30 March 2017

The Ordinary Primer's Review.

The Abnormal Beauty Company is one of my favourite finds of the past 18 months.

There are so many of brands under The Abnormal Beauty Company umbrella and they are as follows: Hylamide, Niod, The Chemistry Brand, The Ordinary, Stemm, Fountain, Hair is Fabric and many more.

I have tried two primers, one from Hylamide (review here ) and one from Niod.
Both I totally loved.

When I was sent the two primers below to try, I had very high hopes.


28 March 2017

Onion Bhaji Wraps with Chilli Tomato Chutney & a Cucumber & Mint Yoghurt Dip

I had so many onions knocking about, more than was ever needed in one household.

I decided I needed to use them up ASAP, and thought I would try my hand at making Onion Bhajis.

I can not believe how easy and quick they was to make. If you like them, then I would really recommend making them at home. They take around 10 minutes and you only need 6 ingredients.
One being a whole lotta onions.

onion bhaji

25 March 2017

A Mother....

Becoming a Mother, is a precious gift to prize.
Children love their Mums, and we feel blessed to have them in our lives.

A time without our children being here, it seems so long ago.
Maybe because we are so busy, watching them learn, play and grow.

From their quirky, mischievous ways, and watching them flourish.
Their funny inappropriate questions, and all the kisses and cuddles.

Mums teach them we guide them, they depend on us unconditionally.
We feel incredibly overwhelmed, that they love us so dearly.

We write, read and play with them, but then crave time by ourselves.
Mums shouldn't feel guilty about this, we're just like everyone else.

We are doing our best, giving them all that we have.
But it's important to enjoy alone time with friends, to live, love and laugh.

Mums are role models, companions, the first place they go.
When they feel happy, excited, or incredibly low.

Their first day at school, to them sneaking out at night.
It can be an on-going worry, thinking are they alright?

Even through the tantrums, the demands, and the challenges we may face.
We are their Queen, their Mother, and their very best mate.

Happy Mothers Day. 


22 March 2017

The Clarins Combo I Can't Get Enough Of.

If you drop by these neck of the woods you will know I love Clarins, it is by far my favourite skincare brand, and one I have used for around 15 years now.

The Clarins Boost (Detox) and the Clarins Multi Active Jour Day Cream Gel  are pretty new additions to my collection. As expected I am enjoying using them, and the results they are bringing to the table.


20 March 2017

Lemon & Strawberry Muesli Pot

I make an effort on a Sunday in the breakfast department, and like to rustle up something better than a babybel and a Muller Light yoghurt! (My weekday on-the-go breakfast of choice haha).

I made this, went to sit down and enjoy it with a cuppa, and well my little legs told me:

 "Oooo that looks nice".

As he is going through a very fussy food stage I willingly give it to him, and well the rest is history.

muesli recipe

17 March 2017

How to Start a Blog.

So are you thinking of starting a blog? Or interested to see how to set one up, and what goes on behind the scenes?

Well you are in the right place kiddo, here goes...

First off you need to distinguish why you want to start a blog? Is it a hobby? Or do you want to earn a living from it? There is a big difference about how you approach your blog, dependant on your answer.


15 March 2017

L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation

When it comes to foundation, I tend to invest in high-end ones.
Over the years nothing I have tried compares, and even though I love Rimmel Wake Me Up and Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream the longevity of these products are not the best.

I personally find this the main issue with drugstore foundations. They just do not stay on my face.

When I seen bloggers and YouTuber's raving about the new L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Longwear Foundation and with a purse friendly price tag of just £7.99 I thought I would give it a whirl in the shade 'Porcelain". I have fair skin with a cool undertone, and my skin at the moment is normal, but dehydrated.


13 March 2017

Falafel Ranch Salad with a Spicy Garlic & Herb Dressing

I don't in all honesty eat much meat, as I have become older my tastebuds have evolved and I would so rather have a veggie burger over a beef or chicken burger any day of the week.
I am trying to get more adventurous in regards to rustling up more innovative and tasty vegetarian dishes, and this Falafel Ranch Salad with a Spicy Garlic & Herb Dressing was a huge success.
It was so easy to make and also really cheap, 2 tins of chickpeas cost me £1 in Tesco, utter bargain.


08 March 2017

Low - Carb Mexican Turkey Burgers

For Lent I give up carbs! Yes very, very harsh I know.

But then I heard on the radio that you can have whatever you give up for Lent, on a Sunday.
Doing some research and you won't believe it, it is totally true!
31 years of age and I never knew this. I feel like I have been robbed.

Anyways I made these on a no-carb day, and wowzers I didn't miss the big soft bun in anyway.
Okay maybe a little, but not as half much as I thought.

low carb turkey burgers

06 March 2017

Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder

I had read so many amazing reviews of the Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder,  I don't tend to use setting powders a lot as my skin is dry as dust, but when I do it is usually a pressed powder.
The past couple of years my go-to product has been the Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder priced at £27, I really like the product but you only get a minuscule 7g of product.

The Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder is £17.00 or currently on sale (here) for £11.33, so a lot more purse friendly, and there is 28g of product.

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