Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Mouth-watering Wednesday - What I ate on an average day

Hey girls, I hope you're all well.

Today I want to share with you all what I was supposed to share with you all last week, and that is an average day in my food life. Not everything here is healthy, I have been struggling with that this summer, but I do eat healthy 80% of the time, and this, I feel shows that.

Breakfast:

I always start my day with a cup of tea or coffee, with 1 sugar and soya milk. This cup is half empty because I forgot that I was supposed to be taking pictures :P

For my actual breakfast I wanted a high carb and protein breakfast, so had half a scoop of strawberry protein powder, half a cup of oats and just over half a cup of soya milk. It is delicious, and feels like you're having dessert for breakfast. 

Lunch:

I actually had 2 slices of this, but, again, forgot I was blogging this, so only have a picture of 1. This is tiger bread with a thick layer of garlic and herb soya cheese spread. This spread is delicious! And I highly recommend it. It comes in a huge tub for £2 in Tesco.

I also had a cup of peppermint tea to help my digestive system to keep moving, knowing that it would need a little bit of extra help after the white bread.

Tea:

This is a homemade 'chicken' pie. It is made with Quorn chicken style fillets, leak, vegetable stock, and creme frache, with puff pastry. And I also had a few baby potatoes on the side. My mum makes this pie and I love it, but next time I'm going to try it with tofu instead, because I've started to feel like the Quorn stuff is a bit too full of flavour and has been making me feel a little bit sick.

So that is my meals from a typical day. I probably had snacks that I forgot to picture. As you can see it is fairly healthy, except I didn't have any fruit, which I normally try and have. Obviously it is not 100% healthy, I wasn't having one of those days, but if you want to see one of those then let me know and I can arrange it.

Have a beautiful day

Dream beautiful dreams; live beautiful lives

Xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

Make-up Monday - a change to my eye make-up

Hey girls, I hope you're all well.

This week I shall be celebrating my brothers' birthday, and even though we won't be doing a terrible amount (we did something on Saturday) I thought I would change my eye make-up a bit, and make it slightly bolder.

My face make-up will stay the same, here is the post with those products in in case you missed it.

Both eye products are from Avon. The eyeshadow is Glamorous Roses from the Luxe brand, and I love it. The eyeliner is a kajal stick double-ended liner in Dusky Blue and Black

I'm only going to be using the Dusky Blue side on my lower lash line, just to add some bright colouring, seeing as it is still summer-ish.

Unfortunately Avon eyeshadows do not have individual names, however I am still going to tell you which colours from this pallet I shall be using this week. For a highlight colour I shall be using the middle, light peach colour, then for my lid it will be the bottom matte mauve colour, with the darker brown as my crease colour. I may also add some extra smokeyness with the top glittery grey colour for my brothers actual birthday, but I'm not 100% sure yet

For my lips I am using a lipstick I used to obsessed with, and a lip gloss I have never used. The lipstick is kinda old, and I should probably get rid of it, but I love it and it is Viva Glam Gaga by Mac. The lip gloss has never been opened, but from the packaging I thought it would make the perfect partner for my lipstick, and it is Candy floss by George/Asda. I shall let you know how they pair up.

Have a beautiful day

Dream beautiful dreams; live beautiful lives

xx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Make-up Monday - My Everyday make-up routine

Hey girls, I hope you're all well.

I don't plan on wearing make-up all that much this week, so am not changing anything about it. Therefore I decided I would show you all how I apply my make-up when I do wear it.


I hope you all enjoyed this video. I plan on being back on track for posting this week, so be sure to check back on Wednesday for a brand new post.

Have a beautiful day

Dream beautiful dreams; live beautiful lives

Xx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Very late Make-up Monday

Hey girls, I hope you're all well.

So today's post is supposed to be a 'Mouth-Watering Wednesday' post, but seeing as I never got around to posting Monday's I thought I would do it now. I hope you enjoy.

Face: Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in light; Witch Primer; Collection sheer loose powder; Primark blush and bronzer combo; Avon concealer (sorry I can't remember the name of it); Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in light.

Eyes: Body Collection smoky eyes in Mocha; Avon Primer in light beige; Avon Drama mascara; Eyebrow pencil from my local market.

So the point of these posts is going to be to show you what make-up I am wearing each week, and as an excuse to use more of my make-up, rather than sticking to the same stuff all the time. 
I'm not going to show you every single item I am wearing every week, instead it is just going to be what has changed. For example I might only change my foundation and eyeshadow, so that will be all that is shown in one weeks post. 
I thought that this would help me discover new favourites, and maybe get rid of things I don't like so much. And I may also give mini reviews on things as I use them. 

Please let me know if you like this post.

Have a beautiful day

Dream beautiful dreams; live beautiful lives

Xx

Friday, 1 August 2014

Fashion Friday - A Sunny Saturday Outfit

Hey girls, I hope you're all well. It has been quite a while since I last posted anything on here, but I thought that with it being a new month I would try and get back into the whole blogging thing. Throughout the whole of August, which will hopefully carry on after, I plan on posting every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If I don't post anything by 4.00pm on those days, please tweet me telling me I need to post something.

Today I am sharing with you all what I wore last Saturday to a fundraiser for an Autism support group in my home town.







Dress from Forever 21
Shoes from Everything5Pounds
Sunglasses from Primark
Dealthy Hallows Necklace from Ebay

I ended up changing my shoes to a pair of gladiator sandals because I found out that the fundraiser was on grass, and I'm sorry, but I'm not walking on grass in these wedges.

I had a nice day. The fundraiser itself wasn't much to write home about, but we went to a really nice outdoor cafe that was gorgeous. We spent quite a while there, and I had an amazing honeycomb ice cream. Seriously it was delicious. But then it started to rain, so we came home, and I realized I had spilt an ice lolly on my dress, and didn't want it to stain, so changed into my pyjamas, ate food and read Harry Potter.

This weekend I plan on going to Hobby Craft, then maybe having a High School Musical marathon, and I am excited! What are your plans for the weekend?

Xx

Friday, 30 May 2014

Fascination Friday - Party night outfit

Hey girls, I hope you're all well.

A few weeks ago was my mum's 40th birthday, and I organised a party for her, and I wanted to share the outfit I wore for it, because I felt amazing in it.




I am absolutely in love with this dress. It is a long sleeved, white lace tip, with a navy skirt. It has an open back, with a bow where the top and skirt connect. It is really short, but I just wore shorts underneath to keep my dignity. What I love most about this dress is that the top is so soft; normally I find lace to be scratchy, but this feels cotton soft, and it is so nice to wear.
I bought it from my favourite site, Everything5pounds, so unfortunately it is no longer available.

The shoes I wore were a simple faux suede platform heel from New Look, which I bought last year, so may no longer be available. Over all I felt the best I had ever felt in this dress. I felt like a model, and had amazing confidence, and that was the reason I had to share this outfit with you, even though none of it is available any longer. I want to share what makes me feel great, and I hope you all have that one outfit, or maybe more than one outfit, that makes you feel like a million bucks.

Have a beautiful day

Dream beautiful dreams; live beautiful lives

xx


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Mouth-watering Wednesday - Hosting your first barbecue? Here's what you need

Hey girls, I hope you're all well.



So it is barbecue season, and I thought that it would be fun to talk about my favourite barbecue foods. Because I am vegetarian, this is going to be vegetarian friendly food, because I don't remember what meat is good barbecue food any more. This will also be aimed at people who are hosting their first barbecue, because it can be slightly overwhelming, especially if your family wasn't one who had many barbecues, like mine was. 
So onto my favourite foods.

First of all you have to have burgers, right? And there are so many vegetarian burgers available, but my all time favourite one has to be the Tesco ones. I'm not actually a huge fan of Tesco in general, but I do love their vegetarian stuff. I think the Tesco veggie burgers are the best for barbecues because they are juicy, like a beef burger, and grill amazingly.



Another burger I would suggest is a home-made quinoa burger. This is made with quinoa, egg, courgette, and breadcrumbs, and is incredibly tasty. Now I've never actually cooked this on a barbecue, so I don't know exactly how it would turn out, but I still recommend it.

Next we need hot dogs, and I've only ever found hot dogs in Tesco, so I have to tell you to get those ones. These are delicious, and they taste like real hot dogs. I think it's nice that some vegetarian substitutes taste like the real stuff because it might be something you miss about meat, and you really don't want to, or can't have any more. I personally became vegetarian because I don't like the taste of meat, but I do really enjoy hot dogs, so I really love these ones.



Those are the only hot foods that I have at a barbecue, but if you have other suggestions, please leave them in the comments below. So now I'm going to move onto the side dishes.

Potato salad is my favourite thing ever. And last summer I made a sweet potato one which was delicious, and a healthier alternative to regular potato salad. Not only is it yummy and healthy, I also think it looks prettier because it is so colourful. And what's more important in the summer than colour, right? You could also make your own coleslaw, but I've never done that, so I would just get store bought., and there is nothing wrong with that occasionally.





You always need to have a salad at your barbecue, and I would stick to a basic one, just filled with roman lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions, and some grated carrot. If you wanted to make it more interesting you could add some nuts on top, and some fruit, like apples or strawberries, just to mix it up a bit. But personally for a barbecue I like to leave the salad simple because most of the attention will be on the burgers and hot dogs, and not many people will be all that interested in the side dishes.



You're, of course, going to need buns, now I would go for wholemeal, but some people don't like those so always make sure to get a mixture. Or to save money try and get a half and half pack of buns, like Hovis 50/50, that way both health concious and not so health concious people are happy.



The final food thing you will need is condiments, now this can be whatever you want, but I like to have tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, salad cream, and brown sauce. This is a variety, and there will be at least one thing there for everyone. 



Don't forget drinks, I like to have a variety of soft drinks, like cola, lemonade, orange juice, and squash, as well as some alcohol, like cider, wine, and alcopops. I also like to suggest to people to bring their own drinks, and I've been to a few that rely on that, and that works great too because then everybody is happy.


To me that is all of the essentials you need at a barbecue, other than a barbecue obviously. The rest of the entertainment is completely up to you, personally I would have music on in the background, and let people socialise, because, to me, that is what a barbecue is for.

I think I might to a similar post to this and talk about picnics, with the difference being, I will be making the picnic healthier than a regular picnic, so stay tuned for that, which should be posted in a few weeks :)

Have a beautiful day

Dream beautiful dreams; live beautiful lives

xx