Monday, 15 September 2014

Lifestyle || Run like Ryan Gosling's at the end

For a while now I've been thinking about doing this post but then always decided not too because I'm certainly no expert and well I didn't want to sound a bit preachey. 
Never the less I have decided to share with you my running tips and why I love to run. 
Like I said I'm defiantly  not an expert it's just something I've always enjoyed doing, it's a great way to stay in shape and for me it's just perfect at clearing my head. 
Like I said before I've always enjoyed going for a run(this probably stems from my dad who's just done his 19th Great North run) and most the time I've been lucky enough to have amazing surroundings to take in on my runs be it the beautiful Lincoln Cathedral or the North East coastline.
I also find that going for a run is just so relaxing it's nice to just forget everything.

So why is running so good? 

Of course any exercise is good and running is just another form of getting the heart pumping, it's good for your knees, weight loss and toning. 
Anyone can run - you don't need to much equipment and it's especially good if the thought of going to the gym makes you feel a little sick inside. 
And like I said it might even take away the stresses of your day. 

My top six running tips

1.   Buy a decent good quality pair of trainers. 
You want something that's comfortable,durable and has a bit of bounce to them.  
I wear Nike Flex TR2 trainers and honestly they were worth every penny. but on this note a lot of 'professionals' recommend spending at least £45 however if your savvy you can usually find a good deal at sports direct or outlet stores.

2. Be realistic.
On your first run your probably not going to manage a half marathon but so anything is an acheivement instead take it easy at first and then build yourself towards going a little bit further.  
And if your struggling take a breather and have some water.

3.Set goals!!!
I find that if I set myself a goal I work a bit harder and push myself to go for a bit longer. 
So at the moment I want to tone up as I'm getting married in 2016 and going to America next year. 
Other goals have included the Manchester 10Km run or the Great North run. 

4. Playlist & app's .
Get yourself a good playlist that will motivate you and make you feel good. 
There are so many good apps on the app store that can track your progress - my personal favourite is the Nike running app. 

5. Alone or in a group? 
The choice is yours some people prefer to run alone and some like to be in a group - this can be friends or a local running group. 
If you are looking for one in your area this website is really great

6. Safety!!!
Most importantly be safe running alone can be a little dangerous especially in the winter months or in an area you don't know so I advise getting to know a route. 
In winter wear florescent or reflective clothing and try not to run too late in the evening. 
If your worried run in a group. 
I'd also recommend that if your running alone to leave one ear phone out so you can hear traffic and pedestrians too and carry a phone.

So there we have it my top tips, sorry it's a little bit of a long un.
Hope you enjoyed this post do any of you enjoy running? if you do what are your tips I'd love to hear them :)

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Beauty || Revlon Colorstay moisture stain

My make-up weak spot is without a doubt lip products and I love a new(ish) release. 
I was a little excited by these Revlon Colorstay moisture stains so when I saw them on 2 for £10 I just had to pick some up. 
What are they? 
These lip stains have drawn comparisons to the YSL glossy stains and the premise is generally the same. 
A long lasting lip product that gives a bold hint of colour with a glossy almost wet look to them. 
The Verdict 
I picked up the shades Parisian passion which is a deep purple shade, perfect for Autumn Winter. And Miami fever, a bright orange coral shade. 
I  love the classic sleek packaging and the spongey doe foot applicator but I was really taken aback by how much the two formula's differed. 
Parisian passion applied beautifully and really did leave an impact. 
The glossy finish is just perfect and looks classic. 
It also lasts pretty well however I would advise two coats for maximum impact. 
However for me I found Miami fever was just a little bit too streaky and it really required you to take the time and re-apply. 
I also found that when I put on Miami fever it just wasn't the same colour on the lips as the packaging. 
Despite this I think I'll try and pick up another darker shade ... perhaps India Intrigue. 

 If these sound up your street there available now for £7.99

Monday, 1 September 2014

Fashion || A perfect heel?

River Island £35.00 Similar here 

There's a stereotype that girls love shoes but I think I may be a little exception to that and I prefer to spend my money on clothes and beauty products.
When I do find a perfect pair of heels I tend to stick with what I know and these little beauties have been my best friend for about a year now.
I picked these up last year for my graduation and they are honestly the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.
Bear in mind for my graduation I had to walk through a huge Cathedral and on cobbles and these didn't even cause a tingle of pain.
I'm often still wearing these whilst everyone popped their flats on.
The simple sleek design means that these heels go with everything and can be dressed up or down.
Perfect to dress up jeans, for work wear or for dancing the night away.
The ankle strap with gold hardware gives some extra support and a bit of interest to what could be a boring old black shoe.
The heel itself is only about 8cm so it's not too high which is perfect for me as I'm pretty tall anyway .
I'm planning on stocking up on another similar pair of these.

River Island, Kurt Geiger ,New Look Whistles