Friday, 19 September 2014

Fitness Friday: Skinny Sprinkles Review

I've been on a bit of a health mission, trying to eat healthy food and exercising regularly (even if it's only 10 minutes with Vicky's 7 Day Slim). With my holiday fast approaching I felt I needed a bit of a hand and was quite lucky to have a box of Skinny Sprinkles land on my door step.
Everyone knows there's no such thing as a quick fix, including Skinny Sprinkles. It's not advertised as a meal replacement, a miracle drink or an instant solution to weight 

The box suggests having a Skinny Sprinkle drink about 15-30minutes before every meal. Unfortunately I don't have the time before every meal I found it hard to stick to this and was worried the Skinny Sprinkles weren't going to work for me. Instead I tried it my own way...

The part of the day that I find the biggest struggle is around half 3. I've just finished teaching and running around like a headless chicken all day, my energy is taking a bit of a dip, it's still a couple of hours until dinner time. I just want a can of diet coke and chocolate biscuit! My cravings kick in and I'm tempted to snack.  I found if I had a Skinny Sprinkles drink I was able to banish the cravings, boost my energy, power on to dinner time AND eat a smaller portion.

How it all works is explained quite clearly on the box but it's basically a drink mix which helps you feel full, reduces appetite and reduces tiredness. The stomach treats the gel like drink as food and 'delays gastric emptying'.

When I first tried the Skinny Sprinkles I wasn't too impressed by the 'strawberry smoothie drink'. From the description I was expecting something along the lines of a Nesquik tasting one or even a Strawberry Ribena drink after looking at the consistency. It's not a thick drink which I think is good, but I do find it a bit of a 'grin and bare it' sort of drink. It's not the worst drink out there!

I'm going to keep going with 1 Skinny Sprinkle a day and hopefully by the end of the box I'll have kicked my end of work cravings to the curb!

Have you tried Skinny Sprinkles or anything similar to improve your eating habits?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Barry M Cor Balmy! Full Collection Swatches

Barry M's ever growing collection of products is impressive and their recent introduction of the Cor Balmy tinted lip balms has been my favourite. With 5 different colours there's a colour to suit different skin tones, different seasons and different moods. They're quite comparable to the Maybelline Baby Lips, only slightly more expensive but slightly more wearable colours. The moisturising core is packed full of ingredients like Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter helping to moisturise and protect. They also have SPF15 as a nice added extra. They're not going to replace a moisturising lip balm but they're a good 2-in-1 product for adding colour and not drying out your lips in the process.

What sort of lip product is your favourite for day time?
Which Cor Balmy colour is your favourite?

Monday, 15 September 2014

Forever 21 Haul

With about a month to go I bought a few bits and pieces for wearing on my holiday to New York and Las Vegas. 

Rose Slip Dress




Any New York/Vegas hints or tips feel free to leave them in the comments.