A Nightmare On 34th Street

Earlier this week I filmed my first feature film role of the year for James Crow’s ‘A Nightmare On 34th Street’ and of course it’s a horror!

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Vegan Life Live

It’s Veganuary, and Alexandra Palace was the venue for this years Vegan Life Live show.

I went along with my friend, mainly because I wanted to try one of Pomodoro E Basilico’s unicorn burger’s that they were debuting at the show – yes you heard correct, unicorn burger’s but don’t worry, everything at the show was fully vegan so no unicorns were harmed in the making!

The unicorn burger was a beetroot bun filled with a secret recipe, vegan unicorn Pattie, peach sauce, vegan chocolate sauce, peanut butter, avocado and banana chips, I have to say, it was pretty strange but nowhere near as horrendous as it could have been, it basically tasted more like a dessert than a burger, I was actually pleasantly surprised!

The show was great for ideas for anyone thinking about going vegan with lots of cookery demonstrations, and film screenings sponsored by retro corn and lots of different foods and products on sale.

A great day out and being vegan really isn’t as hard as some people may think.

I stocked up on tofu, chilli sauce, egg free mayo, some new Swiss designed peelers that spiralize and julienne as well as peel, I can’t wait to try them out and some organic vegan strawberry and rhubarb dog treats for my fur bitches!

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Yoga

Yes, so I know I’m a little late jumping on the yoga bandwagon but I’ve decided to start 2017 by embarking on a new yoga journey.

I think I always put off going to classes before because I thought I wouldn’t be flexible enough but this year I bit the bullet and I’m loving it although at the moment my ‘flying pigeon’ is more like ‘pigeon that just fell out of the sky and crash landed’ but that’s Ok, I have faith that with practice I’ll get there.

I’ve made a pledge to myself to try and squeeze in one or two yoga classes per week along with a pilates class (depending on my work schedule) as well as my usual cardio and weights work outs and I’ve downloaded Yoga Studio’s app on my phone which is brilliant for daily workouts between classes.

I’ve also purchased Daily Greatness Yoga Journal to record my goals and progress.

Dolly seems to be loving my pink elephant yoga mat!

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Burlesque

So one lazy afternoon somewhere on the middle of 2016 I was curled up on my sofa with the dogs watching the movie Burlesque, I’d seen it before numerous times but for some reason that afternoon I felt inspired to look online for burlesque classes, I’d done a few drop in classes in the past at Pineapple Studios but was looking for something more advanced and stumbled across an amazing deal with Burlesque Baby for their stage 1, six week course, before I’d really thought about it, I’d clicked the book now button and entered my payment details.

Six weeks flew by and once I’d finished stage 1, I’d been bitten by the glitter bug and soon booked up on the stage 2 and then stage 3 courses under the guidance or the amazing Peggy De Lune.

I graduated in December at Freedom in Soho with my first act, 2 Hearts (it was obviously always going to be a Kylie song) and have bookings already for the start of this year!

Coming up with a showgirl name was tricky, obviously you want something original, I tried Ruby Slippers but when I googled it, it was already taken so in the end I decided not to stray to far from my own name which I’ve used for both modelling and acting, keeps things simpler so Keep an eye out for Miss Dani Teeze!

Shopping Vintage

You know that moment when you see a picture of someone wearing the most amazing dress – only it’s vintage so you know you’re never going to be able to find the exact same one?

I saw a picture last week on Immodesty Blaize’s instagram of her wearing a beautiful baby blue 70’s maxi number, and blue isn’t even a colour I usually wear unless it’s denim but the dress was sooo pretty.

Anyway, I popped in  to Beyond Retro’s Soho branch yesterday and found not the same dress but something very similar in peach!

It’s the simple things in life, like finding the perfect dress and because it’s vintage, knowing it’s highly unlikely you’ll bump in to anybody else wearing the same thing.

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Let’s Be Clear – Barry M

One of the many jobs I do is present for an online casino, there a lot’s of different shift patterns varying from a normal 9am-5pm (The Dolly Parton Shift) to a 10pm-6am over night (The Bat Shift).

Whichever shift, one thing’s for sure, you want your lipstick to stay in place for the duration.

I’m a big fan of a classic red lip and red is one of the colours that tends to be most noticeable when it feathers so when I popped in to Superdrug before work last night (I was on the 8pm-4am shift) and found that Barry M had brought out a new product, the Let’s Be Clear lip fixer pencil, I had to try it.

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Let’s Be Clear – £3.99

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Just about to go on air, red lips (also Barry M) outlined with Let’s Be Clear

lips2 Ultra Moisturising Lip Paint in Little Vixen – £4.49

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Break Time. lipstick still in tact, no feathering.

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I know it seems a strange time to eat lunch but working a night shift I’m technically nocturnal. I applied a fresh coat of lipstuck after eating a quorn chicken salad but didn’t have to adjust the liner.

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A little shiny from standing under studio lights but my lipstick hasn’t feathered at all.

I will never go without this product in my make-up bag again and not only does it really work, all of Barry M’s products are cruelty free with no ingredients tested on animals at any stage.

 

Wakey Wakey, Rise & Sparkle

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Remember the days before mobile phone alarms and snooze buttons? No? Me neither. How much time do you waste pressing snooze when your alarm goes off in the morning? I know I’ve been guilty of pressing snooze for up to an hour before, especially on cold, dark  Winter mornings when getting out of bed just isn’t appealing.

Snoozing isn’t actually beneficial, with 10 minute snooze cycles, you don’t have long enough to fall back in to a deep and restful sleep before your alarm is ringing again and this just confuses your brain and body so even though you may have spent extra time in bed, you can end up feeling more tired.

I’ve made a pact with myself as of this month to ditch the snooze button and get up as soon as my alarm goes off, it’s Summer now too (debatably with the weather we’ve been having) so there’s no excuses.

One way to make it easier is to keep your alarm away from your bed so that you actually physically have to get out of bed in order to stop the ringing.

Try it and see how much more energy you’ll have and how much more productive you can be.

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