Sunday, 28 June 2015

Hair Mists/perfume

My new obsession! 

Hair perfume is rather important, especially when dating. You need to look your best and smell your best at all times! 

A friend of mine had told me that I should never spray perfume in my hair. I should ONLY use hair mists on my hair. Apparently alcohol from a perfume can dissolve oils, which means it can disturb the hydrophilic film on your skin/hair. This is a protective film that acts like a natural barrier that isolates and protects the skin and hair from our environment. For that reason, alcohol is rightly considered a drying agent for skin and hair… Even more so since the scalp is likely to be impregnated with alcohol too, which makes it dry out and may cause dandruff and itching.
I'm probably the most indecisive person! But good quality hair mists are quite strong and a lot just smell atrocious! I haven't found the perfect scent but I'm still searching. 

My advice for you all is to avoid buying online and try them in store on your hair. The smell does change after a while. 
Show hair Perfume review 
"I haven't tried this as of yet, I was going to order it but my GBFF (gay bff) said it smells atrocious!) I know scents smell different on different people though my friend was so horrified by it, it put me off!"
Info - 
Designed to give your locks a luscious scent, this Decadence Hair Fragrance from Show Beauty boasts a delicately balanced formula that exudes femininity and luxury. Formulated with rose water, coconut milk, caramel butter and with a background of Madagascan vanilla, this hair fragrance will leave your tresses smelling simply irresistible. K.D

"This was my favourite for about half an hour, then became the worst smell"
Info - £33.50
The delicately fragranced Fresh Hair Mist leaves a light, true fragrance on the hair. The gentle formula contains a silicone derivative, which leaves hair soft and shiny and protects against drying. The soft touch, frosted glass bottle, with an iridescent, gold-banded white cap, slips easily into a handbag. 

CHANEL N°5 Hair Mist review

CC Creams are in this season

SPF is so important when abroad, especially if you're on the beach around hotties you still need a bit of make up on. CC cream is basically tinted moisturiser with SPF. Good ones have SPF 30, even SPF 50.

CC creams: The difference between BB AND CC creams is subtle - CC generally stands for 'colour correcting' and the products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light-difusing particles), whereas BB creams are like lighter foundations with a few skincare benefits in. 

This is my favourite so far.. Read below

I bought this Lancome City Miracle CC Cream earlier today in Harrods and It's absolutely amazing (so far) It truly is a miracle! The minute I arrived home, I applied it as you would with a foundation brush. It's smooth and sets immediately giving a matte beautiful glow.
I have normal skin, however I'm fussy with foundations as some make me look shiny, or oily. 

I tried the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream which I've listed below, though I found it awful for me as anything that comes out too runny are normally the cause for oily looking skin on me. If you're not keen on the matte look and have dry skin it might work for you. The have a wide range of colours and has SPF 30 whereas, the Lancome CC Cream has SPF 50 so it's perfect! The only problem is that it comes in 3 colours so may have to mix with foundation. I have sensitive skin so i'll see in the next couple of days if it works for my skin. I can't wear sunscreen on my face as I'm so sensitive! 

I'm yet to try Bobbi Brown

Update - March 2016 - It's not for sensitive skin, it gave me a rash all over my face, tiny bumps that show up in photos. It's a beautiful CC Cream, the best i've come across, I can wear it to the gym and it won't smudge. Perfect for hot weather but will ruin your skin if you have sensitive skin.
I'll have to research some more, I can't even use johnsons baby wipes my skin is that sensitive i'm rather tired of it. 

Below are CC Creams I'm yet to try before my holiday soon!

I'm listing CC Creams below and will post my evaluations next month or so as I need one that doesn't make me look oily!

Yves Saint Laurent - Designed to awaken the complexion, the pink-based YSL CC cream is ideal for dull-looking skin. The brand has also created a lavender-toned version, for sallow skin, and an apricot hue for uneven skin tone. 

Darphin - With its blendable texture, impressive SPF 35 protection and radiance-boosting particles, Darphin's CC cream is easy to apply and won't settle into fine lines or pores. 
Darphin CC Cream Instant Multi-Benefit Care SPF 35, £32. 

Max Factor - Max Factor's CC cream was one of the first on the market and offers good enough coverage to be worn in the place of foundation, at a very reasonable price.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Try 30 days going 'Vegan' with me #VeganDiet

                                    Firstly: Why I'm a Pescetarian

I've been a proud Pescestarian for 2 years now.. I became a Pescestarian for quite a few reasons; 

#1    I feel clean and happy after every meal.
#2    I'm eating more Veg/greens = Healthy eating
#3    My Doctor told me I hadn't been eating healthy, I should consider becoming a Vegetarian
#4    Red Meat Clogs up your arteries
#5    Chicken makes me bloated (I seriously look pregnant for 2 days)
#6    I'm Gluten Intolerant & most Gluten free meals cater for Vegetarians/Vegans
#7    I dislike processed foods, I'm a lot happier eating fresh authentic foods
#8    I haven't had a Beef Burger in 12 years and the whole process is just unhygienic and barbaric
#9    I'll never know if my body is built for this if I don't try!

Why I gave up 'Chicken' /Weight loss review
Never in a million years did I ever think I would have given up Chicken for life. It was my favourite part of a meal, it's a healthy source of protein and the taste was amazing. However, it took me a while to give up Chicken, I was confused as I would ask professionals such as; Scientists, Personal Trainers and Nutritionists what's the best way to maintain a healthy diet and loose weight at the same time! And they would say;
Porridge for Breakfast with Chi and a few small meals throughout the day, most consisted of a Chicken salad, though each time I would eat Chicken I would enjoy it until after my meal I would feel bloated and my stomach wouldn't feel flat, therefore I wouldn't feel happy after. Whereas if I had a Tuna Salad there would be no change to my weight at all, my body feels light, I feel happy and no bloating.
I was told that everyone is different and it depends on your physique and your background (I'm not too sure how much of that is true) That if someone were to stop eating protein they would loose weight and if someone were to stop eating Carbohydrates they would put on weight. All very strange, though as I'm optimistic and careful about my figure I tried eating Tuna steak with fried onions and Sweet potato for two weeks and I lost half a stone.

I'm trying a Vegan diet for 30 days and I will know if it's the right diet for me! I will be sure to review my results there after.

I didn't think I could ever cut out Lamb or Chicken, but now the sight of it doesn't entice me at all, and I do not miss it surprisingly enough. I cheated last year and chose to eat the same Chicken I would normally order in  'Novkiov' restaurant and I wasn't happy and regretted my choice and never made the same mistake since.

If you think about it when Jesus was on this earth, he lived on Bread, Fish and even turned water into Red Wine! What a legend! If we all lived like him I think this world would be a happy place!
Though for 30 days i'll have to top up my fridge with Champagne and lots of Vodka! I'm going to miss Red Wine!

Cutting out fish for my Vegan Diet, shouldn't be too hard. Who knows, Maybe I was born to be a Vegan as I dislike Dairy - I replace it with Coconut/ Soya Milk and the smell and taste of Egg makes me heave so you never know! After 30 days if i'm not happy, at least I know i'll be happy going back to being a Pesky (Pescetarian) :)

"Shockingly when I told my friends and family that I'm going Vegan for 30 days, everyone was so supportive and are all now starting this Vegan Diet with me! It's great to know I have such supportive loved ones around me. I've always known but this really brought it to light.
I tweeted about my plan to become Vegan and even 'Peta' were supportive and tweeted me good luck and sent me some pieces for inspiration on their website.

It's been 12 days into my diet and so far so good."

I' a size 6UK, though I want to get back to a size 4UK so I can start fitting into my jeans again! I seriously cannot fit into any of my jeans I found it funny at first until I needed to wear jeans one day and it became agitating as all that fit me right now are leggings!! It might be all the working out i've done with kettle bells which have made my booty huge or i've just put on weight!

I will update you if this diet has worked for me. 

They say if you want to eat healthy,You have to be prepared to eat the same thing several times in a week.

                                                Vegan food doesn't look bad at all!

Vegan Cherry Waffles

I live on this most days - I never get low fat Hummus it's boring! Spicy Hummus and ones with chick Pea balls inside is amazing.
 hummus with carrot and celery sticks

 Bruchetta on Toasted Mini Garlic Bread Squares

Double decker coconut strawberry sandwich

Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza - quick, healthy and SO tasty!.

Sprouted Alfalfa & Hummus Wheat Wrap on a Bed of Spinach (I would replace the rice for brown rice)

Muffins - free from refined sugar and is made with spelt flour

Sweet Potato Burgers

                                                                    Vegan Heaven!

Vegan Sweet Bell Peppers

A few years back I never thought in a million years that I would drink Soya and Coconut milk. The first time I tried Soya milk was when I was in the Big Brother house and we were deprived of Diary and supplied with Soya. This was a good thing as I quite liked the taste, as it has a sweet acquired taste, in my opinion it's better than Dairy.

I have never been a fan of Dairy Milk for a few simple reasons -

Weight gain
The thought of the process
Bloated feeling

                                                                   Vegan meal plan idea
Bagel with nondairy cream cheese (try GO! Veggie brand)
Fresh fruit


Ready-made vegan chili (Yves makes a refrigerated version. If you prefer canned chili, try Hormel.)
Fresh avocado drizzled with lime juice


Roasted Veggie and ‘Chicken’ Tacos
Refried beans (look for vegetarian canned beans)

                                                Other things to try 

Carrot Ginger soup
Grilled Tofu with Tamarind Glaze
Steamed brown rice
Steamed aspragus
Tofu- Spinach Lasagne

Also try

30 minute baked sweet potatoes topped with roasted chickpeas, a simple garlic-herb sauce and a parsley-tomato salad. Delicious, fresh, healthy, and naturally vegan and gluten free.