Friday, 18 April 2014

Lose a Stone in a Week

So I asked on twitter if you wanted to see how I lost a dress size in a week and I got quite a few people saying yes so here you go. 

I just want to say how nervous I am posting these pictures but were all friends here and thought with the holiday season coming up and people are wanting to lose that last stone before they go away I wanted to give proof that this diet does work if you stick to it 100%.

Recently my size 10s have become really tight and the size 12 have been making an everyday appearance yes I know some people may think well size 12s arent that big but I am 5ft and size 12 makes me look very Dumpy and I am a very curvy girl I have a small waist but big hips and a very sticky out bum. I wanted to look and feel more confident on my weekend away next week. 

The diet I did was one I found on James Duncans website. The diet is a Crash diet that doctors give patients when they need to lose a stone before operations. 

Now I am not saying this diet is healthy and I am not telling anyone to do it as I cant say it will work for you or want to put your health at risk in anyway. You know your own bodies and if you want to try it here it is -

11 slice dry toast

with 1 gilled tomato OR tinned tomatoes
Fresh fruit - any amount2 hard boiled eggs

Salad & grapefruit

1 boiled egg
Grilled chicken with tomatoes

Grilled steak


1 boiled egg
Fresh fruit - any amount2 grilled lamb chops

Salad & grapefruit
41 slice dry toastFresh fruit - any amount2 hard boiled eggs

Salad & grapefruit
51 slice dry toastFresh fruit - any amountFresh fish

61 glass grapefruit juiceFresh fruit - any amountGrilled chicken

Carrots & grapefruit
7Scrambled eggs

Grilled or tinned tomatoes
2 poached eggs

Grilled steak


Their Rules

  1. No alcoholic drinks.
  2. Permitted drinks: Black coffee, tea, lemon/grapefruit juice without sugar.
  3. No milk, butter or fats.
  5. Abstain from all not included in diet. Eat what is shown or go without.
  7. No substitutes allowed. The basis of the diet is chemical, not the quantities.
  8. Lunch and dinner may be swapped but only on the same day.
Now the meals may look a little boring but I really enjoyed doing this and have to say was a little upset about eating normal again as the result I got were amazing. Because it is a chemical diet you have to follow it one hundred percent and make no substitutes. 

Here are some of the meals I made 

 (egg salad)

 (lamb chop salad)

(steak salad)

Now I know the weight may not stay off but if you eat a healthy diet after I cant see why not I have read lots of reviews that people have managed to keep it off after and I am going to do it for another week next month. 

So here are the results 

I did the diet for 6 days as the 7th day I had a bloggers Afternoon Tea planned and thought it would be rude not to eat or cancel at the last minute. 

I lost a total of 10lbs and am back in my size 10s

Here are the cringey before and afters 


as you can see on the bottom ones Im not as lumpy and seem to curve round rather than the sausage effect I am really happy with the out come of this diet and think its definitely worth sacrificing a week of normal eating to get results. Also my stomach went so flat and never suffered from bloating which I get alot from having IBS. 

I felt amazing on this diet. Im not going to lie the few 2 days were hard and I had headache and was starving and hated everyone on the train with their fast food (even though Im not a fan of Maccy Ds). 

Hope this was an interesting read 

Carrieanne xx

Review | Ginvera BB Cream

I am I big fan of Ginvera Marvel Gel and a few weeks ago I tweeted about it and the Lovely people at Ginvera asked if I tried their BB cream. I hadn't infact I havent tried any BB creams, other than a little sample sachet I got out of a magazine once which half ended up in my mouth and on my chin in the process of opening and the other half didn't really live up to the hype to be honest.

Ginvera is a skincare company set up in Asia and my skin (and life) changed when I got a sample of their Exfoliating Marvel Gel in a beauty box. If you want to be amazed at how much dead skin a product can remove without been gritty or harsh check it out Here

I was so excited to try their BB cream and wasn't sure what to expect as it is one shade for all skin tones. On swaching the product I thought it may have been a little dark or greyish. The texture is quite thick for a bb cream so thought ok so it should have good coverage.

I applied it to my face as it said by patting it in and I was amazed how well it blended into my skin and how well it corrected my redness. It was a very good coverage too and was not heavy at all so perfect for the spring months.

I was also worried how it would take on my really dry skin but I shouldn't have been. It gave a really dewy finish and I feel it would be perfect for the summer as I dont like to wear a full coverage foundation. It also has a built in SPF 30/PA++  Which is brilliant for this time of year and those sneaky sun rays. 

And here is how it looks on me ....

You can check out Ginvera BB cream Here for £18.

I do love this brand!!
Carrieanne xx

Monday, 7 April 2014

My Little Beauty Room

So not done a post like this for a while so thought I would share my weekend with you and what a busy one it was. 

I have had the go ahead to turn the little spare room which was currently used as a junk/ ironing room into my little beauty/dressing room for quite a few months now but never really finished it. This weekend saw me actually kicking my oversized a*se into gear and finally sorting the room out and getting into a stage I'm happy with. 

There is still a lot to be done but I'm quite proud of myself for not been my usual lazy self and spending 90% of my weekend grafting rather than playing Pet Sage (damn that thing is addictive) and  blogging. 

Thought I would share with you my progress so far and my little layout the room is bigger than it looks in the pictures but is hard to take photos of I'll maybe do a little video when its all finished. 

The Nail Polish Rack was made for me by my partner and I painted it white to match the rest of my furniture. I love how I can easily see all my polish rather than routing through my drawers like I use to do.

The mirror on the back wall makes the room look a little bigger and brighter as there is no window in the room so have to have really good lighting. The white walls help this. The mirror was £40 from Dunhelm Mills and I love it. 

My best part of my room is the wall with the Clothes rail and my inspirational quote. The clothes rail was just £8.99 from Argos and I bought some of the black non slip coat hangers from Primark to hang up some of my dresses. I also put fairy lights round the rail to make it a little more pretty.

The quote came from The Range and it was £8.99 and I had to get this as I said in the TMI tag this is my favourite quote and so I had to have it for my wall. 

So I still have to fully sort all my makeup out as all my drawers are a little mixed up at the moment. I may do a Makeup collection and storage post when I'm happy with it all. 

So I'm now off to have a much needed Kip as Im falling asleep whilst writing this but really wanted to get this wrote up tonight. 

And a big thank you goes to the BF for letting me take over a room and also for all the drilling and screwing he did to make this possible .... he's a good egg!!

..... Also he was sick of seeing all the makeup in the bedroom haha 

Anyone got any storage post if so leave you links would love to read them 

Carrieanne xx

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