Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Health Supplements: Yay or Nay?

A topic I always find interesting in the beauty world is health supplements and, quite frankly, do they work? Walk into any pharmacy, supermarket or health shop and you'll find supplements for everything and anything - from topping up your daily vitamins to assisting weight loss, beating stress, and helping to clear skin. So one of the biggest questions is do they actually work and do we need them?

While I'm no health expert I thought it would be insightful to share my thoughts and opinions. Most research and health websites will advise "food first" and "plate over pill". This essentially means we should use our diets to get the vitamins and nutrients that we need. Supplements can plug nutrition gaps in our diet but they cannot replace the nutrients and benefits of foods and they are not a one way ticket to good health. The nutrients and, more importantly, fibre found in food cannot be solely duplicated into one pill.

However, when the good we are eating doesn't contain some essential minerals or vitamins - such as calcium, potassium or Vitamin B / Vitamin D, a supplement can help to boost nutritional benefits. Supplements are good way of maintaining health, alongside a balanced lifestyle, and can help prevent deficiencies and health conditions.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

It's the most talked about launch in the blogging world for a long time, but does Urban Decay's new Naked Heat palette live up to the hype? With reddy, copper and bronze tones throughout, this is something completely different from Urban Decay and it strays away from the usual 'Naked' palettes - made up of nude and everyday shades.

Having light blonde hair and fair skin I wasn't sure if this palette would be right for me as I didn't think the shades would suit me. I'm not even usually one to wear eyeshadow regularly so while everyone else was losing it over this palette and swatching away, I decided for some time that I was going to stay and not bother it. But being the typical blogger I am and letting curiosity take over I eventually caved and got the palette for myself!

Cypriot Beauty from Kypwell



Often when I go on holiday I find myself admiring the local women's skin and wondering what their secrets are, realising I probably need to take my skincare back to basics and let nature do its job. Of course our lifestyles can impact on the way we look and feel, and I have recently discovered Kypwell - a Cypriot beauty brand that inspires natural and healthy lifestyles among women.

Of course if you are lucky enough to live somewhere as beautiful as Cyprus you'd probably be looking radiant as you'll have the sun beaming down on you every days, but it is actually the Cypriot way of living that Kypwell's co-founders try to encourage; spending quality time with family and friends, enjoying time outdoors, and appreciating therapeutic natural herbs. This natural wellbeing helps to promote balance and encourage people to live their lives to the fullest.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Fun Summer Drinks Recipes

I have to admit I'm extremely lazing when it comes to getting my daily intake of fruit and vegetables, although I haven't yet figured out what my excuse is...whether it's living in a shared house with a very small fridge and not having much space for fresh fruit or having a very busy lifestyle and fruit going off too quickly after I buy it! Luckily I've found a solution to up the amount of fruit I'm having and that's by making smoothies and juices.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

My Top Coral Lipsticks

While I normally stick to just one shade of lipstick (pink) summer is always a time where I get a little bit more adventurous with my makeup and start experimenting with different colours. After returning from my recent holiday with a slight tan - hooray - I've opted for different shades of flattering coral to enhance my tan. Coral is a great all round shade as it suits pretty much everyone. Here are some of my top coral lipsticks I've been loving...
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