ZENMED REVIEW

So i wanted to film a review to go along side this but my camera has decided to be a rebellious teenager and mess with my audio so what bigger sign do I need than to put my words of awe for these products on my blog!

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#1 :: The Facial Cleansing Gel

This is a very gentle formula for all skin types, including sensitive skin, there are no added fragrances or chemicals. It is made of natural plant based ingredients so they leave your skin feeling super soft, fresh and clean without the dry, tight feeling of soap. The soothing botanical’s do not clog your pores and its ideal for all skin types. Now that the official stuff is said, this product is amazing, It removes every ounce of makeup in the first wash, including mascara (waterproof mascara needs and extra touch of product to get it off completely but for the most part it does a great job) Its also extremely gentle so it will not sting of irritate the eye area. I love this guy and you only need a small amount to wash every inch of your beautiful face!

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#2 :: Renewing microdermabrasion Complex

This exfoliating magic helps to minimize the appearance of scars, uneven skin tone and fine lines. Its a very fine grainy formula that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth without feeling too harsh and scratchy. I love how fresh and new my skin looks after using this product, It doesn’t have a scent so its a very natural smell and you only need a small amount to do your entire face and neck.

 

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#3 :: DermaCleanse Acne Mask and Spot Treatment

This little guy.. We have a love hate relationship, him and I. Hes a purifying mineral clay mask that helps to clear clogged pores, draws out impurities and helps to speed up the healing process. Now he does all of the above, and he is phenomenal at his job, the only qualm i have with this product is that its stings like a bitch when i use it as a full face mask, now i will say that it only lasts 1 out of the 5 minutes your meant to leave it on for so it does go away, it just stings a fair bit so DO NOT apply it near the eye area! But i really do love the result and how effective he is at his job! So i would definitely recommend this product, just be careful around the eye area.

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#4 :: AHA/BHA Complex

This has to be one of my absolute favorites, no words can accurately explain (and if they can I don’t know them) What this product does for my skin, To apply you spray it onto a cotton round and use as a toner after cleansing. You can physically see this product wipe away any dullness in the skin and reveal glowing healthy skin. This product claims to prevent dead skin cell accumulation, prevent clogged pores and blackheads and help to balance oil levels without drying to reveal healthy, clear skin. and I say SPOT ON!

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#5 & #6 :: Skin Correct + and Glycolic booster

These little babies do the real down and dirty work, the Skin correct + Helps to permanently remove dark spots, scars and hyper-pigmentation and help to lighten the skin and boy does he do that, in 6 weeks i have noticed the tone of my skin become brighter and the scars from acne and whatever else have already started to fade tremendously, the only downside to this product is the smell, it has a bit of a coconut sort of smell, its hard to explain but its a bit overpowering when you first apply it, the good thing is it goes away completely within a few seconds, it doesn’t linger.

Then we have the Glycolic booster, This guys job is to fade fine lines and wrinkles, improve dark spots and balance combination skin types. He is a powerful little guy and we love each other dearly, There is no scent at all and with both of these products there is an easy to use dropper so you don’t use too much at a time. But these two are definitely the power kick to the range.

Following the products i have been using the Moreish Day cream and eye cream as well as the Simple night cream as i didn’t have a moisturizer or eye cream sent with these products but i will most definitely be a regular customer on this website because i am obsessed with all of these products.

Have you tried these products before? what did you think of them? I would love to see your results so please tag me in your social media so i can see.

Here is my 6 week before and after photo using these products. The differences are subtle but in myself they are huge. Overall my skin is brighter, and most definitely firmer, i have next to no breakouts, the scarring on my chin is pretty much gone, the hyper-pigmentation and dark spots on my cheeks and forehead are seriously diminished. I am so impressed with these products and i will most definitely be continuing to use them!

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Shop the range at www.zenmed.com and Take advantage of their 25% off Sale

Thank you Zenmed for allowing me to try out these awesome products, My Skin and I are so Grateful!

K x

 

Disclaimer: All opinions in this post are my own, I was sent these products for free but i am in no way sponsored to write this post, the asked me to try them out and do a post on what i thought and this is that.

Dear food

We need to talk, please know that what I’m about to say is about me, not you.

I think the time has come where I need to let our relationship go. It has been an good 26 years, you were always there for me whenever I needed someone to talk to, if I was lonely, and you made me feel good, no matter what. But today I realised that this relationship is not good for me, my body or my family.

We are toxic together, I’m sorry but it’s the truth. Your relationship is bad for not only my body but for my children as well. You no longer make me feel whole and warm, I no longer feel complete when we are together. Instead I feel sick, I want to vomit to make the feeling go away because I don’t know when to stop, I find it hard to breathe and I don’t feel good in anything I wear. My depression is taking over and my relationship with you is the catalyst in my bad health. I don’t want to feel this way anymore!

So I think it’s time that we break up, it’s not you, it’s me… I’m craving something else.

Something that fuels my entire body and not my emotions, something clean, light and weightless, something to give me energy and to show my children that we need to eat to live and not live to eat, so I’m sorry, but I am moving in with healthy eating tomorrow. Please have your stuff out by then. I know you’ll find happiness somewhere, but this girl is screaming to come out and I need to let her.

Me at 73kg 17 years old (2007)
Me at 73kg 17 years old (2007)

Goodbye junk food.

K x

Just stick to something;

Shocker, I have been MIA again! No surprises there eh? I’m not going to make up excuses because there really isn’t one, most people push through an obstacle, i sit and wallow in it.

This past month or so I have been battling with my depression again, nothing too extreme (thank goodness) but enough to listen to the mean girl in my head telling me that i am worthless, that no one cares about what i have to say or the posts and pictures that i put up or even in the real world where no one will care if i join them for coffee because they probably don’t even like me anyway or the hardest one, I don’t want to take my child to school because i don’t want his classmates to tease him for having a fat mom. But I won’t go too much more into it because the things my subconscious tells me are things that you wouldn’t want to hear said to another person. It gets pretty mean up in there.

I have a very unmotivated, lazy and why bother sort of personality that figures nobody cares so why should I, But then there is a pipsqueak little voice deep down that is trying to shout above it and remind me of the dreams I have not only for myself, but for my children too, it wants to tell me to screw what others think and do what I want to do, to push forward because the finish line is so much brighter, i can picture it but i have never seen it and it really is greener over there.

the grass ain’t always greener on the other side. It’s greener where you water it

So i’m walking in my Nana’s footsteps and i’m and going to channel her green thumb because this isn’t the life i want, not by a long shot, and I have so many goals/dreams and things I want to achieve that I don’t have time to keep wallowing in this pathetic little bubble of self loathing and misery, sure it is going to be difficult, and sure i am bound to fail plenty more times but as long as i keep getting back up, I will succeed!

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Im sick of coming around to another birthday, easter, christmas and suddenly realising that i have just let my life fly by and I have done nothing with it. I want more for myself, I deserve better, and my kids deserve better!

So yet again this is ANOTHER testimony to myself and my readers that I will grow, change and shrink! there are a few plans in the works and i will post more about them at another time but for now i will sign off with a little quote i learned from a Melissa Ambrosini Book “Mastering you Mean girl”

“I love and accept myself unconditionally and wholeheartedly” ~ Melissa Ambrosini

K x

Comparison is a Battle you will Never Win

Today is a normal day, #momlife trip to the supermarket for some essentials, and then i saw her.. A woman I went to Highschool with. This Woman is Stunning, she has the most amazing figure, gorgeous fashion sense, she is a real estate agent so she can afford luxury items and She drives an SUV.

As soon as I saw her, I buckled, I felt like that awkward emo fat girl from school again who felt like I should be losing weight and barely eat to look like her, and get segregated because i’m copying her out of envy.

I Immediately bowed my head hoping she wouldn’t recognise me and then my inner mean girl started talking/yelling in my head “you’re twice the size you were in school, you slob” “haha she has the job, the car, the body and you have nothing” “Kristy, Face it, You’re the BIGGEST Loser ever””You’ll Never be as pretty and successful as her!”

But you Know what, NO! I don’t WANT the Job, I can’t sell to save my life, I want to be a blogger full time. Yeah Okay I’d love a figure like hers but I will work Hard to get a figure that is perfect for me and i will have earned the beautiful slimmer clothing I will be able to wear. Kristy You have 2 amazing children and a Loving Adoring Husband And you have a fantastic life to look forward to.

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You never know what other people are going through behind the scenes, what they have been through or, what they are going through. We can only see what they want you to see from the outside.

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I will have my perfect life and i have a pretty damn amazing one now.

Dont Compare yourself to others, Its a battle you will never win.

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Learn to love the person you are and the life you have now, and strive to achieve your dreams.

K x

P.s If you Do Read this I am So proud of the person you are, the hard work you have put in to have the life you have. I hope you achieve all of your life goals and dreams. Hopefully next time I wont be so bitter and embarrassed and I will Say Hello instead of pretending i’m invisible.

p.p.s I have updated this post to more descriptively portray the emotion that went into the encounter. This post was never about her, or her as a person. The simple fact is she inspired the post because of how i regressed to a depressed state when i saw my high school past in front of me, but it was never about her as a person.

Every Day Makeup

Well this is a first! I have never done a beauty post before but im really getting back into my make up and what better place to start than with my everyday products.

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Primers :: She Pure magic primer & Nutrimetic line prime

Foundation :: Za BB Cream and Thin Lizzy Concealer cream

Concealer :: Natio Natural Concealer & LA Girl Pro Conceal

Powder :: Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder

Bronzer/Contour :: Thin Lizzy 6 in 1

Blusher :: Nutrimetics Pure Touch Blush in Plum

Highlighter :: Dollar store brand “Shiny Powder”

Then onto eyes and brows!

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I like to keep it very basic for my eyes,

Brows :: For my brows i use the Nutrimetics Glam Colour palette and i like to use the brown eyeliner shadow, it gives a nice bold brow that lasts all day

Eyes :: If i use eyeshadow i reach for the Nutrimetics eye brow kit. It has all the perfect shades for an all over colour, browbone and inner corner highlight as well as a great light brown for the crease and darker brown to either darken the outer corner for a smokey look or to use on the lash line as a smudged liner

Lashes :: I use the Nutrimetics liquid eye definer for a cat winged liner and for mascara I am obsessed with the Za Perfect Action Waterproof Mascara, it literally does not move! For a little extra volume i will usually layer that with my Nutrimetics 4 in one Ultimate Mascara, followed by that, depending on what mood i’m in i will use the Nutrimetics Defining waterproof eye pencil in my waterline to give my eyes a more sultry look

Then for lips ::

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Lips :: I stay very neutral with my lips as i am a chronic lip smusher so lip products dont tend to last well on me when im alway rubbing my lips together, so my fave it the Natio Long Lasting Lip liner in Nude, But unfortunately i am coming to the end of that one so I have been reaching for my Nutrimetics Perfecting Lip Pencil in Nude, and if i feel like gloss I will reach for my Nutrimetics Lip Lightening Gloss in Blush rose.

Now I now there is ALOT of Nutrimetics products so I will tell you here that I used to be a consultant for Nutrimetics, so i still have alot of their products left that i tend to use, they are very nice products but there are definitely alternative products out there that you can use instead. These are just what I use right now.

I have filmed a get ready with me video to go alongside this post so you can see how I apply these products, when that video is live I will add a link HERE.

I hope you liked this kind of post as it is a new one for me, let me know your thoughts in the comments, and if you have any products to recommend then please let me know 🙂

K x

 

 

You don’t Look like you had a baby?

Going through my instagram feed the other day as per usual, I double tapped a womans photo of her and her gorgeous new born, it was a side by side of her baby belly and post birth, then i saw it…

“You Don’t Look like you’ve had a baby.”

I had to double take, that was all the comment said and it struck a nerve. I’m assuming it was intended as a compliment but couldn’t they have just said, “You look amazing”

but it has had me thinking, what is a woman who just had a baby supposed to look like? Are we meant to look a hot mess with spastic hair and pure exhaustion? do people expect a disaster when seeing a woman after birth? I mean 9 times out of 10 a woman is going to put her best pic forward on social media but whether we look flawless or exhausted, the last thing we want you to comment on is whether or not we fit the “just gave birth” stereotype!

We are so full of love and appreciation for the gift we have just received that we don’t care how we look. The sudden jolt into Mom mode takes all those cares away.

So i guess my point is… don’t tell someone they don’t look like they just had a baby, tell them congratulations, compliment our gift and if you have to comment on our looks, tell us we look amazing because a compliment never hurts 🙂

K x

Zoo Adventures

A spontaneous call from a friend ended in a super fun adventure at Hamilton Zoo!

Amazing company and smiling laughing children is just what the doctor ordered!

My favourite photo is this one..

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Its the first full length photo of me that i love! Thanks to a little help from a Carly Christman YouTube Video I learnt how to pose my voluptuous body in a flattering way, and those two little smiles are just pure perfection and joy.

Their favourite animals were the monkeys, they got so giddy everytime they saw another species of monkey! It was absolutely adorable!

The icing on the cake was a little baby monkey play fighting with what i assumed to be his brothers!

I cannot wait for the next adventure with my babies! and thank you Becky for inviting us to spend the day with you an Estelle ❤️️

 

Kx