July 2016

Stop Wishing...Start Doing…

Let the lifestyles of the fit and fabulous inspire you to achieve that life you’ve always wished for...

Delve into my world of fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle. Let me capture your imagination and help you unleash it in spectacular style. Be adventurous. Be fun. Be confident. Be healthy. Be happy. Be fabulous. Be the best you can be.


July Inspiration Board

This month’s board shows what inspired the outfit I wore at emmaheaven.com’s first birthday party. As you can imagine it was a huge task; one that required lots of research, and LOTS of online shopping (my favourite hobby). Enjoy my creativity, xx

July inspiration board

The Ministry of Glamour

Ministry of glamourDON’T FORGET we are still searching for our next member of The Ministry Of Glamour.


Our first member Wendy Thomas is still on cloud nine after her experience, which you can read all about when go through the door of The Ministry Of Glamour.

All you need to do is tell me in no more than 150 words why you deserve to be the next member of M.O.G.

You need to send your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 14th August 2016. And the winner will be contacted the following week.

You will be booked in for your makeover and photoshoot; followed by a meal for two, with a bottle of wine, at Coast Italia, High Street, Swansea.

We will then interview you to see how you enjoyed the experience which will be featured in the September Issue of emmaheaven.com

Let us make your dreams become reality!


Tara HammettHurricane Tara - A force of nature!

‘You are what you eat’

You will impress everyone with this little beauty. No-one will you believe you that they are guilt free, a recipe filled with nutritious ingredients.

Burrito Stuffed Peppers

Hurricane Tara recipeINGREDIENTS

500g Turkey mince
1 Chopped onion
1 Carton chopped tomatoes
1 Tin black beans
1 Pack cauliflower ‘rice’
½ Cup grated cheese
1 tspn crushed chilli
Salt & pepper to taste


Melt some coconut oil in a hot pan.
Add your turkey mince and onion and cook through.
Add your chilli, tomato, black beans & seasoning.
Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add your cauli rice and half of the grated cheese, give it a stir and simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
In the meantime, slice your peppers in half and de-seed.
Fill your peppers with the burrito mixture.
Sprinkle each one with a little cheese and pop in the oven on 160-180 degrees centigrade for 15-20 minutes.
While the peppers are baking, cook a load of your fave green veggies in a hot pan, stir fry style.
Enjoy two of the stuffed pepper halves with your veggies.

Who said eating healthy had to be boring?

Eat amazing .... because you ARE!

‘Feel the fear - but do it anyway’

How much are you looking out for the balance in your life?

We're all on a mission to look better, feel better, lose weight and feel sexier and confident.

We focus on nutrition and working OUT... but when do you actually plan actual WORKING 'IN'??

We were chatting about stress and its effect on weight loss Monday evening in the Life TARAnsformer meeting, so I thought I'd share some tips with you.

Stress is a major contributor to weight gain for many reasons... even dieting and exercise is a stressor and can make you hold on to fat.

Whether you feel mentally stressed or just permanently on the go but feel ok... we still need to manage stress.

I've been feeling it too and part of my balance is making sure I do the chill out time too.

Floatation tank - love it.

Candles with a bubble bath and a facial - divine.

Being on holiday.

An afternoon siesta - I've been having a few of these recently too.

This is also something that I recommend and go into more detail about in the 7 day detox program.

This program is POWERFUL

You still eat plenty of REAL FOOD but you also start to introduce the balance to your lifestyle.

Like I've said, we all focus on our body goals and losing weight but what we really want is to feel happy, positive and confident.

‘Knowledge is power’


  • When our bodies are under stress, we release more cortisol (stress hormone), this puts our body in fat storing mode not fat burning.
  • When stressed some people crave fatty, salty or sugary foods. As you can imagine this also has a huge impact on your fat loss journey. It is said prolonged periods of stress can alter your blood sugar levels, having an effect on mood swings and energy levels.
  • A 20 minute gentle stroll can help lower cortisol levels.
  • Get a good book/audio book, start your mindset journey. A book I highly recommend is ‘Loving What Is’ by Byron Katie. Read the extract below for an insight into this amazing book.

“The Work began on a February morning in 1986, when Byron Katie woke up on the floor of a halfway house, at a complete dead end in her life, and began to laugh. She had woken up without any concept of who, where, or what she was. She awoke to the fundamental, luminous state of being that is without any separation, that experiences itself as pure love. Like great spiritual masters from many traditions, she knew she had reached the end of confusion and suffering. That was the moment she burst into laughter. Determined to give people a way to discover for themselves what she had realized, Katie developed a simple method of self-enquiry that she called The Work, a life-transforming system for discarding the stories we tell ourselves, which are the source of suffering, and replacing them with the truth ("what is") and a life of total joy. She began teaching The Work wherever she was invited - at first in small, informal gatherings and eventually to packed workshops around the world. The Work consists of only four simple questions that you can apply to any problem. It is so easy and practical - but also profound in its application.”

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The Skin You’re In

Jodie groveJodie Grove is an Advanced Aesthetics Nurse prescriber. She is an expert in the field of Skin Health, Aesthetics and Advanced Beauty and is the creator of The Grove Skin Clinic, an extremely successful clinic in Gowerton, Swansea.

Jodie column confidence to go nakedDo you have the confidence to go naked?

How many of you can confidently leave the house without makeup? And I don’t just mean a bit of eyeliner and mascara! I’m talking ‘The Full Monty’. No primer, foundation, bronzer, eye makeup, lipstick. Nothing. Barefaced. Totally and utterly naked!

What a revelation it would be if you could just pop to the shops without having to paint on your ‘mask’; and wouldn’t you just love to face the world without hiding under layers of makeup?

Maybe if we all took better care of the ‘largest organ’ we have - our skin - maybe this wouldn’t be such a far fetched idea after all.

So the challenge is on ladies. Let’s get your skin in tip top condition so you have the confidence to go naked! Will you dare to go bare?

This is where I come in to steer you through the dazzling and dizzying minefield of skincare products. What was that about the paradox of choice?! So many products are thrust upon us with mind boggling marketing jargon. It’s confusing and misleading. I shall break it down and simplify it for you with my skincare do’s and don’ts.

Skin Care Do’s & Don’ts

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Do: Let’s look inside your bathroom cabinet or wherever you keep your lotions and potions. Ever check the expiry date?
Do they have one?
If it’s a groundbreaking ingredient and it’s going to solve a major skin concern or help take ten years off you, do you think at some point it might go off?
Of course it will. All good products have an expiry date. Make sure you check yours to ensure you are not covering your face with an out of date product which won’t do its job properly.

Don’t: Please don’t get caught up by the overwhelming hype surrounding beauty products. One which really grinds on me is the need for ‘Night cream’. WHY? Can somebody please tell me what our skin needs so differently at night that it doesn’t need during the day.
Answers on a postcard please...
If I hear a plausible answer, I will go out of my way to question the companies I deal with as to why they do or why they don’t do one. In the meantime, save your £££s and just invest in a really good moisturiser.

You can visit me at The Grove Clinic or go online at thegroveskinclinic.co.uk for further information.

Remember to make looking after your skin a priority. This famous quote from Coco Chanel is bang on the money. Not only did the lady make fabulous clothes, she also talked a lot of sense.

“Nature gives you the face you have at 20
Life shapes the face you have at 30
But at 50 - you get the face you deserve”

Love your skin...
...get the skin you deserve.

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