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Longitude with SEVENTEEN

Hey dolls,

If you are a snapchat and Instagram follower you will know that last week myself and fellow blogger AJ teamed up with Seventeen makeup and headed along to longitude to kick off the festival season. I had such an amazing day ( apart for the miserable weather) It was so nice to sit back and enjoy the music.

We first headed to Dundrum to have our makeup done by the amazingly talented Sue Brody. That lady knows makeup and is so amazing at using makeup in ways you normally wouldn't. She used eyeshadow as blush, their brow kit on my eyes and so many other things in other ways. I got so many tips and tricks and found some real gems in the Seventeen line.


We defo arrived in style. Loved this 60's inspired camper van.

Here is a look at some of the gorgeous products used on the day.


I loved my makeup so much. It was fresh and summery and lasted all day long (even in the torrential rain)

How cute was my outfit?  It was so comfy and festival appropriate. It is from monsoon


Enjoying what little sun we had with AJ


It was such a fun day and a massive thanks to Seventeen for sending us along. Shop their products here

To everyone that said Hi on the day it was so lovely to meet you all.

Love Grace xox
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Finally A Loss

Hey dolls,

Quick little update and then I will fill you in a fab recipe. If you follow my snapchat you will know I had a massive gain last week and I was soooo disappointed. I gained 6lb and there is not excuse for that, I ate out and ate take away and had chocolate and rubbish food. I said to myself I was starting fresh and going to be good. I wasn't completely honest with myself and I don't really know what is going on with me.

It is not always plain sailing and some days are harder than others. Always remind yourself how far you have come and that tomorrow is a fresh start. This week I was down half a pound and I was so revealed it wasn't a gain. All I can do now is try my best and start fresh. I did just that today with an amazing pasta bake. I am going share that recipe with you all now. It is the perfect meal to make the night before when you don't have time to cook the next day.





Ingredients 

  • Chicken breast diced up
  • Lean bacon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Quark
  • Low low grated cheese
  • Salt & pepper

Chop and fry chicken and bacon in garlic.



Fry Mushrooms and onions or veg of choice.




Boil and cook pasta




Add quark to the pasta and add veg and meat




Quark is available in Dunnes & Tesco




Add it all to the dish and cover in low low cheese




Oven bake at 150 degrees until cheese melts or until cheese turns golden brown , then enjoy

I hope you girls and guys enjoy this recipe and send me snaps of you making it.

Stay happy and healthy

Love Grace xox


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Having A Bad Week

Hey Dolls,

Are you having a bad week? I know I am. I can't seem to stick to plan and I keep having slip ups and find myself snacking on cheese or chocolate (my two faves haha) I don't know what it is but the closer I seem to get to target the harder it becomes to stay on plan. One thing I constantly tell myself is I have come along way and I'll never go back to the way I was.

Each day is a new beginning and a fresh start. Never be too hard on yourself, feel guilt or judge yourself. You are only human at the end of the day and we can only learn from our mistakes. I decided to write this post as I sat down and started picking at my second packet of buttons this week. I don't know why I am picking at junk food again and I thought writing it all down and addressing it might help.

Some of you may benefit from this post and realise you are doing the same. I always say that treats are fine in small doses and not to often. I think because I am so close to the finish line I feel it is ok to allow myself junk food. In reality these little snacks are holding me back from my goal. This is a lifestyle now and something I am going to do for the rest of my life.

It is apparent from when I have weekends of eating crap that my body doesn't appreciate it. I gain weight almost instantly and it is also so much harder to shift. What I am trying to say is, if you are nearing your target or even if you are at the start if your journey be aware of what you are doing and try to stick to plan as much as possible.

We all struggle and we can all pick ourselves up and start again. That one pizza isn't going to make you fat just like that one salad isn't going to make you slim. Don't be hard on yourself. This is probably one of the hardest journeys you will take in your life but one of the most rewarding.




I hope this helped at least one of you.

stay happy and healthy

Love

Grace xox
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