Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Face Up Fitness: Performance Trainers - Worth The Money?

Some months back I had a few sessions with a personal trainer with specialist knowledge of sports-related postural problems. I’d been having pain in my hips and the adductor muscles in my right leg for about two years. I know, two years!

A course of physiotherapy last year helped to relieve my symptoms a little, but it’s been weight-training that has helped the most – go on girls, try lifting, it’s brilliant in so many aspects (not least that it makes you feel on top of the world)!

Charlie, my trainer, put together a programme largely focused around strengthening the glutes and core. He also gave me this piece of advice: go and invest in a pair of weightlifting trainers.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Two Luxurious Valentine’s Day Candles – You May Want to Drop a Few Hints!

For me luxury candles are like luxury chocolates – they are so exquisitely decadent that I feel terribly guilty when buying them for myself. But if someone else buys them for me – oh what glorious guilt-free joy!

With Valentine’s Day just a week away, now seems like the perfect time to be dropping some (un)subtle hints about what would really make us smile on 14th February. I don’t see anything wrong with a bit of prompting – chances are our other halves will be glad of the steer!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

January’s Empties – And Favourites

My first empties post of the year and what a modest little collection it is – I used up just nine bottles, tubes and make-up items in January. That makes it my second smallest pile of empties ever, after six products in August last year.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation 16hr and Setting Powder

My skin has an aversion to anything I put on it that feels cloying. I can’t wear opaque tights containing a lot of Lycra as they feel really heavy and tight across my thighs.  I don’t like wearing full coverage foundations for a similar reason – they tend to feel suffocating on my face.

Sometimes, though, a full coverage foundation is exactly what is needed, such as when attempting to cover up that massive big pimple which erupted on our left cheek suddenly this morning.  Then it’s a case of having to reach out for the ‘suit of armour’ covering.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Khadi Ayurvedic Rose Face & Body Oil – A Little Gem You May Not Know About

There are many hidden gems within the skincare sector, products that can be all too easily overshadowed by ones widely stocked on the high street.

This Khadi Ayurvedic rose face and body oil is a fine example of this. It’s gorgeous, ticks ethical boxes and with a rrp of just £11.90 for 100ml, it's a bargain!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

NEW: NARS, Benefit, Bee Good, Lipstick Queen

Thank goodness we’re nearing the end of the most miserable month of the year – January. And here’s another four reasons to celebrate – attention-grabbing new launches from NARS, Benefit, Beed Good and Lipstick Queen.

Monday, 25 January 2016

Liquid and Gel Eyeliners – Best Waterproof and Smudge-proof

I have a big problem with so-called waterproof and smudge-proof liquid and gel liners – most don’t live up to their billing.

Granted I have oily lids that seem to have something against having a cat flick drawn on them (or any look that involves heavy use of black cosmetic gel or liquid). But when I buy a liner that tells me it’s totally waterproof and smudge-proof for 24hrs (or more), I expect it to be just that, no matter how challenging my eyelids.