How To Get Re-Motivated | Living Realistically

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

How To Get Re-Motivated | Living Realistically 

As some of you may have noticed, I've recently taken a month off from training at the gym due to the biggest funk going and it's sucked but I've very recently got back into the swing of things and have been training again. So today i wanted to talk you through how I got back into my routine and how I rediscovered my motivation! 


Hit rock bottom and get up! It took me being fired from my previous job and being unemployed to hit rock bottom and from there I've decided to get back up and be a kick ass with a great ass. 

Listen to mindful books and everything will make so much more sense! I've recently discovered Gabby Bernstein's book The Universe Has Your Back and it's overhauled my life and made me see so much sense of everything!! 

Getting your diet in check before you get back into the gym is crucial, if your not supporting your body correctly you won't see results and your body will not be able to function at it's best. 


Do a straight week of cardio, nothing but cardio. Sound crazy? Yes it is but once you've done a week of being exhausted and working the negativity out of your system, everything else will be an absolute breeze!

Giving up is not an option, and don't even let yourself believe it is ... ever. 

Don't listen to what anyone else says, there all stupid for even commenting on your lifestyle and your choices. Only ever do what makes YOU happy. 

Don't do it for an event or a holiday, do it for you. Your dream body should be a lifestyle not a half way pit stop until next summer. 


Remember, it doesn't get easier. You just get so much stronger. 


Have you tried any of the products from the Gen Nude Collection?

Emma x

  

@Realist_Review 

The Secrets Every Brave Woman Needs to Know

Monday, 27 March 2017

The Secrets Every Brave Woman Needs to Know 

Today I wanted to let you all in on the secrets that every brave woman needs to know and how you can apply them to daily life. We all are braver and stronger than we realise but sometimes it's nice to know the insider tricks. 

Dive Right In ... Take the leap, be observant and rely on others to help you stay on track and achieve your goals. Remember, mistakes are fun so even if you make on it's no biggie. 

Mistakes Are Funny ... Rather than letting a wrong turn discourage you, let it energize and invigorate you. Hooray, you’ve learned from your error and are now on the right track. 



Don't Take Yourself too Seriously ... Critical reviews can be used positively, thank the person who gives you there review and then shake it off! 

Ask for What You Want ... Instead of worrying about what people might say when you tell them you’re quitting your job to open your own boutique, know it’s all a part of the journey. Brush off the naysayers and just keep crushing.




Try Everything Once ... Whether it's taking a boxing class or going bare back horse riding, women who take risks are incredibly open minded. Don't let fear stop you, ever. 
Always Show Up ... Fearless doesn't mean not being scared, it means acknowledging the fear and then doing it anyway. 
Emma x

  
@Realist_Review 

BareMinerals Gen Nude Collection

Thursday, 23 March 2017

BareMinerals Gen Nude Collection 


As many of you are aware Bare Minerals recently launched there new Gen Nude collection! This collection was developed for all skin and lip tones so everyone can play at the same playground! Whether you want a super glossy sassy look, or a more subdued lip lacquer and even the sexy matte look this collection covers all basis. 



All these products where formulated with moisturizing ingredients to counteract dryness, this  enables the lip colour to glide on silky-smooth and has a subtle vanilla scent, which smells divine  It's also infused with primer, which gives your lips a soft-focus effect and helps prevent feathering, bleeding and transferring.



Above is a few swatches from the 'Matt' collection and below are a few swatches from the 'Gloss' collection, and can we just take a moment to appreciate the pigmentation of these swatches! 


Have you tried any of the products from the Gen Nude Collection?

Emma x


  

@Realist_Review 

Being Selfish / SelfLoving | The Rules To A Happier You

Monday, 20 March 2017

Being Selfish / SelfLoving | The Rules To A Happier You 

None of us wants to feel like we're being selfish, it's a sucky feeling. We all know we should have empathy for others and be helpful whenever we can, but when it comes to being the best form of your self, sometimes being selfish is exactly what you need to do.
Your work deserves your time, and that's okay to make your passion your priority. 

Saying yes to everything every time is not your job. 

Don't do anything for anyone that you wouldn't do for yourself. 

Loving yourself and taking the time to be selfish for yourself is the first step to helping others. 

People will understand you more when you learn to respect your own limitations. 

Being soft and strong is a combination you can master. 

You aren't selfish for putting yourself first once in a while. 
“Loving yourself does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” — Margot Anand


What are your self loving tips?

Emma x


  

@Realist_Review 

Whiter Teeth in 7 Days? | Trying Whitening Strips & Tips

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Whiter Teeth in 7 Days? | Trying Whitening Strips & Tips

So I've been trying to ensure I have pearly whites all my life, and it's hard! We daily savage ourselves by drinking and eating teeth staining foods, so today I wanted to let you know the best whitening strips I've tried and the my top tips on aiding your pearly whites. 


I've been using the Rapid White Express Tooth Whitening Strips for a week now and I have noticed such a difference! When I'm applying lip gloss in the car or am passing a mirror I can instantly notice the difference in colour to my teeth and it makes me feel so much more confident in myself and my smile. To use the strips you simply need too brush your teeth so there all beautifully cleaned and then using the whitening gel, apply this to the front and bottom teeth as long as the strips go and then just apply your strips to your teeth and your done! There's no messing around, no sticking to your lips, and they dissolve literally within the 5 minutes and your done. 


So, my top tips for keeping your teeth dazzling ... 

Using a straw to drink things like tea, coffee, juices will stop the sugar directly hitting your teeth and staining them!

If you floss, try to use whitening floss. This will ensure you get into all the harder to reach areas. 

Using an electric toothbrush twice a day to brush your teeth will really help to buff the stains and bacteria away!


Using products like whitening tooth paste and mouthwash will also help to give your mouth and overall dazzle. 

Try to avoid drinks like fizzy pop or sugary drinks as these will really stain your teeth so easily!

Eating foods that aid the cleaning process will not only benefit your teeth but also your health, try having a few slices of apple after each meal! 




What are your top teeth whitening tips? 

Emma x

  

@Realist_Review 

Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder

Monday, 13 March 2017

 Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder  

After seeing all the hype behind this elusive powder I decided to take a dip into the water and try it out, and I am so so glad I did. This is one of those seriously talked about make up products that every man and his dog raves about online, this is the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder and today we're going to delve into all the reasons why I love it. 


The powder is so finely milled it's like fairy dust, there's no clumping up or rough texture to the touch. I have the colour 'Translucent' and it's literally see through once applied, so it's best for setting concealer or foundation or even for just setting to keep oils at bay but stays absolutely all day. I've found no creasing under the eye area, which is amazing for gals like me and there's no clinging to dry patches of skin it still just skims across them. 


Now, I have tried the secret brightening powder from Laura Mercier and both are just as good as each other. This powder has a near enough clear finish opposed to the secret brightening powder that tends to leave more of a white cast when 'baking', both blend super easily but if your on the paler side I would recommend the translucent powder. 


Have you tried any of the Laura Mercier range?

Emma x
  

@Realist_Review 

He Popped The Question | The Proposal

Thursday, 9 March 2017

He Popped The Question | The Proposal 

As many of you may have seen over on my Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat I recently got engaged! (Scary as it sounds? Yes) Saying yes to spending the rest of your life with someone is a scary but exciting decision to make! So today I wanted to give you a little close up of the ring it's self and a little talk through about the proposal!!


So here it is! The ring in all it's beauty, and even though I'm bias it is absolutely beautiful. This ring is in White Gold with Princess Cut Diamonds and Diamond shoulders, the shoulder arms twist up into the ring creating a whole new illusion and the set of the ring create the most incredible sparkle. How did he propose? We recently stayed at the beautiful Hotel Du Vin Exeter and as I was getting ready to go out for dinner with him, I turned around from the bathroom and found him on one knee with the ring in the box and asking me to marry him. The feeling of someone asking you to spend the rest of your lives together is the most surreal feeling you'll ever experience, it doesn't really sink in until the next few days but it is the most loving feeling.  


So, after just a few days of being engaged we'e already been asked when we're getting married, what area or country, what date or year. 


Would you like to see a wedding series? 

Emma x
  

@Realist_Review 

Luxury Staycation | Hotel Du Vin Exeter *

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Luxury Staycation | Hotel Du Vin Exeter *

I recently was invited to stay at Hotel Du Vin Exeter thanks to the amazing team there and I cannot recommend the place enough! We where fortunate enough to be in the Studio Room which is the best room in the hotel and has a super king size bed ... heaven in a room. 


Exeter is fabulous for shopping and has the most quaint high street, plus the Princesshay Shopping Centre is the best place to drag your significant other around doing endless shopping! And with the Hotel Du Vin being a few minutes walk from the main shopping centre and a 7 minute walk from the town centre the hotel is located perfectly for girls nights away or if your like me and want to drag your bag carrier (partner) around and need a local pit stop. The Hotel Du Vin Exeter used to be an old Eye Infirmary, with walled gardens and striking architecture to create the perfect backdrop for some of the most sensational photos. 





So, lets get down to the rooms details. The Studio Room is largest and most luxurious room in the hotel and has an ensuite bathroom with a monsoon shower with a separate deep bath and is filled with REN toiletries, a girls hotel dream. The room comes with robes and slippers, a Nespresso machine for the morning boost or pre-night out boost and some of the most exquisite Twinings tea combinations, there's a desk/dressing table area and a hairdryer that actually dries your hair this year unlike the usual tiny little things that take 1 million years. 




The room service is a must for those of you who like to lounge in the king size bed for as long as possible, and the bed is absolutely amazing to spread out in, you can literally starfish and not attack anyone who is next to you. The room service choices are so Instgramable and healthy too, for example one option was for a Chia Seed Pudding with Almond milk, Honey and Fresh Berries, so even if you don't want to over indulge at breakfast you can still be making healthy choices. 



Speaking of Instagramable areas, the bathroom is a must for fellow bloggers or photographic enthusiasts alike! The huge window allows for tones of light to be poured in and the white tiled walls help to bounce the light around everywhere, creating the most stunning shadows. The bath is huge and free standing and incredibly deep, so it's perfect to drop a bath bomb into and melt all your worries away soaking down into it. Or if your more a shower type of person, the bath has a free hold shower and the option of a separate waterfall shower in the main bathroom area too. 



Will you be staying at any of the Hotel Du Vins'?

Emma x