So if you've seen my new YouTube Videos you will know that today i tried something different with my make up. Ive been thinking about it and decided that i dont want to be wearing a heavy foundation everyday. I have young skin and should be making the most of it. So today i reached for my MAC MSF Natural in medium plus, a little concealer and bronzer and wahla! I liked the result. I really want to try mineral make up and i think i am going to try Prescriptives after
So i went to my weigh in this morning and ive lost 2.5lbs YAY!! Im really pleased with this considering how ill i have been over the past week. To be honest i havnt 100% stuck to the plan because i have been so ill i just havnt had the energy to focus on anything so to have a 2.5lb loss is amazing :D
This brings my new weight to 10 stone 1 lb. Weightwatchers rocks!!
I will be making a YouTube Vid to coincide with this blogpost aswell. Heres to another good week next week :)
As you are all aware i had my hair done yesterday and i had a full head of blonde highlights. The main reason for this was the mass of roots i had. However i know feel slightly too blonde again and i think i prefer the colour before. Im now too skint to have any low lights to darken the colour slightly so im stuck with this for a while :/
Here are some before and after shots.
Ok so i think im slightly over reacting but i cant help it, Im seriously picky about my hair, as ive discussed with you all before.
I think im going to have a few darker shade of blonde put through it at the earliest opportunity just to take it back to being slightly closer to my natural colour.
I know... Im terrible.
I do love it... but i think i loved it more before :)
Well i have well and truly had the day from hell. I got up on my day off from Uni at 8.30am to work on my Mini Dissertation Coursework. This is basically practice for my Full Dissertation next year but it is marked just like any other assignment. The world limit was 6000 plus or minus 10%. Today we more or less finished it with just under 7000 words. The research area we chose was the Effect of the Digital Era on the Music Industry, Focusing on Consumer purchase trends with regard to male and female and age differences.
I know What a mouthful :)
So after completing that I then had to complete a learning log from when i went on a residential with Uni. Im not joking this is the kind of thing you do at Junior School; Never mind Degree Level. To say im on my second year of a degree course and im carrying out work that i was capable of doing at aged 11 is just an insult to mine and anyone else on the course intelligence.
So i have only just finished in the past hour, and i have still had agonising tooth ache the entire time. I have now taken 3 days worth of antibiotics for the abscess i have in my tooth/gum and the pain is exactly the same as it was on Monday. I am actively overdosing on pain relief because the pain really is that bad. I am therefore going to have no choice but to contact the dentist again tomorrow to try and get them to see me after university.
So overall guys I'm thoroughly tired and fed up. Sorry for the rant but as I'm sure you can all appreciate sometimes you've just got to get things off your chest.
I only have one more 6000 word assignment due in which is in the form of a Business Plan, and i have been granted an extension due to the dental problems i am having, So that helps a little bit :)
So this Saturday i went back to Weightwatchers meetings. As I've said many times before i have lost 3 stone in weight altogether but i can feel myself letting things slip again.
So i decided to take action and this week i went back to Weightwatchers for the first time in nearly 12 months.
I absolutely loved being back there! It was my old leader taking the meeting who i absolutely loved! I weighed in at 10 stone 3lbs, which is quite a gain but can be rectified.
I got the Discover Plan Handbook and i bought myself a bumper pack with a Shopping Guide, Eating Out Guide, A Tracker Journal, A Points Calculator and a Tape Measure. All of this for under £20! Absolute Bargain.
The new Discover Plan is basically the new version of The Points Plan which is what i used to follow before. Im now allowed 19 points per day.
I bought the monthly pass version of the membership which is £17.95 per month and i get free esource, which is the Weightwatchers online site which is absolutely AMAZING! I also got a free cookbook!
Overall im feeling really positive, My goal has been set by my leader for 9 stone which i think is realistic and achieveable.
I will be posting Weigh In Updates every Saturday from now until i get to goal. My aim is to be at goal for when i go on holiday in July :)
I tried out On the Prowl Nail Polish from the Hello Kitty Collection, and i was Impressed :)
Below is a picture with two coats of the polish. A gorgeous light grey, Everything i hoped it would be :)
Here is one coat if you don't want it to be as opaque.
This is my first ever nail polish from Mac and I am extremely impressed. The application was smooth, no fuss at all. It helps that i have been looking for a light grey polish for as long as i can remember.
This is everything Barry M's Grey isnt. Although i like the Barry M Nail Paint, its quite a dark grey and i've been wanting a light grey forever. I love it!
I picked up two more of the liquid liners whilst in London after absolutely loving the Electric Blue one i tried last week.
I picked up a gorgeous Dark Purple and a beautiful Emerald Green Colour.
I havn't tried the purple one yet but today i tried the green and the result was absolutely Amazing. The pigmentation and longevity of these products is outstanding. I would go as far as saying these are the best liquid liners I have used to date.
If you can get used to the texture of this product I promise you, you will Love this product as much as I do. They are approximately £7 per Liner and GOSH always run a 3 for 2 offer which is great. They are a fantastic way of adding colour to your eyes without feeling like you're wearing too much colour on your eyes for a day look.
If you dont already have this product I urge you to go to Superdrug and check them out. You won't be disappointed :D
So this weekend I went on a shopping trip to London with my best friend Karen :) It was a treat paid for by Karen for my birthday. I got so many nice things it was absolutely fantastic!
I have made a two part video showing all of the things i hauled and you can check them out on my You Tube Channel - If you havn't already seen it its Kelanjo19
Heres the link:
We stayed at Elstree just out of London, This is a pic of our room, the hotel was fantastic!
This is the nicest ice cream i have ever tasted in my entire life! We got it whilst in Oxford from a small coffee shop. It was a scoop of Strawberry and a scoop of Banana, it was absolutely to die for :)
Oxford was absolutely Beautiful, There were so many bicycles and hardly any traffic. Everyone was so nice and the buildings and surroundings were truly stunning. I will definitely be visiting again.
It really was a fabulous weekend and i cant thank my friend Karen enough for making it so perfect :D
So i know you're supposed to take the 4th photo from the 4th picture folder but mine was an edited photo of me when i just woke up with my nose removed LOL so i wasn't going to publish that!
So i took the 4th pic from the next folder and this was much more interesting :)
So this was the first ever floating catwalk in the UK. It was for the opening of Clarence Dock in Leeds and Gok Wan was presenting it.
It was a fantastic day out However Gok was totally up himself in real life when we met him, He walked past everyone with his nose stuck up in the air and also smoked in front of hundreds of impressionable teenagers; which to be honest totally disgusted me.
So after several lovely comments from my friends on twitter i thought i would do a post about the make up i wore to hit the town on Saturday Night. Rather than go for a traditional Black winged line i thought i'd funk it up a little bit with an Electric Blue Line :D I love it!!
Studio Fix Fluid
Select Cover Up Concealer
Rimmel Natural Bronzer
GOSH Liquid Eyeliner
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara
GOSH Bananas Eye Kohl
A little Underage Lipglass
I would recommend the GOSH liner although it is slightly gloopy and some people could find it difficult to work with. However the longevity of this product is amazing! It did not want to budge :D The colour is also absolutely stunning. One minute you just see a hint of blue then you shut your eye and BAM a wash of electric blue hits you. I LOVE IT!
More posts will be coming about my birthday weekend i promise, I just have so much on im busy busy busy :D
Thank you everyone for all of your kind birthday wishes! So far im having a fantastic day. I will upload a post and YT vid showing you what i got later or tomorrow but i got lots of fantastic gifts from my lovely friends, partner, and family :D
Ok so after my rant the other day I have taken the advice of many of my online friends and decided to take a month break from dieting. I will not be able to totally let loose and eat whatever I want because unfortunately I put on weight incredibly easily. I will however be taking my foot off the gas quite dramatically and focus on just eating a normal balanced diet without feeling wracked with guilt whenever I have something naughty. The long period of dieting over 18 months has left me feeling resentful and it is beginning to make me lose sight of how far I have come.
To put it into perspective I was a size 16 at 5 foot 4 inches and I'm now fitting into size 10 clothes. However because I'm constantly feeling like I have to lose weight, I have to watch what I eat, I have to go to the gym, it is becoming a chore and ultimately I think its making me unhappy...
Therefore for the next month I am going to relax a little and enjoy my birthday period. I still plan on attending my Body Combat class twice a week because I actually enjoy that and a little exercise is good for you!
So the next aspect of this blog leads on nicely from this. As I said I have been dieting for over 18 months now and I have tried ALOT of diets. I am therefore going to be writing Honest and Frank reviews about all of the diets and exercise methods I have tried and what I thought about them. I think this will be helpful to a lot of people as it is sometimes difficult to grab the concept of a diet just from reading what they say the diet can do for you. It is much better to have someone who will give you informed tried and tested advice before you go out and try the diet. I wish I had someone who could have told me everything before I had tried the many many diets.
Here is a rundown of some of the diets and methods I have tried, There may be some I have forgotten but I will update if necessary.
Weight Loss Methods
The GI Diet
Xenical (Prescribed Weight Loss Medication)
Jordan Juice Diet
Maple Syrup Diet
Hypnosis for Weight Loss
The Special K Diet
Paul Mckenna - I Can Make You Thin
Apple Cider Vinegar
Green Tea Capsules
Gym Workouts - Machines
Gym Workouts - Weights and Resistance
Gym Classes - Spinning
Jordan Workout DVD
Home Exercise - Sit Ups, Push Ups, Squats, Lunges
As I said there is a lot of ground to cover ;) I will be reviewing not only the diet and weight loss methods but also the different methods of exercise i have tried :)
Let me know if you think this is a good idea and iw ill start as from tomorrow :D
So as you will all know I am 21 on Friday :) I am going out for a meal with family and friends on Friday night and then hitting the town on Saturday! Today I managed to find a really cute dress in River Island that will be perfect for Friday Night. It is a Navy belted shift dress and it is super flattering. It is also a size 10 may i add :D
I was going to go for a traditional LBD but I saw this and fell in love!
I am still looking for an outfit for Saturday Night, I'm wanting something more bright and funky obviously because I'm hitting the clubs and want to feel like a party girl :)
So far I have seen a really nice purple lantern mini skirt that is kind of "poofy" is the word i call it - it isnt skin tight but its hard to describe lol. I would probably wear it with a white vest top tucked into the skirt and then add some funky accessories. But I'm not 100% sure, You see part of me really wants to wear a party dress but so far I haven't seen anything I have fallen in love with :/
If you have seen anything in any high street shops that you think would be nice please could you let me know as I've only got a couple of days left to find something!
So i have well and truly fallen off the wagon... I weighed in this morning at 10 stone. This is a gain of 3lbs. Now this may not seem like much but let me explain further. My lowest ever weight was 9 stone 11lbs. This was just over a month ago. Since then i have gained lost and generally stayed the same weight. I know in myself I haven't been sticking with the program and telling myself everyday that "I will start again tomorrow".
I'm my own worst enemy. For some reason I can not help but to snack especially in the evening and I know what I'm doing but I just cant seem to help myself. I think I'm becoming jaded with the entire diet scenario. I think this may have something to do with the fact that I have been dieting for well over a year now...
I have tried almost every diet and weight loss method you can imagine over the past 2 years and I am considering doing a series of blogs about the different diet methods I have tried - Believe me there is a lot.
I just need to get my arse into gear and stop munching out in an evening.
It doesn't help with the fact that i recalculated my WeightWatchers Points allowance last week and it came out at 17 points a day. Now I'm sorry but I don't know how I am suppose to survive on that amount when I have to deduct my milk allowance off of it which is 2 points taking it to 15 points a day!?!?
When I first started WeightWatchers I was allowed 22 points a day and I think part of the problem is that I have still been eating around 22 points a day hence the weight maintainance rather than weight loss.
Any tips and support would be really appreciated, I will continue to update weekly weigh ins and let you know how I'm getting on with my weight loss journey :D
My upcoming 21st Birthday on Friday :) A lovely meal with family and friends on Friday and hitting the town on Saturday!
Dove Gradual Tan
Strawberry and Vanilla Sparkling Water from Asda
Salmon Pink - I think pinky peaches are going to be big this summer
Lush Tea Tree Toner - You will be amazed at how much make up residue still comes off your face when using a toner after cleansing, I thought i cleansed well but this toner removes even more make up from my skin!
My Weight Gain :/ Blogpost update to follow tomorrow
Workload at University - Not enough hours in a day