Monday, 21 April 2014

How to Cook: Homemade Burgers on a Diet

Hi Lovelies!

There are healthy ways to add burgers into your diet, eating processed burgers from the likes of McDonalds is not one of them. I wanted to show you how I made mine from scratch and it's a really quick dish to make also.

The really good thing about this is for those of you who have eliminated wheat from your diet like me, you don't need ingredients such as breadcrumbs to help make it taste scrumptious. This recipe is using just the basic items.

Add minced beef and chopped onions to a bowl, mix together with your hands adding oil, salt, pepper and any herbs of your choice. I used garlic powder....

Separate into sections and roll into balls, then mould into burger shape, this will get quite messy and they can be a pain to keep stuck together at first.....

The healthiest way to cook them is by using George Foreman grilling machine, it's fat reducing and takes away all of the fattiness and grease you don't want....

And after 5 minutes your yummy homemade burgers are cooked, service with goats cheese instead of cheddar cheese and a side salad with advocado......

Will you try these?


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Thiings I would say to my younger self

Hi Everyone!

I often think if I could go back in time there are a fair few things I would do differently, here are a few of those things:

Take care of your hair - Aged 20-23
Your hair is lovely, thick and a great length. You don't think so but it looks great and you aren't looking after it well enough. Oiling your scalp and using nourishing treatment is the best way to protect it. DO IT!

Pass your driving test - Aged 17
Dad bought you, your provisional driving licence - I am turning 28 this year and still haven't passed my practical test! I have however passed my theory. You always were scared of driving and there is really NOTHING to be scared of.

Stop squeezing your spots - Aged 13 - 21
Your skin will always be a problem, just keep on top of the skincare regime and if you don't take care of it you will keep breaking out and have horrible acne scars because you won't stop squeezing them. Concealer is your best friend for life now!

Go out and have fun - Aged 18
Between the age of 16-20 you were in a relationship where you felt bad for going out with your friends, and you had no reason to feel this way. You rarely went out between 18-20yrs and I wish you would have started clubbing a bit sooner. You missed out on some fun nights apparently and I think you will always regret

Don't listen to the teasing - Aged 12-16
Your teeth were not perfect, you were actually teased for them but you had braces and now they are ten times better. You were so happy to have them, but people at school thought it was a great way to name call you. You let it  get to you and you shouldn't have - those braces were setting you up for a the long run and would you believe it, they always get compliments.

So those are just some of the things I would say to myself, what would you say to your younger self? If you fancy doing a post send me your links I'd love to read them and you have until 21st April to enter this competition here


Saturday, 19 April 2014

Outfit of the Day: Headscarf and Converse

Hi Ladies

Today I wanted to embrace the bit of sun that we have been graced with for the start of this bank holiday weekend. Although I went quite casual I still felt as though I'd made an effort....

Headscarf: Hair Shop
Dress: Topshop
Converse: Vintage

Here is a close up of how I decided to do my hair and make up.....

Lipstick: Rimmel Lasting finish by Kate Moss shade 16

 It's really simple to wear a bandana like this, or any headscarf for that manner. You just need to fold it over until it is thin and long enough to wrap around your head, over your hair and tie in a bow at the font of your head....

It was a sunny day so I thought it'd be best to get out the Gucci shades...

I never wear my headscarves this way, especially not a bandana, I usually wear them like this when I have my hair in an up do. It's always nice to experiment with new styles and I think I'll be doing something like this a lot more in the future.

What do you think?


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Outfit Inspiration: Summer Time Fun

Hi Gorgeous!

 With the lovely weather we are in for this week (although I am aware it is still quite chilly) and in light of my and my girls booking our girly holiday for July over the weekend; I am truly inspired by all things SUMMER. So expect to see a lot of posts relating to hot weather, Summer skincare, beauty and much more.

Although we have not long entered Spring if you're anything like me you will already be window shopping for your Summer wardrobe, or already buying it. I thought I would post an outfit inspiration for you all to help you along.....

All items: Forever 21

I think this is a great outfit for a day out in really HOT weather or a daytime outfit abroad. What do you think? 


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Rant: Wouldn't you be happier with somebody who is your own race?

Hi All!

My usual posts are based about personal style, fashion and beauty; however those of you who have been following my blog over the years will know that I can post the occasional rant here and there. So lets cut straight to the chase....

My boyfriend Tom was in the queue at a shop, the background on his phone is a photo of me, he received a message to which a random man behind saw my photo light up and the conversation between them both was this:

Man: Don't you think you would be happier with somebody who is your own race?

(Tom was baffled as you could imagine)

Tom: What?

Man: Well would you not be happier with somebody who is your own race?

Tom: No! I'm quite happy in my interracial relationship!!

(The man was apparently taken back by Tom's response and didn't know what else to say, but by them Tom had already paid for his items and walked out the building)

Now my other half is white and as you can see I am mixed race and the man he briefly conversed with was also white. It's such a rude thing to:

1. Judge others on their choice of who they love be the the same sex, opposite sex, same race, opposite race
2. Discuss their preferences in such a shocking and rude manner

I so wish I had been there to give this man a piece of my mind because it was completely unacceptable, out of order and absolutely nothing to do with him.

I had seriously forgot what it can be like being in an interracial couple and having people judge you for it. I have been in two serious relationships before Tom; my first boyfriend was white, the second mixed race like myself. It's been over 6 years since I was in my last interracial couple and now being with Tom I have started to notice the 'looks' that we get on a regular basis. And would it shock you to know that I get the looks from people of his race and he gets the looks from people of my race?

Anyone would think that we were committing some kind of crime by being together, when in actual fact the majority of US laws legalising... yes I said LEGALISING,  interracial marriage was changed in the 1960's. So 50 years ago American people saw sense in deciding that people of different races could legally marry with no penalties. The UK however from what I have seen online didn't have any laws regarding this subject, people would often get looked down on but nothing more..... kind of sounds familiar!

A lot of people I speak to on this topic are very shocked by others mentalities, they often ask what sort of 'looks' we get. It's usually a look of disbelief, what are they doing together, mmmm ok - we're very good at reading people's thoughts which I don't think they realise is written all over their faces. And our response you might ask? We sometimes stare them out which makes them feel awkward, rub it in their faces or simply ignore them - although it's harder for me to ignore then Tom.

Toms thoughts on this are;

'Everyone has their opinion on it but they should keep it to their selves.  I'm happy and I couldn't care less what people think as it doesn't bother me. It's not uncommon to see mixed couples nowadays so I don't understand why people give the looks they do or say what they do? I wonder how the people who judge us would feel if it was their child or family member who dated someone of a different race to them? Would they go about it the same way? I actually like it when we get 'the looks' because I think yes I'm white, she's mixed race and i'm happy. It must bother them a lot more then it bothers us.'

I am 100% happy, I couldn't care less if my boyfriend was white, black, mixed or green. As they say love is blind... I just wish others were not so blinded by racism and ignorance to realise this.

Have you ever experience this or something similar? Leave any comments on this topic below, I am interested on your thoughts