Sunday, 31 May 2015

May favourites.

I can't believe it's the end of May already. Where did the time go?
May has been...busy busy busy!!!!

It has been non-stop, but I have also done some memorable things too and have come out of my comfort zone (slightly). 
You can see the nerves in my face.
Picture taken by Jay McLaughlin

Who would've thought I would get shy having my picture taken!!!!! Yes, it does need that many exclamation marks. Topshop and Olympus teamed up this month to create an amazing project for people such as myself to come down to Topshop and enjoy. They carried out a variety of workshops where you could learn how to use this amazing camera (which I wrote a piece about a few posts back) and also had a booth where you could have your make up done and top photographer Jay McLaughlin would take your photo. I also got the chance to chat to the blogger of one of my favourite blog, Lydia Elise Millen, who was down. We spoke handbags (Balenciaga) and Birmingham (which she was going down to for the Body Power Expo).

Having your picture taken by someone like him is everyone's dream and I had been planning to do it for a while, but when I finally go to the front of the camera.....I got really nervous. Now I recently put up a post about my insecurities, so you can get a slight image of how I was feeling. But I knew I had to do it. I came all this way (time to break from your comfort Crissy!). So I did it. I was nervous and you can see it in my face, but for my first try, I was ok with it. I just need to practice if I want to include this on my blog. It did make me want to buy the Olympus Camera even more, so stay tuned as it may feature soon. 

May has also been a month where I have spent a little money. I bought myself a new hat,as you do. I also went back onto my favourite BooTea. I love that tea, and love going back to it when I feel that I need it. 













 










I also went and bought foundation for the first time in about 10 years. I normally try not to put too much on my face, but after watching a youtube link of blogger Tanya Burr, I thought I would give it a try. She was trying out some Revlon Foundation for different skin types. I loved it!!! It really has surprised me, as it is not heavy at all. I will write a post about this soon. 

Last but no means least, I finally bought my 'blogger' desk. I have been designing my room, for the last year and so am putting the final pieces. It has taken my forever to find the perfect desk that would fit where I want it to go, but good ol' Ikea always saves me. Having a major addiction to Pinterest I have spent hours (literally) already designing my new work space. No picture just yet as I have to build it. HA, wish me luck!!!

As always, let me know what you think. 

Lots of love
xxx






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Saturday, 30 May 2015

Goodbye Troy!!!!

So as you all know, I've been working with Troy for the last 5 months and I cannot tell you, how much he has helped me. As I've mentioned before, I was a little skeptical of working with a trainer just because of how I thought they would be (yes, I judged). I was scared of someone yelling at me or just pushing me way too hard. I still see it at my gym. Working on my own, I wasn't seeing the results I wanted and I just didn't know what I was doing. It was becoming boring. 


There are no words to describe my relationship with Troy. I just clicked with him right away and really enjoyed our sessions. We just got on. Have you ever just met someone who you just get along with? This is rare for me. Something I thought would never happen. He would push me and make me work hard but he would also make me laugh....a lot and that's what I liked. He was patient but also didn't let me give up. He helped build my confidence and my posture. 

Sadly I had my last session with him this week and I can truly say that I am gutted. I really wish him all the best in the future (and secretly hope he changes his mind and comes back, ha). 

I wrote a post recently about my insecurities so I guess this one has come as an example. As mentioned I find it very difficult meeting new people, and it takes me a while to let them in. That's why when you find people like Troy who you just gel with, you have to value it. 

I have a session with my new trainer next week so I shall keep you posted with that, but I thought I would share this post and just say thanks Troy. 

Los of love 
xx

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Fighting your insecurities and demons.

Have you ever said 'Excuse the spot on my chin' or 'bad hair day today' just so that people wouldn't judge you or mention it behind your back to others. You lay all your insecurities about something so that they are out there and people will not be able to judge you as much now because they know. 

My name is Crissy, and I do this a lot!!!!

I never thought I would share this post, and it has taken me a few weeks to write but it was something I realised when I hit the gym recently that I struggled with; confidence and body insecurities. Having read so many other bloggers insecurities, I thought it was only fair that I share mine too.
As lame as this sounds, I would rather take a selfie then have my
picture taken because that way I am in control.
Don't get me wrong, I don't enjoy taking
selfies (on my own), but its a way of me managing things.
 

One of the first things they mention to you when you go for a job interview is how you sell yourself; body language make sure you smile, use eye contact, you get my drift. It is fair to say that I have always struggled with this. This is a reason why I often look down when I walk. 

Recently during a PT session, I couldn't do a simple weight pick up, because my body was so tight and hunched over. My trainer was always telling me to look up as I often looked down when working out. I didn't realise that it would effect my posture. It was only when I told him about my confidence issues, we worked on some simple back workouts and on my posture; I noticed a difference. I still have a lot of work to do, but it's a start and I thank Troy for listening and helping me in that. 

My body insecurities have always been an issue. I wouldn't say I am not happy with my body, but there are things I would change. I'm Spanish and have dark hair...you can guess. Having hair in places that you wish you didn't. This will always be my demon. I was teased at in school for having hair on my arms, it was horrible and I remember crying when people would say something about it. I was close to waxing it all off once, but the pain of having to re-wax would drive me insane. Besides, it wasn't just my arms where it was visible. I know everybody has it, but it is a bummer when yours is dark and everybody else's around you is fair. 

A few years ago, I went to Harley Street and had laser hair removal on my bikini line. One of the best things I have ever done. The results have been amazing. That really helped build on my confidence and I would love to do more, but it will take time and saving to do this as it doesn't come cheap and its not pain free.

Meeting new people is still a struggle and I have been told by many people including good friends that I struggle with eye contact; something that I already knew but never mentioned. I have a thing about people looking at me; what are they thinking, have I got a spot, is there something in my teeth? Aaaarrrgghhh!!!

Confidence will always be an issue because of my insecurities. It will always be there, but what I am trying to say is; it's the way you handle them. Please do not let your insecurities define who you are. Work with them, that is what I am trying to do and I am getting there slowly. This is a reason why I started blogging; to be out of my comfort zone. People are always telling me, you won't know unless you try. Do I always listen...of course not but it's always there just in case. 

So here we go. I hope it wasn't too depressing. The next one will be bubbly. 

Lots of love
xxx



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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Met Ball 2015; who wore what!

So this years Met Ball consisted of lace, skin and sequins. These were the worthy winners of the red carpet this year followed by bright colours. What did surprise me however, were the outfits from Topshop and H&M who were also present. Well done guys!!! 

I really can't decide who wore the best this year, but here are a few of them. So...which outfit was your favourite from this years Met Ball?? 


Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior Couture. 

Jay-Z and Beyoncé, wore Givenchy Haute Couture
 by Riccardo Tisci.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore Atelier Versace.

Alexa Chung wore Erdem. 

Kendall Jenner wore Calvin Klein Collection.


Kim Kardashian wore Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas.

Sienna Miller wore a trouser suit by Thakoon.

Carey Mulligan wore Balenciaga.


Dakota Johnson wore Chanel Couture.

Gigi Hadid wore Diane von Furstenberg.

Jaime King wore BOSS.

Hailee Steinfeld wore Michael Kors.

Jessica Alba wore Kenzo.

Kate Hudson wore  Michael Kors.

Dianna Agron wore Tory Burch .

Kate Beckinsale wore Diane von Furstenberg. 

Ellie Goulding wore Marchesa.

Lily Donaldson wore Topshop.


Lots of Love
xxx

(pictures from vogue.co.uk)

















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Monday, 4 May 2015

April Favourites...

I know that we are already in May, but I wanted to share with you my April favourites.
April is a big month for me as it is birthday month, and turning older can always go one of two ways. Although this year, I was a little skeptical about turning 27 (yep) as I still hadn't reached all my goals that I wanted at 26, I have come to realisation that some goals should not always have a due date, and that they will happen, when they happen.


To be honest, I have not bought much this month (I know!!!), but I have received some lovely gifts. 

So here are my April favourites. What are your favourites?




black dress from Zara, boots from Zara (old pair), lipstick from Mac, books were presents for my birthday. 

Lots of love
xxx


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