Thursday, 24 July 2014

Day Out In Oxford


The other day me and a friend went to Oxford as we wanted to shop somewhere different for a change. I absolutely love Oxford, it's so pretty and you can wander around for hours and not get bored. We discovered new shops down side streets and the covered market which was full of interesting little shops.

Have you ever been to Oxford?



Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Easy To Make Pasta Salad | Recipe 001


I am in no way a good cook, I can make the very basics and that's it but I've recently discovered how easy it is to make a cheap pasta salad at home which saves me buying a meal deal at work!

Ingredients

  • 1 cherry tomato
  • 1 small mushroom
  • 1 red onion
  • a few slices of cucumber
  • a handful of cooked green beans
  • pasta
  • mayonnaise 
  • half a clove of garlic (optional)
  • bbq sauce (optional)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

This makes 2 large portions or 4 smaller ones.


1. I put my pasta on to boil at the beginning because that way it's cooking whilst I was chopping up my ingredients etc. I chose to use gluten free pasta from Tesco as I think I'm gluten intolerant and currently waiting to find out if I am!

2. Simply chop up all the vegetables into small pieces and add them into a fairly large bowl. I added 3 large tablespoons of light mayonnaise into the bowl as well as half garlic clove and a bit of bbq sauce but that's just personal preference. 

It should end up looking a little something like this ^^ then you just mix it all together!

3. Finally you just add the vegetables and mayonnaise and the pasta together and mix! It's as simple as that.

This isn't exactly a 'recipe' in a way but I love eating this at the moment and it's so filling. I put mine in the fridge and then I know I've got my lunch organised for the next day. I hope you've enjoyed this post which is a little different to my usual beauty ones but I thought I'd share it with you all, let me know if you make this or anything similar!


What's your favourite easy recipe to make?







Sunday, 20 July 2014

52 Weeks | Week 28

28/52

The highlight of this week was eating homemade blackberry tart made by my Grandma, it was delicious! I've been keeping up with blogging everyday this week as well which I'm proud of! We've also had glorious weather in the UK and a massive storm which I somehow managed to sleep through?!

How has your week been?




Saturday, 19 July 2014

Collection Lip Butters | Review


Vintage Rose // Popping Pink // Perfect Plum


These lip butters caught my eye the other day in Boots which I mentioned in this haul post and I picked up Vintage Pink, as selected Collection products are currently 2 for £5 at Boots, since then I've been wearing it almost constantly. I've not seen anyone else review these or even mention them yet so here I am to tell you that I really recommend these!

There's currently 4 shades in the collection and the only one I don't own is a nude looking shade Cappuccino which my local Boots doesn't even stock. These are so moisturising as well as being creamy and have a very good coverage for a lip butter, compared to the Maybelline Baby Lips these last so much longer. I also actually prefer the formulation of these to the Revlon Lip Butters too, although Revlon do provide a better shade range. These are also a lot cheaper as they're only £2.99 which is amazing!

I am so so impressed with these and I can't get enough of Vintage Pink which is the perfect everyday shade for me, Popping Pink is a beautiful burst of colour for Summer and Perfect Plum is slightly darker but is still an everyday shade. 

I know whilst I'm at work today I'll be popping into Boots to stock up on a couple more Vintage Rose lip butters to ensure I don't run out anytime soon.



Have you tried these Collection Lip Butters?





Friday, 18 July 2014

Beautiful Summer Days


"It's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!" - Kenny Chesney

The weather was beautiful today in England and actually has been for a few days. Today it was 30°C which is remarkable as English weather is usually awful! Today I went for coffee with my best friend and we walked around some gardens and it was so lovely to be surrounded by the beautiful scenery.

How have you been enjoying this beautiful weather?




Thursday, 17 July 2014

ELF Passion Pink | NOTD 002


Yesterday I blogged about how a couple of products have made painting my nails a lot easier and quicker for me so today I thought I'd share with you what's on my nails at the moment. This week I'm wearing ELF's Passion Pink which is absolutely beautiful and this photo doesn't do it justice, there's beautiful gold shimmer through this polish too. I simply applied 2 coats and my Collection Long Lasting Gel Polish in Crystal Clear over the top to increase the longevity of the polish.


What's on your nails at the moment?





Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Painting Your Nails Made Easier | Pretty Products


I love having painted nails, but I am so inpatient about the whole process to get there. I found these two amazing products in Poundland, yep you heard me right Poundland! These two products have made having beautifully painted nails a lot easier. I'd never heard of this brand before but I'll definitely be stocking up on these products.

The Twist & Out nail varnish remover is a dupe for the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover but a lot cheaper. It only takes a couple of seconds to remove my polish (bar glitter polish as everyone knows that's more difficult to remove!) and has made my life easier.

The Nail Drying Spray is my favourite product out of the two as I hate waiting for my nails to dry and this claims your nails are dry in 60 seconds, although I personally leave it for about 2 minutes which is still considerably quicker than waiting for them to dry normally. 

Do you have any products that make your life easier when doing your nails?