April favourites

It has been ages since I did a round up of things I’ve been enjoying for the month just gone (probably about 2 years actually…) so I thought now seemed as good a time as any! Here are a few things that I have been enjoying this month.

1. You’re dead to me

you're dead to me

I have my house mate to thank for this one. Usually I listen to a lot of news podcasts and since one particular story is dominating the news at the moment (you know that little thing beginning with c) I have been looking for some alternatives. You’re dead to me is a BBC sounds podcast hosted by Greg Jenner, a British author and public historian, about various historical figures and periods. He is joined by an expert on the topic of the week and a comedian, which makes for an entertaining and informative podcast. You can learn something new without it feeling like learning! If you’re looking for some other podcast picks you can read about my favourites here: Top Podcast Picks

2. All things green


Green is fast becoming my favourite colour. Pastel green is clearly a popular colour this spring which is probably part of the reason I find myself drawn to it but the other reason I love green is because it’s the colour of my plant children. I am definitely a crazy plant lady – I just can’t get enough, bedroom jungle here I come! There are loads of benefits to having house plants; they purify your air, looking after them is beneficial for your mental health and they add a nice pop of colour as well as creating a relaxing atmosphere. You can read more about my houseplant obsession here: Hello Houseplants

3. Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing

There is something surprisingly relaxing about spending your day fishing, catching bugs and collecting fruit in order to pay back your debt to a business savvy racoon. I had animal crossing years ago back when it was on Nintendo DS, and when I saw the new version I thought I would give it ago. Admittedly, this was not a cheap decision… but it was worth it! There is so much more to do in this version (besides paying off your house loan to Tom Nook) and I can see myself playing this for a long time to come. Given the current situation *cough, quarantine and social distancing, cough* I’m not doing much so this is an enjoyable way to fill the time. It also has the added benefit of being able to play with friends. So the more people I can convince to invest in this the better!

4. Yoga with Adriene

yoga with Adriene

One of my New Years resolutions was to do more yoga and I must confess until now I really haven’t been making an effort with this one. In an effort to force myself to do this I have started Yoga with Adriene’s 30 day home series. I was 4 days in and really enjoying having a proper structure to follow and hold myself accountable to – then I slipped a disk in my back so haven’t been able to do it more recently…

5. L’Oreal No Haircut Cream


This one is a rediscovery rather than anything new. I forgot how much of a difference L’Oreal Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream makes to detangling wet hair. Especially now that I have blonde hair I’m making an extra effort to take care of the ends to try and avoid them getting dry. I used to use this back when my hair was longer and I was trying to grow it to minimise split ends but I forgot about it until I found it while doing a bit of a sort out. I won’t be forgetting about this again, that’s for sure.

What have you been loving recently?


February Favourites

From activewear to skincare my favourites for February!

August favourites: fitness and fashion

Monthly must haves! Unsurprisingly there is a lot of clothing in this months haul…I’m a shopping addict what can I say!

Autumn obsessions

The start of September means the start of a new season for fashion and I am SO EXCITED! Here are some of the trends I am looking forward to making the most of now that the weather has cooled down a bit:

1. Corduroy 

This blazer co-ord from Nasty Gal is perfect for autumn, style them together or separately and the colour is perfect for the summer – autumn transition.

Personally I think a corduroy dress is a staple for autumn. It has the potential for so many layers – long sleeve tee underneath, snuggly jumper on top and a coat once it starts to get really chilly. H&M have some nice ones but this blue zip dress is another Nasty Gal find.

You can never go wrong with an oversized shirt and I particularly like the colour of this Pull&Bear one – giving me all the autumn feels!

2. Slouchy knits

I am a sucker for anything soft and warm so slouchy jumpers are my favourite thing about autumn. It’s always good to have a neutral coloured jumper on standby, particularly if you are a fan of bright colours and patterns (like me). I am loving all the jumpers in Fashion Influx’s In The Style collection but I especially like the slouchy jumper in beige and this roll neck jumper dress in white.

3. Jewel tones

Just because the weather might be turning grey doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to! Add a pop of colour to your outfit using your accessories – for example this belt from River Island. You can never go too far wrong with blue and this blue wrap blouse, also River Island, is perfect for those ‘jeans and nice top’ occasions. The pictures don’t do justice to the colour of this Nasty Gal polo neck, guaranteed to brighten up any autumn day.

What are your favourite autumn trends?


Stepping into Spring trends

As we approach the start of spring there are lots of new trends to try. Here is a round up of some of my favourites and the styles I’m looking forward to for Spring 2020.

February Favourites

Lets jump right in!


First up is this cute set from Flexxfit. The material is so soft and comfy, the bra is super flattering (although maybe only for low intensity exercise for risk of nip slip!) and I’m a big fan of this colour. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the grey but it makes a nice change from black while still being plain enough to go with plenty of colours.  But if you’re not feeling the grey it comes in plenty of other colours. I wear the bra in a medium and the leggings in a small and I’m a UK 10/12.



Keeping with flexxfit, this “Muscle tee” has been my go to workout top since I nabbed it in the sale. Its not the most breathable workout top but its nice and loose so you don’t notice as much. Loose enough to hide a food baby but not so loose its unflattering and it goes with everything! Including the grey set. Who doesn’t love matching activewear eh!? Look good feel good ima right! Sadly it’s sold out now but they have loads of other cute stuff. I wear this one in a size small and it fits perfectly, if you wanted a looser fit I would size up.


Now lets mix it up and talk about my favourite skin care product this month. Simple skin quench sleeping cream. Since using this my face is so soft and glowy! I have very sensitive skin so I have to be careful what I use but simple always works for me so when I decided to up my skincare game after a few breakouts I went straight for simple. This moisturiser is ideal for me as its a night cream rather than a morning one, I like sleep to much to get up in time to do a full skincare routine of a morning. Its nice and light too so doesn’t clog any pores. All around winner!


Next up is my new favourite app! Recently I’ve been trying to branch out with my cooking and I came across “kitchen stories”. Its full of how to guides as well as recipes. You can also leave a review of the recipe meaning before you try something you can see what other people thought of them. It has a shopping list feature and also a “cookbook” and likes section so you can save all your favourite recipes in one easy to find place. Its made working out what to eat much easier! Would highly recommend to anyone who isn’t confident in the kitchen.

fullsizeoutput_1e71Finally its back to active wear (shocking I know) and the myprotein seamless leggings. I know I already reviewed these but I had to give them a little mention because they’re so comfy and proved perfect for layering when storm Emma hit over the weekend! Loving the colour of these as well as the fit and feel.


And thats it for my February faves!



Flexxfit leggings

Flexxfit crossover bra

Flexxfit tee

Simple Moisturiser

Myprotein seamless leggings

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April favourites

It’s been ages since I did a monthly faves so here is a round up of my loves and favourites from April.

Skin Care Saviours

I was guilty of neglecting my skin care routine because I’m too lazy for hundreds of different lotions and potions. So I simplified it. Here are my must have products and my lazy girls guide to skin care.

August favourites: fitness and fashion

So I realise we are a far way into September now and I’m only just talking about my faves for August but there’s this little thing called life that sorta got in the way. Anyway here we go, my favourites and loves for August.



First – these trainers. I had a pair of these before and having had them for about 4 years I decided it was about time they were replaced. They are the nike air pegasus 34’s (everything will be linked at the bottom of my post) and they are so comfortable. I have basically lived in them ever since I got them – which is why they are so grubby…


Next on my favourites list are these pieces from MyProtein. I’ve been wanting a pair of gym shorts for a while now and there was a sale…who can resist a sale. So I picked up the heartbeat shorts in black and then I saw this top was also on sale and again I’ve been wanting a long sleeve gym top for a while so it was a no brainer. The top is so similar to the gymshark seamless top and its cheaper but also doesn’t sell out in 5 mins so is a great alternative and when I decide I need more gym clothes – which lets face it could be tomorrow – I will probably end up getting this in the other colours…











My final favourite for this month is this cropped hoodie from Just Strong. I will be doing a more in depth review and post about Just Strong as I have just ordered a few more bits from them. I love the ethos of Just Strong, it’s a brand that aims to empower women with the idea that we are not strong for a girl we are just strong, which is why I am so happy to work with them and promote their clothing.


There we have it, keeping it short and sweet. Only four favourites for august.

Trainers – a slightly newer colour and design but basically the same

My Protein – top

My Protein – shorts

Just Strong hoodie  use code LOTTIEFIT10 for 10% off 🙂


April favourites

It’s been ages since I did a monthly faves so here is a round up of my loves and favourites from April.

February Favourites

From activewear to skincare my favourites for February!

July Favourites: Fitness, Beauty and more!

In July I may have shopped a little more than I should have being a poor student that needs to save money. In an attempt to justify my spending habits I thought what better way to convince yourself you needed all these things than to write a blog post about it. So here it is, my monthly favourites for July.

img_6817-1Let’s jump straight in with leggings. Now I am 100% a self confessed active wear addict so when I bought another pair of leggings there was some opposition… BUT I’m glad I ignored that because these were worth every penny. These cost me £30 in the ProDirect Running sale (not including shipping) down from £50 – a real bargain for a pair of Nike Legend leggings (activewear lovers you know what I’m talking about). The Khaki colour goes with so much and the little mesh inserts down the side are super cute. I have barely taken them off since I got them… as you can probably tell from my instagram feed. I will definitely be doing a more in depth review of these soon so look out for that!

Keeping with the fitness theme lets move on to my next favourite: my water bottle. I IMG_7086am so guilty of not drinking enough water and this bottle is really helping with that. It’s a good size with measurements down the side so it’s great if you are really trying to keep an accurate account of how much you’re drinking. The best thing about it though without doubt is the straw. You don’t even realise how much you’ve drunk! The little hook on the top makes it so easy to grab and keep hold of. I haven’t actually been anywhere without it since I bought it. Fair warning though if you don’t pop that straw down properly and then put this in your bag it will leak (I learnt this the hard way). This was a little bit more than I would have normally paid for a water bottle but it was exactly what I was looking for and was one of the cheapest options. I know primark used to sell water bottles with straws but I couldn’t find them in any of the primarks I went to, which initially was annoying but in reality this Nike one will probably last longer than one from primark.

So I’ve just realised that both things I’ve mentioned are Nike… this wasn’t intentional I promise not to mention any more Nike things.

Now moving on to non fitness faves. First I’m going to talk makeup. I am one of those people who whenever I pass a boots or a Superdrug I always just pop in to have a look and end up leaving with loads of stuff I don’t need (RIP my bank account). I got 3 new makeup items – 1 of which I actually needed, 2 of which were impulse buys. FullSizeRenderWe’ll start with the one I needed: powder. I went for the insta fix and matte translucent powder from rimmel London. As a girl that has never used powder I wasn’t sure if I would like it, I thought it might make make me look really pale and washed out (it looks really white before you put it on the brush) but it doesn’t make me look like a ghost so I would call this a success. It also really helps to keep my make up on through the day. So I would call this a success and would 100% buy it again especially considering it was only a fiver. Next make up fave is the insta duo contour stick again from rimmel London. It makes contouring so quick and easy, but blending is a must. Do not, I repeat DO NOT, use it without blending. It’s a thick stick and is really pigmented so if you don’t blend you will just have a random brown line on your face…not the best look. The stick comes in light, medium and dark, I went for medium and this one cost £7 (well actually £6.99 but that’s the same as £7 really isn’t it). I don’t use the highlight end that much though because I prefer powder highlight but that’s just personal preference. My final makeup item is the Provacalips lip colour in the shade Berry Seductive – colour code 420 – from Rimmel London (shock). I have this in 3 other colours and honestly I cannot rave about it enough! I bought it after I heard this lady telling her friend how she had worn it on a night out and it had stayed on perfectly through many many drinks and I thought it was worth a shot. Shout out to you random lady in Superdrug because you were not wrong this stuff is amazing! It stays on all day and doesn’t smudge. A bit hard to get off but so worth it. I can guarantee I will be getting this in more colours.

Mixing it up a bit I’m going to tell you about the TV I’ve been binging on. Recently I’ve been really into documentaries. I love trashy TV – I watched love island religiously – but you know sometimes you’re just in the mood for something a bit different. So I’ve properly binge watched Reggie Yates: Extreme on Netflix. Would definitely recommend, so interesting and informative. Documentaries are great because they make you think about stuff you wouldn’t normally even give a second thought to. The series sees Reggie travel to South Africa and Russia looking into what life is like there for certain groups of people. I personally found it really eye opening and if you feel like watching something a bit more hard hitting than your average TV drama this is definitely worth a watch.

Back to the products of my many shopping trips. My final favourite are IMG_7089these shoes. Leather flatform espadrilles from M&S for £39.50. Now before you judge me for buying from Marks and Sparks hear me out. I don’t buy loads from them, it’s definitely one of those places where you need to hunt for the good stuff but when you find it omg. So worth spending that little bit more money on because everything I’ve ever had has lasted so well. Let’s talk more about these shoes. Perfect for summer. I do not own many pairs of shoes that aren’t trainers – I live in trainers – so when I find a pair of proper shoes that I like I just can’t say no. I am so fussy about my shoes, if they aren’t super comfy and easy to walk in I wont wear them. So many pairs of pretty but impractical shoes are sat under my bed gathering dust… these however I have worn loads! The woven flatform gives a nice summery feel while the colour means they go with everything and you can wear them on those grey summer days (yay for British summer).

That concludes all of the things I’ve been loving and unable to live without this month. I’ve linked all of the things I mentioned down below for your shopping pleasure.

Nike Leggings

Water Bottle

Insta Fix and Matte Powder

Insta Duo Contour Stick

Provocalips Lip Colour

Leather Flatform Espadrilles


April favourites

It’s been ages since I did a monthly faves so here is a round up of my loves and favourites from April.

February Favourites

From activewear to skincare my favourites for February!

August favourites: fitness and fashion

Monthly must haves! Unsurprisingly there is a lot of clothing in this months haul…I’m a shopping addict what can I say!