Fitness and Weightloss Journey Update

Hey all!

I know it has been a while since I have done one of these, so I thought I would post for you how my weightloss and fitness journey had been going and I have to say that recently it’s been more downs than ups!

So since we last updated on this I have been on holiday, got ill and had quite a long to drink! However, surprisingly my weight and inches have stayed pretty much the same although I definitely feel like I have lost a little bit of muscle definition and am feeling flabbier than normal.

I’m still not feeling quite right because I had a horrible cold which I havent been able to shift so I havent been back to the gym yet, plus after attempting a 10 mile run at the weekend I injured my ankle pretty badly meaning I am now out of action for a minimum of 6 weeks thanks to a nasty sprain 😦 I have some clear goals in my head now though as to what I would like to achieve and some body images in my mind I’d like to attain (think Khloe Kardashian or Kylie Jenner!)

Anyway, things are going pretty well in most cases, my eating is definitely better on a whole from before (although it has definitely been pretty bad recently due to laziness) so there isnt too much further to go! So keep your fingers crossed for me and stay posted for my further updates! I’ll post some food diaries and workout plans soon πŸ™‚

Oh and here is what I am looking like at the moment just in case you were wondering…

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Lots of love, Leanne xx

Cosmopolitan #FashFest

What a week!

This week I was lucky enough to get to attend Cosmopolitan’s #FashFest event at Battersea Evolution which celebrated the best of the high street, showcased some fab clothes coming soon and kicked off London Fashion Week all at the same time. It was by far the best evening of my life so far, with so much to take in and to do and I honestly still can’t quite believe that I was there networking with people that I never thought I would get to meet, it really made me feel like I was starting to make it in the world of beauty, fashion and blogging!

With massive brands showing their clothes such as Next, Boohoo, Ted Baker and many many more, the catwalk was bursting with clothes I want and I am sure I will do an updated seasonal lookbook/wishlist for you all soon, taking inspiration from what I have seen this week.

In this post I thought I would share with you some of the pictures and also let you know that thanks to the fantastic goody bag which we received, I’ll have plenty more to write about for you soon and I want to share with you my tutorial on how to achieve the look I went with for the event so stay tuned for lots of exciting posts coming very soon!

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I hope you enjoyed this short but sweet update and all the pictures πŸ™‚ If so, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to get many more updates like this on a daily basis!

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Luxemme Review (and exclusive discount code!)

Hey everyone, I’m back! Sorry for the intermittent/lack of posting recently, I have been so busy with work, weekends away, holidays and being ill but I am really glad to be back in front of my screen and typing away again!

I’m very excited for this post as it is the first collaboration I have worked on since I started my blog, and hope it is the start of many good things to come! Recently an email dropped in at Lifestyle for Less HQ (which lets be honest is wherever my laptop is!) from a brand called Luxemme. Now I like to think that I’m pretty hot on brands, especially online and high street retailers who offer quality products at affordable prices, but Luxemme were not a company I had ever heard of before. I’m so happy that they reached out to me though so that I now have one more amazing place to shop in the future πŸ™‚

When I looked at their website I was hooked! Although they didn’t have an abundance of different products, all of the products that they did have are ones I would definitely purchase. And actually for me, the fact that there weren’t pages and pages of different products was perfect. Some of my favourite online retailers such as Boohoo and Missguided have so many different products that I never have the time or patience to scroll through them all so I settle on the same old styles and often end up returning items because the quality or fit isn’t quite right, but this is where Luxemme are different!

Their carefully selected stock means you can rest assured that the products they have are quality! For example, the outfit I ordered is the Olivie Lace Trim Two Piece, which is definitely not something I would normally think to order. I tend to avoid white because it can often be see through and also avoid co-ords because my top and bottom sizes are different and I am self conscious about my midsection, however this outfit looked like it would not be a problem in those areas and I was so right!

I guess before I even start talking about the product I should talk about the service up until that point! First off, the email service is perfect! You get an email to confirm your order has been placed and dispatched and you can track your order on your account with them as well which is perfect if you are as impatient as me!

Even better, when the product arrives it is all personalised, which just adds a really nice touch. You are excited about receiving your outfit anyway, but when it comes completely personalised it is even more exciting!

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Anyway, now on to the outfit itself! It is made of a gorgeous material with two linings, the overskirt and the underskirt which contains the lace trim, which combined make the product completely not see through!

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Despite the dual layers, the product wasn’t too heavy either which was perfect as I took mine to wear on the final night out of my holiday, so too heavy would have been uncomfortable in the high temperatures and humidity. Also considering it was a two piece which I ordered in a size 10, it fit surprisingly well. I think given the option I probably would have been better having a size 12 top and a 10 bottom (for comparison all the bikinis I bought for my holiday were size 8 bottoms and size 16 tops!) as the top was just a tiny bit tight, but not uncomfortably so! Both pieces with the lace trim were a really nice length as well, covering up just enough whilst still being sexy and when I showed my family the completed look I was greeted with a chorus of β€œoohs and aahs” which is definitely the sign of a beautiful outfit and made me feel really good! I love the lace detail and also the zip detailing on the back, which made what could have been an otherwise plain outfit into a complete showstopper! Teamed with a pair of block heeled sandals and a colourful kimono, I finished the outfit off and it truly was a head turner. I already cannot wait to wear it again and think it could be dressed down with white flats and a sleeveless jacket for a lower key trip out with friends, as well as teaming the separates with other items in my wardrobe to really keep it fresh and exciting πŸ™‚

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But how much is it I hear you all asking? Well in true Lifestyle for Less fashion the complete outfit was only Β£35 and it was probably one of the best outfits I have worn in a long time – so I think it is safe to say that is a complete bargain and would definitely recommend Luxemme to my friends and family (oh wait I already have!) and would urge you to all have a look too!

And hopefully something that will encourage you to take a look right now is this exclusive discount code! To make their products even more affordable, Luxemme have kindly given me a 10% discount code just for you πŸ™‚ Just head here and use code LIFESTYLE4L to get 10% off (and even better if you head over now you are just in time for their new stock!)

So I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it and modelling all the pictures! As always if you did don’t forget to let me know what you thought in the comments below, and of course like, share and follow me both here and on Twitter and Instagram πŸ™‚

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Break time!

Hey everyone I probably should have said before I left that I am on holiday at the moment in Malta, which is why I haven’t posted recently, but I have so much exciting stuff planned for you when I’m back in the UK, including my very first brand collaboration which I want to share with you all (which includes a sweet discount code for you all too!)

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Hope you’re all doing well and are as excited about reading my very first my brand collaboration post as I am about writing it!

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Ps I bought my laptop with me to post whilst I am away but the internet here is terrible (I’m writing this on my roaming mobile data on my phone) which I didn’t account for 😦