Sunday, 28 September 2014

Shape Up Sunday - Week Three

Considering that this weekend was treat central for me (a food centered fundraising Friday at work & my niece staying over) I was fully prepared to accept a gain this week. I don't know how, but I've still managed to pull a loss out of the bag - maybe this weekend will come back to haunt me next week!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Autumn Clothes Haul

I haven't been clothes shopping all that much in recent months, but last weekend I really went to town on stocking up on my autumn/winter wardrobe! It seems to be either all or nothing with me - either I'll go shopping and come back with nothing, or I'll have bags and bags full. And I'm ashamed to say I wasn't done when I got home - I have another online order on it's way, which I should get in the next couple of days. Hopefully this little haul will satisfy me for a while and I won't feel the urge to shop again for some time - I don't think my bank balance could cope!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Shape Up Sunday- Week Two

This week has been an improvement on the first for sure. I did my first full week of full time hours at work this week since being off ill so I've been pretty exhausted this week but I've made sure I've pushed myself to do some exercise before I take a nap and, with the exception of one big chocolate treat, my diet has been pretty much on track.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask

This face mask has been doing the rounds within the beauty community recently, with a lot of hype surrounding it. Sanctuary is a brand I've heard a lot about but not really tried too much from their range, though I do really like their body butter! After hearing so many people rave about this mask I decided it was time to give it a go. My skin can be pretty sensitive so, rather than buy a big tube and find out I can't use it, I decided to buy one of the sachets to give it a testing before I fully commit.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Shape Up Sunday - Week One

I think it's safe to say my first week has not been the best of starts. Having started back at work full time (then having to reduce my hours again after just one day!) I've been pretty exhausted and fitness has taken a back seat while I'm still recovering from my illness. It's pretty gutting since that was the area I was keen to improve on the most, but I feel like next week and can start to push myself a little further. But, at least I did manage to lose some weight!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

My Ultimate Weekend Pamper Products

I love a good pamper evening, especially as the autumn draws in and the evenings start to get a little chillier, there's nothing better than snuggling up in a pair of pjs and treating yourself with some of your favourite things. After the week I've had, I think tomorrow is going to be one of those evenings, so I thought I'd share with you the products I'll be using to give myself a good pamper.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Birchbox - September 2014

When I came home this afternoon and discovered my Birchbox had arrived, I was so excited when I saw the design of this month's box. How cute is that?! Normally I just throw my boxes in the recycling bin as they're quite plain and boring, but I think I might keep this one for storage...of what I'm not quite sure, but I'll find something! And Birchbox are back on top form this month - "Happy Days" is certainly what I was thinking whilst I rummaged through the contents.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

New Series - Shape Up Sundays

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If you read my graze box review you'll know that I've not exactly been healthy since I got married at the end of May. I told myself I was going to relax my diet whilst I was on honeymoon, then get straight back to healthy eating and exercise when I got home. Well, it's been almost three months since I returned to this country and the only healthy change I've made has been the graze boxes, and the pounds have been piling on. Although I'm now snacking healthily, my main meals are still not what they used to be and I've seriously been slacking on the exercise front. I'm determined not to slip back into my old ways and be the size I used to be.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

My Favourite Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes

I'm a huge fan of the neutral eye look, I very rarely go for anything else on my eyes. I've also got a bit of an addiction to palettes, so as you can imagine my collection is pretty extensive - I have one big draw dedicated to my larger palettes and another for my quads and duos within my makeup storage system. Rather than do a massive post on all of my palettes, I thought I'd narrow it down to just some of my favourites, and today I'm sharing with you my top three neutrals.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Topshop Autumn Wishlist

Finally autumn is here! Autumn is my favourite season for beauty and fashion. I love whacking out the darker lipsticks and layering my clothes, but you don't get the nasty chilliness of winter. Having done a bit of shopping for my autumn wardrobe in New Look and Primark already, I thought I'd take a look online and see what Topshop had to offer. And of course I couldn't resist a cheeky snoop around the beauty section while I was there!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

August Beauty Favourites

I've not really been all that experimental with my makeup this month. To be honest, with being off work for almost the entire month, there were plenty of days where I didn't even bother putting makeup on (and my skin has been thanking me for it!). When I have been wearing makeup, I've kept it very simple. Summer pretty much disappeared during August, so I wasn't really feeling the bright lip look anymore, and I've been favouring a much more subtle and natural look of late.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Life in August

Well August was a huge fail where Instagram was concerned. Usually I have a few photos to pick from for my monthly life update, but these were the only photos I uploaded last month! I'll try much harder this time I promise! I don't know why but August seemed to go pretty slowly, especially when I think about how fast the rest of the year had gone. But now X Factor is back on our TVs, it's time for the Xmas countdown to begin....