Sunday, 29 November 2015

My Beauty Advent Calendars 2015

My Beauty Advent Calendars 2015
Sunday, 29 November 2015
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I can't actually believe it is only 2 days until December (squeal!). Unfortunately this year, most of my December is taken up by mock exams and coursework for my GCSE's. But, I am not letting that prevent me from getting really festive!

I've only ever had chocolate advent calendars before, but this year I have a couple of beauty ones to try. And to tell you I was excited for advent would be an understatement!

Here are the two I am lucky enough to try out this year:





Benefit Party Poppers Advent Calendar

I am a HUGE Benefit fan and I have already tried some of their products. Usually the mini-sizes are such good value and very long-lasting so I am excited to see what products are included. Yes, it's not the cheapest advent calendar out there, but I've had my eye on it for the past few Christmases and so my parents were kind enough to surprise me with this yesterday as a pre-christmas treat! 


No7 25 Days of Beauty Wonders Advent Calender

And also, I get to have a sneak peek inside the No7 calendar, as my mum, my sister and I bought this together last week to share. In my opinion, No7 products are so underrated because everything I have tried before has really impressed me. So, I am intrigued to see what this calendar offers...



Let me know if you celebrate Christmas, which advent calendar do you have?


Hope you all have an amazing, festive season



xx








Sunday, 22 November 2015

My go-to chill outfit.

My go-to chill outfit.
Sunday, 22 November 2015
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Everyone definitely deserves a chill day every now and again. And of course on these days, comfort is the ultimate priority! Sundays usually become my day to take some time to relax and un-wind from the busy week. This is my go-to outfit combo for those days where I just want to lay on my bed, watch youtube and netflix, and drink endless cups of tea.






Jumper- ASOS
Black Leggings- H&M
Nails- Bourjois
Fluffy Bear Socks- Next

and obviously a dressing gown or onesie is likely to appear at one point during the day too!



Let me know: what are your go-to comfy clothes?



xx







Sunday, 15 November 2015

Primark Christmas Mini Haul

Primark Christmas Mini Haul
Sunday, 15 November 2015
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I honestly can't believe how close Christmas is approaching! I can remember New Years so well, and it only feels like it was last week! But, I am definitely SO excited for Christmas because it is my all time favourite celebration and it is such a festive, happy time of the year.

This year I have decided to try and be super organised with presents! So, I recently popped in to Primark to see what new bits they had. I have to admit Primark is very hit-and-miss with me, meaning sometimes I come out with a lot and sometimes I can't find anything I like!

This time however I was SO impressed with all of the festive pieces they had in stock, this is what I picked up:









Everything was such an amazing price and the quality far exceeded my expectations for Primark!
I have worn the polar bear onesie and fluffy socks non-stop- the ultimate cosy clothes!
The candles especially were only £1 each and they are the best candles I have ever owned because they have such a strong, beautiful scent and they look amazing too!


What do you think of Primark's Christmas Range?




xx







Sunday, 8 November 2015

HURRAW! Lip Balms | Review

HURRAW! Lip Balms | Review
Sunday, 8 November 2015
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As some of you may know, I follow a plant-based diet. And so, I am always intrigued to try natural, cruelty-free beauty products too! I think it's fair to say that I am a lip-product-a-holic (!!!) as many of my friends will know that I can't leave the house without a few of my trusty lip balms.

I discovered this brand HURRAW! recently when I was in American Apparel. They caught my eye as I went to the till because of the amazing flavour variety they had! Of course I chose coconut and chai spice, but there were other delicious flavours such as vanilla bean, green tea and even chocolate!






 At only £3.50 each, I was SO impressed at the scent, quality and duration of the silky soft feeling on my lips. They are all made with only raw, natural oils and ingredients that are so beneficial, and they are one of the best lip balms I have tried! So, I will definitely be repurchasing and picking out some new flavours the next time I spot them!                                                                                                  


Have you ever heard of 'HURRAW!'? Which flavour would you choose?




xx


Sunday, 1 November 2015

✦HEALTHY PUMPKIN SPICE LOAF✦

✦HEALTHY PUMPKIN SPICE LOAF✦
Sunday, 1 November 2015
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Happy Halloween for yesterday!

I hope you had an amazing time whatever you had planned! For me, I'm not a huge Halloween fan, so instead I stayed in and baked something delicious instead. BUT it was pumpkin spice flavour...so that counts right?!



I based the recipe on The Pumpkin Loaf from TheSimpleVeganista but I made a few alterations to suit my taste and the ingredients I had.                                                                                          
Here is exactly what I used:


·         2 cups wholemeal flour
·         1/3 cup dates (pitted and chopped)
·         2 teaspoons baking powder
·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
·         2 teaspoons mixed spice and 1 teaspoon cinnamon
·         pinch of mineral salt
·         1- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·         1/3 cup maple syrup 
·         1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
·          1 can 100% pumpkin purée 



What to do:

Preheat your oven to 180°C
In a medium size bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. In a small bowl, combine oil, dates, maple syrup and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture along with the pumpkin purée and mix well. Don’t over mix but be sure there is no flour clumps. Pour the batter into a lightly greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once done, remove from oven, let cool slightly before serving and enjoy! Let cool completely before storing.



What did you do for Halloween?


If you try out this recipe, let me know how it goes in the comments!




xx






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