How To Improve Your Health Regime Without Even Leaving The Home

Ahh, home sweet home. It’s the foundation of a happy life and we all strive to create a comfortable environment to grow. However, leaving a healthy lifestyle is an equally important role to our overall happiness. So why not combine the two?

Considering the amount of time you spend at home, it would be foolish not to use it as a key ingredient of your healthy living habits. It might feel like a daunting prospect, but it only takes a few simple decisions to ensure that you get the results you want.

Here are my top tips to ensure that your home is the perfect venue to accommodate your need for a healthy life.

Eat Well

Good diet is the core or any healthy living plan. It’s an aspect that no health enthusiast can overlook. Moreover, the fact you often eat at home makes it the perfect place to start when turning your property into a health haven.

These daily healthy eating tips can be incorporated to provide the perfect platform to build your overall diet. Meanwhile, you should make it your responsibility to learn more about nutrition. Quite often, the reason we make bad choices is that we don’t even know.

Avoiding processed foods should be one of your main goals. Invest in a slow cooker and you’ll soon notice a vast improvement to your diet.

Sleep Well

It’s easy to concern yourself solely with changes throughout the working day. However, one of the biggest changes you can make it to improve your sleep patterns. Not only will this upgrade improve your inner health, but it will make vast changes to your external appearance too.

Your bed is arguably the most important piece of furniture in your life. After all, you should be spending eight hours per night tucked up and snoozing. Switching to a latex mattress could be one of the most significant changes you ever make. If it’s going to improve the quality of your sleep, it has to be an investment worth making.

Far too many people overlook the importance of sleep, but it’s a crucial factor to your health and overall well-being. If you’ve been suffering a lack of energy or motivation, making this upgrade is a must.

Work Out

Regular exercise isn’t optional. It’s a basic necessity of human life, and you cannot afford to miss out. We can all use the speed of modern life as an excuse, but there’s nothing more important than your health.

I sympathise with the fact that paying extortionate fees to workout in an environment you hate isn’t appealing. However, investing in a few home gym facilities removes the travel, other people, and monthly fees. Alternatively, you could buy a fitness DVD and follow those workouts for a more fulfilling experience.

Either way, working out at home will help the property support your healthy living. Moreover, the time you save will allow you to enjoy more of it with the family. Now that has to sound better for everyone.

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Benefit Cosmetics || Limited Edition Swarovski They're Real Mascara

Limited edition They're Real Mascara.

Limited Edition.

They're Real Mascara....

If this post ended right now those five words above are enough to described how utterly amazing this is. They're Real is the mascara to beat all mascara's so when Benefit Cosmetics launch a new variation, hells I'm all over it!

This time, they've kept the formula the same (phew) but glitzyfied it up to the hilt with some genuine Swarovski's and a matte black packaging. I don't know about you, but packaging plays a huge part in whether I buy something or not, I know it's terrible, but it's true.

This mascara also is the only one that makes a noticeable difference on my short and thin spider leg lashes I can't help but be excited about this launch. Enough said really.

It's available over on Benefit Cosmetics here just now *wink*

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Pampering Ideas For Hardworking Women

Working mothers. Stay-at-home mothers. Single ladies. Retired ladies. Whatever your situation, all ladies deserve some 'me' time once in awhile.There are lots of different ways to be self-indulgent for the day. Whether relaxing alone or with friends, treat yourself now! Here are some ideas to get your inspirational cogs turning...


Spas are the essence of relaxation. Tranquil surroundings. Soothing music piped into treatment rooms. Saunas, swimming pools and steam rooms. Spas are the quintessential pampering experience. Spas commonly offer visitors a choice of pamper packages. Whether you want a full body massage, head and shoulder massage, manicure, pedicure, or facial. There is plenty to choose from so you can pick the package that meets your relaxation needs.

Afternoon Tea

A timeless tradition, afternoon tea is an elegant pastime enjoyed by ladies for years. Afternoon tea was once a pursuit reserved for the wealthy. Today, it is enjoyed by all. It consists of a range of finger sandwiches, scones, and a selection of delicate pastries. A choice of tea or coffee is a fine accompaniment. Many afternoon teas include a glass of champagne too for that extra special indulgence.

Hair Salons

Arranging to have your haircut is a necessity. But having a professional hair stylist style your hair is an indulgence. Book a top class salon and treat yourself to a professional up-do. Coincide it with an evening function so you can parade yourself with confidence! Flick through a glossy magazine while sipping a glass of something chilled. Enjoy being looked after and allow the professionals to make you shine.

Nail Salons

Nail varnish application is a skill. Although most of us try it at home, our rudimentary efforts are no match for the professionals! A French manicure, gel nails or buff and polish are amongst the many options to try. An afternoon at the nail salon is a fine way to reward those hardworking hands. Be adventurous with new nail techniques. Opt for bold colours you wouldn't normally wear. Create a perfect ten with fingers to make your friends jealous! 

Overnight Stay

A true treat for a woman with responsibilities is an overnight stay in a hotel. A bed you don't have to make. A bathroom you don't have to clean. And a chance to channel hop while consuming the complimentary biscuits! Treat yourself to a top City hotel and enjoy a night of pure indulgence. Seek out the best London stay, New York hotel or Parisian boutique. Book your choice and start packing that overnight bag.

Retail Therapy

Women love to shop. That's the general view anyhow. So what greater way to indulge than to treat yourself to a new wardrobe? Hit the High Streets for bargain buys. Or indulge in a spot of boutique hunting for that dream designer dress. Pick out matching accessories to complement your new outfit.

For an extra treat, book a session with a personal shopper. Many stores operate this service. It's a great way to seek a professional's advice on the styles and colours that suit you best. Go on, treat yourself! You deserve to be spoilt. So which option fits your idea of pure indulgence?

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My Story || How To Quit Smoking For Good

I started smoking at the age of sixteen - I'm talking smoking full time, in front of my parents and spending my well-earned money on cigarettes. Over the years, I've smoked more cigarettes than I care to admit and when I turned twenty I was smoking more than I ever had done. I decided to try and cut down - but it was hard. I soon fell pregnant in 2005 and  smoking was no longer an option in my life. During my pregnancy, I was sick as a dog until around the ninth month so craving cigarettes was the last thing on my mind. Not long after my son was born though I ashamedly started smoking again.

Weirdly I missed holding a cigarette more than I missed the actual inhalation of toxins. Between 2006 and 2009 I fell pregnant two more times and each time was similar, I'd fall pregnant, stop smoking and restart shortly after my sons were born. In 2009 when I restarted it was different from the previous times. I started smoking again, sure, but this time there was a real hate for the dirty habit. I smoked because I struggled to fight the craving - but - at the same time I despised the habit and each cigarette that I smoked. I felt torn and weak and ashamed. I so badly wanted to stop.

Seeking help, I found the only methods available for stopping smoking in 2009 were Nicotine patches, consultations at a chemist and a prescription medication called Champix (Varenicline). I decided to try the Nicotine patches first because they were the less invasive method, but I couldn't stomach the patches no matter how hard I tried as they made me violently sick. Visiting the doctors I was prescribed Champix. I had heard both good and bad stories about this medication, but I was willing to give it a try.

Champix was my only hope to stop smoking so I wholeheartedly agreed to give them a try. Once again by the second week (when the tablets increased) I was throwing up continuously and the migraine that had taken root in my head literally made me feel like I was about to die. I soon realised that my only way of giving up for good was to go cold turkey. That prospect terrified me.

Six years on I'm so impressed with how far we've come with products and treatments to help people kick their own smoking habit. If I was quitting now, I think I would have gone down the vaping and e-cigarette route which has become hugely popular for good reason. I have a few close family members who stopped smoking using e-cigarettes and in particular the e-liquid from Medusa Juice. My cousin loves the Medusa Juice, Banana custard flavoured e-liquid in particular. Its enabled her to cut her smoking habit in half without the horrible side effects that come from patches and prescriptions. She's hoping to fully stop within the next month or two. This is the e-juice that she uses...

Had vaping been around back when I was a ''smoker''  I doubt I'd have ever re-started and going cold turkey would have never been an issue.  I still think back to when my habit was in full force and I still feel guilty for smoking when my sons were so young, granted I smoked outside, but I would have still had cigarette smoke, nicotine and other toxins on my skin and clothes as I picked them up and smothered them in kisses. Those memories don't sit right with me because it should have never happened. Vaping provides an easy and manageable way of reclaiming your health and breaking the habit once and for all and because of that I wholeheartedly recommend this as the easiest and most viable option for quitting safely.

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