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congratulations sweetie!! that is amazing and you have done so well in only two weeks!! nearly an entire stone! :) what do you typically eat for your meals if you don't mind giving me a run down!



for breakfast i have special k, various dif flavours, or i think cheerios have a similar amount of calories, for lunch ive been really getting into soup, but not cream based soups, more broth/ veg based soups, i like the covent garden ones, the carrot and corriander or winter veg are quite low calorie, and i'm a pig and eat the whole carton for lunch, works out about 300 cals but a low cal sandwich is like 400 so i'm happy with that, and cos you get so much it fills you up. either that or good old canned heinz soups like chicken and veg or whatever, but i usually have some crackers or rice cakes with the tins of soup cos they arent so filling. I mix it up sometimes by having a salad, and if i really fancy a sandwich i go for a wrap instead. 

 

dinners have been a bit more relaxed, i live with my parents so its a bit much to ask they cook something different for me, but i've been trying to avoid obviously unhealthy ones like pasta, and having stir frys and things instead, either that or a salad and a chicken breast cooked in the oven (with or without seasoning).or just regular dinners, but i usually half the amount of carbs i would usually care to have and replace it with more veg! to be honest dinner i'm quite relaxed on, but i factor in what ive had the rest of the day, so if i've been bad, i'll have salad but if i've been good i'll have something more interesting, but mainly i try to keep below 500 calories for dinner

 

snacks, i have bought a popcorn maker, which makes popcorn with no fat, so i do a handful of those, or you can get walkers french fries which are only 84 cals per bag as a treat, for a sweet treat jaffa cakes or kit kats are quite low in calories too, but i limit myself to one treat a day

 

i have also replaced my usual numerous cups of tea and coffee with herbal/fruit teas (unsweetened)

 

ps if i'm hungry i feast on veg and fruit 

hope this helps!

 

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this isnt make up related but i thought i'd share my joy, ive lost 10 lb in 2 weeks on my diet, well on my way to my target of losing 3 stone :)

 

i was 14 and a half stone, i would like to be 11/11 and a half in time for my holidays this summer! just been eating a tonne of salad and fruit and veg, and a little carbs and plenty protein.



Congratulations!  It really does make a difference to your mood when you shed the pounds doesn't it?  I've lost 5 1/2 stone since January last year, it really has made me so much happier!

post #3873 of 10990

Wow, well done to you all for losing weight! Wish I could say the same, but I love carbs and sweet stuff and I have no self control. :( And eating a bit less doesn't work for me, I need to go on a very strict diet to lose weight. But right now I feel a bit depressed to contemplate it. So I remain fat... ;)

post #3874 of 10990

it is hard but im going on holiday with my boyfriend and some of his friends this summer, and the extra weight i have put on over the years makes me embarrassed to get into my bikini! its plenty motivation!

i put on weight because i ate whatever  i wanted for 4 years straight and ballooned up 4 dress sizes, so losing it is simple, i cant eat whatever i want i must only eat what i need, i eat when im bored, unhappy etc, i need to break my emotional connection with food!!

i think that my mac addiction may rise as a result, for each stone i lose i'm treating myself to a new brush! my first brush will be the 138!

post #3875 of 10990
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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

Wow, well done to you all for losing weight! Wish I could say the same, but I love carbs and sweet stuff and I have no self control. :( And eating a bit less doesn't work for me, I need to go on a very strict diet to lose weight. But right now I feel a bit depressed to contemplate it. So I remain fat... ;)



 

You sound just like me.
 

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it is hard but im going on holiday with my boyfriend and some of his friends this summer, and the extra weight i have put on over the years makes me embarrassed to get into my bikini! its plenty motivation!

i put on weight because i ate whatever  i wanted for 4 years straight and ballooned up 4 dress sizes, so losing it is simple, i cant eat whatever i want i must only eat what i need, i eat when im bored, unhappy etc, i need to break my emotional connection with food!!

i think that my mac addiction may rise as a result, for each stone i lose i'm treating myself to a new brush! my first brush will be the 138!



Bikini?  I haven't worn one of those since I was about 6.  No way I would ever show my body off, even when I was a size 10/12 - I'm too self-conscious and like to keep covered.  I wear a power mesh leotard with my bellydance costumes as I don't like my saggy belly jiggling about too much.

 

Anyone got any tips for getting rid of 'bingo wings'?  I find it really depressing when I see mine in the mirror when I'm dancing

post #3876 of 10990

That's a really good insentive! :) I'm not that heavy myself, but I'm a size 14 and ideally should be a 10. But at 35 after having 3 children I can't be that bothered, lol. I haven't worn a bikini in ages, my tummy has so much excess skin, that would never go away even if I was a size 6. :(
 

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Originally Posted by banana1234 View Post

it is hard but im going on holiday with my boyfriend and some of his friends this summer, and the extra weight i have put on over the years makes me embarrassed to get into my bikini! its plenty motivation!

i put on weight because i ate whatever  i wanted for 4 years straight and ballooned up 4 dress sizes, so losing it is simple, i cant eat whatever i want i must only eat what i need, i eat when im bored, unhappy etc, i need to break my emotional connection with food!!

i think that my mac addiction may rise as a result, for each stone i lose i'm treating myself to a new brush! my first brush will be the 138!



 

post #3877 of 10990

Yep, I have that 'excess belly skin' problem.  No amount of exercising will get rid of that, yet the first thing people suggest is sit-ups!  My stomach muscles are good and strong though

post #3878 of 10990

hehe, aw, i hope to be a 14 at 35 anitacska! especially after 3 kids!

post #3879 of 10990
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for breakfast i have special k, various dif flavours, or i think cheerios have a similar amount of calories, for lunch ive been really getting into soup, but not cream based soups, more broth/ veg based soups, i like the covent garden ones, the carrot and corriander or winter veg are quite low calorie, and i'm a pig and eat the whole carton for lunch, works out about 300 cals but a low cal sandwich is like 400 so i'm happy with that, and cos you get so much it fills you up. either that or good old canned heinz soups like chicken and veg or whatever, but i usually have some crackers or rice cakes with the tins of soup cos they arent so filling. I mix it up sometimes by having a salad, and if i really fancy a sandwich i go for a wrap instead. 

 

dinners have been a bit more relaxed, i live with my parents so its a bit much to ask they cook something different for me, but i've been trying to avoid obviously unhealthy ones like pasta, and having stir frys and things instead, either that or a salad and a chicken breast cooked in the oven (with or without seasoning).or just regular dinners, but i usually half the amount of carbs i would usually care to have and replace it with more veg! to be honest dinner i'm quite relaxed on, but i factor in what ive had the rest of the day, so if i've been bad, i'll have salad but if i've been good i'll have something more interesting, but mainly i try to keep below 500 calories for dinner

 

snacks, i have bought a popcorn maker, which makes popcorn with no fat, so i do a handful of those, or you can get walkers french fries which are only 84 cals per bag as a treat, for a sweet treat jaffa cakes or kit kats are quite low in calories too, but i limit myself to one treat a day

 

i have also replaced my usual numerous cups of tea and coffee with herbal/fruit teas (unsweetened)

 

ps if i'm hungry i feast on veg and fruit 

hope this helps!

 


 

Congrats on the weight loss hun! I think I should take down some tips but I hate soup!


 

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it is hard but im going on holiday with my boyfriend and some of his friends this summer, and the extra weight i have put on over the years makes me embarrassed to get into my bikini! its plenty motivation!

i put on weight because i ate whatever  i wanted for 4 years straight and ballooned up 4 dress sizes, so losing it is simple, i cant eat whatever i want i must only eat what i need, i eat when im bored, unhappy etc, i need to break my emotional connection with food!!

i think that my mac addiction may rise as a result, for each stone i lose i'm treating myself to a new brush! my first brush will be the 138!

Lolthis is what I do, I just eat whatever I want and regret it later...

 

I would use the buy a MAC brush everytime I lose a stone incentive but I already have so many that I need to buy but can't as I spend the money on makeup instead that I don't see it working! *rolls eyes*
 

 

post #3880 of 10990

Went to Kingston and had another look at the TdF glosses and the Sheen Supreme glosses. I've decided against the TdF ones, but did really like Asian Butterfly and Cherry Fest. So I've ordered AB from Debenhams together with the Guerlain Sun In The City shimmer powder. I'll order CF and a couple of the pearlglides tomorrow so I get another 500 points that way (I'm crafty like that, lol). The Guerlain powder is 15g and it's £43, but obviously only £38.70 at the moment with the 10% off.

 

They still seemed to have everything at the counter, I even managed to pick up a FoL l/s for Dawn and the Shop Mac lipsticks were all out too. I guess people might be finding it hard to pick up everything at once with so many collections.


Edited by Anitacska - 3/8/12 at 11:22am
post #3881 of 10990
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Originally Posted by cyho88 View Post

Just received my MAC pearl-glide intense eyeliners in black swan and black line! Looove them!! Was wanting to get the purple one, but not sure if it'd suit me =/ anyone have it??
Also for anyone that's interested!
The too faced eyeshadow primer is on buyapowa!
[=http://www.buyapowa.com/ref/khSmAj][/]
Referral Name: Candice Ho smiles.gif
Happy shopping guys!


they're all beautiful, you cant go wrong with any of them

 

post #3882 of 10990
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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

Went to Kingston and had another look at the TdF glosses and the Sheen Supreme glosses. I've decided against the TdF ones, but did really like Asian Butterfly and Cherry Fest. So I've ordered AB from Debenhams together with the Guerlain Sun In The City shimmer powder. I'll order CF and a couple of the pearlglides tomorrow so I get another 500 points that way (I'm crafty like that, lol). The Guerlain powder is 15g and it's £43, but obviously only £38.70 at the moment with the 10% off.

 

They still seemed to have everything at the counter, I even managed to pick up a FoL l/s for Dawn and the Shop Mac lipsticks were all out too. I guess people might be finding it hard to pick up everything at once with so many collections.


I went to the MAC counter at Selfridges today and they only had 3 lipstick out from the Shop/Cook collections, I was surprised to find Quick Sizzle was one of them! I swatched Force of Love and thankfully it's an easy skip for me :) IMO it isn't very similar to Viva Glam Nicki. 

 

It's going to be very hard for me to skip the Guerlain Shimmer powder! I didn't know Debenhams had it or else I would have swatched it!

 

I bought the famous (but amazingly still in stock in all the Boots and Superdrugs I went to today) Max Factor Fantasy Fire nail polish today, just finished doing my nails and love it! The pinky shimmers are so pretty and a bargain at 3.99 IMO but the formula is a little thin and it took me 4 coats to get full coverage. I also bought my first ever Jo Malone candle in Red Roses, I bought the travel candle as I'm not sure I want to part with £38 for a candle just yet...but considering the size in comparison to the travel candle it doesn't seem too bad. I haven't even tried the candle yet and I know I want more - the ladies at the counter were just super nice!

 

post #3883 of 10990
Omg. I have just checked my MAC lipsticks from cheap smells. And it turns out yet are fake!!! Sorry for advertising here that they're real!! I only looked at packaging and thought they were real. Just opened them there and took out my real MAC lipsticks to compare!! Its so appalling they would sell fakes!!! I'm going to email them and hopefully I can return them and get a refund!!! ssad.gif
post #3884 of 10990
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Originally Posted by cyho88 View Post

Omg. I have just checked my MAC lipsticks from cheap smells. And it turns out yet are fake!!! Sorry for advertising here that they're real!! I only looked at packaging and thought they were real. Just opened them there and took out my real MAC lipsticks to compare!! Its so appalling they would sell fakes!!! I'm going to email them and hopefully I can return them and get a refund!!! ssad.gif


How do you know they are fakes? I hope they sort it all out for you! I've only ever ordered from Cheapsmells once ages ago andI'm still not sure about if it's iffy or not!

post #3885 of 10990
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Originally Posted by Alisha1 View Post



How do you know they are fakes? I hope they sort it all out for you! I've only ever ordered from Cheapsmells once ages ago andI'm still not sure about if it's iffy or not!



:( i returned them to the freepost address and also emailed them. Hopefully they'll refund me as i havent swatched them or anything! I read this post today from cosmetic candy! and i was so shocked to discover mine was the same as the fakes she described! :(

here's the link!

 

http://cosmetic-candy.com/help-is-my-mac-lipstick-a-fake/

 

be careful when buying girls! :(

Also fragrancedirect also stock fake MAC products!

post #3886 of 10990

They've replied!!
 

 

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Dear Candice,

 

Thank you for your e-mail.

 

We are sorry that you are not happy with your ordered items. I have issued you a refund straight away, when you have time please can you return your unwanted items to our Free Postal address below:

 

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Verity

Customer Services Team

Cheapsmells

Tel: +44 (0)1481 811188

 

 

They didn't even give me the free postal address.

APPAULING!! but i already sent them back today as i found the free postal address on their site.  I can't believe them! Hope they will take down the MAC section on their website! But i highly doubt it!

post #3887 of 10990
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:( i returned them to the freepost address and also emailed them. Hopefully they'll refund me as i havent swatched them or anything! I read this post today from cosmetic candy! and i was so shocked to discover mine was the same as the fakes she described! :(

here's the link!

 

http://cosmetic-candy.com/help-is-my-mac-lipstick-a-fake/

 

be careful when buying girls! :(

Also fragrancedirect also stock fake MAC products!



I've only every bought a Nubar polish from eBay and as it's quite watery I think it might be a fake but who know :/ still will definitely not be buying from anywhere other than an authorised retailer again! I'm also starting to find BuyaPowa dodgy as the Chanel lipstick I purchased seems to have faulty packaging:

 

Photo 09-03-2012 05 03 27 PM.jpg

Above  are 2 of my Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks, the pictures are taken straight after I removed the lid, the left is Mademoiselle which I purchased ffrom BuyaPowa and the right is just a random one I took out to show the diference

 

Photo 09-03-2012 05 03 32 PM.jpg

left Mademoiselle

post #3888 of 10990

eurgh I really hope BuyaPowa isn't dodgy.....I'm awaiting Nars Laguna and Orgasm Multiple from them at the moment which I purchased last week. From your photos there is a CLEAR difference between the two....eeksign.gif
 

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I've only every bought a Nubar polish from eBay and as it's quite watery I think it might be a fake but who know :/ still will definitely not be buying from anywhere other than an authorised retailer again! I'm also starting to find BuyaPowa dodgy as the Chanel lipstick I purchased seems to have faulty packaging:

 

Photo 09-03-2012 05 03 27 PM.jpg

Above  are 2 of my Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks, the pictures are taken straight after I removed the lid, the left is Mademoiselle which I purchased ffrom BuyaPowa and the right is just a random one I took out to show the diference

 

Photo 09-03-2012 05 03 32 PM.jpg

left Mademoiselle



 

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Originally Posted by Alisha1 View Post



I've only every bought a Nubar polish from eBay and as it's quite watery I think it might be a fake but who know :/ still will definitely not be buying from anywhere other than an authorised retailer again! I'm also starting to find BuyaPowa dodgy as the Chanel lipstick I purchased seems to have faulty packaging:

 

Photo 09-03-2012 05 03 27 PM.jpg

Above  are 2 of my Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks, the pictures are taken straight after I removed the lid, the left is Mademoiselle which I purchased ffrom BuyaPowa and the right is just a random one I took out to show the diference

 

Photo 09-03-2012 05 03 32 PM.jpg

left Mademoiselle



omgosh!!! :( no way! i hope buyapowa isn't fake too! i ordered the benefit the real mascara from there but have yet to open it! Hope it's real! :(

post #3890 of 10990

A tweet from Revlon UK:

 

are sorry for the confusion! haven't sold out and the gorgeous Lip Butters will be released early next week x"

post #3891 of 10990
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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

A tweet from Revlon UK:

 

are sorry for the confusion! haven't sold out and the gorgeous Lip Butters will be released early next week x"


 

woo! i thought i missed it aswel! can't wait! going to try get creme brulee, strawberry shortcake, candy apple and cotton candy  ^^"

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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

A tweet from Revlon UK:

 

are sorry for the confusion! haven't sold out and the gorgeous Lip Butters will be released early next week x"



I have been following RevlonUK on twitter too and there seems to have been a lot of confusion.  First with them saying that the Butters would be available but Boots showing them as Out of Stock.  After that tweet Boots changed it to Stock Coming Soon but the strange thing is that late last night I managed to place an order for two Lip Butters as they were showing as In Stock and Boots have confirmed my order.  Have yet to see whether they will materialise as when checked the Boots site again they are saying Stock Coming Soon again.  Weird.

 

post #3893 of 10990
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Originally Posted by trollydolly View Post

eurgh I really hope BuyaPowa isn't dodgy.....I'm awaiting Nars Laguna and Orgasm Multiple from them at the moment which I purchased last week. From your photos there is a CLEAR difference between the two....eeksign.gif
 



 

 

 

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omgosh!!! :( no way! i hope buyapowa isn't fake too! i ordered the benefit the real mascara from there but have yet to open it! Hope it's real! :(


 

I don't think that they sell fake products per se but I feel some of the products sold on the site may be old stock, stock going to other stores or dare I say faulty. British Beauty Blogger posted a detailed article on the 'grey' market a few weeks ago http://www.britishbeautyblogger.com/2012/02/grey-market-beauty-products.html

 

The Chanel case does pop back into place if I push it down but for that price I really don't like the inconvenience. I also purchased DiorSkin Crystal Nude which I'm not sure if it should but it has white circles in the gel formula, I've been meaning to take it to a Dior counter to ask a MA if this is normal but I keep forgetting! It works fine but regardless I know I won't be ordering from BuyaPowa anymore, I'm sure they do sell genuine good quality products also but out of the 2 times I've ordered from there both products have turned out iffy so I'm not going to take the chance again even if that does mean I have to pay full retail.

 

 

Also I burnt my Jo Malone candle today and love the smell but the wax seems to have tunnelled which might be because the wick is not positioned at the centre, I rang Jo Malone and they are sending me out a replacement, I absolutely love their service, very nice and helpful indeed but I wouldn't expect anything less as the company is owned by Estee Lauder - all companies should take notes from them! :) 

post #3894 of 10990

I have to say I'm a bit dubious about Buyapowa, especially since Daniel Sandler tweeted that Buyapowa wasn't one of their authorised stockists. Also they seem to have large quantities of some limited edition products, like the Chanel Horizon blush? I don't know. I bought a Benefit They're Real mascara off Buyapowa a while ago, but I haven't even opened it yet, and I wouldn't even know what to look out for.

 

I have bought a few non-beauty products from Buyapowa and they are all fine, couple of electricals as well as a DVD box set which actually came directly from the BBC Shop.


Edited by Anitacska - 3/9/12 at 11:51am
post #3895 of 10990

Yep, here's what Daniel Sandler tweeted:

 

 

Buyapowa are not an authorised seller of Daniel Sandler Cosmetics . All authorised sellers are listed on my website.

 

 

 

Makes you wonder where they get their stock!

post #3896 of 10990
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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

Yep, here's what Daniel Sandler tweeted:

 

 

Buyapowa are not an authorised seller of Daniel Sandler Cosmetics . All authorised sellers are listed on my website.

 

 

 

Makes you wonder where they get their stock!


oh dear.. i hope their stocks are okay as i just joined the co-buy for the too faced eyeshadow primer! :(

 

post #3897 of 10990
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Originally Posted by rockin View Post

Yep, here's what Daniel Sandler tweeted:

 

 

Buyapowa are not an authorised seller of Daniel Sandler Cosmetics . All authorised sellers are listed on my website.

 

 

 

Makes you wonder where they get their stock!


yeah it really does make you wonder! well ill let you know what my Nars products are like when I receive them!

post #3898 of 10990

Even though Buyapowa is not an official stockist, they can still be selling genuine stock.

They just don't get it from a manufacturer directly, but via one of their stockists. British Beauty Blogger mentioned that some of the items had SpaceNK stickers on them.

 

I think they are legit, but I wouldn't be suprised if they get iffy-ish stock stuff in sometimes at a really cheap price. Or store overstock, among which Chanel Horizons blush, which they "auctioned" twice already. I don't think it sold well at stores, cos it seems to be still widely available.

 

As for Cheapsmells, I bought a perfume from them once, and it seemed to be genuine. It's possible that they mix up genuine items with grey market or even counterfeit items, who knows....

Now that I've been buying Mac for almost 3 years, I take all those numerous articles about fake Mac with a pinch of salt. Sometimes people get all panicky about even the tiniest of the discrepancies between Mac products. However, Mac DOES sometimes screw up with packaging and there have been packaging changes over the years, and this should always be taken into account. Some of that stuff comes from EL Warehouse sales->Ebay, some items are unfinished samples, etc., etc.

 

 

post #3899 of 10990

I got a free eye pencil with a purchase from one of my trusted ebay sellers, who has always sent me the real deal, and also sends a free gift every time.  This pencil, they tell me, is a 'MAC genuine industry sample' and as such there is nothing at all written along the length of the pencil.  The lid (which is a black sparkly one like I've seen on some MAC items) has a sticker on it with the name 'Jealous' and some letters and numbers.  I would love to know whether that was the final name, or a working name, and if so what it ended up being.  It looks like an emerald green type of colour in the pencil, but when swatched on my hand it looks quite a bit darker.

 

Does anyone know where I can find out? 

post #3900 of 10990

I have "Jealous" . It's a kohl power eye pencil.

 

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