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Sunday, 9 March 2014

This Week #13 - Hot Chocolate & Children's Books!

Exercise! I know right?! Who am I and what have I done with Jennie? I'm at the point where I just want to feel a little healthier and be a little kinder to my body. It's the only one I've got after all and there are a few changes I need to make that will hopefully make a big difference to how I feel.

I'm beginning to think that REN can do no wrong with their products. The V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream* has very quickly found its way into my morning skincare routine and I think it's wonderful. It provides a really nice base for make up, hydrates without feeling too heavy and it's supposed to protect against pollution. It's not cheap, but I'm beginning to think that it's worth every penny!
A mug of yummy hot chocolate before bed has been my favourite way to end the day recently. It's comforting and really helps to curb any sweet cravings throughout the day because I know I've got this to look forward to.  

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne is such a beautiful book for little ones and even not-so-little ones!  I'm reading this for my University essay and I just think it's utterly wonderful! The full colour illustrations are so engaging and the story is simple but so meaningful. 

Are you having a lovely weekend? I hope so! 



  1. I feel more inspired to keep fit...but that could be to the warmer weather...and the prospect of having to reveal parts of my previously covered bodyparts!!


  2. I've really enjoyed getting back into some exercise lately, although with so much Easter chocolate around it's hard! The REN day creams are really underrated I think :) xx

  3. I've started doing a bit of exercise too, it's only little but it's a start I guess! You've made me crave a hot chocolate too, even though I'm drinking a toffee nut latte right now!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  4. Eep, new header! Aaw <3 I've been drinking the Options white hot choc which I would highly recommend! My boyfriend says that it makes the best mochas too :) xxx

  5. It's amazing how much difference a little bit of exercise can make to how you feel - good on you Jennie!
    You can't beat a good hot chocolate of an evening :)

    Jess xo

  6. I recently got back into running and I feel so much fitter already, lets be healthy yay <3


  7. Love the orange shirt! Where did you get it? <3


  8. I'm trying to get healthier too. I love the new blog header xx

  9. Hope you're having a lovely weekend sweetheart <3

    I really love a cup of hot chocolate too, there's no better end to a day than that!

    Sophie xox

  10. Try the wispa hot chocolate! Its lush!
    Keeley | Keeley's Wardrobe

  11. Hurrah for fitness! Honestly since starting regular exercise I feel so much better about life. My mood is lifted and, rather paradoxically, I have far more energy. Love that Sia song too!

    Bella . BELLAETC

  12. I've just started exercising again an it's incredible what a difference it makes! It's specially nice with cute outfit, am I right? haha xx


  13. I need to work on fitness as well! -Hanna Lei

  14. Mmm, yummy Options! I drink Cadbury's Fudge Highlights when I need cheering up. I definitely need to exercise more!

    Tara xo

  15. Wow the hot belgian hot chocolate seems yummy yummy. I just returned from a weekend in Belgium and the chocolate market is invigorating :)

  16. Finding an exercise that you enjoy doing is the best feeling! I love all the REN products I've tried too. x

  17. oh i've been loving the options hot chic for years! i don't have it nearly often enough, i do have a stash of the individual sachets in the kitchen right now though… i think the warmer weather cooling up (hopefully) in the next few months will probably encourage exercise naturally, i find that in spring and summer i'm always healthier just because of the warmer seasons and fresh produce :) x

  18. I love walking every day for at least half an hour to get healthier and in a better shape!!!:) and I really like chocolate too;)!!!
    A big kiss!!!

  19. I love your song choice. This is exactly why I read blogs. I never would have clicked on that song as it's really not in my usual musical comfort zone... put it on a cool blog though and I'm all over it! hahaha Thanks for a great post :)

  20. Love the song! I've never heard it before and it's great. I've heard such good things about REN but have never tried it and always on the look out for some new products to try. Need to get back on the exercise band wagon, well done for getting into a routine! Lianne xx

    1. Really recommend REN, they're so consistently good! xo

  21. I need to work out how to add a little exercise to my life - time's always the issue but it's no excuse! Couldn't work out how to comment on the Monday post (must be too early for me!) but hey - at least today is Tuesday!

  22. I love Sia, her song 'breathe me' is my favourite song! The Ren cream sounds lovely xx

  23. I absolutely love your taste in music!
    Great post!
    Katie x

  24. REN products are such good quality, I have never really read anything bad about any of their skincare releases.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  25. I am slowly becoming addicted to Ren products, but in my defence I love their ethics and the products just really work on my skin. x


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