Dinner at Annette's Diner, Disneyland Paris

31 May 2015

Annette's Diner is one of the first things that you see as you walk in to Disney Village. You can't miss the neon lighting, fifties music being played from the building, or the vintage cars parked up outside.  It also happens to be one of my favourite places to eat in Disneyland Paris, so when we paid a visit on the first night of our February trip this year, I decided to take a few snaps to share on my blog.

One of my favourite things about Disneyland is the detail in all of the theming, and Annette's is no exception. Annette's perfectly captures how I'd imagine a 1950's diner to be: all bright lights, pale pink decor and rockabilly outfits and music. Each individual booth features a replica juke box, and the servers all wear rollerskates! Bringing a tray of food to a table on skates looks like no mean feat, but they manage it with ease.
As I was still trying to be reasonably good(ish) on holiday, I opted for the classic cheeseburger instead of something loaded with more toppings. What I didn't realise is that it would arrive with a mountain of fries! This was the first cheeseburger I'd had in a long time, as I'd spent quite a while as a vegetarian, so I enjoyed every bite. I didn't manage to work my way through the entire plate, but I'd happily give it another shot. The burger was delicious, and the fries were the perfect crispy skinny variety. 

Annette's is no fine dining experience, but if you're looking for filling, reasonably priced (for Disney) food in a restaurant with more ambience than your average, then make your way over to Disney Village. As they don't accept reservations there can be a bit of a lengthy queue on the door during peak dining times, but they also offer a takeout service if you'd rather eat on the move and skip the queue. Be sure to check out their yummy milkshakes too!

My Weight Loss Jars: 3 Stone 9 lbs Lost

27 May 2015

I haven't updated on my weight loss journey since the beginning of March, when I reached the 2 stone mark. Although my pace has slowed down a little since then (as expected), I've managed to lose a further 23 lbs, bringing me to a grand total of 51 lbs lost so far in 2015.

Food wise I've stuck to having three healthy meals a day, although I have made a few too many trips to the biscuit tin lately, so I need to put a stop to that. However, the main difference that I've made to improving my health is starting swimming again. I used to love swimming regularly, but fell out of my routine whilst at university. It's the only form of exercise that I've found which doesn't aggravate my skin disease, and I'm really enjoying having a bit of 'me time' two or three nights a week to clear my mind and focus on the pool. This has definitely boosted my weekly weigh ins.

I've finally started to notice the change that weight loss is making to my body. I've dropped a few dress sizes, and had to buy some new clothes as everything was too big to continue wearing, which is a lovely feeling. Being able to physically see the difference that my routine is making to my body is a great motivator. I'm also in a much better place mentally, and have lots more energy to burn off. I'm excited to see how the next few months of my journey go; there are only three left til Florida!

Currently Loving 07: The Beauty Edition

24 May 2015

 It's been what feels like an absolute age since I last felt motivated to share a beauty post. So when I came to gather together goodies for the latest addition to my (rather neglected) Currently Loving series, I surprised myself by solely selecting makeup. Here's the roundup of my recent favourites.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation has become my base of choice since I started using it twelve months ago. I'm on my third tube, and will definitely be stocking up in Florida. This foundation provides a flawless, airbrushed base, my skin looks healthy but more matte than I tend to favour. To combat that, I use this in combination with my NARS 413 BLKR Illuminator which I've previously reviewed in a post here. None of my other powder/cream highlighters are really being used, as this adds a beautiful glow to the skin, and helps to chisel out some form of cheekbone.  The final base product in this edition is my beloved MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. I ran out of this recently, and as soon as I repurchased it I noticed what a difference it does actually make to my under eye area. I couldn't be without it.

Lately I've been a little fickle when it comes to eyebrow products. Pencils, powders, I've been giving them all a go. After returning to my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, I can confirm that I won't be straying again any time soon. I love the fullness that this product gives my brows, and for want of a better word, it's so pliable. I can apply this product to sit exactly where I need it to, so that I end up with well shaped brows. Concluding my current favourites is MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl. Yes, I gave in to the Kylie Jenner hype, and added this pencil to my order. I've never really been a liner fan before now, I own a couple but never bother to use them. However, I absolutely love the shade of Whirl, it compliments my natural lip tone really well, and I can finally cheat an extra little bit of fullness without looking OTT. Et voila: five products for a 'my face but better' look that I've been favouring lately.