Author: Adrienne

Confidence & Self Love.

Last week I was invited by Urban Decay cosmetics to deliver a talk about confidence & self love. Here’s what I had to say… CONFIDENCE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE BORN WITH OR WITHOUT. I believe that confidence is not something that you are born with or with out. It is not a personality trait. Often people mistake the behaviours of outgoing people, it’s easy to assume the if someone is extroverted then they must be confident. However this is not the case. In fact, you can be either an extroverted person or an introverted person, but you can still be confident in yourself, your own abilities and your unique talents. Confidence is actually a skill, and like any skill, it simply requires practice. When we’re growing up and discovering our sense of self, many things can impact our self confidence. Our experiences, our social and cultural influences, and our parents, all play a role in building self confidence.  Many people say that they find public speaking difficult. I myself, used to find it …

Summer Skin

How great is this weather! I am totally loving the summer heatwave. Over the last few weeks, I have switched up my skin care routine, my main focus is on sun protection, deep cleansing and hydration. Running outside is apparently not very good for your skin, especially running in the sun. I try to run early to avoid the heat and I try to stick to running in the shade as much as possible, and I always wear SPF. If you live in a city then it’s even more important to wear SPF everyday, the combination of sun damage and city pollution can clog your pores, cause breakouts and enhance the ageing process. This summer I have been using Decléor ‘Aroma Sun Expert Protective Anti Wrinkle Face Cream’ SPF 30. It feels like a moisturiser but it’s not too thick. It’s one of the only suncreams that I have used that doesn’t cause pimples. Cleanse I have two favourite cleansing products at the moment. 1. Origins ‘Checks and Balances’ Frothy Face Wash. I’ve been using this face …

6 Runners That You Need To Follow on Instagram

@Estelle_trouilloud Estelle’s beautiful photographs make me want to relocate to the mountains! She is self confessed outdoor sports addict, oh and she has the most beautiful dog too! @Maxwilco Max is an endurance athlete, producer, photographer & consultant at WeAre:TrackHouse. Max’s dedication to running is mega inspiring! & he knows his stuff when it comes to the science of running & sports nutrition. @Jessiezapo Jessie is a fellow adidas ambassador, running coach and founder of GirlsRunNYC. I love Jessie’s inclusive attitude to running & her uber cool energy & style. @susie_chan_ Susie is an endurance runner and race pacer. She always has a smile on her face and I just love following her. @thewelshrunner This guy!! Matt is an INCREDIBLE runner, totally dedicated & super speedy!! I met him last year at the Great South Run and I’ve been following him in awe, ever since. @amandarunboston Amanda is an amazing runner, yoga teacher, adidas ambassador and a new Mama! I met Amanda last year in LA when her son was just a few weeks old. …