Monday, 28 March 2016

BODY CONFIDENCE



Hello my Lovelies, Hope your all doing well? Sorry I have been a little quiet things are kind of been going fast forward and don't feel like I've had a moment to myself to sit and think. I have been super busy at work and have been travelling a lot more than I am usually used to so I think that has started to take its toll out on me.

Today I am back with what I think can be a delicate subject for some people so I wanted to share a few thoughts and tricks that can help us more be more body confident as these are things I have personally gone through and quite sure most women out there have at some point in time.

Body confidence is not just whats on the outside but I believe its also from within, I feel like its the whole package of ourselves if you like. The government apparently did a body confident campaign in 2014 but I had never heard of it have you? I feel like if me and a group of friends have not heard of these kind of campaigns are they really reaching the people they need to be reaching?

If you been following me for a while you'll know I was a gymnast and with that comes a lot of pressure on your looks and especially your weight, luckily I've always been slim and didn't have to worry that much about my size, but even through the years just because I was slim didn't make me body confident.

I am a size 6 with not really many curves, so pretty petite. My friends would always say how lucky I was to be slim and all the rest of it and yes I do appreciate being slim but it doesn't automatically make you body confident inside and out. As I have gotten older I have become more confident with myself and I sometimes wish I could have had that years ago when I was younger.

So I have come up with a few things that can help improve body confidence, and if these help even a few people feeling better then I am happy! Please do let me know what you think...


Get Sh*t Done!

This is one that really makes me feel good about myself, I make a to do list of things I need and want to get done that day and I focus on getting them all ticked off. There is such a good feeling about ticking off a tick list and i feel so empowered when I see how much I have achieved. 

Give yourself a break

Some days I am really in no mood to be doing anything and feel super unmotivated to do anything, which is normally! We can not be 100% motivated all of the time I mean we are not robots we are humans with feelings. If you have a lazy day like I do somethings that is fine we all have them so don't beat yourself up about it.

Perfect is boring

I always say why would you want to be perfect its so boring, we are all individuals so why would we all want to be 'perfect' that wouldn't make us who we are. Yes we can improve on ourselves and that is a personal journey for everyone to do for themselves not for anyone else. 

Listen and Dance to your favourite music

I love doing this one, its one of my favourite things that really gives me a kick up the butt. Put your music on at home and dance away, it puts me in such a good mood like I can do anything and no one will get in my way. Dancing away with create all those endorphins that get created when your exercising and put you in a great place. 

Look after yourself

This is probably one of the most important and that is looking after yourself as number one, and don't let anyone get in your way of that. I always try and make sure I'm drinking plenty of water and eating as healthy as I can. If I don't I start to feel crappy I will be tired and snappy and that doesn't make me feel any better about myself. When Im eating write and hydrated I gives you such a glow that you will walk past your mirror and have to stop and look at yourself.

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Saturday, 12 March 2016

All Black Everything!

Hello my Lovelies, How are we all doing? I have had the craziest week this week, I had to go up to Manchester twice for work which was great to get out and about. I just found myself getting a little bored on the train sometimes sitting there for three hours. Has anyone noticed how the phone signal on the journey is so bad and keeps going in and out? So now for the weekend and trying to get things planned and organised. 

So on with todays post as you can probably already tell this is an all black everything post as you can never have too many black items in your wardrobe, so I wanted to start doing a few themed posts on my blog to change things up a bit and so I am going to start with the black theme today, so I have posts all the items below which I have picked and love myself so I hope you guys like them to and enjoy browsing and all links are included! 











Hope you enjoyed this post, if you did I could love to hear from you in the comments below :) x



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Friday, 4 March 2016

February Favourites



Hello my Lovelies and welcome back! I honestly can not believe it is March already I mean where on earth did Feb go? Did it go just as fast for you guys? If you follow me on twitter you will know that I started a new job last week which I am excited about so fingers crossed all goes well!

So today I am back with my Feb Favs and things have changed up since my January favs which is always good, if you want to see what my Jan favs were you can find that here.
So yes lots of changes have been happening through feb and have been trying to focus a little more on keeping my body really hydrated and looking after my hair as I blow dry it every other day. 






So we shall start off with my Clarins Moisture rich body lotion which I did get for christmas and have actually nearly finished the bottle so you can tell how much I have been loving it. I have been using this every day after my showers and has lasted me about 2 months which I think is great for a 400ml bottle. The lotion is quite thick and a milky consistency so you can get away with not using a huge  amount which is always good. It does leave my skin feeling super fresh and clean and even has a really nice smell to it.

Clinique City Block | £18.00 (40ml)

I think I have mentioned this on my blog before a while ago and it has made a huge come back in my life. As I travel into town everyday using the trains and being around all that horrible pollution I really like to try and protect my skin for it all. This does just the trick, protecting me from pollution and also most importantly the sun! It is SPF25 so gives me great protection through the day, and you don't realise how much sun you can get even through the clouds. 

MAC Strobe Cream | £24.00 (50ml)

I didn't use this product for a while but it has been making a come back on those nice bright days and has made a big difference to my makeup looks. I have been applying this to the high points of my face - You know all the usual places and putting my foundation on top and it really give you a gorgeous glow to your skin as if it was natural! 

Beauty Blender | £5.99

I love my beauty blender it was the best invention for makeup application ever! I was using my real techniques brushes for applying my foundation in the winter but now I have moved back to my beauty blender for a very natural look as sometimes the brushes don't give you that look. 

Neal Wolf Hair Oil | £14.95 (100ml)

Now this little beaut was an awesome find, When I dry my hair sometimes the ends are not as smooth as I want and then after I walk out the door my hair just has a mind of its own and goes crazy. This oil you put into your hair just before you dry it and left my hair so silky smooth as if I just been to the hairdressers and is great because it even last when I go out and after I have even slept in it - What is not to love!?

Do you use any of these products if you do I would love your views, and love to see your feb favs too!

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