30 August 2016

Lifestyle: Can A Blogger Keep Their Life Private, and Still be Successful?

I wrote a post a while back now, which is probably one of my most read posts, and here it is.

It talked all about our "inner critic" and how at times, we can be our own worst enemy.
This post is a little inspired by the above.  The BLOGGER Inner Critic, if you will.

I have been blogging for around 4 years now, rebranding and re-naming last year.

In my life, blogging is the one thing I am most critical about, and I  feel a lot of other bloggers feel the same. With so many amazing blogs out there, it is really easy to compare yourself sometimes, and think yours, is well, a bit crap in comparison.


22 August 2016

Lifestyle: Social Media, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

With the ever growing presence of social media within every inch of our lives, sharing our day-to-day activities to the outside world, is something that is now very much, for the majority "a daily do".

I am all for expressing what we love, and when we are happy, or proud of something - well our natural instinct is to share this passion, and enthusiasm.  I could never fight that, and I love the positive aspects that social media bring to the modern day world. I adore the fact you can share special moments with family and friends, no matter where they are in the world.

I love that you can celebrate, support, and share each others joyous moments, with just a couple of taps on a screen.

social media

19 August 2016

Beauty: Concealer Crazy

Favourite products at the mo, well they seem to be all the concealers.

Not wanting a heavy base in this warm weather, but subsequently wanting to hide the multitude of sins currently residing on my face, concealer has been my very best friend these past couple of months.

I think a big contribution to this fuzzy feeling towards concealers, are these 2  new finds.

eye concealer


16 August 2016

Food: Mexican Style Chicken and Rice, with Guacamole, and Lime and Chilli Corn on the Cobs.

On a Sunday afternoon I love to stick a load of food on the the table, get my eat on with the fambo, whilst having a good ole gab.

As it's the peak of Summer, the obligatory Sunday roast is a bit much on a hot sunny day.
So ya know, what screams Summer more than the fresh flavours, and ingredients from the Mexican cuisine?

These ingredients are even more so special, when left to mingle with each other. A time-saving trick for this dish, and one that you are grateful for the next day, in terms of cutting down the time spent slaving over a hot stove, but still creating a finger licking dish - is marinating the chicken.

It takes less than 5 minutes to do,  it gets shoved in the fridge, left overnight, and the flavours that develop over this time, well it helps to create a gorgeous tasty feast, in less than 20 minutes.

The recipe is as follows:

mexican food


08 August 2016

Lifestyle: July Favourites

Ah July you was a goodun,  I thought I would have a chat about some things I was loving, some old, and some new. I haven't done a favourites post for so long, so it was quite a job trying to wittle down everything, and pack it into one post.



06 August 2016

Lifestyle: The Other Kingdom Bespoke Gift Box

I am so excited to share this post today, as it is a little different.

I was approached by Nickelodeon, and asked if I would like to be involved in the launch of their new show The Other Kingdom which premiers on the 8th August 2016.

The Other Kingdom is a Canadian/American fantasy teen sitcom.
The show is based around a fairy princess called Astral, who doesn't want to be a fairy princess no more, but wants to go to High-School and leave all her mystical friends behind. Huh? Does she know how lucky she is?

Like everything in life, she encounters some bumps along the road, and with over a million views for their first episode in the US, I can see it being a huge success here in the UK.

When I was reading all about the show, the first thing that caught my eye, was the gorgeous bright costumes, and sparkly theatrical make-up used in the show. It truly is beautiful.

I was sent a box of goodies to create my own "fairy" look.



04 August 2016

Beauty: First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads Review

I tried the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, a month or so back now and I really liked it, so when I seen that the brand done facial pads, I was excited to give them a whirl.

I absolutely adore facial pads, and I use them every morning straight after I have washed my face. Religiously. 


02 August 2016

Food: Crispy Sea Bass Madras With Sweet Cauliflower Rice

I made this last week, and I was over the moon with how filling, tasty and easy it was to knock together.

I usually make my own cauliflower rice, (just add cauliflower to grate option in a blender, and ta-da), but Asda and all other major supermarkets now do them. A big bag was a bargain £1, and this easily does 2 meals.

sea bass recipe

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