This lotion is everywhere….all over the internet….and I had to try it out! I am a lush lover anyway but this lotion I am ashamed to admit, I had never used before but after the online claims I went straight out and bought a pot!
The claims are that it’s helping thousands of people sleep….sleep better and deeper and who wouldn’t want that! Now I’m the type of person who wakes up at midnight, 1am, 3am and then wake up feeling like I’ve barely slept so I was dying to give it a go!
The smell….the smell is like lavender and gingerbread! I know it’s oatmeal and now I know that I can smell oatmeal and raisin cookies! So even if it doesn’t work….I will happily be soft and smell like a cookie all day.
Ok here we go….so day (night) one….I woke up twice but got back to sleep so much quicker and I felt like I was in more of a deep sleep
Night 2….I again applied it generously to my arms and my neck and chest area woke up twice but felt really well slept in the morning
Night 3…..again I had the same experience of waking but feeling well rested
Night 4….I slept all night! I didn’t wake up once and I woke up feeling so well slept!
With my illness I usually have to to sleep in the day but this lotion (so far) has seemed to stop this as I’m sleeping so deeply at night. It was £7.95 and it’s been better than any shop bought sleeping tablets I’ve ever had.
If you struggle to sleep I really suggest trying this! Plus it smells amazing so give it a go!
I am a big fan of makeup revolution and have been lucky to be sent some of their items as blogger mail, but this I couldn’t wait for and knew I needed to own. So The day it came out I ordered it and eagerly check the post everyday until it arrived. For a testing video please see my YouTube video https://t.co/n56IWE4ZhB
It is a large plastic highlighter palette which included baked highlights, gradient highlight, shimmer bricks and trio and 4 standard highlights. I love the names of the pans too…shook, extra and bougie were a few of my favs! I couldn’t wait to have a play with this and I was not disappointed!
As you can see by my nose and Cupid’s bow….the glow is real! This is a combination of the colours LIT and EXTRA (also used on my cheeks) and I used SLAY on the inner corners of my eyes to make them pop! These shades as so beautiful and glittery and I think they will also make lovely eye shadows too. I’m so excited to have a play around with this palette as it’s so pigmented and perfect for the glitzy Christmas season!
I ordered this online from tam beauty and it was £15 and if I say so, it was worth the money! They do a palette for lighter skin tones too which is called glow getter and it has an identical design and layout.
Herbalife….a brand a lot of people have an opinion on and like most ‘health conscious’ people I was keen to try these. I wanted to try them and see how it compared taste wise to my usual protein shake.
I was asked which flavour i wanted to try and was instantly drawn to the cookies and cream as it sounded like something sweet and which I would love. It comes in a large white container and you get a lot of product! It’s doesn’t come with a scoop but all you need is a tablespoon measure and you have the correct amount needed! Just mix with 250ml of milk and you are good to go! It tastes the same as my usual protein shakes and as a meal replacement it did leave me full and I felt like I could go until lunchtime without ‘flagging’ or needing a pick me up.
If like me you love a treat then get ready for a healthy version of a naughty classic….I like to turn this into a little semi healthy treat by dipping my cookies into it. You could add some cream and waldon farm syrup for a really indulgence style (and not too bad) for you treat, that’s what I will be doing soon! A semi healthy freak shake….yes please!!
Slim life tea….oh another slimming tea I hear you say….and I too was sceptical! All I ever hear about these drinks is that they are full of laxatives and make your stomach feel like a washing machine….until I found this one!
This is from China….the Chinese tea called oolang tea, a red tea that is laxative free…..hooray! It is great for people with digestive issues and helps not only promote a better digestive system but it’s also good for your mental alertness and is full of antioxidants so it’s great for your skin, bones and cardio vascular system bonus!
In the first week I did notice a change in my stomach, I wasn’t as bloated as usual and the familiar stomach pains i had grown to expect every evening were gone! I didn’t chose this tea to lose weight but to try and beat the bloat and also help my digestive system a little.
I have to say that on the completion of the 28 days, I did notice a difference to my digestive system, I.e less bloating and I did also lose 4lbs!
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So last week, after watching one of my fav youtubers go vegan for a week I decided to look at my diet, and see if I could make any changes, and it was timed perfectly with the fact that I needed to do a food shop! This post is a bit different, no pics just an honest account of how my good switch went!
Firstly, I switched most of my milk products for nut milk and instead of a milkshake treat I bought soya strawberry milk, and to my surprise I really enjoyed the strawberry milk! I've always enjoyed a nut milk with my porridge and pancakes so this wasn't a bad switch at all!
My next switch was meat….I only ordered 1 item of red meat (steak obviously haha) and the rest of my meat was turkey mince, lean and low fat, and quorn mince and quorn burgers. Quorn mince is so great if you are mixing it with a strong flavour, I.e spag Bol, fajitas etc but being severely aneamic I needed some red meat as so I didnt become even more fatigued or unwell. I've also made a veggie curry with chickpeas, lentils and sweet potatoes too which was so good! I love curry as the flavour is so intense that you don't need meat to make or taste good!
I also ordered sugar free jelly and fage yoghurt to keep any snack cravings at bay. I love having my fage yoghurt with berries and pecan nuts so good for a snack and to keep those sugar levels up in a good way!
I've also started taking my lunch into work….tuna sandwiches, tuna pesto pasta and my yoghurt berries or protein bar. This has really helped me stay on track with my changes. I've also cut out 'extra sugar' I.e not buying sweets/chocolate out and stopping buying goodies for the evening, and I limited my cheat meal to once a week….it's a takeaway and pick and mix this weekend 👌🏽
This week I've really noticed a difference in my body….I am no longer a bloated painful hot mess at the end of the night and I've lost 1lb pound….I didn't do this for weight loss but to see if there was any proof in the claims about dairy and red meat and that they do mess your skin up, bloat you and can make you sluggish. I have to say I also feel fatigued and run down/in pain due to my illness' but the lack of bloating and not feeling sluggish (stomach wise) has been great and I'm loving it! I will be keeping up these adjustments and can't wait to keep this bloat free lifestyle haha!
If anyone else makes these changes let me know! Or has any suggestions for me to try/change then please comment and let me know!!
Many people struggle with breakfast and it can be a very boring, mundane, run of the mill thing….but let’s stop that! I have a few healthy breakfast ideas/recipes for you to try to not only have a taste sensation but a burst of healthiness at the same time!
Firstly, baked avacados! Yes I’m blogger therefore I love avacado….Jokes/stereotypes aside, avacados are great! And here is a simple way to mix it up! Cut the avacado in half and remove the stone! Scoop half the flesh out and put to one side, crack and egg into each half and place in the oven at 180 degrees for 15 mins. With the left over avacado, toast some wholemeal bread and spread it over the toast. Once the avacados are cooked then place them on the toast and cut open and let the yolk be freeeee!
Next is porridge, oh boring porridge….NO stop! By adding nut milk to it, it can instantly take on a different taste! My favourite is oats, coconut or almond milk, blueberries, sugar free syrup and a sprinkling of nuts!
A smoothie! Now this is great if you want a quick lift breakfast or even something quickly for after a workout if you need to dash off elsewhere! Again I’m going to recommend a nut milk, I’m a lover of coconut or almond milk in this! As I like to add a scoop of my vanilla protein and a few big handfuls of your choice of berries, I’ve chosen raspberries, strawberries and blueberries for some great antioxidants and lovely summery taste!
Protein pancakes!! A great low carb alternative to the normal pancake! I use 2 egg whites and 1 egg yolk, a banana, a scoop of vanilla whey protein and 2 handfuls of oats to help thicken the mixture. These cool so quickly so you need to watch the pan whilst these are cooking, no more than 30 seconds or on each side! Pour the batter into 3 circles and pop a few blueberries on top and watch them until little bubbles appear…and then flip…and the stack and eat! I would include a pic but no one wants a pic of pancakes to make them hungry haha!
So everyone knows about primark and thier designer dupe clothing pieces and everyone has blogged/vlogged/tried thier makeup so i decided to give thier fitness range ago!
I opted for a pair of leggings and a pair of shorts as they are the most wearable items, and at less than £8 per item the price is reasonable too! They come in a range of great colours and patterns so are very aesthetically pleasing!
I put both items through various exercises and yoga routines to see how they held up….held up being the key word as this sadly was not what the leggings did! I felt very self conscious that they were slipping downwards shall we say!! Also stretching in them was a problem….they felt like they would rip any second and didn’t have much ‘give’ in them.
As the summer is coming and we are getting the odd few super warm days, I feel myself wanting to train/run in shorts. I picked up these grey shorts and also put them through thier paces!
These shorts are a new favourite of mine, they fitted well and stretched to meet my high demands of squats and poses! And again seems as these were less than £8….these are great! I highly recommend these, and although the leggings aren’t for me they have so many items in thier fitness range and the tops/sports bras looked very nice and worth the money!
Has anyone else tried anything from the primark fitness range? Or have any of you come across any high street fitness ranges I should be checking out??
So this is my May favourites…a round up of products and things and discovered and/or loved this last month.
We will start off with a weather related item….the outside and taking your workouts outside! When it gets warm people don’t like to be inside so why not combine fitness and the sun and take those weights outside! I love working outside, it’s great to be amongst nature and exercise at the same time, I find it somewhat relaxing and it makes me a lot more happier and motivated! I love the sun….wish we had more of it! Haha!
Next up is makeup…I recently had a little boots trip and picked up some grey products and it included my loves….nudes! Yeah I love nudes….nude lips are my fav and I’ve added 2 more to my vast collection! I was in love with these shades when L’Oréal bought this range out and I knew I needed at least 1! I’ve gone for dead lips which is a slightly darker nude which I feel works much better with my skin tone! I had seen Lydia Elise millen talk about this range so instantly I had to go and make a purchase!
This next one is something i discovered about a month ago….and I’m converted! The colour is perfect for me and it lasts all day! All flipping day! I’ve had huda lipsticks that’s haven’t last half as long as this! It’s so good and a staple nude for me!
And to go with a nude lip, a nude lip liner is a must! I’ve recently found this one, ‘london’, at my local nyx counter and it’s so similar to ‘stripdown’ from Mac and at over half the price it’s a good dupe and so long lasting! Nyx always win at lip products and this one is no exception!
My last product from my shop was this nyx eyebrow pencil in brunette, it reminds me of the benefit products as it’s so precise, which you can see by the picture how fine the ‘pencil’ part is. Nyx have really upped there game now and have firmly established themselves as a brilliant affordable makeup brand. Holly boon has just done an awesome vlog about this brand and being a long term lover of this brand I’m so happy they’re getting the praise they deserve!
The sun! I have been loving the sun the last month! It’s finally starting to show itself lovely, glowy warm self and I couldn’t be happier! I love being out in the warmth and I think it makes everyone a little more happier and makes everywhere look a little nice with a sunny glow! Plus it means I can get out and do more beach shoots which are my favourite!
Now onto the last thing….skincare, this is something I have been using for a couple of months now and can’t thank it enough! I’m so glad I discovered rose water! It’s s so cheap (£1 from a supermarket in the ‘foreign food’ aisle’ and I swear it one the major things that have helped switched up and changed my skin. It’s brightened it up so much and it has such a refreshing smell!