Tuesday, 14 April 2015

#climachill


Last week I teamed up with Adidas UK for the launch of the new #climachill range. I was so excited, not to mention surprised when the email landed in my inbox. This was my first time training in Adidas clothing, so I was excited to see how it handled itself and learn a little more about the technology behind the collection.

So my first questions was...what was Climachill? The Climachill range has tiny titanium beads integrated into the back panels of the t-shirts. When you first put the top on you instantly feel the coldness of the beads up against your skin, it's a pretty clever idea and instantly gave me a cool, fresh feeling (it may have even made me shiver the first time I tried one on haha)

The titanium beads are used to help regulate temperature and help keep you cooler during exercise, which for those of you that know me - I am one of those people that during a workout, I end up being stripped down to just my sports bra and shorts because I  get so incredibly warm! but for the first time EVER I was managing to keep all my clothes on until the end of the session, which was such a nice relief because theres nothing worse than when you feel that dreaded fear, when you need to strip off during a workout at the gym! You instantly feel like all eyes are on you, but when your hot, stripping down is the only way to ensure you don't overheat and that you actually make it to the end of your session. So you can imagine I was pretty impressed with the addition of titanium beads and how they made such a big difference to my body temperature compared to normal.

Then came along the price tag...We all know when it comes to gym clothing it can be pretty pricey but ranging between £28-£40 the Climachill range has defiantly become one of my workout essential's for the summer!

Shop the collection online here and let me know what you think once you've tested them in your workouts!

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

The Good Life Eatery







Last week I had an early morning date with Nike, for the launch of the new Nike Free TR Flyknit trainers. I left my house at 6am and headed into the city for a sunrise workout, to test drive the new footwear and see how they held up during an intense NTC session!

After the class it was safe to say we were ready for a refuel, so myself and Tara from Get The Skinny headed in search of food. After half an hour I think Tara realised how hard it is for me to eat out if you follow a plant based diet! After flicking through menu's in dozens of restaurants with no luck, we headed down to The Good Life Eatery. I have perviously sampled parts of their menu at different fitness events, but had never visited their flag ship store before, so I was pretty excited to visit.

When we arrived it was busy but strangely calm, I think it has something to do with all the pure food. People go there to eat and nourish their bodies and minds for the day ahead, and just refuel. You feel so relaxed while your there, it's like having a quality date with your food haha! and trust me, once your try the Good Life Eatery no Avocado on toast, green juice or chia pudding will ever compare!

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

The Upside



I am in love with the BE YOU campaign by The Upside. It's hard not to watch without it leaving a smile on your face. Feeling comfortable in your own skin isn't something that happens over night, but once you find it, you truly start to see how beautiful you are.

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Chocolate & Coconut Crunch

Oats have pretty much become my everyday breakfast staple, and I know what your thinking... Oats? really?! We've all been told how good these guys are for fuelling us up for the day ahead, but I will be the first one to admit that they are the easiest food to get bored of! So here's my favourite #lovaineeats recipe for my Chocolate and Coconut Crunch Bowl!

Take 2 cups of Oats, with 1.5 cups of milk of your choice (I used coconut milk as I love the flavour) Then add in 1 tablespoon of cacao and 1 tablespoon of sweetener of your choice (I used Agrave Nectar) For the crunch add in 2 table spoons of Buckwheat, and for some extra sweetness pop in a handful of Goji Berries. Then bring everything to the boil! I always sprinkle some extra Buckwheat on top, just for a little extra crunch and then enjoy! This defiantly feels more like a dessert treat than your average breakfast! Enjoy x

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Spring Fling





Spring has finally arrived, which means the return of one of my favourite things...outdoor workout sessions! Yesterday Jon and I went on an easter weekend walk, and I took my new Reebok women's Yoga essentials for a test drive. I'm in love the mono striped vest! It also has a built in sports bra, which was surprisingly supportive.

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Violet Dreamz

Breakfast maybe my favourite meal of the day...Especially when I start the morning with my #lovaineeats Violet Dreamz Smoothie! Ever since my trip to Hawaii with Roxy, Acai has become one of my favourite smoothie ingredients. One morning after a surf at Chun's Reef, on the North Shore with the girls, Katie whipped us up a post workout Acai bowl after she found out I'd never tried it before! Since that introduction I've been hooked. 

Acai is a berry that comes from the Acai palm tree, native to Central and South America, it's full of rich antioxidants and with high levels of vitamin C and ellagic acid, its a pretty good immune boosting aid, but unless I'm beach side, and in a hot country somewhere, I've found Acai pretty hard to come across (and not to mention expensive) but my friends from Kiazen Living sent me a packet of their Natural Superhero organic Acai powder to try!

Acai has quite a bitter flavour, so I always make sure I add something into sweeten it up. For my Violet Dreams smoothie you need: 2 spoons of Acai powder, 2 frozen Bananas, the juice of 1 Orange, 1/2 cup of almond milk (or liquid of your choice) a handful of Raspberries, shredded coconut, and then pop it all in your blender and enjoy! 

Emilie Layla Lovaine
Emilie Layla Lovaine - LOVAINE

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