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My new skincare regime with Liz Earle





It’s not very often you see skincare reviews or hauls on my blog, mainly because it’s not my forte. Over the years I’ve tried lots of different products but I’ve never really had a specific skincare regime. I’m a massive lover of make up and have boxes full of all of the new brands and products but with skincare I’ve never really known where to start. And in all honesty as gross as it sounds majority of the time I don’t think you can beat a good facewipe when you’re short on time. I know there will be so many people yucking and that comment but when I get in from a night out I just give my face a quick wipe over and then head to bed. Other than that I wash my face in the shower daily but that’s about it. 




Back in 2015 one of my very first blog posts was about the Liz Earle products here. I remember going out and treating myself to the box set that was on offer at the time in Boots, it was a recommendation from the Beauty Therapist that I use. And as much as I loved the products back then I still only used them now and then, I never picked up a routine with them. And I think the tub of moisturiser I still use now was actually out of that box set. Luckily I think I’ve got to the age now where I have realised that I need to start taking care of my skin, 25 is the age wear ageing starts to show signs on your skin, and I’m not prepared to start looking old anytime soon.








What’s pushed me to start looking after my skin then? Last week I was invited by the lovely Charlotte from the Liz Earle counter in John Lewis, Newcastle, to attend an exclusive event where we would get to learn how to achieve the Liz Earle Glow. In all honesty I don’t normally attend many of the skincare events that I get invited to, that’s not me trying to sound snobby, I just don’t have a clue where to start with it all. However this time I thought why not, when I have a box of products at home that are going to waste because I don’t really know what I’m doing with them. It turns out that the event was a success, as a result of that I’m currently writing this post while enjoying the Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask 

So.. what did I learn? Aswell as learning I am absolutely rubbish at looking after my own skin I also learned a lot about the background of the Liz Earle brand. As much as Liz Earle is quite a new brand, they launched in 1995, they have become one of the best selling skincare products on the market. One reason being that they are high quality products but are sold at a relatively high street price, but not only that. Liz Earle is economical in so many ways, their packaging is fully recyclable, their head office is ran off their own renewable energy, all ingredients used in their products are ethically sourced and on top of all that they are against animal testing. Also with products to suit every skin type there isn’t a reason not to try their products! 






Talking about products, I’ll just mention a few of the items we got to try and which ones I have decided to add into my routine. If anyone has ever heard of Liz Earle it will normally be because of their hero product Clean and Polish or Hot Cloth Cleanser as some people like to call it. This cleanser strips off every bit of make up, even stubborn waterproof mascara, and a heated pure cotton muslin cloth is used to remove the cleanser from your face and clear out your pores. This product smells amazing too. I’m going to be using this every day alongside the Instant Boost Skin Tonic which is a toner in the Liz Earle range. I have also decided to use a moisturiser different to the one I already own and I have gone with the Superskin moisturiser as I feel this hydrates my skin better. I am also going to try and use the Nourishing Treatment mask atleast once a week, with exercising daily and showering daily I think this might help keep my skin glowing and replace all the oils I wash out of my skin.





My results so far? Girls.. I’m glowing! I know it’s only been a week but my skin feels so hydrated. Obviously I’ve had a couple of spots come up but that’s because my skin isn’t completely used to the products yet. I feel pampered just by taking 10 minutes out of my day to take care of my skin, something we all should do really. I also feel that my make-up is a lot easier to apply because my skin is nowhere near as dry as it was. Honestly I can really see myself sticking to this regime now. I’m also thinking about trying some of the Liz Earle shampoo and conditioner and seeing if that will help my hair quality because it’s so oily I struggle to do anything with it.





I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my post, I know it’s not something you would normally see on here. If any of you decide to try the Liz Earle products let me know what you think...

Roo x 

4 steps to perfect soft boiled eggs everytime.




Call me crazy but there is nothing I enjoy more on my day off than being able to take the time to cook brunch! During my working week there isn’t a chance in hell I would have time to get up, brew an iced coffee, boil soft eggs and everything else, generally I just mix a protein shake and I’m out the door! So when I get a day off I love to cook a nice breakfast.


Eggs are always my go to breakfast due to their many health benefits ...

- Eggs are filled with essential vitamins

- They boost weight loss

- They are a source of low calorie protein

- They include HDL cholesterol 

And I love how versatile they are, poached, scrambled, omelettes, breakfast muffins, so quick and easy to cook aswell! 






At the moment I love soft boiled eggs on a toasted muffin, there is nothing better than buttery toast and a nice runny yolk is there? So with my love for soft boiled eggs I thought I would share with you my 4 easy steps to a perfect soft boiled egg everytime.





METHOD


Step 1

Boiled a pan of salted water, ensure the water is bubbling and there is enough water in the pan to completely cover the eggs. I recommend cooking two at a time.


Step 2 

Place your eggs in the water for exactly 6 minutes, this gives you a runny yolk but solid white without any gooeyness (pretty sure I’ve made that word up). Always use a timer, 30 seconds either way makes quite a lot of difference!


Step 3

Take the eggs out the pan and place them in a container of cold water, as cold as possible and again make sure the eggs are completely covered. Leave the eggs in the water for 1 minute, no longer as the yolk starts to go cold. (Nobody likes a cold yolk)


Step 4 

Lay down some kitchen roll and tap the eggs gently until the shell has completely cracked. I find the more you crack the shell, the easier it is to peel off. Peel off the shell, then voila you have perfect soft boiled eggs. You can then pop them on top of toast, a salad or they go perfectly on top of a grilled steak!


AND ENJOY :) 


Roo x 




After a few weeks off.. I’m back :)



Unfortunately, sometimes life just gets in the way of things. And unfortunately for me life has got in the way of blogging the last few weeks. I’ve spent all my time and energy just getting through the weeks. I have never really been a negative person before, but recently I’ve felt myself really struggling with certain things. Instead of seeking help from others I decided to overcome this on my own, if anyone knows me I am normally quite vocal about problems I’m having but this time was a bit different. The main reason it has been different is because I’m not really sure what has caused me to feel this way, I just know I’ve never felt this way before. I’ve always been very passionate about what I’m achieving, and what I do on a daily basis but the last few weeks I haven’t felt any passion or motivation at all. I really hope this is a one off because I can’t stand the thought of me wasting anymore time feeling down in the dumps. Because of me not feeling 100% myself I felt like this would effect my writing, which is why I took a break from blogging for a few weeks. It was never going to be a permanent fixture, I couldn’t imagine not blogging at all anymore. I just think blogging is quite personal, and I didn’t want my readers to see this side of me. So onwards and upwards ... 





I am going to start putting myself first! I am always there to help others, do things for others and give up my time for others, but sometimes it feels like others wouldn’t do the same for me. So I am ready to start being selfish, for my own sanity! Over the last few weeks I’ve seen myself get stabbed in the back by people I didn’t think would ever bother me. But when people try to cause shit in your life you cannot help but get your back up about it! If there is one thing about me that will never change, I will put my hands up and admit if I have done something wrong, I will always take responsibility for my actions. So when you know you have done absolutely nothing wrong it’s hard to not bite back to accusations. Luckily, I think I have got to the point where I am ready to walk away from this chapter, I am just gonna put my head down and work hard towards my goals.





I am massively disappointed in myself for not reaching out to my loved ones. I have such a strong network of people I know fine well I could have relied on many of them to help me through this, but I just feel like pride took over me. 


What’s next for PrettyLittleGymAddict? 

I am so ready to share with you everything I’ve been getting up to in 2018. Even though I’ve had a bad few weeks the rest of the year has gone pretty well! February was such a crazy month for me including my two trips to Budapest and Berlin, I can’t wait to share with you what we got up to! I also started some great partnerships with some amazing brands, and there will be some super fun content coming very soon to my blog! Eeek! I’ve got a couple of trips to London coming up aswell which I can’t wait for. And I am loving my Instagram feed at the minute, it’s just amazing how much photos can hide what’s actually going on.

Unfortunately due to circumstances my fitness and health are nowhere near where I wanted them to be. My diet has been horrendous mainly due to the amount of binge drinking I have been doing, and I’ve been putting minimal effort into my workouts. Nobody could be more disappointed about this than me. However this is why I write this blog, I am just a normal girl trying to find the balance in life between eating well and working out but having a bloody good time as well. So I have whipped my butt into shape and earlier this week I began to track my food again and I am back to enjoying my workouts! Aiming to eat tracked 6 days a week with just the one more lenient day, this is not a cheat day as I will be looking at consuming only 250 more calories than normal. My aim is to drop 8lbs in the next 8 weeks, this would get me to my lowest weight yet. Even though my heart hasn’t been in it, I have only gained 2-3lbs so I have been quite lucky that I haven’t let myself go too much. I am currently signed up for 2 boxing boot camp sessions a week and will try to match this with at least 3 gym sessions a week and one outdoor run, weather permitting. 


I am sorry for my absence over the last few weeks but it has been a personal journey that I have had to deal with myself. Please keep your eye out for new content coming very soon :)


Ruth x

All you need to know about Protein Powder for women

Protein makes you bulky? Women shouldn’t use protein? These are comments I hear on a daily basis and I’m tired of hearing them. It seems like a lot of other people are sick of it too, that’s why Scitec Nutrition have released an article on exactly why women should use protein. It’s so important to take onboard this information if you are interested in increasing your strength, your performance and your results. It’s time to ignore the myths of women using protein powders.





All you need to know about Protein Powder for women


Getting into fitness but feel like you’re being bombarded by proteins and supplements and wondering if you do really need to be consuming them? There is a myth that protein powder is just for men looking to bulk up for bodybuilding, but uk.scitecnutrition.com are working to dispel this myth. Here they explain the importance and need for protein as part of a healthy diet and fitness routine.

Protein Powder explained

Protein is a macronutrient which is essential to building muscle mass and maintaining a balanced diet alongside an active lifestyle. It encourages your body to recover more quickly, helps you stay lean after working out and may also be used as a weight loss aid.

There are natural sources of protein you can eat as part of a healthy diet. Scitec Nutrition recommends using protein powders if you are looking at building and maintaining muscle, especially if you’ve recently increased your workout routine. If this fits to what you want to achieve, then you should be using it.

You can take Scitec Nutrition’s 100% Protein Professional Powder protein shakes as part of a post-workout routine. It is a high quality whey protein blend designed to help aid recovery and muscle growth. It contains a blend of whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate alongside added digestive enzymes and Amino acids. These can help to improve muscle growth and ensure you are recovering faster from your training sessions.

Do you need it?

If you’re working out, using 100% Whey Protein Professional specifically post-workout will enable you to get protein into the body faster than eating alone. If you’re new to fitness and have started a new skill or sport, it’s beneficial in the early days to review your eating first, before introducing supplements. Goals are something to consider beforehand, as fat loss supplements differ to those looking to increase muscle. 100% Whey Protein Professional will fit in with this allowing your body to recover faster and fuel muscle growth.

Scitec Nutrition has made a helpful guide to protein powder, explaining more about what it is, what it does and why you might need it. They also dispel popular protein myths, in particular, those aimed at women such as “protein shakes will make me big” and “protein powder is just for men”. Team Scitec Ambassador, Jenna Beckworth, explains why protein is a vital part of your diet in the guide, plus it explains when you should be consuming your protein shakes, depending on your objectives and what else you need to support a healthy body.


Beauty Gifts That Will Blow Her Mind This Mother’s Day


I mean, you could get your poor mother a bunch of daffs and a bottle of wine again this mothers day. Alternatively, why not earn some extra brownie points and go for something a little more exciting and creative? To help you check out our curated list of beauty related gifts below. 
Cult makeup 
One way to show mum just how much you love her is to treat her to some of those products that she might not spoil herself with. You know the ones that she tuts at when she sees the price but is secretly delighted to receive such a nice gift. 
If you are stuck for ideas here an excellent go to is a good ol’ bottle of Chanel no 5. Although other (and cheaper) products like YSL Touche Eclat or a cheeky little Dior lipstick in her favourite shade might go down just as well. 

Spa days 




Who doesn't love a spa day, and buying one for your mum is certain to make her smile. Just make sure to get the version that includes treatment or too, so she feels totally pampered during the experience. 
You can even get coupons and discount codes for many of the spare locations now, so it doesn't have to break the bank either. Perfect! 
Makeover and photoshoot 
Another beauty related gift that could be a real winner this mother's day is buying mom a voucher for a photoshoot. These are carried out by professional photographers in their studios, and you can choose from a range of styles including vintage and portraits. 
The best thing is mum will get a makeover beforehand to ensure that she looks and feels her best in the pics. You could even book a mother-daughter session, and then you would both get the benefit and have a pleasant day out together. 
Perfumery course 


Something a little more outside the box, but definitely popular with a lot of mothers is a voucher to attend one the many perfumery courses that are now being offered all over the UK. On such courses, mum will be treated to some insights about how scent and perfume work, as well as some information on how to create their own unique blends for themselves or to give as gifts. 
A posh lunch and refreshment are usually thrown too, so it makes a perfect treat day to show Ma how much she means to you. 
Subscription box 
Lastly, the mother's day gift that keeps on giving is signing her up for a beauty subscription box like Birchbox. Something you can learn more about in the video below. 


The great things about this as a gift is that mum will get new products through the post every month, not just in March. Something that means it can be a great reminder for her throughout the year of how much you care. 
In addition, she gets to play with all the new and limited edition products that the box contains. Something that makes it perfect gift if you ma is makeup obsessed. Who knows, she may even let you try a few of them if you're super nice to her and do the washing up once in a while?

Swiss Clinic Skin Resculpting Treatment






I was extremely lucky to get my hands on the Swiss Clinic Skin Resculpting treatment, priced at £95 this set is used to help reduce fatty tissue and reduce the appearance of cellulite. It can also help minimise scars and stretchmarks.

The set is made up of two items, a Skin roller and a Cryogel body serum. The skin roller is made up of 0.5mm needles, the needles of the skin roller create thousands of tiny micro-channels in the skin prompting the skin to create collagen and stimulate new skin cells. While the serum that includes Corallina improves blood circulation and reduces the appearance of fat cells, resulting in visibly firmer and smoother looking skin. The non-stick formula leaves you with a cool and refreshing sensation.

To achieve the best results it is recommended to use the set combined with a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, regular exercise and sleeping pattern, and drinking plenty of water. It is recommended to use the set for one week daily, and then rest for a week before starting again. 

My results so far. I have been using this set for 5 days now and I must say I do find the skin on my thighs looks a lot smoother. I have used it on my thighs because they are my problem area and where I struggle with cellulite. I look forward to seeing how my results change over the next few weeks and I will definitely be sharing before and after photos on my Instagram feed in the near future. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who struggles with stubborn cellulite or stretch marks.

What You Should Do in London if You Don't Want to do the Obvious Things

If you’re heading to London sometime soon, you definitely need to learn more about what England’s capital has to offer. This is important because everyone knows about the traditional options that everyone is aware of. But that doesn’t mean that you should stick to those options. There are plenty of less obvious things you can spend your time and energy doing instead, and they tend to be more interesting too. Here are just some of the options worth considering.
Take a Jack the Ripper Tour
Jack the Ripper is one of the most notorious criminals in British history, and there are many people out there producing fun for tourists of the back of his infamy. These Jack the Ripper tours take you through the London locations where the Victorian murders took place. It’s a fun way to spend an evening if you’re interested in this sort of thing.



Step Into the Home of Tea
Tea is pretty popular in London, as it is in the rest of Britain. But nowhere else as a place that can legitimately be called the home of tea. The Twinings Cafe in the Strand has been operating for more than 300 years. There are not many cafes that have been around for that long, and it’s a fantastic place to stop for a cup of team when you need a drink and a sit down.
Kayak on the River Thames
If you’re the kind of person that likes to get active and do something unique while you travel, why not take to the water. The River Thames is one of the things that everyone associates with London, but did you know that you could kayak on the river?


Travel in the Emirates Airline Cable Car
With a city as vast as London, the best way to see it is almost always from the sky. So, why not experience the Emirates Airline cable cars when you’re trying to get around the city? It’s a fun way to get a great view of London and see it from an entirely new perspective. It’s one of those things that many people still aren’t even aware of, but that’s something that should really change. You can learn more about it at http://www.vlondoncity.co.uk
Visit the Grant Museum of Zoology
The Grant Museum of Zoology is one of the museums you’ll find in all of London. Visit its website at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum-zoology if you want to see it for yourself. It’s an interesting and unique way to spend an afternoon, and you will most definitely learn a lot while you’re there.
There’s so much to do in London, and anyone who’s visited the city as a tourist will tell you the same. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to the places that the tourist guides tell you are best. As the examples above prove to you, there are so many out of the ordinary options out there waiting to be discovered.

Why Not Try A Camping Weekend Away?

Camping is something a lot of people have the wrong idea about. A lot of people like to think putting up a tent is stressful, that the wet and dark weather is invasive, and there’s no way to clean yourself up when you need to. And yet, these are all creature comforts we can still obtain when we’re sticking close to nature! Considering 98% of the UK isn’t built on, and roughly 93% of that are non urban areas, there’s plenty of natural wonders for you to find and explore! Of course camping isn’t for everyone, but just in case, here’s some reasons why your camping trip away might just be the relaxing holiday you’ve been looking for. 

It’s a Great Start to an Exercise Regime
When you’ve been meaning to get to the gym multiple times over the past couple of months or so, and only managed it once or twice or maybe never at all, you need a change of direction. That’s where camping can help you in your spares  time at the weekends.
When you take a trip away, it’s an escape in all forms. There’s no work you have to do, there’s no constant pinging of your phone when you’re off the grid, and there’s no way to get out of having to use your legs and all of your muscles to get by. You’re going to be walking through fields, and over hills and bridges, and you’re going to need to do everything a machine would do for you at home by yourself. 
It’s a Way to Spend Time Together
Being accompanied by friends and family on a camping trip is so different to booking into a hotel together. You need to communicate to make sure everything goes smoothly, and you’re going to have to entertain each other out in the wilderness! It’s a good activity for kids and adults alike, so bring everyone along for some relaxation. 
Simply, There’s a Lot to Do in Your Own Countryside!
We spend a lot of time looking outside of our own spheres towards the rest of the world. And that’s often for good reason! Other countries have amazing sights, sounds, and smells for people to experience and learn about, and meeting people from other walks of life can really open you up. 
And yet, that also means we tend to neglect our own surroundings; that’s just undeserving! Even just looking at things to do in the country, there’s pages and pages of events for you to experience, and the amount of green that covers the lands we were born on all have their own distinctions to them. You’ll sleep better when you’re living by the natural day and night cycle, you’ll have a lot more energy to you considering the amount of fresh air available, and that means you’ll be on the lookout for all the native flora and fauna the English countryside has to offer. 
Camping weekends are special to the people involved, try one out!

Healthy Habits For The New Year



Now that we are in the full swing of 2018, it is time to start thinking about how to incorporate some healthy habits into our lives. Here are some of the ha it’s which you should be adding into your daily lives this year. 
1. Stock up on healthy foods
It is incredibly important if you want to stay healthy in the new year that you keep plenty of healthy options on hand. If you have a ton of fruit on the kitchen tables and veggies in the fridge ready to go, you will be much more likely to reach for those when you fancy a snack rather than reaching for the sweets. By having healthy food everywhere in your home it will be much easier for you to stay on track with your diet and avoid falling into a trap. 


2. Mindful eating

How many times each day do you sit down and enjoy your meal without distractions? When we eat while watching TV, working or playing with our phones we tend to eat much quicker and not fully enjoy the food we consume. Because of this we tend to overeat and this can cause us to put on weight. Ideally when you are eating your dinner in the evenings you want to be concentrating on what you are eating and ignore everything else. 
3. Drink water instead
Ditch the liquid calories and stick to water as much as you can. It is understandable that not everyone likes to drink water, but you can add fruit and herbs like mint to your water if you don’t feel like it tastes of anything. Drinking water instead of soda and fruit juice will have a massive effect on your diet and help your digestive system hugely. It will make a massive difference to how you feel overall and the way you live your life. 

4. Chew your food


It is crucial that you learn to chew your food thoroughly. It is not only for your digestion, but also because it will allow you to eat slower and get full much quicker. Also make sure that you pay attention to your oral hygiene and always brush your teeth for at least two minutes morning and night, you might also want to look at All You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening to make sure that your food doesn’t cause stains on your teeth permanently.


5. Snack on fruit 

If you are hungry during the day, grab an apple or a banana. Avoid buying bags of crisps or chocolate from the vending machine because these both can make a huge dent in your calorie intake for the day and won’t satisfy your hunger. Instead try eating a big bowl of fruit which contains lots of vitamins and minerals, and will you up for the afternoon without an issue. 


6. Eat colourful food

Stay away from the plate of beige and brown food, and instead swap this for foods with vibrant colours. Fruits and vegetables are full of different vitamins and minerals depending on their colours which is why you want to be eating a range of colours every single day. For example having a salad with leafy greens, antioxidant containing red veggies and yellow starches can make your body feel much more energised and healthy. 



3 Dieting Myths You Probably Believe

When you’re trying to lose weight, you might decide to do a quick Google search and find some tips. You’ll soon be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there, a lot of it contradictory. Every year there is a load of new fad diets and everybody seems to have their own quick fix for losing weight and keeping it off. It can be difficult to work out the good from the bad when you’re looking over all that advice. That’s a problem because if you start following the tips that don’t work, you might find yourself putting weight on rather than losing it. To help you avoid that, these are some of the most common diet tips that just don’t work. 
Protein Shakes 










A common way of trying to lose weight is having protein shakes in place of meals. While it can help you to lose weight because there aren’t many calories in there, it’s going to cause you all sorts of other problems. The first issue is the taste; they aren’t pleasant to drink which is going to make it much harder to keep up with it. Even if you aren’t bothered about drinking the same tasteless shake every day, you’re missing out on a lot of important things that your body needs. True, you’ll get plenty of protein, you just won’t get much of anything else. All of the essential nutrients and vitamins that your body usually gets from healthy, home cooked food aren’t in protein shakes so you’ll have a lot of deficiencies. Your body gets hungry because of a lack of nutrition, not because of an empty stomach. That’s why it’s easy to carry on eating loads of junk food and still feel hungry because you aren’t giving your body what it needs. So, if you start replacing all your meals with protein shakes, not only will you be unwell, you’ll also be hungry all the time still. 
If you’re working out regularly then taking protein supplements is a good idea, just use it as part of a balanced diet. Click here to find loads of great flavoured powders to add to foods as well as spreads and all sorts of other food products. You’ll get the protein but you’ll also get the nutrition you need and it’ll actually taste nice so keeping up with the diet won’t feel like a chore. 
Drinking Water 

Another common myth is that drinking water flushes out fat and makes you lose weight. It can help you to lose weight because studies found that drinking water before a meal means you eat slightly less and drinking water is good either way. Just don’t expect to drop a load of weight by drinking water and not changing anything else. 
Honey Is Better Than Sugar

The word ‘natural’ is dangerous because it immediately makes us think that something is healthier. Honey is a great example of this. People often think that they can eat as much honey as they like because it’s a natural sugar so it’ll help them lose weight. Actually, the opposite is true, honey has more calories weight for weight than normal granulated sugar. It’s best to avoid either if you’re trying to lose weight. 
As a general rule, don’t take anything at face value. Try to research these tips and see if they’re confirmed anywhere else before you follow them.

"Mirror, Mirror, What Do You See?" Look Irresistible This Winter


Look irresistible this Winter with our below beauty tips (image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/beautiful-beauty-blond-blur-289225/)
With Blue Monday around the corner, the saddest day of the year looms upon us. It is not easy to look gorgeous when the skies are greyer than an old abandoned factory and rain threatens to ruin our make up day in and day out. Still, this is the season that we must face when Autumn ends and before we get to the gorgeous Spring.
If you feel under the weather and think you could do with some pampering that will make you look and feel better, read the below tips on how to look irresistible this Winter.
Hit the shops and shop to impress
Christmas has just gone, and your account is looking poorer than ever before. However, there is no gain without pain they say, and it’s true. You cannot expect to look classy if you are still wearing the coat that your grandmother knitted for you five years ago, while the rest of the world has moved on and is shopping garments that make them look fabulous. If you are feeling the winter blues and need something that will cheer you up, hit the shops this Winter and buy the dress you have been admiring through the shop window ever since you started your new job. Spending and making sure you do this wisely is about following a strict expenses plan and with one of these in place, you too could afford the fashion item of your dreams.
Invest in your beauty
You cannot wake up every day and complain about your appearance if you are taking no steps to look after this properly. Your beauty is most likely a reflection of how you are feeling inside, and as a result, it pays off to be thinking positive thoughts and leading a happy life. However, beauty is also what we do with our bodies and paying attention to our exterior and taking good care of it will pay off not only in the short term but the long term too. If you would like to look top dollar this Winter, why not invest in the following Aesthetic Treatments? They will help you become the woman you have been dreaming of ever since you became a beauty-conscious teenager.
Don’t neglect your hair
Your hair is like the icing on the cake, the part of your body that adds to your beauty. Some have it long, others have it short, and some prefer to shave it off. Whatever the length, the health of your hair is incredibly vital for you to keep maintaining the killer looks you have inherited. According to experts, you should be washing your hair two to three times per week, no more and no less, and the water when you shower shouldn’t be too hot in order for it not to damage the naturally looking hair you were born with (if your hair is coloured this should still be washed with lukewarm water). You should always towel dry your hair after a shower, even before you apply your hairdryer to it, and it would be beneficial if you brushed it at least twice a day, so that it remains shiny and untangled. Your hair is one of your best assets, make sure you look after it!

4 Ways To Travel And Save Money At The Same Time

Traveling is one of the most amazing ways a person can spend their time but unfortunately, it’s also quite expensive. When you’re broke and you’re trying to save up money for a car or a house, it seems like you’ve barely got enough to put enough into a savings account let alone think about going away somewhere. The thing is, it’s still possible to do both, it’ll just take a bit of hard work and a few sacrifices. If you’re itching to travel but you need to save up some cash as well, here’s how you do it. 
Take Shorter Trips 
When people are looking over their finances and trying to work out if they can afford to travel they’re usually thinking about the price of a week or two. They decide they can’t afford it so they give up on the idea altogether. Even if you can’t afford to fly halfway around the world for a week, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience somewhere new. Why not have weekend getaways somewhere cheap? It doesn’t even have to be somewhere outside of the country. If you take a few shorter trips throughout the year you can spread the costs out and still quench your thirst for adventure as well. 
Travel In Winter
Obviously the summer months are the most popular for travel, especially in school holidays, which means it’s going to cost more. A lot of people turn their nose up at the idea of traveling in winter because half the reason they’re going is the sun. It’s probably not a good idea to go to a beach resort in the middle of winter but there are so many great European cities that are amazing to experience when the weather is cold. Places like Prague or Budapest are perfect for weekend breaks because they’re cheap and they’re magical in winter. 
Cut One Cost
Most people will tell you that you need to write a strict budget that only includes the bare essentials for staying alive if you want to save for travel. You could do that and you’d probably save the money up pretty quickly, but your life would be pretty grim in the meantime. A much better way of doing it is to cut just one unnecessary cost and put all of that money into a travel fund instead. Something like buying coffee everyday costs a fair amount of money when you add it up and that one small change makes it far easier to save for traveling. 
Alternate Months 
Another big problem people have is that they don’t want to put money aside for travel because it seems like they’re only saving a tiny amount for other things. If you alternate months and save your extra cash for travel one month and then put some in a different savings account the next month, you won’t have that problem. Whenever you’ve got extra money from a bonus at work or something, put all of it straight into the travel fund. It’ll take longer to save the money but you can have the best of both worlds. 
Trying to balance financial responsibility and a passion for travel is a struggle, but it can be done.
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