Hello you wonderful lot!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Recently, I’ve been treating myself to some yummy breakfasts and lunches around Brighton! I’m a big foodie, and breakfast is probably my favourite meal of the day so I’m slowly ticking off the list of places I want to try.

On Tuesday, I went to try out Cafe Marmalade a small Cafe opposite Sussex Square in Kemp Town (The 1 or the 7 bus go straight outside!), and Wow!!! What a beautiful cafe. The food was absolutely incredible, it was so relaxing with big windows and beautiful interior and the people who worked there are so lovely.

The price on the menu is amazing! Such great quality and a huge amount of food. I wish I could eat there everyday. For breakfast, me and my best friend Pia, shared the French Toast Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt and Berry Compot! The flavours were insane, and I could of probably eaten about five lots of it. We then had the Boiled eggs and Soldiers, we went for this because we realised we hadn’t had them since we were little and who doesn’t love a dippy egg! To finish off, we shared the Granola, Greek yogurt and Honey pot, which was so tasty. This is by far the best Cafe I’ve been to in months.

For drinks, they do lovely coffees, smoothies and juices! We went for the iced coffee and raspberry lemonade! It was all so delicious!

All in all, it was a beautiful venue and the best brunch! I’ll let the pictures talk for themselves,  because I’m now hungry just thinking about it!! If you haven’t been you need to go!!

Love, India Moon. 

 

Link to their website here- Cafe Marmalade. 

Hello lovelies!!!

Happy Hump day! Half way closer to the weekend!!

Hope everyone is doing well and had a great Easter Break!!

It’s a been a little while again, the last few weeks have been a little busy!! I had a full ‘fun’ week of exams and then straight after that my phone decided to break so I couldn’t access all my photos! Anyway I’m back!

For today’s outfit post, I’ve decided to mix it up and not wear all black for once! For me this was going a little out of my comfort zone (being in blue jeans always is), but I have to say I do love this outfit and it’s super comfy, and I now wish I could be an outfit repeater and wear it everyday!

This fluffy jumper from Pull and Bear is totally worth the £25.99- ‘Link here’!!! I styled this with my Hayden Jeans from Topshop, which are quite old so I couldn’t find the exact ones but found some similar- ‘Link here’. In terms of sizing with these and all jeans in fact, just try them on before!! They can sometimes come up bigger or smaller and you may need to go up or down in sizes! (from experience Topshop jeans can be a bit like that).

I also styled this look with my favourite shoes ever!!! For those who know me, I’m a little obsessed with pink things and all Vans, so the two combined is a dream! Unfortunately, these light pinks ones sold out around December, but they’ve brought out their new ones which are very similar and just as nice- ‘Link here’.  

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful end to your weeks!

Love, India Moon. 

 

Pull and Bear- ‘Sweatshirt with Faux Fur Puff Sleeves‘.

Topshop- ‘Moto Blue Ripped Hayden Boyfriend Jeans’.

Vans- ‘SK8-HI Zip Old Skool Pink Vans’.

‘Body Confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the ‘perfect body’. It comes from embracing the one you’ve already got’.

Hey everyone,

Today I thought that I’d share with you a post that is close to my heart and that everyone needs to be talking about more.

Some of you who follow my Instagram will know that I posted a while ago touching on the topic of social media and its potential to have negative impacts on body confidence. You can see my post here  [link].

While we all don’t want to admit it, many of us have an extremely complicated relationship with our bodies. Beyond all the photos on social media like 90% of people, I tend not to show my flaws or insecurities.  I pose, I wear makeup, I filter my images and try to show the best parts, but beyond the wall we may put up, we all have insecurities- we all have parts of our bodies that we may not like so much.

I’m no expert, but I feel like social media has a huge impact on people respecting and loving themselves for who they are. These are only my personal thoughts and feelings towards the subject, but I believe more people should be talking about these issues so we can support one another and help lift the pressures that social media can put on us..

I see so many beautiful, incredible, talented and unique men and women around me comparing themselves to others and not feeling happy, healthy or beautiful in themselves because of these societal pressures.

I’m not here to say that platforms, like Instagram are bad – because they aren’t.

It actually happens to be one of the tools that has helped me massively over the last few months to overcome a lot of negative feelings that I’ve had towards myself, my health and the way I feel about my body.

I was choosing to follow people that I ended up comparing myself to daily and who were making me feel less confident, uninspired and that my body wasn’t ‘good enough’. This was in no way anything to do with them, it was just how I would feel when coming across certain images. I decided to unfollow some of these people, to see if it would stop me from constantly putting myself down about certain areas of my body. It has helped, and allowed me to realise that Social media does have a huge effect on us all. I mean a lot of us are on it between 2-6 hours a day, which is a crazy amount of photos/accounts that you could be looking through, which could be causing you to feel less confident.

Social media has the ability to cause people to feel insecure and unsure of themselves as result of our needs to compare and ‘live up’ to what we see online. Every day we see the best moments of people lives through Instagram. We have to remember there’s much more that goes on in peoples lives behind the screens, so whilst you’re scrolling through those holiday body and underwear selfies remember, Instagram doesn’t always reflect real life.

We shouldn’t be sucked into the comparison trap or obsessing over other peoples images. It has a huge impact on how you feel and view yourself, and how you feel on the inside.

The one thing I wish I’d learnt a while ago (which may seem like the obvious), is that no matter how I eat or exercise I will always have a unique body and it will never mirror anyone else’s exactly.

It really is about how you feel on the inside and your outlook on things that has the most positive impact though.

Being happy is about balance. Accepting that we all have our own insecurities and that we all have good days and bad days – but life is short and accepting parts of yourself along the way helps.

What’s important to emphasise is that we are all different – we all live different lives, have unique, beautiful bodies that come in different shapes sizes; we lead different lifestyles and have individual ways of expressing ourselves.

It’s good to tune in to your mind and body and its perfectly OK to ask for support or to talk to someone about how you may be feeling.

Embrace yourself. Embrace your bodies. Our bums, boobs, arms, stomachs, lumps, bumps, scars, spots and hair, are all natural, normal and beautiful. All those things that are made out to be ‘judged’ or ‘frowned upon’ when THEY ARE NOT, they are normal and natural.

Focus on what makes you happy and what makes you feel good. If you feel insecure or alone, remember there will be someone who loves and cares about you and it’s okay to reach out and ask for help. We need to spend less time worrying and more time focusing on all the lovely things we’ve got. I’m still learning and I know it takes time but its important to focus on how you FEEL, not just on how you LOOK. Confidence comes from learning what works for your body and balance.

Don’t feel bad if you still wish your body looked different or you don’t love everything about yourself. It’s all a journey, of learning about yourself. Appreciate yourself. I know I’m still learning a lot.

Everybody should be accepted without the judgement of others, just always be YOU.

Love, India Moon. 

 

Hello again you wonderful bunch!!!

Hope you are all having a good week! Its Tuesday,  not even mid week and I’m already a little exhausted and ready for the weekend (I mean who isn’t).

I thought I’d share with you a little post about my favourite new jeans, that I absolutely love from Topshop! These are the amazing ‘Black Jamie Jeans with the Lace up front detail’, which they also do with a lace up side of the leg!! I’d recommend getting these online as in the Brighton Store we only have about one or two left, as they are selling out so fast!!

I styled these with a little White Crop Tee from Zara, and my Black Bralet from Missguided! I can’t find this online anymore but there are loads similar or if you can’t find one from there, try Pretty Little Thing they always have some great ones! I’m also wearing my Black and White Hi-Top Old Skool Vans, a little heads up I can’t get enough of Vans so they will probably be on my feet for all my photos!

Hope the rest of all your weeks are good, and you all are happy and well!

Love, India Moon. 

Hello All you wonderful people!!!

Happy Happy Monday!!

Its a week today since I went to the amazing Benefit event in Brighton with the goregous and inspiring Lola Hoad who is the creator of ‘One Girl Band’ and Tashie Tinks the lovely youtuber, fashion and beauty blogger!

I thought I’d just do a little post about the event and what we got up to and show you some pictures from the evening! I was super excited when I was invited to go to my first ever event! I decided to take along my lovely bestie Pia Woodvine, and If haven’t seen her instagram its a must..her style is to die for!!

We arrived at 5.30pm and we were greeted with cute little sweet pots and pink champagne, a combrination of my favourite things. We spent the start of the evening meeting and chatting with the other girls there, which was so lovely being surrounded by such inspiring creative people. In the corner of the room there was a brow studio to get your eyebrows waxed, tinted and styled by the incredible Benefit Makeup and Brow Artists!

This was a must for me, since I have never ever had my eyebrows done! (Kinda sounds like my eyebrows would be running wild by now.. but they barely grow!). We also got the chance to personalise our own tweezers, which was super cute!  Now if you haven’t tried Benefit tweezers you need to…They are so good!!

Later on in the evening, we all got called downstairs to see the new upcoming brow mobile, which will be travelling around the UK to transform everyones brows!! The car was amazing, and the interior on the inside was even better!! After that we finally had a Q&A with the inspiring Lola Hoad, who is an incredible entrepreneur and creator of ‘One Girl Band’, with so much wisdom. She spoke to us about social media, productivity, becoming your own boss, positivity and confidence. If you haven’t checked out her Instagram then you need to- CLICK HERE for the link! She creates beautiful greeting cards, with positive quotes and messages!

After meeting Lola, we had a Q&A with the lovely Blogger and Youtube Tashie Tinks, who spoke all about her journey becoming a successful blogger and tips on staying positive and motivated!

It was such a great evening, and I loved it all!! I also received a sweet little goody bag with some great products in! so I thought I’d also share with you all what I received!

Lola Hoad Design Card ‘You’re a Keeper’.

Benefit Cosmetics- Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie.

Benefit Cosmetics ‘They’re Real’ Mascara. (This mascara is great, really makes your eyelashes look longer!)

Benefit Cosmetics ‘Bene Balm’- Which is such a lovely tinted balm.

Benefit Cosmetics ‘License to Blot’ Which is an Oil Blotting stick.

and finally My cute little personalised Tweezers (With my nickname Inds).

I’ve tired them all out and I love everything!

So thanks again to Benefit Cosmetics for such a fun event!

Love, India Moon.