Sunday 31 January 2016

January Days

I'm not going to lie, I'm quite happy January is over and I'm counting down the days until the clocks change and we can enjoy longer and brighter days.  I'm not the biggest fan of Winter!

Here's what we've been up to in January on Instagram

Starbucks to go

The lovely crisp cold weather has finally arrived, and we've had the odd perfect Winter's day.  You know the kind I mean - when the sun is shining, the sky is blue and it's so cold you need to make sure you have your woollies on.  Unfortunately Simon doesn't really share my enthusiasm for a cold Winter's day, so when I dragged him into Toon very early to attend the North East Wedding Show I had to promise him a Starbucks to warm him up.

Fancy Frocks

I don't usually enjoy shopping with someone else, I tend to work better on my own.  However after a recent trip to Eldon Square with Katie I may have found my perfect shopping buddy.  After a beautiful long lunch in Fuego in the Fenwick's Food Hall we blitzed the Charlotte Tilbury counter and then spent ages trying on fancy frocks.  Simon and I are hoping to book a cruise for our honeymoon and although I want my evening dresses to be a surprise for him, I needed help climbing into this one!

Lean in 15

It seems that Simon's obsession for 2016 is Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach.  He's constantly watching his videos on YouTube and recently bought his book.  Whilst I like the idea of Joe's Lean in 15 diet, I'm yet to be convinced.  I attempted a HIT session with Simon and failed miserably - burpees are not my friend and I just ended up face planting the floor.  Help!

Transformation Tuesday

Talking of being healthy I've decided to post a Before and After picture each month as part of "Transformation Tuesday".  Sometimes I forget the journey I've been on, and it isn't until I see a picture of old me right next to a picture of new me that I truly realise what I've achieved.  Make sure you're following me on Instagram to see next month's picture if you want some weight loss inspiration for the New Year.  If you haven't read the story of how I lost 9 stone you can read all about it here.

Sunset over the Tyne

I almost froze my fingers off taking this photo but I just couldn't resist.  Walking the Newcastle Quayside first thing in the morning definitely has its perks and when I see beautiful views like this I have to take my hands straight out of my gloves to capture it.  I feel so lucky to live in Newcastle.

Sleek Bargain

January bargains are a must!  During a little browse round Boots I discovered that Sleek were doing a 2 for £10 deal, which I quickly realised meant I could get a free palette.  I love the new highlighter palette, just look at that gold packaging!

Back to Work

After a lovely relaxing break New Girl in Toon HQ is open again for business and I'm already working on a few exciting projects that I can't wait to share with you all.

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  1. I love these kind of posts! I've heard lots of people talking about Lean in 15' the food always looks very colourful. There's been some lovely sunrises and rainbows recently, I always notice them and feel the need to tell everyone about them in the hope they saw them too!

    Ami x

    1. Thank you, me too! At the moment we seem to be cooking a lot of the delicious food from the Lean in 15 book but not doing any of the exercise, a definite fail!

  2. I know what you mean, I cannot wait for longer days! I don't mind winter too much but do find it so easy to just hibernate a bit too much. Love the dress, it looks amazing!

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. I would love to literally hibernate and wake up in March ... damn the need to pay the mortgage and bills :(

  3. That posh frock is lovely, Chloe!


  4. Your before and after weight loss pics always make my jaw drop! Loving the bright lippy too!

    1. Thanks, still getting used to it - sometimes it ends up all over my mouth!

  5. Love these types of posts :-) I'm totally with you on loving cold crisp days too. There's nothing better than getting wrapped up in your winter warmies and getting out & about, with a coffee in hand :-) I keep meaning to pick up some sleek palettes too, so thanks for reminding me!!

  6. I think everyone is glad to see the back of January!

    I'll tell you what, burpees are amazing once you do enough of them! I remember when I first tried them I could only manage a couple before needing a break but a few weeks later I was busting out 10 or more in a row with barely a pant, and doing HIIT really made such a difference so quick for me, though I've fallen off the wagon a bit since graduating!

    I love the dress you found and I totally know what you mean about shopping better on your own, I don't often end up buying anything when out with friends but come home with a real haul on my own.

    Beautiful photograph of Newcastle there, I really must make time to visit the city, I've been wanting to for so long but never had the chance!

    I hope you have a lovely February :)

    Issy | MissIsGoode xox


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