Thursday, 31 July 2014

New Adventures becoming a Pilates Teacher

Hello my beauties!!!
Hope your all having a fabulous week isn't it going so fast, its Thursday already!! Bring on the weekend!!!

So as many of you know I am a gymnast and have been for many years so i do like to keep fit and active. I have been looking up Yoga and Pilates classes and was not sure what all the fuss was about. I have read so many fantastic reviews and always like to throw myself into something new that i signed up to train as a Pilates instructor. I am so excited to start this new journey and can't wait to share it all with you.                                     


So what is Pilates? 
Pilates has been going for a very long time and was developed by Joseph Pilates. It composes of 6 main principles being Centering, Control, Flow, Breath, Precision and concentration. Pilates emphasises quality over quantity so it not about how many repetitions you do but how well you do them.  

What difference to Yoga? 
Many people think that Pilates and Yoga are roughly the same thing but there are some differences. Pilate’s moves are not held for such long periods and involve more lying, sitting and kneeling moves.  
Pilates moves use resistance and concentration on breathing in the rib cage so the chest, sides and back expand on inhalation but the waist does not.  
A mat-work Pilate’s session will burn slightly more calories than a yoga class, by virtue of a faster pace and the use of weighted resistance.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

MAC Makeup Brushes

Hello Hello,
How are you beautiful people? just firstly wanted to apologise for my absence over the past few weeks, it has been super crazy and busy so have not had any time to sit and write anything and was feeling slightly over whelmed with everything that was going on... But I'm back now and excited to share this new post with you all. 

Last Christmas (which i know was a while ago now) i was lucky enough to be given the MAC SE brush kit which was on special just for christmas. I am such a sucker for nice packaging and my things looking pristine that admittedly i hadn't used them of a quite a while as they looked so perfect. I am not sure if any of you are like this at all by any chance?

MAC SE Brushes

To start with the packaging is great, simple black and white with a dash of gold. The packaging for the box is just the same which i like as the theme is consistent through out. When i open the zip you can see the beautiful silk lining. I was surprised that the pouch does not open all the way and flat. 

MAC SE Brushes

MAC SE Brushes

There are five brushes which come in this set:

MAC 214SE - This is a short and rounded brush with soft and natural bristles. It is used to line your eyes and also to smudge any harsh lines if you were going for a smokey look for example. The MAC 214SE is also very good to packing lots of shadow onto the lid. 

MAC 266SE - This is a fantastic brush, the bristles have been put in place precisely for this angled edge to make it easy to apply any eye liner. I use this with either powder if i am going for a soft look or with my gel liner if i want to make a defined line. 

MAC 219SE - This brush is shaped with a pencil like edge. This is great for packing shadow into the crease for a precise application. You can also use it to line your last line if you were going for that softer more blended look. 

MAC 211SE - I have never really used a lip brush previously as i would just apply my lip colour straight onto my lips. This is a great little handy brush to have when packing lots of colour onto your lips. 

MAC 227SE -  This is a great extra large paddle brush, with a fluffy round top. You can use it for your eyes or your face. It is very good for applying highlighter or blending and powdered base products. 

I hope you liked my review and please let me know if you have any of these and what you think in comments below. 

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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Clarins Multi Active Day Cream

Clarins Multi Active Day Cream

Clarins Multi Active Day Cream

So its that time of the month again where i run out of moisturiser. I have tried a few moisturisers but this time I'm going back to my Clarins Multi Active Day Cream. Moisturiser is such an important part of your daily face routine so buying a good cream is essential. 

I do favour this cream mostly because a little goes along way. The texture of the cream is thick and rich so you only need a small amount which makes the tub last longer. I dab small amounts of the cream onto my forehead, cheeks, chin and nose and then rub in gently always remembering to avoid your eyes. I find this moisturise lasts me all day and never leaves me with dry skin. It also is a very good base for my makeup which is always helpful. 

The packaging of the cream i do really like the glass tub with a white lid is very simple but classy and  fits in well with my bathroom as it is mostly white. 

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