10 Things You Need to Do Regularly for Your Health

Do you realise how important your health is? We only get one life, so staying healthy should be the number one priority of most people. Yet, people still stuff their faces with takeaways each day and avoid exercise like the plague. The following 10 things should all be done regularly if you want to stay healthy:

2848030243_f1d732730b_z

Eat Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit and veg are full of nutrients, antioxidants, and pure goodness. You should eat as many vegetables as you can cram into your mouth each day. Limit your fruit because of the sugar, but eat a few pieces every day to enjoy the benefits. Don’t try to cheat by drinking shop bought juices – they just aren’t the same, and often contain added ingredients!

Drink Water

Water flushes out toxins, which is good news for our bodies, as they contain a lot of them. It also helps to flush fat, which is perfect if you’re trying to slim down. Try to make water your go-to drink.

Avoid Smoking and Binge Drinking

Smoking and binge drinking are two things that our bodies can do without. Avoid even the odd social cigarette, and your health will thank you. I understand there will probably be a time where you drink too much alcohol, but try not to make a habit of it. A small amount every so often is better than binge drinking!

Health Checks

Regular health checks will keep you informed on what’s going on in your body. A private health check should be beneficial to you, if you want to know exactly what’s going on in great deal. You should get a lot of advice on your current lifestyle too.

Get Lots of Sleep

Getting enough rest is essential to health. Around 8 hours a night is a great number to aim for. Just bear in mind that too much sleep can be detrimental!

Exercise

Exercise doesn’t have to be sweaty and hard if you don’t want it to. You could start off with swimming a few times per week, or even just walking. You could then adjust your regime as you got fitter, if you wanted to.

Get Outside

Go outside and get some fresh air! Don’t let yourself spend too long indoors. Even when the weather is cold, go outside and enjoy nature. We naturally burn more calories outside too, so why not go for a run or a long walk?

Wear Sun Screen

Sun screen protects the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. You probably think you only need to do this in summer, but that isn’t the case. Sun screen should be worn all year round!

Laugh

Laughing might give you crows feet, but it’s a lot of fun. Your endorphins will increase and you’ll feel on top of the world.

Be Social

Don’t be shy or scared, get social. Humans are social creatures, so see your friends as often as you can. Go to classes and make new friends. It’s good for you!

Do these 10 things regularly, and you’ll be the best version of yourself!

Review Foundation Christian Dior – Diorskin Forever

016 019

When thinking of whether or not to purchase this product you can become very confused! There are a lot of other amazing foundations e.g Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. This particular foundation is one of Dior’s best sellers!

The product comes in a frosted glass bottle and a blue plastic lid with the CD logo in top. There are silver linings separating the lid from the bottle and this have DIORSKIN engraved in to them. The foundation also has a handy pump which makes handling the liquid much easier! In short the packaging is luxurious and handy!

Upon application the foundation is very soft and glides very easily across the face providing a full coverage almost instantly! The product also allows you to build up as necessary to get a more full effect. The one thing I noticed with this foundation is that it is best applied with the fingers to start, should you with to build this up then a second layer with a blending sponge is ideal. I tried to use a foundation brush but the product is very very quick to set and this then leaves an uneven coverage.

As you can expect from Dior the product has an amazing scent to it kind of like a sweet and floral scent that is not overpowering however it is noticeable. I am a fragrance driven person and fall for anything with a good scent however for you people who do not like scent or are sensitive to fragrances then I recommend you do not buy this straight away, go to the counter for a sample or even use the tester available to get a up close and personal use before splurging your hard earned cash!

Another great thing about this foundation is that it provides SPF25! Which is always a good thing!

The product retails for around £33 in the UK and is available in all majors department stores that have a Dior counter.

Overall, an amazing foundation that lives up to its expectations however the application is slightly hindered due to the quick setting of the product.

Trend Alert Fall 2014: Army Green

This season I am extremely inspired by the military trend, it’s super versatile and you can wear army green while still remaining feminine and sexy. I’ve already got two army green pieces at Zara but I’m still looking for a military coat, isn’t this color perfect for fall? What do you guys think of this trend?
Yay or nay?

army-green-biker-jacket-fashion-trend-2014 army-green-cardigan-blogger-style army-green-coat-fashion-trend-outfit-ideas army-green-coat-street-style army-green-color-fashion-trend army-green-fashion-trend-how-to-wear army-green-jumpsuit-overalls-street-style-fashion-blogger-outfit fall-2014-trends-army-green fall-winter-2014-trends-military military-green-sweater-knit-trends-2014 military-green-trend-fashion-bloggers olive-green-top-outfit street-style-military-green-olive

Find Big Christmas Presents for Little Money

shutterstock_160481057

 Unfortunately, Christmas brings with it certain expectations no matter what the financial climate is like at the time. This Christmas you may want to tighten your belt but still get the gifts that your family deserve. The internet has a wealth of opportunities to allow you to save money while still putting smiles on your family’s faces. Here are a few tips on where to shop and what to get to deliver the big gestures without having to break the bank.

 shutterstock_161103773

Clearance Sales

You can seek out real bargains on online electronics suppliers such as Hispek who stock a wide range of clearance televisions. Most online clothing stores also have clearance sections where you can find great garments for a fraction of their original price.

Black Friday

Look out for this special date during your Christmas shopping. Friday 28th November will see the biggest and best online shops slash prices to give unparalleled discounts on all sorts of products. Amazon have traditionally been the biggest advocate of Black Friday since it moved over to the UK from America where shops use the Friday after Thanksgiving as one of the biggest sales days of the year. Shops like Argos, Debenhams and John Lewis have since followed suit knocking large fractions off electronic items, toys and interior décor pieces.

shutterstock_165901742

 Auction Sites

Sites like Ebay are great for bagging a bargain but you have to be clever when bidding. The automatic system tool allows you to set a ceiling amount and outbids any competitor so you don’t have to do it manually each time a new bid comes in. Using this system may prevent you from getting carried away and blowing your budget before anyone has even challenged your bid. A top tip here is to bid an odd amount such as £20.07 which may pip you over your rival bidder. There is also ‘sniping’ software available which places your bid at the very last minute although this involved sharing your bank details with a third party which is generally not advisable.

Make Your Own

An alternative to shopping for that perfect gift that says everything you want to say is to make your own. Nothing will carry a stronger message than a present you have created as one-off especially for a particular person. You could create unique gifts such as calendars, mugs and wall art using your own photographs by going to websites such as Snapfish.

Bargain Breaks

An unusual and thoughtful gift for your other half and family would be a short break for all of you. Skip the post-Christmas blues by getting away from the winter cold and warming your bones in foreign climes. Websites such as Lastminute.com as well as the majority of travel agents have cheap deals for a variety of destinations and packages.

 

Review: Etude House Princess Etoinette All Over Powder

 


10598740_342274205933168_1094590428_n 350

Needless to say it’s a very pretty piece of makeup and if you’re anything like me a lovely piece for your collection of “pretty highlighters” as I like to call them! Etude House created the All Over Powder so you can use it on your face, cheeks, neck, arms, eyes, even your lips if you want for a little hint of sparkle and shimmer! I like adding a touch on my eyes with black eyeliner for a little sparkle without over doing things and allowing the liner to shine through.

etude-apply-powder
The Princess Etoinette Collection is probably one of Etude’s most nicely packaged collections – think Marie Antoinette and Ladurée! So being the kawaii-holic that I am, I just had to have this prettily packaged powder.The loose powder inside is covered by a removable separator, and a cute laced and ribboned puff is also included.

The powder itself is a pale champagne tone – if you look closely you can spot silvery-pink glitters within the powder. It’s also softly fragranced, and smells of roses.
The sponge is not great for precision application of the powder – it’s mostly decorative I think! A soft brush would be much more suitable.
This Princess Etoinette All Over Powder is a must have! It’s a beautiful piece of makeup and well worth a purchase.

 

Employment For The Modern Young Woman

o-HAPPY-WOMEN-facebook

Gone are the days where it’s a cut and dry situation when it comes to looking for a job. We don’t all get the grades, finish Uni and walk out smugly into our dream career, no matter how it used to be for our parents’ generation. It’s a shame when you think about it – you’ve put the work in, so you want to reap the rewards. But it’s time to face facts – a degree or higher education in general is now often not enough, and you now need more. But what can you do?

It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know.

Connections, connections, connections. It might seem a little sleazy to turn an innocent and casual social affair into a bit of a networking event with ulterior motives, but it’s got to be done. Dream of working for a major fashion mag, and you remember your friend Holly saying her friend Marie works for Vogue? You’ve just got to get yourself a few invites to hang out, obviously. I’m not saying that you should bring things up within the first ten seconds, but she’d be someone good to have on hand. Always be looking for opportunities, no matter where you are.

Reach Out, Using Your Initiative

You might have a degree in Journalism, and think that’s enough to get you an editor position at your favourite newspaper. Newsflash: It’s not. Build up your experience so that you have PLENTY, outside of your qualifications. If that means an unpaid internship, slogging it for hours for some crappy website, or whatever else, then so be it. Once you’ve done that, don’t be afraid to boldly contact companies who you think could genuinely benefit from your skills. Whether you’re pitching a one-time piece or idea for freelance, or you have a full time job in your sights, sell yourself, so that they remember you, even if they’re not looking right now.

Don’t Give Up So Easily!

Great, so you’ve checked the big sites like Indeed, right? Great! Except now you need to keep going. Local job sites like Hales Group are a great place to look across a range of industries, and then there are specialist grad ones like GradTouch, too. Twitter and Facebook might not seem like the first place you’d look for a job, but you’d be surprised, try and play around with some hashtags for ideas. Consider taking a job that might not seem like your ‘forever’ job for some more experience or insight. It will give you a head start in the game, providing it’s at least a little related. It looks way better than gaps in your CV, anyway!

Consider Going It Alone…

This one seems scary, but providing you’re disciplined, why not go into business for yourself? You might have a skill already you’re doing nothing with, but this is your time to shine. There are such a broad range of things you can do – from selling things to selling yourself. Already a designer, writer, blogger, or craftsperson? Start monetising it and making a profit! You can even get some super awesome, quirky promo videos done to make you stand out from the crowd (video is the BEST marketing tool, after all) – companies like Posh Gecko will be happy to get you started on this with a swish & smart promo video!

Remember…

Don’t give up hope. If you’re just starting out in your late teens, early twenties, thirties or even beyond, remember it’s never too late. There are always options, and there are loads more things you can do in your life. Move abroad for a year, travel the world, or even career hop. The world’s your oyster!

Holidays Aren’t Just For The Summer…

40b8c8c3fe395af3f24437bdfa42a598

The summer may now be well and truly over (just look outside if you need any further proof of this, boo!), but that isn’t to say you can’t still escape for a little winter break or two. There are loads of different ideas out there which won’t have to cost an arm and a leg and, no matter whether you love and want to embrace the cooler weather, or you want to escape to some winter sunshine, I’ve got it covered.

Ski Trips

This might be a bit of a given in winter, but luckily, this is no longer the kind of trip that only the rich can afford to go on! Just like the summery counterparts, winter trips have had some very competitive deals on offer in recent years, and 2014 and early 2015 is no exception, just pop it into Google for some awesome ideas. Whether you’re looking at airport transfers, or even want to charter a big group trip abroad, International Coaches can really make the entire experience a whole lot easier. Skiing can be fun for all abilities – experts can enjoy the highest of mountains, whilst beginners can have a bit of a laugh falling all over the place, using the ski lifts and unwinding with a hot chocolate (or something stronger!) round the fire at the end of the day.

Sightseeing Tours

Cities don’t stop being interesting just because the sun no longer has his hat on! There are loads of amazing places that you can visit, regardless of the weather. New York is a brilliant one – it’s gorgeous throughout winter (New Year, Christmas and Valentine’s are popular times to visit), but then you’ve got European places to marvel at like Rome and Madrid, too. Of course, you don’t even need to visit a city at all – some of the countryside in Northern Ireland is absolutely breath-taking, and providing you bring a coat, it won’t matter what the weather’s doing. You can even try some exciting tours like those offered by Legends of the North there – whether you’re a Titanic enthusiast or a Game Of Thrones obsessive, there’s a tour for you to explore not only your passion, but this incredible country, too.

Christmas Market Breaks

Christmas Markets are surely some of the best things about winter, no? Whether you want to go closer to home and enjoy a lovely walk around London, Leeds, Manchester or Birmingham with a glass of warm mulled wine, or venture off to Germany or Prague or anywhere else, you’re sure to have a brilliant time in a mini winter wonderland. They’re the perfect place to pick up unique little gifts, start early on the holiday indulgence and enjoy the aroma of Christmas, in all of its cheery cinnamon glory!

Winter Sun

Luckily, it’s the way of the world that thanks to different hemispheres and atmospheres, it’s always sunny somewhere! It can be hard to believe when we’re plunged into the realms of darkness, but there really are some places that enjoy summery weather all year round – or at least when we don’t! Places like California are almost always pleasant, and then you have beautiful Arabian gems like Dubai to get in your heat AND shopping fix, too. Don’t forget Australia, either – if a Christmas BBQ on the beach sounds like your idea of heaven, I’d get booking now!

 

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 17,729 other followers

%d bloggers like this: