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HEALTHY BREAKFAST JUICE JUST FROM YOUR FRIDGE CONTENTS




Hello love bugs.

I thought I would whip together a quick post today on something that is equally just as quick to make! A tasty green juice which can be simply made by just finding leftovers in your fridge and fruit basket. I ashamedly had to admit to myself that recently I have been letting my diet get a bit out of hand with constant snacking and love of junky processed foods. I am definitely not one to preach about eating clean and diet diet diets however I do know when I start to take the piss with eating too much crap!! So with Saturday nights Kebab sitting heavy in my stomach (oops) I rooted through my fridge the next day to see if I could whip up a nice juice to have alongside my breakfast.

I often find when you buy fresh fruit and veg that most of the time I don't use it all up in one go and once it sits in the fridge for a little while it can certainly start to wilt, lack lustre and up going off. So not only is this a great way of making yourself a healthy juice to start the day with but it's so good for helping reduce a lot of food wastage in your fridge. Anyway enough chit chat, find what ingredients I used for this juice below...



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ONE APPLE SLICED 
HALF A CUCUMBER SLICED
HALF A CANTALOUPE MELON CHOPPED
ONE HANDFUL OF BROCCOLI FLORETS
ONE HANDFUL OF KALE
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Once I found the ingredients I wanted to use the preparation took no time at all. I just sliced up the fruit and veg and threw it all into my blender. Things like Melon and Broccoli florets can be quite bulky so save yourself some space by sliding the cucumber slices down the sides!





The last step is to just add some water. Grab yourself a measuring jug and add half a litre of water into your blender to then create that liquid substance we are after to make the green juice. Once you've done this then you are free to blend blend blend away. All the above ingredients are optional to your taste of course so if you do decide to include the Broccoli I tend to give the juice a bit more time in the blender as the texture of Broccoli is quite rough and takes time to breakdown. Once you are happy it's all blended then you have two options: drink it as a thick smoothie if you have managed to get it down to smooth thick substance. If not however then just empty the blender into a sieve and pour that healthy ass green juice into a glass. I definitely prefer the latter option as I am a no bits juice kinda gal!


So there you have it. A nice quick recipe that's great to kick start the day with plus it's filled with plenty of your five a day. It's a fab way of providing your body with those much need vitamins and minerals. Plus if you drink it in the morning on an empty stomach then it means your body can absorb those vitamins nice and quickly too. Make sure not too add too many fruits to your juice however as some fruits can be high in natural sugar! I chose an apple and some melon to add a bit more sweetness and flavour however my juice is primarily made up of veggies so that I won't end up with my energy levels being all over the shop.

Does anyone else love making fruit juices and smoothies? What are your favourite to make?



THE £12 DRESS THAT WILL PUT YOU BANG ON TREND






 Keeping up with seasonal trends can sometimes be a right pain in the 🐝 hind!! Fashion trends seem to change like the wind and constantly updating your wardrobe to keep up with them is not exactly a purse string friendly hobby. So what does a gal do when she is in hot pursuit of trendy new item of clothing but doesn't want to have to keep needlessly spending money? Well she heads over to her nearest Matalan to find some budget friendly items!!

I luckily live nice and close to a Matalan so often frequent here to search the shelves high and low fo cute little additions to my home and wardrobe. I love the quality of Matalan's products and think that their pricing is top notchh. So recently whilst on the hunt to jump on the next trend and add a Gingham addition to my wardrobe I paid a visit here to see what they had to offer. It didn't take me long at all to find this bardot summer dress which was right up my street! I like dresses which don't hug and so floaty ones are a particular fave. Plus I really love bardot styles as I'm not the biggest fan of sleeveless dresses on myself so this is the perfect inbetween.



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CURRENT FAVE CONCEALER | NYX HD PHOTOGENIC


My Instagram feed is currently over flowing with beautiful blossom trees at the moment which means Spring has well and truly sprung. So when these brighter seasons set in there is only one thing to do in life: Spring Clean! Whether it's your house, your wardrobe or your makeup bag a good spring clean is a great way to have a freshen up. 

Recently I decided it was time to try and add some new items to my everyday makeup bag as I had gotten stuck using my same old favourites day in day out. So whilst browsing the NYX stall in Boots I came across the NYX HD Concealer. A favourite among many beauty bloggers it is known as a holy grail concealer and dupe for the much loved Nars radiant creamy concealer. Which is of course about three times the price of this handy little guy. Win win. 

So what I love about this concealer is not only is the price tag super duper affordable but also it has a great lasting coverage. Filled with an emollient rich formula this product can be used well for both covering imperfections and contouring. My main use for it is definitely an every day under the eye concealer as I love the thick coverage you get from it without a cakey finish. Set with a good powder on top this concealer can last easily all day and is great for hiding those imperfections you don't want people to see. My only complaint really is that the bottle could do with being a bit bigger! I want more of it!! At least it's nice and cheap though so you don't feel bad about buying a few at one time.

Altogether I can't really think of anything negative to say about this product, the doe foot applicator makes it nice and easy to apply, the coverage is great and the stay power is perfect for day to day wear. Plus they come in a good variety of shades for different skin tones with the addition of three colour correcting shades. Green is great for counteracting redness, Yellow for those pesky dark under eye circles and Lavender for sallow skin. Fancy a try? Shop below 👇





Has anyone else tried the NYX HD concealer? What are your thoughts?



THE COUNTDOWN TO TWENTY-SIX




As April begins to set in and the weather is starting to nicely warm up, it dawned on me that these are going to be the last few months of being 25. It's a funny old age because not only is it the marker for a quarter of a century but also it seems to be seen as that little hurdle towards adulthood. I've always kind of viewed life with a complete disregard for ages, to me it has always been a figure but I do admit that as each year passes I am realising that my responsibilities are changing. 

I now live with my boyfriend and although we rent we do want to eventually buy which means saving for a deposit. Before that even happens we would also like to travel America and in fact have already started planning our 3 month trip starting from San Francisco to finish in Miami. Though these are exciting times ahead it does mean my frivolous spending needs to come to a stop (wipes away small tear) and now it's time to get my adulting head on. 

So with these final months drawing in I have decided to make the most of my inner wild child and enjoy these sacred moments of being 25 with some things I have never done before. Not that once you pass this age you have to be boring and old but for me I need to definitely start seriously thinking about saving for my future goals and this means cutting down on needless expenditures. So here are a few of my plans in my countdown to 26...




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DUBLIN CITY BREAK
It has been a very long time since I enjoyed a city break anywhere, so this was something long overdue. In fact I am a little late in writing up this post so it was actually just this weekend gone that Ollie and I ventured over to Dublin to see some Irish magic as neither of us have been here before. I got this trip as a Christmas present to Ollie and part of the trip was to watch some Premier League Darts. I have never really watched darts before but I have to say it wasn't half bad at all. The atmosphere was nothing like I had seen before people were dancing, jumping and singing it was such a laugh! You definitely don't need to know much about darts to have a good time. Plus seeing Dublin was lovely and we got to do lots of little tours like the Guinness storehouse so I'll definitely have to do a separate post on our adventures!

THE PEAK DISTRICT
I actually used to live in the Lake District and spent most of my childhood here so mountains and lakes is something I am definitely used to. However I have never been to the Peak District before so this will be a first. Plus I am going with people from work which is a whole new thing as I've never been on a trip away with work Colleagues before. The plan is to stay in some old converted stables and enjoy some mountain walking and old english pubs! Canne wait!


WEDDING SEASON
So although I have been to weddings before they have all been when I was around the age of 6 and therefore I really don't have much recollection. This year however I get the pleasure of seeing one my good friends get married and she is the first out of my friends to get engaged so it's a totally new experience. Plus it's a sign that we are entering new chapters in our lives - I remember the days that she and I used to sneak Alcohol into our college summer balls and now she's getting married! How time flies! It's in June, a lovely Summer wedding so I hope the weather is gorgeous for them!

GLASTONBURY
Last but not least is possibly one of the most exciting events leading up to my birthday - GLASTOO. I have been dying to go to Glastonbury since forever and a day and I am so chuffed this year that my friends and I got tickets. I am slightly worried my body might not be able to handle 4 days drinking on the trot BUT I will give it everything I've got haha. Sadly I am not as hard as my uni days...



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#MYFACEMYSTORY



For the majority of my lifetime I would say I have really neglected to understand the importance of skin care and how your daily routines really can affect it. Now of course I know things like diet are a huge factor and I have always tried my best to maintain a good skincare routine but if I am truly honest with myself I have been slacking big time on this area of my life. Being blessed with Thai heritage has meant that my skin has always been quite clear which then meant I became rather lazy with really understanding the benefits of good skincare. Not until my later years when I began wearing makeup everyday and eating those naughty treats we all know we shouldn't did I begin to realise that I needed to counteract these habits if I didn't want to suffer from breakouts. One of my worst habits in fact is wearing too much heavy makeup whilst exercising. The heavy coverage I use for my foundations clogs up my pores meaning when I then sweat during exercise my skin is totally congested and over time I end up with several blackheads. So when Preen.Me got in touch about joining the #MyFaceMyStory experience with Dermalogica UK I knew this was something I had had had to do as my skin care routine needed a serious kick up the beehind 🐝. The first step involved heading to my nearest beauty salon to receive a Dermalogica Face Mapping® Skin Analysis which is a free service. I received a prescription sheet from the salon which simply outlined what areas of my face needed tending too and what products will help and I then forwarded this on to Preen.Me. Within a matter of days I then received the suggested products ready for me to put to the test! From my skin analysis it was easy to see that I suffered from blackheads and breakouts particularly around my chin area. To help combat this one of the products I received was the Dermalogica Clearing Mattifier which targets troublesome areas and reduces congestion. This is definitely something I am excited to see what results I get with as I mentioned above I definitely think congestion is something I have trouble with. So now it's time to test each product over the next few weeks and see how well I get on. There will definitely be a very in depth review to watch out for!



Does anyone else use Dermalogica for their skincare, what are your thoughts?






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