Weekend Friday Favourites

Daylight Saving started today and while my unintentional lie-in was way later than I wanted, I enjoyed cycling back this evening sans bike lights. Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. 

Anyways, Weekend Friday Favourites, things that have made smile or caught my eye this week.

Grace and Frankie, Season 3, Netflix

I can’t tell you how happy I am season 3 was released Friday. I’m about 8 or 9 episodes in already and the show keeps getting better and better. I still can’t get over how agile Jane Fonda is at 78. One reason to always be active!

Aj and D

Aj’s been YouTube snuggles this week and D’s forgotten all about his wardrobe incident a few weeks ago and is back in there when he gets a chance sleeping on my jumpers.

Fabletics Gisela Capris

I normally stick with Fabletics Salar leggings and capris as other styles I’ve tried I haven’t got on with. I had enough points for a free outfit and chose these Gisela capris. I usually don’t wear grey, but I’m glad I made the exception with these. Super comfy even the mesh panelling on the back (sidenote, I’ve yet to see how the mesh washes and if it keeps its shape). The mesh was a little uncomfortable at first, but I soon forgot about it and it didn’t bother me training.

Caolion, Premium Hot and Cold Pore Pack Duo: Pore Purifying Steaming Pack and Pore Original Pack

Firstly I love how the packaging reminds of dumpling steamers. Caolion, One of the few cruelty free natural Korean brands, I found this in Sephora last week and I’ve never had skin so smooth afterwards. It’s a 2 step mask. First is a hot exfoliating deep cleansing mask to remove impurities  you massage in for 2 minutes then leave for 5 minutes. The mask has some fire to it, but it’s all good. After rinsing with warm water you apply the second cooling mask to tighten large pores and refine complexion if you can call it cooling. It’s so menthol my nose started run and being menthol it’s got a fiery kick all to itself. After 10-15 minutes you rinse of with cold water. My face is a little red afterwards however following up with essence, serum, moisturiser any redness goes away leaving silky soft skin. I wouldn’t say my pores tightened as such but they haven’t been as blocked and not many blackheads in just 2 uses. Mask 1’s has about approx 7 uses with mask 2 approx 10, but I think I can get way more uses than the recommended out of them.


Zoo Pics

No surprise I made the zoo this week.

 Must get leafI’m swear this lady likes having her photo taken. She always watches me for a few moments.Those eyelashesWhat bird flu (still in quarantine)

Ball Squat Wall Throws

One of my favourite exercises that practically targets everything especially shoulders, quads, abs and core. Using a medicine or Ugi ball (or one similar. Slam balls work, but I find they add a whole new level catching it and as the weight shifts more, don’t always hit the target) stand about 30cm away from a wall, squat and as you explode up throw the ball high up against the wall, catching in a squat to start again. I play around with feet flat when throwing or explode up on my toes.

Internet Finds

Song of Style, Ethiopia with charity: water. After a trip to India she was shocked kids didn’t go to school as they were too busy getting water and not always clean water at that. For her birthday she decided not to go on her usually birthday trip and instead donate that money to charity: water asking others to donate too. She teamed up with charity: water last week digging wells in Ethiopia, vloggling it all. I was in tears and laughter watching it. Aside from wanting to raid her wardrobe she’s one caring, amazing inspirational girl.

How and obscure seed is helping to saving the elephant. BBC News.

Baby hippo saved by hospital doctors. BBC News

Bees are dying – what we can do about it? CNN

How Tube stations got their unusual names. BBC

What’s been making you smile this week? Have a great week!