Saturday, 27 July 2013

Take me to the beach...

Orlando + Miami, June 2013

If you really know me then it'll come as no surprise to you that i'm totally obsessed with summer and all that it entails; long hazy days, unleashing your summer wardrobe and my fave part... getting ready to hit the beach! It's taken me a while to get around to uploading my holiday pics but it's been a month since I was in my most favourite place in the whole world so I think it's about time. Bikinis at the ready!
Starbucks cuppery
Shameless Bikini Selfie
I know that my bikinis aren't for everyone due to budget but seriously, you really can tell the difference... They just feel like they're holding everything where it's supposed to be and the fit is amaze... The green Odabash bikini a bit below was £160 but I got it for free after winning a twitter competition and I'm in-love. 
Agent Provocateur monochrome Mazzy bikini
ahh, The Mazzy...where do I start. I was eyeing it all last year in the 2012 orange and black colours and  I went cray and bought it this year. Everyone has their vices! It's just a stunner.
Melissa Odabash Nevis triangle bikini 
South Beach
My fave place on earth... The beach is just beautiful and it's quite the place to people watch. It really is like the movies, so glam and full of the rich, beautiful and famous. The old ego takes a bashing when you're eating all you can eat buffets and there's a 6 foot skinny blonde with big boobs a few loungers down from you though....
I ate so much fro-yo whilst on hol! I miss it SO much, why is there nothing quite the same unless you live in LDN?! Pfft. I always have gummy bears and some form of chic drops or yoghurt drops. God damn, now i want some! :O
Martini time
Copious amounts of cocktails were slurped... my fave martini from Tony Romas in Orlando...
Wildfox crop top
I love Wildfox and their stuff is just too perfect for holiday clobber! Crop tops for the day, beach dresses for coverups and baggy snuggly jumpers for the flight. Again, sales of WFx are everywhere! This is the 'My Boyfriend Is A Cowboy' tie crop.
South Beach lifeguard hut
Brassy blonde hair after sunning
I usually hate that brassy ginge blonde look but for some reason it actually looked OK on holiday. Maybe the tan and the warmth went together but back in drab old Britain I just feel meh. It kind of looked a lovely strawberry blonde that day. Purple shampoo is doing the job again.
Jin Soon polish in Blue Iris
This Jin Soon nail polish in Blue Iris is simply the most vivid blue I own and my first ever Jin Soon purchase! I wanted Tea Rose also but it was sold out - the gorge salmon colour. Wah!
Before tidying up smudges... 
Some of my makeup and beauty buys
I always come back with a wide variety of makeup bits and this isn't even the whole lot. Infact, it was as I was taking this picture that I realised I was missing my Bobbi Brown shimmer brick and MAC lippys and case that I bought in the bargainous Cosmetic Company! Urghh. Then I got jibbed and sent a bill of £53.82 to have it shipped back.... ERR. I got my own way and was refunded in the end and got my pretty bits back. WIN!
My beloved Micheal Kors 'Selma' handbag and pink purse....
Glmaour magazine called it the 'Holygrail of handbags'... I concur! The structuring, the colours that you can get... The Selma has it all. I got this white version with a $100 off making it around $260 whereas it was being sold in the UK for £330. It had to come back with me. And the purse. And the hotpink iPhone purse (not pictured). I have a problem.
South Beach, nr Wet Willies Bar
Crazy Golf
Take me back!! Roll on Barbados...

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

5 Images I Hearted

I love trawling through WeHeartIt when i've got a spare few minutes. These are the last 5 images I hearted and why...

Girl got 'tude...

This picture makes me smile, feel young, wild and free. It reminds me a lot of the Wildfox clothing campaign pics, probably why I like it so much.

Time for reflection...

Candice Swanepoel looks the image of serene perfection. I try and think what she might possibly be thinking about, this gal has it all. I feel like I need time to reflect on my life right now; where i'm going and where I really want to be. 

 Lazy lie-ins...

This makes me think of the weekend - It's pretty much what goes down every saturday and sunday morning for me - a bed full magazines whilst perusing the boy's iPad with a cup of tea and usually a sugary snack which this pic is lacking! I was also took by the skinny tan legs. Most of the pics I heart have skinny tan legs a plenty! Good for motivation.

Buns of steel...

Apparently if you want a super firm bum you should be doing this exercise! I'm constantly wanting to firm up the derrière and slim my thighs so this picture just spurs me on! So toned... Sigh.

Pretty brunette...

 I'd been listening to the Blurred Lines tune all holiday but until recently had never seen the music video to it... I kind of developed a small girl crush on the brunette girl (Emily Ratajkowski). Her long chocolate brown hair and those statement red lips made me want to ring the hairdressers and book in to go back to my natural brown colour stat! Hawwt.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Jax Coco - My Ultimate Healthy Beach Tipple

The Drink of Life...

I recently got back from holiday and I can safely say after spending hours on the beach slowly sipping a bottle of chilled Jax Coco I'm a total coconut water convert! I've dabbled with the stuff before but none have been as refreshing or, let's face it, pretty on the eye as Jax Coco's delicious coconut water. 
Beach Essentials...
This drink quickly became a must have for my beach essentials...The simple and uber chic bottle looks so inviting and you can tell just by looking at it that the contents are going to pure and natural. 100% pure coconut water is within the bottles or tetra packs that you can get and some of my main reasons for going coconut crazy are:

  1. This beverage is naturally free from fat, gluten, cholesterol, preservatives and artificial sweeteners. Hoorah!
  2. It is super low in calories - there's just 18-24 per 100ml compared with 48 calories that can be found in orange juice... There's only 70 calories per 330ml serving.
  3. It is also natural isotonic and contains FIVE essential electrolytes to keep you feeling refreshed and hydrated no matter where you are and what you are doing!
Jax Coco Keeping Me Hydrated At South Beach, Miami
For me, replacing lost fluid and electrolytes due to my sun worshipping ways was crucial for me to enjoy being out in the blazing sun and heat without feeling run down and dehydrated afterwards. This stuff works! The taste of coconut water isn't for everyone - my partner hates the stuff, especially the non-flavoured versions like these but I love the natural taste of coconut water. Maybe it's an acquired taste but I insist you try Jax Coco for the amazingly crisp and fresh taste of pure and natural hydration.  Drinking it now reminds me of being on SoBe... if I close my eyes i'm half way there! ;)

You can buy from Jax Coco direct here...