Thursday, 10 April 2014

1800 Minute Challenge.. Update!

Is anyone else still on track with their 1800 minute challenge? I am! Surprisingly...

I thought I would share an update on how I'm getting on and maybe give someone a few ideas of ways of getting their 1800 minutes in!

So, this is how my spreadsheet is currently looking...

Date Minutes Worked Out
April 1st No Workout. (0 minutes)
April 2nd 45 Minute Spin Class (45 mins)
April 3rd 60 minute Box Circuits class (105 mins)
April 4th 45 Minute Spin Class (150 mins)
April 5th 50 minute beach walk ( 200 mins)
April 6th No Workout. (0 minutes)
April 7th 30 minute Metafit class (230 mins)
April 8th 60 minute pilates class (290 mins)
April 9th 30 minute workout DVD (320 mins)
April 10th 60 mnute Kettlebell class (380 mins)

I can't quite believe I've completed 380 minutes in just ten days, crazy! I'm going to weigh myself tomorrow actually so I might update this if I've lost any weight in these last two weeks.. fingers crossed!

Hope everyone else is getting on well with their own personal fitness challenges! 


Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sundays Featuring Cosmopolitan and Chocolate

Sundays tend to polarise opinions, half love the relaxing set up of them and half absolutely detest them due to Monday looming. I really enjoy Sundays, they seem to just feel like a day to eat a lot, which is always a good thing in my opinion! 

I'm on holiday from university at the moment too so I don't have that horrible Sunday night feeling.. yay! 

This is how I'm currently spending my Sunday...

White chocolate fingers from Cadburys and an Options white hot chocolate... this was a very chocolate heavy snack but was so good. Plus the hot chocolate was only 40 cals.. win win!

Loved this particular page in this months Cosmopolitan, lovely inspiration for everyone who (like me) is loving the pastel trend! 

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend :)


Saturday, 5 April 2014

March Favourites 2014!

I realise this is a little belated, however I wanted to share what I have been enjoying this month!

1. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nude Glow - I cannot seem to find a link for this online so I'm wondering if perhaps it was limited edition?! I got this in December but seemed to have used it a lot in the month of March. Great for a highlight and eyeshadow!
2. Origins GinZing Moisturiser - A lot of people have raved about this and it really is amazing. I got it back in December and have used it every morning since and it has only just ran out... amazing or what?! Best moisturiser I've ever used!
3. Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub - Pretty simple, gets rid of any flaky skin which is helpful when wearing lipstick!
4. Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner Water - This was a new purchase in March, I had used the other toner waters lush has to offer although this may be my new favourite!
5. Crabtree & Evelym La Source Hand Therapy - Really nice hand moisturiser, dries very quickly!

Those were my favourite items this month! Can't believe another months has finished.. 2014 is flying in!


Friday, 4 April 2014

1800 Minute Challenge!

If you read quite a lot of blogs you have probably heard about the 1800 minute challenge over on Erin's blog

I signed up to do the challenge and, it lasts from the 1st of April to the 31st of May. If you're not already signed up you definitely should! It works out at around 30 minutes a day, but the beauty of it is that you can make up the minutes in whatever way you want to. You could do an hour one day, and nothing the next day!

All you need to do is something active, a workout, a walk, a run, or whatever gets you moving! I decided to do a really quick blog post about it as I'm hoping to document some of my workout ideas for getting in those 1800 minutes!

Since the programme started I've done two 45 minute spin classes, and a one hour boxing circuit class. That means I've already done 150 minutes of working out since Tuesday! Which is a lot more than I usually do... haha!

Definitely check out Erin's blog, if you complete the challenge you're in the running to win a prize which has yet to be confirmed. There are also 3 other bloggers who are involved called: thefreckledfox, alyciagrace, and alissa mcircle.

If any of you are doing the challenge definitely comment below or get in touch, would love to hear the workouts your doing! I'm always looking for motivation and new ideas. I think it's such a good idea, gives me a reason to ensure I do more exercises! I'm hoping to also lose some weight and tone up a little in the process :)


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Boots No1 Fresh Linen and White Blossom Candle!

Affordable scented candles that look pretty and smell amazing... am I right in thinking this is many people's dreams?!
Scented candles are pretty popular within the blogging world – with good reason! They just make any room seem instantly fancy and the smell is definitely helpful in keeping your home smelling nice.
I only have one candle from this range, but I smelled all of the testers in Boots and instantly fell in love. They have the perfect balance between being able to actually smell them, and not being over powering. Nothing worse than a candle's scent that is so thick it makes you nearly gag.... ugh!

My particular candle is No1 in Fresh Linen and White Blossom and retails for £8. You cannot go wrong with these candles! The jar they come in is so pretty (I'll definitely be reusing it once the candle is all burned out!) and they smell amazing!

So if you're wanting to buy an extra treat for yourself this week I definitely recommend this candle as it won't break the bank!



Monday, 31 March 2014

MOTIVATION MONDAY: Little Book of Confidence!

I thought I would bring a little bit of motivation to Monday today with a review of this little book.

Apologies for the rather poor photograph, this book has been one of my favourites for a really long time now. It's so small that it takes around half an hour to actually sit and read, which is a perfect amount of time to take out of your day to relax.

It has lots of little inspirational hints and tips to help your confidence to grow and combat your fears.

Being an anxiety sufferer, this book has really motivated me in times where I did not have the confidence to fight my fears.

This page specifically is one of my favourites!

Definitely check it out for yourself if you're interested :)


Sunday, 30 March 2014

REVIEW: Rimmel Stay Matte Powder

I don't know where everyone else stands on powder, but I personally find it 
essential after applying my foundation and concealer to set it and prevent me from getting too oily throughout the day.

It's a difficult balance as  I love to look healthy, and dewy, but I don't want it to cross that line between dewy and oily. Sometimes when I don't apply powder I feel that my foundation seems to come off particularly in the nose area. 

It takes me a while to get through a powder as I only use a small amount, however I've been using the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder for a really long time, and if it ain't broke don't fix it!

I really like this powder, it helps to prevent excess oil and helps to prolong how long my foundation lasts. It's also very cheap at £3.99!

I recommend it for anyone how is wanting a powder on the cheap, no need to always buy expensive makeup!