If I pick up where I left off a fortnight ago, I set out my stall in my last blog, loaded with good intentions to make healthy changes and cut down my gluttonous ways in a bid to strip some blubber. The good news is, the hard work is starting to pay off (slowly)! I’ve been strong in my mind-set, with great determination (albeit only 5 days a week) and after 2 weeks I’m noticing a difference around my waist.
I’ve worked out that I can manage to maintain the healthy diet, lifestyle, mind-set and gym from Monday to Friday, and then I have to let myself off the hook and have a celebration binge for doing so well on Saturdays and Sundays (SAS). Through noticing this pattern I’ve decided this is the SAS Diet! A bit like a reverse 5/2 diet but probably less successful. You see the thing is, I’ve got so many weekend functions at the moment it’s hard to remain faithful to teetotal life and chomp only on greens and leans, so there it is, a new diet tailor-made for me is born… The SAS Diet!
Nevertheless I depart last weekend with one thing in mind: must try harder! Because alas the dress (a lovely stripy little number) I bought and planned to wear to the wedding I attended in Devon, still didn’t fit me! And so here lies my goal for the next wedding I’m attending this summer, which is to squeeze into that outfit by hook or by crook. In essence I must drop a dress size and I’ve got six weeks to do it. Or I might just go to the wedding wearing my new head gear…
Not everyone gets the chance to go away for vacay but let’s not stress because right now we’re having the summer of our lives weather-wise, and not too bad in the football either. Also we’ve been well educated now by many brands on achieving safe sun tans, especially by Abi Cleeve at Ultrasun, but whether we’ve picked up a bit of colour or not, we all want THAT GLOW. You know the glow I mean, that beautiful, sunset golden hue that glistens on our skin, the one that’s like the latest Insta filter. Well we can have it! Holiday or no holiday, sun worshipper or not, we can get that instant glow and here’s some options how…
Doll 10 3 Piece Bronze & Glow Collection
This micro-pixel formula will give your body and face that sun-kissed glow – it’s formulated to give the complexion a radiance with a dewy weightless finish. It comes with a Liquid H2Glo Highlighter to target and brighten areas on the face and body that need a lift, and a HydraGel Creme Balm. What you’ll love is the way these glide onto the skin and don’t sit in lines or wrinkles, plus they’ll last you a long while. It’s already gaining 5 star reviews.
Laura Geller Supersize Baked Body Frosting in Hawaiian Glow
Again this unique moisturising body powder will give you great bang for your buck! It’s great to use down arms, legs and on collarbones, and it gives the skin a polished, glowing complexion. A fabulous formula and size loved by most and receiving rave reviews, it comes with a retractable brush too. Plus there’s a 9g Tahitian version at £23 which gives a slightly different glow.
Tarte PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter
This light reflecting formula is designed to illuminate any skin tone and can be used under or over foundation or even mixed with foundation or moisturiser for a dewy golden finish. This is more about keeping it more natural so you’ll look healthy but nobody will know your secret weapon.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector
This is one of my favourite products on QVC, from the brand famous for bringing radiance and glow. It’s my go-to for instant vitality on the skin, a layer of this feels like your skin has been instantly revitalised. You can wear it as a stand-alone or add it to a foundation for instant results. This must-have is a great size at the price and a hot customer favourite.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Prosecco Pop
Snatch this whilst we still have a few left! At the time of writing this was on sale and more or less half price at £13.98. As well as highlighting this ultra-fine formula is designed to help with blurring imperfections too. It brings a slightly more subtle approach than the other mentioned products above but gives a lovely ‘I woke up fresh’ look to the skin. Fabulous buy at this price.
Right it’s time to get moving again and get those steps up and calories burnt! Remember there’s a big competition coming very soon in my blog to celebrate my 40th birthday!
Stay healthy and happy,