Friday, 15 May 2015

The Gymnasium Talk: May

Okay so i think im going to do a little series of Gym talks. I started the gym about 4 months ago and i must say its changed my life actually. I feel so much happier about myself and i can feel my body get stronger. I started the gym with absolutley no upper body strength no matter what, I struggled doing easy press ups the ones when your on your knees. I know i was weak. However now i can do at least 5 regular proper press ups and im so proud of that little acheivement! I know it might not seem very dramatic but it is and i now know i have a better chance of pulling myself up if i get in the situation of me hanging off a building with only my arms to save me. Mid-writing this post i realised i can see the veins in my hands moving, worrying i just rang my mum who said they were turning into 'Gym hands' must say im not happy with this part of the process. They look like worms under my hands, not loving this. Anyway i digress, i think if you are down with how you look or feel you should join a gym and it will not only make you physically better but mentally too. I would just like to say that you shouldn't be joining a gym to please anyone but yourself, i only wanted to loose weight so i could wear anything id like and be comfortable. Always do something for yourself and not because anyone else would prefer you like that. About the mental benefit, i used to be a very moody person and used to worry about a lot of things. This sounds fake but i have become a much happier person after joining the gym, apparently Endorphins are at play here. It feels more like sorcery but i guess somethings worked. Okay conclusion, with all these benefits why not join a gym the only reasons i can think of to not go to a gym is the price, lack of free time or your physically or emotionally aren't able to do it, if thats the case fair enough, im sure theres still awesome ways for your to feel better and be happy! Im not trying to say everyone should be at the gym because no they dont have to be but it could make your life that tiny bit more amazing.
Emily x


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Lush Haul

Hey, So Lush is very very popular for being amazing and colourful, for smelling nice and being overall magical. The list could go on, So when i was shopping with my bestfriend (lucy) ages ago we always go into lush. I also bought loads from boots which i wrote about here make sure to go check that out too! Anyways Lush are always pleasing and i just love the smell of Lush. Everyone i go in with says its too over whelming but i find it subtle, maybe thats an exagerration but it doesnt phase me at all. I went in knowing what i wanted, I was definatly getting the Charity Pot hand cream but then i got there and was tempted into buying two more products.
First of all im going to start with the hand cream. The Charity Pot hand cream is so wonderful, it smells amazing and not too strong or floral. I find a lot of hand creams are really strong, also this doesn't leave your hands feeling all greasy and uncomfortable plus you only need a tiny little bit to use on all your hands! This means that the price is well worth it, i definatly recommend it. Also these pots go to various charitys, if you want to know more go on the lush website and im sure theyll have some details on there somewhere.
£6.95 for the 95g tub
The second product was the Think Pink bath bomb this bath bomb is adorable in and out of the bath its got little rice paper hearts in it that look like confetti in the bath and the water goes pink. Its so girly and pink perfect for a nice relaxing night. 
Finally my favourite the Its Raining Men shower gel, this smells like the most amazing thing ever. Its made with real honey and wild flowers and when your in the shower it smells even better when you use it. Once again you dont need to use a lot of it and it can be used for shampoo too! This is definatly going to be a regular buy.
£9.50 for the 250g bottle
So that was my lush haul, hope you enjoyed.
Emily x

Beauty haul: Boots.

Beauty hauls are my favourite apart from homeware hauls, but i am yet to age and own a house of my own so none of them for a while. So i went into leeds with my bestfriend (Lucy) with £60 which i thought at the time would get me a lot of stuff. I was mistaken in the first half  an hour i'd spent £37 pounds in boots. Yikes. So this is what i got..

So i got the Soap and Glory Archery brow tint and pencil, This is an absolute god send! My eyebrows aren't well shaped or thick enough so i wanted something that didn't look ridiculous but would make them look good. This is the perfect product for such problems, I mostly use the felt tip side as i find i can control what i do with it more than the pencil side. Also it goes on a lot better than the pencil but im sure if i knew how to use it better it would probably be awesome too. So this gives me enough thickness to look natural as you can make even strokes with the felt tip.
5/5 £10

Next was the Simple Kind to eyes Soothing eye balm, Its a bit of a mouthful but i use this on nights and mornings and it clears most of my bags and it just overall wakes your eyes up. Its not a miracle worker as some other eye products might be but i think it does make a difference just not a catastrophic one.
3/5 £3.99

After that i was wanting a eye shadow that lasted the whole day, since my cheap eyeliner felt tip normally came off after a couple of hours. So i got the Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow which i was planning on getting a brush and using it as a liner. The brush i bought was EcoTools Bamboo Flat Eyeliner Brush. This is probably a little thick for eyeliner but it does the job when needed.
Eyeshadow: 4/5 £4.99
Brush:          3/5 £5.49

Second to last on the boots segment was the Rimmel London Colour Rush in shade 700 'Not an illusion' which turns out isnt the shade for me. However it smells Amazing, like vanilla. And feel great on but i just go the wrong shade so always check before you buy.
£5.99 2/5

And last and probaly not that least, an eyelash treatment. Mavala Eye Care Double-Lash okay so this was a buy that me and my bestfriend just thought, well its the cheapest and must be alright. I have no idea if this works or not. I have used it and i think it makes my eyelashes thicker but im not sure totally if it did. However im not the best with routines so i didn't put it on every night like instructed so it might just be my laziness.
£13 3/5

So that was the boots half of the haul and ill be writing up about the Lush products i bought aswell. Thanks for reading.

Emily x
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