5 things…

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Sweaty Betty Trainer Liners

Trainer liners from sweatybetty.com- after having a bit of a spring clean in the sport sock department I decided to but a few more of these super comfy socks from SB. They’re perfect for everyday training when you don’t need a sophisticated marathon grade sock and not only do they come in a range of gorgeous styles, they wash incredibly well and don’t ride down in your shoes (which I find a lot of the cheapo ones do).

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Chanel Le Vernis

Chanel nail polish- from left to right; Bel Argus, Vibrato, Azure, Mediterranee, Delight and Holiday.

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Nigella Lawson gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

I decided to give a Nigella flourless peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie recipe a try. Turns out they were a big winner, I’m not going to lie- trying not to eat the raw dough was a challenge 😁

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Proper Corn Sweet Coconut and Vanilla

Proper Corn popcorn in Sweet Coconut and Vanilla is a recent discovery made while perusing the snack aisle in Waitrose. To be honest, anything with the term ‘coconut’ in it is usually going to win my vote but these are particularly yummy, in a sort of soft coconutty way without any hint of that synthetic, chemical flavouring. It has been known for me to eat a bag in one sitting. Don’t judge. 😊

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Chanel Coco Mademoiselle 200ml

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP in 200ml. Because the only thing better than Chanel is Jumbo Chanel.

 

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On women’s Cloud shoes review

So, I have finally made it to the world of the On’s. I’ve always been slightly curious (envious) when I’ve been out and about and spotted someone in these rather unorthodox shoes. They look quite jazzy and I wasn’t sure whether it would just be a bit of a gimmick or would start messing with my technique. But I’ve got to say I love, love, love these shoes!

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The first thing you notice about the Clouds is they’re incredibly light, mine came in on the scales at 175g for a UK 4.5, roughly the same as my Newton gravity racing shoes. The little cloud pods on the bottom squish down as you run giving you a super cushioned effect but crucially without adding extra bulk or weight. I also found that because the cloud pods are seperate it makes the shoe very flexible which is great for neutral runners and suplianators.

The metallic fabric upper feels seamless so there’s no danger of chaffing when your feet swell on longer runs. The Clouds also come with 2 sets of laces- elastic for the upper section which are perfect if you have high arches or need a little extra space around your toes and one set of extra long skinny laces.

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On women’s cloud shoes

Overall I found this to be a great minimalist style but with a similar amount of cushioning as a more supportive shoe which  has really helped with any sore knee issues! I think these will be a must have for my next marathon!

Best running bra- the Nike Pro Fierce

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I’ve spent so many years and many £££ trying to find a half decent sports bra to meet my (slightly fussy) standards. After all no one wants to have a hard run made any more difficult by straps rubbing you raw or a waistband that is so tight that you can’t breath. So, meet the Nike Pro Fierce, a medium support bra which comes in a range of eye popping colours and doesn’t have my #1 niggle- removeable pads. Not entirely sure why some manufacturers insists on putting them in- the last thing I want to do is to spend 10 minutes faffing about unfolding them through those teeny holes after every wash. Anyway, rant over. Instead the Pro Fierce has a thicker, sweat wicking fabric on the front which smooths everything out so you don’t feel too exposed. It also has a mesh back which allows for good ventilation and flat seams so that means no chaffing. I also really like the way the waistband isn’t too thick or thin, just enough to give you support without restricting movement.

One thing to mention is that I find these run slightly small so if you’re in between sizes you might want to go up.

More photos!

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Toodles! Xx