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Money-saving beauty tips


Continuing our mission to get you looking and feeling great whilst saving you money along the way, the team here at has looked high and low to find you a wacky and wonderful selection of beauty tips. Why not give them a try and let us know whether you have any favourites on our Facebook page.


Avoid puffy eyes


Try to sleep slightly propped to reduce puffy eyes. When you sleep flat, all of the hydration can pool around the under eye area which means you can wake up with a lot of puffiness. Sleeping propped up ensures that everything drains out of your face efficiently, and you don’t wake up with big swollen and puffy eyes. We’re not suggesting that you sleep bolt upright, but an extra pillow or two will do the trick.


Make your Foundation go the extra mile


Use up any foundations that you’ve bought that aren’t the right shade for you by mixing them together to get the right shade. You can also add moisturiser to them to change the texture and make them go further.


Tame your frizzy hair


Transform desperately dry and frizzy locks into glossy, glamorous hair in seconds without the fussy brushes and expensive styling products. Simply grab an unscented body butter and massage a pea-sized amount into the ends for instantly super soft and hydrated locks


Heal skin blemishes


Cover skin blemishes with a dab of honey and place a plaster over it overnight. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile and speeds healing.


Make the most of your body lotion


Applying body lotion straight after the bath/shower on a damp skin is more effective, which means you need to apply less product.


Keep your razors sharp


Rinse your razor in ice-cold water after use. It will keep the blades sharp for longer.


Swap your foundation for tinted moisturiser


Trade in your normal foundation for a tinted moisturiser with SPF to protect skin from sun damage. This will pay off in the long run as the SPF will keep your skin looking better for longer, plus thick foundations can sometimes block pores and aggravate skin causing blemishes and uneven skin tone.


Pomegranate spot healer


Save on expensive spot zapping treatments that can often dry skin by dabbing the juice from a fresh pomegranate directly on a spot. It will zap the blemish with a mega dose of anti-oxidants.


DIY Facials


To help yourself, try firming your face with facial exercises. The key is to use manual resistance facial exercises such as FlexEffect. These may look extreme, but they will not add to your wrinkles. However, these exercises take patience and persistence – initial changes to your skin should be seen within three months.


DIY Hair Treatment


To treat damaged hair. Mix 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil, with 20 drops of rosemary essential oil. Coat your hair in the oil mixture, then cover it with a shower cap, wait for 30 minutes and rinse.


Cheap alternative to shaving foam


Use conditioner on your legs rather than shaving foam. It’s cheaper, you don’t need as much, and you have it already – plus it moisturises whilst giving you a smooth shave!


Prevent blisters in new shoes


No need to expensive remedies here. Before you put your feet into your new sandals, apply Vaseline to prevent them rubbing and causing blisters.


Invest in a good haircut


Think long term – spend a bit more on day-1 to save long term. Although a good hair cut can be a little bit costly, a great haircut will give you longevity and longer lasting results compared to an average one, so although you may be spending more short-term, you’ll reap the rewards with longer lasting, beautiful locks.


Give yourself a good Blowdry


The better the blow dry, the less product you should need, so be sure to blow dry from wet – don’t be tempted to towel dry first. Dry in sections from wet with a bristle brush. The best test before moving on to the next section is to ensure each section is properly dry – if it is it will fall off the brush easily and feel cool.


Stay Health & Stay Happy,


Team YHD




Stick to your healthy resolutions!


So, we’re 3 weeks into January… how are your resolutions going? And be honest with yourself ;-)

For those of you with health and fitness high on your agenda, we wanted to share a few thoughts on how to stick to those resolutions now that the hangover has passed.

1 - Hydrate Like Water is The Workout – Drink early and often, long before becoming thirsty and drink all day long. The body is made up of over 60% water and keeping your levels up will aid your exercise routine and help fight daytime fatigue.

2 – Exercise at a Your Pace – When embarking on your new healthy lifestyle, don’t forget that you’re not yet training for the Olympics. It takes time to build up your aerobic capacity and you need to give your body a chance to develop. Set yourself monthly milestones and try to improve your performances gradually.

3 - Make it Fun and Sustainable – Pick an activity such as swimming, cycling, running, or gym training and then try to consistently commit one hour every day (or every other day if your lifestyle prevents more frequently). The consistency elevates the body’s metabolism and will burn more calories around the clock, not just during exercise.

4 – Try and Workout with a Partner – The release of endorphins when you exercise is essentially your body’s natural happy drug. And it’s even better when you’ve got a training partner to help push eachother towards your goals. From day-1 it will be easier, more fun, and help you both to stay committed to your new regime for the long haul. So don’t be shy and find a colleague, friend, or even local sports club and get yourself a training partner.

So get out there, have fun and keep on the 2014 road to health and happiness.


7 Easy Tips for a Tighter Tum


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So what’s the truth behind getting the tighter stomach you’ve been looking for? The fact remains that you can do as many sit ups, crunches and other stomach exercises as you want, but if you aren’t eating and working your cardio to burn fat, then you may never see the results you are seeking. Remember that abs are built in the kitchen, not just the gym! Here are a few other little tips that we wanted to share:


1: An Apple A Day Keeps More Than The Doctor Away


Apples have pectin in them, which helps to boost your immunity and lower cholesterol. They are also a great food because they help to suppress appetite, helping to make you feel full and less likely to binge on foods that are not good for you. Adding fruits and vegetables to your diet is essential not only for good health, but for losing fat as well. Try to avoid juicing your fruits and stick with eating them whole, so as not to increase your fructose intake unnecessarily.


2: Increase Your Cardio Workouts For That Extra Cut Stomach


Cardio is important because it is what gets your blood flowing and your heart pumping, which in turns burns calories and fat. Make sure you have an active cardio program that challenges you so that you will work hard instead of just doing a few basic workouts. Try to avoid getting on a machine and just going at one steady pace. Mix up your workout and maximise the benefits by getting your heart rate high through interval training. And take the stairs from now on!


3: More Protein For A Higher Metabolism


Protein is important for building muscles- think of it like a fuel for growth. Protein takes longer to digest which means that your body will have to work harder, burning calories and increasing your metabolism. When you diet and work out, if you’re not getting enough protein, then you are minimising the benefits that you should be getting. Consider your diet and see whether or not you need to add more protein. And check out the great deals we have with MyProtein.


4: Jumping Exercises To Jump Start Calorie Burning


Jumping exercises, such as Jumping Jacks, are a great way to boost your calorie burning and fat burning. Jumping exercises are high intensity and will actually have your body burning calories for hours after you do the exercises. Try to do at least a 5 minute workout five times a week. Mornings are usually the best to give you that extra energy and start the day off burning calories quickly.


5: Using Weights For Definition And Muscle Building


Ok guys, we know you don’t need convincing to hit the weights, but we’d like to dispel a common myth for the ladies. Girls, you will not get big and bulky by lifting weights. It’s a great way of shedding fat and firming up so don’t be afraid to give it a try. It should complement any cardio session you do and really maximise the fat loss and cardio burn.


6: Water, Water, Water


Remember that your body is made up mostly of water and you need to make sure that you keep your body replenished and hydrated. Water also washes out fat cells and toxins that are in your body. Also, if you drink a glass of water before each meal, you will feel less hungry which will help to keep you from eating too much. Drink at least eight full glasses of water a day, perhaps more depending upon your body and your routine.


7: Think Yourself To A Toned Stomach


The brain is a very powerful tool. Studies have shown that people have been able to improve themselves through applying the positive power of their mind. We’re certainly not going to suggest that you can “think yourself fit” by sitting on the sofa all day, but with a positive frame of mind it will really help with the motivation you need to get on and tackle your goals in life. The more you envision it, the more it will help. So start feeling positive and go make the most of what you’ve been given – and then make it even better!


Stay Healthy, Stay Happy,


Team YHD