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Follow Me On Instagram and Updates

Regular readers often ask me for more personal updates – and you can actually follow me on Instagram for that.  I don’t really post there news or any stock images, but rather those things that I like and enjoy. I have been always forgetting about it but now I post regularly 🙂

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I hope you are having an amazing weekend  so far! I have been on a mission “Spring Cleaning” – cleaning out everything, I have bags and bags of things that I need to give away to friends or donate. Mostly clothes but I’ve also given away some makeup and other stuff. Clean and de-cluttered living space actually makes a huge difference.

In other news, I’ve also been

Clean and Lean Diaries. Part 2: Week 1. Impressions

In my first #CleanAndLean post I’ve promised to publish the second part this weekend. But I’ve realized that it’s summer, and a lot of you want to start a new regimen as soon, as possible. So here is part two today…

I did not take photos of every single meal because: a) I don’t carry a good camera with me all the time b) sometimes I was so hungry, that taking photos was the last thing I would think of… But there are quite a few anyway. The menu is also included.

Day 1, Tuesday

I am not gonna lie, today was pretty hard. I usually eat  more for breakfast, and often have toasts, so by the lunch time I was ravenous.   This is why I did end up chewing the salad for almost as many times, as James recommends, enjoying it to the fullest.

Clean and lean Breakfast Poached Eggs with Broccoli, Rocket, Grilled Tomato and Parmesan makeup4allPoached Eggs with Broccoli, Rocket, Grilled Tomato and Parmesan

Later in the day, I had to be away from the office, so couldn’t have my  second snack (berries), so was really looking forward to them. I don’t remember when was the last time I’ve tasted such delicious berries! I never though I could be so grateful for them, ahem.

Unfortunately, dinner got delayed, and I have no idea how I’ve managed to spend 7.3 hours (had lunch at 1 and dinner at 8.30) with berries being my only food. I’ve cheated a bit and bought myself a small orange juice. Well, at least I did not go for the ice-cream that I was dying to get. As for dinner, it was the best chicken of my life. Somehow I was so full that couldn’t finish my portion.

Day 2, Wednesday

I’ve never tried rice milk before, always wanted to, but somehow never did. And, let me tell you, it’s delicious, plus all the nuts, it was good.

I wasn’t starving until lunch, woohoo, maybe this breakfast and snack were more filling, or maybe I am getting used to it? I am also excited that today I am having chicken with salsa and salad with spinach and avocado. Thank God that I love spinach, avocado, and broccoli and eat them a lot anyway, otherwise, I don’t know how I’d be able to stick to this eating plan.

Clean and lean lunch Grilled Chicken Breast with Spicy Salsa and Spinach and Avocado Salad makeup4allGrilled Chicken Breast with Spicy Salsa and Spinach and Avocado Salad

Mince Sauce for sinner was pretty awesome with beef and tonnes of veggies, from courgette and peas to aubergine and celery. Somehow, I couldn’t finish it this time, too. I think, tomorrow, I will make a smaller portion than James suggests.

So far, I’d say that I get less for breakfast and for lunch than I am used to, and more for dinner. Hmmm…

Day 3, Thursday

I woke up

Clean and Lean Diaries. Part 1: The Beginning

As promised, here is the non-beauty post for the weekend.  And it will be part one out of four of my #CleanAndLean diary!

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First things first. WHY?

  • To be honest, for me it’s not about loosing weight, God knows I’ve struggled gaining weight. Yes, that can be a problem from some people, too.  I used to be very skinny when I was younger, and nothing would change that.  Plus I was always into sports [when I was younger], and there was a time when I would train with a coach for 2-3 hours at least 3 times per week.
  • Being healthier is a great reason, but  not the main one for me. The thing is that I eat pretty healthy already. Yes, I do have a pizza or ice-cream occasionally. But I am not a die-hard doughnuts or double cheeseburgers addict.

What is it then, you may ask?

I will be honest here, I

Photos Of The Week. Vol 2

I am happy to show you the second Photos of The Week feature.   I really hope you enjoy it and please let me know what you think.

1. Apivita Anti-Wrinkle Serum.

My Mum has finished up this serum with with vitamin e & resveratrol and she reports that is was really nice. She did not say anything about the anti-wrinkle effect but, according to her, the skin definitely looked better and felt much softer. You can read about this serum here. By the way, here  is the serum from Apivita which I’ve used and really loved.

2. Elle Magazine May.

Elle (UK) May magazine.  With  my favourite Emily Blunt on the cover and lots of amazing makeup looks inside. I really loved the makeup on the red head which you can see below. And can you guess who did it? Yes.. Lisa Eldridge.  I was looking at it ans thinking that it looked like her style and when I read the credits, turned out I was right 🙂

3. Breakfast

Of course, I had to include a photo of food. This is just a random breakfast with salad, omelette with green olives and Camembert and orange juice.

4. Eva Green for Dior

I thought I’d frame some of