Friday, 23 September 2011

Zaggora Weight Loss Hot Pants - My honest review

I had to try them. Everyone on the internet seems to have been talking about them. And they were on special offer, and I need to tackle that "c word" problem most of us ladies have! I would like to state that I have not been paid, given free stuff or bribed to write this post, I bought the Zaggora hot pants out of my own desperation.

Now first of all, they took AGES to arrive (about a month) and I had to pick them up from the post office in an embarrassing package that has HOT PANTS in massive writing across the bag - they really need to change this, the mid 50 year old postman smirked at me. I've got a photo so I'll upload it soon.

When I opened the hot pants package - cor they smell rubbery! - I wasn't quite sure about them but the booklet made it all sound good with the scientific medical research blurb. I wore them up the gym the same day and yes, as promised, my bum got very hot. Then I work them to work the next day. Not so hot, sitting at a desk. Then I decided to wear them under my jeans clubbing - nearly passed out. Then I decided I would wear the hot pants in bed (like they suggest) first night fine, and the next morning I was impressed.... but further bedtime wear has resulting in over heating at around the 2 hour mark - especially if AB is in the bed too.

After the first week of wear, despite being a bit uncomfortable, I kind of became addicted to wearing my Zaggora hot pants because every time I took them off, I noticed my skin was a lot smoother and those terrible dimples weren't so terrible. I also felt a little more, sculpted.

Now there is suppossed to be a "2 week challenge" and hot pant wearers have claimed to lose up to 2 dress sizes. I hate to say it, but I can actually believe this, if they are wearing them religiously. I can't handle being hot 14days in a row so am yet to take on the challenge, but one day I will do all the measurements before and after photos and the lot and post it on my blog. I promise.

If you'd like some hotpants, keep an eye out for special offers. Don't pay the full price of £44.98 for them, really. You can usually find them for about £20. Have you tried Hot Pants? Let us know your progress.

Brighton C x

PS: If you can't afford the hotpants or don't think they're for you, try a body contour cream like this one to help with cellulite and bingo wings - click on the image to learn more.

Traffic spike!

Wowsers, my little blog, for some strange unknown reason, got 409 page views on Wednesday! I'm going to see if I can work out what happened and I'll let all my fellow blog friends know :)

Friday, 2 September 2011

Thames River Cruise Birthday Dinner

AB excelled himself with a birthday surprise this year! He booked a table for two on the lovely Thames River Dinner cruise boat called "Symphony". I have been on Thames Cruises before in the form of 3 party boats (great fun) and a day trip tourist waterbus. So I was really looking forward to the dinner.

We arrived early at Embankment so we popped in the nearest bar for a drink, which happened to be Opal Bar. It was Friday just after 5pm, and Happy Hour, and the bank holiday weekend, so the place was packed. It seemed like a small trendy bar until we ventured downstairs and found an underground nightclub, and yes it was open with a Dj and people dancing.. at 5pm! We don't have anything like this in Brighton so I was pleasantly surprised and also felt old because I didn't know how anyone could face clubbing this early.

Anyhow, the dinner was lovely, very romantic and 2 proposals happened..aaaaaawwww! (Not mine!) We even squeezed in a little smoochy dance to the live jazz band before we disembarked.

Sadly the photos are a bit blurred due to our rubbish photography skills and the boat actually moving quite fast, but we did get a professional shot taken of us which is stunning and now has pride of place on the sideboard. It raised a smile as the Captian announced we were at Tower Bridge and started playing Land of Hope and Glory! Thanks Bateux London!

The food was a la carte, expensive and therefore teeny tiny portions. If i'm honest it was a bit bland considering the cost but I guess on something like that they have to play it safe to please everyone.

I did get a nice table sparkler and the Happy Birthday sung to me by the jazz band too, as we sailed passed the houses of parliament and Big Ben this made me feel special, and I got to dress up in a lovely new H&M lacey number.

All in all a pretty magical night!

Brighton C x

Thursday, 1 September 2011

I Heart East 17

Wowee last night I had a fabulous time at an East 17 gig in Brighton. at the Concorde2.No you haven't just found a time warp in the 1990s (did people blog back then?!?) E17 have reformed, replaced the troubled Brian Harvey with a bloke called Blair (who is a very pleasant chap, met him outside afterwards when he was greeting his fans!) and are about to release a new single.

As a birthday treat I went with my best girl buddies to see the pop group we all used to love when we were about 12. It was very cheesy in the lead up, my friend made us all some fab "fan club" medallions which we wore. There were some great warm up acts who we managed to have a natter with in the bar as they mingled with the audience which was good for publicity I think. After what felt like a very long wait, we felt the crowd swarm towards the stage and there the white t-shirt blinged up aged 4 were. So much screaming for a non teenage crowd! And lots of singing along. It was perfect and just the way I had hoped it would be when I was younger - I just had to wait a few years to see them. They were still as amazing as ever and their tops songs were "Stay another day" "Around the World" and "Steam" My crush on Tony came flooding back and I have embedded the song that made me fall for him.

How pleased was I when I got a little wave through the window after the gig!

Brighton C x