Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Travel Destinations: Amsterdam

I went to Amstedam two years ago and loved it! I went just before New Years Eve so it was freezing but I still had lots of fun. It is full of tourists who are there for the obvious reasons; the coffeeshops, the red lights, the sex shops, and some for the more 'cultured' tourist traps; the Heineken experience museum, Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank's house.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Life lately- instaspam

The more I use Instagram the more I wish I had an Iphone! My crapberry just doesn't cut in the picture taking area. Still, here's a little snapshot of life lately through my instaspam pictures... Hopefully they'll get more exciting soon :)
Clockwise: My new fav Crabbies flavour-Raspberry!, Trying to make lunch for work a bit less boring, pretty fields on the drive home from work, an amazeballs burger and chips!
Tastiest Hibiscus mojito at Wahaca. Fredbear eyeing up my lolly, soooo many strawberries- strawberry picking :) My satnav having a mental breakdown- never seen this before.. the wilderness?? 

Sorry the pics are a tad boring and revolve around food, what can I say I love me some food porn!
What have you all been up to? Enjoying the sun!? If you enjoy food porn too and have instaspam leave me your names, I'd love to have a nose :) Mine is @daniellar23

Saturday, 13 July 2013

30 day shred update

I'm so sorry this has been a long time coming, but to be honest I could not have done this for 30 days straight! I ended up doing this on average 1-2 times a week (sometimes never :s). I can still see some results though, so I definitely feel it works, but this way is obviously a slower process!

In terms of muscle tone, I do still feel I have a long way to go until I'm happy with my stomach and arms, they are the worst in my opinion! But in regard to inch lost, I have lost 1/2 of an inch from around my stomach, so it is getting there slowly!
I felt that I disliked the second stage the most, and I attempted to dot he harder workouts on evening- it was horrible so I won't be doing that again. In terms of this being my first fitness DVD I'm pleasantly surprised, I didn't think I'd keep it up this long, or even like it (gotta admit Gillian is sooo annoying though!)
I really liked the Davina (McCall) weights that I bought too, so maybe in a month or so I might upgrade to a bigger weight- although these still feel SO heavy to me, so who knows.
I've been pretty unmotivated with it, but with my holiday now less than two months away I'm trying to go to the gym more

Have any of you been doing the 30 day shred recently? or have you tried any other fitness dvds you cued recommend?

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Blogland hyped up products- skin/hair care

This is the second post about some of the hyped up products when they hit the blogosphere. The last post covered beauty and make up etc. Whereas this one covers skin care and one haircare essential that I think is hyped up: LaRoche Posay Effaclar Duo, Nuxe Reve De Miel, Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Bioderma Sensibo H20 water and Moroccanoil Hair oil.

LaRoche Posay Effaclar Duo
I had previously written about about it 'here' so I won't bore you with the details, but basically, I didn't like it and didn't feel it worked for me. In my opinion the hype is not worth it: 1/5
Nuxe Reve De Miel
I bought this product just before Christmas last year, after suffering chapped lips all winter and willing to try anything. I bought it for the costly price of £10, which I thought was a bit steep. But now, after using it almost everyday and (I put it on before I go to bed) I can say that it is definitely worth it in my opinion. It's really thick and the scent reminds me a bit of chocolate orange, but it stays on for sooo long and isn't sticky at all. Win :) 5/5
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
I got this about a month ago now, after hearing all the hype last year over summer, I thought it would be nice to try. I know many bloggers are on the fence about this.. I think I am too: I do quite like this and like the effect- especially the cooling effect in summer, but I do feel it's ridiculously expensive for what it is, and the results are not great, more temporary. So this one gets a 2/5
Bioderma Sensibo H20 solution
I've tried Micellar water before- the Etat Pur product and I really loved it, it's the best and gentlest way of removing make up- particularly eye make up- in my own opinion. Bioderma works pretty much the same as the other Micellar water I've used and I haven't seen anything amazing about it to make it work the price, £3 more than the Etat Pur water I believe. So as much as I love Micellar water this isn't anything special or an amazing one, so I'll be sticking to other (cheaper) brands for now. 3/5

Moroccanoil Hair Oil
I love this product. I find it is definitely worth the money, as this bottle has lasted me about 7 months of pretty constant use. Its so much thicker than any other hair oil I've used and sinks into the hair so well- plus it smells amazing. I usually use it mid to ends on my wet hair when blow drying or just on the ends, when its already dry. I think this 100ml bottle cost about £28, which for 7 months I think is totally worth it. favourite of all the hyped up blog products probably. 6/5

What are your favourite products? Did you get them becasue of any blogger hype?