Monthly Favourites || July 2017

monthly favourites

My Monthly Favourites had been placed on the back-burner recently as I was trying to get a bit more organised. But we have a lot of beautiful things this month. So sit back, relax and prepare yourself for my latest edition of Monthly Favourites.

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Paint

monthly favourites

I have been going on for ages about the state of my house. I really hate it. Recently I was contacted by Little Greene Paint and Paper about testing out their paint. Despite getting the paint over a month ago, I still haven’t got the chance to use it. It turns out that my living room walls have several layers of paint, paper and super glue holding the walls up. Not even joking. Pulled some paper off and part of the wall came with it. So, it might be a while before I get the proper post up, but I did a little tester to see what the paint is like, and so far I’m impressed.

Sunglasses

monthly favourites sunglasses

I wear glasses for reading and working at the computer. But I am also a sunglasses wearer. If you ever meet me in real life, you will probably see me wearing a pair of shades. It’s not a fashion statement, I have a sensitivity to sunlight. But, I have never had a pair of prescription sunglasses. I was sent these last month for review and they have barely been off my face! Every time I step outside, sunglasses go on. If there is anything in this world that I recommend, invest in good sunglasses!

Protein Bites

monthly favourites go bites
Go Bites Boost – DATE and COCONUT – Tasty 100 Percent Natural Energy Balls – Box of 16
I have been training loads recently and was over the moon when I was sent these bites to try! Protein snacks tend to be a bit nasty. These bites taste amazing! I was hoping that they would last me a while but they didn’t. I couldn’t stop myself from eating them. If you need something that tastes good when you are training, these are amazing! The hazelnut and chocolate were like eating a fancy chocolate. But my favourites had to be the date and coconut. They were so sweet!

Recipe Book

monthly favourites go faster food for family's
Go Faster Food for Your Active Family: Perform Better | Have More Energy | Eat Delicious Food

Ok, that is obviously not a picture of the book. Instead, I thought I’d show you what I have made from Go Faster Food for Your Active Family: Perform Better | Have More Energy | Eat Delicious Food. I was sent the book along with the protein bites and I am loving it! The recipes are easy to follow, easy to make and highlight different foods. Healthy eating has become a bit of a nightmare these days (and kind of confusing). I get it, some food is Insta worthy, some isn’t. If you are the sort of person who wants to get back to basics and eat simple (but healthy) food, then give this book a go.

Trainers

monthly favorites asics patriot 8
Asics Women’s Patriot 8 Competition Running Shoes, Multicolor (Diva Blue/Flash Coral/Aqua Splash), 7.5 UK
Lots of training means I could justify getting some new trainers! I decided to invest in a pair of Asics Patriot 8 running shoes for in the gym and the Parkrun. They have been really comfy for running in and have a good grip for in the gym. Shoes are one of those things that you should invest good money in. If your feet are comfy, the rest of you will be too.

Novel

monthly favourites Katarina West
The Thousand Tiny Miracles of Living Twice: A feel good summer romance with angels and fantasy (Angel Aid Book 1)
I’ve been going hardcore with my reading now that I am a bit more organised. A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive the new novel from Katarina West. The Thousand Tiny Miracles of Living Twice has just been released and Katarina was kind enough to send me a signed copy. I don’t want to give too much away, and you can read the full review in the Kappacino Book Club, but I loved it! There is a certain simplicity in the writing that makes a complicated story easy to follow. The story turned out to be completely different from what I imagined, but I think that was the point of the story.

Fitness Gear

monthly favourites Lauren Pinkney fitness

I’m sure you guys have seen on my Instagram, I’m training a lot. The photos that I post are only a fraction of what I really do. My trainer, Lauren, has gotten us all some new gear for working out in and it’s awesome! It feels like we are a team when we are working out now. We even wore our vests on the day of our boat race.I love having gym gear like this and feeling like part of a team.

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