Sunday, 22 November 2015

Insta Life Lately #7

A quick post sharing with you all what I've been posting lately on my instagram @Nivii06

1) Action shot of my baby Yawning. I've just realised I haven't ever mentioned her name on my blog or on my social media platforms. So apologies to my cat for a very bad introduction, meet my cat, Nila! :D hopefully she doesn't hate mummy for that.
2) Cute nail polish packaging by Accessorize.
3) Cozy Sunday night for catch-ups and movies.
4) Stroll around a park covered in Autumnal leaves.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Outfit: Sequin Season

Party season is just around the corner and I cannot help but browse through all the dazzling party dresses and accessories.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Wishlist: Fifty Shades of Grey

Well, as you can tell by the title, this post is a wishlist all about greys on the Highstreet. Grey is a very popular colour to wear during Autumn and Winter so I'd thought why not create a wishlist of my favourite grey coloured fashion pieces on the highstreet. I did not include coats or Jackets in this Wishist because I completely forgot. Just kidding, it's because I recently did create to blog posts on my favourite coats & jackets on the highstreet just recently so If you are currently on the hunt for the perfect winter coat, then girl, I've got it all sorted out for you with a little help which you can check out by clicking the links below.

6) ribbed high neck cap sleeve crop top and skirt

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Look Fantastic November Beauty Box

I always get excited to receive a Beauty Box at the beginning of every month. The products that you receive within these boxes are worth over £50.00. But you can get these Limited Edition boxes for only £15! Wow that is a bargain I'm telling ya'. And it's great how you can try out a sample sized version of the product without having to burn a whole in your wallet. So here are the products that I recieved in this months Beauty Box.

Friday, 13 November 2015

What I eat Before and After a Workout

When changing to a healthy lifestyle I realised that eating healthy is more important than exercise. No matter how hard you work out, a workout is a waste of a workout if you are not eating good nutritious food. And one of the many things you need to take into consideration when working out to transform your body, you need to be eating the right food before and after you work out. So I'd thought I'd share with you all the snacks/meals I usually go for before and after a workout. I usually workout out in the morning so most of the meals I eat before a workout is a breakfast meal.

The meal also depends on your goal and the type of workout. So for me, my goal is to gain weight a healthy way, get toned and the workout is Strength training so I will need a lot of carbs before a workout for energy and also protein for muscle growth. So if you are on this page to find out meals for weight loss, it will be similar but with smaller portions of carbs.

Pre Workout Snacks/Meals

2 Slices of wholemeal toast with avocado and 2 poached eggs
This one is the most time consuming to make. I would usually make this one on the days where I have very little plans and it's also very tasty.

1 cup Oatmeal + 3tbsp egg whites + 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
I purchase the powder egg whites which you can get at health food stores or any fitness stores that sell protein shakes and all. It is tasteless so it doesn't have much effect on the taste of the breakfast. If you are trying to Shred some weight, then I recommend just half a cup of oatmeal.

Fruit Smoothie: 1 cup berries + 1 cup Almond milk + 1/4 cup Greek Yoghurt 
This can be consumed on the go so it's great if you have little time on your hands.

1 banana + 1/3 Cup Greek yoghurt + 15-20 nuts
Very simple and delicious. You can mix it around with different nuts and can also throw in a couple dried fruit for a more chewy breakfast.

Coconut pancake + 1 banana
This again is something I would usually make on the days where I have little plans. This one is great for pancake lovers. It is not an ordinary pancake and I did write a recipe to this previously which you can checkout Here.

Post Workout Snacks/Meals

Protein Shake: 1 portion protein powder + almond milk/water + 1 banana
This is what I usually go for 90% of the time after a workout as it is very quick to make and consume.   

1/2 Cup Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese has a good amount of protein. You can play around with different fruits of your choice.

1 Serving of Salmon + 1 Medium sweet potato
This is great if you are a little more hungrier after a workout.

1 whole egg + 2 egg white + 1 cup of Veggies
I usually like to grill the veggies and make a little sandwich by folding the omelette over the veggies.

Chocolate Protein Pudding: 1 portion chocolate flavoured protein powder + 1/2 cup greek yoghurt + 1 mashed banana
Something a little Not-so-naughty if you're craving for sweet stuff.