Tuesday 31 May 2011

Introduction to Pilates DVD For the True Beginner

If it's good enough for Pippa...

Pippa Middleton revealed a while back that the secret to her being in such good shape is weekly Pilates sessions. Miss Middleton stated that the exercise has helped her to improve her core strength and posture, which in turn elongates the frame and helped her keep a natural poise on the day of the wedding. Pippa says that "'As someone who is always ‘on the go’, Pilates has been a wonderful escape from my busy lifestyle in London...'Whether it’s 7am in the morning or 7pm at night I always leave feeling calm, refreshed and invigorated." 

For those of us without the budget, or just wanting to give Pilates a go before we hit the gym, a DVD for beginners is probably a good way to dip a toe in the water!
  • 24 key Aero Pilates exercises
  • Number of exercises: 24
  • Running Time: 28:31 minutes

The only downside to this DVD that I can see is that a lot of the workout is done using Pilates machines, which I don't have, but there is a whole section of simple warm ups etc that you can do without any machines.
 I'd give this DVD a 8/10. Buy yours now from www.qvcuk.com

Introduction to Pilates DVD For the True Beginner. An introduction to the world of Aero Pilates - a Pilates reformer exercise combined with low impact cardiovascular exercise. Get started safely with twenty-four key Aero Pilates exercises.

This DVD is brilliant, unlike some Beginners DVDs, this one truly is for a beginner (I even managed to follow what was going on!!!). So, instead of being scared off by not being able to do any of the exercises I feel more positive that this is a level of pilates that I can safely and enjoyably participate in.

Thursday 19 May 2011


If something is limited edition then straight away I'm more interested, and if it's limited edition TOPSHOP Make UP in very pretty designs... then all the better!!

Firstly, the packaging is beautiful, simple but very luxe at the same time (pretty specks of gold on a creamy background makes the packaging seem like it is for a much higher priced product). Secondly, the colour palette of the products themselves is just beautiful (If you get a chance check out the nail varnishes they're very fairly priced and come in some truly gorgeous colours!)

Out of the Sandstorm Limited Edition collection my favourite product by far is the blusher/bronzer cheek duo. I literally use this product every single day! The only downside to this product, is that you have to use a fairly hard brush to get the pigment on as it is a baked powder so doesn't come away too easily... though for me this is a plus point too as I am always dropping things and so a practically smash-proof bronzer/blusher is just perfect for me!!

Ahhh I think I'm going to have to try and pick another one up quickly before they sell out, I don't know how I'll cope when it runs out!!!!

Have you tried anything from the TOPSHOP Sandstorm collection?

Elizabeth x

Tuesday 3 May 2011


Wow, what a busy few weeks it’s been, Easter and the Royal Wedding! Thank goodness we were blessed with great weather! … Although, for me, this means a change to my make-up routine!

When it’s sunny outside I prefer to use a tinted moisturiser to keep my skin hydrated and let it breathe. I am currently using Madara tinted moisturiser.
MÁDARA Decoface organic tinting fluid come in two shades: moon flower (this is the one that I use), for fairer complexions, and sun flower, for slightly more tanned complexions. Madara moonflower is a great alternative to wearing foundation as it still gives me a great finish but looks a bit more natural as it evens out my complexion whilst still showing my freckles.

What I love most about this this product is that all of the colour and shimmer are obtained from natural plant minerals and mica.

I'm quite the fan of 
MÁDARA at the moment, check out my other post here.
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