Monday, 20 January 2014

Mac Palette

Hi Guys, there hasn't been a beauty post in a while but with it being a new year, I've decided to come back to the Blogging world, and my first beauty post back will be my Mac Palette.

Over Christmas I received the 15 eye shadow palette, along with a couple of eye shadows I have accumulated on my way. This post will do a run through of the shadows which are currently in my Mac Palette. It's not full yet but it is getting there.

Lost the stickers of the left bottom 2 shades, didn't apply when depotting. Guessed the shadows to my best knowledge :)

So my palette is a large pro palette with the 15 shadow inserts; the large palette retails for £14 and the shadow inserts retail for £6.50. The eye shadows depending on what form retail from £10 (if you buy them in pan) or £12.50 if you buy them in the pot. You can depot the shadows yourself, or its better to buy them in pan with the magnets already applied and then just pop it in the palette.

Starting from the top row L-R:

1st Row:
All that glitters;
Mystery; Satin Finish
Naked Lunch; Frost Finish
Satin Taupe; Frost finish
Woodwinked; Veluxe Pearl Finish

2nd Row:
Star Violet; Veluxe Pearl Finish
Mylar; Satin Finish
Texture; Velvet Finish
Black Tied; Velvet Finish

3rd Row:
Steamy; Frost Finish
Electra; Frost Finish
Aquadisiac; Lustre Finish

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Tom Ford: Extreme Mascara Review

Hi guys and dolls, I thought that I would do a review on one of my new mascara finds for 2014. This mascara was from Selfridges and is by Tom Ford it retails for £34 and I thought I would share with you my thoughts on the mascara...

Atfirst glance the packaging is rather swanky, and one which I like. The detailing of the TF on the top of the mascara is something which I love within Tom Ford products. The brown marble effect packaging with the gold detailing again is something which is astetically pleasing to the eye, packaging thumbs up.

Opening the mascara, the wand is something which I consider to be make or break. The wand is a full bristle brush, and is my favourite type of wand for creating volume, length and drama. The mascara itself is of a wet consistency not too dry but not to wet that it leaves marks when you blink. All in all I love the formula of this mascara and the dark blackest black shade that really makes my lashes black! I love this mascara, and it was definitely a good find of mine.

The only thing that puts me off repurchasing this mascara once it is used up is the price, coming in at £34 is a little bit steep for mascara, especially when there are so many others on the market that I want to try and are considerably little cheaper.

Thanks Tom Ford for your wonderful mascara, but no so much a thank you for the price!! Ouch!!

All I all this mascara receives a score of...

Spaghetti Bolognese

Hi guys, its that time of the week for another healthy recipe, again if you follow slimming world then this recipe is SYN FREE! Eat as much of this as you want without feeling guilty...

You Will Need:
- 400g Extra Lean Mince Beef
- 1 Large Onion
- Passata (or chopped tomatoes)
- 2 Beef Stock Cubes
- Pasta
- Fry Light

This one is so simple and your meal can be made within minutes..

1) In a pan spray a couple squirts of fry light and add the minced beef.
2) Chop the onions and once the meat has browned add the onion and continue to stir until the onions turn golden.
3) Add the stock cubes sprinkled over the contents of the pan, and stir.
4) Add the passata or the chopped tomatoes, leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
5) Make your pasta, sit down and enjoy.

You can freeze this meal for upto 1 month if there are any leftover.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Slimming World Syn Free Chilli Recipe

Hi Guys, Welcome to 2014! I hope this year is a good one, and im kick starting the new year with a complete health kick. Each week I will be posting a recipe which I will have made during the week, something which is relatively simple to rustle up and freeze for easy meals during the week.

This week it is the slimming world Chilli Con Carne with an added twist, for those of you who are familiar with slimming world or are even members yourself this chilli is SYN FREE, and therefore means you can eat as much as you want without feeling guilty.

You will need:
- Frylight
- 400g Extra Lean Minced Beef
- 400g can of chopped tomatoes
- 1 large onion
- Tomato Puree
- 200g red kidney beans (Drained)
- 250ml Beef stock
- Chilli Powder
- Paprika
- Salt & Pepper (if you wish)

1) First of all chop your onions and place them into a pa which has been sprayed with frylight, leave them till they are soft and turning golden brown. Then add 1tsp of paprika, and 1 tsp of chilli powder, stir them together and start to input the minced beef.

2) Stir the minced beef until it starts to brown, then add your 250ml beef stock (i use 2 beef stock cubes and water), add the chopped tomatoes and 1tbsp of tomato puree and stir until binded together. Leave to simmer for 20 minutes until the remaining water has been binded and the chilli is quite thick.

3) Then drain the kidney beans, and wash lightly. Add the kidney beans to the mixture and stir for 5 minutes. Add any salt and pepper and extra spices until the chilli is to your liking. Personally mine tastes fine with the spices added which have been mentioned in the recipe and has a little kick.

You can then eat your chilli till your heart is content, and freeze the rest once it has chilled. This chilli can be freezed for upto 1 month.