Thursday, 26 May 2016

Yummy Green Smoothie

I've tried a fair few green smoothies in my efforts to try and eat healthily, but so many of them taste revolting! I think that's the hardest thing when trying to eat well, it doesn't taste as good as something that probably takes up your daily intake of calories. 


BUT, I've finally found a green smoothie recipe that tastes good and does good! It also contains everyday ingredients so you don't have to go out in search of something such as wheatgrass. 

1) 1 Banana 
2) Half an Avocado
3) Apple Juice 
4) 2 hand fulls of Spinach 
5) 1 Kiwi 

Above are the ingredients that I like to include in my smoothie, of course add or remove what your preferences may be. I haven't included exact portions of the ingredients as I like to increase and decrease this in regards to how much juice I want to create! 

Enjoy!
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Abi 

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Room Decor


 I'm a big believer that our living spaces can affect our moods. I always feel a lot happier and more motivated when I get to both relax and get ready in such a nice space.

Today I want to share with you some snippets of my desk/vanity space in my room and give you a few tips that may inspire you in some way or another.


To present my main body sprays and perfumes, I've positioned them on a mirrored plate. I find that this adds interest and brightness.


Behind my perfumes I have a pretty pink fake plant that I bought from IKEA. Plants are a great to fill empty space and add colour to your room/living space, also if they're fake you don't need to worry about watering them!


- Mirror - The Range 

This mirror is a positioned in an awkward place in my room and I rarely actually use it, I've positioned it where it is so that it can fill an empty space on my wall. Mirrors are a great way to make a room look brighter and bigger. 



As above, I have another mirrored plate and fake plant on my dressing table.

- Plant & Pot - IKEA
- Hair Bow Clip - New Look

Around the jar on the right, I tied a bow around the rim using some lace to made it look prettier.


- Small Mirror - IKEA


- Makeup Brush Pot - IKEA


- Rose Gold Brushes - Zoeva


- Second Makeup Brush Pot - Is a pencil pot that I bought from Paperchase 


- Notepad - Marks and Spencer

I loooove this 'noteworthy' note pad! Funnily enough I don't actually take notes on this..it's for decoration! 






One of my favourite decorations is the bicycle I bought when I went on holiday to Amsterdam with my mum. 
The little red duck is a lucky duck that my parents bought me!






I hope you enjoyed this post! I love interior inspiration and watching things such as bedroom tours on YouTube! 

Talk Soon,

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Thursday, 12 May 2016

White Chocolate Smartie Cookies



MMMMMMMM...cookie time!

One of my favourite recipes is the triple chocolate cookie recipe that I posted on my blog a while back (CLICK HERE to check it out) so I thought I'd give the recipe a twist and create some white chocolate cookies with smarties!

Ingredients

  • 200g or 0.8 cup = butter 
  • 325g or 1.2 cup = caster sugar 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 300g or 2 cups = self raising flour 
  • A little dash of milk (optional)
  • 75g white chocolate drops 
  • 80g Smarties 

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200c or 392f 
  2. Firstly you need to whizz together your butter and sugar until it's a white, fluffy looking, smooth consistency.
  3. Crack in the egg, put in your dry ingredients and mix it all together. (If your mixture looks too dry, add some milk) 
  4. Now for the chocolate! Add in your chocolate drops and smarties. 
  5. Once you've mixed the chocolate in, line two (you might need 3) trays with baking paper and prepare to get messy! 
  6. Use your hands to separate the mixture into 10 balls (approximately a bit bigger than gold balls) you may end up with more cookies than 10. 
  7. Now it's time to put them in the oven, for 11 minutes. Yes, 11 minutes. You'll look at them after 11 minutes and think I'm mad because they'll look raw and barely cooked, but trust me don't put them in for longer or you won't get gooey cookies! 
  8. After the 11 minutes is up, allow them to cool for 30 minutes. They will continue to bake during this time and after half an hour they will be perfect!
ENJOY! 

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Abi 

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Makeup Geek: Foiled Shadow


Name: Makeup Geek: Foiled Eyeshadow Pan: 'In The Spotlight'
Price: £7.95
Where: I received mine from Beauty Bay.

Recently I purchased some bits from Beauty Bay and because I spent so much (oops) I got a premium free gift - this resulted in me trying Makeup Geek for the first time! I swear down, this is the most beautiful shade and is super pigmented.



The shade is on the peachy side with a rose gold shiny tint - perfect for a girly look and to add a pop of shimmer to your lid. 


The foiled individual shadows are £3 more expensive than Makeup Geeks normal shadows, but are perfect for a special outing. I'd definitely recommend trying one out. 

Do you have a favourite eye shadow from Makeup Geek that you'd recommend me to try? 

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