Monday, April 29, 2013

Insanity all the way!

For a long while I was thinking about posting about Insanity workout.  A year and half ago I first heard about it and it took me a while to actually start exercise and since I would like to do the program all over again I decided to write about it because this might be motivation that I need right now. Here is my experience with Beach body Insanity workout! I finished my 63 day Insanity program somewhere in July last year but I will start from beginning. Insanity is 63 day workout program. It is divided into 3 parts: month 1, recovery week and month 2. Every two weeks you need to do the Fit test, write down your results and you can see your improvement. Insanity is made by Shaun T who will give you instructions and motivate you, it is important to listen what he is saying to do the exercise properly. Also no matter what you need to do the warm up and only thing you need is little bit of space, your body and lots of water! Nothing else!

About 1,5 ago my boyfriend and I were surfing the internet and we found about Insanity. We started to watch different YouTube clips about it and we were seriously hooked. It was easy to see that if I ever try to actually workout it will be really hard for me and I probably won't be able to do most of the exercise.The reason was very simple. I was completely out of shape. I had few attempts of " Me and my girls are going tho the gym and we are serious this time" but every time we would give up after a month or so. Not to mention that we were more than happy about it. You can say that workout was a strange word to me.

First time I turned the Insanity videos on I turned them off few minutes later because there was no way I'm willing to do that. Then I was thinking I should just try it for at least 10 min just to start something, but everything ended 3 minutes later when I decided that Insanity is too hard for me. After that I easily forgot about the hole thing. During last winter I gain few kg and I wanted to do something about it. As always I had bunch of reasons why I shouldn't workout but now Insanity was on my mind more and more. My main excuses were: I don't have time for 40-60 min exercise everyday, it is too cold, it is too hot, I don't have enough name it! Until one day when I just pressed play and started. I wasn't thinking about it I just did it. First day is the Fit test, which is 20 min workout and I hardly finished it. After it was over I could't get up from my bed because I was so tired. The next day I woke up with pain, my muscles were killing me! The same thing happened for next 3 weeks. Every day different part of my body was hurting, I still remember first day I woke up without and pain :)

 Later I realized that the hardest part was the start! In the end the pain did't matter to me because few days into the workout I started enjoying it. I was hooked and Insanity was the best part of my day. When I started I was aware that I was out of shape and I said to myself I will try to do as much as I can. Everyday I could do little bit more, slowly I learned the exercises, I learned how to breath and led my fit properly. From that on it was better and better, for the first time in my life I was enjoying working out and it was the first time I actually knew what I was doing and why. I learned so much about proper exercising and my body. First month was going by and I saw a change in my shape and my cardio. Than came The recovery week and it was time for Month 2.
Now with month two I was at the beginning all over again. Instead of 40 min there was 60 min workout and it wasn't just longer it was much harder. I wasn't giving up and I tried to do as much as I could each day but to tell you the truth this was little bit out my league. Sometime I would just be WTF is this. But most important thing was that I stick to it and tried as much as I could. I wasn't very happy about it but at least I know I didn't give up this time. My last Fit test showed me really good results, especially when I compared it with my first FT.

If you want to do great workout you should definitely try Insanity. It is amazing if you want to shape your body or if you wanna lose weight. One important thing about this program is the diet. There is diet plan that comes with workout which would give you the best results but I did't stick to that at all. The most important thing is try to eat healthy and eat something ( fruit in my case ) after the workout. I remember first 10 days into the workout, I was hungry all the time I ate much more then I usually do because my body needed more energy but I didn't gain any weight because I was also burning a lot of calories.

I definitely recommend Insanity to anyone. I am sure that if I could do it anyone could. I'm not the athletic type of girl at all and I was never into sports.All you have to do is decide and stop making excuses. You will feel so much better about yourself no matter the reason why you are working out. You will know that you are doing something for yourself and it is much better to move around for an hour per day that to sit and do nothing. I should know.

Did you heart about Insanity? Did you try it? Do you like working out?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Essence Madly Purpled

Essence Floral Grunge is in stores now and I picked up one nail polish, Madly Purpled. Madly Purpled is really nice pastel purple with matte finish. I love colors like this one in spring so this will be on my nails a lot, only thing is that I don't really like the matte finish so in the future I believe that I will wear a top coat over it. What makes this nail polish special is the silver shimmer, which shines through the matte base in sunlight which looks really pretty.

I applied two coats, everything dried pretty quickly and application was easy. The bottle contains 10 ml of product.
Do you picked up something from Floral Grunge?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Loreal Confettis + Essence Forget-Me-Not

First time I saw Loreal Top Coat Confettis swatches I had my eye on Loreal displays but I couldn't find it anywhere. Finally I saw it few days ago and tried it out immediately. Loreal Top Cot Confettis is a clear base top coat with different size black and white hex glitter and with some silver micro glitter. It looks like some Indie brand nail polish ( Lynnderella I'm thinking about you!! ) which are so pretty but very hard to find  so I'm very happy that Loreal come up with this one and I can put my hands on it. Loreal Confettis looks cute in combination with any color, my first pick was beautiful pastel blue Essence Forget-Me-Not but I can't wait to have fun with other colors. In applied one coat of Loreal Confettis.

The bottle has only 5 ml but I don't even care, I will probably have a backup bottle for this one.

Do you like Loreal Confettis? Do you like glitter top coats?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Art Deco eyeshadow base VS Essence I Love Stage

Few days ago I run out of my Art Deco eyeshadow base. I had it for about year and a half which is pretty good because I used it all the time, few times a week for sure. I absolutely love Art Deco eyeshadow base and it is a product I will definitely repurchase but I thought it would be a good idea to try Essence eyeshadow base I Love Stage and compare it to Art Deco. 

First let's talk about Art Deco a little bit. Art Deco eyeshadow base comes it little black pot that contains 5 ml of product, you only need a thin layer so the pot can last you a very long time. With Art Deco base eyeshadow can last all day long on your lids and whenever I apply it I don't have to worry about my eye make up. A lot of girls stand out one main flaw of this product and that is that if you don't use it for a while it dries out. That happens pretty quickly and it happened few times to me too but all you have to do is remove top layer and the rest is good as new. Every time I use it  I make sure that it is closed properly and I keep it in the box that came with it which also helps a lot.  
For past two weeks I used Essence I Love Stage and my conclusion is that it is a good product but in the end I prefer Art Deco. I Love Stage will keep your eyeshadow on your lids for decent amount of time but you can't count on it for all daylong. Beside that it is easy to apply and just like Art Deco it prevents creasing. Essence I Love Stage contains 4 ml of product, little bit less then Art Deco but I think that Essence won't last very long. 
On picture number 2 you can see the texture of both products, Art Deco is creamy while Essence is liquid. On next picture you can see how both of them look with eyeshadow, you can see that eyeshadow really sets on the skin and you can see the difference with and without base. You can also notice that Essence left little bit of color but on my lids that is negligible. 

Overall I would choose Art Deco between the two products. Essence base is not bad but Art Deco is better. It keeps my eyeshadow all day long and even though the price is double it lasts for a very long time so it really worth the money.
What is your favorite eyeshadow base? Did you tired Art Deco or Essence eyeshadow base? 

Preview: Catrice LE Hip Trip

In May and June 2013 Catrice will have new Limited Edition called Hip Trip. The collection contains: eyeshadow palette, sheer lip colors, satin blush, hydrating bronzing powder, nail polishes and passport cover. For now I have my eyes on two coral / pink nail polishes and for the rest we should wait and see...
Do you see anything you like in this collection? 

Hunting Melody

The Salmon Dance; Wheels On Fire; Nude & Rude

Light My Fire

Hip Trip bronzing powder

Blue Highway; Green Days

The Salmon Dance; Wheels On Fire

Nude & Rude

Passport cover

Monday, April 15, 2013

China Glaze Water You Waiting For

China Glaze Water You Waiting For is one of prettiest nail polishes I purchased lately. Gorgeous blue and green glitter looks really amazing and even though I'm not a big blue and green fan I adore it! With 2 coats I have full opacity which is also great. Now the down side....Application was terrible! I could barely apply the polish on my nails because it was too thick. I was very surprised by that because I never had such bad experience with China Glaze glitters. They always applied easily and dried quickly but this time everything was different. In the end I realized that somehow I got the damaged bottle. It looks like nail polish inside is old, probably something happened during shipping. I didn't return it because I didn't realized it right away and I believe that now is too late which is a shame because Water You Waiting For is such a pretty nail polish. Tough luck this time...
Did you ever received damaged product when you ordered online? What did you do?

Friday, April 12, 2013

OPI The World Is Not Enough

OPI The World Is Not Enough from James Bond Collection was one of my nail polishes that I used the most this winter. I would post about it sooner but somehow I forgot about it. When I first got it in the mail I wasn't trilled, I usually look at swatches before I buy nail polish online  and I was never disappointed with the thing I got. My first look at The World Is Not Enough was a bit disappointing because I usually reach for something bright and this was opposite of that. I tried it the same day and everything changed. I immediately remembered why I wanted this polish. It was the shimmer of course! This nail polish has beautiful pink and gold shimmer in taupe / silvery base. Very pretty and unique color. So, from first bad impression I end up liking this nail polish and I wore it a lot since I have it. 
The polish is little bit sheer and on the picture I have 3 coats but 2 coats worked for me just fine as well.
Here is another picture of the bottle, you can see the shimmer a little bit better here but in person it is more visible and much prettier :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Empty #6

Cosmic Radiance by Britney Spears - Another of my perfume bottles is empty. That always makes me sad, especially when is fragrance that I really like - like this one.

Balea Kakao Bodybutter - I bought this body butter in the summer and at the beginning I thought that the smell is too strong so I didn't use it until the winter when I fell in love with it. I think some people would find the smell rally strong but I liked it. I also love the formula, it makes my skin very soft and it absorbs quickly.

Balea Repair + Pflege Anti Spliss Serum - In one of my previous Empty posts I said that I'm not going back to it but then I realized that I already bought the new bottle and completely forgot about it. Now after I finished this one I'm sure that I'm not going to use this product any more. I have very dry hair and I need something better for my ends.

MUA face primer - I was never amazed by this product and I think I will not repurchase it. It just doesn't do much for me.

Essence 24 hand protection balm Apple Cinnamon - This ting smells amazing and it is a shame that it is only limited edition!

Ebelin cotton pads - these are my favorite cotton pads for a very long time. I use them for everything but mostly when I want to remove my nail polish.

Friday, April 5, 2013

MUA Sheer Finish Lipgloss and Intense Kisses High Intensity Gloss

I still have few lip products from last 50% of from MUA that I didn't showed you. I have three Sheer Finish Lipgloss and one Intense Kisses High Intensity Gloss.

Sheer Finish Lipgloss: Cute Talk, Happy Days and Just In Case

I love MUA's Sheer Finish lipglosses. They have nice formula, they are not sticky like most lipglosses so that makes them comfortable to wear. The smell is really sweet and I think most people will like it. Just like their name says they are sheer but they are visible on your lips, so you have nice gloss with little bit of color. They are really good for everyday makeup look.
The tube contains 15 ml of products which is a lot and I will probably have these for a very, very long time.

Intense Kisses High Intensity gloss: Lips Are Sealed

Intense Kisses Lips Are Sealed became one of my favorite lip glosses. Every time I have it on my lips I receive a lot of compliments. It looks beautiful on the lips and it has amazing, creamy formula. It is not sticky at all and I think it looks pretty with any kind of makeup - day or night. I will definitely check out other colors  Lipgloss lasts for few hours on my lips, it has very nice smell and the bottle contains 5.1 ml. Great product from MUA. 

Four swatches side by side:

Did you tried any of these products?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Preview: Essence TE High Heel Mania

In May and June 2013 Essence will have another "show me your feet" Trend edition called High Heel Mania.  There will be few new nail polishes, shoe comfort pads, high heel protectors, designer sole stickers, body tattoos, ankle tattoos and nail stickers. Well, I know I will check out those nail polishes because that is what I always do and maybe I look at nail stickers just for fun...Do you see anything you like?

The Wedge; The peeptoe

The Stiletto; The Gladiator

The Pump

Pink Is Beautiful; Into The Wild

Preview: Essence TE Guerilla Garden

In May 2013 Essence will have new Trend Edition called Guerilla Garden. The collection contains: blushes, eyebrow mascaras, lip creams, eyeshadows, nail art brush, nail effect powder, nail polishes and hair ties. I like the colors in this collection and I'm looking forward to see few things in person. First of all pink cream to powder blush and lip tints but pink nail polish seems to be interesting too. Are you interested in this Trend Edition?

Mission Flower

Floral Glam

Garden Girls

My Piece Of Land

Mission Flower; Floral Glam

Garden Up

My Piece Of Land

Plant The Planer

To Sweep Is Sweet

I'm The Moss

Mission Flower

I'm The Moss; Plant The Planet

Mission Flower; Floral Glam

Guerilla Girls

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