Wednesday, March 22, 2017

5 Steps to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

It's a New Year, it's a fresh start and a brand new page in this new chapter!
Let's make the most of it in 2017 and be the best versions of ourselves! So many people ask me how I stay motivated and fit to keep on dancing, working out or active and the answer is simple. I used to be a massive "yo yo" dieter. Everything I did was for that week or month.
It was when I was around 19, when I realized if I want to make an actual change, I have to stick to it and stay focused!



Below are my Top 5 points and tips to lose weight and keep it off!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! : )

1: Set realistic goals

We can all be so tough on ourselves, however once we understand the importance of progress and slowly achieving out goals, we then understand the power of timing. 
Set realistic goals and start to achieve them slowly, yet powerfully. This will allow you to avoid any "quick yo yo" schemes. This will also help you keep off the weight, rather than put it back on quickly!

2: Understand the importance of your health, rather than your body weight.

When I first began attending the gym and working out weekly. I then realized the importance of what you consume and the power of protein. For years I always heard everyone speaking about "protein powder", however I never really understood the benefits and power it could have had.



I began using 310 Nutrition shakes and meal replacements.  I consumed the shakes before and after my gym sessions and during lunch time or dinner times. They were made from the finest ingredients, which gave my body the perfect balance of protein, fiber and nutrients, needed to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.  
It is so important to do your research about what protein powder you will be consuming and I'm so gLad I found 310!  My favourite flavour so far is the Chocolate one :) (what else is new). 
They are sugar free, dairy, soy, egg, nut and gluten free, which are all a massive YES for me! 

It is so so important to give back to your body. Give back all the nutrition, energy and protein, especially once you workout and 310 nutrition has done that for me. They were nice enough to give you loves a code to get 25% off  their shakes, by using the code "3104YOU" !!

3: Understand the food you eat and the reason

We are all human. Sometimes we eat when we're happy, when we're sad and excited...I get it (I do this too). However, it is so important to understand your body and know when to at and why. instead of holding off with food, then binge eating..it is so powerful to plan ahead. know what you will be consuming and why?
Track your food intake. Stay organized with a food diary or an app and understand what you are eating and how much of it. 
This will help you stay on track and in perspective! I promise.

4: Make smart choices.

You can still enjoy eating and have delicious food. You don’t have to give up  anything. Learn to make smart food choices and simple substitutions instead. Discover healthy snacks and how amazing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can actually be! They will also keep you fuller for much more longer.

5: Stay Fit

Whether it's a dance class, a 20 minute walk, a hike or a gym session, stay fit. It may be hard to leave the house, however no one has EVER regretted workign out. You always feel SO amazing afterwards and you will look great! JUST.DO.IT. 

Until next time..Keep Smiling

Love 


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Best Drugstore Products | 2017

Drugstore products are something we have all played with growing up, experimented with in our teens and grown to love.

I often think they are overlooked and under rated quite often, to be frank. 
So, I decided to create a post all about my Top Drugstore products. These are all of great quality, long lasting and pigmented! I have grown to love these products and throw them in my bag whenever needed! 

Let me know if you've tried any of the ones listed below and what your thoughts are! 

Enjoy! : ) 



Okay, I need to start off with the products that made me falling love with the "Drugstore", or as we like to call it in Australia, the pharmacy! ;) 
So when I first began using makeup, I had no idea what "contouring" was and what it involved.
A few months into my new hobby, I discovered the brand "elf" and began using it every single day.

Their contouring blush and bronzer are SO pigmented and long lasting, it will leave you shocked! 

Now coming into the base..
You  need something pigmented, high coverage, with great quality...So I introduce you to Nude By Nature and their Pressed Matifying Mineral Veil. You're welcome. 


Before beginning any sort of makeup, you need to prep!
Prepping can be easy and long lasting, IF you use the correct products.
Pixi have some incredible products to play with and I think they are best known for their Glow Mist and H20 drink hydration gel! The gel works like a primer for me and the mist begins and ends each makeup look! : )
When it comes to foundation, if you have watched any of my past videos, you know how obsessed I am with the Rimmel Match perfection! Because it indeed is perfect! (It also has SPF in it!)


 You may know NYX create some AMAZING products! But have you tried their shadows and kits?
They are pigmented, creamy and long lasting!


Lastly..my favourite, the lashes! 
I need to have wispy, long and feathery lashes at all times. I had never heard of "Salon Perfect" before I moved to the states, but when I did..that was it. 
I found these in CVS and never looked back! They are so long lasting and reusable! If you're on a budget I'd also recommend these bad boys! : ) 



Hope you enjoyed my Favourites above and don't forget to watch my video above and let me know your thoughts! 

Until next time..Keep Smiling!

Love Lilian x
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