Friday, 17 May 2013
Hi all, today I’m talking about my favourite subject, food. I love cooking food, going out for food and of course eating food. Unfortunately for me I don’t think food loves me as much. I only have to look at a picture of food on Instagram and I can feel my waist line expanding. I know a lot of you out there feel the same so I'm going to start doing a series of fitness posts to share my thoughts, ups and downs which hopefully you guys can relate too and hopefully it should help keep me motivated too.
My housemate and I have decided to take part in the Make One Change Challenge from Quorn. The idea is to try Quorn once a week in place of the meat you would usually eat.
‘Swapping the mince beef in your spaghetti Bolognese for Quorn Mince just once a week for four weeks could mean reducing your calories by 808 calories.’
That’s quite a lot of calories to save without eating anyt less so I think it’s worth giving it a go!
I’m a fully-fledged carnivore so I must say the idea of fake meat wasn’t too appealing at first but I’ve actually also been pleasantly surprised by the taste of Quorn and realised that this challenge is completely do-able.
The pictures are what I have eaten on the past two Meatless meals.
The Quorn Fillets are covered in spicy tomato salsa, a couple of crushed tortilla chips and a sprinkling of cheese. I had them with salad and cottage cheese.
For the Swedish style balls I cooked them in the oven for 18 Minutes, and then served them in a tomato sauce with mushrooms, onions and courgettes.
Both were completely delicious and came in under 400 calories a plate.
I've actually tried to start eating 2 Quorn meals a week and I’ve really started to feel better about myself and my diet.
What do you think? Will you be joining in with the Make One Change Challenge now summer is creeping up on us?
Thursday, 16 May 2013
I’ll admit it I’m definitely guilty of shaking my bootay to a Nicki Minaj tune or two while I'm out with the girls (as I’m sure most of you do too) but I would no way describe myself as a super fan.
When I was asked to share my thoughts on Pink Friday I wouldn't say I was hesitant but I'm not usually one for celebrity fragrances, however saying that I remember getting a bottle of J-Lo Glo for Christmas one year and thinking that I was the coolest person ever.
Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj is actually quite lovely, I was expecting quite a funky smell as Nicki is known for being quirky to say the least but I was pleasantly surprised to find a sweet floral scent. It’s totally wearable for every day; it’s quite a strong scent so I only tend to use 2 spritz maximum but that lasts really well and I can still smell it on my throughout the day.
What the scent lacks in ‘quirkiness’ the bottle definitely makes up for. You cannot mistake the fact that this is Nicki Minaj’s perfume, I mean the bottle is her head. It’s unique and definitely stands out from the crowd but I do find it a bit creepy and tend to keep it in the box, haha.
If you’re looking for a sweet summer fragrance then this may be a good shout, it’s worth a spritz and I think you will surprised at how nice it is.
Pink Friday is available from The Hut for £29.00 for 50ml.
Have you tried this perfume? Have you ever owned a celebrity fragrance?
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Purple Haze ♥ Glitter Top Coat ♥ Razzle Dazzle ♥ Carnival ♥ Rose Quartz
Models Own Purple Haze is a vibrant purple that I wear on my toes quite a lot, I usually use this on top of Models own’s Purple Mystique to add a bit of extra excitement but you can achieve an opaque look with 2 or 3 coats.
The 17 Glitter Top Coat is a clear polish with fine specks of glitter. This is ideal to use over any colour to add a bit of shine and to keep your nails from chipping.
I think I wore Razzle Dazzle everyday throughout the festive season; it’s the perfect deep crimson shade and I love to pair it with Damson Dream by No7.
Carnival by Technic is filled with bright bold glitter flecks that really do give your nails the wow factor. You can pretty much use this on any colour but I like using it on pastel colours or a white as it reminds me of sweets and cupcakes.
Rose Quartz by Barry M is the perfect princess polish. I generally use this on an accent nail or on my toes if I’m wearing pretty sandals, it looks great on holiday.
As much as I love all of these I HATE removing them. Removing glitter polishes is one of the things in life I hate the most, it really makes me angry, I know that’s quite sad but it really gets my goat. I have heard though you can now buy peel off base coats which makes removing the polish easy peasey so I must look into this!
Do you like using glitter on your nails? Whats your favourite glitter polish?