Sunday, 20 July 2014

[UPDATE] 30 day squats and abs challenge

The last few weeks have been super busy hence the lack of posts (my bad!) so I thought I’d do an update post! So what have I been up to? Well, firstly, I’ve been working more hours due to some people leaving work so by the time I get home I’d have dinner and then straight to bed! AND also the fact that I’ve been SO good I cycle to work pretty much everyday now (1 hour and 10 minutes in total for the return journey!), which means by the time I get home I’m knackered! But good work out yeah? It’s great because now I much prefer cycling only coz I know I can sleep in and don’t have to worry about bus times and believe me buses cause me a great deal of stress when I have to take one now!

Secondly, I’ve taken on a challenge called the 30 day squats and abs challenge and I’m about a week and a half in I THINK! It’s getting harder and harder because the first few days you’re like, aaaaaah only 50 squats.. pfft that’s nothing, but believe you me that when you get to doing 150 squats and more it gets pretty tough on the aul thighs and ass! Anyone want to get in on this one with me?! :D It’s only 30 days so it’s totally doable! What can go wrong!? I've been doing it a few weeks now and I feel I am definitely more toned than I was before I started! *Feeling great!*


Thirdly, I’m cutting down on the amount I’m snacking! I don’t eat much chocolate/biscuits/breads/crackers/crisps etc. now.

So, so far it’s all going well!! The cycling is on top of all these challenges I’ve set on myself so I feel like I’m getting pretty fit! Going to Santa Ponsa with my friends at the end of August, so fingers crossed I’ll be “beach body” fit by the end of this challenge! Hehe, but more so I’ll be much healthier too by not eating all the junk (I’ve turned into a terrible sweet tooth! Eeeek!).

I’m enjoying the challenge and have got some of my friends to do it and when you’ve got a few doing it, you guys can help motivate each other! Some of my friends are giving up smoking instead which is even better! Hehehe. Setting random 30 day challenges is good because 30 days sounds achievable and not long unlike setting a year goal! *nods* yup yup yup!
So best of luck to those who are trying out the 30 day squat and abs challenge and also to those who are trying to give up smoking!
Lots of love,
Eneshai

xxx

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

[Review] Jessica Simpson Nude 'Waleo' high heel platform court shoes!

So recently my love for shoes have blossomed and I adore high heels now hahahaha. I feel they just make women look more confident and elegant and beautiful and the list goes on! :D I have always found it hard to get a pair of heels that fit me right or that are comfortable to wear for long hours. My friends mentioned that Jessica Simpsons heels are super duper comfy and I just acknowledged it but never really tried them! So last month when I was browsing online (Debenhams.ie) I found a pair of patent nude Jessica Simpsons heels! 



There went from 120e down to 49e, so I thought to myself, sure let’s see what’s so great about these shoes and if I don’t like them I can always return them and get my refund! So when they arrived I fell in love instantly! They are UNBELIEVABLY COMFORTABLE! The insoles are real spongey and the second your foot slides in you know they are worth the money! hehehe. The quality is great too so I know I'll get a lot of wears from them! I could definitely see myself wearing them for the whole day and not get tired walking in them. 

Have any of you tried a pair of Jessica Simpson heels?! What are your opinions? 

Lots of love,
Eneshai
xxx

Saturday, 12 July 2014

*[Review] SUNKISSED Gradual Lotion (Medium)

Hello to you all! 
Hope you're all having a super duper summer! I have been unbelievably busy the past few weeks so I'm so sorry for delay in post!! But here I am... hopefully with regular posts! *fingers crossed!*

So what have I got for you today?? Another review! I was sent this lovely item from Sunkissed a few weeks back which I was really excited to try since I've never EVER used any tanning/fake tan products before... Eeeek! They gave me a choice between the gradual lotion (Medium) or the mousse (dark) and I chose the gradual lotion in Medium as I had NO idea what to expect! Better ease myself in rather than go all out! And they also sent me a lovely self tan applicator mitt!

First impressions:
Everything was well packaged and easy to use! The bottle is a squeezy bottle... it has a rubber nozzle thing(?) in it that lets you squeeze the right amount you want. The bottle itself is well presented, simple but looks well! The mitt was nice and soft, and pretty straight forward to use.


Application:
So seeing as I've never done this before, I just used it on my legs to test it to see how it'll go! The lotion came out white... which I was a little surprised because I just assumed it was going to be brown! But anywho, I squeezed some onto the mitt and started rubbing the lotion in gently. I followed the instructions written on the bottle and hoped for the best! Great thing was it dried pretty quickly which is handy so I wasn't left standing around! The mitt was good because the lotion didn't seep through the mitt and onto my hand so I was happy about that (I've seen way too many people with orange hands after fake tan applications!hehehe)

Before (left) and after (right)

As you can see, there isn't a HUGE difference in the colour, most likely because my skin colour is naturally a little tanned... but I did notice a LITTLE bit of a colour.. more glowy than tanned I would say (It does say on the bottle "Natural Golden Tan" so I guess I was glowing with natural golden-ness!) hehehe 
The great thing about the lotion is that it smells amazing! Not like the usual tanning lotions you'd smell... *puke*. This smells so sweet and delightful, just like a nice body lotion. It also contains shea butter and Vitamin E which leaves your skin feeling smoooooth and hydrated.

Would you recommend this product?
To be honest, I can't fault this product and it being my first experience with fake tan, I would say it was a pretty good experience! The medium is most likely best suited for a paler skin tone to mine if you want a visible tan colour, so I probably should have gone for the dark mousse, but at least now I know! The lotion smells amazing, doesn't stain (at least not for me!) and it's just so easy to use! Also.. just touched my legs there and they feel super soft and smooth! hahahaha. 

So all in all, I would recommend you this product.. even to try it out! No harm trying. :P   

Have any of you used this product yet? What do you think?
Eneshai
xxx

**UPDATE**
This is after a couple of hours!


SoI looked into the mirror just there after a few hours after initial application and the colour seems to be getting "gradual"-y more golden... Mmmm.. I am liking it!! And the great thing is it looks natural!

**UPDATING THE UPDATE!!!**

So this is the next day! I woke up this morning and was like.. wow.. my legs have colour!!! So it's like it says on the bottle, it's "gradual"! So if you want naturally tanned looking legs, do it the day before!!


This is the true before and after! :) 

One thing I did notice though was that after a while, when the nice smell went, it started smelling like fake tan.. and quite a strong smell to which sticks to your skin, so anyone who don't like fake tan smell, you've been warned! :) but if you don't mind the smell then ALL'S good because I would recommend this product for you! Great results and super easy to use!! Quick and mess free! :D

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend! 

Lost of loe 
Enesai
xxx 


Friday, 13 June 2014

[Review] Waterwipes sensitive make-up remover

TGIF hehehe!

So, I've heard all the raves about Waterwipes and how amazing they are... but I'm a bit "meh" about this one, don't hate it, don't love it. I guess for one I don't have sensitive skin so I can't comment on that part, but I find that the wipes themselves a bit...dry? When I used them I find that I'm rubbing my face quite sternly to try get the makeup off. I would use one wipe to get as much make up as I can off and then wash my face with face wash after because I never feel that the wipes remove the makeup 100%. To be honest, I would never be bothered with wipes because washing my face with face wash is far better as you're not rubbing your face as hard, thus reduces the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles. Can't remember where I heard/read it before but basically, if possible, wash your face with face wash rather than using a wipe because the wipes will give you wrinkles (from all the rubbing). 


Would I recommend this product?
I can't say for certain to people with sensitive skin because I just don't know, maybe it's great for those with sensitive skin, but for people with normal skin, I would just say invest in a face wash. For me, I got this in the goodie bag at the Irish Bbloggers Meetup hence why I thought I'd try it out and give it a review, but after trying it out I wouldn't buy it. Face wash all the way! :)

Has anyone else tried this yet?? What do you think?

Eneshai
xxx


Friday, 6 June 2014

[Review] Scandaleyes Mascara by Kate Moss (Jet Black)

Hello my fellow bloggers!
Thank god it's FRIDAY!! I just am so happy to have the weekend to myself! haha

 The first of the Rimmels "Scandaleyes" range I reviewed was their eyeshadow paint [here]. I have to say I really love the product so I was looking forward to trying out their Mascara in Jet Black from this range! So here goes...


As you can see, the packaging is rather slick and stylish (simple but stylish!) Only thing bad to say about the packaging is that it's rather bulky so it does take up a bit of space in your makeup bag (at least that's what I noticed with mine)!


Rimmel called this application brush a "broken heart brush". Now, in my honest opinion, I had such a problem with this brush. It was simply just too big (as you will see in the photo below). The base of the brush was so massive I found it really hard to apply the mascara on cleanly so I had to use the tip of the brush for the application. The size of the brush just seemed rather pointless to me as I couldn't even use it properly. The only good thing about the brush shape was that I found applying the bottom lashes a bit easier... but that doesn't really compensate for the messy application to upper lashes.


The mascara itself (not the brush!) didn't really do much apart from make my eyelashes black-er and a tiny bit longer (I haven't tried any other colour yet, but when I do I'll let you know!) It's quite wet, hence when using the big-ass brush to apply it onto your eyelashes it can get messy, and the fact that you need multiple layers for you to get any volume in your lashes makes it more stressful.

Another thing is it's not waterproof in the slightest! One touch of water and it will run, so make sure if you're using this mascara on your night out or whenever that you turn your "water-works" off for the night, no matter how much you've drank (i.e. cry and you'll find your mascara running down your face). Though I guess it's not all bad, I mean if the mascara gets EVERYWHERE when you are applying it, it means it'll be super easy to get off! Also it's very easy to remove at the end of the night, water works a charm and that means you won't have clumps of left over mascara on your lashes over night (that can be a reason for sties!)


As you can see in the photo above, the left lashes has mascara on and the right is bare. The main difference is the left side is darker and a tiny bit longer than the right.

Would you recommend this product?
This product retails at €9.49 in Boots if anyone wants to try it out, but I wouldn't recommend it. I think you'd find other products that are much better at that price or just a little more! For €9.49 you're paying for the stress of the mess after the mascara application. On top of that, it doesn't really do much, at least not for me.

Okay, rant over. To put it simply, I would not pay for this product because it takes too long to apply and the mess after is stressful at times.

Anyone else tried this mascara before?? Did you guys have the same problem?

Eneshai
xxx


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

[Review] CG Smoothers Lipliner (Burgundy Velvet) with Lancome L'absolu Rouge (360)

Hello my fellow bloggers! So today is the first day back in a very long time, so I bring you a review on 2 products (and more reviews to come!)!

So here is the red lipstick I have been using recently!! 


It's from Lancômes L'absolu Rouge range and it's number 360! What I love about this lipstick is it's SO easy to apply and does not dry your lips out! It last for quite a long time (must time it next time to be 100% sure!) because I never seem to need to reapply ... maybe once after a meal. I love Lancôme lipsticks as I know for a fact that they are high quality and is moisturizing on my lips! There is a very faint lipstick smell but you wouldn't really notice it unless you intentionally went to smell it nor does it taste of anything (though I wouldn't recommend licking the lipstick of your lips...even the thought of it isn't appealing). 


To stop the lipstick from bleeding out, I tried the Cover Girl Lipliner in Burgundy Velvet which is a deep red colour. The great thing with this is it's so easy to use and the application is so smooth! You could even use it by itself as a lip colour because it's just as good as a lipstick! Only con I would say about this is that you need a pencil sharpener in your makeup bag as it's not an automatic liner. But I bought this online for €1 so I ain't complaining!



If I am wearing red lips, I usually keep my eyes very simple, I tend to just use mascara! Unless on a night out or something I might do some smokey eyes, but it's very dramatic just on a daily basis! Red lips really does make you stand out of the crowd, so I don't wear it that often, only on a night out or meeting friends in the evening.

Has anyone else tried any lipstick from the Lancôme L'absolu Rouge range or Cover Girl lipliners? What do you think? :)

Eneshai
xxx


Saturday, 17 May 2014

[Review] Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow paint (Golden Bronze)

Hello my lovelies!
I know it's been a long while since my last post, been up to my eyes with work and pretty much pass out on my bed when I get home! haha. This week has been very tiring because I cycled to work and back everyday which is about 1hour and 10minutes everyday, and as well as that I am on my feet for the whole time I'm at work as I work with in a Montessori! First week of cycling to work complete and absolutely wrecked! My friend asked if I want to do yoga with her in the mornings at 6am before work and I kindly rejected the offer. I think if I did yoga as well as all the cycling and running around with kids I'd probably die from exhaustion!

Anywho, my post today is a review on Rimmel's lovely eyeshadow paint ScandalEyes in Golden Bronze! I was always a bit skeptical about eyeyshadow paint as I had the idea in my head that it'd be just wet and very messy to use, but I was so surprised by how easy this was to use and apply onto my eyelids!


The applicator is very easy to use and a single swipe of this on your eye lids and you're pretty much sorted! It's extremely pigmented and the good thing is it dries reasonably quick and once it dries it doesn't budge!! 


You could really just use the eyeshadow paint by itself because the colours are just stunning!! 


This is after I applied eyeliner!


And here is my finished look!



Would I recommend this product?
Yes I would definitely recommend this product! It's so easy to use and the colours are honestly amazing!

Any cons?
The ONLY con with this is that you can't really blend it into other colours because it's liquid and when it dries, there's no blending you can do to it, but then again the fact that it doesn't budge when its dried means you can use other colours ON TOP and then blend those colours out over the eyeshadow paint! That's what I did with the black! I just used a bit of black eyeshadow at the end of my eyes and blended the black out. (I don't know if I'm making sense, but I am trying really hard to explain it! :P)

But all in all this product is super and a little goes a long way! 

Have any of you guys tried this out yet? If so, how did you find it??

Eneshai
xxx