Howdy lovlies,

I hope you’re all well? It’s Wednesday, which means it’s review day woo! (see my new schedule here), and I’m talking all about lips! When it gets to this time of year, my lips get so dry. I get that joyous double lip situation, and flaky lips, and trust me, it aint cute. While I love my trusty Nuxe Reve De Miel, it’s not that portable, so a product that I’ve found myself turning to recently is the EnvyDerm Intense Lip Renewal Therapy*

These lip products below are my first from the brand, and I have to say that I was won over by this nifty little lip product. The packaging isn’t all out luxury, but it’s quite clean and compact, in a silver shiny tube. The product itself is an off white cream, that is quite wet when applied, but dries really quickly, which is always a plus.

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One of the things I really liked about this product was how instant the results were and how long it lasted. My lips felt really soft and moisturised and maybe only needed to do it once more (maybe more out of habit than anything else). It just feels so luxurious on the lips, and I just enjoyed applying it! I quite enjoyed the scent of it, and was surprised to read that it was coconut, as I don’t tend to reach for coconut scents. It was nice without being too overpowering.

So what makes this work so well? According the site, it has “the  highest concentrations of the 7 most effective peptides to visibly reduce the appearance of the deep and fine lines around the lips the lips while boosting micro-circulation, collagen and elastin for full, voluptuous looking lips. Apple stem cell and oxygen therapy for deep cell renewal”

In terms of long term benefits, I have also noticed that my lips generally look healthier and have more colour to them. I’ve had no dryness and my lips are so soft after use.

Howdy lovlies,

Hope you’re well?

For today’s Motivational Monday post ( see my new schedule here) I’m talking gym wear! So, one of my main problems as an ehem… larger chested lady, is when exercising I HAVE to make sure I’ve got a good sports bra. If not, exercising can be pretty painful, and although I do own one, I like to have a few so that I can alternate. However, it’s really hard to find a good one, that fits my small back and larger chest size, and that isn’t going to break the bank.

So, recently I got my hands on the Anita Active Extreme Control Sports Bra* in Black and White (cat not included), and over the past couple of weeks I’ve been putting the sports bra through its paces.

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Howdy lovlies,

I hope you’re well? I know it’s Thursday, and I said Wednesday was review days, but forgive me? Haha! Oops…. Going well with the schedule Beth. Anyhoo, today I’m going to be talking about something a little different, and it’s more on the Healthy Selves line.

I was offered to chance to try Any Protein* which is protein powder for after (or before if that takes your fancy) your workouts BUT with a twist. What you get is your normal whey powder, but then there’s also a few tubs of flavour which you add into your drink.

I loved the idea of this because normally you either have to get a big ol’ tub of unflavoured protein, or you get the same flavour and it can get a bit boring

I got the chance to try three flavours, along with the Any-Whey Slim powder, and a shaker. Both myself and my husband tried the product for a month, and we’ve put together some pros and cons of the product based on taste, mixability, the shaker and effectiveness after a workout.

 

 

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Howdy lovlies,

I hope you’re well?

For my first Wednesday Review day (see my new schedule here), I’m talking about something that was sent to me for my furr baby Gizmo! If you read this blog a lot, or watch my videos you’ll know that I have a cat called Gizmo and he’s well and truly my baby! So when Purrfect box*got in touch and asked if I’d like to try a box for him, I thought why not! I’d previously been sent another gift box for him, so why not!

So, the box that I was sent was the Summer Box* which came with 5 little treats inside. Here’s my boy sitting pretty with his box of treats!

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03. 11. 2014

Howdy lovlies,

Hope you’re well?

So for the first Motivational Monday post, (see my new schedule here) I thought I’d write about a bit of an identity crisis I’ve been having recently, and how I’m attempting to change it.

The epiphany came today after a mammoth phone session to Charlotte from Surely Char (go check out her blog she’s the most awesome). I was talking to her about my blog, and how I felt like maybe I needed to change my name to something a bit more generic, allowing me more flexibility. I felt like I was lagging behind everyone else. My posts weren’t good enough, my photos weren’t good enough. Nothing was good enough. Maybe changing my name would change that.

At some point since starting this blog, all of the lines had blurred and I’d lost myself along the way. I lost what I wanted Beauty In Beta to mean, I’d lost my groove. I’d got so bogged down by trying to be perfect and keep up with everyone, that I forgot what I wanted to do in the first place. I realised that it wasn’t my name that needed to change, it was something that needed to change in me.

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