Saturday, 31 January 2015

Easy Healthy Recipes - Weekend Breakfast!

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! Today I have felt inspired by my new regime in healthy eating and thought I would share with you guys these two super easy breakfast recipes which are perfect for a lazy weekend morning.

The first recipe I am loving is a simple but super delicious one! Soft boiled eggs with avocado soldiers and cherry tomatoes topped with grinded chipotle chilli.

-2 eggs
-1 avocado
-handful of cherry tomatoes/1 large chopped tomato
-grinded chipotle chilli to season
-salt and pepper (if preferred) to season

This is so super easy to put together. Boil the eggs in a pot for around 6 minutes (or any personal preference on how you like your eggs!), chop the avocado and tomatoes and grind the chipotle chilli on top to season.. and thats it! Super yummy, affordable and healthy.

The second dish has a little more to it but is still super easy and tasty. This dish is a spinach omelette with avocado and tomato. 

-coconut oil
-3 eggs (3 egg whites and 1 yolk used)
-handful of spinach 
-handful of crushed chilli
-half a teaspoon of garlic 

-handful of cherry tomatoes/one large chopped tomato 
-salt and pepper to season 

To start whisk 3 egg whites and 1 egg yolk in a bowl and preheat a pan with just over half a teaspoon of coconut oil. Add the whisked egg mixture and let it spread to the edge of the pan. add the spinach, chilli and garlic to the mix and let it cook for a couple of minutes before folding over. 

Chop the avocado and tomatoes, season. And there you have it. A super tasty healthy omelette with greens and a kick. A perfect start to the day! 

I hope you guys enjoy this post and try some of the recipes for yourself :) Have a great weekend! 


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Naked Palettes & Get The Look!

So today I wanted to tell you guys about some favourite new palettes of mine. Now I know I'm probably fairly late on the bandwagon for this, but I'm talking Urban Decay Palettes. After purchasing and falling in love with the Naked Basics 2 Palette (a post on which I have already done and will link below) I received a lot of questions asking how to know what palette to go for if your on a budget and only looking to buy one. My reply to this would be to look at the individual palettes and pair it to the the colours and types of shades you enjoy wearing, matte, shimmer, hues, and colour schemes. The three Naked palettes I have noticed all have different colour themes within them which I have drawn up below.

Naked Palette
The original Naked Palette is incredibly versatile with a variety of coppers and golds, perfect for someone who loves a jazzed up brown smoky eye.

The Naked 2 Palette in my opinion has more khaki colours in it, more green and brown undertones with golds and coppers, a lovely variety for an exotic smoky eye. Unfortunately as I do not own this palette I haven't been able to provide a photo as an example. Its next on my list!

Naked 3 Palette
The Naked 3 Palette is definitely a palette for rose gold lovers, with a variety of purples, pinks and golden shimmer hues.  A definite beauty in my book.

Its hard to say 'Oh you must get this one or that one' because to me it very much is a personal preference, going with the style of the person and the shades that would get used most. I would say the go for the one you are most drawn to and get a feel for one palette before buying them all. The original however, in my opinion is a great one to start with.

I wanted to incorporate a Get the Look into this post, and for this look below I used my Naked 3 Palette.

I applied Dust all over the lid with a large fluffy brush then worked a little dash of Nooner and Blackheart into the out corner of the eye and into the crease. To add a little more sparkle to the middle of the lid I gently packed in a tiny bit of Buzz and Trick to really make the eyes pop. To finish the look I lined my inner lash line with a brown Rimmel eye liner and coated my lashes with some Falsies Mascara.

And this was the finished look! I wore it into town that day for a spot of shopping and lunch.

I hope you guys have enjoyed reading this post and will look into maybe investing in a palette or two yourself. They are pricey but the variety of looks you can get from them and the quality, consistency and blend-ability of the shades is just stunning and well worth the money.

Leave a comment and any links to your blogs below as I love reading up on what you have all been up to! :)

(Naked Basics 2 post - )

To buy:
Original Naked Palette
Naked 2 Palette
Naked 3 Palette


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Tis the Season.. For Dissertation!

Hey guys! Sorry I haven't written in so long life has just been very hectic over Christmas and New Year with going home and visiting family jumbled in with revising for the dreaded January exams!

I just wanted to let you all know that for my 4th year dissertation at uni I have decided to actually write about blogging and vlogging and the beauty community. Its a little different to everyone else's choices, seems a bit wild and out there but I am so excited to get started as the blogger/vlogger community is something I am so passionate about. I love how everyone is so friendly and always supporting each other and their work; it is a truly unique online experience in my eyes that is overlooked by scholars, so I thought why not introduce them to the many possibilities blogging/vlogging has to offer!.

As part of my dissertation research I have created a survey just to get an idea of what all motivates you to create your content and what inspires you all the most. It is seven questions and if any of you can spare a few moments to complete it I will be more than grateful! Here is the link: and again thank you so much for your time!

Next week I will be posting a Christmas gift haul so keep your eyes peeled!