British Blogger Selection


Join #BritishBloggerSelection

So today I found an awesome thing for people to get involved in!
The British Blogger Selection is where British Bloggers get a theme a week and write a post about. It can be about any thing Fashion, Beauty even D.I.Y!

To get involved contact Ellie over at Little Vintage Camera (littlevintagecamera@gmail.com) and give her your full name, blog name and blog URL.

It sounds super fun, exciting and a great way to meet new bloggers. I can't wait to get involved.

Lots of Love
Mariah
xoxo


October Fitness Update 2

Hey guys, sorry for lack of fitness updates, really been struggling with feeling so ill.

Being bed bound for so long is so distressing cause I love exercising., but luckily I found exercises that I can do laying down.

Crunches: Crunches are fairly simple to do. They focus on your abdominal muscles (which is here I want to tighten up!). All you have to do is lay down with your knees bent and then curl your shoulders towards your pelvis. I love this exercise, and I can really feel it working as my abs region feels alot tighter. I can always feel the burn after a crunch session.

Hula Hooping: OMG, this is my favourite exercise, although you do have to stand. It brings back memories of being in Primary School and seeing if I can keep the hula hoop up the longest. This time... Its for that awesome curve all the sexy celebrities have. To be honest, I have no technique to share. It simply is 'try and not let it drop'! After hula hooping for 15mins my stomach feels like its been through a war but they do say 'No Pain, No Gain'. At least its fun :)


Getting ready to workout!


Comment with any tips for working out or healthy recipes!


Mariah
xoxo

Liebster Award


Hey guys! I've been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Emma! It's an award for a blogger who has under 200 followers. Its awesome and a great way to learn about new blogs.

These are the rules:

 1. You must link back to the person who nominated you.

2. You must answer the 11 questions given to you by the person you were nominated by.

3. You pick UP to 11 nominees with under 200 followers to answer your questions.

4. You cannot nominate the person who has nominated you.

5. You must tell the nominees that they have been nominated by you.


Question Time

1 what is your favourite aspect of blogging?
I love finding out what other people think of products. I also love when people decide to try something new because I've blogged about it


2 What's you're favourite thing to do with friends?
Oooh, its got to be talking about the latest celebrity gossip and FOOD!

3 If you could be a fictional character who would you be any why?
Difficult question... Meg from Hercules. Mainly because I watched it yesterday, and she's sassy, strong, independent and Hercules is in love with her. Awesome

4 what's your favourite book?
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

5 if you could travel anywhere where would you go?
Miami! oooh maybe Bora Bora

6 What is your favourite item of clothing?
Black Skinny Jeans

7 what is you're favourite holiday?
Christmas, Just because my Grans Birthday is 24th and I love her so much

8 Do your friends and family know about your blog, do they read your blog? How would you feel about this? 
My family have no idea haha! But my friends do and they are super supportive. If my family knew about my blog I think they would be proud

9 Who is the most inspirational person in your life?
My brother. He's gone through so much stuff such as bullying, trouble with this weight, learning difficulties and is still amazing and smiling

10 What is you're favourite thing to do on a Sunday?
Sleep, bake something, cuddle with my cat

11 You're stranded on a desert island, you can chose one person and three items to be with you, what would you chose?
My boyfriend, eyeliner and pen and paper hahaha




11 Facts About Me


  1. I'm named after Mariah Carey because we share the same birthday
  2. London underground and lifts make me anxious
  3. Getting Ketchup on my fingers causes me to have panic attacks
  4. I studied Music, Dance and Drama
  5. I have no idea how to ride a bike
  6. I believe in Karma and use healing crystals everyday
  7. I used to suck my thumb
  8. I change my nail colour every Sunday
  9. I have a B12 deficiency
  10. I've been with my boyfriend since I was 17, we live together and have a ginger cat called Luca
  11. My favourite bands are My Chemical Romance, Panic at the Disco and The Cure and i'm happy to say I've seen them all live

My Nominees 


My questions for you guys are:

  1. What make you start your blog?
  2. What's the one thing you can't live without?
  3. What's your earliest memory?
  4. What has been your best experience blogging?
  5. What was the first CD you bought?
  6. What's something that you're good at?
  7. What's your favourite book?
  8. What's your favourite TV programme?
  9. What's your favourite clothes shop?
  10. Describe your perfect date
  11. What's been the best thing about 2013




Sorrrrrry

Hey Guys!

Sorry for the lack of blogging, I've gotten a flare up of my Proximal Myopathy :( and I've been feeling so ill and down about it. BUT I am planning to spend my weekend in bed and blog for you all!


Love
Mariah
xoxo

Raspberry Balmi Lip Balm and Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask

Ahhh lip balm, one of the greatest inventions. In my time I've had Vaseline, Carmex, Blistex and many more brands as my go to lip balm. But I think I may have finally found the one to stay in my bag forever.


Raspberry Balmi Lip Balm



In one word, amazing. I've heard a lot about balmi and was intrigued by its design. The original was a spherical lip balm that completely covered your lips. The design has now changed to a cute little cube and the balm is triangular. I think the shape is a fantastic idea; swipe your top lip, then bottom and done. It even comes with a little key ring so you can attach it to your keys and always have it with you. 

As its getting to the Winter months this product is great. My lips stay moist for hours, I put it on at the beginning of work and didn't need to reapply til half way home! It provides SPF 15 and even UVA protection which is great in such a little parcel and for holidays in the sun. 



This lip balm has provided me with such smoothness without reapplying which is due to it having vitamin E, jojoba oil and Shea butter. These are normally used in body moisturisers  in order to make skin smooth and supple, so having lips as smooth as my skin is amazing.

The raspberry flavour is also a high point. The scent AND taste isn't too overbearing and sweet, more of hint of that raspberry flavour. I actually prefer this as I don't constantly 


want to taste my lip balm all day.

I'm already wondering what flavour to get next! As well as raspberry there is Coconut, strawberry and mint.

Available at boots for £4.99

Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask


Unfortunately, I have oily skin. I got a bit tired of seeing photos on Facebook with my awful shiny forehead so I decided to change products used on my face. Boots Botanics range is great. They promote using very natural ingredients in order to achieve spa quality  outcomes. I tend to buy a bunch of stuff at Christmas for my Mum. 




This mask absorbs the oil in your face and the clay has a negative charge which cleanses and removes impurities. It includes Willowbark from the Royal Botantics Garden in Kew which is proven to create a smooth texture for skin. 



It dries quite quickly, and I saw little dots where I always find my skin to be really oily. My skin felt tight once it was all dry and I just washed off.



Excuse my nakyness, but here's me with a make up less,non shiny face!

I would recommend this face mask, my skin feel supple, smooth, brighter and a lot less oily!

Available at boots 6.99

What's everyone doing this weekend? I'm staying in and relaxing, I need a break after a stressful week at work. Leave comments below, I love talking to you guys 

Mariah
Xoxo

October Fitness Update 1!

Hello all!

Just a quick update on how my fitness is going :)

Changing from fizzy drinks to water has already made a change to my skin! Its looking alot clearer and brighter (apart from the fact I burnt my forehead with a curling tong).

Since I squat daily already I thought I would squat in heels to create more of a challenge...Lets just say I'm having difficulty sitting and standing. No pain - No gain.

Any one else tried Nip + Fab products? I am in love. Cannot wait to write a review on that.

Current Weight: 130 pounds


P.S Almost finished working a 30day teeth whitening regime. Check back soon for the post


Mariah 
xoxo

October Fitness!

I cant believe it's October already! This year has really flown by.
This will be my first exercise/fitness blog post and I'm super nervous about it. 




In 2010, I was diagnosed with an illness called Proximal Myopathy. The only way to treat it was to take 60mg of steroids a day. I gained 5 stone in 8 months. I have been off the steroids for 6 months now and I've lost almost 4 stone. Its been a difficult experience and has caused me to deal with depression, anxiety and insomnia. This month I plan to up my game fitness wise and show you lovely people my progress (or lack of).

I plan to try various different workouts, recipes, creams, and drinks to see what really works for me.So far this includes:

30 Day Squat Challenge
Hula Hooping
Zumba
Yoga
Taebo
Soap and Glory's The Firminator

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I am or was overweight, I just want to be fit and healthy... and look good in a bikini.



Please excuse my dirty room! I was moving out!!!


My current weight is : 131 pounds
My height is: 5ft 8in
My BMI is: 19.92


Leave comments with your exercise tips/experiences and recipes! I would love to read them
Mariah
xoxo