Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sunday Spotlight - 25th January 2015

In my life this week…

Facial and nails

I love nothing more than a bit of a pamper, and when I found out my college has a hair and beauty salon (where the hairdressing and beauty students learn and practise) I knew I would have to check it out. It’s taken me a while to get round to it, but after chatting to the college counsellor she suggested I go and investigate. So, last week I popped in and booked myself in for a massage this Tuesday. Unfortunately on the day, after filling in their medical questionnaire, they decided I couldn’t have a massage without a Doctor’s note, so instead I decided to have a facial. I’ve never had a facial before so didn’t really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised at how relaxing it could be. And I came out afterwards feeling like my skin was so smooth and glowing. Afterwards, I decided to make an appointment for the Thursday to have some gel nails done. Unfortunately I haven’t been overly impressed with them as they chipped within a day of getting them done, so I probably won’t get them done there again, but it was certainly worth a try.



Southampton Uni rejection

So, after the high of getting an interview with Southampton University last week, this week I came crashing back to reality with a bang when I received an e-mail telling me my application had been rejected. I actually found it quite difficult to read the e-mail, as it basically went through all the things that were wrong with my application and how I presented myself on the interview, so I felt pretty crap if I’m honest. Now that I’ve had a few days to take in the news I’m starting to feel a little more positive again. It obviously isn’t the right University for me, and if I’m honest I’d had worries about it ever since I went to the Open Day, so perhaps this rejection was a blessing in disguise.

Hula Hoop

I’ve been really trying to step up my game and lose a bit of weight/tone up recently. I’m looking into joining Slimming World, which I’m feeling quite excited about. I also try and go swimming once a week, although it is a bit of a struggle. Exercise is pretty difficult for me with my health being as it is, so I’m having to think outside the box a bit. So, when one of my spoonie friends suggested that I try hula hooping, I thought I would give it a go. I hopped over to Amazon and found this weighted hula-hoop in pink and grey for a fairly reasonable price, so quickly put in an order and it arrived the very next day. Last night I finally managed to actually keep it moving for more than a couple of seconds! My aim is to try and do just a couple of minutes every day, in the hope it will improve my stomach and waist.




What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!

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8 comments:

  1. If you get your hair cut by students, just be aware that it may take a really, really long time and it will often end up shorter than your originally intended because they instructor will come by when they're done and correct their mistakes!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. Hehe thanks Colleen - I'm not sure I would be brave enough to have my hair done, but I'm certainly enjoying trying out their beauty treatments and am really looking forward to a massage xx

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  2. Sorry to hear about the uni thing Jenny, but absolutely as you say - a blessing in disguise by the sounds of it. I believe everything happens for a reason so I am sure you will find a university that is even better for you! And I haven't seen a hula-hoop for years!! What a good way to get fit :) xxx

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    1. Thank you Katie, yes I'm definitely trying to look at it from a positive viewpoint. I'm really enjoying my hula-hoop, although think I've pulled a muscle! xx

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  3. I've got a giant fitness hula hoop and can't do it at all :-(
    Laura | A Life With Frills

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    1. I couldn't do it at first Laura but I've been trying every day for just a couple of minutes and I'm slowly starting to get it, so I'd definitely recommend you keep trying :) xx

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  4. It's really cool that you've got the rest of your activities mapped for the following days, with a massage being most welcome. That will really relax and set you up to be ready for more activities, which you really are deserving of. Thanks for sharing that, Jenny! All the best to you!

    William Connors @ The Healing Station

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    1. Thank you William I really enjoyed my massage and it certainly helped me relax and feel energised for the rest of the week :) x

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