Mum’s Birthday @ The Real Greek

Hey Sweethearts,

My mums birthday is on Tuesday so we decided to take her out for a meal this weekend to celebrate. Last night we went to a restaurant called ‘The Real Greek’ in spitalfields market.
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Can I just say the food is AMAZING! If you’ve never been, you NEED to go. It is a mix of hot and cold meze and the taste and flavours of the food is out of this world.

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The atmosphere is calm and last night we were wining and dining to the likes of bob Marley and Stevie wonder. It was such a wonderful and relaxing evening spent with my family, we were there for nearly 3 hours!
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The staff were absolutely amazing. They were so helpful and catered to our needs perfectly.

We bought a massive red velvet cake for mum as it’s her favourite and the whole restaurant sang happy birthday as the waiter walked over to our table. It was a lovely and memorable moment.

We will definitely be returning to The Real Greek again. It was a lovely evening spent with lovely people.

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This is what I wore:

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Shoes Zara
Jacket Zara
Dress New Look

There’s lots more pics of the night on my Instagram too πŸ“· @ownkindofbeautx

Hope you enjoyed the read,

Lots of love
Kelly πŸ’ž

COSMO BLOG AWARDS 2014

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Hey sweethearts,

The Cosmo blog awards are upon us and I would love it so much if you could nominate me for best newcomer…!

I have only been blogging since February this year so Im really new to all of this but I wouldn’t be here still if it wasn’t for all my followers/supporters. I am truly grateful to every single one of you for following me and I hope you enjoy reading my blog posts.

To nominate me for best newcomer click here

My blog URL is:
https://ownkindofbeautifulx.wordpress.com

Thank you soooo much for your support it means more than you know.

You can also follow me on ;-
Instagram – ownkindofbeautx
Twitter – ownkindofbeautx
YouTube – ownkindofbeautifulx

Lots of love,

Kelly πŸ’ž

MY WEIGHT LOSS ADVENTURE…The Beginning!

Hey my sweethearts,

So the other day I decided to join weightwatchers. It’s my first time doing it but a work colleague has been doing it for four months and the weight has dropped off! So I thought I would give it a try. I’ve always been one of those yo-yo dieters and I’ve literally had enough of trying all these fad diets that claim to work but don’t. So my next resort was to try weight watchers and make it a LIFESTYLE! everyone that knows me knows I am a COMPLETE foodie! Food just makes me happy whether I’m eating it or talking about it, it’s completely my comfort zone but it’s also my worst enemy!

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I have struggled with my weight since I was about 18 and it doesn’t help that I work in an office surround by cakes, sweets, and biscuits bought in by other members of staff!

My weight makes me feel ugly and unconfident. I’ve stopped going shopping for clothes as I get depressed when I try things on and they don’t fit so I give up and go home.
And usually eat to comfort myself. It’s a vicious cycle.

I want to change. I want to be confident in clothes like I used to be. I want to feel sexy again and have the confidence to wear what I want to wear and feel good. I’m also getting married so that is another massive piece of motivation for me.

I struggle with portion control and knowing when to stop and so I turned to weight watchers for guidance and help me to lose weight..for good!

I signed up online first of all and bought the monthly pass for Β£10 as there was a special offer on. The monthly pass allows access to the weightwatchers app, online facilities and meetings.

I went along to my first meeting on Tuesday 29th April. I didn’t know what expect and was a bit nervous but as soon as I got there I was welcomed by the meeting leader Janet who had previously lost weight with weight watchers. She weighed me and gave me some booklets to take home with me and also my personal record card to keep track of my weightloss.

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My starting weight is 158 pounds.
I’m 5ft 3.

Janet advised me that I should be between 7st 5 – 10st 2 for my height.

On Tuesday she set me a goal which was to lose 4 pounds by our next meeting. She said I should do the simple start programme but my friend advised me to start the pro points system straight away as that’s what she did. I must say I do feel a bit skeptical as I don’t feel like I’m on a diet. It seems like I can eat everything as long as I point for it. However it’s my first week and I’m only on day 4 so we shall see what the scales say at the end of the week. I get 26 points a day and have 49 extra weekly points to use as I please but I must not exceed them.
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I have also joined the gym with my younger sister Leah and aiming to go at least 3/4 times a week.

I have been eating really healthily this week apart from Friday as I had a work leaving do and we went to a Chinese buffet. It was so difficult for me and I felt I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I would usually but I made sure I stayed on track and kept my plate kinda clean(ish). I mainly had meat and vegetables and didn’t pile my plate high. I also made sure I ate until I started to feel full.

I am praying for a loss on Tuesday. I’ve been eating healthy and working out so fingers crossed I will.

I was so chuffed yesterday. I went to the gym in the morning for an hour, then met my fiancΓ© and we went for a run along the Thames. He let me try out his new calorie counting fitness watch so I could track how many calories I burnt from the run. He also placed a heart monitoring strap around my waist.

When we finished I was absolutely go smacked what the watch said.
904 calories in 48 minutes!
I couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t believe my body actually burned that many calories as I have never seemed to be able to burn that much in the past. I said to him the watch must be wrong lol but he assured me it was correct. I was so happy with myself and felt amazing after.

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I am now so motivated more than ever to lose weight for good and keep it off so I am going to blog about my journey and bring you all along with me on this adventure!

I will add some progression pics along the way!

For all those that are on their own weight loss journey, What do you guys do to keep you motivated?

Ciao,

Kelly πŸ’ž

TOP BUN & CELINE…

Hey my sweethearts,

Just a quick post of what I wore last weekend before I went to my friends house warming party….

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Celine tee – amazon Β£6.99
Get it here

Leather Jacket (old) – Blanco – Β£40.00
Sold out

Joni Jeans – Topshop – Β£36.00
Get it here

Leopard platforms – Office (sale) – Β£20
Sold out

Hair bun and Bobbi pins – both from Primark Β£1.00 each

I will be doing some more outfit posts shortly so keep your eyes peeled πŸ‘€

Ps – What is everyone up to this bank holiday weekend??

Ciao

Kelly πŸ’ž xx

THE πŸ† LIEBSTER πŸ† AWARD

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This morning I woke up to a lovely little surprise from Claire of bellasignorablog .
She nominated me for the liebster blog award!

Being a new blogger I was unsure what this was so I turned to my best friend for advice – google!

I found that it is similar to that of a chain letter but a great opportunity to meet other bloggers. The idea is to nominate 11 new bloggers who have under 200 followers. The nominee then answers eleven questions set by the person who nominated them and also invites them to give 11 random facts about themselves.

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Talking of new bloggers, Whilst we are on the subject, I would just like to say I am so grateful to every single one of my followers and also to whoever is reading this for following me or looking at my blog and helping me to grow.

So here they are, the answers to my questions set by Claire…

1) Why did you start blogging?
The main reason I started ‘my ownkindofbeautifulx’ was to give me something to do in my spare time, and also to make some new friends.

2) What sets your blog apart from the rest?
Now, I know it’s just another blog about fashion and beauty, however it’s different from the rest because it’s MINE!! there is only one me in this crazy world and my personality will shine through on my blog.

3) Which are your favourite blogs?
I’ve been on YouTube for years and I have followed so many Youtubers/bloggers. The very first ones I followed were Beautycrush (Sammi) Uglyfaceofbeauty (GracieFrancesca) and Mykindofbeauty (Karrisx) and to this day they’re all still the first ones I watch when I go on to YouTube so definitely got to be my faves!

4) Aside from blogging, what are your main interests?
My passion is singing.
I sing in the shower, I sing In the car, I sing at my desk, I sing my sentences when I talk, I just LOVE it!
You can check me out on YouTube, I will leave the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/user/mizzjohnstone11

Hollyoaks is my absolute favourite soap! I’m obsessed! I would LOVE to go on the tour of the set and meet the cast (especially dodger and Freddie!) #hotties

I play computer games and have got the old school consoles playstation 1 & sega megadrive – forget the new ones it’s all about the old!!

5) If you could invite any three people to a dinner party, who would they be and why?
1) BeyoncΓ© – because she’s AMAZING!
2) Khloe Kardashian – because she’s bloody hilarious
3) Pharrell – just so I could stare at him all night 😍

6) Where would you most like to visit that you haven’t been to yet? Vegas!!! – it’s on my to do list!!

7) Who is your style icon? Kim K because she is curvy like me with big hips and she inspires me to love my curves.

8)If you were given Β£100 to spend on one thing, what would it be and why? It would go in my savings towards my wedding πŸ‘°

9) What was your favourite childhood program? gosh this is hard I have LOADS!! But my fave is probably the queens nose or the demon headmaster (he scared the crap outta me)

10) Have you ever collected anything in the past, and if so, what? stamps, stickers and beanie babies!!!

11) If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you be and why?
A police officer so I can perform an arrest! #dreamjob

11 RaNdOM fAcTs AbOuT mE!!

1) I love anything to do with crime, murder and investigation! I really WISH I had joined the police. I find it so interesting. Crimewatch is my favourite programme.

2) My dad calls me ‘tinks’ – I have no idea why!

3) I’m engaged to my gorgeous hubby-to-be Kane

4) I twitch majorly in my sleep

5) I have social anxiety

6) White tigers are my favourite animals. I would love one as a pet.

7) I used to be a tomboy with a skateboard and rollerblades

8) My first pet was a fish called fish

9) I have 3 keloid scars on my chest

10) I had eye laser surgery 5 years ago

11) I’m tongue tied

MY ELEVEN NOMINEES

❀ EllsLouise www.ellslouise.blogspot.com
❀ hollies pampurlounge www.holliespampurlounge.com
❀ Is It Just Meme www.isitjustmeme.blogspot.com
❀ JadeBradyMakeup www.jadebradymakeup.blogspot.com
❀ Lorilee's London www.lorileeslondon.blogspot.co.uk
❀ Lucy Jane www.lucyjanewebb.blogspot.co.uk
❀ Maggie S Makeup www.maggies-makeup.com
❀ Miller and Max www.millerandmax.com
❀ Natasha's Wonderland www.natashaswonderland.blogspot.ie
❀ Saffron Tinted Glasses www.saffrontintedglasses.blogspot.se
❀ JRDNSMITH www.jrdnsmth.blogspot.com

11 questions for my nominees :
1) how would you describe your personal style?
2) do you have a nickname?
3) what’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
4) what was your favourite programme when you were a child?
5) If your life was a movie, what would the title be?
6) what made you start your blog?
7) what music do you like?
8) what are your main interests?
9) if your life was a movie, what actor would you get to play you and why?
10) What’s your favourite food?
11) what is your favourite quote?

Hope you enjoyed reading this post and don’t forget to check out all the lovely blogs above!

Ciao

Kel x

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