Month: November 2014

Adding a new watch to my Christmas list…

Christmas shopping can be such a faf and December is right around the corner… in fact it’s tomorrow! Today I dared to brave the Trafford Centre and pick up a couple of pressies to beat the rush and to prevent any last minute ill-advised xmas purchases! But, when I was browsing I played that fatal game of ‘one for Mum, one for me’. The shops are chock-a-block with gorgeous party dresses and womens’ perfume but there’s one present I would love to unwrap under the tree this year…. a new watch. I browsed in Topshop and Miss Selfridge at fashion watches and spent quite a few hours dream shopping on Diamond Watches London this weekend, but I think I’m looking for something that will stand out in the crowd. Something I can wear everyday but will look lovely on a night out too, maybe even something like this…. 1. Olivia Burton 2. Argos 3. ASOS Now I just need to keep my fingers crossed that Santa reads this post!! *This post contains collaborative links

Recipe // Easy Peasy Guacamole

Continuing my newly found enjoyment for cooking, earlier this week I decided to make fajitas for inner as it’s fast, easy and just so yummy. I picked up some Quorn spiced fajita strips in Tesco from the whoops aisle and thought I would rustle up a simple tea after a day at work. I lightly fried them in my amazing new coconut oil from The Groovy Food Company -another Tesco find, with onions and peppers. And, this was when I discovered a lonely avocado in the fridge so I decided to whip up a bowl of guacamole to accompany! It’s the easiest recipe to make – I simply diced the avocado, chopped a tomato and mushed both together in a bowl with a fork. Add a touch of salt and pepper and a dab of lemon juice, if you have any to hand and there you have it! I added it to the top of my fajitas with a smidge of grated cheese and I had a yummy dinner in under 30 mins!

Eating well: Recipes for every mealtime

Following on from my post on Sunday, I thought I would delve a little deeper in my latest cooking ventures and the meals I’ve been rustling up. Breakfasts  My breakfast go-to is either porridge with blueberries, cranberries, a touch of honey and shredded coconut or a banana, apple and a mug of fruit tea. I never used to drink tea, but I’ve started with a mug of forest berries tea in the morning and teamed with fruit, it keeps me satisfied till lunch. Lunches Salads or a cream cheese bagel are my meals of choice lately. They’re really easy to prep and still manage to fill me up till I eat my evening meal around 7 pm. Ham, chicken and tuna salads are on the menu and I decided to make my own potato salad to accompany. I normally buy a tub of reduced fat potato salad or coleslaw to add to my salads but I had a batch of new potatoes to decided to make it myself. I boiled 6 new potatoes and chopped …

Refining my mealtimes

The past few months have seen many changes occur to my work life and with these changes came a kind of laziness. My love for food and cooking fell by the wayside as I opted to buy my lunches as opposed to take them to work. And, evening meals centered around  a quick and easy jacket spud. But no more. Last week I decided it was high time I got back into the kitchen and made sure I was getting my 5-a-day. There is such an emphasis on ‘eating clean’ these days. All over Instagram and Twitter we are confronted with people on fitness plans eating the same meal on repeat, night after night and loaded with veg and meat, yet little enjoyment in what they’re eating. So, with this came the mind frame of putting goodness back into my body, without restrictions or guilt over a weekend take-away or a good few drinks to unwind. They say it’ all about moderation after all…. Sweet potatoes, broccoli, cabbage and green beans to name but a …

Review: Belissimo lip glitter

  When it comes to my make-up routine I tend to opt for either a bold lip or stand-out eyes but generally the former wins. So, when Belissimo got in touch to see if I wanted too review their latest lip glitter product, I jumped at the chance! Launching in Topshop as a concession stand and perfect for the party season, I was intrigued by the frosted pink kit. Pink is a colour I dabble with every now and again, but I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the soft pastel colouring of this set. It will look really nice with grey eyeshadow and a little eyeliner to really show off the difference in colours and make the pink pop! It arrived in a cute black drawstring bag with the lip glitter, lip glue and 4 buds – plus the instructions! I found it was really easy to apply and I’m gutted I didn’t take full advantage it as it’s so playful and fun and wear on Halloween – it would have been perfect! Once I …