How To Maintain A (Somewhat) Healthy Lifestyle As A Student!

So going to university probably means, more drinking, take outs and a messed up sleeping pattern, coupled with no spare time. Hence, it is natural to put on weight in your first year and I would say that your happiness and social life should be your priority in your first year! However, I know for me that I let my ‘healthy lifestyle’ relax for the first few months but when I started to feel sluggish and unfit I struggled to feel confident when I went out. I managed to turn it around relatively quickly so that now I am fitter and stronger than ever and I am very happy with my lifestyle and it is still easy and student friendly to maintain. Hope these tips help you.

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  1. Online workouts. 

If like me you can not afford a gym, everyday I do some YouTube workouts. I do one for arms, abs and butt. Then for cardio, I either do a circuit consisting of jumping jacks, skipping and burpees or I go for a run. I love blogalaties personally and emi wong.

2. Ditch Fizzy Drinks Every Other Week. 

Let water be your new best friend.

3. Choose Your Alcohol Wisely. 

Perhaps mix your drinks with juice instead of fizzy drinks and avoid wine and beer and stick to spirits.

4. Walk Everywhere. 

5. Sports Societies 

An obvious.

6. Don’t buy junk food in multipacks. 

By this I mean, when you do your weekly shop, don’t buy junk foods that will take you a while too get through because then you will be having say one of those chocolate bars or packets of crisps everyday. If you are desperate for junk food you will have to walk to a shop and only buy one packet to curb your craving then and there.

7. Add A Fruit Or Vegetable To Every Meal. 

Bananas and apples will last longer then berries.

 

 

Hope this helped!

Eleanor Elizabeth

The Best A/W 2018 Highstreets Scarfs.

I have a plethora of scarfs and I certainly do not need any more, therefore I went online shopping for you, to fulfil your scarf needs. I think a big, oversized scarf in autumn is the perfect way to look stylish in layers of jumpers and coats that you end up wearing everyday! Hope you enjoy!

  1. The Timeless Scarf That Everyone Needs. 

Only £12 from Asos

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2. The Colourful Scarf. 

£20 from Vero Moda at Asos

I think this is such a good price for a statement scarf.

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3. The On Trend 2018 Scarf- Yellow And Check Print. 

Only £9.99 from New Look.

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4. Sophisticated Scarf- Prince Of Wales Print. 

£18 from Urban Outfitters

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5. The 2018 Leopard Print. 

£18 from River Island

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Hope this gave you some scarf inspiration!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Romwe Review.

So I had looked on the Romwe website a few times prior to ordering from them, however I always thought it quite expensive to be honest and I wasn’t sure whether I would be hit with custom charges. Not to mention, the horror stories about forgotten orders and poor quality.

Nevertheless, I decided to order from there a coupe weeks ago because they were having a sale and the items I ordered were extremely cheap.

First of all, my order took about three weeks to arrive so make sure you are not in a hurry for your clothing! I was a bit annoyed with how long it was taking to arrive but I don’t think you pay a lot for post, hence it is not a priority.

When it did arrive, it was in a plain package but perfectly reasonable. All my items arrived and they packaged well in separate plastic bags.

I ordered:

  • star stickers (to decorate my uni room) they were £1.
  • Clear Glasses (they even came in a glasses case with a cloth) £4.
  • Earrings (They were a set of stars and lightening bolts) £1.
  • Black Face t-shirt. £5.
  • Black clots. £8
  • Red Playsuit £8 (sent back)
  • Pink dress £10.50 (sent back)

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I was only disappointed with three products.

The black t-shirt was very nice but I ordered a size large and I would say it was the size of a small. I am slim and it is only a little bit loose on me.

The red playsuit was okay for fit but the material just felt really cheap and I suppose it was. Plus, the colour was dull red not bright like on the website.

The pink dress again was ok but the fit was baggy and not great quality.

The clots however I am very happy with, they do have some frayed edges but for £8 they are great.

To return items you have to pay yourself and the instructions on the website are not clear at all. I sent the items back a few weeks ago and I have only just received an email to tell me one of the items I sent back has been received.

Overall, I would not order from Romwe any time soon again and if I did, I wouldn’t order clothing as I don’t think the quality is worth it and I would probably just have to send them back.

Hope this helped!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

 

 

 

What To Wear: House Party Edition!

I have a house party next week and I only know like three people going (one includes the Birthday girl), so I don’t really know what other people wear to house parties as I have only ever seen what my friends wear. Plus the theme is colourful and I certainly knew I had nothing to wear as most of my wardrobe is monoreme, although it does mean I have a new excuse to buy an outfit. These are some of my ideas.

 

 

  1. A Colourful Co-ord. Comfort is key!

Rebellious Co ord. £31.99

I think this would be good for a comfortable approach. Personally I don’t think house parties are that dressy because you don’t need to wear heals all night and you aren’t actually going anywhere. Plus you will probably be sat on the floor at some point so trousers are always a practical option.

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2. Fancy Pants. 

Again with the trouser option, but this time I like the idea of statement trousers but a simple top.

Rebellious Stripe Trousers. £29.99

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4. Cute In Pink. 

For those who don’t want to be in a bright stand out colour or for those who want to go girly.

Pink Co ord. £17.99

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5. Simple But Classy. 

I saw It First Playsuit

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This is for those who want to look killer but simple. A little sexy but also super practical for a house party. You could always dress it down with flat shoes.

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Hope you enjoyed this post!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

My Experience Being An Extra In A Netflix Series.

Last summer I was an extra in ‘Safe’, a  Netflix original series.

Safe is a British television drama mini-series created by crime author Harlan Coben. Set in England, the series is a co-production between Canal+ and Netflix, with C8 airing the show in France, and Netflix streaming the show internationally outside France. The series began filming in Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire in July 2017. It consists of eight episodes that premiered in 190 countries on 10 May 2018.

Safe focuses on Englishman Tom Delaney (Hall), a paediatric surgeon and widowed father of two teenage daughters. He is struggling to connect to his daughters as they still grieve the loss of his wife from cancer one year prior. After his 16-year-old daughter Jenny goes missing, Tom ends up uncovering a web of secrets as he frantically searches for her.

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The location I filmed in was Liverpool train station, the yellow line specifically. Firstly, we were taken upon arrival to a trailer where all the extras sat and were provided with lunch, I was basically getting paid to eat very nice catered food! I met two girls who were around my age and talked for a while. I do remember waiting around for agggeeessssss! It is a very slow process.

Later we went to the dressing room. This is where they will dress you but for this shoot we were all in casual or work clothes as we were in a train station. We had to bring a few different outfits for this and the stylist picked the most appropriate ones.

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Once we were taken over to the actual train station, we were again provided with tea and biscuits and again waited for ages in a cold train station. This was cool though because you get too see all the directors, runners and equipment. It wasn’t until it was my turn to shoot that I realised the main actors in Safe were Michael C Hall and Marc Warren. I knew them from Dexter and Doctor Who.

For the actual shoot, we had to spread out along the platform and step on the train (which was open too the public) and the turn around and step off the train and walk down the platform, towards the camera whilst the actors around us did their part. Very easy but hard to act natural when you are told too. I was happy to do it in a pair with a nice girl I had met.

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That was my part over, although whilst waiting some more, I got to see one of the actors scene, as well as the confused public.

It finished at around 11pm and I got paid around £80 for the day, which basically involved free food, meeting people, experience and waiting around.

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I would definitely recommend being an extra, it is easy additional money and great experience. It was perfect for me as I am not interested in acting but I am interested in the work behind the scenes and it made me even more interested.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Iconic Images Of Kate Moss!

Ever image of Kate Moss is iconic in some way but these are a few of my favourites!

  1. Cover Of’ The Face’ by Corrine Day in 1990. 

 

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2. kate moss by  Juergen Teller 

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3. Kate Moss by Nick Knight.

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4. Kate Moss For Versace By Richard Avedon. 

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5. Kate Moss by Peter Lindbergh. 

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6. Kate Moss by Nick Knight For The Vogue Golden Issue. 

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7. Kate Moss By Craig Mcdean. 

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8. Kate Moss In The 90s- The Fashion Medley. 

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9. Kate Moss – THE POSTER CLUB. 

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Hope you enjoyed some of my favourite images of Kate Moss!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Autumn Recipes.

One reason why autumn is my favourite time of year is thanks too the food at this time of year. Whilst I am not good in the kitchen at all, most of these do not need talent and to be honest, my favourite autumn foods are comfort foods which are ready made.

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  1. Apple Pie.
  2. Hot Chocolate with chocolate cookies.
  3. Pumpkin Pie.
  4. Soups with warm white bead with melted butter.
  5. Porridge, melted bananas and peanut butter.
  6. Stew with dumplings.
  7. Cinnamon Buns.
  8. Gingerbread men.
  9. Tosties.
  10. Bailies.

Hope you enjoyed this post! What are your favourite autumn recipes?

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Alexa Chung Style Steal For A/W 2018.

These are some outfits Alexa has worn in the past and that would fit perfectly into A/W 2018 fashion trends. I hope you enjoy these outfits!

  1. Leopard Print! 

Well if anyone would be ahead of the trend it would be Alexa. I still maintain very few people can pull off a full on leopard print coat but Alexa is without a doubt one of those people. However, there are no limits to fashion so go ahead and ware a leopard print coat if you want too!

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Here is a cheaper alternative. Boohoo Coat £35

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2. Two In One: Leopard Print And Yellow. 

I did a previous blog post on how the stand out colour for A/W 2018 is yellow and Alexa has managed too include two trends in one.

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Topshop Skirt .

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Pull&Bear Yellow Jumper. £15.99

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3. Check Print. 

Again, I have seen this print popping up everywhere in high-street stores.

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Here are some tartan/check print variations.

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This is also hitting the yellow trend.

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Hope you enjoyed this Alexa Chung Style Steal.

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

The Unusual A/W 2018 Colour: Yellow!

Yellow has always been associated with summer and the heat, definitely not the typical winter pallet. However, this year yellow is making a autumn appearance in all clothing pieces.

Looking at the new in high-street clothes it would appear yellow fits perfectly into winter in a bizarre way. After all, why limit certain colours to specific times of year? Whilst mustard is a typical autumnal colour, bright yellow is new this year and I love it.

Here are some of my favourite yellow pieces from high-street stores. Yellow may be a scary colour too some but I think a statement yellow piece doesn’t hurt anyone. Either go all out or a subtle hint, you will look so cute and on trend. That is why I have included a range for everyone.

  1. Primark

I am definitely a Primark lover. These pieces are absolutely perfect. Either a bright yellow jumper for those who love a bright, splash of colour or a more subtle touch of yellow in a simple stripe jeans or yellow piping on a jumper. I love he subtle yellow more personally. I have the yellow check jumpsuit from Primark (same print as the trousers on the model) and I love the yellow detail.

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2. Topshop. 

Whilst this skirt is not for the faint hearted I do think this is easily an autumn piece. Check print is also making an appearance this autumn so a two in one piece is perfect.

Topshop Skirt. £32

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3. Boohoo. 

A more affordable brand than Topshop, try Boohoo. These wide leg trousers are available in multiple colours and are only £!2! On a night out, these trousers will be perfect, a little more covered up but still dressed up with heals.

Boohoo Trousers.

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3. I Saw It First. 

This is an upcoming brand and I have already ordered from here and was pleasantly surprised. They do this bum bag in yellow leopard print which, as well as being ideal for festivals it will be ideal for a night out! Just a subtle hint of yellow in your accessories will be a good starting point to wearing yellow.

Yellow Bumbag.

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4. New Look. 

I am a huge fan of this jumpsuit. How nice would this look with a big black jacket and an oversized scarf! An easy piece that instantly makes you look put together. This jumpsuit is also available in other (more boring) colours and is only £19.99.

New Look Jumpsuit.

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5. ASOS

Now this I personally think is amazing and for a statement coat is actually very reasonably priced at £80. I think this would be a lovely work coat, why not brighten up the office? I also think coats like this are great conversation starters and are a piece that you will receive a lot of compliments with.

ASOS Longline Coat.

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I hope you enjoyed this very yellow post! Will you be implementing yellow into your wardrobe this autumn winter?

Eleanor Elizabeth xx

Old Hollywood Stars: Mae West.

Mary Jane “Mae” West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades, known for her light-hearted bawdy double engenders and breezy sexual independence.

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West was active in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress and writer in the motion picture industry, as well as appearing on radio and television. West made a name for herself by writing and staring in her own plays- the first, in 1926, was entitled sex. The American Film Institute named her 15th among the greatest female stars of classic American cinema.

Enforcing a moral code in entertainment was big in that era, and she served time for corrupting the morals of youth- a theme that would follow her for her entire career. She continued to write racy comedic plays that touched on subjects of pleasure and sexuality, including her 1928 play Diamond Lil; it became a Broadway hit, and she took that luxury-loving persona all the way to Hollywood.

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West got her first studio contract from Paramount Pictures at the age of Foughty- and became a silver screen icon shortly after. Her starring roles in ‘She Done Him Wrong’ and ‘I’m No Angel’ were rumoured to have saved Paramount from bankruptcy and made her the second- highest-paid person in the US at the time (just after William Randolph Hearst).

West was a lifetime advocate for equality for all people; when one of her boyfriends, boxing champion Gorilla Jones, was denied entry to her apartment building because of segregation, she bought the building and lifted the ban. In the 1950s, she performed in her own Las Vegas stage show, surrounded by body-builders. One of those men, Paul Novak, thirty years her junior, became her long-time companion until her death.

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Often using a husky contralto voice, West was one of the more controversial movie stars of her day and encountered many problems, especially censorship. She bucked the system, making comedy out of conventional mores, and the Depression-era audience admired her for it. When her cinematic career ended, she wrote books and plays and continued to perform in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, on radio and television and to record rock and roll albums. She was once asked about the various efforts to impede her career, to which she replied: “I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.”

Hope you enjoyed this post about Mae West, she is definitely one of my favourites!

Eleanor Elizabeth xx