Saturday, 28 February 2015

'Say you scrub me' gentle skin buffer

Doing something a bit different today, never really done a product review before so here it goes!

This product 'Say you scrub me' is a gentle skin buffer and it is beautiful. When I first opened it I was expecting some sort of cream/shower gel type but I was amazed as to what was in there. It is like jelly! But jelly that you can rub all over yourself to feel beautiful. The texture of this product is basically jelly and simply divine. 

At first use of the skin buffer my skin did feel extremely rubbery while I was showering. However, once all dry and ready to put clothes on my skin felt really smooth. The second use of the product did not leave my skin feeling so rubbery while showering which I imagine is a good thing.

Overall the pure fact that it feels like jelly was one of the main reasons I had to share this product with the world. I felt like a 7 year old again with all the excitement it caused. 10/10 recommend this product if you ever see it. 

Peace out!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Little Things

This post may be slightly strange and particularly cringe worthy in some aspects. So get ready to be thinking 'this girl is so soppy it makes me want to pray for her emotional state'. But anyway, over the past week I have done various activities, including getting ready for the second semester of university (which is pretty intense for the record). Which in turn has led to quite intense reading and acknowledgement of new information, and it is rather exhausting for the brain (especially when you only have a little one like myself). Now for the soppy part, so I'm not much of a social talker, talking to people is something I tend to avoid because I hate the idea of trying to make pointless conversation. But over the past week I have had splendid conversations with various people, and it was lovely. You know when you're feeling kind of 'meh' some days but can't curl up because you're out and about, where basically you seem like a miserable sod. But then someone talks to you and you go from feeling kind of 'meh' to feeling pretty good. It's like the sense of acknowledgement, that people actually know you exist. I know this doesn't apply to everyone in existence, but for people like me who are rather shy in social situations it is a big thing. Some days that sense of acknowledgement actually boosts the confidence and releases a positive feeling on the inside.

I shall tell you a little bit about my day today to give an example and the reason why I am feeling emotionally positive. So, housemate dragged me out to the club last night as a last minute decision and I feel tragic today. Sat in my lecture feeling rough as hell on earth, but hey I still went to it! I look absolutely awful, red cheeks, hair just tied as a mess, baggy jeans. Just a mess. But for some reason, more people approached me today with intent of conversation than usual. Considering I look a mess, apparently I am more approachable this way. But this experience brightened my day and I'd like to thank those who weren't too scared to approach this zombified individual. It hasn't just been today anyway, my whole past week has been fullfilled with lovely talks (some of which were drunken ones because I'm a student and that is what I do).

So there it is, the little soppy summation of these little events that have made me feel great on the inside even if it doesn't show on the outside. Goodbye for now from Soppy Sophie

Peace out yo!!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

January Junctures

Now that the first month of this year is over with it is time to reflect upon the success and failures of this month in relation to New Year's resolutions. All in all I'd say this month has been successful and a great start to 2015.

First off I have been exercising my ass off when I can and it is such a beautiful feeling and I've never felt so good about myself. As noted in my previous post, I joined a gym at the beginning of January. During each attendance to the gym I do think to myself why on earth am I paying to be in pain, but then as the saying goes 'no pain, no gain'. I find going to the gym is also extremely useful in terms of stress relief, for example the night before my presentation I went to the gym and burned off a lot of steam and didn't feel so stressed out afterwards.

Secondly, I have started eating healthier towards the latter part of the month. My eating habits have previously been tragic in terms of health, mainly due to constantly revising so I feel as though I don't want to cook proper food. Also stress has been a bad influence, you all know the feeling when you're stressed and you don't want to eat goodness, but instead wish to bury your sorrows in junk food. Yeah I get that. Thus due to noticing how bad my habits were, the latter part of this month consisted of buying a helluva lot of green food. Which I am hoping to stick to.

Another thing is I have spent so much time working towards my exams, assignments and presentations this month. Whilst before I have been putting a lot of time into uni work, I don't think it was my full potential, thus I have made an extended effort to improve. This mostly including spending most nights reading or researching instead of going out and partying in the time leading up to the deadlines. (Afterwards is a different story, celebrating the end of the first semester). Hopefully this time will have paid off, fingers crossed!

Whilst one of my New Years resolutions was to blog more, it is quite noticeable this has been very unsuccessful this month. This is more than likely down to spending majority of the time focusing on University work and having no life to blog about during this month. But in high hopes maybe it will begin to get better over the course of the next few months!

Although it has not been absolutely perfect, this month has been a good start which will hopefully get better. So if January is an overall summary of how the rest of the year will be then I am pleased to say it is looking pretty hopeful and I'm staying positive!

Peace out yo

An unexpected occurance

Okay so last week I did something I never though I'd ever do.... I joined a gym. For those of you who do not know me, I have always opposed the idea of going to a gym. I must say it was both frightening and exciting at the same time.

I never really saw the point in a gym, I preferred the idea of home workouts with my 4 kg dumbbells from amazon and running in the summer. Then over Christmas I realised how bad I was becoming with keeping on track with exercising, so my one of my new year resolutions was to join a gym. I'll admit it is so much easier to get on top of exercising and so much more motivational. It did look rather daunting when I was joining (I'd never been in a gym before!) but my friend showed me 'the ropes' as she put it. Now I'm getting used to all the different equipments etc and loving it. Something I'd never thought I'd do and always opposing, I actually really enjoy it. The aftermath especially is my favourite part, knowing that I have accomplished something in that time period which will benefit my future.

The key to success