Jul 28, 2010

Say Cheese

 Was trying do a Kim Kardashian Inspired Makeup.....I Failed

I cannot take a good pictures of myself & Hello! Spot on my forehead, Please kindly leave!!!


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Jul 26, 2010

Bloggers and Body Image No.3

Photo Courtesy of the Lovely Boo Jenkinson

Name: Annabella
Age: 19
Location: Cheshire
Height: 5"6..and a half :) In my mind she's 6"2
Dress Size: 6/8

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
If i'm going to work then only about half an hour, if i'm going out on my day off more like an hour, but sometimes a very lazy hour and half due to being easily distracted!

Describe your personal style in four words? 
Classic, Chic, Trendy & (usually) Comfortable!

Who are your style/fashion Eye-Cons?
Nicole Richie is a massive inspiration for me! But, saying that, I'm much more inspired by "real" people - just people who I see looking amazing when i'm out or sometimes on other fashion/style blogs and in magazines.

What is your diet and fitness routine like? *Jealous of her Size 6/8*
Awful, I'm not going to lie! I eat lots and do absolutely no exercise, since I got my car I even drive to the shop (a 5 minute walk) to buy a bar of chocolate! It's dreadful! I'm just extremely lucky to have a ridiculously fast metabolism and good genes from my Mum who was a skinny minnie until I came along in the form of a baby bump!

What do you like best about your appearance? 
I like that I seem to be able to make myself look completely different with different hair/make up. My face seems to blend and mould into different looks, which is good when you get bored of your style/have an identity crisis!

If you could change anything about the way you look what would it be?
I'd actually really like to put some weight on, I've tried so hard for ages and even went to the doctor to ask what I can do to healthily put on some weight - so far it's not been very successful!

How much does the way you look affect how you feel? 
It's quite superficial and maybe sounds a little pretentious, but if I go out feeling bad about the way that I look I am more often than not in a FOUL mood. So I suppose it does affect me quite a lot.

Left: Boo Right: Annabella

Three Most beautiful female celebrities? 
Nicole Richie, Elle Mcpherson & Jameela Jamil (these aren't set in stone though, I change my mind all the time!)

Which celebrities make the worst role models?
Katie Price, ugh. She will literally do anything for money and seems to have no shame and no dignity left. I used to really like her, but this year that has totally changed.

How do you feel about plastic surgery? 
I think that it is 100% personal choice and situational due to each person's experiences/feelings. However, I do think that there is a limit to how much plastic surgery you can have before you totally ruin yourself..Heidi Montag?! I think it's so sad, I really think she was beautiful in the first season of The Hills, and not just compared to how she looks now.

This is AnnaBella most definitely not airbrushed <3

You opinions on airbrushing and 'perfection' in the media? 
I think it's awful. It makes us envy an 'idealistic' image that doesn't even exist and gives girls unrealistic goals and perceptions of how they "should" look. What are we trying to hide, wouldn't most girls appreciate the real thing more than a picture that makes us feel bad about ourselves and makes 'perfect' unachievable? I also think that it's pretty demeaning to the girl who has been airbrushed, that can't make you feel good about yourself.  

Would you rather be too thin or too fat? 
Obviously a happy medium, but out of the two, too thin I think.

Any words of wisdom for women lacking in confidence? 
As long as you feel good about the way that you look/what you are wearing, try not to care what other people think or let jealous girls bring you down. Too many problems come from jealousy.

Final Questions, I have to ask...how long did it take you to grow that glorious hair? 
Not all of it is my real hair, I like to make it more "voluptuous"...Shock horror ;)

Thanks Annabella for taking the time to do this interview. If your not already following her, you should be! She's gorgeous and a bit of a legend! :)

Hope you enjoyed!


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Weigh In: Week 3

Sorry this post is late, and a little pointless. So this week I didn't loose any weight which is very annoying. I had a big night out with lots of booze and wotsits! And the next day I craved chocolate and fatty food because I was hungover. The rest of the week I was good but obviously it didn't make up for my naughty weekend!! I'm also only exercising about 3 times a week, I need to step it up!! :) 

I was very upset and frustrated but now I know NOT to drink while dieting and at least I know where I went wrong so I can turn things around this week. And At Least I didn't gain anything, I swear if I did I would have burst into tears :S

This Weeks Loss: 0lbs

Weight still to lose: 1st 8lbs

Wish Me Luck!!! 

Image from weheartit


Jul 17, 2010

Weigh In: Week 2

So this week have been a bit weird. I stuck to my diet word for word for the first 3 days then stupidly weighed myself and had lost nothing!! 0lbs!! After that things went down hill a little. I definitely cheated last night, I eat two slices of toast and a chocolate brownie. EEEKK! So Surprise surprise my weight loss this week wasn't quite what I had hoped. 

Overall Goal: 2st 2lbs (30lbs)

This Week's Loss: 2lbs 

Total Weight Loss: 8lbs

Weight Loss till Goal: 1st 8lbs (22lbs)

Only a stone and a half to go :) Good Luck with your diets ladies!!!

Image from weheartit


Jul 13, 2010

What's a Girl to Do?

OK OK I know... I always go on about my Birthday but its more nerves than anything. Ladies I need your help! What do I wear? Dress? Skirt? Shorts? Leggings? Flats? Heels?

People are coming that I haven't seen in ages; I want to look nice but not OOTT, Be comfortable but still feel special. 

Ideas are welcome :) 

I also thought it might be a fun idea so make a few tutorials of evening makeup... after you can all let me know which one you think I should wear :)


All images are from We Heart It

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Jul 12, 2010

Summer Trends: Nudes

Pictures taken from Google WeHeartIt and Asos


Jul 10, 2010

Its Weigh In Day!! No.1

So its Saturday morning, weigh in time! Just so you all know, I weigh myself the same day, same time, same place every week so that the results are as accurate as possible. I also try to avoid sneaky peaks during the week :) 

This week I lost....


Thats crazy! I'm so happy, but some of that was losing that 'post-holiday bloating' Overall a great loss! Next week I really would love to lose 3lbs. 

Here are the details of my Diet and Workout Routine if you interested in seeing how I did it. 

Good Luck to all you ladies trying to diet. I know my hardest battle is getting past the first week and carrying on!



Jul 9, 2010

Bloggers and Their Body Image No.2

Name:  Holly
Age: 19
Location: Australia
Height: 161 cm
Dress Size: australian 6/8
Blog: hollygolightlyxox 

Youtube: hollygolightlyxox

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
It ranges from 5-20 minutes depending on where i am going & if i am stressed with uni work :p (when stressted 5 mintues) when trying to look presentable 20 mins :)

Describe your personal style in four words?
Vintage, Chic, Classy & Comfortable

Who are your style/fashion icons?
I adore Audrey Hepburn, jackie Kennedy, Chloe Sevigny, Zooey Deschanel, Kate moss, ashley olsen, from simplicity to grunge :)

Have you ever suffered from acne?
YES! all my life! only now has it become somewhat tamed.

If my skin is good, it puts me in a good mood. Do you ever find that?
Definitely, if i have a good skin day then the people around me notice a difference in my mood. having suffered from acne my entire life it has a strain on your self confidence, ability to make friends & can drop your mood from happy to glum in the span of a second.

What is your diet and fitness routine like?
Non existent! haha i am definitely not the person to come to for help on weight loss, diet & fitness. I love my sweets, chocolates & chips a little too much.
however the only tip I would have with fitness is to invest in a dog! my pup always manages to get me to take him to the park :)

What do you like best about your appearance?
hmm i like my eyes :)

If you could change anything about the way you look what would it be?
This will have to be my little secret :p everyone of my friends know exactly what I would want changed. I dont want to say as it will only bring attention to it  :)

How much does the way you look affect how you feel?
A LOT! I know a lot of people wont admit to this, but I believe it is human nature to care about how people perceive them & everyone tries to present themselves in a certain way.

Three Most beautiful female celebrities?
There are too many to name 3, but the most amazing woman in my opinion is Audrey Hepburn. :)
Which celebrities make the worst role models?
hmm too many to name! one in particular is Miley Cyrus. I love her music & her show, I think what she has done for children is amazing. Though now she is try to re-create herself & the fact that she appeals to such a young audience is not a good mix! I understand as she gets older she wants to create a new image, BUT if your target audience and main followers are girls of such a young age, maybe you should reconsider what you do!

How do you feel about plastic surgery?
I have no strong opinions on this, it is each individuals choice as to what they get done/want to change about themselves. Of course you can go overboard like some celebrities have done, but each to their own :)

You opinions on airbrushing and 'perfection' in the media?
Magazines do what they need to do to create sales. Though I think it is very un-fair on girls as they have a false notions on perfection. Too many girls try to be thin & superficial as this is what they have grown up with.

Would you rather be too thin or too fat?
Wow hard question! I have no idea, each have a very negative impact on the body and health!

Any words of wisdom for women lacking in confidence?
Just be yourself! I know this is easier to say than to do. But I truly believe that each person is beautiful & quirky in their own way. There is always at least one person in the world who loves you for who you are :)

How confident in your own skin?  
The truth is I am a very self conscious person & have always struggled with self esteem issues and still do. It is an obstacle in life.

Thank you to the lovely Holly for taking part in this interview. If you don't already, you should go Follow and Subscribe, she's such a lovely girl! Feel free to message me if you have a blog up and running and would like to take part. 


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Jul 8, 2010

My Current Workout Routine

So a few of you lovely ladies seemed interested in how I'm shifting the pounds, so here is a quick and simple run down of the exercises I do. 

Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays 

Morning- Davina Super Body Workout [I do the Super Fit one]

Evening- Stomach toning following Tanya's routine followed by squats and leg lifts. If I'm feeling energetic I'll do some push ups as well. 

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Morning- 30 Minutes of Cardio. [I use my exercise bike]

Evening- 10 Minute Solutions Pilates Perfect Body DVD - I mix and match two out of the five sections.

Hope some of you find this useful,


Jul 7, 2010

Diet Talk

Just a quick run down of what I eat :) I try to stick to around 1200kcals a day but I never obsess over counting. As long as I'm under 1500kcals and I'm working out, I know i'll loose weight. I feel like if you get too obsessive you loose out. 

Breakfast [Around 250kcals]
✲ 30g Branflakes with 1% milk
✲ 30g Porridge with fruit and a sprinkle of brown sugar
✲ 2 thin slices of multigrain toast with marmite
✲ 1 thin slice of multigrain toast with a large boiled egg
✲ Smoothie [1/2 Banana, 100ml OJ, Frozen Raspberries/Blueberries]

Lunch [Around 350kcals]
 ✲ Thin Sliced Multigrain Sandwiches containing:
 - Tuna, low fat mayo and sweetcorn
- Cheese & salad
- Ham, mustard and peppers
✲ Jacket Potato and Beans
✲ Brie, Apple Walnut and Carrot Salad

Afternoon Snack [Around 150kcals]

Dinner [Around 450kcals]
[Dinner varies but heres a few ideas]
Kelly's Chicken Tagine with wholemeal pitta
✲ White fish, low fat mayo dip with peas and potato wedges
✲ Healthy Pizza [Recipe Coming Soon]
✲ Crab, Lemon and Salad with homemade bread

Snacks Treats
I have a treat once a week. I have whatever I fancy as long as its not more than 400kcals. Usually its some chocolate or a pudding. I also NEVER eat after 8pm so I have time to digest my food.
 As for snacks, if I'm up early and have a long time to wait in between breakfast and lunch I'll eat either some fruit, nuts or yoghurt. I just try to keep this snack under 150kcals. 

Hope this helps some of you dieters out. 


[All Images from GreenMonsterMovement & WeHeartIt]


Aviator Obsession

I've been seeing aviators everywhere recently I absolutely love them! I cannot rest until I find myself the perfect pair! 

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Jul 5, 2010

Dieting & The Green Monster

So its my birthday on August 10th and I turn 19. I am really looking forward to it and I haven't had a big night out, where the girls get all glammed up in nearly a year! It will hopefully also be a great fresh start as I'm starting a new Journalism Course and *fingers crossed* a part-time job! 

Anyway after being on holiday for two weeks I'm back on the diet bandwagon. I have 5 weeks to get my bum in gear, literally! 

I'll be sticking to around 1200 kcals a day, working out regularly and having a 'Green monster' once a day. Although mine turned purple today because I added raspberries and blueberry :) I found this Green Monster though Gemma & Victoria, and I would definitely recommend it, it was surprisingly nice! 

The weight seems to be dropping off pretty quick please let me know if you are interesting in more detailed posts of my meals/diet plan, workout routine, weekly weight loss results etc. 


[Pictures from Google and WeheartIt which I found through Victoria]

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My Top Five Blushes

A countdown of my five favourite blushes...

In fifth place....

The Body Shop Blush Trio in Cool Dusk £12

In fourth place...

Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in Peach Melba £1.99

In Third Place...

M.A.C Hello Kitty Beauty Powder in Pretty Baby £22 [RRP - Bought on blog sale]

In Second Place...

The Body Shop Cheek Colour in 02 Raspberry Pink £8.50

And The Winner is...

Sleek Blush in 936 Pixie Pink £3.99 [RRP Bought on blog sale]


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Onna's Little Blog: July 2010

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Onna's Little Blog: July 2010

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