If you follow us across all of our social media channels, you will know that we don’t really stop. We love what we do and we work really hard every day; whether we are working in our gym and cafe, on the computer, in meetings, creating photoshoots or on the gym floor training ourselves and our babes, our lives are busy. Unfortunately we don’t get to spend a great deal of time at home as we basically live in our gym, however the time we do get to spend there is really special to us and we really focus on keeping it as relaxing and rejuvenating as possible. Today we thought we would give you a little insight into our home life, particularly our nightly routine.
After a long day at work, we absolutely love coming home and jumping straight into a beautifully warm shower and then cozying up into our PJ’s on the couch. We use this time to wind down, pamper ourselves, nourish, nurture and repair our bodies. Here is a look at what our nightly routine looks like:
We always start cooking dinner as soon as we get home, creating and eating a delicious and nutritious meal to share with our loved ones. If our sweet tooth starts calling, we have a little healthy treat like these gluten free, refined sugar free, dairy free treats from Clean Treats.
Then it’s time to light our favourite en flamme candles to start relaxation time and shower, washing our face and removing make up with a cleanser.
We start our very simple and effective beauty routine by applying Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum, followed by a night cream (we also love Estée Lauders Nutritious Night Creme for it’s double hit of antioxidants). The serum is one of our favourite beauty products and is a must at night, as it keeps our skin looking healthy, fresh and radiant. We have both recently entered our 30’s and have become more conscious of our beauty routine. We now understand the importance of using products like Advanced Night Repair serum to assist us in reducing the signs of ageing, we just wish we started to use it in our early 20’s. For our body, we like to keep it simple by smothering our body in a good quality cold pressed organic Coconut Oil.
We often like to prepare a decaffinated herbal Pukka Tea and then collapse on the couch with our loved ones to enjoy some quality time together, followed by checking Instagram and sitting on our laptops catching up on emails. Every so often, we will watch some TV. We love watching reality TV to take our mind off our own reality for a while (it’s usually recorded episodes of the Kardashians or E news!), oh and at the moment we are really loving Fashion Bloggers TV.
Finally it’s sleep time – We aim for 8 hours every night!
We hope you are all having a beautiful, happy, healthy and relaxing night.
Lots of Love F & D xx
We may have had our Instagram account hacked and have lost everything on our cherished page, but we are still here and ready to find our beloved followers and get back everything we have worked so hard for.
We wanted to share our story with you all here to explain how easily hackings can happen. Here is our story, spoken by Felicia as it is was her that discovered it first.
At 4am yesterday morning (18th July), I woke up to check our Instagram account @basebodybabes. When I tried to view our profile, I realised I had been logged out and the password wasn’t working. Confused and half asleep, I picked up Sebastian’s phone and checked the @basebodybabes page. To my absolute surprise I could only see 170 of our 765 images left on the profile. It was so strange, but I thought it was just loading, so I refreshed the page. Then, before my eyes, the images were being deleted one after another, they kept disappearing and within a few minutes, the entire account was deleted and the name was changed to “@dailyfitnessbabes”. I knew straight away it was being hacked! The only thing that remained the same, was our 559,000 followers, but everything else was gone.
I contacted Instagram instantly via email to report the hacking and seek some answers. While I waited for answers from Insta, I couldn’t wait any longer, I had to wake up Sebastian and tell him, he jumped out of bed and instantly got on the page and started writing comments, the hacker blocked him straight away. There was nothing we could do. The hacker had stolen EVERYTHING!
I had some minor correspondence with the tech team, but have still had no promise that anything can or will be done to retrieve the account. We are still eagerly awaiting a response from Instagram and although we are staying positive and are hopeful that Instagram will be able to help us regain our account and shut down the hacker, we are not sure that it will be possible. It is so sad to see years of hard work and dedication just disappear into thin air. All of our images, our content, our information, our followers, our likes, our comments, our story, our history, everything… just gone.
We are now ready to start rebuilding our @basebodybabes page. We want it to look exactly like it did before, because we loved our page so much and we think our followers did too. If you have followed us for a while, you will know that our page was a beautifully curated story of our own colour coded images. We have spent countless hours creating our content for the page; researching, styling, photographing and editing the images and we have them all and most of them will be coming back up, so over the next week we will be posting very very regularly reintroducing our content and sharing everything we have to teach as personal trainers, motivators and health and fitness experts.
Unfortunately there is no way to reach our followers as the hacker has blocked us and we can’t comment on the page and tell people we are still here. So without the support of our followers that are aware of our story and are willing to share our new account with their followers, we can’t actually let them know what happened. All of our followers will just be getting the new spam posts in their feed, but won’t know which account it is. We are just hoping we have left enough of a mark in our followers minds, that they think of us and start to search for our page @basebodybabes.
We know it may take a while to spread the word, but we are on a mission to get back all of our 559,000 stolen and very beloved followers. It is not the end of the world for us, some things in life happen that teach you new things. This experience has taught us to be more vigilant with passwords, to protect our property, to back up information and to not just focus on one source of social media. If you are like us and have a business profile on Instagram, use other outlets like your website, blog, Facebook etc to communicate with your readers.
This is just a minor setback for us and nothing that we can’t handle. We are so blessed to be living the life we want. We have the best job inspiring and helping people become happier, healthier, fitter, stronger and more confident, we have beautiful friends and supporters backing us with everything that we do, we have several thriving businesses and have comfortable homes to live in, but most importantly, we have the most incredible, loving family to share our lives with and we all have our health and happiness. So we aren’t letting this situation bring us down, we are just going to keep on going!
We have started an Instagram campaign called #bringbackbasebodybabes and we have had the most amazing response from fellow Instagrammers, with hundreds of accounts sharing our images and encouraging people to follow us and report the hackers account @finestfitnessgoals. We have been so overwhelmed with the love and support so far and are feeling positive. We will not let one person destroy everything we have worked so hard to develop, we are strong, motivated, passionate women and will be working harder than ever to recreate what was stolen from us.
Lots of Love
Felicia and Diana, Your @basebodybabes xxx
We are loving the new Swarovski Activity Tracker. We have been using these for the past couple of weeks and are totally amazed by these little crystals. They sync to the Misfit App on our I Phone and track our daily activity including sleep, which is super important for us. We love being able to see how much we are moving everyday, as well as knowing that we are getting a good nights sleep every night.
The thing that caught our eye, is of course the style. We love the simple black or white design with the single crystal (also available in other colours), they look great and fit in with our everyday look, as well as being able to be worn out at night when we are all dressed up. Love it!
Now let’s get active!!! Happy training babes!
Lots of love F & D xx