My 2019 Fitness Goals and Update

Hey 🙂

I’m aware I haven’t been active on here for a month or so and in all honesty, I’ve been feeling uninspired and I really didn’t want to become one of those bloggers who writes content just for the sake of it!

I’m not sure whether I mentioned this in my last few posts but in February I started ‘dieting.’ The way I’ve explained this to others is that I’m following Slimming World principals (i.e. if it’s free on slimming world I’ll eat it and I’ll try and have the correct % of ‘speedy’ food. The main difference for me is that I refuse to deprive myself of anything I want. It seems to work best for me this way.

I’ve been feeling great having lost around 16lb and as I definitely have said in a previous post, I’m loving attending Clubbercise classes. This is totally keeping me on track, especially this week when I’ve been ill so I’ve eaten absolute crap!

I purchased a Fitbit Versa in January and I haven’t looked back! It is a super high spec Fitbit that records my heart rate, expertise and sleep amongst lots of other things. It’s helped me to recognise that I’m burning 600 calories in a Clubbercise class meaning that I’m more motivated to go.

So that’s my update, let’s move on and see what my fitness goals are!

2019 Fitness Goals

I won’t do my yearly goals on this post as I’d like to review and update them as I go along! But above are my march targets and I’ll walk you through them!

  • I’ve not been well enough to begin Yoga but I do have the May so I’ll be uploading snippets onto my progress Insta here.
  • I HAVE tried to begin the Couch to 5k but I genuinely can’t run. In fairness, I’ve since got a decent sports bra and dusted off my running trainers so fingers crossed 🤞 they’ll help! If I’m honest, I don’t think I’m made to run but I’ll certainly give it a go as myself and some of my girls are planning on doing the Pretty Muddy 5K this year and in a previous year I walked most of the way; I’d like to run it if I can.
  • Lose 12lb – I know that seems like an awful lot (3lb a week) but I have a wedding in April and I’d like to be in the best shape I can for that.
  • Only weighing in once a week seems obvious but honestly, I’m so bad for doing it multiple times a week, sometimes a day. Admittedly, the numbers motivate me.

So that’s March’s targets all out there! I’m hoping to be able to share my achievements with you all very soon.

If you live locally and fancy training together, find me on Insta 🙂

Kat xx

Rust-ic Winter Looks

Heyyy! I’m so sorry I’ve been AWOL! I have been inundated with things to do for work and other exciting things in the pipeline 🙂 but here I am with another fashion post.

I seem to have acquired quite a bit of orange-y/rust coloured clothing recently and I’m actually not surprised. It seems like an understandable follow on from the whole mustard trend last year. Is it in fashion? Must be because I can buy it haha but honestly, I’ve stopped really watching the new styles and catering to that. I just buy what I like and style it in a KAT like way 😂 without further ado, let’s take a look at what I got!

Tesco F&F Leopard Midi Dress (£9 on sale)

I cannot tell you how many compliments I have had about this dress and it was so super cheap! It was part of the F&F winter sale. This is a midi dress but as I’m so short it’s almost maxi on me, not that I minded. It’s made of that unflattering, stretchy material BUT is surprisingly flattering due to the perfectly placed ruching in the middle of the dress. This really emphasises my waist and busy whilst giving the illusion that my tummy is smaller than it actually is!

I love the tiny little high next detail on this piece! It makes it feel very 70’s. Here I teamed it with my Primark pleather jacket but it is so versatile that i think it’ll be a staple in my wardrobe for many seasons to come!

I haven’t found a very similar one but this Dorothy Perkins number incorporates animal print and rust and BONUS! It’s in the sale 🙂 thank me later!

New Look Suede Tan Bag

This is old stock (I purchased in August) but as tan never seems to go out of style, it’s worth mentioning! This bag looks great with EVERYTHJNG! I’m yet to find something it doesn’t compliment. It’s deceptively spacious and really is an essential kind of bag every woman should have. This Forever 21 bag is similar and would be a proper investment piece!

George at Asda Silk Split Leopard Skirt (£4 in the sale)

If it’s not mega obvious, I love a good sale! This skirt just had to come home with me so it’s actually at least a size too big! It is a fixed wrap style which splits in the middle and it makes you feel very sassy 💁🏻‍♀️

Due to the wrap design, it also ruches ever so slightly across the tummy making it extremely forgiving for those who just love creme eggs as much as I do 😉

This Boohoo skirt isn’t leopard, it’s 🦓 but it’s a close match for shape and also still totally bang on trend.

Primark Stripe Tee and Batwing Cardigan (£4 and £9 respectively)

Some days I just want to chill out in my comfies BUT I also want to keep it cool and stylish! You can’t beat a good basic batwing cardi and it made my day to find it in this rust colour! I teamed it with a cute mustard striped tee, which you can see close up below. I’ve since warn the top/cardi convo with jeans, high waisted trousers, skirts and leggings so I’m definitely feeling the value for money. In the image below, I had a go at styling it and personalising it with my patches from Tessies. Check out the quirky, gorgeous stock at Tessies here!

I hope you’ve liked this brief look at my rust obsession 😂 🖤

Speak soon 🙂

Kat x

Is my make up sweatproof?

It’s every woman’s nightmare. She wants to work out BUT she doesn’t want the world to see the bags under her eyes, the spot on her chin or her natural eyebrows! (That might just be me 😂)

As you may have seen on a previous post, I love going to my Clubbercise class, I’m just fed up of looking like crap 💩 so I thought I’d test my Holy Grail Make Up products to see how they hold up against an hours hardcore, high intensity cardio! Keep reading to see who made the cut …

This attractive pic is my before picture and below are the products I used 🙂

  • Collection Eyebrow Kit
  • Maybelline Superstay Foundation
  • Revolution Pro Translucent Pressed Powder
  • Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit in Ultra Fair
  • Soap and Glory Supercat Liquid Liner
  • MUA Luxe liquid lipstick
  • Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
  • MAC Fix +

My face by the end!

As you can see, there isn’t a huge difference! The foundation and base products did not move an inch which I was really impressed with as, at one point, I was actually dripping with sweat 😓 (gross, I know, soz!)

I was so happy with the lip product from MUA Cosmetics as I got through a litre of water and the lipstick barely moved. I used a dark shade so I could really see the impact.

The products that didn’t hold up as well were the Collection Eyebrow Kit and Soap and Glory Supercat. In fairness to Collection, my brows didn’t move too much though there are some sparse bits. The eyeliner was quite smudged by the end which I found disappointing as the rest of the products had done so well.

Disclaimer: none of the products claim, to my knowledge, to be sweatproof or workout friendly etc so realistically these products are all still great. These are just my opinions.

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Kat xx

Profusion Mixed Metal Lips

Hallo!

If you’re a long time reader of the blog, you’ll know I love a good liquid lip or lip creme. In the early days, I tested the W7 Matte lips, Limecrime velvetines and NYX lip lingerie! Today I bring you a review of the Profusion Mixed Metal Lips Kit in Cocoa!

At half price (£3.50), it seemed too good to leave in boots! There were a couple of shade choices available, however I went for the darker shades as I like to embrace my inner goth/mosher like I did as a teenager! 😂

One of the first things I looked for on this product was to see if it was a cruelty free brand! I was pleased to see that it was and it had the little bunny symbol, which I’ve tried to show you but it’s tiny!

Upon opening, you notice that you get two lip cremes and a liner. One of the the cremes is a basic matte colour and the other is a metallic creme, meaning you can choose a more natural or intense look! You could also combine all three for a super metallic lip.

The lip liner is presented beautifully- it’s called cocoa charm and it’s a wind up liner meaning no annoying sharpening! It’s a lovely brown shade which I know will go well with some of my other products especially my MAC Velvet Teddy lippie!

The swatches above show Matte Cocoa, Cocoa Charm Liner and Metallic Cocoa.

As you can see from the image, the matte shade is darker than the metallic shade but I think this makes it the ideal base. When you open them, there is a gorgeous, subtle scent which won’t overpower you when on your lips.

When I did the swatches, I waited around 5 mins and then tried to wipe them off with my finger. The matte shade didn’t move at all, the metallic shade moved a little but, in my experience thats typical of metallic shades!

The swatches after I’d tried to rub them off!

So now for the lips! I applied the lipliner and found it super easy to use- I have dodgy lips so I naturally make mistakes but they were easy to fix. The liner glided on with ease but wasn’t too soft! After this, I applied the matte creme and expected it to stay wet but it dried down pretty quickly. Unlike some of the other brand I’ve used, it’s actually very comfortable to wear. Finally I applied the metallic creme. It looked nice but I preferred it with just the matte creme. That’s certainly down to personal preference!

See me apply the lip products! (Excuse my appearance, I’d just had a bath!)

I’m please to say that it’s pretty transfer proof as well, though I’m yet to try it with food! As you can see from the video below, I had my water bottle as usual and not even a little bit transferred over!

So, I have to say, I am LOVING the Profusion Mixed Metal Lips and now I will definitely be trying out some of their other products. If you’re looking for affordable lip products, get yourself to Boots and check out Profusion.

Not sponsored or an ad (I wish!) just really loved the product. Honest as always!

Kat x