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Monday 27 June 2016

The body Coach - 90 day SSS plan Cycle 3. I done it !!! :)

Hi Everyone,

So I have completed the Body coach 90 day SSS plan and I can't believe it. I don't mean to toot my own horn but I am so proud of myself for doing this plan. Anyone that knows me well could tell you that I was probably one of the unhealthiest eaters before I started this challenge. 
My typical day used to consist of potato wedges for breakfast, a white roll for lunch with crisps and for dinner I was obsessed with goose fat roast potatoes. I overloaded on carbs and greasy foods at every meal and then felt super sluggish afterwards. When I think of how bad my diet was I was actually so lucky that I wasn't a few stone heavier. I was what I like to call skinny fat!! I was able to hide the bloat with clothes that suited my shape or taking 10 photos to get the right angle to make me look thinner but I wasn't happy in myself with how I looked. I always kept up my fitness doing bootcamp classes but my diet was always what let me down. Its so true what they say that it is 80% diet and only 20% exercise.

So a bit more about the actual plan. I have two previous posts if anyone is thinking of signing up that you can read first. I am just going to focus on the 3rd cycle in this post.
As usual after each cycle I submitted my pictures and waited for Cycle 3's plan to be emailed to me. When the new plan comes through it is always a bit daunting because there is a lot of reading involved and links and videos to watch on new training. I took a day or 2 to read over and plan out my meals for the week.  I found Cycle 3 was similar diet wise to Cycle 1 as it reduced carb intake once again but it was really a combination of cycle 1 & 2. I could pick and mix from food options given or choose from recipes provided. 
I found this Cycle the toughest by far. I knew I was nearing the end so I tried to stick to it as best I could. I did have a few slip ups as I had a weekend away so I decided to add an extra week onto my plan. 

The training is cycle 3 was intense. I have never done training like it before. The first week I could barely move with the muscle pain, but it was good pain, pain that I knew my body was changing. I exercised 4 days a week and targeted a different muscle group each day. I have grown to love going to the gym now which I never EVER thought would happen. Working out definitely does clear your head and releases happy endorphins. So if you are an over thinker or worrier like me its really good to calm your mind with a gym session. I mostly did fasted training sessions in the morning and they set me up for the day. I was never a morning person and now I will happily get up at 7am to hit the gym. I have learnt so much about nutrition and the right foods to eat and when to eat them. I would highly recommend the plan to anyone who needs a push to do something but has no idea where to start because if you follow the plan there is no way you wont be happy with your results.
Although I am so happy with the changes I've made I am not going to give up here. I have holidays in just a little over a month so I am determined to push it a bit further and get the best beach bod I've ever had! This is a lifestyle change to be a healthier you. I sound like I am finishing off a speech here but I have to say thanks to my bf Damien for putting up with me while I was doing this. I don't think I could have stuck to it without his support and guidance with my training. My bestie Denise also was my gym buddy since I started and working out with someone and pushing each other definitely makes things a bit easier so thank you too!!
Hope you liked this very long babbling post!



Wednesday 22 June 2016

Sunny season

Hi Girls,

Off the shoulder tops are a season favourite of mine. I cant help buying them, they are so girly and chic. I teamed this burnt orange one with a new pair of embroidered denims and fringe sandals. I bought the straw handbag a couple of weeks ago and I love it with all my Summer looks. The drop choker is perfect with flowy or off the shoulder tops.
For my hair I wanted it all up to show off the top and choker so I done two french plaits and clipped them up at the back.

Outfit details linked below :)

The full look is from Pennys apart from the sandals which are River Island.



Saturday 18 June 2016

Summer Lovin palette

Hi Gals,

I was the model for Inglot's masterclass in Dundrum the other evening. Inglot launched their new Summer palette on the night and the amazing MUA Laura Ward used all the bright new colour's to create a fab Summer look. She made everything look so effortless so obviously I had to pick up the palette in the hope of being able to recreate the look myself
(wishful thing). You can buy the palette from any of Inglot's stores.

Be sure to check out @laurawardyy on instagram. Her work is amazing :)



Friday 10 June 2016

Nautical Vibes

Hi Gals,

I am loving the stripe trend at the minute, its huge this season. Below are pictures of some of my favourite stripy pieces. Lets get nautical!! :) 

T shirt dress is just a normal oversized tee from H & M €8.
I teamed it with adidas runners for a casual daytime look.

H & M are definitely embracing the stripe trend, I picked these up in there too. They were €10 and are available in loads of different colours. I wore them with an oversized white tee from Zara.

Jumpsuit- €25

Hope you are all loving the stripe trend as much as me :)



Tuesday 7 June 2016

Summer Wedding - What I wore

Hi Gals,

As it is the season for Summer weddings here's a quick post on my wedding guest look. It was my boyfriends cousin wedding in Kerry over the weekend and they got a gorgeous day for it.
I ordered this navy dress a couple of weeks ago from one of my favourite sites Oh Polly. I love the white lace detail and slit up the back and the fact that is the perfect length for a wedding. I teamed the dress with white barely there's and a white clutch.
For my hair I went with an old hollywood curl. I got my makeup done by an amazing makeup artist Noranne in benefit, Tralee and went for a blown out brown smokey eye and nude lips.

Links to shop this look below :)




Hope you liked this look.


Thursday 2 June 2016

Forbidden Fruit Festival Inspo

Hi Girls,

If you are a last minute kinda gal and are off to Forbidden fruit this weekend I have some Festival inspo pictured below.
Playsuits are always a handy option if you don't have time to be looking for matching pieces. This one is from the swimwear section in river island. It comes with the coin belt and necklace detail so throw on a pair of sandals and you are good to go.
The black crop denim is good for a festival cover up for when it gets chilly but with weather like we are having we probably wont need it.
For my hair I just done two fishtails. I have a tutorial on how to create these over on my youtube channel (Dominique Nugent- Fishtail Braids).
Jenny Bowden done my makeup for this shoot and added some white dots for a festival makeup look.

Playsuit- River Island
Denim Crop jacket- River Island
Sandals- River Island
Braclets-Alex & Ani
Boho hair bobbins- Pennys
Makeup- @Jennibowdenmakeup on insta
Styling- @deneezsmith

If you are going to forbidden fruit have a great time I am well jell.


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