Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Adorning in April #23: Tone It Up Bikini Series

Hi there,
How is your week going? Mine is going really well, making the intention to be happy and positive and look for the good truly makes a difference! 
Today I wanted to share with you something I am SUPER excited about, the Tone It Up Bikini Series!
If your not sure what Tone It Up is then I suggest reading this post HERE first!
Ok, got it? Addicted to it yet? tehehehe
So every year TIU does a Bikini Series, which is 8 weeks of workouts, challenges, fun, making new friendships and more in the lead up to Summertime. Last year was my first time doing it and I lost 5kg, 7cm around my waist, made amazing friends  I even won a runner up prize!!! 
I have linked below the video launch of the series (which starts next Tuesday) and highly recommend you sign up and do it with me!! 

Here is the link to the website post about the series, if you sign up they send out a free starter plan 
(the whole series is free too ps) 
which has tips and tricks and some amazing recipes! 
The first challenge of the series is to create your summer, which basically is making up an inspiration board or post on Instagram with all the things your excited to do this coming Summer. Now since I live in Australia Summer has just passed, but I don't mind as I find this the best motivation throughout winter - and we all know that summer bodies are made in winter! 
Here is what I posted on Instagram today with my #createyoursummer

Travel is a huge part of my life and this year I'm lucky enough to be going to London, Paris and California (to meet K&K on the TIUretreat! wowza) so my #createyoursummer is all about wanderlust! 

All images taken from Pinterest  
Whats your #createyoursummer look like?
Comment below if your signed up! 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Adorning in April #21: Outfit of the Day

Ahh is there anything better than a public holiday?
Sleeping in
Lazy long breakfast in bed watching YouTube
Coffee dates with your Mum
Finding the most amazing bamboo tops (and getting them!) 
Prepping meals for the week
Seeing your Sister from another Mother 
Lake walks with sunsets
iHerb Protein Bar deliveries (drooling)
Kisses from your favourite fella (love)
Home made Pizza with all your favourite toppings (sundered tomatoes and olives)
Red wine 
Relaxing on the couch
Emailing back and forth with your Bestie who is in London ❤️
Preparing for the week ahead in your MNB Diary 
I don't think there is! Happy days all, here is what I wore on this beautiful day.
I hope your day was as enjoyable as mine 

Outfit Details:
Dress: Mura Boutique - exact one isn't online atm but similar and same brand - LINK!
Cardi: Thrifted but the tag says Audriana 
Tights: Kmart
Booties: Naughty Monkey Shoes: LINK! 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Adorning in April #20: Epsom Salts

Hello hello!!
Happy Easter all, I hope your all having a relaxing time spent with family and friends.
I went on a massive stair workout two days ago and my poor calves are still feeling it today! I could barely walk yesterday and today was still feeling it so I went on a jog to hopefully loosen up the muscles a bit and then I took an Epsom Salts Bath. 
Epsom Salts is something that I didn't know about until last year when I was looking into way to recover muscle fatigue and soreness. 

Epsom Salts is a salt containing magnesium, sulphur and oxygen and has a magnitude of uses. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulphate are both easily absorbed through the skin and both have a tone of roles in the body including but not limited to reducing inflammation, helping muscles to not harden, soothes aching limbs, healing cuts, treating colds, reducing stress, absorbing nutrients, flushing out toxins from the body and helping to ease headaches. 
I know it sounds like a wonder salt doesn't it!!?! 

The easiest way to gain these benefits is by using Epsom Salts in a bath, just add 1-2 cups to a tub full of water, soak in it for at least 15mins and then take it easy for about two hours after. 

I always find this one of the nicest ways to unwind, de-stress and help my sore muscles out in a natural way. I will treat myself every few months with Lush Bath Bombs, but in-between that and when I am workout out quite a lot; i'll use Epsom Salts. 
They actually have a tonne of other uses as well including removing blackheads, cleaning your bathroom tiles, face scrub, fertilising your house plants and more! 
You can get Epsom Salts from pretty much any grocery store (I got mine from Coles in the health and beauty isle) and it isn't overly expensive either - this 1kg size one cost me around $8 I think. 
Do you use Epsom Salts? Any other uses you think I should try? Let me know if you haven't used it before and if you do! 
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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Adorning in April #19: Happiness

I hope you have all had a wonderful day! Mine has been spent with family and friends and overall cultivating happiness so I wanted to share some happiness quotes with you 
What makes you happy? 


Friday, 18 April 2014

Adorning in April #18: Good Friday Meal

Hello all, how are you?
Have you enjoyed your Friday off? (if you didn't have to work that is)
I've had a lovely day spent with family, doing some yoga and relaxing.
Dinner and Dessert tonight was made by my beautiful Mum and it was amazing so I had to share a few snaps!
The main was salmon oven baked with a pesto nut mix on top which came from the Whole Pantry App (which is incredible btw) along with a salad I made that had rocket, spinach, lettuce, pomegranate, cucumber, snow peas and tomatoes with a pomegranate dressing. Golly gosh it was delicious! 
Dessert was a raw lime and passionfruit cheesecake .... oh my it was SO GOOD! I think deserts are always made even better for me when they taste amazing and they are actually healthy too! Win win! 
How have you spent your Good Friday? I hope you've had a wonderful day.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Adorning in April #17: Lusting over Lush

Ahhh is there any better way to end a day? 
It's made even better that this is a short work week due to Easter! 4 days off - so excited! 
I am thoroughly obsessed with Lush products and tend to pick up a few bath bombs every few months to treat myself. This one I hadn't used before, the Big Blue Bath Ballistic. I really enjoyed it - it had lavender, lemon and seaweed in it and it smelt like I was sitting on the sand by the ocean! Very refreshing.
What are you getting up to this long weekend?
Have a great night!!