Thursday, 20 February 2014

Running With Music: Does it Really Help?

Recently I've been really in to going for runs, now I'm no Mo Farah, but I like to think I have a fair bit of knowledge about what is best when you go for a run and how to get further and further each time helping to achieve your personal goals. Everyone always speaks about listening to music on runs and suggests that you use fast upbeat songs to make you go faster and feel more motivated, which does work and that's great for people who have been running for years, who are trying to achieve new personal bests. But, what about beginners who just want to make it to 1 mile and push themselves that little bit further each time?

I always used to run too music and found it incredibly boring running without but, it was only until I had a chat with my dad that I realised its pretty much impossible to run out of time to the beat of the music. Now really it's a matter of personal preference, some people find it more effective running to up tempo music and every now and again I still like to listen to it too, but for people who are just starting out, that are still going strong with their New Years resolutions, maybe try giving the music a rest for a bit and focus on maintaining a steady pace and see how much further you go.

Let me know how you get on. Do you listen to music whilst on a run?


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Review: L'oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara

I've tried so many mascaras and its been a while since I've found one that I've well and truly fallen in love with. I'd heard so many amazing reviews on the L'oreal Telescopic mascara that I decided to get my hands on it and give it a go. I've been using it for around a month now and thought it was about time I let you guys know what it's really like.

The first time I applied the mascara I wasn't completely amazed and thought it was yet another average does its job mascara and found myself slightly disappointed that I didn't agree with rave reviews that I had previously been reading. However, it wasn't until I tried it the second or third time that I realised the true impact that it had on my lashes. Not only did it make them darker and longer but I found that each individual lash just seemed to be a lot more defined helping to achieve a fuller more dramatic look. It has a thin plastic brush which automatically gives it a big tick as I tend to prefer plastic brushes as I find they cling onto each individual eyelash a lot easier, which is definitely the case with this mascara. Although I was surprised that such a thin brush would give such amazing impact. To get the best effect I find that curling my eyelashes before allows the mascara to work at its best as it helps to keep a curl throughout the whole day, which I've found almost impossible with other drugstore mascaras after being at school all day.

I also find that its super easy to remove at night which is always a good thing because no one wants to be scrubbing away at there lashes ensuring that each lash is mascara particle free after a long day at work do they?

In terms of price its on the pricier side of drugstore mascaras at £10.99, which I found is the only down side as I don't currently have a job so spending the bulk of my money on mascara is not ideal. However if you want a good mascara that's not going to break the bank then I highly recommend that you get this one.