If you follow my blog and read it regularly you would have seen me post a couple of times about Femmeluxe. They are an online clothing store with a great range of dresses, jumpers, loungewear etc at such a great price.

I ordered all of the items in a small/medium which is a UK 8-10 or a size 10 if there was no S/M option and I find this is the best size option for me and they fit really well.

Red slinky ruched split leg maxi dress – Mariah

Size 10

£30.99

This dress fitted really well, I love how bright it is too! The straps are adjustable like bra straps are so you can adjust to suit. It is a good length and the material is very soft and stretchy.  I love the split down the leg.

Red slinky square neck ruched bodycon dress – Cristbal

Size 10

£25.99

I love the wide square neck. It would look great if you had a necklace you wanted to show off! The colour is a beautiful bright red and again it is very soft and stretchy. The length is good and it is very comfortable. I really want to get this in black too if they do it.

I was unsure how it would look once on and I worried my underwear would show but I just put on plain knickers and a strapless bra and you couldn’t even see underwear lines or anything through the dress, really impressed!

Grey crop jumper loungewear set – Deanna

S/M (8/10)

£29.99

All of their longuewear sets are super comfy. The material is quite thick for a longewear set and I love anything in a light grey colour. The trousers fit perfectly and I love having a cropped top to go with it. Ideal for wearing around the house or to wear when working out.

I think to get two items of clothing for this price is so good. You can either wear them together or wear them with anything else really. The trousers would look good with any hoodie/jumper or top really, they don’t necessarily have to be worn as the set. The set is ideal if you want to wear sportswear but look a bit nicer if you know what I mean.

Mustard extreme polo neck oversized jumper – Amber

S/M (8/10)

£22.99

You can’t go wrong with a jumper, especially from this website. All of their jumpers are well made and are comfortable and this one fits really well and I like the style of the neck. It is good quality and perfect for this time of year as it is quite thick but not too thick that you would get crazy hot in it. It is ideal for this time of year when you want to be warm but don’t want too many layers on as you get too hot when the heating kicks in! It would look great with jeans or leggings.

As I previously mentioned, the prices are so reasonable too and considering how cheap they are, they are really great quality. They really do have choices suited for everyone.

The delivery was super quick too which is great, as I hate having to wait ages for online orders to turn up!

Have you tried anything from Femme Luxe?

Sarah x

I have recently been trying more natural skincare products and things that are kinder to your skin. I never realised until I looked into it properly how bad some deodorants can be for you.

incognito natural crystal deodorant is infused with essential oils and is moisturising whilst being free from chemicals. It is also vegan and cruelty free. The company also donate 10% of their profits to various charities.

It is non sticky with a citrus fragrance and naturally repels insects and mosquitoes so is ideal to wear on holiday as well.

It is easy to apply and dries quickly. I always end up with deodorant marks on clothing but with this I didn’t seem to get any. It is best to apply it straight after the bath or shower to damp skin.

I was impressed with this and it kept me feeling dry the whole day and night.

incognito deodorant retails at £4.49 and is available from Holland & Barrett, Ocado, Harrods, Duchy of Cornwall Nurseries, independent health stores and www.lessmosquito.com

What deodorant do you use?

Sarah x

You don’t get fitter in the gym, but outside of it you do. That’s not a statement design to confuse you, it’s scientific fact. During our workouts what is happening is the breaking down or cells. Our muscles are suffering tiny little tears, which is what we need in order to shock our bodies into becoming stronger. When the body senses this, it begins to make repairs and make our bodies stronger in the process. This happen outside the gym, while we rest and or sleep. What we eat is just as important as our workouts. The workout itself is purely to hurt our body so it can get shocked and start a process of making sure that next time something similar happens again, it will be ready. So you don’t get fitter while you workout, but outside and away from your workouts you do. What could aid you in this?

Get to bed!

You only truly begin to heal when you’re sleeping. The body can begin to replenish damaged muscle tissue with nutrients and protein but the real healing process begins when you’re in REM sleep. REM sleep is when the brain will activate chemicals that send signals to the body to begin releasing different cells to go to the places in your body that are damaged. An increase supply of white blood cells will also be launched and they will travel to wherever they can find damage. The only way you can get the most benefits from your workouts is to get to bed on time. You really do need 8 hours of sleep every single night. Not 5, 6 or 7 but 8!

Scraping away the old

When your workout, little tiny microscopic tears are formed. This means that little but little, an area will have old and dead cells clustering around a tear which will eventually heal. If this is allowed to happen, scar tissue can form which is a very hard wall that stops proper blood flow and also slows down repair. If you take a sports massage course such as Dave Taylor Training you’ll get the inside knowledge of this profession and since it is sports deep tissue massage it can be called a hidden artform. The techniques you’ll learn will allow you to scrape away the old cells from an area and allow fresh new blood cells to come in and rejuvenate your body. Professional athletes will pay huge sums of money to such professionals that can aid their body in faster and more efficient recovery so take this knowledge seriously. 

Eat healthy

It’s sound like a completely obvious thing, but eating healthy is far tougher than you might think. It’s one thing to workout but to make sure that for 3 or 4 meals throughout the day you are make sure to limit carbs and increase fruit and vegetable intake takes a lot of willpower

Get the sleep you need to recover properly, and this means getting into a REM sleep phase. Learn about how you can utilize deep tissue massage for yourself and how it might be able to wash away the old unhealthy cells to flush in the new blood. 

Sarah x

I am always looking for healthy snacks to try. Whilst I do not eat a vegan diet 100% of the time anymore, I still try to eat healthy and eat better. Plantain chips are a healthier and tastier option to crisps.

I have been trying three different flavours from Purely: naturally salted, nice & spicy and wild garlic.

I have never been a massive crisp fan but when I do eat crisps I like to go for simple flavours so these three were ideal to try. Their chips are gluten free and vegan so great if you have intolerance’s or are vegan. You would be surprised how many crisps have dairy in!

I find plantain to be quite thick and crispy, I really like the texture of it. I think my favourite had to be the nice & spicy ones. The bag was quite big, you get a lot more in a bag than a normal pack of crisps. I really liked the spicy flavour. The other two tasted great as well but this one stuck out.

Have you ever tried plantain?

Sarah x

I have been trying two different flatbreads from Thomas Fudge’s: Cheddar & shallot and Chickpea and sesame.

I wanted to find some snacks that would be great with hummus or avocado, something that was easy to grab. They would also be great with soup or broken up in a salad.

I really like the chickpea ones, they are handy to keep in my desk drawer at work! Whilst I no longer stick to a vegan diet due to health complications, I am still trying to eat well and these are great healthy snack instead of crisps or chocolate. I love anything with chickpea in!

The cheddar ones are really tasty too and these would be great with some cream cheese spread on top! You can buy them in most supermarkets for £1.89 a box.

Have you ever tried these?

Sarah x