Ladies Oaks Day

Hey everyone!

So, I’ve decided to mix things up and start a beauty category. I’m not much of a beauty fanatic and don’t wear a lot of make up (given I’m at the gym the majority of the time). However, when I do dress up, I know what matches and what doesn’t … thankfully.

Last night, I had a minor panic attack about what I was going to do with my hair; usually my best friend fixes it for me, but sadly she wasn’t available for the races event.

I searched a few DIY websites for curling hair and came across Top 10 DIY hair curls without heat I had a little bit of time to play around last night, and this is what I came up with.

Before and after
Before and after

The first photo isn’t overly flattering. I twisted my hair and randomly bobby-pinned it around my head, with hope it would work out. I left it in until morning. Originally, I was expecting to wake up with a massive afro, but luckily it was still pinned in place. The next step was taking it out and honestly I was afraid to see the mess I created- especially because it was race day.

Success! I took it out and found that it actually worked, who would’ve thought? But I was happy and relieved. I learnt a valuable lesson and that is to experiment with my hair.

Before and after
Before and after

After all the hair fuss, I started working on my makeup. Look at the difference, (excuse the duck face). I’m not one for heavy eye makeup, but on the odd occasion I don’t mind going a bit crazy.

So, after the hair and makeup, oh and finding the perfect dress- this was the final product. What do you think?


I hope you enjoyed this random beauty post. Not sure if I’ll post a lot about it as I am always at the gym and don’t have the time to get dolled up.

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Healthy vs Unhealthy Eating

Lianna Speers

Before contemplating about a healthy lifestyle, it never once crossed my mind that being healthy was actually a thing. I was reading about shortcut workouts in the Women’s Health Magazine and decided to become fit and aim to look like those girls. So, I said goodbye to my Nutella and welcomed carrots into my new lifestyle. I’ll let you in on a little secret though – I didn’t even know how to read the back of a food label.

(Photo credit: Charlotte Astrid, Flickr)
(Photo credit: Charlotte Astrid, Flickr)

I’d say the media plays a large part in what influences people to change their body shapes. Magazines especially, because they write features on the ‘ideal’ body shape, but also claim we should love the body we’re born in. It’s even worse when you’re browsing the Internet and suddenly an advertisement pops up saying ‘Lose 10 kilo’s in 10 weeks’. It’s like realisation just slapped you in the face, metaphorically of course.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics claims in 2011-12, 63.4% of people aged over 18 years old were obese.

So, the world clearly recognises the rise in obesity, but why is it cheaper to buy a Big Mac at 493 calories, than buying 200g of chicken breast at 209 calories?

Are you confused? Because, I am too …

I never followed a shopping list, I would carelessly throw anything and everything into the trolley. Suddenly I would have plastic bags full of high carb foods and then wonder why I was putting on weight? If you’re in the same basket of berries, then I suggest buying fresh fruits and vegetables.

(Photo credit: Kate Ter Haar, Flickr)
(Photo credit: Kate Ter Haar, Flickr)

After my decision to change my lifestyle, I was shocked at the increase of expenses. Why is it more expensive to be healthy? What a contradiction.

I’ll be honest again, I am a calorie counter, but downloading Easy Diet Diary from the App Store has helped my journey significantly. The App Store is an easy way to obtain fitness programs and advice. But remember, you can’t claim a better body until you actually use the apps, ha-ha.

Another idea to consider is following people you admire. I follow Nikki Blackketter and Pamela the founder of Skinny Bunny on Instagram. These influential women showed me a healthier lifestyle is a better option, but sadly not the cheapest.