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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Going ultra-bright with Sleek's Ultra Mattes palette


If you're thinking of experimenting with bright colours (and I hope you do) get your hands on the Sleek Ultra Mattes V1 palette

Monday, 22 June 2015

The 3-Product Glam Look



The inspiration behind this look was simply, 'how can I transform my face using the minimum number of products?' 


Saturday, 20 June 2015

Friday, 19 June 2015

Friday Favourites




Burt's Bees Lemon and Vitamin E Bath and Body Oil is light, lemony and perfect for summer.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Veggie Feasts #4

Quesadillas and Super-quick Guacamole

Sorry for the picture quality, I was really hungry.



Monday, 15 June 2015

Hiding Tiredness


AKA 'the hangover face'. This is the failsafe makeup look I use when I look and feel awful, but can't lie around in bed binge-watching cartoons and drowning my sorrows in Ben and Jerry's.

Due to a combination of less sleep than usual and not enough water, I look and feel like a decrepit crone today. Happy Monday, everyone! 

Optional accompaniments to this post: a cooked breakfast, a coffee the size of your head, about five chocolate croissants. 

Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Weekly Update

Long time, no post! After a really productive week-and-a-half where I blogged every day, things went a bit pear-shaped with the arrival of my 26th birthday. I'll be qualifying for a senior discount before I know it.  

Thursday, 4 June 2015

My 7-step routine for beautiful nails

I once read, from a very wise person no doubt, that it's far more difficult to feel sad when your nails look pretty. I completely agree.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Rediscovering old favourites: MAC Quarry and Plumful


I really love this combination of MAC's Quarry eyeshadow and Plumful lipstick. I went through phases of wearing both shades individually - goodness knows why I didn't put them together until now!

Veggie feasts #2

Last night's leftovers got all sexed up with South Indian flavours.
This is a variation on the potato and onion filling of a masala dosa, which is one of my favourite things to eat.


Potatoes | onion | green beans | cumin seeds | black mustard seeds | turmeric | asafoetida | lemon

Monday, 1 June 2015

Veggie feasts #1

My diet has been a bit haphazard recently so when I decided to really put the effort back into cooking and eating healthy, regular meals, blogging about it seemed an obvious way to motivate myself. 

This is what I made tonight:


New potatoes | green beans with mustard seeds and garlic | halloumi
Serves 2



Language learning resources

As promised in 'Why you should learn a language', here's the follow-up post of some useful resources.