Tuesday, 1 April 2014

YOUR TEA | review



FINALLY, I've gotten round to doing my Your Tea review. I've actually used it 2 or 3 times before, and still continue to! What I love about the tea is that it's not just a typical slimming detox tea because it doesn't produce a laxative effect. It cleanses your digestive system, which helps weight loss, clearer skin, easing bloating and helps boost your energy levels. If you'd like to read into more detail about the tea itself, as well as the other types they offer, here is the link...
YOUR TEA

My experience with Your Tea...
I've personally love this tea, because of the physical and mental aspects. It encourages and helps me be more motivated to excersise, eat healthily and stop snacking on unnecessary foods. When drinking Your Tea, my daily bloating has gone down a lot, and weight loss comes along nicely. It makes me feel nourished and fresh. Even though the tea that I have is the simple Your Tea, not the Her Tea, which specialises in skin clearing, this tea has still given me very healthy clear skin!

I think what some people forget is that everyones body is going to react differently to the particular tea, me for example, my body is used to natural and herbal foods and drinks, and reacts well to them. You're not instantly going to lose a stone from drinking the tea, especially not without doing any excersise or eating a balanced diet. On the other hand some people might! But in reality it takes just a little more effort than that.

Overall I do recommend Your Tea, as my personal experience has been very positive and bearable, that I look forward to getting another! Do look into it before you by it, making sure you understand the concept and that it is right for you. Hope this has helped any of you wanting to buy it, but haven't been sure, or encouraged you to try!

XOXO
'K'

Healthy tomato & pepper soup with bruschetta




Home-made healthy tomato and pepper soup, with bruschetta on the side.

I have enormous love for Italian and Spanish food, so my mum recently took me to a little Italian cafĂ©  called Corelli. It serves delicious food and drink, such as soups, sandwiches, fresh smoothies and juices... I decided to order their tomato and pepper soup, and immediately fell in love. The very next day my mum and I decided to re-create our own... & it turned out beautifully.

Ingredients | Soup

  •  6 big tomatoes 
  • 2-3 red and yellow peppers
  • 1 medium onion
  • basil pesto (and fresh basil) 
  • parsley
  • 1 vegetable stock
  • garlic infused olive oil
Instructions | Soup
  1. Chop up the peppers and place them in an oven-proof dish, covered with oil and grill for 20 minutes.
  2. Put the onion and olive oil into a pan and fry the onions until they are golden.
  3. When the onions are golden add half a glass of water with vegetable stock. Whilst doing this, add a mixture of basil pesto and/or fresh basil. 
  4. Once the fried vegetables are soft add them to the pan with 2tbsp of tomato puree, and cook for 20 minutes. During this time add some fresh parsley. 
  5. After the 20 minutes are up, blend the contents of the soup together and then cook for another 20 minutes. 
Ingredients | Bruschetta
  • Italian toasting bread
  • Italian mozzarella 
  • basil pesto
  • chopped tomatos 
Instructions | Bruschetta 
  1. First of all toast the bread until lightly golden.
  2. Add slices of mozzarella on top, spread the pesto, add the chopped tomatoes and then grill till the cheese has melted and the tomatoes have been grilled to your liking. 

Finally... ENJOY!

XOXO
'K'

Sunday, 23 March 2014

NYC DREAMIN'

NYC DREAMIN'

It's one of the places everyone dreams of visiting, I undoubtedly shared the same dream. Upon arriving there, I was quite nervous, probably because I was so far away from home, and I didn't want my expectations of New York to be too high, because I've always been someone who has quite high expectations and standards, not always intentionally, but I do tend to disappoint myself because of this. But after arriving, my nerves and worries drifted away and a huge sense of serenity overcame my body. Stepping into the Times Square, I glance above and around me, everything suddenly sets into slow motion. Taken aback by the lively thriving atmosphere that stood before me, I realised that this city is everything I ever thought it would be and everything that it's made out to be. Though I was extremely tired and lacking energy from travelling, the cities bright lights and enthusiasm kept me awake, and I couldn't contain my happiness and excitement for what was to come in the next few days.
My first breakfast in New York is something I'll never forget. A small diner across from the hotel we were staying at, seemed an suitable and easy option for breakfast. As I walked in I immediately fell in love with the 'diner' setting. It was like something from a movie, literally. Sat around a table with my closest friends who were also on the trip, we all ordered, though at first I honestly didn't what to pick. The options were dreamy, waffles, pancakes, fruit, eggs, french toast... I could have had it all! But I had to pick the popular french toast. It was absolutely beautiful, but my oh my, the size of it! I could barely even finish!
So many to-do things in New York, and I was very lucky to be able to do and see some of the spectacular things that the city has to offer. Though I cannot exactly remember the order in which we did them, here are some of my highlights...
Something again that I'll never forget is walking through both the Guggenheim Museum and The Met. I've never been so intrigued in a museum before, maybe it was the overwhelming fact that I was in the city of dreams, that made me instantly fall in love with everything it had to offer, or perhaps it really was the incredible artworks it had on show, and there's no doubt about it. I was constantly gazing in awe at everything I set my eyes on, everything interested me, and made me think. The city is a place for creativity and artists, and so much more, so it made a lot of sense to almost be over-admiring it's wonders and works. Walking up 1,224 feet high at night definitely brought back nerves, but I knew it was going to be worth it, and it most certainly was. Standing at the top of the Empire State Building just tops of the outstanding surrealism that New York had made me feel. Overlooking the city was spectacular, there's nothing like it. The shimmering lights from down below was almost the same as looking up at the night sky, it was magnificent and so dreamy.  The Grand Central station, central park, the subway, rockfeller ice rink, broadway, the food, the shops! I honestly couldn't get enough, in this city there truly was a wonderful attraction in every corner, no matter how big or small it was... you're always curious in New York City.


XOXO
'K'


Friday, 14 March 2014

L'Oreal Infallible 24hr stay fresh foundation | review



Do you ever get tired of having to use multiply concealers and foundations, just to get an even facial coverage...? Well a few weeks ago I purchased the L'Oreal infallible 24hr stay fresh foundation. I didn't have any high expectations to what the results would be, but I was happily shocked and excited when I first used it and had complete even coverage all over my face! I had put any concealer on before hand, and after applying the foundation I didn't need to go over it with concealer or more foundation! The only thing I did apply after was mineral powder.
I use the '125 Natural Rose' which suits my skin tone nearly perfectly. (I'm olive skin toned, tanned in summer and pale the rest of the year!). I have been using this foundation for a month and a bit now and still have a lot left! In fact it still feels and appears to be very full! The reason why I haven't run out yet is because you don't actually need to use too much of the foundation, as even the smallest bit is a lot of coverage!
The reason I recommend this product is because of the obvious things such as the amazing coverage in one go and of course the fact it is long lasting, but also I've never personally been a fan of foundation because it's always felt so heavy and caused me to have lot's of breakouts... I always just used concealer and powder, or more recently before this foundation I used 'Garnier BB cream', which has always been just as good but didn't have as much coverage and needed topping up constantly. Whereas with this infallible foundation by L'Oreal it shockingly doesn't feel heavy at all! And I luckily haven't had any breakouts!

If I have convinced you enough with my magical powers... You can purchase this product from different super drug stores and sites, such as Boots (£12.29), feelunique (£10.45) and Superdrug (£12.29).
To make your life easier I have linked the three sites/stores below that will direct you straight to the product!

BOOTS
FEELUNIQUE
SUPERDRUG


XOXO

'K'


HELLO HELLOO HELLOOO

I have finally managed to get round to re-designing my blog, and starting it all over again, so that I can have a more consistent structure and theme going on, compared to before. If you'd like to understand a little more to why I have done this, just skip over to the 'About me' page...

I'm very excited to be back and more motivated than ever! So I hope you will all like the improvements!

XOXO

'K'