Health and Fitness Apps I Love 💪🍏📱



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So for today's post I thought I would do something a little different and chat to you guys about some of the apps I have been loving that have really been helping me stay healthy and keep on moving towards my fitness goals. One amazing thing is that all these apps are free to download (Some have in app purchases or premium features) but it is completely optional if you want to spend your hard earned dolla on them. 

First up is an app called 'SWORKIT'. This app is great and it basically has loads of workouts on it which you can choose from. They range from all kinds of difficulties from beginner to advance. They also have loads of different categories so if you want to focus on one area of your bod in particular you can click on the allocated section of the app and there will be loads of workouts to train that part of your body. You can only access limited workouts on the free version but I am pretty happy with this as I just use this for filling up gaps within my workouts at the gym of if I want to mix things up a bit. However, if you were planning on using this more or at home then it may be worth upgrading and pay a little money to access all the content. Overall I just love this app for mixing up my workouts and helping me not get bored with my current ones. 
 

The next app I have been loving, is not really a fitness app but it can be used as one if that's what you need. The app is called 'Yummly' and I LOVE it! It is perfect if like me you aren't the most inspired person when it comes to cooking yourself up some food. It is full of millions of amazing recipes and it has so many cool functions to it. One example of a cool function I was rambling about is that you can search for recipes including a specific ingredient so if you have some left over ingredients in your cupboard that you have no idea what to do with then you can look on here and it will give you some ideas. You can also search different categories such as type of meal (e.g. Main, Side, Dessert, Snack), different dietary requirements, Trending recipes, or popular ones. There's even a quick and easy section which if your anything like me this is just perfect. Also when you have found the recipe you want to make you can save them so whenever you are looking for them you can look in your saved recipe section and pick one out but it also creates a shopping list for you for your chosen recipe. It is also great if you track your foods as it tells you all the nutritional info like number of calories, macros etc for all the recipes. Finally another amazing thing about this app is that it is completely personalized to you as when you sign up you can state any food allergies, foods you like, foods you dislike etc and it will recommend you different recipes based on this which is just so cool.


I find that tracking my calories really helps me stay on track and I have two apps that are just perfect for this and these are 'My Fitness Pal' and 'Lose it'. Both of these apps pretty much do the same thing and I have both as I used to constantly use My Fitness Pal but when a few of my friends joined the gym this year they all use 'Lose it' so I wanted to get it so we could all compare and things using the same app. They are just essentially an app where you put in everything you eat and drink and any exercise you have done and it totals up your total calorie intake/outtake and compares this to your recommended amount of calories. This is great as you can see if your eating enough or too much and if you should maybe try and squeeze in a little bit more exercise or if you are good for the day. I just find it really interesting to know what I am eating and if it is the right stuff you know. These apps are also great if you track macros or if like me you have some kind of deficiency where you are lacking vitamins. I lack when it comes to my iron levels so it’s a great way to see if I am getting enough.


 The next app I use all the time is one that won't actually be too relevant to you if you go to a different gym but I have been using the 'Puregym' app. I obviously go to PureGym so this is great as I can book classes, see how busy the gym is and all that cool stuff. However I know this won't be something everyone can use so I won't ramble on but I would deffo recommend checking if your gym also has an app as they are so useful.


Finally the app I have been using quite a bit is the apple 'Health' app. This is something that is just already installed on your phone if you have an iphone but it is so useful. You can track your steps, sleep, nutrition and mindfulness. It's a great overall health tracker and I mainly use this to track my steps although I'm not sure this is the most accurate data however it gives me an estimate. 

 

So guys that’s all the health and fitness apps I have been loving to keep me motivated and on track. I hope that this may have been somewhat interesting to any of you. 

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Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette Review! 💜


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Today's post is going to be all about the Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette. I got mine for Christmas and have not been able to stop using it ever since. This palette is honestly the most perfect eyeshadow palette I have ever owned, Its full of the most lovely warm toned shadows and you can create so many different looks with it. The packaging is also just stunning, it has like a berry ombre effect but it is holographic so in the light it just changes colour which is sooo pretty.

Like I said this is the perfect palette to have in your collection as you have so many different shades to create different looks with. It covers you for any eye look from everyday to all out glam. I think if I was only able to have one eyeshadow palette for the rest of my life it would 100% be this one. Which I guess is where the name comes from as it is ironically my new Holy Grail palette.

There is a mixture of both shimmers and matte shadows in this palette and they are all super blendable which makes them so easy to use and it's also hella pigmented so a little goes a long way. The pans are a really reasonable size as well so you get quite a lot of product. The shades I have been loving the most are 'So Jelly' which is a pink shade which is almost holographic as it shifts colour in the light, 'Wine N Dine' which is so nice for a berry toned eye look and 'Cool Beans' which is just a lovely everyday shimmer shade. Also can we just take a minute to appreciate how cute the shade names in this palette are!


Here's some swatches so you can see them on the skin but please bare in mind that I am terrible at getting my swatches even so they are a complete mess but also I am like the palest human on the earth so 'Thanks A Latte' looks pretty non existent on me but I promise the pigment is amazing it just doesn't show against my skin.


Overall I really love this palette and would 100% recommend it if you are looking for a new one. It costs £43 which is quite a lot of money however I think it is deffo worth the money as it is paced with wearable shades so you will get so much use out of it and the quality is insane.

Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette ~ https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/violet-voss-holy-grail-eyeshadow-palette.html

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Affordable Cruelty Free Skincare Routine 🐇💗


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I've recently decided to get myself some new skincare goodies and completely revamp my current skincare routine. I have combination skin where I get super oily around my nose and chin area but my forehead gets a little dry whilst the rest of my face is pretty normal. However, I think the mixture of cold weather, hot showers and central heating has just completely messed with my skin as it has been hella dry lately. So I went on a little hunt for some new skincare products which were affordable and cruelty free, I found these products and they have made up my new skincare routine for the past couple of weeks.




So the first new product I have tried is the Superdrug Natural Radiant Glycolic Toner. Well like I said I have been trying out this new skincare routine for a couple of weeks now and OMG I AM SHOOK! I can't even tell you how much I have been blown away by this product it has only been a pretty short amount of time and this had made such a difference. It had left my skin feeling sooo smooth and it has massively reduced any redness. As I had said my skin has been pretty dry and this has been a little miracle worker for that. I honestly can't rate this product enough like wow Superdrug I see you guys! It contains Glycolic acid which is amazing for retexturising the skins surface and claims to smooth, tone and brighten skin which I completely agree it does. The prices of everything in the Superdrug skincare range are just so affordable and from what I have tried so far the quality is insane. They also don't test on animals as a brand and that is just so lovely and I have sooooo much respect for them for that as well. I paid £2.95 for this as it is currently on offer however I believe at full price it is still only £5.99 which is still a mind blowing price for such a wonderful product. I have been using this product after cleansing and before moisturising and I love it.




I decided to grab a new cleanser and this one from the body shop drew me in. It is The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter. I LOVE THIS! (Sorry for the random bursts of caps every five seconds but I just can't with these new products). This cleanser is just so gentle on the skin and it clings to every bit of makeup and gets it off my face. Once again it makes my skin feel so soft and is just a really lovely cleanser. I would really recommend this one if you have sensitive skin. It cost £10 which is again such an amazing price and of course it is cruelty free. I use this before anything else as the first step in my skincare routine.



Whilst I was in the body shop I also saw this and I was immediately drawn to it due to my dry skin problems as it just seemed to be the perfect solution. It is the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet which is a mattifying moisturiser which claims to drench the skin with moisture for all day hydration. As you can imagine with skin as dry as the Sahara this sounded very appealing to me. After using the product daily I was again so impressed with the product, it kept my skin super soft and also wasn't greasy or anything on the skin. I also found that this was a lovely base to apply my make up on too. I love this product and use it after I have cleansed, exfoliated and toned my skin. It is the perfect final step to my skincare routine. This one costs £14 which for a really good moisturiser I think is really reasonable and it is also cruelty free.



Finally I have been using another absolute star product from the superdrug range. I can't even cope with how impressed I have been by the Superdrug skincare range I will deffo be getting my hands on a few more products as I am just blown away by the price quality and everything. This scrub has been great for exfoliating my skin as it is sooo gentle but is also great at smoothing my skin. Again it's super affordable and cruelty free. This costs £2.99 (I know I know I'm still shook too). I use this just after cleansing and it is the perfect face scrub.


So guys that's all I have been trying out for my new skincare routine and I honestly love it so much my skin has been sooo much better and I am just so happy with my new products.

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Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara Review! 🖤


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For today's post I am going to do a little review on the Bad Gal Bang! Mascara by Benefit. I was recently in Benefit getting my brows done and I simply could not resist grabbing myself one of these new mascara's, as I have literally been seeing this product everywhere and it has been well and truly hyped up so I decided I wanted to give it a try for myself and see what all the fuss was about.

I have tried quite a few products from benefit and I have to say I am yet to be disappointed, I personally really love the They're Real Mascara so I was very interested to see if this one was even better. The Bad Gal Bang Mascara claims to have a dramatic volumising effect without weighing the lashes down, to be smudge proof, water resistant and last on the lashes for up to 36 hours.

Right so what do I think? The first time I tried on this mascara I was SHOOK. I never ever had a mascara give me this much volume to my lashes, I love everything about the product from the cute af packaging to the intense volume the product gives. I find that layering this product is fine as it is so light that you honestly can't feel it on your lashes. I love how black it is and that the smaller end of the brush is just perfect for the bottom lashes and hard to reach ones such as the inner corner. I actually think that this may be my new fave mascara as it just gives me everything I could possibly want. I have even wore this mascara to the gym a few times and it has lasted amazingly on the lashes with no smudging or flaking off. I have also been asked on several occasions now if I am wearing false lashes whilst wearing this mascara so if that doesn't show just how much of an impact this mascara has nothing will.

The image below shows one of my eyes with no mascara and the other with ONE coat of the benefit bad gal bang mascara on. I mean come on guys look at that difference its INSANE!



One thing that I will say is you do have to be careful when applying this product as I do find that it clumps the lashes together quite a bit. I personally don't mind this as I actually like my lashes to have a borderline clumpy look as I feel as this enhances the volume however it could get very over the top very quickly if you are not careful during the application. The way I deal with this is just to apply thin layers of the product and I then use an old spoolie brush to brush through the lashes to separate and remove excess product between coats.

Overall I would totally recommend this mascara if you haven't tried it as it really is a product that makes such a huge difference and gives you the wow moment you long for with any new makeup purchase. I think if your someone who like me, likes big thick voluminous lashes then you will just fall in love with this product because for this effect it is simply the best product I have ever tried. Benefit have completely smashed it out the park with this launch and if you want a new mascara that is going to give you a false lash effect then GIRL you need this product in your life. I believe this mascara costs £21.50 which is a pretty average price for a higher end mascara.  

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Valentines Makeup Look 2018 💕


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Happy Valentines Day Lovelies! I hope your all having an amazing time whether your a single pringle or all coupled up. For today's post I thought I would put together a little valentines day inspired make up look. This look can be worn regardless of your plans if your going out then go ahead and get hella glam and if valentines day is just another day for you then who cares lets slay anyway. I decided to go for a dewy base and a pink theme with this look and I'm loving the way it came out. 

Here's some more snaps:






Products I Used :

Face: 

Eyes:

Brows:

Lips:
Violet Voss Holy Grail Shadow Shade 'So Jelly' (Used to set Lips + add shimmer)

Lashes:


That's all for today's post I hope you all have a lovely Valentines day and that this post may have inspired you to do some valentines themed makeup looks of your own. Also please just excuse the fact I am terrible at putting lashes on.

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Little Pretty Little Thing Haul ⭐


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 I recently made a little order on Pretty Little Thing, I only picked up four items however I thought I would share them with you as they are hella cute and I am loving plt at the moment. I have decided to have a bit of a style revamp and I really want to get more in to fashion and make a bit more effort when it comes to what I am wearing. I have recently downloaded an app called 21 Buttons and this is perfect if you are looking for some style inspo. You can find me on there at lifewithbee if you want to check it out. All the links to these items will be on my 21 Buttons but I will leave the on this post as well as a snap of how I would syle them.


The first two things I picked up I thought would be best show you together as I bought them to wear them together as an outfit. I think this outfit is perfect for wearing when I am chilling around the house and maybe running a few errands. It is super comfortable so is great for those days where you just want to chill in your pj's but you have to go outside as it feels like pj's but it's acceptable to leave the house in. I love the orange stripe on the leggings and they are so soft. Also both Items are amazing quality and run pretty true to size although I sized up in the jumper as I wanted an over sized look. The Jumper was £15 and the leggings are £12. Here's the link to them and the snap of me trying them on. 







 The next thing I picked up was this cropped T-shirt I love this and find that it is such a good basic item to have. Once again the quality is so good and I think its the perfect piece to throw on with a pair of jeans or leggings during the day or even pop it on with a skirt and some dressy makeup for a evening look. It was £12. 




The final thing that I picked up was this checked bodysuit. I have been seeing this racing grid everywhere and I love it so when I saw this I just had to get it. Once again it the quality is great and the fit is perfect. I picked this up for £12.

That's all I picked up from Pretty Little Thing, They have some amazing things at the moment so if your looking for some new stuff I would highly recommend you checking them out.

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Monthy Faves - January 2018 ✨


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It's February already! We are now well in to the new year and its that time again to share with you guys all the things I've been loving over the past month. So welcome to my first favourites post of 2018 here's all the things I've been loving in January. 

Beanies Coffee 
  The first thing I wanted to chat to you guys is Beanies flavoured coffee. Now as you all probably know it is soo difficult to get back in to the swing of work after the hype of the Christmas holidays so ya girl has been struggling, However luckly I discovered beanies and I can't even tell you how much I love this coffee it has been getting me through the long days at work. Now I'm not even a coffee person and I actually hate instant coffee that isn't flavoured but I love these my favourite flavours I have tried have to be Cookie Dough and Vanilla.


Xtend BCAA
Next up in my favourites is the Scivation Xtend BCAA in Fruit Punch. I've actually been hitting the gym so much this past month and this little guy has helped me power through those workouts like nothing else. I love the flavour and the product so much. I'll stop rambling about this guy seen as I literally went on and on about this in my Gym Supplements post.


Kat Von D Lock-it Foundation
 Now I received this foundation as gift from one of my fave gals and I am in love so I am sooo grateful for this gift. I find this foundation amazing from the coverage to the colour It is perfect. I am hella pale and this is not too dark for me which is honestly a miracle as I can rarely find foundations which go light enough.


Precisely My Brow Benefit Brow Pencil
I recently got my brows waxed and tinted at my local benefit counter for the first time this month and I was so happy with the results and the service. Whilst I was here they had an amazing offer on some of their brow products so I decided to pick up this little gem and I love it. It allows me to be so precise when doing my brows and I find it so easy to use. I will most likely be using this product for a while as I just find it makes doing my brows so much quicker.



Lush D'Fluff Shaving Foam
It is probably no surprise this is in my favourites this month as I have been using it for years. This is a holy grail product for me and its something I always re-purchase. It honestly makes shaving a bearable experience which lets be honest is a complete miracle for me as I hate doing it so much. It is packed with amazing stuff which does wonders for my skin and it smells amazing. I thought I would mention it in this months faves as I am going to need to get my hands on a new one soon so Its been on my mind also I have been using it all month so it only seemed right that it got a little mention in this post.


Grenade Carb Killa Protein Shakes
Again this product has come in to my life due to my recent gym activity however I have honestly struggled so much with finding a protein shake I can actually drink let alone enjoy. Until I tried this one it tastes amazing. I have been loving the Cookies and Cream flavour but also the White Chocolate one is also to die for. You can also find more info about these shakes in my current gym supplements post.



Snow Fairy Shower Gel
I got my annual snow fairy from my boyfriend again this year for Christmas and I still love it just as much every single year. It is such a sweet smell which I am personally a sucker for it's also bright pink and has little flecks of glitter in which I mean how extra for a shower gel. This has been the shower gel I have been reaching for in January and If you have never tried this then you need to!


Vans Old School Platform Shoes
Finally the last lovely item I have been loving this January are my Vans Old School. I have practically not taken these off for like the whole month. They are all black so I get away with wearing them for work and I just love them for general wear also. I especially love these vans as they have a platform which I think just gives them a little bit of an edge but also give me a little bit of height (Which as a 5ft tall gal I can muchly appreciate) They are also super comfy and like I said I have just been living in these shoes for the past month.



That's all for my January 2018 Faves I hope you enjoyed the read.

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