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I’ve treated myself to some new running/fitness clothes over the last few weeks – I needed to replace a few well worn items and also, due to the fact that I’ve lost over 2 stone in the past 9 months or so, some stuff doesn’t fit me anymore.

My first purchases came from Lifestyle Sports where I picked up a few bits that were part of their sale:

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Under Armour Water Resistant Storm Hoodie: I haven’t had a chance to test out it’s water resisting properties as of yet but am intrigued. This is very cosy if a little big in the fit, I bought a size small but think an extra small may have been a better option.

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Nike Pro Compression Hyperwarm Crewneck: This is a great base layer which I will most likely wear until it falls apart as I’m an avid fan. I usually find Nike clothing pretty true to size and this top is no different, a perfect fit.

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Nike Slim Fit Long Sleeve Cover Up: I LOVE this top so much – not only is it made from breathable dri-fit material but it is so comfortable and warm. In fact, my grá for it made me purchase a second one, this time in blue! Of course, I couldn’t just buy one thing especially as there is free delivery over €50 (any excuse) so I also picked up these tights which I haven’t gotten a chance to wear yet:

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Adidas Response 3/4 Tights: I’m not a huge fan of Adidas gear as a rule as I find it doesn’t seem to suit my shape but a friend recommended these to me. As I said, I haven’t worn these yet but did try them on and find the size small is a little big but hopefully tied tightly, they won’t slip down builders bum style!

My sister alerted me to the fact that Lidl were doing a fitness range this week so I popped in on Monday with the hope of picking up a kettle bell but I was too late, they were gone. I did however, pick up the last 2 pairs of 3/4 tights for the bargain price for €7.99 each and have to say size wise (I got extra small), they are perfect!

All images: Lifestyle Sports


Recently I managed to grow my nails a little beyond the stumps they usually are and decided to celebrate by getting a 2 week manicure. I’ve previously tried Gelish, OPI Axxium and Shellac, none of which lasted more than a week on my nails without chipping and/or peeling off. At first, I suspected that perhaps the nail technician may not have been the best as I tried Shellac and Gelish at the same salon however, I ventured to another place for the OPI manicure and even tested Shellac again but no luck.

A colleague went to a salon close to work that offered Gel-Lac 2 week formula and was very impressed with both the longevity of the manicure and the selection of shades available so I decided to try it for myself and have to say I’m very happy – so happy in fact, that I’m going back tomorrow for a soak off and colour change!

So here are my nails on day 1:

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And here are my nails today, day 18:

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As you can see, besides quite a lot of nail growth, my manicure is still perfect and all for only €20 including a little nail art on my ring fingers – hopefully, I’ll be just as satisfied after tomorrow’s appointment.