Wednesday, 25 March 2015

THE BEST AND EASIEST SMOOTHIE

Hi everyone, today I thought I'd show you a super easy and tasty smoothie recipe. If you should call it a recipe, it only contains fruit and yoghurt. Anyway I love this smoothie as its super easy and quick to make and tastes delicious. Im not a fan of really fruity smoothies, which sounds ridiculous I know, which is why I like this smoothie as its super simple and doesn't contain too many ingredients. However, you can add as many or as few as you'd like.

Ingredients
  • Fruit of your choice (I went with a handful of strawberries and one whole banana) I like to add in raspberries as well but I didn't have any left.
  • Any plain or flavoured yoghurt. (I used Onken vanilla yoghurt, I personally love this one as its fat free and fairly healthy) You can use any of your choice! You can put as much yoghurt in as you would prefer -I tend to use around 6 table spoons!
Method
  • Chop up your fruit into small enough sections so they will be blended properly.
  • Add fruit and yogurt into blender
  • Blend, blend, blend




That is literally all you have to do and takes me around 5 minuets. Its so quick and easy, I always take a smoothie to school with me as they are actually quite filling! This is my first recipe post so I do apologise for my photography, but I do want to include more lifestyle/cooking posts. You can change this recipe up if you wish and add fruit juice instead of the yoghurt, but I personally prefer the thicker texture. 

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

CURRENT WISHLIST

Hi everyone, hope your all well. Sorry for the lack of posts recently I've been really busy with a lot of school work and revision. Exams are coming around a lot quicker than I would like! Since getting a job at the end of last year I have really been able to treat myself every now and again and my list of things i'd like to purchase just gets bigger and bigger! -Heres what I'm currently lusting over!



current wish list


As you can probably see I have a few gym items on my wish list, i've recently been going to the gym a lot more and I now feel the need to purchase some new clothes and trainers. I'm defiantly one of those people that likes to have nice gym clothes on whilst I work out. (I know I'm not the only one, right?) I'm also after a pair of Birkenstocks this year I brought a cheap pair last year and loved them to pieces so i'm defiantly going to get some for summer and my holiday abroad. Makeup wise I'm lusting over Charlotte Tilbury. Her makeup and packaging just looks beautiful!

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

MARIO BADESCU SKINCARE

Hi everyone, hope your well, if you read some of my previous posts you'll know I've been trying out some Mario Badescu skincare products. Ive heard so much about this brand and I was so excited to try some out!



Incase you didn't already know my skin type,  I suffer from moderate acne and acne scarring. Like mentioned above I've heard so many good things about the Mario Badescu range and how great it is for spots and blemishes. I firstly picked up the 'drying lotion' which is one of the main products I had seen being spoken about everywhere, on blogs and youtube! It consists of salicylic acid and camomile which aims to clear up any blemishes overnight. To apply this you have to dip a cotton bud into the pink powder at the bottom and then apply to any areas. What I liked about this is that once you've applied it onto your face it dries almost instantly, so you don't have to worry about it getting onto your bedsheets or clothes. It stings a tiny bit when first applied but calms down pretty quickly. I always notice a difference when I wake up at the size of the blemishes which are clearly reduced. 
I then picked up the 'drying cream' which has a pretty similar application. Apply it onto any blemishes before bed (which is what i normally do, or during the day if i'm not going out) or they claim you can put it on under makeup to help conceal and treat the blemishes. I haven't tried the latter of the two so can't report back on that. If my face is feeling more sensitive that normal I will use this as its less harsh and doesn't sting my face. I also find that this helps to reduce redness and inflamation better than the drying lotion.

Overall, I'm really enjoying using these products, I have defiantly noticed a difference since I started using them. I will defiantly be trying out some more products from the brand! I really want to try the whitening mask!

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

THE BEST BRONZER? SOAP & GLORY SOLAR POWDER

Hi everyone, hope your all well. I have mocks this week at school and to say I'm worried is an understatement, but I've been revising hard so hopefully ill be fine! if you know me you'll know I'm a big bronzer gal, its defiantly one of my favourite things when putting my makeup on in the mornings. I feel like it really finishes my makeup look off. I'd heard so many good things about the Soap & Glory 'solar powder' and i'd been meaning to try it out forever.Although, in my local boots in always seemed to be sold out. However, a couple of weeks ago i saw it and instantly picked it up.


Initially I was a bit worried as it did look a bit shimmery. However, its so subtle and actually really pretty! I love the cute packaging on all the soap & glory products, its always so fun! The bronzer is a mix of a lighter and darker shade -which I swirl my brush in both to create the perfect colour. I love this as its subtle enough to use as an all over bronzer (I then follow up with Benefit' Hoola if I want to contour) This has been my current go to bronzer and I am in love! So happy I managed to get my hands on it!

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

GARNIER EXPRESS EYE MAKEUP REMOVER

Hi everyone, hope you well! I recently picked up this new Garnier Express eye makeup remover as I've started to experiment a bit more with eye shadow. I was a bit sceptical about purchasing this as i tried the Garnier micellar water and really didn't like it. However, I've been using this for nearly two weeks and I'm enjoying it so far.


What I love about this eye makeup remover is that its so gentle on my eyes. I have quite sensitive eyes which many eye makeup removers irritate. I also like the fact its more of a watery formula as it feels nice and fresh on the skin. I'm not a fan of the oil based removers. Overall this is a pretty decent eye makeup remover and it actually does take off my stubborn waterproof mascara which is fab. This was super cheap, only costing me around £3!

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

CURRENT FAVES

HI everyone, hope your all well! I can't believe the snow in some places! unfortunately we haven't had any where i live, which is a little disappointing, i love snow its so fun and looks pretty! Ive been trying out a few new products for a while, so here are my current faves.


Rimmel stay matte foundation: Ive had this foundation for what seems like forever now. I recently re-discovered this and once again reminded me that it defiantly is one of my drugstore all time favourite foundations. I love the mousse constancy and the full coverage look it creates. I did a review on this quite a while ago, but it you want more information click here.

Zoeva brushes: Im not going to say much about these brushes because everyone's seen them in the bloggersphere, but in a sentence, they look beautiful and work fabulously. My current faves out of the set are the ones featured above: '317 wing liner' and '110 face shape' However i recently did a review on the whole set-so if you want to see all the brushes click here.

Naked 2: I received this pallet as a Christmas present and ever since i got it i haven't stopped using it. The colours are so pigmented and pretty. Its perfect for both day and night looks and i love the variety of different colours avaliable. Obviously I've done a review on this too, so if you want to see my thoughts click here.

Benefit Rockatuer: I received this last year from my friend as a birthday present and i can truthfully say i pretty much use it everyday. I'm a big fan of pink/coral coloured blushes. It looks so pretty and natural on the skin and the lasting power is incredible. A good drugstore alternative is the 'Rimmel lasting finish blush in Santa Rose'

Mario Badescu drying lotion: I was lucky enough to get this for Christmas after many months of wanting to try it out and i can confidently say it was worth the wait. It dries up all my blemishes over night- you dip a cotton bud into the lotion and apply it onto any areas needed. Ive defiantly seen an improvement in my skin since using it. I've also been trying out some other products from this brand and they too have been fab. I'm planning on doing a full review so keep your eyes out!

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Friday, 9 January 2015

BENEFIT HOOLA BRONZER

Hi everyone, hope your all well! I went back to school this week and boy was it hard attempting to wake up on monday morning. However, it was nice seeing some of my friends again that went away for christmas.  Another Christmas present i received was Benefits 'hoola' bronzer. This was something i had tried previously in one of the gift sets and loved, therefore knew i needed it in my life.



I am a bronzer gal, so when i received this i was very excited! (Before your all wondering i did flip the picture above as it looks better) I love this bronzer for contouring in particular, its the most perfect colour as its not orange or shimmery. The brush it comes with is great as its the perfect shape for getting into the hollows of your cheeks. Also the packaging like all Benefit product is super cute and defiantly sells the product. Ive been pairing this with my NYC sunny bronzer and its been fab -if your into contouring you'll love this bronzer!

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