2018…..lets go!

Yes it’s another 2018 post….now we have addressed that let’s get down to it! I’m not normally a new year new me kinda gal…so I’m setting goals and aims instead!

January is a month of ‘new things’ for me! I’m getting new hair, starting a new gym and oh yeah….A NEW JOB!!!! I’ve had my hair cut shorter so it healthier for when I go lighter/blonder. I’m finally getting back into the gym after a few health issues (I will vlog about this so keep checking the channel) and finally, I leave my job and branch into the world of travel!

First goal….A new job can be nervous enough, let alone stepping into an industry I know very little about. I have been to 3 countries in my whole life but decided to go for it and try something different. I went for a job I had no experience in but thought it sounded like an amazing career! I had 3 interview stages and literally screamed on the train when I had the phone call to congratulate me! And then the nerves set in! Was I good enough, why chose me? And finally can I do this?! And YES, yes I can and my goal is to excel at this and embrace the change.

Second goal….Gym. Getting back and getting healthy again. I’m not over weight and I know that, if anything it’s more for my mental health and the social side of things, so this week I’m going back and hoping to smash it and keep going and to try the classes and help to improve my health and maybe even take up yoga again!

Third goal….Social media. Yes I said it and call me shallow but hear me out…. I mean my blog and YouTube side of things. I want to keep blogging and expand my YouTube and keep making content and videos and growing! Search for me on YouTube: rio corbett and come and join my family and journey!

4th goal….Qualifications. This year I will complete a mental health awareness course. This qualification will be so beneficial not only for myself but so I can help others. Whether it be professionally or by helping family and friends. I know it will help me to help people and that’s a pretty cool qualification and ability to have if you ask me!

5th and final goal….Holiday. I’m really hoping this year will be the year me and olli have a holiday! We haven’t been away together for 5 years due to work and other issues so I’m hoping this year will be our year and we get away.

Let me know any goals/aims you guys have…and how you are going to smash them! Let’s do this….

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That’s so…..tan

Now I am a big fake fan lover and I’m an all year around tanner so I was really excited when I was asked if I would like to try out this product! It’s a spray on ‘dark’ tan.

It comes in a lovely golden bronzed can and as it’s a spray it’s great for tanning everywhere and no dodgy back stripes. And due to the ingredients it’s a non patchy formula, and I have to agree there! I had a great dark tan and really enjoyed using this product! It even contains aloe Vera so also left my skin feel smooth and hydrated as well as that, they squeezed some anti ageing in too! What a winner!

If anyone is looking for a great spray tan then I suggest clicking below and checking these guys out as the colour is lovely and even….what more could you want…..

http://www.thatsoskincare.com/index.php/

Feeling sleepy??

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!

Herbalife

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!!

Belenos skincare

So recently I was sent some natural organic skincare products from the lovely people at belenos skincare botanique.

I was sent a sea buckthorn brightening cream, a repair elixir, a makeup removing cleansing oil and a bath milk that smelt like Parma violet sweets….honestly it was incredible!

I loved that these were natural and organic as I do suffer with bad skin so I don’t like the idea of putting too many harsh chemicals on my skin incase of further out breaks.

I used the repair oil on my neck and around my eyes and they felt so smooth the following morning, not sticky or greasy just lovely and smooth which is something I find with oils they can leave a greasy layer, but thankfully this oil didn’t which was a refreshing change!

The buckthorn cream is so lovely and indulgent feeling! I love using it on my skin and on my elbows and knees before I fake tan to ensure no ‘dirty patches’ it works a treat and I love using it as the smell is so citrus-y and fresh! The cleansing oil is really good at removing makeup whilst leaving your skin nice and smooth feeling!

I highly recommend you checking out these lovely people if you are looking for a natural and organic skin care range!

http://www.belenostherapy.co.uk

Beat the frizz

It’s that time of the year again when our old friend frizz rears its horrible little head and ruins our hair! But no more….I’ve had enough!

I was lucky enough to be sent the latest john Freida frizz ease shampoo and conditioner. I have always been a fan of frizz ease as they really do work! And these products were no exception. They have such a nice smell and texture and using them is a dream and knowing they deliver the goods is another bonus!

I simply dried my hair using my hair dryer and I could see the difference no flyaways hair or frizzy ends, just lovely smooth sleek hair! I have and always will recommend John Frieda as they really do what they say on the tin and delivery quality everyone!

If you, like me, have to fight the frizz then you need this range! Click the link below to see what other amazing products they have to offer:

http://www.johnfrieda.co.uk/ProductFamily/Hair-Care/Frizz-Ease

Slim life tea

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!

If anyone wants to look further into this tea then please click below:

http://www.slimlifetea.co.uk

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A new week…

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!!