Gloss [Perth] Haul: April 2013

If you didn’t know already, I’m a little bit of a nail polish addict. When there’s colour on my nails, I look at it and I feel happy. I especially feel so happy when I put nail art on them myself.

The Haul

Recently, it has come to my attention that there’s discount nail polish in the city (Perth city to be exact). This is thanks to Cindy from Rose Gold Whimsy. So we decided after our little trip to Harbour Town, we would continue our “outing” to the city for some lunch and to check out the discounted nail polishes Cindy mentioned – Gloss Accessories.

Voila! There were Revlon nail polishes, 3 for $12 and Sally Hansen nail polishes at 3 for $10.

I’ve been using Sally Hansen’s top coat and base coats for a while now (maybe 2 years?) and I love all the ones that I’ve tried. Sally Hansen’s colour polishes on the other hand, I haven’t really tried with the exception of one from their Xtreme Wear line in “Flirt”. With Revlon nail polishes, I bought some (more like a lot) a few months ago for just over $2 from an online discount store. So I decided to go for Sally Hansen.

Sally Hansen / Gloss Haul

I shared this deal with Cindy – I bought 2 and she bought 1. I got a Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Colour in number 30 “Lilac Chantilly” and a No Chip 10 day nail colour in white tip.

I also got this Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Speed Dry Drops which I have yet to try for about $6 which I think is a STEAL as they are normally around $10-$15 at drugstores.

I still don’t know how to use white nail polish properly – either that, or white polish is always streaky, or this one I got is really bad. But I love the Lilac Chantilly colour – which is a light purple colour, as suggested by the name and the picture.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Speed Dry Drops

The Insta-Dri Speed Dry Drops was interesting for me to open. It came with a lid and then the pipette is in a separate sealed plastic. I am excited to try this. In fact, I will try this right now. It does say in the bottle to “Apply base coat, nail colour and top coat. Wait for 60 seconds after applying top coat. Apply 1 or 2 drops to each nail.” I may be back with a review of this.

So that was all I got at Gloss. I’m not that into make-up so I didn’t even really look at the make-up there.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

 

Have you used the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Speed Dry Drops before?

 

Lots of Smiles

-Sita

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Way back to exercising (2): free “Daily Yoga” app

Welcome to another Sprinkle O’Rainbow post. Today I would like to share with you a free “Daily Yoga” app I used since about 3 weeks ago to kick start my “way back to exercise” mission.

If you missed my last post on health & fitness and if you want to know my history (injuries) and why I am on this mission then click here!

The app is literally called “Daily Yoga” and is available on both Android and Apple devices ranging from smartphones to tablets. I personally installed this on my Android Samsung S3 (smartphone) so I have it accessible at all times, wherever I am. That way I have no excuses not to at least do yoga once a day.

Daily Yoga

What you need to do to get this app is to download the main app: “Daily Yoga (All-In-One)“, and then you can download individual “plugins” which feeds into the plugin so in the end, all you need to open is the plugin app and you have all your modules accessible from there. The app also includes a few training programs so you can follow a schedule if you prefer that (they give you reminders on your phone to do the scheduled yoga session) though there’s only one free program which is the beginners program.

Home Screen of Daily Yoga App

The plugins (which most are free) vary from beginner to advanced and are titled very clearly so you can choose which part of your body you would like to work on for the day. There’s also sequence plugins like “Yoga Sequence for Beginners“, “Sun Salutation“, “Yoga for Weight Loss” and “Yoga for Body Toning” where it doesn’t concentrate only on particular bodyparts. If you get days like me where I feel like I can’t be bothered standing up or I feel like exercising so I’d prefer standing up, they also have plugins for that.

Personally, I downloaded all the free plugins – because I’m a horder like that. Jokes. But really, it’s because I want to have the choice there depending on my mood that day but at the same time I don’t want to spend money.

The concept of using this app is very simple. Just spend 10-15 minutes of your day to do Yoga. No excuses right? everyone has a 15minute break in their day? Also doing these really wakes me up in the calmest but fastest way in the morning. So I like to do it just after I wake up in the morning next to my bed. Now I really have no excuse not to do it.

Though I am not really a beginner in Yoga, I started by doing the beginner program which went for 2 weeks. There is one session everyday with a 2 day break in the middle. I thought this would be a good light start to ease myself back into exercising. I loved it! About half of the sessions went for 10 minutes and the other half went for 15 minutes each. It wakes me up, loosens me up and gets my body moving in the morning. Oh and a tip – you can change the scheduled times for your sessions in the program to match your desired schedule.

This is definitely not enough of  an exercise but in my opinion, it’s a great start nonetheless. Plus, it’s FREE!

::Links to the app::

Android App – PLUGINS
(all the ones with the blue-icon)

Apple App

Definitely check this out! it’s definitely worth trying!

Thank you for reading and happy exercising!

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Sita