Tuesday, 22 March 2016

My current favourites

This is my first ‘current favourites’ but, in my head, this is the 100th. I’ve often cooked something or seen something that I’ve thought “yeah, I’d like to talk about that” but never made it round to writing something.
So, on Sunday morning whilst I was tidying my bedroom for my impending parental visit, I decided to snap a few photos of the things I’m currently really enjoying.
Up first is the Women’s Health magazine – not just this copy though, all of them. I was somewhat of a fitness magazine newbie (excluding horse riding ones, naturally) before picking up Women’s Health, and I have to admit the only reason I picked it up was because Kayla Itsines was on the front cover. I started off by skimming the magazine front to cover before becoming thoroughly hooked on content that I didn’t even know you could create, I mean, who knew that you could create a two page spread on bananas and make it enjoyable to read? The magazine provides you with recipes, research studies and an awful lot of amazing photography. Maybe it’s because I’m a marketing student but I am thoroughly captivated by the magazines layout and easy to follow narrative – I would definitely recommend this magazine!

Keeping with the reading theme is Khloe Kardashian’s Strong looks better naked. I’m not going to lie or downplay it, I am a massive Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s fan recently, and it was whilst watching the show that I found out about the book about Khloe and her body transformation. The long and short of it is that this book is motivating, inspiring and insightful in to Khloe’s life and how she overhauled her life and diet in order to lose the pounds – amazing. 

The Polar M400 has been my favourite ever since I was gifted it for my birthday way back in October. I previously had the FT7 which, although a bit basic now, used to be my all time favourite sporting accessory. Well, if I enjoyed the FT7 then I can safely say that I have fallen head over heels in love with the M400.
I use it for my gym workouts, my swimming and my outdoor runs. Not only this, but I use it as a day to day watch as it has a nifty pedometer built in to the watch itself which tracks your steps, how long you’ve been active and how long it’ll take you to reach your daily activity count. The only downside I had for this was having to buy the heart rate sensor separately as it wasn’t well explained online that you need the fancy new heart rate sensor in order to get this to synch. 

I am a massive, massive chocolate fan and in order to curb my tendency to demolish a whole sharing block of Galaxy to myself in one night, I’ve taken to eating dark chocolate. Centre stage the Lindt hazelnut chocolate block! As the chocolate is quite dark you certainly can't eat anywhere near as much of the stuff and it's better for you too - bonus 
Finally on my list is the Nip + Fab skincare range with a bee sting lifting mask. Now, I was slightly dubious about this when I picked it up, but I decided to give it a go after reading some good reviews online. I love this mask and use it religiously now. I was expecting it to sting at the very least and after applying a tentative patch test to check for a reaction, I ploughed ahead and covered my face. I don't know what bit of it makes it so incredibly good at smoothing the skin but I'll be buying the whole Bee Sting range very soon!


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