Wednesday, 2 October 2019

These past few months have been super quick and look, our friend October is here! Last 3 months of 2019… can you believe it? Let me unload and process one of the many reflections I have after a fruitful weekend in Sydney at the Tony Robbins ‘Unleash the Power Within’ show a few weeks ago. Despite the high energies, it made me set aside quiet time to think & reflect-- the quality of life that we ourselves live in. I mean... how are we going with our wellness, really?

One of my key realization is: We give out the same energy we absorb!

So we must pay attention to all the things we take in. How do we do this? We must think about the quality of the things we take in. Let’s look at the basics!

  • Food. I cannot stress this enough, eating clean makes a huge difference! Yes... I know we have certain go-all-out-eat-whatever days, but let’s keep it to a point that 80% of the time what we put in our body is clean! Keep on the lookout. 
  • Water. It’s very simple--water clears our head and gives us the purity we need! It cleans our system. It’s the best and FREE detoxifier we have! Take that big gulp and keep your hydration meter high. 
  • Morning Vibes. We must wake up each day with the right mindset and energy. We must try to convert any bit of negativity and apprehension into motivation thoughts. From ‘Oh boy, another hectic and stressful day ahead’ to ‘Here we go! Battle mode on, gonna play some kick-ass music and OWN THIS DAY!’. 
  • Clean products. Have a go on checking what the products we use everyday are made of. Well, I’m proud to say 100% of Fitcover products are sweat-proof, all natural, vegan, and cruelty-free! 
  • Birds, bees, and the trees! Get out there and talk a run.. Or a walk… or a walk with your pup! Nature has a great way of healing and refreshing you. People! No man is an island. We must surround ourselves with people that we wanna be like or who we share common goals with. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time! Energies are infectious so make sure you surround yourself with positivity all day long! After all, your vibe attracts your vibe, amirite
The energy that you take in will definitely translate outwards to the people you get to deal with everyday. So it’s like a good-vibes paying it forward kinda deal-- the best deal ever! Let’s move forward with this good vibes, great energy for the rest of the year! Alright?

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

It’s National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, ladies! There’s sooooo many things happening today all over the world for girls & women of all ages of different races.

Yes, that includes YOU! No clue how to ~celebrate today? I got you, girl. Scroll on (it’s a real 2-min read I swear) and off you go:

Here’s YOUR Seven-Step Checklist for today. Take action, okay?


#1 LOOK OH-LA-LA GOOD (Yes, I know you always look great, but today, be a wee bit extra). Highlight your heavenly features and show the world the beauty and strength you have! *slow clapping for you* Show the real queen in you!

  • Only for you today until tomorrow, Fitcover is having a SALE to celebrate you! 30% on the second item is on us when you buy TODAY. Here’s a secret, use the code: NWHFD30. Write that done, screenshot this, or memorize this-- it’s up to you. See you at the check out.
#2 TREAT YO SELF RIGHT. Treat yourself with great food! There are so many gourmet health food deliveries nowadays that all you need is to open an app and order one or maybe two. Nourish your body to the ultimate today. You deserve it! Yas kween, no regrets ‘cos we sweat right? 

#3 SHOW UP. Sign up for a new class. You know that class you’ve bookmarked? Yes, that. It’s been waiting on your Saved list for how long already? Hmmmm. Time to take action. Sign up and SHOW UP. 

#4 STRETCH TO THE LIMIT. This is my way of saying to stretch out and relax those tense muscles and thoughts. Today is a day to celebrate your health and fitness! Stretch all the stress away. You’ll be glowing in no time! 

#5 CLAIM IT AND IT’S YOURS. Claim something from the Universe and tell the world about it! We ladies have a lot of plans and goals. I say tell everyone about it! Post a Facebook status or an Instagram post or story about what it is. You can even tag me and I'll repost it! Double universe cookie points for you! You know what they say, once you ask for it, the whole universe will conspire with you to get it! So… Go. Get. It. 

#6 CALL FELLOW GIRLFRIENDS. Since today is all about YOU and other unapologetic women out there, call them! I’d say call at least 3 (yes, three) strong women and ask them how they are. Connect with them and just have a conversation and encourage each other to keep on keeping on! 

#7 SLEEP DEEP. Take that much-needed sleep. We’re talking about a solid 7-8 hours perhaps? No excuses because, again, you deserve it!x

So are you ready? I’m already on my #2 item in the list! Let’s complete this list today. No excuses, promise? Good.

PS. If you have more items to add to this list, let me know through my Instagram @novajanefit_ or comment below. So what are you waiting for, get off your phone and start DOING.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

How to Perfect Your Makeup Routine, No Matter the Season
I don’t think any girl would underestimate the time, money, and endless sample swatching it takes to build the perfect makeup routine. And just when you get it right, the seasons change, your skin changes and you’re forced back to the drawing board. *sigh* 

The secret to success is finding a routine of products that is adaptable to the seasons, and will look totally flawless rain, hail or shine.

This is what you should consider!

Know Your Skin
Generally, we all know our skin type. Whether you’re oily, combination, dry or sensitive. However, if you’re anything like me you may find the changing seasons can leave your skin in the midst of a minor identity crisis. For me, my usually dry skin becomes oily in the T-zone during the warmer months and I break out a great deal more!

No one wants to have to switch up their entire skincare and makeup routine every season. The secret is finding products that are adaptable to the changing seasons and for us, minerals are the best-kept secret.

Applying a mineral foundation, such as our Active Mineral Powder Foundation using a dense kabuki brush helps mattify oily skin, but you already knew that. What you perhaps didn't realise is that it can also work great for dry skin. Especially if you find that liquid foundation always disappear into your pores hours after applying.

Look for Skin-Saving Benefits
Your poor skin goes through A LOT when the season's change but what it needs, generally stays the same. Dry skin? Nutrients, anti-oxidants and hydration. Oily skin? Yep, nutrients, anti-oxidants and hydration. Combination? I think you get the gist.

Whatever the product, whether it be makeup or skincare, you should always look for skin-saving benefits that will replenish, restore and revitalise your skin no matter the time of year.

Our Superfood HIIT Serum combines some seriously powerful natural ingredients to ensure your skin never goes hungry – check it out here! 

Water-Proof and Sweat-Proof

Whether it’s your sweat, or Mother’s Nature’s sky-sweat (aka rain) moisture can destroy a perfectly applied face in a flash. 

The easiest way to avoid the melting makeup and panda eyes is to invest in products that are water-resistant. And trust us, you won’t need to sacrifice quality or finish. There are some great options out there!

For example, all of our products, whether it be brows, mascara, or foundation are 100% sweat-proof. This means that until you’re washing your face, or removing it with a cleansing oil, your makeup will stay put, and more importantly, stay flawless.

Keep It Sun-Smart

It’s 2019, I shouldn’t need to remind you to wear sun protection EVERY DAY. No matter the weather, UV rays are present all year round, especially for our girls in Oz!

SPF may not sound sexy, but it’s anti-aging and cancer-preventing benefits sure are. Always try to pick products that contain a natural SPF, just like our Active Mineral Powder Foundation. Because makeup will look better on healthy, even-toned skin and skin health should always be your top priority. 

Fitcover's products are not only sweat-proof, but they’re also totally season proof. Whether it be winter, summer, autumn or spring, Fitcover is here to leave your skin glowing and glorious.

Don't believe me? Just read our reviews.

If you asked me to list each and every benefit of exercise, well, where would I start...THERE'S SO MANY!

Getting our body moving and breaking a sweat regularly has many benefits well beyond earning that six-pack and perfectly toned legs – it's great for your mental health!

At Fitcover, we are big believers that a healthy mind is just as (if not more) important than a fit body. That's why we are here to serve you with four awesome mental benefits of exercising regularly!

Mood-Boosting Chemicals

Exercising isn't merely strengthening our muscles and joints, it also triggers physical reactions in the brain. When we exercise our brain releases 'feel-good' chemicals in our brain, like endorphins and serotonin that boost our mood. 

Sometimes you don't feel too great WHILE you're working out, but keep going because you'll be rewarded with a delightful dose of happiness post-workout. You can't see it, but trust us you'll feel it!

Improves Your Sleep Quality 

Getting 8 hours of sound, quality sleep is sometimes easier said than done. 

If you're someone who really struggles to 'shut-off' at night, and counting sheep has proved fruitless thus far, you may want to give working out a go.

Exercise helps us relive pent up energy allowing us to slip into deep sleep easier. Why is this good? Well, deep sleep helps boost immune function, support cardiac health, and control stress and anxiety. Simply said, the more deep sleep hours you clock up overnight, the better you will feel both mentally and physically the next day. 

Time with Friends 

If you're going through a hard time you don't need to do it alone! 

Exercising with friends is a great way to forget about your problems, or work through them with your bestie. There's nothing better than a long afternoon walk, or quick park HIIT sesh, or yoga class with a good friend to help you forget about your problems and remember what's important. 

Oh and the benefits of exercise? That's just a bonus! 

A Wonderful Distraction 

If nothing else, exercise will at the very least serve as a great distraction from negative thoughts! 

When we are feeling down the last thing we should do is mope around, scrolling on our phone, feeling sorry for ourselves. Physical benefits aside, getting out of the house, away from social media and sweating up a serious storm is a great way to banish negative thoughts and clear your mind.

Do you want to know why mental health is on our mind? As you may have seen already, we have joined the #GiveItAwayInMay campaign.

What Does #GiveItAwayInMay Involve? 

It's quite simple really. For the month of May, you choose to 'give away' a negative behaviour to help raise awareness for mental health. 

So far we've seen people giving away sadness, negative self-criticism and social media after 9pm. 
It's all about recognising the small behaviours and habits that have a significant impact on our mental state...and letting them go!

Why? You ask. 

I originally wrote this blog to support our #GiveItAwayInMay campaign in collaboration with Australian charity, I Am Worthmore but we believe checking in on your friends, family and self shouldn't be isolated to one day or month.

We cannot press enough on just how important it is to look after your mental health. We want women to live their best, most active lives by replacing behaviours that tear us down, with those that will lift us up! 

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