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5 Reasons Why I'm Excited For Warmer Weather

Now wasn't this weekend glorious!  25 degrees in London for a whole 5 days.  Aside from global warming, I'm not mad at it!  Here are my top 5 reasons why I'm so excited for more weather like this.

Tanned Skin

Whether you prefer to get a real tan or fake it like me, I use the warmer weather as an excuse to bronze myself up which always puts me in a good mood because personally I think life is just better with a tan.

Lighter Hair

Something about summer always makes me want to go lighter with my locks.  I've booked in to have my hair cut and highlighted this weekend and I can't wait.


Beer Gardens

Would I really be British if I didn't mention this?  Sitting in a beer garden with a cold drink on a hot day can often be better than being on a hot beach IMHO.  The buzz and atmosphere in London pubs when the weather is nice just can't be beaten, everyone is in a good mood!

Longer Evenings

In the winter I get home and I just want to snuggle up and go to bed, which is nice for a while but I feel so much more productive when it's still light outside.  I'll go to the gym, pop to the shops, clean the house, cook and all before 9pm!

Festival Season

Festival season is getting started and it's sooooo much better when the weather is warm.  I love listening to music outside with good food and drink but it's just not as fun when the weather is cold and rainy.


What are you top reasons for liking the warmer weather?

Lauren xx

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How To Get Emily Ratajkowski's Bikini Body


There’s no denying that Emily Ratajkowski has one of the most enviable bikini bodies out there and with summer coming up we are probably wondering how we can get this body.  Now we may not be able to get her boobs but we can try and get the rest of her body with a bit of work!


Here are some of my favourite workouts and exercises to get toned and slim for summer:

  • HIIT (high intensity interval training) – this is a killer but I do a 30 minute session at the beginning of each week to motivate me and get me going for the rest of the week.  It really gets your heart going and you can definitely feel it the next day.  The class consists of different cardio and strengthening exercises which you do for 2 minutes before moving onto the next one.

  • Trampolining – I’ve only just started doing this class but it’s such a good workout for your legs and so much fun.  It’s only 45 minutes and you each have your own small trampoline rebounder.

  • Running and Cycling – whether it’s in the gym or outside these are one of the best exercise you can do for weight loss.  It’s actually also really good for toning the abs.  If you can’t afford a gym membership, this one’s for you.

  • Yoga and Hot Yoga – this is my favourite exercise at the moment and I do two classes per week.  I used to think yoga was just good for stretching but it’s good for so many things, including toning and your mental health.  Hot yoga is tougher because you’re doing it in 38-40 degree heat so better if you want more of a challenge.

  • Barre – there’s a reason ballerinas look so slim and strong.  This is another great one for the legs.

  • Step – this is a lot of fun and kind of dancey but I do find sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the movements.  Either way, you get a really good workout in whether you’re doing the correct steps or not!

  • Pilates – this class is amazing for getting those abs of steel but not as tough as yoga.  I’d recommend it to all levels.

  • Dance aerobics – this is basically like step but without the step so a bit easier.  If you love to dance you will love this class.

Will you give any of them a go?

Lauren xx

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Meghan Markle's Maternity Style

Try saying that after a few glasses of prosecco!  Anyway, seeing as everyone seems to be pregnant at the moment I thought I would spread some inspiration from our leading lady.  Say what you want about her but there's no denying her maternity style is on point.  She still seems to look chic, graceful and elegant.  Maybe Kim K should take a leaf from Meghan's book!

Neutrals

Florals

Evening glam

Colour
She just nails every look.

What do you think of Meghan's maternity style?

Lauren xx