Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Greek Chicken Couscous (Jamie's 15 Minute Meals Review)


I've developed a love for Jamie's 15 Minutes Meals after trying out this tuna recipe so I'm planning on getting through quite a bit of the book. This time I decided to try out the Gorgeous Greek Chicken Herby Vegetable Couscous & Tzatziki. They don't half have long names!


I had high hopes for this meal after the wonderful tuna recipe I tried. I'm also a huge fan of couscous (probably mostly because it takes about 3 minutes to make). I'll admit that I wasn't actually a massive fan of this dish. It was nice, but it was cold since none of the veg was really cooked. I don't think it's supposed to be hot but I wanted it to be, and I think I would've liked it more if it was.


Another thing was the dill. I do not like dill, I've realised, and it was quite an overwhelming flavour. So if I were to make it again, I'd take out the dill. I didn't like the Tzatziki either but I knew I wasn't going to since it's yoghurt-based and I do not like yoghurt. I wanted to give it a go though!


If you like fresh and healthy meals which aren't based around just lettuce then I'd say this would be a good meal to try out. It was also as fast as promised, so it's great for people who don't have much time, or lazy people such as myself.

P.S. sorry about the quality of my images - I won't have my computer until July so don't have Photoshop at the moment.

Friday, 12 June 2015

What's In My Everyday Makeup Bag?


I'm so into the YouTube life these days! I plan on making more videos soon. Actually, I already have like five lined up, just gotta edit them! Life is busy at the moment but I'm trying to make time. Please subscribe to my channel and drop me a comment if you have a channel since I'm looking for some new people to subscribe to! Love you all :)

Monday, 8 June 2015

Griddled Tuna Nicoise Salad (Jamie's 15 Minute Meals Review)


Finally a food post! Food posts are my favourite things to read but I'm pretty sure I've never done one before? Me and my Mum decided to experiment with Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals and see if we could actually make something that tasted good. Turns out that we could because this thing was DELICIOUS. We tried out the Griddled Tuna Nicoise Salad and I have no regrets.


Admittedly the outcome of ours doesn't look quite like Jamie's but it's about the taste and not the looks. I think ours still looks good anyway. It had a pretty fresh taste and though it had a lot of vegetables in it (I am not a fan of most veg), it still tasted so good, and the dressing disguised the taste of the green beans so I actually ate them and enjoyed them for the first time ever. We chose to leave out the olives and yellow beans but kept everything else the same.

It contains a bunch of veg, anchovies, tuna, feta cheese, croutons and a dressing. Tuna is one of my favourites fishes so I love it, and it all complimented each other so well. I feel like I'm really getting in depth on the food review now? I know nothing about food.


If you've been thinking about buying this book, I totally recommend it. It's £26 but is often on offer and completely worth the money anyway. I've also tried out another recipe from the book which I will do a post on soon! Oh, and if you're wondering if they actually take 15 minutes, the answer is yes, they pretty much do. Maybe around 20 or 25 with all of the faffing about of the first attempt, but it certainly was a speedy process. I wasn't too fussed on the timing anyway and was more interested in case. I think Jamie's 30 Minute Meals is now on the list of things I need to buy!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

My Favourite Makeup Product | YSL Touche Eclat


I feel like Touche Eclat is quite a misunderstood makeup product, but it's still something that everybody wants because you hear about celebrities using it a lot. I bought it a while back because there was some kind of sale on and I basically just wanted something YSL because I didn't have anything. I think I actually went in for a lipstick but the leopard print packaging caught my attention.

I'm the type of person who doesn't care what a product is meant to be for, I'll use it for anything. I'll use nail varnish to fill in my eyebrows if I want to (uh, just kidding). So Touche Eclat is intended as a highlight for various places to add brightness. Not in the same way that MAC Soft & Gentle will add a crazy sparkle to your cheekbones, but to subtly remove darkness from areas like under your eyes or that nasolabial crease (I think I made that word up because it says it or something similar in The Sims. But I mean the lines around your mouth... if you get me). 

ANYWAY. I use it under my eyes but on top of concealer. Because, though it can be used under your eyes, it really ISN'T a concealer and isn't going to hide dark circles. But it does subtly brighten the area. Personally, I wouldn't buy it just for this because it's such a subtle difference I think it's a waste of money. What I do love it for, is my lips. Yep, judge me if you want, but that's the way it is. I put some lip balm on and follow it up with a little bit of Touche Eclat. Why? Well, nude lipsticks are something I struggle with a lot. In fact, lipsticks in general I feel look stupid on me, but nude lipsticks are the worst. I feel like Touche Eclat blocks out some of that colour and doesn't look thick and cake and weird like some lipsticks, and you can also sort of customise how nude you want it to be. I find it's very subtle and it doesn't dry my lips out and it's working for me right now, so why not?

Probably not the Touche Eclat review you were hoping for, but there it is! That's my opinions of it and what I'm using it for at the moment. Give it a couple of months and I'll probably worship it as the best brow bone highlight there is and I'll be using Rimmel Kate 107 on my lips again. Who knows!

Hopefully this review was somewhat enlightening to you. Let me know what you think of the product below and if you think it's weird that I use it on my lips. Also give me a shout if you know of any drugstore dupes.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Brightening Up The Kitchen With iFlorist Flowers


It's not long since I moved into my new house, and we're still sorting things out and brightening the place up. It's always nice to have a fresh supply of flowers somewhere and iFlorist kindly sent me this* bouquet of flowers. I was definitely attracted by the black lilies. I think my tumblr use has given me a thing for black flowers.


I can't be the only one who finds it hard to find nice flowers in the shops. A lot of the time I feel like they're the boring, washed out pretty pink flowers. Those can be nice sometimes, but I get very bored of that. iFlorist has quite a range of flowers and some of the more colourful ones have been catching my eye in particular. They have flowers for pretty much any occasion such as funerals, new baby, get well soon, and also offer other gifts (mostly including wine).


The flowers arrived in perfect condition. I've never had flowers delivered before so I wasn't sure how it was going to work. They came in a large box sitting in a little pot with some oasis in it to keep them hydrated. It also came with a little sachet of plant food and they were wrapped up like your usual bouquet in bright plastic stuff (I can't think of the name...). All in all, I was very pleased with the flowers and I think if you've got a special occasion coming up it's worth spending a little bit more. The bouquet I received ranges from around £40 to £60. If you want to buy them for yourself head to the iFlorist website.