Tuesday, 31 January 2012
I’ve been to about 5 or 6 Nutrametics parties over the past year or so and they are always a bit of fun. I’ve been to a hot rock massage one, champagne and strawberries one, a make-up lesion one, so even if you aren’t interested in buying anything you can have a bit of fun.
Monday, 30 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
So as part of my uber crazy 2012 Ultimate Health Goal I decided that it might be a good idea to try out Bikram Yoga. I’ve heard heaps about it before and everyone that I know who has done it says it’s amazing.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
I’m really excited that it’s a new year. Not because 2011 was really horrible or anything, it was just very intense and full so.
I’m uber excited to be done with uni (for now), back to work full time and all in all get my life in order, and that includes my new goal to get super healthy!
Enter 2012 Ultimate Health Goal!
I’m a firm believe that the way to treat your body is directly linked to what you look like and that everything you put into your body or do to your body has an effect. I also think that it doesn’t matter what skincare you use if you don’t take care of yourself because I won’t work unless you give it something good to work with.
Enter the Body Ecology Diet!
A friend from work is a bit of a health nut like me, and she has gotten me to eat a lot better over the past year and recently told me about this amazing diet. It’s more of a body re-balance and cleanser then a diet.
The way the Body Ecology Diet works is by ridding your body of all the nasties and toxins that build up to result in overall better health and wellbeing.
There are 7 key principles, but the main gist of it is no sugar, no gluten, no dairy and all pure and healthy foods. You also can’t have any artificial sugar, so no diet cokes for Nat L. Another big thing is probiotics and hot water with lemon…try drinking a hot glass of water with a whole lemon 1st thing in the morning. Not easy.
This diet is really about making you function like a well-oiled machine.
It also works on a balance system of 80/20. Everything should be 80% veggies and 20% grain or 20% protein. Also you should only eat until you are 80% full.
There’s a lot more to it, so if you are interested check out the website here.
I know it all sounds very complex, difficult and not fun! But the results will be an overall healthier Nat with better skin, 100% functioning body and sporting my natural body shape (i.e. if you have excess kgs to lose they will go, personally I’m most excited about this).
I’m currently on stage 1 – which goes for about 3 months and is the hardest part…YIPPEE!
Wish me luck! And I will keep you posted on how I go and the results/benefits!
And I may even post a recipe here and there should you wish to try some of it out for yourself!
HERES TO THE 2012 ULTIMATE HEALTH GOAL!
First Up Benefit’s Hoola!
Hoola is a light brown matte bronzer. It also comes in this cute little box! I really do love Benefit’s packaging.
What did I think? This is a really great bronzer because you can build up the colour. That means really white people like me can use it and it looks natural. The matte effect also means that it’s really wearable during the day and you can also wear it at night with an illuminator over the top. The only problem I found it that the colour builds up really quickly, so if you are like me and only looking for a light bronze effect be careful when you first put it on.
Next Is Nars’ Laguna!
Laguna is a light brown bronzer with light golden shimmers. Also a call out about the packaging, how sleek is it?! Nars are great like that. Simple and elegant!
What did I think? This is really the perfect bronzer for me. It’s light, the light golden shimmer gives your skin a great glow plus it’s a really subtle colour so you can’t make the mistake of applying too much first off (unless you soak your brush in it that is). I really can’t rave about this product enough!
And if that didn’t give it away, the winner is Nars’ Laguna. For my skin tone you really can’t beat it. It works both during the day and at night. A special mention to Hoola because it’s also a great product, not as good, but still a great product.
You can buy Benefit’s Hoola for $28 on the Benefit website and you can buy Nars’ Laguna for $55
from Mecca Cosmetica.
Saturday, 7 January 2012
I love Illamasqua products. They always manage to do a great quality product that’s just that little bit special. I have used several of their products ranging from blush to eyeliner.
But their really special product, in my eyes anyway, is their nail polishes. The really special thing about their nail polishes, apart from the amazing colours, are their textures. They have the standard high gloss finishes, matte finishes, satin finishes and even rubber finishes. Yep you heard me rubber! How unbelievably amaze balls is that!
I have three of their lovely colours in Scorn, Vice and Propaganda
Since I love them so much I thought it would be a good idea to do some posts on them!
First up is Scorn, which is a black matte colour.
What did I think? I really love this colour because it’s not a true matte black. It doesn’t have the dimensions of a high gloss polish but has a slight satin finish. It applies really well and I also find if dies really quickly (more then most other nail polishes). I also find that it doesn’t chip a lot, which is great because I hate skanky nails. All in all a great colour that’s a little bit different then your everyday black!
I got mine in America so I only paid $14, but I think you can pick them up from Myer for about $34. More then your average colour but they really are awesome.
Posted by Natalie at 10:58
Monday, 2 January 2012
Just before X-Mas I got my December Glossy Box, just to add to my X-Mas loot! I really liked this months box and was impressed with the products that we got.
In our box this month we got…
Clinique’s Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturizer
Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength Diamond Shine Base and Top Coat
John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Crème
Tigi Haircare’s Manipulator by Bed Head
Gorgeous’s Lip Pencils (I got Scarlett)
Plus we got a little red candy cane. How cute!
I’m really looking forward to the next Glossy Box!
Posted by Natalie at 21:45