Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Mini Haul

Hey guys im back with another haul! I know ive been gone for a while, but there will be a post explaining why by the end of this week. I just thought i would come back with a beauty haul first.

If you follow me on twitter and instagram then you will know that I have just got back from a holiday in Egypt and treated myself to a few beauty goodies at duty free (who can't resist duty free shopping?)

I thought I would be quite restrained because recently I have told myself not to buy anymore makeup because I simply have too much and hardly use the products I own. So in my eyes 3 products was not that bad...

(1) Mac Mineralize Blush - Dainty £20 I unintentionally bought this product, I was after a darker pink shade a little bit dark and less shimmery than my Nars Orgasm, but the woman showed me this on my skin and i instantly fell in love and knew I needed this for summer. The light pink shimmery blush i thought would wash me out, because of my pale skin but actually did the complete opposite and put some colour into my cheeks. This retails for £20 buying direct from Mac and I think I paid £17 at the airport.

(2) Benefit - They're Real Mascara £19.50 This mascara was on my list, I previously owned this and didn't think very highly of it, those of you who regularly read my blog will know my opinion. However, My sister convinced me to give this another go, I mean if the whole of the nation voted it the number 1 mascara then how come I don't get on with it? The thing that annoyed me last time was that I found it hard to remove, but now that I have changed up my makeup remover I actually find it quite easier. I bought this for £16.50 and by the rate of things this is now becoming one of my fave mascaras, I don't quite think anything will beat my Rimmel lash accelerator mascara though!

(3) YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - shade 11 £24 Ok so this is now my second YSL lipstick and I am slowly but surely falling in love and find myself wanting to own every single shade. I went for shade 11 because I have been after a brown shimmer toned nude, pink nudes wash me out too much (perks of pale skin). But this brown tone really suits my lips, its subtle and a great summer day time shade. I don't often wear nudes but I have really been loving it at the moment, especially with the sun shining, it has an aqua glistening finish which is something i really like about this lipstick. Thumbs up to YSL for this shade, i shall be making a new purchase very soon.

Hope you enjoyed, if you have any questions or comments then feel free to leave them below!
Love ya

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Motivational Weight Loss

Hi guys, so lately my blogs been changing and evolving along with me. I started slimming world a couple of months ago, and have been posting a couple of recipes. A few months back I did a post about finding the real me, and how insecure I felt about myself. This time im doing a positive post and looking back on the start of my journey and how far I have come.

So I started the gym, and slimming world, changing my eating habits and working out has helped my body to change.

The photo on the left was taken almost 12 months ago, 8 months before I started my journey. I was really insecure about the way I looked and hated photos. The image on the right was taken just over 2 months ago (new years eve) and I am proud and more confident in the way I look, and don't mind being in photos.

For me it wasn't so much about losing weight because I was 'overweight' it was about helping myself to gain more confidence in my body, and losing weight is just one of the ways I can achieve my confidence boost.

I know that I have a long way to go to reach my 'target' weight at slimming world but I hope with my families support and the motivation from myself I can achieve my target, as well as achieving confidence within my body.

I hope you guys don't mind if I keep you updated with a couple posts throughout my journey. If anybody has any questions then feel free to message me regarding slimming world or anything in general.

If any of you have any questions regarding my current gym routine, or simply find yourself needing some motivation to stay on the wagon then feel free to contact me on here or by email at smansell94@gmail.com

Many thanks, Love