Friday, 14 March 2014

H&M SPRING SCARF

  Topshop Coat
H&M Sweater
Zara Bag

Spring is well on its way, and the cold sunshine and light bright evenings are making me super-duper excited for summertime, I can't wait to wear some (ugly) sandals and whack on a layer of faux-glow for the tangerine dream season ahead. As of now though, I'm wallowing in the depths of fiery final-project hell, sitting in a sad, grey library. Roll on May I say! In an attempt to brighten up my gloomy days, I picked up another tartan woollen - this one comes courtesy of H&M and was under £8, a savvy snap-up indeed considering it doubles up as a picnic blanket!

Friday, 7 March 2014

MINI BOURJOIS HAUL


This little Borjois trio came to be with a 3 for 2 treat, here's what made it into my Boots basket:

Bourjois Bronzing Primer | £9.99 Boots
Dubbed dupe for the Chanel Bronze Universal and over £20 cheaper than the real deal? I was sold. The formula is a soft mousse consistency with super longevity. I dab a tiny amount and apply it to the areas where the sun would naturally hit my face, then I follow up with foundation and rub on a little more to the tops of my cheeks. The finish? A super-smooth, subtle bronze, suitable for even the most porcelain skins. Oh and it smells divine.

Bourjois Cream Blush in 02 | £7.99 Boots
I've been a fan of the Borjois powder blushers for years so I was keen to try out the cream additions. I opted for a peachy pink shade in 02. The velvet texture is lovely, the colour is build-able and it blends like a breeze. 

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover |  £4.99 Boots
This little pot is genius. Simply dip in your finger, twist the bottle around for a second or two and voilà: polish-less. For £4.99 the price tag is less than ideal and more than I'd usually care to spend on nail polish remover. That said, it's great for travelling and speedy mani's on the go. 

What are your favourite Borjois products ?

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

HEALTHY BRUNCH BANANA PANCAKE RECIPE


Happy Pancake Day! In celebration of this flip-tastic holiday,  I'd like to share a super healthy recipe while I batter up. Allow me to introduce you to the breakfast brunch of champions: homemade banana pancakes. Not only are they super scrumptious, they're also free from flour, gluten and dairy, annnnd they're made up of just two (of my favourite) ingredients: eggs & bananas. So, whack out your pan and lets get cracking (eggs)!

 To serve 2-3 pancakes, you will need:
1 Banana,  2 Eggs, Coconut Oil (to grease the pan)

 First up, mash your banana in a bowl until mushy. Next, crack two eggs in a separate bowl and beat them up, then pour them in with the banana and whisk into a batter. Then grease a heated pan with a small dollop of coconut oil, ladle in your batter, and get frying and flipping. Once you're done cooking, pile up your pancakes and whack on some fresh fruit and syrup. Agave nectar is a healthy alternative, but I couldn't resist a bit of maple with mine.

Have you tried this pancake recipe?