Outfit Inspiration Feat. Boohoo & New Look

Hi guys,

I love browsing through various online stores and adding items to my wishlist. I’m always coming up with outfit ideas and looking through magazines for inspiration. Boohoo and New Look are my two favorite online shops at the moment.

So for this look below, I found all items on Boohoo. This site is very inexpensive and I love the quality and range of items.

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All items available at http://www.boohoo.com

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ALPHA-H Liquid Gold

I recently ordered The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons (see post here: https://irishallure.com/2015/09/01/the-cult-beauty-box-by-caroline-hirons/) and while I was on the Cult Beauty website I picked up ALPHA-H Liquid Gold.

I have heard so many good things about this product and I have been dying to try it out myself.

This product is an award-winning treatment that targets wrinkles, sun damage and pigmentation by using low pH delivery system. Basically, it works overnight to “brighten and revitalise” both tired and ageing skin and improves your complexion.

The key ingredients include glycolic acid, licorice extract and silk proteins and it is recommended for mature skin.

It is advised that you cleanse your skin as normal and apply the Liquid Gold to your face, neck and décolletage using a cotton pad every second night. Once dry, apply your usual moisturiser or serum as normal. If you would rather an intense treatment then do not follow with anything after the Liquid Gold.
I got my bottle at http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk for £33.50

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The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons

Hi guys,

So, I was lucky enough to get my hands on The Cult Beauty Box by Caroline Hirons. First of all, if you don’t know about the Cult Beauty website you can find it here – http://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/ . They have a range of products from make up to skincare. It’s a great site for finding some of the world’s best beauty products that you might not easily find elsewhere.

Secondly, if you don’t know who Caroline Hirons is… then where have you been?? You can find her blog here http://www.carolinehirons.com/ and her youtube channel here https://www.youtube.com/user/dixierae25 . Caroline is a genius, look her up, listen to her… laugh with her. She’s just fab.

The box was £100 but was worth a total of £171.13 – full details below.

So I unboxed these goodies last night. See below for some pics and more info on the products inside ❤

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Outfit Inspiration – Day to Night Feat. Asos.com

Day to Night: Look 1

www.asos.com - details below.

http://www.asos.com – details below.

All items for this day look are available at http://www.asos.com at the prices below:

ASOS Woven Cami Top With Double Straps – €16.59

ASOS PETITE Ridley Skinny Jeans in Darlia Dark Blue Wash – €41.48

New Look Pointed Flat Slipper Shoe – €17.96

Oasis Waterfall Cardigan with Chiffon Detail – €41.48

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FIGHTERFOOD – Day 1 & 2

Hi guys,

So I have complete two days on my Fighterfood meal plan. I wanted to update you all on how it is going so far. I started it on  Sunday so I could have a day to adjust to it while I was at home and prepare myself then for the long week ahead. For breakfast I had two chicken, spinach and roasted pepper frittatas with a side salad. These were lovely but I didn’t quite finish all of my side salad. I had this at about 10am and it kept me going until lunch. Lunch I had a little later at 2pm and this was a chicken and French bean salad. This was my favourite. I heated it up in the microwave for about 3 or 4 minutes until piping hot and had it with a large glass of water and a warm cup of green tea afterwards. I must say, I stayed really full until dinner came around. I had salmon, which I never have had before. This was a really nice surprise. It was all seasoned so well and it came with sweet potatoes…. Hello!

Ok, day 2….Mondays, gotta love ’em. So my work day starts 8am but I have to get my tired butt out of bed at 6am. By the time I get to work, set up for the day and handle any calls from the previous day, I don’t get my breakfast until 10am. I don’t mind this, I have my routine and I’m used to it now. So this morning I had raisin and cinnamon granola. I really enjoyed this even though it was not as sugary as my usual cereals. It kept me really full until lunch time at 1pm. For lunch I had chicken with Asian rice and vegetables. Again, yummy and filled me right up. I had my dinner at 7pm… long wait I know, but I keep drinking water and I have a really busy work schedule in the afternoon and evening. For dinner I had cajun chicken with rice. It was just enough. I realised that my usual portions are huge. I didn’t need a big portion to feel satisfied. The sauce was just enough too, usually I pour this on. So far, I’m learning to adjust and eat smaller but still feel satisfied and full.

I took these pictures of each of my meals and the nutritional values in each:

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Breakfast Day 1:

Chicken, Spinach, Red Pepper frittata – 198 cals, 4% carbs, 34% protein and 62% fat

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Lunch Day 1:

Chicken and French Bean Salad – 267 cals, 8% carbs, 73% protein and 20% fat.

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Dinner Day 1:

Tandoori grilled salmon with sweet potatoes and vegetables – 377 cals, 34% carbs, 29% protein and 37% fat.

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Breakfast Day 2:

Raisin and cinnamon granola – 241 cals, 45% carbs, 9% protein and 46% fat.

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Lunch Day 2:

Chicken with Asian rice/vegetables – 273 cals, 35% carbs, 43% protein and 22% fat.

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Dinner Day 2:

Cajun style chicken – 360 cals, 41% carbs, 46% protein and 13% fat.

I’ll come back and assess again after the third and fourth day and then again after the final two days. Hope the meals provide some inspiration and you can always create your own or modify the ideas above to suit yourself.

Over the first two days I have lost 3 pounds but I also just feel energized and less bloated. My hunger levels are good and I don’t feel the need to dig into the chocolate press yet!

My challenge over day 3 & 4 – DRINK MORE WATER!!!!

You can check out FIGHTERFOOD here at www.fighterfood.ie

Slimming Courgette Soup

Hi guys,

I’ve recently tried a new soup recipe which is quick, easy and tastes so so good! I got the recipe from Slimming World so you know it’s a good addition to your healthy lifestyle. As alternative to courgettes, substitute in broccoli or any veg of your choice.

Ingredients:

Three Courgettes

1 stock cube of choice

4 laughing cow cheese triangles (low-fat for a slimming recipe)

Boiling water

Method:

Chop up the courgettes and put them in a saucepan with the stock cube.

Add enough boiling water to cover the courgettes and simmer until they are soft (15-20 minutes).

To blend, I split up into 4 parts and added a laughing cow cheese to each quarter.

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Let me know if you’ve tried it