July 2015 | Harmony Blaze
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Thursday, 30 July 2015

My Fitness Diary - July 2015 Edition


It's time for another instalment of my monthly fitness diary where I talk all things diet, exercise and well-being related from the last 4 weeks. July has been a motivating month and as this post goes live tonight, I'll be weighing in with my PT to see just what progress I have made, eek!

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Battle of the Beauty Boxes - Birchbox vs Glossybox


So three years ago last week my postman delivered my first beauty box. Back then I think that there was only Glossybox available and I discovered it through the company I was working for at the time. As they years have gone by I've seen & embraced many of the boxes that have joined in the sampling market. Recently my two boxes of choice have been Glossybox & Birchbox and so I thought I would put them into battle against one another. Let battle commence!

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

My Favourites - July 2015 Edition


It's that time of the month again, you know the one where I witter on about how I can't believe that another month has passed (but seriously, it's nearly August, it'll be Blogmas in no time at all!) and how the year is running away at the speed of something very fast indeed (like Concorde maybe). Bur enough of me rambling, here are the five products that have had me using the heart eye emoji this month...

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Monday, 27 July 2015

What Gets Me Through a Workout?



It takes a lot to get through your average day doesn't it? You need to eat the right things to avoid those mid-afternoon slumps at your desk, have those sneaky ways to perk yourself up mid-afternoon (I'm talking about coffee people before you say anything) and that carrot on the end of the stick that is the weekend. But what about in the gym?


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Sunday, 26 July 2015

My Summer Holiday Haul


This time next week I will be on the Amalfi Coast, soaking up all of the sun on offer and sipping on Rose wine whilst munching on olives. To say I am excited would be an understatement - I can't wait! So with this in mind last weekend I hit the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester to stock up on some holiday essentials and some not so essential purchases...


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Saturday, 25 July 2015

My Healthy Snacks & Treats Post


I feel as though I have talked about fuelling yourself right a lot recently and whilst I don't want to sound like a broken record, I'm about to do it again. Once thing that people cannot get their heads around is what do I do when I fancy a snack or something sweet. So I thought I would devote a whole post to the world of healthy snacking...

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

The Selfridges Beauty Box



I'll set the scene for you. It's Friday afternoon in the office, the mood is high and we're counting down the minutes to the weekend. A chance look at my Twitter account leads me to see a post by Helen over at The Love Cats Inc regarding the Selfridges Beauty Box... Woah rewind, Selfridges do a beauty box?


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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

My Threads, Treads & Treats - July 2015 Edition


Welcome to a special York Edition of Threads, Treads & Treats. This month when I sat down to think about where I had been this month, what I had been treated to over the past few weeks one afternoon stood out miles above the rest...


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Monday, 20 July 2015

#TGIP A Summer Wishlist


Finally, thank god it's payday and in less than 2 weeks I will be jetting off to the Amalfi Coast for some sun, sea and maybe even some Sangria! So it's no surprise that I am spending a little more time lusting after things than I usually would, so here is a little payday wishlist with my holiday in mind...

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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Finding Your Personal Trainer


Finding yourself a decent personal trainer can be a stressful and bewildering experience if you have never done it before. and of course unfortunately there are some trainers out there that are only after you for your money. But then there are good honest trainers who actually care about you as a person and those are the ones that you want to look out for.

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Thursday, 16 July 2015

My Summer Date Night #GRWM

It feels like an absolute age since I last did a GRWM post for you all so a few weeks ago I thought I would put one together whilst getting ready for a casual date night out with Paul for food and a film...
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Eating Clean & Getting Lean

Has anyone ever said to you that abs are made in the kitchen and not the gym? I bet you didn't believe them did you? But it's true, there's no point spending all that time in the gym if what you're doing out of there is all wrong...
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Sunday, 12 July 2015

My Newcastle Haul Part 3

In the third & final instalment of my recent Newcastle Haul I show you a few goodies that I picked up in Primark which include one thing I needed and a few that, well, I just wanted!

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Confidence...


Confidence seems to have been high on the agenda recently; be it body confidence or self confidence and that got me thinking about how I’ve always had a shaky relationship with it to say the least...



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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

My Heart Desires - July 2015 Edition

Ah July, how I have longed for your arrival, the long summer evenings, soaking up the sun and most excitingly of all preparing to jet off abroad! So as you can imagine here is a very summery edition of My Heart Desires...
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Sunday, 5 July 2015

My Newcastle Haul Part 2

In the second instalment of My Newcastle Haul we take a little trip to Boots to stock up on so nail essentials and enter the world of WahLondon...

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Saturday, 4 July 2015

My Cooking Solo Post

As you may have already guessed I spend a lot of time home alone these days now that my other half has started work in the North East which means that I have become accustomed to ‘cooking solo’ on a regular basis. Whilst it can be appealing to grab a ping meal for one from the supermarket, crack open a tin of soup or simply indulge in beans on toast, these are often full of sugar, overloaded with salt and to be quite honest who knows what else!

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

My July

So I know this post is a day later than normal, but I really wanted to do my #WCW post instead, plus I'll be honest I hadn't written this either. So as the storm rages outside (it can positively p off as I am not a storm person at all) I thought I would put pen to paper on what July holds in store for me.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

My Women Crush Wednesday Post

So every week I see my Instagram & Twitter timelines fill up with scores of #wcw posts, women showing their appreciation of over women, thanking them for being inspirational, for helping them and for generally just being great. So I though I would give some #wcw shoutouts to a few of my favourite bloggers...

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