Sunday, 28 February 2016

8 Healthy Snack Recipes

I love snacking so I am always searching Pinterest for new, healthy and quick snack ideas. So I thought I would share these are some recipes I have come across. Enjoy!

 1. Avocado Toast by

 2. Apple Sandwiches by

 3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls by 

4. Veggies and Greek Yogurt Dip by

5. Green Smoothie Bowl by

 6. Frozen Banana Bites by

 7. Crispy Chickpeas and Edamame by

8. Apples and Peanut Butter Honey Yogurt Dip by 

Thursday, 25 February 2016

TRESemmé Expert Beauty Full Volume Reverse System

I have tired many volume shampoos, many of which are great shampoos but they don't really give you that volume effect that it says of the bottle. Until I found this gem. This really does what it says on the tin, and to add to this it smells like a dream (if you dream of trips to a fancy hair salon of course). I love trying out new shampoos and seeing the result on my hair, so this one was exciting for me- not only it is a new volume shampoo but I also got to try out the reverse system, and let me tell you, I am a big fan. This reverse system paired with the shampoo and conditioner does wonders to your hair. 

If you want to know a little background on my hair type it's a little on the thin side and very straight naturally when air dried. So when I find something that gives it volume and a little bit of omph I am all for it. If you have the same hair type as me then this might have the same effect for you but I think this would suit all hair types. 

Let me know if you have given this shampoo and conditioner duo a try and what you thought of it. I 100% recommend this if you haven't tried it yet!

Monday, 22 February 2016

Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set

You can imagine the pure joy I felt when receiving this beautiful set, then imagine the joy when I actually used them. Everything about this set screams luxury, from the sleek black handle to the touch of rose gold.

 Zoeva Rose Golden Brush Set £56.95

Aside from the look of the set, the quality is one to rave about too. This set includes a mix of natural and synthetic bristles shaped to perfection. First, lets talk about the 'Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush' aka the ultimate contouring tool. This brush fits perfectly in the hollows of my cheeks and picks up the perfect amount of product onto the brush (avoiding the dreaded mud face look). Another favourite of mine includes the 'Silk Finish Brush', also perfectly made for applying product in the best way. The 'Silk Finish Brush' creates a flawless finish to any foundation type, my personal favourite is to use this with the Nars Sheer Glow foundation. Last but not least, the 'Petite Crease Brush' has also made it into my favourites of this set. Granted this may be due to failed attempts in finding a really good crease brush, but also because the shape of the brush fits perfectly in my crease and packs on a great amount of product. 

All in all, I think you can tell that I am definitely a fan of Zoeva brushes and may be already eyeing up the Rose Golden Complete Set, Vol 1... 

Saturday, 20 February 2016

My Pinterest Guide To Food Shopping

When it comes to food shopping its all a bit confusing figuring what things you actually need rather than want, then you find yourself with a basket of chocolate and snacks that go way over the budget. This has taken me a long time to get the hang of but I have finally found the ultimate guide to food shopping and eliminates all the things you don't need and sticks to the budget- all with the help of Pinterest.

So first I like to start out with a list of the basics, the stuff you always buy that won't change. Here's an example of what I add to my 'basics list'. 

The Basics
• Milk
• Butter
• Eggs
• Bread
• Fruit
• Pasta
• Rice
• Tea
• Coffee

I find it quicker and easier to do an online food shop so I will go through this list in my kitchen to see what I have in and add thing to the items I am out of to my basket. If you prefer to go into the store to do your shop then I recommend to keep this basic list on your phone then copy and paste this list to an new list with only the items you need to buy. 

Now comes the fun bit... Yes I think meal planning is fun.

Before my food shop I will find recipes that I want to make for the week ahead on Pinterest or online then add them to my Pinterest board. I have two broads that I use for this... my 'Meals' board and a board I make up each week for the meals I will be making.

The 'Meals' board is a collection of recipes I have pinned to make in the future, like an online collection of recipes. Then each week I will make a board of meals for the week and pin recipes from my 'Meals' board onto my weekly board. I will mainly pin dinner meals instead of lunch and breakfast since those meals are normally a 'make up on the go' type of thing with the ingredients I have in the kitchen.

Now that I have made my weekly recipes board, I start going through the recipes and add ingredients into my online basket. I normally do this pacing around the kitchen like a mad women searching through my cupboards to make sure I don't add something I already have.

Voila, that is my 'Pinterest Guide to Food Shopping'. This save so much money when cooking things from recipes and saves me craving for takeaway- but don't get me wrong, I still LOVE a good takeaway. This allows me to get more creative in the kitchen and play around with new recipes!

Let me know if you give this a try and how you guys like it