Sunday, 31 August 2014
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The last thing that I saw on LisaLisaD1's channel (on YouTube), that just looked beautiful,, was the O.P.I polish in Strawberry Margarita.
It is a gorgeous reddish pink, and looks fabulous on both the fingernails and the toe nails, even better if you have a sun tan too, which unfortunately I do not at the moment.
So that was my teeny, tiny haul. Do you own either of these products? What are your thoughts on them? Let me know in the comments below.
Love and Hugs,
But, I really made a good attempt at not having any but on Thursday for some unknown reason the craving was just too bad, and I ate a piece. Even whilst I was eating it, in my brain I was shouting at myself "What are you doing?" About an hour later I could have kicked myself because I had been doing really well at sticking to my food diary 100%. Friday was a better day and I went swimming with the family, and loved it. I love being in the water because it feels like the water is cushioning my bones and joints and I don't feel any pain whatsoever which, as any person with a chronic pain condition will tell you. Any relief, no matter how short, from the pain is very very welcome. I made myself do quite a bit of swimming, but not too much as I knew my bones and body would suffer later during the day.
One of the meals I made last week was Cod in a lime and garlic marinade, with spiced potato wedges and fresh green beans. It was beautiful and I definitely will be making it again soon. Here is a picture of the finished product below.
Well, that was last weeks journey. Hopefully I will continue losing the weight and becoming healthier.
Till next time,
Saturday, 23 August 2014
Happy 3rd Birthday to Glossybox. It has been a great 3 years for them and seems as if they are going from strength to strength. If you are unaware of what Glossybox is, it is a monthly beauty subscription box, where you can receive either samples of products and quite often you can receive some full size products. You can get perfumes, body lotions etc etc.
Last month I was a little disappointed with what I received and so I was looking forward to seeing what I would get this month.
I have heard of Philip Kingsley hair products, but have never tried any of them, and this is supposed to give your hair extra bounce and volume, and so cannot wait to try this out.
Well, that is all the products that I was sent in this months box. I am looking forward to trying them all out, they seem a lot better choices than the products in the last months box.
Let me know in the comments below, what you think of the products that I received.
Love and Hugs
Friday, 22 August 2014
The palette I chose was the Sleek Au Naturel palette. I love it for being able to do really natural barely there looks, or deep, dark smokey looks.
The lipstick I love to wear with it, comes from totally the opposite end of the spectrum price wise, and that is the Tom Ford lipstick in Spanish Pink.
I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of the products and what you think of them.
Until next time,
Thursday, 21 August 2014
In the sample, I did only get 1ml of product and to be honest, there really was not enough product to do my full face. I managed to cover my nose, chin and a little on my chin, but that was it so you would need quite a bit of product to do the rest. The serum has no colour to it, and is quite a thin consistency. It has quite a strong smell to it, so if you don't like fragranced products this is not for you. It is a florally/sweet smell which I quite liked. Another great factor to this serum, is that the main ingredient is water. Yes, there is alcohol in it, and so stay away if you don't like putting alcohol on your skin as this is the second ingredient listed.
The serum is supposed to correct the pigmentation in your skin, well, with only a tiny amount in the sachet and not having more product to use another time, I cannot say whether it altered any of the redness in my skin that I suffer with. I would need to buy the full size product. I found that my foundation went on nicely after applying the product, and my make up stayed in place for about 6-7 hours without the need for touching up which was great.
It is £35.00 for 30mls of product and you can get it online at Yves Saint Laurent website or at John Lewis or Selfridges stores. I would repurchase it and will do in the future, as I found the little bit I tried has made me want to experiment with it more, so that I can give you a more in depth review.
I hope you have enjoyed this first impressions post, and let me know in the comments, if you have tried it and what your thoughts on it are.
Till next time,
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
1) Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation
2) Mac Soft Ochre paint pot.
3) Mac Snob lipstick
4) Rimmel Stay Matte powder
5) Maybelline The Rocket mascara
6) Benefit The Porefessional Primer
7) Urban Decay Naked palette
8) Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer
9) Benefit Rockateur Blush
10) Barry M Bold Black Liner
11) Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturiser
12) Soap And Glory Clean On Me Shower Gel
13) Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
14) Essie Mint Candy Apple Nail Polish
15) Urban Decay Naked Basics palette
16) Origins Ginzing Moisturiser
So that is my list of all the things that I would definitely go and repurchase if they went missing. I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I tag all of you to do this too. Last of all, I would like to thank Louise for tagging me, and I encourage you to pop along to her blog, as she writes some really amazing posts, all about natural products.
Love and Hugs
I have done so well cooking from SCRATCH. I have been preparing my evening meals, even when I was too tired to feel like doing it, I made myself as I knew that to get the results that I both want and need, I have to make the effort. I have been saving a little money from not buying as much beauty stuff, yes I know, shock, horror, but spending it on store cupboard essentials, that will keep for a long time, such as all the different herbs and spices, which totally change the taste of a meal from being bland too adding texture and maybe a little heat.
I thought this week I would post some photos of the meals that I have been making and how I have found them once eaten. I was very dubious when I first started the meals as I thought that they might look nice and tasty in the magazine, but they probably tasted nasty, but I was proved wrong. The meals are really delicious and tasty, and easy to prepare and make.
Well, that was my last weeks health journey, let me know in the comments how you have been doing regarding eating healthily.
Till next time,
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Well, we all met up in town, and went for a wander round the shops, then some of the bloggers carried on shopping whilst others (including myself) went for a drink in Burger King. It was lovely though just to have a sit down and have a chat with people I normally only talk to through the power of the internet. I am a very shy person and suffer with my nerves and so it takes a lot of courage for me to go ahead and meet people I have never met before. But it just shows how things are so much easier than you at first think, and how in your head you think you can't do something when in reality if you face your fears head on, they are smaller than you could ever think. By overcoming my fears, I made new friends and developed my confidence in speaking to people I had hardly met before.
At 4pm we headed to Lush and I decided to buy more bath bombs for my little boy who loves watching them swirl around the bath and see the different colours they change into. Then, I did a little more damage to my bank balance in The Body Shop and at 6pm we went to Pizza Hut, where we all sat down, ate some lovely food, and we had a talk with Becky from Harlequin Cosmetics, showing us all of her home made shower gels, and body lotions and she spoke about how all the ingredients used are all natural and no nasty chemicals are added. I purchased a body lotion and it smells lovely. I cant wait to purchase more from that range, you should definitely check Harlequin Cosmetics out.
I was so shocked and lucky because the goody bags (there were 2!!!!) that Jess and Katrina had got for us were rammed to the top with lots of different things. I loved everything in there, and now I will post some photos of the different things we received.
You know how I love to change my nail polish all the time, so false nails are always great to receive. The nail art set is amazing to receive as I'm not very adventurous with my nails and maybe this will push me to be a little more daring, and bring out my artistic side (if I have one)
MUA is always a brand I need to look into more, as I don't tend to buy much of their make up so, to get a primer, eye crayon, blush and a lip crayon is lovely as I can try them all out, and review them all for you. They are very inexpensive and so would be a fantastic bonus if I find that the pigmentation and staying power is good.
Don't you think we received some great things? I know I do and I am eternally grateful for Jess and Katrina inviting me to tag along. See, if I hadn't gone along, I would not have made so many new and lovely friends, it is so important to to try and step outside your comfort zone sometimes.
Till next time,