I have always steered away from false eyelashes as they seemed far too much hassle for everyday wear but there would always be a special occasion I wanted to have more extravagant make up for.

Falseeyelashes.co.uk supply a beautiful range of Unicorn lashes and I tried out a couple of different styles. They have so many different styles to choose from and you can even get a handy tool to help you apply them!

The tool was really useful and easy to use. The lashes themselves are reusable which is great, you just need to keep them clean in between uses. I used the Revlon clear lash adhesive it is was quite simple to apply yo the lashes and seemed to hold them in place really well.

The lashes come in a clear box which is so handy to store them in between uses.

Do you wear false lashes?

Sarah x

The Eve Appeal is launching their Get Lippy campaign again for May in collaboration with some gorgeous beauty brands who have committed to donate a percentage of sales to fund vital gynaecological cancer research and prevention.
Having more open, and anatomically accurate, conversations is believed to save lives through earlier diagnosis.
Lead partners once again are Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) UK and Tesco,
whose fantastic list of partner products includes Vaseline Rosy Lip Therapy limited edition Get Lippy 20g tin and EOS lip spheres in flavours including Strawberry Sorbet, Coconut Milk and Chai. The beauty brands are donating 10% of RRP from a nominated product to raise money for vital Eve Appeal research.

The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research in the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval. It was set up to save women’s lives by funding ground-breaking research focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and developing screening for these women-only cancers. The charity has grown and developed in parallel with its core research team, the Department of Women’s Cancer at University College London (UCL), taking place in 31 institutions across 15 countries. It has played a crucial role in providing seed funding, core infrastructure funding and project funding in addition to campaigning to raise awareness of women-specific cancers. The world-leading research that we fund is ambitious and challenging but our vision is simple: A future where fewer women develop and more women survive gynaecological cancers.
Please let me know if you have taken part in #getlippy today?
Sarah x

The last month or so I have been using a new shampoo and conditioner from Neogen. I am always switching about my hair care as although my hair is on the oily side with dry ends I like to switch it all about depending on what stage I am with my colour and if I am trying to prolong it or fade my hair for a change.

I recently dyed my hair split rainbow and want to keep in the colour as much as possible so wanted something to be kind to my hair, to help with my split ends but also something that wouldn’t fade my colours.

I really like the smell of this range and with the shampoo I noticed you didn’t need to much of it. It was easy to use and didn’t fade my hair too much which was great. The conditioner has really tamed my ends and they feel a lot better now. It took about a week of using these two products to notice a difference. I was washing my hair every other day. I think they have helped improve the texture and it doesn’t feel or look as damaged.

I really want to take care of my hair to help it grow. I also don’t think my scalp is getting so greasy and I may start trying to wash every third day instead.

A big thumbs up from me!

Sarah x

The last few weeks I have been enjoying meals from Mitch’s kitchen and wanted to share my thoughts with you. I am honestly so impressed with the range and flavours.

Mitch’s kitchen is not only 100% vegan but the meals are also free from: gluten, nuts, palm oil, refined sugar and pesticides.

This coming was set up by husband and wife, wanting to create plant based ready meals for people that don’t have time or don’t want to make meals from scratch but still want the goodness from a home cooked meal.

All packaging is sustainably sourced, non-toxic and either biodegradable or recyclable.

The meals come packaged in a chilled environment to keep them frozen.

It is amazing that you can have frozen meals delivered to you at home using special chilled packs.

There are 9 different meals to pick from and I went for the following 6:

Sunkissed Pasta

Moroccan Tangine

Spanish Tapas

Buckwheat Jambalaya

Chocolate Chili

Coconut Kathal Masala

The meals are so easy to cook, you simply remove the card packaging, pierce holes in the lid and then you ca cook in the oven or microwave. I cooked mine in the oven and once ready just serve:

You can see how delicious they are. I have only tried three of them so far and been so impressed. I loved the masala so much! They re great if you have allergies or if you are vegan or even like me if you just want to eat better.

The meals themselves taste incredible, better than anything I could create myself! it is honestly so handy having these in the freezer for when you want something healthy and don’t have the time to prepare it or the correct ingredients. You can pick from single or double portions. The single portions were quite big and I did struggle to eat a complete portion so depending on how much you eat you could even share a single.

Have you ever tried them?

Sarah x

Exercise. It’s a bit like marmite. You either love it or hate it. But why?

For most people, exercise is a necessary evil. It’s pain that they must endure so that the rest of the time they can feel healthy, vibrant and alive. Without exercise, it’s all too easy to put on weight, get depressed, and generally feel rotten.

But for some, the act of exercise itself is a positive experience. People who love training still feel the burn, but for some reason, they don’t mind putting themselves through it, day after day. What’s going on?

Check out the following reasons why some people just LOVE exercising, while others can’t stand it.

People Who Love Exercise Embrace The Outdoors

Being outside feels good. As busy worker bees, we spend the majority of our lives indoors, pushing carts, tapping at computers, packing boxes and painting walls. But we evolved in an environment where most, if not all of our time was spent in the open air, enjoying nature. Our modern lives are now so far removed from that biological ideal that we don’t get enough of it in our regular lives.

People who love exercise, however, often use training as an opportunity to be in calm, beautiful natural surroundings. It’s not so much the exercise that they love, but rather where they are while they’re doing it. The beauty of their environment makes physical activity all the more pleasurable.

People Who Love Exercise Don’t Pressure Themselves With Goals

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The first thing a personal trainer will ask a new client when they sign up is “what are your goals?” Usually, it’s some combination of losing weight, toning up, or getting bigger muscles. But rarely is the goal “to enjoy exercise.” Arguably, enjoying being physically active is the most critical element of any training programme. It’s what makes it sustainable – something that you’ll want to do for decades to come. But it’s not something that’s ever talked about during most training sessions or fitness programmes. All that matters are the external goals  – like weight loss – and not the internal motivations which drive it. That’s wrong. And it’s why most people never develop exercise as a lifelong habit. It’s not nice forcing yourself to do something you don’t want to do, day after day, week after week.

People Who Like Exercise Go Easy On Themselves

The way your body feels and responds to exercise varies from day to day. Some days you want to exercise as hard as you can – usually when you’ve had a lot of sleep and good food. But on others, when you’re feeling depleted, you want to go easy on yourself.

The problem for many people is that they believe the mantra “go hard or go home.” Yes, working out hard can yield positive results, but going all out when you feel physically drained isn’t a good idea. It trains your body to avoid exercise for fear of becoming even more depleted, sapping your motivation.

People who love exercise take it easy. If they’re not feeling it, they give themselves a break and trust that their energy will return for future sessions.

People Who Love Exercise Share Their Passion With Others

People who love to work out can rarely keep their love of their hobby to themselves. Instead, they want to share it with anyone and everyone who will listen. One of the ways that they do this is by taking courses, like the OriGym Level 4 PT Course, so that they can teach others the basics and encourage them to achieve their fitness goals. No personal trainer chooses a career in fitness because they want a solid career trajectory: they do it because they have a love of fitness and want to share it.

People Who Love Working Out Exercise In A Way That Feels Good To Them

All our bodies are different. We all have varying strengths and weaknesses. Some of us are naturally better adapted to long-distance running while others prefer training that involves explosive movements. People who love exercise don’t do what they think they’re “supposed” to do – they stick with what feels good. If running on a treadmill for 60 minutes feels good, they’ll do that. If throwing a medicine ball feels, good, then they’ll do that. You get the picture.

People Who Love Working Out Don’t Sweat The Numbers

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It can become easy to become obsessed with how much weight you lift on the bench press or how fast you can run 10k on a treadmill. But people who love working out don’t usually pay much attention to the numbers. Instead, they just enjoy the experience, push themselves if necessary, and trust that their bodies will adapt to the training over time.

People who like to workout also have a healthy habit of reframing their progress in different ways if they don’t see increases in the traditional metrics. If progress stops on the bench, they’ll measure it in other ways, such as improvements in their mobility or health.

People Who Love Exercise Eat Well

If you eat junk all day long and then go to the gym, you’ll feel rough. Because exercise causes pain, you’ll naturally conclude that exercise is “bad,” “evil” or painful. But if you take a closer look, you’ll soon discover that it’s not the exercise itself that’s the problem, but what you’re eating before and after.

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When you eat a bad diet, you decrease the effectiveness with which your body can deliver cells the nutrients they need. The result of this is shortness of breath, pain in the chest, aching limbs and generally feeling rotten. Eating poorly reduces your capacity for exercise, both physically and psychologically. It’s a significant burden.

But if you switch up your diet for a couple of weeks, you’ll soon notice the difference. Throw out all your packaged food and junk in your refrigerator and replace with whole grains, beans, fruit and veggies. Within a short amount of time, you’ll find your fitness improve naturally, and that exercise is a pleasant experience.

Sarah x