Hope the new year is going well for you.
I must admit I really like January (!!) I like getting a shiny new year to look forward to and plan for.
New year doesn’t mean making resolutions for me though or not exactly… I prefer to call them plans… Planning takes a bit more thought and a plan sounds more achievable somehow.
Whilst buying skincare, makeup etc may not sound like the hardest plan in the world, with so many fab products out there it’s not always an easy choice.
For my ‘planning’ I like to do some research (aka endless Googling and reading Blogs) and therefore feel I am making an informed choice when I go shopping.
Plans of course come with the caveat that I am perfectly entitled to change my mind, but for now at least here is the 2018 plan:
Not exactly skin care but you are pretty much what you eat and I have really shaken up my diet in the last 12 months.
Along with a 2 stone plus weight loss (which was all done via a ‘diet’) my energy levels have improved. However there has been a downside too – my skin.
Whilst cutting back on the sugar and more or less cutting out refined sugar I am protecting the collagen in my skin which of course is great. But, 2 stone lighter and being middle aged I have been left with some pretty (and it ain’t) lax skin and parts of me have really lost their shape (including my Boom Boom – see below*).
I need to start building muscle to help firm me up and have for the first time in my life started to lift weights and do some proper weight training (which I am really enjoying).
Being a nearly veggie I can struggle a bit with protein, there is only so much Quorn and natural yoghurt I can take!
I think the time has come to try a protein shake, at least on the days when I am pumping iron! Having read a lot about them I want to make sure I am going to take the right one, not full of anything nasty and as natural as it can be.
www.purition.co.uk do a ‘Discovery Box’ box for £12.99 which gives you 6 sachets all different flavours to try.
I like the sound of this company and that they talk about proper food etc.
I am quite happy with my lips but want to stay happy with them.
Last year I started to apply a daily SPF via a lip balm, it varies but between Ultrasun (clear and tasteless) SPF30 and Malibu (clear but oh so slightly flavoured) also SPF30
Recently I have been reading a lot about Sculpt which is from Dr Esho. He does several lip product and the range can be found at esho.co/products
Sculpt is designed for natural lips ‘shape and volume’ (‘Pause’ is for lips with fillers).
In theory you can buy at victoriahealth.com but they are currently out of stock, which of course makes me want it all the more.
Bum Bum Cream
The cult Brazilian body cream – aimed at yep your bottom by Sol de Janeiro.
I am not expecting a miracle on the firming front (or should that be behind!) but I really want to try it for the texture, smell and the added sparkles.
I can be a bit hit and miss about using body creams and lotions but if it smells good and feels good I am going to want to use it.
Always a good idea to layer products when it comes to getting a lasting fragrance. There is also a matching Shower Gel – shower gel then body lotion seems like a good match.
*Bum Bum – pronounced Boom Boom in Brazil (see above).
I will let you know how I get on with the above once I have them in my life.
New Year new things to try and try to do…. what are your Plans for the year??
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