Friday, 27 January 2012

Chance to win CHANEL ROUGE COCO SHINE in boy

This little beauty has been on my wish list for far to long, but keeps getting push back because of the price tag.

For your chance to enter go to:

good luck =)

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Self-Confidence Booster No.1 - Exercise

I’m going to try out a series of experiments that all claim to boost self-confidence. I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve been quite lazy and cut out the research part pretty much entirely. Meanly it’s because I wanted these experiments to be realistic, and most of us won’t have hours to spare on Google. So I’m going to go ahead with these experiments as any other punter would: without much background knowledge.

So for my first ‘experiment’ I went for exercise. It seemed like a pretty obvious choice and I always seem to lack the motivation to keep up an exercise routine. Again I’ve missed out the research as we constantly get bombarded with information about how good exercise is for our health blah blah blah.

We all know that exercise will make us fitter and toned in the long run, which will (most of the time) make us feel more content with our bodies. This is one reason why it’s part of this blog. The main reason however it’s is short-term advantages. Some of you may or may not be aware that exercise is connected to feeling good. (Don’t quote me on this because as I’ve said, research is out the window – but I think the same ‘happy hormones’ that are in chocolate and bananas are released when you exercise.) So even just exercising ONCE can lift your spirits. Now I can matter of factly say that this is true as I have tried and tested this. To name just a couple of ‘mood busters’, the best ones I’ve found for grumpiness or gloominess is going for a nice long walk outside or for angriness is doing some sweaty cardio. Even if I am in a good mood, going for a walk or swim or whatever I fancy at the time always lifts my mood. Another short-term benefit of exercise is to beat that tiered streak we all seem to get late afternoon/early evening. Which I am very prone to getting. All day.

So my plan is to start a proper exercise routine and keep at it so that I will start to see the short term and long term advantages. I will keep you up-to-date with my progress and tell you what I’ve been up to. The way I’m going to go about it is NOT by going to a gym for two reasons: money (I probably could afford to pay for a gym membership but I personally feel that it’s a waste of money, I checked prices of my local gym and didn’t even think twice) and also I feel very self conscious about exercising in front of others who can see me. I like to be in the comfort of my own home so that I can make a fool of myself.
One type of exercise that this is not an option is swimming, which I love, and I’m not rich therefore cannot afford to buy my own 25m swimming pool. Unfortunately.

My two main types of exercises will be going for a walk, which is very convenient, and swimming. Walking and swimming are two of the types of exercises that don’t put any strain on joints therefore have thumbs up from me. I’ve also recreantly bought some exercise DVD’s that I will be doing reviews on once I’ve tried and tested them. I’ve mainly bought them so that I will know how to target certain areas and they will be more motivating than just exercise on your tod. My theory is that on your own you can just say ‘oh that will do’ whereas a DVD you have to keep up with the pretty and fit girls on screen.

If anyone is joining me, or on an exercise plan just now please do get in touch.

I’ll try and keep you up-to-date as much as possible.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Comment on Fleur’s giveaway video

Some background info:
Fleur is a youtube beauty guru who has inspired me to pay more attention to cosmetics and the wonderful things that they can do for you. I’m not going to go into to much detail as I plan to do future blogs on beauty.

Basically the point of this blog is to comment on Fleur’s giveaway video however my comment was too long to publish on youtube. Another reason I’ve posted it on my blog is because her videos have been very inspiring to me, so maybe they would inspire you lot out there too? So also gives great and honest reviews.

Check her out on youtube 
She also has Twitter, Facebook a blog and a vlog, all of which links can be found on her youtube page.  

For her 100,000 subscriber giveaway video visit here
[Will close on the 31st may 2011]

As I was watching Fleur’s giveaway video, she was literally ticking things off that have been on my wish list for a while. As being sans youtube channel, I thought that now would be the prefect time to get started. I’ve been putting it off for pretty much years due to lack of confidence. So today, literally as I was writing this*, I decided that my youtube/blog will be about how to gain confidence, creating self-awareness, and all that type of stuff, as I go about trying to get some for myself as just ‘doing nothing’ hasn’t helped over the years.  

For the video idea I had, as Fleur De Force is a beauty channel, I thought that it would be really good to have a video on ‘beauty’. When looking up ‘beauty’ in my trusty little dictionary/thesaurus, words like ‘attractiveness’, ‘loveliness’, and ‘gorgeousness’ pop up. These words to me describe how one should feel about oneself. Yet many, if not most women (and men) lack in this area. In my mind, this is a cause directly related to a lack of self-esteem. My point being: confidence/self-esteem = beauty. Yes a good skincare regime and make-up can aid in gaining confidence, however most of it has to come from within.

Getting to the point, I think it would be very refreshing if a beauty guru, such as Fleur, would do a video on self-confidence. Maybe by talking about past experiences, how confidence that they are personally, how they gain confidence, what they do as a ‘pick-me-up’ when feeling a little low etc.

*This youtube comment was written before I even made my new youtube and blog sites. It’s this comment that got the ball rolling. 


I’ve wanted to start a blog and youtube channel for a while now but always put it off for two reasons. The first reasons being simply that I had no clue what I wanted to do it on, and secondly I’ve never really had the confidence. Then this morning it hit me like a tone of bricks, not literally because that would be quite painful, but metaphorically speaking.

My lack of confidence has been with me for as long as I can remember and to date I’ve never really done much about it. I started thinking about how many more people were out there like myself and how beneficial it would be to know how to boost self-esteem. So that is what this blog will be about, how I’ve gone about combating self-confidence and how others can too.

How I’m going to go about it is a different matter altogether. It won’t resemble a ‘how-to’ guide, as gaining confidence is not an easy task to endeavour. I probably will be including ‘physical topics’ such as beauty, health and fitness, nutrition, etc as well as ‘metal topics’ such as feelings, views and opinions, learning disabilities etc. plus other topics such as daily experiences. Basically anything that I find could affects ones confidence will be blogged about at some point.

This blog will be very light hearted, I’m not an expert in psychology nor do I claim to be. In fact I have very little knowledge in the subject. All this blog aims to do is create my own perspective on the subject, which will hopefully be beneficial to myself and to others.