I did 28 Pure Barre classes in 28 days and didn’t die

If you’ve ever taken a barre class, you’ll know it sure isn’t easy. Pure Barre is a low-impact full body workout made up of a series of small repetitive moves that cause muscles to shake (weird, but it’s what you actually want to happen). It’s a fusion of traditional ballet, Pilates and yoga that utilises 2 or 3-pound weights, a small ball, exercise bands and a mounted barre. It’s unlike any workout I’ve ever done, and the results have been immediate for me and everyone I’ve dragged to class. Because my schedule was pretty open, I decided to really get into my fitness during the month of February. I set myself the challenge of attending 28 classes in 28 days and while I had to double up a few times, I managed to achieve my goal.


Continue reading

2017 Favourites

It’s been A WHOLE YEAR since my last favourites post, partly because I was uninspired to write anything, and partly because I just didn’t have many new faves to report. That’s right folks! Gone are the days of spending all my $$ and ££ on beauty products – sort of. 2017 seemed to be a year of reigning it in and spending money on old faves and things I genuinely felt would add to my makeup collection. I did a lot of clearing out, like, A LOT, so my collection is probably the smallest it’s been in four years, but I’m really happy with everything I’ve kept (and the sooner I finish a few things, the sooner I can place an order on Glossier).


Continue reading

Returning to routine


I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions because I’m a firm believer that you can start and end anything at any time. The start of a new year is convenient for a lot of people because it follows the lackadaisical holiday break that precedes it. It’s easy to fall off the health and fitness wagon when surrounded by tamales, mince pies and one warm alcoholic drink after another, which is what makes the start of January ideal for those returning to work and school to ease back into a routine that will undo the indulgence.

Continue reading