Nike Training Club

You may have noticed a few posts on my blog regarding Nike and their special events. I have actually (and weirdly) realised that I’ve not really explained what Nike Training Club (NTC) is……..

I wanted to take this opportunity to write about NTC and how I got involved in it, especially as we are fast approaching March (eek!) and those goals/resolutions that you may have truly started to flounder!


What is Nike Training Club?

Well this was taken from their Facebook page:

 Nike Training Club UK is a women’s fitness community offering up the expertise, inspiration and motivation for you to make yourself whatever you want to be.


Cabana Restaurant, London

Last Friday I met up with a few friends to give one of them a sending off….the lucky cow is spending 2 months with her boyfriend travelling South America!

Given her travels, we thought it appropriate that we would dine at Cabana, a Brasilian eatery. Cabana has 3 branches, and we went to the Covent Garden branch which is located close to Tottenham Court Road tube station in London.
7 Central St Giles Piazza
St Giles High Street
London, WC2H 8AD
Cabana’s speciality is Brasilian Barbeque, lots of meat on skewers, with street food and sides to accompany the tasty meat. They also do burgers and have vegetarian options.

We actually kept our meal very simple; we just had a main and a drink.

 I had a Cabana Colada, which I found light and refreshing:
It was an icy blend of pineapple, coconut cream, coconut water and cachaca, which is a liquor made from fermented sugarcane juice.
We’re currently in the season of Lent; I have mentioned previously on this blog that I’m not the best Christian around! However for the past few years I have observed the tradition of not eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Fridays during Lent and Good Friday. So my meal was essentially meat free – sitting near where the meat was being barbequed was a bittersweet experience!
In light of the above, while my friend tucked into burgers, my main meal was seafood based. I had a Prawn Moqueca, which was a prawn and fish curry with rice:
I don't usually eat curry when I eat out......this curry was nice. The fish and the prawns were well cooked an not overdone and I found the curry to be tasteful. the portions may look small, but my stomach was left content without being too heavy.

Overall the food was decent; it made a nice change from the usual Asian cuisine (with this particular group of friends). The atmosphere was really nice; I definitely enjoyed the music that was playing and it’s an ideal place to chill with friends or go on a casual date.
If you want a bit more info on Cabana and the food they serve, check out their site:
I love eating out in London!

And the Winner Is......

Sorry about posting almost an hour later than I intended caught up in a movie that I was watching!

Thanks to everyone who entered my Giveaway; the numbers were few, however it only meant less competition!

The names of those who entered, in chronological order:

1. Nee of RoseCandle 11
2. Chymere of Chymere Anais
3. Carmela of Belladonna
4. Kiwi of Kiwi Fashion & Beauty
5. Yolandaas of Pink & Leopard Prints
6. Akilah of Perfectly Random
7. Luv_lyfe93 of Highstreet, Music, Travel & Me
8. Steph Lau of Fun Size Beauty

I used to pick a winner:

Congratulations to Nee of RoseCandle 11!! Let me know your address via email within 48 hours!!!

I look forward to doing another giveaway in the future x

Just Bitten Kissable ™ - Revlon

Just bought another beauty product to add to my slowly growing make-up collection!

My most recent purchase is the Just Bitten Kissable™ Balm Stain by Revlon; the colour is crush:

"Just Bitten Kissable" Balm Stain in Crush - Revlon

When I saw that it was a balm stain, I thought that it would quite a subtle shade. However when I put it on my lips I actually found it to be quite vibrant.
Without flash

With flash
This is a nice shade, however I found it was the only shade that was suited to my skin colour and probably the most universal.
It was easy to put on and actually felt quite nice on my lips – it didn’t feel sticky or feel drying. It’s lightweight, but it does have staying power. I liked that the balm is like a chubby crayon (similar to/rip off of Clinique?!); not sure why but I found this to be quite attractive!
The normal price is £7.99 however I bought at the promotional price of £5.99, so it was a bit of a bargain. As I have mentioned before, I don't regularly use make-up however, I find that this product would be ideal for those rare occasions when I do throw on the slap!
My Giveaway is still ongoing - due to close at 6pm GMT/UK Time. You can enter here; all the best!


Sunday is such a bittersweet day; it’s relaxing, but there is the reality that Monday is less than 24 hours away *sigh*…….
My giveaway is on-going; click here to find out what’s for grabs and how you can enter!
In the meantime, I wanted to show off a quirky new purchase:
These are coasters featuring pics from my instagram account by Coastagram, a niche online business. Basically, they put instagram pictures on wooden coasters.
Left - in my local area at dusk
Right - view of St. Paul's Cathedral, at One New Change Shopping Centre

Left - on holiday at Sosua Beach, Dominican Republic (Sept 2011)
Right - Victoria Park, London
I found out about the business through Groupon (a discount site for anyone who hasn’t heard of it) and got a voucher which allowed me to order 4 coasters for £9 including delivery, compared to the standard price of £18 for 4 coasters plus delivery charges.
I have a fair amount of instagram pictures, so it was hard to pic just 4; however multiple orders in sets of 4 can be made. You can also use the same picture for all the coasters, or like me, choose different pictures.
There was a slight mishap with my order, courtesy of Royal Mail (i.e. it never arrived despite my order being dispatched nearly a month ago), but Coastagram were very helpful and recreated my order.
I think the coasters are of good quality; it’s quirky items like these that make a house a home!

Giveaway! - CLOSED

Hi fellow readers,

To celebrate 1 year of blogging, I’m doing a giveaway! It also serves as a thank you to those of you who have read my blog and/or followed me. As you can see, it is not a fashion based or beauty based blog; I don't expect fame or fortune from blogging. There are so many blogs around, it easy for a blog to be overlooked. So for you to find my blog, read my posts and even follow is a privilege. Thank You!

So, what’s up for grabs?
Clutch Bag from New Look

Sleek Divine Eyeshadow Palette, Original

Sunnyside Bubble Bar, lush Cosmetics

NYC Nail Polish
Left - Prince Street, Right - Fashion Ave Fuchsia
Earrings, Forever 21
The above tickle your fancy? Then this is what you need to do:
  1. You have to be a GFC Follower of my blog – leave a comment stating your GFC name, because I will check! New and Current followers welcome to enter!
  2. I would also like it if you could leave a comment as to what your favourite post has been and/or what you would like to see more of on my blog. This is not an entry requirement, but it would be nice to hear from readers/followers rather than always looking at my blogger stats....
 A few Notes (including a disclaimer):
  1. Please do not leave your email address; don’t want horrid spammers using them
  2. To keep this simple (for my benefit!) entry is limited to one per person.
  3. This giveaway is open internationally HOWEVER custom rules/taxes may apply or need to be taken into consideration, and I cannot be held accountable for delay in delivery of the goods or loss of the goods.
This giveaway will close on Sunday, 17 February 2013 at 6pm GMT/UK time and the winner will be announced at about 9pm GMT/UK Time. I will pick a winner using I will email you letting you know you have won; if I don't hear anything back from the winner within 48 hou

A Year Old

So, I've just realised (in the middle of work) that my blog is a year old! Can't believe it! Of course I must do something to celebrate; I reckon a giveaway is the right to go, yes?!

More to follow shortly.......

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