Thursday, 26 March 2015

Wild Card







Australian Born Lurv have launched the most effortless, sport lux collection of the season! A collection that will transition with you on the pavements, in the gym, on the field and even if no sports activity is involved. They created a timeless range, taking elements of inspiration from the 80's track & field look, and american high school team sports. I am in love with the strong monochrome colour pallet, and there is even some retro palm tree prints popping up throughout the range too. Defiantly one of my favourites for the season so far.

Emilie Layla Lovaine  
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Skin & Tonic

My Friends from Skin & Tonic London sent me some natural goodness, to treat my skin to some extra needed TLC! Since I've gone Vegan I've really struggled with unusual breakouts as I think my body is still getting used to all the extra natural sugar I am consuming, from all extra fruit, juices and smoothies! So this couldn't of come at a better time for me to test drive. 

All of the products are made from natural, and plant based ingredients, so you can feel safe that everything your skin is absorbing won't be doing you any harm. The Steam clean has to be my favourite product from the range! It's so refreshing and leaves your skin feeling like it can breathe again! I  am in love with the brand and how what their products are made from, and the importance of being 100% natural is the foundation and core of there brand. 

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Thursday, 19 March 2015

1REBEL X NTC



Last week I was invited to an exclusive Nike Women NTC training club session, at 1REBEL in London! So I thought I'd take my GoPro along and show you what its like inside the gym of dreams, and also what one of the hardest workout session I've ever done looks like! Sweaty doesn't even cover it...

We took on the 'RESHAPE' class, which consisted of a 45 minute power workout, split between weights, body strength and then sprint, interval training. It was pretty tough, but you really felt like your whole body had been put through its paces, and you defiantly looked forward to a visit to the in house roots and bulbs juice bar afterwards! Head over to my Youtube and subscribe to stay tuned for more fitness and lifestyle #VLOGS

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Coconut Dream

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I am currently training for the Nike Women's #WeRunLondon 10K in June! I love running but I wouldn't say I am a runner by nature, and it's something I have to work at...So today to help motivate me through my morning session I decided to whip up my favourite #lovaineeats 'Coconut & Pineapple Dream' chia pudding and smoothie blend to enjoy after my date with the pavement!

I soaked 4 table spoons of organic Kaizen Living Chia seeds in 8 table spoons of coconut milk, with a dash of cinnamon and vanilla, before I headed out for my morning 3 mile run. When I got in my Chia pudding was ready! So I then blended 2 frozen bananas, half a frozen pineapple and half a cup of coconut milk, then layered the two in my mason jar. It is seriously one of the most delicious blends I make and chai seeds are a pretty great source of fuel to enjoy after any exercise! With 3 x more Iron than Spinach, they are so easy to add into your every day meals and smoothies!

You can catch more of my #lovaineeats recipes over on my Instagram! I love seeing you guys tagging me in your photos as you test drive them! Enjoy x

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Sweaty Betty X Richard Nicoll


It's landed! The Sweaty Betty X Richard Nicoll S/S 15 collection! If you know me, anything with a strong sport lux theme to it, especially accompanied by a clean colour palette, it's defiantly something I'll be swooning over! I am in love with the soft, feminine pastel spectrum flowing through the range, along with a subtly hint of metallic. It's just seems so fresh and healthy.. I mean can we say clothes look 'Healthy' ? They look fresh, clean, vibrant! They look pretty healthy to me. Do you ever make yourself get dressed in your gym clothes in the morning? to give you that extra added incentive to move and get active throughout the day?! It's something I'm defiantly guilty of but it really does work! 

Here's what SB and RN have to say about their collaboration - "our ambition was to offer a lifestyle solution for the modern itinerant woman. It presents the notion of slowing down and embracing calm, travel and fitness in today's fast-paced world.

Fusing fashion and fitness, this exclusive 8-piece collection stands out for its Japanese-inspired prints, signature Sweaty Betty technical fabrics and iconic Richard Nicoll colour palette. Shop the collection online now

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Nike X EG



Last week I was invited to the global launch of Ellie Goulding's new Tighten & Tone, NTC workout with Nike! I arrived in London at Tobacco Dock,  greeted by 300 girls all head to toe in lycra, gripping water bottles, and matched with our essential Nike footwear. It was safe to say we were ready for a workout! When I checked in I was handed a giant Nike paper bag with my name on it, inside were a pair of new flyknit, multi zoom trainers and a neon crop and vest! Even before I had a chance to get them out of the box my friends hands came swooping in, and they were like treasure being passed around haha, it was like christmas! We all got our mats, and sat ready for the workout to start but instead we were told to gather round the stage! We were greeted by Ellie and some of her session musicians, they played us a few songs, and thanks to Ellie and her calm/charming personality, it made us feel like we were all watching a friend preform, and  I think its safe to say we all pretty much forgot the reason why we were there in the first place...To get sweaty rather than enjoy a secret gig!

After the music session, we headed back to our matts and got our NTC app up and running on our mobiles - so we could share the workout live! I'd never attempted workouts before whilst having my GoPro in the other hand... but it was so much fun, and after the 3rd set of burpees I was pretty dead!
Take on Ellie's new tighten and tone workout! Just download the free NTC app and your ready to go!

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Through the lens



Through the lens. I love how Instagram has turned into everyone's personal photo diary. Here's a round up of my life over the last few months. Surf trips, Yoga, Clean eating, Fitness and Creating. Join in and follow @lovaine_

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Thursday, 26 February 2015

H20

That's it! I'm packing my bags and moving to Australia...So I can have sun kissed skin, salty hair, be done with my winter wardrobe and be able to live in this instalment from This Is First Base. 

I got back from my surf trip in Morocco over 3 months ago now, and its safe to say I am officially sea sick and ready to get back into the water, with my board under my feet! Nothing beats a classic mono collection, which not only suits every skin tone but will compliment everything in your wardrobe.I maybe guilty of wearing my surf staples not just in the water, but out of it too! Although some materials maybe a little warm, the cuts and style have always been completely different to what you see in high street fashion. 

This spring/summer we are defiantly going to see the sports lux style a lot more, and I'm so excited it! For now though... I'll have to curb my beach bluez by re-watching every teenage girls favourite film... Blue Crush, while I keep up with my surf fitness ready for my next water date!

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE