Boots Haul: Loreal Architecte and Color Riche 461+

Oh dear. 

I somehow ended up in Boots today.

I wasn’t supposed to go there. 

But you know how it is. 

And they had such great offers on.

And, well, sure I’d have been a fool not to….

So I made a little purchase 🙂 And got a ‘free’ gift 🙂 🙂 🙂 

Loreal Architecte and Color Infallible in Metal Plum

Loreal Architecte and Color Infallible in Metal Plum

The eyeshadow (€9.29) is a beautiful purple/taupe with a silver shimmer.It’s absolutely stunning so I have very high hopes for it! If fallout and creasing prove to be minimal it will be true love indeed!

I have tried some other Loreal mascaras and have been impressed but this is my first time buying Architecte (€15.29). Fingers crossed that it is worth the outlay as I think the price point is a little on the high side for a pharmacy brand.

The unmissable special offer was the beautiful box featured in the picture above. It contains Color Riche Nail 401, a cherry red, and Color Riche Lipstick 461, a gorgeous matte blue based red and a real show-stopper. There is also a glitter top coat mascara, can’t see myself getting too much wear out of that but I’ll certainly give it a flutter over the festive season.

I’ll report back on my experiences with the above as soon as they have been properly tested!

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Food for the Soul

Mondays can be tough. Actually, sometimes life can be tough. And sometimes you need a little more than gorgeous make up to offset the horridness of the day. Sometimes you need a little food for the soul.

These are a few of my favourites:

braver

John Lennon

mother teresa

quotes-happiness3

sunshine

Achieving Better Health No.1

It feels like every time I read a newspaper or magazine or watch TV/listen to the radio there is some new report outlining how unhealthy/obese/unfit we have all become. Conflicting reports about what is and isn’t good for us make it difficult to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Marketing and advertising add to this confusing minefield, products are promoted as being a healthy choice for reason X but no mention is made of problem Y that completely negates the health benefits. Well known examples of this include cereal bars (and many cereals) which are purported to be fill of fible and wholegrains etc but can also be laden with sugar. I’ve lost count of how many times I have thought I was making good food choices only to later realise my meals were not nearly as healthy as I had believed.

So who do you believe? Where can you get sound nutritional advice? I really don’t know. Theories espoused by nutritionists are discredited so often it’s hard to keep up.

In the next few weeks I’ll be setting myself goals for 2014 and one of the most important will be to improve my fitness and look after my nutritional health, with an emphasis on eating REAL food!

Wish me luck!