About me 😊

So for those whose have been following me you are probably wondering what I am all about. Well let me start, my name is Elaine and I live in London with my family and just enjoy day to say stuff.  I like to keep fit, active, take my camara out with my boyfriend and take in the sights of the city we live in. 

I also work full time in central London and plus I am a global health and wellness business owner.  My business is with Forever Living which is huge global health and wellness company with a legacy of over 30 years and still growing in many countries  as we speak ! My business allow me to work  and earn anywhere. Not only being a part of forever has changed my health but my lifestyle a little too.

 Anyway, I  like to keep busy which is why I enjoy having my own business and working full time . Apart from all that I enjoy going to the cinema, eating out, going away when I can, plus clothes and fashion.

So what makes you tick ? Do you like to keep active or are you more chilled? I do chill out myself, with a book or listening to music. So enough about me, I’m sure I have been waffling on lol. What’s your story?  Can’t wait to hear it! 😊

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Cleanse away

I have always wanted to look after my skin, even when I was younger I would always ask mum for her face cream and she would tell me the importance of them all as you get older you will benefit. So I grew up using lotions and butter cream.

So now years older I still abide by those values and try as much as possible to maintain the best health that my skin can be. Having said that the only way I used to cleanse my skin was drinking water (which I still do by the way ), until I became a health and wellness business owner and discovered my aloe cleanser.  Before I used any type of cleanser, I was not really paying much attention especially to the adverts of the stunning model throwing water on her face and suddenly looking brand new, it wasn’t me.

However my aloe cleanser which I can use on a regular basis or once in a while, is great. I only need to use a minimal amount, it super quick absorbant and it light on my skin. I was taken back when I started using it to how soft and smooth my skin felt, but felt cleaner.  I use it mostly at night, especially if I have been  out and about in the busy city where your skin is open more to the outdoor grease and grime. 

So, my aloe cleanser is now an addition to my skin care routine ( I shall put it ) and looks like it is going to permanent. 😊

Water on the go 

I have always enjoyed drinking water and I will admit it. Fizzy drinks make me burp, drinks you need to dilute are too sugary for me and I’m not a great fan of alcohol. So water it is.  Water works for me as it keeps my skin 

Seeing as I am always on the go and like to drink my target of 2 litres a day, I like to keep water in my bag as I am out  and about or at work. At first I was huge bottles offree every day and drinking it, sometimes refilling it up at work if needed. However soon I found it costly ended up spending a lot a week  on just water. Until I was introduced to the Brita Sports bottle.

This useful invention for me is just what I need as I can fill up wherever I go, it has a filter inside to purify the water and I save money as I don’t need to spend on buying bottles of water on a daily basis.

My bottle lives in either my gym or daily bag and I love it. I just drink, fill up and go.  The biggest advantage for me is I can keep track if how much I drink a day and sometimes drink more 

Make up over my years 

Ever since my teens I have had an interest in make up, I only really got into the eye shadow, foundation, lipstick  and bronzer  when I got to college. My best friend at the time was like Miss World. She was tall, amazing figure, pretty and of course wore make up and looked like Chanel for the front cover of Vouge  magazine .  So I wanted to make the effort, so I did. I got all sorts and plastered it on like wallpaper paste, even carried my huge make up bag with me and did my make up on the bus, train wherever I thought was needed. I was very good at watching the traffic lights so knowing when to stop and start applying my mascara. When I was at college my make up looked like I was about to go on stage with my four sisters  . I wore bright colours, glitters, stripes and dots. I looked like an extra from Andrew Lloyd Webber- Startlight Express, but I loved it and I assumed everyone else did.

However when I left college and went to uni, it all changed and make up went back to basics. Bright colours were replaced with tonal colours and all patterns were non existent. The bright colours did return for a brief appearance but have yet since gone and tonal, shimmer and highlights are to stay.  

So now I carry around one  bronzer, a foundation,  blusher, eye pencil, aloe lip care and mascara. Less is more for me, even though I pass through the bright colours at times in the cosmetic store and think shall I ? 

What do you carry around with you ? If anything. Has your make up evolved?

Keeping active 

I suppose I am not the only person in the universe who gets a little more motivated every year, especially were fitness in concerned. It’s like you wake up and say yourself I am going to do this, run this long and walk this long from here to there. This also occurs when you have a holiday planned as well. (At the moment my gym is heaving with people trying to get into shape )

Anyway, keeping active does not mean that you have to commit to heavy workouts, intense programmes and run long distances and end up with a stitch within 5 minutes as you feel so unfit.  If you want to keep active, for me it as all about balance. I attend the gym, walk as a much as I can if the weather is nice and use the stairs a little more often at the train station.  If it is  a nice day walk halfway home, or to the next station which is what I do most of the time.

So for anyone who wants to get a little more active, up their energy levels or even just want to change their lifestyle. Just start at the beginning with two  steps and see where they take you, who knows where you will end up.

How my skin survives

Everyone has a skin survival kit. A save my skin range of products which help us feeling and looking human. Like so many others it is important to me that my skin is looked for, as you get older a lot of changes can happen to your skin and for me I like to look after it the best I can.
So hence my survival kit, armed with moisturising lotion, hand and face wash, lip gloss, hand sanitiser and aloe shield deodorant. These bad boys are my saviour and keep my skin  as healthy as possible, as well drinking water daily and getting as much sleep as I can

Each of these serve a different  role.  The moisturising lotion is multi purpose for me as I can use it as a make up base or just every day care for my hands as well as my face. The hand and face wash which sits on my sink, is ideal for  my skin and it not only keeps it’s moisturused but I know a few who use it for their dry skin and other skin irritations. The aloe sheild is great for me as a deodorant, the lip gloss  is my best friend and the hand sanitiser never leave my handbag.

So this is my kit which keeps my skin in check, what’s yours ? What keeps your skin looking healthy?  

Fueling up

As you have gathered by my recent post I like to keep active, healthy and busy…  well anything to keep me from getting bored really.this is one of the reason why I like to go to the gym, keep fit and try and get as much excersice as I can.   At the gym I like to mix it up with both cardio and weights, yes weights as I hear a few gasps but I will go into detail about that another day . Anyway because I use the gym reguraly my muscles  get tired and fatigue starts to set in.  I know in the past  after  40 minutes on the cross trainer my calves used to feel a like rock and the next day I would be walking slower than  normal. 

Despite warming up and down, sometimes it did take a while for me to get going. However, not for long

I was introduced to a supplement called ‘Argi’ and since then it has redcued the feleing of tired muscles and kept my enegery levels up, even after the heaviest of workouts (complete conditioning is one). Argi is a sports drink which helps me keep my energy levels up as it contains L-arginine, which also helps reduce my fatigue due to the vitamins b6, b9 and b12.  I was pleasantly surprised after I began drinking it after a few weeks, I didn’t feel the normal tiredness after my workout and in was even able to keep going longer. Now I drink this regularly argi has the added bonus of continuing vitamin d for muscles and c for immune system.  Win win for me !  

I have even introduced it to my boyfriend who works out at home regularly and loves running, he reaaps the benefits especially after his leg muscles can get tired very quickly after a back injury many years ago.

So I am raising my glass (of water ) to Argi, keeps my going after my workout and doesn’t taste to bad either. ☺ 

 

Can’t digest 

Ever since I was born I loved food, I crawled at 3 months for it according to mum. Anyway I have always had a mixed diet, ea ten good with bad and bad with beyond ridculous. As I got older my love was food was getting strained as good wasn’t love returned. Heavy food was giving me indigestion, making me bloat and I was getting frustrated.

So on a quest I was introuced to aloe vera drinking gel which at first I was  a bit apprensive, but thinking about the past years of discomfort I was up for anything to help. After a month of drinking my daily dose I was staring to feel the difference, the bloating reduced and I was able to eat well again. I chose not to eat what upset me and changed my eating habits a little, I was glad I felt the difference and did not want to undo the work the aloe had done for me. 

A year on I still feel that benefits, including my hair, skin and nails feeling healtheir. Plus my energy levels and immune system improved, which comes in handy during the cold winter months. I have also managed to convince other members of my family and friends to drink the aloe as well, so far they are happy with it.  

So here I  show love for the aloe and for many more years to come. 

Lip life saver 

BRRR! It’s cold today in London and we are all feeling it today, I know I am. I’m all for wrapping up in this weather as it gives me a chance to wear all my scarves I knitted myself, plus my hats. However, I know my skin has to be protected against the cold weather, which I do well with my moisturising lotion. Although, it also important that I look after my lips as I know they are more exposed to the weather than anything else. So, I am glad I have this Aloe Lips as it’s a lifesaver for my lips, plus it is multi purpose because you can use it on dry cuiticles which is another reason why it doesn’t leave my handbag. 

So this is my lip life saver, which is yours ?