Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Update!

Sooo I'm currently interning for a health and fitness website, writing articles and making video clips for the website. As well as this, I've been given a task: to be able to do pull ups! Now, although I work out my upper body strength is not that great! I have to be able to lift my entire body weight! At first I was like are you kidding?? But I am totally up for this challenge! I want to be able to even perform one pull up! But to do this I have to train... so its going to be a tough time...and I'm definitely going to lose weight and gain more muscle by doing this.... so I'm going to give it a shot! If not I can say I tried...its going to be so awkward going up to the weights section and using the smith machine.... going to annoy a lot of the weight lifters but hey, a girls gotta try!

Jillian Michaels






Huge Dark Angel fan!


So, i used to watch this when I was a kid. But didn't remember a whole lot of it. So I re-watched it...in the space of 2 weeks......hows that for procrastination! 
Now its finished....I don't know what to do with my life! I'm such a dork! 


Monday, 18 March 2013

Flourishing

There is no exact pattern for living life to the fullest. It is a balance. A deep and rich life consists of an array of different balances we must make. We learn the art of finding peace and tapping the creative mind, but also we also courageously move forward into our fears causing the anxiety of moving into something new. We learn to live in the present, but also make goals for the future and learn lessons of wisdom from our past. We live to give of ourselves to others but also to embrace our own individualism while doing so. Mindfully, we adjust and tamper with the balance of the many areas of our lives in this complex and exciting world we live in. It takes effort to stay in balance but it will increasingly take more effort to live a life completely out of balance and in chaos. - FLS

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Neutrogena facial scrub review

I saw a fellow blogger recommend Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub recently and since my skin has been awful as of late I decided to give it a go. So here's my glowing recommendation!



I don't really like face scrubs as I find them too harsh on my sensitive skin, and I usually stay away from fragranced ones as the perfumes are not at all good for your skin. So I was very wary in trying the facial scrub out, but everything I have heard so far from people had been positive, so I though why not give it a go! I found it in Boots for £4.95, its a bit pricey! :S
I actually really love using the facial scrub! People were right when they said it smells amazing! It really does smell deliciously of pink grapefruit, which is a pretty good wake-up call first thing in the morning! The beads are not harsh on the skin at all, and I found that it lathered up really well. My skin afterwards was blemish free and I felt my pores breathe again! I am terrible when it comes to taking off make-up at night, and as a result my pores are ridiculously blocked. I know, I'm terrible! But thanks to the facial scrub I don't have to worry, as my face feels so fresh! I give Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit facial scrub 10/10. However, I don't think I'll continue to use it due to the price! It's sad times being a student! When I get more money I will purchase it again though, and use it as my daily scrub.

Have you used this product before? Let me know how you got on with it, I would love to hear your views!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

The Fault in our Stars Book Review


Summary:


“Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.
Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.
Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.”

Review:

Many readers may have heard of John Green, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author, from his best known novel, Looking for Alaska.  Following on from that novel, is his most recent novel, The Fault in our Stars, which shows John Green at his best!

I was hesitant at first to pick up this book, as it seemed to me to be a Cancer book, and I didn’t want to be depressed while reading it. I couldn’t be more wrong. The Fault in our Stars is a beautifully written novel and is not merely a Cancer book, it delves much deeper than the issue of Cancer and discusses the different notions of love, of romantic love, love for friends and books. Most importantly however, is the love of life that this book demands of its characters and its readers. It’s safe to say that John Green takes a “Suck it Cancer” approach with the characters in the book, as they are definitely not defined by Cancer.

Hazel is an appealing character from the beginning, through her clever and witty dialogue. Her obvious attraction to Augustus made the read so enjoyable, seeing how she fell deeper in love with him, and yet didn’t want to hurt him, but simply couldn’t help falling for him. I immediately fell in love with him and his intelligent and funny charm! He adds a lighthearted element to the novel, which is very much needed alongside the seriousness of the books other themes.

One of the book’s themes is that of death and grieving the loss of loved ones. It is no doubt a very emotional read, and I admit, I did cry at times. But it also made me think about what happens after death, how life carries on and about those I would leave behind.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book, it is definitely a book that I will re-read and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next John Green novel!



Favourite Quotes:
“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” 
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” 
 “Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”
“That’s part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence” 
“But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves.”

Friday, 8 March 2013

Milan 2013!

I recently had a weekend away in Milan for my friends Hen party! She's the first of my friends to get married! It's all very exciting! We had a fabulous time in Milan, but you definitely need more than just a weekend to explore everything! We hit the city centre to do our shopping, site seeing and touristy things! Had many espresso shots to keep us all buzzing too! Got back to the hotel and had treated ourselves to the spa! A-MAZ-ING! I definitely want to go back to Milan soon, and see more of the city! The only thing keeping me sane is knowing i'm going to Florence in October :) Cannot wait!!!