Sunday, 25 January 2015

Green Goddess Smoothie

If you guys have been following me on twitter you will know that I have working out a lot more this year, it can be hard fitting it in sometimes but I always try to make the time otherwise you will see no results. 

So to accompany my new fitness I have been looking into eating better and ways in which I can incorporate more nutrients into my diet. A balanced diet if always helpful to improve your fitness as it aids recovery and gives your body what it needs. Thats not to say don't had take outs here or there because I do not believe that you should stave yourself of these things in the name of fitness. 

So as I normally have a berry shake after I have trained I wanted something with more variety of nutrients and thats how I have made The Green Goddess Smoothie. It is packed with great nutrients and defiantly get your body going. 

So here is my Green Goddess Smoothie along with some pictures, I hope you like it and if you try it please do let me know what you think. 

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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover

Hey Guys,

So I have been looking forward to trying a new makeup remover for a while now as I have always been rather fond on my Clinique Makeup Remover, and thought there must be other brands out there that are just as good or maybe even better.

So for Christmas I asked for the Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup remover, as I love their primer and eye shadows I thought I would try some of their other products to see if they were just as good. 

At first glance I love the packaging which it comes in its vibrant and looks exciting with its bold colours. I then opened the packaging and squeezed the product out on to my hand and it is a white / opaque cream. It felt quite rich like a moisturiser so was interested to see how it was going to turn out on my face.

I put a small amount on a cotton wool ball and started to take my makeup off, however it didn't seem to go very far and was getting soaked into the cotton wall ball. It took about 4 cotton wall balls to finally get all of the make up off, which I think it quite a lot. I think next time I will try it with a cotton Pad. After washing my face no more makeup came off, so it did take all of my makeup off it just did not feel like it did, if that makes sense?

The product itself says that it is a makeup remover, but then in small letters on the bottom it says it is for eyes in French... Not being a French based company I was not sure why they would put this in French and not advertise it as a eye makeup remover. I am not sure if any of you were confused by the is why getting this product?

Pit of the Product:

The price a bit steep for what you actually get in the product

Peak of the Product:

The vibrant packaging

Hope you guys liked this post, and if you have used the Meltdown Makeup remover before please do let me know. 

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Benefits of Coconut Water

I remember being in Antigua when I was young and watching men climb the coconut trees to pick off the coconuts. These were the days when coconuts were associated with the tropical countries, and were rarely seen in Europe.

Fast forward and now they are seen as a major part in a healthy lifestyle being seen in all supermarkets and being included as part of people daily routines.

I admittedly am not a fan of the taste of anything coconutty (if that is a word?) but I do include it in my fitness smoothies with milk so it disguises the taste.

I was not sure about what all the hype was about coconut water, and so I did some research to find out and here are my findings:

1. Helps with Weight Loss

Coconut was is very low in fats, so you can drink away without worrying about putting on any weight. There is more taste to coconut water than water and it quite rich so you will find your self feeling fuller so you will not feel so hungry.

2. Picture-Perfect Skin

If you suffer from blemishes on your skin, or tend to break out sometimes the coconut water helps clear the skin and moisturize if by eliminating any extra oil which can be created on the skin.When you look at some shampoos, conditioners, and facial creams you will often see added ingredients of coconut, and this is why, because the cytokinins in the water have found to help with anti-ageing.

3. The Ultimate Hangover Remedy

After a hard night out drinking the alcohol often leaves your body dehydrated and will strip your body of many important nutrients. Drinking the coconut water will settle your stomach but more importantly help replace the essential electrolytes in your body.

4. Facilitates Digestion

If you suffer from difficult digestion then this could be your source of relief. The high content of fiber in coconut water aids digestion and reduces any acid reflux in the system.

5. Boosts Hydration

The ingredients in coconut water are way more effective at hydrating the human body than those of sports and energy drinks. When exercising your body will loose mineral rich fluids which the coconut water helps replace.  

6. Rich in Nutrients

The blend of nutrients make the coconut water the ideal drink as it includes, calcium, magnesium, Phosphorus, potassium and sodium. These minerals are vital to keep the brain, nerves, heart and muscles in shape.

7. How Much Should You Consume?

There are no rules of how much you can or should consume, and there are many different ways you can include coconut water in your diet, including by itself, or in smoothies.
When searching for the perfect fresh coconut to enjoy, be sure to steer clear of those that have a hard brown shell as this is an indication that it is mature. Instead, look for those that are young and green on the exterior as they usually contain a large supply of the actual coconut water substance. To test it out, simply shake the coconut up and down to gauge how much liquid it contains.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and has inspired you to have more coconut water or even to give it a try.

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Friday, 2 January 2015

New Year Blogging Resolutions

We are now finally in... 2015!! As always the New Year bring new resolutions.
I thought instead of writing my own personal New Year resolutions I would write New Year's resolutions for what I want to do with my blog in 2015.

I know it can be hard to keep up resolutions which are set in January, so I am going to give it my best shot, and in 6 months time I will do a little review of them to see how I have got on. 

So without further ado here are my Blog Resolutions for 2015... hope you like them and hopefully give you some inspiration.

Comment on others blogs more

This is something I often do forget to do, I will read others blogs on bloglovin and often forget to comment for whatever reason. This is something that I want to change in 2015.
Commenting on others blogs is good in many ways, because firstly you are appreciating the work that blogger is putting in the post and also a great way of gaining more exposure for your own blog.
However, remember only comment when you have something to say about the blog you chose to comment on. Spamming others blogs just to get your name out there is never a good idea and can often been seen from a mile away.

Paying more attention to my social media

I have sometimes fallen short of paying attention to some of my social media pages. I have tended to favourite some outlets over others. I have recently found myself spending more time on my Instagram than any other platform. It will be my aims during 2015 to make sure I pay attention to all my social media outlets.

Being more organised with a blogging schedule

When I started by blog last year I would be writing blogs 2/3 times a week, which was very hard to keep up with. More recently as life has become slightly more hectic and I would take more things out I would find it hard to have the time to be writing posts and taking picture. This is something I want to be more organised with in 2015, I feel it is important for my readers to know when I am going to post and how often.

Learning more about photography

During 2015 I want to learn more about photography, and learning how to take better pictures. As blogs are made up from mostly pictures and content I think this is an area I definatly want to imporove on.
A picture says 1000 words, so I want to make sure I am saying the right things, and create pictures which are expressive and my readers like and want to see more off.

Have you created any New Year Blogging Resolutions?

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Love Me Beauty | November Edition

Hey Guys, So firstly apologies for not post for a little while things have been a bit crazy. Hopefully things will settle down soon so I can go back to posting as normal. Hope you guys have been having a great weekend? 

So today's post is about the great Love Me Beauty Box that I subscribe to every month! I have not done one of these in a while so I'm quite excited about this one. Recently Love Me Beauty went through a bit of transformation with their packaging and the way the box are chosen, and personally I love the change. They have made the selection process a lot more personal to you which I think is essential when it come to fashion and beauty as not everyone has the same style or skin types for example. 

Headline Colours | £6.00

So to start with we have a great selection of nail varnishes from Headline Colours in Quicksand and Centrefold. I am going to be honest and say I had not heard of this brand until they came along in box of goodies, but I do love the colours. These colours are great for Autumn and Winter and will go with nearly any outfit. 

Tender Care Protecting Balm | £7.95

I do love a lip balm, and applying lip balm is an essential part of my daily routine. I think it is so important to keep your lips hydrated so I always have my pot of vasaline handy in my handbag especially in these cold winter months where your lips start to get sore and crack. This Oriflame lip balm contains beeswax which is great for your lips and it absorbs the goodness into your lips instead of just protecting them on the outside.

Insta-Dri | £5.99

I have not worn this colour as yet because I feel it is a little to bright for winter now, I think it is more of a summer colour. I have never heard of this brand before receiving my Beauty Box so I am excited to try this out and see what it comes out like. 
I like the stele of the bottle, it is not your usual shape nail varnish bottle so to me it makes it stand out a little more as a brand. 

Malin + Goet Peppermint shampoo | £16

I must admit I am a creature of habit, and do not often change my shampoo or conditioner. I generally stick to my John Frieda or L'oreal Shampoo and Conditioner. They have always worked really well with my hair and sometimes when I have changed my hair has not felt the same. 
I have never heard of peppermint shampoo, but will give it a go and let you guys know how I get on.

Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you have thought. 

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

My pick of Booties for winter

Hey Lovlies,
I hope you have all had a great week, and enjoying the run up to halloween. I have already seen lots of Halloween tutorials going up on Youtube, which look amazing. 
So as it is nearing the end of October and we are heading into winter, which is one of my favourite times of the year as it is time to bring out the booties!!

Now I love boot season, and with the ankle boots now making a big stand in fashion I couldn't help myself by do some online shopping. So I have pulled together some of my findings below, I must admit it was quite a tough find this year, but I hope you like what I have picked. 

The great faux suede ankle boot, with ridged sole and wrap around ankle strap. I personally do like a softer sole on the bottom on my boots, as it makes them easier to walk in and give you more grip on a wet surface. Also this boot give good protection of your ankle for good support. 

These great leather ankle booties are great everyday bootie, and will go with nearly every outfit. I do like the fact that they do not have a very high heel so your feet will not hurt after wearing them for longer periods of time. What is also great is that they come in three colours black, Deep Taupe and Burgundy.

These boots are great, and I fell in love with them when I saw them. I especially love the colour, most often winter boots are always dark colours so its nice to see a lighter pair. I like the detailing of the chain around the front which give it a more dressy look, and also whats great is these come in two colours the cream colour and a rustic black colour. 

Kurt Geiger are by far one of my favourite shoes brands, and especially for boots. I personally have had a pair of boots from here for two years now and are still in brand new condition. So when I saw these booties I had to share them with you all. 
I am defiantly attracted to the smallish heel so they are booties that you could wear for long periods of time, and they still look smart so would go very well with a pair or denim/black jeans. 

What do you think, and which are your favourite boots?

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Frank Body Scrub

Frank Body Scrub

Frank Body Scrub | £11.95

Hey Guys!
I hope you all have had a great week, now its sunday I feel like this week has flown by! 
So last week I did a post on the Glam Glow Cleansing Face Mask, so this week I thought I would give you a great way to cleanse the rest of your body with Frank Body Scrub.

I love finding new ways to exfoliate my body, as I love that fresh soft feeling it leaves you with after. As I was going through my Instagram feed I saw this Frank Body Scrub being used, and straight away I knew I had to give it a go. So I  went to their website and instantly loved the site, it is quite girly which is probably why I like it so much. Also the way the site is set out is so simple and easy to use, and the language in which the descriptions and captions are written makes you feel as though it is Frank who is actually talking to you. 

There are three packages to choose from the Original, Coconut & Grapeseed and Cadao. Each of these packages will target Cellulite, Stretch Marks and other skin conditions but they just contain slightly different ingredients, so it is a good idea to have a quick read of each to see what the differences are to suit you. I chose the original package so that if I liked it enough I would then buy the others. 

Frank Body Scrub

I love the packaging that it comes with as you wouldn't get this in your normal drug store like Boots or Superdrug. Whats also good is that there is a protective seal inside, so that once you have opened it you can seal it back up so the ingredients always stay fresh. When I opened the bag, I was instantly hit with the coffee/orange smell and looking inside to bag, it looks like it is ground coffee but there is so much inside. So I would say that it is defiantly worth the money as you would get a lot of use out of it. 

Frank Body Scrub

Now is the interesting part, actually using the Frank Body Scrub. Applying the scrub was interesting, as it is the consistency of loose powder it can be tricky to put onto some parts of your body but then thats the whole fun of it. I did manage to make a bit of a mess in my bathroom (oops!) so it is a good idea to get small amounts out at a time so you don't waste too much. After applying it all to my body I left it on for around 5 minutes, and then washed it off. It did take a while to get off my body but could defiantly feel the difference. My skin felt so soft when I had dried off and my skin also felt just as soft for a good few days after. 

If you have used Frank Body Scrub original or any of the other varieties please?

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