Get the Perfect Glow at Glöanna’s Yoga Run in London

25 Jun

Glöanna Yoga Run series

As a keen runner, I’m always keeping my eye out for interesting races to take part in and Glöanna, the world’s first 5k Yoga Run certainly fits the bill!

After the success of last year’s event, Glöanna is back in London on Saturday 19 July in Battersea Park. You’ll start with a 5k run, which will be followed by a 45-minute vinyasa flow yoga session, divided between classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. It’s the perfect event for all abilities, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve only just started running or if you’re not a dedicated yogi!

Glöanna Yoga Run series

The Glöanna event is being held in partnership with their lead sponsor Sweaty Betty and your efforts on the day will be rewarded with a Sweaty Betty athlete workout vest.

The reason why Glöanna has really piqued my interest is because they are offering so much on the day. They’ve really made an effort to make the event special, fun and truly rewarding. There’s a pre-race shot of prosecco and live music on the course. And before you start stretching out your muscles, you can enjoy some coconut water and matcha tea, which is on my list of things to try (it’s a concentrated form of green tea, so think of it as all the health benefits of green tea x10). And after you’ve relaxed in child’s pose, you can enjoy a post yoga run treat of sushi, fruit, even more prosecco and dance the afternoon away to a live DJ set!

Glöanna Yoga Run series 2014, London

There are so many reasons why I think everyone should sign up for this. Battersea Park is a gorgeous, gorgeous place to run and a 5K is a nice little distance to do. I always feel like I’ve had a good workout after a 5K. Secondly, though I’d still class myself as a beginner, I really enjoy yoga, especially my classes at Sweaty Betty, and it’s a great way to supplement running. Cross training is really important for runners, and yoga is a great way to strengthen your core, avoid injury and stretch out tight muscles.

I think the organizers of Glöanna and their sponsors Sweaty Betty understand this, and they clearly understand the importance of prosecco too! You won’t be rushing home to have a shower after enjoying the exercise, as you’ll want to stick around for some tasty food and a party atmosphere. It’s basically my perfect Saturday!

There are three different types of tickets you can get for the event- ClassicGlö, LuxGlö and GoldGlö. Each tickets gives you entry to the yoga run, but you can choose a more premium ticket for added benefits. Early bird entry is available right now (until sold out) so get in quick if you want to save. Currently, the early bird ClassicGlö ticket is £41. All Glöanna ticket prices for London are up on their website right now.

And if you use the code SB15 at the checkout, you can get 15% off your ticket.

I’m so sad that I can’t make it, so you all have to go and tell me what it was like! I look forward to any future Glöanna events though and hopefully will be signing up to the next one!

Will you be going to this year’s yoga run?

Bhavna

 

Dazzle at the Festivals this Summer

22 Jun

Ever since I had some beautiful glittery make-up done by Miss Lippy, I’ve been looking at products available on the high street to replicate the look! I think it’s a fun look to sport on a fun night out or at the music festivals this year.

I found some glitter pots in the Topshop make-up collection which would be perfect to sparkle in the crowds!

Gold glitter for eyes, glitter pots, make-up, Topshop

Glitter Pot in Hero, £4, Topshop

Glitter make-up

Gllitter pot in Periwink, £4, Topshop

You can also get the glitter pots in silver and black. I think the Periwink pot would be perfect with this sequin effect nail polish from Barry M.

Sequin Nail Effect, Barry M

Sequin Nail Effect in white, £3.99,Barry M

If I was going to a festival this summer (which I’m not *sobs*) I would definitely have some fun and play around with some glittery designs on my face. Don’t forget your body glue!

What is your go to festival make-up?

Bhavna

 

One Love with Gypsy East

13 Jun

I first discovered Gypsy East at the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer launch. I spent a little while looking through the amazing jewellery they had on offer, wishing I had some extra cash with me! Ever since I’ve been keeping an eye on their Facebook page and their hand-crafted pieces, created from crystals and other items they’ve sourced from their travels.

It was on their Facebook page that I also learnt about the One Love Project.

As I mentioned before, the three girls who run Gypsy East have travel together, drawing inspiration from their journeys. It was after they travelled to India that they launced the One Love Project, set up to create and maintain a creative space for children in Pushkar, as well as providing them with clean water and meals. A local teacher also offers educational support and help with homework.

To help raise money for the project, the girls have created the “One Love Pendant.” All the proceeds from sale will go towards running the project.

As I’d become a fan of Gypsy East and thought it was a worthy cause, I popped over to Facebook and bought it. And I absolutely love it.

Gypsy East, One Love Pendant

Gypsy East One Love Pendant, £13

I love the length of the necklace and it goes with everything.

Gypsy East One Love Pendant

If you want to find out more about where the money will go or if you want to buy a pendant yourself, visit the One Love Project Facebook page. You can also find out other ways to donate money, or where the girls will be next. They’ll be setting up stalls at various festivals this summer where you’ll be able to buy Gypsy East jewels and the pendant.

Tell us what you think about the pendant in the comments.

Bhavna

Kate Moss for Topshop Collection 2014

29 Apr

There’s just a day to go till the 2014 Kate Moss for Topshop collection is ready to buy!

The collaboration between the Kate Moss and Topshop has always been a success, giving us pieces which truly reflect both Kate Moss’s personal style and Topshop’s own brand. And finally she’s back with a new collection.

I’ve picked some of my favourite pieces below. If you’re looking to invest in one piece, I think the range is reasonably priced. But you’ll have to be fast!

Long fringe tassel dress, Kate Moss for Topshop

Long fringe tassel dress, £95

Paisley print midi dress, Kate Moss for Topshop

Paisley print midi dress, £90

Embriodered heart playsuit, Kate Moss for Topshop

Embriodered heart playsuit, £75

One shoulder chiffon dress, Kate Moss for Topshop

One shoulder chiffon dress, £85, also available in Black and yellow

 

Lame tuxedo suit jacket, Kate Moss for Topshop

Lame tuxedo suit jacket, £120

Keep your eyes peeled on the Topshop website!

What do you think of the new collection? Will you be buying any of the pieces?

Bhavna

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 2014

7 Apr

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, the annual campaign from charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer, is back once again with a fabulous new collection.

Collaborating with some of the top high street retailers, such as Marks and Spencer, Topshop and River Island, the UK’s leading fashion charity campaign has launched today, with looks including their iconic monochrome design and other items showcasing some of the hottest SS14 fashion trends.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer needs your help to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. If you took part in the “No Make-up Selfie” campaign, I’m sure you will Wear your Support for FTBC with some of these items.

This year’s campaign is made up of three key trends, so there’s something for everyone.

If you want to shop any of the items below, visit the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer website, where you can shop the entire collection.

Pastel Sundae

 Pastel pinks have been a big trend this Spring.

 

Marks and Spencer, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Pink Bracelet, £7.50, M&S

Warehouse Floral Two Tone Top, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Floral top, £30, Warehouse

Warehouse Floral Two Tone Shorts, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Floral shorts, £32, Warehouse

Breezy Daze

Look effortlessly chic in these pieces.

Red Herring bikini top, £18, Debenhams, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Red Herring bikini top, £18, Debenhams

Debenhams Red Herring bikini bottoms, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Red Herring bikini bottoms, £14, Debenhams

LOVE Raglan T-shirt , £18, Topshop, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

LOVE Raglan T-shirt , £18, Topshop

On Target

Featuring the classic monochrome style that Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is known for.

M&S White Target Print T-shirt, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

White Target Print T-shirt, £15, Marks and Spencer

M&S Daisy Print Skirt, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Daisy Print Skirt – £22.50, M&S

River Island 'One and Only' Print Oversized T-shirt, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

‘One and Only’ Print Oversized T-shirt, £15, River Island

I really love the collection from the 2014 campaign, and I’m sure you will find something you love to show your support.

To follow all the news from Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, follow @FashionTargets, or visit the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Facebook page.

Will you ‘Wear your Support’ this year?

Bhavna

 

Go Bright or Go Home

29 Mar

Recently I was invited to the Westfield Merry Hill ‘We Are Fashion’ SS14 preview.

With the sun making an appearance lately, it has definitely got me excited for spring/summer fashion. I am totally ready to ditch my knits!

The preview was a great way of finding out this season’s new trends. I also LOVED the accessories presentation with the lovely Westfield Merry Hill bloggers Daisy & Khyati. I actually went and bought a contour kit after this!

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Daisy & Khyati

So what should we be looking out for when shopping?

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Emma Russel from Stylissmo with the SS14 trends

White is the new black this season. I really, really want to try this trend but I am such a mucky pup :(

Whilst I contemplate going all white on the night, I explored the next major trend of the season: brights. Yep, it’s go bright or go home this season. Even I- the girl who always goes back to black couldn’t wait to inject a burst of colour to my wardrobe.

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River Island

I went along to the fashion takeover weekend a few weeks ago which was a great way of getting some inspiration on the current trends and where to find them.

You can’t escape bright colours in stores at the moment. From River Island to Warehouse, the shops are scattered with bright yellows, reds, oranges, blues and greens.

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The Fashion Takeover Weekend

The key is finding the right colour to suit your skin-tone. Pale colours don’t really do anything for me but I’m quite lucky that a lot of bright colours do suit me. This might surprise a lot of people, but I love the colour bright pink. You will often see it on my lips or nails but rarely in my wardrobe- well it is in my Indian wardrobe! Another colour I am loving this season is Orange.

You know how I said I wanted to try the new ‘white’ trend this season? Well luckily, monochrome is still in and mixing brights with monochrome is a great way of tying in the two trends.

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Primark

And as Daisy & Khyati said in their presentation, for those not feeling brave you can inject trends using accessories. I really wanted something yellow but it’s a colour i’m unsure about. So instead I have bought a yellow nail varnish- will see how I get on with that!

I’m really looking forward to going shopping and picking up some colourful pieces over the next few weeks, just in time for my holiday.

The future is bright and my so will my Wardrobe in a few weeks!

What’s your favourite SS14 trend?

Images taken by Wardrobe Mag at Westfield Merry Hill

Sunny

Brighten up your Gym Wear with Gymluxe

20 Mar

Gymluxe vest

I’m always on the lookout for great sportswear labels, and Gymluxe has definitely caught my eye.

Whenever the weather warms up, I feel more in the mood to workout. Attending evening classes doesn’t seem like a chore when it’s still light outside, and I’m sure a lot of you might be hitting the gyms in anticipation of those summer holidays!

If you’re looking for that perfect workout top, Gymluxe has got the answer, with their long-line Luxe Vest.

It’s available in yellow, pink and red, so you’ll definitely be able to colour co-ordinate it with the rest of your pieces.

yellow Lux Vest, Gymluxe

yellow Lux Vest, Gymluxe, £49.99

Luxe Vest, Pink, Gymluxe

Luxe Vest, Pink

I love the yellow top, and think it would put you in a good mood in the gym and make you stand out in the right way. I like the mesh detailing too.

At £49.99, you would be splashing out, but I think it’s nice to sometimes have those one or two pieces which are beautifully designed. I always feel like a lot of thought has gone into how they make you feel when you wear them, and flattering your body so you actually feel like wearing them and working out. And I love the sports luxe trend. You could wear this top commuting to the gym, or not feel like you need to cover up with anything else.

Check out the rest of the Gymluxe pieces on their website here.

Are you planning on brightening up your gym wear this season?

Bhavna

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