Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Recent Makeup Buys (Again!) | Boots Haul



I really struggled with the lighting in these photos so I apologise if they look a little off but at least they're on a pretty background, right?! Anyway, I may have accidentally ended up buying a few bits in Boots the other day but I got some real bargains due to No7 vouchers! All of this came to around £15 which I'm really happy with!

The two Garnier skin care products I bought as back ups, and it's the same with the no7 make up removing wipes. I'm really excited to try the Boots Botanics Micellar Water which is currently only £2.99 as an introductory offer!

I'm going to be doing NOTD posts soon with my two new polishes and a review of the Garnier Micellar Water, Boots Botanics Micellar Water and the No7 Beautiful Skin Makeup Wipes so look out for those as I'm getting back into a routine of blogging as often as possible again.


Have you made any drugstore purchases recently?






Sunday, 27 July 2014

29/52

I've really enjoyed this week, yet again we've had beautiful weather in the UK and I've not done anything in particular except have my fake tan go horribly wrong but that's not really exciting is it?! I'm still avoiding unpacking everything I brought home from uni which has been sitting around for the past 2 months so I should probably at least attempt to unpack today I guess, haha oops.

I hope you've all had a more exciting week than me! I'd love to know what you've been up to this week so let me know in the comments below and I hope you all enjoy your Sunday!


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?