Sunday, 21 December 2014

SLIMFAST 321 PLAN

My SlimFast 321 Plan Experience
For seven days I was able to trial the Slim-Fast 3.2.1 plan, initially I started this seven day trial two and a half weeks ago but unfortunately was sent products I couldn't use, banana and mocha (caffeine) in which I am allergic to. So my initial trial ended three days in, but honestly hand on heart can say I lost 1lbs in three days.

So your probably wondering how it all works. To break it down in a simple form you are able to eat six small meals a day this consists of; three snacks, two meal bars or shakes and one meal. One of your meals resulting in a low 600 calorie controlled meal of your choice and the others using the Slim-Fast products. The Slim-Fast 3.2.1 plan is as simple as 1.2.3.

This week on Monday saw the return of my seven day trial, I was kindly sent a new batch of products the Friday before with shakes/powders,bars and snacks that I was able to consume. Although it was all going fairly well I forgot to mention I was allergic to nuts therefore unable to use some of the meal bars which was also the same for the chocolate bars.

The battle is always the start of the process working out and planning exactly what you are eating, and sticking to it when there is so much temptation around. Every day I was able to consume my 600 calorie meal (Which I can go into at a later date if requested). I found this is what I most looked forward to, as after day four of the same regime it started to become a little repetitive.

A big thing for me is trying to lose weight with my condition, hypothyroidism slows my metabolic rate right down to the point it is hard to digest and break down food. The 3.2.1 plan is a good way to consume food in smaller meals in order to help me digest with my hypo but I believe others may find the plan slightly repetitive and possibly this is how people drop off the programme.
I have plenty of praise towards the plan my only main negative being that because I have a condition, I am a fussy eater and have many allergies it is harder to find solutions and prep and plan everyday. The only other slight change I had to make was I had no time to have six small meals within the day (meals and snacks), which had to be dropped down to five (two shakes or meal bar, one main meal and two snacks). With my seven day process I lost another pound.

LIKES
I grew very fond of the shakes as it was very easy to pack shakes and snacks when on the go, the taste is better than I expected and I can see myself using the shakes and snacks in the future as they are low calorie and agreed with me 100%. The shakes keep you full as a replacement and are tasty and keeps you going through the morning, my favourite being the summer strawberry shake and my favourite snack the bbq corn-chips. Even after my trial ends today I will continue to purchase the shakes and snacks.

DISLIKES
I wasn't very keen on the meal replacement bars, I found these to have no flavour and when I had planned to eat this during the day I wasn't looking forward to that particular meal, in my opinion every meal should be tasty and nutritious. If there was another alternative or maybe even a new formula or flavour it possibly could have been a better experience for me. Secondly with my hypo it never gave me the weight loss I expected in the week compared to other results I have seen. After losing a pound whether just luck previously or with the help of Slim-Fast, I found my results was not the same or anywhere near the results you hear of other people during their 3.2.1 experience. This is not necessarily Slim-Fast's fault as my hypothyroidism in regards to weight loss may need better tailoring in regards to a programme diet and healthy lifestyle living.

SPECIAL THANKS
Special thank you to Natalie a complete an utter star at Slim-Fast who kept me in the loop in regards to products, sent me out new products as soon as she could and was just generally very patient and friendly to work with.

Overall my experience with Slim-Fast was insightful, for those who are interested to try Slim-Fast I would definitely say give it a try as you may just like it and it could work out for you. But be sure to make sure you can plan ahead all the time and dedication is key. For me the plan is not exactly what I like but as stated before I will continue to buy products from the brand to tailor my own weight loss journey and healthy lifestyle.


Have you tried any Slim-Fast products or Plans? Let me know your experience!
www.slimfast.co.uk
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

LATEST IN BEAUTY: THE GLAMOUR PARTY BEAUTY EDIT

The Glamour Party Beauty Edit

So as we all know there are hundreds and hundreds of different monthly subscription boxes you can purchase over the internet, from beauty to healthy eating to gaming. I have always been curious to venture into one of these beauty monthly subscriptions boxes, but I don't think im the type to put money aside just for a box of a few items. So as I was doing some research I came across the site 'Latest in Beauty'

Latest in Beauty offer a monthly box in which you can personalise and build every step yourself, not necessarily at a monthly price, but as you add your chosen items to the box you are paying for the amount of items you want at a discounted price. So your getting all the latest products that you actually want to try, not what is already planned. 

They also have LIB collections, in which you can purchase one off boxes at one price. I recently purchased the 'Glamour Party Beauty Edit' for £16.99 inc pp. The box consisted of products worth around £80 and as well as a free Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish: Hot Cloth Cleanser.

In the Beauty Edit you receive:
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
Vichy Purete Thermale 3 in 1 Cleanser
Vichy Life Serum
Collection Lengthening Mascara
Stilla Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner
Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Shampoo
Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner
Lola Nail Polish
Burts Bees LipBalm
Loreal Elnette Satin Holdspray
Wild About Beauty Eyeshadow
Pop Band London
Skyn Iceland Eye Gels
Xen-Tan 

Now I may not be interested in the monthly subscription boxes but this is something I definitely can see myself purchasing every once in a while for new products to test, I am impressed with just how many products you receive at decent full and sample sizes. And I am looking forward to purchasing more in the future from LIB!

What do you think of the Glamour Beauty Box?

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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Are you ready for SEROZINC?

La Roche-Posay Presents Serozinc

For all you La Roche-Posay fans out there wait no longer the secret is finally out and I will be sharing it with you. Serozinc is the latest of the family, the newborn into the blogger world for the UK, making it's way to our fingertips at just one click of a button, you can purchase this little beauty from the one and only Escentuals, although it is not available right this second you can pre-order (put your name on the waiting list) from Escentuals to ensure you are one of the first to receive it in the post when it comes out January 2015.

Serozinc is the newest and most talked about toner in the blogger-sphere and I was kindly invited to its launch on Monday 8th December by La Roche-Posay at the Magazine Restaurant in Kensington Gardens. The event was filled with bloggers left right and center which enabled us to make friends with new people and catch up with old ones over champagne and nibbles

This toner is in the form of a mist and I am looking forward to doing a full review for you all in the next few weeks, so make sure to keep a look out for that in the near future. Here is a few snaps from the event...


To get your hands on this beauty for pre-order and receive 15% off the recommended retail price just click here and head over to Escentuals.com

Thank you La Roche Posay for the invite I had a brilliant time.

xx

Pictures Courtesy of SRFTaylor
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Vashi: Diamond Event

Vashi Diamonds Private Viewing Event

Hey yall, im so sorry I was unable to post last Sunday due to unforeseen circumstances but as I have always said better late than never, so lets get into the post. Wednesday 26th November I was invited to the private viewing of the Vashi Diamonds collection at Tart Bar London, and bought my best friend ie my photographer along with me. Vashi Dominguez is the founder and owner of Vashi.com, a diamond expert with years of experience, starting his trade in the early 2000s and launching his online business in 2007. The event was hosted in the wonderful Tart Bar London which had a lovely ambiance, dimmed lights to set the scene and a plethora of bloggers and vloggers alike. The bar was in full flow of mojitos whilst the DJ created a backdrop of fresh tunes. 

The collection hosted a variety of jewellery from diamond engagement rings to a multiple of precious stones such as sapphire and ruby. Guests were able to try on necklaces, rings, and bracelets and oogle the collection in its full glory. With tunes pumping and drinks flowing guests mingled amongst one another discussing the beautiful collection and indulging in blogger chit chat. The event was full of Vashi’s favourite bloggers and vloggers until it was time to go.


Amongst the private viewing you were able to pamper yourself with what the collection had to offer. From be-spoke pieces such as the yellow sapphire, white diamond halo ring and the letter necklace to other divine pieces that bloggers where a fan of included an array of diamond engagement rings, earrings and necklaces as well as a set of diamond sapphire necklace and matching stud earrings, and a set of diamond ruby necklace with matching hoop earrings. The collection of jewellery pieces ranged from £239 to £6,065 and can be purchased from the Vashi website.

Thank you again Vashi for inviting me, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Website: Vashi.com |Twitter: @VashiDiamonds |Facebook: Vashi.com

What do you think of the brand and the beautiful jewels?

xx
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