Friday, 2 October 2015

10 Slimming Tips

Here are 10 tips that will help you lose weight, feel good and look great!

1. Eat green
Green, leafy vegetables are always a good idea: they can boost your immune system by giving your body the nutrients it needs. They’re also low in calories that your body burns many of the calories off while you’re eating them!
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2. Snack smart
Keep a few "emergency snacks" such as nuts and dried fruit in your bag or purse. If you share these out into portions at home then you’ll also know exactly how much you're eating each day.

3. Ask a friend
There’s much more chance of you going out for a walk or a jog if you’ve arranged it with friends, and a stroll with friends is a great way to catch up.

4. Muscle-building multitasking
The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. Work this into your everyday activities. For example, you could do calf raises while washing up or squats while brushing your teeth.

5. Satisfy your sweet tooth sensibly
Go for food that’s low on calories but big on flavour, such as low-calorie yogurts and chewing gum. These will give you the hit of sweetness but without putting you into sugar overload.

6. Have patience
Try and think of losing a few pounds as a goal for a year. Write down how you want to feel at the same time next year (it’ll be here before you know it) and stick it on your fridge for inspiration through the year.

7. Walk this way
You can easily burn more calories by simply walking more each day. Slot it into your schedule by taking the stairs instead of the lift, getting off the bus a stop early or parking the car in the spot furthest away.

8. Drink often
It’s easy to mistake dehydration for hunger so keep yourself topped up with at least two litres of low sugar liquids to keep more of those snacking urges at bay. Try water, herbal teas and sparkling water with lime, as well as fruits and veg which have a high water content

9. Don’t ban any foods
Don’t ban any foods from your slimming plan – especially things you like. Banning foods is a sure-fire way to make you crave them. A little of what you fancy can satisfy that craving!

10. Picture how you’re going to look
Try to imagine how you’ll look when you reach your slimming goal. What will you be doing? How will you feel? Which clothes will be in your wardrobe?


Friday, 1 May 2015

Look of the Day

Jennifer Lopez turns heads in a daring sheer white lace jumpsuit at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez Turns Heads In A Daring Sheer White Lace Jumpsuit


Monday, 3 March 2014

Oscars 2014 - Best Dressed

Here’s my top 5 picks for best dressed on a night when the dresses were occasionally interesting.

 1.Jennifer Lawrence


2. Lupita Nyong'o

3. Amy Adams

4. Charlize Theron

5. Angelina Jolie 


Saturday, 1 March 2014

New goodies!! JustFab

Received a delivery from JustFab today. Excited to add these to my outfits. "Angeleno" boots and "Longitude" hobo bag. 

Friday, 28 February 2014

Makeup Haul & Review

Hi everyone!

Not a massive haul but it is enough to show you what I bought and on top of that, I will do a review on each item. 

I am absolutely in love with these products and they are a big part of my daily routine now. So, let's start!
This ultra lightweight formula is known for minimising the appearance of pores. It is also really good at controlling shire and it creates a soft, perfect matte complexion. You can use it before or after foundation application or own its  own! I had to try it to believe it and trust me, it does exactly what the package says. To top it off, this formula won't feel heavy or greasy, so overall I score it 10/10.
This product has been my favourite for a very long time. I have tried various brands and types or foundations, however, this is THE ONE that works for me and my skin. It is comfortable to wear and it provides a flawless look and it withstands heat, sweat and humidity - It's pretty amazing!! My tip would be to apply evenly to your face and then gently blend it with your fingers. 
I was very pleased to see that the wand is quite lengthy which it helps us girls to make applying mascara a little easier. This mascara is particularly good for getting those little lashes is the corners of the eyes that thicker brushes tend to miss. The mascara formula is of good consistency, neither too thin or too thick. I am not the kind of person to stick to just one specific mascara and even though I am happy with this one, whichever mascara I fall in love with next will be my 'victim'. 
I haven't been using this for a very long time, but so far so good. It is easy and convenient. It gives my skin a silky smooth finish and it provides a natural looking, healthy glow. I personally use this as my daily press powder finish but if you have a lighter complexion, I advise to use it as a bronzer.


Thursday, 27 February 2014

10 Foods that will naturally clear your skin

#1 Salmon

Cold water fish such as salmon are great for the skin's health and healing process due to the high levels protein and potassium as well as vitamins B-6 and B-12.

#2 Garlic

Garlic is an excellent food for keeping the skin clear because it reacts with the blood to fight off many viruses and harmful bacteria. Fresh garlic cloves are ideal to use while cooking many types of food.

#3 Burdock

This herb has high levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium and amino acids. You can ingest this herb either via eating it raw, cooking it, using it to cook with or even making a tea and drinking it.

#4 Mackerel

Mackerel has high levels of docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids which keep your skin looking and feeling great. It is best to either grill, bake or steam mackerel to truly optimize the health benefits from eating it.

#5 Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes contain high levels of potassium, sodium and vitamin A which all aid the skin wonderfully. The sweet potato might just be the best tasting vegetable that keeps your skin clear. It is delicious to eat in either a baked, grilled, and even dessert form via a pie or casserole.

#6 Green Tea

Not only is green tea wonderful for keeping the skin clear via the high levels of antioxidants, but it also helps build the immune system as well as burn fat like almost nothing else. It doesn't matter if you drink it hot or cold. It will be great for you as long as it's pure.

#7 Acai Berry

Acai berries help keep your skin looking clear and youthful because they are rich in antioxidants. Look for acai juice at your local health food store.

#8 Dark Berries

Dark berries are great for clear, healthy looking skin because of the high levels of antioxidants which they contain. Some of those antioxidants include protein and potassium as well as Vitamins A, C and D. Some great dark berries to consume are black berries, blueberries, raspberries and even strawberries.

#9 Eggs

Eggs are terrific for keeping the skin clear due to many of the great nutrients in them. These nutrients include protein and zinc along with vitamins A, D, and E. The yolk is the best part of the egg for healthy and clear skin.

#10 Peppermint

Shockingly, peppermint is another food that does wonders with helping your skin remain clear. Not only does peppermint aid with beauty but it also terrific for keeping your sinuses clear as well as relieving headaches.


Start your day with a fresh attitude


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Look of the day: Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene impressed us with this sleek monochrome ensemble, adding a flash of colour with her elegant scarlet red heels.

Ashley Greene At The Oakley's Disruptive By Design Launch Event, Los Angeles


10 Benefits to Drinking Warm Lemon Water Every Morning

A glass of lemon juice contains less than 25 calories. It is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fibre. It also has medicinal values and antibacterial properties. It also contains traces of iron and vitamin A. 

Lemon, a fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, helps maintain your immune system and thus, protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the role of a blood purifier. Lemon is a fabulous antiseptic and lime-water juice also works wonders for people having heart problems, owing to its high potassium content. So, make it a part of your daily routine to drink a glass of warm lemon water in the morning and enjoy its health benefits.

Aids Digestion. Lemon juice flushes out unwanted materials and toxins from the body. It’s atomic composition is similar to saliva and the hydrochloric acid of digestive juices. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. Lemons are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract. The digestive qualities of lemon juice help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating. The American Cancer Society actually recommends offering warm lemon water to cancer sufferers to help stimulate bowel movements.

Cleanses Your System / is a Diuretic. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials in part because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Therefore toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification.

Boosts Your Immune System. Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds.  They’re high in potassium, which stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons demonstrates anti-inflammatory effects, and is used as complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms plus it enhances iron absorption in the body; iron plays an important role in immune function. Lemons also contain saponins, which show antimicrobial properties that may help keep cold and flu at bay. Lemons also reduce the amount of phlegm produced by the body.

Balances pH Levels. Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Sure, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). Lemons contain both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the blood. Disease states only occur when the body pH is acidic. Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.

Clears Skin. The vitamin C component as well as other antioxidants helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes and it helps to combat free radical damage. Vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. It can actually be applied directly to scars or age spots to help reduce their appearance. Since lemon water purges toxins from your blood, it would also be helping to keep your skin clear of blemishes from the inside out. The vitamin C contained in the lemon rejuvenates the skin from within your body.

Energises You and Enhances Your Mood. The energy a human receives from food comes from the atoms and molecules in your food. A reaction occurs when the positive charged ions from food enter the digestive tract and interact with the negative charged enzymes. Lemon is one of the few foods that contain more negative charged ions, providing your body with more energy when it enters the digestive tract. The scent of lemon also has mood enhancing and energizing properties. The smell of lemon juice can brighten your mood and help clear your mind. Lemon can also help reduce anxiety and depression.

Promotes Healing. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage. As noted previously, vitamin C also displays anti-inflammatory properties. Combined, vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of good health and recovery from stress and injury.

Freshens Breath. Besides fresher breath, lemons have been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. Be aware that citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should be mindful of this. No not brush your teeth just after drinking your lemon water. It is best to brush your teeth first, then drink your lemon water, or wait a significant amount of time after to brush your teeth. Additionally, you can rinse your mouth with purified water after you finish your lemon water.

Hydrates Your Lymph System. Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. When your body is deprived of water, you can definitely feel the side effects, which include: feeling tired, sluggish, decreased immune function, constipation, lack of energy, low/high blood pressure, lack of sleep, lack of mental clarity and feeling stressed, just to name a few.

Aids in Weight Loss. Lemons are high in pectin fibre, which helps fight hunger cravings. Studies have shown people who maintain a more alkaline diet; do in fact lose weight faster. I personally find myself making better choices throughout the day, if I start my day off right, by making a health conscious choice to drink warm lemon water first thing every morning.


Monday, 5 August 2013

Hair Trend: Plaits

Get plaiting with the hottest plaits hairstyles. Halo braids, fishtail plaits, plaited ponytails and French plaits, whether for work or play,here are some ideas from Victoria Beckham, Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry and more...

Demi Lovato with a chunky halo braid Kristen Stewart with cornrow plait Kim Kardashian with braided hairstyle AnnaSophia Robb with halo braid Bella Thorne with festival braidaSelena Gomez with long braided hair Ashlee Simpson with plait hairstyle Lea Michele with plait hairstyle Victoria Beckham with plait hairstyle Katy Perry with plait hairstyleRihanna with plait hairstyle Ashley Greene with plait hairstyle Blake Lively with plait hairstyle Rita Ora with fishtail pigtails Jennifer Lawrence with plait hairstyle