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Sunday 31 July 2016

The ketogenic diet

Hi Everyone,

I started personal training with Sinead at D12 performance gym 2 weeks ago. Although I have done this far on my own I wanted to step my exercise regime up to the next level and lets face it you are going to work harder when you have a trainer there pushing you along.

Sinead took my body fat measurements on the first day and worked out that I had 24.5% body fat. I didn't know much about body fat so I had a little google. I literally google everything!! So it came up that 24.5% put me in the ideal category for my height and age etc.

I told her I had holidays coming up so really wanted to focus on my stomach and make it more toned. She recommended the Ketogenic diet for this. I started it the next day and I am not going to lie its been the hardest thing to do. I wasn't hungry on it but I just felt unsatisfied at meal times.

So the Ketogenic is a high fat, protein and low carb diet. Don't let low carb fool you because it seemed to me like a no carb one. I couldnt have potatoes or sweet potatoes, rice etc. None of the good stuff we all crave was allowed!!
The diet forces the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates. So its basically 3 meals a day. 100g of meat, 100g of veg and 30g of nuts. Snacks were protein shakes or nuts.

Anyway, seen as it was only 2 weeks I decided to give it my all and stick to it 100%. I went back today to get my measurements and was delighted with the results. I lost 4.5% in the 2 weeks :)
I know I will probably put it on back on while I'm away but thats what holidays are for isn't it?!. Getting in the best shape you can before going and then eating whatever you want over there and going back to square one. All jokes aside I have been training and eating healthy for the last 4 months so I am looking forward to being able to relax and eat 1 or 10 pizza's.



Saturday 23 July 2016

Casual Summer Look

Hi Girls,
Just a quick oufit post on this look. I am loving my mams back garden for a backdrop to my outfit pictures lately :)
This was a super casual look for a summers day. I actually bought a tee 6 sizes up so I could cut it and wear it cropped.
Outfit details below!

Jeans- Topshop
Tee- Pennys
Runners- Adidas



Tuesday 19 July 2016

White with a splash of colour :)

Hi Girls,

How fab has the weather been the last few days! Dublin has some amazing places in the sunshine. I shot some outfit pics in Stephens Green park before the Wet n wild event last night. 
I have been loving all things white this Summer and picked this little playsuit up on sale in Zara last week. I added a pop of colour to my outfit with my bag and sandals. For my hair I swept it off my face into a side french braid. Its far too hot for hair down in this heat!!

Playsuit- zara
Sandals- River Island
Braclets- & Alex & Ani
Bag- Monsoon


Monday 11 July 2016

Triple threat- Hair, makeup & outfit look

Hi girls,

I had an eventful weekend just gone so I have lots of hair, makeup and outfits to blog about.
I was the model for Inglots masterclass with Aideen on Thursday (@aideenkatemua). Inglot were launching their new studio on St Anne street and its gorge.
Aideen is an amazing MUA and she created a gorgeous glitter smokey eye on me for the demo. I have a full product list below of everything she used for the look.

Before she worked her magic :)

For my hair I wanted to have it off my face so it wasn't in Aideen's way while she was doing my makeup. I decided to match my hair to what I was wearing so I done three dutch braids into a curled ponytail for something a bit different and funky.

For my outfit I teamed a lace strappy bralet with an oversized tee and ripped jeans. A pair of chunk barely theres and a thick choker completed the look. How fab is this wall for a backdrop!! Myself and my pal Denise went to 7up outdoor cinema and I couldn't pass up this wall for an outfit picture.


Face:                                       Brows:                              Eyes:                              Lips:
HD foundation 76                   Gel liner 90                      512 sculpt                      854 liner
sparkle dust 03                        Liner:                               507 sculpt,335,63          404 lipstick
loose powder 12                     Gel liner 77                      116 pigment
contour powder 45                                                           30N lashes


Top- Pennys
Bralet- Pennys
Jeans- similar ones in River island
Shoes- Pennys
Choker- Pennys
Jewellery- Bangels are
& bracelets are Alex & Ani

Hope you all liked this look.

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