Saturday, 15 May 2010
Hope you're all having a great weekend!
I was sent a product to review from the fabulous Natalie at The Beauty Works. The 4 Pad Lean Machine!
The Lean Machine Compact is "specially designed to firm and tone muscles by electronically stimulating them to contract" while you simply do nothing! Perfect!
It came all packaged in a small "briefcase" with all the parts. This contained 4x Pads, 2x Jack Leads, 1x Conductor Gel (250ml), battery, Instruction Leaflet, Guarantee Card and the Lean Machine Unit.
After reading the Instruction Leaflet, I was ready to get started and the set up, I found, was really simple. It even comes with diagrams of where you can put the Pads. Abdomen, thighs, front and back of arms, lower back etc so you can really use it everywhere!
You apply a thin layer of the Conductor Gel on either the Pads or the skin itself and place it, with the straps, on the desired place of your body. You can then choose how high or low you want the contractions to be. As I have just started using the Lean Machine I had put it on the low setting but as I continue to use it I will put it on higher settings. Again this is really simple to use as it is adjusted on numbered dials. A green light flashes each time a pulse is sent to your muscles. It's nice and small so it is very easy to carry around if you need to.
So in a mission, when everyone is trying to get that bikini body in time for summer, I will be trialing this product daily for about 2 -3 weeks which is around the average time to see a difference to see if indeed I can look great for summer!
In my eagerness to get started, I have the pads on my stomach muscles now whilst writing this post! As my muscles are contracting it feels almost like a vibration and isn't uncomfortable. So I can go about as usual whilst it gets to work!
This was just an introductory post but I will be giving you all an update in a few days time so watch this space!
Love and Tickles
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Two of my favourite bath time must haves are these two beauts which are perfect to relax and unwind!
"Calm One, Calm All" I absolutely adore! It is such a soothing scent and has "moisture-magnetising" skin conditioners! This lovely stuff has made my skin super super soft and it is so dreamy, it's the perfect solution after a hard day! It contains lemon balm and mallow extracts. (Yummy!)
I then couple this with "The Righteous Butter" which contains shea butter and aloe vera. You apply it on damp skin massage it all in. Again it has made my skin really soft. I don't think I can praise this product enough!
After all this talk I think I'm off for a soak in the tub!
Anyone else loving these products also? Leave me a comment below!
Love and Tickles
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
My very first Face of the Day post! Aaarrrghh!!
Too Faced Herbal Eye Base in London Light
Benefit Erase Paste in No 1 Fair
Estee Lauder Double Wear in Shell 15
Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Face Powder
Too Faced New Romantic Eye palette
Estee Lauder Double Wear Eyeliner in 01 Onyx
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
Avon's Perfect Wear Plump and Stay
I bought it from River Island about two years ago and I absolutely love it for the following reasons. It is huge! You could possibly fit a couple of people in there, it is a really great bold statement colour that will go with anything and everything, it has really pretty lining inside and more pockets than you can shake a stick at!
So without further ado, let's have a delve at what is inside my bottomless pit/mary poppins bag (sorry no lampstands I'm afraid!)Sunglasses from Topshop - for all those "paparazzi!" moments! heehee
My phone - always useful.
Comb - to tame my tresses whilst on the go!
Notebook - always handy to have especially when I have a idea for a blog post!
Ariel pen - I absolutely adore this pen and a total bargain for 30p at Wilkinsons! Sadly due to over use the light no longer works : (
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes - great to have for makeup disasters on the move!
Umbrella - a must have with British weather!
Makeup bag! - I'll be doing a "What's In My Makeup Bag?" Post soon so keep you're eyes peeled for that!
Andrex Hand Sanitizer - I am a bit of an obsessive when it comes to clean hands so I always need this!
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Concentrated Hand Cream - I do get dry hands a lot, but I am still undecided on whether I like this one or not. It is concentrated which I find makes it hard to evenly smooth over my hands and it's quite a sticky feeling, but I will persevere!
Purse - Haven't always got money in it to spend mind!
Batiste Travel Dry Shampoo - This is always useful to have if you're having "one of those hair days"
Estee Lauder Sensuous perfume - I really love this fragrance and so handy to have in such a small size!
Ipod - I can't do without music!
Pirate Plasters and Grog flavoured mints - Ok, this is rather random but I love all things nautical and piratey so these are always in my bag!
Little Green Tin lipbalm from Superdrug - always need to have this to make my lips supersoft!
I also usually have my camera in my bag too but obviously this couldn't be included in my picture!
Hope you enjoyed the adventure into my bag!
Love and Tickles
Sunday, 9 May 2010
A product I have completely fallen in love with is Rockaholic's Rock Out Shine Blaster!
My hair is fairly thick so quite prone to going frizzy but with this product it rarely happens! With Rockaholic's Shine Blaster a little goes a long way and I only need to squirt about a 10 pence piece size into my hands and work through the hair to the ends to give shine and prevent frizzy, flyaway hair! It doesn't leave my hair looking oily or greasy either and you can use this on both damp or dry hair which is a real bonus!Another good thing about this product is it is a really decent size to pop in your handbag so you never need to be caught out again whilst on the move!
This little gem can vary in price depending on what store you go to but I would really would recommend trying it out!
Love and Tickles
PS I'll be doing a giveaway if I reach 50 followers! And thanks to all you beauties for following!!
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Just a quick post on (yes, again!) Avon's Nailwear Pro in "Luxe Lavender"!
Firstly I would like apologise for the very bad quality of these pictures! For some reason my camera is only wanting to take blurry pictures at the moment until I can figure out how to fix it! This nail polish does look a lot better in real life but just to give you an idea:
I am really liking this colour of nail polish, it's really pretty and is perfect for Spring/Summer! It contains diamond dust and acrylic which strengthens and adds shine. At only £4 it's an absolute steal! You can get these in all kinds of shades, including Viva Pink, Cherry Jubilee, Midnight Plum and Vintage Blue!
I've had this on for a few days and it hasn't chipped, I haven't had to re-do or apply any more and for only a coat of two it's stayed on really well! I am really impressed with Avon's nail polishes, they are purse friendly, don't chip and dry very quickly!
Anybody else got any Avon Nail Polishes? What's your favourite shade? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Love and Tickles