Spring Lips.

Beauty, Life

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It’s HERE! Technically it’s still Winter but as soon as I noticed a little cluster of flowers that had sprouted up out of nowhere I automatically starting saying ‘it’s spring.’ Spring is one of my favourites (although, I notice I say that about every season.) But blossom is just too pretty. It’s crazy how much a blue sky, a bit of sun and a few flowers can produce so much optimism/happiness/motivation etc. It’s just crazy uplifting, don’t you think?

I’m so excited for light evenings, so it feels acceptable to go and sit in a beer garden after work. For pretty dog walks, iced coffees, mojitos (as they taste so much better when the suns shining), driving with the windows down (!!!!), butterflies (!!!!!!!), and BBQ’s (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Ah, so much excitement.

I don’t know about you but when Spring comes I automatically start whipping out brighter colours from my wardrobe and I think the lips are begging for a brightening too. Lipstick is obviously a huge staple for most females make-up bags but I think most stick to their usual colours that they feel comfortable with. But now the suns shining and we are slowly coming out of hibernation, it’s a good opportunity to mix things up in the make-up dept.
These are a few high-street lipsticks to brighten up your pout for Spring…

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Sleek Matte Me Lip Gloss- Shabby Chic, £4.99.

You can never really go wrong with Sleek Make-up & this lipstick is perfect for Spring. It’s very mauve which is so so pretty and one of the smoothest liquid lipsticks I’ve used. This is probably the darkest I go in Spring time, otherwise I end up feeling a little too Autumnal. Ps. This is so long lasting!

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Sleek Power Pump Lip Crayon- Fully Fuschia, £5.49.

Oh another Sleek. If you’re not into Matte lips or Glossy lips, this is the one for you. It’s more like lipstick consistency but the crayon design makes it way easier to apply. I would rarely wear this colour (even though it’s super pretty) but it’s just a little too pink for me. However… it looks fabulous on other people. My sister worked it for a party and side note, it looks so good with a black dress and subtle make-up.

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KIKO Pencil Lip Gloss- Pink Glitter, £3.90.
So a KIKO store just opened where I live and lets just say Kiko will for sure be featuring in a lot more posts… the products are lush. I was pretty much testing everything in the store when I came across this gem. The best way I can describe it is a lipliner/lipstick/lip crayon/lipgloss- all into one little stick. It’s not super pigmented which I actually really like because it looks subtle and v natural- like your pout naturally sparkles. Ps. I’ve used this over the top of a bolder matte lip just to jazz it up a bit.

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NYX Professional Makeup Round Lipstick- Snow White, £4.00.

I think it’s important to always have a classic, no matter what season it is. For me, red is the go-to. This lipstick has some coral tones to it, which I think gives it that Spring vibe. NYX’s products are always super pigmented which is so appealing when looking for a bright/bold lipstick.

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Pancakes.

Food, Life

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It’s Pancake day on Tuesday and today I spent the day making a stack of fluffy American pancakes- in order to perfect it for Tuesday. I’ll be totally honest pancakes aren’t my fav, they never have been really. Maybe it’s something to do with the word ‘cake’ being involved, but I do lovvvve making them- something v satisfying about the way they look. As well as listening to ‘Send Me On My Way’ – the Matilda pancake song (if you know, you know) whilst making them. There are endless options to top your pancakes… I went for a Nutella batch, a lemon batch and my personal fav ~berries & yoghurt~.
Happy Pancake Day!
(& let me know what topping you went for.)

 

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Pupcakes!

Favourites, Food, Home, Life

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Everyone’s guilty of feeding their dog a little human food now and again. I mean…common’ dog kibble looks sooo boring. Missie does have a range of different dog treats however, those puppy dog eyes always bribe us into giving her something with a little more flavour. I had a weird cooking splurge this weekend and ended up baking some sweet treats for my family. However, I felt guilty the little pup was left out so I decided to bake her batch of her very own!


Ingredients: (It’s all dog friendly)

1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup porridge oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 banana
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

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Frosting:
• 2 x Tubs cream cheese low fat
• Dog treats of your choice

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Method:

-Pre heat your oven to 170 degrees Celsius, line cupcake tins with paper cases (remember to take these off before giving to your dog if you have a bit of a greedy pup).

-Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and distribute evenly between the cupcake cases. Bake for 15 minutes and leave to cool before icing.

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(They actually smelt and looked quite tasty)

-Using a spoon to dollop cream cheese on the cakes or as I did, use a disposable piping bag  I used a large star icing nozzle and piped in a circular motion. -I then popped a little puppy treat on top and enjoy!

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As you can see, she loves them!

Toast.

Favourites, Food, Home, Life

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Today I thought I’d write a toast post.
I’ve never met someone who doesn’t like toast- well as far as I know I haven’t.

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Toast is such a simple tasty food that never disappoints. Personally, I love the classic- toast with butter.  However, it is nice to jazz it up a bit. I think my taste buds are a little like my imagination and crave flavour and stimulation, so it’s always good to have these super easy tasty toast ideas in mind…

Bananas & Honey.
Recipe- Make toast. Layer cut up banana on top and drizzle honey.

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Salmon & Cream Cheese.

Recipe- Make toast. Spread your cream cheese over your toast, layer your salmon on top and sprinkle some pepper.

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Avocado & Chilli.

Recipe- Make toast. Mash up an avocado, add dried chilli, salt, pepper and mix. Then spread it onto your toast.

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Pesto, Mozzarella & Tomatoes.

Recipe- Make toast. Spread pesto then layer cut up/grated mozzarella and tomato on top!

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Enjoy!

 

A weekend at Reading Festival…

Favourites, Life, Travel

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Sorry I haven’t been writing as often as I usually do.
I have been at and recovering from Reading Festival and unfortunately  it’s all over for another year. Reading is place in Southern England and is pronounced r-e-d-ing. Every year people arrive for music festival that is held for around 4 days, just in case anyone who is reading this thinks I may have gone to a festival to read literature- which definitely wasn’t the case!

I’ve been to Reading before and had such an amazing time, without a doubt Reading Festival is one of my most favourite places. Obviously, the music makes a huge difference and Reading always pulls out the most incredible line-ups.

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Musically a few of my favourites were… Firstly, The 1975- probably because they are my most favourite band ever, so maybe I am biased. Secondly, it has to be The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I wasn’t a huge fan of theirs and didn’t really know many of their songs, but there’s no denying that they are amazinggg and seeing them is something I will never forget. They are sooo talented and now I can’t stop listening to them. Imagine Dragons were also great, along with Twenty One Pilots, Fall Out Boy, Jack Ü…

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Apart from the music which makes the experience amazing, it wouldn’t have been the same without the people we went with. I went to Reading with two of my oldest best friends. We also went with new friends and we made friends whilst there.

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Although going to a weekend festival seems tough- and trust me it is. All of the cold nights in a tent, not washing, vile toilets- if you can call them toilets, dirt and mud is all worth it. It’s all part of the experience and adds to the amazing vibe.

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Until next year Reading!

Beauty Blogger Questions.

Beauty, Favourites, Life, Tags

 

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1. Do you have a beauty budget or do you spend freely?
I’d say around every 3-4 months I go on a splurge. I usually just buy the products I have run out of along with a few new products. I don’t really give myself a budget but, I do watch how much I am spending.

2. What is your beauty pet peeve?
People who do not take their make-up off before bed. I will never understand how people do this.

3. Do you contour and highlight?
Yes I love to but, not everyday. I usually do it at the weekends or a night out.

4. What is your favourite hairstyle?
This is soo hard! On myself, I don’t really have a favourite. I enjoy wearing it up, down and french plaited. On other people, I love slick styles such as; a slick pony tail or a slick neat bun- but I can’t pull them off!

5. Do you have to wear make-up everyday?
No. I do most days, but if I am not doing much or do not feel like it, I wont.

6. Do you believe in the saying ‘less is more’?
100%! I think a lot of people wear too much make-up, me being one of them… But I think a lot of people actually wear more make-up, because they enjoy it (me included) it’s like putting on a nice outfit.

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7. What is your day-to-day make-up look?
A medium coverage of foundation, a brush of loose powder, lightly filled in brows, winged liner, mascara and a nude lip.

8. Thick or thin brows?
Thick alllll the way! I love love love Lily Collin’s and Cara Delevingne’s bushy brows sooo much. My brows are pretty average, I always wish I had bigger brows and always try to grow them out. But they never grow consistently.

9. How often do you have your hair cut?
Every couple of months.

10. Would you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I don’t think so, nowadays there are so many talented YouTubers who put up amazing tutorials, no one really needs to. If I ever want to learn anything I usually just find a tutorial and try it out.

 11. Which celebrity do you think has the best make-up?
Margot Robbie for keeping it natural- she clearly doesn’t need it but when she does wear it she still looks so natural and Olivia Culpo for always looking flawless.

12. Nail polish or no nail polish?
Always nail polish!

13. What is your skincare routine?
Remove my make-up with wipes, usually at like 6pm most days. Then, when I go to shower/bath around 8 or 9pm I use a facial wash/scrub. Then I moisturise an hour before I sleep. I also, do a facemask once or twice a month.

14. What beauty product could you NOT live without?
Moisturiser.

15.What beauty product could you live without?
Blusher- I rarely use it.