them but they're are so surprisingly less scary than they look! The hammock makes you feel secure in every move. I remember being really scared to roll forward out of a move in the air and when I did it I couldn't believe how un-scary it was (yes i am making up my own words) and I felt a real sense of achievement, I just wanted to do it again and again.

At the beginning and end of each class you lie in your hammock and the person teaching the class will gently give you a push and get your hammock swinging, this is where you wind down for the class and relax after the class. When I first did this in my first anti-gravity yoga class I was amazed it was sooo relaxing much more so than lying on the floor in a regular yoga class!

All in all I love anti-gravity yoga and I thought its a really cool thing to share with you guys! So how many of you will I be seeing next week? haha

Heres a video of some of the things we get up to in anti-gravity yoga

You can check out My Gravity Fitness on facebook here 

If your into yoga you need to give aerial yoga a try I guarantee you'll love it.

Have you heard on anti-gravity yoga before?
Would you try anti-gravity yoga?


Monday, 20 June 2016


Jacket: Zara
Bodysuit: Primark
Trousers: H&M
Shoes: Newlook
Bag: Topshop
Sunglasses: Primark


Saturday, 18 June 2016


Here are my top Asos bikini picks for this summer. They include all price ranges from bargains to high end pieces.

Which one is your favourite?
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