Thursday, 29 August 2013

August Favourites

Australian Body Care Pure Tea Tree Oil - £8.99
O.P.I Matte Nail Envy - £19
Map Print Shirt - £45
Due to August being overly sunny and hot I have been applying a lot of facial sun cream, which has resulted in a lot of break outs. To combat this I have been applying 1-2 drops of pure tea tree oil onto a cotton pad and applied to the affected areas. After a couple of days I noticed the breakouts were starting to clear up and the skin was drying out preventing more from appearing. I definitely think that tea tree oil is an essential for acne prone skin.
Because I work at a swimming pool I come into contact with a lot of chlorine and other harsh chemicals which causes my nails to break and peel. O.P.I's nail envy has been my knight in shining armour this month and my nails are looking a lot healthier. For maximum results apply 2 coats of nail envy to bare, clean nails on day 1, then every other day apply 1 more coat, after a week remove all nail envy and other nail polish and repeat. Nail envy can also be worn as a base coat and as a top coat. I have the matte edition nail envy and I find it works great as a top coat over other nail polishes giving them a matte finish.

Total Treat Argan Oil

A couple of months ago I received the Phil Smith total treat argan oil cream from Cosmopolitan magazine. I had initial high hopes for this hair product as I have read great things about argan oil, and let me tell you, this product did not disappoint!
The cream has such an amazing scent which leaves your hair smelling really nice for hours after using. I take a generous pea sized amount of the cream and apply it throughout damp hair concentrating on the mid-tips, then carry out the rest of my hair care routine. By the next morning my hair is super soft and nourished as well as smelling fantastic!
I would definitely recommend this hair product for anyone who has coloured, dry or damaged hair.
Retailing at £10.99

Friday, 9 August 2013

What's up CARA

New blog dedicated to Cara Delevinge, be sure to check it out!

Level 2 Swim Teaching

Over the past two weeks I have been attending an intensive course to become a level 2 swimming teacher, this is the course up from level 1 and will allow me to teach classes on my own and potentially start up my own swim school.
Every morning on the course I have been teaching children aged between 3 and 12 how to swim and improving their general swimming technique. It has been such a great experience and I have learnt so much and not to mention my confidence levels have gone through the roof. There have been the cutest little kids in the classes and I have just wanted to take them all home with me!
After making a fool of myself singing nursery rhymes and dancing along the poolside with the kids copying me in the water I'm definitely glad to have passed. Some of the kids become very attached after 2 weeks and this morning I had one little girl saying the she loved me!
The course also goes into detail about the technical aspects of strokes which has been really interesting to learn and understand how to gain maximum propulsion out of each stroke, I think learning the theory has improved my swimming as well as the children's!
I can't wait to start teaching properly, which probably wont be until September now, but still its something to look forward to.