How much is my face worth? Night out edition!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

I recently did the "How Much Is My Face Worth" Tag which you can read here

My daytime face cost £174.95!

Which is a lot of money for day makeup!

So I was intrigued to see how much my night out face is worth!

I have a feeling its going to be a lot more!

Foundation - F100, EX1 Cosmetics £12.50
Concealer - Fit Me, Maybelline £5.99
Liquid Highlight - Fresh Glow, Burberry £34
Setting Powder - Translucent Powder, NARS £27

Cream Contour - Anastasia Beverly Hills
Cream Highlight - Anastasia Beverly Hills
£39 for the palette

Powder Contour - Fawn, Anastasia Beverly Hills £14

Bronzer - Hoola, Benefit £23.50
Blush - Coralista, Benefit £23.50

Cream Eyeshadow Base - Creme De Nude, Maybelline Color Tattoo £4.99
Inner Corner Highlight - Strobing Crayon, Barry M £4.99

Eyeshadows - Sweet Peach Palette, Too Faced £37

Mascara - Roller Lash, Benefit £19.50
Brow Gel - Brow Artist Plumper, L'Oreal £5.99

Lip Pencil - Nude Suede, NYX £5.50
Lipstick - Blankety, MAC £15.50

Setting Spray - Infallible Fixing Mist, L'Oreal £7.99

Time to add this up...which will be a shocker!

Holy Sh** £339.95

I had to add that up a few times to make sure it was right!

I dread to think the cost of my whole makeup room!

I dare yours out!

Disneyland Paris - Outfit Of The Day (OOTD)

Friday, 22 July 2016

At the weekend my bestie and I visited our fave place...Disneyland!

We wore matching outfits...because we're cool

So I thought I'd do an outfit of the day for you

I've never made a proper video before

So be kind...

Watch the video below or here for outfit details!

Becoming "Pescetaryvegan"

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

So two Sundays ago me and the boy watched a documentary called Cowspiracy on Netflix.

I thought it was just going to be a documentary about how red meat is bad for you and you shouldn't eat it...or how cows are treated really badly and you should be vegetarian.

Surprisingly it is about neither of these things...

Its all about the fact that animal agriculture is the leading cause of pollution and is responsible for producing more greenhouse gases than the whole transportation industry! It is also the leading cause of deforestation (people cutting down the amazon to plant grains for cows to eat or make space for the cows to live) and is also affecting the oceans (all the cow shit basically ends up in the water...not nice for the fish).

It actually really surprised me. I've never even thought about the fact that farming animals could affect our planet.

Another thing that was shocking is apparently 90% of the USA's water consumption is for agriculture. Isn't that crazy? People are always trying to conserve water and yet one way they can help is eat less meat and animal byproducts.

The film finished and me and the boy kind of just looked at each other like "should we do something??"

I already don't eat I was kind of like "Lets be vegan!" but then I realised that might not be sustainable for us.

So I was going to need to rethink things!

I think people probably shouldn't put labels on things like vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan... maybe we should all just do that bit extra to help.

Saying that.. I love a challenge, and why not combine helping the environment with challenging myself and cutting out some crap from my diet.

So I'm going to make up my own diet...Pescataryvegan:

Be Pescatarian (eat no meat, only fish)
Be Vegan (no dairy, even ice cream and chocolate...especially ice cream and chocolate, no eggs, even in cake...especially in cake!) This bit is going to be hard and I will try my hardest, but I'm more serious about the giving up meat section.

I think you have to tailor a diet to you. And I mean diet as in the types of food you're eating not diet "I'm going to lose weight diet".

But if I did slim down a bit...that would just be an added benefit - especially as Vegas is only 6 weeks away!

Fingers crossed I can actually commit to this. I think for 6 weeks I can handle it and then if I don't like this lifestyle choice I can tailor it and just do as much as I can...but go hard or go home! I'm going to start off hard...but then not be too hard on myself if in six weeks time say I want to add meat back into my diet a few days a week. I eat meat everyday at the moment so I think any change is a good change.

Day 1
Breakfast - Avocado on Sour Dough from Hej Coffee
Lunch - Prawns in black bean sauce with noodles at the Royal China Restaurant
Dinner - A few sweet potato fries

This was a Sunday so I had a late breakfast at about 11 and then had lunch at 4...hence dinner was non existent! Probably not the healthiest day as I also consumed quite a lot of alcohol. I went to the Marc Anthony Concert at the O2 which was amazingggg, but was the reason for the late lunch and non existent dinner!

Day 2
Breakfast - Two rice cakes with (proper) peanut butter and a coffee with soy milk
Snack - A Nakd Pecan Pie Protein Bar
Lunch - A salad of cos, prawns, sun dried tomatoes, olives, broccoli and cucumber
Snack - A banana
Dinner - A hot falafel box from Leon

This was a Monday so my first day at work without meat! I always eat way more at work than on weekends...maybe because I get up earlier or maybe because its very easy to wander along to the kitchen. I had salsa in the evening which was the reason why I had dinner and lunch out. I didn't feel particularly hungry or miss meat or anything.

Day 3
Breakfast - Two rice cakes with (proper) peanut butter and a caramel macchiato from Starbucks with soy milk
Lunch - A Vegetables Gyoza Dumpling Soup from Eat
Snack - A Nakd Pecan Pie Protein Bar
Dinner - Homemade fish tacos using haddock.

Now I come to think about it, I think the noodles in my dumpling soup have eggs in... but I'm not eating scrambled eggs or anything so I think I'm still helping the environment not buying proper eggs. Being a full on vegan must be so hard. I'm already finding I have to check the wrappers of everything

Day 4
Breakfast - Two rice cakes with (proper) peanut butter, half a banana and a black coffee
Lunch - A salad of lettuce, falafel, cucumber, olives, peas, hummus
Snack - A Nakd Pecan Pie Protein Bar
Dinner - Homemade fish tacos using haddock.

These tacos were good! And I didn't miss meat at all!

Day 5
Breakfast - Two rice cakes with (proper) peanut butter
Lunch - A protein bar...bad girl but I was on a train to Gatwick so had no real options
Dinner - A Halloumi and Falafel Burger
Copious amounts of fizz... oops!

This was on the way to Disney, where I knew it would be hard to eat veggie...but I want to persevere! So I started off the trip right by getting a veggie burger at the airport. It was good!

Day 6
Breakfast - A bite of a smoked salmon bagel (it was gross and I found a fishbone in it!)
Lunch - Some garlic bread (really really hard to eat veggie in Disney!)
Dinner - A delish veggie curry at the Blue Lagoon restaurant

Having dinner in Disney it was quite easy to eat vegetarian...but lunch was quite difficult! Most places did pizza (I don't eat cheese), chicken or a ceaser salad (again I don't eat cheese) so really quite difficult!

Day 7
Brunch - Some hash brown sticks from Annette's Diner. Jess had a burger and I was a bit jel!
Snack - A cookie... not good! The cookie was good...but its not a good lunch
Dinner - Vegetarian Pasta from Walts
Drunk snack - Some haribo

Again it was tricky to eat veggie in the day but dinner was easy. I'm not really missing meat at all, I really enjoy fish!

Day 8
Breakfast - Nothing
Lunch - Prawn fajitas which were SO yum!
Dinner - A roast dinner with my family (when I got back from Paris)...I had a piece of fish rather than the roast chicken they all ate, but had the same sides (broccoli, carrots, parsnips, potatoes). The chicken was right in front of me and all my family seem to leave the wings and skin except me (I think they're the best bit) so it was quite hard not to eat it!
For pudding they had raspberries and icecream...and I had just raspberries. I didn't miss the icecream and I didn't actually feel hard done by

Day 9
I weighed myself this morning and I've lost two pounds...which is a nice added benefit!
Breakfast - Two rice cakes with (proper) peanut butter
Snack - a protein bar
Lunch - A salad with - tomatoes, lettuce, quinoa, avocado, falafel and hummus
Dinner - Fish cakes with broccoli

Day 10
Breakfast - A banana
Lunch - A salad with - tomatoes, lettuce, quinoa, avocado, falafel and hummus
Snack - A mint magnum! (it was bought for me!)
Dinner - Fish cakes with broccoli

10 days done...and I'm not missing meat at all. Which is weird. I thought I really would! I've always been the type that's like "I could never date a vegetarian". But I feel like because I'm still having fish its not that hard to eat out.

I'm going to keep going and keep up this challenge!

Watch Cowspiracy I recommend!

The Phene, Chelsea - Restaurant Review

Monday, 18 July 2016

Recently Daddy and I went to The Phene for lunch

The food was delish and not unreasonably priced so I thought I'd photograph it for you and let you know whether I'd recommend this restaurant

One of the benefits of this place is it has a nice garden where you can eat outside, so I recommend you go on a sunny day!

I started with the Seabream Ceviche, with Charred Avocado and Red Quinoa - £8

Daddy had the Chilled Tomato and Basil Soup with an Olive Crouton and Three Pepper Caviar - £6

The Soup was better than the Ceviche, so Daddy won this round!

In terms of the main course though I definitely won!

I had the Sweet Potato Falafel Chelsea Kebab - £14

And Daddy had the Lamb Shoulder Chelsea Kebab - £14

The Sweet Potato Falafel was SO good! I highly recommend. It was a lot of food aswell so I think £14 was a pretty good price.

You can find the menu here 

A lovely day out with my Daddy :)

Body Shop Haul

Monday, 11 July 2016

I feel like the Body Shop used to just be smelly animal shaped soaps that I'd get from Father Christmas and always somehow ended up in my knicker draw (did anyone else do that? Is that just me? ... always nice to have fancy smelling knickers!) and white musk perfume.

They've seriously upped their game in recent years.

I love their skincare, I love their fragrances and now that Kaushal is involved with their makeup I feel like I'm going to love that too

I recently bought a few new things from the Body Shop, so I thought I'd show you what I got!

Starting with skincare...
I got three things:

The Camomile Cleansing Butter - I LOVE this. I put it in my favourites last year, but when I finished two tubs I never bought a new one. I switched to coconut oil for a while to remove my makeup, but I'm back on the Cleansing Butter and loving it! It smells like Vegas to me...maybe because I used it last year in Vegas...but anything that reminds me of Vegas makes me happy!

The Drops of Youth Concentrate - I have previously used the Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleep Mask and I liked it...but I didn't repurchase because it was a bit of a faff to go to sleep with something quite thick on your face. I was nervous of ruining my pillows. So I've switched to the Drops of Youth as my Serum and then I'm putting...

The Drops of Youth Moisturiser - on top! I really like this. It absorbs really easily and I think it makes my skin look glowy and nice!

No complaints yet!

The next item is in the Body Shop's makeup range...but I guess its makeup for your body.

Its the Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil. I got the lighter shade which is Honey Kiss. This smells really honey surprise surprise...and it just gives you that slight holiday glow. A tiny bit of colour and a lot of shimmer. I'm really enjoying putting it on my shoulders as I think they catch the light and look nice when they glow. The only issue I have with it is the glitter is quite chunky...and it gets ALL over your hands when you rub it in...its quite hard to get off!

Finally I bought a couple of fragrance items

The Indian Night Jasmine Body Cream - which is a repurchase (I think I'm on my third tub) I LOVE the smell of this and as I have the... 

Indian Night Jasmine Eau De Toilette - as well, which I spray on top, this smell really lingers

I am obsessed with this scent! I've already finished one bottle as you can see below, so I bought the bigger one this time!

I also got the Polynesian Island Tiare Eau De Toilette...but I don't like the smell quite as much. I bought it online without smelling it but wish I'd stuck to my signature scent. I like it...but I don't LOVE it. I've been keeping it on my desk at work to use throughout the day, rather than keeping it at home as a going out perfume.

Do you love any of the Body Shop's new products? Let me know in the comments below if there is anything I should try out!


The Colour Run

Monday, 4 July 2016

In June a group of friends and I did the 5K Colour Run

I am not a natural this was quite a daunting thing for me

Especially when on the morning of the run it PISSED down with rain! I got absolutely drenched!

We all met for a pre run brunch at The Alice House in West Hampstead

I'd been here before for drinks, but it was a nice place to have brunch as well.
I didn't think the food was anything crazy special, so I would suggest going for drinks in the evening rather than brunch in the day.

We all got to Wembley Park and surprisingly the rain stopped and the sun came out!

There was a warm up for the run which was basically a zumba class...

So as we are all salsa friends we just salsaed instead!

And soon it was time to start the run!

I had been running a few times in advance of this run...but I'd never done 5k so I was a bit worried I'd have to walk some

Luckily having friends run with you is very motivating!!

And we managed the whole thing without stopping!

As you can see we were a bit grubby by the end as every km people throw paint powder at you

I inhaled quite a lot which was rather unpleasant

But overall it was a super fun day with my salsa squad :)

At the end of the run you're all given a bag of paint powder...

There's a DJ and a stage and you all basically dance about throwing paint at each other

We obviously chose our own dance style!

Maybe next time we'll do 10k!

Or maybe that's optimistic!!

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