Sunday, 14 February 2016

Beauty | Nip + Fab Bee Sting Fix Duo

Nip + Fab are a skin and body care company founded by Maria Hatzistefanis who also founded skincare brand Rodial. Nip + Fab have developed a brand presence so strong through celebrity endorsements (think Kylie Jenner and Millie Mackintosh) and using the latest technology to develop their products, think of them as the cool, more affordable younger sister of Rodial. 

I'll be turning 28 later this year so wrinkles is a thing that I am becoming increasingly worried about. I had read good things about Nip + Fab and thought I would give the Bee Sting Fix duo a go and see if it gave me that little bit more plump I was after. The packaging is bright but sleek, the consistency of the product is firm and workable. This particular duo is comprised of the Lifting Mask and the Eye Cream, I think this may be the beginning of a brand addiction....

This range uses bee venom to tackle anti ageing and give a brightened lift. I have been applying the eye cream morning and night under the eye area and around the brow bone. It does plump the area right away but as for making a major fix to my permanently tired eyes it's good but it's not working the miracles I need! With the mask I have been wearing it as an overnight treatment and can vouch that I have definitely seen a difference in the now lack of lines on my forehead and around my mouth, #winning. I have sensitive skin and have had zero issues with any tingling or redness, so I can confirm that this is not the last you will be seeing of Nip + Fab here on the blog. They have some great products and ranges available, come at me Kale Fix Clay Mask!

Disclaimer, Please do not use this range if you are allergic to Bee Venom (obviously) and always patch test if you are unsure.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Fitness | Strawberry Shortcake Protein Smoothie

Now that I am getting into the fitness and nutrition side of blogging, I thought I'd kick things off with a simple recipe. I am a big fan of smoothies, they are great if you are in a hurry in the morning or need something cool and refreshing, so I have quite a list of favourites that I'll be sharing with you all.

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Smoothie
- 100g Greek Yoghurt
- 100g Strawberries
- 2 Scoops of Protein Powder (Optional)
- 20g Oats
- A handful of ice
- Blend until smooth

Of course, it looks even better in a mason jar with desiccated coconut and a strawberry on top!

Stay tuned for some more recipes and tips...

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Beauty | Lady Million by Paco Rabanne

I was so pleased to get this gift from a good friend this Christmas as I was in need of some perfume and I had not yet tried this one. Lady Million by Paco Rabanne is described as 'Mesmerising, feminine and glamorous' with a fresh woody trail of white flowers that exhilarates the skin. This particular set came with a 50 ml bottle and a 10 ml travel size, which went straight into the handbag. The packaging itself is very glam featuring a diamond shaped bottle in luxe gold. With notes of Orange, Jasmine and Patchouli the scent brings a sweet but warming feel with some added opulence. It has definitely become a firm favourite for me and one I will easily be re-purchasing!