Friday, 26 July 2013

Abs Like Slabs

All I am going to do is literally rave about this weight loss programme. I have never been overweight, I have always been a size 12, 5 foot 6inch and pretty happy with my weight. Although, I have always wanted to tone up, get rid of the giggly glutes, bingo wings and actually have abs, but I always found it hard. Until, someone was raving about 'Results with Lucy' on Twitter one day and I happened to click on her page and see the most amazing transformation from a size 14 to a 10 in a couple of months! I immediately signed up.

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Results with Lucy is a website set up by The Only Way is Essex star Lucy Mecklenburgh, who we all know was voted 2013 bikini body of the year. Her and her personal trainer, Cecilia show you different ways of targeting bingo wings or love handles and how to tone your abs. It is a fun exercise that helps you lose weight and tone up whilst improving your health also. With the exercises only being 5 or 10 minutes long they are easy to fit in your hectic day so you have no excuse. You don't need fancy expensive equipment, as the majority is yourself only.

I love this workout, and have seen my own results already. In the three weeks I have been signed up I have already noticed the difference in my abs as that is where I have targeting. Take a look...

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And what does this cost? £12.00 whole shiny pounds a month... that is £3.00 a week and combined with some motivation, you will see results soon too! I can't recommend the website enough!

Let me know how you get on!


A New Start


So here we go again... my one yearly post promising to change and make time for Blogger etc... But this time I mean it. I've brought a new laptop, I'm making time for myself and now I am saying hello to a new blog and this time I am going to take you along on my new adventure!

Another post will be up within a few hours so bare with me...


Sunday, 24 March 2013

Gelish or Not to Gelish!

It has yet gain been forages since I have been on here but... I have found the time! This will only be a short post about Gelish nails - which I want to express do not do myself, a trained nail technician does them.

There are good and bad points about Gelish, but then again just about anything has good and bad points. They do last, far far longer than Shellac, there is a wider range in colours and they look great! The only issue I find with Gelish is if you have your hands in water quite a lot or if you a cuprite for nail biting then you will need to be having then done an awful lot more as they do chip away once the top protective covers been worn off.

I must admit I do prefer Gelish over Shellac by far! Shellac's fabulous tag name 'Nails that last 14 days' just didn't happen if you were busy with your hands and they just weren't useable with day to day life. So Gelish all the way!

Please note that I have acrylics on my nails underneath the Gelish.

Many thanks for reading this very short post guys and hopefully there will be some more from me soon!
Ciao xxx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Everyday Faves!

I was sat this morning browsing through my basket of make-up thinking about another post to do. And then it hit me, a casual everyday make-up blog. Here are a few photos and descriptions of the products I use regularly.

1. No7 Colour Calming Primer 40ml at £11.00

So I always begin with primer, although the primer I use isn't necessarily primer. It is No.7's Colour Carming Primer, the standard size is 40ml and you can get it from Boots on the No7 stand. It's in a small green squeezy tube container, which does make it slightly difficult to get the last remaining drop out of there. And if your anything like I am you cut the end off and everything gets slightly messy!

You have to be careful with this product as you can see, the product inside is very very green. Therefore all you need to apply is less than a pea size, else wise your whole face ends up bright green and you end up representing Shrek, which is never good!! If this product is used correctly it is very effective. If you have very red pigmented skin, like mine, you will worship this product. The only problem is, the product never really sets into your skin, so if you rub it 'in' too much it starts rolling up into tiny balls, which isn't very attractive either! So a very tender product to work with, but once you've mastered how to do it, it suddenly becomes a very very favorite item.

2. Garnier Caffine Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller 15ml at £10.20

I cheated a bit, this is one of two concealers I use. But I've used this for about a year. It acts as a 2 in 1, it claims to moisturize your eye, refreshing tired looking eyes (hence the caffeine bit) but also claims to cover dark circles. Yes. I agree. This product was fab for that. The downside is it is only available in 4 different shades, very fair, fair (this is the one I used), medium and dark.  You apply the product under your eye whenever dark circles appear, and use your finger to pat in or use circular motion to run the product in. But this product is a godsend to those who suffer bad with dark circles!

3. Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer £1.99!

I love this concealer, its actually a new purchase as of a month ago, but it's been a regular product in my make-up bag. At such a low price, how can you go wrong?! I've found it at the cheapest in Morrison's for £1.99. I couldn't be more impressed. In fact I might go back and bulk up! The applicator makes it easy to apply to your skin. There's simply nothing I can say bad about it. It comes in four shades, numbered 1 to 4. I guess 3 is most popular as I couldn't find any of it on the stand! So I chose no. 2 and it works like a gem. I am one happy customer.

4. Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation £8.99

I made this little cheeky purchase up in Liverpool. I wasn't impressed by it to begin with. Since it claimed to adapt to skins tone and texture, it just looked orange! However, given the summer begun and my face tanned slightly, the foundation actually gave off an airbrushed flawless look. Maybe not a product for use every day, but sure goes for those nights out, as the product is slightly thicker and heavier on your face. 

It's available in 5 different shades, I use 201. So maybe I'll have to find a new product for winter :)

5. No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara £12.50

Again I cheated, well, I use this one for my bottom lashes, and another for the top ones. I have a tester bottle for my bottom lashes as the brush will get those corner lashes. But I find this product is great for defining lashes. Not separating them out to create a gappy look, but a nice evenly spread product. It offers length without the clumpiness. And although it's not waterproof it doesn't smudge. I cant say much more about this as I am a happy customer.

6. LOreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara £10.99

This is my fave mascara of all time. Lengthening, voluminous and darkening. It's sweet but suculantly sexy. I really couldn't go a day without this product, and I will be highly disappointed if LO'real decide to discontinue it. Not waterproof but again acts as though it is. Very short and simple but sweet description but I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! :)

7. The Body Shop Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm - Raspberry

I got this product for christmas from my brother's partner. She is very good at picking these things out! I had a set of all the flavours, but the Raspberry one stuck out. It lasted on my lips, didn't feel greasy like normal ones do and the flavour was lush! I couldn't help but lick my lips, the thing is the product stays on too :) A pretty happy purchase since. And at only £2.00 a pot it is completely worth it.

So there you have it, my daily products. :) Please link me up with your fave products, I'm always keen on learning about new products or products that have been around for ages, and are bit of dark horses.

Anyway's thanks for reading guys and leave a comment.


Update on Fake Bake Spray Tan

Just a quick update on the Fake Bake. And mega apologies to the rubbish quality, photo below. Unfortunately yet to purchase a proper camera and my iphone camera's being pants too.

So I don't think you can see the full effects of the tan but if you were here you'd be able to see it's not dingy and awful orange. I have had at least three comments asking where I have been on holiday to! :) So result. I strongly recommend this tan. Also please excuse my hair, just gotten out the shower!!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Fake Bake Spray Tanning

So I am pleased to tell you all I did it!

First impressions, the Salon looked lovely, a black and silver theme, maybe 6 chairs, not a large place but just big enough. I was greeted by one girl at reception, politely. I sat down in the waiting area. You could just feel a great atmosphere, employees and customers chatting away.

 I was taken through to the tanning area, which was a small room with the pop up tent thing to stand in and once I was ready the lady come in and started tanning.

At first I was shocked. Ha, it was very dark! But as the days gone on, I quite like it! There's no biscuity smell like there is to others. I was quite impressed. The customer service is brill and the product was great. So I am impressed!

Here's the before and after photos!


 (Sorry guys, ignore the play button, some plank here forgot to take a before photo but managed to making a video!) Also looking really tired due to late night, early morning combination!


Looking really grainy in the after photo, I dont know if this is due to the 'FaceTime' camera I used on my phone or if that is how to the tan looks on camera at the moment. Hopefully it'll look better tomorrow when I am allowed a shower! I will keep updating with better and better quality photos to show you the process.

In total it cost me £15.00 which I think is a bargin to be honest. The place I went, I will list it below, reccomends going once a week, but if you maintain the tan correctly it will last up to 3 weeks! (Also depends how many showers you have ;) Ha!)

The place I travelled to is called... The Salon in Skegness. They do all sorts of different things, such as nails, hair, tanning, massage, you name it, they do it. So far so good! Impressed :)


Friday, 22 June 2012

Hola to the Fake Bake!

I have been really sceptical about fake tanning for years, whether its lotion, moose, sun beds or spray tans, I've always been really cauisous about the idea. But actually, on a trip to Liverpool to visit Jake's family, not that long ago, Jake's sister had just been for a spray tan, and I am not lying when I say she looked pretty dam good. This got me thinking, she is blonde as well, maybe a spray tan might just go down well...
However, as much a I try go into a salon for it, I end up turning away. Just the thought of being bright orange scares me. But I refuse to let it get in the way, I look like a milk bottle and this needs to end. But tomorrow it all changes, I have booked in at a Salon for a full body spray tan for 11:15am tomorrow! I am nervous, excited, scared. :)

Has anyone else had any experience with spray tans?

I will let you all know how I get on!