5 Reasons I Wear Loose Joggers Instead Of Yoga Pants At The Gym

Joggers To The Gym

Instagram, Twitter, Blogs: They all portray women working out in tight yoga pants or leggings. Which is fine if you're that way inclined, but I'm just so not! No matter what I do I just can't get on with wearing bottoms that are too clingy when I'm at the gym - they irritate me too much. So here are 5 reasons why I personally don't wear leggings to the gym.

1. They come down when I'm squatting. Because they're so tight they ride down when I'm doing squats and worrying about whether my bum is showing is definitely something I don't need when trying to concentrate on lifting 35kgs without falling on previously mentioned bottom! (35kgs is my personal best and I'm super proud of that!)

Strong, Healthy Nails Courtesy Of Barry M

Strong Nails Barry M

I've had acrylic nails quite a few times now and although they look great when they're on, it's the aftermath that always makes me regret getting them done. Luckily my nails are naturally strong and long and I've never been one for biting my nails, so when I do have them done it's usually for special occasions or holidays. It's when I come to take them off that the question of 'why did I ever do this?' comes up. It's a little like having a tattoo in that after a while you forget about the pain/hassle as they look so darn pretty and you think it won't be that bad, then BAM ... you're kicking yourself for not remembering the pain last time round! Although tattoos are always worth the pain!!

The last time I had acrylics I actually found a way to make my nails look nice and strong after I'd removed them and it's all down to these 2 beauties. The Barry M Super Mani 7-in-1 Treatment and Barry M Mani Mask in Bashful.

Foundation-Less Make Up Routine

Foundation Less Make Up Routine

Since coming back from holiday I haven't worn a scrap of foundation and I tell you now: I'm bloody loving it! My skin looks so much better without it at the moment and even though that's probably because I have a bit of a tan, I also think it's because I'm not caking my skin in make up everyday. It's nice not to have to worry about whether my foundation is congealing, or scratching my face and having make up under my nails; gross, I know! In short it's lovely, so I thought I'd share what make up I am wearing and loving at the moment.

I start with Soap & Glory Bright Here, Bright Now Instant Radiance Energy Boost Balm (what a mouthful!) and smooth that all over my face. It gives my skin a natural glow, as I'm all for a dewy base. I conceal under my eyes with the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector and Essence All About Matt Concealer over the top. I also use this concealer to cover any redness, usually round my nose and on my chin, and any blemishes too. I blend this in

Healthy Cookies That Taste Amazing

Healthy Cookies

In an effort to be more healthy Anthony and I have banned ourselves from buying any biscuits, chocolate or cake in the weekly shop. Our theory is that if they're not in the house then we won't eat them. It's funny how that works, ey?! However, I do miss my sweet treats, especially after dinner, and I thought I'd try my hand at baking something sweet that's not full of crap.

Enter these little babies: Zanna Van Dijk's The Ultimate Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies. I've been following Zanna for ages on Instagram but it wasn't until I saw Anna's post that I realised she had recipes on her website. They all look so tasty but these were the ones I wanted to try first as I had most of the ingredients in my cupboard already.

The Infinity Dreams Tag

Infinity Dreams Tag

I don't often do many tags on here but this one sounded like fun and I thought hey, what better way to mix up my posts and ease myself back into blogging? I was tagged by the extremely lovely Steph over at The Zombie Said - go check her out, she's a total babe!

The idea of this tag is to list 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions set for you by your nominator and then tag 11 other bloggers to answer 11 questions you've created for them. Easy right? So here goes....

11 Facts About Me & My Answers
1. I have a growth deficiency in my wedding ring finger and had to have an operation on it when I

Reflecting On Life and Blogging

Reflecting

Hey there strangers, it's been a while! I'm terribly sorry about the lack of posts around here lately but while I've been away from blogging it's given me time to reassess my little space here. Also as this is my 99th post (who'd have thought it?!) on my blog I thought this would be a good time for a little announcement!

I love writing about beauty and it's what encouraged me to start blogging; so I could share all my favourite products with you guys. I still love doing that but I feel that I have other things that I want to share with you guys too. Since starting the gym and having more life adventures I've realised that I have other interests that I want to write about too, so I've decided that I'm going to mix things up a little on here and I hope you guys don't mind too much.