środa, 23 marca 2016

#3 Fit Diary

Hello lovelies,
How have you all been? I hope everything's going fine.
I'm going to be totally honest with you... I haven't been working out for two days, I already broke the promise that I've made to myself and I feel terrible.
I know two days isn't a lot but this is how it all ends; two days without workout, then three and four and then no workout at all! I know myself and this always happens.
After a few days of not working out I just give up and don't workout at all because I feel like there's no point.
I really don't want this to happen this time.
I want to stay strong and motivated and this blog has been helping me a lot.
So on Monday I was pretty tired after school because I only had 6 hours of sleep. When I got home it was pretty late so the first thing I did was put on my pajamas, had lunch and went to bed. I spend the rest of my evening laying in bed, watching ,,The American Horror Story'' and eating chocolates. In my head I was thinking; it's fine I'll just have a rest day and work twice as hard tomorrow.
So the next day I also went to school, I wasn't tired because I went earlier to bed but when I came home, I literally did nothing! I was being extremely lazy... again laid in my bed with my pajamas on and didn't even pick up myself up to do even a 10 minute workout. Laziness is my biggest enemy.
I was making silly excuses to my self just so I didn't have to workout.
I was also put off because instead of loosing weight, I gained 1 kg after a week of workouts.
When I don't work out I feel really guilty and bad about myself, but when I do workout I feel so relieved and satisfied. I wish I could see the results faster, I hate waiting, I guess I'm an inpatient perfectionist. It's Wednesday today and guess what?
Yup! I was being lazy today as well! but I felt so extremely bad about myself so I got up with my lazy bum and did some squats and crunches. It wasn't a lot but at least I did something. I'm not going to give up, I'm not going to be lazy tomorrow!
Even though it's hard and it hurts I can't give up.
I want working out to be a part of my daily routine, something that has to be done like brushing my teeth or doing my make-up.
Summer will be here in 4 months and nobody is going to do it for me.

This week workouts:

-Rest day

-Rest day

-Squats 200x
-Crunches 60x

-Ewa Chodakowska - Speed effect, time: 30 minutes

-Squats 200x
-Crunches 50x
-Push ups 10x

-Jogging, time: 45 minutes
-Squats 200x
-Crunches 50x
-Push ups 10x

poniedziałek, 14 marca 2016

#2 Fit Diary

Hello lovelies,
as I promised to myself I worked out everyday this week and I will do the same next week.
To be honest I'm kind of dissapointed... I worked out pretty hard everyday and gave everything I could but I haven't lost any weight and to top it all off I gained 1 kg.
Am I doing something wrong?
Am I not working hard enough?
I feel upset, because there are no results of my hard work and I just feel like I want to give up.
I don't feel well in my body and I really want to change.
I've been eating healthy and drinking a lot of water, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.
Nobody said it was going to be easy and it's like climbing a mountain, a very had journey, but once you aim your goal you will feel complete.
The only consolation is that I've actually lost a few centimeters off my thighs and waist... even though it's not a lot a feel a little bit satisfied because of it.
Giving up would be too easy... I can't give up.

This weeks workouts:

-Ewa Chodakowska Skalpel 2, time: 26 minutes
-Fat burning cardio workout Bipasha Basu Unleash, time: 6 miutes

-Ewa Chodakowska Killer, time: 10 minutes
-Fat burning cardio workout Bipasha Basu Unleash, time: 10 minutes

-Ewa Chodakowska Ekstra Figura, time: 30 minutes

- Jogging time: 30 minutes

- Dance cardio on a step, time: 40 minutes
-Basketball, time: 40 minutes
-Self defense training, time: 40 minutes

-Abs workout, time: 10 minutes
-Squats 100x

-Swimming, time: 60 minutes

-Fat burning cardio workout Bipasha Basu Unleash, time: 30 minutes
-Squats 100x
-Crunches  80x
-Push ups 30x

My current weight and measurements 

Weight: 68.5 kg 
Upper thigh: 61 cm 
Lower thigh: 52 cm 
Waist: 72 cm
Arm: 28 cm 

niedziela, 13 marca 2016

#1 Fit diary

Hello lovelies,
Welcome to my first Fit Diary!
I have been wanting a slim and firm body for a while now...
I had it about three years ago but as my life style changed I became to gain more and more weight, and I don't feel happy about myself at all. Whenever I look at my thighs and arms on pictures I just want to loose weight because I really don't like the way I look. Everything started when I began high school, my life became really monotonous. I wake up in the morning, get ready for school, miss out on breakfast and I sit for 8 hours at school, so basically I'm leading a sitting lifestyle. Then after school I fill my self up with a large dinner, rest for a while and again sit in front of my desk and study and also stress a lot due to school. The effects of this are excess fat in my body and cellulite on my thighs. I'm really determinated to change this about my self, because I don't feel well inside my body anymore. Many times I have tried to work out regularly, but I always failed after a few days and then I felt even worse about my self, because I couldn't cope with it and would rather rest on my bed instead of exercising. The worst part is that I can't wear my favorite skinny jeans any more because they're too small!

I'm making this diary because I hope that it will motivate me to eat healthy and workout at least 3 times a week.
Every Sunday I'm going to write a statement about the previous week and point out how many times I worked out and for how long. I'm also going to weight myself and measure my thighs, waist and arms and add pictures to see if there's any progression. I'm not going to share with you what I ate everyday and count calories, because that seems pointless to me, I'm just going to eat healthy and if there any think interesting that I've made, I'm going to share the recipe with you. Also my main goal is to eat less but more often, because so far I've been eating large portions 3 times a day and snacks in between that as well, which I think is also the main reason for my weight gain. Mainly I will workout with Ewa Chodakowska, she's a polish trainer and you can find her videos on you tube and buy them online, I really like her workouts and I think they're most effective.
So school has been taking over my life but I'm going to try really hard to find time for blogging and working out because this is what I enjoy and I would like to spend more time on both of these things, so this is also why I made this diary so that I can combine both of these things in one place. It will keep me motivated and maybe inspire others, which would bring me so much satisfaction and joy.

If you want to start this journey with me feel more then welcome to! make your own fit journal and add your progress every Sunday, let's all connect our strengths and inspire each other to make a positive change. Comment below if you're starting to workout and share your experiences or fit diaries with me and I will be more then happy to check it out.

My current weight and measurements 

Weight: 67.4 kg 
Upper thigh: 63 cm 
Lower thigh: 53 cm 
Waist: 74 cm 
Arm: 29 cm 

These photos are mine and cannot be shared or saved without my permission. 
Please contact me first if you want to use them
E-mail: sandra.stan55.ss@gmail.com  

sobota, 12 marca 2016

DIY glittery quote in a frame

Hello lovelies,
Today I'm going to show you how to make these cute glittery quotes in a frame.
They are so easy and cheap to make and the best part is that you can custom your own quote!
I found my quotes on pinterest and I love them on my wall because whenever I look at them, they motivate me to keep on going and aiming towards my goals.

List of things you will need for this project:
- Printed out quotes (they can be any size, mine are A3 an I think this size looks great), you can get these quotes from tumblr or pinterest.
- Glitter, any color you want.
- Glue, PVA works the best
- Glass frames
- Time and patience :)

Step 1

Print out the quotes

Step 2
Apply a layer of glue on a letter, make sure you don't go over the lines so you should outline the edges of the letter first and the fill in the rest,

Step 2
Sprinkle some glitter on top of the glue and wait for a few seconds, make sure that the whole letter is covered with glitter.

Step 3 
Get rid of the excess glitter and to this to the rest of the letters

Step 4
Put them into a frame and hang on the wall!

Casual make-up

Hello lovelies, 
How are you all? today I'm sharing with you my casual make-up. I don't wear it everyday because I prefer much simpler make-up like concealer, mascara and some bronzer, but I usually wear this type of make-up whenever I go out, it's a simple and gentle look. I'm only listing out the products that I've used, but if you'd like to see a make-up tutorial just comment down below and I will make a separate post about it. 

What I used for this make-up: 
- My favorite under 20 foundation
- Transparent matt powder from KOBO Professional
- Bronzing powder from KOBO Professional
- Eye brow pencil from Catrice cosmetics 
- Mascara from Astor Big&Beautiful Boom
- Lip pencil from smart girls get more in the color Nude pink 01
- Lipstick from KOBO in the color 302 Natural Beauty 
- Coverstick from essence in the color 04 True Nude 
- Eye shadows from Seventeen easy on the eye palette

poniedziałek, 7 marca 2016

Cyntha Sylvia stout shampoo review

Hello my lovely readers,
I'm really sorry that I haven't been posting for a while but school is actually taking over my life and unfortunately I spend most of my time studying, but I promise  that I will manage my time better and spend more time on what I really enjoy, which is blogging!  
So today I would like to bring out something which is more associated with beauty and hair!
I'm going to talk a little bit about my hair and review a LUSH Cynthia Sylvia Stout shampoo.

Long hair problems and trying to find the right shampoo

As you may know if you've seen my other posts I have really long hair and sometimes I find it really difficult to take care of it. If you have long hair you may know the struggle…  
Through my hair care journey I have tried countless amount of hair products and tried to find the perfect ones for every day use.The hardest product to find that would actually benefit my hair properly was a good shampoo. I'm not going to name any brands but most shampoos that I've used left my hair really dry and dull and that is a fact. I had to use coconut oil on the ends of my hair to bring them to a ,,normal" state, because after washing it the ends of my hair were really dry and not only unpleasant to touch but also frizzy. The most annoying part was that I didn't use any heat on my hair what so ever! so there was no reason for them to be damaged because I took care of them perfectly. 
Finally I got the chance to try out a LUSH shampoo. The one I got was Cynthia Sylvia Stout and it was the 500 gram one.

My thoughts of the shampoo

First of all I would like to share my experience on using it. 
What I noticed at first was the specific and strong scent, it was a lot different form any other shampoos that I've used but it was actually pleasant. It kind of reminded me of lemon beer, but that was expected because the main ingredients of this shampoo is stout and fresh organic lemon juice, so if you love the smell of beer you will be obsessed with it! the scent might be a negative thing  because it may not appeal to everyone but I actually think that it's really nice and extraordinary and also you can get used to it, so as long as the shampoo does it's job it will not be a huge problem.
 I could tell just by the scent that the shampoo was made form natural ingredients.

As I poured the solution on my hand I noticed that the consistency was a little bit runny which is not a bad thing at all! I was just used to thick and creamy consistency. The thing that I found odd was the rare color of the shampoo as it was a dark and murky brown/maroon. The color could be a slight put off and also it made me worry slightly because I have naturally blonde hair and I thought that it could turn my hair into a darker shade, but after months of using it I have not noticed any changes in my natural hair color so there's nothing to worry about!

When I applied the shampoo solution I was really satisfied with how it has actually worked on my hair, it immediately made it softer and  it lathered pretty well at first, but after a while of washing and scrubbing the lather was all gone and it basically turned into liquid but that was because there weren't any chemical boosters added to the shampoo. To make more lather I simply added a bit more shampoo while washing it but that wasn't necessary.

After my hair has dried I could finally see the final results of using this shampoo and I have been blown away! my hair has never felt so soft and healthy. It cleaned my hair really well but at the same time hasn't left the ends of my hair really dry and frizzy, I was so pleased and I finally found the right shampoo that would actually benefit my hair. Not only that my hair was looking healthy and shiny it smelled ,gorgeous too! and the scent stayed on my hair all day long and I got lot's of compliments from people around me on my hair.

Overall, I have used this product for over 5 months and now I just finished a whole bottle and I love it! I've noticed that after a longer time of using it my hair got a lot thicker and looks so much healthier.The product does exactly what it does what it says on the label and even more because it smells great and it does and amazing job alongside my other hair products. I would definitely buy this product again but right now I'm keen on trying other Lush shampoo's so you are more then welcome to share the ones you think are worth trying.


As I gave my own opinion on the shampoo, now it's time for facts! I would like to turn into an investigator and look closely at each of the ingredients and see if they're actually natural. To find out I'm going to do a precise research,

Stout (beer) - The bottle says ,,The beer we use in this shampoo is vegan,bought from a nice, independent brewery that doesn't add anything horrid to their stout'' so I believe this is true.

Water (Aqua) - Well we all know what water is... unless you're an alien!

Ammonium Laurenth Sulfate - This sounds a bit interesting... the name kind of reminds me of SLS and it's similar to it. I found out that like many surfactants, ammonium laurenth sulfate makes a really good cleaner. It could cause irritation of eyes in skin but only when concentrated in very high amounts, Ammonium laurenth sulfate is actually much milder and gentler then SLS so it's a good pick! and it's a good cleanser too.

Fine Sea Salt - Sea salt prevents hair loss and another known benefit is the stimulation on healthy hair growth. Massaging the scalp with products that contain sea salt improves circulation of blood and strengths of hair follicles.

Lauryl Betaine - I actually found this ingredient of LUSH's website, they described the substance precisely but I'm going to point out a few things that I found out about it. The substance works as a conditioner and it is a mild agent that cleans and works well in shampoo because it also improves quality of the foam and gets rid of oil and dirt.

Propylene Glycol - This substance is mild and it helps the skin absorb moisture and it softens the hair and smooth the hair after the shampoo base has cleansed it thoroughly.In combination with ols such as coconut, almond or jojoba it helps to repair damage that has been done to the hair, increase strength and protect the hair from dryness.

Benzyl Alcohol - This substance is usually used as a fragrance; benzyl has a sweet sense. It occurs naturally in several essential oils including jasmine and ylang ylang. It has been approved by The Soil Association for use in organic cosmetics.

Fresh Organic Lemon Juice - Lemon juice has natural exfoliating propitiates and helps to strengthen hair other then that it stimulates hair growth and has a lightening effect.

Cognac Oil - It is an organic substance used instead of  enthyl pelarognate.

Lemongrass Oil - It helps to gain thick and lustrous hair. It acts as a natural moisturizer and can prevent dry scalp and dandruff.

Yeast - Makes hair stronger and shinier, prevents hair loss and stimulates hair growth.

Organic Balsamic Vinegar - Gives hair a glossy shine and a soft texture. This is because acid nature of vinegar, smooths down the cuticles on the hair. Additionally Balsamic Vinegar conditiones the hair as well.

Citral and Geraniol - Occurs naturally in essential oils

Perfume - Adds a lovely and unique scent to the shampoo

Methylparaben and Propylparaben - They have no beneficial use for the hair and could be irritant, it is added to the product to keep the shampoo active longer on the shelf.