• Abbye "Pudgy" Stockton
    Health and wellbeing

    Fitness Friday: The Lift Like Lidia edition

    A girlpower moment I was a bit overwhelmed this summer, and I paid even less attention than usual to the Games. I didn’t even watch the opening ceremony, and I usually do, though that’s typically about the extent of my interest in any of these things. Likewise, I never paid much attention to weightlifting, until Lidia Valentín nabbed bronze in Rio and awakened my inner fangirl. As a result, I found this video and I now have more new idols: these ten-year-old girls who lift weights that still make me tremble. I now feel like I ought to retire from the world, shamed by my puniness and lack of drive.…

  • Victoria's Secret Exotic Woods Mist
    Musings

    Friday Musings: It’s wild out there

    There are days when I can keep to just one subject, but that day is not Friday… so here’s a nice-smelling mini-review, and a couple other things running around inside my head. A review A friend brought me from VS London this amazing body mist, Exotic Woods from Victoria’s Secret, which I’d never tried (I believe this is a limited edition, but I’m not sure… I didn’t see it in the website) and it’s a total delight. I love everything from the bottle design to the scent: as the name implies, it is woodsy, with a touch of leaves and spice; at first, it seems sort of masculine, but it’s…

  • Nessies Beauty Blog
    Musings

    Lazy Friday post: a cream, a listen, a look, a tune

    Today’s Friday! And I don’t feel like lifting a finger to publish a proper review or post or anything… still, I have things flitting round inside my head and I must get them out:   A product In memoriam of my beloved Enzymion from Lush, that reached its end some weeks ago. There was still some left in the jar, but since it looked a little strange, at first a bit like curdled cream with some liquid on top, then runny, then sort of congealed like in the photo, it made me suspicious. It didn’t smell off, and its due date is next year (I got it last year), but…