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5 WAYS TO INSTANTLY BOOST YOUR ENERGY~ PLOTTWISTT

The result of these methods is said to turn your body into a ‘fatigue-fighting machine’…I’m not so sure these have the ability to transform a human into something bionic but I’m sure they’d do something  just as effective (only slightly less risky, I hope.)

So here goes… five exhilarating ways to instantly boost your energy:


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FIND SOMETHING RED: It’s odd maybe, well actually, it’s not. red is an emotive colour that is capable of physically changing the body: it enhances blood pressure and can boost heart rate. It’s known as a ‘stimulant colour’…
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YAWNING – seems trivial and obvious right? But yawning is a way of cooling of your brain, and hence re-energizing it. (Fun fact: did you know the average yawn lasts for 6 seconds? Well, the more you know!)
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RUNNING/ WALKING- 2 hours…that’s how many hours of energy on average you will have after only a brief 10 minute walk.
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GET ON YOUTUBE- run and tell your parents: watching videos like dancing hamster (or ay other hilarious creation) will boost your blood pressure and increase heart rate, hence leaving you with a new and energised self.
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CHIA SEEDS- sprinkle some of these around! (Preferably keeping them on your salads, thanks). They are choka-bloka with Vitamin B, protein and fibre.
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STRETCH!- Bored? Tired? Lacking energy? Try this: stand in the doorway facing forwards with your feet several inches apart. Reach the sides of the frame, now grab the frame with your fingers and push your chest forwards, until you feel a stretch in your torso and back. Hold this for 30 seconds. The exercise stimulates the ‘sympathetic nervous system’; this hence, is clearly a beneficial little stretch.
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‘Eat your way to smoother skin’

The long and short of it is, as obvious as it may sound, it is not necessary to pay astonishing amounts of money for some devil-looking cleansing serum when it is perfectly possible to obtain clear skin without the chemicals.

These foods are ‘anti-cellulite’- yes, I too what a little like ‘what the hell is this cellulite beast I have been eating my whole life, it sounds like some type of disease’. But no, this is cellulite:

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…And here are the top twenty foods to fight cellulite:


Tomatoes- great for fighting cellulite, also for containing lycopene, and vitamin C which promote collagen production…this in turn increaes skin elasticity. 
Pineapple- known for being an extraordinary aphrodisiac…(in case you don’t know what aphrodisiacs are…well…have fun googling that!). On a lighter and less odd note, pineapple is a rated anti-inflammatory. Again it prevents water retention
Watermelon- contains up to the equivalent of one glass of water per slice. Also a good source of potassium and fibre, of course. It is high in antioxidants that stimulate blood flow and fight against water retention…

 

 

Pears- provide potassium, and activate slow metabolism, and furthermore reduce the effects of toxins in the body.
Citrus- marvellous for vitamin C, certain for B, which help increase blood flow and reduce toxin deposits
Berries- for vitamin C to eliminate toxins and their deposits within cells
Bananas- great for stimulating blood vessels. Good source of potassium, vitamin B6, and magnesium. In addition, bananas prevent water retention and stress- great for combating cellulite. I REPEAT- BANANAS PREVENT STRESS?! Apparently.
Avocados- high in calories, yes. But they also are chocka-blocka f essential fatty acids that are tremendously good for skin. Just to top it off, they also improve blood flow and fight cellulite.

 

Nuts- packed with protein, fibre, healthy fat, vitamin E…all things marvellous at fighting cellulite. Eat too many, and the fat shall roll on, ‘all in moderation’, as they say. A handful a day keeps the cellulite away
Grains- pasta, black rice, cereals, and other grains are a great source of low-calorie energy. They are too packed with antioxidants that contribute to eliminating cellulite-forming toxins
Broccoli- as well as being an exceptional source of vitamins and minerals (blah blah, I know), this super-food is high in alpha-lipoic acid. This acid helps thicken collagen and thereby avoid cellulite.
Green Tea- Increases metabolic rate, which in turn reduces the absorption of unwanted fat. It also has diuretic and slimming properties- these fight water retention, and of course, cellulite.
Water- it helps eliminate a variety of toxins, which is handy since cellulite is absorbed by toxins. This means, reluctantly, the higher the volume of water drunk, the more toxins eliminated. So be sure to drink your 2.5 litres a day.

MAX FACTOR CLUMP DEFY MASCARA: REVIEW

Okay, lets dive straight in… (to the blog, not some metaphorical ocean) The mascara is mascara; this means it does as Google says:

mascara
maˈskɑːrə/
noun
 a cosmetic for darkening and thickening the eyelashes.

It undeniably both darkens and thickens the lashes- well done Google. However the extent of its “clump defying” nature is questionable. After a couple days of use, I began to notice those delightful little black clumps so delicately scattered around my eye lashes. Cool. So I can conclude: it doest defy the clumps, meaning is it just ordinary old “Max Factor mascara“- imaginative.

As with all mascaras, the more coats you apply, the thicker and longer your lashes will be (duh). But the added bonus with this mascara is inevitably with more coats come more precious little black blobs. So I recommend not multiple coating.

Now, with the seemingly ‘waterproof‘ editions- there is a ever so slight con. The packaging features the recognisable strip of blue colouring- signifying waterproof, however if you take a wee peek at the small print beneath “clump defy“, you will see it actually says “water resistant“. Bummer. I learnt the hard way- lets just say I understand that the lifeguard was not staring because he was fascinated by my natural beauty (yeah, fat chance), it was the streams of jet black stains coating the entire perimeter of my checks attracting his attention…

Although it is excruciating to admit, there are some pros. The handily ‘eye’ shape of the brush head makes for an easy application (as well as providing a handy reminder that is it your eye lashes you are to paint, not your eyebrow or wherever else you were about to smear the stuff- smart.) It looks a little (exactly) like this:

Other pros run along the lines of its long lasting formula (providing you widely avoid any form of moisture), its colour (black, its black), its flat bottom, and its manufacture origin- Ireland. You may say “What’s the difference, Ireland, China, product’s still the same?“- well technically yes, but no. Firstly, China is located 10,771.2 km away from Ireland. Secondly, the chance it could have been made by a leprechaun is so overbearingly exciting I would import everything from Ireland if I was a wee bit richer.

….And the end result: *cue dramatic drum roll*

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