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Eat your way to happier skin :)

29 Aug
"Heart" your skin from the inside!

“Heart” your skin from the inside!

I’m a firm believer in the motto ” you are what you eat”.  Beauty from the inside out. As a beauty blogger, we sometimes forget about what’s underneath all those lovely beauty products that we have tried and tested and we often forget what effect all of these products can have on our skin. I guess we need to think of our skin as a separate entity. We need to clean it and take care of it but we also need to make sure we are feeding our skin what it needs.

YES TO EGGS!

YES TO EGGS!

Here are some skin super-foods which could help transform your skin from blah to tah-DAH!!

  • Eggs: B vitamins and sulphur for clear skin
  • Salmon; omega 3 fatty acids
  • Tomatoes: antioxidants and lycopene
  • Avocado: moisturising vitamin E
  • Chicken; protein for skin repair
  • Brazil nuts: selenium- powerful antioxidant
  • Oranges: Vitamin C: collagen production
  • Lentils: fibre: helps flush toxins
  • Broccoli: ultimate superfood: antioxidants and vitamins A, B, E and K.

Obviously there are sooo many more great skin superfoods but lets face it I’d bore you to death! If you want to know more about great skin booster foods, give it an ol’ Google or simply ask me in the comment section below! :)

Dinner is served....

Dinner is served….

Foods to try and avoid/ consume minimally:

  • Dairy instead opt for a soy/rice/ almond alternative
  • Wheat
  • sugary foods
  • Anything with a high salt content
Nom nom broccoli!!

Nom nom broccoli!!

Of course the top tip to good skin is hydration! Even though it’s the most told tip in the beauty world, you need to make sure you are getting your 2litres a day and try your best to swap things like tea and coffee for a herbal tea like Green tea which is great for glowy skin.

On top of your food and drink, you could also take a vitamin supplement specifically tailored toward hair and skincare. Viviscal and Perfectil are great brands for both and I would recommend them to anyone. However if these are out of your budget Boots and other pharmacies do their own brand of “beauty-biotics” targeted for skin, hair and nails.

Healthy skin sample meal plan (using the skin super-foods mentioned above):

  1. Breakfast: Boiled egg with gluten free toast- banana and green tea
  2. Lunch: Avocado salad: tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, rocket, spinach, red onion and peppers. Drizzle with oil and balsamic vinegar ( add salmon for a non-veggie version) and 1 mandarin
  3. Dinner: Lentil and bean stirfry: (add chicken for a non veggie version) Lentils, assorted beans, broccoli, carrots, courgette, onion and peppers. Soy sauce, garlic and chili flakes.
  4. Snacks: brazil nuts and soy yoghurt

Once you’ve stuffed yourself silly with these nutrient rich foods, you can then try slopping some of these goodies onto your face as a fresh face-mask! Honey, oats and natural yoghurt is a great simple recipe to try… plus you can eat the leftovers! ;)

Ok guys, that’s all for now!

Just a wee reminder that of course I am in no way a skin-expert, I just have a huge interest in beauty and health and thought I’d share some tips! Hope some them helped! Let me know if you’d like to see more of these types of posts!… I’ve got a few good’uns up my sleeve. :)

Thanks for reading, Until next time, Bye!

-KATE- x

Viviscal Giveaway Winner! Hurrah!

4 Jun

Hey Guys,

This is going to be a reeeeeaally short post (I mean it this time, I swear) as I’m sorta supposed to be getting ready for work. But I had to just come on here and let you guys know that the winner of my Viviscal giveaway has been randomly selected and I am happy to announce that the winner is:

Franno from “The Happenings and Non-Happenings of Franno (http://insertsuitabletitle.wordpress.com/)

WHAT YOU’VE WON! :)

CONGRATULATIONS!! When you see this could you please email me all your details (such as your full name and address) to sleepingbootay@yahoo.ie so I can send you on your prize!

I want to thank er’body who entered and once again, to all you lovely followers out there! I will be doing lots more giveaways in the future so please do keep your peepers peeled for that!

Okay,I’m off to get all uniformed up and have a sneeky cup of pre-work tea!

Mmmm tea

Thanks for reading, Bye! Kx:)

Mini Review and Giveaway: Viviscal hair supplements – CLOSED

29 May

Hey guys

Yes, this is ANOTHER giveaway. This time, I was lucky enough to be sent a packet of the new craze in hair care: Viviscal hair repair supplements.

About Viviscal:

For those of you who are unfamiliar with these new hair chummys.. Viviscal is a natural supplement aimed to repair your hair. They are tablets used to “Nourish and restore natural health and beauty to damaged hair” (what it says on the box) The supplement contains Amino Mar C (which is apparently a patented marine complex) as well as Selenium, Biotin, Folic Acid, Zinc and Grape Seed extract…so loads of natural lovelies for your hair. Here’s for the exciting bit… REESE WITHERSPOON has admitted Viviscal as one of her “secret beauty secrets” and has been quoted saying ” Viviscal is a must have for keeping my hair healthy and shiney. When I’m working on a movie, they blow-dry and cut my hair quite a bit so I take these hair supplements to keep it healthy” …. Aaaaah nothing like a bit o’ celeb endorsement!  Still quite exciting though.. right?!…

Viviscal is priced at 24.95 yo yos for 30 tablets (month’s supply) and need to be taken daily for the full effect to take place. You can purchase Viviscal on 1890 60 18 01 ( for Irish ladies) or on their website http://www.viviscal.ie. You will also find them cropping up in most leading pharmacies and health stores nationwide. However, if you’d like to be in for a chance to win a month’s supply completely free keep on reading… (oooh the suspense! ;) )

Viviscal Hair repair supplements

My experiences:

If you have been reading my blog for awhile now, you’ll know that I actually started using these supplements myself waaaay back, however I never got around to reviewing them for you.

When I started using them, my hair was in pretty good condition with little or no damage, however I thought I’d give them a whirl and see what all the fuss was about. These supplements definitely made a difference to my hairs appearance making it extra shiny and glossy. I believe it also helped in my hairs growth rate too.

However, recently I have started dying my hair again… had a bit of bother with some bleach (eeeek) and now my hair is in need of these supplements more than ever. I’m gonna repurchase these babies again and fingers crossed they work their miracle on me!

Overall, I’d really recommend these supplements to somebody with damaged or dry hair or even for somebody who just wants to give their hair a good ol’ boost. No matter what the season… healthy hair is ALWAYS in fashion… so it’s nice to finally see a product in the market that actually works at restoring your hair :) This product gets a huge sleepingbootay thumbs up…and I can’t wait to try them out on my newly coloured hair. Watch this space for an updated review folks! :)

Inside…

Now onto the good stuff…GIVEAWAY TIME!

How to enter Giveaway:

If you would like to get your hands on a month’s supply of these bad boys, all you have to do is:

  1.  Be a follower/subscribe to this blog. You do not need a wordpress account to be a follower.. Simply click on the “follow by email” button to the right of my blog! Easy peeeasy!
  2.  “Like” the Viviscal Ireland Facebook page by clicking this link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Viviscal-Ireland/205704649539393
  3.  Comment under this post and let me know that you have completed these steps and also answer this question: What is your favourite hair product and why?

Terms and conditions

  • This giveaway is open to everybody, worldwide.. however you must complete ALL the steps above or your entry will not be counted. Unfortunately there can only be one winner so good luck to er’body! :)
  • The winners will be yet again be selected randomly via my trusty source random.org so all will be lovely and fair
  • Giveaway will run for 1 week ending the 4th of June

That’s all for now folks! Good luck to everyone and get entering! :)

Thanks for reading! Bye Kx :)

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