Thursday, 4 December 2014

*[Review] Argan Dew: Replenishing hair mask

Hello my lovelies! 
Winter is the time of year when nasty bugs and viruses come out in their swarms and make people sick.. and I was unfortunate to have been sick the last week, hence the delay in post!

Anywho, I don't know if any of you have heard of Argan Dew but they do really amazing products for hair! They sent me out 4 samples: 2 Miraculous Argan oil daily hair treatment and 2 Replenishing hair mask

Sounds stupid but I've been trying to find the right time to use them! Because I feel like it'd be a waste of these awesome products if I use them and then am just cycling and working and exercising the next day... Kinda want to show off my awesome hair ya know? haha

So, so far I've only used the hair mask once and I have to say I'm really impressed! I would describe my hair as healthy, shiny and soft, so most hair products I use just keeps it that way. That's why I was so surprised after I used the hair mask that it felt unbelievably softer than what I was used to! Couldn't help but stroke my hair for a while! hahaha

- Extremely easy to use
- makes hair feel super soft
- makes hair feel silky 
- you hair will feel simply amazing

- can't think of any!

It is a little pricey though at 35e ($44) for 250ml, but if you want your hair super soft, silky and amazing then it is worth it! You do get what you pay for! 

Would you recommend this product? YES!

Now I have yet to try the daily hair treatment.. but I think I will do it over the weekend! 

So look out for the review of this product next week!

Have anyone tried these products yet?? 

Have a wonderful Thursday!
Lots of love,

Sunday, 23 November 2014

[Fitness] Let's get toning week #3 Update!!


So I apologize I totally forgot to do update last week I so busy with everything so here is two updates in one go!!

Week 2:

Week 3:

I'm gona be honest and say I was a little bit bold... because I was so busy I didn't manage to do exercise everyday this week! But I have done lots of cycling around lugging a guitar around as well as lots of walking! haha.

Also, weather has been super unpredictable so the colour of photos are slightly different due to different levels of sunlight!

One more week of this 30 day challenge! Let's see how it'll turn out! hahaha

Lots of love,

Friday, 14 November 2014

[Review] HealGel Eye


So if you remember back in April this year I did a review on the packaging for HealGel Eye and never managed to get to write a review of the actual product itself due to unforeseen circumstances! Well... HERE IT IS!

After using it for over a month now, I can tell you guys how I felt about this product! I'll always remembered that time before I ever started using any eye creams/gels, the skin under my eyes were quite dry so one day when I went to visit my cousin, she said I look like I'm in my 30s. Shocked I was and she pointed out all the lines under my eyes and I was so self conscious after that! 

So, what did I learn? That dry skin is a definitely a BIG no no if you want to prevent wrinkles/fine lines! Because when your skin is dry it creases easily, especially under the eyes because the skin there is so thin. When that is prolonged then that's one way how wrinkles and fine lines form and stay. So it's VERY important to keep it moisturized!! 

"HealGel Eye is a peerless anti-ageing formula that can help to diminish the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and fine lines" for full description click here.

 The skin under the eyes are so sensitive and thin so this gel is lovely and moisturizing for it and it's also easily absorbed! I noticed that it does make my eyes feel refreshed and a great thing about it is it's not greasy at all!
Also I have noticed that my eyes are AS puffy as they used to be before I used the gel so that's definitely a plus!
HealGel Eye is super easy to use and the packaging of the container makes it very hygenic as unlike the tub containers (where you constantly dipping your fingers in), bacteria can't get to the gel. 
When applying the gel make sure you don't rub it in! Gently spread it onto you skin using your ring finger and then once it's evenly spread, dab it gently around the skin until it's all absorbed.
Also to those who are vegans, it's vegan friendly! Contains no animal products! :P

Now, I don't know if it's just because I don't have much or any wrinkles, but I haven't seen much difference in my "fine lines" under my eyes.. (I quote, because apparently I'm the only one who notices it where as everyone else says I've not a wrinkle on my face!) Now, it could be preventing any further "fine lines" by keeping my eyes moisturized! 

So to be honest, there really isn't a REAL con to write on this product!

HealGel don't only just do eye gels, they have a range of other products as well!
You can check them out here!

Has anyone else tried this product yet?? 
What are your thoughts?

Lots of love

Sunday, 9 November 2014

[Fitness] Let's get toning week #1 Update!!

Hello to you all in the blogging world!

So as I mentioned in last weeks post (click here if you haven't read it), I am doing a little challenge for myself to tone up after losing some weight. I am currently still 52kg and I am seeing some minor results from the change in diet and more exercise! haha.

Here are two pictures of my abs (which I am trying to tone up). I have not edited them in anyway, apart from putting them together into one image side by side. 

I am trying hard to not eat processed foods like bread, biscuits, pasta, etc. because I find that when I eat them, I get really bloaty and full. Also because it's not really good for your health either.

I am eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, and I rarely drink milk tea or coffee these days, I'm a green tea lover now :P

I am doing these ab exercises, as well as cycling everyday for 1 hour..

Sometimes if I feel super motivated, I will add an extra 10-20 to each of the exercises!

Bring on the next week! Woo!

If you feel like joining in, do let me know! :D

Hope you're all having a super weekend!

Lots of love,

Sunday, 2 November 2014

[Fitness] Let's get toning!!

Hello my beauties!

So who said getting fit and losing weight is just for summer? I know a lot of people who let themselves go over the winter because it's the time of year where you cover everything up (well in the northern Hemisphere anyways!) 

What better than to start the month off doing another 30 day challenge? Hahaha. Like I always say, it's ONLY 30 days of your whole life so it's not that long to commit to!

(picture not mine, found it on pinterest)

As some of you know I've done 2 of these sort of challenges before but I haven't actually posted results of the challenges, due to not blogging for a while! But I'll let you know now that the challenges were success and great! 

A little about myself first: I am 5'6" and weighed 58kg at the start of this year. I wasn't over weight or anything but I never really liked how I looked. I know.. I'm a lil crazy some might say. So I began to try lose some fat around my waist, thighs and arms and keeping fit! I did my 30 days challenge and managed to drop to 54kg over the summer. I kept up some of the stuff like cycling to work almost every day, snacking less, more fruit and veg, as well as eating smaller portions. Everyday I start my morning with warm water with a slice of lemon to kickstart my metabolism and I rarely drink milk tea or coffee anymore, instead I drink green tea! 

My goal weight from years ago was 50kg but over the space of 10 years I've never managed to hit that goal. Only 2 months ago, I somehow managed to hit that goal and actually went to down to 49kg! I had no idea what happened (think it was because I was actually a little sick for a week or two) but I was shocked. Everyone I knew told me I looked sickly skinny (not something I had aimed for) so I began to eat a little more to gain some weight back! Now I am a healthy 52kg.

Now back to the point of this post! I've always wanted to have defined and toned abs (but not the body builder steroid kind!), so lets try this out for 30 days and see how it goes! My goal is to have something similar to the photos you see above and below:

I'll keep everyone updated (with photos) every week on Sunday to let you know how I am getting on!

Here are the exercises that I shall be doing the next 30 days:

Love this as it shows you the different parts of the abs you will be working! 

On top of this I will also be cycling as a mode of transport and doing some other little exercises with weights :) 

If any of you would like to join me in this challenge do comment and let me know!! Remember, it's ONLY 30 days! 

Hope you're all having a super weekend!

Lots of Love

Thursday, 30 October 2014

My "Favourite Things" Tag

Hello my lovelies!

I got tagged by Just Add Sparkle to do this tag and I tag all of you. SO you have to write down 3 favourite things for each title! 

Let's hope I've something for every section! Heeeeere goes…

1. Lipstick
2. lip balm
3. Perfume

1. Chia Seeds
2. Coconut
3. Mango

1. Barcelona
2. New Zealand
3. Japan

Things to do when you're bored
1. Play guitar
2. Be spontaneous
3. Sing songs

Things to do when its sunny
1. Walk my dogs
2. Jam in the park
3. Meet friends

1. Totoro
2. The Hunger Games
3. The Hobbit

1. All of me - John Legend
2. Too Close - Alex Clare
3. Titanium - David Guetta

1.  Lancome
2. Rimmel
3. Estee Lauder

1. Drink Green Tea
2. Relaxing
3. Play my guitar

1. Birthdays
2. Meetups
3. Anniversary

1. Naruto
2. Bleach
3. Adventure time

1. Eiffel Tower
2. Gaudi's Cathedral
3. Pisa tower

Anything in Everyday Life
1. Drinking Green Tea
2. Reading
3. Playing guitar

1. My sister
2. My mam
3. People I meet

1. Green Tea
2. Latte
3. Chamomile

1. Sky Diving
2. New Zealand
3. Playing open mic at a pub

Things to watch
1. Suits
2. Game of Thrones
3. Classic Movies 

1. Kurt Hugo Schneider
2. My Drunk Kitchen
3. Lindsey Stirling

PHEW!!! Done!! Had a hard time putting something down for some of them! hahaha. Well I hope you guys have fun doing this! Comment below your link and I'll check them out :)

Lots of love 

Monday, 27 October 2014

[Review] Empties #1

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend (and a LONG one if you're in Ireland... not sure if everyone else got the Monday off!)

SO here is my FIRST post on empties!! I don't know about anyone else, but my products seem to last a lift time, thus finishing anything is like a huge accomplishment for me!

No.7 Protect and Perfect Night Cream
No.7 Protect and Perfect Day Cream
No.7 Protect and Perfect Serum
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip protectant
Vichy Aqualia Thermal 24 hour hydrating care
Elizabeth Arden Perpetual Moisture 24 Eye Cream
Twinnings Cranberry Green Tea

Lets start with the reviews one by one!

No.7 Protect and Perfect Day and Night Cream
Thoughts: I really liked these products as they really moisturized my face throughout the day! They also have SPF15 giving me some protection from the sun which is nice. :) I only noticed AFTER the creams were used up that my "fine lines" were barely noticeable! SO I guess that is a big bonus! I used this cream with the serum!
Recommend? I would recommend it if you are looking for a good anti-ageing cream. Boots say that the "Protect and Perfect" range is for the age group 25-30. :)

No.7 Protect and Perfect Serum
Thoughts: I never used to consider serums because I thought they were waste of money, but this serum has really reduced my fine lines! I used it after washing my face and I'd use the day/night cream over that after. 
Recommend? Yes :)

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour lip protectant
Thoughts: I really liked this because it does keeps your lips super moisturized and the application is so smooth and it comes out clear! Also having SPF 15 is a plus!
Recommend? I bought this one on sale for 5 euro, but I think at full price it's a bit pricey. I'm sure there are lip protectant out there that's cheaper and works just as well.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal 24 hour hydrating care
Thoughts: This was a sample size but I do like it. It does what it says, hydrating the skin. I had this in my wash bag for when I was out and loved this because it kept my skin feeling hydrated all day long!
Recommend? I'd recommend it, but I probably wouldn't buy it because it's quite expensive. I'm sure there are other creams out in the market that does the same thing for half the price because all it does is just hydrate your skin.

Elizabeth Arden Perpetual Moisture 24 Eye Cream
Thoughts: My first eye cream I bought when I was in Hong Kong. It was on sale down to 15 euro so I thought I'd give it a go seeing as my auntie there is always telling me I need to look after the skin under my eyes because there's lots of fine lines there... *sigh* Well, what can I say. It was OK. All it did was moisturize the skin around the eye area. There's nothing special about it. But I guess keeping the skin around the eyes moisturized does help prevent wrinkles. 
Recommend? No. At the price you are paying for this you might as well get an eye cream that has anti-ageing properties. 

Twinnings Cranberry Green Tea
Thoughts: I drink a lot of green tea these days because it's better for you than milk tea or coffee, also it doesn't stain your teeth! :) At first, I didn't really like the taste because it was just weird, but after a few cups, I started to enjoy it more and now I love it! 
Recommend? Yes! If you want something different from your usual green tea, I would definitely recommend this! You might think it tastes weird the first few times, but give it time, you will come to really enjoy it! Nom nom :)

So there you have it! My first empties post with their reviews! :)

Hope you enjoyed it and if there's anything I can improve on with this kind of post to make it more enjoyable to read or even just make it better please comment and let me know.

Lots of love,